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California is pushing back school start times. The move could sweep the nation — or backfire.

California is pushing back school start times. The move could sweep the nation — or backfire.

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  42 comments  •  3 hours ago
By   Erin Einhorn After gaining speed slowly over the last two decades, a movement to start the school day later for middle and high school students just got a massive boost from California. When Gov. Gavin Newsom last week   signed the nation’s first state law   mandating later school start times, which have been associated with a slew of health benefits for teens, he turned what...
Oct 22 6:38am @2.3.2 My son plays baseball.  There are times when his team plays away games at schools that are about an hour and a half drive, which means he doesn't even get home until close to midnight.  So, yeah,...
Oct 22 6:34am @8.1.1 Same.  I can do mornings, but I don't like to.
Oct 21 6:12am @3.1 Some kids here catch the bus at 6 AM or thereabouts, which is ridiculous.  I support later start times.  Yes, it might be more inconvenient for parents, but if it's better for kids, we need to make...
Egypt uncovers 3,000-year-old mummies in the Valley of the Kings

Egypt uncovers 3,000-year-old mummies in the Valley of the Kings

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  43 comments  •  21 hours ago
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Oct 21 11:05am @7.2.3 They lost me with the Duggars and Honey Boo Boo.
Oct 20 10:24pm @7.2 "..." Those were the days.  I loved TLC, Bravo, A&E, The History Channel.  Then reality TV became a thing, and they all went to hell.
Eric Trump Complains That 'Every Family in Politics Enriches Themselves,' Saying 'It Is Sickening'

Eric Trump Complains That 'Every Family in Politics Enriches Themselves,' Saying 'It Is Sickening'

Via: Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  •  52 comments  •  10 hours ago
President Donald Trump's son Eric Trump complained about families involved with politics enriching themselves, saying "it is sickening." "It can't happen in politics on any side of the aisle," Trump, who is a vice president of his father's company the Trump Organization, lamented in an interview with Fox News host Jeanine Pirro on Saturday evening. During the interview, Trump and Pirro...
Oct 20 11:08pm @2.2.4 Perhaps your translator can also punctuate that bit of run-on trolling for us.
Oct 20 9:42pm @1.2.2 I clicked the link to the article, totally expecting "The Onion". I don't know how anybody could listen to him and not want to give him that slap on the back of the head. 
The Old Stories Are Best: Adam and Eve

The Old Stories Are Best: Adam and Eve

Via: Heartland American  •  87 comments  •  19 hours ago
In my last article for The Epoch Times, “What’s Wrong With the World,” I  touched on the fact that there is what I called a “triumvirate of psychopathologies” that afflict us as human beings, and that these three psychological problems were evident from the very beginning. Indeed, that is the joy of the earlier, older stories. While simple from a narrative point of view, at the same...
Oct 20 4:56pm @3.1.15 "Go ahead, kill his kids, take away his material possessions, cause him terrible pain.  Just don't kill him."  Yup, God was a real prince. I guess since he gave Job more kids (I mean, they're...
Oct 20 3:09pm @3.1.9 "..." Well, he was a bit of an ass to Job.  With God's encouragement.
One Child

One Child

By: Veronica  •  80 comments  •  14 hours ago Just a couple of things that I am thinking.....   To keep from terminating females stop letting the parents know what the fetus's gender is. Anyone else intrigued about Donald's dick?
Oct 20 9:03am @3.2.4 I mean you claiming that you'd need such a thing when the only people I know who wear bullet-proof vests are cops, and we're still alive. Yes, things in China are improving for women, as I've...
Oct 19 9:24pm @3.2.2 "..." Straw man.  I do not ignore it. I do criticize present America for its treatment of Native Americans in the past, because to some extent, they're still treated that way, and that past and...
Oct 19 9:21pm @3.1.7 Nobody is for requiring anybody to wear anything.  They are for allowing women to wear what they choose to wear without persecution, even if it's hijab.  Do you see no difference between allowing...
Oct 19 8:29pm @3.1.5 No, they support the right to wear hijab by those who choose to do so, in areas where it is not accepted.  Islam is hardly the only religion in which women cover.  Catholic women may be required to...
Oct 18 2:56pm @6.3.5 And thank you. I get needing to avoid toxic people.  We all need a break, especially when we've got enough on our plates IRL.
Oct 18 2:48pm @6.3.3 It's only the truth.  You've been missed.
Oct 18 2:45pm @6.3.1 It's much more worth being here with people like you around.
Oct 13 9:45pm @6 BTW, Veronica, it's good to have you back.
Oct 13 9:34pm @1.2.5 I'm glad the status of women is improving Buzz. What makes China different is the government's unwise involvement in family planning and population control.  We've already seen the disastrous...
Oct 13 9:11pm @1.2.3 You're going to tell me that sex-selective abortion will never happen?  That no female fetus will ever be aborted in China to ensure that a family will have a son? I find it difficult to believe...
Oct 13 8:15pm @1.2.1 I never said there wouldn't be any 2-daughter families, Buzz.
Oct 13 7:38pm @3.2 I'd like to see women in China parlay the gender imbalance into empowerment for women.  Want a wife?  Be worthy of one, and treat her like the valuable human being that she is.   Or cozy up to a...
Oct 13 7:30pm @1.1.11 They're taught to believe it.  By religion, by culture, by their families.  By those fallible men, sometimes.
Oct 13 7:19pm @1.1.7 I don't know that many women believe the men in their lives are infallible, so much as they believe that it's their duty to accept those men's flaws, subject themselves to them, and even on...
Oct 13 7:05pm @1.1.2 "..." Agreed, but such deep cultural inclinations are hard to change.
Oct 13 6:56pm @1 Unfortunately, if female fetuses weren't aborted, they became female babies who were abandoned or killed. I'm glad the one-child policy has come to an end, but there will still be a gender...
The (Fake) Trump Shooting Video

