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Posts by exDemMom

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  • I’m Sorry, But Caitlyn Jenner Is a Man Wearing a Dress (Nothing changes That...)

    02/27/2017 6:33:34 AM PST · 40 of 68
    exDemMom to Ciaphas Cain
    Does an individual's body possess the genetic potential to produce male gametes?

    Then that person is male.

    Technically, the male body produces both female and male gametes. The female body only produces female gametes.

  • Stranahan: Steve Bannon Nailed It on the Media’s Fight Against Trump

    02/25/2017 7:06:04 AM PST · 18 of 18
    exDemMom to ForYourChildren

    Bookmark for video reference.

  • Stranahan: Steve Bannon Nailed It on the Media’s Fight Against Trump

    02/25/2017 7:06:02 AM PST · 17 of 18
    exDemMom to ForYourChildren

    Bookmark for video reference.

  • Oroville Dam Reviews

    02/24/2017 4:32:14 PM PST · 47 of 47
    exDemMom to Cementjungle

    That is very nice imagery, thank you!

  • The Labyrinth of Illegal Immigration

    02/23/2017 5:38:56 AM PST · 8 of 33
    exDemMom to Kaslin

    Ronald Reagan made a huge mistake with his amnesty. I would hope that President Trump does not make the same mistake.

    With the high percentage of young adults still living at home, unable to find jobs much less build careers, I would think that the harm of allowing illegal aliens to take the starter jobs at less than minimum wage would be very easy to explain to people.

    We are not helping the desperately poor of Mexico and South America by allowing them into the US to be little more than slaves. We actually help them more by preventing them from entering our country and deporting them when they do. When they remain in their home country, they put pressure on their government to address the problems that make them so poor in the first place.

    Fix the problems in other countries, don’t import them here and allow them to fester.

  • University of Washington Declares Proper Grammar Is Racist

    02/23/2017 5:03:45 AM PST · 96 of 124
    exDemMom to bert

    I’m not used to reading business writing, but it does not surprise me that other professions would use such a style.

    It seems that when the purpose of writing is to convey information and not draw attention to the person conveying the information, people tend to slip into the passive voice. Like I did, just now.

  • Is Chelsea Clinton Donald Trump’s most formidable Twitter foe? (mega barf alert)

    02/23/2017 4:54:05 AM PST · 12 of 37
    exDemMom to simpson96

    I have yet to see President Trump refer to Chelsea at all in his tweets. So the short answer is “No.”

  • University of Washington Declares Proper Grammar Is Racist

    02/23/2017 4:52:25 AM PST · 89 of 124
    exDemMom to Tax-chick

    I have a feeling you would hate scientific writing.

    Many scientists avoid using pronouns and write in the passive voice. Plus, they (we) tend to write very convoluted sentences:

    “Four units of EcoR1 were added to a cocktail containing buffer and 500 nanograms of DNA and allowed to incubate for one hour at 37 degrees Celsius. The DNA was then separated on a 1% agarose gel at 90V for one hour, following which the 700 base-pair band was excised and the DNA extracted.”

    I once read a scientific paper in which the author used the pronoun “I” (usually scientists say “we” if they use a pronoun at all) and wrote in the active voice. I was shocked—scientists just don’t do that!

  • 6 dead, including pregnant woman, in Chicago shootings (Where's Obama?)

    02/23/2017 4:43:19 AM PST · 4 of 9
    exDemMom to simpson96

    I assume the unborn baby died as well, so isn’t that seven dead?

  • Just what really IS going on in Sweden?

    02/23/2017 4:41:46 AM PST · 28 of 39
    exDemMom to Kartographer
    How far the line of the mighty Vikings of old who once held all of Europe in Terror has fallen.

    I thought the Vikings were Norse. This is why I tell my husband I cannot trust him... because of his Viking lineage... his great grandmother immigrated from Norway.

