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Never thought I'd have to defend mask-wearing here

On DU, of all places!

I feel as if I've been discussing this with some right-wingers! I'm off now.

Well said! 👍


We're the vermin of planet!

Anything that over-multiply and destroys its own habitat is vermin.



Perhaps they live 400 miles away from any family

Like my son?


That poor kid & poor mom; I really feel for them.

For us it was extremely difficult because my son was an obnoxious ADHD child and my hubby wouldn't allow Ritalin until our son was in 3rd grade. It made all the difference in the world (prescribed by Dr./Gov. Ralph Northam, btw).

And note, there's hope for this kid. Just because you're a loner or an obnoxious little kid doesn't mean you'll grow up w/o friends.
(My son's had at least 40 guests at his PhD graduation party. How many of us have that many friends? ....My mother did but not me...I don't attend church or the neighborhood RW social gatherings.)

Thank you!

Same here, from personal experience.

Another DUer said it well:
"All lives are precious; everything living on earth forms an interconnected network - much like a neural network. Most of us have....never learned how to tap into it..."

My experience was what most would call spiritual but I just don't need to believe in a creator/ supervisor/ savior. No offense intended to anyone. Live, love, let live.


My heart aches for the Bidens. 😢

They've experienced so much grief, now this. Sending them my deepest, most sincere sympathy.

Champ


"Dogs have given us their absolute all.... It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made."
Roger Caras



"No greater bond"

Close to true here. I'm married and have an adult offspring but my dogs have shown me more unbounded, unconditional love. I truly love & adore intelligent dogs!

It's "an interspecies bond like no other" to quote an article on human-dog relationships.

The same article quoted a study done on human brains using MRI scans which showed the same areas of the brain lit up when humans thought about their dogs as when they thought about other family members. They did not find the same true for cats.

Re:
https://theconversation.com/why-losing-a-dog-can-be-harder-than-losing-a-relative-or-friend-68207


John Dean chimes in...

Dean tweeted:

We are going to learn what Attorney General Merrick Garland is made of by the way he handles this situation. He must do more than say it is awful. This is prosecutorial abuse at it worst and Garland must call it out for what it is intolerable behavior!


https://twitter.com/JohnWDean/status/1403173009578287105



Well...

Why did the hacking of Adam Schiff's email by the DOJ continue until last month? (MSNBC tonight)

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Why is Merrick Garland defending Donald Trump?

"It is the sort of discretionary legal judgment that attorneys general often have to make..."

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/06/merrick-garland-donald-trump-rape-allegation.amp

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Garland's Trump defamation lawsuit decision might be legally defensible. It's also wrong.

https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/garland-s-trump-defamation-lawsuit-decision-might-be-legally-defensible-n1270188

It was argued on MSNBC tonight that it is not in the legal purview of the DOJ to do this.


There's such a resistance to even learning about...

... the scope of this life-ending problem. Global climate change IS the most serious problem we face!

The cause is not just vehicles using petro or buildings & homes heated w/gas furnaces but the greater amt of fossil fuels that are burned to produce electricity.

And to compound the problem, methane and nitrous oxide are released during the combustion of fossil fuels. Methane is the most powerful greenhouse gas with a "100-year global warming potential, 28-34 times that of CO2."

And to further compound the situation, the more the planet heats up, the more methane that is being released from thawing frozen peat bogs across the planet.

Every Republican rejecting the truth of global climate change should educated themselves ...but that'll never happened.

A DUer even posted yesterday about how a proposed array of solar panels would block the view of a beautiful desert. Sadly, and along with most others, they must not comprehend the full scope of the planet's problem. We desperately need all the solar panels and windmills that we can build, until we can find other alternate energy sources. Even nuclear fuel plants, as dangerous as they are, are far less likely to end life on earth than our continuing to burn fossils fuels at the rate we are going.




Atmospheric CO2 Just Hit a Peak Not Seen on Earth in 4 Million Years

Another scary article here....

https://www.sciencealert.com/carbon-dioxide-just-hit-a-peak-not-seen-on-earth-in-4-million-years

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We're on track to burn our planet; earth's temps will just keep climbing if we don't immediately stop burning fossil fuels (& having too many kids - the planet just cannot support us all).

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