The (Fake) Trump Shooting Video

By: al Jizzerror  •  173 comments  •  27 minutes ago
Here's the video that was shown to a Republican gathering at Trump's Doral Miami resort (which is where the G-7 Summit will meet in 2020).  Donald Trump Jr. and Sarah Fuckabee Sanders were in attendance although they claimed they didn't see the video.  The President also claims he did not see the video.  Of course, you can't condemn a video that you claim you haven't seen. So check out...
Oct 19 12:09pm @9.3.5 You'd be missed.


By: A. Macarthur  •  41 comments  •  11 hours ago
WIFE UPDATE: I think the best way to do this is in summary of today’s initial, post-transplant visit with my wife's myeloma doctor; “All blood and other levels are good, recovery is ahead of schedule, and overall, she is doing ‘great’."(I asked the doctor if, in sending updates, I could use the word "great" -- the answer obviously was "yes"). © A. Mac/A.G.
Oct 19 10:30am @1.5.4 Glad your treatment is going so well, Shona.
Oct 18 7:57pm @3 So glad to read this, Mac.  Best wishes for her continued successful treatment.
Power singers !

Power singers !

By: It Is ME  •  86 comments  •  yesterday
Two of my most favorite individual singers: Celine Dion and Linda Eder. Other examples welcome !
Oct 18 2:00pm @32.1 Gone much too soon.
Oct 18 1:39pm @28.1 Love her voice.
Oct 18 1:38pm @12.1.2 Yes, she is quite a beauty, too.
Oct 18 12:54pm @12.1 Nobody can belt out a song like Martina.
Family 'Ambushed' By Trump Suggestion To Meet With Woman Who Caused Fatal Crash

Family 'Ambushed' By Trump Suggestion To Meet With Woman Who Caused Fatal Crash

Via: sandy-2021492  •  24 comments  •  5 days ago
In a bizarre moment Tuesday that seemed straight out of reality television, President Trump dropped a bombshell on a grieving British family — surprising them with the news that the woman who had killed their son in a car crash was in a nearby room and then urging the family to meet with her.
Oct 17 9:07pm @5.1.7 "..." Carry out his asinine orders. The buck stops with Trump.
Oct 17 5:19pm @5.1.5 There are degrees of sycophancy.  I guess some people are better at it than others.  Trump wants those on the extreme boot-licking end of the spectrum.  He has to weed out those like the Mooch and...
Oct 17 1:43pm @5.1.3 The replacements are full of class and don't kowtow to him, I suppose?  The ones who get fired or leave kiss his ass until either they can't stand it anymore, or he decides they aren't quite doting...
Oct 17 6:30am @5.1 "..." Maybe he surrounds himself with classless sycophants.
Oct 17 6:13am @4.2 No respect for grieving parents, but Trump is deserving of defense for his thoughtlessness and attention-seeking? He deserves no defense for trying to turn this into a circus.
Oct 16 7:16pm @1.2.1 You know, despicable as that would be, it still doesn't bother me as much as trying to maneuver the family into an unwanted surprise meeting for the cameras.  I don't even know if there's a word to...
Oct 16 7:12pm @1.1.1 Don't ask.  He may take it as a challenge.
Oct 16 6:59pm @1 "..." "..."
Antibiotics are losing their power against deadly infections. Can we fix the problem?

