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  1. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    Too late! Catnip-infused vodka! :confused:

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  3. Bhaktajan II

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    There can not be peace in society when the folks eat the fliesh of the women that gives milk to their babies ---it is twilight-zone absurdity to propagate that civility exists while cadavers are eaten by the populace.

    The century of the 1900's is a textbook example of this.
     
  4. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Seems like we are eating more meat than ever.... And your textbook example ends about halfway into that century....since then the most peace, least war, least violence this planet has ever seen..
     
  5. Bhaktajan II

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    Idi Amin, Poh Pot, Stalin, Terrorism, Syria....?

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    You may be conflating the larger number of Folks spending money on the good things in life
    with the smaller number of those that die spectacularly.

    It's the "For Insurance to work a great number of folks have to pay into the pot" syndrome.
    [Btw it's not a syndrome. It's a well working Business-Plan]
     
  6. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    as percentage of the entire population....the last half of the century (what I referred to) thru now...

    per capita.... less murders, less war, less violence... we are decreasing not increasing... no correlation with meat eating.
     
  7. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    To Whom It May Concern:

    What part of "Do Not Use Your Water" don't you understand?

    The hot water heater was being replaced today, so the main water supply had been turned off, therefore there wasn't any water flowing into the building (much less the individual apartments.) Oh, and the offenders are American English speakers, so it isn't a case of the perpetrators had to translate into another language. I have a gallon of water that I put in the refrigerator Tuesday before I left for my doctor's appointment that I used for both drinking and cooking (the :kitty: delegation had full water mugs that I filled up before going to bed and they drank from all day.)

    Everybody was warned about this last Friday!

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     
  8. Bhaktajan II

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    Good God You are a repository of knowledge ---in this case knowledge of a subject that you've never contemplated even once. Its a marvel!

    I thank you for your concern for my rant.

    Btw, "less murders, less war, less violence" may not be the sole means of disposing of Mass-Bad-karma. It can be done many many ways.
    We have to consult with Vital Statistics to know how many die in ways that do not facilitate being dispatched upwards to the heavenly abodes of the most fortunate. There are only so many vacancies during any given era.
     
  9. Bhaktajan II

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    "There are more black men under correctional control today than there were under slavery in 1850" --John Legend

    It's true. There are some, as Politifact has written, 1.7 million black men under some form of correctional control, including probation and parole, excluding those held in local jails on any given day. That is about twice the 870,000 or so black men at least 15 years old who were enslaved in 1850, according to the Census (warning: big file).

    In some ways, of course, the comparison is misleading. Although there are more blacks under correctional control now than there were slaves before the Civil War, the population has a whole has grown tremendously in that time. The Census that year found that roughly nine in 10 of the nation's 3.6 million blacks were enslaved. By contrast, one in 11 blacks is under correctional supervision today, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts.
     
  10. Bhaktajan II

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    9 year old News:

    1 in 100 U.S. Adults Behind Bars, New Study Says
    For the first time in the nation’s history, more than one in 100 American adults is behind bars, according to a new report.

    Nationwide, the prison population grew by 25,000 last year, bringing it to almost 1.6 million. Another 723,000 people are in local jails. The number of American adults is about 230 million, meaning that one in every 99.1 adults is behind bars.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/28/us/28cnd-prison.html
     
  11. Bhaktajan II

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  12. wil

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    You are so quick to move fence posts...

    I have ranted and raved about our industrial prison system, and racist laws...we know now Nixon fueled the drug war to get hippies and blacks off the street. I helped build the effigy for the first catharsis on the mall 2 years ago to cause more discussions as to that topic..

    As to our last half century being the most peaceful least violent time on this earth...I have been given grief for my rose colored glasses while proving that hear for a.decade...

    Ya gotta keep.up dude.
     
  13. Bhaktajan II

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    March 3 2017
    Last year, there were 20,792 homicides in Mexico — a 22% increase over 2015, and a 35% jump over 2014.
    This year has seen an unprecedented uptick in violence, with federal statistics showing nearly 2,000 people killed in the first month of 2017 — more than in any January since federal officials began releasing crime data in the 1990s.
    http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-murders-20170301-story.html
     
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    Gang violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala has conspired with economic desperation to drive an unrelenting exodus of migrants, including entire families, seeking safety in other countries, mainly the United States.

    “It’s really a refugee crisis,” said Perrine Leclerc, the head of the field office for the United Nations refugee agency in Tapachula.

    In the 2016 fiscal year, which ended in September, nearly 409,000 migrants were caught trying to cross the southwestern border of the United States illegally, a 23 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, according to statistics released by the Obama administration. Officials said the increase reflected the growing number of people heading north, not any sweeping changes in enforcement.

    The trend continued through October, according to figures released Thursday by American immigration officials: More than 46,000 people were caught last month on the southwestern border, up from about 39,500 in September.

