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A little media correction. Dodging the abortion issue as stated, no, he hasn't:

Sen. Rand Paul introduces ‘fetal personhood’ bill to outlaw abortion

By Eric W. Dolan - March 17, 2013

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Friday introduced so-called “fetal personhood” legislation that would completely outlaw abortion in the United States.

The Life at Conception Act would declare that human life began at conception, providing fertilized eggs with the same legal status as born persons.

“The Life at Conception Act legislatively declares what most Americans believe and what science has long known – that human life begins at the moment of conception, and therefore is entitled to legal protection from that point forward,” Paul said in a statement. “The right to life is guaranteed to all Americans in the Declaration of Independence and ensuring this is upheld is the Constitutional duty of all Members of Congress.”

In a fundraising video for the National Pro-Life Alliance last year, the Republican senator explained that the bill would outlaw abortion without contradicting the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Citing the ruling, Paul claimed Congress had the power to define when human life began under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.


to DonViego:


There is NO exception there, And this stance has criminalized every aspect of choice for women and some are dying or serving prison sentences now. They don't call him and his fans the Pauliban for nothing. But some women support him:

In for a penny, in for a pound. No getting around it.

My heart breaks for her. Imagine what she has seen, and what she will reveal to her rescuers.

For an example of what she may have endured, read this:

UN: Islamic State may have committed genocide against Yazidis in Iraq


Just the tip of the iceberg there.

Thanks for posting this little bit of good news, Steve.

I vote for frozen leg of lamb:

"Lamb to the Slaughter" (1953) is a short story by Roald Dahl.

It was initially rejected, along with four other stories, by The New Yorker, but was ultimately published in Harper's Magazine in September 1953.[1]

It was adapted for an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and starred Barbara Bel Geddes. Originally broadcast on April 13, 1958, it was one of only 17 AHP episodes directed by Hitchcock himself. The story was subsequently adapted for Dahl's British TV series Tales of the Unexpected. Dahl included it in his short story compilation Someone like You.

"Lamb to the Slaughter" demonstrates Dahl's fascination with horror (with elements of black comedy), which is seen in both his adult fiction and his stories for children.[2] The story was supposedly suggested to Dahl by his friend Ian Fleming:

"Why don't you have someone murder their husband with a frozen leg of mutton which she then serves to the detectives who come to investigate the murder?"[3]


This might be your best method for selecting your blunt object.

Yes, we've dealt with your ilk before, friend!

You were pretty good there, though...

Proving true this saying, that I've never forgotten:

This curious world which we inhabit is more wonderful than it is convenient, more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used.

~ Henry David Thoreau

Yes, one of our Jewish posters said the Zionist (something or other) approved the deal, too.

Most people who don't profit by division and strife want this to succeed. And for those who are into poltical paranoia, they need to know that Obama does NOT trust the Ayatollahs.

The deal is a harsh one for Iran. This is not about picking one religion or nations over another. It's about arms proliferation, and a policy that has been in effect since JFK. Even 'I will nuke you' Putin signed onto this.

Sane people want peace. Those who promulgate hate and war might want to consider this:

The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labour. War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent.

~George Orwell, 1984

Intelligence won out this time.

No laughing matter to those who know victims:

...The Internet has facilitated a flourishing trade in child pornography, bringing together millions of producers, distributors and collectors. Every image and video of child pornography is actually a crime scene recording, showing the rape, sexual abuse and often torture of a child. These are no “baby in the bathtub” photos. They’re not really even “pornography” in the normal sense at all.

Child abuse material depicts the most horrific and brutal moments in a child’s life. Law enforcement reports the victims are typically very young, often infants and toddlers. U.S. law enforcement has identified over 300,000 suspects in the U.S. alone trafficking in images of children being bound, gagged, raped and horribly abused.

The insatiable appetite for these videos and photos can only be supplied one way: through the rape and torture of more children.

Much of the global apparatus behind this marketplace lies overseas. But an estimated 50 percent or more of the victims are here in the U.S. That means that every day, criminals in the U.S. and abroad are commissioning the rape and torture of more American children. The incidence of these offenses dwarfs other types of cross-border crimes that get more news media coverage...

