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JonF
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Message 196 of 268 (843365)
11-16-2018 7:51 PM
Reply to: Message 189 by Faith
11-16-2018 5:48 PM


Re: Violence breaks out as first wave of migrant caravan arrives in Tijuana, Mexico
Oops, you're right OK, not racism. aporophobia
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DrJones*
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Message 197 of 268 (843366)
11-16-2018 8:01 PM
Reply to: Message 187 by Faith
11-16-2018 5:39 PM


Re: Acosta’s credentials to be restored - for now
Does seem like it must be a liberal judge, yes

yeah I was being sarcastic, the judge was a Trump appointee, which you'd know if you did a modicum of research.
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JonF
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Message 198 of 268 (843367)
11-16-2018 8:15 PM
Reply to: Message 190 by Faith
11-16-2018 5:55 PM


Re: Violence breaks out as first wave of migrant caravan arrives in Tijuana, Mexico
There's nothing about jumping any fences or viva shouting at your link. Or do you mean at Mexico's southern border? Either way, that doesn't seem to me like lack of eagerness to become Americans. They might well still love their home country as they flee in fear.

The link does say "about 300 local residents gathered by the encampment to demand the migrants leave the upscale Playas de Tijuana neighborhood and go to the facility.". Did it occur to that their attitudes towards poors in their "upscale neighborhood" might not reflect the attitude of the average Mexican?

How do you know they hate America? How do you know they are willing to crash our border?

I'm praying my heart out for a sane, wise and nonviolent solution to this situation.

Some have said "Good Christians would meet the caravan at the border with water, food, clothing, medical attention, whatever they needed."


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JonF
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Message 199 of 268 (843368)
11-16-2018 8:59 PM


No comment.

quote:
President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees have had some unusual hobbies and pet causes.... Add to that list Neomi Rao, Trump’s nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on the powerful DC Circuit, who has written at least two law review articles and a blog post in which she defended dwarf-tossing.

Especially popular in Florida bars, dwarf-tossing is the strange spectacle in which competitors throw Velcro-clad little people at a wall or mattress like a shotput. The longest toss wins. The sport has been banned in some American states and parts of France, where a judge upheld such bans because of “considerations of human dignity.” Rao considers these laws an affront to individual liberty that fails to recognize the right of the dwarf to be tossed. In one article, she wrote that the decision in France upholding the dwarf-tossing ban was an example of “dignity as coercion” and that it “demonstrates how concepts of dignity can be used to coerce individuals by forcing upon them a particular understanding of dignity.”



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AZPaul3
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Message 200 of 268 (843420)
11-17-2018 3:34 PM
Reply to: Message 199 by JonF
11-16-2018 8:59 PM


Toss That Guy!
has written at least two law review articles and a blog post in which she defended dwarf-tossing.

I haven't read her articles but, at first blush, I could support such an opinion.

Government has no compelling interest in banning any actions among free consenting adults in exchange for fame and fortune as long as the action does not cause any material harm to any of the individuals involved.

Just like prostitution.

Regulation is one thing but legal proscription based on some group of politicians' personal views of what is or is not "dignified" is, IMHO, an infringement of individual rights.

I happen to believe that golf is undignified. Let's ban it.

But then I don't know my ass from a hole in the ground just like so many of the politicians we all know and love ... and can name by the dozen ... from memory.

Edited by AZPaul3, : No reason given.

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Faith
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Message 201 of 268 (843421)
11-17-2018 3:49 PM
Reply to: Message 197 by DrJones*
11-16-2018 8:01 PM


Re: Acosta’s credentials to be restored - for now
Does seem like it must be a liberal judge, yes

Yeah I was being sarcastic, the judge was a Trump appointee, which you'd know if you did a modicum of research.

Nevertheless the judgment is wacko.


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Message 202 of 268 (843423)
11-17-2018 3:53 PM
Reply to: Message 201 by Faith
11-17-2018 3:49 PM


Re: Acosta’s credentials to be restored - for now
quote:

Nevertheless the judgment is wacko.

