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10 Types of Internet Trolls You'll Meet Online

10 Types of Internet Trolls You'll Meet Online


Via: Jasper2529  •  62 comments  •  12 hours ago  •  LOCKED
An   Internet troll   is a member of an online social community who deliberately tries to disrupt, attack, offend or generally cause trouble within the community by posting certain comments, photos, videos, GIFs or some other form of online content. You can find trolls all over the Internet – on message boards, in your YouTube video comments, on Facebook, on   dating sites...
May 23 5:38pm @6.4.12 I'm sorry you disagree. The method I've found most effective when dealing with trolls is to antagonize them until they do something to get themselves banned, like, for example, threatening to doxx...
May 23 5:12pm @6.4.10 Your seed is about trolls  We are discussing trolls we've encountered.  Seems on topic to me.
May 23 4:40pm @6.4.3 Yes. He has a medical condition which is treated with mj. When he mentioned that he used small amounts during the day, NJPerson latched onto that and threatened to inform his boss and clients.  She...
May 23 3:40pm @6.4 "..." That was fun to watch.
What Actually Happens When a Country Bans Abortion

What Actually Happens When a Country Bans Abortion


Via: Trout Giggles  •  73 comments  •  2 days ago
As lawmakers in Alabama this week passed a bill that would outlaw abortion in the U.S. state entirely, protesters outside the statehouse wore blood-red robes, a nod to Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, in which childbearing is entirely controlled by the state. Hours later, the book was trending on Twitter. But opponents of the restrictive abortion laws...
May 21 11:23pm @1.3.3 That's what I heard, too.  It's called Reactive Attachment Disorder.  A child whose physical and emotional needs aren't met in early childhood understandably has trouble forming attachments to...
May 21 10:59pm @1.3.1 I heard a story on the radio (NPR, I think) about Romanian adoptees and their hardships even after adoption.  One segment told of a woman who had adopted a Romanian boy about 10 or 11 years old,...
May 21 9:13pm @10.2.11 My SIL had a tubal ligation when she was in her early 20s, then had it reversed after she and my brother married.  She had my nephew almost immediately, and then had two ectopic pregnancies, which...
May 21 8:39pm @10.2.9 Some cases can be treated without surgery, if they're detected early enough and haven't ruptured.  Methotrexate can be administered to cause the pregnancy to regress.  Results are monitored by...
May 21 12:37pm @10 As mentioned on another article. we have an idiot in Ohio's state legislature telling us that ectopic pregnancies can be moved to the uterus and carried to term.  So we now have some folks in...
May 21 12:34pm @8.1.2 Of course not.  Sex without consequences is their God-given right.  We chicks can can only have sex if we're both married and ready to be broodmares.  If both conditions aren't met, we must either...
May 21 6:53am @8 "..." The author seems to believe that everyone sees this as a bad thing.  The politicians working to take away women's rights see it as a good thing.  To them, sex has consequences, for women,...
May 21 6:46am @3.1 "..." I remember reading about this.  Many adopted Romanian children had been so neglected and abused that they were never able to integrate into their adoptive families.  They were a generation...
Best series finales

Best series finales


By: Sparty On  •  32 comments  •  2 days ago
Another thread gave me this idea.   Not a big GoT fan but it seems like a lot of fans are pissed in how they ended it. So, what shows do you think ended it well?
May 21 9:00pm @4.1.3 I'm torn between "Inner Light" and "Lower Decks".
The coming civil war over abortion

The coming civil war over abortion


Via: XXJefferson#51  •  212 comments  •  4 days ago  •  LOCKED
If Donald Trump's election could evoke Madonna's expressed desire to blow up the White House … and the hearings for Brett Kavanaugh induce women to scream and pound at the Senate's doors – what will the overturning of Roe v. Wade bring about? A civil war is coming to America, only this time, it will be abortion, rather than slavery, that divides the nation. And while I hope will all my...
May 19 10:33pm @7.3.20 My sister-in-law almost bled out internally from a ruptured ectopic pregnancy.  The hospital she used at the time was in Ohio.  They're trying to kill women like her, to save a pregnancy that has...
Pete Butigieg, the "Christian" Liberals like !

