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This question is more aimed at anti-theists, why do you take that sort of position of anti-theism?
jerry99 comments on Jan 10, 2019:
Religions are at the root of many of the world’s problems. They promote tribalism which leads people to believe that their group is the only one that matters; all other groups are inferior and must either be converted or eliminated. And the upper echelons, the priesthood, are led to believe they’re entitled to take advantage of their flock, i.e. the sheep.
Democrats renew push to investigate Trump's Hurricane Maria response in Puerto Rico
jerry99 comments on Jan 10, 2019:
Trump thinks he's only responsible for helping disasters in red states.
Breaking news: tRump screws California!! Orders FEMA to not send any money for wild fires!! OK ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 9, 2019:
William LeGate @williamlegate Replying to @realDonaldTrump 1. The fires started on federal land. 2. You, as the chief executive, are responsible for that land. 3. You cut funding from the agency responsible for that land. 4. CA is a donor state. 5. You are a terrorist. Stop holding Americans hostage over money. This is a disgrace.
Republican Tax Plan. Winners and Losers.
jerry99 comments on Jan 9, 2019:
Yes, that's the plan. This is a surprise?
What are you thoughts on watching cheeto jeebus tonight? Watch him and laugh? Ignore him? Get ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 8, 2019:
Nothing new -- same old lies. Here's a reasonable looking fact check: https://www.npr.org/2019/01/08/683205814/fact-check-trumps-oval-office-pitch-for-a-border-wall
Jared Polis sworn in as Colorado governor: "This is a moment in history"
jerry99 comments on Jan 8, 2019:
He got my vote.
Looks like at least 1 democrat has saw the light when it comes to the rising extremism in the ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 8, 2019:
I think that before you can move the country to the left, you have to have pretty solid control of the center. Trump may be pushing us in that direction but we’re not there yet. From Wikipedia: The size of ideological groups varies slightly depending on the poll. Gallup/USA Today polling in June 2010 revealed that 42% of those surveyed identify as conservative, 35% as moderate, and 20% as liberal.[3] In another polling in June 2010, 40% of American voters identify themselves as conservatives, 36% as moderates and 22% as liberals, with a strong majority of both liberals and conservatives describing themselves as closer to the center than to the extremes.[4] As of 2013, self-identified conservatives stand at 38%, moderates at 34%, and liberals at 23%.[5]
And so it begins. ••Self-Driving Tesla Mows Down And “Kills” AI Robot At CES Tech ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 8, 2019:
Looks like a publicity stunt.
Looks like at least 1 democrat has saw the light when it comes to the rising extremism in the ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 8, 2019:
Young progressives should take a few minutes off from Twitter and Instagram to study the campaigns of George McGovern and Eugene McCarthy. There’s a difference between leadership and abandoning your base of supporters.
Homo sapiens made many silly inventions, but two of the most stupid inventions: religions and the ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 8, 2019:
I sometimes reflect on the incredible waste associated with maintaining all the military forces around the globe and think about how much better the planet and all life would be if we used those resources for the common good.
The border between the USA and Mexico has existed since the USA was founded and there have ALWAYS ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 8, 2019:
Let's see, first there was Obama's birth certificate, then Hillary's theoretical crimes, then Mexican rapists and Muslim terrorists, and of course, there's the continuing saga of the "fake news." Trump always has to have something to get the dumbasses excited about to make sure they don't start asking any questions about his tax returns, failed businesses, ripoff ventures, sexual misadventures, Russian connections, and the fact that everyone who's ever worked with him is in jail, under indictment, under investigation, or has gone public with their stories of his abuse and mental impairment. So now we get to hear how he's the only one who cares about national security and only he has the answer of how to deal with external threats.
I think we should start a pool to guess how many out right lies President Trump will speak tomorrow ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 7, 2019:
Since he's physically incapable of telling the truth, I look forward to the real-time fact-checking -- unless he's just reading off the teleprompter..
Friends, how do I keep from hating him? Hatred is toxic. But I hate him so hard.
jerry99 comments on Jan 7, 2019:
I hate him with the intensity of 1000 stars all going nova at the same time. I hate him with the explosive force of the Big Bang repeated continually for all time and non-time.. I hate him with the cold, hard emptiness of the heat death of the universe. In other words, he really bugs me!
