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The Worlds Biggest Pow Wow Celebrating Kavika's Birthday - The Gathering of Nations Albuquerque NM

The Worlds Biggest Pow Wow Celebrating Kavika's Birthday - The Gathering of Nations Albuquerque NM


By: Kavika  •  49 comments  •  4 minutes ago
The forth week of April is nearing and the worlds biggest Pow Wow, The Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque NM is set for April 25th, 26th and 27th.  Of course my birthday is on the 24th and the 26th of April and they are a year apart. I know this may sound strange to you non Indian folks but many Indians have more than one birth date. Mine happen to be the 24th and the 26th of April and...
Apr 21 9:50am @1.1.5 Yes, of course - I never thought of that. Was Methusaleh a Native American?
Apr 21 5:53am @1.1 Does that mean we should send you TWO birthday presents? If you have more than one name, can you vote more than once? Was the horse radish spicy enough to cause tears?
More than 280 injured in Sri Lanka blasts that hit three churches and three hotels on Easter Sunday

More than 280 injured in Sri Lanka blasts that hit three churches and three hotels on Easter Sunday


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  11 comments  •  an hour ago
By   Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A Sri Lanka hospital spokesman says six Easter Sunday blasts killed at least 30 people and wounded 283 others. National Hospital spokesman Dr. Samindi Samarakoon says the nearly 300 wounded have been admitted to the capital Colombo's main hospital. The near-simultaneous blasts hit three churches and three hotels frequented by tourists, said...
Apr 21 6:25am @3 The count at this time is at least 150 dead, 8 churches and 3 hotels hit.  At least 2 suicide bombers....
Should a White Man Be the Face of the Democratic Party in 2020?

Should a White Man Be the Face of the Democratic Party in 2020?


Via: Nerm_L  •  58 comments  •  23 minutes ago
White men have largely ruled both the Democratic and Republican parties throughout American history, even as they have declined to roughly 30 percent of the population, and many voters still have preconceptions of presidents as white and male. Mr. Biden and Mr. Sanders are starting off with other advantages as well: They are the best-known candidates at this stage, both with experience...
Apr 21 6:16am @8 Surely the most unifying candidate for the Democratic Party would be a disabled progressive lesbian Chinese Buddhist vegetarian anti-Semite.
"FAKE VIEWS" ~ A.K.A. "Artistic License" on CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY/FRIDAY

"FAKE VIEWS" ~ A.K.A. "Artistic License" on CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY/FRIDAY


By: A. Macarthur  •  59 comments  •  15 hours ago
Artistic license is a colloquial term, sometimes a euphemism, used to denote the distortion of fact, alteration of the conventions of grammar or language, or rewording of pre-existing text made by an artist in the name of art. This photo of a portion of the Big Thompson River in the Colorado Rockies … was pretty good … but, the rushing water on the left was a bit barren and...
Apr 21 1:52am @16.3.10 Four feet?  Wow!  About how old does that make the tree?
Apr 20 11:57pm @16.3.8 Thanks for that info. I learn something new every day.
Apr 20 8:49pm @16.2 They are beautiful flowers, but unfortunately they don't last very long.  Some from my neck of the woods:
Apr 19 9:24pm @10.2.1 LOL.  That's a good one.
Apr 19 9:22pm @15.2 What incredible opportunities you have.  Thank you for sharing them with us - sights I know I'll never again see live.
Apr 19 9:21pm @14.3 Lovely, as usual.  All of your creations are unique and treasures in themselves.
Apr 19 8:10am @10.1 Why do my comments disappear?  Previously I posted this, and then it was gone. Love the photo of Finn.  Interesting that a twin would have twin pets - nothing unusual about that.
Apr 19 4:34am @11.1 It looks like a Triffid.  BEWARE!!!
Apr 19 12:30am @9.1 Fascinating - mixing the two creates a unique and visually pleasing display.
Apr 18 10:13am @4 A few ultra-editing jobs:
 Does the Mueller report exonerate Trump?     12 legal experts weigh in

Does the Mueller report exonerate Trump? 12 legal experts weigh in


Via: JohnRussell  •  184 comments  •  3 hours ago
“If this is what a complete and total exoneration looks like, I’d hate to see a damning report.”Attorney General Bill Barr finally released Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia report on Thursday, reasserting his position that the special counsel found no evidence of collusion or the basis for an obstruction of justice charge.But the actual report is quite damning. It establishes, among other...
Apr 20 7:39pm @12 The comments on this article have made it pretty clear to me that the attitude of a lot of members here is that they do not believe in the rule of law, and anyone who even suggests that the rule of...
Apr 19 12:01am @5.2.1 Don't put words in my mouth - I never said their opinions were invalid.  Well, I know you disagree with him because he had the incredible and unforgivable chutzpah to defend Trump on something...
Apr 18 11:52pm @5.1.1 Well, you want to know something?  Back in the late 60s and early 70s I did a few rides on that train myself, and it didn't turn me into a looney-toon.  It's so easy to be ignorant about something...
Apr 18 11:23pm @5 I have no idea who the chosen 12 law experts are. what their politics is, or their leanings.  I would like to know what Alan Dershowitz would opine - I trust his judgment. In fact what he has said...
Is print reading better than digital reading?

Is print reading better than digital reading?


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  39 comments  •  yesterday
Is print reading better than digital reading? We read each medium differently, and that affects comprehension. By CORY ROSENBERG, Mother Nature Network, April 17, 2019, Reading text in a digital format isn't always the best way to get all the information from a story. (Photo:  smokingapples.com /Flickr) Nowadays, we all read a lot of text digitally — whether...
Apr 20 6:49pm @9.1 I printed out my camera's manual and made a book out of it. It's now permanent and easy to use.
Apr 20 6:41pm @1.2.6 I think it's better to be aware of her nasty ignorant comments, but for a long time I required Perrie to restrict her comments responding to or concerning me.  Looks like I'm going to have to...
Apr 19 11:48pm @2.2.7 I found out likewise.  If I have trouble getting to sleep or in the middle of the night wake up and have trouble getting back to sleep I discovered that I don't have to read too many pages before I...
Apr 19 9:17pm @1.2.3 All your comments are so fucking ignorant and nasty I think we need to start that restriction again.
Apr 19 8:51pm @7.1 My favourite place to shop for books used to be a used book store - I recall finding some real treasures there.
Apr 19 8:48pm @4.1 It would be interesting to know which voice people prefer to hear read books aloud to them - male or female, British accent or American...
Apr 19 8:45pm @3.2 Absolutely, I'm in a big city and a long subway or car ride is made a lot less tedious by using my KOBO reader - 240 books on it when it was sent to me loaded by a very old and good friend a few...
Apr 19 8:40pm @1.2.1 I don't think I've been to a library for about half a century - sit close to what?  A homeless person who hasn't bathed for 2 years?
Apr 19 9:22am @2.1 It would be interesting to determine if more older guys like myself prefer print on paper to digital, as opposed to younger people who are more involved in the digital age.
Apr 19 9:20am @1.1.1 Yeah, the internal light is a definite advantage.
Apr 19 8:37am @1 I certainly prefer reading print on paper, but then I've always been a slow methodical reader.
Vintage Radio - Who Can Remember?

Vintage Radio - Who Can Remember?


