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We've belonged to Costco for many years and I generally leaf through their magazine when it arrives. I did so with the July issue and ran into this article, Lessons from horses. It's one page, worth reading, and when I got to the part on the Alpha Mare, I thought "No wonder I don't trust Trump, he has none of these things."
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If I counted the hours, I would not be at all surprised to learn that I spend roughly twelve hours a day thinking about, or reading about, politics. A smallish percent of that is devoted to the intersection of politics and religion. Which lead to this morning's reading of A florist caught between faith and financial ruin in the Christian Science Monitor. I cannot recall ever feeling so torn between two incompatible beliefs, the belief that one has to live up to the dictates of one's own morals/religion and other being that discrimination is flat out wrong.

Eventually I remembered about those religious sermons concerning slavery and how the bible said slavery was A-Okay. Eventually the church caught up and decided that slavery was a bad thing but I don't remember how, exactly, that change took place. I wish I could because I think whatever strategy was used then will have to be re-employed to correct church thinking and teaching when it comes to marriage.
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One of the stories I remember from childhood is the "The Emperor's New Clothes;" when I tell it to myself it begins not with the weavers but with his staff claiming that he is dressed fabulously and that they are in the presence of true greatness. And that was all I could think of when I read Trump’s Cabinet, With a Prod, Extols the ‘Blessing’ of Serving Him this morning. My stomach is literally churning with disgust that (a) he needs a course of flattery before getting down to the business of leading the country and (b) that his administration is willing to give it to him.
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A few days ago I read something, somewhere, about how if Trump announced some other nation had launched a missile attacking our country the writer would want that announcement verified before he or she believed it. At the time my reaction was "Yeah, so would I." After 9/11 I was concerned that the nation was so upset we'd rush to find the guilty party and attack the wrong people. So apparently I'm not quick to believe the government, but I also had the thought that if Obama said (on tv or the radio where I could hear him say it) that North Korea had launched a missile strike against us, I'd have believed him right off the bat. I don't know if that means anything other than I trust Obama and really wish he were still our president.

Today I ran across this during my morning wander through the news: http://theslot.jezebel.com/we-redacted-everything-thats-not-a-verifiably-true-stat-1793571837.

Sigh.

Project 52

Jan. 25th, 2017 10:18 am
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Project 52

Jan. 25th, 2017 10:18 am
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I was just scrolling through the online tv guide and took a look at viceland just in case one of the shows I was curious about is on at this ungodly hour. None are, but I did discover that movie I mentioned the other day. It's called The House I Live in" and the online listing reads "Eugene Jarecki, David Simon (2012) The death of his housekeeper's son inspires filmmaker Eugene Jarecki to add up the true cost of America's losing was on drugs." It's an extremely interesting film and I recommend seeing it.

This entry was originally posted at http://mrs-sweetpeach.dreamwidth.org/904864.html.
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I was just scrolling through the online tv guide and took a look at viceland just in case one of the shows I was curious about is on at this ungodly hour. None are, but I did discover that movie I mentioned the other day. It's called The House I Live in and the online listing reads "Eugene Jarecki, David Simon (2012) The death of his housekeeper's son inspires filmmaker Eugene Jarecki to add up the true cost of America's losing was on drugs." It's an extremely interesting film and I recommend seeing it.

Project 52

Nov. 16th, 2016 10:41 am
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Project 52

Nov. 16th, 2016 10:41 am
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I saw a link to the essay Six Ways to Keep Terrorists from Ruining the World on Bruce Schneier's most recent blog entry and, ever curious, followed it. I didn't expect it to lead to down a new-to-me way of looking at things, but it did.
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Y'all know I'm upset about the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, right? Well, there's another stand-your-ground case that, if you ask me, proves there's a strong bias against both women and people of color in our legal system. Nine days after giving birth, domestic abuse victim Marissa Alexander was cornered by her husband who threatened to kill her. Instead of shooting him, she aimed upward and the only thing she hit was the ceiling. She was then prosecuted on multiple assault charges and received a guilty verdict that resulted in a prison sentence of at least 20 years.

