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Name: Steven Leser
Gender: Male
Hometown: New York, NY
Home country: USA
Current location: NYC
Member since: Tue Jan 4, 2005, 04:36 PM
Number of posts: 21,486

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Personhood tutorial for new Republicans...

... sorry, had to share this.

xPost from V&M: Me on FBN show Kennedy defending teachers and public schools re: School Choice

Me on the new FBN show Kennedy defending teachers and public schools re: School Choice

Manspreading 2: The Revenge!

If you haven't heard, they have a campaign here in NYC against "Manspreading" where guys open their legs and take too much room on subway seats. I agree it's a problem and it has cost me a seat many a time on a long ride.

Still... I love this cartoon making fun of it all...

A storm tracks 50 miles more to the east than expected and some folks get angry at the warnings and

the shut down of travel and mass transit.

Would they have preferred risking this or something worse:

http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2014/01/29/rare-winter-storm-causes-wrecks-travel-gridlock-in-deep-south/

Rescue efforts are under way Wednesday after thousands of schoolchildren and hundreds of drivers in the Deep South spent the night stranded at schools and along ice-covered highways following a rare winter storm that brought freezing rain, snow and bitter cold to the region.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says "a lot of people" are still stranded in their cars on the highways nearly 24 hours the storm slammed the city, but he is not sure of exactly how many people.

Breaking: Obama will not meet with Netanyahu during trip to Washington.

No link, email alert from Huffington Post.

Update: Link - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/22/obama-netanyahu_n_6524824.html?ir=Politics&utm_campaign=012215&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-politics&utm_content=FullStory&ncid=newsltushpmg00000003

Cartoonist still in hiding due to al-Awlaki fatwa. Reason #325 why he got what he deserved

http://m.nydailynews.com/news/national/cartoonist-hiding-islamic-death-threat-article-1.2073298#bmb=1

The horrific massacre of Charlie Hebdo staff is a somber reminder that an American cartoonist has fearfully been in hiding since 2010.

Molly Norris, a former cartoonist with the Seattle Weekly, vanished on advice of the FBI after Islamic militant Anwar al-Awlaki put her on a hit list for creating “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day.”

“She had to completely change her identity, disappear from her work,” Larry Kelley, the founder of the Free Molly Norris Foundation, told KOMO-TV this week.
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(More at above link)

If we can have gun exceptions in GD, we should be able to have religion exceptions.

Religion and whether it should be subjected to satire is about as hot a topic as can be. It should be an exception for a week or two.

I am saying this because I saw Nance's OP on the subject was locked and I think others have been locked too.

Children's rights ombudsman in anti-LGBT Russia says "No sex ed, read Tolstoy instead!"

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/russia-will-never-introduce-sex-education-in-schools-children-s-ombudsman/512222.html

You don't need sex education when you have Russian literary giants Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky to enlighten you on the murky realities of the bedroom.

This, at least, appears to be the view of Russia's children's rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov, who said on Monday that the country would not introduce sex education in schools because it contradicts Russia's moral norms and traditions.

"I am often asked: When will you have sex education? I say: Never," Astakhov snapped at a meeting with Russian parents, Interfax news agency reported.
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Astakhov gave his own recipe for teaching teenagers about sex last year, when he said Russian literature offered a goldmine of information on the subject.

“Children need to read more, it has everything on love and relationship of the sexes,” Astakhov told Rossia-24 television.
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South Dakota Same Sex Marriage Ban Struck down

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/12/south-dakota-gay-marriage_n_6458402.html

A judge ruled South Dakota's gay marriage ban unconstitutional on Monday.

U.S. District Court Judge Karen E. Schreier wrote that the plaintiffs in the case "have a fundamental right to marry."

"South Dakota law deprives them of that right solely because they are same-sex couples and without sufficient justification," Schreier wrote.

The decision is stayed pending a possible appeal to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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