Antibiotics are losing their power against deadly infections. Can we fix the problem?

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  89 comments  •  5 days ago
By   David Freeman It's been almost a century since the   discovery of penicillin   kicked off the era of antibiotics. Over the decades, the germ-killing drugs have saved millions of lives by making it possible to eradicate tuberculosis, pneumonia and other bacterial infections that had been scourges for millennia. But a complex phenomenon known as   antibiotic resistance   is...
Oct 17 11:31am @1.1.26 It can on occasion be fatal.  And I've only seen it in pathology texts, but from the pics, I'm sure that memory hangs with you.
Oct 16 11:50pm @1.1.21 That can be triggered by many meds.  Antibiotics in general, and I believe ibuprofen is often a trigger,  but it can happen with almost anything.  Scary stuff.
Oct 12 9:24am @4.3.5 It's not just eating meat.  Those antibiotics and the bacteria resistant to them end up in our waterways, and from there, they can get almost anywhere.  The antibiotics pass through livestock's...
Oct 12 9:23am @4.2.17 I'm sorry, Jenn.
Oct 12 9:21am @4.1.6 "..." We found one that has emollients and actually feels like lotion, which makes it a lot more pleasant.  It's still alcohol-based, though, so if my hands are so dry they've cracked, I avoid it...
Oct 11 2:53pm @1.1.15 Me, too.  She said she felt really bad for yelling at me all the time.  She really thought I was ignoring her.  I had learned to read lips so well that nobody really suspected I couldn't hear.  To...
Oct 11 1:29pm @1.1.11 I remember my mom always being frustrated with me when I was little.  Then she had a thought, and walked up behind me while I was playing and clapped her hands.  I never knew she was there.  She...
Oct 11 1:11pm @1.1.8 I hope it goes well, MUVA.  Stock up on ice cream.
Oct 11 1:07pm @4.2.5 "..." Way to get on everybody's shit list You probably had Tamiflu.  It works well to make the flu milder and of shorter duration, but there are periodic shortages, so sometimes it's hard to...
Oct 11 1:03pm @4.1.3 I use hand sanitizer or wash my hands with antibacterial soap between patients at work, but at home, I don't use antibacterial anything, except to scrub the bathroom and kitchen counters.  I keep...
Oct 11 12:59pm @1.1.5 My brother had his tonsils out after many bouts with tonsillitis.  My sister and I kept ours, and I first had tonsillitis as a teenager.  They don't like to take them out after puberty, as the...
Oct 11 12:49pm @4.2.2 Just got mine this morning.  I'll take my son to get his after school. Last time I had the flu was 1996.  My brother gave it to me for Christmas.  Can't say it was my favorite gift that year....
Oct 11 12:34pm @1.1.3 I also had a lot of ear infections.  I had tubes in my ears and my adenoids out, but still have my tonsils.  My son also had lots of ear infections, and had tubes in his ears - no tonsillectomy or...
Oct 11 12:29pm @4.2 Also, people need to stop demanding antibiotics for colds and the flu.  Those are viral diseases, and antibiotics don't do diddly squat.  But I've known people (usually ignorant moms, TBH) who make...
Netflix faces price pressure as subscriber growth slows

Netflix faces price pressure as subscriber growth slows

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  19 comments  •  5 days ago
By   Claire Atkinson In recent years, Netflix has been an unassailable story of growth with a business model and stock price its entertainment industry rivals could only dream of. But mounting competition from major tech, media and telecom companies, rising prices for top-tier talent and slowing subscriber gains have coalesced to put the streaming giant in a tough spot. “They’ll...
Oct 17 6:36am @1.1 It was.  Honestly, the only reason I've kept Netflix is "The Crown".  Amazon Prime has better selection and variety, IMO, so if not for that one series, I'd have cancelled my Netflix.
Best TV Commercial Ever?

Best TV Commercial Ever?

