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Brexit spurs breakaway from Britain's opposition Labour Party

Brexit spurs breakaway from Britain's opposition Labour Party

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  3 comments  •  an hour ago
By   Rachel Elbaum LONDON — With just 39 days until   Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union , Brexit has prompted a split in the U.K.'s main opposition party. Seven British lawmakers on Monday resigned from the Labour Party over its Brexit policies as well as other issues, including its   approach to anti-Semitism . "The Labour Party that we joined, that we campaigned...
Feb 19 1:20am @1 Wonder if anything like that could happen here?
American woman who joined ISIS begs to come back home

American woman who joined ISIS begs to come back home

Via: Badfish Hαηd ⊕Ƒ †Hε Ωuεεη  •  43 comments  •  54 minutes ago
An American woman who fled her home in Alabama to join ISIS in Syria now admits she made “a big mistake” and wants to return to her family in the US. “We were basically in the time of ignorance…and then became jihadi, if you like to describe it that way,” 24-year-old Hoda Muthana   told The Guardian in an interview, speaking from al-Hawl refugee camp in northeastern Syria. Muthana, who...
Feb 18 11:59pm @9.1.2 I can see your POV. But so far it seems that only two women applied for asylum, one from the US and one from the UK.  Of course, she could just be sick of the camps and still feel the same way....
Feb 18 10:16pm @13.1.2 He's 5. I am agreeing with Lynn and Suz. She is an enemy combatant (now that Nav Doc has explained why it can't be treason).
Feb 18 9:50pm @9.1 Suz you have heart. The one thing that everyone seems to be forgetting is she left when she was 14. How many of us did really dumb things at 14? She also said that she is willing to go to trial to...
Feb 18 2:56pm @7 After much back and forth with the hubby, the answer is no, unless she wants to face a treason charge. I do feel badly for her kid. Sadly he had no choice in the matter. 
“It's stupid and I've had countless arguments." Teen with anti-vax mum gets vaccinated at 18.

“It's stupid and I've had countless arguments." Teen with anti-vax mum gets vaccinated at 18.

Via: Freefaller  •  4 comments  •  6 hours ago
The son of a staunch anti-vaxxer in the US took his 18th birthday as a chance to catch up on the vaccinations he’d missed out on in his youth, defying his mother’s wishes and taking a stand against the anti-vax movement. Ethan Lindenberger from Ohio never received his vaccinations at school because his mother was convinced by online information that falsely claimed they were linked to...
Feb 18 9:46pm @4 Very impressive young man. That took courage to think for himself. 
February 16 in Alaska honors Tlingit activist on "Elizabeth Peratrovich Day'' A Fighter in Velvet Gloves

February 16 in Alaska honors Tlingit activist on "Elizabeth Peratrovich Day'' A Fighter in Velvet Gloves

Via: Kavika  •  6 comments  •  7 hours ago
Anchorage School District, “Elizabeth Peratrovich Day provides an opportunity to remind the public of the invaluable contribution of this Native Alaskan leader.” Nearly 20 years before the 1964 Civil Rights Act was passed, and ten years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich led the charge in passing the very...
Feb 18 5:56pm @2 She was brave and way ahead of her time. The true meaning of a role model for all kinds of people. When you believe in something, stand up for it.  It's about time she was honored! 
Brex-split: 7 UK lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

Brex-split: 7 UK lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

Via: Krishna  •  6 comments  •  12 hours ago
Luciana Berger speaks during a press conference to announce the new political party, The Independent Group, in London, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Seven British Members of Parliament say they are quitting the main opposition Labour Party over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism. Many Labour MPs are unhappy with the party's direction under leader Jeremy Corbyn, a veteran...
Feb 18 4:15pm @5.1 Good comparison.
Feb 18 3:29pm @3 I think this is good thing. That labor party needs a shake up and this is exactly what needed to happen. 
A real tube carrying dreams of 600-mph transit

A real tube carrying dreams of 600-mph transit

Via: Kavika  •  20 comments  •  2 hours ago
Full screen 1/7 SLIDES   © Joe Buglewicz for The New York Times The tube used for unmanned testing by Virgin Hyperloop One north of Las Vegas. The system aims to move people and cargo through tubes in wheel-less pods. MOAPA, Nev. — California just decided to sharply scale back its plans for a...
Feb 18 4:13pm @2 What a cool idea! And so low energy and not subject to weather issues. Would love to see this for a trans-Atlantic trip! 


By: JohnRussell  •  47 comments  •  2 hours ago
1. Do you ever listen to classical music ?  2. Have you ever broken anything that was really valuable? 3. Do you speak a language other than English or Spanish? 4. Have you ever been robbed? 5. Have you ever taken part in a dance contest? 6. Have you ever intentionally eaten a bug? 7. Have you ever been bleeding to the point where it...
Feb 18 1:10pm @2 1. Do you ever listen to classical music ? yes 2. Have you ever broken anything that was really valuable? yes 3. Do you speak a language other than English or Spanish? yes 4. Have you ever...
Hunters say it's not a 'zombie disease,' but they are worried about deer illness

Hunters say it's not a 'zombie disease,' but they are worried about deer illness

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  21 comments  •  4 hours ago
By   Phil McCausland Doug Duren lives on a 430-acre farm in Wisconsin that’s been in his family for 115 years, and he keeps more than 200 acres of it wild for deer hunting. It’s a vast plot of land to hunt on — boasting around 75 white-tail deer per square mile — and Duren, 60, keeps in mind a conservationist mantra when he manages it: “It’s not ours, it’s just our turn.” That phrase...
Feb 18 12:34pm @5.1 "..." I suspect so. Too scary to show the kids. Fire was easier.
Feb 18 11:40am @4.1 Prion disease is the scariest of diseases. It really isn't a virus. It's a protein. And here is the really scary stuff about prions. They can not be destroyed. From University of Utah: Prions...
Feb 18 11:28am @3.1.1 So I am guessing you are not worried about getting sick. 
Feb 18 11:26am @2.2 NWM,  Almost any virus will mutate. This is no exception. We are not even sure it hasn't already. Last time I had it was 30 years ago, so I hope I am clear. 
Feb 18 12:43am @1 I personally know of someone who died of mad cow disease, from meat she ate in England 20-30 years earlier ( she traveled there a lot). It had to be one of the most terrifying things I have ever...
Epitaph Words

Epitaph Words

By: Enoch  •  70 comments  •  8 hours ago
On the Israeli TV series, Shteisel the matchmaker, Rabbi Kenisberg has a coding function in his matchmaking notebook. For Rabbi Shulem Shteisel he has the words, "Smoker" and "Eater" (Glutton) to indicate who the person is and what are their major characteristics. These words hurt Rabbi Shteisel. He feels there are other accurate and more important things about him than his smoking...
Feb 17 11:54pm @6.2.6 I like it! 
Feb 17 11:42pm @10
Feb 17 11:38pm @6.2.4 Despite falling short often, I tried to be the best version of myself. 
Feb 17 11:30pm @6.2.2 "..." LMAO, that is a good one!  But I do think that death is more like a banning.  Unless you are saying.. I've moved on???
Feb 17 5:02pm @6 I'm still thinking. 
Trump Broods: How Can SNL Air ‘Total Republican Hit Jobs’ Without ‘Retribution

Trump Broods: How Can SNL Air ‘Total Republican Hit Jobs’ Without ‘Retribution

Via: Atheist יוחנן בן אברהם אבינו  •  32 comments  •  10 hours ago
President Donald Trump on Sunday morning seethed about the “total Republican hit jobs” that aired on Saturday Night Live a few hours prior, wondering aloud about how the show could broadcast that material “without retribution.”
Feb 17 5:05pm @5.1.1 OK, are the 4 of you going to pay my legal fees? Then I am good with it. 
Feb 17 3:25pm @5 Atheist, I was the one who changed the photo. It is copyright law that you must use the image that is part of the article, otherwise, I can get in trouble for misrepresentation. Please do not...
9/11 fund running out of money for those with illnesses

9/11 fund running out of money for those with illnesses

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  11 comments  •  yesterday
By   Associated Press NEW YORK — The   compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money   and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent, officials announced Friday. September 11th Victim Compensation Fund special master Rupa Bhattacharyya said she was "painfully aware of the inequity of the situation" but stressed that awarding some funds for every valid claim would be...
Feb 17 2:21pm @4.1 Ditto. 
Feb 17 2:21pm @2.1.1 LOL Kathleen, I am not the grammar police. 
Feb 17 2:08pm @3.1 Tell me about it. People are dying because of either being good people or living in the area. 
Feb 17 2:14am @1 I personally know several first responders who either got cancer or autoimmune diseases after 9/11. But just like them, we were told that it was safe to breathe the air, how could the fund have...
World's first 'floating tunnel' proposed in Norway

World's first 'floating tunnel' proposed in Norway

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  31 comments  •  2 days ago
By   Denise Chow Steep, icy mountains and deep fjords make western Norway famously scenic, but they also make life difficult for motorists. With seven ferries along the way, the almost 700-mile trip between the cities of Kristiansand in the south and Trondheim in the north   typically runs about 21 hours   — at an average speed of about 30 miles an hour. But that could soon change. A...
Feb 16 2:54pm @9.1 Neither did I. I love finding niffty articles to post. Takes away from the usual noise.  
Feb 16 2:52pm @6.2 Buzz, On the reverse side, we went to the moon in basically a tin can. Sometimes things can be a led zeppelin. 
Feb 16 2:50pm @5.1.1 Mine too. Never thought about the terrorist aspect, but I think any bridge would be just as susceptible 
Feb 16 12:35am @1 Uber cool~ Just think about how this could be applied. 
Katherine Johnson: The Girl Who Loved to Count

