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Photographer who altered shot of Lupita Nyong’o apologises

Just a couple of observations on this one. Actress, Lupita Nyong'o was photographed for a magazine cover. They edited out her pony tail. This has people upset and the magazine apologizing. Black people have kinky hair, as you likely know, and it sometimes does just whatever it wants to do. Over the years lots of ways of dealing with this have cropped up. Some use corn rows, some straiten, some fla...
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Judge Moore Case Shows Rot in Washington DC

Judge Roy Moore
I don't know much about this Judge and once Democrat turned Republican candidate. Not as far as his politics or person are concerned. What I do know he is an outsider, wanted by Bannon and not by the establishment (Bannon has said his new life's work is to remove the current Republican leadership). I know he has been accused of a sexual assault which occurred in 1977. I know no charges have been f...
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Regeneration of the entire human epidermis!

Genes
This is just incredible. This poor child had a rare disease that causes the skin to become weak and grow sores that are very painful. Doctors were able to use genetic therapy to basically give him a new skin. It won't be long before there is a cure for most things that ail us. Our teeth won't rot, our eyes won't dim, and our minds will stay sharp until the end of our very long lives. "The you...
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Donna Brazile – Ignore Corruption Until it Suits You

Ignore Corruption Until
https://youtu.be/XKQPIPGwWpc Brazile's book seems full of revelations of corruption but this dedication seems perhaps to be the greatest revelation of all. She dedicated the book to Seth Rich and labeled him a "patriot". In case you don't recall he was the staffer who was murdered. It was reported to be a robbery gone wrong but the circumstances were mysterious. It seems Brazile knew something....
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Milo, Shapiro, and Trump are Trolls that Play to the Mob Mentality

Milo
I've brought up Milo Yiannopoulos a few times. I reviewed his book. I can't call myself a "fan" but then I don't really say that about anyone. But what I do say is that I get Milo. Meaning I understand what he's up to. That doesn't mean I'm all that clever, it just means I listen. Milo, you see, is quite upfront about what he's up to. If he's taken at face value, he's a troll. He's even named his ...
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Conservation vs. Environmentalism

Woman hugging a tree
I am not an environmentalist. I am a conservationist. There is a difference. That difference really is summed up by the focus of the efforts. A conservationist wants to conserve nature for the benefit of man while an environmentalist has as focus nature itself. I often say the latter is a religion with mother nature as a god. Conservation, on the other hand, is anthropological. Often, in conser...
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It’s Time to Take the Gaia Hypothesis Seriously

Gaia
Can a planet be alive? That's the question the author of the below article is asking. The answer is no. If it were alive then it wouldn't be a planet. It would be an organism rather than a planet which simply hosts organisms. The below linked article talks about a hypothesis, known as Gaia, which basically does posit that the earth is an organism. This hypothesis has been around for a while now an...
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Yes Daily Wire You CAN Separate the Art from the Artist

Spacey and Weinstein
What utter hogwash this is! This author thinks that the concept of separating the art from the artist is a con man's game. In other words, if someone does something bad, their art is somehow tainted and bad as well. If they were a dark and evil person, somehow, their art will be imbued with that evil. The implication being you might catch it. As if the art becomes a talisman for the power of the a...
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Daily Wire Writes About Incest While Practicing Its Own Kind of Incest

Group
I must admit I'm getting a little tired of the The Daily Wire and am considering removing it from my news feed. The Daily Wire is one of the most biased news sources out there. So much of what I read there is poorly thought out, often poorly written, and most certainly intellectually vapid. Not all of course, but in ever increasing frequency. That I happen to agree with them on various issues d...
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Is this why drugs should remain illegal?

Woman
I've seen people like this woman time and time again. They are why I have always been fine with drugs being illegal. It has only been in the last few years that I have started to see that subject in the light of rights rather than harm to self. As a caring individual I see this and my instinct is to protect her from harm. When we talk about legalization of drugs we have to make sure that stories l...
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Happy “Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences,” Day!

Martin Luther
Happy “Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences,” day! It was on October 31, 1517, 500 years ago, that Christianity changed forever when Catholic monk, Martin Luther, had enough and decided to make it known. He wasn't fighting against the Catholic church, he would happily have remained a Catholic. He wasn't wanting to change Christianity. His primary point of contention was the sel...
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Does forcing vaccinations violate rights?

Little Girl with Polio
For the sake of this particular discussion we are going to ignore arguments related to anti-vaccinating. This really isn't about vaccinations. This discussion is about what power the government should have when it comes to the choices parents make concerning their own children. Does a person have a right not to get vaccinated or for their children not to be? If there are 10 people in a room and...
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Jeff Flake Gone = Draining the Swamp

Flake Down the Drain
Recently Senator Jeff Flake announced he was not going to run for re-election. He gave as his reason Trump. He just couldn't work in a Washington with a man like that. Of course anyone who has been watching his political career knows, it's really because he's wasn't going to win in Arizona anyway. His polling numbers are just breaking double digits. From my perspective getting rid of Jeff F...
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Men don’t cry as much because they are men

TV Actor Crying
The author of the linked article went on a quest to find out why he wasn't crying when he was sad. When he was young, he says he cried a lot but as he got older, not so much. He noticed that was true of his other male friends as well. There just wasn't a whole lot of crying going on. Sadness yes, depression yes, anger yes, but not a lot of crying. He began to wonder, "am I broken?" No, you are not...
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