  • Trump Cancels Obama’s Protections on Transgender Bathrooms in Schools

    02/23/2017 4:35:36 AM PST · 21 of 31
    exDemMom to grania
    I've avoided public restrooms since this ruling. (bonus: it's saved me money on beverages when I'm away from home).

    Since I often work ten hour days, I do not have the option of avoiding public restrooms. I can avoid public locker rooms if I do not go to the gym, although I do not need to do that since I have yet to see a man in the locker room.

  • University of Washington Declares Proper Grammar Is Racist

    02/23/2017 4:32:37 AM PST · 80 of 124
    exDemMom to Tax-chick
    The pairs you mentioned are all “pronoun + linking verb” sets, rather than true nouns or verbs. That is one of several reasons it is a poor sentence.

    I would argue that the pronouns make perfectly viable subjects. For example, the leading "It" in the professor's sentence clearly refers to subjects already defined in previous sentences, and so does not need to be defined again. In general, pronouns serve as a handy form of shorthand to avoid having to define the subject (or object) in every sentence. In some cases, the pronoun serves as a filler since we cannot have a sentence without a subject--for instance, we must say "It is raining," but what, in this case, is the "It"?

  • Just been kicked off the plane, not going to New York. I feel like a criminal: British-born Muslim t

    02/23/2017 4:15:48 AM PST · 27 of 40
    exDemMom to nickedknack
    The Brits add the “s” to math...like adding the “u” in color or favorite. Maths, colour, favourite.

    So, to pronounce these words properly, the "-our" must be pronounced like the word "our."

    Thus, they would be pronounced "cuhl-ahr" or "cuhl-ow-er," "fav-ahr-it" or "fav-ow-er-it." I literally do read them that way when I see those extraneous letters that the Brits love to insert into words.

  • Majority of Americans trust the media more than Trump: poll (Fake Headline barf)

    02/23/2017 4:06:09 AM PST · 3 of 20
    exDemMom to DOC44

    Yet other polls show that trust in the media is at all-time lows, that the media is viewed even more unfavorably than congress, and that Trump is regarded as much more trustworthy than the media.

    The left typically characterizes statements as lies if they do not support the leftist narrative. Conversely, the left believes that statements are true if they advance the narrative. Their characterization of truth and falsehood has nothing to do with the actual evidentiary basis of statements; they base it all on whether statements advance the narrative.

  • Trump's Mandate: Make America Prosperous Again

    02/23/2017 3:58:43 AM PST · 8 of 9
    exDemMom to mazda77
    He is already beating them about the head and shoulders with their Fake News and will get the deal to carve out CNN in the Time-Warner/ATT merger proposal. As a side note, today might be a pivotal mark as to what is released in the next days by O’Keefe.

    Once CNN is toasted, the corporate hosts of the other networks will stay true to their monkey see, monkey do mindsets and start their red ink purges as well. It is most certainly not helping their corporate brands at all.

    What is this about CNN? Can you link any articles with more information?

  • University of Washington Declares Proper Grammar Is Racist

    02/23/2017 3:46:36 AM PST · 60 of 124
    exDemMom to Tax-chick

    I do not formally know grammar, but I can pick out three subject-verb constructions in that sentence.

    “It” and “is”; “one” and “must”; and “we” and “have.” The last two are separated by a clause (at least, I think that’s a clause there between the commas).

    That sentence is of the long and convoluted type that I often find myself writing. In most cases, however, I go back and break my original long sentence into shorter, more easily managed, chunks.

  • University of Washington Declares Proper Grammar Is Racist

    02/23/2017 3:36:56 AM PST · 55 of 124
    exDemMom to Hadean

    But let’s not mention the profound racism inherent in refusing to teach children standard American English. The motivation in refusing to teach them is racist and demeaning (based in the belief that they are not sufficiently intelligent to pick up proper grammar). The result of not teaching them effectively suppresses them from ever achieving any level of success in their lives.

