What the Feud and Reconciliation between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Teaches Us About Civility
Via: FLYNAVY1 • 16 comments • 2 minutes ago
Donald Trump did not invent the art of the political insult but he’s inflamed the level of vitriolic public discourse and incivility to a new low unmatched by other presidents. In a tainted tradition that has permeated our history, other presidents have not been immune to dishing out acerbic insults against one another.
John Quincy Adams was livid that Harvard University planned to...
Jun 17 10:08amFLYNAVY1@4.1.5Wally, you do realize that the founding fathers were progressives don't you? They sure as hell weren't conservatives because if they were, we'd still be a commonwealth of England.
Jun 17 10:08amBadfish...@5Wait, we can learn something from the founding fathers? I thought this was the era of tearing down statues and dismissing their lives because of slavery?
Jun 17 10:00amJohnRussell@4.1.4In general you are probably right, but Obama read and can write a little, Bush read, Clinton read, even Reagan read and could express himself in full and cogent sentences.
I think it's more than...
Jun 17 9:59amJBB@1.1.1Do you like beind lied to as if you could not even discern the difference?
Jun 17 9:58amWallyW@4.1.3Any positive comparison between any of the Dem candidates and any one of the Founders is even more futile
Jun 17 9:56amJBB@3.1Based on McCullough's outstanding biography that miniseries is excellent...
Jun 17 9:55amFLYNAVY1@4.1.2Hell John, our entire government has "devolved" over the last 30 years. Personally I think it has a lot to do with losing those that fought in WWII being in office. They were able to compromise...
Jun 17 9:54amJBB@2.1.1It should bother everyone that our President lies to us with impunity...
Jun 17 9:52amWallyW@2.1Sounds like that really bothers you.
Jun 17 9:49amWallyW@1.1The do-nothing Dems have been using the fear factor since day one of his presidency....to little to no effect.
Only natural for him to shove back, and it only bothers his haters
Jun 17 9:36amJohnRussell@4.1.1In the era that you bring up, most of the people who ran the country were men of letters, they wrote voluminously , read constantly, and thought about the nature of government and society.
Jun 17 8:46amFLYNAVY1@4.1All three men you mentioned were visionaries. The progressives of their time. Adams and Franklin were well rooted in the fundamentals of life and state. Jefferson while a well known inventor,...
Jun 17 8:28am1stwarrior@4Have always like Adams and, after reading many "tales" of Jefferson, have to concur with Adams that Jefferson had “a mind soured, yet seeking for popularity, and eaten to a honeycomb with ambition,...
Jun 17 7:32amsandy-2021492@3I've been rewatching the HBO miniseries about John Adams on Prime. I know there's a lot of license taken, but I thought it captured the spirit of their relationship in its ups and downs.
Jun 17 7:26amJBB@2Due to his own sensitivity to criticism Adams foolishly enacted The Aliens and Sedition Act which Jefferson used to savage his old friend in his rush to the White House thereby robbing Adams of a...
Jun 17 6:31amFLYNAVY1@1Personally I think it is all a big diversion to keep us divided and distracted so the powerful can continue to laugh all the way to the bank.
This week, two oil tankers exploded in the Persian Gulf, reportedly as a result of a limpet mine attack . Neither tanker flew a US flag. One was Panama-flagged, and the other was Marshall Islands-flagged. No one was killed.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo immediately accused the Iranian regime of being responsible for the attack. Pompeo told reporters that the accusation was “based on...
Jun 17 10:03amFLYNAVY1@8.1Shall we add Prarie Masker and Nixies to the CWIZ installation?
Jun 17 9:46amSparty On@10.1.3It goes back much further than that. The feuds go back to biblical times.
Jun 17 8:email@example.comVery good point.
Jun 17 8:49amFLYNAVY1@10.1.1Imagine what the middle east would look like today without everyone finding oil reserves under that sand.
Jun 17 8:firstname.lastname@example.orgIf the UK hadn't decided to create random countries by combining enemy tribes, I wonder what the Middle East would look like now.
Unfortunately, whether we intervene or not, things are always bad...
Jun 17 8:25amSparty On@10Like it or not without US intervention the middle east, as we know it today, would be gone. One can debate whether we should just let that happen or not but one can not debate the overall...
