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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion - Unless you live in Indiana.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris on Sunday. 18 Replies

Indiana, being the Alabama of the north, is front and center this week. Governor with presidential ambitions Mike Pence signed into law the "Religious Freedom" act. Basically vilified by all those who are part of the thinking human race, it is just…Continue

Tags: pence, mike, freedom, religious, Indiana

Ethics? We don't need no damn ethics.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Neal Jan 3. 6 Replies

House Republicans secretly vote to gut Office of Congressional EthicsLet's get this party started! …Continue

Tags: board, gone, ethics, independent, universe

The IPA and the Heartland Institute

Started by Davy Mar 31, 2014. 0 Replies

Institute of Public Affairs.And Heartland Institute Link.From the AU's ABC.Last week's revelations about the Heartland Institute, probably the most…Continue

Tags: Institute, Heartland, IPA, Climate, Denial

The Proceeds of Corruption

Started by Davy. Last reply by Stephen Mar 2, 2014. 17 Replies

This is inside the former President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovich's residence.Here is another link to it from Lvivcafe.com  here …Continue

Tags: residency, opulence, Ukraine, President

China Launches Hypersonic Missile Test, Downplays Fears

Started by Davy. Last reply by Lester Unega Waya Jan 19, 2014. 1 Reply

China's recent test of a hypersonic vehicle should not unduly alarm the United States or any other nation, Chinese military officials say.The test of China's new "…Continue

Michigan Senators Write God Resolution

Started by Neal. Last reply by archaeopteryx Jan 10, 2014. 5 Replies

Ah, MI, so disappointing. My state has been hijacked by the reality challenged.Posted on January 8, 2014 by admin They’re back. All rested-up and ready to enact critical new laws and measures — Michigan legislators are raring to get down to the…Continue

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False News about Saudi Arabia & GCC

Started by Ali. Last reply by Chris Dec 18, 2013. 10 Replies

This Thread will be like filter for the news & videos about Saudi Arabia & GCC because there are a lot of false news about Saudi Arabia & GCC lately. I think this thread will help clarify many things ...Continue

Finally - Paul Ryan’s Worst Nightmare Comes True as Bernie Sanders Is On The Budget Committee

Started by Neal Oct 19, 2013. 0 Replies

Democrats finally getting a little feisty. This should send a message to the tea party crazies, "you bitches are done."By: Jason EasleyFriday, October 18th, 2013, 3:28 pmmore from Jason Easley…Continue

Tags: budget, committee, the, on, sanders

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Comment by Chris on Sunday

An antacid may help get through it.

Donald Trump Press conference.

Trump Full Press Conference as President-Elect (HD) | ABC News

Jan , 11 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV27p_IGSAU.

Streamed live on Jan 11, 2017
Donald Trump held his first press conference as President-Elect from New York. President-elect Donald Trump announced that he will hand "complete and total control" of his vast business empire to his sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump and to Alan Weisselberg, a longtime Trump business executive, through a financial trust.

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Comment by Stephen on January 12, 2017 at 1:59pm

Arizona Representative Kyrsten Sinema is the only member of Congress who describes herself as religiously unaffiliated.Charles Dharapak / AP

Arizona Representative Kyrsten Sinema is the only member of Congress who describes herself as religiously unaffiliated.Charles Dharapak / AP

Why Christians Are Disproportionately Powerful in Congress

The U.S. is becoming more diverse in terms of faith, but its legislature isn’t. A major reason? Non-religious Americans' voting rates.

The 115th Congress is back in session, and at least one thing looks the same as usual: 91 percent of its members identify as Christians. This proportion has basically remained constant for more than five decades, as long as this kind of data has been available, according to a new study from Pew Research Center. What has changed is the U.S. population: Only 71 percent of American adults identify as Christians.

Some religious minorities, including Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists, are slightly underrepresented in Congress relative to their population sizes in the United States, while others, including Jews and Mormons, are slightly overrepresented. But these groups aren’t the source of the demographic mismatch between Congress and the rest of the country. The Americans who are vastly underrepresented in Congress are those who don’t identify with any religion at all: Only one member of Congress, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, says she is religiously unaffiliated, while 10 others declined to state their affiliation in surveys and interviews with CQ Roll Call.

There are at least two good explanations for this phenomenon. The first is that religiously unaffiliated Americans don’t vote. Another way of putting that is that young people don’t vote: According to the Public Religion Research Institute, 18-to-29-year-olds are three times as likely to be religiously unaffiliated compared to people over 65. Even though the religiously unaffiliated share of the American population has significantly increased from 14 to 22 percent between 2004 and 2014, the share of religiously unaffiliated voters only increased from 9 to 12 percent. This chart offers a stark illustration of how politically disengaged these voters really are:

Read more= read:https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/01/religion-congr...

