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Upcoming Webinar with Rep Raskin: Partisanship, Fascism and the Common Good:

Just saw this posted in my local Humanist group

All Society Platform Featuring Congressman Jamie Raskin

Join AEU March 28th for our All Society Platform

Featuring Congressman Jamie Raskin!

Partisanship, Fascism and the Common Good: Defining Public Ethics After the January 6th Insurrection
Posted by tulipsandroses | Sun Mar 21, 2021, 11:29 PM (0 replies)

While Binge Watching this weekend, finally watched Rampage - CRISPR gene editing- your thoughts?

Didn't realize that was the premise of the movie- animals infected with a pathogen that turns them into giants- makes them bigger, stronger. CRISPR technology was used to create the pathogen. CRISPR gene editing has been in the news this week.
Your thoughts?
Are you OK with gene editing? Where do we draw the line?


China’s CRISPR twins might have had their brains inadvertently enhanced
New research suggests that a controversial gene-editing experiment to make children resistant to HIV may also have enhanced their ability to learn and form memories.

The brains of two genetically edited girls born in China last year may have been changed in ways that enhance cognition and memory, scientists say.

The twins, called Lulu and Nana, reportedly had their genes modified before birth by a Chinese scientific team using the new editing tool CRISPR. The goal was to make the girls immune to infection by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Now, new research shows that the same alteration introduced into the girls’ DNA, deletion of a gene called CCR5, not only makes mice smarter but also improves human brain recovery after stroke, and could be linked to greater success in school.


By the way, this may have security implications, It has been said the Vladimir Putin has talked about using this technology to create super soldiers.
I've seen the super soldier movie before, it never ends well.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Sat Mar 20, 2021, 09:34 PM (3 replies)

Justice League is Awesome! My 2nd favorite superhero movie after Black Panther

I am pleasantly surprised! I was not expecting it to be good.

I also want to say thank you to the arts for bringing me joy through out this pandemic. Actors, writers, musicians, directors, animators, hair and makeup, costume designers, set designers, and all involved in entertaining the masses. Sometimes taking your mind off doom and gloom is necessary and healing.

The monthly fee for HBO max is worth it for all the theater releases.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Fri Mar 19, 2021, 06:54 PM (19 replies)

Who decides what is hate? How about the person on the receiving end of the hate?

Dumbass Roy in the hearing said that. What a ridiculous thing to say. But not surprising, I just love when white men whitesplain what is and isn't racism
Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:44 PM (2 replies)

"in Georgia, it's easier to buy a gun than it is to vote."

Accused Atlanta-area spas shooter Robert Aaron Long reportedly had no trouble buying a gun at a firearms dealership in Cherokee County on the day of the attacks — thanks to Georgia’s no-wait gun laws.

The Peach State does not require a waiting period for firearm sales, which means a person may purchase one from a federally licensed gun seller immediately if they pass a background check.
Republican lawmakers are now pushing for new legislation that would allow “lawful weapons carriers” to pack heat without a license.
On Wednesday, Matthew Wilson, a Democratic Georgia state representative, said in a tweet that “in Georgia, it’s easier to buy a gun than it is to vote.”

Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu Mar 18, 2021, 10:25 PM (5 replies)

Witnesses: Elderly Asian Woman Beats Up Man Attacking Her In San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An elderly woman being attacked on Market Street in San Francisco Wednesday – the latest victim in a wave of attacks on Asians in the Bay Area – turned the tables on her assailant, leaving him with injuries that required a trip to the hospital.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu Mar 18, 2021, 08:53 PM (6 replies)

Fist they came- I think its a good time for this reminder

First they came for the Communists And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist Then they came for the Socialists And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist
Then they came for the trade unionists And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew
Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu Mar 18, 2021, 06:01 PM (6 replies)

A young mom and her husband out for a night out amongst the victims of ATL's horrific attack

Newlyweds’ Romantic Night at Atlanta Massage Parlor Turned to Terror

The eight people killed in Tuesday’s shooting rampage included two hard-working business owners, and a young mom enjoying a night out with her husband.

Delaina Ashley Yaun Gonzalez and her husband of less than a year wanted the night to themselves away from their kids on Tuesday.

To mark the special occasion, the newlyweds went to Young’s Asian Massage in Cherokee County, the 33-year-old’s younger sister, Dana Toole, told The Daily Beast.
“She was supposed to be enjoying a fun time with her husband,” Toole said, noting that her sister was the mother of a 14-year-old son and an 8-month-old daughter.

But the romantic getaway took a tragic turn after 21-year-old Robert Long allegedly entered the Asian massage parlor, fatally shooting Yaun and three others, before attacking two other massage parlors in a rampage that he blamed on his sexual-addiction issues.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed Mar 17, 2021, 11:36 PM (3 replies)

There will be more violence

Clint Watts said yesterday on MSNBC that the reason we have not seen more violence is because of the shut down. As more places open up, and more people are out and about, more people - more crowds in one place, there may be more violence.

We had a rash of mass murders before the shut down. The climate seems even worse than before the shut down.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed Mar 17, 2021, 11:17 PM (0 replies)

This press conference is pissing me off

Re: ATL murders yesterday

The reporters are asking the dumbest and biased questions.

Does he understand the gravity of what happened?

He looks like a pretty young guy

Do you ask the same of minority young men and women suspected of a crime?
Nope, we hear gang member, violent

Nobody wants to try to analyze them.

Also thank you Mayor Bottoms for stating We are not going to victim blame or shame.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed Mar 17, 2021, 10:51 AM (1 replies)
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