I feel sorry for Betty Shelby 23 Sep 2016 - By: Jamal

Maybe it's sexist, but I don't think she acted out of malice. Fear maybe, but not malice. There's a problem with the system, not individual police officers. We need more social workers, and fewer m ... Continue Reading I feel sorry for Betty Shelby 5 Comments
US Presidential Elections: Gary Johnson 15 Sep 2016 - By: Yaaluwa

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The Hajj Pilgrimage 7 Sep 2016 - By: Yaaluwa

Is there some change taking place?

Reports indicate some change in the internationalist appeal of the pilgrimage.

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Star Spangled Banner lyrics 30 Aug 2016 - By: Jamal

I always thought it was a stupid song. I never stand when it's being sung. It's a celebration of war, violence, and slavery. I suppose if you have a rhyming scheme, it's hard to find words to keep ... Continue Reading Star Spangled Banner lyrics 4 Comments
Transgenderism and face coverings 25 Aug 2016 - By: Jamal

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-calif ... SKCN1102KR

I've been thinking about ...
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Washing Hands 20 Aug 2016 - By: Yaaluwa

Significant discoveries in medical science: Wash your hands.

The history of how scientists “discovered” a principle we now take for granted.

According to Wikipedia:

In 1847, H ... Continue Reading Washing Hands 8 Comments
Religious bigotry is now in the open 12 Aug 2016 - By: Jamal

I think this is a good thing that in part Donald Trump is responsible for. A religious bigot knocked on my door last week, inviting me to a sort of Christian revival event. We got to talking and he ... Continue Reading Religious bigotry is now in the open 7 Comments
Republicans should in fact read the Constitution 29 Jul 2016 - By: Jamal

CNN is claiming that Khizr Khan gave Muslims a break-through moment. However, I think most Americans, not just Muslims, are sick and tired of right wing crack-pots claiming ownership of the Constitut ... Continue Reading Republicans should in fact read the Constitution 12 Comments
Military coup in Turkey 15 Jul 2016 - By: Jamal

Turkish politics is very strange. I don't claim to understand it at all.

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I believe in Sharia, so deport me Newt 15 Jul 2016 - By: Jamal

"Sharia" to me is the concept of rule of just and compassionate law. I'm sure that's incompatible with Newt Gingrich.

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