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  • Both the Constitution of Maine and the US are pro-Life

    10/16/2017 12:21:10 PM PDT · by Bob Celeste · 12 replies
    Self
    The preambles of both the US Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Maine, make it clear that they protect the life of the baby in the womb! The Websters Dictionary of 1828 defined posterity as: POSTER'ITY, noun [Latin posteritas, from posterus, from post, after.] 1. Descendants; children, children's children, etc. indefinitely; the race that proceeds from a progenitor. The whole human race are the posterity of Adam. 2. In a general sense, succeeding generations; opposed to ancestors. Would that not be the baby in the womb? Preamble of the Constitution of The United States Of America: We the...
  • Medicare information

    10/16/2017 10:22:54 AM PDT · by knarf · 30 replies
    self, old age ^ | October 16, 2017 | knarf
    All the calls trying to get me to use a particular service have stopped.
  • Meet Dorodorobo, a Robotic Demon Spewing Diarrhea in Its Wake

    10/14/2017 8:11:03 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 28 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 14.10.2017 | staff
    As we all know modern technologies are moving forward at rapid-fire pace. Every day we use smartphones and laptops, get service from robots, AI is among us. Japan is no exception. On the contrary, this country probably is the most technologically advanced country. And the most fecally-challenged robot in the world was made in Japan. Maywa Denki Corporation of the Novmichi Tosa company presented its new creation DORODOROBO, a robot that walks around spewing diarrhea out the top of its head. No, you didn't read it wrong. Spewing diarrhea. Literally.
  • Word For The Day - CONTUMACIOUS

    10/13/2017 6:35:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    www.dictionary.com ^ | 10/13/2017 | Red Badger
    width =55%> =================================================================================== con·tu·ma·cious ˌkänt(y)o͝oˈmāSHəs/ adjective Law archaic adjective: contumacious (especially of a defendant's behavior) stubbornly or willfully disobedient to authority. Origin: late 16th century: from Latin contumax, contumac- (perhaps from con- ‘with’ + tumere ‘to swell’) + -ious adjective 1. unreasonably obstinate; obstinately unmoving: a stubborn child. 2. fixed or set in purpose or opinion; resolute: a stubborn opponent of foreign aid. 3. obstinately maintained, as a course of action: a stubborn resistance. 4. difficult to manage or suppress: a stubborn horse; a stubborn pain. 5. hard, tough, or stiff, as stone or wood; difficult to shape or...
  • Womens liberation is unthinkable without communism, then communism is unthinkable without women.

    10/12/2017 10:41:11 PM PDT · by Djl3668 · 9 replies
    International Socialist Review ^ | 101929 | Socialist Review
    Moreover, the history of those who carried on the Marxist tradition on womens oppression during the mid-twentieth century has frequently been rendered invisibleyet these activists and theorists provided an indispensible thread that continued between the victory of womens suffrage in the 1920s (often referred to as US feminisms first wave and the rise of the 1960s movements for womens liberation (known as its second wave.
  • Vanity - Latest in Commie Cadet Saga at West Point

    10/12/2017 2:38:50 PM PDT · by lacrew · 46 replies
    USMA | 2017-10-12 | Robert Caslen
    October 12, 2017 To the Men and Women of the Long Gray Line, Some of you may have seen a letter written by retired Lieutenant Colonel Robert Heffington in our graduate forums taking issue with our policies and procedures at West Point. Let me be clear. I am incredibly proud of our cadets, our staff and faculty, and our program. This great institution continues to evolve to meet the needs of todays Army, and, in doing so, we steadfastly uphold the highest academic, military, physical and disciplinary standards. While we do not compromise standards, we are a developmental institution with...
  • Kirkin' of the Tartan will celebrate Scottish heritage

