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January 8, 2019

CNN did a great job exposing tRump’s lies and distortions.

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 22:26

The declaration of love: sign now!

Filed under: Family, Gender, Homosexual, Love, News, Sex, Things I like — Scottie @ 15:54

https://www.humanistischverbond.nl/nieuws/de-liefdesverklaring

Love is of all times. How we handle it is changeable. Today’s achievements, which make people more and more free to experience love in their own way, are under constant pressure. A longing for the past or fixed truths causes people to be squeezed into squatting boxes.

It is important to defend the freedom to love according to your own wishes. That is why this statement. A declaration of love to people and a declaration of love to freedom.

1. We confirm that men and women are equal.

2. We affirm that people love each other in different ways and can be attracted to each other physically. All people must be free to be who they want to be.

3. We affirm that sexuality must always be a mutually free choice.

4. We affirm that sexuality contributes to a meaningful, joyful and beautiful life.

5. We affirm that there are people who want to change sex, and confirm their right to do so.

6. We deny that people should hide or renounce their disposition.

7. We affirm that marriage is a choice between free people – straight, gay or bisexual – who want to enter into a loving and responsible relationship with each other.

8. We affirm that there are other forms in which people live together and care for each other. 

9. We affirm that love is the most important basis for raising children. Women and men – regardless of the form of their mutual relationship – are capable of doing so.

10. We affirm that everyone is free to shape their own lives, and that there is no direct or indirect coercion or exclusion in legislation or in social communication. The declaration of love can be signed by everyone who cares about freedom and love. Sign the declaration too, along with all other signatories. That is already more than 20,000! NB: this list is regularly updated. But due to the large number of applications, it may take a little longer before you see your name. At the bottom you will find the registration form.  

Profit in detaining children. There is more information in the whole threat. Hugs

‘Now my baby has gotten justice’: Grieving father reacts to arrests in Jazmine Barnes slaying

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Family, Gun Control, Harm, News, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 11:41

It seems it was not racism, but possible gang violence.   The driver of the attacking vehicle says they thought it was someone else and they fired into the car without checking.  I do not care, they killed without a care for taking life, they were set on killing.  They should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  Hugs

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Detectives-interviewing-person-of-interest-in-13511609.php

Ultimately, a tip passed from civil-rights activist Shaun King to Gonzalez’s inbox during the middle of the week led investigators to Black’s Instagram account. The tip indicated that Black was driving the car with another man as a passenger.

The suspects did not resemble the sickly thin man with blue eyes and hints of stubble depicted in a sketch composite compiled with the help of Jazmine’s sister. Both of the suspects were black.

“We do not believe in any way that the family, as we’ve said from the beginning, that they’ve been involved in anything nefarious,” Gonzalez said. “It’s just went down very quickly. The gunfire erupted. We’re talking about small children. They witnessed something very traumatic. It’s likely the last thing they did see was indeed that truck and the driver in that truck.”

January 4, 2019

Manhunt For White Man Who Murdered 7-Year-Old Black Girl

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Family, Gun Control, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 08:49

January 3, 2019

Christian Homeschooling. Maybe the most important thing I can post all week.

Filed under: Atheism, Children, Criminal, Education, Family, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 18:32

December 31, 2018

America is a third world country

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Economics, Education, Family, Greed, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 06:11

I cried when I read these. This must stop. Have some decency and empathy. Hugs

December 29, 2018

Damn it, when will this bullshit end. You don’t need to abuse children to take care of them. These for profit detention centers need to end.

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 17:33

A Man Gave His Mormon Parents a Picture of Obi-Wan Kenobi (But Said It’s Jesus)

Filed under: Family, Funny Stuff, News, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 05:43

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/12/28/a-man-gave-his-mormon-parents-a-picture-of-obi-wan-kenobi-but-said-its-jesus/

Funny story at the link above.  Hugs

December 24, 2018

the tRump shutdown

Filed under: Economics, Family, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 14:11

December 21, 2018

The president gave billions to corporate farms due to his tariffs hurting their profits, yet we cut the very food assistance the poor need to survive.

