Wednesday, April 20, 2016

There

There: Religious films reflect a fear of a war against Christianity.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

You may be a conservative if...

You believe America is a God fearing country, and that the Almighty protects those who believe just as you do. But it’s never crossed your mind that the majority of tornados, hurricanes and floods all occur in the Bible Belt. Read more: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/01/14/you-might-be-a-conservative-if/#ixzz2eJekrcL0

Monday, August 19, 2013

What America <em>Isn't</em> Doing That The Rest Of The World Has Mastered


But if Americans learn how to relax, the pharmaceutical companies would lose money because we wouldn't need to be on all those antidepressants and anti-anxiety pills, and that would costs jobs! *snark*



On a serious note: I used to live and work in Germany, and I can personally attest to the slower - and healthier - pace of Europeans. Slow down! Enjoy life - we only got one go-around down here - make it count! They had good messages!
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Sunday, July 21, 2013

No, Obamacare Won’t Raise Insurance Premiums In Indiana By 72 Percent

No, Obamacare Won’t Raise Insurance Premiums In Indiana By 72 Percent: pOn Friday, the Indiana Department of Insurance announced that initial rates submitted by individual health plan providers for the state’s Obamacare insurance marketplace (which will be operated by the federal government) would cost 72 percent more than currently available plans, or about $570 per month. But that’s a very disingenuous figure, and a closer look [...]/p

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Obscenities of Capitalism

The Obscenities of Capitalism

McDonalds Tells Workers To Budget By Getting A Second Job And Turning Off Their Heat

McDonalds Tells Workers To Budget By Getting A Second Job And Turning Off Their Heat: pMcDonalds has partnered with Visa to launch a website to help its low-wage workers making an average $8.25 an hour to budget. But while the site is clearly meant to illustrate that McDonalds workers should be able to live on their meager wages, it actually underscores exactly how hard it is for a low-paid fast [...]/p

Richard Dawkins addresses FFRF 2012 National Convention

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Rules DOMA Is Unconstitutional

Supreme Court Rules DOMA Is Unconstitutional: pThe Supreme Court just handed down a 5-4 decision striking the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act. According to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion for the Court, “[t]he federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect [...]/p

Supreme Court DOMA Decision Rules Federal Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional


YES!!!
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Under GOP Plan, States Would Be Free To Take Money Away From Poorest Schools

Under GOP Plan, States Would Be Free To Take Money Away From Poorest Schools: pRepublicans are reintroducing a bill to allow states to redistribute federal education dollars currently targeted at the country’s poorest school districts. The A-PLUS Act, originally crafted by the arch-conservative Heritage Foundation, was first introduced in 2007, and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) have revived it for 2013. The measure represents the [...]/p

Friday, June 21, 2013

Woman Was Almost Denied Citizenship For Being Atheist

Woman Was Almost Denied Citizenship For Being Atheist: pMargaret Doughty, a 64-year-old British atheist, finally had her U.S. citizenship application approved on Thursday, following a kerfuffle with U.S. immigration officials in which she was told she needed to be religious in order to be a conscientious objector. The U.S. citizenship oath process requires applicants to respond either that they would fight for one’s [...]/p

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Seven Ronald Reagan Legacies The GOP Won't Be Honoring On The 9th Anniversary Of His Death


This isn't the only thing they "remembered" wrong



This type of 'selective memory' dates all the way back to their god-like worship of the "founding fathers as if they were demi-gods, the romanticizing of the 1940's and 1950's as the "good old days", and an ever-longing and yearning for a return of the wild west where everything was settled in gun battles at high noon.



For them, it's easier to live a lie and believe in false history than live in - and deal with - reality.



Personally - I feel sorry for them
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Kids Who Overcome Poverty Are Still In For A Lifetime Of Medical Problems

Kids Who Overcome Poverty Are Still In For A Lifetime Of Medical Problems: pEvidently, pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps isn’t enough to overcome a system that’s stacked against you. A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia finds that young teenagers from poor communities who are good students, in good mental health, and well-adjusted socially end up with high levels of stress hormones, high [...]/p