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Clean copy: Bernie Sanders and the Myth of the 1 Percent

Clean copy: Bernie Sanders and the Myth of the 1 Percent


Via: Bob Nelson  •  47 comments  •  an hour ago  •  LOCKED
A peculiar chapter in the 2020 presidential race ended Monday, when Bernie Sanders, after months of foot-dragging, finally released his tax returns. The odd thing was that the returns appear to be perfectly innocuous. So what was all that about? The answer seems to be that Sanders got a lot of book royalties after the 2016 campaign, and was afraid that revealing this fact would...
Apr 19 3:10pm @10.1.4 "..." No your comment was meta and belonged in "Metafied"
‘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.  •  7 comments  •  6 hours 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 12:26pm @2.1 LOL!
Apr 19 12:25pm @3.1 LMAO, that is an idea! 
Apr 19 1:32am @1 So I realize that this is a bit of a heady article, but I just couldn't resist. Here is the gist of it. The scientist got hold of the brains from pigs from a slaughterhouse. These brains were 10...
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  •  18 comments  •  15 minutes 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 10:40am @12 Hi Lorraine, I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I know your head must be spinning right now. It will be a battle but I know people who have lived with this cancer for years and are still...
"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  •  29 comments  •  2 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 19 1:14am @10 I always enjoy coming in on a Thursday or a Friday and see art, and smile. It's such a stress reliever.  Really fine work everyone. It took off a lot of stress from the day.  So here is my...
Whooping Cough Killed 6,000 Kids a Year Before These Ex-Teachers Created a Vaccine

Whooping Cough Killed 6,000 Kids a Year Before These Ex-Teachers Created a Vaccine


Via: Kavika  •  13 comments  •  3 hours ago
After a long day in the laboratory in 1932, Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering walked out into the chilly Michigan evening with specially prepared petri dishes, called cough plates, in tow. The two scientists were on a mission to collect bacteria in the wild: one by one, they visited families ravaged by whooping cough, the deadliest childhood disease of their time. By the dim light of kerosene...
Apr 19 1:03am @4.1.1 Oddly enough, my mom lost two brothers, one to whooping cough and the other to measles. So people like these women who saw the need for a vaccine, have saved 10's of thousands of lives worldwide. 
Criminalization of Christianity is on America's horizon

Criminalization of Christianity is on America's horizon


Via: Keep America Great!  •  56 comments  •  an hour ago
Don't be shocked when many "Christians" cheer the criminalization of Christianity. The number of supposedly Christian individuals whose moral compasses are calibrated to the spirit of the age rather than the authority of scripture has become astounding. As I read the enraged responses from professing Christians at the news that Vice President Mike Pence would be the commencement speaker...
Apr 18 4:16pm @7.1.3 Hi Don, LOL, I am not the boss. I am the resident advisor or the RA. The reason that is meta (and now we have gone full meta), is because questions regarding the validity of an article should be...
'A Woman Of No Importance' Finally Gets Her Due

'A Woman Of No Importance' Finally Gets Her Due


Via: Kavika  •  16 comments  •  yesterday
Virginia Hall is one of the most important American spies most people have never heard of. Her story is on display at the   CIA Museum   inside the spy agency headquarters in Langley, Va. — but this is off-limits to the public. "She was the most highly decorated female civilian during World War II," said   Janelle Neises, the museum's deputy director, who's providing a tour. So...
Apr 18 12:47pm @5 Now, this is a must read! I love stories about spies and she sounds remarkable. I am going to try to read one of those books before the movies come out.  Btw, there is a great series on Netflix...
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  •  99 comments  •  3 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 12:08pm @5.1.11 Too early to tell. 
Apr 18 12:07pm @5.1.10 I heard him on an interview, and being gay is just a small part of how he defines himself. It's more about being a vet, being a mayor, being a Christian, and being being moderate, so I think the...
Babies with 'bubble boy disease' cured using gene therapy developed by St. Jude's

Babies with 'bubble boy disease' cured using gene therapy developed by St. Jude's


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  4 comments  •  22 hours ago
By   Associated Press They were born without a working germ-fighting system, every infection a threat to their lives. Now 10 babies with " bubble boy disease " have had it fixed by a   gene therapy   made from one of the immune system's worst enemies — HIV, the   virus that causes AIDS . A study out Wednesday details how scientists turned this enemy virus into a savior, altering it...
Apr 18 1:07am @1 What an amazing feat of science. How many more disease will be cured in this manner? But changing our genetic code does come with its dangers, yet no progress can be had if we don't take a chance....
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  •  yesterday
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 5:36pm @10.1 I love Kishka. Major Yum.. but you can feel your arteries clogging. 
Apr 17 12:38pm @8.1.2 I do like French.. but I like most  other foods better. 
Apr 17 12:22pm @8.1 Like haggis? 
Apr 17 12:19pm @7.1 I have to agree. Food is the international language. 
Apr 17 12:09pm @5.1 I have to agree, Kavika. She has no culinary imagination. 
Apr 17 1:14am @3.1 I actually have a favorite Asian fusion restaurant and I enjoy many different blended food restaurants like French/ Vietnamese. I think making something new is always interesting.... so long as...
Apr 17 1:00am @2.1 Then why did she make part of her review this comment: "..."
Apr 17 12:36am @1 My local bagel place is owned and operated by a Chinese man and he hires an almost full Latino staff. No one is offended. When are we going to stop being offended by everything? Thoughts?
The Populist Crusade

The Populist Crusade


By: Vic Eldred  •  30 comments  •  2 days ago  •  LOCKED
Raymond Dalio recently pointed out (CBS) that during the tumultuous era of the 1930's, four of the worlds democracies chose dictatorship. America is now going through a political crisis and let no one doubt that it could happen here. What used to be a simple choice between the platforms of the two political parties or even the values of Conservatism vs Liberalism has been replaced by the...
Apr 17 1:50pm @6 "..." Yes, it is since that was never the intent of this country. This country was built on immigration and on the backs of the indigenous people, who for the most part welcomed the newcomers, at...
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  •  yesterday
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 10:57pm @1.1.9 I apologize. I misread the comment. 
Apr 16 5:18pm @1.1.6 How many Muslims do you know?
A Life Nuanced