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Economics, Family, Food, Greed, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 15:48

Woman Who Drowned and Burned Daughter to Please God Cleared of Murder Charges

Filed under: Atheism, Children, Criminal, Family, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 10:07

Basically if you follow what is written in the Abrahamic holy books you are violating the laws.   The books are violent and their god is nasty.   So is belief in such a god a mental illness in it self?   Hugs

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/12/20/woman-who-drowned-and-burned-daughter-to-please-god-cleared-of-murder-charges/

A woman who drowned her own four-year-old daughter then set her on fire in order to please God, basically reenacting a more violent version of the Biblical myth of Abraham and Isaac, has been cleared of all murder charges.

Carly Ann Harris, a mother from Wales, was on trial for the murder of her daughter Amelia. Harris apparently believed sacrificing her daughter would save mankind, and a jury was convinced she was legally insane, which means she won’t receive jail time.

The jury heard Ms Harris developed psychotic symptoms towards the end of 2017 which developed into an acute psychotic illness by Easter.

After drowning Amelia in cold water, she took her body outside before setting it on fire.

The court heard these two acts reflected Old Testament beliefs that they assisted in the process of going to heaven.Neighbours were alerted by children’s screams and called 999 after finding Amelia’s burned body.

If Harris is truly mentally ill, then this was the right decision, but the story still raises a question about what role religion should play in these situations. Suppose she wasn’t mentally ill, but still believed killing her child would make God happy, would that be considered a worthwhile excuse? I would hope not. But then why are we told to admire Abraham for his willingness to do the exact same thing to his son in the Bible? That’s meant to be a story of sacrifice and devotion, not a story about a cruel God making a troubling demand of a follower.

Project Blitz, the Christian Right’s Legislative Playbook, Is Expanding in 2019

A very important read about the plan to Christize America and make it a Christian nation for Christians only.   Hugs

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/12/20/project-blitz-the-christian-rights-legislative-playbook-is-expanding-in-2019/

Back in May, we learned about “Project Blitz,” the Christian Right’s three-pronged strategy to push their faith through the government. The name referred to the idea that if Christian politicians jammed legislatures with a variety of bills, some of them would eventually pass.

There were three categories of bills they hoped to pass: Symbolic ones (like putting “In God We Trust” everywhere), pro-Christian ones (like passing “Christian Heritage Week” resolutions), and anti-everybody-else ones (like bills that allow Christian business owners to discriminate against gay customers).

First, there are three specific goals these Christians hope to accomplish. One of them, a “free speech” policy, is legislation that says public schools can’t get in the way of students who want to pray. (Spoiler: No one was getting in the way of that.) Another makes sure “In God We Trust” license plates are available in every state. The third, which was also a 2018 goal, is much more disturbing. It urges states to pass resolutions “favoring sexual intercourse only between a man and a woman.”

That doesn’t violate the Supreme Court ruling legalizing marriage equality, they say; it just lets states affirm that straight sex is the best sex because — according to their sample legislation — “the health care costs for HIV/AIDS… are highly significant, estimated to be in the billions of dollars annually in our nation.”

See? It’s not anti-gay! It’s about public health! (Brought to you by the same people who opposed the Affordable Care Act.)

Clarkson notes that this also contributes to the anti-LGBTQ rhetoric of evangelical Christians who oppose gay couples adopting kids or taking in foster children.