If you think this wrong, please sign.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/503/600/056/dont-imprison-marissa-alexander-for-standing-her-ground
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This film provides a fascinating hour and a half look at Reynolds and his Earthships. I've been fascinated by this type of architecture for more than a decade; never the less this documentary provided information that was brand new to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=UNYFlcV9R1w
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I very rarely spend real money, preferring to charge everything (and get a healthy cash rebate at the end of the year). However, having just been exposed to this Ben & Jerry's Cofounder Wants to Freeze Money in Politics, I'm actually feeling a little disappointed that I don't spend cash money.
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No artwork from me because I neglected to plan ahead and my graphics boxes are in Michigan (whereas I am still in Chicago). However, have a link instead: Stonekettle Station: The Good Old Days.
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Musing of a Young Mom: Why I used to be afraid of Universal Health Care

p.s. You know who you are -- thanks for tweeting about the article.
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http://www.tolerance.org/blog/teacher-fired-over-trayvon-martin-fundraiser

I can't say I'm surprised this is happening in Pontiac, though. That's the city that, last year, told the victim of a burglary that no one would be working his case. There was no money in the budget, you see.
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Santorum Surges In Colorado
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Trying Christianity For A Change by Mort Crim
(5/27/11)
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For fellow DW folks who may care, I created a new feed this morning. copyrightwars_feed for William Patry's new copyright blog "Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars" (http://moralpanicsandthecopyrightwars.blogspot.com/)
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If you're on dreamwidth and you want to add a feed for Recording Industry vs The People, I made one today. The feed is called recordingindusvspeop_feed and you can add it from the adding feeds page.
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If you're on dreamwidth and you want to add a feed for Recording Industry vs The People, I made one today. The feed is called recordingindusvspeop_feed and you can add it from the adding feeds page.

Pro-choice

Jun. 1st, 2009 12:56 pm
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Y'all have doubtlessly heard that Dr. George Tillman was murdered in church yesterday.
I've been reading various news stories and posts about it, and now feel compelled to say why I am pro-choice. It's because, in my view, there is no virtue in doing the right thing when there is no other alternative.

Not to mention I distrust any group that has the power to impose its version of what's right on everyone else.

Pro-choice

Jun. 1st, 2009 12:56 pm
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Y'all have doubtlessly heard that Dr. George Tillman was murdered in church yesterday.
I've been reading various news stories and posts about it, and now feel compelled to say why I am pro-choice. It's because, in my view, there is no virtue in doing the right thing when there is no other alternative.

Not to mention I distrust any group that has the power to impose its version of what's right on everyone else.
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The Rev. Al Sharpton, as quoted in this message http://filkertom.livejournal.com/933377.html

Nigel Inkster, former Assistant Chief and Director of Operations and Intelligence of MI6, as quoted on Bruce Schneier's blog http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2009/02/terrorism_commo.html
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The Rev. Al Sharpton, as quoted in this message http://filkertom.livejournal.com/933377.html

Nigel Inkster, former Assistant Chief and Director of Operations and Intelligence of MI6, as quoted on Bruce Schneier's blog http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2009/02/terrorism_commo.html
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The Rev. Al Sharpton, as quoted in this message http://filkertom.livejournal.com/933377.html

Nigel Inkster, former Assistant Chief and Director of Operations and Intelligence of MI6, as quoted on Bruce Schneier's blog http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2009/02/terrorism_commo.html
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There's a well written post concerning the CPSIA on Craft:.

The activist site National Bankruptcy Day has been set up to organize opponents of the law.
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There's a well written post concerning the CPSIA on Craft:.

The activist site National Bankruptcy Day has been set up to organize opponents of the law.
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There's a well written post concerning the CPSIA on Craft:.

