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I'm Still Outraged and Paying Attention
Author: Raine    Date: 08/12/2019 12:42:30

It's been two years. With all that has been going on, it's easy to forget how much is happening. We live in the fishbowl. But make no mistake, the world is watching:
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7 comments (Latest Comment: 08/12/2019 15:41:05 by Mondobubba)

Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 08/09/2019 13:16:22

Enjoy the sorbet of cute -
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16 comments (Latest Comment: 08/09/2019 18:40:05 by Raine)

Je Suis El Paso
Author: BobR    Date: 2019-08-08 12:00:00

Last night we watched a movie about the band Eagles of Death Metal, who were playing at the Bataclan in Paris that horrible evening when terrorists murdered over 100 people throughout the city. The main thrust of the movie was about how the band got to the point of being there and their inter-relationships, how they managed to survive that evening when 82 people in the theater didn't, and how they and some of the audience members coped with the emotional aftermath.

I remember well the outpouring of love and support that flowed to Paris and France, from us and the rest of the world. "Je Suis Paris" was plastered on t-shirts and posters and facebook pages. It seems so long ago, those feelings of shock and horror, anger and resilience, unity and brotherhood. It was terrorism, and everyone called it that.

Last week we had 3 mass shootings here in the U.S. There was no "other" committing these horrific murders. These were committed by white men (ostensibly Christian, but who knows or really cares?). They were just the most recent in a string of deadly attacks on U.S. soil by fellow citizens with a common thread weaving them all together: white supremacy. It begs the question: why is the reaction so different?
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10 comments (Latest Comment: 08/08/2019 18:33:00 by Raine)

A Modest Suggestion
Author: Raine    Date: 08/07/2019 12:09:13

Do you want this epidemic of mass murderers to stop in the United States of America?

Here is my suggestion.
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11 comments (Latest Comment: 08/07/2019 22:21:13 by Raine)

Tuesday Stub
Author: Raine    Date: 08/06/2019 13:13:05

I hope all is well with TriSec. Gonna put this up for him.
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13 comments (Latest Comment: 08/07/2019 12:58:09 by Scoopster)

I'm done for the moment
Author: Raine    Date: 08/05/2019 13:04:58

This morning, I have little to say about the events over the weekend
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17 comments (Latest Comment: 08/05/2019 16:03:45 by wickedpam)

A World of Scouting
Author: TriSec    Date: 08/03/2019 09:59:21

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And so it is done. Javi returned from the World Jamboree last night, his last great act as a youth member of ScoutsBSA.

I am sad, and indeed bitterly disappointed, that I did not get to share it with him.
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1 comments (Latest Comment: 08/03/2019 12:14:30 by BobR)

Joyful Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 08/02/2019 13:19:21

* slides into Blog world last sec *

Sharing the Icons of Positive Energy

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12 comments (Latest Comment: 08/02/2019 20:35:36 by Scoopster)

D2 - R2
Author: Raine    Date: 08/01/2019 13:10:30

Debate 2, Round 2 is now in the history books, and it was contentious.
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23 comments (Latest Comment: 08/01/2019 19:30:38 by Scoopster)

Debate 2, Round 1
Author: BobR    Date: 07/31/2019 13:15:52

Last night was the 2nd in a seemingly endless series of Democratic primary debates. Once again there were 10 candidates on the stage (and 10 more tomorrow night), picked at random (supposedly). There were 2 front-runners (Sanders and Warren), several forgettable white men (Ryan, Delaney, Hickenlooper, Bullock), Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O'Rourke, and Marianne Williamnson once again bringing the woo.
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20 comments (Latest Comment: 07/31/2019 17:49:17 by livingonli)

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