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I'm semi-retired (work part time from home) and a caregiver to my disabled wife. I'm an atheist/rationalist animal lover, politically progressive (favor Scandinavian-style socialism), and an avid reader. I'm also a general oddball: a mildly autistic (Asperger's) introvert who cares nothing about sports or pop culture and thinks fat women are beautiful.


"Why the Migrant Caravan Story Is a Climate Change Story" by Todd Miller "Drought, crop failure, ...
dan325 comments on May 19, 2019:
I can only hope the 2020 election results will start to turn around all the harm we've been causing.
tRump wanted a piece of ass, and someone obliged!!!😁👌
dan325 comments on May 19, 2019:
Should I recognize the guy whose ass is getting kissed? And if so, will someone please help me out, because I don't know who that is.
Podcast Ep. 270: Every Sperm is Sacred in Alabama - Hemant Mehta []
dan325 comments on May 19, 2019:
Now that slavery isn't an issue, we really need to let the South secede and take the other red states with them.
Interesting article from 2016 - []
dan325 comments on May 19, 2019:
This article demonstrates that you can be an introvert AND an asshole simultaneously. Personally, I prefer to restrict myself to introversion and skip the asshole part. (I never was any good at multitasking anyway.)
[] Unfathomable evil -recognizing Trump's possibe pardons of war criminals provokes ...
dan325 comments on May 19, 2019:
He has no respect for anything but money and power. These proposed pardons show him to be a true Nazi at heart.
Using a scale 1 to 10 What do you like more-Life or Reality ?
dan325 comments on May 18, 2019:
The answer is a bit too dependent on individual definitions. At heart I'm a simple savage, and this is above my pay grade.
dan325 comments on May 18, 2019:
It's looking more and more like the impeachment process is the only way the House will be able to fully expose his wrongdoing to the public. I believe doing so would significantly harm his chances for re-election.
Some folks wonder where all this hate and discontent comes from. I think I might have found one ...
dan325 comments on May 18, 2019:
This guy is an obvious nut job. The scary and dangerous part is that he has followers. It's like giving Charles Manson his own radio or TV show. (Or Hitler, and we know how that went.)
Robert Reich speaks the truth:
dan325 comments on May 18, 2019:
I'd like to see Reich as president.
Robert Reich speaks the truth:
dan325 comments on May 18, 2019:
Robert Reich Rocks!
I just discovered that Trump's judicial picks wouldn't answer the question, was "Brown v board of ...
dan325 comments on May 18, 2019:
Stacking our courts (including, but not limited to the Supreme Court) with these troglodytes is the most durable evil that the GOP has perpetrated upon us. If the Dems take control in 2020 (and it has to be the right Dems), we need to start impeaching judges.
Why is it that grandparents are far more patient and tolerant of children that their parents? We are...
dan325 comments on May 18, 2019:
Because we don't have to take them home with us?
[] Nazis experimentws on these Jewish women -They told the world using brilliant code....
dan325 comments on May 18, 2019:
I still can't understand how anyone could lose their humanity to this extent. And today's Nazis want to resurrect this evil?
Caught between a Bolton and a hard place....
dan325 comments on May 17, 2019:
How many times do we have to screw ourselves by listening to these lunatics before we wise up and ignore them? They have never, ever, been right about anything.
[] Unearthed Holocaust mass grave in Belarus won't stop the building of luxury condos. ...
dan325 comments on May 17, 2019:
This is horribly disrespectful of the people who were murdered, and it also enables the residents to forget about the foul deeds committed by the murderers. Profit over morality, as usual. I think studying the Torah (as the writer recommends) will be approximately as useful as burying one's head in the sand. Better to make an outcry and condemn what their government is permitting.
Don't you wish you could just say this out loud?
dan325 comments on May 17, 2019:
I love this.
Congrats to Leftists-we just reached 250 members. Last night I posted an invitation to join Leftists...
dan325 comments on May 17, 2019:
Good work! Ignore the words of the Trumpsters - they're as meaningless as farts in the wind.
[] Donald Trump, our POTUS, reportedly makes policy decisions based on Twitter tweets ...
dan325 comments on May 17, 2019:
Could it be because he's an approval-seeking demagogue with narcissistic personality disorder? And I don't regard him as "my" POTUS. In my view, he's a horrible temp filling the job because of an electoral clusterfuck.
