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  • LIST: More measles cases confirmed, exposure areas expanded (Southern Arizona)

    05/31/2016 4:28:28 PM PDT · 30 of 31
    exDemMom to HollyB

    Yes, I do. I am a PhD educated medical researcher.

  • LIST: More measles cases confirmed, exposure areas expanded (Southern Arizona)

    05/31/2016 3:50:53 AM PDT · 28 of 31
    exDemMom to HollyB

    A fever monitor would be of limited value for containing measles, since the disease becomes contagious a day or two before symptoms appear.

    I have many times explained in this forum exactly how an unvaccinated child is dangerous to other people. For example, a teen might have such a mild case of pertussis that he does not know he is sick. But if he goes to visit someone’s new baby, he can spread the disease to that baby. And it is life-threatening in babies.

    Since I have made a continuous effort to educate people on this forum about vaccines, I have seen fewer posts by anti-vaxxers. Every time I respond to anti-vax nonsense, I warn those who post that I watch for that stuff, and I respond. I am passionate about preventing these diseases, and, in some cases, effecting complete eradication. We are on the verge of completely eradicating measles and polio worldwide. That is a great thing!

  • Mexican soccer Star Alan Pulido Rescued Several Hours After Abduction

    05/31/2016 3:38:08 AM PDT · 6 of 10
    exDemMom to Republican Wildcat

    Indeed.

    Members of the US military are prohibited from visiting any place in Mexico that is within 50 miles of the border, due to the high crime.

    Our politicians are perfectly aware of the crime issues caused by an open border. But instead of closing the border, they engage in ineffective “remedies” like putting up phone numbers in rest areas to call to report human trafficking.

  • Crowdsourced Bias (Wikipedia's Achilles Heel)

    05/31/2016 3:33:45 AM PDT · 16 of 19
    exDemMom to Reno89519

    I use Wikipedia extensively for professional purposes. If a new virus pops up that I need to know about, the CDC and the WHO are decent sources, but Wikipedia is more likely to have the information I need, right at hand: the kind of virus it is, how it replicates, how it spreads, whether there is a vaccine for it or a vaccine is being developed, etc. Plus, Wikipedia has references: invaluable if I am preparing a manuscript. True, I could find every bit of information without Wikipedia—but why waste the hours when Wikipedia’s contributors have already done the legwork?

    The only areas where Wikipedia really shows a bias are in politics or sociology. If you recognize the bias in those areas, you often can still get good information.

  • LIST: More measles cases confirmed, exposure areas expanded (Southern Arizona)

    05/31/2016 3:13:58 AM PDT · 26 of 31
    exDemMom to HollyB
    The MMR is a live vaccine, so immune compromised people cannot get vaccinated.

    Indeed. The reason public health agencies (e.g. the CDC) recommend the widest vaccine coverage possible is to protect the people who cannot be vaccinated. Their best protection is for the chains of transmission to break before they are exposed. Measles is so highly contagious that over 90% vaccine coverage is needed to prevent on-going transmission.

  • Bernie Sanders Asked About Failures of Socialism in Venezuela and Refuses to Comment

    05/30/2016 8:24:25 PM PDT · 21 of 47
    exDemMom to MarvinStinson

    Well, it is looking like the Bern has a real chance of getting the nomination—we will not really know until the convention.

    Most Republican candidates would be all too happy to throw in the towel, but I have a feeling Trump will fight.

    Either Hillary or Bernie should be very beatable, as long as the candidate going against them wants to win. And Trump does.

  • The last time there were this many unsold $100M+ homes on the market, the world economy imploded

    05/30/2016 7:26:44 PM PDT · 22 of 49
    exDemMom to Talisker
    Liberals simply do not get that economics is actual math, and has fixed properties.

    That is an excellent observation.

  • LIST: More measles cases confirmed, exposure areas expanded (Southern Arizona)

    05/30/2016 7:01:25 PM PDT · 21 of 31
    exDemMom to jonrick46

    The clues as to whether the leish would be able to become endemic in the US are hidden in its biology. Unfortunately, I know little about it, about how the organism is transmitted or how it reproduces in the sand fly. I cannot, therefore, make predictions as to whether this disease could become endemic. I do not expect that any insect other than sand flies would be able to transmit it.