Jun 17 7:59amVic Eldred@9McMakem is arguing against American intervention on many fronts, from the minor significance of tanker bombings to what regime change in the Iranian theocracy might look like. He seems to have left...
Jun 17 4:16amFLYNAVY1@7.2.3"..."
Jun 17 4:13amFLYNAVY1@4.1....Iran is attacking neutral shipping.
Like you love to say.... "GOT PROOF ?"
Fortunately the Iranians aren't nearly as stupid as you make them out to be Sean. Ask yourself the question.........
Netanyahu unveils Trump Heights, Israel's newest town
Via: JohnRussell • 6 comments • 9 minutes ago
Netanyahu unveils Trump Heights, Israel's newest town
Eglash, Ruth . The Washington Post ; Washington, D.C. [Washington, D.C]17 June 2019: A.11.
Site in disputed territory named for president as thanks for policy move
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his first steps Sunday to...
Jun 17 10:email@example.comWe’ll begin at the end. No new community named for U.S. President Donald Trump was actually established on Sunday in the Golan Heights.
But somehow it may not have been all that surprising had it...
Jun 17 10:01amJBB@3.1.1Netanyahu's wife plead guilty to corruption and Bebe is under indictment...
Jun 17 9:57amJohnRussell@3.1Netanyahu understands that the best way to ensure future Trump initiatives that further Netanyahu's plans for the region can be best greased by flattering Trump with monuments and placards and...
Jun 17 9:53amJBB@3Urp!
Jun 17 9:28amJohnRussell@2Trump endorses establishment of Israeli settlements on Golan Heights. Town named "Trump Heights".
Sounds like an old Peter Sellers type comedy movie.
Our world's politicians are comedians.
Jun 17 9:26amJohnRussell@1"..."
Trump Sinks Even Lower
Via: Atheist יוחנן בן אברהם אבינו • 165 comments • 10 minutes ago
This pitiful excuse of a man and disastrous disgrace to this country and its presidency seems intent on showing us how completely devoid of honor, dignity, respect and decency he is. Along with an equally scumsucking Laura Ingraham he had the disgusting audacity to spout his filthy lies and attacks with the graves of fallen Americans in the background.
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Jun 17 10:firstname.lastname@example.org This centrist has a huge problem with being called a left winger. So anybody who isn't a far right fascist is now a left winger?
Jun 17 4:email@example.com"..."
Everything Trump does is bad. Sad that far right wingers forgive him for his insanity
Jun 17 12:03amPerrie...@2.1.30"..."
It is not only permissible, but it is also encouraged.
Hey, Joe Biden! Here Are Some Scandals You Forgot
Via: XXJefferson#51 • 9 comments • 12 minutes ago
"Know what I was most proud of?" presidential candidate Joe Biden told a crowd on Wednesday. "For eight years, there wasn't one single hint of a scandal or a lie."
In an era where every presidential tweet is an existential threat to democracy, there are probably plenty of people who believe this myth. Off the bat, though, it should be mentioned that even liberal fact-checking outfit...
Jun 17 9:58amBob Nelson@3.1.2"..."
I'm going to enshrine that statement...
Jun 17 9:28amXXJeffersonfirstname.lastname@example.orgTrump is a paragon of virtue compared to the sleaze that is Obama-Biden.
Jun 17 9:25amXXJeffersonemail@example.comWas that before or after she applied the byte of bleach to it?
Jun 17 9:12amRonin2@3.1"..."
What, a never Trumper is upset because someone had the temerity to remind people that the Obama Administration was corrupt POS, that was given a free ride by the media?
Jun 17 3:15amBob Nelson@3Seriously?
A Trump True Believer TM is upset by warmed-over semi-scandals from long ago... while the current Administration is at a level of nepotism, corruption and malfeasance unseen for many...
Jun 17 3:05amXXJeffersonfirstname.lastname@example.orgSo many Obama-Biden scandals, so little idiot Biden memory of America’s years of darkness. Obama Biden was 8 years of non stop scandal.
Jun 17 1:46amThe Magic...@1.1"..."
what? she just wiped her server with a cloth.... LOL
Jun 17 1:43amDismayed...@2Well I read it, but where was the beat? They pull out all these bullshit supposed scandals as their remix tape but it all falls flat to anyone who actually has read and understands the facts. Why...