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  25 comments  •  yesterday
Vintage Radio - Who Can Remember? If you were born in the 1950s or more recently, you probably grew up with TV, and vintage radio programs were probably on the way out.  Having been born in January of 1937 I can remember many of the programs, and I had my favourites.  The Shadow was one, Lux Radio Theater was another, Fibber McGee and Molly, Jack Benny, Hockey Night in Canada, and my...
Apr 20 6:45pm @3.2.4 That's interesting. I used to watch it on TV, didn't know about the radio versions.
Apr 20 6:33pm @5.1 Orson Welles doing "War of the Worlds" caused new rules to be applied to radio broadcasting (and I assume they've been extended to TV as well) requiring announcements to be made throughout such a...
Apr 20 6:28pm @3.2.2 ???
Apr 20 9:19am @2.1 Yeah, Inner Sanctum - you just reminded me about that one.
Apr 20 8:21am @1 Who can remember......?
Goodbye, Farewell and Amen....and thanks for the memories....from Shona1 and the Land Down Under

Goodbye, Farewell and Amen....and thanks for the memories....from Shona1 and the Land Down Under


By: shona1  •  23 comments  •  8 hours ago
Evening. Not sure if I am even in the right section but anyway...Just wanted to say goodbye to you all as I have just been diagnosed with Myeloma which is a form of cancer...I had back trouble for near on 2 months and ended up in hospital. After a biopsy unfortunately, that was the cause...There is no cure and I accept that, but I tell you what cancer you are in for one hell of a fight. I have...
Apr 19 6:30am @2 Why do bad things have to happen to good people?  Why?
‘Partly Alive’: Scientists Revive Cells in Brains From Dead Pigs

‘Partly Alive’: Scientists Revive Cells in Brains From Dead Pigs


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  9 comments  •  2 days ago
By   Gina Kolata In a   study   that raises profound questions about the line between life and death, researchers   have restored some cellular activity to brains removed from slaughtered pigs . The brains did not regain anything resembling consciousness: There were no signs indicating coordinated electrical signaling,   necessary for higher functions like awareness and...
Apr 19 4:44am @2 Zombie pigs?  There'll probably be a movie out about Old McDonald and His Zombie Animal Farm.  Well, why not?  If they can do a movie called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies they can turn any...
Pete Buttigieg’s message to France sends social media into a tizzy

Pete Buttigieg’s message to France sends social media into a tizzy


Via: Krishna  •  112 comments  •  8 hours ago
Just when you thought presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg’s list of talents couldn’t get any longer. The 37-year-old Indiana mayor — a graduate of Harvard and Oxford universities, Rhodes Scholar, Afghanistan veteran and musician — sent social media ablaze Monday night when he delivered a touching message to the people of France in the wake of the Notre Dame blaze — in fluent...
Apr 18 10:01pm @13 Hopefully he doesn't meet the same fate as Harvey Milk.  Not being an American, and having both liberal and conservative views depending on the issue, being neither a Democrat nor a Republican, I...
House Democrats try to force schools to allow boys to compete in girls’ sports

House Democrats try to force schools to allow boys to compete in girls’ sports


Via: gooseisgone  •  191 comments  •  2 days ago
Every House Democrat but one has co-sponsored a bill requiring schools to allow male athletes who identify as transgender girls to compete on female sports teams. Democrats’ Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to make “sexual orientation and gender identity” protected characteristics under federal anti-discrimination law. Among other things, the bill would force public...
Apr 18 9:30pm @12.1.6 LOL - a most appropriate answer to my question.
Apr 17 10:43pm @12.1.4 And if you don't have a coin????
Apr 17 7:49pm @12.2.9 It takes one to know one.
Apr 17 7:49am @12.2.1 If there are only going to be 4 washroom symbols I guess they should be:                                                                         
Apr 17 7:38am @12.1.2 LOL. Great reply.
Apr 15 9:31pm @12.1 And there should be separate washrooms for each one. 
Apr 14 11:47pm @11 At least I'm not confused. I grew up learning and thinking that girls were girls and boys were boys and there actually were differences between them.  Now, perhaps due to advances in medical...
What To Expect From Democrats When Mueller’s Report Drops Thursday

What To Expect From Democrats When Mueller’s Report Drops Thursday


Via: Vic Eldred  •  169 comments  •  3 days ago  •  LOCKED
You know the moment in a really suspenseful movie when That Thing happens and everyone in the theater simultaneously realizes that nothing will ever be the same? Everything slows down. The camera focuses on a face, or an object. Birds suddenly take flight. Characters turn to each other, their expressions changing in slow motion from light-hearted to tense, sensing danger. Eyes widen. A...
Apr 18 12:24am @5.1.1 You mean THIS infallible Pope, who has said he wants Catholicism to merge with Islam? 
Apr 17 10:40pm @7 The Pope is infallible?  LOL
Apr 17 9:40pm @5 I wish I could sell tickets, but I think the result is so predictable nobody is going to be interested (except, maybe, those who believe and reiterate everything the media prints).
Opinion: How the far right spread politically convenient lies about the Notre Dame fire

Opinion: How the far right spread politically convenient lies about the Notre Dame fire


Via: JohnRussell  •  41 comments  •  12 hours ago
OREGONLIVE.COM › Washington Post Opinion: How the far right spread politically convenient lies about the Notre Dame fire APRIL 16, 2019 Debris are seen inside Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Firefighters declared success Tuesday in a more than 12-hour battle to extinguish an inferno engulfing Paris' iconic Notre Dame cathedral...
Apr 17 9:57pm @7 There was no credible evidence of this being a pay-back for the Crusades, or of Muslims celebrating the fire, and no evidence whatsoever that Muslims started it, but notwithstanding it became an...
More Photos of China on the Discovery Group

More Photos of China on the Discovery Group


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  1 comments  •  4 days ago  •  LOCKED
A new photo essay of pictures taken over almost 13 years in China has now been posted on the Discovery group.  If you are a member of that group you can go directly there to view it.  Since Discovery group is now a Private Group, and if you wish to see those photos and anything else posted over the years on that group, you can apply to join the group by clicking this link to go to the group:...
Apr 17 7:35am @1 This article is only a notice of the posting of a new article, and is therefor locked for comments.  It is necessary to be a member of or to join the Discovery Group, which is now a Private Group,...
In Gordon Ramsay's Lucky Cat, an 'Asian Eating House' embroiled in controversy

In Gordon Ramsay's Lucky Cat, an 'Asian Eating House' embroiled in controversy


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  43 comments  •  3 days ago
By   Charles Lam Chef Gordon Ramsay criticized a food writer last week who called a preview of his new restaurant, billed as an “Asian Eating House,” an “actual kitchen nightmare.” (That's a reference to one of his TV shows). Among the observations that writer Angela Hui noted in   her report on Ramsay’s Lucky Cat restaurant preview for Eater London   was that she was the only East...
Apr 17 5:47am @4 According to this critic, Julia Child would have been a fraud for writing the most popular cookbook in the world because it's about French cooking.
Apr 17 1:04am @3 She complained that it mixed Chinese and Japanese dishes and flavours.  He didn't call it a Chinese restaurant, nor did he call it a Japanese Restaurant.  He could, IMO, have added Thai and Korean...
When does US news ignore a terror plot? When the target is called Islamberg

When does US news ignore a terror plot? When the target is called Islamberg


Via: Bob Nelson  •  4 comments  •  5 days ago
(I'm having a lot of trouble embedding the Vimeo video. You'll find it here .) Situated 130 miles north of New York City on the Pennsylvania border, the town was formed in the early 1980s by members of an African-American Muslim community in Brooklyn looking to escape the fraught conditions in the city at the time, including the crack epidemic. As such, Islamberg is an almost...
Apr 16 9:48pm @2 The people who created that town intentionally moved away from darkness to light.  If there is no proof of subversion or support of radical Islamic terrorism on their part, then those who attempt...
Qanta Ahmed: Ilhan Omar is a disgrace to Islam and doesn’t represent my Muslim religion

Qanta Ahmed: Ilhan Omar is a disgrace to Islam and doesn’t represent my Muslim religion


Via: Keep America Great!  •  21 comments  •  3 days ago
Video Rep. Ilhan Omar continues to be an embarrassment and a disgrace for me and other American Muslims with her outrageous, ignorant, anti-Semitic and now anti-American comments. And while Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, holds herself out as a proud Muslim, she repeatedly projects a distorted and patently Islamist interpretation of Islam – a religion that in...
Apr 16 9:18pm @2.2.1 Dr. Jasser was the first Muslim on my list of Muslim heroes - I posted an article about him a while back.  He is a devout Muslim reformer who is critical of radical Islamism, and he has earned the...
Apr 16 9:10am @2 Another Muslim to add to my list of heroes.  There are members on NT who will probably call her an Islamophobe.  In fact, SPLC may add her to their hate list.
It’s snowing in Northern Michigan and a large swath of the US

