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August 13th, 2017 - 1:49 am § in Jefferson, Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Quotes of the Founders

“Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, then that of blindfolded fear.” ~Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 10, 1787[...]

July 13th, 2017 - 7:59 am § in Bill of Rights, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, Jefferson

BREAKING NEWS: China’s Civil Rights Leader Dies As a Political Prisoner

Liu Xiaobo Dies A chair sat empty for Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo in Oslo in 2010. The rights activist was imprisoned in China in 2009. Heiko Junge/AFP/Getty Images Prominent dissident Liu Xiaobo, the only Chinese citizen ever to be awarded a Nobel Prize while still residing in China, has di[...]

June 28th, 2017 - 10:09 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, Jefferson, Politics

Is Freedom of the Press the Real Reason for the Trump-Led Alliance of Arab States Expulsion of Qatar?

UAE crown prince ‘asked US to bomb Al Jazeera,’ leaked cable reveals Reporters Without Borders condemn the crackdown on Al Jazeera. “We are really worried about the implication and consequences of such requirements if it will ever be implemented,” said Alexandra El Khazen, head of M[...]

June 27th, 2017 - 8:01 am § in Jefferson, Jews, Politics

ISRAEL REJECTS WORLD JUDAISM

WHAT NEXT?  MAYBE THEY WILL PASS NUREMBERG LAWS? Israel Moves To Reject Conversions Except By Orthodox Rabbinate JERUSALEM — A Knesset committee has approved the advance of a bill that would require the state to recognize only conversions completed und… FORWARD.COM Somebody needs to tell the Yi[...]

June 25th, 2017 - 9:49 am § in Hypocrisy, Jefferson

Alt Truth: Naturopaths spread anti-vaxxer myths

There is growing concern about vaccination rates in Canada. .…. In some parts of (Canada), the vaccination rates have fallen below the level needed to achieve herd immunity.  The reasons for less-than-ideal vaccination rates are complex and multifactorial, but the continued spread of anti-vac[...]

June 22nd, 2017 - 8:26 am § in Jefferson

Failure of Democracy in The US

Secrecy Surrounding Senate Health Bill Raises Alarms in Both Parties Senate leaders are writing legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act without a single hearing on the bill and without an open drafting session. NYTIMES.COM[...]

June 15th, 2017 - 9:38 am § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Jefferson, Religion

And yet, 6 decades after the Democratic party abandoned the Dixiecrats, and Republican party adopted its “southern strategy” the unholy alliance of the Trump party with holy racism continues.

 Baptist Convention Meeting Refuses to Renounce White Nationalism A few weeks after Jimmy Carter announced his resignation from the Baptist Church. a resolution condemning white supremacy and the growing white nationalist alt-right movement was initially rejected at the Southern Baptist Conventio[...]

June 5th, 2017 - 9:32 am § in Bill of Rights, Hypocrisy, Jefferson, UW

Racism at Evergreen, WASTATE’s Ohso Progressive Campus

50 EVERGREEN FACULTY CALL FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST BIOLOGY PROFESSOR These faculty call on the College to: Demonstrate accountability by pursuing a disciplinary investigation against Bret Weinstein according to guidelines in the Social Contract and Faculty Handbook. Weinst[...]

May 24th, 2017 - 1:00 am § in Foreign Affairs, Jefferson

BANNED IN CHINA

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May 14th, 2017 - 9:24 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Jefferson, The Ave Scene

When Neofascists Confer

How many of us remember that WWII in the Pacific began not with Pearl Harbor but with a conflict between the US and China over access to the South China Sea? While Trump twists, tevoes, and tweets, it  looks like that the Philippines is making love with China and jointly carving up the South Chin[...]