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What is the difference between Gen Disc. and Gen Disc. 2016? Thank you. nt

sometimes I am ashamed and embarrassed to be a human being

typical tweet in response to Elizabeth nj bomb news:

Rapefugee Watch ‏@RapefugeeWatch 5h5 hours ago
Muslim terrorists strike again in #Elizabeth, New Jersey

(btw, this was long before any suspects were talked about)

Traditionally dressed Muslim woman set on fire in Midtown; police investigate possible hate crime

Source: New York Daily News

A 36-year-old Scottish tourist wearing traditional Muslim garb had her blouse set on fire in a bizarre incident outside a pricey Fifth Ave. boutique, police sources said Monday.

The victim noticed the sleeve of her blouse was charred and smoldering and was not badly hurt in the Saturday night attack, just hours before the ceremony marking the 15-year anniversary of 9/11.

But the attacker got away, and the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is trying to determine if it was motivated by bias toward Muslims.

The incident happened just after 9 p.m. as the woman was window shopping on Fifth Ave. by Valentino near E. 55th St.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/exclusive-traditionally-dressed-muslim-woman-set-fire-article-1.2789052

"Possible" hate crime!?

The Jewish Left Needs To Call Out Real Anti-Semites Like Christopher Bollyn

The fact that the Brooklyn Commons, a progressive community space and café in New York, has refused to cancel an event with 9/11 conspiracy theorist Christopher Bollyn — despite calls from Jewish and non-Jewish progressive organizations and media outlets — reveals a couple of important things about the conversation around rising anti-Semitism happening in the U.S. today.

First, that the rising anti-Semitism we should all be concerned about is the white nationalist, “alt-right” kind that Bollyn propagates, not the anti-Zionism of supporters of Palestinian rights. And second, that Jewish organizations can help make that distinction for our communities and our allies so that we can fight bigotry and oppression together.


Peace in the Middle East - Federalism not territorial disintegration?

"Clearly many peoples in the Middle East have serious cultural, economic, and political grievances that need to be addressed and cannot be ignored simply by summoning the principle of national and territorial integrity. But given the risks involved in the wholesale breakup of current states and a massive redrawing of existing borders, what is therefore to be done to address the grievances of minorities?

The answer lies in less-centralised governments, greater economic and administrative autonomy for regions where minorities reside, a more equitable sharing of national resources and greater cultural freedoms. For example, practices such as Turkey's references to Kurds as "mountain Turks," - which fortunately it has now stopped doing - should be completely out of the question.

Another solution is regionalism and the encouragement of cross-border economic and cultural exchanges among those peoples who live within the borders of different states. For example, why shouldn't there be economic exchanges among Turkish, Iraqi, Syrian and Iranian Kurdistan, or joint projects sponsored by their governments?"


Anyone here done mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?(MBCT)

I am familiar with it. I've read about it.
I practice mindfulness.
I've got a consult coming up with a therapist who employs MBCT, so I'll see if it is a good match to me.
Would love to hear from anyone is doing it, or has done it.

did you watch Rachel Maddow last nite?

At least 20 minutes spent on this doctor who did or did not write a medical report on trump.
And introduced this segment, by saying what a block-buster exclusive it was!

has she lost her mind?
has she no idea what anybody is interested in?

i've never liked her, don't like people pointing their finger at me, and the way she is always schooting up her face I find very annoying.

but i used to think she was intelligent.

Those Trump Statues

"The joke itself is in poor taste. It’s a tired and abusive trope that not only fails to push back on Trump’s political power, but also promotes the evilness that is fatphobia, body-­shaming, and transphobia itself."


Pls tell me what public radio stations you listen to...

I used to listen to npr (New York) on my computer; they changed something and my computer can't get them anymore.
I can however get for ex. Wisconsin Public Radio which ain't bad.

I'm looking for a news station - or mostly news - non-commercial, just to have a voice on in the background, while I do whatever I do around the apartment, not something I'm going to necessarily listen close to.

npr for ex was not exactly my cup of tea, but for general news, for 'public interest' stories, I thot they were pretty good.


List of Republicans who disavow Trump

as of Aug 11

Aug. 11, 2016.

Former presidents and presidential nominees

Former President George H.W. Bush

Former President George W. Bush

Former first lady Barbara Bush

Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney

Ex-2016 presidential candidates

Ohio Gov. John Kasich

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz

Sitting or former governors and members of Congress

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk

Maine Sen. Susan Collins

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Michigan Rep. Fred Upton

New York Rep. Richard Hanna

Illinois Rep. Bob Dold

Virginia Rep. Scott Rigell

Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent

Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Former New Hampshire Sen. Gordon Humphrey

Former South Dakota Sen. Larry Pressler

Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman

Former Minnesota Sen. David Durenberger

Former Michigan Gov. William Milliken

Former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson

Former Minnesota Rep. Vin Weber

Former Maryland Rep. Connie Morella

Former Connecticut Rep. Chris Shays

Former government officials in GOP administrations

Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage

Former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft

Former Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge

Former Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte

Former Treasury Secretary Carlos Gutierrez

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Carla Hills

Former Reagan spokesman Doug Elmets


Bill Kristol

Erick Erickson

George Will

Business leaders and donors

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman

Former General Motors CEO Dan Akerson

ATT executive Jim Cicconi

Koch Industries executives Charles and David Koch

Notable GOP operatives

Republican strategist Karl Rove

Sally Bradshaw, former aide to Jeb Bush

Maria Comela, former top aide to Chris Christie

Mark Salter, former chief of staff to John McCain

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