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March 16, 2019

Still killing people

Filed under: Cartoons, Fascism, Harm, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:05

Still dealing death

March 15, 2019

if the shooter is…

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Fascism, Harm, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race, Religion — Scottie @ 16:59

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what is covered and what is not, know the difference

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, Cartoons, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 16:37

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Mother Fatally Stabbed Her 11-Year-Old Daughter in Order to Send Her to Heaven

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Children, Criminal, Family, Fascism, Harm, News, Questions, Religion, Sex — Scottie @ 12:48

No sense typing it out, you all know what I think already!  As always there is more at the link.  Hugs

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/03/14/mother-fatally-stabbed-her-11-year-old-daughter-in-order-to-send-her-to-heaven/

An Orlando mother has been arrested for stabbing her 11-year-old daughter multiple times until the girl’s death… under the mere suspicion that she was having sex.

The alleged violence, the mother said in an affidavit, was a way to make sure her daughter would go to Heaven.

Investigators said in the arrest report that Rivera admitted to killing her daughter to prevent her from having sexual relationships with men.

According to the affidavit, the mother said she believed her daughter was having sex with men because she smiled “different.”“Rivera stated she believed with her actions that her daughter is now in heaven,” the affidavit said.

As if having sex is the worst thing a kid could do…

NEW ZEALAND: White Supremacist Slaughters 49 At Mosques, Dozens Injured, Gunman In Custody

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 07:54

So should we ban all white men?   Or ban travel from New Zealand and Australia?   Hey that is the excuse they used for Muslims.   There is more at the link.   Hugs

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/03/new-zealand-white-supremacist-slaughters-49-at-mosques-dozens-injured-gunman-in-custody-video/

The Guardian reports:

Forty-nine people have been shot dead and 48 injured in attacks at two mosques during Friday prayers in Christchurch, the worst mass shooting in New Zealand’s history. The prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said this was “one of New Zealand’s darkest days” as police uncovered explosive devices attached to cars and commissioner Mike Bush urged all mosques across the country to close their doors for the time being.

The New York Times reports:

He approaches the mosque on foot, his weapon visible, and begins shooting at people at the entrance.

What follows is a harrowing nearly two minutes of his firing on worshipers. At one point the gunman exits the mosque and fires in both directions down the sidewalk before returning to his car for another gun — which, like the others, was inscribed with numbers, symbols or messages. When he re-enters the mosque, he shoots several bodies at close range. “There wasn’t even time to aim, there was so many targets,” he says at one point, as the sirens of an emergency response vehicle blare in the background.

The Associated Press reports:

Shortly before the shooting, someone appearing to be the gunman publicly posted links to a manifesto on Twitter and 8chan, an online forum. The 8chan post included a link to what appeared to be the gunman’s Facebook page, where he said he would soon broadcast live video of the attack.

In his manifesto, he identified himself as a 28-year-old man born in Australia. He listed his white nationalist heroes, described what he said motivated him to attack, and said he purposely used guns to stir discord in the United States around the Second Amendment.

The Express reports:

Tarrant’s rampage began when he got into his car wearing military-style body armour and a helmet with a series of rifles on the passenger seat. The weapons, including a semi-automatic shotgun he used, are scrawled with the names of past mass killers and cities where the shootings occurred.

 

 

Can’t get over …

Filed under: Cartoons, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:44

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Trump Warns Critics: It Would Be Bad For You If The Military And Police Were Provoked Into Getting “Tough”

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:17

Sounds like a threat to me!   Sounds like some wants to be a dictator or king.  We are watching the destruction of the democracy known as the US.  Between the republican congress protecting him, and his flouting the laws , not to mention normal presidential behavior, they are doing their best to make us Russia or North Korea.  Hugs

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/03/trump-warns-critics-it-would-be-bad-for-you-if-the-military-and-police-were-provoked-into-getting-tough/

Daniel Dale reports at the Toronto Star:

U.S. President Donald Trump has issued what seems to be a warning of armed pushback against his political opponents, telling a right-wing website on Monday that “it would be very bad, very bad” if his supporters in the military, police and a motorcycle group were provoked into getting “tough.”

Trump uttered the remark in an interview with Breitbart News, a right-wing website that supports him. It came, according to Breitbart, as Trump was arguing that “the left” plays politics in a “tougher” and more “vicious” manner than the pro-Trump right even though “the tough people” are on Trump’s side.

March 14, 2019

Who they are

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Cartoons, Fascism, Harm, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Reason — Scottie @ 11:44

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March 13, 2019

Will he get the Jessie Smollett treatment?

