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  1. According to Wikipedia, this group claims to be of Jewish ethnicity, but vary in religious practice, between actually practicing the Jewish faith and practicing a very conservative form of Christianity. As far as I can tell, the Catholic teens and the Black Israelite teens share similar ideological views with regard to "women's rights". Maybe the whole fight was contrived, or maybe there was more to it than any of the videos capture.
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    #56 Do You Get Enough Exercise?

    I go and go and go, but never get anywhere, like a treadmill. Does that count?
  3. The hats are disgusting, from any perspective, but probably these poor rich private school boys have been brainwashed all their lives by right wing extremist parents and teachers, and don't know any better. They're old enough to think for themselves, but rich kids tend to be delayed in development of critical thinking because they never need to exercise it.
  4. It's a distraction. It's also proof that "truth" depends on your perspective. What is the media not covering right now that we need to know about?
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    Thoughts 2019

    United States. East side.
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    Thoughts 2019

    Crazy weather. All weekend it never went above freezing. Today it's predicted to reach 60°F/16°C. It's already warming quickly.
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    Thoughts 2019

    Well... Sometimes choices have consequences.
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    Ate/Eating/Will Eat?

    Feet soup? Hmm. I've got peanut butter granola bars baking right now. My picky eater vegetarian kid likes cookies, so I'm hoping he will accept these as a source of some protein. He doesn't eat peanut butter, cheese, or yogurt anymore, nothing but fruits, vegetables, pasta, rice, bread, and of course junk food. My menu plan says tonight's supper is supposed to be beans and rice, but I'm thinking eggs and potatoes sounds more appealing in the wintery weather we're having right now. I wonder if my people would accept eggs, potatoes, and vegetable soup. Ate: coffee with milk Eating: nothing Will eat: probably as stated above.
  9. You people are getting really off topic. The question assumes both individuals - doesn't specify man or woman - are good people, well intentioned, and have normal capabilities. As a side note, it's reasonable to discuss extreme circumstances, but it misses the point and certainly is not the main point! Assuming all else is the same, which is better: that a person spends all waking hours in prayer, or a person prays only the obligatory prayers and spends the rest of waking hours in service to others?
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    Thoughts 2019

    Just complaining about first world problems. Feel free to skip this post if you don't have time for that nonsense. A heat pump is a great way to keep a house comfortable most of the time, but not today. It's above freezing in here - would be considered mild if it were outside - 60°F/14°C. Why are my toes numb?
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    How do you draw X's?

    I'm 7. All the others seem inefficient to me, except maybe 5.
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    The Whitewashing of MLK's legacy

    While not necessarily an avowed socialist, Dr.. King certainly did hold many socialist views. "Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary." “As long as there is poverty in this world, no man can be totally rich even if he has a billion dollars.” “God never intended for one group of people to live in superfluous inordinate wealth, while others live in abject deadening poverty.” “The time has come for us to civilize ourselves by the total, direct and immediate abolition of poverty” “Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the Earth man walks on. It is not man.” “Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That’s the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system.” “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” “I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.” "Call it democracy, or call it democratic socialism, but there must be a better distribution of wealth within this country for all God's children." "If America does not use her vast resources of wealth to end poverty and make it possible for all of God's children to have the basic necessities of life, she too will go to hell." "The time has come for an all-out war against poverty. The rich nations must use their vast resources of wealth to develop the underdeveloped, school the unschooled, and feed the unfed. Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation. No individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for "the least of these"." "And one day we must ask the question, "Why are there forty million poor people in America?" And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy." "A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our present policies... True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. A true revolution of values will soon look on uneasily upon the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth with righteous indignation."
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    Donald J. Trump [OFFICIAL THREAD]

    May this woman never lose her optimism and spunk. She gives me hope for the future of this country. Believe it or not, a lot of our young people think like Miss Occasio-Cortez: that government exists to serve the people, not the corporations. The Trump people are mostly over 65. Eventually they will die off, if we can survive that long.
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