    When biting insects feed, everything goes to the stomach. In order to transmit a disease, the organisms have to be present in the saliva. Take malaria as an example. The parasite, plasmodium, has a very complex life cycle in which it enters the mosquito’s gut and grows until it reaches a certain life stage at which point it travels to the salivary glands and awaits being injected into the next person the mosquito bites (mosquitoes inject saliva when they bite; it contains an anesthetic so you don’t feel the bite). The life cycle of plasmodia are very specific to a few species of anopheles mosquitoes; no other insect is known to transmit malaria. Even though we eradicated malaria in the US, the mosquitoes are still here, and we therefore always have the risk of malaria becoming endemic again.

  • LIST: More measles cases confirmed, exposure areas expanded (Southern Arizona)

    05/30/2016 6:45:18 PM PDT · 20 of 31
    exDemMom to Tilted Irish Kilt

    People who have visited one of those places and think they may have been exposed can get a measles vaccine. It takes about 2 weeks for IgM levels to increase, and the incubation period of measles is sometimes longer (range: 7 to 21 days). So it can be possible to stave off the disease by getting vaccinated right away.

    Of course, people who have already been vaccinated do not need to worry. The vaccine is over 99% effective.

    A very small child who is too young to be vaccinated is at the most risk of getting the disease.

  • Actor Keir Dullea turns 80 today

    05/30/2016 5:17:24 PM PDT · 6 of 41
    exDemMom to EveningStar

    Oh, happy birthday, “Dave”!

    I always name my desktops Hal, and my laptops Sal. Once, I even downloaded sound clips so that my computer would talk like Hal. The error messages would be “What do you think you are doing, Dave?”

  • Donald Trump had a strong warning for Republicans after Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said

    05/30/2016 5:13:52 PM PDT · 63 of 88
    exDemMom to djstex

    For Kristol to actually have a strong, solid conservative up his sleeve would be truly amazing. Especially since the Republicans have already chosen a strong, solid conservative! Who on earth could be a better candidate than Trump, and have that kind of name recognition?

  • LIST: More measles cases confirmed, exposure areas expanded (Southern Arizona)

    05/30/2016 5:00:10 PM PDT · 14 of 31
    exDemMom to jonrick46

    Typically, multi-host parasites take advantage of specific host biologies in order to propagate. That means that the chance of leish being spread by vectors unrelated to sand flies is quite low.

    Are there close relatives of sand flies in the US, or any US species of sand fly, that have similar biting behaviors? Those are the insects I would look at, in trying to determine whether leish could spread endemically in the US.

  • LIST: More measles cases confirmed, exposure areas expanded (Southern Arizona)

    05/30/2016 4:56:25 PM PDT · 13 of 31
    exDemMom to Ken H
    Several cases have been spotted.

    Groan.

  • This Election is About The Evolution of The Human Race (Beyond crazy)

    05/30/2016 4:53:46 PM PDT · 33 of 60
    exDemMom to 2ndDivisionVet

    This brainless unthinking new age acolyte is the poster child for why mandatory voting is NOT a good idea.

    He is my age, has never voted, but may decide to vote if Sanders is the nominee, because, well, magic. Thank goodness this guy has never voted before, and I sincerely hope he does not vote in this election and is never motivated to vote again!

    BTW, isn’t it the libertarians who always claim that illicit drug use is essentially harmless? This guy sure writes like drugs addled his brain...

  • Supermassive black holes in 'red geyser' galaxies cause galactic warming

    05/30/2016 4:41:50 PM PDT · 19 of 38
    exDemMom to JimSEA

    They need to start selling black hole wind credits, ASAP. Or the whole universe will die.

  • LIST: More measles cases confirmed, exposure areas expanded (Southern Arizona)

    05/30/2016 4:39:27 PM PDT · 6 of 31
    exDemMom to Snark

    Anyone who would refuse to vaccinate their children because of some money-grubbing “doctor” who conducted unethical “research” and then published a fake study deserves to have their kids taken away.

    A series of two measles shots is almost 100% protective.

    I had a measles shot when I was in college 30 years ago, and a recent blood test showed that I am immune. I do not ever need to get a second measles vaccine!

  • David Horowitz: ‘Kristol’s Betrayal Gets Serious’

    05/30/2016 12:35:23 PM PDT · 86 of 130
    exDemMom to Tau Food
    "Donald Trump is epically unprepared to be president. He has no realistic policies, no advisers, no capacity to learn. His vast narcissism makes him a closed fortress. He doesn’t know what he doesn’t know and he’s uninterested in finding out. He insults the office Abraham Lincoln once occupied by running for it with less preparation than most of us would undertake to buy a sofa … He is a childish man running for a job that requires maturity. He is an insecure boasting little boy whose desires were somehow arrested at age 12." - David Brooks

    I read that Brooks piece a few days ago.