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 14:08

Trump Cultist Jacob Wohl Sent Himself Death Threats

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/03/trump-cultist-jacob-wohl-sent-himself-death-threats/

 

Will they never stop trying to force their ancient myths on the rest of us. By Zeus they need to stop

Filed under: Children, Education, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 07:51

Betsy DeVos: Churches Can Get Taxpayer Money to Provide Services to Schools

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/03/12/betsy-devos-churches-can-get-taxpayer-money-to-provide-services-to-schools/

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, always looking for new ways to hurt public education in the country, has decided the separation between church and state needs to go. Her office just announced that it will stop getting in the way of religious groups providing taxpayer-funded resources to public and private schools.

Ms. DeVos said that after consultation with the Justice Department, education officials determined that a provision in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the federal law governing the nation’s elementary, middle and high schools, was also unconstitutional. The law calls for students in public and private schools to receive “equitable services,” such as special education, tutoring or mentoring, and allows districts to hire contractors to deliver those services. But the law requires that those contractors be independent of “any religious organization.”

The short answer is that those groups routinely abuse the opportunities in order to advertise their religion. Just look at what happens when Christian ministries are brought in to teach public school sex education classes or host assemblies encouraging kids not to do drugs. On paper, there’s nothing inappropriate happening, but there are countless stories about how misinformation is spread by Christian abstinence-only advocates and how secular daytime assemblies are used to advertise very religious nighttime assemblies.

Similarly, when a ministry offers tutoring services in low-income school districts, it often becomes a way to urge students to bring their families to church.

Who has privilege

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Children, Fascism, Harm, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:57

(cartoon by Nick Anderson)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Andy Marlette)

 

March 12, 2019

Besides religion

Filed under: Atheism, Cartoons, Fascism, Memes, News, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 07:45

Forcing religion into public schools and on to non- believers children

Filed under: Children, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 07:24

FL Bill Forcing Public High Schools to Offer Bible Classes Passes First Hurdle

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/03/11/fl-bill-forcing-public-high-schools-to-offer-bible-classes-passes-first-hurdle/

It raises an interesting question: How can you objectively teach students the myth about Jesus resurrecting? That’s what one Democrat wanted to know:

Despite that, one of her colleagues disagrees. Rep. Jennifer Webb, D-Gulfport, was one of the three Democrats who cast a ‘no’ vote.

“I did find nine federal court decisions, including one from Florida, ruling that public school Bible courses were unconstitutional in whole or in part,” Webb said. “In Gibson v. Lee County, which is a decision from the Middle District of Florida — my district — the court invalidated a Bible history course of the New Testament because it could not conceive how the resurrection of miracles could be taught as secular history.

Daniels didn’t care.

What about offering courses on another major religion to make sure we’re not just propagating the idea of Christian supremacy?

… Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, challenged the religious “objectivity” and “neutrality” of courses that are based on a single religious text.

Eskamani also asked Daniels about texts from other religions.

“My family is Iranian-American. My family identifies with Islam,” Eskamani said. “Would you consider adding the Quran to your bill to be a friendly amendment, as another holy book that can be taught ‘objectively,’ to your language?”

Daniels replied simply, “No.”

Sounds about right. Daniels, a pastor, only cares about advancing her own mythology, not anyone else’s.

Lawsuit: Principal Said 4th-Grader’s Essay on LGBTQ Rights Was “Not Acceptable”

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 07:12

They do not want LGBTQ to be mentioned, seen, acknowledged at all.   They seem to think if they ignore the LGBTQ we will all go away.   Wrong.  Hugs

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/03/11/lawsuit-principal-said-4th-graders-essay-on-lgbtq-rights-was-not-acceptable/

According to a recent lawsuit, a fourth grader in South Carolina was told her brief essay on LGBTQ rights couldn’t be included in a collection sent home with students because it “would create [an] undesirable situation at the school.”

What was so awful about the girl’s essay? The assignment was to write a paper about any topic, addressed “to society,” and here’s what the girl wrote:

To society,

I don’t know if you know this but peoples view on Tran’s genders is an issue. People think that men should not drees like a women, and saying mean things. They think that they are choosing the wrong thing in life. In the world people can choose who they want to be not being told that THEIR diction is wrong. I hope people understand that people can hurt themselves from others hurting their feelings. People need to think before they speak because one word can hurt someone’s feelings. We need to fix this because this is getting out of hand!

… Defendant Principal Elizabeth Foster religiously defended her decision by consistently raising her voice and making loud statements, including but not limited to the following: that the original paper would “make other parents upset,” “would create a undesirable situation at the school,” was “not acceptable” and that it was “not age-appropriate to discuss transgenders, lesbians and drag queens outside of the home.” Defendant Principal Elizabeth Foster further proclaimed that “due to the type of school this is, the people that work here and the students and families of the students that go here, the topic would be disagreeable.”

