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Prescience?

Came across this while looking through pictures of the suffragette movement. Note the sphere atop the signpost at the right.

Sometimes all you can say is, "Wow."






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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Aug 15, 2016, 04:28 PM (6 replies)

After Trump's "foreign policy" reading --

Watching the after-speech discussion on CNN, his spokespeeps are adhering to Trump campaign policy. Clearly, the spokesperson position requires petulance as well as ignorance.




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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Aug 15, 2016, 03:53 PM (3 replies)

Another medalist






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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Aug 15, 2016, 02:12 AM (0 replies)

Just curious ---

Does anyone know the name of the guy who designed the Olympic Games volleyball uniforms?









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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Aug 14, 2016, 04:03 PM (5 replies)

A note from a loser. Or is it moocher?

Oh goody, it’s “redetermination” time again! Those who rely, for any reason, on government assistance programs know what that portends. Essentially, it means the annual ceding of your dignity and relevance as a human being, necessarily delivering it into the hands of some anonymous entity whose designated purpose is limited to dotting the i and crossing the t. In their pursuit of their laughably misidentified “fiscal” responsibility Republicans have been relentless in their efforts to strip any vestiges of dignity from the disabled and anyone else suffering the kinds of hardship that compel requests for assistance; to that end, Republicans have labeled us “losers and moochers”, in direct opposition to the scriptural references they gleefully misinterpret as justification for their demeaning actions against the unfortunate.

There is no corner of your life to which you can deny their eyes. If they knock, you have to let them in. Accompanying the pages of forms that must be filled out is one entitled “Notice of Privacy Practices”, which is actually a full-page small font listing of all the persons and agencies with whom they are free to share your most personal details; at the bottom of that page is this gem: “We may share your health information to authorized federal officials for activities related to national security and special investigations.” And regardless of the hardship that drives your circumstances, you MUST sign that permission. This is where congressional Republicans’ “compassionate conservatism” has brought us.

Here’s a thought: Instead of the insulting “Make America Great Again”, how about we all work together to “Let America Care Again”. It would be more in keeping with who we say we are.


x-posted from GD



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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Aug 12, 2016, 04:16 PM (1 replies)

A note from a loser. Or is it moocher?

Oh goody, it’s “redetermination” time again! Those who rely, for any reason, on government assistance programs know what that portends. Essentially, it means the annual ceding of your dignity and relevance as a human being, necessarily delivering it into the hands of some anonymous entity whose designated purpose is limited to dotting the i and crossing the t. In their pursuit of their laughably misidentified “fiscal” responsibility Republicans have been relentless in their efforts to strip any vestiges of dignity from the disabled and anyone else suffering the kinds of hardship that compel requests for assistance; to that end, Republicans have labeled us “losers and moochers”, in direct opposition to the scriptural references they gleefully misinterpret as justification for their demeaning actions against the unfortunate.

There is no corner of your life to which you can deny their eyes. If they knock, you have to let them in. Accompanying the pages of forms that must be filled out is one entitled “Notice of Privacy Practices”, which is actually a full-page small font listing of all the persons and agencies with whom they are free to share your most personal details; at the bottom of that page is this gem: “We may share your health information to authorized federal officials for activities related to national security and special investigations.” And regardless of the hardship that drives your circumstances, you MUST sign that permission. This is where congressional Republicans’ “compassionate conservatism” has brought us.

Here’s a thought: Instead of the insulting “Make America Great Again”, how about we all work together to “Let America Care Again”. It would be more in keeping with who we say we are.



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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Aug 12, 2016, 04:14 PM (0 replies)

A.C.

Ann Coulter has the same initials as Animated Cadaver.

Coincidence? I think not.



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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Aug 12, 2016, 04:34 AM (4 replies)

Uh huh.




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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Aug 11, 2016, 11:20 PM (3 replies)

Olympics or Olympiad?

Just a query.

Way back when I was in high school we were taught that the Olympiad was the four year period between the Olympic games. Nowadays the two seem to mean the same thing. Not a big deal, really. Just wondering if anyone else had the same question.


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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Aug 11, 2016, 08:46 PM (6 replies)

This is getting beyond ridiculous.

Listening to the chatter following Hillary's speech in Michigan one could get the idea that Hillary Clinton has never thought or said or done anything that couldn't first be attributed to someone else. It's nothing short of amazing that she's still allowed to be credited with giving birth to Chelsea, for now anyway.






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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Aug 11, 2016, 03:31 PM (10 replies)
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