Pete Butigieg, the "Christian" Liberals like !


By: It Is ME  •  207 comments  •  4 days ago  •  LOCKED
Pete luv's him some Christian religion....when needed.  He's the new "Pure Kennedy" of the "Left" ! The "Left" is now a Christian religious devotee.....before they weren't.  https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/04/03/mayor-pete-buttigieg-christian-right-2020-democratic-primary-trump-column/3342767002/ Mayor Pete, as he is affectionately called, has stood out as a...
May 19 8:55pm @1.2.12 As I said, I have not called you anything.  What description you choose for yourself is your own concern.
May 19 7:51pm @1.2.9 What an interesting understanding of statistics.
May 19 5:44pm @1.2.7 Is your name Mike Pence? No? Then I didn't call you anything at all. Yet another straw man. I will proudly call anti-LGBT bigotry bigotry, because that's what it is.  Are you defending bigotry?
May 17 7:27pm @1.3.6 Some choose not to understand.
May 17 3:14pm @1.1.22 [deleted]
May 17 3:13pm @1.2.4 No, I'm just not acquiescing to your lies.
May 17 3:11pm @1.1.19 "..." Sure he does. The guy with the elementary school vocabulary, kindergarten-level spelling skills, schoolyard bully mentality, and inability to tell the truth about anything, wants us to...
May 17 3:06pm @1.2.2 "..." Most liberals in America are Christians. This is the straw man. A lie told about your opponent's position. A dishonest tactic. Pence and his wife aren't being attacked for being...
May 17 2:46pm @1.2 BTW, telling us that we're pissed off about something that doesn't piss us off is a straw man, and a piss poor one at that.  [deleted]
May 17 2:44pm @1.1.12 The hypocrisy is in saying that liberals don't like Christians (in opposition to the evidence, which is also dishonest), while pretending to be Christian and supporting someone says one thing and...
May 17 2:34pm @1.1.9 But they also say philandering con men can.  Just so long as they're their philandering con men.
May 17 2:25pm @1.1.6 You have a problem with a Sunday school teacher who helps build houses for the poor being called a good Christian, but no problem with Trump stealing services from vendors and defrauding donors to...
May 17 2:16pm @1.1.3 Nobody cares whether he's a Christian or not.  What we care about is whether he's trying to make the rest of us live as Christians whether we choose so or not, and whether he walks the walk,...
There's no such thing as 'gay marriage,' says John Piper: 'It's dishonorable and shameful'

There's no such thing as 'gay marriage,' says John Piper: 'It's dishonorable and shameful'


Via: XXJefferson#51  •  89 comments  •  4 days ago  •  LOCKED
The sexual union of two men or women is not “gay marriage” — it’s no marriage, biblically — and when they come to Christ, that former relationship has no binding authority, John Piper has said. In a recent podcast , Piper, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota, weighed in on a question from “Cameron,” who asked whether same-sex couples living together...
May 18 8:46pm @7.3.2 JFC What a copout. 
May 18 8:43pm @2.1.11 Not in a free country like this one.
May 18 1:10pm @7.2 "..." Not according to your scripture. Hell, you can't even keep your own myths straight, and you want to force the rest of us to live by them.
May 18 10:32am @2.1.4 Holy smokes!  I'm agreeing with Greg. Way to bridge that divide, xx.  Probably not your intention, but well done!
May 18 1:58am @4.1.1 Your copy and paste does not refute my comment.
May 18 1:11am @4 Unfortunately for Mr. Piper and his fellow bigots, his religion does not decide such questions for non-adherents, and his pronouncement is therefore untrue.  His hypocrisy is also apparent,...
Stricter abortion bans are conservative-led states' gambit to overturn Roe vs. Wade