    It should not have to be explained to Brooks or anyone else that someone who has been as incredibly successful as Trump--not just successful, but leagues ahead of most successful people--is extremely intelligent.

    What's more is that Trump is not an establishment insider, meaning he has a different perspective than any politician in DC today. That quality is desperately needed, since the "leadership" there now has driven us into such a hole with their group-think that it is hard to see how we will recover.

    I think that Brooks, like many liberal pundits, is a bully. I recall reading that bullies like belittle their victims' strongest traits to create the impression that they are so much better than the victim in that regard. So they harass an intelligent victim by calling them "stupid", or by calling an attractive person "ugly." Brooks told us more about himself than Trump with that slanderous piece.

  • Cancer survivor stunned by attention over graduation denial

    05/30/2016 9:00:39 AM PDT · 14 of 48
    exDemMom to COBOL2Java

    Hmm... my high school allowed me to participate (but not walk) in the graduation ceremony of the class ahead of me. They even announced my name so that I got recognition.

    The thing is, I had been accepted to go overseas as an exchange student, and would not be there when my class graduated the following year. I spent my senior year of high school in France. In the end, I decided not to graduate at all... not that anyone cares, because it is NOT mandatory to have a HS diploma in order to enter higher education. Although I do love to tell people that Dr. exDemMom is a HS dropout.

  • Here’s why you shouldn’t freak out about that ‘cell phones cause cancer’ study

    05/29/2016 5:27:41 PM PDT · 29 of 40
    exDemMom to Ditter

    You are welcome.

  • Hillary ‘lost’ 2 years of emails to a ‘glitch’ when she was under investigation as the first lady,

    05/29/2016 4:49:50 PM PDT · 60 of 64
    exDemMom to Nachum
    The subpoenaed emails covered an entire two-year span — 1886 to 1998.

    Must be common core math at work here.

    I didn't know there was email back in the 1800s. As far as I know, the computers back then worked on mechanical, not electrical, principles.

  • Killing of gorilla to save boy at Ohio zoo sparks outrage

    05/29/2016 4:30:31 PM PDT · 70 of 141
    exDemMom to nuconvert

    Well, I am glad the kid is okay.

    The parents, though, should have to pay for the animal.

  • Here’s why you shouldn’t freak out about that ‘cell phones cause cancer’ study

    05/29/2016 3:11:48 PM PDT · 22 of 40
    exDemMom to AdmSmith; Swordmaker; SunkenCiv

    Thank you for the mini-review!

    For a while, I worked at a hospital in the clinical studies department. Every single day, I read study proposals and study results that were utter garbage—often, entire studies were based on gathering patient data and then using high-powered statistics to compare every data element to every other data element within the set. And every time there was a correlation between two data elements, at P < 0.05 significance, the study authors would happily write up a paper for publishing. I wanted to scream—this is not science, and has no business being published as such. A statistical correlation means absolutely nothing if there is not a mechanism linking the two correlated elements.

    In my field of biochemistry, it is possible to have very high quality results with small sample sizes. But that’s because everything is controlled, save for the one or two variables under study. If you want to show that a gene is repressed by exposure to a chemical, you only need three samples per treatment group for statistical significance. I could run an entire experiment in a 6-well plate—then repeat the experiment twice, and I would have data suitable for publication.

    BTW, I like the way you spelled your moniker with codons in your tagline.

  • Killing of gorilla to save boy at Ohio zoo sparks outrage

    05/29/2016 2:53:29 PM PDT · 17 of 141
    exDemMom to Jonty30

    The gorilla was agitated and dragging the child around. Zoo officials made the decision not to try to tranquilize the animal, since a tranquilizer might have taken some time to work. Also, animals thrash around for a few minutes when first given anesthesia, until the anesthetic kicks in fully—which would have been very dangerous for the little boy.

    The boy is in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

    The parents bear the blame here; they should have been watching him better. He had exhibited a strong desire to enter the gorilla pen; they should have disciplined him or removed him from the area.

  • Data show more students leaving public schools for charters

    05/29/2016 2:43:45 PM PDT · 8 of 35
    exDemMom to Olog-hai

    Well, one way the schools could save money is by refusing to enroll illegal aliens according to the proposition that CA voters passed back in the 90s. Sadly, the voters were ignored and CA schools still enroll illegals. It’s costing a fortune.

