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PostForum: Religion   Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:54 am   Subject: A Friend Reviews Christopher Hitchens

I like these quotes:

"This has always been the central absurdity of 'moral', as opposed to 'political' censorship: If the stuff does indeed have a tendency to deprave and corrupt, why then the ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:07 am   Subject: Prop 8 Backers: Judge had Conflict Of Interest

Well then I think any judge that is a human being should excuse him/herself from cases that are likely to affect human beings.
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:13 am   Subject: Prop 8 Backers: Judge had Conflict Of Interest

So would you say that a black man wouldn't have been able to rule on a civil rights trial in the 50s or 60s? Doesn't every judge have an interest when ruling on cases regarding free speech, civil lib ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:18 am   Subject: Re: Prop 8 Backers: Judge had Conflict Of Interest

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/04/26/BAIK1J7694.DTL

Backers of a California law banning gay marriage say that the judge who ruled the law unconstitutional had an illegal conf ...
PostForum: Video of the Day   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:05 am   Subject: Boston Marathon finish line

This is a pretty awesome compilation of clips from the finish line of the Boston Marathon this past Monday. As I prepare to run my first marathon this June, I wonder if I'll more closely resemble the ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:00 am   Subject: Phone Sex Company Claims Fourth of US 1-800 Numbers

Ha, your pic beats mine.
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:59 am   Subject: Phone Sex Company Claims Fourth of US 1-800 Numbers

Happened to me, too. For $4.99, they'll send you a picture, too.

You can all the free pics you want on the internet. If they sent you a pic of who you're really talking to, I doubt it would have t ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:03 am   Subject: Phone Sex Company Claims Fourth of US 1-800 Numbers

I had to call a 1-877 number from work the other day, and accidentally dialed 1-800 instead, before the rest of the seven digits, and ended up listening to about 15 seconds of a breathy woman telling ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:58 pm   Subject: The Case For Rationing Health Care

elder-worship.
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elder-worship??

If ever there was a society more anti-senior, and pro-youth than the United States, I don't know what it is. We tuck our elders away out of sight in homes, mo ...
PostForum: Entertainment, Arts & Culture   Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:54 am   Subject: Re: St Paul Pitched For Site Of American Writers Museum

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_17877586

Although facing stiff competition from Chicago, local boosters are citing St Paul's heritage as a source of first rate authors to improve its chances ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:57 am   Subject: Peter Thiel: Artificial Scarcity of Higher Ed

Very interesting. I thank my lucky stars every day that I got a free ride to college. Sure, it meant I couldn't go to one of the fancy private schools I wanted to attend so badly, but it also now me ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:35 pm   Subject: Cosetta Wants Exempt From $10.16 St Paul Wage Rule

There's nothing in the article that indicates that the part time employees ARE doing the same jobs as the full time ones. It's just the law that requires them all to be paid at the same beginning rate ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:17 am   Subject: Cosetta Wants Exempt From $10.16 St Paul Wage Rule

Why is it any of our business how they use their money? If they're doing the same work as full-time employees, why should they be compensated differently for the same hour of the same work? Just bec ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:29 am   Subject: Re: Cosetta Wants Exempt From $10.16 St Paul Wage Rule



Now there's a shocker- a food employees union wants to continue using local city ordinances to strongarm businesses into paying part time restaurant help over $10 per hour.

Really? The law is ...
PostForum: Video of the Day   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:00 pm   Subject: Colbert report: pap smears at Walgreens

If you want to consider "hand out one condom" the same sort of service as "perform one abortion" that's your perogative.


Considering the former can easily prevent the latter, ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:18 pm   Subject: LA Times: Roth IRA's Frankenstein Of Investments

Thanks! Laughing
PostForum: Video of the Day   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:16 pm   Subject: Colbert report: pap smears at Walgreens



but glad to see you agree that they do WAY WAY more than 3% abortion.
I don't agree with that.

Abortion accounted for 3 percent of total services (approximately 328,308 of 10,943,609 service ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:16 pm   Subject: LA Times: Roth IRA's Frankenstein Of Investments

Win! Did you get a place in Nord East? I seem to recall you like that area. I'm looking at houses in Richfield, though I probably won't be able to even pretend to buy a house for another year.