    10/12/2017 8:49:33 AM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Covenant Presbyterian Church
    BISBEE On Sunday, Oct. 29, Covenant Presbyterian Church will hold a special "Kirkin of the Tartan" worship service to celebrate the Scottish heritage of the Presbyterian Church. The plaintive sound of the bagpipes, played by Pete Criscuolo, will herald the Kirkin of the Tartan worship service at 12:30 p.m. He will be playing outside in front of the main entrance to the church and then lead a procession into the church for the 1 p.m. Kirkin Worship Service. Wear whatever attire you are comfortable worshipping in, all the better if you wear a kilt and sash. The church...
  • EPIC TWO MINUTE SPEECH

    10/12/2017 7:56:27 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/12/2017 | Christopher Wyrick
    Here is a Father that has had enough and is addressing his unified school district in San Diego.
  • Can YOU pass the world's shortest IQ test?

    10/11/2017 8:29:51 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 205 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/11/17 | Siofra Brennan
    1. A bat and a ball cost 1.10 in total. The bat costs 1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? 2. If it takes five machines five minutes to make five widgets, how long would it take 100 machines to make 100 widgets? 3. In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half of the lake?
  • Oklahoma Student with Special Needs Beaten in High School Bathroom in Caught-on-Video Attack

    10/11/2017 8:12:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | October 11, 2017 | KTLA
    Oklahoma police are investigating after a student was apparently attacked inside a bathroom at his high school in Edmond last week in a beating that was captured on cellphone video. The incident occurred on Oct. 4 inside the restroom at Edmond Memorial High School, KTLA sister station KFOR in Oklahoma City reported Tuesday. The victim was punched several times without fighting back, and now his parents are pressing charges, according to investigators. One of the students with special needs was being repeatedly punched in one of the bathrooms that day, Jennifer Wagnon, with the Edmond Police Department, told KFOR.
  • Dad: First, my son got a quiz about shooting Trump. Now he is facing death threats

    10/11/2017 12:52:43 PM PDT · by metmom · 28 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Oct 10, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A teenage supporter of President Trump is facing violent threats after he showed his father a copy of a classroom quiz that referenced shooting the president. The quiz was administered during an English class at Wyomings Jackson Hole High School. The full question read: "Napoleon has the gun fired for a new occasion. What is the new occasion?" He was shooting at Trump His birthday For completion of the windmill To scare off the attackers of Animal Farm. The online quiz was based on George Orwell's novel, "Animal Farm," according to parent Jim McCollum. He was a guest Monday on...
  • Texas officials rename Lee High School to LEE High School [San Antonio]

    10/10/2017 9:11:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2017 3:12 PM EDT
    Officials at a San Antonio school district have voted to rename a high school because of its ties to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, though one trustee says it doesnt change much. North East Independent School District trustees voted Monday that Lee High School will be renamed Legacy of Educational Excellence High School. The acronym is LEE High School. Board President Shannon Grona says the name is a compromise that retains the schools history and lessens the expensive process of renaming and rebranding the school with a completely different name.
  • Siri was first, but Googles AI now has a higher IQ

    10/10/2017 1:43:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 9, 2017 | Yoni Heisler, BGR
    When Siri first hit the scene in 2011 as the flagship feature on the iPhone 4s, no less it was a novel piece of software to say the least. The early version of Siri wasnt terribly powerful, but it was able to answer relatively basic queries and handle rather simple tasks such as setting reminders. In subsequent updates, Siri became much more powerful, even adding contextual awareness along the way. Equally as important, Siris ability to parse and understand language improved by leaps and bounds as well. SNIP According to HotHardware, engineers at Cornell decided to stack a...
  • PBS' The Vietnam War Miseducates America

    10/10/2017 7:48:48 AM PDT · by pabianice · 52 replies
    realcleardefense ^ | 10/10/17 | Sempa
    The recent PBS ten-episode The Vietnam War, produced and directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, and written by Geoffrey Ward, is billed as a critical reexamination of the war in Indochina that claimed more than 58,000 American lives and more than two million Vietnamese lives. It is nothing of the sort. Burns, Novick and Ward do not reexamine any of the conventional liberal perspectives on the war. The shibboleths of the Left are all reinforced. The production of this new series was, objectively, a waste of time and money, for PBS had essentially told the same story in 1983s...
  • Novel treatment causes cancer to self-destruct without affecting healthy cells

