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I turned it on. So far 3 Christian pastors giving Christian prayers

I seriously hope there are representatives from other religions.

I fucking doubt it.

I wish they would start asking these climate deniers these questions

How do you feel about the fossil fuels from cars and trucks damaging our children's health in this country? In particular, how do you feel about the pollution from fossil fuels affecting your own children's health?

I really want to know the answer to that.

And I know most people have cars and not many can afford electric or hybrid vehicles. But Obama put in measures to lower car emissions and the prices of hybrids are going down. But they won't go down if the oil industry runs Washington. The oil industry, I'm sure has fought to keep cars using more gas because that is where there money comes from


Many studies have demonstrated that there is a relation between air pollution and respiratory health among children, especially affecting children with asthma.

Along with these studies, which point clearly and consistently to the toxic effects of polluted air on our respiratory systems, there are others that offer clues as to how these negative effects have much wider consequences than was at first thought. Perhaps one of the least expected conclusions was demonstrated by researchers able to associate prenatal exposure to air pollution to miscarriage, premature birth, congenital heart malformations and low birth weight. That is not all: it has also been shown that exposure to air pollution is related to the development of certain chronic diseases, especially affecting the respiratory system. For example, a study done in Germany before and after reunification showed that lower air pollution had brought about a corresponding reduction in the number of children with chronic bronchitis.


Air pollution caused by traffic has also been associated with the development of atopy (allergic tendency) and respiratory sounds, especially when exposure is to polluted environments with particles liberated by diesel motor combustion. Because they are smaller, these particles can penetrate more deeply into the lungs, where it has been shown they can remain for a longer period of time as well. Particles from these kinds of fuels have been designated as cancer-causing toxic agents by some organizations in the United States. An American study on exposure to multiple air toxins found that these particles are responsible for approximately 70% of all cancer risk caused by contaminated air in the metropolitan area of Los Angeles. Furthermore, they can act as allergens, bringing about allergic reactions.

http://fundrogertorne.org/health-childhood-environmental/2016/01/11/how-does-pollution-affect-my-childs-health/




Here is some information about what comes out cars and trucks when we use them.


The ingredients of air pollution

Cars and trucks produce air pollution throughout their life, including pollution emitted during vehicle operation, refueling, manufacturing, and disposal. Additional emissions are associated with the refining and distribution of vehicle fuel.

Air pollution from cars and trucks is split into primary and secondary pollution. Primary pollution is emitted directly into the atmosphere; secondary pollution results from chemical reactions between pollutants in the atmosphere. The following are the major pollutants from motor vehicles:

Particulate matter (PM). These particles of soot and metals give smog its murky color. Fine particles — less than one-tenth the diameter of a human hair — pose the most serious threat to human health, as they can penetrate deep into lungs. PM is a direct (primary) pollution and a secondary pollution from hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, and sulfer dioxides. Diesel exhaust is a major contributor to PM pollution.

Hydrocarbons (HC). These pollutants react with nitrogen oxides in the presence of sunlight to form ground level ozone, a primary ingredient in smog. Though beneficial in the upper atmosphere, at the ground level this gas irritates the respiratory system, causing coughing, choking, and reduced lung capacity.

Nitrogen oxides (NOx). These pollutants cause lung irritation and weaken the body's defenses against respiratory infections such as pneumonia and influenza. In addition, they assist in the formation of ground level ozone and particulate matter.

Carbon monoxide (CO). This odorless, colorless, and poisonous gas is formed by the combustion of fossil fuels such as gasoline and is emitted primarily from cars and trucks. When inhaled, CO blocks oxygen from the brain, heart, and other vital organs. Fetuses, newborn children, and people with chronic illnesses are especially susceptible to the effects of CO.

Sulfur dioxide (SO2). Power plants and motor vehicles create this pollutant by burning sulfur-containing fuels, especially diesel. Sulfur dioxide can react in the atmosphere to form fine particles and poses the largest health risk to young children and asthmatics.