Katherine Johnson: The Girl Who Loved to Count

Via: Jasper2529  •  22 comments  •  yesterday
“I counted everything. I counted the steps to the road, the steps up to church, the number of dishes and silverware I washed … anything that could be counted, I did.” So said Katherine Johnson, recipient of the 2015 National Medal of Freedom. Born in 1918 in the little town of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, Johnson was a research mathematician, who by her own admission, was...
Feb 16 1:16pm @2.1 She is an amazing person. I saw her interviewed and she is so humble and sweet, and yet she is brilliant and ahead of her time. I saw the movie, "Hidden Figures" about her and her 2 other friends...
The Problem of Induction - N+1 and Penguins

The Problem of Induction - N+1 and Penguins

By: Enoch  •  26 comments  •  4 days ago
The following is a quotation about the problem of induction by Sextus Empiricus. "When they propose to establish the universal from the particulars by means of induction, they will effect this by a review of either all or some of the particulars. But if they review some, the induction will be insecure, since some of the particulars omitted in the induction may contravene the universal:...
Feb 15 1:40pm @9 Observation can be used in many ways in science. Looking at physical characteristics is one way. But since we can now look at DNA, I think that is the most accurate way of defining a species. In...
He took a DNA test in search of his birth father — and found a daughter instead

He took a DNA test in search of his birth father — and found a daughter instead

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  19 comments  •  3 days ago
By   Elizabeth Chuck and Shako Liu IRVINE, Calif. — Ted Wood, a Sacramento, California, attorney, signed up for Ancestry in 2013, hoping to find his father. Wood, 50, had met his birth mother in the 1990s — a woman who placed him for adoption after getting pregnant while in high school. But his biological father had seemingly vanished. He spit in a vial and sent it off to Ancestry....
Feb 15 1:21pm @3.1 That's actually really cool!  We had a weird one happen in my sister's family. Her father in law was always a very secretive man. He married when he was 40 for the 1st time, and never talked about...
Feb 15 1:17pm @1.3.1 "..." Umm... might be grounds for divorce. Well, I guess it would depend if it was before me or during. 
Feb 15 1:16pm @1.2.1 I thought that would be if my 1st cousin had a child.  This is my great uncle having a child. Are you sure that still applies?
Feb 15 1:00pm @2.1 LOL tell me about it
Feb 14 1:18am @1 So this story held a particular interest to me. My 1st cousin, who lives in England, recently took one these DNA test and when they contacted her with their findings, they also told her that there...
Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett Orchestrated Attack, Source Says

Empire’ Actor Jussie Smollett Orchestrated Attack, Source Says

Via: Badfish Hαηd ⊕Ƒ †Hε Ωuεεη  •  23 comments  •  2 days ago
CHICAGO (CBS) —  Investigators believe Jussie Smollett and the non-cooperating witnesses in last month’s alleged attack of the  Empire   actor “potentially staged the attack,” a source with intimate knowledge of the investigation tells CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards. Chicago police raided the home of two “persons of interest” Wednesday night, a relative of those men says. Police took...
Feb 15 12:20pm @6 Does anyone read these seeds? Right from the article: "..." No proof this was a hoax.  I'll wait to see what the detectives come up with. 
Fox News Bans Ad For Documentary About American Nazi Rally in 1939

Fox News Bans Ad For Documentary About American Nazi Rally in 1939

Via: Bob Nelson  •  19 comments  •  3 days ago
The 7-minute movie, which was recently nominated for an Academy Award, explores the terrifying day on February 20, 1939 when thousands of American Nazis held a rally at Madison Square Garden in New York. The CEO of Fox News reportedly claims that an ad for the anti-Nazi movie is “not appropriate for our air.” The 30-second ad, titled “It Can Happen Here,” was supposed to run during the...
Feb 15 11:33am @4.1.4 Why are the Bund in China?
Feb 15 12:23am @4.1.2 I didn't until my parents moved. It was the Nazi party here in the USA. Real Nazis, siding along with Hitler, just like the ones seen in that 7-minute video.  I find it hard to believe that it...
Feb 15 12:00am @4.1 True enough.
Feb 14 11:54pm @3 I grew up in the town that was the headquarters for the Bund on Long Island. It was the 60's. a mere 20 years since the end of WWII, and I can't believe how many times I heard the word kike from my...
Report: Space will likely be a battlefield in any U.S. conflict with China, Russia

Report: Space will likely be a battlefield in any U.S. conflict with China, Russia

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  42 comments  •  4 days ago
By   Courtney Kube WASHINGTON — A new U.S. intelligence report warns that both China and Russia are investing in weapons that could attack U.S. satellites and   assets in space , and that both nations are now preparing to use   space as a battlefield. Last month, the Defense Intelligence Agency released a report about China's military capabilities, warning that the Asian country was...
Feb 15 12:03am @11.1.1 "..." LOL.. I didn't even know they still make Tang. How very cool!
Feb 12 2:19pm @3.1.6 I agree that the Chinese have an economic issue that they are going to use in some way to blame us and its neighbors. They have also been very busy lending money to countries who can't pay them...
Feb 12 2:15pm @3.1.5 I think that this article is reflecting on the fact that the Chinese seem to be more active in space than they have been in the past. Then really it was only us and Russia (USSR). 
Feb 12 1:54am @1 And is this supposed to be good news?
Fact checking is a must today......

Fact checking is a must today......

Via: FLYNAVY1  •  331 comments  •  7 hours ago
Fact checking is as important as ever in today's fast paced news onslaught.  Those that tell you it isn't are either liars working at trying to deceive you towards their agenda, or lying to themselves out of self-imposed ignorance.  In some cases I fear it may be a bit of both.   I'm all for freedom of speech.  Say what you want, anytime you want, but standby, because if I feel like...
Feb 14 10:21pm @1.2.104 Freewill, No worries. We all lose it sometimes. Even me
Feb 10 12:07pm @3.1.1 I have to agree with you that looking for solid sources is probably better than just going to google. When I look for information, I try to find original source material. So, for example, if I am...
Feb 07 1:56pm @5.1.2 Funny that you mention using the BBC and Reuters. I often go to the British press to check a story. The reason being is that they are not that invested in what happens here, and so the reporting is...
Feb 07 11:35am @3 It's not as easy as you would think.  Years ago, there was a story I was trying to fact check since it just sounded too ridiculous. I went to Google as most do. Well, it took something like 37...
After 15 Years, An Eye on Mars Peers No More

After 15 Years, An Eye on Mars Peers No More

Via: JohnRussell  •  7 comments  •  4 days ago
Opportunity, the longest-lived roving robot ever sent to another planet, explored the red plains of Mars for more than 14 years, snapping photos and revealing astonishing glimpses into its distant past. But on Wednesday, NASA announced that the rover is dead. "It is therefore that I am standing here with a sense of deep appreciation and gratitude that I declare the Opportunity mission...
Feb 14 4:21pm @3 An amazing journey and long distance adventure now over. Hopefully, we will do it again. 
Quebec Status Of Women Minister Isabelle Charest Says Hijab Is A Symbol Of Oppression

Quebec Status Of Women Minister Isabelle Charest Says Hijab Is A Symbol Of Oppression

Via: Badfish Hαηd ⊕Ƒ †Hε Ωuεεη  •  101 comments  •  4 days ago
Quebec's new minister responsible for the status of women says the Muslim hijab is a symbol of oppression. Speaking to reporters after being named to the portfolio Tuesday, Isabelle Charest said the Muslim head scarf does not correspond to her values and is not a way for women to flourish in society. She said women should not wear the garment. She objects to it because it represents a...
Feb 14 3:32pm @8.1.1 When I taught the younger grades, I used to read my classes this short story called "Tusk, Tusk". Bottom line, humans are very tribal like our cousins, the chimp.
Feb 12 2:02pm @1.1.9 "..." I agree they have the right to do so as part of religious freedom, but I would argue that these women also don't have a choice if they want to remain within their community and don't want...
Feb 12 1:22pm @1.1.3 Exactly Trout. They are all male dominated societies. 
Feb 12 12:27pm @1.1 This is a very tough subject to get through. While I personally agree that it is a sign of oppression, there are many faiths that do this to women. There are Christian sects that make their women...
Remembering the Alamo Scouts - Secret Warriors of World War II

Remembering the Alamo Scouts - Secret Warriors of World War II

Via: Kavika  •  26 comments  •  yesterday
By now, most of the world knows what the U.S. Navy SEAL unit can do. The recent covert operation that went down in Abbottabad, Pakistan—Team 6 swooping down on a compound in four stealth helicopters in the predawn darkness and killing or capturing more than 20 people, Osama bin Laden among the dead, in about 40 minutes—was a vivid reminder of its abilities. But too few know about a...
Feb 14 2:14pm @3 Great article Kavika and very informative. I have always heard about the Alamo Scouts but had no idea of what they did. Btw.. love those patches! 
Ex-Klansman David Duke backs Ilhan Omar in anti-Semitism scandal

