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Jack Burton

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Member since: Sun May 18, 2014, 10:44 PM
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Do you support our President?

Obama says no to gay marriage, but civil unions are okay. Why does he make a distinction? It seem bigoted to me.

"I Don't Think Marriage Is A Civil Right"

Defines Marriage

I believe marriage is between a man and a woman

Perhaps President Clinton was right?

NRA convention in Nashville

There is a list of Nashville restaurants that have "no guns" signs posted.

What will come first? Principle or profit? What percentage of these restaurants will pull down their "no guns" signs after NRA 70,000 conventioneers boycott their establishments?

two surprises in one commercial

Pay no attention

Hope and change in progress.
Special forces set to swarm Southwest and operate undetected among civilians in massive military exercise

Seven Southwestern states will soon be infiltrated by 1,200 military special ops personnel as part of a controversial domestic military training in which some of the elite soldiers will operate undetected among civilians. Operation Jade Helm begins in July and will last for eight weeks. Soldiers will operate in and around towns in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado where some of them wil drop from planes while carrying weapons loaded with blanks in what military officials have dubbed Realistic Military Training.

But with residents of the entire states of Texas and Utah dubbed 'hostile' for the purposes of the exercises, Jade Helm has some concerned the drills are too realistic.
Isn't it obvious? If Operation Jade Helm were happening in any other country, it would be immediately labeled a military drill for martial law
I'm always amazed at how people can be programmed by the mainstream media to ignore the obvious reality happening right in front of their eyes. Right now, America is being lulled into a hypnotic sense of denial while military training for martial law is happening right in their own neighborhoods and city streets. Yet, strangely, no one is allowed to refer to this exercise as training for martial law... even though that's obviously what it is.

how smoking affects unborn babies
4d images show how smoking affects unborn babies
Hopefully this will reduce the number of pregnant women who smoke
A pilot study was carried out by researchers from Durham and Lancaster universities and James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough to assess foetal movements of mothers who smoked and those who didn't.

80 4-d ultrasound scans of 20 fetuses taken at intervals between 24 and 36 weeks of pregnancy were studied to observe subtle mouth and touch movements. 16 out of the 20 foetuses were carried non smoking mothers while 4 fetuses belonged to smoking mothers who smoked an average of 14 sticks of cigarette daily-all foetuses were healthy when assessed at birth.

Babies whose mothers smoked moved their mouths and touched their faces more often than babies whose mothers did not smoke- this played out from the beginning of the study and was consistent to the end. Babies from non smoking mothers reduced their number of mouth movements from their first to last scan by about 3% a week. This was a bit slower for babies from smoking mothers at 1.5% a week.

A shocking new study has shown that the effects of smoking during pregnancy may be shown in the facial movements of' unborn babies.

In the scan shown above, the top image shows a baby whose mother is a smoker, while the bottom image is of a baby whose mother is a non-smoker.

Lead author Dr Nadja Reissland, in Durham University's Department of Psychology, said: "Fetal facial movement patterns differ significantly between fetuses of mothers who smoked compared to those of mothers who didn't smoke.

Count the number of lies and unsafe acts in this video

The Brady Campaign released this video (thru funnyordie) to promote 'gun safety' and gun control Can you count number of lies and unsafe acts packed into 104 seconds?

The DOOM Report Update

Sorry. Dupe of this post posted earlier than mine by a few minutes. I didn't see it when I searched for dupes......

Conservatives are maligned. Say it isn't so! Today columnist Kirsten Powers argued that conservatives are “maligned” “at a level that it hasn’t been in the past” on Tuesday’s “O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel.

After host Bill O’Reilly opened by defending Ted Cruz against some of his critics in the media and pointing out that Cruz’s resume has been scrutinized while Obama’s wasn’t, before arguing that conservatives are unfairly attacked, Powers said “I certainly agree with what you’re saying about how conservatives are maligned, and I think it’s at a level that it hasn’t been in the past, and where views and disagreements really are treated as — bigotry, as phobias, as — not as just disagreements that we as Americans used to have over policies.

