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  1. Sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions

    There's a news article on the consequence of legalizing discrimination on the grounds of "sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions". So, was this the intended consequence of the Mississippi legislators when they brought it in three years ago? I have very little doubt at all....

    Started by spot, 09-04-2019 06:57 AM
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  2. Alvin Zhakata's walk

    This is just plain heroic, there's no better word for it. What a guy. Europe went borderless within the majority of its area, I'd be delighted if Mr Zhakata's vision comes about in Africa too. It's a matter of justice that the principle of open borders extends fully across the planet but...

    Started by spot, 07-21-2019 04:25 AM
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  3. Quiltbag

    The BBC has started making reference to the LGBTQIA+ community ( This is beyond unsayable. I have tried reeding the passage aloud and whether I use the letters or the full text (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or...

    Started by spot, 06-23-2019 10:18 AM
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    06-25-2019 06:28 AM Go to last post
  4. Moral outrage

    I think - I may be wrong, it's only a suggestion - that if you handed round a questionnaire asking what aspects of eighteenth century life were moral outrages on a scale way past any other, the most common answer would be slavery. My other suggestion is that if you ask the same question about...

    Started by spot, 05-26-2019 11:51 AM
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  5. What Song Is This?

    No, no, this belongs in 'political discussions'. Give it a moment. Just after I finished reading this article ( a certain song popped into my head. This isn't necessarily...

    Started by Ahso!, 10-25-2018 02:39 AM
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  6. Saudi Arabia Financed the Killers of American Troops I Commanded

    I don't believe we should have ever had troops in either Afghanistan or Iraq. We should have bombed Saudi Arabia instead. "Recently, the crimes of the Saudi government managed to pierce the Trump-all-the-time-Kanye-West-sometimes media-entertainment complex due to Riyadh’s likely murder of...

    Started by Ahso!, 10-18-2018 10:22 AM
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    11-06-2018 12:59 PM Go to last post
  7. Trump Reneging On Charity Promise

    Donald Trump said he would donate one million dollars to a charity of her choice if Elizabeth Warren would take a DNA test proving she had Native American lineage. She did, she does, and now he doesn't want to pay up claiming he never said it.

    Started by Ahso!, 10-15-2018 03:44 PM
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  8. Brett Kavanaugh

    Has anyone here been following the events regarding the US Supreme Court hearings? After watching both Ford and Kavanaugh, I find it difficult to imagine Kavanaugh on the SCOTUS. Kavanaugh's behavior strikes me as that of a guilty person, and also that of an alcoholic. Also, the antics of...

    Started by Ahso!, 09-28-2018 03:16 PM
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  9. How the FBI Silences Whistleblowers

    "The idea of “whistleblowing” has been in the news a great deal. Is the anonymous author of a recent New York Times op-ed eviscerating the president a whistleblower? Is the victim of an alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh a whistleblower? I’m fortunate to...

    Started by Ahso!, 10-16-2018 03:13 PM
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    10-19-2018 06:23 AM Go to last post
  10. Does Trump's NAFTA Correct the Damage Clinton Did to Workers?

    Robert Sheer of Sheer Intelligence interviews Lori Wallach on the changes made by the Trump NAFTA negotiations. I found it informative. "Championed by Ronald Reagan and ultimately enacted by Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, the pact has hollowed out the manufacturing industry,...

    Started by Ahso!, 10-14-2018 10:51 PM
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  11. Slave states vs Bible Belt

    Here are the slave states: And here is the Bible Belt: Do these images look similar, and is there a connection?

    Started by yaaarrrgg, 06-08-2012 07:55 AM
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  12. Dogs are much smarter than cats

    Heh heh. Always knew it to be the case. Dogs are much smarter than cats, international team of researchers conclude | The Independent (

    Started by gmc, 12-12-2017 01:11 PM
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  13. Are we being hijacked?

    Several popular themes in modern entertainment fiction cover the idea people being controlled by outside forces. The Zombies notion has been very popular. The Invaders from Mars, or a recent mini series, "Brain Dead" covered the notion that alien elements had taken over the minds of people. ...

    Started by LarsMac, 01-01-2018 11:50 AM
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  14. It's time these six innocent men are released from Indian prison.

    There are 6 innocent British Veterans being held in jail in India. They could be there for another 4 or more years. This video has been compiled by Yvonne Machugh from Glasgpw, along with other wives, to try to bring this awful injustice more into the general public's eye. What I'd like to...

    Started by G#Gill, 09-01-2017 11:44 AM
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  15. ForumGarden's Mediation Unit

    With well over ten years' experience of reconciling impossible claims, inadequate fact-checking and flared tempers, ForumGarden's mediation program is expanding beyond the confines of the forum itself. We begin with 'I’m gonna punch you right in your face': Shaq and Barkley clash on TNT ...

    Started by spot, 05-24-2017 10:25 AM
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  16. Air Bnb for refugees' What a wonderful article, how rewarding would that be to be able to help a refugee, if I had a spare room I'd consider it. Would you?

    Started by Betty Boop, 05-08-2017 09:10 AM
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  17. CAA wants to change a few things.

    An apparent new look at policing Victoria. .............Well actually its the old ways coming back. PLAN 100 More accountability ...

    Started by magentaflame, 04-26-2017 03:09 PM
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  18. Becoming more a.d more uncomfortable with militarizing everything.

    I remember when the boys were younger in school there was a push to make them sing the national a.them on a monday morning before class. Not in my entire schooling days did i ever have to do that. Private or public school ..........never did that. And now im seeing something else disturbing . It...

    Started by magentaflame, 03-14-2017 01:05 PM
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  19. Silent calls

    Pet hate of mine I get them in the morning in the evening not so much now. With some of the utimatyed calling system if you don't hang up they can't disconnmect I alays reckined the bet way to discourage them was to keep the phone connecetd and run up theri phone bill. Seems to work i don't get...

    Started by gmc, 03-03-2017 02:11 AM
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    03-04-2017 04:40 PM Go to last post
  20. Just Shoot The Queers

    Is there any surprise this lawyer is a christian? California lawyer seeks to put 'shoot the gays' proposal on 2016 ballot | US news | The Guardian (

    Started by Ahso!, 03-25-2015 07:45 AM
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