Stricter abortion bans are conservative-led states' gambit to overturn Roe vs. Wade


Via: Gordy327  •  286 comments  •  3 days ago
ATLANTA - When Republican lawmakers in Alabama weighed a stringent new bill that would outlaw almost all abortions, they did not pretend that it complied with federal law or that it would go into effect anytime soon. "Yes, it's unconstitutional," state House Rep. Terri Collins, the bill's sponsor, said last week at a hearing. "All our pro-life bills are unconstitutional right now. That's the...
May 17 12:30pm @1.3.122 If so, he should be forced to give it up if the need arises.  He has no right to privacy nor bodily autonomy, by his own admission.  I know people who need that kidney.  Their lives are precious....
May 17 12:00pm @1.3.120 "..." I have to wonder if this is one of those examples of rational men bringing logic to the conversation where emotional women are involved.  Because this seems a bit...overwrought. I also...
May 16 9:48pm @1.3.116 These words, Vic: "..." In reply to Gordy's words: "..."
May 16 12:27pm @1.3.94 Were those your words, or not?  Bear in mind before answering that they're all there in black and white, for all of us to read.
May 16 7:22am @1.3.84 "..." You call women having legal rights and autonomy despicable? Color me surprised.
May 12 12:58pm @1.1.4 Almost all. But considering the number of pregnancies worldwide at any given time, even a small percentage of unplanned pregnancies yields a fairly significant number. And involuntary pregnancies...
May 12 12:37pm @1.1.1 Nobody is questioning the existence of life. We disagree that an embryo has the same rights to bodily autonomy as the woman whose body is being involuntarily used to support it.
Homosexuality Is Not Moral And Here's Why

Homosexuality Is Not Moral And Here's Why


Via: TᵢG  •  34 comments  •  6 days ago
Alex (the speaker) makes the point that it makes no sense to consider sexual orientation in terms of morality.   One's sexual orientation is not moral or immoral ... it just is an un-chosen characteristic of their person.   Similarly, it is not moral or immoral to be of a given skin color, height, ethnicity, etc.   Transcript Disclaimer: This video is not...
May 17 12:26pm @3.1.2 I always like Cobalt's take on that.  If they can choose to be temporarily homosexual, then they are capable of being sexually attracted to members of both sexes, and are therefore bisexual.  Oddly...
Game of Thrones Shocker

Game of Thrones Shocker


By: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  140 comments  •  one week ago
Let me start by saying that to say that last nights GOT was a shocker, would be an understatement. I wanted to give fans a chance to discuss the show, and give any thoughts about possible outcomes, and any other thoughts. 
May 16 12:36pm @14.1.1 "..." Same with my son.  He thinks it's stupid.  I still laugh when I watch it. LOL at Jon Snow being mostly dead.  He just needed Miracle Max and his chocolate-covered pill.  Have fun storming...
May 15 8:22pm @14 So I don't watch GoT, but I seem to be absorbing it by osmosis from my Facebook friends.
New Draconian Anti-Choice Laws Bring "Handmaid's Tale" Closer to Reality For American Women

New Draconian Anti-Choice Laws Bring "Handmaid's Tale" Closer to Reality For American Women


