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[quote]Former U.S. Rep. Melvin Jay Reynolds has been arrested in Zimbabwe on suspicion of possessing pornography and an immigration offence.
The Kansas State Senate will block legislation that promoted discrimination. Last week, the Kansas State House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would have allowed individuals to refuse service to same-sex couples, but the Senate will not finalize that legislation. A bipartisan coalition of state lawmakers oppose that bill, and the Senate President, Republican Susan Wagle, said, “my members don't condone discrimination.”
As we know from our friend LS... things like clean water and sanitation services are commodities that have costs to produce and therefore must be sold... and by definition only to those with money to purchase. The only other "moral" alternative in Libertarian LaLa Land is for charities to provide these services. These are NOT rights a government can morally provide to its people. That might involve redistribution of wealth and involuntary taxation.
In America we are a little self-centered when it comes to the history of slavery.
Here is the big picture - The transatlantic slave trade started before America's birth. The "old money" in Europe can be traced directly back to the slave trade.
The excerpts below shine light on Europe's rise to power being rooted in slavery.
How likely is it that this conspiracy also involves the national GOP as perhaps an opening or test salvo in a nation-wide, party-wide electoral strategy, using GOP Governors and their loyally partisan police chiefs to cripple Democratic districts and then blame the Democrats in power there? Could that be why Boehner and McConnell folded so fast on the debt ceiling this time? Could that be why they're not kicking Christie out of the RGA?
I haven't been able to follow Thom's conversations on this topic, and I hate it when he talks over his guests. I'm an actual listener, and already kinda know his position, as far as I can i can follow.
What's the real deal with this topic?
[quote]Workers at a Volkswagen factory in Tennessee have voted against union representation in a devastating defeat for the United Auto Workers union’s effort to make inroads in the South.
What passes for journalism these days is often reporting on what some lying political or corporate spokesperson says. Some seem to believe that if a news show has two guest commentators with opposing views... as PBS routinely does with David Brooks and Mark Shields... then that makes the reporting more objective than just having a reporter report. And to a certain extent having two thoughtful people who don't agree does help frame the issue and add perspective because no side is totally wrong all the time. But political talking points often are designed to conceal more than they reveal.
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