A Life Nuanced


By: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  327 comments  •  2 days ago
I realize that I am not the easiest person to understand. It might look to some that my positions are all over the map, and they are. Even within a position, I might sit down in a spot that is somewhat surprising, even to those who thought they knew me. I live in that dangerous place in the twilight zone known as independent. The unicorn of rational thought. It has taken a big part of my life...
Apr 16 5:09pm @20.2.8 "..." Tig I think you missed my point. If there was an "Independent Party" it would be the largest party at 43%. But even just as they are, they are the single largest voting block. That is why...
Apr 16 4:20pm @21.2.11 "..." I am concerned about that.
Apr 16 4:19pm @21.2.10 No, actually quite the opposite. You are missing what he is trying to say. Actually what he said just made me get he understands what he's up against.
Apr 16 4:02pm @21.2.7 "..." They will do that with every Dem. So unless he is really out there, (he isn't) I think it will be more of the usual stuff, unless we have more homophobes in the US than we think.
Apr 16 4:00pm @21.2.6 "..." LOL and Trump isn't?  I have heard him talk at depth. It is early days. I will wait to hear what he has to say. 
Apr 16 3:45pm @21.2.3 I like Biden. I like Pete Buttigieg. I'm just worried if people in the heartland will accept a god fearing, serviceman, who happens to be gay. I don't know much about Beto 
Apr 16 3:34pm @22.1 It's a classic
Apr 16 3:34pm @21.1.6 LOL.. Guess what trout, I live in NY. Even if I voted for Howdie Doodie it wouldn't make a difference. It just pisses me off, since I would like to vote for someone that means something to me. 
Apr 16 1:31pm @21.1 You ask a good question CB and I am at a loss. Trump sucks. But the dems better come up with someone other than Sanders or Warren, because I don't believe they can win the independent vote, due to...
Apr 16 1:27pm @20.1.1 Hi CB, I don't mean to jump into yours and Tig's discussion but I would like to make two comments if you don't mind. (OK, how can you say no, when I've done it, LOL!) "..." Independents vote...
Apr 16 1:18pm @20.2 "..." I would have to disagree with you. From a recent Pew article: "..." So there are less hardcore party people and mostly those who lean but are not committed. I think that this is...
Apr 16 11:53am @17.5.1 "..." I am so glad you said that. The idea that political positions have absolutes is one of our biggest problems. More often than not, a position is taken in good faith, just like those who take...
Apr 14 1:15pm @17.3.33 Actually, no one flagged it. I will be removing it now. 
Apr 14 12:36pm @12.2.2 Hi Greg, First of all, you didn't participate in the article in any meaningful way. The only comments you made, were to a member that were violations. Second, because I want my articles to be...
Apr 14 1:27am @17.3.28 Bob, I didn't say that saying both sides do it, isn't taking a position. What I said was sometimes both sides do it is the right answer, sometimes I don't know is OK too. There is no need to...
Apr 14 12:22am @19.1.7 Well, I guess you did! A round of applause. 
Apr 14 12:21am @17.3.25 "..." Sometimes both sides do, do it and other times it's "I don't know". There is no absolutes when it comes to answers like this. "..." OK maybe implying is the wrong word, (albeit it does...
Apr 14 12:10am @17.3.24 Exactly.  I know that life is a crapshoot, but I would like to try and bring a child into this world with the best possible outcome that I can give them. 
Apr 14 12:08am @17.3.23 "..." Exactly. I place a lot of value to the quality of human life. But for me, it is not the "life cycle" but the human at the end of the process.  But for some, it is a religious thing. I...
Apr 13 11:57pm @11.2.4 I like both of them, too. At least they sound normal compared to many out there. Of course, that could just be me. We will have to wait and see what shakes out of that dem tree. That's all that we...
Apr 13 11:53pm @10.2.8 I will take that as a hopeful and hope you are right. But I do remember way back in the day when we still classified kids as morons, idiots, and imbeciles (no joke, those were the clinical names...
Apr 13 11:48pm @9.3.5 "..." Very much so. Now I get what you are trying to say and I totally agree. There is great evil in both extremes left and right. The death and destruction both have caused over the last century...
Apr 13 6:25pm @17.3.20 Majic 8 said: "..."  comparing humans to cancer...  uh, I can't even relate to that.  But Perrie said: "..." Because I saw that coming. My point is that just because something has a life...
Apr 13 5:53pm @7.1.26 Well, that comment is the whole reason for me writing this article and for this group. It's so that those of us who are moderates and nonpartisans can talk and have a good discussion without...
Apr 13 5:47pm @17.3.17 While I agree it is part of the life cycle, it is often done by one's own body. That is also part of the life cycle. A potential human does not make a human. Cancer has a life cycle but none of us...
Apr 13 5:18pm @10.2.7 That sounds about right.. I will have to investigate more into this. 
Apr 13 5:11pm @17.3.15 "..." See, that is a very loaded question. Since I don't view a fetus as a child, I don't view it as killing. Killing is when there is a child present. When I was pregnant with my twin daughters,...
Apr 13 5:02pm @17.3.14 First of all "Fence sitting" is an insulting term. You don't take a position for the sake of taking one. Sometimes we feel forced to take a position only to regret it later. So if I am not willing...
Apr 13 4:46pm @19.1.3 Do I want to know?
Apr 13 4:40pm @17.3.12 I can understand your point of view. it's personal. What about the man who got your mother pregnant? Was he around? if not, why do men not share responsibility? Why must women be victims of their...
Apr 13 4:20pm @10.2.5 As a retired teacher, I am horrified. I am wondering what caused the drop after the '80's. 
Apr 13 4:14pm @6.2.2 "..." Well said! 
Apr 13 4:10pm @12.3.3 You have got that right Sandy. 
Apr 13 4:05pm @7.1.24 "..." This is why indies don't want to talk. It is because when we find a more nuanced way of looking at something, the partisans get angry at us, and label us, and berate us. It's a lousy place...
Apr 13 4:01pm @19.1 Ender, A most excellent post! I would like to highlight this: "..." So true!
Apr 13 3:58pm @17.3.5 "..." It is right to condemn this kind of behavior.
Apr 13 3:57pm @17.3.3 "..." LOL.. well kind of.  I have a much more complicated version of that.  I rely on science and biology.  People have sex. Both men and women. To put this all on the woman is wrong. Both so...
Apr 13 3:41pm @12.3.1 You know that is the hardest thing about running this place. Some folks want an echo chamber and others do not. And obviously, there is no way to make everyone happy given those conditions. I go...
Apr 13 3:30pm @17.3 "..." And yet we live in a world where there is nothing but something between good and evil. Life is nuanced. That was the whole point of the article.  Example: Abortion. Good or evil? Can you...
Apr 13 3:26pm @11.2.2 I'm about where you're at. Right now, there is no one who I am interested in, but there are those still throwing in their hats. I am hoping for someone more thoughtful, more moderate and able to...
Apr 13 3:22pm @10.3.1 "..." Well, that was spot on. 
Apr 13 3:21pm @10.2.2 Hard to argue with that comment mocowgirl.  Is the national average IQ really that low?
Apr 13 3:18pm @9.3.3 Dave, Have I missed something? How did we get to Nazis? and yes extremists are extremist are extremists. I have never said otherwise.  Maybe we're having a communication breakdown.
Apr 13 3:15pm @8.2.4 I disagree. I think that there is a middle ground on almost every topic. You just have to be willing to compromise, and no one is interested in that, since it doesn't serve their purpose, so they...
Apr 13 3:10pm @7.1.22 I can see your POV, Sandy, but I think when Dave says F both of them, he means that nothing ever changes... that the problem started long before Trump and that is how we got Trump. It is the...
Apr 13 2:34pm @9.3.1 "..." Exactly. I know I have changed my POV many times because of the material I read and then discussed. It doesn't mean I am wishy-washy. It means that I am actually trying to be open minded. 
Apr 13 2:31pm @8.2.3 My pleasure! :)
Apr 13 2:30pm @8.1.6 Thanks M8B. I hope that you will participate in the future. 
Apr 13 2:28pm @7.2.2 Comment removed by author [ph]
Apr 13 2:22pm @15.1 "..." That does seem to be the trend, Tacos. At least according to the Pew. The parties are losing members and the indies are growing in number. I think that this is a good thing. Throughout...
Apr 13 2:18pm @13.2.1 I have decided to do a small clean up of my article. I don't want this to be the way this group opens. 
Apr 13 2:17pm @14.1 That says so little...what do you mean? You knew I was an indie?
Apr 13 2:16pm @13.1.3 Can the both of you stop? Btw, that was an order and not a request. 
Apr 13 2:15pm @12.2 Sunshine, I am sorry for the way this has gone. I would rather deal with the comments head-on than delete them. It tends to destroy the flow of the thread. But I promise that this will be the only...
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Apr 13 2:08pm @11.2 Hi Colour!  You are right that the partisans are the ones making the noise. They drown out the indies and the moderates. The irony is that we make up most of the electorate. They only want us...
Apr 13 1:56pm @10.1.11 Comment removed by author [ph]
Apr 13 1:50pm @10.2 I can't say that disagree with you. It's meet the new boss, same as the old boss.  I am not sure about virtual signing from socialist. I think that the Dems do have them as a bit of a problem....
Apr 13 1:30pm @9.2 John, How does me describing indies as "The unicorn of rational thought", make insult anyone else? How come you are the only one here who thinks that? Do you not get that most people don't even...
Apr 13 1:25pm @8.1.4 Guys (this is not directed to M8B) Please stop fighting. I am trying not to delete comments. I don't want to break up the stream of discussion.
Apr 13 1:23pm @8.2 "..." Me too!  "..." I love middle ground issues, but even fringe issues can be talked about if you actually read what the other person wrote, or you go looking for information that is...
Apr 13 1:15pm @7.1.16 I'm with you Dave! 
Apr 13 1:14pm @7.1.15 This article is not about the Trump presidency. My suggestion would be find one that is.
Apr 13 12:33pm @7.1.11 I'm with Dave. Triggered is a word that has become part of the vocab, to dismiss what another person is trying to say and make them lose it. It does not add to the discussion at all. It borders on...
Apr 13 12:28pm @7.1.10 "..." Thanks for saying that for me. I feel so much better. 
Apr 13 12:22pm @6.2 "..." So Raven, are you saying that you are not open to a discussion? I respect the right to everyone to have their opinions. I don't have to respect their opinion, especially if presented with...
Apr 13 12:14pm @5.1 I totally agree, Snuffy. I hope you stick around and join us in the future for some good discussions. 
Apr 13 12:12pm @4.2 Hi Dave,  A very good point. But here is the thing. Most of them don't see the irony in that. They just belong to their partisanship.  Issues, not parties matter to me. And even within issues, I...
Apr 13 11:39am @3.1 Luther,  I feel ya pain. But instead of drilling a hole in my head, I have a dent in it from smacking it against the wall. But isn't it good to know you have company?  There will be more...
Apr 13 11:27am @2.1 I am true to myself. The problem is that it that my personal honesty, is resented sometimes. I would love to just explain my position, but that is not always possible. 
Apr 13 11:22am @1.1.2 Very True Mr.Frost. Thanks for the sound advice. 
Apr 13 3:16am @1 Btw, this would be a good time to ask anyone who is interested in joining this group to please do so.
 Supreme Justices spent the morning talking about an 'f word'

Supreme Justices spent the morning talking about an 'f word'


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  16 comments  •  3 days ago
By   Pete Williams WASHINGTON — A bare majority of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed prepared Monday to allow a trademark for a California clothing brand that uses a form of the f-word. But the justices didn't appear very happy about the prospect. Eric Brunetti chose a brand name to match the subversive, anti-establishment theme of his line of streetwear. The single four-letter word "Fuct"...
Apr 16 12:13am @1 An interesting case, especially since the "F" bomb is not the actual name of the company being denied trademark.  Words matter for sure, but should any one word matter this much?
Ethical Wills

Ethical Wills


By: Enoch  •  13 comments  •  3 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 11:24pm @5 I just love this. It's a way for me to express my thoughts even beyond the grave. To hopefully have those who loved me, know me better and to learn the things that I have learned, and those things...
Researchers interpret Cherokee inscriptions in Alabama cave

Researchers interpret Cherokee inscriptions in Alabama cave


Via: Kavika  •  19 comments  •  4 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 15 10:57pm @2.1.5 My great grandmother wrote and she was not literate in English, so she must have been writing in her native language. Being Alongquin, it must have been the Anishinaabe language or a derivative...
Massive fire breaks out in Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Massive fire breaks out in Notre Dame cathedral in Paris