Jun 17 12:54amXXJefferson#51@1“Today, President Trump's Twitter attacks on CNN reporters are threats to the future of free expression. Back in 2012, the Obama's Department of Justice spied on the Associated Press, tapping...
Uncle Bernie Saws Off His Own Limb with Outlandish Socialism Defense
Via: XXJefferson#51 • 10 comments • 14 minutes ago
Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders’ attempt to promote “democratic socialism” as a political platform recalls former Vice President Walter Mondale’s 1984 convention speech promise: “Mr. Reagan will raise taxes. And so will I. He won’t tell you. I just did.”
A gift which my bosses at President Reagan’s re-election campaign accepted with undisguised glee. Especially when...
Jun 17 9:57amBob Nelson@3.1.3"..."
Would you really measure yourself against him, Wally? Kinda pretentious, no?
Jun 17 9:35amWallyW@3.1.2And he still hasn't learned a damn thing.
Jun 17 9:22amXXJeffersonemail@example.comAnd we are still waiting for him to grow up.
Jun 17 8:41amBob Nelson@3.1Bernie is 77 years old.
Jun 17 8:12amVic Eldred@3Here's my profile of a democratic-socialist:One who just graduated college, has a mountain of student debt, yet can't find a fitting job and currently lives in mom & dad's basement.
Jun 17 3:17amBob Nelson@2.2"..."
Bernie has changed the national debate.
Rather than depend on right-wing sites to understand Bernie, you might want to read his own words...
Jun 17 3:00amXXJeffersonfirstname.lastname@example.orgThe author wrote much more about here and Austria and France and the rest of the Eurozone and the failures of democratic socialism in those places much more than the mess in Venezuela.
Jun 17 1:37amTᵢG@2"..."
Funny thing, here Bernie does actually get it right. He properly stated a key objective of Democratic Socialism. It is naive and unrealistic for him to run on such an objective given...
Jun 17 1:36amThe Magic...@1.1what I find interesting is, trump was elected because the previous 8yrs went too far left.
and now the left is going even further left thinking that somehow will get them elected...
Jun 17 12:43amXXJefferson#51@1“Even as he seeks to hang the label of “authoritarian” — a term he used no fewer than 10 times — on President Trump and business interests.
Nice try, Unc. But you got it backwards: such “economic...
In historic shift, Vatican to consider married priests for Amazon region
Via: Bob Nelson • 3 comments • 15 minutes ago
The recommendation , contained in a working document prepared by the Vatican for a synod of bishops from the Amazon scheduled for October, also called for some kind of “official ministry” for women in the area, although it did not elaborate.
It was the most direct mention ever in a Vatican document of the possibility of a married priesthood, albeit limited, and a greater ministerial...
Jun 17 9:55amBob Nelson@2.1Absolutely!
Jun 17 9:26amkatrix@2"..."
I would think they could better serve God if they weren't devoting so much energy to tamping down the sexual urges that almost all normal humans experience. It's one of our strongest...
Jun 17 9:20amBob Nelson@1"..."
This is nonsense.
The idea that a man must castrate himself emotionally, in order to represent Christ to others is... sick.
And the idea that the Catholic Church forbids marriage to...
A Down and Dirty White House, by Maureen Dowd
Via: Bob Nelson • 1 comments • 17 minutes ago
It is very disorienting when those who are supposed to be our highest moral exemplars have no morals — not even of the alley-cat variety.
During the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, it was stunning to see wide swaths of clergymen, responsible for teaching children right from wrong, perverting right and wrong.
Now it is shocking to see an American president with a...
Jun 17 9:54amBob Nelson@1"..."
"American values"?? Is there still such a thing, after two years of Trump?
Jun 17 9:email@example.comI have a farm co-op a block from my office. I'll try there first, just because I'd like to get rid of them soon, before the dog tries to eat one.
Jun 17 7:firstname.lastname@example.orgOoops. Right, don't try that.
I would think Amazon could be a source for the CV-80D.
Jun 17 6:email@example.comIt's in the flower beds around my house, buried in mulch. So, can't do that.
Jun 17 1:firstname.lastname@example.orgI have a gasoline and match cure that has never failed. Hopefully you wont need that.
Jun 17 12:42amBuzz of the...@13.1.7I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,And a...