Republican: "Democrats need to watch their language and start acting like adults!" Everyone else ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 7, 2019:
Is "impeach the motherfucker" any worse than "lock her up"? Main difference was one asshole based his election on it. Oh yeah, and he got thousands of idiots cheering it with him despite not having a shred of evidence of any wrong-doing.
Trump can't declare a national emergency to build a wall
jerry99 comments on Jan 7, 2019:
I thought Napolitano was one of the more rabid right-wingers on Fox. Did something change?
The liberals running this website tolerate all kinds of crap from the Trump bashing left wing ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 7, 2019:
@Trajan61 You might be happier just sticking with the conservative atheist group. What I've seen is that you behave like a troll, barging into discussions just to cause conflict without contributing anything useful or factual. When called on it, you just respond with something like, "Exactly how the liberals are acting" as you did a few times with this discussion. It appears that you have no thoughts of your own and simply parrot back the opposite of whatever someone else said. So, this may not be the best discussion area for you -- this is not where you go for an argument!
What if ?
jerry99 comments on Jan 7, 2019:
What if there were no hypothetical questions?
Made it to level 7, I doubt 8 is in the future, t shirt or not!
jerry99 comments on Jan 6, 2019:
I really object to the way people here are being motivated to do stuff just in the pursuit of meaningless points. If all it takes to motivate you is a t-shirt, I think you seriously need to reconsider your values.
Democrats now control the Ethics Committee, Judiciary Committee, Oversight Committee, Intelligence ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 6, 2019:
If history is any guide, he'll ignore them as long as possible and ultimately cave in and declare victory.
I need a recipe for spagetti. Mine sucks!
jerry99 comments on Jan 6, 2019:
My secret is to throw in some hot green chiles (okay, so not that big a secret).
We thought people here were nuts for voting for Mr. I-make-fun-of-disabled-reporters Pussygrabber, ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 6, 2019:
I'm shocked that our right-wing dictator wannabe would support another right-wing dictator wannabe -- not. @realDonaldTrump Congratulations to President @JairBolsonaro who just made a great inauguration speech - the U.S.A. is with you! 11:12 AM - Jan 1, 2019
A father walks into a restaurant with his young . He gives the young boy 3 nickels to play with to...
jerry99 comments on Jan 5, 2019:
I think she's usually a divorce lawyer in this joke.
If you were a contestant on the game show Jeopardy, what would it take for you to tell Alex Trebek ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 5, 2019:
I'll take people I don't give a rat's ass about, Alex.
[dailykos.com] 15 Ways Democrats are already using their power for the good of the country - Good...
jerry99 comments on Jan 5, 2019:
Follow the link for details, but here's the quick list: 1. House Democrats officially unveil their first bill in the majority: a sweeping anti-corruption proposal 2. House Democrats file court motion to defend Obamacare 3. House Democrats plan to hold hearings on Medicare for All 4. House Democrats unveil bill targeting Trump on tax returns and transparency 5. House Democrats to push for more diversity in top corporate ranks 6. House Democrats are making changes to decentralize power 7. Pelosi played her hand perfectly and passed a bill to reopen the government 8. Democrats are 'not going to wait for the Mueller report' to investigate Trump 9. Democrats took the first steps to overturn Citizens United. 10. Dems to introduce gun background checks bill on anniversary of Gabby Giffords shooting 11. Democratic delegation to investigate migrant child’s death 12. House Dems eye $12B in aid for states hurt by natural disasters 13. Congress Is Examining Decision to Lift Sanctions on Russian’s Firms 14. House Democrats Vow to Take on Voter Suppression Right Out of the Gate 15. Democrats’ Plan to Fight Dark Money
Anyone on agnostic.com that voted for trump and now regrets it? I havent met anyone who acknowledges...
jerry99 comments on Jan 5, 2019:
Chatting with an ex-gf the other day and she sheepishly admitted voting for DJT and now regrets it. She still watches Fox news and doesn't believe any of the other news sources. Weird!
[yahoo.com] Robert Mueller grand jury gets a 6 month extension for Trump Russia probe. More ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 5, 2019:
Maybe Mueller could wrap it up if Trump & Co. would stop committing crimes for a few minutes.
[politico.com] House Democrats Propose Bill Going After Trump's Tax Returns
jerry99 comments on Jan 4, 2019:
I'd guess that Trump is unlikely to sign this bill.
