Monday, June 29, 2015

SCOTUS Rules Thumbs Up on Painful Execution

It looks as though SCOTUS put their THUMBS UP on LET 'EM DIE an excruciating death. Talk about a death panel... I guess Murder by Government will continue... Why not Murder by NRA is legal so what else is new in the Republican Land of Corporate Personhood where money trumps mercy. thinkingblue
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Excerpt: Gladiators: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?
The sweat soaked gladiator looks up to the editor who will make the call--cut the throat of his downed opponent or let him live. The crowd yells and makes dramatic hand gestures, trying to sway the stony-faced editor.
"Mitte!" (Let him go!) scream some.
"Iugula" (Kill him!) roar others.
The editor extends his hand and dramatically lifts his thumb. Will the downed gladiator live or die?
Most Americans say, "He will live!" After all, the thumbs-up sign is a positive thing. It's how we encourage our friends and silently show approval. But to the ancient Romans, a thumbs up mimicked the upward thrust of a sword through the heart. It meant, kill.
A thumbs-down meant "put your sword down."  From This Site:http://historywithatwist.blogspot.com/2011/01/gladiators-thumbs-up-or-thumbs-down.html

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Comment: NRA's Despicable Grasp On America

Bruce Lindner on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/macbruce

Thank you Bruce, you said what I feel so perceptibly.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Republicans Cry, Climate Change Hoax, While Another Mass Extinction Begins


Yet, the Republicans still are trying to tell us NOT TO WORRY, that Climate Change is a HOAX... Unfortunately many listen but with the Pope on the side of Common Sense, maybe, if not America, other world nations will take heed and learn from the Science and make major changes to assure that Sapiens will survive Climate Change Catastrophes, human beings have help create, at least until the next millennium… Allowing us the time to get some of our species setup on another planet.
READ MORE HERE: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/18/415429852/
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Another Republican Hoax - The Confederate Flag Isn't a Symbol of Racism
Let's Stop Pretending the Confederate Flag Isn't a Symbol of Racism - Krystie Yandoli

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Paranoia Will Destroya – Let Us Hope This Will Happen to Those Who Spread Paranoia

This is so disconcerting because it is not new and should be apparent to all. Inciting and encouraging paranoia among the populace by those in power in order to win and gain more power is exactly what Hitler did in Germany. I swear The Tea Party leaders have taken pages right out of Mein Kampf... They believe their conspiracy theories that provoke paranoia about President Barack Obama will propel them into Absolute Might... If only the voters of little knowledge would read history, they would realize the boldfaced DUPE The Tea Party is using, without feeling any remorse whatsoever... seemingly they use a form of ‘THE END JUSTIFIES THE MEANS’ as a rationalization for their rank ideology.
Excerpt from this site:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mein_Kampf

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

What's In A Name? $20 When That Name Is Harriet Tubman

Let us hope most of the majority of men in Congress will see to it that finally a woman deserves the same kind of honor only granted to males of our species, their face on USA currency, too long a coming. Way to go Harriet Tubman!
Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most well-known of all the Underground Railroad's "conductors." During a ten-year span she made 19 trips into the South and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom. And, as she once proudly pointed out to Frederick Douglass, in all of her journeys she "never lost a single passenger."

Tubman was born a slave in Maryland's Dorchester County around 1820. At age five or six, she began to work as a house servant. Seven years later she was sent to work in the fields. While she was still in her early teens, she suffered an injury that would follow her for the rest of her life. Always ready to stand up for someone else, Tubman blocked a doorway to protect another field hand from an angry overseer. The overseer picked up and threw a two-pound weight at the field hand. It fell short, striking Tubman on the head. She never fully recovered from the blow, which subjected her to spells in which she would fall into a deep sleep.
Around 1844 she married a free black named John Tubman and took his last name. (She was born Araminta Ross; she later changed her first name to Harriet, after her mother.) In 1849, in fear that she, along with the other slaves on the plantation, was to be sold, Tubman resolved to run away. She set out one night on foot. With some assistance from a friendly white woman, Tubman was on her way. She followed the North Star by night, making her way to Pennsylvania and soon after to Philadelphia, where she found work and saved her money.
The following year she returned to Maryland and escorted her sister and her sister's two children to freedom. She made the dangerous trip back to the South soon after to rescue her brother and two other men. On her third return, she went after her husband, only to find he had taken another wife. Undeterred, she found other slaves seeking freedom and escorted them to the North.
Tubman returned to the South again and again. She devised clever techniques that helped make her "forays" successful, including using the master's horse and buggy for the first leg of the journey; leaving on a Saturday night, since runaway notices couldn't be placed in newspapers until Monday morning; turning about and heading south if she encountered possible slave hunters; and carrying a drug to use on a baby if its crying might put the fugitives in danger. Tubman even carried a gun which she used to threaten the fugitives if they became too tired or decided to turn back, telling them, "You'll be free or die."

Thursday, May 07, 2015

African Tale of Justice, Could It Work In America?

If only the human tribe of America could follow their own natural instincts and get rid of indoctrinated bigotry beliefs and their acute xenophobia, we could possibly act rationally just like the African tribe.
But, I doubt it… especially when you have old fart white men watching Fox News that feeds them hatred with every tiny pixel emanating from their TV screen. I pity these poor pathetics, who never experience what a heartfelt story of justice feels like.
This article in The Week magazine is an example of the unjust laws the Fox News viewer and Tea Partier et al, so intensely embrace.

Release Rene Lima-Marin

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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

GOP Budget Set to Throw 27 Million Under the Bus

GOP Budget Set to Throw 27 Million Under the Bus
Disgusting and ridiculous! These “R” leaders should not be able to vote against the best interests of We-The-People and then hide. They should be forced to witness (in real time) the suffering that’s caused by voting against what a society, as a whole needs, to be fair to all its citizens. The fallout will again prove to be NOT COST EFFECTIVE ... Healthcare in the first place should be a right not a privilege for those few who can afford it. I wonder how many people’s health and wellbeing will be destroyed in order to satisfy the greed of the very rich, which the “R’s” cater to.
PS: Two Men; One expresses benevolence toward the needs of his fellow beings, the other contemptuous, disregarding the needs and rights of those at the bottom, concentrating only on what’s in for him and those at the top. Which one deserves to lead?