Jun 17 12:26amBuzz of the...@13.1.6Excellent post,SP. However, you made me laugh with this:
When I was a junior counsellor at summer camp at the age of 18, the camp had a contest to see who had the hairiest shoulders. I...
AOC signals she'd support Biden if he was Dem nominee: 'Absolutely' must beat Trump
By: JohnRussell • 6 comments • 55 minutes ago
Alexandria Ocasio Cortez shone in her first Sunday morning news program interview. She was clear, to the point, energetic, and likable. She's going to be a big force in American politics for a long time to come.
Jun 17 9:15amWallyW@1.2.1Yep!
The impeachment process must move forward.......and fail.
Jun 17 6:48amEat The...@1.2I do, too. She is a surprise, creative, dedicated and smart. As far as Biden, I would like to see a BIDEN/KAMALA HARRIS ticket for the win in 2020. In my view, Biden will run only for one term, if...
Talking With Yourself Is Preferable to Talking To A Trump Supporter!
By: Eat The Press Do Not Read It • 9 comments • an hour ago
Hi, Eat the Press - Do Not Read It, readers, I am John K Roberts , not, my alter selves: Jonathan Livingston Pigeon-Poo, "Doctored", or, "The Reverend Oral Fleece, Straight From the Street & Not from the Police", nor, the many other personaes that I employ to keep creditors at bay. It is a gift, I suppose, having so many personalities percolating in my head. When we got our first TV...
Jun 17 8:54amFLYNAVY1@6If you talk in your sleep are you talking to yourself?
Jun 17 8:22amEat The...@3.2No, how rude of you to interrupt us. I was talking to myself.
When We Kill
Via: Bob Nelson • 2 comments • an hour ago
“I hereby sentence you to death.”
The words of Judge Clifford B. Shepard filled the courtroom in Jacksonville, Fla., on Oct. 27, 1976. Shepard was sentencing Clifford Williams Jr., whom a jury had just found guilty of entering a woman’s house with a spare key entrusted to him and then shooting her dead from the foot of her bed.
It was a bizarre verdict, for forensics showed that...
Jun 17 8:52amDudley Sharp@1.1[deleted]
Jun 17 5:06amBob Nelson@1What is the moral difference between killing a prisoner by lethal injection... or by beheading?
Please read the seed before Commenting.
fcc hits alex jones radio station with 15k fine
Via: nightwalker • 5 comments • an hour ago
Radio station that airs Alex Jones hit with $15K FCC fine.
The Federal Communications Commission has lowered the boom on a pirate radio station known for its broadcasts of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones – and also hit it with a $15,000 fine that its owners are refusing to pay.
Jun 17 8:email@example.comI don't understand why he'd even bother replacing Sanders. He doesn't do press briefings, because they give people a chance to ask questions - he prefers rallies where he can deliver a monologue...
Jun 17 4:27amFLYNAVY1@2.1.1Nah....... She's looking for a high level propaganda position on Fox.....
Jun 17 3:firstname.lastname@example.orgI don't think so, even Alex Jones has taken several considerable creditability hits although I'm sure he has his hardcore followers yet, but not enough.
trump will probably be looking for a new...
Jun 17 3:20amFLYNAVY1@2Are we looking at Trump's new White House Communication Secretary to replace lying Sarah Huckleberry-Sanders?
Jun 17 3:20amnightwalker@1The owner of Pepe the frog thought he was getting a good deal without having to take it to court.
Does anyone actually listen to this nit-wit after he admitted it "was all a act" during his...
The Big Question for the Fed This Week: Did We Make a Mistake?
Via: Bob Nelson • 3 comments • an hour ago
Central bankers pride themselves on being the grown-ups of economic policy.
They want it known they’re basing their decisions on sound economics rather than political considerations. They wish not to be pushed around by what traders in financial markets and cable news pundits want. Or even by the president of the United States.
Jerome Powell, the Fed chief, has told colleagues...
Jun 17 8:34amBob Nelson@2.1I doubt that Krugman takes much account of what Trump says about the economy.....
Do you have anything to say about the seed?
Jun 17 8:29amSparty On@2For the Trump is satan crowd: he has been saying all along that the hikes were premature....
Jun 17 7:03amBob Nelson@1"..."
For the Krugman-is-Satan crowd: he has been saying all along that the hikes were premature.
