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Appeals court decision affirms tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians

Appeals court decision affirms tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians


Via: 1stwarrior  •  10 comments  •  6 days ago
Tribes can serve orders of protection against non-Indians due to their "inherent" sovereignty, a federal appeals court ruled this week, speaking to an issue that several presidential candidates are raising on the campaign trail. By a unanimous vote, the  6th Circuit Court of Appeals  on Tuesday said the  Violence Against Women Act  of 2013 recognized tribal authority against "any...
Sep 12 5:25am @1.1 Love it..... about damn time too! Could this be the start of a reversal of or at least a review of previous bad court decision that went against NAs? I know it takes money for the various tribal...
Sweden Declares The Word T R U M P  to be offensive

Sweden Declares The Word T R U M P to be offensive


By: JohnRussell  •  72 comments  •  yesterday
It is a little more complicated than the title suggests, but not much. A man applied for a vanity license plate in Sweden , which he wanted to read TRUMP, but the government agency that dispenses the auto license plates rejected the application, declaring the word "offensive".  I dont recall the words OBAMA , BUSH, CLINTON, or REAGAN being banned from license plates around the world,...
Sep 11 10:36am @5.2.13 False narrative Dean.  For DECADES (since Reagan's first term) the GOP has been pushing the four wedge issues of God, Guns, Gay Bashing, and Abortion to win elections.  The party of fiscal...
Sep 11 8:43am @5.2.9 Right........ I know it's a waste of time to ask you to prove the statement you make Dean, but I sure wish you would do it for once. 
Sep 11 7:34am @5.2.7 Then what are the excuses/mantras for all the takers in the "Red States".
Sep 11 3:59am @5.2.5 I ground it out for 30 years in the US at 65-70 hours a week, and that's fine when you are younger and looking to have all of the toys.  In many ways its required to work those hours just to stay...
Sep 11 3:38am @5.1.2 And the system here in Germany that serves a small European population of 82 million isn't viable to take care of infrastructure, healthcare for all, educational needs all while maintaining a...
Trump Fires John Bolton Over Taliban Talks Disagreement

Trump Fires John Bolton Over Taliban Talks Disagreement


By: JohnRussell  •  142 comments  •  6 days ago
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump · 4m I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore.......
Sep 11 8:34am @1.4.2 That's funny, I would think you would want people to keep more money in their pockets by having lower pump prices. I would figure that you would want companies to reduce their transportation costs...
Sep 11 5:58am @1.4 Bolton's departure should drop oil prices....
Sep 11 3:29am @17.1.1 They aren't complaints Tex, just observations of what seems to be an almost everyday occurrence of the shit show in the WH. 
Sep 10 2:05pm @11.2 Caribou Barbie should take Kellyanne Conjob's post just so we can have a change of scenery, and then Michelle Bachman could handle LGBT relations for the Whitehouse...
Sep 10 1:50pm @13 Bolton had to go because Trump said he was responsible for his drop in approval from 42% to 36%.
Memorial Cross Victory

Memorial Cross Victory


Via: CB  •  17 comments  •  an hour ago
Let me be perfectly clear. I have no good use for the American Center for Law and Justice, its founder Jay Sekulow, and his son Jordan Sekulow. Hey! Are you aware Jay Sekulow is currently President Trump's personal lawyer. How about that! I have been listening to "the Center" on my car radio for quite some time (off and on); and,  I finally think it is time for...
Sep 11 3:17am @3 It's a memorial to those that sacrificed.... leave it alone.  Just keep in mind that not all those that paid the ultimate price, were Christians.
Shia Muslims Celebrate Ashura (WARNING: Some people may find photos to be upsetting)

Shia Muslims Celebrate Ashura (WARNING: Some people may find photos to be upsetting)


Via: Krishna  •  66 comments  •  5 days ago
The day commemorates the death of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the prophet Muhammad. Credit: AFP or licensors THESE incredible pictures show devout Muslims using knives to slice open their heads - and those of children - during the traditional Ashura show of faith in Iraq. They are among the millions of Shia Muslim worshippers currently taking part  in annual ceremonies...
Sep 11 3:14am @11 I can't help but think how much further along humanity would be, and how much better the world would be without all forms of organized religion. Faith is nothing more than self imposed...
Bank accidentally puts $120,000 in couple’s account. They were arrested after spending it, police say.

Bank accidentally puts $120,000 in couple’s account. They were arrested after spending it, police say.


