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Draining the rainbow swamp

Draining the rainbow swamp


Via: XXJefferson#51  •  60 comments  •  3 hours ago
Have you had your fill of "pride" yet? Corporations, government agencies, online sites, schools. AT&T, Walmart, Kellogg's, Nationwide, Ikea. I was already on rainbow overload when I opened the mail. An unmarked letter contained a flyer listing Bible verses ("Love your neighbor," etc.) followed by "We're praying for you!" and signed "Happy Pride!" The envelope was full of...
Jun 25 11:12pm @1.3.5 Rainbows can form at waterfalls also
Elizabeth Warren wants reparations for gay people

Elizabeth Warren wants reparations for gay people


Via: Badfish H҉a҉n҉d҉ ҉o҉f҉ ҉D҉o҉o҉m҉  •  29 comments  •  2 days ago
And she has a list of other groups as well. Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has added “gay and lesbian couples” to the growing list of groups for whom she would support reparations. Citing a tax code that was “discriminatory” against non-heterosexual married couples, Warren tweeted Saturday, “It wasn’t until marriage equality became law that gay & lesbian couples...
Jun 23 10:43pm @5 Any reparation payments are going to cause a major backlash and great  resentment 
Supreme Court: 40-foot tall, cross-shaped World War I memorial can continue to stand on public land in Maryland

Supreme Court: 40-foot tall, cross-shaped World War I memorial can continue to stand on public land in Maryland


By: Texan1211  •  42 comments  •  5 days ago  •  LOCKED
WASHINGTON (AP) — A World War I memorial in the shape of a 40-foot-tall cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The justices, in ruling 7-2 in favor of the cross' backers, concluded that the nearly 100-year-old memorial's presence on a grassy highway median doesn't violate the First Amendment's establishment clause, which prohibits the...
Jun 21 11:13am @11.1.1 Thanks.  I wasn't sure about that.  Do you know if some agreement was made when highway was widened? 
Jun 21 10:44am @11 Wasn't the cross on private land when built and when the highway was widened the land ended up becoming part of the highway medium?
What Truck Drivers Think About Autonomous Trucking

What Truck Drivers Think About Autonomous Trucking


Via: Bob Nelson  •  13 comments  •  5 days ago
So this week , I've been visiting (and sleeping, eating and showering in) truck stops in Nevada, Utah and Idaho, to hear what truck drivers themselves have to say about the future of their profession. Wendy MacNaughton is a graphic journalist based in San Francisco.
Jun 21 11:04am @4 Railroads have spent billions on PCT (Positive Train Control) that the government thought would be a good idea. It does not work right.  Trains don't have to steer or share their tracks with others...
THIS IS A NEW MULTIPLE CHOICE ANSWER MOVIE QUIZ

THIS IS A NEW MULTIPLE CHOICE ANSWER MOVIE QUIZ


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  5 comments  •  4 days ago
THIS IS A NEW MULTIPLE CHOICE ANSWER MOVIE QUIZ PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWERS AS A COMMENT TO THIS QUIZ UNTIL FRIDAY OR IT WILL RUIN IT FOR EVERYONE ELSE.   BUT IF YOU SEND ME (BUZZ OF THE ORIENT) A PRIVATE NOTE WITH YOUR ANSWERS YOU CAN DO SO IMMEDIATELY, AND I WILL REPLY WITH YOUR SCORE AND THE CORRECT ANSWERS.  CHOOSE ONE ANSWER ONLY FOR EACH QUESTION. This quiz was...
Jun 21 10:30am @3 I guessed at many
For Squeaker

For Squeaker


By: MrFrost  •  69 comments  •  3 days ago  •  LOCKED
16 years ago, my wife and I were looking at property to buy. We spent months looking at different places but one place really struck us as almost perfect. It was heavily wooded, no power, no water, no cable, nothing. Just a 5 acre plot towards the end of a dead end gravel road. No one else had bought any land up there, (and honestly, the gravel road was encroached upon by vines and small...
Jun 19 2:49pm @22 Sorry about your friend, they bring us much happiness and you are taking care of him   Charger, Bo dog and Bailey puppy 
Happy Birthday Perrie!