Because following the law is “wacko”

At least now we know for sure what you mean by a “fair trial”.


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Faith
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Message 203 of 268 (843424)
11-17-2018 3:54 PM
Reply to: Message 198 by JonF
11-16-2018 8:15 PM


Re: Violence breaks out as first wave of migrant caravan arrives in Tijuana, Mexico
There are videos that show them on both sides of the fence. Turns out scaling that high fence is no problem for these guys. I wonder how many American young men could do that.

I'm sure Christians have been there to help, just as they are helping with the refugees from the California fires. But when I said I'm praying for a wise and nonviolent solution I meant a solution. I had seen somewhere that Trump planned for a tent city to vet the asylum seekers, wonder if that's still on the schedule.

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.


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Faith
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Message 204 of 268 (843426)
11-17-2018 3:57 PM
Reply to: Message 202 by PaulK
11-17-2018 3:53 PM


Re: Acosta’s credentials to be restored - for now
Well, I do have a big problem with these activist judges that take it upon themselves to write the law instead of interpretating it, and defy the balance of powers. This is a stupid decision, there is no right to be a boor in the White House.
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Dr Adequate
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Message 205 of 268 (843427)
11-17-2018 4:03 PM
Reply to: Message 204 by Faith
11-17-2018 3:57 PM


Re: Acosta’s credentials to be restored - for now
Well, I do have a big problem with these activist judges that take it upon themselves to write the law instead of interpretating it, and defy the balance of powers. This is a stupid decision, there is no right to be a boor in the White House.

You know Trump appointed the judge?


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Faith
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Message 206 of 268 (843428)
11-17-2018 4:03 PM
Reply to: Message 195 by JonF
11-16-2018 7:40 PM


Re: Diamond and Silk censored by Facebook
They had no reason to lie about it so who knows what those numbers represent? Somebody said there can be traffic but invisible to the public too. I used to get hundreds of viewers of my blogs and then it suddenly dropped to tens. They changed something on my dashboard about the same time which made it impossible for low-tech me to figure out how to access Comments or anything else. It was a mess. I knew which subjects would end up at the top of a Google search page too, and at that same time my blog wouldn't show up there any more, maybe at the bottom, maybe not even on the first page. I don't know why they'd bother to censor my little blog but it seems something like that must have happened.

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.


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Faith
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Message 207 of 268 (843430)
11-17-2018 4:05 PM
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11-17-2018 4:03 PM


Re: Acosta’s credentials to be restored - for now
As Mark Levin pointed out on his show yesterday such appointments aren't necessarily anything more than "horse trading" rather than concerted appointments anyway, but he could inadvertently have appointed a closet liberal, why not?
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Coragyps
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Message 208 of 268 (843431)
11-17-2018 4:07 PM
Reply to: Message 203 by Faith
11-17-2018 3:54 PM


Re: Violence breaks out as first wave of migrant caravan arrives in Tijuana, Mexico
And how many American young men can, or will, roof houses in the Texas summer sun from dawn to dusk with no vacation? Or milk cows and shovel cow poop all day in any kind of weather for less than minimum wage? I think you’ve hit on something here, Faith.
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Faith
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Message 209 of 268 (843432)
11-17-2018 4:10 PM
Reply to: Message 208 by Coragyps
11-17-2018 4:07 PM


Re: Violence breaks out as first wave of migrant caravan arrives in Tijuana, Mexico
And your point is that illegal immigrants are to be preferred to legal ones because they're harder workers?
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Faith
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Message 210 of 268 (843433)
11-17-2018 4:14 PM
Reply to: Message 194 by JonF
11-16-2018 7:37 PM


Re: Acosta’s credentials to be restored - for now
So you have no clue what the judge said in his ruling.

I didn't know about the ruling until I got here and you guys who posted on it should have given that information. Actually there is no ruling to be found, just news reports on what it supposedly says.

Edited by Faith, : No reason given.


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