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2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly / Re: Plenary 4 Wednesday afternoon
« on: August 10, 2022, 07:22:30 PM »
A serious question re: "Land Acknowledgement:"

Whose land?/Which tribe? AN unsettlingly large portion of CONUS is comprised of territories that one tribe/nation lived in right up to the moment some other tribe/nation pushed them out. Granted they didn't use gunpowder and/or smallpox, but how far back does one have to go?
A most valid question. To even pose it is verboten and will elicit condemnation of the highest order. I've witnessed it with my own eyes/ears. On multiple occasions.

RPG+

If you want to ask an awkward question, ask who the Navajo drove out when they occupied what is now considered their land.

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Your Turn / Re: Roe v. Wade overturned?
« on: July 30, 2022, 10:53:31 PM »
So? What conclusion do you draw? Correlation does not prove causation.

Indeed. Anyone interested in correlation/causation should visit the site Spurious Correlations, at https://www.tylervigen.com/spurious-correlations


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Your Turn / Re: Roe v. Wade overturned?
« on: July 25, 2022, 01:52:22 PM »
Gov. Noem of SD, the gov. of IA, Gov. DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Sen. Ben Sasse. 

Governor Noem folded like a cheap suitcase when there was opposition to the ND bill making it illegal for transgender men to compete in women's sports.

The governor of Iowa has no name recognition (apparently even to you).

Nikki Haley would lose.

Ben Sasse can give a great speech but he's a weasel. You could never trust him.


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Your Turn / Re: Roe v. Wade overturned?
« on: July 12, 2022, 12:00:21 AM »
I find it curious that no one so far has mentioned that President Biden has had a life-long problem of stuttering.

Joe Biden has been on the national stage since the 1970s. I have watched Joe Biden speak since he first showed up in the Senate. He never exhibited the slightest problem with speech until his dementia symptoms kicked in.

Stuttering is, I suppose, a convenient out for the fact he apparently cannot speak any words with three syllables, and many words with fewer than three.

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Your Turn / Re: Roe v. Wade overturned?
« on: July 09, 2022, 05:27:47 PM »
Unlike the ageist mocking represented by other commenters.

It's not "ageist mocking" to point out that the president is exhibiting signs of serious dementia.

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Your Turn / Re: The culture war we should be fighting
« on: July 06, 2022, 08:39:11 PM »
I really think you need to define "economic justice." What would it look like? What would be the goal?

Would we have economic justice if every household was above the poverty line, for example, or if no one was an exceptional earner?

I think we should emulate the Lake Wobegon schools, and make sure every household has above average income.


I thought it was the children who were all above average  ;)

Same principle. Itís like making the minimum wage $100/hour to eliminate poverty.

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Your Turn / Re: The culture war we should be fighting
« on: July 06, 2022, 07:47:44 PM »
I really think you need to define "economic justice." What would it look like? What would be the goal?

Would we have economic justice if every household was above the poverty line, for example, or if no one was an exceptional earner?

I think we should emulate the Lake Wobegon schools, and make sure every household has above average income.

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Your Turn / Re: Roe v. Wade overturned?
« on: June 28, 2022, 08:03:41 PM »
"'When we think about it, everyone has something at risk on this. First of all, if you are a parent of sons, do think about what this means for the life of your son and what that will mean in terms of the choices he will have,' Harris said." [VP Kamala Harris]

"You mean like they might have to take responsibility as fathers instead of paying for an abortion or coercing the mother of their child to get one?" [Alexandra DeSanctis Marr]

Exactly.

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Your Turn / Re: Coronavirus news
« on: June 28, 2022, 08:02:33 PM »
It was originally presented as if it were the equivalent of the polio vaccine, giving you total and permanent immunity from Covid.

This was a lie.

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Your Turn / Re: Righteous Anger/national rage
« on: June 27, 2022, 03:45:45 PM »
It is wearying and disconcerting to turn on the TV and have constant reports of loud angry protests on certain stations (yes, I'm guilty of watching too much news, and I'm trying to do less).

One way to lower the temperature a little is read instead of watch. I haven't watched tv news on any channel for 20 years, and it has improved my life.  I draw from a wide variety of online news sources.

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Your Turn / Re: Roe v. Wade overturned?
« on: June 24, 2022, 10:36:47 PM »
Yup, it's no prob. Disney, etc are lining up to fly their employees to states (MN) to get their abortions.

It's obvious. Paying for an abortion and a plane ticket is much cheaper than whatever maternity leave costs.

It's all about the Benjamins.

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Your Turn / Re: Roe v. Wade overturned?
« on: June 24, 2022, 11:28:26 AM »
Some of them had a bit of difficulty in their purchases, not because the gun laws were discriminatory against black women, but because so many black women were purchasing guns that there was a shortage. I guess supply chain issues affect that also. 

I am not aware of any shortages, at least in the Midwest. Mills Fleet Farm and others regularly put handguns on sale.

Itís better now, but last year guns were in short supply.

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Your Turn / Re: Equal protection and religious freedom
« on: June 21, 2022, 05:06:57 PM »
It is such a bizarre set of facts to me.  Maine has compulsory secondary education.  But some school districts don't have public secondary schools.  So Maine issues vouchers to parents in those places so they can obtain the required education, but also says "but you cannot use them for religious schools."

I think the decision is the correct one, but I also wonder why Maine doesn't solve the problem by, I don't know, building public schools like the other 49 states do and then nixing the vouchers.

Parts of Maine are extremely rural and getting more so as the population shrinks.

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Your Turn / Re: Roe v. Wade overturned?
« on: June 13, 2022, 11:12:15 PM »
Best I can tell, the ďparty of scienceĒ was absent for biology class.

I'm not sure you're allowed to have an opinion on that unless you are a biologist.

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Your Turn / Re: Roe v. Wade overturned?
« on: June 10, 2022, 07:31:57 PM »
For heavenís sake, Mr. Garner, do you think pro-choice would win at the ballot box? I donít think so.

Move to Massachusetts. It would win in a heartbeat.

It wouldn't even wait for a heartbeat.

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