  • Here’s why you shouldn’t freak out about that ‘cell phones cause cancer’ study

    05/29/2016 2:31:07 PM PDT · 18 of 40
    exDemMom to Ditter

    The phone is always in receiving mode, meaning that it constantly picks up the radiowaves that are all around us all the time. It also emits via a small weak transmitter—this is how it finds the nearest cell tower—but I am not sure how often it does that. When you talk on it, of course, it is constantly transmitting.

    Another source of EM radiation would be the electric cords all over your house. If an electric cord is receiving power, it is also emitting at a low frequency.

    The EM spectrum is all around us. You really only need to worry about being exposed to the high frequencies (UV and above) that can damage DNA, or about extremely intense exposures at lower frequencies, which can burn you.

  • Hillary Clinton Urged To Drop Out Of The Presidential Race

    05/29/2016 2:20:49 PM PDT · 53 of 77
    exDemMom to Yaelle

    As far as I can tell from Google, the article that HuffPo pulled, “Hillary Clinton to be Indicted on Federal Racketeering Charges” is a blog article. While it would be fantastic if true, I want to see it confirmed through a reliable source before celebrating.

    So, would Trump do better or worse against the Bern than he would against crooked Hillary?

    I’m thinking that the Dems could put up anyone and have a tough go at it—Donald does not pull punches like the typical Republican.

  • Hillary Clinton Urged To Drop Out Of The Presidential Race

    05/29/2016 1:45:29 PM PDT · 33 of 77
    exDemMom to 2ndDivisionVet
    ...it has also proved that Hillary Clinton has misstated facts deliberately throughout the duration of her campaign.

    Isn't that what Democrats always do during campaigns?

  • Legal Cannabis is Literally Transforming Cities — Funding Roads, Schools, Charities and More

    05/29/2016 1:38:31 PM PDT · 20 of 98
    exDemMom to Darteaus94025

    How sad.

    Unfortunately, cannabis causes brain damage in users whose brains are still developing. That means in anyone who is age 25 or younger. It just so happens that young people who are the most vulnerable to the damaging effects of cannabis use are also the prime targets of drug pushers.

    This experiment with legalizing marijuana will not last long, but by the time it is finished, I’m afraid that the social burden of the damaged users is going to be quite heavy.

    I hope that your son refrains from further use, and that he eventually recovers.

  • Here’s why you shouldn’t freak out about that ‘cell phones cause cancer’ study

    05/29/2016 1:32:52 PM PDT · 14 of 40
    exDemMom to Swordmaker
    So far, the released NTP data show a very weak link between excessive cell phone radiation exposure and the risk of developing some cancers. Specifically, male rats that were exposed to full-body doses of radiation for nine hours a day — from before the time they were born until they were just over two years old — were slightly more likely to develop brain and heart cancers than rats not exposed to that radiation.

    In other words, they exposed the rats for extremely long periods of time to very high doses of the radiation. This has zero applicability to any real-world use of cell phones. Seriously, how many people cover themselves with cellphones while the phones are transmitting for several hours each day?

    The radiation in cell phones is not high enough energy to be ionizing, nor is it in the UV range--so it doesn't damage DNA. Since DNA damage is a direct mechanism for the cancerous changes that occur following radiation exposure, this means that the phones aren't likely to cause cancer through this route. And it is difficult to envision another route for them to cause cancer. Through increasing the kinetic energy of cells--well, any heat source does that, so not very likely.

    Cell phones function by receiving and emitting radio waves, which are part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Just like visible light, except that they are lower energy than visible light. Typically, the radiation that causes severe health effects is higher energy than visible light; EM emissions above visible light, at the UV and higher energies, cause DNA damage.

  • Progressives just made the best argument possible for voting Trump

    05/29/2016 12:19:56 PM PDT · 6 of 40
    exDemMom to Yashcheritsiy
    By all appearances, the Left seems to approve of the attempt to use violence to stifle free political expression and to coerce its opponents into silence.

    The left has always approved of violence to get its way. The issue is not that the left "seems to approve" of the violence, but that the left now feels emboldened in a way that it has not since the 1960s. I think part of the phenomenon is that with Obama, they have come as close as they ever have to realizing their dream of making America into a socialist totalitarian dictatorship. But the support for Trump shows them that the American people are rising up to destroy that dream. Just like cornered animals, these leftists are becoming desperately vicious.