Ex-Klansman David Duke backs Ilhan Omar in anti-Semitism scandal

Via: Badfish Hαηd ⊕Ƒ †Hε Ωuεεη  •  30 comments  •  4 days ago
Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard and Holocaust denier David Duke excoriated President Donald Trump for calling on Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar to resign in her latest scandal involving anti-Semitism. Omar, a Somali-American freshman congresswoman representing the greater Minneapolis area, drew bipartisan condemnation this week after   she accused   the pro-Israel American Israel...
Feb 14 1:57pm @1.1.2 Greg,  I disagree with the idea that Ms Omar are becoming the faces, and the voice of the Democrat Party but I do agree that the moderate and conservative Democrats better start put her on a...
Senate has uncovered no direct evidence of conspiracy between Trump campaign and Russia

Senate has uncovered no direct evidence of conspiracy between Trump campaign and Russia

Via: 1stwarrior  •  148 comments  •  yesterday  •  LOCKED
WASHINGTON — After two years and 200 interviews, the Senate Intelligence Committee is approaching the end of   its investigation into the 2016 election, having uncovered no direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to   both Democrats and Republicans   on the committee. But investigators disagree along party lines when it comes to the implications of...
Feb 14 12:05pm @3.2.16 Warning to the both of you. Stop talking about each other and talk about the topic. Only warning before tickets. 
Happy Valentine's Day Everyone

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone

By: Kathleen  •  17 comments  •  4 days ago
I hope you all have a nice Valentine's Day...
Feb 14 11:54am @3.1.1 How very nice.  About 20 years ago, Matt and I had a series of really bad Valentine's day dinners, culminating in one where we waited 2 1/2 hours to be seated and then they ran out of knives with...
It's a 'theyby': How one Florida family is raising a gender-neutral child

It's a 'theyby': How one Florida family is raising a gender-neutral child

Via: Badfish Hαηd ⊕Ƒ †Hε Ωuεεη  •  57 comments  •  5 days ago
Sparrow's parents decided to raise their baby without a known sex, giving Sparrow the option to choose gender free from stereotypes. ORLANDO, Fla. — Many parents find out the sex of their child before the baby is born.  Others opt for the surprise, waiting to hear, "it's a boy" or 'its a girl." However, some families are exploring another option by raising a "gender neutral" child....
Feb 13 2:16pm @4.1.1 Don't most good parents expose their kids to all kinds of toys and experiences and the kids get there themselves? I know I did. And when my daughters had questions about being gay, I told them they...
Party over Country

Party over Country

By: FLYNAVY1  •  170 comments  •  5 days ago
I freely took the oath to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution back in August of 1981, and to my knowledge, no one has relieved me of that oath. I distinctly remember my oath of enlistment, and NO WHERE in there did I: “……solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Democratic and Republican parties against all enemies, foreign and domestic;”    On a recent seed on fact...
Feb 13 11:34am @1.2.29 I don't get this either. It's like living in a state of denial. If our founding father's wanted the Constitution to be written in stone, they wouldn't have provided a way to amend it. They actually...
Feb 12 11:33am @2.1.52 "..." I meant to say I would like our government to be for the people and not for themselves. This is what happens when you multi-task. 
Feb 11 4:49pm @2.1.46 "..." That is spot on. Because neither will do the will of the people. They do what is expedient to them and what will keep their power. Once things become about power, the people suffer. 
Feb 11 4:34pm @1.2.24 "..." Exactly!
Feb 11 4:33pm @1.2.23 "..." First of all, I am a constitutionalist, which means that I believe the big 10 should always be as they were. But how they are interpreted over time must adapt to meet the times that our...
Feb 11 2:24pm @2.1.37 I totally agree with that. I am so sick of tribalism in this country and partisan politics that I’m ready to pull my hair out I would like our government to be for the people and that for themselves
Feb 11 2:20pm @1.2.10 100% correct
Feb 11 1:51pm @1.2.5 What is an oxymoron is that our founding fathers gave us a way to amend the constitution and that makes it a living document
Texas man enters abandoned home to smoke weed, finds tiger instead

Texas man enters abandoned home to smoke weed, finds tiger instead

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  8 comments  •  5 days ago
By   Tim Stelloh A Texas man who entered an abandoned home to smoke marijuana on Monday found a tiger in the garage, authorities said. The man, who was not identified, initially believed he was hallucinating when he found the female tiger in a “rinky-dink” cage, police said, according to the   NBC affiliate KPRC . The garage, in a home southeast of central Houston, was secured...
Feb 13 2:05am @1 Something amusing for a change.. Best laid plans...
Make America Great Again

Make America Great Again

By: Nerm_L  •  104 comments  •  2 days ago
We've all heard it.  We've all seen it.  Donald Trump spouts it over and over.  Politicians, pundits, activists, and media celebrities have appropriated and twisted the slogan to sell whatever predigested pablum they think will influence pubic opinion. But what does Make America Great Again really mean?  What is the source of America's strength, pride, and safety?  What is the source of...
Feb 13 12:13am @2.2.18 He was a progressive within the confines of the Republican concept. He still held onto other Republican views. When he lost as the leader of the Bullmoose party, who did he lose to? Wilson. What...
Feb 12 5:57pm @2.2.15 "..." Sorry, I doubt anyone would call Teddy a progressive. His cousin yes, but not him. He had vision and that is something that we have been sorely lacking in the White House. They don't take...
Feb 12 5:35pm @6.1.6 Thanks Gordy!! I'll take that!
Feb 12 5:34pm @6.1.5 Yes, and we also made fire with a flint, too. 
Feb 12 5:10pm @6.1.2 "..." When I went to school way back in the 1960's my family was as poor as poor could be, and I got a free lunch. But when I got sick, my mom had to try and figure out if she could afford the...
Feb 12 5:01pm @7 "..." No they are not. You have an odd definition of what doing well is. When 12% of our citizens are living beneath the poverty level, and the average income level is $56,500 but when adjusted...
Feb 12 3:57pm @2.2.10 There have been presidents who have inspired our nation and defined our nation. Geroge Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, JFK, to name a few. But what would help make America great, is...
Why Our World Seems Out of Control

Why Our World Seems Out of Control

Via: JohnRussell  •  6 comments  •  one week ago Why Our World Seems Out of Control by Walter G. Moss 2/10/19 News at Home tags: Foreign Affairs , politics , presidential history , Trump , Steven Pinker , current events Walter G. Moss is a professor emeritus of history at Eastern Michigan University. He is a Contributing Editor of HNN, and his...
Feb 12 3:26pm @3.1.1 I know that bioethics is taught. I am sure there is tech ethics, too. 
Feb 12 1:50pm @3 So are you advocating for central control of scientific and tech advancement?  
I’m Black And Jewish. Ilhan Omar’s Tweet And The Backlash, Are Tearing Me Apart

I’m Black And Jewish. Ilhan Omar’s Tweet And The Backlash, Are Tearing Me Apart

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  2 comments  •  one week ago
Yesterday, I opened my Twitter timeline to find friends, allies, and colleagues pitting racism and anti-semitism against each other. The battle lines had been drawn, and I was, as I often am as a mixed race Jew, caught in the middle. Sunday afternoon, Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted a response to Glenn Greenwald, who was musing about GOP leader Kevin McCarthy’s motivations for threatening...
Feb 12 1:42pm @1 I found this article interesting since it explores what it is like to live within two different communities and the conflict that comes out of that. It is something I can relate to. 
Dems hope to draw blood from potential Trump SCOTUS pick

Dems hope to draw blood from potential Trump SCOTUS pick

Via: Vic Eldred  •  59 comments  •  6 days ago  •  LOCKED
When the conservative lawyer Neomi Rao appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, she’ll be interviewing for a job on the country’s second most powerful court. But both her allies and enemies will be watching with something even bigger in mind: her viability as a future Supreme Court nominee. Growing buzz on the right about Rao, a legal scholar and Trump...
Feb 11 10:41pm @7 Both NWM and Kavika knock this off now. I will not address this again. You are not to speak to each other for the rest of this evening......Got it? And no smart comments back to me either. 
Progressive Jews and Anti-Semitism

Progressive Jews and Anti-Semitism

Via: Keep America Great!  •  19 comments  •  one week ago
My father was a combat photographer in World War II, who filmed our frontline troops in Europe from Omaha Beach through the liberation of Paris and the Battle of the Bulge to Berlin in ruins.  He also filmed the liberation of Dachau, an experience so painful he never spoke about it to me until the last year of his life, at age ninety-eight.  He could hardly speak.  He was crying so hard his...
Feb 11 6:22pm @3.1.5 "..." In your own words, why is it the right thing to do?
Feb 11 6:19pm @2.1 "..." Wrong. There is a problem with Jews both in Israel and in the US with Netanyahu and his government. It is an issue you would not understand since it has to do with the denominations of...
Feb 11 5:43pm @5.1 This is not about Obama. This attack was on the ADL and was full of lies, and I clearly backed it up. Leibler at best is another partisan hack, making up BS so that people not in the know, will buy...
Feb 11 5:38pm @4.1.1 Well said Split!
Feb 10 11:43pm @3.1.1 True enough!
Feb 10 11:26pm @3 What a pile of lies. My brother in law was the face of the ADL for over 10 years and never does the ADL not support Israel or Jewish and human rights.  But let's start with the first lie in this...
Judiciary chairman criticizes fellow Democrat for treading in anti-Semitic 'hate'