It’s snowing in Northern Michigan and a large swath of the US


By: Sparty On  •  50 comments  •  4 days ago
One last (hopefully) kick in the noogies from Mother Nature. Thx Ma!! ❄️❄️
Apr 16 8:23am @9.2.9 LOL
Apr 15 9:04pm @9.2.5 Right on - that's why the next season is "Construction" .  LOL
Apr 15 7:54pm @9.2.1 In Canada they're Early Winter, Winter, Late Winter and Construction.
Apr 15 7:51pm @8.1.2 That photo could be captioned with "Waiting for lunch".
Apr 15 9:06am @8.1 Walk around it and make sure there are no alligators or crocodiles in it first.
Apr 15 12:27am @5.1.2 Hope there were no mosquitoes.
Apr 14 11:52pm @5.1 OMG. I'm so jealous!!!  So? Aren't you going to tell us what you ate?
Apr 14 10:06pm @4 It was normal for snow to happen in Ontario from mid November to mid April.  We expected a 5 month winter.  However, more recently it had not been so extreme.
SpaceIL moon lander, A critical step closer to touchdown

SpaceIL moon lander, A critical step closer to touchdown


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  16 comments  •  5 days ago
SpaceIL moon lander, A critical step closer to touchdown By Bestmagyou, April 5 2019 Israel's Beresheet lunar lander captured this selfie with Earth in the background A tiny robotic spacecraft from Israel just inserted itself into orbit around the Moon in a critical maneuver that sets the vehicle up for a landing on the lunar surface next week. If the...
Apr 16 8:18am @8.1 Hopefully they know what went wrong and will make sure it doesn't happen again.  Maybe there wasn't enough fuel.
Apr 07 11:46pm @7.2 The universe is pretty big, and who knows, maybe our universe is just one of many, and the many make up just a little bit of an even greater universe, and so on.  Makes one feel a little small and...
Apr 07 10:54pm @6.1 LOL. Until recently, who knows, that could have been the other side of the moon.
Apr 07 9:30am @5 And another photo of the far side...
Apr 07 2:14am @3.1.1 Ah, yes, now that I looked hard enough I could see a small brownish spot.
Apr 07 2:11am @4 The moon's far side with Earth in the background, in a photo just taken by Beresheet.
Apr 06 11:26pm @3 From space, the Earth has the same colours as the Israeli flag - I wonder about the significance of that.
Apr 06 1:58am @2.1 LOL.   Israeli wine, I hope.
Apr 06 12:42am @1
ISRAELI SCIENTISTS 'PRINT' WORLD'S FIRST 3D HEART WITH HUMAN TISSUE

ISRAELI SCIENTISTS 'PRINT' WORLD'S FIRST 3D HEART WITH HUMAN TISSUE


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  9 comments  •  4 days ago
ISRAELI SCIENTISTS 'PRINT' WORLD'S FIRST 3D HEART WITH HUMAN TISSUE A team of Tel Aviv University researchers revealed the heart, which was made using a patient’s own cells and biological materials. BY   MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN, JERUSALEM POST, APRIL 15, 2019   A team of Israeli researchers has “printed” the world’s first 3-D vascularized, engineered heart. On...
Apr 16 8:08am @2.1.1 Of course not. Anti-Israel media bias is rampant world wide.
Apr 16 8:06am @3.1 Yes, isn't it nice, Ender, when you actually THINK about all the benefits that flow back to the USA.  I'm really getting tired of having to post over and over and over again what they are, so maybe...
Apr 16 7:54am @4.1 You should do a little reading to educate yourself on some of the medical achievements in Israel: https://www.israel21c.org/the-top-12-most-amazing-israeli-medical-advances/...
Apr 16 3:09am @2 Yep, I should have known it. An IDF soldier can shoot a Hamas operative in the leg when he climbs the border fence and throws a grenade at the soldier, and the mainstream media will have headlines...
Apr 15 10:08am @1 Even though their lunar module crashed while landing on the moon, the Israelis have brought some amazing benefits to the world.  
Montreal to take down 80-year-old crucifix from city chambers

Montreal to take down 80-year-old crucifix from city chambers


Via: Bob Nelson  •  11 comments  •  6 days ago
For more than 80 years , a crucifix has overseen the civic business of Canada’s second-largest city from its perch above Montreal’s city council chambers. Next month, it will come down for good as the the centuries-old building prepares for renovation – and city councillors have decided that it will not be returned. Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal in Montreal. Quebec is...
Apr 15 9:40pm @4 And all sheriffs must trash their 6-pointed stars because they look like the Jewish Star of David.  Canada is at this time also in the process of trying to pass a law that no religious symbols can...
Ethical Wills

Ethical Wills


By: Enoch  •  13 comments  •  5 days ago
Last wills and Testaments are legally binding documents which transfer ownership from generation to generation of items which have monetary value. What is an Ethical Will? It is a non-legally binding document which bestows values gleaned from this life from generation to generation,    What are the seven most common elements of an Ethical Will? Spiritual Encouragement....
Apr 15 9:27pm @3 Although during my days in the practice of my profession I drew hundreds of wills, and even some living wills, nobody had ever asked me to draw an ethical will.  Perhaps had I read your article...
Massive fire breaks out in Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Massive fire breaks out in Notre Dame cathedral in Paris


Via: Jasper2529  •  66 comments  •  4 days ago
A massive   fire   broke out at the famed Notre Dame cathedral in   Paris   on Monday afternoon, officials said. Black smoke could be seen from a distance billowing out from the top of the medieval cathedral, while flames leaped out from two of its bell towers. The sight stopped pedestrians in their tracks along the Seine River, which passes under the cathedral. A dramatic video...
Apr 15 7:48pm @25 One need not be a Catholic, French or a Parisienne to be saddened by such a loss - it is an icon of our civilization.  How can one even think of the word Paris and not visualize the cathedral and...
NEW MOVIE QUIZ FOR MOVIE AFICIONADOS

NEW MOVIE QUIZ FOR MOVIE AFICIONADOS


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  1 comments  •  one week ago  •  LOCKED
NEW MOVIE QUIZ FOR MOVIE AFICIONADOS You must join the EVERYONE LOVES MOVIES - CLASSIC TO CURRENT group in order to participate.  It is now a private group so if you are not already a member you must apply to join.
Apr 15 7:04am @1 If you're not a member of the group - join up and try the quiz.  Just click this link, and then apply for membership:...
As Trump soars higher, Dems reach their lowest point yet

As Trump soars higher, Dems reach their lowest point yet


Via: Keep America Great!  •  7 comments  •  6 days ago
Predicting what history will decide was significant is always dicey. But in the context of our fractured nation and the nonstop Washington tumult since 2016, events in the last three weeks have been nothing short of remarkable. Against an enormous army of antagonists, political and cultural, academic and judicial, Donald Trump is enjoying some of the best days of his presidency. His power...
Apr 15 6:53am @2 "..." Didn't Watergate have something to do with Nixon and his team spying on the Democrats?  Look at the fallout from THAT bit of spying.
President of Brazil Causes Uproar After Saying Holocaust Can be ‘Forgiven But Not Forgotten’

President of Brazil Causes Uproar After Saying Holocaust Can be ‘Forgiven But Not Forgotten’


Via: JohnRussell  •  3 comments  •  one week ago
MEDIAITE.COM › President of Brazil Causes Uproar After Saying Holocaust Can be ‘Forgiven But Not Forgotten’ TAMAR AUBER APRIL 14, 2019 The far-right president of Brazil stirred controversy this week after he declared that the Holocaust can be “forgiven but not forgotten.” Jair Bolsonaro made the comments while speaking to a group of...
Apr 14 9:45pm @1.1 It should be neither forgiven nor forgotten.  And to add to that, it should certainly never be repeated.
Wonderful Days

Wonderful Days


By: dave-2693993  •  32 comments  •  5 days ago
So, a few weeks ago, Mr Tries To Be Happy Go Lucky became Mr. Pissed Off Grouch. Yep, Found out the girls won't be coming home until November at the earliest, December, January, February more likely. Yep, Mr. Pissed Off Grouch. Thank goodness for positive forces in life. We took a little time to watch a favorite short tale from Julia's childhood. Believe it or not, her favorite...
Apr 14 9:40pm @4.2 As for that bottom photo - "Happiness is to be surrounded by that gorgeous group."
Apr 14 9:36pm @2.1 Ah, what did your "big shot" daughter think of Quebec City?
European Churches: Vandalized, Defecated On, and Torched "Every Day"