How do introverts meet people? I mean I would love to have a relationship, but that would involve me...
dan325 comments on May 17, 2019:
Going to classes that interest you, maybe, or joining people with compatible views who are engaging in political/voter registration activities? Check out any groups that are involved in something that interests you and join up (again, if you're compatible). And finally, note that I'm a complete introvert who has very little relevant experience and therefore is talking out of a combination of a wish to be helpful and near-complete ignorance.
"The Pathology of the Rich - Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself" "... Chris Hedges discusses ...
dan325 comments on May 17, 2019:
I think a peaceful revolution would be required, and it would have to be a mass movement to work. Maybe an Americanized version of what Ghandi achieved in India or Mandela achieved in South Africa. Armed revolution would result in unspeakable bloodshed and probably end in an absolute dictatorship.
Facebook busts Israel-based campaign to disrupt elections [] Russia's got company!
dan325 comments on May 17, 2019:
Note that this is not Israel doing this, but a lobbying firm based in Israel. Israel's government has done a lot to be ashamed of, but this is not them; it's a private group. Would you blame the actions of a conservative Christian think tank on the US as a whole?
Oh hell yeah.
dan325 comments on May 17, 2019:
I totally get it.
"The Green New Deal Needs Labor’s Support. We Asked Sara Nelson How To Get It." "The president of...
dan325 comments on May 16, 2019:
This is going to be a bumpy ride. We have to address climate change or it will severely degrade the lives of every one of us (at best). There's no other rational choice. If the government were to address the issue intelligently (I'm not holding my breath), it would provide big tax incentives for the development and distribution of green energy technology; the education and hiring of green technology workers; the development and sales of zero-emission trucks and autos; and green public transportation. It would also enact meaningful disincentives for polluters.
I am a member of the mental health support group on this site, and a member there wrote a post about...
dan325 comments on May 15, 2019:
I've read this in several places, but I don't think it applies to everyone. When I push my introversion limits too far, I get more depressed, not less. Joining has been a very pleasant compromise.
[] Please sign this petition to get Lindsay Graham, Trump proponent and giving advice...
dan325 comments on May 15, 2019:
Did it, although he won't resign. He's a despicable person.
[] Harvard Magazine apologizes for lewd lampoon of Holocaust icon who died at 15 - ...
dan325 comments on May 15, 2019:
Adolescent and stupid. I'm amazed that this ever reached the print stage.
Migrant infants have appeared as defendants in immigration court for years, despite viral claim ...
dan325 comments on May 15, 2019:
I agree entirely. Although I'll vote for anybody that the Dems run against Trump, I do not want to see another centrist (like Biden) at the helm. A centrist in office means that mistreatment of immigrants will go on, just in a somewhat less draconian and overt manner; our lopsided favoring of the Israelis over the Palestineans will continue; the forever wars and mindless buildup of the military will go on; corporations and the wealthy will still get preferential treatment over the rest of us; we'll continue meddling in other countries' business;ad nauseum.
Here's a couple of good ones And they say we are the party of hate I don't remember seeing our ...
dan325 comments on May 14, 2019:
Really? What's good about them?
Here is another utterly horrifying example of the erosion of state and church. In this case, the ...
dan325 comments on May 14, 2019:
Nauseating. Another failure of our "justice" system to actually achieve justice.
When I was small , fading into the background seemed to reduce bullying . In my preteens , I began ...
dan325 comments on May 14, 2019:
A couple of notes: (1) I've seen your picture and you're not at all unattractive - quite the contrary. (2) Some men, like me, are attracted to fat women ("fat" is not a pejorative in my book - just a description). (3) I'm not hitting on you - just presenting an outside perspective. (4) What is it about dragons? They fascinate me, too. I like both the Asian types (no wings, serpentine) and the European types (with wings, loosely reminiscent of pterosaurs), although I lean slightly toward the European versions.
[] Right wingers are starting to blame Mike Pence for the Mueller Report and they ...
dan325 comments on May 14, 2019:
Mike Pence? Is that schlemiel even capable of initiating a plot?
[] Senate Rethuglicans just pushed through an anti-LGBTQ extremist to be a federal ...
dan325 comments on May 14, 2019:
They're doing their best to stack the courts with such "people." It's one of the worst and most enduring of the many evils they're thrusting upon us.
I LOOOOOVE me some Alexandria Cortez. ;0)
dan325 comments on May 14, 2019:
She's a great asset to our cause, and I hope she has a brilliant future.
