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    Spacex is celebrating launching civilians into...

    Spacex is celebrating launching civilians into space. I'm not convinced that these billionaires engaged in the "space race" are doing anything that will ultimately help humanity. Because they're...
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    Thanks for jogging my memory! Hi Ira! :D ...

    Thanks for jogging my memory! Hi Ira! :D



    "Spreading Democracy" won't mean a damn thing when the planet is experiencing various stages of mass destruction. We're already facing huge economic...
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    Those "secluded islands" will be underwater soon,...

    Those "secluded islands" will be underwater soon, so the anti-vaxxers will just be part of a weird group denouncing teh federal gummint while also demanding it protects their independence and...
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    Google "York, PA" and you'll see that school...

    Google "York, PA" and you'll see that school boards can indeed "promote" a political agenda --- by "banning" certain books from history curriculum if they cover racism or slavery, and removing books...
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    https://rachaeldenhollander.com/how-much-is-a-litt...

    https://rachaeldenhollander.com/how-much-is-a-little-girl-worth/

    Simone Biles quoted her during congressional testimony about the multiple systemic failures that failed to protect young athletes...
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    Have you read the news? US School Boards are...

    Have you read the news? US School Boards are elected positions, and they're turning into political action committees. :picard:
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    I don't think it's "wrong" to acknowledge that...

    I don't think it's "wrong" to acknowledge that immunity agreements (or plea deals) can backfire, and fail to hold people accountable for criminal acts. Or that certain people (with rank, privilege,...
  8. Thread: Abortion

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    Fuzzy, what's your opinion on this new Texas law?...

    Fuzzy, what's your opinion on this new Texas law? Particularly the "enforcement" part that allows any individual to sue anyone for "aiding and abetting" a woman's attempt to get an abortion after 6...
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    At 6:55. The CNN banner obscures the rest of the...

    At 6:55. The CNN banner obscures the rest of the sign, but pretty sure they meant to say "Accept the Lord".

    Since you mentioned accumulated healthcare debt....

    (CNN) -- A new analysis...
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    It's hard to comprehend that TV was just 3...

    It's hard to comprehend that TV was just 3 network channels (4 if you include PBS) when I was inoculated against Smallpox. Most families back then only had one TV, with rabbit ears for antenna...
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    And here we are, ten years later, with a new...

    And here we are, ten years later, with a new Texas law that basically prevents a woman from using a constitutionally protected form of birth control. It's intentionally designed to bypass the state's...
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    Your condition is also infectious to others, so...

    Your condition is also infectious to others, so be a careful grandpa. ;) Hope you make a full recovery!
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    Yeah, I saw your question/indictment about who...

    Yeah, I saw your question/indictment about who workers are working for. It's like expecting the end-users of consumer materials to lead the way in recycling, for environmentalism's sake: it sounds...
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    The *latter* example of a 92 yr old who can walk...

    The *latter* example of a 92 yr old who can walk alone and is still mentally sharp.....isn't a very good definition of "quality of life", and doesn't justify what younger generations are expecting or...
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    It's hard to admit that "the elderly" can become...

    It's hard to admit that "the elderly" can become a burden to society. Especially for wealthy, first world democracies that embrace ageing and illness as part of Capitalism in the for-profit...
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    PS, The US if filled with stupid people! And it's...

    PS, The US if filled with stupid people! And it's not just relegated to the Bible Belt or southern states. In one of the wealthiest and highly educated suburbs of Philly, the Bucks County school...
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    She's done other very good interviews with the...

    She's done other very good interviews with the Evangelical Christian community, especially in the Southern Bible Belt, trying to understand why some people listen to pastors instead of physicians. ...
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    To clarify: it's outrageous when *certain*...

    To clarify: it's outrageous when *certain* military personnel can be guilty/convicted of crimes but get *special" treatment. Any soldier can be dishonorably discharged for conduct unbecoming in a JAG...
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    The biggest quits rates were in hospitality &...

    The biggest quits rates were in hospitality & leisure and retail services -- jobs that can't be done remotely. Some of that is people worried about getting sick since the Delta surge. Since many of...
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    And to combine a few threads together....it's...

    And to combine a few threads together....it's outrageous that Lt. General Michael Flynn continues to get a large military pension even tho he betrayed the pubic trust. Ditto for Oliver North....
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    It wasn't too long ago that people were saying...

    It wasn't too long ago that people were saying jobs at McDonald's were entry level positions for teenagers looking for pocket change. It took years to convince them that wasn't true, and that...
  22. The US has also failed to protect women's...

    The US has also failed to protect women's reproductive rights, as Christian extremists take over..... so we don't really care about human lives or equal rights; we just like to pretend that American...
  23. Lewk loves vigilante "justice". Shooting homeless...

    Lewk loves vigilante "justice". Shooting homeless people stealing toothpaste, etc. He likes to pose as a Law & Order "conservative", but he's really just a fascist trying to paint his ideology as...
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    The "Congressional order" is to preserve data. No...

    The "Congressional order" is to preserve data. No federal law is being violated. This is just the GOP's right wing extremists/fascists expanding on Trump's "Big Lie" in order to confuse and inflame...
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    Is this the tread where we debate precedents like...

    Is this the tread where we debate precedents like Roe v Wade, and the "shadow court" of SCOTUS....or should I start a new thread about the Texas Taliban? :confused:
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