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1) Message boards : Politics : Corporations are people? (Message 1549317)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Es99
Satanists Demand Religious Exemption Under Hobby Lobby

Ah, sauce for the goose ...

What is the matter with treating ALL Beliefs and Non-Beliefs equally?

Why not?

Unfortunately, this thread was high-jacked, by persons erroneously claiming The Hobby Lobby Decision had something to do with Corporations.

You'll have to explain to me how I can hi-jack my own thread.
2) Message boards : Politics : Corporations are people? (Message 1549235)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Es99
Satanists Demand Religious Exemption Under Hobby Lobby
3) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1549182)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile Es99
Palestinian School

You'd see a similar scene if you took pics of my kids. Little boys like guns. If they are surrounded by war everyday it is just normal to them.

I gave up trying to stop my boys playing with guns as forbidden fruit is always so much more exciting.
4) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1549123)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Es99
Michael Rosen

24 July at 02:09 ·
Israel bans radio advert listing names of children killed in Gaza
(Guardian 24.07.14)

Don't mention the children.
Don't name the dead children.
The people must not know the names
of the dead children.
The names of the children must be hidden.
The children must be nameless.
The children must leave this world
having no names.
No one must know the names of
the dead children.
No one must say the names of the
dead children.
No one must even think that the children
have names.
People must understand that it would be dangerous
to know the names of the children.
The people must be protected from
knowing the names of the children.
The names of the children could spread
like wildfire.
The people would not be safe if they knew
the names of the children.
Don’t name the dead children.
Don’t remember the dead children.
Don’t think of the dead children.
Don’t say: ‘dead children’.

Revealed: the Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces
More children than Palestinian fighters are being killed in Israel's offensive on Gaza, according to the UN. Shown here are the name, age, and sex of 132 of those children, recorded by the Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights
5) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1549122)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Es99

Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza Debunked
Why does the mainstream media keep repeating these false claims?

by Noura Erakat, works for the Arab Studies Institute, offices in Beirut Lebanon.

So she's an expert then? Good to know.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1549119)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Es99
No rain here today. Its very hot. I made some iced coffee to drink in the garden and took a picture of my "vegetable patch". If anyone can tell me what I have growing there I'd be curious. I'm really a city girl and I do not have a clue. This is the first garden I've ever had.


Hi Es,

I'm not sure? But it looks like a good spot for your "vegetable patch" :)

sorry off topic for a moment

Hi Es I hope you were able to get that air Conditioner you wanted ??? I know you teachers are on Strike here in British Columbia so Money for you is most likely in short supply.

BTW --- I support your teachers Strike here in British Columbia :)

anyway it's Hot

Mon. Afternoon
Sunny

26°C
Feels like 30
P.O.P: 0%
Wind S 5 km/h
Wind gust -
Humidity 57%

Best Wishes
Byron

Oh thank you Byron. The strike has been very stressful and I am not sure it will be over in September. I've been able to pick up some temp work elsewhere to help pay the bills, but I don't think an air conditioner is on the tables just yet...and it looks like it is going to be very hot the next few days!

Did you go and see the fireworks on Saturday? We were thinking of it, but didn't get it together to go. We might try on Wednesday.
7) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1549116)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Es99
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Oh by the way. MUCH of the Bible (I'm an Atheist) is an Historical Document regarding Historical FACTS.

No its not, Clyde.
8) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1549115)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Es99

Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza Debunked
Why does the mainstream media keep repeating these false claims?
9) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1549113)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Es99
My only real question:

WHY are The Jewish People held to a different standard, than other's?

This is my question too, Clyde.
10) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1549016)
Posted 23 hours ago by Profile Es99
Must make sure MORE Israeli's are killed?
, and a
No, we must make sure less Palestinians are killed.

Solution!!!!

Hamas STOPS firing rockets at YOUR, or other Peoples children.

Stop giving Hamas 'A Pass'. Most of your posts, condemning Hamas, have ONE Sentence condemning Hamas, and a paragraph condemning Israel.

Please show the same respect for Hamas, as you do for Israel, by making Hamas responsible for their words and actions.



Why do you like the Israelis so much Clyde?

Trying to understand no understanding of people (Israeli's) attempting to fight people committed to their EXTERMINATION.

Please explain.

Perhaps because before there was an Israel, that land belonged to someone else?

The Jewish People? One of the original occupants?

NEVER the Palestinian's (The ROMA of the Mid-East).

Oh right, I forgot the Bible was the authority on who owns what land.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday (Message 1549013)
Posted 23 hours ago by Profile Es99
Pudgy Little Raccoon Weigh-In #1
168.2 pounds (AKA 76 kg; 294.23g)

Pudgy Little Raccoon Weigh-In #2
167.6 pounds (AKA 76 kg; 22.08 g)

Pudgy Little Raccoon Weigh-In #3
166.4 pounds (AKA 75 kg; 477.8 g)

Pudgy Little Raccoon Weigh-In #4
165.2 pounds (AKA 74 kg; 933.45 g)

Pudgy Little Raccoon Weigh-In #5
167.0 pounds (AKA 75 kg; 749.92 g)

Pudgy Little Raccoon Weigh-In #6
166.0 pounds (AKA 75 kg; 296.33g)

Pudgy Little Raccoon Weigh-In #7
165.4 pounds (AKA 75 kg; 24.17 g)

I am impressed Angela. You are going to be sylph like in no time.
12) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1549009)
Posted 23 hours ago by Profile Es99
Must make sure MORE Israeli's are killed?
, and a
No, we must make sure less Palestinians are killed.