Comment by Stephen on January 12, 2017 at 11:32am

Sessions ‘Not Sure’ If Secular Americans Understand Truth

Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions is “not sure” if a secular person understand the truth as well as a religious person.

At Sessions’ confirmation hearing earlier today, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) asked the Attorney General nominee if he believes a secular person has the same understanding of the truth as a religious individual.  

Sessions replied:

Well, I’m not sure.

Sessions’ answer is alarming.

As an afterthought, after saying he was “not sure” if secular people understand the truth as well as religious people, Sessions added:

We’re going to treat anybody with different views fairly and objectively.

While this nod towards fairness may placate some, the fact is Sessions is indicating that secular views are “different views” – the implication being that these secular views are different from (and inferior to) Christian views.

This is not the first time Sessions has denigrated people holding secular views. In a notorious incident last June Sessions insulted Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor for having a “secular mindset.”

Read more= read:http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/01/ses...

Comment by doone on January 11, 2017 at 7:58am

What You Didn't See
For all the high octane and historic news we've seen over the last twelve hours, what may be the most significant news of the day barely made a ripple over the waves. That was a number produced by the Quinnipiac University polling organization: Donald Trump, ten days from becoming President, has an approval rating of 37%. Most presidents seldom get so low. Some never do. For a Days away from inauguration it's totally unprecedented. For some perspective, by Gallup's numbers, each of the last three presidents had approval ratings of at least 65% during their presidential transitions.

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http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/what-you-didn-t-see

Comment by Chris on January 11, 2017 at 12:29am

It seems as though he was "remotely" responsible.

Comment by Stephen on January 10, 2017 at 8:37pm

© Provided by Independent Print LimitedEric Bramwell was found guilty in November and sentenced in January to 22 years imprisonment.

© Provided by Independent Print LimitedEric Bramwell was found guilty in November and sentenced in January to 22 years imprisonment.

Man jailed for 22 years for stealing a television remote

Eric Bramwell was found guilty in November and sentenced in January to 22 years imprisonment.

The 35-year-old took the remote in August 2015 from the common area of an apartment complex in Wheaton, Illinois, dropping a glove on his way out.

A DNA sample from the glove matched with Bramwell’s DNA on the state’s database of convicted felons, as reported by the Chicago Tribune.

Prosecutors said that due to his criminal history, he was eligible for 30 years in prison.

He allegedly committed similar thefts of other remote and television sets from other nearby apartment complexes.

"Mr Bramwell’s illegal activity and his history have finally caught up with him," state attorney Robert Berlin said.

"Regardless of what was stolen, Mr Bramwell repeatedly thumbed his nose at the law.

"He took what he wanted, time and time again, and expected to avoid the consequences.

"That’s not how it works, as Mr Bramwell has now found out."

Judge Robert Miller sentenced Bramwell in November to six months in jail for contempt for using profane language in court.

The US locks up more people per capita than any other country.

There are around 2.3 million people behind bars, in state, local, federal and youth prisons, according to 2016 data

Comment by Stephen on January 10, 2017 at 8:57am

Mr. D. Goes to Washington: The Supreme Court

Comment by Stephen on January 8, 2017 at 8:49am

I cant imagine the US ever becoming more polarised.

Hate Crime, Kidnapping Charges Filed in Facebook Live Attack

Hate crime and kidnapping charges were filed Thursday against four people who Chicago police say bound, gagged and violently beat a teenager with special needs while broadcasting the entire attack on social media.

Jordan Hill, 18, of Carpentersville; Tesfaye Cooper, 18, of Chicago; Brittany Covington, 18, of Chicago; and Tanishia Covington, 24, of Chicago, were each charged with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Hill, Cooper and Brittany Covington also face charges of residential burglary. Hill was also charged with robbery. 

They are expected to appear in court Friday afternoon, though it is not clear if they have attorneys. 

The two men and two women were taken into custody Wednesday after being seen violently beating a teenager on Facebook Live. The suspects are black and the victim is white, and one of the suspects suspects allegedly yelled profanities about white people and President-elect Donald Trump during the attack.

At the center of the attack was an 18-year-old with “mental health challenges” from Crystal Lake. In the disturbing video, four people are seen cutting the teen’s hair until his scalp bled, all while he was bound and gagged.  

“It’s just sickening, sickening,” Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said Wednesday in reaction to the video. “It makes you wonder what would make individuals treat somebody like that.”

Read more=  read:http://chicagopressrelease.com/news/hate-crime-kidnapping-charges-f...

Comment by Stephen on January 7, 2017 at 11:46am

"Fuck Graham, that family has been screwing the country up for years."

Ain't that the truth.

Comment by Neal on January 7, 2017 at 11:43am

Fuck Graham, that family has been screwing the country up for years.

 
 
 

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