Causality argument is invalid because time is relative and stops in singularities. 121 billion ...
dan325 comments on May 14, 2019:
Oooh-kay. By causality argument, do you mean the argument that the universe (or multiverse) had to be created by a first cause? If that's what you mean, I agree that the argument is invalid, but I don't see what time being relative and stopping in singularities has to do with it.
[] How to make the best falafel at home?
dan325 comments on May 13, 2019:
My own recipe? Find the best Jewish Deli within driving distance; buy their falafel; take it home; microwave to taste. (Yes, I am a barbarian.)
If you don't mind your friends or family members being gay, bi, lesbian or trans please respond.
dan325 comments on May 13, 2019:
I'm fine with them being any of the above, as long as they're not Republicans.
Last week my son's girlfriend came over with her brother. We got into some intense discussion. The ...
dan325 comments on May 12, 2019:
Well done! It's nice to hear that he was open and receptive to growth through learning. Too many people refuse to consider any information that conflicts with their preconceptions and actually take pride in their ignorance.
Posotus he is..
dan325 comments on May 12, 2019:
It must be tough for the orange Caligula to keep coming up with nasty, mean ideas. I guess it's the only thing he's good at.
Mike Gravel is running a sort of mock campaign move the other candidates the left: [] ...
dan325 comments on May 11, 2019:
I strongly agree with every one of his positions. I hope one or two of the more viable progressive candidates pay attention and adjust their platforms accordingly.
All religions in the world were born/created with a view to leading the people to the right path. ...
dan325 comments on May 10, 2019:
I disagree that all religions were born out of an intent to lead people to the "right" path - in fact, I believe that was rarely, if ever, the case. Religions have developed for many reasons: fear of the unknown (most humans are afraid of anything they can't understand); fear of uncertainty (the need to believe there's an explanation for everything that happens, especially the bad stuff); the need to believe our lives have objective meaning; the need to believe that it's not all over when we die; etc. Religions have also been created and/or used primarily as a means to control and influence their adherents: sometimes as outright systems for fleecing the faithful, sometimes for the self-aggrandizement of charismatic leaders who treat their disciples as financial, personal and/or sexual slaves, or sometimes just as means to political ends.
And then its time to plan my escape..
dan325 comments on May 10, 2019:
The moment I realize I'm out with people IS the moment I don't wanna be there anymore.
New Rule; Make the Religious pay taxes... []
dan325 comments on May 10, 2019:
In a (supposedly) secular society, there is no logical reason for churches and clerics to be given tax exemptions.
They say we want to raise taxes. We don't want to saddle our children with our debt. They say we're...
dan325 comments on May 9, 2019:
The "they" you're talking about are the Republicans and the centrist Democrats, and you're right. The only reason the debt keeps increasing is that "they" don't want to raise taxes to pay for anything that helps ordinary people. If you do away with the forever wars, decrease our bloated military spending, cease our incessant meddling in the business of other countries, and eliminate the endless tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy, there will be more than enough money to pay for social programs without raising taxes. Even if taxes were raised in order to pay for universal medical protection, the tax burden for ordinary people would be more than offset by their lower medical costs. "They" are a sorry collection of greedy, hypocritical liars.
What's the difference?
dan325 comments on May 9, 2019:
The difference is in the consequences. If caught, the guy with the gun will get a stiff jail sentence, whereas the guy with the pills will have fingers wagged at him.
I thought I was the only kid that did this
dan325 comments on May 9, 2019:
They often had interesting stuff printed on the back, not to mention offers for all sorts of fascinating (if useless) crap you could send away for.
Muslim guide dog.
dan325 comments on May 9, 2019:
Sorry, but I think it's funny. Religion - any religion - is fundamentally irrational, and sometimes the point can be made in a humorous way.
Once again, Religion Poisons Everything! Here's an FFRF blog article published on about...
dan325 comments on May 9, 2019:
I certainly agree that religion poisons everything it touches. Unfortunately, there are even some nonreligious people who buy into the anti-vax bullshit.
I can remember when I thought I was old at 36! 😥
dan325 comments on May 8, 2019:
When I was a kid, I honestly believed that you peaked at twenty, and after that it was all downhill.
A birthday present from my son. He knows me so well :)
dan325 comments on May 8, 2019:
That's a smart and perceptive kid.
"The Secret to Swaying the Supreme Court" "The court’s gone conservative. But there’s pretty ...
dan325 comments on May 8, 2019:
Interesting article, and I hope it holds true. We do need to push for change however we can, but I'm not optimistic about this particular court.
