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by jonnygothispen
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Best movies of 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 8571

Re: Best movies of 1977

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by jonnygothispen
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Music
Topic: Here they are, The Beatles...
Replies: 52
Views: 21615

Re: Here they are, The Beatles...

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-47160940 Forty years ago, two of music's biggest stars walked into BBC Radio 1 and sat down to review the week's new releases. Michael Jackson and George Harrison spent the next 90 minutes discussing singles by Foreigner, Nicolette Larson and The Blues Bro...
by jonnygothispen
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Headlines
Topic: 2nd Amendment phrasing finally resolved...
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: 2nd Amendment phrasing finally resolved...

an original understanding of the intent of bearing arms would also mean the state of the art in anno domini 1791, wouldn't it? like muskets and swords? there is a reason under the united states system that things are allowed to be revisited -- any court deciding on a hypothetical is de facto legisl...
by jonnygothispen
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Headlines
Topic: 2nd Amendment phrasing finally resolved...
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: 2nd Amendment phrasing finally resolved...

It's a good point, jonny, but good luck selling it in this day and age. Gun nuts don't really care what the Founders intended, unless it affirms their desire for unfettered access to any gun they want. Well, of course. Brick walls are more flexible. :) I wish I could get back to a simpler time when...
by jonnygothispen
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Headlines
Topic: 2nd Amendment phrasing finally resolved...
Replies: 6
Views: 266

2nd Amendment phrasing finally resolved...

I can't believe no one realized this earlier. Many have alluded to it, but never this clearly that I know of... https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/brian-oneill/2019/02/10/Brian-O-Neill-Slavery-root-of-the-Second-Amendment/stories/201902100107 “If the Second Amendment had been understood to have th...
by jonnygothispen
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: 97% Scientist Consensus: global warming is man-made
Replies: 5659
Views: 428451

Re: 97% Scientist Consensus: global warming is man-made

2:36 NASA video of monthly Arctic ice cover from 1991-2016... really puts it into perspective how quickly Earth's warming...

by jonnygothispen
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: President Trump's cabinet
Replies: 95
Views: 11195

Re: President Trump's cabinet

Oops! More Koch-caine... https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/02/trump-put-a-koch-official-in-charge-of-americas-drinking-water The Trump administration has placed a former Koch Industries official in charge of research that will shape how the government regulates a class of toxic chemicals contamin...
by jonnygothispen
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?
Replies: 1938
Views: 193467

Re: What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?

Egggggscellent! https://secondnexus.com/news/bill-maher-venn-diagram-republicans-circle/ “So when you say they’re both equally bad, just know that doesn’t make you a sage. It’s a stupid person’s idea of a smart thing to say…It is the central fraudulent idea that allowed an outsider like Trump to get...
by jonnygothispen
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Headlines
Topic: Car recalls
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Car recalls

gargantua wrote:Does anyone besides Takata even make airbags? Because they really, really, suck at it. It's amazing that they're still in business. They should be in jail.

Congress is pretty good at it... (Drumroll : )
by jonnygothispen
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: 97% Scientist Consensus: global warming is man-made
Replies: 5659
Views: 428451

Re: 97% Scientist Consensus: global warming is man-made

This is so exceptional: AGW activist, 16 year old Greta Thornburg's response to criticism of her advocacy... https://voxpopulisphere.com/2019/02/09/greta-thunberg-in-response-to-lies-and-hate-let-me-make-some-things-clear-about-my-climate-strike/ “I am just a messenger, and yet I get all this hate. ...
by jonnygothispen
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: National Politics & Government
Topic: How do foreigners feel about Trump?
Replies: 6
Views: 631

Re: How do foreigners feel about Trump?

Why do some British people not like Donald Trump? A few things spring to mind. Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no sel...
by jonnygothispen
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Headlines
Topic: Israel's war crimes
Replies: 707
Views: 81098

Re: Israel's war crimes

Israel is not much better than US. ... & Israel spies on the US far more aggressively than any other "ally," which is why it goes on unabated due in part to dozens of US solo vetoes of UN resolutions that would attempt to bring Israel in compliance with the same laws most of the rest ...
by jonnygothispen
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Headlines
Topic: Israel's war crimes
Replies: 707
Views: 81098

Re: Israel's war crimes

After multiple generations have been refugees from their homeland, those people often get desperate. A lesson from history. While that applies to both sides, 70 years in a barbed wire encampment and no homeland is hard to bear. https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190208-israel-writer-gaza-is-a-conc...
by jonnygothispen
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Catch All
Topic: Insomniacs thread
Replies: 92
Views: 15146

Re: Insomniacs thread

" I only smoke weed when I need to, And I need to get some some rest... I can't smoke it at all these days. There's something about it that makes me feel negative towards life, guilty of something. I tried it one last time in 2017 only because the older guy offering worked at The Factory the n...
by jonnygothispen
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Headlines
Topic: Wouldn't it be great if everybody had a gun?
Replies: 5876
Views: 384955

Re: Wouldn't it be great if everybody had a gun?

That CDC report... https://www.nap.edu/catalog/18319/priorities-for-research-to-reduce-the-threat-of-firearm-related-violence In January 2013, President Barack Obama issued 23 executive orders directing federal agencies to improve knowledge of the causes of firearm violence, what might help prevent ...

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