[yahoo.com] With Anti-Semitism on the Rise The Jewishness of Mrs. Maisel Shines
jerry99 comments on Jan 4, 2019:
One of the comments to this was: Diana Milton berle, mel brooks, syd ceaser, Imogene coca, carl reiner, Rodney Dangerfield, don rickles, mort saul, lenny bruce, marty engels, jerry lewis, Jackie mason,allan king, George burns,woody allen, marty allen, buddy hacket, henny youngman,the three stooges, jack benny,phil silvers, red buttons, danny kaye, totie fields, victor borge, shelly berman, Irwin cory, eddie cantor, morey Amsterdam, allan Sherman, shecky green, Oscar levant, groucho marx, the marx brothers. not just Milton berle Throw in all the Jewish authors, actors, musicians, and scientists and it becomes obvious that Jews are very well-represented.
Easy. David Attenborough or Benedict Cumberbatch
jerry99 comments on Jan 4, 2019:
Gilbert Gottfried
Do you think I should try pot ? I never wanted to when I was a believer. For some reason, I want to...
jerry99 comments on Jan 3, 2019:
I live in Colorado, so it's required! I have a vape pen I use once in a while and I get some of those marijuana gummies which are nice. The product I like the most is the weed-based skin lotion which does an amazing job.
EPA Plans to Allow Unlimited Dumping of Fracking Wastewater in the Gulf of Mexico
jerry99 comments on Jan 3, 2019:
Another outrageous move by Trump's Environment Poisoning Agency
So, there's chatter (again) about members using profanity, and how it's "unnecessary". I swear, ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 3, 2019:
I swear as much as the next fucking asshole but I'm always impressed when someone comes up with more colorful language regardless of whether it includes any cuss words. Bloom County does it better than anyone!
If you are in your late 40's and are working on a factory job that could easily could be exported ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 3, 2019:
I had a couple of factory-type jobs after high school. They gave me a pretty good incentive to go to college and get into a professional field of study. I feel bad for anyone who's stuck doing menial labor with no way out.
How many women are there in the Senate?
jerry99 comments on Jan 3, 2019:
lmgtfy How many women are there in the Senate?
Tucker Carlson Blames Higher-Earning Women For 'Men In Decline' | HuffPost
jerry99 comments on Jan 3, 2019:
John Stewart showed everyone that Tucker Carlson was a complete idiot back in 2004 and as near as I can tell he's only gotten worse.
2019 Congress by religious affiliation
jerry99 comments on Jan 3, 2019:
Pretty depressing -- 80% of Americans believe in god and 56% believe in the god as described in the bible. The lack of critical thinking skills explains how Trump can get away with blatant lies on a consistent basis!
I'm considering starting a new political/social activist group:
jerry99 comments on Jan 3, 2019:
Sign me up.
Naming names: A reckoning is underway in US Catholic Church
jerry99 comments on Jan 3, 2019:
Who could've guessed that dressing up in ornate gowns with incredible amounts of jewelry and placing these guys in glittering fairy castles might lead them to have strange ideas about how to relate to children?
I wish someone would write me a love letter.
jerry99 comments on Jan 2, 2019:
[poem] Roses are red Violets are not Sorry to say Here's my best shot [/poem]
Since there seems to be a good bit of activity today about woo-wooness, I thought I would add this ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 2, 2019:
I had a friend who was dying of cancer. She went to Brazil to see John of God and came back saying it was wonderful. She still died from the cancer, but I guess she felt good for a while.
"Origin" author Dan Brown on reconciling God and artificial intelligence [youtu.be]
jerry99 comments on Jan 1, 2019:
I really enjoyed this book. It was in the same pattern as his other Robert Langdon stories, but it did a great job of exploring some really hard hard ares of science and technology. His two questions — where did we come from and where are we going — were really well executed. I’m looking forward to the movie one of these days.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she will seek the presidency in 2020 - The Washington Post
jerry99 comments on Jan 1, 2019:
She's not my first choice but she's far better than anyone on the other side.
[friendlyatheist.patheos.com] Members of Ultra Orthodox Jewish Cult Arrested for Kidnapping NY ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 1, 2019:
Insane
Here's why 2018 made it clear that the left is winning
jerry99 comments on Jan 1, 2019:
I'd like to believe you're right, but that's probably not the way to bet: Trump Should Have a 70% Chance of Winning in 2020 https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-should-have-a-70-percent-chance-of-winning-in-2020 I checked a few of the oddsmakers sites and they show Trump as the strong favorite. Of course, everything can change in a flash (Mueller), but that's still unknown.