Hazardous air pollutants (toxics). These chemical compounds have been linked to birth defects, cancer, and other serious illnesses. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the air toxics emitted from cars and trucks — which include Benzene, acetaldehyde, and 1,3-butadiene — account for half of all cancers caused by air pollution.

http://www.ucsusa.org/clean-vehicles/vehicles-air-pollution-and-human-health/cars-trucks-air-pollution#.WIEhyhsrLIU

All you who have declared that the Dems won't do anything to retaliate against the GOP and will just

roll over guess what? You are all rolling over! Why should we blame our elected officials when we are just as bad.

As long as the GOP thinks it can get away with whatever they want, that is what they will do. They know what kind of pussies they are up against. If we don't grow some and they don't start facing retaliation we are all doomed.

I think our party can hack just as good as they can. Our party can plug up congress just as good as they can. Our party can pass bills in the middle of the night just like they can. But more importantly, our party can do much more because we are so much smarter than they are.

Do you really think this is the time to be talking about how we are the party with the morals and that is why we sit around sucking our thumbs?

I am so fucking serious. It is a disease of the Democratic party. And maybe its because we care about people and don't want to hurt people but what good is that when evil people see it as their clue to burn the fucking village down? Because they don't give a shit about people.

And right now the only word I can think of is "Retaliation"

I don't know the answers but there are plenty of much smarter people than I who can.

Pick a word for what the Dems will do to the GOP if the take away healthcare from 30 million people

30 retaliation n.vengeance, right, attack
28 vengeance n.retaliation, reprisal, attack
23 reprisal n.retaliation, right, attack
21 avenge v.retaliate, return, grievance
21 retribution n.retaliation, right, reprisal
21 requital n.retaliation, reprisal, right
16 retaliate v.vindicate, get, return
14 redress n. & v.retaliate, vindicate, grievance
13 counterblow n.retaliation, attack, balance
13 requite v.retaliate, get, return
10 punishment n.right, return, discipline
10 retort v. & n.retaliate, snappy, response
10 vindicate v.retaliate, grievance, requite
9 counteraction n.retaliation, attack, act
9 punish v.retaliate, vindicate, grievance
9 repayment n.right, retaliation, retribution
8 payback n.vindicate, retaliate, vengeance
8 recompense n. & v.get, right, return
8 satisfaction n.retaliation, right, interest
7 vindictiveness n.retaliation, quality, condition


I'm editing to add to all the doomsayers out there that if we, the people don't roll over then the Dems won't roll over. We can do any of these words too,

I have a brother who is a pastor and has been sending gay people to conversion

therapy for years. Of course we have had many arguments about it.

I was wondering if there was a way if I could find out if he is still doing it. Is there a list or something of churches or ministers who do this.

I kind of want to publish that information all over the place if I can prove that it is true. We haven't spoken about it in a few years. He is in PA where it is legal

C-Span is hacked by the Russians but then says it "doesn't believe it was hacked"

(Click on the video on this page and tell me if you think C-Span was not hacked when one of our representatives are speaking on the floor and then all these Russian goofy things show up and then a Russian news channel finishes the news.)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-russia-c-span-20170112-story.html


"Moscow, we have a problem.

Web surfers expecting to tune into C-SPAN's online feed of debate in the House on Thursday instead saw images supplied by the Russian news site RT, which briefly interrupted programming on the network's website.

Spokesman Howard Mortman said the website, www.c-span.org, was replaced by RT for about 10 minutes. The problem was likely a routing issue, since RT is one of the networks that C-SPAN regularly monitors, he said.

The network is "investigating and troubleshooting this occurrence," Mortman said. The network later said it doesn't believe it was hacked."


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(If it wasn't hacked what happened? Does C-Span always have a Russian news site "RT" running along side of it's coverage of our government programming?)

I have a dream



A 400,000 Wat rock concert or a similar set of speakers mounted in a vehicle can reach ear-splitting decibel levels. Is it any reason most promoters recommend you wear ear protection to stave off the 135-145 decibel sound waves?