By: Atheist יוחנן בן אברהם אבינו  •  390 comments  •  17 hours ago
These so-called "heartbeat" anti-choice bills started appearing several years ago and have already been struck down in several states.  That hasn't stopped the march into dystopia by other states from enacting the same laws in the rightwing's never-ending quest to force women to carry pregnancies to term against their will.  As I've said before, the only way these laws could work would be to...
May 16 7:17am @17.1.31 "..." What a brave and generous decision you made.
May 16 6:52am @16.1.24 "..." In amniotic fluid?
May 16 1:24am @10.2.22 You may not discuss abortion directly,  but you show up on discussions about abortion to deride women for wanting a say about bodily autonomy. And Alabama's new law, as well as Georgia's proposed...
May 15 8:42pm @10.2.17 "..." Where women's issues and experiences are concerned, they often are.  As men don't experience pregnancy, menstruation, menopause, they should probably defer to women on those subjects.  And...
May 15 6:50am @10.2.13 "..." More like intentional misrepresentation.
May 15 6:49am @10.2.12 "..." I've seen no evidence of this.  Care to provide an example? "..." Your personal definition of "mansplaining" from another thread.  Yes, it was misogynistic, and implied that women are...
May 14 3:58pm @15.2.2 I'm agreeing with and expanding on your question.
May 14 6:23am @15.2 Countless more women suffer physical damage that is not fatal from pregnancy and childbirth - perineal tears, varicose veins, and umbilical hernias, as examples.  Should the fetus be charged for...
May 13 9:11pm @2.2.36 "..." That's failure to diagnose, and it's malpractice.  A few sizable lawsuits and medical board investigations might be in order.
May 12 6:37pm @6.1.4 "..." And yet: "..." Can you even keep straight what you've said in one thread, so that you don't contradict it in another?
May 12 1:30pm @1.1.6 So, life is sacred only when YOU approve of it.
May 12 1:25pm @1.1.4 Sure, all human life should have the right to use the bodies of other humans to support itself.  So when are you going to give up that kidney or lobe of liver to someone who will die without it?...
May 12 12:59pm @1.2.2 "..." Then they shouldn't have abortions.  That's their right to decide in their private lives. "..." And who would that be?
May 12 12:41pm @1.1 Because they think that their "private lives" extend to the right to enforce their religious beliefs on others. It's very unamerican.
Ladies, Stop Trying to Have Sex Like Men