The Other Side of Paradise: How I Left a Buddhist Retreat in Handcuffs Interesting and rather ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 1, 2019:
I've been on dozens of Buddhist retreats and my experience is that they tend to amplify what's already going on in your psyche. It's definitely not for everybody and the Goenka retreat that this author attended is a pretty extreme case. I had signed up for one of those in Hawaii which I thought would be more accessible but cancelled out when I learned how difficult it would be for me: primitive camping, no walking meditation, limited breaks, etc. Most of the people I see at Buddhist centers tend to be bright, well-educated, middle-aged or older. I think they are more at peace with themselves and less likely to freak out over a period of prolonged meditation and minimal distraction. There was a study done a while ago which showed that many people would rather inflict pain on themselves than sit quietly. Retreats are a wonderful way to deepen an existing meditation practice and do a system reboot of your mental state. I just wouldn't suggest it for anyone who was new to meditation or who was already dealing with mental health issues.
Question - do you folks ever wish people "L'Shana Tova" on secular (Gregorian calendar) New Year? ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 1, 2019:
Just as you view Good Shabbos as a statement of good will, I'd suggest you consider Happy New Year or Merry Christmas similarly.
Donald j. Trump on twitter: "happy new year to everyone, including the haters and the fake news ...
jerry99 comments on Jan 1, 2019:
The only good part of checking Trumps insane tweets is the responses he gets back. Here's a sample (with apologies for not providing attributions): WTF!?! OMG... I thought this was a parody account! This is truly the President of the United States! How embarrassingly petty and juvenile. This is truly disturbing! CAPSLOCK HIM UP! The First tweet honor of 2019 is all for you Donnie. 2019 will be an awesome year, you are correct! You will be indicted/resign/impeached/jailed/deported to Russia. Cannot Wait! It's going to be a great year. Democrats are going to bring democracy back to government in the United States. This is quite the metaphor for your administration. Sherry added, Amid government shutdown, US national park bathrooms overflowing with human waste, as vandals cause damage. https://on.msnbc.com/2CKeOO5 WHAT AN AWFUL MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT TO START THE NEW YEAR! JUST CALM DOWN, DONALD. SEEK HELP. THEN ALL WILL BE FINE. #HappyNewYears Great things, absolutely... the Mueller report final... your resignation. Can't wait! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE, INCLUDING INCOMPETENT PRESIDENTS SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA, AND THE REPUBLICAN POLITICIANS WHO ENABLE HIM IN THE DOWNFALL OF THIS COUNTRY! 2019 WILL BE INTERESTING TIMES FOR EVERYONE. CALM DOWN; MUELLER IS COMING AND 2020 IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! You mean like the worst December the stock market since 1931? 800,000 Federal employees without paychecks? A deficit that rose by 17% in just one year? The greatest loss of international respect by our allies since ever? THAT kind of great things? Thanks but no thanks. "Calm down and enjoy the ride." Alex, what is something a cell mate would say? I look forward to seeing your tax returns this year!
I'm a little concerned: I was talking to a support engineer about helping me with some computer ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 31, 2018:
BOHICA!
Once again, Political? Silly/funny? Actually it is sad, real sad.
jerry99 comments on Dec 31, 2018:
I didn't know we had a choice.
[yahoo.com] Border Chief Says Agents Did Everything They Could Do To Save Two Migrant Children - ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 31, 2018:
I'm inclined to believe the good intentions of the people working at the borders and at the refugee prisons. Even so, it took way too long to recognize that these children were seriously ill and to get them some medical care. So to me, the fault is at the top for not providing adequate training and support for the people charged with dealing with refugees. Maybe before you start locking children up you might consider what it takes to provide even the bare minimum of care, Mr. Trump.
Louis C.K. Mocks Parkland Survivors, LGBTQ Teens in Leaked Set Audio – Rolling Stone
jerry99 comments on Dec 31, 2018:
I wonder what happened to him? He used to be such a smart, creative comedian.
Question for the techies in the group: what's the best streaming device to get Netflix. YouTube, ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 31, 2018:
I've used a few different Internet/TV adapters and they all work fine. The main problems I've had were due to my not-very-reliable Internet service provider.
Medical Marijuana has been proven to work for many types of pain. Why hasn't it been legalized ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 31, 2018:
Republicans.
Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity
jerry99 comments on Dec 31, 2018:
One of my favorite poems from one of my favorite poets.
Bettany Hughes : YouTube. “The seven wonders of the Buddhist world.”
jerry99 comments on Dec 31, 2018:
https://youtu.be/jM9VFFL9b1E
That's all.?
jerry99 comments on Dec 30, 2018:
Interesting they both have belly buttons.
“We are all susceptible to the pull of viral ideas. Like mass hysteria. Or a tune that gets into ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 30, 2018:
I love (the old) Neal Stephenson: “Ninety-nine percent of everything that goes on in most Christian churches has nothing whatsoever to do with the actual religion. Intelligent people all notice this sooner or later, and they conclude that the entire one hundred percent is bullshit, which is why atheism is connected with being intelligent in people's minds.” ― Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash
[yahoo.com] John Kelly Confirms He Was Lying All Along - WTF!!!! The White House is in ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 30, 2018:
To the surprise of absolutely no one.
Religion, the Oldest Weapon of Mass Destruction in Human History (by Ned Heiden) "Most likely the...
jerry99 comments on Dec 30, 2018:
One of my favorite SF novels is Neal Stephenson's "Snow Crash" “This Snow Crash thing--is it a virus, a drug, or a religion?” Juanita shrugs. “What's the difference?”
I was a Cable Guy. I saw the worst of America.
jerry99 comments on Dec 30, 2018:
Not sure she made the best career choices.
[myjewishlearning.] Jewish Astrology? I literally knew nothing.
jerry99 comments on Dec 30, 2018:
When two superstitions collide "Talmudic rabbis believed in astrology, but they thought the Jews were miraculously immune from the stars' influence."
[friendlyatheist.patheos.com] A Wealthy Jewish Man Offered Jews $50K to move to Alabama - The ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 29, 2018:
I always thought we should offer to move all the Israelis to Utah and let them duke it out with the Mormons. It’s only like 9M people and it’d be cheaper than what it currently costs us in the Mideast.
Christian conservative married Republican Congressman Joe Barton sent nude photos showing his penis ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 29, 2018:
I could've done without the photo!
'Pouring Salt Into the Wound' Amid Shutdown, Trump Signs Executive Order Freezing Pay of Nearly 2 ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 29, 2018:
Tired of all that winning yet?
Trump Caught Using Taxpayer Cash During Shutdown For Mar-a-Largo NYE Party [newsbreakapp.com] via ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 29, 2018:
Here's a better source https://bipartisanreport.com/2018/12/25/trump-caught-using-taxpayer-cash-during-shutdown-for-mar-a-largo-nye-party/
Here’s something put up by Bigpawbullets that makes a lot of sense.
jerry99 comments on Dec 29, 2018:
If you bothered to read about it, you'd learn that the issue isn't about protecting our borders. It's about whether to pay for Trump's $70B+ dumbass vanity project as opposed to providing real border security. Even so, the Dems were ready to cave on it if Trump would show a little sense and support the DACA kids.
Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is caught on video promoting the Rapture. Our Secretary ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 29, 2018:
Their theory is it doesn't matter if we destroy the environment since Jesus gonna take the good christians up to heaven anyway.
Russiagate, Memes and Pokemon Ads: Can Our “Democracy” be This Easily Subverted? ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 29, 2018:
"the fact that Trump is no different than his predecessors" -- stopped reading there. Go get a clue!
Do you guys believe in luck? In a period of time in life, there is nothing good coming to me. I ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 29, 2018:
It's reasonable to believe in luck, just realize you're dealing with probabilities.
Makes just as much sense as religions.
jerry99 comments on Dec 29, 2018:
I'd like to think that at least comic book readers know it's a fantasy.
Is there any reason NOT to require a BIO of at least 250 words or more before someone can make a new...
jerry99 comments on Dec 29, 2018:
Seems reasonable but pretty easy to get around if someone just wants to get in long enough to post some spam.
I was watching a TV show last night called the “Kominsky Method “. A character whose wife had ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 28, 2018:
Good show. Alan Arkin is a genius. And I am an atheist Jew!
How can people pass the laws they want?
jerry99 comments on Dec 28, 2018:
Different for federal and state/local. For federal, first you have to rent or buy some congresscritters. For state/local, you can probably get a quantity discount.