Happy Birthday Perrie!


By: Uptownchick  •  75 comments  •  one week ago
Happy birthday to someone who is smart, gorgeous, funny and reminds me a lot of myself… from one fabulous chick to another!
Jun 18 9:44am @10 Happy Birthday
What does your car know about you? More than you might think.

What does your car know about you? More than you might think.


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  166 comments  •  17 hours ago
Jun 17 10:33pm @7.1.5 I think I am going to have to tell my Jeep Cherokee to go set in back yard until January when it can have antique tags, not one bit of rust on body but underneath might not pass inspection.  Great...
U.S. to permanently end foreign aid for Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador

U.S. to permanently end foreign aid for Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador


Via: JohnRussell  •  15 comments  •  one week ago
U.S. to permanently end foreign aid for Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Image The State Department announced Monday afternoon that it is cutting off any further aid to Guatemala, Honduras or El Salvador until the countries take "concrete actions to reduce the number of illegal migrants coming to the...
Jun 17 5:53pm @3 We gave them money and it did not do us any good.  
Democrat border mayor goes ballistic over ‘dumping’ of illegal aliens in his town

Democrat border mayor goes ballistic over ‘dumping’ of illegal aliens in his town


Via: 1stwarrior  •  14 comments  •  one week ago
Del Rio used to be a quiet town of 40,000 residents bordering Mexico in central Texas. Even as the Rio Grande Valley to its southeast has seen constant waves of Central American migrants since 2014, Del Rio was untouched by the border crisis. Now, this part of Texas is one of the fastest-growing smuggling routes and is also   the primary route of African migrants   coming from countries...
Jun 17 2:33pm @6 Sounds like this Mayor wants a wall and wants it now
Immigrants’ sponsors to be on hook for ‘every dollar’ if new arrivals end up on dole, new Trump appointee warns

Immigrants’ sponsors to be on hook for ‘every dollar’ if new arrivals end up on dole, new Trump appointee warns


Via: Vic Eldred  •  90 comments  •  one week ago  •  LOCKED
Sponsors of legal   immigrants   to the United States received word Friday that they’ll be on the hook “for every dollar” if those immigrants end up receiving welfare funds or other public support instead of earning a living and paying taxes. The message came Ken Cuccinelli, a former   Virginia   state attorney general who last week became acting director of U.S. Citizenship and...
Jun 16 10:22pm @8 I am glad they finally found a job for Ken Cuccinell.  This might be something he can do
Are You Sure You Actually 'Like' Your Private Health Insurance?

Are You Sure You Actually 'Like' Your Private Health Insurance?


Via: Bob Nelson  •  54 comments  •  one week ago
When I talk to friends , family, and colleagues about Medicare for All, sometimes someone asks, “but don’t people like their insurance?” It’s not hard to see where they got that idea. Even with the Affordable Care Act’s protections against the insurance industry, too many of us worry about dire financial consequences if our health takes a turn for the worse. FOX13 Salt Lake City...
Jun 14 12:50pm @8 The health insurance companies we have now have proven to me that they can't or won't do what is needed.  They try very hard to get out of paying for things
How to pick a good watermelon

How to pick a good watermelon


Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  11 comments  •  2 weeks ago
How to pick a good watermelon A flavorless watermelon is a reason for a good cry. By Robin Shreeves, Mother Nature Network, June 4 2018 A ripe, full-of-flavor watermelon is one of summer's joys. (Photo: bondvit/Shutterstock) Watermelon is the fruit that symbolizes summer the most to me. It conjures memories of childhood summers, when my friends and I would devour...
Jun 14 12:43pm @5 Yesterday, I bought a quarter slice of watermelon at the store, was as good as it looked 
The Worst Patients in the World

