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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 May 2, 2015. 17 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

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

Tags: senators, michigan, resolution, god, the

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

Meet the Republican who is demanding that the government let poor people starve

Started by Neal. Last reply by Neal Sep 8, 2013. 2 Replies

The usual suspects.byJustin DoolittleFollow Stephen Fincher, a deranged Republican…Continue

Tags: the, poor, starve, we, fincher

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Comment by Chris on Tuesday

The Pledge of aleigance to the flag should be abandoned as well.

Comment by Stephen on Monday

FFRF urges New Hampshire House to discontinue prayer

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1newhampshireThe Freedom From Religion Foundation is urging the New Hampshire House of Representatives to end its tradition of starting sessions with a prayer.

An incident earlier this year highlights the complications that can result from this misbegotten practice. On Feb. 4, Peter Chamberland, pastor of Granite State Baptist Church in Concord, gave a controversial prayer. Chamberland prayed, "Lord, through every situation, that You would protect our children through the great drug crisis that goes across our state, both those that are born and the unborn, that You would watch over them." (Emphasis added). The divisive sermon received widespread news coverage.

However, when the prayer was published in the House Journal, the portion of the prayer dealing with abortion [italicized above] was redacted. House Clerk Paul Smith stated that prayers were not supposed to be political and that prayers printed in the House Journal were edited for such content. But New Hampshire law requires clerks of the House of Representatives to "keep a true and fair record of all proceedings."

More importantly, such redaction underlines the problems associated with legislative prayer. When the government inappropriately orchestrates prayer, it is no wonder that guests delivering these prayers use this unique platform to infuse it with indecorous political content.

The New Hampshire House of Representatives ought not to lend its power and prestige to religion, FFRF contends. Dropping official prayers is the only way to ensure that religious prejudices do not contaminate the legislative function of House sessions.

"Government prayer is unnecessary, inappropriate, and divisive," FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor writes to New Hampshire House Speaker Shawn Jasper. "Calling upon representatives, and citizens watching in the gallery or online, to rise and pray (even silently) is coercive, embarrassing, and beyond the scope of secular government." 

Even nonsectarian prayer excludes the 23 percent of Americans who identify as nonreligious, FFRF emphasizes. The exclusion is compounded when a majority of prayers are sectarian (to Jesus) or a majority of the officiants are of one religion (Christianity). Such prayer creates acrimony, turns believers into political insiders and minorities into political outsiders in their own community, and confers unconstitutional governmental preference not just for Christianity over other faiths, but also for religion over nonreligion.

Read more= https://ffrf.org/news/news-releases/item/27173-ffrf-urges-new-hamps...

Comment by Stephen on Monday

Ingersoll statue restored with national effort

http://www.pjstar.com/entertainmentlife/20160723/ingersoll-statue-r...

Comment by Chris on Monday

On Flint and other contaminated water see Erin Brockovich Registry Map.

The People’s Reporting Registry is now the Community Health Book. Visit it here

For the past decade I have received hundreds of thousands of emails from people around the United States and the globe reporting problems that they are experiencing in their communities. Many of these inquiries are about environmental concerns.

I believe that it is the voice of the people who live in these towns dotted across the country, who on a daily basis are experiencing the harmful effects of water, air and soil pollution. It is critical that we listen to their plight and identify what might be causing them harm and learn from what they are experiencing. After all, who better than they to know what is happening to them than they themselves? We don’t live in their shoes nor experience what effects a contamination might be doing to them, their families or their health.

It has been this past year that I noticed many of the emails coming to me were of concerns from neighborhoods that were reporting what they see as too much disease and cancers amongst them. Reports like 14 children on one street with cancer; Reports of 20 or more children in one neighborhood with brain tumors; Reports of people being stitched together through Facebook to only discover that tens upon tens of them from the same high school have cancer. This is when I decided it was just too many reports from the people and possibly wasn’t a coincidence that I created a map to help better understand what might really be going on out there.

I was shocked when the map was completed that so many people were reporting such issues across the United States and beyond. From the State of Kansas all the way to the East Coast, I can barely tell that I am looking at a map of the United States. This map is called the “People’s Reporting Registry” and it is designed for us to just look at what the people are saying and to learn from what they are experiencing and seeing so that we can begin to find some progressive solution to these problems and the environmental contamination that we all must face.

If we don’t see this how can we possibly begin to find solutions? If you are experiencing what appears to be a known or suspected contamination in your neighborhood and in your (the peoples) observation of what appears to be excess illness, you can report it here. Your voice is how we can see the problem and begin to seek out solutions that can assist and bring together companies in your community with YOU the community and begin the process of identifying what could be on overlooked cluster and to begin a cleanup process and address the health concerns of communities.

It is time that companies and people co-exist together without lost business and without lost lives.
– Erin

Comment by Chris on Monday

Comment by Chris on Monday

Pogrom,

: the organized killing of many helpless people usually because of their race or religion

and Program, unfortunately are misconscrued.

Perhaps Bernie Sanders was a casualty of the former.

Comment by Chris on Monday

I worked with a guy who was a Vietnam Vet in "The Brown Water Navy". 

That is too complicated to post as a snip.

There were a bunch of nick names for the guys that suffered through that.

When he returned home he applied to work for numerous police, sherrif and etcetra department and was turned down because he was told that he would have a tendency for violence.

I wonder how many police officers today suffer with PTSD from Combat who have been hired by local police forces.

Comment by Stephen on Sunday

Wikileaks emails: Democratic officials 'plotted to expose Bernie Sanders' as an atheist

The Democratic National Committee - a supposedly neutral organisation - apparently hatched a plan to try and undermine Bernie Sanders’ campaign against Hillary Clinton by getting someone to claim he was an atheist.

The Sanders campaign for months complained that people in the DNC were biased in favour of the establishment candidate, Ms Clinton. The campaign even sued the DNC to allow it access to its voter database.

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Comment by Stephen on July 21, 2016 at 5:52pm

Oh for crying out loud. What the hell is going on in America.

Unarmed care worker Charles Kinsey shot by US police while calming autistic patient

An unarmed care worker was shot by police in North Miami while attempting to calm down his autistic patient.

Charles Kinsey, a behavioural therapist, had his hands up and said he was unarmed when police marksmen opened fire.

The incident occurred after police responded to an emergency call reporting a man with a gun threatening to commit suicide.

Mr Kinsey later said the patient’s toy truck had been mistaken for a gun.

Video of the incident shows Mr Kinsey lying on the ground and trying to calm down his patient, who was sitting next to him.

Read more= http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/unarmed-care-worker-charles-kin...

Comment by Stephen on July 19, 2016 at 7:28am

Stephen Colbert Hijacks Mic at RNC

Colbert just bloody brilliant

 
 
 

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