Trump Ordered Dramatic Cuts To Expert Science Panels
Via: Bob Nelson • 1 comments • 3 hours ago
The Trump Administration wants to dramatically cut the expert panels that widely advise federal agencies on pollution, public health, spending, and planning, according to a White House executive order released late on Friday.
Often called "the fifth arm of government," there are about 1,000 of these advisory committees that act as a reality check on agencies, operating under a 1972...
Jun 17 6:27amBob Nelson@1Heaven forbid that we should actually know what we're doing....
Will They Ever Leave Him Alone? Christian Baker Jack Phillips Is Being Sued—Again
Via: XXJefferson#51 • 319 comments • 4 hours ago
Remember Jack Phillips, the Christian baker from Colorado who was sued for refusing to make a cake for a gay wedding? He's being sued again, for the third time, by the same lawyer who tried and failed to take him down last time.
Attorneys for a Denver woman greased the pan for yet another legal battle against a Lakewood bakery already burned around the edges from a series...
Jun 17 5:20amXXJeffersonemail@example.comI never said that. I simply compared and contrasted. But they don’t have a lot of ego inflating purple over there either.
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In praise of Clarence Thomas
Via: XXJefferson#51 • 6 comments • 5 hours ago
When Justice Thomas rightly observed that abortion based on race, sex, or disability amounts to giving constitutional protection to the eugenics movement, liberals cried "foul" – because he struck the highly sensitive note that liberals want to stand in God's place.
Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is, once again, under attack.
And, once again, the attacks are from...
Jun 17 5:09amXXJeffersonfirstname.lastname@example.org Perrie Halpern R.A. replied to livefreeordie @2.1.63 2 weeks ago
This is totally tied to your religious beliefs. Otherwise, you wouldn't be giving people the one choice, which is to...
Jun 17 5:01amXXJeffersonemail@example.com MrFrost replied to Gordy327@2.1.14 2 weeks ago
In other words, exactly what they complain the left does all the time.
Jun 17 4:51amXXJeffersonfirstname.lastname@example.org Dulay replied to Sean Treacy@1.1.46 one week ago
Oh please DO name the names of the clerks you spoke of. I already know that Woodward admitted that Potter was the source for...
Jun 17 4:44amXXJefferson#51@3My new avatar is nothing I believe in but is a sweeping generalization blood libel of us Trump supporters that was allowed to stand per moderation on one of my front page seeds by another NT member.
Jun 17 4:40amXXJefferson#51@21 seeder XXJefferson#51 2 weeks ago
“And he gets to the heart of the matter at the conclusion of his opinion: "Although the Court declines to wade into these issues today, we cannot avoid...
Jun 17 4:29amXXJefferson#51@1“The nation's founders explained in the preamble to the Constitution that we "do ordain and establish this Constitution" to "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity."
Is it wrong to make fun of a "sitting" president, but, OK, for a standing one?
By: Eat The Press Do Not Read It • 18 comments • 5 hours ago
DISCLAIMER: Warning Fellow NewsTalkers.com, this Epistle is ripe with "Man Talk" It is kicked about "cheer", upon the LEFT side, down the "tater", aka, the RIGHT side of the debate of fools. Therefore, it may not be suitable for "Up Tight", civilized folks with their heads buried in a collection of 2000 + years religious transcripts, written centuries after the events, but, with the...
Jun 17 4:47amFLYNAVY1@9.1.1My staunch republican wife is so anti-Trumpf/GOP right now, I doubt that she would vote for the likes of Reagan or Eisenhower right now simply because of the "R" next to their names.
Jun 17 2:25amCB@9.1I know, right? It is like I try to control my impulse to speak about him. But for years now, it is like every day I open my eyes to hear something this empty can rolling down the steps of the White...
Jun 17 2:17amFLYNAVY1@9The man should be a constant target of ridicule, off taste jokes, and should most definitely be the poster child for the need of effective birth-control. Standing, sitting, horizontal, kneeling,...
Jun 17 1:56amCB@2.1.1THANK YOU! For helping me friend out!
Jun 17 12:17amSplit...@2.1"..."
Well, it appears that you locked your articles, probably inadvertently , so I unlocked them.
At the top of this story "box" in the right hand corner there are five icons for you to use,...