Planted near the inauguration ceremony playing this




Something from Gandhi to help us through this time


When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall - think of it, always. -- Mohandas K. Gandhi


NYT Practical way to cut down fake news!

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/07/opinion/sunday/how-to-destroy-the-business-model-of-breitbart-and-fake-news.html?smid=tw-share&referer=

How to Destroy the Business Model of Breitbart and Fake News

One day in late November, an earth and environmental science professor named Nathan Phillips visited Breitbart News for the first time. Mr. Phillips had heard about the hateful headlines on the site — like “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy” — and wondered what kind of companies would support such messages with their ad dollars. When he clicked on the site, he was shocked to discover ads for universities, including one for the graduate school where he’d received his own degree — Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment. “That was a punch in the stomach,” he said.

Why would an environmental science program want to be promoted on a site that denies the existence of climate change? Mr. Phillips figured — correctly — that Duke officials did not know where their ads were appearing, so he sent a tweet to Duke about its association with the “sexist racist” site. Eventually, after a flurry of communication with the environment department, he received a satisfying resolution — an assurance that its ads would no longer show up on Breitbart.

Mr. Phillips had just engaged in a new form of consumer activism, one that is rewriting the rules of online advertising. In the past month and a half, thousands of activists have started to push companies to take a stand on what you might call “hate news” — a toxic mix of lies, white-supremacist content and bullying that can inspire attacks on Muslims, gay people, women, African-Americans and others.

In mid-November, a Twitter group called Sleeping Giants became the hub of the new movement. The Giants and their followers have communicated with more than 1,000 companies and nonprofit groups whose ads appeared on Breitbart, and about 400 of those organizations have promised to remove the site from future ad buys.

Lobelia herb or "Indian tobacco" can help you stop smoking and heal your lungs.

I was actually looking for things for asthma my search lead me to 2 herbs that I have now bought. I am smoking the Lobilia herb. (The other herb Khella I bought in a tincture and it actually is working really great. So much that I've not smoked the Lobelia that much. But when I do I find that I like holding the smoke in my lungs. It kind of "feels good" as you will understand if you read that article)

I think the reason they say that it won't hurt you but don't encourage smoking of it is just because smoking is considered, "bad" all the time now. But from what I am reading smoking it might be great because the benefits go directly in to your lungs. And that they speak of Native Americans smoking it an never having any bad side effects. Either way it may be a good substitute for cigarettes and help your lungs at the same time!


Here it is:

http://naturalsociety.com/lobelia-herbal-remedy-smoking-habit/

Lobelia, or sometimes called Indian tobacco, has been used by herbalists to help get smokers off cigarettes and heal their lungs. Not necessarily by smoking it, but dispensed as tinctures, tablets, or “vaped” (inhaled through a vaporizer).

This despite the fact that a stigma is attached to lobelia because it was once banned by the FDA, the same bunch who continue allowing Pfizer’s somewhat ineffective smoking cessation drug Chantix to be sold with side effects that include heart attacks, suicides, and even homicides. The same organization that raids raw milk providers, allows suicide-linked antidepressants to stay on the market, and supports organ-disrupting GMOs.

Medical Herbalist and Naturopath, Dr. Richard Schulze, has used lobelia on many of his patients who were desperate to quit smoking cigarettes and/or to heal their lungs. He also described how the FDA ban had stigmatized lobelia’s use. Now it’s legal and some practitioners are returning to prescribing it, but many are still afraid of using it for fear of bureaucratic medical groups hassling them if a patient has any reaction.

Lobelia is considered one of the strongest herbs in the world. It contains 14 alkaloids, one of which is lobeline, which is similar to the nicotine found in common tobacco. Dr. Schulze advocates the gradual approach of smoking one less cigarette each day and taking lobelia when the urge to smoke becomes impossible to resist. He has had many kick the nicotine habit, and he has helped patients get over chronic lung problems with lobelia.

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