Via: Krishna  •  15 comments  •  6 days ago
" I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) " is a pop song that originated as the   jingle   "Buy the World a Coke" [1]   in the groundbreaking 1971 "Hilltop" television commercial for   Coca-Cola   and sung by   The Hillside Singers . "Buy the World a Coke" was produced by   Billy Davis   and portrayed a positive message of hope and love, featuring a...
Oct 16 5:57pm @8
"Religious Leader"  Does Nauseating Faux "Praying" Over Trump At Right Wing Conference

"Religious Leader" Does Nauseating Faux "Praying" Over Trump At Right Wing Conference

By: JohnRussell  •  72 comments  •  6 days ago
The applicable part of this video is the first 2 minutes 30 seconds.   A conservative preacher named Andrew Brunson lays hands on Trump at the recent Values Voters Summit in Washington DC and prays that Trump be able to know who to trust to be protected from his enemies.  This is how one commenter on twitter responded to this footage Richard Marx @richardmarx...
Oct 14 12:00pm @1.3.1 Moneychangers in the temple.
Oct 13 11:56am @5 Well, I'll agree with one thing - Trump shouldn't be leaning on his own understanding, because his own understanding sucks. Pathetic pandering.
This young man is coping with a rare disease that doesn't have a name

This young man is coping with a rare disease that doesn't have a name

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  20 comments  •  one week ago
Oct 13 8:02pm @2.3.3 I have a friend from school who has Marfan's.  He's a beanpole.  Tall, and clothes just hang off of him.  When we were growing up, all the basketball coaches wanted him, until they saw him run and...
Oct 13 5:29pm @2.3.1 In Andre's case, it was acromegaly.  People with Marfan's tend to be tall, but thin, and usually lack strength.  Their bodies don't synthesize collagen correctly. 
Oct 13 4:21pm @2.2.2 I'm glad her case is mild and that you were able to get a diagnosis.  Will she require ongoing treatment?  Of course, you shouldn't answer if you'd rather not, as I don't mean to pry.  I had never...
Oct 13 1:42am @2.2 I just read the article, where before I had only watched the video.  The article had very little information on the disease.  But it did say that Mitchell passed away at the age of 19 before he had...
Oct 13 1:22am @2.1.2 No.  I don't think he is unusual in size - it's his wheelchair that makes it appear so in still shots.
Oct 13 12:49am @2.1 There's no name for it, because it's so rare.  He has a gene mutation that causes a defective enzyme important in the breakdown of fats within cells, leading to toxicity.  It's affecting his...
Religious Liberty Is Critical for Believers and Non-Believers Alike

Religious Liberty Is Critical for Believers and Non-Believers Alike

Via: Heartland American  •  154 comments  •  5 days ago
I was recently at the United Nations General Assembly when President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president in history to convene a meeting at the U.N. solely devoted to protecting religious liberty. When critics declared it was simply a political move to score points with his base, they failed to understand how important religious liberty is to the peace, prosperity, and...
Oct 13 5:48pm @2.1.96 You can't take civil disagreement with your statements? Oh, well.  Some here can't even stand for me (or pat) to agree with their statements, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.
Oct 13 2:42pm @2.1.93 I'm going to make an observation.  You, pat, and I were having a reasonably civil discussion.  We weren't in total agreement, but we had quite a bit of common ground, and conversation was fairly...
Oct 13 2:05pm @2.1.90 "..." Ok, so let's review verb tenses. "Is" implies present tense.  The IRS at present IS an agency of executive branch of government, which branch IS currently headed by Trump. So when MUVA...
Oct 13 1:55pm @2.1.88 That's from January 2016.  Trump hadn't even been nominated by the GOP yet.
Oct 13 1:07pm @2.1.80 "..." What, proof that the IRS under Trump is a tool of the left? MUVA made the statement, and should be the one to prove it, if he can.
Oct 13 1:02pm @2.1.77 "..." Under Trump? Sure, sure.
Oct 13 1:01pm @2.1.76 I've answered them several times.  In my answers, I've actually agreed with you.  It seems you can't abide that, so you keep asking more questions, and yes, moving goalposts.  You did the same to...
Oct 13 12:47pm @2.1.70 Some churches engage endorse candidates, in violation of tax law.  If they want to do so, they should give up their tax-exempt status.
Oct 13 12:45pm @2.1.68 I have no idea.  The law stipulates that they taxed on money spent on political activities, and I'm agreeing with that law.  You asked if they should be paying taxes on money spent on political...
Oct 13 12:41pm @2.1.67 And?  So long as they're not endorsing a particular candidate or legislation, it's allowable.
Oct 13 11:52am @2.1.63 "..." That's not an endorsement of a particular candidate.
Oct 13 11:51am @2.1.61 "..." "..." PP is already subject to taxation on money it spends for...
Oct 13 11:21am @2.1.52 Then they need to separate themselves from state activities.  Too many churches want the preferential treatment, but still want to legislate their own beliefs.  If they're politically active, they...
Oct 12 8:49pm @2.1.44 I think he's more upset that you agree with taxing churches than he is about the thread being "off topic" (which it wasn't).  It was on topic as long as his usual supporters were, well, supportive.
Oct 12 8:29pm @2.1.41 Not really.  The thread is about church exemption from taxation, and you commented on it yourself.  If you felt the thread diverted conversation away from your intended topic, you shouldn't have...
Oct 12 7:50pm @2.1.37 Fair enough. I'm willing to subsidize a food pantry, health clinic, or volunteer fire department, because they benefit all in the community.  Churches may benefit the community, and I donate to...
Oct 12 7:43pm @2.1.35 "..." That's not right.  It's like they claim more right to the roadways than anybody else out there. If I were sitting there waiting, with ice cream melting in my trunk, I'd be pissed.
Oct 12 7:41pm @2.1.34 "..." Some do.  Some don't.  Some are just spreading mythology.  Some are even spreading hate.  I really think those churches don't deserve a tax break.
Oct 12 7:29pm @2.1.30 I would think that would be more likely to lead to a crash, not less.
Oct 12 7:28pm @2.1.29 Because some do some actual, tangible good.  They feed people, clothe people, treat the sick.  Spreading mythology provides no tangible good. Are you ok with your family business subsidizing any...
Oct 12 7:22pm @2.1.27 I'd rather they spend their time preventing crimes, looking for those who have committed crimes, training, or directing traffic where they're actually needed, such as at the scene of accidents or...
Oct 12 4:01pm @2.1.21 I can't imagine being so entitled that I think I deserve for the government to help me get to the Cracker Barrel for Sunday lunch before everyone else, but here we are, paying cops to do exactly...
Oct 12 3:24pm @2.1.19 "..." I pay taxes on my business. Every patient I see already pays taxes on the income they use to pay me.  My employees and I pay taxes on our salaries.  My landlord pays property taxes.  My...
Oct 12 3:20pm @2.1.18 It pisses me off to see churches that have police controlling traffic when services dismiss, so everybody can get out of the parking lot.  They're being subsidized to disrupt traffic.
NICKNAMES - Do you have one?