That could never happen here.
Perfectly representative of the hardcore right wing. These people revel in torture and pain and suffering....The rape and murder fantasies reflect the sexual repression and general sadism of religious conservatives.

I've noticed that there is a real affinity for these kind of rape/murder fantasies among some members, so maybe that explains it. I think these folks share these snuff fantasies
There is no limit to their hatred.
Conservatives hate facts are unable to use facts in these discussions.

Here are some facts for the conservatives/science deniers to ignore or not be able to understand
Sorry for all the big words. You obviously aren't equipped to even mount an argument. Please get at least a 5th grade education before tackling topics that are so far over your head.
We're not the ones worshipping a deranged, lunatic sociopath.
but we know damn well that the vast majority of Tea Party Twits are racist to their core.

ad infinitum

What books helped shape your political views?

I'd like this thread to be a list of books that helped to shape your political views. I welcome book recommendations from all political viewpoints. Please list a book or two, and explain why you liked it. Limit your recommendations to just one or two books. Don't provide some exhaustive list of book titles with no comments.

Let's not have this thread turn into criticism of someones choice of book recommendation. Let's try to keep the thread positive for a change. We don't have to like a book, or its author, or its viewpoint. So no need to slam a book with a viewpoint that you don't like, or call a book or poster stupid. And if someone from the opposite political spectrum makes a recommendation, you might want to read their recommendation just to understand 'how the enemy thinks'. Who knows, perhaps some minds will be changed?

Let me start. This book was important to me as it for the first time someone defined my amorphous perceptions about how many people perceived the world. Prior to reading this book, I only had vague feelings about why those in the opposite political spectrum did things. For me, the author's conclusions clicked instantly and made perfect sense.
The Quest for Cosmic Justice

However, here is a condensed version from a speech by the author. A few excerpts are below.
The Quest for Cosmic Justice in three propositions which may seem to be axiomatic, but whose implications are in fact politically controversial:
1. The impossible is not going to be achieved.
2. It is a waste of precious resources to try to achieve it.
3. The devastating costs and social dangers which go with these attempts to achieve the impossible should be taken into account. Cosmic justice is one of the impossible dreams which has a very high cost and very dangerous potentialities.

What is cosmic justice and how does it differ from more traditional conceptions of justice-- and from the more recent and more fervently sought "social justice"? Traditional concepts of justice or fairness, at least within the American tradition, boil down to applying the same rules and standards to everyone. This is what is meant by a "level playing field"-- at least within that tradition, though the very same words mean something radically different within a framework that calls itself "social justice." Words like "fairness," "advantage" and "disadvantage" likewise have radically different meanings within the very different frameworks of traditional justice and "social justice."

In a sense, proponents of "social justice" are unduly modest. What they are seeking to correct are not merely the deficiencies of society, but of the cosmos. What they call social justice encompasses far more than any given society is causally responsible for. Crusaders for social justice seek to correct not merely the sins of man but the oversights of God or the accidents of history. What they are really seeking is a universe tailor-made to their vision of equality. They are seeking cosmic justice.

Ironically, the quest for greater economic and social equality is promoted through a far greater inequality of political power. If rules cannot produce cosmic justice, only raw power is left as the way to produce the kinds of results being sought. In a democracy, where power must gain public acquiescence, not only must the rule of law be violated or circumvented, so must the rule of truth. However noble the vision of cosmic justice, arbitrary power and shameless lies are the only paths that even seem to lead in its direction. As noted at the outset, the devastating costs and social dangers which go with these attempts to achieve the impossible should be taken into account.

Obama administration wants to deny FEMA funds to states that don't accept the climate hoax
FEMA targets climate change skeptic governors, could withhold funding
The Obama administration has issued new guidelines that could make it harder for governors who deny climate change to obtain federal disaster-preparedness funds.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s new rules could put some Republican governors in a bind. The rules say that states’ risk assessments must include “consideration of changing environmental or climate conditions that may affect and influence the long-term vulnerability from hazards in the state.”
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