European Churches: Vandalized, Defecated On, and Torched "Every Day"


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  5 comments  •  one week ago
European Churches: Vandalized, Defecated On, and Torched "Every Day" by  Raymond Ibrahim , Gatestone Institute, April 14, 2019 In February, vandals desecrated and smashed crosses and statues at Saint-Alain Cathedral in Lavaur, France, and mangled the arms of a statue of a crucified Christ in a mocking manner. In addition, an altar cloth was burned. (Image source:...
Apr 14 7:06pm @4 That's the direction in Europe, but let's not forget the Coptic Christian churches in Egypt that are being torched and the Christians being slaughtered elsewhere in Africa.  As I see it, Europe can...
Apr 14 9:25am @2.1 In the words of the Lion in The Wizard of Oz....."Ain't it the truth, ain't it the truth."
Apr 14 9:22am @3
Apr 14 6:17am @1 What is really shameful is the silencing of the truth.
We need another Reagan plan for Israel

We need another Reagan plan for Israel


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  6 comments  •  one week ago
We need another Reagan plan for Israel The former U.S. president understood that the demand to create a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria is a demand for creating a second Palestinian state (over and above Jordan). Efrat, a settlement not far from Jerusalem (Photo credit - Times of Israel) By Stephen M. Flatow, JNS (Jewish News Syndicate), April 12 2019 (April 11,...
Apr 14 7:03pm @3.1.2 Well, if we consider that there are no possibilities otherwise, then we can just expect another 70 years of conflict. 
Apr 14 2:25am @3.1 So what? From reports, Trump's plan is to move a million Palestinians into Jordan.  Take note of what Reagan had said: "..." The move of Palestinians into Jordan is a step towards what is known...
Apr 14 12:21am @2 I have to laugh, that nobody has criticized this article or the fact that if there are "occupied" lands, they are Israeli lands "occupied" by Palestinians.  Clearly the lands are in dispute, and...
Apr 13 8:31am @1 Judea and Samaria have always belonged to Israel, through history, treaties, mandates, agreements, conventions, and lands conquered in a defensive war.  The facts are outlined here:...
Trump’s ‘truly bizarre’ visit to Mt. Vernon

Trump’s ‘truly bizarre’ visit to Mt. Vernon


Via: JohnRussell  •  100 comments  •  5 days ago
The 45th president — no student of history — marveled at the first president’s failure to name his historic compound after himself. President Donald Trump had some advice for George Washington. During a guided tour of Mount Vernon last April with French president Emmanuel Macron, Trump learned that Washington was one of the major real-estate speculators of his era. So, he couldn’t...
Apr 14 5:35am @7.2.22 "..." Why not?  Canada is not exactly bereft of necessary natural resources.
Apr 14 2:03am @7.2.18 Neither the USA nor China can force Canada to do anything. Granted that Trump bullied Trudeau into signing a NAFTA replacement, but that's either because Trudeau preferred not to fight or else in...
Apr 14 12:31am @7.2.16 And have a bunch of unelected European officials tell Canada what it can and can not do?  That'll be the day.
Apr 14 12:30am @7.2.15 LOL. Well, I saw that he purchased an historic mansion in England - hopefully he'll settle there then.
Apr 13 10:39pm @7.2.12 We spell like the Brits and talk like the Yankees.  LOL.  I had to study French in High School, and my French is marginal as well. If I were you, I'd keep the border in place, or you would have...
Apr 13 7:28pm @7.2.10 LOL
Apr 13 7:20pm @7.1.22 Australia probably has the right idea - it's an offence NOT to vote without a lawful excuse, and you have to pay a fine.
Apr 13 7:17pm @7.2.8 We didn't study American history when I was in school in Canada - and history was my worst subject anyway.
Apr 12 9:58am @7.2.5 Maybe you didn't lose it, because the French fleet came to your rescue, but you didn't win it either, because Canada did not become part of the USA, eh?
Apr 11 9:40pm @7.1.11 Have there not been reports of such things happening, especially in California?
Apr 11 8:10pm @7.1.5 Does the definition for an American for the purpose of that Amendment include illegal aliens?  If it does, then perhaps when I was living an hour's drive from Buffalo I could have driven over the...
Apr 11 8:06pm @7.2.3 Sorry, episte, but I'm unable to open that link.
Apr 11 7:27pm @7.1.3 Good idea - no credentials authorizing voting privilege unless such a test is passed.  Of course, your huge number of illegal immigrants might never get the opportunity to take such a test, and...
Apr 11 7:16pm @7.2.1 One must not ignore history or be bound to repeat it.  America tried to invade Canada in 1812 and ended up with a fire-blackened white house.  The Battle of Stony Creek, Ontario, (just east of the...
Apr 10 8:53pm @7 I was interested by the reference to the American citizenship exam, which used multiple choice questions.  In such an exam, only one choice could be correct.  The question referenced in the article...
Researchers interpret Cherokee inscriptions in Alabama cave

Researchers interpret Cherokee inscriptions in Alabama cave


Via: Kavika  •  19 comments  •  6 days ago
For the first time, a team of scholars and archaeologists has recorded and interpreted Cherokee inscriptions in Manitou Cave, Alabama. (Spirit Cave). These inscriptions reveal evidence of secluded ceremonial activities at a time of crisis for the Cherokee, who were displaced from their ancestral lands and sent westward on the Trail of Tears in the 1830s. "These are the first Cherokee...
Apr 14 5:27am @2.1.2 The word "Manitou" is used in Ontario - There is a Lake Manitouwabing, and I recall a summer camp being called "Camp Manitouwabing". As well I noticed that there is also a "Camp Manitou". Of course...
Ilhan Omar's outrageous statement about 9/11

Ilhan Omar's outrageous statement about 9/11


Via: gooseisgone  •  109 comments  •  4 days ago
In a March 23 speech, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) complained of “the discomfort of being a second-class citizen” before claiming the Council on American-Islamic Relations “was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and [Muslims] were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”
Apr 14 12:07am @2.1.20 It was not meant to be a quote, it was meant to accentuate those words to be what I interpret as your INSINUATION of what I do: "..." If you feel I'm wrong, then point out why. I'm well aware of...
Apr 12 11:58pm @2.1.17 Prove to me that I have labelled any NT member as an anti-Semite, so long as they did not write or say what is established to be antisemitism by the International Holocaust Memorial Alliance,...
Apr 12 8:42pm @5.1.7 Since the Jewish vote in Minnesota is so ineffective, why did Omar even bother to address that community, taking into consideration her true feelings?  What bothers me are the reports that she had...
Apr 12 7:35pm @2.1.12 Wow! What a fantastic job of justification. Surely you should have been a lawyer if in fact you aren't one.  Now, can you do as good a job with her antisemitism?
Apr 12 7:19pm @5.1.3 You're right, but if it's ideology, then they need to tour Auschwitz or Yad Vashem.
Apr 12 8:11am @5.1.1 "..." Me too. I especially would like to know what the Jewish voters who supported her are thinking. Of course there are Jews who are ignorant enough to support BDS so THEY won't care.
Apr 12 8:06am @4.1.2 "..." You know very well that they didn't have the guts to do so, or to condemn antisemitism, and would not even mention her name or criticize her remarks, but instead gave Omar and Tlieb a...
Apr 12 7:56am @3.1.31 Council on American–Islamic Relations · Founded 1994 9/11 - 2001 "..."
Apr 12 7:27am @2.3.1 Here come the apologists, eh Vic?
Apr 12 7:20am @1.1.3 Better yet, who blames all Muslims for the actions of a tiny sliver of their numbers that are Islamists and use Islam as a political force in addition to being a religion?  However, that tiny...
VARIETY is the (VISUAL) Spice of IMAGERY ~ CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY/FRIDAY

VARIETY is the (VISUAL) Spice of IMAGERY ~ CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY/FRIDAY


