Open Thread, Tuesday 23 April 2013

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19 Responses to Open Thread, Tuesday 23 April 2013

  1. freedom1781 says:

    This has absolutely no place in the classroom.

    Middle School Girls Forced to Ask Classmates for ‘Lesbian Kiss’ During Anti-Bullying Presentation

    http://christiannews.net/2013/04/20/middle-school-girls-forced-to-ask-classmates-for-lesbian-kiss-during-anti-bullying-presentation/

    • Knight4GFC says:

      “…Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea”.

    • What is sad is that if a guy and girl were put in this situation, the school would be screaming sexual harassment on the boy for going along with it. Also, if the girls are being teased it is by the boys, and at some point they will get in trouble for doing so probably with the school using the words bullying and sexual harassment to find fault with the boys behavior.

      I do believe what the school did was sexual harassment on the girls because someone in authority put the children in a position to do something that was sexual in nature and the children had no power to refuse to do it without fear of it impacting their school records.

      • freedom1781 says:

        You’re right. If I was the mother of one of those girls, I’d raise hell and would threaten them with a sexual harassment lawsuit. The school should not get away with what they did to those girls. Unbelievable!

  2. freedom1781 says:

    HUGE: Dem Sen. Max Baucus Retiring, Won’t Seek Re-Election In 2014…
    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/04/23/huge-dem-sen-max-baucus-retiring-wont-seek-re-election-in-2014/

    Mmmm…could it because of this….

    Obamacare Author Fears Law Is Headed For A “Huge Train Wreck”…
    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/04/17/obamacare-author-fears-law-is-headed-for-a-huge-train-wreck/

    • barnslayer says:

      Casey Jones sees his own mess heading his way… jumps instead of pulling the brakes.

      • texan59 says:

        And then he can be a CONsultant who will get paid the real big bucks to tell his former compadre’s how to get out of the mess. 👿

  3. freedom1781 says:

    Was Watertown’s Door-to-Door Search for Bombing Suspects a Violation of the Fourth Amendment?
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/04/23/ready-how-watertown-door-to-door-search-for-bombing-suspects-did-not-violate-the-fourth-amendment/

    • barnslayer says:

      And once they’re in they happen to notice… (unrelated to the terrorists but still a search without a warrant). This could lead to lots of similar searches in the future for bogus “suspected terrorists”.

  4. Harvey says:

    Mayor Bloomberg wants more zoocams for us critters….to keep us safe so we can enjoy our (reduced) freedoms. The one freedom he seems pretty solid about is practicing Islam.

    http://politicker.com/2013/04/bloomberg-says-post-boston-interpretation-of-the-constitution-will-have-to-change/

  5. BREAKING: Kermit Gosnell Judge Drops Three Abortion-Infanticide Charges
    The judge in the trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell has acquitted him of three of the eight murder charges the abortion business owner faces in his murder trial.

    Gosnell faces eight total murder counts — one or killing a woman in a botched abortion and seven for killing babies in abortion-infanticides that involved live-birth abortions and snipping their necks after birth.

    Yeah, they don’t have the Ten Commandments hanging over their benches anymore. Go figure!!

    • solaratov says:

      I don’t believe that the judge “acquitted” him of those charges.
      What he said – in the article I read this morning – was that there was not evidence that the baby had been “born alive” in those three instances to charge kg with murder. Those charges were “dropped” from the indictment.
      If evidence should emerge that the babies *were* born alive, the charges can be re-instated and kg can be tried for murder of those three infants.
      If the judge had let the charges stand, and kg was acquitted by a jury on *those* charges (as he well may have been), he COULD NOT have been retried for their murders. This way, he can be.

      The judge did the right thing…and left room for kg to be tried for the murders if evidence is developed.

  6. Coyote says:

    Current European Tax Rates:

    United Kingdom
    Income Tax: 50%
    VAT: 17.5%
    TOTAL: 67.5%

    France
    Income Tax: 40%
    VAT: 19.6%
    TOTAL: 59.6%

    Greece
    Income Tax: 40%
    VAT: 25%
    TOTAL: 65%

    Spain
    Income Tax: 45%
    VAT: 16%
    TOTAL: 61%

    Portugal
    Income Tax: 42%
    VAT: 20%
    TOTAL: 62%

    Sweden
    Income Tax: 55%
    VAT: 25%
    TOTAL: 80%

    Norway
    Income Tax: 54.3%
    VAT: 25%
    TOTAL: 79.3%

    Netherlands
    Income Tax: 52%
    VAT: 19%
    TOTAL: 71%

    Denmark
    Income Tax: 58%
    VAT: 25%
    TOTAL: 83%

    Finland
    Income Tax: 53%
    VAT: 22%
    TOTAL: 75%

    If you’ve started to wonder what the real costs of socialism are going to be – once the full program in these United States hits your wallet, take a look at the table. As you digest these mind-boggling figures, keep in mind that in spite of these astronomical tax rates, these countries are still not financing their social welfare programs exclusively from tax revenues! They are deeply mired in public debt of gargantuan proportions. Greece has reached the point where its debt is so huge it is in imminent danger of defaulting. That is the reason the European economic community has intervened to bail them out. If you’re following the financial news, you know Spain and Portugal are right behind Greece.

    The United States is now heading right down the same path. The VAT tax in the table is the national sales tax that Europeans pay. Stay tuned because that is exactly what you can expect to see the administration proposing after the fall elections. The initial percentage in the United States isn’t going to be anywhere near the outrageous numbers you now see in Europe.
    The current outrageous numbers in Europe didn’t start out as outrageous either. They started out as minuscule – right around the 1% or 2% where they will start out in the United States. Magically, however, they ran up over the years to where they are now. Expect the same thing here.

    It is the very notion that with hard work and perseverance, anybody can get ahead economically here in the USA . Do you think that can ever happen with tax rates between 60% and 80%? Think again. With the government taking that percentage of your money, your life will be exactly like life in Europe …
    You will never be able to buy a home.
    You will never buy a car.
    You will never send your children to college.
    Let’s not shuffle the battle cry of the socialists under the rug either. It’s always the same cry. Equalize income. Spread the wealth to the poor (whoever they are). Level the economic playing field. Accomplish that and everything will be rosy.

    It’s time to take a hard look at reality.
    Greece is a perfect example. Despite the socialism system that has ruled this country for decades, with a 65% tax rate, they are drowning in public debt, would have defaulted without hundreds of billions in bailout money from the EU, and still. . . 20% of their population lives in poverty. What has all that socialism money bought, besides ultimate power for the politicians running the show?
    Do you think these people are “free”? They are slaves to their economic “system.”

    Instead of spreading the wealth around, spread this info around. It might wake up some people.

  7. solaratov says:

    While we are not a “gun blog/forum” per se, we talk enough about guns and survival/preparedness to find this article useful as a warning. I don’t think that we’ve been hit by any of the anti-gunners…yet…but I believe that it may just be a matter of time.

    http://www.gunsamerica.com/blog/a-warning-to-all-gun-bloggers-and-forums-boston-marathon-explosions/

    👿

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