I do ...
PostForum: Video of the Day   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:38 pm   Subject: Colbert report: pap smears at Walgreens

Almost 40% of Planned Parenthood's income comes from killing babies so not sure where this "97%" you mention comes from.


All numbers are from the latest (2008) Planned Parenthood annual ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:01 pm   Subject: LA Times: Roth IRA's Frankenstein Of Investments

I close in early May!
PostForum: Video of the Day   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:48 am   Subject: Colbert report: pap smears at Walgreens

Classic. Colbert can't even keep it together while addressing this one. Republicans apparently think it's fine to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, even though 97% of what they do is provide breas ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:25 am   Subject: LA Times: Roth IRA's Frankenstein Of Investments

Interesting. I just converted one of my IRAs to a Roth this year--figured doing it in the same year that I buy my first house will help mitigate the tax pain. I've read a couple of Suze Orman's book ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:15 am   Subject: Is Pentagon Rethinking Iraq Pullout?

No, they're not rethinking it. We're going to pull out, scale back the military budget, funnel some of that money in to the sciences, develop cleaner transportation, maybe a bigger and better space st ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:33 pm   Subject: The Fine Print...

Maybe he's counting on ATV buyers to be less than Ph.D. candidates. Wink
PostForum: Entertainment, Arts & Culture   Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:01 am   Subject: To Kill a Mockingbird at Park Square Theater

Caught this show on Sunday (the 2 p.m. matinee), and loved it. I hadn't revisited this powerful story since I first read the book back in high school, and I was powerfully reminded of how moving and ...
PostForum: Entertainment, Arts & Culture   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:37 am   Subject: Re: Red Green Appears Here Saturday

A fundraiser for NPR, BTW. Who knew we'd need a Canadian to come and help bail out American television?

You mean radio?

Doesn't surprise me that the rest of the world has an interest in making ...
PostForum: Video of the Day   Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:00 am   Subject: Transgender Journey: Tanya To Ty



Sorry. Don't impose your illness on others.
How is someone living their own life as a man or a woman in any way imposing anything on you? Rolling Eyes Aren't you trying to impose your own ignorance ...
PostForum: Question of the Day   Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:54 pm   Subject: quotes

Can't have it both ways, Dora. Reread the quote.

When you're using the terms "if this is going to be", "we've got to" "or we've got to", that clearly communicates tha ...
PostForum: Question of the Day   Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:58 pm   Subject: quotes

Just pointing out the hypocrisy of those who tout America as a Christian nation. That sure struck a nerve, huh?

It's not the secular who cite Christianity as the basis for public policy.
PostForum: Question of the Day   Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:20 pm   Subject: quotes

"If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we’ve got to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that he commanded us to lo ...
PostForum: Question of the Day   Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:08 am   Subject: quotes

I'm in the midst of training for my first full marathon (Grandma's on June 18th in Duluth), so this one resonated with me:

"The genuine marathoner is a rare breed indeed: half athlete and half ...
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:53 am   Subject: Union Opposes Private Prisons In MN

It doesn't take a genius to see the inherent conflict of interest in imprisoning people for profit. How long before they start contributing to judges who conveniently find people guilty and give long ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:04 am   Subject: Maine Mom Sentenced For Sex Abuse Of Daughter

Can I just ask why we feel the need to post stories like this? There are wonderful things happening every day, but I log on here in the morning, and all I see echoed are the rape, murder, and child p ...
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:18 am   Subject: Bill: Keep Worst Sex Offenders In Prison- Forever

Or just get rid of the death penalty. Problem solved. If you get nostalgic for it, you can go visit North Korea or Iran.
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:51 am   Subject: The Path To One Million Clams


3. Don't give 1/2 of it away to somebody - if you're married, stay that way


Or if you're a woman, don't get married in the first place. Very Happy

(I've seen way too many cases of men leeching off ...
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:41 am   Subject: Re: Habitual Criminals

It is a waste of taxpayer $.

It costs more to put someone to death than it does to imprison them for life.

http://www.aclu.org/capital-punishment/case-against-death-penalty#incarceration

A 1 ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:11 am   Subject: What teachers make

http://front.moveon.org/the-most-aggressive-defense-of-teachers-youll-hear-this-year/

Brilliant.
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:28 am   Subject: Jimmy Lee Sentenced For Tatooing Teen Girls

Ever heard of Texas?