    The university should fire this racist professor ASAP.

  • Trump Cancels Obama’s Protections on Transgender Bathrooms in Schools

    02/23/2017 3:30:24 AM PST · 4 of 31
    exDemMom to servo1969

    I would characterize this as Trump restoring the gender protections that Obama tried to obliterate when he decreed that any man has the “right” to use the women’s restroom simply by claiming to “identify” as a woman.

    If I were to walk into a restroom and see a man there, I would feel terribly unsafe. And there is no way I would use a public locker room if a man is present.

  • Yet Another 10 Underrated ’80s Bands You Need to Hear Now

    02/23/2017 2:41:42 AM PST · 218 of 266
    exDemMom to lee martell
    Do I get credit for knowing about Nena and her 99 Luftballoons?

    Oy! Every once in awhile, I get that song into my head and just have to listen to it. I'm about to pull up youtube now. I wasn't even thinking about it until I read your post. Thanks a lot!!!

  • Yale Study: Zika May Affect Male Fertility

    02/23/2017 2:35:50 AM PST · 9 of 13
    exDemMom to nickcarraway
    Last month, the state Department of Public Health announced that at least two babies in the state born to Zika-infected mothers had birth defects related to the disease.

    Cause and effect, or confirmation bias?

    It is still very suspicious that Zika has been affecting people for decades, but it was only linked to microcephaly in Brazil. If Zika causes microcephaly, it should have been causing it long before the disease ever reached Brasil.

  • Yale Study: Zika May Affect Male Fertility

    02/23/2017 2:31:46 AM PST · 8 of 13
    exDemMom to Cowboy Bob

    Mosquitoes spread disease by injecting infected saliva into the puncture wound when they bite someone. In order for a mosquito to transmit a disease, the virus has to be first be able to infect the mosquito. In an infected mosquito, the virus can spread throughout its body, so it can enter the salivary glands and be present in the saliva. Since HIV does not infect mosquitos, they cannot transmit the virus because there is no way for the HIV virus to leave the mosquito digestive tract and enter the salivary glands.

    The government agency known as the CDC only relays information that was determined by scientists who work both within and outside of government and from all over the world. The scientists discover the information through scientific investigation. The scientists are not government bureaucrats who must push a certain narrative to promote an agenda.

  • Illegal Immigrants Cost California $30.3 Billion A Year—17.7% Of State Budget

    02/22/2017 4:50:12 PM PST · 29 of 51
    exDemMom to BBell
    I imagine a lot of people who voted for it have left the state and have been replaced by illegals.

    I would be one of those people. I may not return to CA when I retire, although I remain a legal resident of the state.

  • Trump Takin' It to the Left: I'm Lovin' It!

    02/21/2017 3:46:58 AM PST · 17 of 19
    exDemMom to BenLurkin
    Since Trump’s agenda is to better the lives of every American, one can only conclude that those who oppose the Trump agenda are those whose wish harm upon America.

    Isn't it obvious? They want to destroy America. They are not happy that we didn't go along with their choice of Hillary the Destroyer, and they are trying to get revenge for that.

  • Media Clowns Think They Have Constitutional Immunity from Criticism

    02/21/2017 3:34:40 AM PST · 41 of 45
    exDemMom to Kaslin
    They are so far gone, they really think that they are the last line of defense between freedom and democracy and tyranny. And attacking them and challenging their reputation is no more and no less than attacking the Constitution and trying to destroy America and democracy.

    The problem with this statement is that the media are on the first line attack *against* freedom. Everything the MSM does is calculated to advance tyranny and crush rights. Now that we have a president who (thank God!) is willing to call them out, they are having conniptions.

    I have no sympathy for the socialist propagandists, and I love to see President Trump call them out. It would be a miracle if they developed a sense of introspection and started to understand just why the president and majority of Americans hold them in contempt--but I doubt that will happen. So, the next best thing is to render them irrelevant and encourage and foster the growth of the new media (those who take reporting seriously).