    The recent flow has been particularly notable for the unusual number of Central American migrants traveling in family groups. In the most recent fiscal year, about 77,700 migrants caught on the southwestern American border were traveling in families, nearly twice as many as were detained in families the previous year. About 91 percent of all those migrants were from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, a region known as the Northern Triangle.


    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/13/...entral-american-families-surge-toward-us.html
     
  16. Bhaktajan II

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    The European migrant crisis,[n 2] or the European refugee crisis,[n 3] is a term given to a period beginning in 2015[10] when rising numbers of people arrived in the European Union (EU), travelling across the Mediterranean Sea or overland through Southeast Europe. These people included asylum seekers, but also others, such as economic migrants,[11] and a number of hostile agents, including Islamic State militants.[12][13]

    Most of the unauthorised foreign migrants came from Muslim-majority countries of regions south and east of Europe, includingWestern Asia, South Asia and Africa.[14][15][16] By religious affiliation, the majority of entrants were Muslim (usually Sunni Muslim), with a small component of non-Muslim minorities (including Yazidis, Assyrians, Mandeans, etc.). According to theUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the top three nationalities of entrants of the over one million Mediterranean Sea arrivals between January 2015 and March 2016 were Syrian (46.7%), Afghan (20.9%) and Iraqi (9.4%).

    Between 2007 and 2011, large numbers of migrants from the Middle East and Africa crossed between Turkey and Greece, leading Greece and the European Border Protection agency Frontex to upgrade border controls.[45] In 2012, immigrant influx into Greece by land decreased by 95% after the construction of a fence on that part of the Greek–Turkish frontier which does not follow the course of the Maritsa River.[46]In 2015, Bulgaria followed by upgrading a border fence to prevent migrant flows through Turkey.[47][48]

    In 2008, Berlusconi's government in Italy and Gaddafi's government in Libya signed a treaty including cooperation between the two countries in stopping irregular migration from Libya to Italy; this led to a policy of forcibly returning to Libya boat migrants intercepted by the Italian coast guard at sea.[49] The cooperation collapsed following the outbreak of the Libyan civil war in 2011, and in 2012 the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Italy had violated the European Convention on Human Rights by returning migrants to Libya, as it exposed the migrants to the risk of being subjected to ill-treatment in Libya and violated the prohibition of collective expulsions.[50] Since 2011, and particularly since 2014, instability and the Second Civil War in Libya have made departures from the north-African country to Italy easier, with no central authority controlling Libya's ports and dealing with European countries, and migrant smuggling networks flourishing. The war could also have forced to leave many African immigrants residing in Libya, which used to be itself a destination country for migrants looking for better jobs.

    Ascertaining motivation is complex, but, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, most of the people arriving in Europe in 2015 were refugees, fleeing war and persecution[76] in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan,Iraq and Eritrea: according to UNHCR data, 84% of Mediterranean Sea arrivals in 2015 came from the world's top ten refugee-producing countries.
     
  17. Bhaktajan II

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    CAN WE STAY ON-TOPIC?

    1] Give milk to the children
    2] Feed the milk-giver to the children
    3] Prepare the children for the worse
    4] Repeat

    That's my Rant
     
  18. wil

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    My bad...this is the rant page... not a discussion page...not a validating of rant page...just an airing of the grievance dujour... rant away
     
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  19. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    A three-for-one sale! Get it while it's hot!

    1) A$$hats #1, stop b!tching about whether someone was gay and that he deserved to die! Noone "asks" to be murdered! He was just positively identified after four fooking decades! His killer was executed several years ago and the victim's family has as much closure as is possible (yes, StevePame, the young man was John Wayne Gacey's victim #24.)

    2) A$$hats #2, just because there's an article about a wedding doesn't mean that you have to click on it! The article was about a special father-daughter dance where a couple of friends of the brides (yes, it was a same-sex marriage) were invited to dance with their father. Their father has terminal cancer, and he probably won't get to see his daughters get married! The best way to avoid hearing/seeing anything about same-sex marriage is to avoid everything relating to weddings! For the time being, all marriages are recognized as long as both partners are consenting adults (it's the law of the land here!)

    3) A$$hats #3, stop with the fooking political ads about how "Senator X" voted for the ACA (aka "ObamaCare".) If you don't want to help everyone have health insurance coverage along with reasonable health care costs, I want you to pay for all of my medical costs. A short list of my medical tests and/or procedures: genetic testing, a1c levels (four times a year!), mammogram, pelvic exam, colonoscopy, cardiologist, podiatry exams (every 10 weeks), two teeth have to be extracted (I have to be put under because I have an extremely sensitive gag reflex, so that requires going to a hospital as well as an anesthesiologist and a couple other medical personel)...

    #3 should be grateful that at least I'm not pregnant!

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     
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  20. Bhaktajan II

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    No Problem. It only enhanced my rant ---and mde me work harder to press my rant. It was cool while it lasted.
     

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