The Worst Patients in the World


Via: sandy-2021492  •  25 comments  •  2 weeks ago
For years,   the United States’ high health-care costs and poor outcomes   have provoked hand-wringing, and rightly so: Every other high-income country in the world spends less than America does as a share of GDP, and surpasses us in most key health outcomes. Recriminations tend to focus on   how Americans pay for health care , and on   our hospitals and physicians . Surely if we...
Jun 13 10:42pm @6 Thanks to a great dentist I still have almost all of my teeth
Supreme Court rejects atheists' attempt to scrub 'In God We Trust' off US currency

Supreme Court rejects atheists' attempt to scrub 'In God We Trust' off US currency


Via: XXJefferson#51  •  375 comments  •  2 days ago
Video Show me the motto. The Supreme Court rejected an atheist case Monday to remove "In God We Trust," the national motto, from all coins and currency from the Department of Treasury. Michael Newdow, the same activist attorney who tried to remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance, lost his case, arguing Congress' mandate to inscribe "In God We...
Jun 13 5:43pm @13 Does "in God we trust" on money mean that God is guaranteeing that our money will always be good?    
New York state lawmakers introduce bill to decriminalize sex work

New York state lawmakers introduce bill to decriminalize sex work


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  79 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   Erik Ortiz A group of Democratic lawmakers in New York state introduced a bill Monday that seeks to decriminalize sex work and make it legal to engage in the consensual sale of sex. The   bill , which follows similar legislative efforts in other states, including Massachusetts and Maine, would go further by vacating prior convictions of people engaged in activity that would no...
Jun 12 10:02pm @16.1 That is the Best Badfish yet
Jun 12 12:04pm @17.1 They might get a discount or 2 for price of 1
Jun 11 10:11am @8 Progress is coming
I Want To Thank Perrie

I Want To Thank Perrie


By: JohnRussell  •  55 comments  •  2 weeks ago
I am creating this article for the purpose of thanking Perrie for everything she does for Newstalkers , and for being a great leader of this forum for 8 years. Lord knows it has not always been easy for her. There are times when the membership, the topics and the comments and even interactions of members can "try men's souls".  I imagine there are times when she feels up against it....
Jun 12 9:58pm @17 Perrie deserves all members thanks. I was unhappy when NV was closed down and very happy NT was here  
DHS chief reveals startling stat on asylum seekers who skip hearings, disappear

DHS chief reveals startling stat on asylum seekers who skip hearings, disappear


Via: KDMichigan  •  15 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The acting Homeland Security secretary gave lawmakers a glimpse Tuesday into just how many asylum seekers skip their hearings after being released into the United States -- telling a Senate panel that a recent program found 90 percent miss their court dates. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan how many asylum seekers coming across...
Jun 11 11:28pm @6 That 10% show up surprises me 
Arguments for Abortion Mimic the Arguments for Slavery Before the Civil War

Arguments for Abortion Mimic the Arguments for Slavery Before the Civil War


Via: XXJefferson#51  •  245 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Both the arguments for slavery in the 1800s and the arguments for abortion rely on a central claim: that a human being is less than human. The dehumanization of black people relied on pseudoscientific claims that they were inferior. The dehumanization of unborn babies relies on claims that they are "just a clump of cells" or part of a woman's body. In both cases, a growing movement of moral...
Jun 11 11:39am @17.1 Like Axlotl tanks from Dune 
Jun 11 11:29am @10.3.29 "..." her pregnancy, not anybody else's 
Jun 11 10:20am @16.1.2 we also did not get run over by a truck or get some disease so we were lottery winners  
Jun 09 8:54pm @16 Can it be proved a fetus knows anything?
Jun 09 2:17pm @5.3.1 getting pregnant is not the problem, being forced to remain that way when they don't want to is
Jun 09 1:56pm @5.2.2 Being prohibited from removing something that is inside of you and affecting what you can do, that you do not want is slavery
Jun 09 12:57am @13         " Early Christianity forbade the killing of an unborn baby in the womb" what does early Christianity have to do with the rights of an American woman in 2019? 
What would you choose?

