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July 30, 2014

AP Mobile: Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israel

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 17:49

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Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israel

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess.

As the Gaza war escalates, Israel is proving to be among the few subjects uniting lawmakers. Members of both parties have introduced legislation backing the Jewish state, condemning …

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Filed under: News — Scottie @ 12:50

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think on these for a while

Filed under: Cartoons, News, Political — Scottie @ 12:02

Cartoon Politics.

"This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer." .. (Will Rogers)

“This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.” .. (Will Rogers)

"It’s only terrorism if they do it to us. When we do much worse to them, it’s not terrorism.” .. (Noam Chomsky)

Israel Destroys Gaza’s Sole Power Plant..getting harder every day to see both sides, one side seems to be doing all the damage

Filed under: Facts, Health, News, Political — Scottie @ 11:09

Holy Fucking ShitBalls — Israel Destroys Gaza’s Sole Power Plant.

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Israel hit the Gaza Strip’s one power plant Tuesday as part of a larger campaign to target Hamas’ infrastructure and symbols of power. Sixty airstrikes were carried out Tuesday, marking the most intense bombardment since the fighting began three weeks ago. Hamas’ Al-Aqsa satellite-TV station was damaged, along with government buildings and the home of a top Hamas leader, Ismail Haniyeh, was leveled. Israel has targeted several Hamas leaders’ homes, but there have been no casualties “presumably as they appear to have gone into hiding,” according to the Associated Press. More than 100 Palestinians were killed, according to Gaza authorities. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahau declared Monday: “We will continue to act aggressively and responsibly until the mission is completed to protect our citizens, soldiers, and children.”

Read it at The Daily Beast

They Are Children.. if this was your child…wouldn’t you want them helped?

Filed under: Health, News, Political — Scottie @ 11:02

Holy Fucking ShitBalls — They Are Children.

They Are Children

Children are “fleeing for their lives,” according to journalist Sonia Navario, who has investigated the root causes, circumstances, and plight of vulnerable migrants who have been traveling — often by themselves at enormous risk — to the United States and other countries throughout the Americas from the Central American countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

In the case of Cristian, an 11 year-old boy from Honduras that Navario interviewed in Honduras, his father was murdered in March by gangs, he witnessed the murder of three people who defied the narco-cartels that control much of the countryside, and a girl his age “resisted being robbed of $5. She was clubbed over the head and dragged off by two men who cut a hole in her throat, stuffed her panties in it, and left her body in a ravine across the street from Cristian’s house.

In the case of Andrea, she was 13 years old when she was raped and forced into prostitution by the drug cartels in Honduras. Two years later, she managed to escape and fled to the United States for the United States two years and is now seeking humanitarian relief.

Cristian and Andrea are just two of the thousands of children in Central America who are fleeing their Central American homes and neighborhoods from such extreme violence. In fact, Honduras’ homicide rate of 90.4 per 100,000 is the highest in the world – by a wide margin. The prevalence of drug cartels and gang violence and penetration in the country puts its murder rate at almost double the next most dangerous countries in the world, which include Guatemala and El Salvador.

In response, some of our political leaders have said they simply cannot imagine sending their children on an extremely dangerous journey to the United States and question the choices these families and children are making to come here.

But, that is precisely the point. Politicians cannot imagine it because these children are fleeing violence, rape, and fear that are unfathomable to us. These children are not leaving their home countries to make a perilous journey across hostile territory to the United States simply in search of a better job. They are children. And, as Sonia Navario says, many of them are “fleeing for their lives.”

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July 29, 2014

Satanists Demand Religious Exemption From Abortion Restrictions, Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling | ThinkProgress

Filed under: News, Political, Religion — Scottie @ 18:10

This should slam home the point for those who want a theocracy in the USA.   Everyone who wants religion or religious ideals to be the governing body of the USA to set the laws, they all think it should be their religion.   The never consider that if one religion is allowed that right, those exemptions to secular law, then ALL must be accorded that right also.  So clearly to point, if you want the right to mass verbal prayer for your god in school, then everyone else gets the same right, even if you disagree with their god.   Many people like me object to any religion being injected into government, yet I often have to hear some people claim why their God of choice should be the ultimate authority.   If you allow one, you must allow all.  If you can’t see that , you forget why and how the USA was founded.  Hugs

Satanists Demand Religious Exemption From Abortion Restrictions, Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling | ThinkProgress.