Via: Jasper2529  •  66 comments  •  2 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 5:14pm @20 What a loss to history. I was so lucky to have seen it. 
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  •  2 days ago
One last (hopefully) kick in the noogies from Mother Nature. Thx Ma!! ❄️❄️
Apr 15 12:59am @7 Hope you are done with the worst of it.  Long Island was 75 and a bit overcast, but I'll take it. 
Wonderful Days

Wonderful Days


By: dave-2693993  •  32 comments  •  3 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 15 12:11am @3.1 Hi Dave, The first photo was taken in the walled part of Quebec City, on the upper level. That is where they got engaged.  The second photo was taken in Genoa. Maddy's boyfriend is from Parma so...
Apr 15 12:03am @2.1.1 It is one of their favorite places to be. I think Cat has been there at least 5 times, 4 of those with Andy and once with us. It's an amazing city. Europe in North America. 
Apr 14 6:41pm @2 So Daddy misses his girls? Been there done that.. wait till they tell you they are getting married and could be moving out of state for their PhD. Yeah, the married I don't mind. The moving out of...
Five minutes with Ned Stark: His 'Game of Thrones' predictions and whether he'll return

Five minutes with Ned Stark: His 'Game of Thrones' predictions and whether he'll return


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  8 comments  •  4 days ago
By   Anna Brand "Game of Thrones" fans are hopeful Ned Stark might return — dead or alive — for the final season, even though the former Lord of Winterfell was executed in an epic beheading on the wildly popular show almost eight years ago. Eddard Stark, as the character was formally known, was the first of many major figures to die in shocking ways on the show, but his legacy cast...
Apr 15 12:00am @3.1 I know, right? I am so conflicted. Only 5 more episodes left but I am dying to know how this turns out.
Apr 14 11:56pm @2.1 Jamie is hot. Who knew you could pull off shaggy blond hair? Great episode. But Jon Snow always seems to be the last to know...... anything. Talk about being honorable but a little slow on the...
Apr 14 1:44am @1 On the night of the big premier of GOT, a look from an insider.  What do you think will be the fallout. (Btw.. for Prisoner fans, "Fallout" was the name of the last episode. I wonder how many...
Hoping All Goes Well and the Family Gets Back to Walt Disney World this Summer

Hoping All Goes Well and the Family Gets Back to Walt Disney World this Summer


By: A. Macarthur  •  9 comments  •  4 days ago
© A. Mac/A.G.
Apr 14 6:27pm @6 Wishing you and the family many years of Disney to come! 
Ilhan Omar's outrageous statement about 9/11

Ilhan Omar's outrageous statement about 9/11


Via: gooseisgone  •  109 comments  •  2 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 1:19am @2.1.21 DP, I read The Awl article even before I wrote this, and I am sorry, that they had a very unique spin on something that most Nyers would have agreed with at the time. But first a few things I...
Apr 12 11:44pm @5.1.9 John, That might be the reason, but according to what I have read, it still persists and hence why the Jewish population is so small. 
Apr 12 11:33pm @2.1.16 DP, I never said her comment was antisemitic. I said she diminished the horror of the day and the monsters who did it. Instead, she viewed it solely about how it hurt the Muslim community, without...
Apr 12 8:21pm @5.1.5 Buzz, Minnesota's Jewish population is about 46,000 for a state of 5.6 million. That means they make up less than .8% of the population. And there is a reason for that. During the 30's and 40's it...
Apr 12 7:52pm @2.1.13 Dismayed,  It is picked apart, not because she is a Muslim. It is picked apart because what she says IS offensive and she keeps doing it. I had no issue with the first part of what she said, I had...
Apr 11 11:14pm @3.1.26 Dulay, I will grant you that you didn't say those exact words, but by saying that I didn't know the context in which she made her comment is implying what she said was OK. It wasn't. She does the...
Apr 11 5:27pm @4.1.1 "..." You can't blame the whole DNC, but they should take a stand against her comments already. Enough is enough. And how about the Republicans who won't extend the 9/11 fund? See how that goes....
Apr 11 4:52pm @2.1.10 I would have to agree with that.
Apr 11 4:49pm @3.1.19 "..." You asked him both. #3.1.4 
Apr 11 4:47pm @2.1.8 I am very sorry for your loss. 
Apr 11 4:35pm @3.1.18 "..." And I gave it to you, and I also showed you how she should have said it, instead of making excuses for her callous behavior, which we are becoming very used to. 
Apr 11 4:33pm @2.1.6 "..." So did I.  You are never really the same. 
Apr 11 4:22pm @2.1.4 I was there when the 1st plane hit. I actually saw it go through the building. I was on the corner of Broadway and Vesey St, on the way to my lawyer.  I lost 4 friends who were first responders....
Apr 11 4:16pm @3.1.8 How is this comment: "..." Even be remotely anti Arab? BTW, she is not an Arab. She is from Somali, which makes her African.
Apr 11 4:12pm @3.1.5 Sorry Dulay, I've heard it all. And it would have come off sincere if she actually said this: "..." Do you see the difference? After some of her previous remarks, you would think that she would...
Apr 11 4:03pm @3.1.2 Also disgusting is the fact that Republicans are trying to cut off funding to the 9/11 fund, while people are still dying. 
Apr 11 3:58pm @2.1.2 Dulay,  Read below. I did. I lived through it. I am a New Yorker, and this issue is a real raw one for me all the way around.
Apr 11 3:58pm @3.1 Sorry Dulay going to disagree with you on this. Here is her full quote: "..." She is talking about their own self interests with no regard of what happened on 9/11. That is not acceptable. Over...
Apr 11 3:52pm @2.1 JBB, Being a 9/11 survivor, that comment was disgusting. She couldn't call terrorist for what they were. That is unforgivable. If she doesn't want people to hate her, she should keep her mouth...
Brooklyn measles outbreak: How a glossy booklet spread anti-vaccine messages in Orthodox Jewish communities

Brooklyn measles outbreak: How a glossy booklet spread anti-vaccine messages in Orthodox Jewish communities


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  10 comments  •  5 days ago
By   Brandy Zadrozny As New York officials declared   a public health emergency   in parts of Brooklyn this week, establishing mandatory vaccinations in an effort to stop the city’s worst measles outbreak in almost 30 years, health advocates pointed to what they believe is a major source of vaccine misinformation in the affected neighborhoods. The false messages that they say...
Apr 13 3:36pm @1.1.1 I feel the same way, Jasper. They make me so mad. They think it's a personal decision, but it's not. It affects everyone. I think we may have to go back to quarantining people if this keeps up.
Apr 13 2:19am @1 This shows how dangerous misinformation can be even done in the old fashion way. Imagine what it is like when you add tech.
Trump's controversial transgender troop ban takes effect

Trump's controversial transgender troop ban takes effect


Via: Don Overton  •  104 comments  •  2 days ago
Trump administration hates Vet Trump's controversial transgender troop ban takes effect Members of the LGBTQ community and their supporters slam the ban as 'bigoted' and 'irresponsible'. 14 minutes ago"As many as 15,000 transgender service members stand to lose their jobs," Army Staff Sergeant Patricia King, who is transgender, told ABC News this week Demonstrators...
Apr 12 7:44pm @10.1.1 There have been some complaints that transexuals cost the military a lot of money when in reality they don't. Viagra costs the military much more and there are no complaints about that. "..."...
Apr 12 7:38pm @8.1.7 Ed, I will take your word over any Monday morning quarterback. The only thing I care about is if they can do their job, without any special treatment. 
Scientists added human brain genes to monkeys. Yes, it’s as scary as it sounds.

Scientists added human brain genes to monkeys. Yes, it’s as scary as it sounds.


Via: Bob Nelson  •  21 comments  •  one week ago
Scientists in China have created a new kind of monkey . It’s got a human brain gene. And that just might make its intelligence a little bit more like ours. That, in turn, makes its fate — and its very existence — very ethically fraught. In a study published last month in Beijing’s National Science Review journal, researchers took human copies of the MCPH1 gene, which is...
Apr 12 3:00pm @4.1.2 "..." I was pretty much thinking the same thing.
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.  •  186 comments  •  9 hours 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 3:24am @1 An eye for an eye, or no justice with by killing?
Gillette posted a photo of a plus-size model and Twitter couldn't handle it

Gillette posted a photo of a plus-size model and Twitter couldn't handle it


Via: Krishna  •  27 comments  •  2 days ago
A heated debate broke out on Twitter -- a breeding ground for divisiveness -- after the razor company, Gillette Venus, posted a photo of a plus-size, bikini-clad model at the beach. With the caption "Go out there and slay the day," the photo may seem like any other on its feed, most of them portraying women in minimal clothing showing off their freshly shaven skin. This particular...
Apr 11 5:06pm @3.1 "..." Oh noooooo.. Why didn't I see that one coming?
A fun fact