Via: Freefaller  •  21 comments  •  one week ago
Imagine waking up one day to find an extra $120,000 in your bank account. You did not make $120,000 or win $120,000, but there it is, $120,000, just sitting there. Cool!  What would you do with all that cash? Pay off the mountain of student loans you’d otherwise be stuck with till you die? Buy a house? Buy a car? Buy this weird-looking rich-people furniture? Maybe you should call the...
Sep 09 8:32pm @2.1 The interest on the repayment loans, by the time they get them paid off should keep them well reminded of their stupidity. 
Prof. Muhammad Bashouti: The scientist who makes smart devices from molecules

Prof. Muhammad Bashouti: The scientist who makes smart devices from molecules


Via: Krishna  •  6 comments  •  one week ago
Photo of Dr. Muhammad Bashouti by Wolfgang If you isolate a single molecule of a conductive metal, can it conduct energy all by itself? That question nagged  Muhammad Bashouti   in high school and stumped his science teacher. So, this inquisitive son of a Muslim Galilee farmer made the correct assumption that every molecule does contain some of the properties of the whole....
Sep 09 11:30am @4 This is right along the lines where single board mounted IC chips are now becoming micro-sized chemical processing plants.  They are able to assemble chemical compounds molecule by molecule.   The...
  The Navy is the US military's fattest service branch, new Pentagon report reveals

The Navy is the US military's fattest service branch, new Pentagon report reveals


Via: FLYNAVY1  •  65 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The US Navy is the fattest branch of the US armed forces, with an obesity rate of 22 percent, a new Department of Defense report revealed. While the Navy has a problem, it isn't the only service getting fat. Obesity is on the rise across all the services. The Air Force came in at 18.1 percent, the Army at 17.4 (the DoD average), and the Marines at 8.3 percent. Rising obesity rates in...
Sep 07 5:27pm @12.2.9 We've already established that you're nuts Kavika. Any normal person would have screamed their livers out like I did on the two jumps I had to make....
Sep 06 9:16am @12.1 Simply priceless 1st!!!! One of the best I've seen in years! Happy Friday my friend.
Sep 06 2:41am @11.1 I've heard it called "The Chief's Grip", and it was a requirement to make E7 1st.... Proper cups for lifer juice don't have handles!
Sep 06 2:35am @1.1.11 The Navy is all about attention to detail.  Watch your scopes, check your gages, tighten and safety-wire these bolts just so.  Not overly strenuous.  Those on the flight deck chalking &...
Sep 05 8:18pm @6.1 That was the photo I almost seeded with the article......
Sep 05 3:53pm @1.1.4 Good information.  I think everyone's thumbs are getting a good workout from their phones and PlayStations though
Sep 05 3:47pm @1.1.1 Real good point.... at sea the ships serve four meals a day.  I'm guessing some are partaking in all four meals. To your point about empty calories, on the carriers we had a specific "fast line"...
Sep 05 2:59pm @1 Not surprised when I look at our general population in the US. Our lifestyle is not healthy, and I think it's getting worse. In the 80's we had the "Fat-Boy" program, and they were forcing people...
Two Billion Years Ago, up to 99 Percent of Life on Earth Died in an Event More Catastrophic Than Mass Extinction of the Dinosaurs

Two Billion Years Ago, up to 99 Percent of Life on Earth Died in an Event More Catastrophic Than Mass Extinction of the Dinosaurs


Via: Freefaller  •  24 comments  •  one week ago  •  LOCKED
Scientists have discovered a mass die-off that took place two billion years ago—with up to 99.5 percent of life on Earth disappearing. The massive die-off saw more of the planet's biosphere vanish than when the dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the planet 65 million years ago, researchers say. Normally, massive die-off events can be tracked through the fossil record—animals exist, then...
Sep 06 2:42am @1.2 We as a species have to get off of this rock if we have any hope of preserving our species.
President  @realDonaldTrump  gives an update on how much taller he is than President Obama:

President @realDonaldTrump gives an update on how much taller he is than President Obama:


By: JohnRussell  •  137 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
People are making fun of President* Trump today, again. They are so mean.  The photo above is a take off on Trump displaying a chart this morning that had been doctored with a magic marker to make it appear that the hurricane was originally projected to hit Alabama. Trump had said a few days ago that the hurricane was likely to hit Alabama. When no one agreed with him , I guess he...
Sep 05 3:04pm @4.1.17 Look at the data on the map....28AUG, and he gave his projection 4SEP...… using a map projection SEVEN DAYS OLD!
Conversion therapy crusader has something to say: He's gay