Judiciary chairman criticizes fellow Democrat for treading in anti-Semitic 'hate'

Via: Badfish Hαηd ⊕Ƒ †Hε Ωuεεη  •  39 comments  •  one week ago
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Monday condemned fellow Democratic Rep.   Ilhan Omar   (Minn.), calling her tweets a day earlier that suggested a pro-Israel lobbying group was buying off lawmakers "deeply disappointing and disturbing." Nadler, who is Jewish and, according to   his office , represents one of the most Jewish congressional districts in the...
Feb 11 5:30pm @5.1.14 Ender, I think you are missing the point here. If it was just about AIPAC, it would not be such a big deal. But she has made a slew of anti Semitic and anti-Israel comments and did a bait and...
Amazon's Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer owner of 'extortion and blackmail'

Amazon's Jeff Bezos accuses National Enquirer owner of 'extortion and blackmail'

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  47 comments  •  one week ago
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos accused the National Enquirer’s parent company, American Media Inc., of “extortion and blackmail” on Thursday for threatening to publish scandalous photos of him and his girlfriend if he didn’t drop an investigation into how the tabloid obtained text messages exposing his extra-marital affair. According to the emails that Bezos published, which have not been...
Feb 11 12:01am @11.1 I know the feeling.... it seems like a bottomless pit. 
Feb 08 12:00pm @7.2 "..." An excellent point. The irony there is spectacular. The only thing that I can say that is a little different, is Alexa is a self-inflicted wound and one that will not be entering my home.
Feb 08 11:57am @6.2 "..." It does feel that way. And I have to say, that when I posted this, I was just thinking about privacy issues. I never thought of all these other complications. 
Feb 08 11:56am @5.1 What the WaPo did was report what needed to be reported. Warren can spin this any way she likes, but she did do, what she said she didn't do. Now whether or not putting that on her state license...
Feb 08 11:53am @4.1.1 A remark in general: OH BROTHER! This is a bigger mess than I realized.
Feb 08 11:51am @1.3.2 Great point John. Totally forgot about that. I wouldn't cry if Bezos buried them. Their sole purpose seems to be making money off of other people's misery, true or not.
Feb 08 11:49am @1.2.1 "..." So do you feel that public figures have no privacy rights? Is it part of what they do? (inquiring minds want to know, LOL)
Feb 08 11:48am @1.1.3 "..." Again, another good point. Seems the plot thickens. 
Feb 08 11:46am @1.1.2 "..." Good point. I didn't think about that. 
Feb 08 2:43am @1 How far is too far? Do public figures have the right to privacy? Does the press have the right to publish anything?
Russian islands declare emergency after polar bear 'invasion'

Russian islands declare emergency after polar bear 'invasion'

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  9 comments  •  one week ago
By   Tim Stelloh A remote Russian archipelago declared a state of emergency on Saturday after an “invasion” of dozens of polar bears, that country’s state news agency said. A local official, Alexander Minayev, said that 52 polar bears were spotted between December and February near Belushya Guba, a settlement on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago in the Arctic Ocean,   according to the news...
Feb 10 11:58pm @1 And this is just the beginning....
The Lawless Border With Canada Was Once America’s Main Security Concern

The Lawless Border With Canada Was Once America’s Main Security Concern

Via: Kavika  •  30 comments  •  one week ago
Near the westernmost point of the border between the United States and Canada, the Peace Arch straddles the world’s longest undefended international boundary. The inscription atop the monument honors the friendship between two “children of a common mother,” but this was not always the case. The U.S. and Canada may be peaceful neighbors now, but they had a violently contentious relationship in...
Feb 10 10:49pm @4 I took the 'Adirondack" from NYC to Montreal. When we came to border control, they stopped us in the middle of nowhere. I looked to the east, nothing but trees. I looked to the west, the same...
Phil Robertson: 10 lies the devil is using to 'destroy' America

Phil Robertson: 10 lies the devil is using to 'destroy' America

Via: Keep America Great!  •  126 comments  •  4 days ago
“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson has come out with a new book that aims to “blow the lid off the lies that are destroying” America. The conservative Christian reality TV star spoke with The Christian Post to talk about the book and how coming to Christ at age 28 helped him leave his sinful life in the past.  The 72-year-old patriarch of A&E's hit reality series and the co-owner of...
Feb 10 12:38am @9.1 That doesn't count. He is allowed to talk about why he feels what he feels. He's not allowed to try and sell his faith. 
Feb 09 11:19pm @3.1.12 There you go. You get it. If you care about your partner it is supposed to be a way of showing mutual love and gratification. 
 Northam's blackface scandal unmasks another complaint: Environmental racism

Northam's blackface scandal unmasks another complaint: Environmental racism

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  5 comments  •  one week ago
By   Erik Ortiz The racist photo on the medical school yearbook page of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam repulsed Richard Walker, a black community activist in Richmond who campaigned and voted for him in 2017. Walker wanted to believe in a governor whom he had knocked on doors for, and hoped would continue the work of other Democrats on issues such as criminal justice reform and helping...
Feb 10 12:29am @1 Thoughts?
Lorena Bobbitt's violent act became a joke, missing chance to focus on the cause, she says

Lorena Bobbitt's violent act became a joke, missing chance to focus on the cause, she says

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  20 comments  •  one week ago
By   Doha Madani More than a quarter of a century ago, Lorena Bobbitt's name became synonymous with a gruesome act that turned into an uncomfortable joke. She says now that the nation missed an opportunity at the time to look at what she calls a "social epidemic," the scourge of domestic violence. Bobbitt, who was an immigrant from Venezuela, cut off her husband’s penis with a...
Feb 10 12:10am @9.1 Gotta agree with ya Pat. Yadda, Yadda, Yadda.. it's not about me........ but it is. 
Feb 10 12:09am @7.2.1 I forgot he was a porn star. What I remembered that she said that it was her "culture " to cut off his best bud, when you find out that your hubby is cheating. Am I wrong?
Feb 10 12:05am @2.2 Have to agree with that. Time has rewritten some of this. 
The Father of American Pizza Is Not Who We Thought He Was

The Father of American Pizza Is Not Who We Thought He Was

Via: Bob Nelson  •  18 comments  •  one week ago
The true origins of pizza are lost to the hot, gooey mists of time, though it’s safe to say the modern pie came of age as focaccia-based peasant food in Naples in the 1700s. When it comes to American pizza, though, researchers thought they had things nailed down. The father of American pizza was believed to be Gennaro Lombardi, an Italian immigrant who applied for the first restaurant...
Feb 09 4:00pm @5 You know BF, that might be very true. Jews do make pizza out of matzah during Passover. 
Analysis: How the GOP’s Tax Scam Is Now Backfiring Spectacularly

Analysis: How the GOP’s Tax Scam Is Now Backfiring Spectacularly

Via: Don Overton  •  248 comments  •  one week ago  •  LOCKED
And now that Americans have started to file their 2018 tax returns, the extent of the GOP deception is being seen for the first time. Writing in  Vox ,  Matthew Yglesias explained that  the backlash  being seen from many Trump supporters now filing their taxes is a direct result of unconscionable accounting trickery from the IRS.
Feb 09 1:41pm @2.2.18 First of all, there is no need to be nasty in this discussion.  From your own papers: Texas' effective property tax rate ranked sixth highest in the country, the report found, nestled between...
Feb 09 12:14pm @3.2.11 I know what SALT is. I am a CPA (sadly). The proprety taxes is the part that is killing us on Long Island.
Feb 09 12:12pm @3.2.10 You live in one of those overly taxed areas.  You also have some of the best schools in the country.  In other states, you have to send your kids to private school to get great education.  I...
Feb 08 11:40pm @3.2.2 "..." Look, first of all, I am a die hard capitalist, so I'm not a robin hood type. But on the other hand, this tax plan is the pits and it will hurt the middle and working class.  And yes we...
Feb 08 10:35pm @5.1.3 Yes, the IRS. Wait till next year when you pay more.
Feb 08 10:32pm @3.2 So how did you benefit? Just wait till next year, when you get less. 
Feb 08 9:26pm @2.2.7 The only thing that I ever moaned about was the property tax cap. It was a spiteful move. That money mostly goes to our schools which are among the best in the nation. 
Feb 08 9:23pm @2.2.6 Mock away as you will, but because your state does not have other taxes, your property taxes have been going up and up. It is why your state (and I say that glibly since was a Long Islander always...
This Zillow Listing Has A Very Tasteful Sex Den And Just WTF Is Happening Here?

This Zillow Listing Has A Very Tasteful Sex Den And Just WTF Is Happening Here?