Hill push to battle foreign election interference is stuck at McConnell roadblock
Via: nightwalker • 5 comments • 5 hours ago
Hill push to battle foreign election interference is stuck at McConnell roadblock
The Senate majority leader has not allowed a vote on any of the bipartisan measures to strengthen election systems and make it harder for hostile powers to manipulate social media. WASHINGTON — Not every Republican agrees with President Trump that foreigners have a role to play in American elections.
Jun 17 4:38amFLYNAVY1@4....Sadly, it also seems to be working.
As much as I hate to admit it, Americans are a pretty selfish materialistic lot. Sure we come together to sandbag against floods, or lend a hand after a...
Jun 17 3:email@example.comSeems to be the plan. Sadly, it also seems to be working.
Jun 17 2:51amFLYNAVY1@3When Americans lose confidence in the validity of their votes being cast, it is then that we stand to lose the republic to autocrats and capitalists forever. McConnell and his GOP minions have...
Jun 17 2:24amnightwalker@2hjkkllkkoop[oiuuyn
A key piece of trump's reelection strategy?
Jun 17 2:16amThrawn 31@1The GOP gives foreign govts the green light for election interference.
Liberals use Father’s Day to mock Barron Trump while president wishes best to most ‘vicious critics’
Via: XXJefferson#51 • 1 comments • 5 hours ago
Even Father’s Day is not safe from politics in 2019. Donald Trump’s critics used the holiday as an excuse to once again go after the president. What made their attacks worse than usual is that many of them used Trump’s 13-year-old son, Barron, as a platform for their political attacks.
A report that the president would be spending part of Sunday golfing with Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) sent...
Jun 17 4:16amXXJefferson#51@1““Leave Barron Trump out of your bulls***. Anyone invoking his name for political purposes is f***ing SCUM, I don’t give a f*** where you fall politically. STFU about him. He’s a CHILD. I cringe so...
HA! Hannity Gives Acosta The Ultimate Smackdown When Declining His Media Request
Via: XXJefferson#51 • 1 comments • 6 hours ago
Over the last week, CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta has been pimping his new book, "The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America." Of course, Fox News' Sean Hannity discussed the book on his program. And when Acosta got word of it, he was upset about it. He's not mad at Hannity for talking about the book. He's upset because Hannity refused to have the CNN...
Jun 17 3:56amXXJefferson#51@1“CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta has been pimping his new book, "The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America." Of course, Fox News' Sean Hannity discussed the...
TRUMP: ‘Over 400 Miles of Wall’ Will Be Completed By End of 2020
Via: XXJefferson#51 • 13 comments • 6 hours ago
President Donald Trump revealed this morning that his administration will have built more than 400 miles of border wall along the southern border by the end of 2020, and said that the entire wall will be finished soon after.
While being interviewed by phone on Fox News’ morning show “Fox & Friends”, President Trump revealed that his administration will have completed more than 400...
Jun 17 3:23amFLYNAVY1@2.2.1...
Jun 17 3:12amXXJefferson#51@5Trump and the Mexican government worked well together on making progress against illegal aliens in Mexico. If Mexico really can keep them away from our border there won’t be a need for them to pay...
How to fight back against leftist censorship
Via: XXJefferson#51 • 69 comments • 6 hours ago
We all know about the leftist leanings of the so-called masters of the universe, the internet giants. We all know about the discriminatory treatment that many of us on the right are experiencing. The question is: How do we respond? Do we pick up our marbles and leave? Do we build our own platforms? Do we stand up and fight? Or perhaps it’s a combination of all of the above?
Jun 17 3:22amXXJeffersonfirstname.lastname@example.org://youtu.be/9lZjqQmS7LU
What does your car know about you? More than you might think.
Jun 17 3:08amBob Nelson@8This is the world that's coming.
The real topic here isn't even the cars - your fridge may "know" as much. That little Alexa speaker sitting next to your TV can answer all sorts of questions,...
Jun 17 12:53amdave-2693993@7My cars know nada, zip, zilch about me and I can state that with authority.
Jun 17 12:47amBuzz of the...@6Oh oh! If your car has any parts made in China, then China knows all about you too. LOL
Jun 17 12:42amDulay@5Since I drive an 89 Jeep Wrangler, the only thing my car knows is that I never take it to a car wash.
Jun 17 12:38amMrFrost@4Have a good night all.
Jun 17 12:38amMrFrost@3.1.3I get that, in the Jeep I usually put it on just to shut it up, but in the beater I don't.