Why should the feelings of a bunch of (I assume) conservative Christians prevent this essay from being included in the mix? It’s perfectly age-appropriate to talk about treating people with civility and decency. It’s also fine to discussion LGBTQ issues considering students learn about family structures and mommies and daddies from a young age. If it’s not weird to talk about straight, cis people, it shouldn’t be weird to talk about gay, lesbian, and trans people. Hell, it’s not like the girl was describing what people do in the bedroom.

 

March 10, 2019

Again an authoritarian right wing leader tries to demonize a segment of the population to rally his base

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race, Religion — Tags: , , , , — Scottie @ 15:39

Benjamin Netanyahu: “Israel Belongs To Jews Alone”

https://www.joemygod.com/2019/03/benjamin-netanyahu-israel-belongs-to-jews-alone/

Haaretz reports:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday the State of Israel belongs to the Jewish people alone, this in response to a comment by Israeli actress Rotem Sela, who wrote on social media that Israel is a country of all its citizens. Sela was commenting on an interview Culture Minister Miri Regev was giving on Channel 12’s “Meet the Press” program.

The Daily Sabah reports:

As the comments caused waves in Israel, Netanyahu again spoke of the issue at the start of a cabinet meeting, making similar comments. He called Israel a “Jewish, democratic state” with equal rights, but “the nation-state not of all its citizens, but only of the Jewish people”.

Shocker: “Humanitarian Aid” Stunt Used To Escalate Against Venezuela

Filed under: Criminal, Economics, Fascism, Food, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 15:20

As it turns out (and who could have predicted this?), all that posturing by the United States government about “humanitarian aid” seems to have been a cynical ploy to further escalate against the Venezuelan government, which has been a longtime CIA target for regime change ever since President Hugo Chávez took office in 1999. It may be time to face the cold, stark possibility that, as hard as it is to fathom, the government of the United States of America is interested in Venezuela not for humanitarian reasons at all, but because it has the single largest proven oil reserves of any nation on the entire planet.

After all, if the US were so keen on getting its $20 million of humanitarian aid to the people of Venezuela, it could simply have given that shipment to one of the many nations that Venezuela is currently accepting aid from like Russia, China, India, Turkey or Cuba to deliver instead of instigating a hostile stand-off on Colombian and Brazilian border towns. Or, rather than demanding that a literally besieged government passively allow large, unexamined shipping containers to be delivered by the government orchestrating that siege into the hands of the Venezuelan faction that is collaborating with it, they could simply have given that shipment to the UN or the Red Cross for delivery. But rather than taking those extremely easy and diplomatically simple measures to deliver its relatively small amount of humanitarian aid to the Venezuelan people, the most difficult and provocative path was deliberately taken instead, with some extremely suspicious activity leading to the delivery being set fire to by anti-Maduro protesters.

View story at Medium.com

Ellen Page Was Right

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Gender, Harm, Hate, News, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 12:58

If you stay in the Catholic church you support this and these people

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Memes, News, Questions, Religion — Tags: , , , , — Scottie @ 09:07

When they defend make excuses for themselves in advance.

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Gender, Harm, News, Questions, Religion, Sex — Scottie @ 09:05

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(Comment made in 2002.)

(Comment made in 2002.)
When they defend make excuses for themselves in advance.

An Aborted 6-Week-Old Embryo Got a Green Light to Sue an Alabama Abortion Clinic

Filed under: Fascism, Gender, Harm, Health, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Tags: , — Scottie @ 08:42

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/03/09/an-aborted-6-week-old-embryo-got-a-green-light-to-sue-an-alabama-abortion-clinic/

That means a six-week-old embryo — a clump of cells the size of a pea — is now legally going after the people who “killed” it.

A “pro-life” victory here would give free rein to men like Ryan Magers, who allegedly coerced his teenage girlfriend into sex, allowing them even more control over those same girls’ reproductive lives and, by extension, their futures. A great many women and girls have sex with men who are abusive, controlling, or simply not men who they want to be tied to for the rest of their lives. A “pro-life” victory here would give any man jurisdiction over any woman with whom he has had sex.

In this case, the girl was pressured into sex (though her family is not calling it rape) and chose to end the pregnancy early. A judge now thinks that’s all it takes for an embryo to sue an abortion clinic.

Magers, by impregnating a girl who didn’t want his baby, now has the power to shut down methods of abortion for women everywhere, a move that would force many of them to resort to unsafe and illegal actions to procure something that’s a routine procedure in most other parts of the developed world.

Congratulations, “pro-lifers.” Your dream of ruining women’s lives is inching closer.

 

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