The activist site National Bankruptcy Day has been set up to organize opponents of the law.
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My crafty brothers and sisters are up in arms about the the new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. I'd read a bit about it and thought they were over-reacting. Today I read a bit more and now I'm aggravated too. Forbes has a trio of articles concerning the act and the ill effect it's going to have on resellers of used clothing and articles for children, various charities, and libraries (among others).

Once again I'm thinking there are just too many laws. Pretty soon it's going to be impossible to be a good citizen without violating some law or another.

(And yes, I've already written to my representatives. And I tried to phone them, but my @#$@! VOiP system refused to connect the call.)
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My crafty brothers and sisters are up in arms about the the new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. I'd read a bit about it and thought they were over-reacting. Today I read a bit more and now I'm aggravated too. Forbes has a trio of articles concerning the act and the ill effect it's going to have on resellers of used clothing and articles for children, various charities, and libraries (among others).

Once again I'm thinking there are just too many laws. Pretty soon it's going to be impossible to be a good citizen without violating some law or another.

(And yes, I've already written to my representatives. And I tried to phone them, but my @#$@! VOiP system refused to connect the call.)
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My crafty brothers and sisters are up in arms about the the new Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. I'd read a bit about it and thought they were over-reacting. Today I read a bit more and now I'm aggravated too. Forbes has a trio of articles concerning the act and the ill effect it's going to have on resellers of used clothing and articles for children, various charities, and libraries (among others).

Once again I'm thinking there are just too many laws. Pretty soon it's going to be impossible to be a good citizen without violating some law or another.

(And yes, I've already written to my representatives. And I tried to phone them, but my @#$@! VOiP system refused to connect the call.)
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Mostly so I can get the darn html code and maybe figure out how to stick it on my user profile page.

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Mostly so I can get the darn html code and maybe figure out how to stick it on my user profile page.

Read more... )
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Mostly so I can get the darn html code and maybe figure out how to stick it on my user profile page.

Read more... )
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I'm overjoyed. President Barack Hussein Obama.

I'm watching CNN and listening to Obama speak. I've read interviews and seen him on commercials, but this is actually the first time I've ever heard him speak. I can't listen to the annual State of the Union broadcasts without getting nauseous. I'm stunned as he isn't having that effect on me. Not at all.

I am so hopeful for the nation.

Secret Service, do your job. Please. We NEED this man.
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I'm overjoyed. President Barack Hussein Obama.

I'm watching CNN and listening to Obama speak. I've read interviews and seen him on commercials, but this is actually the first time I've ever heard him speak. I can't listen to the annual State of the Union broadcasts without getting nauseous. I'm stunned as he isn't having that effect on me. Not at all.

I am so hopeful for the nation.

Secret Service, do your job. Please. We NEED this man.
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I'm overjoyed. President Barack Hussein Obama.

I'm watching CNN and listening to Obama speak. I've read interviews and seen him on commercials, but this is actually the first time I've ever heard him speak. I can't listen to the annual State of the Union broadcasts without getting nauseous. I'm stunned as he isn't having that effect on me. Not at all.

I am so hopeful for the nation.

Secret Service, do your job. Please. We NEED this man.
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...even though I know it's pointless because why on earth would anyone who didn't already agree have bothered to friend me?

Copy this sentence into your LiveJournal if you're in a heterosexual marriage, and you don't want it "protected" by the bigots who think that gay marriage hurts it somehow.
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...even though I know it's pointless because why on earth would anyone who didn't already agree have bothered to friend me?

Copy this sentence into your LiveJournal if you're in a heterosexual marriage, and you don't want it "protected" by the bigots who think that gay marriage hurts it somehow.
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...even though I know it's pointless because why on earth would anyone who didn't already agree have bothered to friend me?

Copy this sentence into your LiveJournal if you're in a heterosexual marriage, and you don't want it "protected" by the bigots who think that gay marriage hurts it somehow.
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I am not pleased to learn I reside in a consititution free zone. A map is available at http://www.aclu.org/privacy/spying/areyoulivinginaconstitutionfreezone.html if you want to know if you do too.

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