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/In_Texas_can_you_shoot_someone_for_stepping_on_your_property
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:04 am   Subject: Jimmy Lee Sentenced For Tatooing Teen Girls

When you're a 15 year old girl working as a child prostitute on the street and getting into the cars of deranged perverts, you can talk to me about the need for self-defense.

Yes, I think guns are ...
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:38 am   Subject: Jimmy Lee Sentenced For Tatooing Teen Girls



One wonders what testicle burdened fool is paying the rent so this "activist" can sit at home and bitch about how badly she's getting the shaft.

Freelance writers aren't contributing ...
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:33 am   Subject: Jimmy Lee Sentenced For Tatooing Teen Girls

Are you really, honestly suggesting that women can EITHER work toward economic equality OR take a stand against gang rape, but not both?
PostForum: Crime & Punishment   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:05 am   Subject: Re: Jimmy Lee Sentenced For Tatooing Teen Girls


Read the linked article in its entirety. Sure would be nice to hear today's feminists quit trotting out old mythical statistics about gender pay inequity and start standing up for some real abused w ...
PostForum: Question of the Day   Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:53 am   Subject: quotes

"We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both."
-Louis D. Brandeis
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:29 pm   Subject: Sen Bonoff: Oy Vey! Jesus In Senate Not Kosher

I'd just request that if you're going to invoke Jesus in the Senate, that you should actually have to look up and understand what he stood for.
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:41 pm   Subject: Females In Engineering: "Pure Hell"?

Thrice and Praecor, you're both reasonable human beings, I think. This:



Women have a unique opportunity to leave jobs - whether they be prestigious, important and generally high-paying jobs li ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:46 pm   Subject: Females In Engineering: "Pure Hell"?

50% of female engineers who have left the profession have a chip on their shoulder and an expectation of maltreatment, huh? Do you have any evidence whatsoever to support that theory? Is it really e ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:11 pm   Subject: Females In Engineering: "Pure Hell"?

I wonder if it has ever once occurred to a man in the history of humanity that his perception of what women experience might not be wholly and completely accurate.
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:27 pm   Subject: Females In Engineering: "Pure Hell"?

Too bad you guys weren't these ladies' co-workers. Sounds like they would have had a much easier time of it with your sensitive selves.
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:41 am   Subject: Re: Colorado Cop Killed By Fugitive Sex Offender

http://www.startribune.com/nation/117759928.html

Young Colorado police officer was killed by yet another crazy white boy with a gun. And as usual, one who was already prohibited by law from having ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:30 pm   Subject: Wisdom Of Social Workers

Where did you get that?
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:01 pm   Subject: DOJ Grant To Fund Police-Muslim Relationships

if this was being set up to reach out and specifically pay Lutherans or Jews to build bridges between their faiths and the larger community, the ACLU would be all over it.

I disagree. I don't see ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:36 pm   Subject: DOJ Grant To Fund Police-Muslim Relationships

This program doesn't give money to Muslim organizations to do with as they please. It funds meetings between the police and an ethnic/religious group to foster communication and cooperation. That's ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:42 am   Subject: DOJ Grant To Fund Police-Muslim Relationships

So to clarify. Bad when Bush wanted to do it. Good when Obama does. Got it.
Bush was on the St. Paul City Council? Obama is currently on the St. Paul City Council?

I think you're confused.
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:09 am   Subject: DOJ Grant To Fund Police-Muslim Relationships

Seems like a good idea and a good program. It's not a religion-based effort; it's a secular effort to connect two different groups of people, one of which is religious.
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:22 pm   Subject: TX: Gang Rapists Filmed Attacks, Called Friends To Join In

Just saying the death penalty is obviously not a deterrent. It's probably equally ridiculous to say it's a cause, but sometimes you gotta fight fire with ridiculous fire (rhetorically) for people to ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:11 pm   Subject: TX: Gang Rapists Filmed Attacks, Called Friends To Join In



The problem here is a lack of swift and sure punishment for crime.