A fun fact


By: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  46 comments  •  one week ago
I have been watching this commercial for months now: And I got curious if Maye Musk really was ever a cover girl.  Turns out, yes she was! But that was not just the icing on the cake.  This is Maye Musk as a model It turns out, that she is actually Elon Musks mum. Yup, that's right. His mum was a cover girl.
Apr 11 5:04pm @8.1 In that outfit, anyone would say yes! Take me! Take Me!
Apr 11 5:02pm @7.2.4 LOL.. that is priceless! I've never heard it before!
Apr 11 4:56pm @7.3.3 I bet you can stir it up a bit though! 
Apr 11 3:37pm @7.3.1 "..." Ah, the quiet ones always know more than they say....
Apr 11 3:36pm @7.2.2 That is one heck of a description... I would wear it as a badge of honor!
Apr 11 3:21pm @7.2 "..." I feel ya pain.  "..." Who told you about punims? LOL
Apr 10 2:45pm @6.1 I bet you do! RAOWOW! 
Apr 10 2:36pm @4.1 When I first saw the commercial, I thought maybe she was some sort of fake model. I was shocked to find out that not only was she a CoverGirl, but also that she was Elon Musks mum.  See what...
Apr 10 2:34pm @5.1.1 I have to say, I think my mum looks amazing. She's 78 and looks like she's in her 60's. 
Apr 10 2:32pm @1.1.1 He doesn't look like his mom at all.  That being said, I think he's kind of average looking. 
Apr 09 11:23pm @1 Here is Elon with his mum:
Innuendo

Innuendo


By: al Jizzerror  •  128 comments  •  5 days ago
Way back when Newsvine existed, ButtHeads Nation had a reputation as a free speech Nation where innuendo, profanity and humor were welcome.  It became one of the fastest growing Nations on the Vine.  Butt, there were also haters who constantly tried to get the Nation banned.  One of those haters, who had a stick up her butt, published an article (one paragraph) calling ButtHeads a bunch of...
Apr 11 5:01pm @37.1.2 I know it's wrong, but I love this video. Cracks me up every time!
Apr 07 2:03pm @24.1.2 That's an excellent number. It makes everyone happy! 
Apr 07 2:02pm @22.1.4 LOLOLOLOLOLOL.. good one! 
Apr 07 1:54pm @24.1 Not something you would want public on the front page. LOL on the NT! 
Apr 07 1:38pm @22.1.2 LOL!! 
Apr 07 1:37pm @21.1.2 Hey, that pic rubs me the right way. Do they taste good?
Apr 07 1:30pm @22.1 Q: What's the difference between an enzyme and a hormone?A: You can't hear an enzyme.”  I know that one differently.  Q: How do you make a hormone? A: Kick her in the knees. 
Apr 07 1:27pm @21.1 I see penises! Everywhere! Is it my imagination?
Apr 05 2:07pm @16
Texas advances bill that could make abortions punishable by death

Texas advances bill that could make abortions punishable by death


Via: Krishna  •  16 comments  •  one week ago
A total abortion ban criminalizing the procedure and classifying it as a homicide cleared a committee Tuesday and will now be debated at the Texas House of Representatives. If House Bill 896 becomes law, abortion could carry penalties ranging from a state jail felony to a capital felony, and patients who seek the procedure could in theory be punished with the death penalty. The...
Apr 11 4:59pm @4.2 Well, praise the lord!
Apr 11 4:59pm @1.1 "..." Which is ironic, since most Texans want less government, not more, but they make an exception when it comes to their religious beliefs. 
 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 11:18am @9.1.4 You naughty girl! I bet he loves it 
Apr 11 10:35am @9.1 You shouldn't talk that way about yourself. Most people just call that self-pleasuring (did I go too far with that comment?.... I just couldn't help myself)
Apr 11 10:34am @8.1 Well of course!
Apr 11 10:33am @7.1 I feel ya pain!
Apr 11 10:32am @6.1 Kind of hard to these days. We eat fish, and people keep chickens as pets and then go in and get the KFC. We seem a bit conflicted.
Apr 11 10:31am @5.1 Aren't we all.
Apr 11 10:30am @4.1 Fish could take over the US! It's "Night of the Triffids" but only with fish! 
Apr 11 10:27am @3.1.1 "..." Do you think they are planning on eating him, if he falls in? I feel a plot happening.
Apr 11 10:25am @2.2 "..." Feed them chicken. Apparently, birds don't count.
Apr 11 10:23am @1.5.1 Hummmm.. that is a possibility! 
Apr 11 10:23am @1.3.3 I know exactly what you mean! But that is why I had to post this. Life is stranger than fiction. 
Apr 11 10:13am @3.2 Tacos, We all have been there at some point, especially if you've had a kid.
Apr 11 10:12am @2.1.1 "..." That's OK. It's burial at sea. 
Apr 11 10:12am @1.4.1 I had an Oscar, too. But I didn't know it. Some kid from my class gave him to me and unwittingly, I stuck him in my tank of live bearers. He ate through the tank within days. I must be complicit in...
Apr 11 10:09am @1.3.1 I have to say, it gave me a good laugh... I had to share the joy.
Apr 11 10:08am @1.2.1 I like that one, too. 
Apr 11 10:08am @1.1.1 Have to say Yup, to that comment... 
Apr 11 2:15am @1 What does one say about this? 
Trump’s ‘truly bizarre’ visit to Mt. Vernon

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


Via: JohnRussell  •  100 comments  •  3 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 11 9:54am @7.1 Buzz, We declared war on Japan first, since the bombed Pearl Harbor but 3 days later we declared war on Germany. We fought both. I am actually disturbed that most American citizens could not pass...
Is This Country Music?

Is This Country Music?


By: JohnRussell  •  28 comments  •  one week ago
OLD TOWN ROAD - Lil Nas X w/ Billy Ray Cyrus
Apr 10 11:04pm @4.1.1 "..." Now that is a new term to me. I just learned something today :)
Apr 10 10:13pm @4 Now that is country music... But so is this:
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  •  6 days 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 10 10:58pm @2.2 Beautiful Buzz. So peaceful!
Apr 10 10:57pm @1.3 Love your baseball poster~ It makes me :) The boys of summer are back!
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  •  yesterday
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 10:39pm @1.3.10 Lucky girl! I'll tell my daughter your story...
Apr 10 2:05pm @1.3.7 In eastern Nassau out to Suffolk, the left lane is what you want. You could get stuck behind a real slow poke on the HOV. In western Nassau to the city, you want to be in the HOV.  "..." Ugh......
Apr 10 1:58pm @1.3.6 It was a 55 and in NY, the best way to get off, is to ask why you've been stopped, before the cop asks you, LOL. 
Apr 10 1:21pm @1.3.4 Easy. Left lane, east bound, after 10am, from 107 down. And remember that Stoney Brook is well into Suffolk.  "..." That anything from the Medowbrook to NYC and back. 
Apr 10 1:10pm @1.2.1 LOL.. I know. That's why I opened the way that I did.
Apr 10 1:08pm @1.1.3 Gordy, Funny that you say that. I was just talking about how only a handful of my kids' generation can drive a stick. What's up with that?
Apr 10 12:53pm @1.3.1 Now that is a funny story!!!  Recently my daughter got caught speeding on the LIE, because she was late for a lab at SUNY Stoney Brook (one of our state university centers for non-Long Islanders)....
Apr 10 12:43am @1 Is being able to speed a right? (she says as a joke... kind of).....discuss. 
Trump's Madman Rush To Get Rid Of Health Care For Millions

Trump's Madman Rush To Get Rid Of Health Care For Millions


By: JohnRussell  •  70 comments  •  one week ago
The "rush" is to solidify his base. Trump knows that the vast majority of his supporters oppose Obamacare , in many cases simply because it recalls the previous president. The election to decide whether or not he will continue in office past 2020 is coming in about 18 months, and Trump wants to get all his "deplorables" into the basket and ready to vote him back in. He can now spend the next...
Apr 10 1:26pm @3.1.1 I'm looking forward to mine. 
A Texas bill would make it possible to put women to death for having abortions

A Texas bill would make it possible to put women to death for having abortions


Via: Gordy327  •  59 comments  •  one week ago
Men and women, young and old, native Texans and immigrants, they rose to ask lawmakers to protect life, describing a “genocide” and foreseeing the arrival of “God’s wrath.” The act of public atonement they are seeking is passage of a bill that would criminalize abortion without exception, and make it possible to convict women who undergo the procedure of homicide, which can carry the death...
Apr 10 12:41pm @1.1 Well, this is insanity. You realize this will never pass. 
Is Rock Music Dead As A Popular Genre?

Is Rock Music Dead As A Popular Genre?


Via: JohnRussell  •  9 comments  •  one week ago
Mick Jagger "on the mend" following a heart valve procedure, Ozzy Osbourne postponing his tour over a fall, The Who's Pete Townshend nearly deaf: time is no longer on the side of rock's legends. And with every farewell tour, biopic, throwback compilation release and mid-20th century icon succumbing to age, chills from rock's grim reaper can feel increasingly nippy, leaving some in the...
Apr 09 11:06pm @3 I don't think that rock music is dead at all. I think it is always evolving like music has before. I hear new rock music all the time that I enjoy ( and some that i don't ), but I think that it is...
The Deadliest Tornado in U.S. History

The Deadliest Tornado in U.S. History


Via: Kavika  •  9 comments  •  4 days ago
Overturned trains. Timber found miles away from where it had been stored. Trees felled. Fires and close calls. A letter that flew almost 100 miles. On a normal day in the Midwest in 1925, any one of these stories would have been worthy of front-page coverage. But March 18, 1925 was a day like no other the region had ever seen. That day, a huge outbreak of tornadoes marched across a swath...
Apr 09 10:09pm @2 "..." Holy Moly this went on till 1950? That's nuts.
Pete Buttigieg calls out Mike Pence during his speech at the LGBTQ Victory Fund Brunch

Pete Buttigieg calls out Mike Pence during his speech at the LGBTQ Victory Fund Brunch