Ladies, Stop Trying to Have Sex Like Men


Via: Vic Eldred  •  266 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
MAY   9, 2019 By   Suzanne Venker In her book “Unprotected,” former campus psychiatrist Dr. Miriam Grossman introduces readers to Olivia, a college student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) who had been valedictorian of her high school class and was planning to go to medical school. After she arrived on campus, Olivia had a short-term relationship with a young...
May 10 9:39pm @3.3.28 Independent professional women are divas? Wow.
May 10 9:35pm @1.3.18 You find it personal and derogatory? Tough. I find this article to be derogatory toward women, not to mention your commentary.
May 10 6:51pm @3.3.16 Did your sex ed class cover anything?  I'm on my phone, so can't post links, but the last I read, condoms fail about 15% of the time, and the Pill (which doesn't prevent STIs) about 2-3% of the...
May 10 6:46pm @1.5.2 This has been addressed.  Yes, there are women who willingly oppress other women. It gains the approval of misogynistic men, who often can reward or punish compliance, or lack thereof.
May 10 6:32pm @3.3.13 Darn those highly paid career women, putting food on their own tables.
May 10 6:29pm @3.3.12 Yes, Vic.  Both the Pill and condoms can fail, and there are STIs whose infectious lesions appear in places other than the genitals.
May 10 6:08pm @3.3.4 Men are now immune to STIs?  Can't father children inadvertently? There are consequences for men.
May 10 5:22pm @1.3.13 I'm taking Vic's comment in the context of others he's made, which leads me to disagree regarding misogyny.
May 10 4:19pm @1.3.8 Frankly, it's not just the article that's offensive.  This statement by the seeder is pretty offensive, too: "..." To blame the collapse of society on women wanting the freedom to engage in...
May 10 4:13pm @15.1.12 "..." Consensual sex may, or may not.  It has been stated that men are not emotionally impacted by sex.  Should we therefore have lesser penalties for raping a man or boy? You know of a person...
May 10 3:53pm @15.1.6 "..." You're conflating rape and consensual sex again.  Defense attorneys use the same tactic when they victim-blame.  "If she chooses to have sex with other men, what's the big deal if my client...
May 10 3:43pm @12.1.17 Yeah.  I mean, it's not like the kid was physically repulsive.  He was fairly good-looking, IMO.  But he was a creep, and girls knew.
May 10 3:41pm @15.1.2 "..." Power. Rape is about asserting power over someone else.  That is why, on occasion, men are assaulted by other men who are not homosexual.  It's not about sexual pleasure for the aggressor....
May 10 3:25pm @5.3.7
May 10 3:13pm @1.1.5 Thanks, but only those who perpetuate misogyny need apologize.  Certainly not you.
May 10 3:09pm @5.3.5 I dunno.  It was good for me.
May 10 3:08pm @1.2.8 I think that's some of it.  Patriarchy does give some women some measure of power - those who toe the line.  Not as much power as men, of course.  But many oppressive regimes have granted special...
May 10 3:01pm @1.2.6 I'm not sure, really. There are plenty of straight women who support patriarchy.  She could just be one of them.
May 10 2:54pm @5.3.2 "..." I'm willing to bet that this conversation took several turns Vic did not anticipate.
May 10 2:51pm @1.1.2 "..." Alas, no.  There are people who actually feel this way.  Even among the men of NT.
May 10 2:50pm @13.2.8 "..." But why did your thoughts have to go and take my thoughts along for the ride? "..." Dammit, Trout!  I'm laughing so hard that the dog is barking at me.
May 10 2:44pm @13.2.1 Well, shit. Now I have that running through my head, too. My parents are coming to visit for the weekend, and I really don't want to explain why I keep giggling. Thanks a lot, Veronica!
May 10 2:17pm @12.1.11 I remember a few comments online about how if some girl had just "taken one for the team", Rodger wouldn't have killed anyone. So, we're either not supposed to have casual sex, or we're supposed...
May 10 2:10pm @12.1.9 Hell, we had one running for Congress from my state:...
May 10 1:44pm @12.1.5 "..." Probably. And then there was Elliott Rodgers of the Isla Vista massacre.
May 10 1:24pm @12.1.3 Likely true.  Before the internet, they were underground, and challenged when they popped their heads up.  Now, they band together on their MRA pages and bully anyone who speaks against them.
May 10 12:59pm @12.1 Agreed, but I'm not sure that "incels" are as new as they're portrayed.  I think they've been around for quite a while, and are just now coming out from under their rocks.  I knew some guys back in...
May 10 12:03pm @1.2.2 Nothing. She has Stockholm Syndrome, and she's trying to infect the rest of us.
May 10 11:55am @9.1.1 But they try to paint their complementarian bullshit as pro-woman, while (rightly) recognizing that Shariah law is decidedly anti-woman.  I'm not sure if they're trying to fool us, or if they...
May 10 11:13am @5.1.4 Same.
May 10 11:12am @8 Ah, I see Suzanne's work is endorsed by Dr. Laura.  The same Dr. Laura who dispenses morality she doesn't follow. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Schlessinger "..." Charming.
May 10 9:56am @4.1.9 Well, then.  Carry on.
May 10 9:45am @4.1.7 But that will draw in mosquitos!
May 10 9:10am @5.2.1 I played baseball with a girl who wasn't allowed to wear pants to practice.  She was out there on the field in culottes.  Looked a bit silly.  At least her parents loosened up their rules and let...
May 10 9:05am @4.1.1 If he complied, then I'm sure he was happy.  I hope, for his sake, that you don't have a mosquito problem.
May 10 8:52am @5.1 He once said he made a girlfriend get a tattoo removed.
May 10 7:49am @4 Double standards regarding sexual behavior.  Nice, and not based in misogyny at all.
Nearly half of white Republicans say it bothers them to hear people speaking foreign languages

Nearly half of white Republicans say it bothers them to hear people speaking foreign languages


