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LostOne4Ever

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Hi I am Lost. In fact, I am pretty sure I made a wrong turn at Albuquerque. Anyone know the way to Cucamonga?

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Christian groups sue to stop Kansas schools from adopting science standards

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Christian groups filed a pair of lawsuits in Federal District Court challenging the Kansas state Board of Education’s decision to implement a state-wide set of science standards. On June 11, the Kansas state Board of Education adopted a universal set of science standards to be taught in classrooms across the state from kindergarten to grade 12. Faith groups are up in arms that their beliefs are not being given more credence in science classes.

According to a statement on the Pacific Justice Institute’s website, the teaching of science in all of the state’s public schools could create “a hostile learning environment for those of faith.” The institute — which purports to defend “religious freedom, parental rights and other civil liberties” — is challenging the fact that the new science standards do not give equal weight to the Christian creation myth.

The suit alleges that the new standards will “promote religious beliefs that are inconsistent with the theistic religious beliefs of plaintiffs, thereby depriving them of the right to be free from government that favors one religious view over another.” The group asked the court to place an injunction on the implementation of Next Generation Science Standards and the corresponding lesson plan handbook, Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Core Ideas.

Another group, the Citizens for Objective Public Education (COPE, Inc.) filed suit on Sep. 26 demanding that the new curricula not be instituted. In a press release, CORE said that the science standards would “will have the effect of causing Kansas public schools to establish and endorse a non-theistic religious worldview,” which the group said is a violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution...


More at:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/27/christian-groups-sue-to-stop-kansas-schools-from-adopting-science-standards/

Kansas is not having a good week for church and state separation.

Disproving evolution won’t save creationism, atheist activist says

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 12:01 EDT



Disproving evolution cannot save creationism, a prominent atheist activist told a convention of free thinkers.

“Even if a god appeared and started poofing things out of nothing, that still wouldn’t prove the Bible because that collection of contrived and plagiarized fairy tales has already been disproved beyond redemption, and not even the existence of god could change that,” the video blogger Aron Ra said Sunday during Apostacon.

The annual conference of humanists and free thinkers gathered Friday through Sunday in Omaha, Neb.

Aron Ra discussed his efforts in his home state, Texas, to improve science education standards and fight back creationist themes in textbooks...

More at Link

This is disgusting!

My representative put up a post on FB about trying to stop the GOP from cutting funding from food stamps. What did he get? A flood of posts from Rightwing activist most of whom are not even from our state and none of which are from our district flooding the post with post after post demanding he defund Obama care!

https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanPeteGallego/posts/213176098849874



These people have no shame at all. Hijacking a post about making sure children have enough food so that they can force their right wing idiocy on OTHER PEOPLE'S DISTRICTS.

How much hate do you have to have in your heart for poor getting simple healthcare do you have to have to do that? Not to mention shitting over a post about making sure the poor have enough to eat?

I HATE REPUGS AND RIGHT WINGERS!!!! I HATE THEM SOOOOOO VERY MUCH!!!!!

ARRRGGGGGHHHHH

11 questions to see if libertarians are hypocrites

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They call themselves “realists” but rely on fanciful theories that have never predicted real-world behavior. They claim that selfishness makes things better for everybody, when history shows exactly the opposite is true. They claim that a mythical “free market” is better at everything than the government is, yet when they really need government protection, they’re the first to clamor for it.

That’s no reason not to work with them on areas where they’re in agreement with people like me. In fact, the unconventionality of their thought has led libertarians to be among this nation’s most forthright and outspoken advocates for civil liberties and against military interventions.

Merriam-Webster defines “hypocrisy” as “feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not.” We aren’t suggesting every libertarian is a hypocrite. But there’s an easy way to find out...

More at:
http://www.salon.com/2013/09/12/11_questions_to_see_if_libertarians_are_hypocrites/

or the original from

http://www.alternet.org/economy/11-questions-you-should-ask-libertarians-see-if-theyre-hypocrites

I wish this article would have done more to separate left wing civil libertarians from the Crazies of the right.


Happy Labor Day!

I hope all of my fellow DU's have a great Labor day! That said lets all take a moment to remember all of those who sacrificed their careers, freedom, health and even their very lives fighting for the American Labor movement and the rights we now take for granted. Heroes like those who died from the Pullman labor strike of 1894.

May their sacrifices never be forgotten.
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