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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A 62-year-old man appears to be in need of geography lessons after he allegedly accosted a woman for wearing a T-shirt with an image of the Puerto Rican flag in an Illinois park. "You should not be wearing that in the United States of America," the man can be heard saying to her on a video she posted on Facebook. "Are you a citizen?"


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

A Malian migrant, hailed as a hero after mounting a daring rescue to save a small boy dangling from a balcony in Paris, is to be made a French citizen. Mamoudou Gassama won widespread praise after climbing the outside of the building to save the four-year-old. Video showed him being cheered on by spectators as he pulled himself from balcony to balcony to the fourth floor. read more


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A sinkhole has opened up on the north lawn of the White House. It's located near the entrance to the press briefing room. CNN reports the sinkhole was first noticed on Saturday.


Monday, May 21, 2018

A new video has emerged in the ongoing battle between a deaf man, his pregnant fiancee and their service dog -- and the man who police said punched the latter two after a flight from Colorado to Florida. The video shows the deaf man, Matthew Silvay, in the aisle of the plane on Frontier Airlines Flight 1752, apparently enraged after Timothy Manley allegedly punched the dog, Zariel.


Saturday, May 19, 2018

When Henrietta Lacks was dying of cancer in 1951, her cells were harvested without her knowledge. They became crucial to scientific research and her story became a best-seller. Since then, Lacks has become one of the most powerful symbols for informed consent in the history of science. On Monday, when the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., honored Henrietta Lacks by installing a painting of her just inside one of its main entrances, three of Lacks' grandchildren were there.


Comments

#1 | Posted by docnjo

I'm glad that's all the Antifa are and it's good to see you can say that without blaming them for the violence of the far right racist fascist nationalist white supremacist NeoNazis.

That was only slightly facetious. The thing is the term Nazi actually describes many of the people that don't see themselves in that light. There are actually a lot more of the KKK "type" than you are willing to admit and many are in organizations. All you have to do is look around - look at just the pure number of white supremacist groups period and that throws your whole argument down the drain. Your head is buried in the sand if you don't think they are out there. Then there are a lot of disillusioned people on fringe - they aren't in a group but hold ideas of the groups. All it takes is the "right" leader to bring them together... i.e. Hitler/Mussolini. Once they have the power there is no stopping them or at the very least extreme effort to stop them.

Fascism - Merriam-Webster Definition: a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.

Look people accuse the "left" of fascism all the time because they are intolerant of intolerance. Which seems ironic unless you understand what Fascism, Nazi, etc are. The left has truly never been well organized in history. If you think the Soviet Union or China was the "left" when they took over that's a joke. Even the likes of Chavez. Populism drove those movements. Populism and Fascism are very close kin IMHO.

#26 | Posted by docnjo

Welfare aaaah. I guess I don't see it as welfare anymore than a paid vacation or sick leave is. It is a responsibility to raise a child. The fact that corporations have made it difficult if not impossible (depending on where you live) a single working parent in a family is the cause of things like this. Any good company selling goods and services should plan for this and price them accordingly.

Why do you doubt my ability to understand? I'm willing to bet my IQ is higher than yours and I have a pretty broad knowledge base on top of it. I tackle complex issues daily at work. The fact is there is little that is black and white. Personally I like to take the cautious side on things like this and make people the first priority. Believe me I know how people will game the system, I am dealing with one right now as a matter of fact, but I can't blame them frankly because everyone at every level does and the system will take advantage of them otherwise.

Your explanation is crap - you are talking about purchasing something. The USER is not an employee of the company. Sure your employer determines what you do - within the confines of the law.

"Strange, your trust in faceless bureaucrats is almost religious in nature." LMAO - how do you figure that and what does it have to do with giving people maternity or paternity leave? I don't trust "faceless bureaucrats" unconditionally but there are so many of them because companies fail to do what is right, moral and ethical. That's why we end up with laws and so many bureaucrats...

"I thought that liberty and self determination were basic human values also." Absolutely. Don't want Maternity or Paternity leave? Don't take it but you should have a right to it in a modern and reasonable society. Unless you are referring to corporations and on that - unlike the SCOTUS - I don't see them as people.

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