Via: Badfish Hαηd ⊕Ƒ †Hε Ωuεεη  •  25 comments  •  one week ago
You probably didn’t even know you were in the market for a private adult sexual oasis, but now you do. I mean, come on. You know you need a private adult sexual oasis. You just don’t   know you need it. Just like everyone didn’t know they needed shiplap until Joanna Gaines lightly nudged them. Allow   this Zillow listing   to lightly nudge you. “50 shades of Maple Glen. One of a kind...
Feb 09 11:40am @2 I see that the house comes equipt with a wine fridge and whips and chains.. but does it have great Danes and a quart of KY?
Reading Genesis From a Different PoV

Reading Genesis From a Different PoV

Via: DRHunk  •  46 comments  •  one week ago
I saw the post of the bible being read from the Christian perspective so wanted to give a reading with a different perspective.  The Vidoes in this series get better as they go on but all the info and commentary is pretty interesting.
Feb 08 2:13pm @3.3.6 "..." In what way?
Feb 08 1:31pm @3.2.6 Galen, You make a great point. In the beginning, god does make men and women.. not Adam and Eve. That is exactly why the story of Adam and Eve is treated as a parable. A lesson in human behavior....
Feb 08 1:19am @5.1 Very interesting read. I will have to think about it before commenting. 
Feb 08 1:13am @3.2.4 Gordy,  I am aware of that, but what I am trying to focus in on, is a lot of the confusion that arises, is because the original text, call it the Old Testament or the Torah, is very misunderstood...
Feb 07 10:18pm @3.2.1 So you have to think a little about this.  Whether or not you think the bible is from god, or a work of man, there is a reason that Genisis is written in two parts. From the Jewish perspective,...
Nancy Pelosi Explains Why She Clapped Like That At Donald Trump

Nancy Pelosi Explains Why She Clapped Like That At Donald Trump

Via: Nerm_L  •  6 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
(or Too Late for Damage Control) Yeah, sure, Nancy.  Nancy Pelosi can try to spin it however she wishes.  But the biggest take away from the State of the Union address is that the political battle is now between Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi.  Speaker Pelosi has sucked all the attention away from Democrats; the story is now all about her and her opposition to Trump as a person, not...
Feb 08 12:21am @3 The name of this seed was changed to correctly represent the title of the actual article.
Glowing reviews tout counterfeit cash on the dark web

Glowing reviews tout counterfeit cash on the dark web

Via: Split Personality  •  8 comments  •  one week ago
When Secret Service Agent Matthew Britsch began trawling for major counterfeiters in the shadowy marketplaces of the dark web, he acted like any smart consumer on eBay — he studied the reviews. Britsch knew he had struck gold when he found Billmaker, the online moniker of an anonymous counterfeiter who promised a high-quality $100 bill and a money-back guarantee. He even...
Feb 07 10:51pm @2.2 It should hit the front page. It would not be on the Columnist section since that is only for stuff that members have actually written, so we reward them with special placement. Let's see if my...
Virginia's attorney general admits wearing blackface in college

Virginia's attorney general admits wearing blackface in college

Via: Badfish Hαηd ⊕Ƒ †Hε Ωuεεη  •  75 comments  •  one week ago
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has admitted to wearing "brown makeup" to a party, days after the state governor admitting wearing blackface. The second-in-line to the governor's seat said in a statement on Wednesday that he wore a costume to a party when he was 19 years old at university. Democratic Governor Ralph Northam is facing calls to resign over a racist photo and...
Feb 07 5:27pm @10.1 There you go 1st.
Abolish Billionaires

Abolish Billionaires

Via: Bob Nelson  •  148 comments  •  one week ago
Last fall, Tom Scocca, editor of the essential blog Hmm Daily , wrote a tiny, searing post that has been rattling around my head ever since. “Some ideas about how to make the world better require careful, nuanced thinking about how best to balance competing interests,” he began . “Others don’t: Billionaires are bad. We should presumptively get rid of billionaires. All of them.”...
Feb 07 5:00pm @5.1.12 "..." No, what happened here, is that you can't follow the rules that everyone else has to follow and post the photo that is in the article. You seem to feel that it's worth it to me, to get into...
What Are the Best Movie Musicals?

What Are the Best Movie Musicals?

Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  48 comments  •  one week ago
What Are the Best Movie Musicals? 10 Best Movie Musicals to Sing Along to! by Rebecca Murray, ThoughtCo, Updated March 07, 2017 From about 1980 to 2000, Hollywood mostly neglected movie musicals. Baz Luhrmann's 2001 film Moulin Rouge was a worldwide hit that gave the genre new life and showed that audiences will fill theaters seats if they're offered an entertaining musical....
Feb 07 12:25pm @5 Not in any order: West Side Story South Pacific The King and I Fiddler on the Roof The Sound of Music The Man of LaMancha  I know I am missing some
A cardinal that is half male, half female puzzles scientists, delights birdwatchers

A cardinal that is half male, half female puzzles scientists, delights birdwatchers

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  10 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   Ben Kesslen Shirley and Jeffrey Caldwell don’t fashion themselves professional birdwatchers, but they dabble. “We just watch out the window, and we have some feeders,” Shirley told NBC News. But they know enough about birds to notice the cardinal that arrived in their backyard in Erie, Pennsylvania, about a month or so ago was “unusual.” Two weekends ago, they got their first...
Feb 07 12:03pm @4 I guess that makes the bird a hermaphrodite, although that does not mean that the bird would have both sets of organs. We also don't know if it can have offspring. So many questions left unanswered. 
Attorney releases Video showing the Group that identifies as Hebrew Israelites hurling slurs at the Native Americans

Attorney releases Video showing the Group that identifies as Hebrew Israelites hurling slurs at the Native Americans

By: Badfish Hαηd ⊕Ƒ †Hε Ωuεεη  •  135 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The audio is very clear on this video. We did not see this in any of the videos used by the media and the Hebrew Israelites were defended in several media reports. It shows a clear picture of hate and bigotry towards the Native American group. Very sad to watch.
Feb 06 9:23pm @8.3.21 Thank you for that piece of information. Then they all had the right to be there. 
Feb 06 9:19pm @8.9.2 "..." Please quote me correctly: "..." I never said evil. I chose my words carefully.
Feb 06 9:12pm @8.8.4 Thanks, Tessy for clarifying that. I went looking for that info and now I understand why.
Feb 06 12:22pm @8.7.11 Not really. As I explained earlier, I live with and taught them.
Feb 06 12:20pm @8.7.10 "..." Good Point. I totally forgot about that. Yeah they all seemed to pile on that kid, just for speaking his mind. 
Feb 05 11:00pm @8.5.17 Well, you and I watched different videos. All I saw was an old man singing banging a drum. And if my daughters acted that way, oh wait.. they wouldn't have. 
Feb 05 10:30pm @8.7.4 I hate buzz terms. Let's just say that there are both men and women who are pretty darn toxic, correct?
Feb 05 10:16pm @8.5.15 This is the US the last time I checked. You are judged by what happened at a specific event. 
Feb 05 10:13pm @8.5.14 "..." You do know that the FBI teaches facial expression? There was even a TV show about it called "Lie to Me" What do you think Hillary was saying here: Doesn't that chin look familiar? Or...
Feb 05 9:05pm @8.2.7 20+ years in a classroom tells me that there is always one PITA kid there. You never have to find them. They make themselves known.
Feb 05 9:00pm @8.4.9 You see that would matter only if I was listening to what he was saying. I never once did that. I watched the various videos to understand what was going on, including the one that BF posted. So if...
Feb 05 8:56pm @8.8.1 "..." Not exactly how it happened. Did you watch the new video? Phillips and Sandmann were already engaged when someone said something to the other Indian (we don't hear that so we can't judge...
Feb 05 8:44pm @8.4.7 And again, nothing to do with this event. 
Feb 05 8:42pm @8.5.11 A whole lot of assumptions there. That's all I am going to say.
Feb 05 8:41pm @8.5.10 Maybe you should go back and read what this article was about in the first place and maybe you should stop making excuses for bad behavior. This has nada to do with the MSM. I am going by what I...
Feb 05 8:29pm @8.5.7 Because that has nothing to do with anything that happened that day... 
Feb 05 8:23pm @8.7.1 I'm with ya Sister Mary all the way.  What gets me about this discussion (if you want to call it that) is the worst thing I said was that the kid was an entitled brat. Not that he did anything...
Feb 05 8:20pm @8.5.5 He was further than an inch and the brat could have moved.  And bottom line, he had the right to be there. He had a permit. 
Feb 05 8:18pm @8.3.15 "..." Read here: The only group that had the right to be there were the Indians.  If a movie crew paid for a permit, they...
Feb 05 8:14pm @8.2.5 "..." Do you know how ridiculous that comment sounds?  Phillips didn't know Sandman from a hole in the wall. You are implying that he singled out one boy and went after him? Come on now. Rewatch...
Feb 05 8:02pm @8.3.14 "..." Not on the steps of any museum we ever went to. They had a special area of the kids to wait. 
Feb 05 8:00pm @8.5.3 Boy, your idea of harassment is very odd. Playing a drum and singing. Don't get out in a NYC subway. You'll be constantly harrassed. 
Feb 05 7:55pm @8.4.5 And that has no bearing on this story, does it?
Feb 05 7:55pm @8.4.4 "..." I never said he harassed anyone. That is an aggressive action. I said that the kid was acting like a brat. I'll stand by that.
Feb 05 7:51pm @8.3.11 Tom, You must be watching some other video. 
Feb 05 7:49pm @8.2.3 Tom, let me get this straight. Phillips is the only one with a permit to be there is wrong because he did a march through a bunch of kids, playing a drum and singing.. and the kid.. who I would...
Feb 05 7:44pm @8.3.9 I pretty much said what you said. 
Feb 05 7:43pm @8.3.8 "..." They were not visiting. They were congregating. That is not allowed where there is supposed to be public access. That is why when I used to take my class to the American Museum of History,...
Feb 05 7:37pm @8.4.1 MUVA, Phillips was drumming his drum the whole way the same way. This is on video. He didn't raise it to get in the kid's face. 
Feb 05 7:35pm @8.5.1 Wally, You can disagree as much as you want, but even that video says that Phillips was the only one with a permit to be there. I saw no pushing. The other kids just moved aside. And the fact that...
Feb 05 7:31pm @8.3.7 "..." No. They were attending it elsewhere and had a permit to be elsewhere. So no they did not have the right to be at that spot. They had the right to be at another spot. 
Feb 05 7:29pm @8.3.6 Wally,  The man was marching through the crowd banging a drum and singing. How is that aggressive? Is there something scary about Indian music?
Feb 05 6:59pm @8.2.1 "..." Fact, they were not allowed to block the stairs as it is a public place. They were doing just that. "..." That is true, but that was the chaperones mistake. They seem to have made many....
Feb 05 6:51pm @8.3.1 "..." Given that the area was supposed to be for the Indians, you don't know if kids or the Israelites had the right to be there. You are surmising.  "..." Since the Indians had the permit to...
Feb 05 5:59pm @8 OK I am going to say my piece about this story for the last time. I am going to lay this out plainly.  Fact: The Black Israelites were antagonistic and inciteful.  The mood at that spot was...
Trail runner who choked Colorado cougar to death 'used hands, feet,' wildlife official tells TV station