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  201 comments  •  one week ago  •  LOCKED
Apr 09 9:32pm @10 I am sorry people but I have to close the article since I have no one to moderate it. Thanks for your participation. 
Apr 09 2:25pm @5.2.14 Most birds mate for life. They just don't have random sex. In the bird world, there are gay couples. In fact, a penguin couple was trying hard to hatch a stone together. These animals have the same...
Apr 09 1:08pm @8.2.1 MUVA, You are free to discuss that in any article that you want to post. He didn't attack Pence. He attacked his beliefs on being gay. If you would like to address that, that is fine.
Apr 09 1:00pm @5.4.3 "..." Those are bad translations. Go directly to the Torah to find proper translations.  There are no Egyptian traditions. "..." That is only a Hassidic practice. The only time men and women...
Apr 09 12:56pm @5.2.8 "..." There are about other denominations even within the Orthodox community that don't follow this, never mind the Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist, Mizrahi, etc:...
Apr 09 12:49pm @4.2.5 JBB, 90% of that video he is talking about his experiences as a gay man and how faith, love, and country combine with that. He makes 1 small remark that is political. I didn't want to focus on...
Apr 09 12:45pm @3.1.7 "..." Coming out as a gay man. "..." She is not the subject of this.  And his age is irrelevant to this. 
Apr 09 12:22pm @5.2.4 "..." Obviously, that is wrong, since their brains are structurally different. Who made their brains? "..." Yet, by Jewish law, you are not allowed to discriminate against them and they...
Apr 09 12:08pm @5.1.3 "..." I agree, There are many ways to interpret the bible. This is the way you chose to read it. I know other ministers who do not. 
Apr 09 12:07pm @3.1.5 Can we focus on the content part of his coming out and the struggles he faced?
Apr 09 11:56am @6.2.2 "..." I think the point that Wally is trying to make is that he doesn't have an issue with him being a gay Jew but rather his politics. I could be wrong though. 
Apr 09 11:50am @6.1.2 I don't even see the bio you are talking about. Even so, I can not change what someone else had written. Take it up with the publisher. 
Apr 09 11:47am @3.1.3 JBB, The point of his speech was about being gay. That is the aspect I wish to discuss here. If you would like to do an article on this, please feel free to do so. Otherwise, please keep the topic...
Apr 09 11:45am @1.2.9 "..." There are exceptions to almost everything. That is why in science there is so little that they say has been proven. What we do know, is that when self-identifying gays take MRI's, their...
Apr 09 11:17am @4.2.2 "..." I would/ wouldn't choose a candidate because of them being gay or not. I vote based on issues. 
Apr 09 11:13am @6.1 OK so the bio got it a tad wrong. What do you think about what he has to say?
Apr 09 11:12am @5.2 LFOD, I have a question for you and I am not trying to be a wise guy. Did you ever have a gay thought? Is there anything that could turn you gay (outside of the word of god)?  I know I am...
Apr 09 11:05am @4.2 IIM, I agree it doesn't make you special. I am not sure what you mean by being thrown in your face. Did you watch the video? This gentleman isn't doing that at all. 
Apr 09 11:03am @3.1 Please no politics. Thank you.
Apr 09 11:02am @2.1.5 "..." I don't think that being gay makes you special. I think it is no different than being straight. I think that this young man seems to be very put together and very well spoken. (Please don't...
Apr 09 10:59am @2.2 I totally agree with you luther. That is exactly what I would have said. 
Apr 09 10:58am @1.4.1 Very well said.  I listened to this young man, and you couldn't get more apple pie than he is. I was actually very impressed by his composure and demeanor. I hope he makes a dent in the democratic...
Apr 09 10:54am @1.3.1 I had similar experiences in my life when I was younger. I also had two friends who came out eventually. Oddly enough, the one who parents would accept it, tried to be straight, because in that...
Apr 09 10:50am @1.2.4 Zuksam, I don't understand what you mean by being put into little groups.  In nature, animals are gay. They don't make a decision to be gay. They just are.  There are also physiological...
Apr 09 3:25am @1 Is being gay a choice, or are we made gay and if we are made gay, did god make you gay? When my childhood friend, who was raised in the Church of the Salvation Army finally came out to his parents...
Teaching Religious Views as Science

Teaching Religious Views as Science


By: TᵢG  •  143 comments  •  one week ago
Answers In Genesis is probably the most influential Young Earth Creationism organization.   It is an organization with about $172 million in assets which aggressively promotes religious indoctrination of children into a literal interpretation of the Bible, most notably that the Earth is ~6,000 years old. The organization holds that anything in science, philosophy, history, etc. that...
Apr 08 10:31pm @2.1.17 That's OK. We all have bad days, including me. I was just concerned since you just disappeared suddenly after being so active, and I got worried about you. You have always been very personable in...
Apr 08 10:16pm @2.1.15 "..." Absolutely not true. You have been very missed including by me.
Apr 08 10:14pm @1.4.2 Obviously, there are some misconceptions on what pseudoscience means.
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 08 10:04pm @14 We have a wonderful library and I love to go there all the time. It has everything or can get anything.  What a great way to celebrate is to go and enjoy!
Man sues for $1.3 million over boss’s ‘stinky’ farts

Man sues for $1.3 million over boss’s ‘stinky’ farts


Via: Badfish Hαηd ⊕Ƒ †Hε Ωuεεη  •  26 comments  •  one week ago
Can regular farting equal bullying? An appeals court in Australia will have to decide based on a nearly $1.3 million lawsuit filed in 2017 by the former employee of a construction company, who refers to his ex-boss as “Mr. Stinky.” David Hingst, a 56-year-old former engineer of Melbourne’s Construction Engineering, says supervisor Greg Short would enter Hingst’s small, windowless office...
Apr 08 9:59pm @5.3 Farting is not cultural. Burping is. You've been had, LOL! https://web.archive.org/web/20131030104813/http://know.burrp.com/b-buzz/to-burrp-or-not-to-burrp/26173
Apr 08 9:53pm @3.1.1 A senior in my family lets one loose every time he takes a step. Of course, there is the constant burping that goes along with constant burping. It's a symphony!
Apr 08 9:51pm @2.1.5 But not as bad as these in restaurants: I call these fecal mints. 
Things to Know on Dog Farting Awareness Day - Today April 8th

Things to Know on Dog Farting Awareness Day - Today April 8th


Via: Kavika  •  23 comments  •  4 days ago
Who farted?  Credit:   Mike Burke  Unsplash Even before the children’s book   Walter the Farting Dog   hit bookstores in 2001, the youngest members of society have known the truth. Dogs fart. They pass gas. The science-minded among us might refer to fart gas as   ‘flatus’   (not to be confused with   flautas , which might or might not give you flatus). Whatever you call...
Apr 08 6:06pm @3 Does that apparatus help with sharts? You know like the stuff they use for bladder leakage?
The Looney Bin 3

The Looney Bin 3


By: JohnRussell  •  137 comments  •  5 days ago
People who vote for Donald Trump in 2020 need to be embarrassed of themselves for the rest of their lives. 
Apr 08 12:11pm @8.1.19 deleted by [ph]
Apr 08 12:08am @12.1.6 General announcement: Stop with the taunting. I will start to write up tickets to those that I feel are taunting as well as those reacting to the taunting. 
White supremacy feeds on mainstream encouragement. That has to stop.

White supremacy feeds on mainstream encouragement. That has to stop.


Via: Bob Nelson  •  9 comments  •  2 weeks ago
O n 19 April 1995, Timothy McVeigh blew up the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring another 684, in the deadliest act of domestic US terrorism to date. A white supremacist, among other things, he was radicalised by what he regarded as excessive federal government power, US foreign policy and a constellation of bigotries and...
Apr 08 11:54am @2.1 Bob, This is a distortion of the facts. You originally wrote an article that called our members names. Now the link takes you to a page in discussions. That was why you had a meta ticket. You are...
British woman faces Dubai jail over Facebook 'horse' insult

British woman faces Dubai jail over Facebook 'horse' insult


Via: Hal A. Lujah  •  10 comments  •  one week ago
A British woman is facing two years in jail in Dubai for calling her ex-husband's new wife a "horse" on Facebook, campaigners have said. Londoner Laleh Shahravesh, 55, was arrested at a Dubai airport after flying there to attend her former husband's funeral. She faces prosecution over two Facebook comments she posted on pictures of her husband remarrying in 2016. The Foreign Office...
Apr 08 11:43am @1.1 Hal, I will be happy to discuss this with you in Metafied. 
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 1:03am @1 No one would know better than Danny what it's like to be different. He made the best of it. 
Nunes sending eight criminal referrals to Attorney General William Barr

Nunes sending eight criminal referrals to Attorney General William Barr


Via: Ender  •  129 comments  •  one week ago
California Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday he was planning to send eight criminal referrals to Attorney General William Barr as soon as this week. Nunes, who investigated accusations of FBI and Department of Justice abuse while he was previously chairman of the intelligence panel, did not say who he would be referring in a Fox News...
Apr 08 12:03am @4.1.5 This is a general comment: Stop with the taunting. It's going both ways. 
Evolutionary changes played a crucial role in industrialization, study finds

Evolutionary changes played a crucial role in industrialization, study finds


Via: Dignitatem Societatis  •  10 comments  •  2 weeks ago
A recent study of centuries-old French-Canadian genealogical data by a Brown University economist revealed evidence that supports his own 17-year-old theory that natural selection played a pivotal role in the emergence of economic growth and industrialization. Oded Galor, a professor of economics at Brown, and Marc Klemp, a visiting scholar in Brown's Population Studies and Training...
Apr 07 11:36pm @4 That is really an interesting read. I have never heard of that hypothesis before.  I know that the industrial revolution broke up the extended family. It was the extended family that would help...
I'm a Submariner...Of course I'm an Asshole!