Satanists Demand Religious Exemption From Abortion Restrictions, Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling

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Satanists Demand Religious Exemption From Abortion Restrictions, Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling

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The Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision, which allowed some for-profit companies to claim a religious exemption to Obamacare’s contraception mandate, has sparked a heated debate over the definition ofreligious liberty and its role in modern society. At this point, even a Satantic cult has decided to weigh in.

The Satanic Temple — a faith community that describes itself as facilitating “the communication and mobilization of politically aware Satanists, secularists, and advocates for individual liberty” — has launched a new campaign seeking a religious exemption to certain anti-abortion laws that attempt to dissuade women from ending a pregnancy. The group says they have deeply held beliefs about bodily autonomy and scientific accuracy, and those beliefs are violated by state-level “informed consent” laws that rely on misleading information about abortion risks.

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, the Satanists point out, it strengthens their own quest to opt out of laws related to women’s health care that go against their religious liberty. “Because of the respect the Court has given to religious beliefs, and the fact that our our beliefs are based on best available knowledge, we expect that our belief in the illegitimacy of state­ mandated ‘informational’ material is enough to exempt us, and those who hold our beliefs, from having to receive them,” a spokesperson for the organization said in a statement.

The Satanic Temple, sometimes referred to as “the nicest Satanic cult in the world,” falls somewhere between satire, performance art, and activism. The group says its central mission is to “encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will.” It has a set of seven tenets that closely track with humanism. Typically, wherever issues of church and state are overlapping, the Satanic Temple isn’t far behind.

Members of the Satanic Temple first made national headlines when theyrallied in support of Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) for approving a bill that allows prayer in public schools, saying they’re glad the new policy will allow children to pray to Satan. Since then, they’ve also held “a formal ceremony celebrating same-sex unions” on the grave of the mother of the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church, declaring that she has posthumously become a lesbian, and commissioned a seven-foot-tall Satanic statue near a monument to the Ten Commandments at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

And now, the Satanic Temple is turning its attention to “campaigns to assert our religious protection for women with health needs that are being complicated by unreasonable laws,” focusing on the abortion-related legislation that goes against science.

State-level abortion restrictions that aren’t actually based in medicine have swept the nation. “Informed consent” laws, which typically require women to receive biased counseling before being allowed to proceed with an abortion procedure, are now in place in 35 states. Many of those laws require doctors to tell their patients misleading information about abortion’s potential link to mental health issues and breast cancer. Some of them put words directly in doctors’ mouths, forcing them to refer to the fetus as an “whole, separate, unique, living human being.”

Members of the Temple of Satan are encouraging all women who share their belief in medical accuracy to seek their own exemption from these laws, even if they don’t personally identify as Satanists. They’ve drawn up asample letter to help women talk to their doctors about the issue, as well as created “Right to Accurate Medical Information” t-shirts for purchase.

Satanists aren’t the only activists fighting back against the junk science used to justify anti-abortion laws. The secular humanist group Center for Inquiry recently launched a “Keep Health Care Safe and Secular” campaign to encourage more Americans to fight back against laws limiting women’s access to health services. Similarly, NARAL Pro-Choice America sometimes uses the slogan “Politicians Make Crappy Doctors.”

sick and sad …really

Filed under: News, Political — Scottie @ 17:25

Arizona argues its same-sex marriage ban protects procreation | Gay Star News

Filed under: Health, Homosexual, News, opinion, Political, Religion — Scottie @ 14:54

This is again an tired and not realistic or viable idea.   Look, the state lets opposite sex people marry for any reason , any time, any time length.   Every time the state lets some male / female couple marry for 26 hours and then divorce, lets some one marry multiple times, blesses the marriage of couples incapable of having babies, either due to medical reasons or by default of age, they prove a mockery of this argument.   Marriage both legal and spiritual is far more than procreation and baby making.   The church originally need more procreation of their faithful to create them as to gain them a dominate position among the different religions, and then to keep their money base increasing.   Every religion comes down to money at it’s base.   However we already have enough people in the world, we have a huge population.  Not a worry if some people don’t have babies.  As long as infertile couples or those unable to PRODUCE new babies are allowed to get married, don’t give me the crap about states having a right to keep marriage to procreation purposes.   Hugs

Arizona argues its same-sex marriage ban protects procreation | Gay Star News.

Arizona argues its same-sex marriage ban protects procreation

This past March, a federal lawsuit was filed on behalf of seven couples and the surviving spouses of two additional couples challenging the state’s gay marriage ban
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The US state of Arizona is arguing its gay marriage ban protects children, procreation, and straight parents.

