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Thursday, September 25. 2014
You Don’t Need All the Health Care You Get
It's about lawsuits but the article ignores that
Burned Out? How to Know When You’ve Been on the Job a Long Time
"Burned-out" is a first-world problem
Bird-Watching Now Also Racist
‘Naked’ women’s cycling uniform deemed ‘unacceptable by any standard of decency’
At Group Sex Parties, Strict Rules Make for Safe Spaces
It's the return of Plato's Retreat. Sport sex, the good old Greco-Roman way. Fun - no assault, no money, no attachment...
Where Have All the Good Men Gone? Ask the Women, Too.
A STUDENT convinced her family and friends she was on a five-week trip around South East Asia - but, in reality, she had never left her bedroom.
Gaia is a genetic engineer
Resigned to Freedom - The California Teachers Association prepares for life as a voluntary association.
What ‘War on Women’? By any objective measure, things have been going great for women for a long time.
Bloomberg returns to his day job:
Walmart Prepares to Offer Low-Cost Checking Accounts
Turning government generosity into scams: Income-Based Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Top 10 Reasons I'm Not a Democrat (silly video)
5 Crazy Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain Right Now (video)
No matter what you do, Africa can’t stop being Africa.
Sub-Saharan Africa has many worse problems than Ebola
The Barbarians Within Our Gates - Arab civilization has collapsed. It won’t recover in my lifetime
That article says it all. They are screwed for the indefinite future and there is nothing the West can or should do about it. It's the culture.
Erdogan's flying carpet unravels
We like Cory Gardner in Colorado:
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"Las Vegas Schools Want to Teach Five-Year-Olds How To Masturbate…"
When done by a non-state actor, that is known as grooming. Our schools are run by pedophiles.
Nice show of respect for the wife by Bloomberg.
He should have went for the big joke though. Something like
The alternative is to stay home with my wife's "honey-do" lists but she doesn't have the melons for that.
The multi-cultis are bending over backwards to make sure we all embrace Islamic culture as equal to the West, but they can't name a single thing that culture has produced to benefit the world in the last few hundred years. Certainly, they would not consider oil to be one but it wouldn't matter because they wouldn't even have that if it weren't for the West discovering it and producing the technology to extract it. At the same time, the Islamic culture (not every individual - this shouldn't need to be said) has brought us suicide bombers, beheadings, child rapes, honor killings, misogyny, and intolerance of other religions and cultures.
All the negatives with none of the positives! If it weren't for modern technology (that was produced in the West) that has made the whole world more interconnected, they would be irrelevant.
To be fair, only the suicide bomber is a recent development in Muslim culture. Beheadings, child rape, honor killings, misogyny and intolerance are very old cultural tradition in Islam and Arab culture
You're right JKB! Suicide bombers are their latest gift to civilization.
We both missed that Islam is holding up the practice of slavery! Of course, no innovation there. It's been seriously out of favor in the West since the middle eighteen hundreds (it could be argued that the Declaration of Independence started the ball rolling) but Islamists have brought that old moldy oldie back.
Good Morning all: Here is the 'new scientific' way of managing society.
If the GOP is "bordering on victory" it's because they are on the wrong side of the border. Again...not surprisingly.
WSJ had a story about a grim recent poll that indicates it may be going sideways for the Republicans, again. But not surprisingly; they pissed off their base, totally alienated the conservatives, unnecessarily went to war with the Tea Party and seem to be still following the theme of being Democrat-light, again.
Personally, I'll vote for the most conservative choice available to me. But tell Karl Rove and Scott Brown to stop wasting time and money stuffing my mailbox and filling up my answering machine with pleas for money (pleas hell, demands at this point). I don't trust them, or even like them very much. They are not fighting for me and I know it.
Hi John: I agree with your fundamental distrust of the GOP leadership. It is time for new and younger (50-65) crowd to take over the leadership of the GOP. If I hear any one of the GOP demanding a repeal of the abortion rights act I will vomit! It's not because of my moral thoughts on this subject. It is that this is the subject that has caused the GOP to be destroyed little by little over the past 40 years. Keep your damned noses out of my vagina and please try to save this country's overall strategies--i.e., military, economic, etc.!
As an example of stupid here is one: here in MT we have a former Navy Seal officer running for our one seat in the house. He has good leadership skills-been awarded and recognized many, many times for bravery, etc. HOWEVER here in MT where every single resident wants to preserve our natural beauty--does not want housing developments, is looking for jobs that do not disturb our environment--this guy stands up and says about the coal/electric, etc. "I want to do away with the EPA". Yup --that is sure gonna go over big here in MT! Stupid jerk. He should have said, "we need to examine the current situation around our natural resources and see how to make best possible use of them and to have the least damaging effect!" With regard housing developments--aww shucks bring em on in. Well let me tell you the speech writers are not doing this guy any favor. Nor are they doing me a favor when I have to sacrifice the party of choice for the least destructive candidate to what is nearest and dearest to my heart. Sheesh! Why the hell can't the GOP get decent speech writers?
Birdwatching: Everything(!!!!!!!) is raaaaacist to the raaaaacists who just must measure that.
Cycling: In need of more publicity, no doubt.
1 in 10: Brookings says so, so...I wonder.
Social Media: Not taking that drug.
We do need "to do away with the EPA". I applaud the honesty and the sentiment. If you are equating the EPA with preserving natural beauty then I have a bridge to sell you. The EPA sold out decades ago and is owned lock, stock and barrel by the socialist one-worlders. They are workng for the UN. What is truely sad though is they used to hide this more or less from the public but now they seem so close to their ultimate victory that they don't even hide it anymore. The EPA is just another one of the minions of the socialist/communist movement to destroy the middle class and America.
You missed my point--or, rather I did not make my argument clear: I want this guy to win--he will not win with this kind of rhetoric! We need much, much, much better speechwriters for the GOP candidates.
I hear what you are saying but the problem isn't his honesty but rather the media and other outlets of the left that have poisoned the information pool. Every clear thinking person would once they understand what EPA is really doing would vote to eliminate it. The problem is most of us are ignorant of what the EPA does and what the DOJ does or the Dept of Education or many of our federal departments. They do so much harm to our country and our citizens that we would all be better off if they just took the money and did nothing. So maybe it's true that this guy can't win calling for the end of the EPA but he should.
It breaks my heart--you are right GTW--but, it still breaks my heart. He is not going to win and the liberal castrato they are going to put in there is not even from MT! One of the many "obedient ones" that they put in place to do their political work.
I still think the GOP needs much better speech writers!