NICKNAMES - Do you have one?

By: Buzz of the Orient  •  37 comments  •  one week ago
NICKNAMES - Do you have one? When I was 4 years old in kindergarten, it was during WW2 and we kids used to run around the school playing field at recess with our arms stretched out and making buzzing sounds like Spitfire fighter planes.  My mother saw me doing this and started to call me "Buzzy", and it didn't take long for it to spread to all the relatives and friends, who then...
Oct 12 11:56pm @2.1.5 "..." I had never heard that one. My brother and I started out as "Sissy" and "Bubba", but over the years, we shortened it.  My sister is Jen, or, if you want to rib her, Jen-nay (pronounced as...
Oct 12 11:53pm @2.1.4 I'm still Sis.  Or if we're with extended family, Sandy Kay, because I have an aunt who's also named Sandy.
Oct 12 11:15pm @2.1 My brother and I are still "Bub" and "Sis" in our family.
Pat Robertson ‘Appalled’ By Trump: He ‘Allowed Khashoggi to Be Cut in Pieces,’ May Lose ‘The Mandate of Heaven’ Over Syria

Pat Robertson ‘Appalled’ By Trump: He ‘Allowed Khashoggi to Be Cut in Pieces,’ May Lose ‘The Mandate of Heaven’ Over Syria

Via: JohnRussell  •  130 comments  •  4 days ago
Televangelist  Pat Robertson  has joined the  chorus of conservative critics  lambasting President  Donald Trump’s  decision to pull U.S. forces out of Northern Syria — endangering America’s Kurdish allies. Trump was   slammed by many of his usual defenders   on Monday after the White House announced the U.S. will allow for a Turkish military operation in the war-torn region....
Oct 12 9:01pm @8.3.42 Christian Broadcasting Network.  MUVA is saying that Pat's son paid for aquatic toys with his business's money. I guess he could have been boating to work? Nah.
It's Time to Write to your Congressman

It's Time to Write to your Congressman

By: al Jizzerror  •  198 comments  •  3 days ago
I sent an email to my congressman urging him to impeach Trump.  His response was impressive. Please notice that he said he considers this "the most serious and important vote of my congressional career". I urge every NewsTalker to contact their representatives to express their views about impeachment. We all have the responsibility to vote and we should also...
Oct 12 8:01pm @2.1.21 If you see violations, flag them.  If a mod agrees that they are violations, they will be removed.  We can't read all discussions, and violations that aren't flagged are likely to go unmoderated....
Oct 12 7:34pm @2.1.17 "..." Mods are still to remove any CoC violations or skirts, as those comments appear on the front page.  Groups have some leeway, but they're not free-for-alls.  Heated Discussions is the place...
Anti-vaccination groups still crowdfunding on Facebook despite crackdown