Religion Considered Important to 72% of Americans
jerry99 comments on Dec 28, 2018:
In my area there are over 400 Protestant and more than 20 Roman Catholic churches plus who knows how many other flavors. So I think if you're looking for a place for you and your family to make friends and feel at home you're likely to pick one of those as opposed to say, the model railroaders club or motorcycle gang. I don't assume that means that all those people are true believers; more likely that's what they grew up with.
Beginning n end
jerry99 comments on Dec 28, 2018:
Incoherent insanity.
Shall I donate to Atheist Republic?
jerry99 comments on Dec 28, 2018:
I never heard of them before but I did a quick look at their website and they seem legit with a worthwhile agenda. I don't know what it will some religious countries to move out of the dark ages but I support any organization that's trying to make that happen.
Those that have not read and understood 1984 are doomed to be part of the sequel. I will not ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 27, 2018:
I have 4 Alexa’s in the house and could care less if anyone is listening. Anyone listening in on me would die of boredom!
‪It’s so funny that the wall supporters think it’s the answer. This is a FACT the recent ones ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 27, 2018:
I'd just like to know how the cost of keeping refugees out or imprisoning them compares to the cost of giving them temporary food and shelter?
"Check Out Walmart Fashion"
jerry99 comments on Dec 27, 2018:
I don't know why people get so excited -- it's just another shitty corporation.
Having trouble posting this...maybe you can copy/paste? [lgbtqnation.com]
jerry99 comments on Dec 27, 2018:
Here it is. Outrageous! Updated: NIH says cancer study also hit by fetal tissue ban By Meredith WadmanDec. 13, 2018 , 11:45 AM *Update, 13 December, 11:45 a.m.: A third laboratory at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is also affected by the agency’s temporary ban on acquiring new human fetal tissue, an agency spokesperson confirmed last night. Initially, NIH said only research projects run by staff scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) would be affected. The third laboratory is at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which is pursuing a “project on cancer immunotherapy, which will need tissue by January 31,” the agency said in a statement. “We are determining appropriate next steps to obtain tissue so that the NIAID project can begin and to avoid interruption of the NCI project. NEI does not have an immediate need to procure new fetal tissue (they have frozen stores).” Here is our story from 7 December: U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has ordered scientists employed by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to stop acquiring new human fetal tissue for experiments, ScienceInsider has learned. The suspension, imposed this past September without a public announcement, came as the government launched a review of all fetal tissue research funded by the federal government. The pause affects two laboratories run by the Bethesda, Maryland–based agency, NIH officials say. In one case, it disrupted a study probing how the virus that causes AIDS initially colonizes human tissues. Share on twitter Share on reddit 113 Share on linkedin President Donald Trump’s administration ordered scientists at the federal Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana, ​to stop acquiring human fetal tissue, disrupting HIV experiments. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES/NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (CC BY-NC) Updated: NIH says cancer study also hit by fetal tissue ban By Meredith WadmanDec. 13, 2018 , 11:45 AM *Update, 13 December, 11:45 a.m.: A third laboratory at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is also affected by the agency’s temporary ban on acquiring new human fetal tissue, an agency spokesperson confirmed last night. Initially, NIH said only research projects run by staff scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) would be affected. The third laboratory is at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which is pursuing a “project on cancer immunotherapy, which will need tissue by January 31,” the agency said in a statement. “We are determining appropriate next steps to obtain tissue so that the NIAID project can ...
Trump:"We could rule the world!" Get it done. [msn.com]
jerry99 comments on Dec 27, 2018:
I think we've gotten way past "beyond a reasonable doubt". It's time to impeach, indict, and imprison!
Greg Sarafan, ˧q on Twitter: "This is the Secretary of State of the United States of America Mike...
jerry99 comments on Dec 27, 2018:
This is why they don't care about health care, peace, or the environment. Jesus gonna come and take them all up to heaven!
The non belivers I know seem to be more balanced mentally more tolorant of others opinions, show ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 27, 2018:
I try to be pleasant with everyone regardless of religion/politics, but here among presumably kindred spirits, I feel a lot more free to say what's on my mind. I live in an area with a large Republican majority, but in personal contact, most people are pretty easy-going. I imagine it might be a bit different at a sports bar or campaign rally.
