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  • Heaven or Hell?

    07/05/2021 8:43:22 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 29 replies
    email from friend | 7/5/2021 | unknown
    A man and his dog were walking along a road The man was enjoying the scenery when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them. After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight. When he was standing before it, he saw a magnificent...
  • What Happens When Big Pharma Starts Selling Mass-Market Hallucinogens

    05/04/2021 8:54:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 4, 2021 | Joe Allen
    The psychedelic renaissance will resemble the 1960s, only this time, it will take place under medical authorities and state supervision, with the corporate sheen of celebrity endorsement.The popularization of psychedelics has already transformed the American mind. As tripping becomes normalized and legal in the coming decade, the pace of change will only accelerate. There will be more openness to new ideas, both brilliant and insane. Commercial availability will also invigorate the market for synthetic religious experiences.Having seen people gobble up hallucinogens in various contexts, I’m not particularly bothered by the substances themselves. The physical effects are negligible—fatality rates are basically...
  • Radical Democrat Politics of 'The False Choice'

    09/24/2020 10:00:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | September 24, 2020 | Marc Lotter
    Every four years, politicians tell voters they face a choice. This year is no different, but the choice is more than just a choice between right and wrong (and there is a reason they say Republicans represent the right – we are). It is also rejecting the false choice liberals offer that everything must be either/or. They want you to believe America must choose between one thing or the other, but America is a country with boundless potential that is more than capable of doing more than one thing at a time. President Trump proves it daily. If you listen...
  • College to punish those who DON'T get involved in 'bias' disputes 'Bystanders and accomplices can be held accountable'

    08/17/2020 8:42:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 8/16/2020 | Wnd Staff
    Students at Syracuse University who see or hear those situations from which arise claims of "bias-motivated" speech, or worse, are being told they could be punished if they don't get involved. The situation was profiled by Jonathan Turley, the famed Georgetown University law professor whose positions often align with progressive interests. He noted that students were told recently that, "The Cody of Student conduct has been revised, based on your input, to state that violations of the code that are bias-motivated – including conduct motivated by racism – will be punished more severely. The university also revised the code to...
  • Black Senior State Department Official Resigns to Protest Trump Response to Riots

    06/19/2020 9:29:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies ^ | 6/19/2020 | Rick Moran
    One of the most senior black Americans in the state department has resigned to protest Donald Trump’s response to the recent riots over the death of George Floyd. Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs Mary Elizabeth Taylor gave her resignation to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo saying her action was a matter of conscience. The pressure on Ms. Taylor to resign must have been enormous. You have to think that friends and family were advising her to cut loose from Trump before she went down with him. Outside forces may also have been pressuring her, as the black community...
  • Lifetime lockdown? 40% of Americans will avoid public after pandemic ends

    05/04/2020 6:26:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 122 replies ^ | 5/1/2020 | John Anderer
    1.New survey reveals 16% of Americans aren’t sure they’ll ever be comfortable going out in public again. 2. Nearly six in 10 adults say they’re more concerned about their friends’ and family’s hygiene moving forward. 3. One in four workers will leave their current job if their employer doesn’t invest in stronger cleaning practices.
  • Stormy Daniels tells Oxford Union that Trump and politics have ‘completely destroyed’(T)

    11/19/2018 8:56:54 AM PST · by rktman · 58 replies ^ | 11/19/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Cue the world’s smallest violin for Stormy Daniels, the stage name used by Stephanie Clifford when she took off her clothes and had sex with strangers to sate the urges of pornography addicts. According to a report in Newsweek by Katherine Hignett, Ms. Clifford, with no trace of irony and no heed for contradicting herself in the same speech, told a crowd primarily composed of students at the Oxford Union: The Donald Trump sex scandal has “completely destroyed” Stormy Daniels’ writing and directing career, the adult film actress told members of the Oxford Union debating society Thursday evening. The political...
  • Explanation of a tragedy

    08/29/2018 11:25:03 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 11 replies
    email from a friend | 8/29/2018 | unknown
    Chuck Schumer was visiting a Washington D.C. primary school and the class was in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings. The teacher asked Mr Schumer if he would like to lead the discussion on the word 'Tragedy'. So Mr Schumer asked the class for an example of a 'Tragedy' A little boy stood up and offered: 'If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing' in the field and a tractor runs over him and kills him, that would be a tragedy.' 'Incorrect,' said Schumer. 'That would be an accident.' <>A little girl...
  • Wind and Solar Energy: Good for Nothing

    08/11/2018 7:53:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 8/11/2018 | Norman Rogers
    Focusing on explicit subsidies is the wrong approach for understanding the subsidies provided to wind and solar. The explicit subsidies include such things as a 30% construction subsidy for solar and a 2.3-cent-per-kilowatt-hour subsidy for wind. Both technologies benefit from tax equity financing, a scheme based on special tax breaks and gaming the corporate income tax of a highly taxed corporate partner. A better way to measure the wind and solar subsidies is to look at the benefits and losses to the economy. A net loss to the economy implies a subsidy. Once it is recognized that a subsidy is...
  • Travel Tips for Geezers

    05/22/2018 4:35:41 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 19 replies
    email from a friend | 5/22/2018 | unknown
    Retirement Choices: You can retire to Phoenix, Arizona where… 1. You are willing to park three blocks away from your house because you found shade. 2. You've experienced condensation on your butt from the hot water in the toilet bowl. 3. You can drive for four hours in one direction and never leave town. 4. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food. 5. You know that "dry heat" is comparable to what hits you in the face when you open your oven door at 500 degrees. 6. The four seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE YOU KIDDING...
  • I'm Sorry for this Vanity. Cataract Surgery - YIKES!!

