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Even if Congress is dragging their feet with Trump / Russia cant the CIA and FBI act alone?

What is the significance of congress getting involved? Would that just be more resources?

This crazy Onion article had me busting up this morning!

Those nutty Onion writers! They are just too much! What will they come up with next?


To Bernie's and Hilary's biggest supporters and biggest detractors

If you love them you probably see them through rosy colored glasses but they both have flaws.

If you are angry at one of them you are probably unconsciously vilifying them way beyond the amount they should be vilified.

I am sure 99% of us have worked with someone we love and respect and also someone we don't care for. Both of these co-workers can make the EXACT same mistake and if you love the person then: "Oh, it's no big deal!" If you hate them then: "For the love of GOD that idiot is so incompetent!"

I am absolutely guilty of this as well. It's human nature but it's something we need to try to be aware of to keep ourselves honest.

My two cents. Carry on!

Understanding Validation: A Way to Communicate Acceptance

This is an incredibly well written article with incredible insight on a very important issue:

One of the four options we have in any problem situation is acceptance. Validation is one way that we communicate acceptance of ourselves and others. Validation doesn't mean agreeing or approving. When your best friend or a family member makes a decision that you really don't think is wise, validation is a way of supporting them and strengthening the relationship while maintaining a different opinion. Validation is a way of communicating that the relationship is important and solid even when you disagree on issues.

Validation is the recognition and acceptance of another person's thoughts,feelings, sensations, and behaviors as understandable. Self-validation is the recognition and acceptance of your own thoughts, feelings, sensations and behaviors as understandable.

Learning how to use validation effectively takes practice. Knowing the six levels of validation as identified by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. will be helpful.


Do we live in a multiverse?

Is it possible N. Korea sabotaged it's own missile test as a way to save face?

It seems a clever way to make it look like your a tough guy willing to stand up to the US but because it blew up the US can't really go through with its promised retaliation which could have lead to who knows what? Kind of a win, win for everyone except Trump who I know would love to keep the news off of his Keystone Cops presidency.

The Theory of Parallel Universe - Documentary

Hillary borrowed from Sanders, Sanders borrowed from Hillary on Education Plans

Can we just be glad both Hillary and Sanders were able to take good things from each-other? Why is there constantly all this division around here? This was a bill put together by many people including Elizabeth Warren not just Bernie Sanders. Yes it borrowed ideas from Hillary's plan and Hillary borrowed ideas from Sanders plan when she put hers out.

Snip>Senator Bernie Sanders stepped into that breach Monday afternoon, introducing a bill with Senator Elizabeth Warren, Representative Keith Ellison, and several other members of Congress. The College for All Act aims to eliminate tuition and fees at public four-year colleges and universities for students from families that make up to $125,000 per year. The bill would make community college tuition-free for all income levels.

Snip> When Clinton released an updated tuition plan after the primary was over, it borrowed many of Sanders’s subsidized-tuition elements, but also had a $125,000 income threshold. This is essentially what Sanders is now proposing, though Clinton’s proposal made the initial cutoff $85,000 per year and raised it incrementally to $125,000. The College for All Act starts at $125,000 outright. (This is similar to a plan New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced this year, which Sanders also backed.)


Two year old girl defends her choice of doll to cashier: She is a pretty girl, I am a pretty girl

SOUTH CAROLINA — When 2-year-old Sophia was told she could pick out a prize for finishing her potty training, she knew just what she wanted.

She and her mother, Brandi Benner, visited a Target near their South Carolina home, where Sophia spent 20 minutes looking at all the dolls in the toy aisle.

“She kept going back to the doctor doll, because in her mind, she is already a doctor,” Benner said. “She loves giving checkups, and if you come in the house, she’ll tell you that’s the first thing you need.”

Sophia, who will be 3 in July, was so excited by her choice that she wouldn’t let go of her new doll until they reached the register to check out.

Did we mention that the doll is black and Sophia is white?



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