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Religion and Philosophy / Re: Conversations with Sharon at home
« Last post by Bob J. on Today at 04:46:34 pm »
Cheers —

Notes from a different universe….
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“I’ve not been impolite with you. I've simply declared to what appears to be hypocrisy on your part and suspect on the part of your church as well. You seem to think that to point out one's sins (whether as it pertains to sodomites or yourself)”

Well, to create the term sodomite and then continually use it to describe people is impolite [full stop]

I found his website a couple of days ago, when following your earlier exchange and Ted got his remarks reposted over here. His website is at

http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org

I spent a few minute at the site. Be prepared for some serious relaxation exercises after viewing. - deep breathing, maybe a quite walk in a garden. I had to play with my cat, those little nips and scratches soon become your only focus.

Anyway, I was going to send this off but never did …
“Well Ambulance Chaser, it looks like you may have a new challenge - Ted R. Weiland author of “Bible Law vs. The United States Constitution.” I’d love to see an objective review of his book, HOWEVER, this by no means a request for ANYONE to read it.”

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And since I always recommend reading, this time I’ll mention George Lakoff. In particular, his short book Don’t Think of an Elephant. I liked the first edition better than the second edition. The first edition was a rambling collection of many articles he had written, it contained much repetition. The second edition cleaned that up a lot and is probably a better read. However, my enjoyment of the first edition is like reading old letters, like the Federalist Papers, you get to see repeating concerns and different wording as an idea develops.

anyway check out
https://georgelakoff.com
under the heading “Writings” he has may articles, here is one of the articles (he has also written extensively on “family values”)
http://www.alternet.org/story/17574/inside_the_frame

P.S. Oh, and after you read about framing you will know just how loaded Ted’s use of the word “hypocrisy” is.
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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by dpareja on Today at 04:25:28 pm »
Trump wants people who will be absolutely loyal to him, and doesn't get that the AG is the country's top prosecutor, not his own personal lawyer. He sees Sessions' recusal over the Russia issue as a personal betrayal.

Now, I think Sessions is a terrible AG, since he's incredibly racist, but at least he seems to understand that it's not his role to protect the President at all costs.
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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by ironbite on Today at 03:43:43 pm »
Trump is looking to fire Sessions as AG and appoint Rudy Giuliani in his place.

Ironbite-*dies laughing*
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Politics and Government / Re: Canada lacks free trade between provinces
« Last post by dpareja on Today at 01:20:33 pm »
It's because sales taxes are a major source of revenue for the provinces, so they don't want you buying stuff in one province (paying sales tax there) and bringing it into another.

Never mind that this is completely unconstitutional:

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All Articles of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of any one of the Provinces shall, from and after the Union, be admitted free into each of the other Provinces.
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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by Askold on Today at 01:16:25 pm »
...Now I really need to know if Obama's did any pranks for Trump team.

I already know that they didn't steal a thing because the racists in USA would still be screaming about it loud enough to be heard in Europe if they took as much as a towel as a souvenir.
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Politics and Government / Canada lacks free trade between provinces
« Last post by Askold on Today at 01:14:25 pm »
http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/provincial-trade-barriers-1.4175314

This was complete news to me but if a Canadian, living in Canada buy something from one place, in Canada, and then moves with his purchase to another place, in Canada, he may in fact violate laws?

As in, you buy a case of beer in one province then cross the border to another province and you will be punished?

For an EU member who is getting used to free trade between several countries this system seems kinda ancient and honestly ...silly.

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Any Canadian who wants to do business in any province must still register separately in that province, hire a representative, pay a fee and submit paperwork. Regulations on, for example, trucking, are not harmonized.

Protectionist unions see to it that workers from one province cannot cross over and work in another. An Ontario doctor's prescription will almost certainly be rejected in a Quebec pharmacy.

And of course government-overseen cartels called marketing boards set prices we pay for dairy, poultry and maple syrup.

Municipalities tell you what taxis you can or cannot summon to your home.

This, we are told, is all for our own good. And police – gun-carrying agents of the state charged with protecting us – are ultimately used as enforcers. See the Comeau case.

Canada? I thought you guys were better than this.
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The Lounge / Re: Things That Annoy You
« Last post by RavynousHunter on Today at 10:01:39 am »
I can throw quotes around, too!  Watch!

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

HRM...
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Creative Outlets / Re: An Incel Transforms - story
« Last post by chad sexington on Today at 07:39:57 am »
Nah, the current title works :)
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The Lounge / Re: Things That Annoy You
« Last post by dpareja on Today at 02:24:44 am »
"A government powerful enough to give you everything you want is powerful enough to take everything you have."

I hate it when conservatives quote this as a reason not to do single-payer health care.

Because it seems they want a government big enough to take away people's rights to control their own bodies.
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