Speaker Boehner's Fifth Column Tactics are damaging America's Image here and across the globe. When will we-the-thinking-people say... ENOUGH'S, ENOUGH?
Fifth Column: A fifth column is any group of people who undermine a larger group—such as a nation or a besieged city—from within.
We have a real infrastructure vulnerability that many of us are not aware of… It’s a common belief that a 911 emergency call is infallible but now we find out, it is anything but, when your life depends upon it. A 911 cell phone call can’t always identify your location when minutes matter. How very cruel for a victim (and their loved ones) to hope there will be a rescue and then suffer the unbearable moments waiting, before they die. I have a friend whose niece experienced this and lost her life. When it hits your own existence, it becomes a grievous reality and not just something, that happens to other people. What a reprehensible failure for our democracy, a warning message should have been blasting its way across media outlets that you can’t always trust your 911 mobile calls; perhaps if victims had known this; they would have exhausted other means to save themselves.thinkingblue
This is medical news that should be of importance to every one of us. You can pick up a deadly bacterium just by sitting in a chair or touching a counter in your doctor or dentist office. (Or any kind of medical facility that you are counseled or examined in). We had a family member die after a dentist visit for a cracked wisdom tooth. When the dentist was finished extracting 10 teeth and prescribing antibiotics by the truckload, our cousin contracted C-Diff. The D-Diff caused unbearable diarrhea for many months until her death. What a horrible way to die, especially when it should never have happened. I guess this is what you would call a classic case of medical BUYER BEWARE.
Read Article Here: http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/25/health/deadly-bacteria-doctors-offices/
Of course, he would make such claims, he has lied and distorted his stories so abundantly over the years, he, himself believes them. ‘Tis a pity, that NBC saw fit to punish Brian Williams for exaggerating a story he was covering and someone like Big Blowhard Bill, who is the personification of mendacity, gets rewarded for his acts of dishonesty.
We do not live in a fair world, this is obvious when a news outlet like Fox hires a lying egomaniac like Bill-O to be their anchor and then acts as though they are fair & balanced. thinkingblue
Walmart family worth 144.6 Billion Dollars is unsurpassed, the Greediest Human Beings to exist amongst us... How do these people live with themselves, is the 64 million dollar (chump change) question. I know, they rationalize like the other rich republicans and believe they’re the creators of jobs, thus are American heroes. It doesn't matter to them that they are responsible for the new income category called WORKING POOR. Hey, let’s not mince words here… they are Greedy Bastards and I believe deep down inside of their covetous brains...THEY KNOW IT.
Why do the Religious Right vote for those who have the power to keep them stupid?
OK they are not ALL stupid but since the smart ones remain silent and let the STUPID ones speak for them, they’re ALL considered stupid.
Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.
~John Stuart Mill~
The 10 Commandments Explained
Bring the Hammer & Chisel
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Religion and War
EXCERPT From abcnews.go.com: "After President Obama's remarks comparing ISIS militants to medieval Christian crusaders ignited a firestorm of criticism on Thursday, ABC News wanted to know: how accurate is that comparison?"
The articles I've posted claim that religion is not used very often as a cause for war and that President Obama was wrong to use The Crusades as a comparison to the ISIS terrorist attacks... I say to that, (using a statement Hillary Clinton made during the Republican Benghazi Smear Campaign against her)...
"WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?"
WAR and Territorial Disputes, are scourges on the human condition, we should have evolved long ago a desire for peace over war and use our intelligence to resolve differences with the objective use of words and understanding, instead of bombs and weapons that cause great suffering upon our own species.
It appears that Education, Facts or Reality (even Religion) cannot stop people from hurling that proverbial first stone at those they believe are evil and NOT A BIT like themselves, who must fight for what's (delusionary) good for (only their own) humankind?
thinkingblueIf We Do Not End War - War Will End Us.
Excerpt: "So how does the raising of upstanding, moral children work without prayers at mealtimes and morality lessons at Sunday school? Quite well, it seems.
Far from being dysfunctional, nihilistic and rudderless without the security and rectitude of religion, secular households provide a sound and solid foundation for children, according to Vern Bengston, a USC professor of gerontology and sociology."
Bengston has supervised a 40-year study of religion and family life across generations—the largest ever coordinated—called the Longitudinal Study of Generations. He recently added atheist or agnostic families to the mix alongside the rise in their self-reported numbers. And rather than discovering families unbound by the glue of God, performing nightly Satanic rituals in lieu of a nutritious dinner, he found… functional families with actual ethics and values and shit.
"Many nonreligious parents were more coherent and passionate about their ethical principles than some of the 'religious' parents in our study," Bengston told me. "The vast majority appeared to live goal-filled lives characterized by moral direction and sense of life having a purpose."
MORE HERE: http://jezebel.com/godless-parents-are-doing-a-better-job-1682844001
I didn’t raise/rear my kids to be non-believers… not in actuality with intent. Whenever the topic of god or religion was expressed, I would tell them my agnostic view (I was still not sure about the label Atheist)…
AGNOSTIC: a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God.
In essence, I would say, that we human beings do not know why we are here or what the physical nature of all things is about and probably we will never know. However, I would emphasize the importance of having empathy for others because we are all in the same boat and that evolution was real. I also expressed that religion was OK for some and if they wanted to take that route that would be equally OK.
Wow, I’ve come a long way from those ideas, I now believe religion can hurt more than it can comfort. But, that’s me.
Anyway, I’m glad that none of my kids took to religion because now I can have freethinking discussions with them instead of feeling the need to walk on eggshells whenever conversation turned to gods, guns, gays and religions. thinkingblue
Excerpt: Zelda Williams, Robin's daughter wrote a profound public response to her father's death on social media which blew me away. I am saddened and outraged that she has now had to delete her twitter account due to trolling because of this post. I shared her words on Facebook.
By: Andrea Callanan
Suicide Is Personal