Anti-vaccination groups still crowdfunding on Facebook despite crackdown

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  30 comments  •  one week ago
By   Brandy Zadrozny Activists planning to line California roadways with anti-vaccination billboards full of misinformation are paying for them through Facebook fundraisers, despite a platform-wide crackdown on such campaigns. According to organizers, the billboards will feature the faces of two children whose parents claim were killed by vaccines, though the claims are   contrary...
Oct 12 8:27am @1.3 They have the right to raise money.  They don't have the right to a platform. 
Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

By: Ender  •  77 comments  •  3 days ago
It is that time of year. A time of ghosts and goblins. Spooks wanting candy. Halloween is here. Some of my family members loved it. My Aunt put up house lights, yard decorations, inside decorations including a Halloween tree. My Uncle would dress up and loved to scare people. One year my brother thought it would be cool to set up a tube system that came down from the roof that the kids...
Oct 11 8:53pm @14.1.1 Yes, since NV.
Oct 11 8:30pm @14 I live too far out to get any trick-or-treaters, and if I decorated, there would be nobody to appreciate it except me.  I do like to drive around town and look at everyone else's Halloween...
Oct 11 8:19pm @13.3 I'd run from that.
Oct 11 7:55pm @11.1.6 My son's first cuss word was a muttered "dammit." I couldn't tell ya where he heard that
Top Kurdish general: Watching over ISIS prisoners now a 'second priority'

Top Kurdish general: Watching over ISIS prisoners now a 'second priority'

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  184 comments  •  one week ago
By   Courtney Kube and Mosheh Gains Syrian opposition fighters assigned to guard thousands of ISIS captives are rushing to the border ahead of an expected attack by Turkish forces, a top Kurdish general told NBC News on Monday. Gen. Mazloum Kobani, commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces, said watching over the ISIS prisoners locked up in Syria is a "second priority" now that the...
Oct 11 6:32am @8.2.6 Bloviation.
Paris prosecutors: Police attack suspect adhered to 'radical vision of Islam'

Paris prosecutors: Police attack suspect adhered to 'radical vision of Islam'

By: Krishna  •  17 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Photo: Reuters  C Hartmann The man suspected of a deadly knife attack at the police headquarters in Paris was in contact with conservative Islamic Salafists, the lead prosecutor has said. The suspect had worked for the Paris police since 2003. The assailant, a 45-year-old civilian computer expert who converted to Islam about 10 years ago, was in contact with members of the...
Oct 07 9:59am @3.2.11 Ah, I didn't know Perrie wanted the profiles left alone.  I'd been deleting them.  I'm also finding occasional articles that have no account listed as having seeded them.
Oct 07 7:15am @3.2.9 "..." Thanks for that.  I just deleted one account myself.
Oct 07 6:52am @3.2.7 "..." I've barely interacted with you, so no, I haven't. You made a claim about other people's reactions that just isn't true, Buzz.
Oct 07 6:35am @3.2.5 "..." Then there was no need for this: "..." because it was untrue, then, by your own admission.
Oct 07 1:50am @3.2.2 There is also no need to make pejorative and untrue assumptions about others' reactions to FGM, honor killings, etc., when nobody here has ever, to my knowledge, defended any of that.
Trump calls for Romney’s impeachment in Saturday Twitter storm

Trump calls for Romney’s impeachment in Saturday Twitter storm

Via: Krishna  •  58 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Romney Family (Photo credit : Tu Vez SALT LAKE CITY — President Donald Trump unleashed a storm of tweets Saturday against Sen. Mitt Romney, calling the Utah Republican names and ending his last missive with “#IMPEACHMITTROMNEY.” The stream of invective began at about 8 a.m. with the president defending his phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, which is at the...
Oct 06 4:44pm @4.1.25 This is how discussions work on public forums.  You comment, and anybody else can respond.  It doesn't matter if you addressed them specifically.  If you only want people to respond to you whom you...
Oct 06 4:37pm @4.1.22 "..." Good grief, MUVA - PUBLIC FORUM.  You're commenting on a thread originated by lady in black, and you made a comment about the opinions of people on the left.  As a person on the left, she...
Oct 06 4:35pm @4.1.21 Your hyperbole was in saying that anybody on the left sees Romney as the second coming.  Nobody does.  Probably not even anybody on the right sees him that way.    When you said Ender was being...
Oct 06 4:25pm @4.1.15 If you admit you're engaging in hyperbole, then you're also admitting it's not true. It can't be both. I thought you said you knew what hyperbole was.  It seems not.
Oct 06 4:16pm @4.1.12 "..." She was the vote-changer for me, too.  The thought of that hypocritical alcoholic idiot as POTUS, should something happen to McCain, was just too much.  It was an insult to women - to think...
Oct 06 3:46pm @4.1.7 "..." Hyperbole again
Six elephants die at Thai waterfall after some tried to save calf that fell

