Friday, March 29, 2019

Adam Schiff nails GOP for indifference to attack on America

I often share my disappointment with the limp Democratic Party and how easily they wither in the face of GOP's ruthless macho bullying.  Still, once in awhile I get impressed and realize there is some hope left.  Now if only these few courageous politicians can start getting more of We The People to better support them by actively getting behind these individuals and letting our representatives know we expect them to follow through on their efforts.  
Act as if our democracy depends on it, because it does!  A healthy democracy requires an informed and engaged electorate!
Yeah, yeah, an imperfect democracy is better than this ME FIRST theocracy the oligarch owned GOP is pushing our country towards.

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff fired back at Republicans on his committee, including disgraced former chair Devin Nunes, calling for his resignation during a hearing about Russia interference in the 2016 election. Lawrence: "You're going to want to see every word of the controlled, targeted, and building anger of the honorable Adam Schiff.”
MSNBC | Published on Mar 28, 2019

2:42   Honorable Adam Schiff Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee:    

       “My colleagues may think it's okay that the Russians offered dirt on a Democratic candidate for president as part of what was described as the Russian government's effort to help the Trump campaign.  You might think that's okay.  (transcript continues)

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Why do People Pray? Faith vs. Rationality - CFI Forum

I’m sad that actual dialogue across this incredible internet-work of global connections we have created is disappearing.  Seems that instead of more dynamic dialogue, the opposite has happened.  People becoming insular, too full of ourselves and fearful of others, too content with our comfort zones.
We’d rather take mortal offense at being challenged, or worse corrected, regarding the physical facts of a matter.  Instead of constructively dealing with uncomfortable issues, we’re disconnecting from society.
I keep trying to initiate some dialogue, but seems there’s nobody out there.  Still, basket weaving is better than nothing, especially if some of them are beautiful baskets.
I continue visiting the Center For Inquiry chat forum though it’s a sad shadow of it’s former dynamic interesting self, but hope springs eternal and we keep hoping for a rebirth.  Which is as close as a few interesting visitors looking for a good conversation. 
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I know there is no personal god concerned with my affairs or how well I worship him.  But the Universe is a big place and it actually pulses through me, us.  
You know the ‘stuff’ that makes our bodies was created inside stars during their life cycles and deaths.  All the various little molecular and biological tricks my body performs to keep itself going today, were tricks discovered over more than four billion years of dynamic evolution and then passed along.
And when we look at the facts of Evolution – no way around it, there is a consistent theme of steadily evolving more manipulatory and cognitive abilities, yes it is a pageant – (poetically you could dream a universe striving to create the mechanisms needed to be able to contemplate itself.) – Think about it, within our bodies we carry events from along the entire pageant of evolution.
So why not pray to the Universe?