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Tue Oct 07, 2014 at 07:25 AM PDT

Vile, Murderous Abrahamic Cults

by musikate

Ben Affleck, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Chris Hayes and the Establishment versus Bill Maher, Sam Harris, et. all...
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What is Racism? What is Religion?

The policy of the emperors and the senate, as far as it concerned religion, was happily seconded by the reflections of the enlightened, and by the habits of the superstitious, part of their subjects. The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people, as equally true; by the philosopher, as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful. And thus toleration produced not only mutual indulgence, but even religious concord.
History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 1[5]
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Thu May 01, 2014 at 04:41 PM PDT

Why I Am a Humanist

by musikate

...simply because I don't want to step over dead bodies in the street.
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Fri Nov 15, 2013 at 05:23 AM PST

Billie Jean King: Feminist Hero!

by musikate

The following is an excerpt from a fan letter I recently sent to the great tennis pro.  I am far from an athlete, but I admire her for both her athletic acuity and her courage. I thought I'd share, since it's short and sweet.
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Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 05:02 PM PDT

Just Say No to Aunt Flo!

by musikate

We generally don't think of birth control as a sustainability solution. But even if you use seventh generation tampons, menstrual cups (ewwww!), or sew your own (please, hippie..there's a nasty blood stain on the back of your patchwork skirt), you're wasting resources.

Not to disparage hippies (I guess most of them don't get their periods anymore)...I love em!

More below the intertwined tampon strings...

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What are you looking for in birth control?

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Scientists use surface area to volume ratio as a tool to calculate all sorts of physical realities, from the vagaries of cell biology to environmental concerns such as food packaging.  This simple concept is useful in describing the problems that have arisin from our increasingly lopsided economy.

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Political Correctness often discourages discriminating against candidates because of their religions.  I believe that kneejerk reaction is due to a conflation of non-voluntary demographics (eg, race and gender) with distinctly voluntary demographics (religion, political party).

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Sun Jan 02, 2011 at 10:32 AM PST

Health Care Lies 2.0

by musikate

The hardest thing we progressives have to do is counter arguments from the Right based on lies.  Two summers ago I remember sitting in the living room with my mother having a discussion about "death panels."  Not being a Fox News viewer, it was my first encounter with that particular lie, so I had nothing to say about it.  I remember feeling as though I had just had the wind knocked out of me...my eyes popped open and my jaw fell slack.  It was such a ridiculous, outlandish sort of claim that I feared for my mother's sanity.  If she had told me that she had been abducted and anally probed by little green men I would have been only slightly more concerned.  

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Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 10:29 PM PDT

Just For Fun:  Mom on Strike...

by musikate

Discontent among moms has been brewing for some time now, and this move, if unprecidented, was not a complete surprise.

The question on everyone's minds, of course, is if Obama would take a Reaganesque stance on this strike and fire all the moms.  We hope he will take a pro-labor position and support this action.

Moms, unite!  Any of you moms (or dads) out there are welcome to use this with your own little bosses...

[Oh, and btw...for a diary entry of mine with a little more meat, please check out my diatribe about the conversation I had with my Republican state representative in PA about the DRE voting machines.  I want the word to get out that we're all concerned about voting integrity, even though we have a Democratic gov and sec of state.]

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Do you support the Mom's strike? (Please say yes so I can show it to my kids, folks!)

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Tue Oct 28, 2008 at 02:59 PM PDT

PA's "Faith-Based Voting"

by musikate

I just had a discussion with my PA state representative David J. Steil about DRE voting machine integrity.  Why am I so doggone cynical about the nice corporations who only want to help the public?

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Would corporations be out of business if they systematically defrauded the public?

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