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Geeky Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 09/08/2017 13:06:20

Happy Birthday to a show that shaped how so many people view the world and the future!

http://www.treknews.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/best-spock-leonard-nimoy-star-trek-episodes-750x480.jpg


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16 comments (Latest Comment: 09/08/2017 19:05:14 by wickedpam)

The Ship of State is Floundering
Author: BobR    Date: 09/07/2017 15:21:02

If I wrote "tRump is doing a terrible job as president", 75% of the country would roll their eyes and say "well yeah - no duh"... But I am going to write it anyway. Okay, actually, I just did. There is a reason for it, though, and this past week illustrates just why.

The country has some very big problems. The Houston area and parts of Louisiana were hit with devastating flooding due to Hurricane Harvey. The western half of the country is choking on smoke due to all the wildfires. Florida is only days away from being slammed with one of the largest hurricanes in recent history.

From a government perspective, tRump has bankrupted the Secret Service, the government runs out of money at the end of the month, and most of our major executive branch departments are severely understaffed, and led by people who are diametrically opposed to the mission of their respective departments.
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25 comments (Latest Comment: 09/07/2017 20:01:30 by TriSec)

'Why don't they just become a citizen?'
Author: Raine    Date: 09/06/2017 13:01:26

This is a question I am seeing floated around a lot when discussing The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as #DACA.
The DREAM Act, which would have provided a pathway to permanent residency for unauthorized immigrants brought to the United States upon meeting certain qualifications, was considered by Congress in 2007. It failed to overcome a bipartisan filibuster in the Senate. It was considered again in 2011. The bill passed the House, but did not get the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican filibuster in the Senate. In 2013, legislation that would have comprehensively reformed the immigration system, including allowing dreamers permission to stay in the country, work and attend school, passed the Senate but did not pass in the House.

The New York Times credits the failure of Congress to protect dreamers as the driver behind Obama's decision to sign DACA.


Short answer: they can't.
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32 comments (Latest Comment: 09/06/2017 19:01:19 by livingonli)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 09/05/2017 10:29:05

 
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37 comments (Latest Comment: 09/05/2017 22:40:06 by Mondobubba)

September Morn...
Author: Raine    Date: 09/04/2017 13:08:46

It's the first Monday in September, also known as Labor Day.

I know that many of you will be out and about enjoying the day. We'll be going to see this today:
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6 comments (Latest Comment: 09/05/2017 00:25:52 by Will in Chicago)

Only in Boston.
Author: TriSec    Date: 09/02/2017 12:32:59

Well, happy Labor Day weekend.

As I posted on the book of face this morning, "How does the weather know what page we just tore off the calendar?"

Mere days ago, it was 85 degrees here in my fair city. September 1 (yesterday) barely reached 70, and this morning is colder still. I mean really, what the fuck??
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2 comments (Latest Comment: 09/03/2017 15:28:34 by Will in Chicago)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 09/01/2017 12:22:01

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5 comments (Latest Comment: 09/01/2017 17:43:09 by Will in Chicago)

Texas & Louisiana are not alone
Author: Scoopster    Date: 08/31/2017 14:01:17

We've all been witness to yet another great flooding event in America in our lifetimes. We keep hearing the storms that bring these floods are hundred-year storms, or five-hundred-year storms. But we've had one hundred-year storm after another after another, year after year, state after state..
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4 comments (Latest Comment: 08/31/2017 17:09:41 by Scoopster)

Hump Day Stub!
Author: Scoopster    Date: 08/30/2017 14:22:25

Let's get this party started! I brought the munchkins!
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1 comments (Latest Comment: 08/30/2017 14:23:56 by Scoopster)

Ask a Vet
Author: TriSec    Date: 08/29/2017 10:14:05

Good Morning.

There appears to be a lone bright spot in the Trump administration. Of course, it's an Obama holdover.
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11 comments (Latest Comment: 08/29/2017 21:35:47 by TriSec)

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