More links and the article at the DU link here:


These laws are the only way to punish these criminals since most of their victims are too young or disabled to speak for themselves in court. Many are deranged for life and cannot live without trained care. Their future and freedom and who they could have been, has been stolen from them. The videos are the only way to convict the perps as they put them online to share with their friends and child pornography consumers.

Long hours at low pay? Such as were in the Michaels Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story flick?

It's Truly Terrifying That Some Pilots Earn Near Minimum Wage

By Emily Cohn - 02/12/2014

The next time you're flying in an airplane consider this: The person operating the aircraft might not be making much more than the person who made the Egg McMuffin you ate for breakfast.

That's right. According to the Wall Street Journal, new airline pilots rank among the lowest-paid workers in the country, with some regional pilots earning as little as $15,000 per year.

That's horrifying for a number of obvious reasons. For one, $15,000 -- or even $22,400 a year, the starting salary for pilots at 14 regional airlines -- is lower than the federal poverty line for a family of four in the U.S.

It's also startling because of the extraordinary price of becoming a pilot in the first place. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, airline pilots usually need a bachelor's degree, a pilot's license, and certification that requires hundreds of hours of flight training. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the cost of training flights alone can set you back more than $100,000...


Article details health issues that involve what likely was going on in the cockpit. Definitely could cause some neurological issues. Maybe the co-pilot was on his last nerve or could be he was just a jerk. I go with the former, though.

Just sayin'

True, but unfortunately, he left the big stinking LIES from the GOP mouthpiece stand:

to EarlG

Ha! Thought the Koches bottom line was the second one. Thanks, Obama for giving them the bird!

He stated many times that their net worth would go from $100B to $200B in ONE YEAR from Keystone. No taxes would be paid on the foreign oil going to foreign buyers, and no fuel for the USA would result, and there is the carbon effect. That was his theme all along, but it was drowned out by MSM.

More fighting pollution in WA state to the south:


We elected a Democrat for that office and need to support all pro environment officials. This is what a state government can be with a liberal Democratic majority:

Energy Policy[edit]

Goldmark is campaigning for a reduction in dependence on foreign oil by supporting the use of fuels derived from biomass, like biodiesel and raising the mileage requirements for new cars and trucks. He also supports decentralized renewable energy initiatives to promote energy self-reliance in rural areas and supports investing in wind energy.[1]

Puget Sound and the Environment[edit]

Goldmark places a strong emphasis on the conservation of the Puget Sound,[1] and the various rivers comprising its basin, for the restoration of salmon and other aquatic species. Clean water is important to the Washington Department of Natural Resources because a portion of their budget is based on the harvesting of wild geoduck.

Goldmark is a board member of the Washington State Biodiversity Council. Former Governor Gary Locke created the Council in 2004 to develop and promote more effective ways of conserving Washington's biodiversity.[15]


Goldmark ranches with a strong conservation philosophy. He adheres to methods that would conserve the soil while growing crops and managing the whole ranch with a philosophy of care instead of one of exploitation.[4] In 1999, Goldmark co-founded a nonprofit called Farming and the Environment comprising a coalition of environmentalists and farmers. The group is dedicated to ensuring the ecological and economic health of agricultural lands and rural communities. The hope is to build a bridge between farmers and environmentalists. The group has worked together to meet the needs of a healthy environment and maintain economically viable agricultural opportunities at the same time.[4][16] Goldmark says that farmers and ranchers fulfill a mandate to provide food for people and at the same time, they seek to be good stewards of the land and have to be very much concerned with the environment.[17]

Sustainable Forest Management[edit]

Goldmark is concerned over the loss of working forests to sprawl and unsustainable logging practices. He wants to "end sweetheart deals that give away public resources"[1] and is working to limit clearcutting on dangerous slopes.

Campaign Financing and Government Ethics[edit]

Peter Goldmark takes a very strong stance against lobbyist gifts and meals given to elected officials. He has vowed to refuse all such gifts and has challenged his opponent to take the same position. Goldmark did accept $202,855 in PAC money during the 2006 election cycle.[18]


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