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Sometimes I get tired of hearing him say the same thing over and over...

But that's what makes him great. He stays on message and speaks truth to power... over and over again.

This is how We make America Great. Not great again. Better than we have ever been.

Here's What Atheist Lack...

Respect.

People love to say that they respect everyone's religion. But, what about the lack of religion?

What if you believe that you are responsible for your own actions? There is no higher power. You are it.

That's Atheism.

Why does this not deserve more respect than blaming an unknown God for your successes or failings?

You are responsible for who you are. You own your destiny. You are in control.

That is the Atheist belief.

Everyone is accountable for themselves. No excuses.

There are over 2000 different religions observed on earth. None of them are based upon facts.

Only Atheism is based upon empirical knowledge.

You can be your own God.

Just believe in yourself.



I know this is going to be unpopular but I am friends with and I understand many Trump supporters

I know this is going to be unpopular but I am friends with and I understand many Trump supporters - The Deplorables.

You think that they must be crazy to support Trump after everything we have heard. And, that is the thing. They have not heard the latest news. They pay little attention to the news and what is happening in the world because they are spending time with their kids, tending cattle or deployed in the military. What they know is that they do not like the direction the country is going.

These people are not bigots or sexist pigs. They are good solid Americans.

And, they are coming around. There is a lot they did not like about Trump and about Hillary. They didn't vote for Trump or against Hillary. They voted to change the status quo.

They are coming around.

Right now we have the opportunity to change a lot minds. We need to stop excluding people and putting them down. We need to open up and welcome everyone interested in change for the better.

Believe it or not, issue by issue, they agree with Democrats. They just don't like what the label has become. This is our fight to win.

Dow Chemical Reportedly Pressuring Trump Administration To Kill Study About Harmful Pesticides



WASHINGTON — Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.

Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO also heads a White House manufacturing working group, and two other makers of organophosphates sent letters last week to the heads of three Cabinet agencies. The companies asked them "to set aside" the results of government studies the companies contend are fundamentally flawed.

The letters, dated April 13, were obtained by The Associated Press.

Dow Chemical chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris is a close adviser to President Donald Trump. The company wrote a $1 million check to help underwrite Trump's inaugural festivities.

Over the last four years, government scientists have compiled an official record running more than 10,000 pages showing the three pesticides under review — chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion — pose a risk to nearly every endangered species they studied. Regulators at the three federal agencies, which share responsibilities for enforcing the Endangered Species Act, are close to issuing findings expected to result in new limits on how and where the highly toxic pesticides can be used.

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https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/04/20/us/politics/ap-us-epa-dow-chemical.html?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pubexchange

As a man, I've been guilty of ignoring the struggle women go through.

As a father, I totally see it. I notice when my daughter achieves things that boys get more credit for. It makes me mad.

I see the awesome potential in my daughter. I do everything in my power to make sure she is respected for her accomplishments.

She naturally treats everyone equally.

I'm really proud of her and our new generation of Americans in general.

Times are tough now but we have a great group of people coming of age.

My daughter gives me faith where little exists elsewhere. Trump shows how much our generation screwed up. Hope lives in my daughter and her friends.


Trump jumped the shark.

The media is no longer his.

He's a loser from this point on.

Made America Great Again

Yep.

When Democrats exclude Independents, we lose.

In Northern Ontario, herbicides have indigenous people treading carefully and taking action

First Nations people are pressing Ottawa to halt glyphosate spraying that they say is endangering their traditional diet and way of life, Julien Gignac writes



When Raymond Owl hunts and forages for medicines in woodlands around his Northern Ontario First Nation, he routinely finds blistering, withered plants and seldom sees game. The forest is part of a tract of land sprayed with glyphosate, the active ingredient in an herbicide used to expedite the growth of coniferous trees after clear-cutting. And Mr. Owl argues the effects of the chemical impede traditions on which his culture hinges.

“You don’t want to take a chance on it,” he said. “If you go up the road here where they sprayed, everything is black, like a forest fire.”

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Herbicides destroy the interdependent balance of all life, which is the core philosophy of the Anishinabek.
LETTER BY TRADITIONAL ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE ELDERS GROUP


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Not only does the forest near Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation – about an hour’s drive southwest of Sudbury – yield fewer fruits, he said, but his people are reluctant to take from the bush in case the flora and fauna are contaminated. Mr. Owl refuses to harvest in these affected areas; and for roughly two decades, he’s noticed marked changes to the environment.

“If the forests weren’t sprayed, we would harvest as we please without any fear.”

Mr. Owl, 73, co-founded an organization called the Traditional Ecological Knowledge Elders Group (TEK) to protect a large swath of forest along the northern shore of Lake Huron between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury that totals about 5.1 million hectares. TEK says glyphosate is harming their traditional territories, ways of life and consequently infringing upon their vested rights as First Nation people.


I'm an anti-war Democrat. Please help me accept Hillary!

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