I'm a Submariner...Of course I'm an Asshole!


By: Uncle Bruce  •  23 comments  •  2 weeks ago
At the hospital having blood drawn. New records system didn't propagate my records, so they have to ask all the health questions again. Nurse: Do you drink alcohol? Me: I'm a Sub Sailor. Of course I do. Nurse: How much do you drink? 2 or more a day? Me: When ever I can. Nurse: Do you have feelings of hurting yourself, or hurting others? Me: Yeah, every snowflake liberal I meet I want to treat...
Apr 07 2:11pm @6 OK, back on track... Bruce, there is no doubt your a Submariner, and of course an asshole.  The bigger question is who would want your blood? I think there might be enough alcohol in it to make...
Das Boot

Das Boot


By: Uncle Bruce  •  20 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Last Summer my son, the Marine, took my wife and I, and our two granddaughters out on the lake in a fishing pontoon boat for a day of sun, surf, and fishing.  The boat was a loan from a retired Colonel Jason knows.  Told him to take it out a few times and see if it had any problems.  We all had a great time.  My wife enjoyed it so much, with the grandkids, and the fishing, that she started...
Apr 07 2:08pm @6 Hey Bruce! Good to see ya posting! Love your new avatar! Perfect match! That looks like a fun boat. I wish you many happy times on it! 
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  •  one week 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 07 1:47pm @1.2.26 My dad, too. 
Apr 07 1:46pm @1.1.27 Raven, Of course, I know you have a cat! You have the cat group. I didn't realize I directed the question to you. 
Apr 07 1:12pm @18.1.2 She's so pretty! And a calico. They are pretty rare. 
Apr 07 12:54pm @18.3.2 Great brood you have there. What a variety of colors. One of every flavor. 
Apr 06 11:18pm @17.1.6 LOL.. good one!
Apr 06 11:16pm @16.3.2 1st, Your guys are so cute! My daughter just got sibs too!
Apr 06 11:11pm @16.1.1 He is very handsome. I was not aware he was a long hair till now. 
Apr 06 11:04pm @4.2.1 Too cute Kavika.. When do you send Wiki to dancing school?
Apr 06 11:03pm @2.2.3
Apr 06 10:58pm @1.2.24 "..." It always boils down to that! 
Apr 06 10:48pm @1.1.24 Good Idea! Matt could lose. 
Apr 06 5:32pm @7.2.9 "..." Kinky! I like that! "..." But what shall I call Kavika then?
Apr 06 5:29pm @1.1.22 I agree Sandy... the love we get is worth it in the end. But it's so hard to say good-bye. And I am only allowed one at a time, due to Matt's allergies. 
Apr 06 5:27pm @1.2.23 Fly, you can be a mean, mean man. Funny, but mean. LOL!
Apr 06 5:26pm @7.2.7 HEY!! Did you see the video of my boy playing fetch? That kitty can jump! 
Apr 06 5:24pm @2.2.1 You Yoda Girl is very pretty. I love her mits
Apr 06 5:23pm @1.3.1 You do indeed! 
Apr 06 5:22pm @1.2.21 LOL.. not if you spell it right.
Apr 06 3:04pm @1.2.17 That is a pretty unique mix.  Hey, what do you call a bulldog and Shizu mix?
Apr 06 3:00pm @1.1.18 Sorry for your loss. 
Apr 06 3:00pm @1.1.17 Wally also plays fetch. He has a favorite ball. 
Apr 06 2:57pm @1.2.14 Matt does the dishes, too... but he also shovels the snow.. which kind of drys out your hands. Not a job you have to do in Texas, LOL!
Apr 06 2:29pm @1.2.10 That would be the hubby. He has it all winter long. 
Apr 06 2:28pm @1.1.12 "..." LOL.. kind of like this:
Apr 06 2:26pm @1.1.11 Sandy, We have had the same problem with removing the stains from the cat food. And you are right, the never throw up on the hardwood floor. Only the carpeting. And yes, we have that off white...
Apr 06 2:19pm @7.2.3 Wally is quite the plumpkin.... I can not deny. The funny thing is that he doesn't eat much, but he doesn't do much either. He's glued to my side most of the day.  And Fly I might have to hit you...
Apr 06 2:16pm @1.2.6 I have had both types of animals and I think it just depends on the animal... But Fly is an obvious cat bigot. He needs to be punished, LOL! btw.. video not working.
Apr 06 2:14pm @1.1.8 "..." LOL, Wally does that, too. And if he's really desperate, he licks my lips. blech. That will get me out of bed. He's my alarm clock. 
Apr 06 2:12pm @1.1.7 "..." LMAO.  We tried to put Wally into our bedroom when we have company but he jumps up and grabs the latch doorknob and opens the door. He quite smart.
Apr 06 2:10pm @1.1.6 "..." That means you didn't neuter your male cat young enough. I have had nothing but male cats my whole life and none of them ever sprayed or made out of the litter box.  As for our dogs, we...
Apr 06 2:04pm @2.1.2 LOL!
Apr 06 2:03pm @1.2.3 Ha ha.  All pets do matter. I have had parakeets that have been great buddies to me.  This was Paulie. He could do tricks and say "Hello", and as you can see, he would hang with you.  I miss him.
Apr 06 2:00pm @6.3 Zeus is well named and looks a bit scary.
Apr 06 1:57pm @7.1.2 Very Cute!
Apr 06 1:57pm @7.2 I love Sheps. I had one as a kid growing up, along with an Irish Setter and a Collie and 2 cats, 1 a stray bi-color and the other a Snowshoe like Wally. My Wall's is such a sweetie. He makes me...
Apr 06 1:48pm @5.1 Who could not love Wiki? 
Apr 06 1:47pm @4.1 Nice comparison!
Apr 06 1:47pm @3.1 I have had dogs that were friendly and dogs that were not. I can say the same with cats. I really think it just depends on the animal.
Apr 06 1:46pm @2.1 That's sweet.  My Wally makes me happy. 
Apr 06 1:45pm @1.2 All I can say is cat bigotry. We can find a survey to prove what we want to. 
Apr 06 1:44pm @1.1.1 OK, so like obviously you have never owned a cat. A cat makes in a litter box, always. Dogs pee on your floor, and carpeting when you miss their walk time. 
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 1:41pm @2.1.39 This is not to Sandy but everyone, This article IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS. Please stay on topic 
'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  •  one week 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 07 12:00am @7.1 It would be good if we had new stuff. King was never the same after the accident. Rumors have it that he now writes under another name ( other than the one he used to use, Richard Bachman). 
Apr 06 11:53pm @1.2.10 "..." I totally agree. That one the horror can only be in the mind. Clowns get lost in translation. 
Apr 06 3:24pm @5.1.4 Don't you mean, you like to check out the rack?
Apr 06 3:23pm @6.1 Got me?
Apr 06 3:09pm @5.1.2 What do you read?
Apr 06 3:08pm @4.1.2 I have to agree with you. I don't get the analyzing crap, either.
Apr 06 3:07pm @3.1.4 "..." I totally agree with that. She was very much her own person in the book. 
Apr 06 12:41pm @5.1 He must have seen the remake of it from '2000 something. That really was not good. Very hacky.  I am not sure why they chose to kill the daughter and not the son. Maybe he felt an older child was...
Apr 06 12:38pm @4.1 Great clip from the original. Every parent's nightmare. And that is how it happened in the book. 
Apr 06 12:35pm @3.1.1 Nightwalker,  I totally agree with you. I can think of so many of King's stories that had nada to do with men making bad choices for their families. This reviewer is trying to make this into...
Apr 06 12:23pm @2.1 I noticed that, too. They often do that. They have a different title on the NBC page than what is on the actual article. 
Apr 06 12:18pm @1.2.5 That's true John. We bring out own experiences to the story.
Apr 06 12:17pm @1.2.4 I think they did a good job with "The Dead Zone". The story lends itself best to a movie since John Smiths thoughts are verbally articulated. In "The Stand", how do you get into the dogs head?
Apr 06 12:11pm @1.1.1 You said that well! 
Apr 06 3:10am @1 I'm not sure how I will feel about this version of the story. It deviates far from the book that I couldn't put down till the break of dawn. I not even sure I agree with the reviewer's idea that...
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 06 11:50pm @4.1 Good advice Wally. 
Apr 06 3:51pm @3 "..." I agree with you to an extent. If I am in a train station and I am holding on to the handrails, I am using Purell right after that.  But on the other hand, there was a study on the health...
Apr 06 1:18pm @2 Really interesting article 9mm. You are right with your advice, but you missed an important one. We are killing our immune systems with the use of all these antibacterial soaps and over spraying...
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 2:51am @4 Thanks, Ender for such an interesting story. I love learning about other Indians and their stories.  I am Alongquin and from Long Island. Just like where you live, much of the area is either named...
 The Brexit referendum helped break British politics. Could another one fix it?

The Brexit referendum helped break British politics. Could another one fix it?