    10/09/2017 10:52:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | October 9, 2017 | Provided by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    This image depicts the structure of the BAX protein (purple). The activator compound BTSA1 (orange) has bound to the active site of BAX (green), changing the shape of the BAX molecule at several points (shown in yellow, magenta and cyan). BAX, once in its final activated form, can home in on mitochondria and puncture their outer membranes, triggering apoptosis (cell death). Credit: Albert Einstein College of Medicine ******************************************************************************** Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have discovered the first compound that directly makes cancer cells commit suicide while sparing healthy cells. The new treatment approach, described in today's issue of...
  • North Tonawanda law punishes parents to help prevent bullying

    10/09/2017 8:10:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    wivb ^ | October 9, 2017 | Shannon Smith, News 4 Reporter
    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) Parents in North Tonawanda could end up behind bars if their child is found bullying others. The North Tonawanda Common Council hopes the new law will help end bullying by holding parents accountable for their childrens actions. If a child is caught bullying, or attacking another student, their parent will pay the fine or do the time, according to a law unanimously passed by the North Tonawanda Common Council last week. The parent could spend up to 15 days in jail, pay $250 or both.
  • Five crazy questions.

    10/09/2017 7:29:46 AM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 93 replies
    World Truth ^ | 10-9-2017 | Staff
    Link only will not allow copy and paste. But the five questions are great, worth the click. Like where is the brass, how did 2000 or so empty brass casings disappear? Were are the burn marks on the carpet from the very hot brass expelled from automatic fire? and so on.
  • Death at Penn State

    10/09/2017 6:32:01 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 41 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 2017 issue | Caitlin Flanagan
    <p>At about 3 p.m. on Friday, February 3, Tim Piazza, a sophomore at Penn State University, arrived at Hershey Medical Center by helicopter. Eighteen hours earlier, he had been in the kind of raging good health that only teenagers enjoy. He was a handsome, redheaded kid with a shy smile, a hometown girlfriend, and a family who loved him very much. Now he had a lacerated spleen, an abdomen full of blood, and multiple traumatic brain injuries. He had fallen down a flight of stairs during a hazing event at his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, but the members had waited nearly 12 hours before calling 911, relenting only when their pledge looked fucking dead. Tim underwent surgery shortly after arriving at Hershey, but it was too late. He died early the next morning.</p>
  • Texas students told It's the law' to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

    10/08/2017 4:18:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    kiro7 ^ | September 26, 2017 | Bob D Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
    MIDLAND, Texas - A presentation telling students that they have to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance because it's the law has caused controversy at a Texas high school, the Houston Chronicle reported. Juniors and seniors at Midland High School were given a presentation on the Pledge of Allegiance earlier this month, with a slide saying it's the law to stand during the pledge and stay silent during the moment of silence, KOSA reported. It's basically a law, Seth Ortega told KOSA. We need to stand to respect our country, and those who died. A 1943 Supreme Court ruling in...
  • Judson HS student kicked out of class for sitting during Pledge of Allegiance

    10/08/2017 3:12:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    ksat ^ | October 5, 2017 | Jessie Degollado - Reporter
    CONVERSE, Texas - A Judson High School student said his teacher is challenging his silent protest to sit out the Pledge of Allegiance. At only 15 years old, Christian Powell may not be like others his age. More News Headlines Can high schools stop students from kneeling during national anthem? Diocese warns students: Don't kneel during national anthem Congresswoman kneels on House floor to protest Trump's criticism of NFL I watch a lot of news so Im aware of whats going on today, he said. The NFL player protest over police shootings of African-Americans, the riot in Charlottesville and the...