    05/16/2018 2:41:09 PM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 125 replies
    None | May 16, 2016 | A Blind Woman
    Hey FReoples! I'm too young for cataracts, but so is my sister so apparently it's a genetic condition. Went to the Ophthalmologist earlier today on a referral from my Optometrist who discovered them a month ago. Was expecting "Oh, yeah, but you can wait a few years" but got "Oh, the right eye is pretty bad, you should do this now". Then I got the impression this was a production line deal, the Doc wanted me to file for insurance approval and make all appointments on the spot more or less, and THEN went into his sales pitch about lasers...
  • Top 10 Funniest Puns

    03/01/2018 10:01:53 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 129 replies
    sycmu ^ | 3/1/2018 | unknown
    1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn’t much, but the reception was excellent. 2. It’s not that the man did not know how to juggle, he just didn’t have the balls to do it. 3. There was once a cross-eyed teacher who couldn’t control his pupils. 4. The one who invented the door knocker got a No-bell prize. 5. He drove his expensive car into a tree and found out how the Mercedes bends. 6. Show me a piano falling down a mineshaft and I’ll show you A-flat minor. 7. A...
  • What Would You Have Done Differently in Life If You Knew What You Know Now?

    11/12/2016 2:42:32 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 211 replies
    11.12.16 | chickensoup
    Wondering if other people have things that they Would have done differently in life if you knew then what you know now?? Marriages? Children? Work? Priorities? Life choices? Love? Schooling? Anything?
  • Letter: The case for Kasich

    02/17/2016 6:56:25 AM PST · by EBH · 24 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | 2/7/2016 | Former Senator GORDON J. HUMPHREY
    We need a president who knows how to work cooperatively with independents, Republicans and Democrats in Congress. Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton had that ability. So does John Kasich. As chair of the Budget Committee in Congress, John Kasich, with bipartisan support, literally balanced the federal budget four years running and repaid $560 billion of the national debt – nearly 10 percent. As governor of Ohio, again with bipartisan support, John Kasich balanced the state’s budget, converting an $8 billion deficit into a $2 billion surplus, cutting taxes $5 billion. Ohio’s economy is roaring, with over 400,000 new private sector...
  • The President of No!

    11/13/2014 10:00:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | November 13, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- In the gloom of the day after last week's election I think even his allies in the media expected something more from the Prophet Barack Obama. After all, he had just suffered through a wave election and he was left soaking wet. He did not merely lose this wave election. He was swamped. Republicans were victorious practically everywhere. At times they won by double digits: Senator Mitch McConnell won by 15 points, Arkansas' Senator-elect Tom Cotton by 17 points. And forget not the governorships: Ohio's John Kasich by 31 points, South Carolina's Nikki Haley by 15 points. The...
  • Who me? Let go?

    A teaching on Choice 3 of Life's Healing Choices, a book used by the Celebrate Recovery 12 Step ministry of Victory Church, Audubon, Pennsylvania. Learn how to access the power of God to overcome bondages and addiction. Here the rest of the "I once was..." series at
  • These Amazon reviews for Hillary Clinton’s new book are HILARIOUS

    06/12/2014 7:25:21 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Young ^ | 6/12/2014 | Joshua Riddle
    Here are some of the funniest reviews for Hillary’s new book on Amazon. As of right now, the 1 star reviews have a commanding lead. Sickening: I became violently ill before finishing the first chapter and had to burn it in a bio-hazard incinerator. Dangerous stuff. Boring: The directions on shampoo were more interesting than this. I feel like the Clintons owe me 4 hours of my life back. Toilet Paper: Totally unequivocally pure unadulterated stinky no good terrible crap. I would not recommend using this as toilet paper, maybe kindling, do not waste your money.
  • Window Into the Future

    05/28/2014 3:17:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | May 28, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The problem with the U.S. Veterans Affairs giving inferior and delayed care to veterans is a good window into the future of Obamacare. Both the VA and Obamacare suffer the endemic problems of a government-run single-payer system (aka socialism) -- no choice of doctors or hospitals, no insurance companies, broken promises, lengthy waits and bureaucratic cover-ups. Before President Barack Obama was elected, we were assured by experts writing in the mainstream media that the VA was a U.S. health care leader and a model for the country. The New York Times oracle Paul Krugman wrote in 2011, "Yes, this is...
  • Afterburner with Bill Whittle: Boiling Frogs

    02/01/2014 12:49:35 PM PST · by Shery · 6 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1.31.2014 | Bill Whittle
    Afterburner with Bill Whittle: Boiling Frogs
  • CBS Video: Obamcare Takes Away Woman's Health Care Choices

    10/24/2013 9:50:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/24/13 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    A new CBS report highlights the story of Natalie Willes, "one of the millions of Americans who already have private health insurance but whose policies do not comply with the Affordable Care Act." "I was completely happy with the insurance I had before," Willes tells CBS. "Now I'm being forced to choose from a bunch of new plans that I don't want to choose from that are all more expensive." The report shows a clip of President Obama saying at a rally in 2010 that "if you like your insurance plan, you will keep it."