Conversion therapy crusader has something to say: He's gay


Via: TᵢG  •  44 comments  •  2 weeks ago
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - A South Carolina man who founded one of the nation's biggest conversion therapy ministries has something to say: he's gay. The Post and Courier   reports   Hope for Wholeness founder McKrae Game came out of the closet this summer, nearly two years after he was fired from the faith-based conversion therapy program. He's now trying to come to terms with the harm he...
Sep 05 2:04am @5.1.15 Being Gay is not a choice.....hate is. Nailed that one RW!
Sep 04 10:30am @5.1.3 Funny how so many of those who are the most bigoted against gays are actually gay themselves. It may be a generalization, but it sure does seem that way....
Sep 04 2:57am @6.1 Agreed RW.  Little steps towards the truth are always welcomed. Hope you've been well.
Sep 04 2:51am @5.1.1 I guess I shouldn't be surprised should I... My wife and I have a gay couple over regularly for dinner, and we've discussed the details of when each of them understood that they were gay.  One was...
Sep 04 2:15am @5 Just when you thought you had seen and heard it all.......
New frontiers in sucking: Why is the Trump campaign selling plastic straws?

New frontiers in sucking: Why is the Trump campaign selling plastic straws?


Via: JohnRussell  •  309 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The right's bizarre plastic-straw fetish is about making a lack of empathy central to conservative identity Why is the Donald Trump  campaign so obsessed with drinking straws? In the midst of a news cycle focused on how much Trump is centering white nationalism in his 2020 presidential campaign, there was another story that just weird enough to...
Sep 04 9:30am @6.1.28 Having worked with plastics from commodity to engineering grades for the last thirty-plus years, as well as running a recycling and wash plant for the stuff, you could help yourself by learning why...
Boston's Straight Pride Parade is a deranged veneration of toxic masculinity nobody asked for

Boston's Straight Pride Parade is a deranged veneration of toxic masculinity nobody asked for


Via: TᵢG  •  137 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   Jonathan Krieger The Straight Pride Parade is coming to Boston on Saturday, the brainchild of three straight men convinced that they are the victims of oppression. Apparently, the same kind of individuals who spent the last election complaining that everyone-gets-a-trophy millennials are too easily offended have had their feelings hurt. And now they want a parade. The parade is...
Sep 04 4:48am @1.3.4 Good luck in bouncing marbles off of sidewalk too LiB.....
A Mississippi wedding venue rejected an interracial couple, citing ‘Christian belief.’ Facing a backlash, the owner apologized.

A Mississippi wedding venue rejected an interracial couple, citing ‘Christian belief.’ Facing a backlash, the owner apologized.


Via: Freefaller  •  115 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
When LaKambria S. Welch drove to Boone’s Camp Event Hall on Saturday, she was in search of an explanation.  Welch told The Washington Post in an email that her brother and his fiancee had recently been coordinating with the wedding venue in Booneville, Miss., about hosting their upcoming nuptials until they were informed that they were no longer welcome. Why? Welch said it’s because her...
Sep 04 2:24am @1.1.2 Gordy...It's Mississippi....  Or are you talking about NT?
Walmart will bar shoppers from openly carrying guns in its stores and stop selling some ammunition in response to 2 deadly shootings

Walmart will bar shoppers from openly carrying guns in its stores and stop selling some ammunition in response to 2 deadly shootings


Via: KDMichigan  •  54 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Walmart on Tuesday announced changes to its gun-sales policies and asked shoppers to stop openly carrying firearms in its stores nationwide in response to two deadly shootings at Walmart stores in El Paso, Texas, and Southaven, Mississippi. The company also said it planned to end the sale of ammunition for handguns and some types of rifles, and it will stop selling handguns in Alaska, which...
Sep 04 2:12am @2.1.3 Boy.... the things you see without a gun!
Harry Potter Books Removed from Nashville School Library on the Advice of Exorcists

Harry Potter Books Removed from Nashville School Library on the Advice of Exorcists


Via: Freefaller  •  109 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Harry Potter might have been able to defeat Voldemort, but he was no match for the administrators at St. Edward Catholic School in Nashville. The Roman Catholic parish school — which educates students in pre-K through 8th grade — has removed all seven volumes of J.K. Rowling ‘s popular Harry Potter series from its library, the Nashville Tennessean reports, due to its content. In...
Sep 03 3:09pm @1.1.12 Big Heinlein fan here too.  Ever read his address to the U.S. Naval Academy? I guess the Vatican has come out in favor of the HP series as they do support good over evil, right over wrong, and...
Sep 03 9:52am @1.1.4 Dude.....The HP series taught an entire generation of kids the enjoyment of reading for fun. You'd have to go back to the Lord of the Rings series to find something as impactful.  Then possibly...