Jun 17 12:37amMrFrost@2.1.2"..."
Yet it survived in the Earth for millions of years just fine. When I bought my Jeep they told me if I don't drive it for 3 months I should bring it in to have the tank drained because of,...
Jun 17 12:email@example.com"..."
Same, but it's about a quarter of a mile for me. And it dings at any speed over 5 mph.
Jun 17 12:34amMrFrost@3.1.1LOL very true. In my old beater Chevy, it complains for a minute, then stops, but my 2019 Jeep? It complains constantly. I live a mile down a private road, so when I stop to get the mail at the...
Jun 17 12:firstname.lastname@example.orgI didn't unsubscribe, but it quit emailing me. I guess it figured out I was on top of the washer fluid thing.
Jun 17 12:email@example.comIf that alert was as annoying as my damned seatbelt alarm, it would be very effective.
Jun 17 12:22amSplit...@2.1Yes, when I lived in the great North East, my GM product emailed me constantly.
At 5AM, when the temperature was 31degrees all of my tires were unsafely UNDERinflated,
but at 5PM with...
Jun 17 12:16amMrFrost@3Next thing ya know it will be telling you when you need to get your teeth cleaned... Oh Hi Sandy!
Jun 17 12:14amsandy-2021492@2The first time my car ran out of washer fluid, it emailed me to remind me to buy some. Helpful, but disturbing.
Jun 17 12:00amPerrie...@1Makes me nervous to get into my car. Who knows who it's' reporting to.
Debunking Libertarianism: "Taxation Is Theft! Abolish The Income Tax!"
Via: JohnRussell • 58 comments • 7 hours ago
This is a long article, I am posting just a small portion of it.
Perhaps you'll remember this moment from one of the 2012 GOP presidential debates where Ron Paul was asked how his system would deal with a person in need of serious medical care:...
Jun 17 3:00amCB@8.3"..."
Exactly what "right" do you want to be able to execute on the person of another? There can be no uniformity of action where hundreds, thousands, millions, handle 'cases' differently. It has...
Jun 17 2:51amCB@8.1.3"..."
Two things come to mind:
President Lincoln would not 'split' this union of the states under no circumstances. Thus, we had a civil war. ("More violence.")
A 'divide continent' would not...
Jun 17 2:firstname.lastname@example.orgIf it is not optional, why is there a threshold? If it is not optional, why is there an exception for filing a tax return? And, since it is, in your opinion, not optional, why is it the...
Jun 17 12:email@example.com"..."
Then, only those with either the financial means or knowledge of the law would achieve justice. Might (financial, intellectual, or otherwise) would make right. If a poor man is attacked,...
Donald Trump attacks Sadiq Khan in tweets over London deaths
Via: Bob Nelson • 8 comments • 7 hours ago
The row between Donald Trump and Sadiq Khan has escalated again after the US president called the London mayor “a disaster” in response to violence in the capital, where three men have been killed in separate attacks in less than 24 hours .
Retweeting a post by right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins about the killings, the president said the capital needed a new mayor “ASAP” and that...
Jun 17 2:41amBob Nelson@4.2That would mean applying rules to Trump.
There are no rules.
‘He’s just a psychotic’: Letterman looks back with regret on his dozens of Trump interviews
Via: JohnRussell • 11 comments • 7 hours ago
‘He’s just a psychotic’: Letterman looks back with regret on his dozens of Trump interviews
...The December 1987 episode launched a decades-long on-screen dance between the two men. Trump would reportedly go on to appear more than 30 times on both Letterman’s “Late Night” and its CBS successor, “Late Show.”
“More than 30? Wow! You’re welcome, America,”...
Jun 17 2:37amCB@3.1.1Please. It is not like YOU can shut down the lies and alternative dimension of Trump's twitter account, or can you? There is an old saying that goes, "Even fools are thought wise if they keep...
Jun 17 2:32amCB@4.1Trump is using republican-conservative evangelicals (there is another separate 'fold' of evangelicals not party to these folks) even as much for cover as they are using him for conservative judge...
Supreme Court rejects atheists' attempt to scrub 'In God We Trust' off US currency
Via: XXJefferson#51 • 308 comments • 7 hours ago
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 17 2:15amThrawn firstname.lastname@example.org"..."