    Good article, BTW.

  • Transgender Issue Strikes Oregon Women’s Shelter

    05/29/2016 12:07:12 PM PDT · 15 of 60
    exDemMom to Morgana

    We have come full circle. The radicals who once claimed to support equal rights for women now want to marginalize women in the name of rights for the mentally ill.

    How long before there are no more women’s sports teams, because they are filled by men claiming to identify as women? How long before women are afraid to go to public places, because they have no idea who might be lurking in the bathrooms claiming to identify as a woman? From the “take back the night” anti-rape activism, now liberals have moved towards enabling rapists and perverts.

    Obama ushered in an era of pure insanity, from making the law accept the nonsensical concept of “gay marriage” to pushing women aside in favor of men who “identify” as women.

    The country needs Trump. We need a return to sanity. And women need their rights back.

  • New concept turns battery technology upside-down

    05/29/2016 11:34:25 AM PDT · 5 of 33
    exDemMom to rightwingcrazy

    I wonder how frequently it must be flipped.

  • Veterans sites in California, Kentucky, Virginia damaged

    05/29/2016 11:17:10 AM PDT · 5 of 22
    exDemMom to Olog-hai

    Under Obama, it has become acceptable to hate.

    Liberals have always loved hate; it’s just that it is socially acceptable now.

    I can’t wait for Trump to bring back decency. We’ve been without it for too long.

  • Are the Clintons the Real Housing Crash Villains?

    05/29/2016 8:12:11 AM PDT · 5 of 44
    exDemMom to Kaslin

    The thing is, the housing crash became inevitable the moment Bill Clinton signed the “housing reform” bills into law. Anyone with a three digit IQ could see that at the time. What I don’t get is why the Republicans at the time weren’t shouting from the rooftops that granting mortgages to people who can’t afford them is a failing strategy from the get-go and bound to end up badly.

    The effects of stupid monetary policy might not be immediate, but they are unavoidable. I think the Democrat strategy is to put the stupid policy in place while talking about how good it is for poor people, and gambling that they will not be in power when the effects of the policy finally become too large to ignore. That way, Democrats can always run on the issue that they “care”, while never suffering any consequence from their abysmally rotten economic policies.

  • Trump camp concedes it's low on money

    05/29/2016 4:28:48 AM PDT · 44 of 106
    exDemMom to hoosiermama

    I will have to check that out. Diamond and Silk are amazing young ladies!

  • Trump camp concedes it's low on money

    05/29/2016 3:47:41 AM PDT · 18 of 106
    exDemMom to Pinkbell

    You can donate to Trump’s campaign at his website. I would rather do that than give to the RNC. Perhaps if the RNC cleans up its act, I will donate to them in the future, but not now, not while their policy is to give the Democrats what they want.

  • Roger Stone: Beware snake oil salesman 'Lyin'Ted" Cruz

    05/29/2016 3:39:46 AM PDT · 68 of 116
    exDemMom to paltz
    As long you cap it below 100% you’re for killing babies. “Saving those we can” Who are the 5% who should be trashed—baby parts and all?

    So then, do you think the sidewalk counselors are a waste of time? Since they only save a small number of babies, a statistically insignificant number when compared to the number who die each year, they shouldn't bother, right? Because saving some babies is worthless unless you can save them all?

    The pragmatic approach--working to decrease the number of abortions while realizing that stopping abortion out right is an impossible goal for the foreseeable future--is really the only workable approach.

  • Roger Stone: Beware snake oil salesman 'Lyin'Ted" Cruz

    05/29/2016 3:20:21 AM PDT · 62 of 116
    exDemMom to Bobalu
    I can’t believe I was once all in for him.... I’m just not as bright as I thought I was

    Of course you're bright! You figured out he's not what he originally billed himself to be, didn't you?

    I liked him at first, too.

  • Children destroy valuable artwork while visiting gallery

    05/28/2016 9:40:05 PM PDT · 116 of 118
    exDemMom to Rebelbase

    And we wonder about the “special snowflake” fad...

  • Photos–WAR: Donald Trump Protests in Fresno, San Diego Get Violent

    05/28/2016 7:19:04 PM PDT · 86 of 99
    exDemMom to the_individual2014

    I wish I could.