Attorneys for the state filed papers in the District Court for Arizona this past Wednesday (23 July).  The legal team maintains the prohibition has nothing to do with LGBTI citizens.

‘…The State regulates marriage for the primary purpose of channeling potentially procreative sexual relationships into enduring unions for the sake of joining children to both their mother and their father,’ Arizona’s lawyers wrote in court papers, according to MSNBC.

‘Same-sex couples can never provide a child with both her biological mother and her biological father,’ the state continued.

‘When a same-sex couple takes steps to create a child, they must involve at least one person of the opposite sex, and that involved third party will be a biological parent of the created child.’

The Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-marriage equality organization, is assisting in Arizona’s defense.

According to the advocacy website Freedom to Marry the four couples in this case brought their suit against the western state in January. The plaintiffs are arguing the marriage ban violates the Constitution’s guarantee of due process and equal protection.

In 2008 November state voters approved an anti-marriage constitutional amendment.

- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/arizona-argues-its-same-sex-marriage-ban-protects-procreation280714#sthash.pnYd5LfP.dpuf

Fringe Factor: ‘Gaystapo’ Claims Its Latest ‘Victim’ – The Daily Beast

Filed under: Homosexual, News, opinion, Political — Scottie @ 14:32

Again people who do the deed, who hurt others, who are the aggressors and the ones doing the action, then claim to be the victim.   I get tired of this.  People do or say something totally out of bounds and then when brought up short because of what they did, they claim their the ones being victimized, the ones being discriminated against, and the ones being harmed by the bullies.    Hugs

Fringe Factor: ‘Gaystapo’ Claims Its Latest ‘Victim’ – The Daily Beast.

Fringe Factor: ‘Gaystapo’ Claims Its Latest ‘Victim’

A newspaper editor was fired after comparing gays to Nazis. Now he claims his First Amendment rights to write stupid things were violated.

In April, the goateed editor of the Jasper County, Iowa Newton Daily News, Bob Eschliman, took to his personal blog to talk about Jesus and compare homosexuals to the Gestapo, as one does. When he was then fired, he felt as though he was under attack for his personal choice to live as he pleases — according to his interpretation of the Bible — and presumably saw no irony in that whatsoever.

His incendiary post was promptly deleted (along with the rest of the blog) after being flagged by journalist Jim Romenesko, but it read, in part: “[Jesus] said there would be deceivers. He said those deceivers would cause Christians who remain true to His teachings to become reviled. He said false prophets would follow to deceive even more, and that lawlessness will abound…If you ask me, it sounds like the Gaystapo is well on its way. We must fight back against the enemy.”

Eschliman also cleverly referred to non-heterosexuals as “the LGBTQXYZ crowd.” With wordsmiths like these in charge, it is sure difficult to believe that print is dying.

After firing Eschliman, the Newton Daily News published an editorial, which stated that although the First Amendment “prohibits the making of any law that impedes the free exercise of religion…” it “does not eliminate responsibility and accountability for one’s words and actions.”

Eschliman took this to mean that his First Amendment rights were violated, and teamed up with the Liberty Institute, a right-wing Christian advocacy group, to sue — just like Jesus would have done.

In his complaint, Eschliman charges that he “penned a theologically based article stating my sincerely held religious beliefs” and in firing him, “Shaw Media [the paper's parent company] directly discriminated against me because of my religious beliefs and my identity as an evangelical Christian who believes in Holy Scripture and the Biblical view of marriage.”

The Daily Beast reached out to Eschliman to ask about the definition and etymology of the term “Gaystapo.” He has not yet responded.

However, according to Urban Dictionary’s top result, submitted by user “supafly rabbi,” the definition of Gaystapo is, “militant homosexual activists. Instead of thugs they use lawyers to get their way.” Supafly Rabbi offers the sample sentence: “massachusetts has been taken over by the gaystapo.”

Words related to Gaystapo, according to the site, include: “gay sharia,” “homofascism,” “homothugs,” and “homoerotic enforced harmony.”

Heritage Foundation Fellow Trots Out Radical Nullification Argument Against Marriage Equality | Right Wing Watch

Filed under: Homosexual, News — Scottie @ 13:43

This is sick.  I am totally over people so full of them self that they can decide what God wants, that they can decide against all the law what is legal and what is not, that THEY are ABOVE the law.  They believe they have the right to discriminate against others simply because they wish to.    I really want them to see what they are doing and saying.    Because they are not the victim, they are the abuser.   Hugs

Heritage Foundation Fellow Trots Out Radical Nullification Argument Against Marriage Equality | Right Wing Watch.

 

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