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  16 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   Alexander Smith LONDON — Britain is mired deep in its   most serious political crisis   in a generation. Almost three years ago, the country voted in   a referendum to leave the European Union . But with lawmakers deadlocked on the issue, many believe that the only way out of this morass is to ask the people again. The idea has gained momentum in recent weeks, from a...
Apr 05 2:12pm @4.2.3 I happen to agree with you Magic. They have a long history of managing things without guns. That is why the Americans colonies so surprised them. They didn't realize that they were dealing with a...
Apr 05 3:42am @1 As Parlement votes over and over, people of the UK would like to do the same. Without a constitution like ours, this is a possibility. But just because it is possible, doesn't mean you that you...
Woman arrested in racist graffiti that targeted Democrats and Native Americans in Oklahoma

Woman arrested in racist graffiti that targeted Democrats and Native Americans in Oklahoma


Via: Kavika  •  20 comments  •  4 days ago
April 4, 2019, 10:16 PM EDT  / Updated  April 5, 2019, 12:25 AM EDT By   Suzanne Ciechalski and Phil Helsel A woman has been arrested in a series of racist graffiti in the Oklahoma town of Norman, and she is also thought to have been behind Nazi and other hate messages at an Oklahoma City Democratic building and a Native American nation building, authorities said. Allison Johnson,...
Apr 05 12:25pm @7 Disgusting. What was so messed up in her life to have this kind of hate for a people who have done nothing to her? I just don't get it. 
Fifty shades of grey squirrel: Multi-coloured variety of the common rodent leaps from branch to branch as it looks for food in India

Fifty shades of grey squirrel: Multi-coloured variety of the common rodent leaps from branch to branch as it looks for food in India


Via: Split Personality  •  9 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Malabar Giant squirrels have a patchwork of fur, with colours ranging from beige and tan to brown and rust The exotic rodents are double the size of their grey relatives and measure up to 36 inches from head to tail  They prefer the tops of trees to the ground, foraging for nuts, fruits and flowers far from the ground for safety By Connor Boyd For Mailonline...
Apr 05 12:19pm @3.1 You could make a matching robe, too! 
Wait. What??

Wait. What??


By: cobaltblue  •  196 comments  •  one week ago
In order to cyberhug my sister BizEBea, I simply HAD to pay a sort of homage to her. I wanted to write or upload something that would embody the depth of her intellect; something to highlight her innate ability to embrace the dance of her mind, body, and spirit; to showcase her propensity for innuendo; and best of all, something to exhibit her quick and decisive deliverance when calling an...
Apr 05 11:30am @35.1.1 SP wins! LOL! "..." Sad but true.
Apr 05 12:15am @35
Apr 04 8:58pm @26.1 You are a very wise man.
Apr 04 1:50pm @18.1.4 You should actually hear it. It sounds like Klingon.
Apr 04 1:33pm @18.1.2 Perrie wins! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
Apr 04 1:30pm @18.1.1 That actually looks like Welch. 
Apr 04 1:27pm @15.2 Sounds tasty/not. What the heck were they going for?
Apr 04 1:26pm @12.1 Very creative! 
Apr 04 1:24pm @6.1.3 Not appetizing, LOL.  But good to know they are giving away free ones!
Apr 04 1:23pm @2.5.1 I love "Turning vegan would be a missed steak". Lordy, I love my steaks. 
Apr 03 10:26pm @2.1.3 OK now they are up! 
Apr 03 10:01pm @2.1.2 OK guys I don't get it. I can see them clearly on chrome. 
Apr 03 5:27pm @2 YES!!!!! I finally have a place to post this!!! Thank you gals!
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 04 9:29pm @1.3.2 They get really big, and can remove a finger for you. 
Apr 04 9:07pm @1.2 Great photo Mac. Is he your guy? I live in a turtle preservation area, so we have a box and snappers here. Even have some slidders that made it into the mix.
 '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 04 9:27pm @7 My mom and dad got married when she was 18 (actually 17 but birth records were lost) and my dad was 25. She lied to him about her age. They are still married, at 78 and 85. This year will be 60...
Apr 04 9:21pm @4.1.7 "..." You are 100% correct, SP. 
Apr 04 9:21pm @4.2 Totally agree BF.
Apr 04 9:20pm @2.3 Buzz, Here in the US, one of the worst is the extremist of the Mormon faith. They allow young girls to marry men 20 and 30 years older than them at the age of 10 and 12.
Apr 04 9:18pm @1.1.6 I think that 18 should be the age for just about everything. If you are old enough to fight for your country, you are old enough to everything else.  The brain changes dramatically during the teen...
Apr 02 1:59am @1 Who cares about the girls who are alive and being abused? 
What remains of Bears Ears

What remains of Bears Ears


Via: 1stwarrior  •  38 comments  •  2 weeks ago
For the last 13,000 years, humans have inhabited this part of the southwest. They carved arrowheads from stone and hunted giant sloths. They learned to farm corn and created communities on the mesa tops. They scratched and painted images onto rocks and reused and remixed what was left by earlier generations. For 11 months, the rich legacy of this region was federally protected....
Apr 04 9:05pm @8.1.1 One is taking away and the other is giving back. I don't know much about back bay wildlife refuge, but we had property taken under Emminate domain, too. It's also done to build highways.  But...
Apr 03 10:58pm @5.3.3 Great comment! 
Apr 03 4:53pm @8 Something that needs to be preserved for future generations, not just for native people, but for all mankind. This is part of our countries past and a huge amount of information about America's...
Christian business owners who show evidence of faith risk being shut down

Christian business owners who show evidence of faith risk being shut down


Via: Keep America Great!  •  111 comments  •  one week ago
Everett Piper, Washington Times Posted On 6:39 am April 2, 2019 If there was any remaining doubt, this past week’s news puts it to rest. Christians are now being punished in America. From San Francisco, California to San Antonio, Texas, the church is being persecuted. Faithful Christians — those who still believe in the Bible as their rule of faith and practice — are...
Apr 04 1:31am @2.1.8 "..." I am utterly speechless. Are you missing my point on purpose? Those men are a direct threat to Jews, blacks and other minorities. It is disgusting to use Martin Niemoller's poem, to draw a...
Apr 03 4:06pm @2.1.4 Whoa. I missed this.  How is what I said a blood libel of Christians? How about what you said is a character assignation of me. How dare you!  You had the gall of using Martin Niemoller poem...
Apr 03 12:31am @2 "..." I had no idea that there has been mass extermination of Christians in this country. Yet, this is allowed I think that Jews, blacks, and other minorities have more to fear.
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 1:18am @1 Possible endless energy. Thoughts?
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 03 1:08pm @11.1.1 "..." I agree with everything you said, but that. I think there is just not enough out there to do him damage. I find it sad that they left is willing to eat their own. Talk about self-destructive. 
Apr 03 1:06pm @11.2.1 Again, there are not enough of them, and many of them don't vote. They have temper tantrums when they don't get their own candidate. Look at what they did to Hillary.  The adults in the room vote....
Apr 03 12:22pm @11 Millennials like to talk the talk, but when it comes to getting out the vote, they don't. Heck, they couldn't even get a woman elected.  The Dems better get their act together. There is no way...
BREAKING NEWS: Fossilized snapshot of mass death found on North Dakota ranch

BREAKING NEWS: Fossilized snapshot of mass death found on North Dakota ranch


Via: Split Personality  •  22 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
Intrigued, DePalma kept digging, and found a dazzling assortment of fossils, very delicate yet wonderfully preserved. He found a jumble of wood, cypress tree bundles, tree trunks coated with amber and fish, all entombed together in muddy sediment that hardened over the eons into mudstone. DePalma’s field assistant, Rudy Pascucci, was with him as he began to tease out the story the...
Apr 03 12:52pm @8 Very cool fine, SP. I love this kind of stuff since I did start my college career as an anthro major. 
U.S. health officials alarmed by paralyzing illness in kids

U.S. health officials alarmed by paralyzing illness in kids


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  3 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   Associated Press One morning last fall, 4-year-old Joey Wilcox woke up with the left side of his face drooping. It was the first sign of an unfolding nightmare. Three days later, Joey was in a hospital intensive care unit, unable to move his arms or legs or sit up. Spinal taps and other tests failed to find a cause. Doctors worried he was about to lose the ability to breathe....
Apr 03 1:43am @1 A medical mystery. 
BREAKING NEWS: Connecticut woman says then-Vice President Joe Biden touched her inappropriately at a Greenwich fundraiser in 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Connecticut woman says then-Vice President Joe Biden touched her inappropriately at a Greenwich fundraiser in 2009


