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Trump’s Lies vs. Obama’s
Via: bob-nelson • News & Politics • 83 Comments • 19 seconds ago By bob-nelson
After we published a list of President Trump’s lies this summer, we heard a common response from his supporters. They said, in effect: Yes, but if you made a similar list for previous presidents, it would be just as bad . We’ve set out to make that list. Here, you will find our attempt at a comprehensive catalog of the falsehoods that Barack Obama told while he was president....
Famous Photographers Series - Part 13 - Elizabeth (Lee) Miller
By: buzz-of-the-orient • Photography & Art • 27 Comments • 4 minutes ago
Famous Photographers Series - Part 13 - Elizabeth (Lee) Miller "Elizabeth "Lee" Miller, Lady Penrose (April 23, 1907 – July 21, 1977), was an American photographer. She was a fashion model in New York City in the 1920s before going to Paris, where she became a fashion and fine art photographer. During the Second World War, she was a war correspondent for Vogue, covering...
At stake: America's core value of religious freedom
Via: singled-out-2 • News & Politics • 4 Comments • 6 minutes ago By willjay9
A high-profile case before the U.S. Supreme Court today – Masterpiece Cakeshop v. the Colorado Civil Rights Commission – is predicted to be a landmark case on the First Amendment rights of free speech and religious freedom. The Associated Press reports that Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is considered to be the "swing vote" in the ultimate ruling, voiced "competing concerns" during...
Let's liberate blacks from left-wing politics
Via: singled-out-2 • News & Politics • 9 Comments • 9 minutes ago By muva
What we call a racial divide today is really a partisan divide. A new Quinnipiac University poll shows yet another perspective on the deep racial division in our country. According to the poll, 86 percent of blacks compared to 50 percent of whites say that President Trump does not "respect people of color as much as he respects white people." However the partisan divide is...
I counted Eleven
By: trout-giggles • Health, Science & Technology • 32 Comments • 12 minutes ago By bob-nelson
I got up a little before 4 this morning and went outside to see if the Geminid meteor shower was still in progress. In the time it took me to drink a heated up cup of coffee and smoke 2 cigarettes I counted 10. I saw 2 or 3 very bright shooting stars. I saw another one on my way to work. I was looking north from the front porch where I counted the 10. The porch has a roof so I...
Favorite Christmas Movie
By: kathleen • Entertainment • 61 Comments • 13 minutes ago By kavika
Chistmas is going to be here soon! Lets have some fun and relax and tell us what your favorite all time Christmas movie is... I had a hard time between two. A Christmas Carol ( Alastair Sims) It's a Wonderful Life. So I picked, It's a Wonderful Life. The ending when he sees how much one person can make a difference is amazing. It made you think how important...
Your Favorite Christmas/Holiday Memory?
By: spikegary • Other • 1 Comments • 13 minutes ago By spikegary
Thought it would be nice and a way to continue to get to know each other better - sharing Your favorite Holiday/Christmas (including any holiday you like to celebrate this time of year) memory. Please keep this on a happy note (non-political, please-there are lots and lots of other places for that).
The Secret Mosquito Stash
Via: bob-nelson • History & Sociology • 3 Comments • 15 minutes ago By sparty-on
When Airbus Industries prepared to bulldoze a small World War II-era building at its Broughton, England facility last August, the crew found something astonishing: thousands of forgotten 80-year-old technical drawings for the de Havilland Mosquito, at one time the fastest aircraft in the world. Demolition was halted while Airbus contacted The People’s Mosquito, a U.K. charity...
The Best Case for the Bible Not Condemning Homosexuality
Via: dulay • News & Politics • 359 Comments • 23 minutes ago By true-american-pat
This article by John Shore from 2012 before Obergefell, is very detailed, thought provoking and one of the best on the subject that I have ever read. I realize that it will be controversial but I would appreciate it if participants in the seed respect one another, follow the CoC and give our Mods a break by being self governing adults. Except for my mom's dog, I HATE...
By Uncle Bruce, 2017-12-07Remembering Her She was 24 years old when she died. In an age of technological advancements, she was getting old. But don't tell that to her crew. They will tell you she had a punch. She could throw a 14" 1,400 lbs armor piercing shell 34,000 yards at 2,700 feet per second. She was a force to be reckoned with. Apparently, the Japanese felt the same way. She was commissioned October 17, 1916. The second ship in the Pennsylvania class of Battleships, She was an improvement over her sisters in the Nevada Class. And She was formidable. 4 sets of triple 14 inch 45 caliber guns, 22 5-inch 5 1-caliber guns; four 3-inch 50-caliber guns; and two 21-inch submerged torpedo tubes. Her armor at its maximum thickness was 18 inches. She was built during a time when ocean warfare was the same...
By: Uncle Bruce • one week ago • History • 18 comments
Remembering Her She was 24 years old when she died. In an age of technological advancements, she was getting old. But don't tell that to her crew. They will tell you she had a punch. She could throw a 14" 1,400 lbs armor piercing shell 34,000 yards at 2,700 feet per second. She was a force to be reckoned with. Apparently, the Japanese felt the same way. She was commissioned October 17,...
The Alternate Reality Of Conspiracy Minded Trump Worshipers
By: JohnRussell • one week ago • default • 3 comments
I have to admit, when I see something like "Conspiracy Nuts Worshiping Trump" come in my daily news feed, it attracts my attention. I'm always ready to be entertained by a good right wing conspiracy theory. I keep up from time to time with some of the usual suspects like Alex Jones of course, and the infamous Sorcha Faal (whatdoesitmean.com) which just today features Russia Opens Urgent...
How Low Can We Go?
By: DocPhil • one week ago • Politics • 19 comments
John Conyers has resigned. That was good. Not for the Democratic party but for the nation. Representative Conyers isn't the only one, however. Our government is rife with people for whom the evidence is overwhelming that they have either been sexual harassers or sexual predators. That includes President Trump, Senator Franken, and Representative Blake Farenhold. Being honest, perversion and...
When Will This Insanity End?
By: DocPhil • 2 weeks ago • Politics • 24 comments
I'll promise never to bitch about why Donald Trump won the election in 2016 again. He won. The democrats lost. That is now ancient history. The fight isn't over the popular vote or the electoral college. That may be a fight for the future. The fight isn't over Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump. They both sucked as candidates, but the people spoke about which candidate they thought sucked...
Fake News, Donald Trump, and the Left/Right Debate
By: lennylynx • 2 weeks ago • default • 19 comments
The left/right debate in this country is pretty much at an impasse these days. As many have observed in recent years, the two sides can no longer agree on a basic set of facts to debate from. Without this, of course, there can be no debate, it can't even get off the ground. Increasingly, the position taken by the right is that the free American press, mainstream news outlets, mostly owned...
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