Buttigieg meets with Hilary to learn losing strategy []
dan325 comments on May 8, 2019:
We don't need another aggressively religious person in public office, regardless of party or their particular religion.
[] Stephen Moore drops out of Federal Board race after sexist writings, and ...
dan325 comments on May 8, 2019:
Yay! He's already dropped out of the human race.
[] Can an Instagram account about the Holocaust really impact teens and children? ...
dan325 comments on May 8, 2019:
I don't know how well this approach might work, since I've never used Instagram and am not even sure how it works (nor do I much care). However, anything that keeps a clear awareness of the Holocaust alive is good by me.
I do not like these values
dan325 comments on May 8, 2019:
Who would have guessed that someone with these "values" could get elected President? Doesn't say much for Americans.
I didn't know you guys were here, and I started a group here that I've been working on in Facebook ...
dan325 comments on May 8, 2019:
Works for me. I know the feeling.
Is this you?
dan325 comments on May 8, 2019:
I've been a "productive member of society" for far too long. It doesn't have much to recommend it.
Today, watching our girls playing in the rain. We adopted them both last month. []
dan325 comments on May 8, 2019:
Beautiful. Good for you for adopting them.
I have been called this time and time again. A bleeding heart liberal idiot gun hater(because I ...
dan325 comments on May 5, 2019:
This is bound to piss some people off, but here goes: The second amendment is an anachronism and as such should be repealed or at least heavily amended. Now I'll call myself a goddamned lily-livered pinko snowflake liberal to save some potential readers the trouble. But let's take a look at it. It reads, word for poorly phrased word, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Conservatives hate the first two phrases tying the amendment to a militia, but that was the primary basis for the amendment as advanced by the framers. The framers had no desire to maintain a standing national army once the Revolutionary War was over. Instead they relied on state and local citizen militias to maintain order whenever local policing authorities weren't capable of doing so. (Think of fighting with Indians or crushing slave rebellions.) State and local residents were expected to form their own militias and train periodically, although the discipline and scheduled training were loose to nonexistent. Most significantly, the residents were generally expected to provide their own "arms," which mostly consisted of muskets, "hangers" (shortish swords/sabers often used for hunting), and the occasional pike left over from the war. (The pikes were long spears used by foot soldiers to fight mounted cavalrymen armed with long sabers. Which raises another interesting question: why don't our second amendment rights include the right to bear swords and pikes?) Thus, the "Arms" cited in the amendment were essentially muskets and bladed weapons, which (white, male) citizens were expected to maintain for militia duty. That was the main point of the amendment. Of course this was a frontier society, and those "Arms" were going to be maintained in most quarters anyway (mostly for hunting), but the framers obviously felt no compulsion to include hunting (or self-defense, for that matter) as justification for the amendment. Unless you count the bands of feral clowns shooting up our rural woodlands as actual militias (which they're not), the only true descendants of our original militias are the state national guards. The national guards are a far cry from the militias contemplated by the founders, and they're neither allowed nor expected to supply their own weapons. So how is the second amendment relevant to today's society? Answer: It's not. Note that I'm not advocating confiscating everyone's guns (although I'm in favor of confiscating some of them) or taking away a reasonable right to own certain firearms (except for problematic folks who constitute a danger to themselves or others). Such a proposition would be unenforceable in the U.S. and ...
"Make Elizabeth Warren Hate Again" "We don’t just need Elizabeth Warren’s ideas. We need her ...
dan325 comments on May 4, 2019:
Elizabeth Warren is my first choice for president, closely followed by Bernie and Kamala. I'd be happy with any combination of two of those three for president and vice president, however.
[] Fuhrer Trump has a new administration proposal making it easier to deport ...
dan325 comments on May 4, 2019:
He also just announced a rule that allows virtually any health care worker to deny services, even life-saving services, that conflict with the worker's religious beliefs. So now people can be left to die based on some fool's superstitions. This country is turning into a third world theocratic kleptocracy.
Frank here, a life member of FFRF, just saying hey to all.
dan325 comments on May 2, 2019:
Glad to have you here. And FFRF rocks!
Lindsay Graham asked Bill Barr a question today that contained a lie. He asked Barr, "Were you ...
dan325 comments on May 1, 2019:
Like Barr, Trump, Pence, and all of their ilk, Graham is a contemptible creature who emits offensive noises that are reminiscent of speech but devoid of honor, compassion, decency, or common sense.