  • Here’s how most Venezuelans lost an average of 19 pounds in 2016, and how to make sure it...

    02/21/2017 3:04:38 AM PST · 4 of 20
    exDemMom to grundle

    Drat, and we just barely missed this utopia for ourselves by unwisely rejecting Hillary! /s

    A few years ago, I corresponded with a young Venezuelan man who was getting a masters degree in petroleum engineering. As part of his master’s program, he had to learn English. His English was very good, much better than some native speakers. I told him that I could not tell from the way he writes that he is not American (although he told me that if I heard him speak, I would know). I wonder how he is doing these days.

  • Meanwhile, Rioting Breaks Out In Sweden

    02/21/2017 2:52:47 AM PST · 33 of 82
    exDemMom to aquila48

    I saw some woman on Fox last night, trying her darndest to misunderstand Trump’s comments regarding Sweden. She was going on about how does what happen in Sweden affect anything that goes on here. I could only look at her and wonder, is she really so stupid?

    If you see ten people run out on thin ice and fall into the lake because the ice breaks, what kind of stupidity does it take to believe that what happened to them is not applicable to you, and that you can run on the ice safely?

    That woman was tying herself in knots trying not to see that Sweden’s present is our future if we keep importing “immigrants” from countries where any woman out alone is fair game for the predatory males.

  • Meanwhile, Rioting Breaks Out In Sweden

    02/21/2017 2:45:51 AM PST · 32 of 82
    exDemMom to RedWulf; jsanders2001
    Pretty sure he never went to west point.

    He did not, but he did receive a military education during high school at the New York Military Academy.

  • Collapse of Aztec society linked to catastrophic salmonella outbreak

    02/21/2017 2:32:29 AM PST · 38 of 41
    exDemMom to dp0622
    I guess you’re saying there are treatments for it now?

    \ Treatment for salmonella would be electrolytic fluids (like Pedialyte) and for severe cases of diarrhea, intravenous fluids.

    I doubt the Aztecs would have known anything about electrolytes, and certainly were not capable of delivering fluids via IV.

  • Collapse of Aztec society linked to catastrophic salmonella outbreak

    02/20/2017 6:38:58 PM PST · 22 of 41
    exDemMom to dp0622

    If they didn’t have good medical care (and I think that the Azteks had almost no medical technology), they could very easily die of salmonella poisoning. Diarrhea is a common symptom of salmonella poisoning, and severe diarrhea can be fatal without treatment.

  • Edmonton police issue ticket for wearing a ferret while driving

    02/20/2017 6:33:33 PM PST · 5 of 37
    exDemMom to Rebelbase

    I never knew that ferrets were fashion accessories...

  • Popularizing the meme of Trump-as-fascist

    02/20/2017 8:21:53 AM PST · 19 of 25
    exDemMom to Grampa Dave

    Grandpa Dave,

    Thank you so much for helping to spread my observation.

    I think that if we keep hitting those who try to discredit us by calling us these names with the truth of what those names mean, it will defang their efforts to delegitimize us.

  • Trump May Have Been Unclear, But Sweden Experiencing A Migrant Crime Wave

    02/20/2017 6:32:36 AM PST · 7 of 27
    exDemMom to blam

    President Trump is unclear only in that he states facts that the MSM doesn’t bother to cover. People whose only source of information is the MSM have no clue what he is talking about.

  • The Russian Conspiracy Theory Boils Over

    02/20/2017 6:30:21 AM PST · 5 of 7
    exDemMom to SJackson

    While the media is going all out in their paranoid conspiracies about Trump, they have yet to offer up a single fact in support of their conspiracies. And their response to failing to influence the American people? Ramp up the lies. Make them even more crazy and conspiratorial.

    Meanwhile, they continue to show a stunning lack of curiosity about Hillary’s “Pay for play” schemes that netted her tens of millions of dollars for selling influence and giving 1/5 of our uranium supply to Russia.

