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rgbecker's Journal
rgbecker's Journal
March 30, 2015

Having trouble understanding the Indiana RFRA?

Let this group of Christians spell it out for you.

"Though the group most likely to be singled out in our thoughts is the LGBT community, it is clearly possible for many others to be told they are unacceptable to receive whatever services or goods a person or company has on offer. Consider the possibility that only Christians will be served in some places, only Jews in others, while no Muslims, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, or Druids can purchase merchandise in some stores, and only Latinos will be included here, only Blacks excluded there....you see the point. This legislation gives the appearance of tolerating and protecting overt bigotry in any form so long as it is dressed up as personal religious fervor.

That this is terrible for business is already being made exquisitely plain. That it is an embarrassment to 'Hoosier Hospitality' is undeniable. It is also an affront to faithful people across the religious landscape. Provision of a legal way for some among us to choose to treat others with disdain and contempt is the worst possible use of the rule of law.

More at link.


March 12, 2015

Well, one thing, there is no inflation!

How's your inflation? And I'm not talking footballs here.

1/2 gallon ice cream now 1 1/2 quarts.

One pound of Ritz crackers now 13.7 oz.

One pound Cracker barrel cheese, was 10 oz. now 8 oz.

One pound can of coffee, was 11 oz. now 10 oz.

5 pounds of sugar, now 4.

Can someone do the math?

Do they think we are not paying attention?

Have you noticed any indications?

March 9, 2015

The politics of Pepperoni, Paul Krugman.

Do you find yourself in the Diabetes belt?

It's all related, it turns out. Who Knew?


"At one level, there is a clear correlation between lifestyles and partisan orientation: heavier states tend to vote Republican, and the G.O.P. lean is especially pronounced in what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call the “diabetes belt” of counties, mostly in the South, that suffer most from that particular health problem. Not coincidentally, officials from that region have led the pushback against efforts to make school lunches healthier."

March 8, 2015

Demographic Poll concerning family size:

Which best describes you and your family?

March 8, 2015

Did you see this Greenwald article about the media and Snowden?


I think if I were Snowden I would be happy to stay in Russia rather than take my chances in the American Justice System.

US = 93% conviction rate for 2012.

March 4, 2015

Borowitz: Email scandal not up to Clinton standards.

“When people hear the words ‘Clinton scandal,’ they expect a certain amount of sex and sleaze,” Logsdon said. “But once they find out that this one is about State Department e-mail regulations which may or may not have been disobeyed, they feel very let down.”


March 1, 2015

Here someone posted a copy of the NY Times from 70 years ago.

I know, Freerepublic, but it shows the sacrifice made by my father's generation.

Interesting report of US's first jet fighter, Lockheed Shooting Star.

Over 4000 reported casualties for the day.


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