[] "You lied to Congress." Senator Mazie Hironno attacks William Barr at Senate ...
dan325 comments on May 1, 2019:
Kudos to Maisie Hirono. Barr clearly lied about Mueller's reaction to his handling of the report, and in fact his whole "summary" was a calculated distortion of Mueller's findings. If he doesn't have the decency to resign (and he doesn't), he should be impeached.
[] The danger of calling a Jewish man a nice Jewish boy. - This is a great article.
dan325 comments on May 1, 2019:
I'd feel honored to be called a mensch, but if someone called me a "nice Jewish boy" I'd be offended and pissed. I've not been a "boy" for the past sixty years or so, and I can be very "un-nice" to those who deserve it.
[] Mueller was frustrated wit Barr over the portrayal of his report findings and sent a ...
dan325 comments on May 1, 2019:
Barr's hearings tomorrow and Thursday are gonna be especially interesting now (assuming he doesn't weasel out of the House hearing Thursday).
I was recently suspended by Admn. for my Trump/Hitler posts. How does everyone here feel about that?...
dan325 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
I don't like it. That level of censorship is excessive. I enjoy your posts and have never found them offensive. Trump's behavior and pronouncements are indeed sometimes reminiscent of early Hitler (just substitute Hispanics for Jews), and that warrants being called out when it happens. (Now am I going to be suspended?)
Hi everyone I'm back after being censored by Admn's new program and suspended. What do you think ...
dan325 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Why on earth were you censored? And welcome back!
I am 68 y/o...looking 55 and feeling 40. Am I in the right group?
dan325 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Maybe. I'm 77, but people tell me I don't look a day over 76. And, I have the reflexes of a 15-year old (canine).
I get exhausted in social settings. I am thankful I live with cats. I go home and just enjoy my ...
dan325 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Yup, except my group includes a canine as well.
[] san diego shooter's manifesto is modern form of an old lie about jews g
dan325 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Same criminally insane song, ten millionth verse.
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI): US and China are account for almost half ...
dan325 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
I'm increasingly coming to believe that this planet is some sort of intergalactic insane asylum.
George Carlin.
dan325 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
As usual, George was right.
Just checking. Seeing that many of us introverts stay in, what TV does everyone enjoy?
dan325 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
Rachel Maddow, Game of Thrones, Killing Eve, Warrior, In the Dark (I may have the title wrong - angry blind woman searches for her friend's killer), Unforgotten, Stranger Things
How very sad [] Once We Were Free Carly Pildis Mourning the era of American ...
dan325 comments on Apr 30, 2019:
I believe the Trump gang's influence has helped legitimize all forms of bigotry in this country; the unspeakables now feel free to crawl out from under their rocks and reveal themselves. For reasons I don't understand, antisemitism seems to thrive particularly well under these kinds of conditions, and not just in the US. Antisemitism been manifesting on and off for a couple of thousand years, and the only reason that seems to explain its longevity is the Christ-killer myth. The morons who manifest this hatred have developed an absurd portrayal of Jewishness that just won't go away despite its blatant stupidity, including our "world-wide conspiracy to dominate the planet." (If I'm going to be tagged as a "dirty Jew," I should at least be invited to one of of these conspiracy meetings.)
Are you an "Innie" or an Outie"?  Can you let your extrovert out when necessary? How to Embrace ...
dan325 comments on Apr 29, 2019:
I can extend myself outward when I have to, but it's painful and annoying. I think my string has arthritis.
Domestic violence victims are being evicted for calling 911 in a growing number of US cities ...
dan325 comments on Apr 29, 2019:
Police departments are generally more concerned with preserving the status quo of the well connected than with protecting ordinary people.
This editorial cartoon was published in the NY Times international edition, to be followed on Monday...
dan325 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
I think it was intended to be anti-Netanyahu/Trump/Zionist, but it really comes across as anti-semitic.
[] Police detain man in San Diego synagogue shooting 1 dead and 4 injured. - Trump's ...
dan325 comments on Apr 28, 2019:
The rabbi encouraged his congregation to attack the shooter, which they did, which almost certainly saved some lives. Kudos to them!
Hi still busy moving. Be back tomorrow.
dan325 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Looking forward to it. Hope your move goes smoothly.
It is a rare thing
dan325 comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Shirley Chisholm was one of my heroes. We desperately need more like her.
Why we can't have good things
dan325 comments on Apr 26, 2019:
These truths clearly demonstrate that American "values" have become grotesquely perverted. I understand why the wealthy establishment supports these miserable priorities; what I can't understand are the middle and lower class imbeciles who accept them as the status quo.
