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What happened?

Fox Lies, Rush Limbaugh, 1500 RW talk radio stations, & Citizens United.

Add in a number of well-placed Elmer Gantry preachers, big oil interests, a Putin looking to regain old Soviet-type power, Racism, and we then have a Donald Trump.

Propaganda works on weak-minded, disgruntled Americans looking to blame the wrong ppl for their woes

Btw, here's a tidbit: did you know that the Citizens United case was brought by a group chaired by David Bossie, who later was Trump’s deputy campaign manager?

So, it's been Corporate take-over of media, the courts, and our country.

Did I leave anything off?

My dad used to bring the family pony 🐎

Into the farm house just to shock & piss off my mother. Happened a few times before she must've decided it best not to react, as it was her reaction he was looking for. 🐎

Typical pony was fond of brown sugar cubes.


Hubby said we should wear maple leaf pins if we go back to England.
We've always apologized for rethug administrations in our Christmas cards to friends there (especially for the last 3 yrs) - happy to say we don't know any folks supporting Boris.

Exactly. They're running a scam.

Many yrs ago a retired Methodist
minister admitted to my husband and myself that he was an atheist. He knew we were. Anyway, he said he had to "keep up the appearances." His wife was a believer & he had a retirement from the church.

I've always wondered what percentages of all denominations are faking it. However, it seems that the Catholic hierarchy are in more unique positions to add sexual abuse to their crime of hypocrisy.

MSNBC correspondent mins ago:

Paraphrasing: Pelosi is going to tie up the process in the Senate until she can get terms "favorable to Democrats."

How about saying "FAIR to Democrats."

Depends on dosage.

As with many substances, depending on the amount, they can be either very detrimental or healing.

This is what ‘microdosing’ LSD and magic mushrooms does for wisdom and creativity

We just ran the first ever pre-registered scientific study on the microdosing of psychedelics and found some very promising results.
Specifically, we found that microdosers scored higher on measures of wisdom, open-mindedness and creativity.

Microdosers also scored lower on measures of dysfunctional attitudes and negative emotionality, which is very promising.


Too bad society doesn't accept its verified and legitimate healing properties.

Yes, a documentary could help.

But unfortunately the only people who would listen to the documentary would be people who already know about the problem. Others will continue with their heads in the sand.

I empathize with the despair - had long months of sobbing/ deep depression when, yrs ago, I first realized the full extent of what global warming will do to the planet, to ALL living things. Strangely, I despaired more for innocent critters than for we humans who have selfishly caused this.

As climate scientists have said about the current offerings of fixes, with the exception of cutting carbon emissions to the bone (which will not be done): they're inadequate. 😢

Great article accurately describes our situation

"Recently, I was in Homer, Alaska, to talk about my book The End of Ice. Seconds after I had thanked those who brought me to the small University of Alaska campus there, overwhelmed with some mix of sadness, love, and grief about my adopted state—and the planet generally—I wept."

Thanks, appalachiablue. 🙏

Harvard geneticist goal: to protect humans from viruses, genetic diseases, aging

Our lives have been transformed by the information age. But what's coming next is likely to be more profound, call it the genetic information age. We have mapped the human genome and in just the last few years we have learned to read and write dna like software. And you're about to see a few breakthroughs-in-waiting that would transform human health. For a preview of this revolution in evolution we met George Church, a world leading geneticist, whose own DNA harbors many eccentricities and a few genes for genius.

The complicated ethics of genetic engineering
We found George Church in here.

...He helped pioneer mapping the human genome and editing DNA. Today, his lab is working to make humans immune to all viruses, eliminate genetic diseases, and reverse the effects of time.


Question: will our Dem leaders do what's necessary

...to put all these rethugians lawbreakers behind bars?
And will that not "tear the country apart"?
But is it not necessary to fix this huge problem?

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