What would you choose?


By: MrFrost  •  85 comments  •  2 weeks ago
So, simple question... If you could choose to be any being, what would you choose? Fictional? Non-fictional? Fantasy? Science fiction? Over the eons of time, what would you choose to live as? Mammal, reptile, amphibian... Take your pick...
Jun 10 10:54pm @17 Zeus or a Vorlon   
Over 40 Prosecutors Refuse To Enforce New Anti-Abortion Laws

Over 40 Prosecutors Refuse To Enforce New Anti-Abortion Laws


Via: Gordy327  •  13 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Dozens of state and local prosecutors released a statement Friday vowing not to enforce extreme anti-abortion restrictions recently passed in their states. “As elected prosecutors with charging discretion, we choose not to prosecute individuals pursuant to these deeply concerning laws,” reads the statement issued by Fair and Just Prosecution, an advocacy group whose members include local...
Jun 07 11:45pm @4.1.1 I have been a Crimson Tide fan since Bear Bryant was coach but this BS is starting to hurt that 
Jun 07 11:16pm @4 I read that because of a disagreement over Alabama's new abortion law, that a 26 million dollar donation to the University Of Alabama was returned.  (I don't have a link)  
Texas Republican Says Women Should 'Absolutely' Be Jailed For Having An Abortion

Texas Republican Says Women Should 'Absolutely' Be Jailed For Having An Abortion


Via: Tessylo  •  37 comments  •  3 weeks ago
U.S. Texas Republican Says Women Should 'Absolutely' Be Jailed For Having An Abortion   Jenavieve Hatch, HuffPost   16 hours ago   A Texas Republican said last week that he believes women who have  abortions  should “absolutely” be punished. In a  video  released by abortion access advocacy group Reproaction on May 30, Rep. Ron Wright (R-Texas), who was elected in...
Jun 07 11:54am @4   “Hitler made the trains run on time …" The German trains ran on time before Hitler.  the trains on time thing is about Mussolini in Italy Weather the trains are on time or late, abortion is a...
Dodgeball isn't just problematic, it's an unethical tool of 'oppression': researchers

Dodgeball isn't just problematic, it's an unethical tool of 'oppression': researchers


Via: Badfish H҉a҉n҉d҉ ҉o҉f҉ ҉D҉o҉o҉m҉  •  21 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Thousands of academics are gathering in Vancouver for the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences from June 1-7. They will present papers on everything from child marriage in Canada to why dodgeball is problematic. In its  Oh, The Humanities!  series, the National Post showcases some of the most interesting research. The games children play in schoolyards are famously...
Jun 05 11:13pm @7 Dodgeball was fun and you didn't get out if you got hit, everybody had to stay on the floor
The Independents Dilemma

The Independents Dilemma


By: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  474 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
Recently in a political discussion, I was asked why do I always take a side. I was kind of shocked since I really don't participate in political discussions much. The reality of my life is that I don't take sides in politics since I view partisanship as pointless. What I do care about are the issues, the character of the politician, and current events that will impact my life.  But the...
Jun 05 10:28pm @24.2.10 "..." I vote my self interest and for things I like.  Been a long time since I read "The Prince" in college but I remember point, A big problem is there is some issues with both parties I...
Jun 04 10:07pm @24 I am independent because both parties have some things I like and some things I really am against. There are somethings I think are important and both parties avoid  
 Swinging in his harness, unable to veer away from the town, he dangled helplessly as his chute carried him straight toward the church steeple at the edge of the square.

Swinging in his harness, unable to veer away from the town, he dangled helplessly as his chute carried him straight toward the church steeple at the edge of the square.