    If the MSM were honest with itself, it would understand why Americans don’t trust or believe it.

  • Lowest Performing Schools Get the Most Money

    02/20/2017 6:13:10 AM PST · 6 of 12
    exDemMom to MichCapCon

    To really solve problems requires analysis and effort.

    Unfortunately, the left is not strong in these points. So they throw more money at the problem, hoping that it will magically disappear. But it won’t.

    They need to apply problem-solving methodology. Unfortunately, an analysis might show that the problem lies in the culture of the students entering the school—and the solution to that is difficult and time-consuming.

  • Illegal Immigrant Family Shocked at Immigration Laws Being Enforced

    02/20/2017 5:45:57 AM PST · 62 of 89
    exDemMom to rlmorel
    The Soviet Union was famous for having laws on the books that it didn't enforce universally or consistently until they needed to for a specific purpose, such as getting an individual or a group of individuals into the Gulag. They kept that law in the back pocket, letting everyone break it at will, then enforcing it here and there as needed. Or, as Beria said, "Show me the man and I'll find you the crime."

    Isn't this the ultimate purpose of leftist judges who basically ignore the law in order to impose their personal opinions as law? The recent blocking of President Trump's EO is one example, but we have countless examples through the years.

    Laws that are not enforced, and enforcement of opinions as if they are law, is the basis of a capricious dictatorship in which no one has rights. I would say that it is a shame that the liberals who cheer the blocking of this EO that is clearly based in established law and the Constitution do not recognize the grave danger to liberty that such judges represent--except that they may be very aware of it and want all laws to be enforced (or not) on that model.

  • Labor Lost a Friend

    02/20/2017 5:33:22 AM PST · 4 of 5
    exDemMom to Kaslin

    Surely, there must be another business-savvy CEO that Trump can select who does not have a history of hiring illegal aliens.

  • Liz Warren: Trump's EPA pick 'has the nerve' to debate climate science

    02/20/2017 5:29:52 AM PST · 53 of 53
    exDemMom to ByteMercenary
    Those DNA tests for people and pets are crap. We got a new puppy about 18 months ago. Since we knew the dog was of mixed heritage, my wife purchased a DNA test for the puppy, young dog actually.

    One thing to remember about the DNA tests is that they are analyzed using statistical analysis. They look for "markers" that are prevalent in certain populations, but can exist in other populations. For example, 95% of the time a specific (genetically determined) green eye color occurs, it is within ethnic group A. But the other 5% of the time, it occurs in ethnic groups B, C, D, and E. If you look at, for example, 10 genes and see a pattern in every gene that fits group A, the most likely possibility is that you are a member of group A. And so that result is reported.

    I would say that the most likely reason for your dog's test coming out the way it did is that the company has too few samples on which to base its statistics. Statistics become more reliable with larger sample sizes.

    In my case, the DNA analysis showed an ethnic mix consisting of a large part of British, but also significant fractions of Irish and Scandinavian and small parts of Iberian (France, Spain, and Portugal), eastern European, the "-stan" region of the middle east, and south Africa. And the DNA analysis also shows people I am related to. I was able to verify some of these relations by comparing family trees for common ancestors. In a few cases, I found people who know my mother--including a man who showed up at our house once when I was a kid, claiming to be my mothers cousin. Having seen a common relative in his family tree, I wrote to him to ask him more about these relatives--he wrote back, describing his visit when I was a kid.

    Given that I can corroborate some of the DNA results, I have decent confidence in the ethnicity estimates. Whenever I have some more time on my hands, I plan to use the DNA results to try to figure out who my great-grandfather was. My great-grandma had, as I like to say, the morals of an alley-cat...

  • The End Of Identity Politics

    02/20/2017 5:10:55 AM PST · 4 of 9
    exDemMom to wtd
    And sometimes the efforts to do so reach the point of caricature and inauthenticity, through exaggerated accent marks, verbal trills, voice modulations, and nomenclature hyphenation.