Six elephants die at Thai waterfall after some tried to save calf that fell

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  10 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   Dennis Romero Six elephants died in an accident at a national park in Thailand, officials there said Saturday. The elephants were on a steep hill near a waterfall when they fell into the water and drowned, Thailand's National Resources and Environment department said in a statement. The accident was reported Friday. One of the elephants was a 3-year-old calf,...
Oct 06 1:51pm @6.1 "..." I've seen clips of elephants on wildlife refuges doing the same for their human caretakers.  They know who their family is, even if some of the members aren't pachyderms.
Oct 06 11:04am @5 So sad.  The more I read about elephants, the more I think that maybe we should look to them for lessons in how to be good humans.
Impeachment Isn’t About Democrats Hating Trump; It’s About Democrats Hating You

Impeachment Isn’t About Democrats Hating Trump; It’s About Democrats Hating You

Via: Heartland American  •  84 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The American people are living through unprecedented times.  We are witnessing, as if spectators, an attempted coup unfold in real time on the daily and nightly news.  But make no mistake, the coup isn’t actually about Democrats hating President Trump.  Do they despise him, his demeanor, his success—of course; however, the coup that’s unfolding around us is driven by Democrats’ deep seeded...
Oct 06 11:06am @4.2.20 So, you're using what you see as our tactics? Or are you just spouting your usual insults that have no basis in fact?
Oct 06 9:34am @4.2.18 Hyperbole and manufactured paranoia.
Oct 05 10:51pm @4.2.16 Denying you're engaging in hyperbole by, well, engaging in more hyperbole. Squiggy, too. Again, thanks for the laugh.
Oct 05 3:19pm @4.2.8 "..." Didn't you say something to me about hyperbole?
Ultra-wealthy Americans are preparing for an impending recession

Ultra-wealthy Americans are preparing for an impending recession

Via: Krishna  •  130 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Photo credit: Reuters “We are very cautious,” a survey respondent, who’s managing a multi-family office in North America, said. “Even now with the market we don’t feel very comfortable.” The report shed light on private wealth management advisory firms that serve ultra-wealthy investors. U ncertainties surrounding Britain’s tumultuous exit from the European Union and the...
Oct 06 9:51am @4.2.16 Also not the same thing.  For this to work, a woman experiencing an unwanted pregnancy would have to know before the embryo implants.  She doesn't.  This would occur well before a missed menstrual...
Oct 06 9:24am @4.2.14 Womb transplant.  Not the same as transplanting a placenta, fetus and amniotic sac, so no, it hasn't been done.  The uterus was not supporting a fetus at the time of the transplant. I'm glad you...
Oct 03 7:52pm @4.2.12 "..." By the time of implantation and placental development, which occurs well before a woman knows she's pregnant, the fetus can't just be moved to a surrogate.  Implantation can no longer...
Oct 03 6:59pm @4.2.9 At the price of risking two lives.  Logical.
First electric cruise ship hopes to turn the tide in war against ocean pollution

First electric cruise ship hopes to turn the tide in war against ocean pollution

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  15 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   Harriet Baskas When it comes to the environment and sustainability, cruise ships and many cruise ship operators   get failing grades   when it comes to controlling carbon emissions, recycling, and treating water, waste, and sewage. But thanks to new technology and the scrutiny of passengers, government agencies, and environmental groups, the tide is beginning to turn....
Oct 05 10:36pm @4.1.3 The ships I've been on must have shut down some engines while docked.  We were always asked not to charge cell phones, tablets, etc. while in port and to make sure our room lights were turned off.
Oct 05 2:51pm @4.1.1 A teacher I had in elementary school went for a cruise in the mid-80s, and they were using solar panels then - not for the engines, but for things like heating water. I don't remember seeing any...
‘You have no idea how difficult their lives are!’ Boy rebukes his family for killing a mouse

‘You have no idea how difficult their lives are!’ Boy rebukes his family for killing a mouse

Via: JohnRussell  •  5 comments  •  2 weeks ago
‘You have no idea how difficult their lives are!’ Boy rebukes his family for killing a mouse Video cannot be embedded on NT.  You will have to go to the site. But it is cute.
Oct 05 1:40pm @3 Aw, poor little tender-hearted guy.
OCTOBER & Fall Colors Regale & Challenge Photographers:CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY/FRIDAY