With no followers because atheists will not support that assertion.
Jun 17 2:email@example.com"..."
What are you claiming that I said? I am bordering on abandoning this discussing with you because you are very emotional on the subject of religion and that doesn't bode well for having a...
Jun 17 1:19amDismayed...@15.1.46"..."
I think that's the point you seem to be avoiding. Nothing in the gospels or anywhere else has ever even claimed to be Jesus' own writing. Everything has been some ancient persons version of...
Jun 17 1:11amTᵢG@15.1.45By pretending that I am spinning you are actually the one doing the spinning Tacos!.
You gave me the link to her claim. I read it and the context quote.
Show me specifically where I am...
Jun 17 1:05amTacosfirstname.lastname@example.orgShe has had multiple opportunities to say "that's not what I meant." Instead, she has continued to argue, demanding ever-changing standards of evidence because she thinks she can dismiss them....
Jun 17 1:01amTᵢG@15.1.43"..."
Given, as you note, no qualifiers how do we know that she was referring to Jesus the person rather than the Son of God?
One hint is that she is talking about adult belief in Jesus....
Jun 17 12:59amTacosemail@example.com"..."
I advise you to stop making blanket claims about antiquity. You're like 0 for a kajillion.
Pliny the Younger was tasked by Trajan with investigating Christians for the purpose of...
Jun 17 12:46amTacosfirstname.lastname@example.org"..."
What garbage. If they all included the same exact details, you'd claim they were just copying each other. There is no justification for saying that three of the gospels are unreliable...
Jun 17 12:45amTacosemail@example.com"..."
No qualifiers. No nuanced definitions. None of the other BS she has tried to couch it in since she made this absurd claim.
US Cyber Command has reportedly been aggressively targeting Russia’s electrical grid
Via: Bob Nelson • 10 comments • 8 hours ago
The United States Cyber Command has made a number of incursions into Russia’s electrical infrastructure in recent months, according to a new report in The New York Times . Officials that the publication spoke with characterized the moves as a warning to Russia that the US is willing to operate more aggressively in this arena to deter potential cyberattacks.
According to the Times...
Jun 17 2:07amThrawn firstname.lastname@example.orgI hope our cyber war division (you know we have one) operates completely independent of the current president. Honestly it would be far better if he didn't even know it exists.
Jun 17 2:05amThrawn email@example.comI do enjoy good satire.
Jun 17 2:01amThrawn firstname.lastname@example.orgOh I am sue he has already told them to cease ALL activity.
Jun 17 2:00amThrawn 31@7"..."
I'd be upset if they weren't. The cyber war is the only one that matters going forward. The winner of all future war will be those who won in cyberspace before the actual shooting even...
Trump's Bad Polls Leaked and He's Pissed
Via: Krishna • 4 comments • 7 hours ago
Days before President Trump is set to launch his reelection bid, internal polls have leaked that look pretty awful, and now Trump is out to get the pollsters who collected the data. A Trump advisor told the Times that the campaign will be letting go three of the five pollsters they currently employ in response.
The leaked polls showed Trump losing to Joe Biden by double...
Jun 17 2:03amFLYNAVY1@4The only numbers I care about are the ones on the first Wednesday morning in November 2020. Those are the electoral college numbers. I hope to hell that the American voters wake up enough to vote...
Jun 17 1:55amThrawn 31@3Oh he isn't pissed, they are so old they don't reflect current opinions, but at the same time they are fake, so they don't reflect anything at all. Of course if they were favorable they would be...
The Power Of Great Music
By: JohnRussell • 37 comments • 8 hours ago
Post some great music folks
STILL - Martina McBride
WAKE ME UP - Avicii
SO MANY STARS - Sarah Vaughn
TELL HIM IM NOT HOME - Chuck Jackson
Jun 17 2:01amCB@33John Splithoff - 'Show Me' feat. Madison Ryann Ward (Acoustic)
Physicists reverse time using quantum computer
Via: Larry Hampton • 28 comments • 8 hours ago
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology teamed up with colleagues from the U.S. and Switzerland and returned the state of a quantum computer a fraction of a second into the past. They also calculated the probability that an electron in empty interstellar space will spontaneously travel back into its recent past. The study is published in Scientific Reports .
Jun 17 1:email@example.comReminds me of a Ray Bradbury short story.