What does everyone think of the Satanic Temple being granted tax exemption as a church recently?
dan325 comments on Apr 25, 2019:
I'm opposed to tax exemptions for churches, period. If you're going to grant them, however, I'd much rather see one go to the Satanic Temple than to any of the traditional churches.
George Carlin --- Religion is Bullshit []
dan325 comments on Apr 25, 2019:
I miss him.
Capone was one of the most infamous gangsters of the Prohibition Era. He undoubtedly controlled the ...
dan325 comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Your legal analysis is logical and theoretically feasible, and I would love to see it play out. One stumbling block is Trump's (and the GOP's) ongoing stacking of the courts with ultraconservative partisans, up to and including the Supreme Court. These people have no problems with twisting the law to fit their personal viewpoints - look at the *Citizens United* case. Next, in order to get most (or even a few) of the ultraconservative judges impeached, you'd need a majority in the House and a super-majority in the Senate who were willing to take it that far. Sadly, I'd be astounded to see that happen.
I’m new to this ....not atheism the web site...recently relocated to North Carolina...yes the ...
dan325 comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Happy to have you here!
Good morning to all of the Plus Size Positive People here. Have a wonderful day.
dan325 comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Hello and best wishes to all Plus Size Positives. Live long and prosper! (Leonard Nimoy was plus size positive.)
Good Morning! I believe in that. I joined this group because the site is forcing us to. Didn't they ...
dan325 comments on Apr 25, 2019:
I see it. Waving back, from afar.
Do you ever wonder what people are talking about? For an introvert, I spend a lot of time in a ...
dan325 comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Beats hell out of me. Sports? Pop culture? Blech.
[] Mitch McConnell, POS, vows to block progressive proposals after 2020 election - ...
dan325 comments on Apr 24, 2019:
I think the "POS" part explains it.
I'm not an extrovert, but I one at work.
dan325 comments on Apr 23, 2019:
At work I was only as extroverted as I needed to be. Even that was too much, but one must earn money for food and housing. (Dammit.)
Why I'm involved in politics:
dan325 comments on Apr 23, 2019:
Agree completely.
What type matzoh?
dan325 comments on Apr 23, 2019:
Egg for me.
Nothing in my feed
dan325 comments on Apr 23, 2019:
Seems like everyone has been on hiatus. Tonight it's finally picking up again.
Palestine as Litmus Test: If Democratic candidates like Harris, Booker, etc. sell out to AIPAC, they...
dan325 comments on Apr 19, 2019:
I like Bernie, but I don't think he's the only incorruptible candidate. I believe Elizabeth Warren (my first choice, so far) is equally incorruptible, and that's probably true of a couple of the others, although I'm not yet informed enough to be sure. I agree that selling out to AIPAC would be a deal-breaker in choosing a Democratic candidate. The Green Party has admirable aspirations but no chance of fielding a winning candidate at this point. The only way to wrest control from the Republicans is to vote Democratic, so for me that is the only choice.
Chag Pesach sameach! How to celebrate Passover Jewish atheist style - []
dan325 comments on Apr 19, 2019:
Both entertaining and informative. I spent several of my early years confused about my Jewishness, since if Judaism is just a religion, how could I, a rationalist/atheist, be a Jew? The cultural aspects confused me as well, since "culture" is just a mix of mind-set, practices, and preferences passed along by family and communities, any of which might be useful, admirable, neutral, harmful, or stupid and often includes a mixture of all of those characteristics. Two factors settled my Jewishness questions, at least for me: the fact that bigots would regard me as a Jew regardless of my lack of religion or observance (which makes me feel honored to be one), and Jewish people (excluding converts) are actually identifiable by their DNA.
good pesach everyone. i will be using the social justice haggadah, because for me passover is not a...
dan325 comments on Apr 19, 2019:
Well said.
[] How Fuhrer Trump and SS Officer Jeff Sessions cherry picked data to blame ...
dan325 comments on Apr 18, 2019:
As usual, they deliberately misinterpreted available data to support their lies. Disgusting but not surprising.
Yes THEY could!!
dan325 comments on Apr 18, 2019:
You make an excellent point.
[] British and US soccer teams - fighting anti-Semitism - are participate on May 2nd in a...
dan325 comments on Apr 18, 2019:
Good on them. (I can't access the article, however.)
[] i posted this in politics and then decided to share it to this group too. i was ...
dan325 comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Now he's free to work as a chef in a white supremacist compound.
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