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I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....

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The wingnuts subtly change their excuses in light of the indictments





Nice try. There are dozens on damning statements but none more damning than this one:

Trump said he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and that he had assured Trump that there was no interference in the campaign.


[link:http://digbysblog.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/the-wingnuts-subtly-change-their.html|

Heh.

Trump Blames Democrats For Failing to Pass Gun Control Laws Under Obama: Didnt Want To



In response to the mass shooting that took place on Wednesday at a high school in Parkland, Florida, President Donald Trump blamed Democrats for not pushing stricter gun control laws when they were in power during Barack Obama’s tenure.

“Just like they don’t want to solve the DACA problem, why didn’t the Democrats pass gun control legislation when they had both the House & Senate during the Obama Administration. Because they didn’t want to, and now they just talk!” Tweeted Trump.


[link:https://www.mediaite.com/donald-trump/trump-mocks-democrats-for-not-passing-gun-control-laws-under-obama/|

Insane

Trump Tweets Again: Disconnection 101



Does he understand the overwhelming lack of correlation between these two issues???

We're allowing the monsters to run the asylum





[link:http://whatwouldjackdo.org/2018/02/15/were-allowing-the-monsters-to-run-the-asylum/|

This

Committee Room 14

Picci's you get to take when you get to go to a meeting in the Palace of Westminster. Some of the history I passed by on the way to Committee Room 14.








Which is busier: HEAVEN or HELL?



33.32% of the world’s population self-define as Christian. That of course is all denominations. Within that we have Catholics, Methodists, Evangelicals, Baptists etc etc. So, within Christianity itself some Christians believe other Christians will go to hell rather than heaven because doctrinally they do not agree on interpretation of biblical teaching. But say we all agreed that if you were a Christian, that irrespective of denomination you were getting through the pearly gates, over 65% of the world population is getting sent to the hell fires for eternity.

Just over 21% of the world population self-define as Muslim. On judgement day there is no guarantee that Muslims will not be sent to hell. But hell for Muslims is not an eternity; they have a get out of jail free card tucked up their sleeve. However, if you are not Muslim, you are confined to hell for ever. That means Hell would be busy, with nearly 80% of the world population suffering an eternity of damnation.

Of course, if you are a Hindu heaven and hell is a state of mind that represents intermediate stages in the individual’s progress toward final liberation

14.09% of us do not believe in heaven and hell. For all the religious communities (other than the Buddhist and Hindu) they of course will burn in hell. Their odds are not that great of skipping the fiery inferno, are they?

Of course, then we have the other religions that make up the other 18%, Buddhists, Jews, Sikhs, Pagans etc that all have their own belief systems.

So, what are we to do? Which heaven and hell count as the real one? You can’t be in Christian Heaven and Muslim hell (or vice-versa) at the same time. Does not compute.

Does that mean if you are a Christian your hell will be heaving but the Muslim heaven will be empty, because of course all the Muslims will be in your hell. Right?

But if you are a Muslim, your hell will be heaving but the Christian heaven will be empty, because of course all Christians will be in your hell. Right?

Will we all have to have split personalities in the afterlife?

Which is busier? Heaven or Hell? Based on the above heaven is going to have plenty of leg room!

Supreme Court Conservatives Appear Set To Strike Down Union Fees On Free Speech Grounds

Paying union dues and baking a wedding cake may not seem like classic examples of free speech — except perhaps at the Supreme Court.

This year, the high court is poised to announce its most significant expansion of the First Amendment since the Citizens United decision in 2010, which struck down laws that limited campaign spending by corporations, unions and the very wealthy.

Now the "money is speech" doctrine is back and at the heart of a case to be heard this month that threatens the financial foundation of public employee unions in 22 "blue" states.

Like Citizens United, the union case is being closely watched for its potential to shift political power in states and across the nation.


[link:https://crooksandliars.com/2018/02/supreme-court-conservatives-appear-set|

Fascism is back in Italy and its paralysing the political system



After the attack, something happened which in Europe up to now has been unprecedented: Matteo Renzi, secretary of the PD and Luigi Di Maio, leader of the M5S, urged everyone to keep silent about the events. Why? So as not to lose the votes of the xenophobic electorate: this is their fear, the consequence of a now vacuous political system.

Does not the fact that Luca Traini, the terrorist who opened fire on unarmed individuals simply because they were Africans, and who had been a candidate for Lega Nord, tell us that Salvini’s party is putting up criminal and violent extremist candidates for election? Absolutely not – it tells us something that is valid about all the parties, and that is that there is no longer any substance to them, that they can no longer field candidates on the ground because they have now lost all contact with the real world.

Nowadays, when a politician, a journalist or an intellectual starts out with statements such as: “Whatever you think about immigration”, they must realise that they are acting irresponsibly. In a period as delicate as the one we are living through, no flippancy can be tolerated. On paper, on the small screen and on social media, each and every word should be weighed – and weighed heavily.


[link:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/11/fascism-is-back-in-italy-and-its-paralysing-politics|

The Michigan town where only Christians are allowed to buy houses

Tucked away in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, somewhere along the winding roads that hug Great Lakes shores, is an idyllic town named Bay View. For more than a century, generations of “Bay Viewers” have congregated here to share in summer activities.

What started out as a modest camping ground for Methodist families 140 years ago has quietly developed into a stunning vacation spot for people who can afford the upkeep of a second home. Streets named Moss, Fern and Maple are dotted with impeccably maintained century-old gingerbread cottages. Over the horizon, residents can watch lifelong friends sail their boats across the water.

But this paradise is not open to all.

In Bay View, only practicing Christians are allowed to buy houses, or even inherit them.


[link:https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/feb/09/christians-only-town-bay-view-michigan?CMP=twt_gu&utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark|

Trump already had his military parade ......




Heh
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