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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 Tuesday. 21 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

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The IPA and the Heartland Institute

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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

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Ethics? We don't need no damn ethics.

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The Proceeds of Corruption

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China Launches Hypersonic Missile Test, Downplays Fears

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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

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False News about Saudi Arabia & GCC

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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

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Comment by Doone has Fremdschämen on April 3, 2011 at 1:26pm

Answering the Anti-Abortion Billboard

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I posted the other day about the new billboard campaign in Chicago that features a picture of Obama and the text "Every 21 seconds our next possible leader is aborted." Commenter lofgren left the absolutely perfect response to that message:

Every 21 seconds, our next possible leader receives a crappy public education, misses out on invaluable opportunities due to his family's indigence as a result of a health crisis, is forced to work two minimum wage jobs in order to survive and cannot possibly invest in the world around them, commits suicide because of the despair of being bullied because of his sexuality, is benighted by denialism and anti-intellectualism, or finds herself forced against her will to sacrifice her future for a baby she doesn't want to give birth to.
http://scienceblogs.com/dispatches/2011/04/answering_the_anti-abort...
Comment by Doone has Fremdschämen on April 2, 2011 at 12:04pm

More from Afghanistan

This Attack is Different

Mark asked me to respond to  today’s attack on UN staff in Mazar-i-Sharif. This post is my initial reaction.

Kabul, Afghanistan – Foreigners have been killed in Afghanistan before, and today’s attack was not the first fatal attack on UN staff.  But it was different than previous fatal attacks. Very different. The killers were ordinary residents of a city deemed peaceful enough to be one of the first places transferred to the control of Afghan security forces. The men who broke into the UN compound, set fires and killed eight people weren’t Taliban, or henchmen of a brutal warlord, or members of a criminal gang. They weren’t even armed when the protests began –they took weapons from the UN guards who were their first victims.

Foreigners committed to assisting in the rebuilding of Afghanistan have long accepted the possibility that they might die at the hands of warring parties, but this degree of violence from ordinary citizens is not something most of us factored into our decision to work here.

Tonight, the governor of Balkh province (of which Mazar-i-Sharif is the capital) is telling the international media that the men who sacked the UN compound were Taliban infiltrators. That’s rubbish. Local clerics drove around the city with megaphones yesterday, calling residents to protest the actions of a small group of attention-seeking, bigoted Americans. Then, during today’s protest, someone announced that not just one, but hundreds of Korans had been burned in America. A throng of enraged men rushed the gates of the UN compound, determined to draw blood.  Had the attackers been gunmen, they would likely have been killed before they could breach the compound.

I was sharing a meal with aid worker friends when I heard the news. Phones began buzzing. Security officers were demanding that my friends return to their compounds immediately. Cars had already been sent to retrieve them. Lockdown was in effect.

This is not the beginning of the end for the international community in Afghanistan. This is the end. Terry Jones and others will continue to pull anti-Islam stunts and opportunistic extremists here will use those actions to incite attacks against foreigners. Unless we, the internationals, want our guards to fire on unarmed protesters from now on, the day has come for us to leave Afghanistan.

Comment by Doone has Fremdschämen on April 2, 2011 at 11:59am

From the Daily Dish today

Sparks From A Book Burning

On March 20th, Pastor Terry Jones held a Koran burning in Florida. On Thursday Afghanistan's President, Hamid Karzai, condemned the burning and called for the arrest of Jones. Yesterday, Afghans protested the Koran burning by killing UN workers. And today the deadly protests have spread to Kandahar. Una Moore, located in Kabul, Afghanistan, puts to the killings in context:

This is not the beginning of the end for the international community in Afghanistan. This is the end. Terry Jones and others will continue to pull anti-Islam stunts and opportunistic extremists here will use those actions to incite attacks against foreigners. Unless we, the internationals, want our guards to fire on unarmed protesters from now on, the day has come for us to leave Afghanistan.

Comment by Doone has Fremdschämen on April 2, 2011 at 11:40am

More Detail about Pastor Jones 

 

"Broadcasting live on a Coptic satellite channel, available throughout the Middle East, Jones and his followers put the Koran on mock trial, and eventually convicted it on murder, rape, and terrorism charges. Visitors to the church website got to vote for the appropriate penalty and overwhelmingly chose incineration. The Arabic channel broke off its live stream for the incendiary portion of the proceedings, but Jones made sure the scene was available on his website. Assistant pastor Wayne Sapp doused the book in gasoline and set it on fire with a stove lighter."

Comment by Don on April 2, 2011 at 11:38am
Me, too. Switched over to Credo years ago, enticed by their offer of a pint of Ben & Jerry's each month for a year.
Comment by Doone has Fremdschämen on April 2, 2011 at 11:34am

AFGHANISTAN

Eight More Deaths in Koran-Burning Protests

Day after U.N. mission attacked.

Comment by Adriana on April 2, 2011 at 10:46am
I'm on Credo too, with my son. I thought 'd never met another Credo user :-)
Comment by Neal on April 2, 2011 at 10:36am
credo is my provider now, have taken care of this. The whole voucher thing is just a plot to get rid of secular schools.
Comment by Adriana on April 2, 2011 at 10:21am

For those of you in America: please sign this!

 

As John Boehner leads Republicans in slashing funding for the Clean Air Act, Planned Parenthood, public broadcasting and other vital programs, only one bill is so important to the Speaker that he attached his own name to it and pushed it through the House.

Speaker Boehner's pet project? More than $300 million spent on just 1,700 private school students enrolled in the District of Columbia's decaying voucher program.

While our legislators are engaged in debates on fixing our economy and getting Americans back to work, it's outrageous that Speaker Boehner's top priority is subsidizing a handful of private schools in Washington, D.C. -- wasting critical dollars that could go towards our public schools. And because most of the private schools that would benefit are religious, this is also a clear back door attempt to publicly finance faith-based education.

I just signed a petition calling on Senate Democrats to block Boehner's incredibly expensive pet project. You should do the same. Click below to take action.

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/boehner_pet_project/?r_by=18897...

Comment by Neal on April 2, 2011 at 10:20am

We know that every thing we do now is tracked. When W was still in office, and the phone companies were giving up data, I made a point of saying f you bush and f u verizon at the end of every call.

 

Unless you get rid of all electronic devices, you're on their radar.

 
 
 

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