    Case in point: Elizabeth Warren.

  • Illegal Immigrant Family Shocked at Immigration Laws Being Enforced

    02/20/2017 4:52:46 AM PST · 24 of 89
    exDemMom to davikkm

    I know these stories are written in such a way as to provoke sympathy. However, I suspect they will end up having another effect: illegal aliens will self-deport.

    The illegal alien problem has many facets, and so the solution must be multifaceted. Fine the employers and start making them pay retroactive wages, taxes, and benefits on the illegal aliens they hired cheaply under the table. Deport illegal aliens, including their anchor children.

    I know that President Trump has said that he struggles with the Dream Act. He shouldn’t have to struggle with this. The intellectual answer is that if these kids are smart enough for university here, they are smart enough for university in their countries of citizenship. If they have already started university here, they can get student visas and leave after they graduate. Too many poor countries suffer brain drain in which their best and brightest get wonderful educations in the US or Europe—and then they decide to stay, leaving their home countries as destitute as ever. What would be the effect on those third world countries if we severely restricted visas for the educated and required them to return home? Wouldn’t they be a force to improve the quality of life in those countries?

  • VDH: The End Of Identity Politics

    02/20/2017 4:40:20 AM PST · 14 of 38
    exDemMom to RoosterRedux
    She succeeded, as did Obama, in winning the popular vote by appealing directly to the unique identities of gays, Muslims, feminists, blacks, Latinos, and an array of other groups...

    The most important "other group" being the illegal alien, dead, and multiple voters that put her over the top.

    If President Trump accomplishes nothing more than to clean out fraud from the voting system, his presidency will be a resounding success.

    I love President Trump. He voices the frustration many of us have had with the lying duplicitous media for decades. He sees the voter fraud and tackles it--unlike every other Republican, ever, who ignores vote fraud if it wasn't enough to prevent his election. MAGA!!!

  • Consumer Reports gave Planned Parenthood condoms the worst possible score for strength & durability

    02/20/2017 4:34:09 AM PST · 14 of 31
    exDemMom to grundle

    I remember seeing a video on the quality control process at Trojan. One of the tests was to take a condom and stretch it over a broomstick. Those condoms could be stretched about three feet without breaking.

    Of course Planned Parenthood (PP) gives out ineffective birth control. There is not a lot of money in birth control, but each abortion is worth hundreds. Selling baby parts brings in even more profit.

    When I was in high school, someone from PP came to “educate” the biology class about birth control and pregnancy. I will never forget that—exaggerating the dangers of birth control while claiming that abortion is perfectly safe; claiming that a late 2nd or 3rd trimester abortion would completely cure menstrual cramps because pregnancy stretches the uterus; laughingly equating the fetus with a sperm or egg while joking that some people even claim those are alive; suggesting that birth control is so likely to fail you might as well not bother with it anyway; teaching about the “natural” method of birth control by describing the signs of ovulation as the safest time to have unprotected sex.

    I have never forgotten that. I didn’t understand it all at the time (I was 15), but as I grew older and wiser, I figured it out. I don’t think PP has changed at all in the ensuing decades. PP uses high pressure sales tactics to drive its abortion business. Regardless of any claims that it provides health care and birth control, those are minor aspects of its operation which it only does for propaganda purposes—its core business is to sell abortion.

  • Obama Appointed Ambassador Gives ‘Make Somalia Great Again’ Hat To Somalia’s New President

    02/20/2017 4:07:51 AM PST · 34 of 44
    exDemMom to EinNYC
    Trump should have copyrighted the phrase.

    I don't think copyright would extend to every similar phrase.

    In any case, I don't see anything wrong with using it. I hear all kinds of ads on the radio about making X great again.

  • Oroville Dam Reviews

    02/19/2017 8:29:30 PM PST · 30 of 47
    exDemMom to leakinInTheBlueSea
    CA just chose unwisely.