Via: Badfish Hαηd ⊕Ƒ †Hε Ωuεεη  •  152 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
A Connecticut woman says Joe Biden touched her inappropriately and rubbed noses with her during a 2009 political fundraiser in Greenwich when he was vice president, drawing further scrutiny to the Democrat and his history of unwanted contact with women as he ponders a presidential run. "It wasn't sexual, but he did grab me by the head," Amy Lappos told The Courant Monday. "He put his...
Apr 02 4:48pm @7.1.20 You know what... that is left up to the individual. What he did is not rape..it's not even harassment. If a women or man doesn't want it then they can tell him so. I know I wouldn't have an issue...
Apr 02 3:27pm @7.1.12 "..." Sean, what are you talking about? Did you not read Biden's response to all of this: "..."
Apr 02 1:18pm @2.6.16 Grope: When used in a sexual context, groping or fondling is touching another person in an unwelcome sexual way. The term generally has a negative connotation in many societies, and the activity...
Apr 02 1:12pm @7.1.5 What I want to talk about is holding our public figures to the same standards. 
Apr 02 1:10pm @4.1.20 Woody Allen is a disgusting pig. I have never seen a movie since he married his daughter.
Apr 02 1:09pm @3.1.18 "..." Because it fell under the untrue part of our CoC. It was nothing more than innuendo. And I did watch the video. 
Apr 02 1:07pm @2.6.13 "..." No. Just him saying that he can grab any pussy he wants. "..." Yes. Touching. Not groping. Touching. Have you ever touched? I know I have. 
Apr 02 1:05pm @2.6.12 Look up the word Groping. He was not groping. You implied it.  Furthermore, if you had actually read the article ( from a small local Conn paper), the accuser is saying that Biden tried to rub...
Apr 02 1:02pm @2.6.10 "..." Exactly.
Apr 02 12:51pm @7.1.3 Why is he deflecting? No one is saying that Biden isn't touchy-feely. He is. But the republicans want to make this into much more than it is.  On the other hand, Trump claimed he could move on a...
Apr 02 12:48pm @4.1.14 They laughed it off out of discomfort. Who says that about their daughter. Do you?
Apr 02 12:45pm @4.1.12 "..." Tessy, No he hasn't. But he has been inappropriate in what he has said and his family photos.  It is Me, See that is being honest and nonpartisan. I call them as I see them. 
Apr 02 12:44pm @4.1.11 Do you have daughters? I do. 2 of them. My husband would never have said that. It's disgusting. Neither would my dad, who had 2 daughters.  That isn't funny. That is sick.
Apr 02 12:42pm @3.1.16 LOL.. You are using a CNN video, while all you do is talk about what a hacky station CNN is. You don't think that was hacky? I do.
Apr 02 12:30pm @3.1.14 I'm not sure how to take that, LOL. It feels like an insult but it is the truth. I am not protecting Biden. What he has been doing, he has been doing for over 40 years and in public.  If this is...
Apr 02 12:17pm @2.3.13 This is a hit piece, just like what happened with Kavanaugh, and actually, you are proving my point with my article.  "..." Excuse me? I do believe my article was about Ms.Flores, not Biden. He...
Apr 02 12:00pm @3.1.7 You only seed from one side, so who are you to accuse me of being lopsided. My article was not about Biden, it was about ethics and political expediency. You could even say it was about the battle...
Apr 02 11:54am @2.6.1 "..." Strange how you call that mainsplaining for Biden, when you defended Cavanaugh. Frankly, I see it the same way. 
Apr 02 11:50am @2.3.10 Strange how you turn a blind eye to Trump's pussy grabbing. How does that work?
Apr 02 11:49am @2.3.9 "..." Are you implying that I ran a piece to protect Biden? I'll wait for an answer.
Apr 02 1:30am @3.1.1 And running a hit piece isn't trying to help them?
Apr 02 1:28am @2.3.2 And you are doing what? Helping? Everything that Biden has done has been in the public eye.
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  •  2 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 3:04pm @4.1.3 When teachers are not hired for jobs, all internet information is looked at. And while she might have not intended it for her students, it was out there. This is something I have hammered home with...
Apr 02 12:24pm @7.1 LOL agreed.
Apr 02 12:24pm @4.1 That's what she said, Trout. I was a teacher and we were told to keep our private lives, private. 
Apr 02 12:23pm @3.2.3 The internet is open for all.  This is a problematic issue.  On one hand, she is free to do what she wants to on her free time. But as a teacher, I see it as a huge impropriety. It impacts on...
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 11:35am @6.2 I totally agree with you BF. 
Apr 02 11:34am @3.1.15 I have had to put to sleep 4 of my pets, and all 4 had 2 shots. One to knock them out and one to stop their heart. No matter what, it is still a heartbreaking moment. 
Apr 02 11:29am @3.1.14 Spot on Katrix.
Apr 02 11:27am @3.1.13 Buzz, It is not an instant death. In fact, it is a very cruel death. When the head is decapitated, it still is alive for about another 2 mins., fully knowing what happened. The French even...
Weaponizing the #MeToo Movement Against Joe Biden

Weaponizing the #MeToo Movement Against Joe Biden


By: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  123 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
________________________________________________________________________________ Vice President Joe Biden's talks to customers during a stop at Cruisers Diner, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Seaman, Ohio. By Perrie Halpern Let’s make no mistake as to what the intent of Ms. Flores’ New York Magazine article, "An Awkward Kiss Changed How I Saw Joe Biden” was. At a...
Apr 01 3:04pm @11 OK I am closing the article until I get back later. I have to visit my nephew who is in the hospital. Well wishing of your choosing is welcomed. 
Apr 01 3:03pm @5.2.9 "..." I'm up for that. 
Apr 01 3:01pm @4.3 "..." I hope not. It would be a shame for him to not run because of this. 
Apr 01 2:59pm @3.1.13 Great comment! 
Apr 01 2:58pm @2.1.20 "..." We need one desperately. 
Apr 01 2:55pm @2.1.19 Hey not cool with the Catholic comments. Not on topic in the least. So he gave a little boy a kiss. Jeeze. It's not like he thinks he is doing something wrong and that is what this whole article...
Apr 01 2:34pm @8.2.2 Ditto.
Apr 01 2:33pm @8.1.8 All I have to say is that is just not cool. 
Apr 01 2:30pm @8.5 Sparty,  I for one wondered about Doctor Ford's timing. I feel the same way about Ms Flores. 
Apr 01 2:28pm @7.1 Indeedy.  But the more left papers are still trying to get to Biden because of Bernie. The Dems better watch it, or they will have 4 more years of Trump...  Just an outsider's POV. 
Apr 01 2:26pm @6.1 Good point Tacos!
Apr 01 2:26pm @5.2.7 "..." Well said and very true.
Apr 01 2:24pm @5.2.6 "..." OK so if we ever meet, I will stay 4 feet away, LOL. 
Apr 01 2:22pm @4.1.7 Wally, he admitted in on audio. Do I need to find it?
Apr 01 2:20pm @3.1.7 LMAO!~
Apr 01 2:17pm @2.1.16 Sunshine, do you remember the story at all. It was an audio clip of Trump saying that. So no one had to step up. He bragged about it. 
Apr 01 2:15pm @1.5.1 Did you read the article?
Apr 01 1:57pm @5.3.1 True!  But you had no problem doing it to Biden over a touch, not an alleged rape. And I think she should have come forward long before his nomination. 
Apr 01 1:56pm @5.2.2 Trout, I am a northerner and I don't mind being touched if I like the person. I don't like strangers touching me, but I am odd that way. I do touch men, but only men I know. And I don't mind a hug...
Apr 01 1:53pm @4.2.2 Yup.
Apr 01 1:52pm @4.1.6 "..." OK this is getting a bit more political then I wanted to get, but I will say this. Both parties have lost their footings. The Democratic party, just like the Republicans, have extremes....
Apr 01 1:37pm @3.3.1 Well said 1st. I'm glad you saw the point to my article. You seem to be the only one. 
Apr 01 1:33pm @2.1.12 So is claiming to grab someone's pussy, Sunshine.
Apr 01 1:32pm @3.1.4 "..." LMAO. Have you taken a look at our current president and his track record in this regard? Actually, this is what I find interesting about partisan politics. It is the total blindness of...
Apr 01 1:24pm @2.1.7 "..." Well, this is what I expected from our Republicans.  "..." No one seems upset with the touches so I am not sure if is uninvited touching.  "..." "..." Not even close....
Apr 01 1:14pm @2.1.6 "..." I have never said no. But no one looks upset. And for the record, your bottom first pic, is my photo of the bikers and she was not upset in the least. 
Apr 01 1:12pm @1.3.1 Wally, That is a partisan hacky video made to make Biden look bad. I got some news for you. I have had as many girls of my generation, had an older man do what he did to that little girl. My...
Apr 01 1:08pm @1.4.1 "..." I agree 100%
Apr 01 12:57pm @1.2.2 Now, Now 1st. They are both just have a fun jab at each other. 
Apr 01 12:09pm @4.1.2 "..." I don't recall Biden ever talking about grabbing Pussy. I do think that men in power can abuse it, but after being in the public eye for over 40 years, we have never heard of Biden having...
Apr 01 12:05pm @4.2 I hope so. After this article hit the airwaves, several other liberal papers picked it up, many of them who have been in the past Bernie supporters. I think that these people are willing to destroy...
Apr 01 11:56am @3.2 Obviously, I agree with you, Tessy. The Democrats better get their house in order if they even think they can win against Trump. 
Apr 01 11:54am @2.1 "..." I think people see what they want to see. There is no doubt that Biden is a touchy-feely kind of guy, but for instance, one one of the events that Ms. Flores talks about, Stephanie Carter,...
Apr 01 11:42am @1 I have so many thoughts about this article. As an independent, while I am not emotionally involved in party politics, I am also amazed at what a strange brew the Democrats have become. This is not...
 South Dakota pipeline protest law worries Native American activists as ACLU files suit

South Dakota pipeline protest law worries Native American activists as ACLU files suit


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  9 comments  •  3 weeks ago
By   Ben Kesslen Nick Tilsen, a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation, attended his first protest before he was even 5 years old. Since then, he hasn't stopped — and that includes joining protests at Standing Rock in 2016 in   an ultimately failed effort   to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. "I’ve dedicated my life to improving quality of life for my community and...
Apr 01 2:29am @1 As far as I know, Indians are allowed to protest. Wondering who bought out our government... hummm.