By: JohnRussell  •  4 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Almost as soon as he left his plane, Private John Steele of the 82nd’s 505th Regiment saw that instead of  landing in a lighted drop zone he was heading for the center of a town that seemed to be on fire. Then he saw  German soldiers and French civilians running frantically about. Most of them, it seemed to Steele, were looking  up at him. The next moment he was hit by something...
Jun 05 10:10pm @3 When I was a little boy, there was a neighbor who was in 82nd Airborne in WWII.  One day he saw us playing Army with toy tanks in a dirt pile and he told us some stories.  He said he was lucky to...
A wealthy televangelist explains his fleet of private jets: ‘It’s a biblical thing’

A wealthy televangelist explains his fleet of private jets: ‘It’s a biblical thing’


Via: Gordy327  •  88 comments  •  3 weeks ago
In the waning days of 2015, renowned televangelist Kenneth Copeland laid out exactly why he needs a luxury private jet to do his job: you can’t “talk to God” while riding commercial. Criticized at the time for his use of extravagant planes, Copeland argued travel for his work would be difficult, nay, impossible without them. The Texas-based preacher invoked his mentor, prosperity gospel...
Jun 04 9:58pm @3.1.4 That was funny and it would not surprise  me if it were true
Norman Rockwell, Realist

Norman Rockwell, Realist


Via: Vic Eldred  •  5 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
F or the past few months, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., has been traveling the  Four Freedoms  paintings by Norman Rockwell (1894–1978), which the museum owns.   Rockwell finished them in 1943.   They were quickly published in  The Saturday Evening Post  and became famous.   The show,  Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt, and the Four Freedoms , opens this...
Jun 02 1:11pm @5 I like his work
When Abortion Suddenly Stopped Making Sense

When Abortion Suddenly Stopped Making Sense


Via: Vic Eldred  •  150 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
By   FREDERICA MATHEWES-GREEN January 22, 2016 9:00 AM A t the time of the  Roe v. Wade  decision, I was a college student — an anti-war, mother-earth, feminist, hippie college student. That particular January I was taking a semester off, living in the D.C. area and volunteering at the feminist “underground newspaper”  Off Our Backs . As you’d guess,...
Jun 02 12:13am @3.1.21 they are going to open doors they don't want opened and some they have not thought about 
Jun 01 11:59pm @3.1.20 "..." OK, If he says abort it, then that is what happens? 
Jun 01 11:37pm @3.1.18   would indicate life It is drawing on resources of another, they need to consent to the draw . If they want it that is good and mother gets a child she wants.   Same principal when they built a...
Jun 01 11:06pm @5.1.2 I don't care how it happened, I support the results and I don't care how it happens I support things that protect Second Amendment rights and there are some other things I don't care how it happens...
Jun 01 10:58pm @4.2.10     show us the right of privacy It is up inside her, you can't get much more private than that  
Jun 01 10:50pm @4.2.5     "decent women!" could you give some description of what you think "decent women" are?    
Jun 01 10:44pm @4.1.6 I will tell you that too.  But many that are opposed to abortion believe in the bible
Jun 01 10:42pm @4.1.5 Now about the legal point,  As a male, I have right to get a haircut, trim my toe nails, have medical procedures, ect ,ect.   Why the is one thing my that sister can do that I can't restricted?...
Jun 01 10:33pm @4.1.2 Assume that you are right on that. There are still two arguments - a legal one and a moral one. First that the Court had no legal basis for the Roe decision. Second, nobody can tell us where life...
Jun 01 10:30pm @4.1.1 US population is too high and past what can be supported.  Overpopulation makes every problem worse.  We need to lower our birth rate and my position on foreigners is they need to stay in their...
Jun 01 10:13pm @3.1.4 and where is the fetus getting it's nutrition, who is it feeding from?  
Jun 01 10:07pm @4 Vic, what are you going to do with the population increase you are going to cause? We can't take care of our citizens as it is
Anti-Vaxxers are the Worst Kinds of People

Anti-Vaxxers are the Worst Kinds of People


Via: Thrawn 31  •  124 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Jun 01 10:10pm @2.1.3 "..." That is the best description I have heard for them.