Via: Ender  •  78 comments  •  3 days ago
A new survey finds white Republicans are far more likely to be put off by foreign language speakers than their Democratic counterparts. According to Pew Research Center , 47 percent of such Republicans say it would bother them “some” or “a lot” to “hear people speak a language other than English in a public place.” Just 18 percent of white Democrats said they would be similarly bothered....
May 10 2:22pm @2.1.14 "..." Same here.  A native speaker talks too fast for me to keep up.
May 10 2:21pm @2.1.13 I can still count in Spanish up to 100.  In Spanish, you start adding the single digit at 16 - diez y seis, and carry on the same after that.
May 10 1:57pm @2.1.10 My son's daycare had them counting to 20 in Spanish.  But he forgot most of it by high school.
May 10 1:40pm @2.1.8 We need to start teaching foreign languages earlier.  They're easier to pick up for kindergarteners than they are for freshmen.  And a 45-minute class period with no further practice doesn't cut...
May 10 1:27pm @3.1.13 I'd read about the Polynesians, but not the Chinese.
May 10 1:20pm @3.1.11 "..." I thought that was pretty much settled.
May 10 11:00am @5.1.9 He was the very epitome of the Ugly American.  I wanted to tip a pitcher of lemonade over his head.
May 10 9:55am @5.1.6 I was never so embarrassed as when my ex and I went on a cruise to the Bahamas, and heard one of our shipmates speaking to a waiter at a picnic lunch.  The young man was putting himself through...
May 10 9:51am @5.1.5 Nope, doesn't bother me at all.  I encouraged my son to have some of his Latino classmates speak to him in Spanish, as we have a large Latino population here, and I thought that knowing some...
May 10 9:07am @5.1.2 I will admit to having traveled to Mexico without being fluent in Spanish.  I took 2 years of Spanish in high school, and it helped, but my Spanish was rusty by then. But I didn't expect everyone...
May 10 1:03am @2.1.4 I remember a conversation on NV in which I was debating someone whose family had immigrated.  He thought that the family should speak English exclusively, and that raising the children to be...
May 09 8:56pm @2 I have never understood hostility toward polyglots.
‘It’s embarrassing to the kids’: Students who owe lunch money will only get a cold jelly sandwich, district says

‘It’s embarrassing to the kids’: Students who owe lunch money will only get a cold jelly sandwich, district says


Via: JohnRussell  •  183 comments  •  2 weeks ago
WASHINGTON POST ‘It’s embarrassing to the kids’: Students who owe lunch money will only get a cold jelly sandwich, district says MAY 08, 2019 When students in Warwick, R.I., line up in the cafeteria next week, they’ll have no shortage of lunch options . Do they want a chicken Parmesan melt? Hummus and fresh vegetables with tortilla crisps?...
May 10 12:40pm @16.2 We had one choice in elementary and middle school. In high school, there was usually (not always) a choice of a hot entree or a salad bar. I agree that if they simplified their choices, they...
Mike Fiers Records Baseball’s 300th No-Hitter (Besides the 31 They Took Away)

Mike Fiers Records Baseball’s 300th No-Hitter (Besides the 31 They Took Away)


Via: Bob Nelson  •  24 comments  •  2 weeks ago
After waiting out a 98-minute technical delay and firing an outrageous 131 pitches on Tuesday night, Mike Fiers of the Oakland Athletics was at a loss to explain his efforts in throwing the first no-hitter of the 2019 season. “Amazing. That’s really all I can really say,” Fiers told reporters at Oakland Coliseum after beating the Cincinnati Reds, 2-0 . “Things like this just...
May 10 9:43am @2.1 The announcers called it a travesty, and a travesty it was.  The runner was clearly out.  Galarraga was a class act.
Fast fashion’s environmental impact: More clothes to the landfill

Fast fashion’s environmental impact: More clothes to the landfill


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  18 comments  •  2 weeks ago
May 07 6:55am @8 I finally just got rid of the last pair of shorts I had from high school 2 or 3 years ago.  They'd become so threadbare I couldn't wear them in public, so I used them for messy jobs like painting,...
National Ask An Athiest Day.

National Ask An Athiest Day.