Trail runner who choked Colorado cougar to death 'used hands, feet,' wildlife official tells TV station

Via: Freefaller  •  7 comments  •  2 weeks ago
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Horsetooth Mountain Park will remain closed through Friday following an attack on a trail runner by a mountain lion, wildlife officials say. The runner, who has been released from a local hospital, choked the cougar to death . Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said Tuesday the mountain lion was less than a year old and weighed less than 100 pounds....
Feb 06 8:26pm @2 What a harrowing tale. I have to agree that he was lucky that the lion was small and smart to fight back. I happy ending for the runner... no so much for the lion. 
Why Libertarians And Anarchists On The Right Support Trump

Why Libertarians And Anarchists On The Right Support Trump

By: JohnRussell  •  123 comments  •  one week ago
One of the mysteries that we see when Trump is discussed is why does he get support from libertarians and anachro-capitalists. (Anachro-capitalists are anarchists from the right of the political spectrum.) Trump is after all a two party guy, a solid republican, and committed to work within the existing political system. I have posted an article in the first comment that explains why...
Feb 06 4:57pm @4.1.28 "..." John, how could she not make it about Katrix when you started with the above line to address her. 
Read Scripture: Genesis Ch. 12-50

Read Scripture: Genesis Ch. 12-50

Via: CB  •  13 comments  •  one week ago
DISCLAIMER: The purposes of this sharing is purely informational. We, do not care about your religious or irreligious standing in life.  Also, these videos are free to you. - CB . While Chapters 1 through 11 describe God's relationship with the entire world in the Book of Genesis, Chapters 12 through 50 transition to God's focus with one particular...
Feb 06 1:56pm @6.1 Actually, by the Torah text, Sarah offers Haggar to Abraham due to her advanced age. He didn't cheat on her in the sense that he was sneaking around. How Hagar felt about the whole thing.. is a...
Feb 06 2:35am @4 But here is where there is a divide. These points that I bring up, are of uttermost importance to Jews, yet Christians kind of brush it aside. Jesus lived his life as a Jew. He would have valued...
Feb 05 11:27pm @3 OK so the first thing that I notice that is totally skipped over in the video is the foretelling to Abraham of enslavement in Egypt.  Also missing is the story of Lot, and Sodom and Gomorrah,...
Sedentary lifestyle could increase risk of colorectal cancer in young women

Sedentary lifestyle could increase risk of colorectal cancer in young women

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  4 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   Shamard Charles, M.D. For the first time, a scientific study has identified sedentary behavior as a potential risk factor to explain the sharp rise in colorectal cancer among those under 50. The study, which looked at TV viewing as well as other sedentary behavior in nearly 90,000 American women, found that more than one hour of daily TV viewing was associated with a 12 percent...
Feb 06 2:28am @1 I might be in trouble... How about you?
China's Show of Shows - New Year's Eve - Part 1

China's Show of Shows - New Year's Eve - Part 1

By: Buzz of the Orient  •  6 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Photos from Six Hours of Amazing Entertainment From yesterday's preview article: The Greatest Show on Earth is shown on TV every New Year's Eve in China. It is around 6 hours long, and is one of the most colourful and brilliant displays of singing, dancing, acrobatics, seen anywhere in the world. People in China look forward to it all year round. It is an evening when families...
Feb 05 10:33pm @3 Wow, the Chinese really know how to bring in a new year! Thanks for sharing that party!
A hole opens up under Antarctic glacier — big enough to fit two-thirds of Manhattan

A hole opens up under Antarctic glacier — big enough to fit two-thirds of Manhattan

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  100 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   Denise Chow Scientists have discovered an enormous void under an Antarctic glacier, sparking concern that the   ice sheet is melting faster than anyone had realized   — and spotlighting the dire threat posed by rising seas to coastal cities around the world, including New York City and Miami. The cavity under   Thwaites Glacier   in West Antarctica is about six miles long and...
Feb 05 6:35pm @7.1 "..." Well, that depends on how long it lasts for and if it shows up at all. One can hope. 
Feb 05 6:34pm @3.1.23 Hal, Granted we could be worse, but we are pretty bad when we have oceans full of plastic garbage and chopping down our rain forests. I would hope as semi-intelligent life, we could get some stuff...
Feb 05 6:31pm @3.1.22 Then we are very destructive fleas spreading a disease, as fleas will do. 
Feb 05 6:29pm @2.3.25 Tom, what we know is that over the last 50 years that we have lost most of our ice worldwide. That isn't days, that is years and pretty rapid with only temps trending upward. There are much more...
Feb 05 6:14pm @2.3.23 Tom, The ice cores are a record of how long the ice period was, what was in the air, and that the temps were below freezing which translates into a global event. So we do know a lot about the...
Feb 05 4:59pm @2.3.15 "..." The same way we do everything that we care about. We make it part of trade agreements. 
Feb 05 4:58pm @2.3.14 "..." Well, you might wax philosophical about this, but I have children, who want children, so I don't feel that way. 
Feb 05 4:56pm @2.3.13 Actually, we do know how they behaved, from the ice cores. There is far more Co2 and soot in the younger ice cores, then in the older depths. 
Feb 05 11:21am @3.1.4 Gotta say that you are spot on about that Katrix. We are actually in an ice age, but it's an interglacial period. It's just way warmer than all other interglacial periods.  One piece of good news...
Feb 05 11:12am @3.1.3 We are actually in an ice age now. But it is supposed to be an interglacial period. It's not looking like interglacial periods before. 
Feb 05 11:09am @2.2.4 "..." There was nothing normal about the ozone hole. We made it by using chlorofluorocarbons or CFC's. When we stopped using them, the whole started to reduce. For every 1 CFC molecule, 3 ozone...
Feb 05 12:36am @1 Sometimes our biggest dangers can come and only be seen from far away. 
Outlawing Late Abortion Seemed Like Such a Reasonable Idea Until I Needed One Myself

Outlawing Late Abortion Seemed Like Such a Reasonable Idea Until I Needed One Myself

Via: sandy-2021492  •  19 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Before I found myself in this dire position, I never understood the need for third trimester abortion. In my naivety, I did not realize that extreme actions are inspired by extreme circumstances. Good people in hard times must do hard things. Government interference, like abortion bans, makes hard situations worse, forcing families to greater extremes. Care becomes dangerous, and tragedy is...
Feb 04 11:25pm @8.1.1 It's also used when a mother is at high risk for DIC a condition that causes the mother to bleed out.
Feb 04 2:23pm @7 Personally knowing a case like this, I totally get it. 
As U.S. executions wane, Tennessee moves to put more inmates to death