By: A. Macarthur  •  78 comments  •  one week ago
Post any/every CREATIVE item herein …  Chase Utley … Philadelphia Phillies Favorite (Now Retired from Baseball) … a Poster for Local Fans © A. Mac/A.G. A Visual Metaphor © A. Mac/A.G.
Apr 13 11:22pm @14.1.3 The '57 Chevies were the rage when I was in High School.  I don't have photos of the actual Pontiacs I owned, but I was able to get matching ones off the internet - even the same colours: The new...
Apr 13 11:05pm @15.1 OMG. A virtual gourmet shmorgazbord of classic beautiful car art.  Two of them made me sad to see.  I still regret having had the chance when I was 16 of purchasing a 1938 (or was it 1939) Packard...
Apr 13 8:45am @14.1 Reminders of my teenage days....
Apr 12 9:51am @13.1 The fog was not a negative for those great photos.  In fact fog often enhances photos - Where I am it's almost always misty, as should be obvious from any of my distance shots. 
Apr 12 8:53am @12.2.1 I do have the problem, but I have that problem more than anyone else.   I see the same codes that you do.  I'm surprised Kavika can open them if you can't.
Apr 12 1:04am @10.2 I have some great memories of the Big Island from almost 50 years ago, and your photo helped to rekindle them.
Apr 11 9:34pm @7.1.2 "..." It obviously worked for me.
Apr 11 6:49pm @7.1 Did you mean for that image to be a depiction of sadness or disappointment? - Not only the facial expression, but it being bereft of colour?  If not, what were you trying to illustrate with that...
Apr 11 9:37am @6.1 She's both beautiful AND talented.
Apr 11 9:36am @5.1 Another fantastic piece of art in your collection.
Apr 11 6:49am @4 I found it interesting to turn a photo into resembling a painting.
Apr 11 1:19am @3
Apr 11 12:30am @1.2.4 Okay, can see the clock face now. 
Apr 10 9:13pm @1.1.2 Ah, the numbers and hands are barely visible to these tired old eyes.  Okay then, is the metaphor about differences in time - that of the rider and that of the Zeppelin?  Or is the rider British as...
Apr 10 9:10pm @2
Apr 10 9:05pm @1.1 Your baseball poster is comprehensible, but I wonder about the other with 3 seemingly totally different images - A colonial soldier on horseback, a diamond engagement ring (?) and a Zeppelin.  ???
Trump's Sister Retires From The Federal Bench Just In Time - Investigators Were Looking Into The Families Tax Cheating

Trump's Sister Retires From The Federal Bench Just In Time - Investigators Were Looking Into The Families Tax Cheating


By: JohnRussell  •  56 comments  •  3 days ago
Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, the president's older sister , has retired from the federal bench, where she has served at different levels of the appellate courts for the past 36 years. Her final resignation at this time will bring to an abrupt end an investigation into the unethical tax avoidance scheme the Trump family used for years during the 1990's  The New York Times found...
Apr 13 9:06pm @6.1.8 When a person is tried by a newspaper, and not in a court of law, then they have no representation, no opportunity to cross-examine the witnesses accusing them, most likely not given the...
Apr 12 12:53am @6.1.7 "..." Maybe I am.  Maybe I'm being the Devil's Advocate.  But just because I retired from the practise of law does not mean I no longer think like a lawyer.
Apr 12 12:23am @6.1.5 Have they been convicted of an offence?  I'm not a judge, and I'm not a jury, and if a person has not been convicted of an offence they are NOT GUILTY of it, or am I mistaken about American...
Apr 11 9:49pm @6.1.3 Cheated, or used what's been called "unethical" tax avoidance (which is NOT illegal).  Have they been convicted of using illegal tax schemes?  In America, I thought that a person was innocent until...
Apr 11 9:04pm @6.1.1 Now I know why you hate Dershowitz, even though he's an avowed liberal Democrat - because when he sees injustice against ANYONE NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE, he says something about it.  That's exactly...
Apr 11 8:47pm @6 "..." I always thought that tax evasion was illegal, but tax avoidance was perfectly legal, but then what does a person in my profession know about smearing yellow journalism?
New Hampshire lawmakers vote to repeal death penalty with veto-proof majority

New Hampshire lawmakers vote to repeal death penalty with veto-proof majority


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  188 comments  •  2 days ago
By   Savannah Smith The New Hampshire Senate voted Thursday to repeal the death penalty with a veto-proof majority, setting the stage for the state to become the latest to outlaw capital punishment. The 17-6 vote comes more than a month after the state House of Representatives passed the repeal bill with its own two-thirds, veto-proof majority. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, who...
Apr 12 7:14pm @6.1.5 Although I cannot point to a study that proves it, I recall once reading that a jury can be reluctant to find a person guilty if the result would be execution - even when irrefutable proof has been...
Apr 12 9:56am @3.1.1 "Better that 10 murderers go free than one innocent person be executed".  Is that a better basis for a debate?
Apr 12 9:12am @3 Doing away with the death penalty?  Welcome to the civilized world.
Dems gave $27M to children of illegal immigrants – not vets

Dems gave $27M to children of illegal immigrants – not vets


Via: 1stwarrior  •  141 comments  •  5 days ago
ALBANY— Democrats set aside $27 million in tuition assistance for the children of undocumented immigrants   in the new state budget   — but wouldn’t add hundreds of thousands of dollars to expand a similar program for kids of deceased and disabled veterans. A bill that has twice passed the state Senate — but never made it through the Assembly — would have added funding to a program...
Apr 11 8:23pm @2.1 I don't see that being the point of the article.
Apr 11 8:21pm @3 Children of loyal American solders who fell in battle are less likely to vote Democratic than those in illegal alien families. There really isn't another honest reason for the Democrats to favour...
 Man accused of abandoning pet fish has animal cruelty charges dropped

Man accused of abandoning pet fish has animal cruelty charges dropped


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  56 comments  •  one week ago
By   Associated Press WILMINGTON, N.C. — Charges have been dropped against a North Carolina man   accused of leaving his pet fish behind without food when he was evicted. New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David told news outlets Tuesday that 53-year-old Michael Hinson is no longer charged with animal cruelty and abandonment. He says fish aren't protected under related statues...
Apr 11 6:41am @5 I'm waiting to see what Badfish has to say about this.
Tlaib Deceptively Accuses Jew and Black Conservative of ‘Hate Rhetoric’

Tlaib Deceptively Accuses Jew and Black Conservative of ‘Hate Rhetoric’


Via: Keep America Great!  •  24 comments  •  5 days ago
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Islamic leftist Rashida Tlaib , D-Michigan, continued to spread propaganda on Monday, accusing a Jewish Zionist and a black conservative of spreading “hate rhetoric and extremism” linked to so-called “white nationalism.” In a tweet, she said Mohammad Abu Salha, who lost family members in a hate crime, would have difficulty testifying in front of...
Apr 11 5:26am @3 Thanks to the Democrats watering down a resolution that was supposed to be a condemnation of Omar's words and antisemitism, they gave Tlieb and Omar a shield, a defence against any valid criticism...
Burma Shave Signs

Burma Shave Signs


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  9 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Burma Shave Signs I'm sure that Burma Shave actually saved some lives.   People laughed and then were more careful!     It was a REAL "service" to America, even though it was an advertisement and it was one of the RARE "really useful" ones! To my “Old-As-Dirt” friends and relatives who qualify. For those who never saw any of the Burma...
Apr 11 4:51am @6 "..." Yeah, they did make long drives less boring.  You kinda got to look forward for them.
Apr 07 7:24pm @1.1.1 I first saw them in the early 1950s when my parents and I drove down to Florida for the first time.  I was 16.
Apr 07 7:15pm @1 Sent to me by my brother in an email.  We remember seeing these signs on the sides of the highways.  Do you?  If so, you must be an old geezer like me.
Waters tries to pin student debt crisis on banks

