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Postby cooran » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:53 am

Hello Rob,

Access to Birth Control Sparks US Political Controversy
‘’Birth control is also an issue in the U.S. presidential race. Republican hopeful Rick Santorum speaks out repeatedly against birth control.
"Many in the Christian faith have said, 'Well, that's okay; contraception is okay.'

It is not okay. It is a license to do things in the sexual realm that are counter to how things are supposed to be," Santorum said.’’
http://www.voanews.com/content/access-t ... 75045.html

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A Georgia congressman who attacked the theory of evolution found himself with an unlikely opponent in Tuesday's US election, when 4,000 voters in one county cast write-in ballots for the 19th century father of evolution, British naturalist Charles Darwin.
In a September 27 speech, Paul Broun, a physician and member of the US House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology Committee, called evolution and the Big Bang Theory, "lies straight from the pit of hell".
Since Mr Broun, a Republican, had no opposition in the general election, a University of Georgia plant biology professor, Jim Leebens-Mack, and others started a write-in campaign for Darwin, the father of the theory of evolution.

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Postby BubbaBuddhist » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:05 pm

What the article didn't mention was that William Paley received 10,000 write in votes from Republicans. :tongue:

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Postby Cittasanto » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:01 pm

I was just scanning through my facebook feed and discovered there was a petition by two states to leave the Union! but upon looking further there are quite a few states on the petition pages of the whitehouse.
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petitions
I counted 17 states?


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But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Congratulations to Americans

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"It's easy for us to connect with what's wrong with us... and not so easy to feel into, or to allow us, to connect with what's right and what's good in us."

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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:38 pm

Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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Re: Congratulations to Americans

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Re: Congratulations to Americans

Postby corrine » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:38 pm

No politician is perfect. Obama is doing the best he can under the circumstances, I believe. I am personally very pleased, and absolutely shocked, that he won re-election.
I was worried sick about the rights of so many had Romney won the election and appointed ultra conservative justices to the Supreme Court. We may not have moved ahead much, but at least we did not fall back into the dark ages. As a woman who thought the feminist battles were over and done with - who lived through the sixties and marched for basic rights, I was appalled at what conservative politicians were saying. Why can we not, as human beings, simply wish that all other human beings share in the freedom that we experience. Why do we always begrudge the next group their rights?

At one time I was a member of a minority party. But I realized a long time ago that in order not to elect the worst of the bunch, compromise is sometimes necessary. Even when unpalatable. Yes, I am greener and more liberal than the democrats, but I fear the republicans enough to throw in my lot with someone who can actually win an election. I know that sounds cynical, and perhaps it is, but I am, in my old age, a realist. I see what is. Not what I want to be. Maybe in some beautiful, perfect future, good will always win. But I am not living in that perfect place. I am living in the real world and I will make the compromises necessary to help keep the worst of the worst, out of power.

Until the majority of people really want to live in a society of equality, where no one is homeless or hungry or afraid, we will have to do what we can to keep the beast at bay. In my case that means volunteering all the time possible and giving what little I can to actually feed the hungry and it also means compromising to get the an Obama elected. Does anyone realistically think that a green party candidate will ever be elected to high office? I thought so when I was young and idealistic. No more. Now I do what I can personally and choose electable candidates who are at least humane in some respects. I do not care what they are 'really' like. I care what their agendas are and what their platforms say and I can tell you for sure that the republican platform was terrifying.

So, all in all, I am happy with the election results. And, of course I am happy about the election of so many women. This is another battle that has had to be fought for far too long. And I am happy that California, my home state, has chosen to tax itself for the betterment of all. This is a good thing. Yes, we lost a lot of the battles, but we did not lose the war. Yet.

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Re: Congratulations to Americans

Postby Kim OHara » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:17 pm

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Hang in there and keep fighting, Corrine!

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