As U.S. executions wane, Tennessee moves to put more inmates to death

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  50 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   Jon Schuppe Tennessee has been waiting more than three decades to kill Donnie Edward Johnson, Stephen Michael West, Charles Walton Wright and Leroy Hall. This year, all four may die. They are next in line in a jump-started execution schedule that has suddenly put Tennessee among states with the most active death chambers. After going nine years without putting anyone to death,...
Feb 04 10:16pm @2.1.16 They are our killingist most state.
Feb 04 8:59pm @5.3.1 It has been shown that many people would say that. Solitary is literally maddening. 
Feb 04 8:58pm @5.2.2 "..." That is cruel and unusual punishment.
Feb 04 8:56pm @2.3.2 "..." Would you feel the same way if the person was not guilty.. or if the person was you?
Feb 04 8:55pm @2.2.1 And how about all those other murders that go on daily and still happen? The murder rate in non-Death Penalty states has remained consistently lower than the rate in States with the Death...
Feb 04 8:52pm @2.1.13 That happens even with wrongful imprisonment and often years later after many appeals it is found that a person has been in jail for doing nothing.  So how can that be and you can be 100% sure...
Feb 04 8:50pm @2.1.12 Actually, there have been apologies earlier on but not recently. Once they are dead they don't go any further. Also, it opens the state up to wrongful imprisonment.  
Feb 04 8:47pm @2.1.11 Carlos DeLuna was executed in Texas in December 1989. Subsequent investigations cast strong doubt upon DeLuna's guilt for the murder of which he had been convicted.[25][26] Carlos Deluna was...
Feb 04 2:13pm @5.1 I am not opposed. 
Feb 04 2:12pm @2.1.4 Believe me, I didn't cry when Jeffrey Dahmer was killed in prison or when they gave Timothy McVeigh the needle. We knew for sure they were guilty. But the number of people who have been proved...
Feb 04 1:44pm @3.1.2 Me too!
Feb 04 1:43pm @2.1.2 It actually really does happen. They even try to speak. Here's why. When the head is chopped off, it is very sudden. There is still oxgenated blood in it, so the head knows it's been decapitated...
Feb 04 1:20am @1 Interesting many topics. Is the death penalty ethical? Is it ethical if it is cruel? Why do they kill people differently than they euthanize animals? I'm sure I am missing some...
Bill Maher Accused Of Making Fried Chicken Joke To Black Republican Congressman

Bill Maher Accused Of Making Fried Chicken Joke To Black Republican Congressman

By: Badfish Hαηd ⊕Ƒ †Hε Ωuεεη  •  130 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Maher will be given a pass. Via   Fox News: Comedian Bill Maher was accused of racism after making a fried chicken joke to a Black Republican during an interview on Friday’s HBO show of “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Texas Republican Rep. Will Hurd came on the show to discuss the border wall which he opposes, while the host went on to ask the congressman why he remains a...
Feb 04 4:02pm @15 For goodness sakes. The man used to have a show called "Politically Incorrect". This is what he does. And you are against being PC, so what is the issue? It's not like Maher hasn't been this way...
Read Scripture: Genesis Ch. 1-11

Read Scripture: Genesis Ch. 1-11

Via: CB  •  24 comments  •  4 days ago
DISCLAIMER: The purposes of this sharing is purely informational. We, do not care about your religious or irreligious standing in life.  Also, these videos are free to you. - CB . I find I could not decide which video is best for 'airing' today. Both accounts, while similar and created by The Bible Project Series , have nuanced differences. These are a telling of the Genesis...
Feb 04 1:21pm @3.1.4 So far, yes, except for the concept of "original sin". There is no context for that in Judisim, because it is just not in the Torah. In fact, Jews believe that people are born sinless. 
Feb 02 4:37pm @4.1.2 Kept on different parts of the boat. 
Feb 02 1:48pm @4.1 The story of the arch is told by many different cultures. I think that there was an earth event (maybe the end of the ice age) that caused flooding in that area. There is proof of this on the...
Feb 02 1:43pm @3.1.2 "..." For Jews, the second part is more about what sets up the covenant. The concept of the Messiah isn't there. But I previewed part 2 and we can discuss it there. 
Feb 02 12:53pm @3.1 It is, but it is still told from a Christian perspective. While  Christians view part 1 and the link to part 2 as a link to Jesus, Jews view part 1 as literally the beginning of humans and their...
Feb 02 12:22pm @2.1.4 Kind of.. The bet makes it "in". The translator messes up sometimes. You should see what it does in German.
Feb 02 12:15pm @2.1.3 These are your 15 (CRASH) 10 commandments, LOL!
Feb 02 1:42am @2.1 The word is בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית or In the beginning and pronounced Baraysheet. What you wrote is raysheet (phonetically) From the Torah: בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ:...
Mary Poppins branded racist by US academic - for 'blacking up' in iconic sweeps' rooftop scene

Mary Poppins branded racist by US academic - for 'blacking up' in iconic sweeps' rooftop scene

Via: Badfish Hαηd ⊕Ƒ †Hε Ωuεεη  •  74 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Dame Julie Andrews’ performance as Mary Poppins is racist, says a US academic who accuses her of ‘blacking up’ when her face is covered with soot as she dances with chimney sweeps. The scene in which Poppins joins Dick Van Dyke’s Bert and his fellow sweeps on a rooftop for the song Step In Time is one of the best-loved moments in the 1964 Disney classic. But writing in the New York...
Feb 04 1:18pm @6.2.1 Me too!
Feb 04 1:16pm @3.3.1 "..." Sometimes an industry creates a marketplace. 
Feb 04 12:53pm @3.2.3 "..." This story is on the front of many papers (even British ones) and trending on Twitter. 
Feb 04 12:52pm @3.1.1 "..." True, but I still heard it all through the Holiday season. 
Feb 04 12:17pm @3 Why is this even newsworthy? One stupid professor from some little liberal arts school says something and the world freaks out? 
Denver voters to weigh decriminalization of magic mushrooms

Denver voters to weigh decriminalization of magic mushrooms

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  84 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   Dennis Romero Denver's mile-high reputation could get another boost after psychedelic drug advocates received the green light Friday to put an initiative before city voters to decriminalize magic mushrooms. The Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Decriminalization Initiative will ask voters in May to approve an ordinance that would make possession of the drug, no matter the weight, legal...
Feb 04 11:34am @10.2.15 "..." Holy Clockwork Orange! They are one of my favorite bands...
Feb 03 12:17pm @9 They have been using them psychiatrically for depressed mood, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, alcohol use disorder, and tobacco use disorder.  Interesting article about it here...
Feb 03 12:56am @1 Are shrooms better than big pharm?
Drill Baby, Drill

Drill Baby, Drill

By: dave-2693993  •  27 comments  •  2 weeks ago
So, I have had a chance to take a few peaks at the discussions lately, but really no time to get involved, until middle of the night, last night. Earlier in the day I had seen an article oil leases near sacred Native American sites and made a mental note to jump in the conversation as soon as I had a chance. That happened to be the middle of the night last night. The article was locked....
Feb 04 12:40am @5.1.5 Sounds that way to me, too. 
Feb 04 12:10am @5.1.3 Ugh. I read this and it just pisses me off. It's not only good enough to have a glut of oil, now they are trying to rob it from what little Indians have. 
Feb 03 1:06am @3 Sorry guys. It was my article and I locked it because I was going to bed and I didn't want it to get messed up. I can open it up again if you like. You can find it here:...
Bloomberg donated a whopping $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins to help students with the overall goal of eliminating student loans

Bloomberg donated a whopping $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins to help students with the overall goal of eliminating student loans

Via: Krishna  •  18 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Feb 03 11:56pm @6 Still amazes me. He be da man. 
Democrat Governor Ralph Northam Refuses To Resign After Racist Photo Emerges

Democrat Governor Ralph Northam Refuses To Resign After Racist Photo Emerges

Via: Badfish Hαηd ⊕Ƒ †Hε Ωuεεη  •  243 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Amid calls from an increasing number of political figures and organizations to step down, embattled Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam refused to resign in a message he delivered to the public on Friday night as the blowback from his racist KKK and blackface photo continued to gain momentum. "My fellow Virginians, earlier today I released a statement apologizing for behavior in...
Feb 03 12:38pm @27.1.4 *Cough*   *Gag*    *Cough* Oh Please... That comment coming from all people... LMAO Here... Clarification for those who are pretending to have lost their sense of humor..... I am kidding.
Feb 03 12:24pm @27.1.2 Come on BF. Everyone knows it's OK to be in blackface when you are doing Michael Jackson. 
Feb 03 12:00pm @20.1.11 I was joking. Sometimes I like to lighten up things a bit.  btw..little known fact. Upon his autopsy, it was found that Jackson did suffer from vitiligo, which is an autoimmune disease that makes...
Feb 03 11:54am @16.1.5 OMG... Must....fight... the... urge......  Help me!
Feb 02 4:29pm @20.1.8 "..." You have to pick a period. He was constantly getting whiter. But when he did "Thriller" he was still brown. 
Feb 02 4:25pm @16.1.3 agreed Kathleen
Feb 02 11:17am @6.1.6 Well, maybe the media isn't as bias as some think they are. I think that there are still honest news agencies out there. 
Feb 02 12:23am @13.2 OK where do you guys find this stuff. Do you google bong outfit for toddlers? 
Feb 02 12:20am @7.1.21 "..." Which is also an excellent point. 
Feb 02 12:04am @8.1.2 Beer makes everything better.
Feb 01 11:50pm @7.1.11 So the difference is if you admit it? Please don't take this as I think this is OK, but I am watching this discussion kind of as a social experiment. 
Feb 01 11:36pm @7.1.5 "..." You know what? That is the most honest comment here. 
Feb 01 11:34pm @7.1.4 I think we should do a search and destroy on everyone born before 1970. I think we would all have a big surprise. 
Feb 01 11:31pm @4.1.2 LMAO!
Feb 01 11:14pm @6 What I would like to know (being one of the yearbook editors) is who allowed this in the yearbook? Yikes! Nice High School. 
Lessons of getting old