Happy National Fruitcake Day! I remember my mother making these. She would then soak ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 27, 2018:
Join us on Jan 26 for the annual Manitou Springs Fruitcake Toss! https://www.visitcos.com/events-calendar/annual/fruitcake-toss/ The fruitcakes will fly once again in downtown Manitou Springs! Join in for some old-fashioned tossing of those maybe not so beloved holiday desserts. There will also be a fruitcake costume competition, libations and a fruitcake bake-off! Non-perishable food item suggested for donation to go to the local food bank. Cakes are available for rent for $1 per cake.
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "Have the Democrats finally realized that we desperately need Border ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 27, 2018:
Politi Scrit @politiscrit Replying to @realDonaldTrump Weird, T. @potus leaves the country, stock market GAINS 1000+ points! @potus returns, stock market DROPS 400+ points. You’re kind of a downer, dude.
Any other fellow dudes or dudettes in here?
jerry99 comments on Dec 26, 2018:
Is this where I go to get some slack?
Why the Trump presidency will end poorly - Los Angeles Times
jerry99 comments on Dec 26, 2018:
Current betting odds give Trump a 36% chance that he will leave office before the end of his first term. So don't hold your breath.
You Can’t Understand The Brutal Reality Of Gun Violence Until You Hear It From Doctors | HuffPost
jerry99 comments on Dec 26, 2018:
Tell us about your "well regulated Militia."
Tom Nichols on Twitter: "Jesus, all he had to do was go there and tell them we're with them and ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 26, 2018:
Ali Rogin @AliABCNews Speaking of not being the world's policeman: "If they want us to do the fighting, they also have to pay a price and sometimes that’s also a monetary price so we’re not the suckers of the world. We’re no longer the suckers, folks. And people aren’t looking at us as suckers" Then Trump shifts to the political fight over wall $: "I don’t know if you folks are aware of what’s happening – we want to have strong borders in the United States, the Democrats don’t want to let us have strong borders. Only for one reason. You know why? Because I want it."
I have suggested that we change the rules for making war. The politicians who are in favor of going ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 26, 2018:
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Two Tribes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXWVpcypf0w
LIVERPUTTY: George McGovern as a B-24 pilot
jerry99 comments on Dec 26, 2018:
Should've been president. Instead we got Richard Nixon, extending the Vietnam War, and Watergate. Good job, America! I guess that looks good by comparison these days.
What do you do to help focus yourself on a task?
jerry99 comments on Dec 26, 2018:
Meditation
Neil Gaiman Shuts Down Bill Maher over Disrespectful Stan Lee Comments
jerry99 comments on Dec 26, 2018:
Three guys I admire - Neil Gaiman, Bill Maher, and Stan Lee - don't agree with each other? How terrible! They're all in the entertainment industry and, while I've enjoyed all of their contributions, they've contributed nothing of lasting value to society. I'd trade the lot of them for one Elon Musk or Steve Jobs.
Russia announces plans to set up its first ever military base in the Caribbean | Daily Mail Online
jerry99 comments on Dec 26, 2018:
An arms race benefits no one besides the arms manufacturers.
This Could be Bad... Very Bad... [abcnews.go.com]
jerry99 comments on Dec 25, 2018:
Hospitals are dangerous places.
Gotta love Tuesday ;)
jerry99 comments on Dec 25, 2018:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuesday The name Tuesday derives from the Old English "Tiwesdæg" and literally means "Tiw's Day". Tiw is the Old English form of the Proto-Germanic god Tîwaz, or Týr in Old Norse. Tîwaz derives from the Proto-Indo-European base dei-, deya-, didya-, meaning 'to shine', whence comes also such words as "deity". So we're honoring an ancient Norse god instead of an ancient Christian god. Okay.
Good morning and Merry Christmas. What did you find under the tree this morning?
jerry99 comments on Dec 25, 2018:
My dear brother sent me a very nice and very expensive set of Wusthof knives, which unfortunately was the same gift he sent me last year. :) My daughter, who is a bit more attuned to my needs and desires, sent me a bag of NY bialys and a couple of giant deli cookies. :) :)
I have received a message from another user I wish to respond to, but I'm unable to do so - the ...
jerry99 comments on Dec 25, 2018:
Or blocked you
Merry Christmas in the most agnostic way possible. ?
jerry99 comments on Dec 25, 2018:
I’m okay with that.
Color changing octopus!
jerry99 comments on Dec 24, 2018:
Octopuses are amazing and seem to have a different type of intelligence. I'm not sure we should be eating them.

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