OCTOBER & Fall Colors Regale & Challenge Photographers:CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY/FRIDAY

By: A. Macarthur  •  55 comments  •  2 weeks ago
© A. Mac/A.G
Oct 05 9:48am @13.3 Wonderful news, Mac!
Trans athlete claims lesbians are transphobic for not liking penises

Trans athlete claims lesbians are transphobic for not liking penises

Via: †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  •  72 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Dr. Rachel McKinnon, philosophy professor, cyclist, trans woman, came to fame in 2018 when she made  history  by being the first trans athlete to win the women’s 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships. McKinnon is a vocal trans advocate who has spoken out in favour of trans women competing in women’s sports, has physically dominated biological women in her own sport of cycling,...
Oct 04 4:05pm @8.3.7 I have read articles about trans women in England objecting to the fact that the NHS won't pay for their Pap smears.  They don't have cervices and therefore don't need Pap smears.  That doesn't...
Oct 04 1:21pm @8.3.4 Agreed on both points.
Oct 04 1:06pm @8.3.2 "..." People can't live and let live, and some folks can't accept medical realities - I have to say, trans women demanding Pap smears makes me roll my eyes pretty hard. Now that each group is...
Oct 04 9:00am @8.3 There is unfortunately some conflict between some transsexuals and some cis-women to whom they refer as TERFs (trans-exclusionary radical feminists).  Some feminists don't consider trans women to...
Adam Schiff-Ukraine connection comes under scrutiny

Adam Schiff-Ukraine connection comes under scrutiny

Via: Heartland American  •  124 comments  •  one week ago
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff , who has played a leading role in investigating the  Trump-Ukraine scandal , is facing questions about his own connection to a Soviet-born businessman who has raised money for his campaign and whose company has received lucrative defense contracts from Ukraine's government. That man is Igor Pasternak, the founder and CEO of Worldwide...
Oct 04 8:36am @1.1.2 That might have been better addressed to the person who originally brought up Hunter.
The Whistle-Blowers of 1777

The Whistle-Blowers of 1777

Via: Split Personality  •  29 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
In the winter of 1777, months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the American warship Warren was anchored outside of Providence, R.I. On board, 10 revolutionary sailors and marines met in secret — not to plot against the king’s armies, but to discuss their concerns about the commander of the Continental Navy, Commodore Esek Hopkins. They knew the risks: Hopkins came...
Oct 03 8:03pm @3.2.3 Is that so?  Are you making an accusation against the Clintons?  Can you back it up? These are Trump's words about the WB "..." You think he wants to shake the guy's hand and play a round of...
Oct 03 7:03pm @3.2.1 Talk about hyperbole.
Oct 03 5:05pm @3.1.3 Thanks, Iggy.  But I'll never have your way with words.
Oct 03 4:59pm @3.1.1 It's pretty damn sad when the government has to hide whistleblowers from itself.
When is your Birthday

When is your Birthday

By: Kathleen  •  124 comments  •  3 weeks ago
I thought it would be nice to know when everyone’s Birthday was.  The article the other day was really nice. So if you want,  post when you were born. It would be nice to have a record of them. Only the month and day, you do not have to put the year, only if you want. Please be polite and no politics or religion. Thank you, and “all” Newstalkers are welcome.
Oct 01 8:11pm @15.1.19 My sister was born in the hallway at the hospital - Mom didn't make it to delivery.  The nurse told her to stop pushing.  Mom yelled that she wasn't pushing; the baby was already crawling.
Oct 01 7:41pm @15.1.16 Mom tells that story with a laugh now, so she likes his sense of humor, too.  Not sure she saw it back then, though.
Oct 01 7:30pm @15.1.14 My mom did the same in labor with my brother, whose birthday is December 26th, so she spent Christmas in labor.  My dad's birthday is December 28th.  He asked her if she could hold off 2 more days...
Oct 01 7:27pm @19.1.1 Same to you. My sign varies depending on the astrological chart you look at.  Some have me as an Aquarius, others as a Pisces.
Oct 01 5:30pm @19 February 19th.
Amber Guyger Guilty of Murder!

Amber Guyger Guilty of Murder!

By: Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  •  86 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger was just convicted of Murder.  More details coming.
Oct 01 7:18pm @13.1 TBH, I think it was pretty slimy to claim self-defense.  She should have pled guilty.
Oct 01 12:40pm @2.1.2 Same.  I expected manslaughter.