Waters tries to pin student debt crisis on banks


Via: gooseisgone  •  83 comments  •  one week ago
Then, Waters turned the questions on the bank executives, asking what they intended to do about the student debt crisis: “What are you guys doing to help us with the student loan debt? Who would like to answer first? Mr. Monihan? Big bank?” “We stopped making student loans in 2007 or so,” he responded. “So you don’t do it anymore? Mr. Corbyn?” she pressed the next banker....
Apr 10 8:19pm @1.1.2 "..." Those "people" should be forced to watch the 'true story' 2016 movie "Hidden Figures". https://people.com/movies/hidden-figures-true-story-real-women-behind-nasa/
Watch: Groom's ex crashes wedding in bridal gown

Watch: Groom's ex crashes wedding in bridal gown


Via: Freefaller  •  6 comments  •  2 weeks ago
A wedding in China didn't quite go to plan after the groom's spurned ex-girlfriend crashed the ceremony in a bridal gown, begging him to take her back. According to Chinese news site Sina, the distressed ex-lover burst in just as the groom was moving in to kiss his new bride. In the 30-second video, the ex-girlfriend pulls the shocked groom away from his new wife, begging him to...
Apr 10 7:22pm @2.1.1 I didn't think I could open the video, but I just did. It's hard to know whether to laugh or cry at the pathos of that scene.
Apr 09 8:48pm @2 Woooo!!!  Now THAT'S what I call extremism.  I doubt that MY ex would have gone to such an extreme, but I'm glad to be on the other side of the world if she would have.  Thankfully my wedding here...
Your next car may not allow you to speed on the highway

Your next car may not allow you to speed on the highway


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  124 comments  •  3 days ago
By   Paul A. Eisenstein As many as 37,000 Americans have been killed on the highway in the past 25 years as a result of increased speed limits, according to   a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In some states, speed limits have now climbed as high as 85 mph since Congress repealed the National Maximum Speed Limit in 1994. And, according to U.S. safety...
Apr 10 7:08pm @2.1.25 Okay, I guess you're right.
Apr 10 7:06pm @2.1.24 Thanks for the info.
Apr 10 7:04pm @2.1.21 Up until now I thought noisy bikes were childish, but now I see the point.
Apr 10 6:57pm @2.1.20 I'll bet police cars, ambulances, fire trucks and certain government vehicles (like secret service, FBI, CIA and the POTUS limo) will not be subject to the limitation.
Apr 10 7:11am @2 There was a time when "governors" (a device that sets a top speed that cannot be surpassed) were installed on car motors (in Canada, at least) but eventually they were no longer mandatory.  I think...
Canada to reject refugees with claims in other countries

Canada to reject refugees with claims in other countries


Via: 1stwarrior  •  53 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Canada intends to change the law to make it harder for asylum seekers rejected by countries like the US to file refugee claims at the border. The move comes as thousands of asylum seekers have crossed the border after their claims were rejected in the US. Amendments were introduced on Monday evening in the Liberal government's 392-page omnibus budget bill. An influx of asylum seekers...
Apr 09 9:20pm @3.3 Nobody said "ALL".  There are limits to everything.  Canada said one million legal immigrants are wanted, but as for refugees, I don't know. 
Apr 09 9:14pm @1.1.17 "..." They sure as hell ARE tougher. LOL
Apr 09 9:11pm @1.1.16 I have absolutely no problem with LEGAL immigration, even to the extent that my wife would never be able to pass the point test, which is one of the reasons why I will be spending the rest of my...
Apr 09 9:04pm @1.1.14 Kavika, I think you, who just moved to Florida, would know that a lot of the north part of Canada would be pretty hard to live in.  Most of Canada's population lives pretty close to the border with...
Apr 09 8:59pm @1.1.13 End abortions?  ALL abortions?  Ever had a tour of the ward at the top floor of Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children?  How would you like a job looking after the "monsters"?
Palestinians Target Students

Palestinians Target Students


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  1 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Palestinians Target Students by  Khaled Abu Toameh , Gatestone Institute, April 9, 2019 Last month, the largest university in the West Bank, An-Najah University in Nablus, issued a directive banning the Islamic Bloc student list from carrying out any activities on campus, without giving any reason for the ban. In the past week, Palestinian Authority security forces...
Apr 09 8:26am @1 "..."
Dear Trump Supporters: You Lost The Right To Smear Biden When You Voted For A Sexual Predator

Dear Trump Supporters: You Lost The Right To Smear Biden When You Voted For A Sexual Predator


Via: Don Overton  •  241 comments  •  3 days ago
Donald Trump and his supporters are having a field day in response to the news that former vice president Joe Biden’s affectionate style of politicking has made a handful of women uncomfortable over the years. While these women aren’t alleging sexual assault, they do have the right to come forward and share any type of behavior that made them feel violated. It’s a demonstration of just how...
Apr 09 12:33am @1.2.16 "..." I think I'm one of very few people on this site who can say that without lying.
It's National Library Week

It's National Library Week


By: JohnRussell  •  22 comments  •  2 weeks ago
At the Chicago Public Library website, this is some of the material that a library card holder has available to them for FREE.    --- Almost any Hollywood movie you can think of, in DVD form. Tens of thousands of books, including current best sellers,  in "e-book" form  , which can be read on your browser, E-Pub, or Kindle formats.  Thousands of audio books, through either...
Apr 09 12:19am @15 When I was pre-school, my mother used to take me to the main public library in our home town.  This is a vintage "post card" photo of it - and as I still remember, the children's room was on the...
Apr 08 8:54pm @13 It's great to see how many members love libraries and take advantage of them - seems as if reading is one of their favourite pastimes, doesn't it?  Wouldn't it be nice to see those "book-lovers"...
Apr 08 7:24pm @5.1 One of the things I really regretted when I left Canada was to have to sell my annually updated Encyclopedia Britannica. I learned much from using it.
Danny DeVito: ‘Dumbo’ teaches people to be proud of their differences

Danny DeVito: ‘Dumbo’ teaches people to be proud of their differences


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  5 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Apr 08 9:21pm @5 His presence improves movies. IMO movies like Romancing the Stone and The Rainmaker are better because of him.
Israel’s Netanyahu Vows to Annex West Bank Settlements if Re-Elected Tuesday

Israel’s Netanyahu Vows to Annex West Bank Settlements if Re-Elected Tuesday


Via: JohnRussell  •  31 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has upped the stakes in the run-up to a critical election Tuesday, vowing to annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank if he is re-elected to a fourth consecutive term . Netanyahu laid out the position that could very well mark the end to a two-state solution with the Palestinians as he continues to struggle to get right-wing voters...
Apr 08 7:04pm @7 It's no surprise to me how effective media bias and Palestinian propaganda is when I see some of the comments of NT members.  It's very "progressive", isn't it, to ignore actual factual truth about...
Apr 08 7:24am @3.2.5 Yes, in fact it's SO true it's not permitted to be seen.
Apr 08 12:45am @5 Just so you know that false news creates false impressions, Netanyahu did NOT say he would annex the West Bank.  He said he would annex the settlements, and they are located in Judea and Samaria,...
Apr 08 12:19am @3.2.3 It's okay, Tex, [deleted]
Apr 08 12:17am @3.1.10 "..." I truly doubt that - your statement is just bullshit unless you can back it up with legitimate statistics. If some do, and that is possible, the numbers would be negligible, and I'm not so...
Why doesn't the U.S. use the Metric System?

Why doesn't the U.S. use the Metric System?