Via: epistte  •  137 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
National Ask An Atheist Day  is an opportunity for secular groups across the country to work together to defeat stereotypes about atheism and encourage courteous dialogue between believers and nonbelievers alike. The event is intended to be an opportunity for the general public—particularly people of faith—to approach non-theists and ask questions about secular life. We're...
May 06 1:13am @1.1.82 "..." TiG never said any of it would be "proof" of God.  He said it would be evidence, which is different. So far, nobody has proven the existence of God.  Nobody has even produced very solid...
May 06 12:20am @1.1.74 Thank you.
May 05 11:56pm @1.1.71 "..." I'm not really seeing that happen here.  And refraining from making sweeping negative judgements about holders of a variety of beliefs would be a good thing, wouldn't it?
May 05 11:42pm @1.1.67 It illustrates why some people would rather not admit to being atheists.  It is no longer legal to discriminate against us (although some would have it so), but there is still social stigma. IOW,...
May 05 11:19pm @1.1.63 "..." There have even been laws in some states preventing atheists from holding public office....
May 05 11:06pm @1.1.60 "..." Then I'm not quite sure why you're puzzled when they don't get it.
May 05 10:56pm @1.1.57 Epistte is welcome to tell me to stop, as this is her article, and she gets to decide what's on-topic. I note that no reason is given for the special protection expected for religious views.
May 05 10:44pm @1.1.55 "..." It's not meant to.  It's meant to point out the different standards to which some would like to hold others.  Don't mock religion, but have a field day making fun of political beliefs....
May 05 10:28pm @1.1.52 "..." One might ask the same question about many beliefs.  Political ones, for example.  I believe it is a favorite pastime for some to mock the political beliefs of those with whom they...
May 05 10:23pm @5 Because some of my friends were inspired by her writings, I've been casually following the commentary around the death of Rachel Held Evans.  For those not familiar, she was an Episcopalian who...
May 05 6:24pm @3.1.7 December is a busy birthday month for us, too.  My dad's is the 28th, my brother's is the 26th, his wife's is the 19th, and their son's is the 18th.
May 05 3:48pm @3.1.2 I can see how that would throw you off schedule.  My mom's birthday is in May, too.  And my son's is the day before hers.  They usually fall the weekend before Memorial Day, but that's a bit...
May 05 3:36pm @3.1 Don't scare me like that!  You had me totally convinced that I'd confused the date for Mother's Day.
A Serious Question: How is abortion anyone's business?

A Serious Question: How is abortion anyone's business?


By: Gordy327  •  205 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Over the last several months, there have been news reports of certain states trying to prohibit or severely restrict abortion rights, impose legal penalties for women seeking abortion, and even judicial interventions regarding the government's funding of health providers who also perform abortions. While such instances are not new, the current round of abortion arguments probably started...
May 05 12:31am @9.3.21 "..." It's a bit more nuanced than that. http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/abortion/legal/history_1.shtml...
May 04 11:27pm @9.4.11 "..." Or the dishonest - those who know better, but pretend he's telling the truth, because it suits their agenda.
May 04 2:51pm @10.2.6 And? Do you think women who get abortions don't pay taxes? They do. Even the ones on Medicaid.
May 04 2:36pm @10.2.4 So, your town has no law enforcement?  No fire department?  The materials to deliver your house were delivered over open fields, without the use of roads?  Or do you support all of those in full,...
May 04 2:20pm @10.2.2 If I'm a taxpayer (and I am), then, by your own rules, I should have access to anything you have that is in any way supported by taxes.  Unless you consider yourself to be exempt from your own...
May 04 1:27pm @10.2 "..." I want access to your mail.  I help pay to deliver that mail; therefore what arrives in your mailbox is my business. I also want access to your house.  I help pay for police and fire...
May 04 1:14pm @9.3.17 Being open to considering different views does not mean one must agree to false equivalences.
May 04 10:56am @6.1.11 "..." Actually, it is.  A spontaneous abortion.
May 04 10:50am @4.2.18 "..." A past coworker was married to a man who'd had a vasectomy years before they met, so they never used any other contraceptive.  His brother had a vasectomy done by the same doctor, and the...
2 from white supremacist group plead guilty in Charlottesville rally violence