Lessons of getting old

By: Studiusbagus  •  34 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Getting older was always a mystery to me. I'm not sure if it's ever discussed openly between generations in a family in Persian culture.   Other than complaining about old age benefits or taxes, in white American culture it seems not much is handed down on that subject.  I specify white American because that is where I was raised and since there are some distinct differences between...
Feb 02 2:03pm @7.1.3 That means that you have a big heart and you value life.  I have a similar story.  My dad and I used to go freshwater fishing. It was something I enjoyed since it gave me time alone with my dad....
Feb 01 12:13pm @1 LOL, too funny! Lots of wisdom here. Since I am heading that way, I'll have to keep this in mind. 
Facebook vs. Apple: Tech's biggest cold war heats up — and gets personal

Facebook vs. Apple: Tech's biggest cold war heats up — and gets personal

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  6 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   David Ingram SAN FRANCISCO — Apple CEO Tim Cook has rarely missed an opportunity in the past year to hit Facebook about its privacy issues. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hasn’t been shy about hitting back, accusing Apple of ignoring the poorest of the world’s consumers. But on Wednesday, the brewing cold war between the two companies turned hot, when Apple said it had determined...
Feb 02 2:37am @1 Interesting that nerds can be so cut throat. Money talks?
U.S. moves ahead with oil leases near sacred park

U.S. moves ahead with oil leases near sacred park

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  192 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
By   Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. land managers will move forward in March with the sale of oil and gas leases that include land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park and other sites sacred to Native American tribes. The sale comes as Democratic members of Congress, tribal leaders and environmentalists have criticized the federal Bureau of Land Management for pushing...
Feb 01 11:05pm @12.1.32 Interesting story: Jimmy Page of Zep fame, is in a war with his neighbor over a pool his neighbor wants to put underground. Page is worried that the excavation will ruin his Grade A historic home....
Feb 01 10:34pm @12.1.29 What are you talking about?
Feb 01 10:30pm @11.1.4 The major winners are the oil companies.  And there is nothing scientific about drilling and fracking.  Don't make this about anything else other than oil. I'm all for being self-sufficient but...
Feb 01 10:24pm @12.1.26 "..." This is my seed. If you have nothing better to do than to try to antagonize, leave. 
Feb 01 10:23pm @12.1.25 No it doesn't because you still don't see Italians putting oil rigs ( or any other kind of structure modern) near the coliseum.
Feb 01 10:13pm @12.1.20 "..." And yet the Italians respect the artifacts left by the Romans, as do the Greeks and even the Egyptians.  Only the Taliban blow up historical sites like the two great Buddhas. 
Feb 01 9:58pm @11.1.2 This is not about science. This is about some corporation making money. This is a national treasure. In fact, the real science is still going on in these fields even now. There are findings there...
Feb 01 9:43pm @3.1.42 Because seismic activity is hard to predict. It would be like drilling and fracking by the pyramids or the Roman Coliseum. 
Feb 01 9:38pm @1.4.31 But beneath the surface, there's still healing left to do: “For those long-lived things like turtles and sperm whales and dolphins ... they're still in the middle of this,” he says. “And we may not...
Feb 01 4:31pm @4.1.5 First of all, your "study" comes from the oil industry. Do you also believe the tobacco industry that cigarettes don't cause cancer? Here is one from the EPA:  EPA found scientific evidence that...
Feb 01 4:27pm @3.1.27 You beat me to it Sandy!
Feb 01 4:27pm @3.1.26 He published a comprehensive, peer-reviewed study last week in Environmental Science and Technology that suggests that people’s water wells in Pavillion were contaminated with fracking wastes that...
Feb 01 4:18pm @1.4.28 Wrong again: The federal government owns roughly 640 million acres of land, about 28% of the 2.27 billion acres in the United States. This land is managed by numerous agencies, but four agencies...
Feb 01 4:15pm @1.4.27 But that is NOT what the Constitution says. I posted what it says. Btw.. both the state and federal gov can claim eminent domain. It is also constitutional.  Also, the concept of “dual...
Feb 01 3:56pm @9.1 And the worst part is that this is for private industry that will make the money, while these national treasures are lost in the process. Amazing how things can get done in this government even...
Feb 01 3:51pm @3.1.22 There are in depth maps of New Mexico. There are aquifers everywhere at different levels that the whole state uses.
Feb 01 3:44pm @1.4.19 Under the Constitution, the federal government has limited powers. The authority for creating national parks is found in the Constitution under the “Property Clause” (Article IV, Section 3). “The...
Feb 01 3:26pm @1.3.6 It is and has been 10 miles.
Feb 01 3:26pm @1.3.5 You are being too literal. 
Feb 01 3:17pm @1.4.16 Do you know the difference between a national monument and a national PARK? Yes I do.  There are national monuments are in the national parks. Do you realize that Devils Tower is considered a...
Feb 01 3:10pm @3.1.15 That link clearly states the New Mexicos water comes from surface and acquires and they are all over the state at different levels. It is not just from the Rio Grand. 
Feb 01 3:06pm @1.4.14 Did you read the same article? Do I need to list them? And if you enjoy them, you should be against opening them up to drilling and logging.  December 4: Eliminating national monuments By:...
Feb 01 2:52pm @1.4.12 He is instead, damaging them. That is my point. 
Feb 01 2:51pm @1.4.11 My point is that it happens because of human nature. It can't be denied. 
Feb 01 2:47pm @3.1.13 What are you talking about?
Feb 01 2:43pm @1.4.8 Here are 10 of them this year:...
Feb 01 2:41pm @1.4.7 We do not know until something happens how far damage can go from drilling and fracking. Also, who wants to go through an oil field to get to their church? 
Feb 01 2:39pm @1.4.6 Do you also applaud what the Deep Water Horizon cost the coastal communities when their seal broke? Billions of dollars lost and the water there is still not safe. 
Feb 01 2:37pm @1.3.3 I would say 10 miles is the min. Would you like to go to your church and pass what is posted at here @6
Feb 01 2:22pm @3.1.8 The seed talks about getting oil. How do you think that is going to happen. And Katrix is right. They are worried about earthquakes and seepage into aquifers.  
Feb 01 1:38pm @4.1 Indeedy. It is also doing it to our national park system. 
Feb 01 1:38pm @3.1.4 Do you even know what you are talking about? This is going on not only on Indian lands but national parks for the sake of private industry. These are protected because they hold both cultural and...
Feb 01 1:22pm @3.1.2 They are worried that the methods used in getting the oil, will cause damage down the line, which it has in other locations. 10 miles is reasonable.
Feb 01 1:20pm @1.4.1 The original standard, which was 10 miles. They are still finding artifacts there.
Feb 01 1:18pm @1.3.1 It is not a conveniently sacred park. It has been established as a scared land, with irreplaceable artifacts and now that is being threatened. 
Feb 01 1:21am @1 Disrespecting the indigenous past for oil? 
Who is wiser, Spock or Yoda? An actual scientific study weighs in

Who is wiser, Spock or Yoda? An actual scientific study weighs in

Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  55 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Who is wiser, Spock or Yoda? An actual scientific study weighs in By Bryan Nelson, Mother Nature Network, January 30 2019 Yoda vs. Spock, who would win in a battle over wisdom? (Photo:  Lucasfilm, Wikimedia Commons / NBC Television, Wikimedia Commons ) It's the ultimate geek debate: "Star Trek" or "Star Wars"? Or, perhaps even more essential: Spock or Yoda? In a...
Feb 01 12:49pm @2.2.4 It's allowed. It's the mind meld that you have to ask permission to do, since it is a violation of a being. 
Feb 01 12:38pm @2.1 Good idea Trout!
Feb 01 12:36pm @1.1.2 I'm with Wally. Emotions can ruin any kind of reason. And reasoning without emotions is pure reason. 
The Threat of Threat Assessments

The Threat of Threat Assessments

By: It Is ME  •  12 comments  •  2 weeks ago On Tuesday, the intelligence community published its “Worldwide Threat Assessment,” which concluded—in sober, measured tones—that President Donald Trump is lying: North Korea is not abandoning its nuclear weapons, Iran has not violated the nuclear deal it signed under President Barack Obama,...
Feb 01 12:45pm @4 It is me, the blogs are meant for original articles only. All seeds either go into the main forum or a group. This has been moved to the main forum. 
 Breaking News:  Pentagon report warns ISIS could retake Syrian territory in months after US withdrawal

Breaking News: Pentagon report warns ISIS could retake Syrian territory in months after US withdrawal

Via: Krishna  •  68 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Islamic state fighters © Medyan Dairieh /  © A forthcoming report from the Pentagon's inspector general says the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group will regain territory it has lost in Syria in a matter of months without military pressure, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News late...
Feb 01 12:18pm @5.1 As long as ISIS is a threat to the US, the Russians will do nothing about them, other than make sure that Assad has consolidated power in specific regions. They won't mind giving up part of Syria...
Feb 01 11:42am @2.1.1 "..." I think it was both the left and the right that didn't want to get involved in international conflicts. There is a huge difference in being involved in Syria and Venezuela. Isis spreads to...
Texas Officials Begin Walking Back Allegations About Noncitizen Voters

Texas Officials Begin Walking Back Allegations About Noncitizen Voters

Via: Split Personality  •  19 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Texas officials are taking a step back on their claim they found 95,000 possible noncitizens in the state's voter rolls. They say it is possible many of the people on their list should not be there. In a statement Tuesday, the Texas Secretary of State's office said they "are continuing to provide information to the counties to assist them in verifying eligibility of Texas voters."...
Feb 01 11:37am @3 Interesting. I couldn't figure out how that could have happened in the first place.