By: Thrawn 31  •  215 comments  •  5 days ago
No article here, just something I was thinking about.  Why doesn't the U.S. use the metric system? The "Standard System" or really "British Imperial System" is sooooooo fucking stupid. It literally makes no sense, there is absolutely no method to the madness. It is so stupid that not even Britain uses it anymore.  12 inches in a foot? What the fuck kind of increment is that? Then,...
Apr 08 1:30am @11.1 "..." Maybe so, but who had a 12 inch foot? Canada went metric when I was 33 years old so I have never got over my confusion about which to use.
The Looney Bin 3

The Looney Bin 3


By: JohnRussell  •  137 comments  •  one week ago
People who vote for Donald Trump in 2020 need to be embarrassed of themselves for the rest of their lives. 
Apr 08 12:07am @1.2 I like you, John, and NT would not be the same without you, so I'm really concerned about what you might do to yourself if Trump wins in 2020. [deleted]
Sen. Tom Cotton Demands IRS Investigation into SPLC's Tax-Exempt Status

Sen. Tom Cotton Demands IRS Investigation into SPLC's Tax-Exempt Status


Via: Keep America Great!  •  175 comments  •  2 weeks ago
On Tuesday, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) demanding an investigation into whether or not the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) should lose its tax-exempt status. His letter comes after weeks of turmoil with the SPLC struggling with scandals of alleged racism and sexism. The organization fired its co-founder , saw its president and other...
Apr 07 9:22pm @3.3.17 You make a very good argument, but I really don't give a shit about Trump - he's not MY president,  and what does he have to do with SPLC anyway? However, when an organization spews hatred on...
Apr 07 9:07pm @3.3.16 Maybe it's a can of worms, or a Pandora's box, that SHOULD be opened.
Apr 07 5:55am @3.3.10 Do you deny that it has caused people to use guns to shoot or threaten others?  I can give you examples. Do you deny that it has been sued for wrongly libeling anyone?  Do you want an example of...
Apr 03 8:45pm @2.3.3 I would not support the JDL either. Notwithstanding its stated good intentions of fighting antisemitism it went overboard, accused of terrorist activities.  Just as I would not support SPLC that...
Apr 03 7:32pm @2.3.1 Oh, you're right.  It is the money that is donated to them by people who think it will be used beneficially that they are throwing away.  That itself should be a signal to anyone who wants to...
Apr 03 12:21am @2 "..." I think that's a very good reason to confirm in order to deny the tax-exempt status.  Using taxpayer money to pay off lawsuits when they overstep should be another reason.
Deadly germs, Lost cures: A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy

Deadly germs, Lost cures: A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy


Via: XDm9mm  •  18 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Here's the entirety of the article.  It is quite scary and sobering to say the least. Last May, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery. A blood test revealed that he was infected with a newly discovered germ as deadly as it was mysterious. Doctors swiftly isolated him in the intensive care unit. The germ, a fungus called...
Apr 07 7:38pm @5.1.3 ...and drinking out of a lawn hose.
Apr 07 12:20am @5 Normally, perhaps due to my age and reduced patience, when I see an article that is pages long I tend to ignore it, but in this case I carefully read the whole thing. I've always felt that I had a...
A 2016 hangover: Some Bernie Sanders supporters still upset

A 2016 hangover: Some Bernie Sanders supporters still upset


Via: Ender  •  36 comments  •  2 weeks ago
IOWA CITY, Iowa — It was hard to miss Cheri Pichone's excitement about Bernie Sanders' second presidential run. She showed up to a recent Iowa rally decked out in Sanders gear, complete with a figurine of the Vermont senator and progressive icon. But underneath her exuberance, the 36-year-old was still mad about the last Democratic primary, when Sanders' bid for the presidency fell short...
Apr 07 7:35pm @3.2.1 Hey. that rhymes! If Bernie were honest, He'd run as a Communist. A great jingle for use at primaries time.  In the meantime, I'll bet that BDS supporter would like to sew his foreskin back on.
Apr 06 7:18pm @3 He's bound to get the support of the Pro-Palestinian BDS supporters and Communists.
Does Anyone Collect Old Emails?

Does Anyone Collect Old Emails?


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  44 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By PETER FUNT   APRIL 5, 2019 For more than a century, baseball fans in Chicago have saved ticket stubs to preserve memories, both fond and frustrating, of their beloved Cubbies. Some Cubs’ tickets — like one from the 1932 World Series in which Babe Ruth is said to have “called his shot” before homering for the Yankees — are worth thousands. But most, sitting in drawers or pasted...
Apr 07 3:35am @1 I feel for that loss.  Perhaps I'm just old school, but in Canada I was a collector, and the things I collected (most of which are now gone) were important to me - for the memories.  As Bob Hope...
Dog owners are much happier than cat owners, survey finds

Dog owners are much happier than cat owners, survey finds


Via: Badfish Hαηd ⊕Ƒ †Hε Ωuεεη  •  214 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The well-respected survey that’s been a barometer of American politics, culture and behavior for more than four decades finally got around to the question that has bedeviled many a household. Dog or cat? In 2018, the   General Social Survey   for the first time included a battery of questions on pet ownership. The findings not only quantified the   nation’s pet population   — nearly...
Apr 06 11:14pm @14.1.10 Thanks RW.  I should have realized it was a private group and I shouldn't have posted the link.  A couple more photos: Fidget finds a friend:
Apr 06 10:14pm @14.1.1 https://thenewstalkers.com/raven-wing/group_discuss/5126/memories-of-my-beloved-buddy-fidget
Apr 06 8:13pm @14 I had to quit reading these stories - brought back how much I miss my Fidget.
'Pet Sematary' is best when it explores the destructiveness of male fragility, not zombies

'Pet Sematary' is best when it explores the destructiveness of male fragility, not zombies


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  44 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   Meredith Clark “Pet Sematary,” like the best Stephen King books, is frightening because it’s rooted so deeply in universal anxieties — nature’s power, grief, the destructive power of male fragility. The new movie version, directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmeyer, works far better when it focuses on those themes rather than on violent jump scares and zombie babies. It still...
Apr 06 6:30pm @1.2.9 Agreed.  Our imaginations are capable of exceeding what we see.
Apr 06 6:47am @1.2.1 A good point, Ender.  I think I once did an article about which was better - a novel or a movie adapted from the novel, or in the very rare situation where a novel is based upon a movie (such as...
Legend of the Singing River

Legend of the Singing River


Via: Ender  •  14 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Legend of the Singing River  by Lorin Thompson Pascagoula, Mississippi Post Office Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. LORIN THOMPSON WAS BORN IN PITTSBURG, Pennsylvania in 1911. After being awarded the commission to create the New Deal-era mural  Legend of the Singing River  in Pascagoula, Thompson, would gain most of his...
Apr 06 5:45am @1.1 Thanks, Ender, for posting this very interesting and educational story and artwork.
No REPTILE DYSFUNCTION here … Just CREATIVE ARTS GROUP THURSDAY/FRIDAY

No REPTILE DYSFUNCTION here … Just CREATIVE ARTS GROUP THURSDAY/FRIDAY


By: A. Macarthur  •  55 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Bearded Dragon Lizard © A. Mac/A.G.
Apr 05 8:56pm @11.1.3 Yes, the significance of shedding its skin being symbolized as rebirth makes absolute sense to me.
Apr 05 8:51pm @12.1 Thanks, RW, for that information and the links.  I'm happy to say that my animal sign is the Otter. Interestingly I have always been most comfortable near water, whether ocean, lake or river, and...
Apr 05 6:35pm @9.1.3 Many Chinese people keep turtles as pets for good luck.
Apr 05 6:34pm @10.1 It may not be bigger than my stone turtle, but it sure as hell looks more vicious.
Apr 05 6:32pm @11.1 What is the significance of the snake?  What is the meaning of hanging feathers from it?  Feathers hang from my dreamcatcher as well.
Apr 04 9:16pm @1.3 My turtle is bigger than your turtle. LOL
Apr 04 9:11pm @7 Are these water snakes or eels?  I guess if they're water snakes this mess of them being sold at a street market in Chongqing would be Indiana Jones' worst nightmare.
It's as simple as this !

It's as simple as this !


By: It Is ME  •  32 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Don't pray for an easy life, pray to be a stronger man. John F. Kennedy
Apr 05 6:40pm @9.1 Kept in a "safe room".....
Apr 05 6:39pm @8.1.1 It used to be that we didn't have to lock our doors.....
Apr 03 9:57pm @2.1.2 You will never see me complain about legal immigration - compliance with the point system would be just fine. But you seem to want to just open the doors - open them wide. There are millions of...
Apr 03 9:18pm @8 Really good post, It Is ME. 
Apr 03 9:13pm @2.1 Now THAT should be posted on all the articles that criticize Trump for having a similar concern. I guess it shows up the HYPOCRISY of the Democrats, doesn't it.
Apr 03 9:03pm @5.2 Be careful, John.  You're provoking Pacino to tell you to say hello to his little friend.
Using tidal energy to power off-the-grid towns

Using tidal energy to power off-the-grid towns


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  18 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Apr 04 9:55pm @2.1.1 Thank you, Krishna - you are right.  I knew that the area I had read about was in the Maritime region of the east coast of Canada and I mistakenly thought it was near the mouth of the St. Lawrence...
Apr 04 6:17am @2 I recall reading many years ago about a proposal to harness the tidal energy outside the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, where apparently the tides are quite powerful. I don't think it went...
Is There Method To "the left's" Madness ?