    I think you should not underestimate the value of illegal aliens for propping up the liberal base. Their welfare and health care costs a lot, you know. Plus, there is that train to nowhere project--CA absolutely cannot spend on silly things like infrastructure repairs when a bullet train is at stake. /s

  • Oroville Dam Reviews

    02/19/2017 8:21:16 PM PST · 29 of 47
    exDemMom to Karl Spooner

    That is pretty scary looking video.

    That is why I had to lighten things up a bit here by posting these reviews.

  • Oroville Dam Reviews

    02/19/2017 5:41:37 PM PST · 1 of 47
    exDemMom
    The internet strikes again.

    This is a selection of the reviews given to Oroville Dam in recent days. I was looking at Google maps to see exactly where the dam is located (I have family in CA), and found these reviews. Some of them are gems!

  • France Blames Russia For Poor Performance of Left-Wing Presidential Candidate

    02/19/2017 11:27:46 AM PST · 33 of 61
    exDemMom to Cold War Veteran - Submarines

    Russia—which pushed its brand of leftist ideology all over the world—is now interfering with the elections of candidates who represent the ideology it worked so hard to promulgate?

    I’m a bit skeptical.

  • Under Armour made some huge mistakes that are turning into a nightmare

    02/19/2017 10:58:39 AM PST · 12 of 77
    exDemMom to Brad from Tennessee
    In response to the backlash Plank's comments generated, Under Armour released two separate statements and a full page open letter in The Baltimore Sun to clarify the words and come out against Trump's executive order travel ban. . .

    I agree, that is a horrible mistake.

    This illustrates the problem with too many Republicans, and the reason we voted for Trump. A Republican says something that is fairly innocuous, the left throws conniptions after twisting it and reading into it meanings the Republican never said, and then the Republican backs down, apologetic and trying to explain that he didn't really mean whatever words the left put into his mouth. The tactic works because the left has bullied Republicans for so long, they don't have the fortitude to stand up for themselves.

    The proper response is to never apologize, but to add to it. The only "clarification" that the CEO of Underarmour ever needed to make is to pile on how great he thinks Trump is for the country and maybe talk about business, reduction of the burdens of excessive government, etc.

  • The dazzling firefall of Yosemite has returned

    02/19/2017 5:40:51 AM PST · 38 of 44
    exDemMom to Daffynition
    Hiking up Cadillac Mountain to see the sunrise over the Atlantic at the break of dawn, was a waste of time, now that you mention it.

    One of my big disappointments was going in October to visit the fire cliffs of Mongolia. At sunset, they become red like fire.

    Mongolia Fire Cliffs

    But when we arrived at sunset, it was cloudy. So what I saw looked more like this:

    Mongolia Extinguished Cliffs

    Not that the cliffs were without their excitement. I saw a Google Streetview truck there for the second time in my Mongolian adventure, demonstrating that no place on earth is too remote for Google. And my guide and I did have a nice time climbing around the cliffs.

  • Trapped By The Past

    02/19/2017 5:01:11 AM PST · 3 of 17
    exDemMom to Kaslin
    We are better than that. We have to be better than this.

    The left disagrees. It always has.

    Right now, we are seeing the left finally unmask itself.

  • The Universe Has A Lithium Problem

    02/19/2017 4:55:41 AM PST · 15 of 45
    exDemMom to knarf

    I’m not sure what you are getting at.

    My curiosity about the earth and universe is something I was born with. Thus, I take it as a God-given drive to learn and discover everything I can about it.

    I do not take the Bible as a guide to scientific discovery.

    I do not take the process of scientific discovery as a guide to spirituality.

    These are separate processes with little overlap. And the overlap is in those areas where I might ask for divine guidance: “Dear God, please guide me to the insights I need to correctly design this experiment to prove or disprove my hypothesis, Amen.”