December 20, 2018

Trump Admin Moves To Restrict Food Stamps Eligibility

Filed under: Children, Economics, Family, Food, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 09:07

https://www.joemygod.com/2018/12/trump-admin-moves-to-restrict-food-stamps-eligibility/

If there was work available that a person could do while having childcare and necessary flexibility while paying a wage high enough to afford to feed yourself and your children you wouldn’t need these laws.  The fact is that the single largest group needing food assistance is military families.   One of the largest groups is also low income workers like walmart employees.  People seem to forget for a mother to go work even part time she needs to have childcare, yet none of these programs provide it, nor give an exception for mothers who have no one to look after their children.    It is being between a rock and a hard place, there is no way for a mother to win.  I find it interesting that republicans view wealth.  To get the wealthy to do more they give them tax cuts and rebates.  To get the poor to do more they take away any support or assistance they get.  Really seems backwards to me.  Hugs

 

December 19, 2018

Animals are amazing

Filed under: Animals, Children, Family, Love, Nature, News, Questions, Reason, Things I like — Scottie @ 13:43

December 18, 2018

Numbering their arms

I have been watching the “All in with Chris Hays” and Lawrence O’Donnell and they are reporting that a group of US congressman, both republican and democrat went across the border into Mexico and brought fifteen families back in to the border check point building with them.  The border patrol is refusing to process them even though there is no one in any of the rooms waiting other than these people.  It was reported earlier that the border patrol staff was writing numbers on peoples forearms and even on babies instead of processing them.  The tRump administration says these people must come to official border check points and yet when they do the administration won’t process anyone.  They simply turn them away.  US troops are in Mexican territory stopping people from getting to the check point buildings.   The same administration also says if you don’t go to the official check points you will not be given a hearing at all.  So they are pulling a scam and the US government is in violation of our own laws and international treaties.   

How long are we going to tolerate this? Tucker Carlson , the dandy of Fox News says that immigrants make our country DIRTY!  Then he doubled down on it.  

https://www.joemygod.com/2018/12/14-advertisers-have-now-ditched-dirty-tucker-carlson/

https://www.joemygod.com/2018/12/tucker-carlson-doubles-down-on-dirty-immigrants/

People wake up and smell the racism and the fascism.  This is a scary time, but if we do not want to be the new Germany of the 1930’s , we better act now and get a handle on this.  Almost 40 to 45 % of our country agrees with this horror.  We can not let it tip over into a majority.   We must pressure what congress people we can, we must keep active, we must vote smartly, because the next election could be our last.   We now know our president had dealings with Russia, his people that he supported were making deals with Russia on the sanctions they wanted lifted, we know Russia interfered with our elections and is still doing so, and we know our president has mob ties and appears to have been engaged in money laundering for decades.   Are we a thug nation?  Are we a banana republic?  Will we be the nation that once stood for law and order?  It is late in the game and so much has happened.   But remember the excuses given after world war 2 by the Germans and their supporters were not accepted at all.  What about our countries excuses?  Will they be accepted?  

Last note.  Why the sudden huge build up in the military by tRump?  The military already was bloated beyond any need.  Yet both the republican senate and the republican house at the demand of the republican president forced huge additions to the military budget causing huge budget deficits.   Something is very wrong people.  Be wary.   Hugs

OH and one last note on one of the detention camps for kids, the director says he could let 1300 go to their families in a week if the tRump admin would sign off the paperwork.  The people have been vetted and all is OK, but the tRump admin wont authorize the kids to get out of these detention camps and go to relatives homes. Also in violation of the Flores court agreement that the kids couldn’t be held for more than 20 days they are holding these kids for more than three months so far.  The tRump admins says they can do it so fuck off.   I hope the president soon learns what rule of law means and he gets pulled up by the short hairs.   Hugs

December 16, 2018

Do republicans have no shame ?

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Children, Family, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 11:59

December 15, 2018

A Woman Drowned Her Daughter, Then Set Her on Fire, In Order to Make God Happy

Filed under: Atheism, Children, Criminal, Family, Harm, News, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 09:57

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2018/12/15/a-woman-drowned-her-daughter-then-set-her-on-fire-in-order-to-make-god-happy/

December 12, 2018

Keep America white again by the tRump Admin. tRump administration wants to expel refugees from 40 years ago, and next they will argue the 14th amendment is not valid and expel the offspring born here.

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Children, Family, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 17:46

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