2 from white supremacist group plead guilty in Charlottesville rally violence


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  19 comments  •  3 weeks ago
May 3, 2019, 11:23 PM EDT By   Phil Helsel Two men accused of being members of a white supremacist group and arrested during the deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, pleaded guilty to federal charges Friday, prosecutors said. Benjamin Drake Daley, 26, and Michael Paul Miselis, 30, who prosecutors said are members of the "Rise Above Movement," pleaded guilty to...
May 04 11:33pm @7 In addition to Heather Heyer, let's not forget that two Virginia State troopers died in a helicopter crash while patrolling the riots.
Spiritual Mountain Stream Sunrise to Start Our Creative Arts Thursday/Fraiday

Spiritual Mountain Stream Sunrise to Start Our Creative Arts Thursday/Fraiday


By: A. Macarthur  •  46 comments  •  3 weeks ago
© A. Mac/A.G.
May 04 3:36pm @7.2 "..." Heartbreaking.
Flat Earth vs. Round Earth

Flat Earth vs. Round Earth


Via: TᵢG  •  79 comments  •  3 weeks ago
They believe this stuff.   The leader of the group, Mark Sargent, claims that the Earth is flat and the stars and planets are just lights in the sky.   He holds that the flat Earth means that there is a greater force than us.   Apparently the views are religious.
May 04 3:08pm @6.3.10 Thanks!
May 04 2:56pm @6.3.8 Can you PM me a link to that conversation?
May 04 2:49pm @2.1.7 They're not mine.  It's just from a meme I saw on Facebook and thought was funny. I'm sorry about your daughter's cat.  They do have a tendency to follow their curiosity into trouble.
May 04 2:28pm @2.1.4 Cats are stubborn when they have their minds set on something.  Not even being made of concrete can deter them.
May 04 1:09pm @6.3.1 Wouldn't a picture from an airplane suffice?  Rocket man never got nearly as high as a routine commercial flight.
May 04 12:44pm @5.1.12 "..." Yes!
May 04 11:10am @2.1.2
May 04 10:33am @5.1.9 "..." A planet made of cream cheese frosting might convince me that there is a god, after all.
May 04 10:29am @3.3.4 He's joking.
May 04 10:29am @3.2.9 I really believe they're sincere in their views, which is both scary and sad.
Measles scare: Packed theatre possibly exposed, cruise ship quarantined in Caribbean

Measles scare: Packed theatre possibly exposed, cruise ship quarantined in Caribbean


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  49 comments  •  3 weeks ago
May 04 10:21am @3.1.2 That, and it's also linked to children being born to older parents, especially older fathers.  For various reasons, couples are putting off childbearing more commonly than they used to do.
May 02 7:45pm @2.2.21 Jim Carrey, who was dating her at the time, also jumped on the anti-vax bimbo bandwagon, I believe. I'm not sure that Jenny McCarthy's son was actually definitively diagnosed with autism.  I've...
Multiple people shot in attack on Poway synagogue; police detain man for questioning

Multiple people shot in attack on Poway synagogue; police detain man for questioning


Via: Kavika  •  91 comments  •  3 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
  © KTLA As many as four people were shot in at attack Saturday at a synagogue in Poway, San Diego County authorities said A man has been detained for questioning in connection with the shooting at the Chabad of Poway, authorities said. Deputies from the Poway station were called to Chabad Way just before 11:30 a.m., sheriff’s officials...
May 02 7:54pm @7.1.30 Some folks here are a bit...insular.
May 02 7:30pm @7.1.28 "..." A friend is taking her daughter out of a local church daycare (most daycares here are run by churches).  Her 3-year-old child got in trouble at daycare for coloring a picture of baby Jesus...