  • (Cincinnati) Zoo: Gorilla killed after dragging boy who fell into exhibit; child hospitalized

    05/28/2016 5:43:29 PM PDT · 59 of 148
    exDemMom to xzins
    They said the gorilla had hold of the boy and their thought was that there’s almost always a violent reaction with tranquilizing.

    Indeed. I have anesthetized animals, and there always is a phase where the animal thrash around prior to going to sleep. A gorilla thrashing around like that while holding a child could easily smash the child.

  • Global Online Enrollment System (GOES)

    05/28/2016 11:27:48 AM PDT · 8 of 21
    exDemMom to Don Corleone

    If you have the time and it fits into your travel plans, try going by Amtrak and getting a sleeper. My son and I took an Amtrak vacation this spring, which was truly a novel experience. In the station, there is a lounge for sleeping car and first class passengers where they offer free refreshments while you wait to board the train. On the train, there is a dining car where they cook the food, and the menu is decent. For breakfast, we had the thickest, fluffiest pancakes I have ever seen. You get to watch the scenery and never have to worry about stopping for gas. The train is a bit bumpier than airplanes, but you get used to it.

  • Children destroy valuable artwork while visiting gallery

    05/28/2016 11:10:15 AM PDT · 7 of 118
    exDemMom to BenLurkin

    The parents are to blame. There clearly was a velvet rope around the exhibit, and the parents let the kids go inside the roped-off area. There is no excuse for that.

    My son understood from a very young age that you do not misbehave in public. I have no idea how I taught him that, but I do find that parents who allow children to misbehave in public are extremely annoying.

  • Barclaycard Visa application but never applied/Vanity

    05/28/2016 11:02:38 AM PDT · 62 of 73
    exDemMom to 4yearlurker

    Well, I am glad you figured it out and the bank is on top of things.

    Have you considered getting an identity protection service?

  • Barclaycard Visa application but never applied/Vanity

    05/28/2016 9:19:33 AM PDT · 25 of 73
    exDemMom to 4yearlurker

    Barclay Bank is a legitimate company; I have a Barclay Visa card.

    If you are not certain about this application, look at the fine print on it and the return address—these should tell you if the application came from Barclay’s or from some scammer. If you suspect identity theft, the sooner you find out, the better.

    If you actually want to get one of their cards, they have a legitimate website and phone number that you can find and use to contact them.

    The best thing is to shred the application. Sometimes, companies send a card with a number on it, my own personal application card. I cut those up (they will jam my shredder) and then throw the pieces away gradually, never putting them all in the same trash bag. I want to make sure the information on the card cannot be recreated.

  • Shriners

    05/28/2016 7:48:53 AM PDT · 5 of 67
    exDemMom to rey

    My grandpa was a Shriner. He avidly supported the Shriner’s children’s hospitals and gave us Shriner-themed coloring books.

  • In historic visit to Hiroshima, Obama calls on the world to morally evolve

    05/28/2016 7:45:48 AM PDT · 6 of 35
    exDemMom to Cheerio
    And he confronted the cold reality that his own goal of a world without nuclear firepower remains frustratingly out of reach.

    That's his goal? Judging by his work to give these deadly technologies to Iran, I wouldn't have guessed.

  • Venezuela Drifts Into New Territory: Hunger, Blackouts and Government Shutdown

    05/28/2016 7:43:18 AM PDT · 31 of 68
    exDemMom to NohSpinZone
    Just pick your commie country over the last 100 years and you have exactly what Venezuela is going through.

    No, you don't. Unlike past socialist failures which were hidden by the press at a time when people could get news no other way, Venezuela's failure is taking place in an environment where anyone who wants to see it, can. Social media is the enemy of the left.

  • Beyond the Tourist Façade Are Cuba’s Victims of Communist

    05/28/2016 7:16:34 AM PDT · 3 of 5
    exDemMom to fella

    Thank goodness Bern is running to give us exactly the same kind of paradise! < /sarc >

  • Clinton vs. Trump: The Worst Choice Ever!

    05/28/2016 6:53:45 AM PDT · 21 of 42
    exDemMom to rktman

    So... the supposed intellectual elites tell us we have to reject Trump, just because. No reason for it, but just because.

    I’ve seen the memes—Trump is scary, his election will cause WWIII, etc.—but never once an actual fact-based reason to not vote for him.

    I remember, many of the same things were said about Reagan. He also was supposed to plunge us into a world war which would make WWII seem like a minor spat in comparison. Didn’t happen. Won’t happen with Trump, either.