Is There Method To "the left's" Madness ?


By: JohnRussell  •  65 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Back in 2016 Democrats were faced with a fork in the road. Bernie Sanders, a self avowed democratic socialist was running for the party nomination on a platform of medicare for all, free college for all, a $15 per hour national minimum wage, and other "leftist" policies. The other road was the more traveled one following Hillary Clinton. At the time, many Democrats thought the more prudent...
Apr 04 9:38pm @3.3.3 Waiting for an answer....
Apr 03 7:27pm @3.2.2 To Keep America Great: Since you will not tell me what the YouTube that you directed to me, that you must know I cannot open, is about I will flag it and ask for it to be deleted.
Apr 03 6:55pm @3.3.2 Ah, THAT'S why you have so much knowledge about the movies.  I didn't realize we had another SWAMI on the site, capable of reading the future. Since you're good at it, I would really appreciate...
Apr 03 7:56am @3.2.1 China blocks YouTube, Google, Facebook and Twitter, so I would appreciate knowing what it is you posted.
Apr 02 7:43pm @3 “If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain.”  (Sir Winston Churchill) "..." In my opinion, that may be attractive to a person...
Light-Minded

Light-Minded


By: A. Macarthur  •  18 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Staying occupied … trying to "keep things light." © A. Mac/A.G.
Apr 03 8:26pm @5.1 Which lighthouse was your favourite?
Apr 03 8:25pm @6 Since lighthouses are of major interest in this article, the only lighthouse with which I am personally familiar was at the canal through the Burlington Beach strip that divided Burlington Bay from...
 'Wide-open potential for abuse': States are ground zero in the fight against child marriage

'Wide-open potential for abuse': States are ground zero in the fight against child marriage


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  32 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   Dartunorro Clark In 2017, when California state Sen. Jerry Hill heard about a local 12-year-old girl getting married to a 28-year-old man, he thought it was just a sick rumor. “It’s one of those, ‘You’re kidding me, that’s not happening here,’” Hill told NBC News. Then he learned the truth: It was happening, and it was legal. Hill discovered that child marriages occur...
Apr 03 8:04pm @6 My father was 20 when he married my mother who was 21 - but he died from a heart attack just before their 50th anniversary.
Apr 02 3:22am @2 I think that there is a religion where forced marriage of young children is permitted, and that may influence decisions.  Has it not already been established in many cases that the right to...
Why Trump Will Lose IN 2020

Why Trump Will Lose IN 2020


By: JohnRussell  •  125 comments  •  6 days ago
Steven Beschloss‏   @StevenBeschloss Mar 30 He cheats. He lies. He steals. He acts with cruelty. He relishes hate. It’s still stunning to realize millions & millions knew all this & still they wanted him to lead our country. It’s stunning to realize millions & millions are watching this now & still want him in charge....
Apr 03 12:01am @1.1.14 I should have said "Would the percentage be at least equal to those who previously didn't support him but after that experience supported him."  In other words, did the "blow job" change the...
Apr 02 8:55pm @9.1.1 I'm not so sure about that. The fact that he's openly pro-Palestinian would give them reason to support him to also try to establish that they are NOT antisemitic. 
Apr 02 8:49pm @1.1.9 I wonder what percentage of Americans changed their opinion of Bill Clinton from good to bad because of the "blow job"? Would it be at least equal to those who previously didn't but after that...
Apr 01 9:22pm @9 Maybe what's going to happen in the next election depends of who will be the Democratic candidate - What if it will be Bernie Sanders and I'm not so sure who would like him to be their leader.  The...
Supreme Court says the Constitution does not ensure a ‘painless’ execution

Supreme Court says the Constitution does not ensure a ‘painless’ execution


Via: 1stwarrior  •  68 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Constitution does not guarantee a “painless death” for condemned murderers, deciding that a Missouri inmate may be executed by a lethal injection despite a rare, severe condition that could cause him to suffocate. By a 5-4 vote, the court rejected Russell Bucklew’s claim it would be cruel and unusual punishment to inject him because...
Apr 02 8:42pm @3.1.26 I don't believe it is quite so immediate, but I believe it would happen in a month after the decision, and I'm not so sure there is no appeal process. The fact of a long delay, as in so many years...
Apr 02 6:57pm @9.1.4 I'm with you on that.  When I see what Bucklew did it does incite a rage for retribution, but for the reason you stated, the innocent man situation, to which I would add genuine mental illness, I...
Apr 02 6:50pm @3.1.24 Then perhaps the Chinese method of a bullet in the back of the head is the most humane form of execution.
Apr 01 7:24pm @9 Having seen what Bucklew did, screw the Constitution. He deserves to be tortured. Oh!  Did I really say that?  Me, a Canadian and advocate of banning the death penalty?
Apr 01 7:22pm @3.1.1 Hah!  I was going to say that - instant death, no pain.
New York teacher fired over topless selfie plans to sue school district

New York teacher fired over topless selfie plans to sue school district


Via: JohnRussell  •  28 comments  •  3 weeks ago
New York teacher fired over topless selfie plans to sue school district VIDEO AT LINK BELLPORT, Long Island -- A middle school teacher from Long Island is planning to sue her former school district after she was fired, she alleges, for a topless selfie. Lauren Miranda, 25, has taught math at Bellport Middle School for the past four years. She says a topless...
Apr 02 7:22pm @4.1.6 "..." IMO that says it all, and anyone who is not aware of that these days doesn't have the wherewithall to be in ANY position of authority.
CHUCK SCHUMER CALLED ‘SHM*CK SCHUMER' BY CALI. ARAB-AMERICAN CAUCUS CHAIR

CHUCK SCHUMER CALLED ‘SHM*CK SCHUMER' BY CALI. ARAB-AMERICAN CAUCUS CHAIR


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  16 comments  •  3 weeks ago
CHUCK SCHUMER CALLED ‘SHM*CK SCHUMER' BY CALI. ARAB-AMERICAN CAUCUS CHAIR Arab-American Democrat from California slams Senator Chuck Schumer with a Yiddish slur over his alleged loyalty to the ‘fascist Israel lobby.’ BY   HAGAY HACOHEN, JERUSALEM POST,  MARCH 31, 2019 Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) speaks after a vote on legislation for funding the Department of Homeland...
Apr 01 9:01pm @2.3.1 LOL.  I don't expect John to answer that question..... 
Apr 01 8:57pm @2.2.6 Her father and brother obviously saw the "Light......Unto the Nations". 
Apr 01 7:11pm @2.2.4 Most Jews of the Reform and Conservative movements (which I believe form the greater majority of American Jews) prefer a more liberal form of Judaism, and have already as shown by that choice tend...
Apr 01 9:23am @2.1.3 The Ultra-Orthodox Jews converse in Yiddish. Some people might think that "putz" is a golf term.  LOL
AOC: Our side doesn’t name-call like those xenophobic, white supremacists on the right

AOC: Our side doesn’t name-call like those xenophobic, white supremacists on the right


Via: Keep America Great!  •  39 comments  •  3 weeks ago
MSNBC hosted a town hall event Friday night with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discussing her Green New Deal. During a discussion in the second segment of the event, former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis suggested the left was in danger of becoming the thing it hated most, i.e. the Tea Party. He politely suggested that the crowd in Brooklyn (where the town hall was held) cheering for AOC was...
Apr 01 7:36pm @9 "AOC: Our side doesn’t name-call like those xenophobic, white supremacists on the right" Really?  What about this?  Calling Schumer a "traitor" doesn't count? "CHUCK SCHUMER CALLED ‘SHM*CK...