It is? If the death penalty were a deterrent, wouldn't the state with the highest rate of capital punishment be the last plac ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:31 am   Subject: TX: Gang Rapists Filmed Attacks, Called Friends To Join In

"Boys will be boys"????

I feel sick.

Texas is effed up.
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:48 pm   Subject: CA: Sikhs, Muslims Fear Targeting By Hate Crimes

I'm not saying legitimate threats shouldn't be pursued and investigated. I'm saying that painting all Muslim Americans with one brush in public discourse leads to things like the story that started t ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:21 pm   Subject: CA: Sikhs, Muslims Fear Targeting By Hate Crimes

I couldn't find that statistic in the article. The article whose headline is American Muslims reject extremes.

I did find this interesting, though: Muslims in the USA have been under intense scru ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:08 pm   Subject: CA: Sikhs, Muslims Fear Targeting By Hate Crimes

The Muslim American community could only dream of having such a low percentage of their ranks who approve of and endorse acts of mass violence.

Oh yeah? Got citations and proof for that?
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:59 am   Subject: CA: Sikhs, Muslims Fear Targeting By Hate Crimes

There is a bar on the right side that scrolls up. I used it and found this in your post that I responded to:

"Let's put it this way. All the crazy assholes who have walked into American office ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:55 am   Subject: Re: Perspective

The statement that all mass killers of the last decade have been white or male is absolutely untrue

And it's not the statement I made. I said almost all acts of domestic terrorism in the U.S. hav ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:49 am   Subject: CA: Sikhs, Muslims Fear Targeting By Hate Crimes

Do you at least acknowledge that innocent people are being targeted because of their religion and ethnicity because of the inability of many Americans to distinguish between individuals and their larg ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:19 am   Subject: CA: Sikhs, Muslims Fear Targeting By Hate Crimes

This is why Ellison and others are protesting the hearings on radical Islam. It's McCarthyism, and it propagates the belief that all Muslims are evil.

I wish a speedy recovery to the victim of thi ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:43 pm   Subject: NWU Psych Professor Had Couple Perform Sex For Students

I went to the University of Kansas, and the most popular class on campus year after year was Human Sexuality taught by Prof. Daley. He was notorious for his frank discussion of sexual health and all ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:01 pm   Subject: NWU Psych Professor Had Couple Perform Sex For Students

Why are you so mad about it? Do you pay the tuition of a student at Northwestern? Did that student attend this "workshop?" Did that workshop ruin his or her ability to attend or absorb an ...
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:55 pm   Subject: Keith Ellison Denies Muslim Radicalization Hearings Needed

You don't like him. That's fine. I do. I've voted for him a couple of times and will continue to do so. I like his stance on issues important to me.
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:10 am   Subject: Keith Ellison Denies Muslim Radicalization Hearings Needed

But he's right. I don't care where he went to school--what he said about Pawlenty is true.
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:42 pm   Subject: Keith Ellison Denies Muslim Radicalization Hearings Needed

I love Keith Ellison. Good luck to him.
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:07 pm   Subject: NWU Psych Professor Had Couple Perform Sex For Students

I just love America. We pretend to be so Puritanical, but everyone's in the closet looking at porn, sleeping with gay prostitutes at truck stops or pretending to be shocked while they watch Janet Jac ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:12 pm   Subject: Kiva Wins $200,000 In American Express Donations

Terrific!!
PostForum: Religion   Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:50 am   Subject: Mpls Harvard Student Wants Outreach To Muslim Kids

Good for him. Sounds like a market ready to be tapped!
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:38 pm   Subject: Natural Selection will destroy us

I agree with everything he says:

Biology Nobelist: Natural selection will destroy us

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20928015.400-biology-nobelist-natural-selection-will-destroy-us.htm ...
PostForum: What's on Your Mind   Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:59 pm   Subject: Jeremy Bernard Named WH Social Secretary

what a cute couple

http://www.hrcbackstory.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/jeremyrufus.jpg

Jeremy Bernard and Rufus Gifford

Agreed!
PostForum: Food & Drink   Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:01 am   Subject: Matt Paulson, Sample Room Chef

I'm a big fan of the Sample Room--have been for many years. Good stuff!
 
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