Solution!!!!

Hamas STOPS firing rockets at YOUR, or other Peoples children.

Stop giving Hamas 'A Pass'. Most of your posts, condemning Hamas, have ONE Sentence condemning Hamas, and a paragraph condemning Israel.

Please show the same respect for Hamas, as you do for Israel, by making Hamas responsible for their words and actions.



Why do you like the Israelis so much Clyde?

Trying to understand no understanding of people (Israeli's) attempting to fight people committed to their EXTERMINATION.

Please explain.

Perhaps because before there was an Israel, that land belonged to someone else?
13) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1549006)
Posted 23 hours ago by Profile Es99
Hi anniet, the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa definitely is on topic. Many of us took part in the sanctions against South Africa even if it was just refusing to buy South African products.

I couldn't while I was living there (place was riddled with the stuff :)) but I was a student protester and got spat on, and at, regularly :/ I do remember the derision and scorn the South African leadership had for the rest of the world... mocking you all as you innocently and unquestioningly bought their goods thinking they were from Israel... I'm afraid it got right up my nose... :/

Many consider Israel an apartheid state and there is a lot of activity via getting banks (remember Barclays?) to withdraw from operating in Israel, boycotting goods from Israel etc.

Oooh - the things I could tell you about that bank - amazing what you learn as an auditor... but I am a great believer in boycotting goods and businesses that lack ethics. My list sadly gets longer however, not shorter... I certainly do see many similarities between apartheid South Africa and Israel though - unfortunately :( and that saddens me - I also see similarities between the actions of Hamas and those of the ANC leadership (whilst Nelson Mandela was in prison). That does NOT mean I in any way condone their actions (just thought I'd better clarify that :))

Here is a link to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)
Movement

BDS Movement

Well, I can definitely envisage a military embargo being something Israel would REALLY want to avoid. It might be the only thing that would make them sit up and take notice of the tide of opinion that is beginning to turn against them regarding the manner in which they have been conducting themselves. No one wants to see a militarily weakened Israel, given the countries it shares it's borders with, and the level of resentment it is generating for itself - but no one likes to see an occupying force bombing civilians either - or shouldn't - and there has been something disturbingly rabid about Israel's actions recently. Lack of effective criticism in the past may have had something to do with that...

Having lived in a country under general/blanket sanctions, I can say it takes a very long time before they have any effect on the leadership of the country concerned, and the people they often hurt the hardest, are the people they are intended, ultimately, to help. Countries under these kind of sanctions become more self-sufficient, insular and often very defiant in the short term whilst further victimising those they blame for their pariah status. They're also very good at finding rogue states and/or organisations and individuals who are prepared to break sanctions over the long term. I suspect Israel will find that very easy...

I watched a very touching interview with a young Israeli man who had attended the peace rally in Tel Aviv and who afterwards was left fearing for his life from his fellow countrymen. He represents about twenty percent of Isreali residents...

He said he was afraid of Hamas's rockets :( but observed that anyone living in a country that had invaded and occupied a neighbouring country's land would always be afraid. He ended by saying that after attending the rally for peace, he was now more afraid of his own people - some of whom had followed him home. I hope he is safe.

@Clyde - you keep asking what we would do to stop Hamas. Put pressure on Israel to: lift the blockade on Gaza, and withdraw from Palestinian land. (It's really odd it needs pointing out but never mind :)) Allowing Palestine to flourish into a nation accountable to the rest of the world for its actions, and helping them to restore and rebuild what has been destroyed will go a long way towards stopping old wounds festering. Quite how long that will take I honestly don't know - but starting the offensive against them during their holy month of Ramadan - really WASN'T good tactics :( Ultimately BOTH countries HAVE to agree on the integrity of each other's borders.

I watched the broadcast from the UN security council live last night - and the interviews with both the Palestinian and Israeli representatives. I hope this cease-fire lasts. The Israeli representative's statement didn't inspire me with confidence however - and unless they withdraw their occupying troops immediately - the damage they have done this time is likely to cause some within Hamas to split from their leadership and refuse to toe anyone's line.

I REALLY hope I'm wrong... :(

Great post, Annie.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1548803)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99
WEEDS??????
Did you plant anything or is this something that was there before like berry bushes.
Idea for a new thread, What's in Es99's garden.
Sorry, I just had to say it.

I just see green growy stuff. I think the people who lived here before me grew vegetables there..but as you can see..well..I am going to go with your first assessment :D

We are just wandering if I am growing some new dangerous invasive plants. It wouldn't surprise me. :D

I was raised in the city as well but my parents always had enough land to keep some type of garden going and they had all the free labor they could want. If you are interested in a garden that would require little care, you should look at square foot garden I used an older copy of the book but it greatly reduces the amount of work a garden takes and it has all the basics.

ooooh..looks really interesting. I'll see if I can get hold of a copy. I have been planning to build some raised flower beds. I am not sure what the soil is like, so I want to buy new soil for the beds, and that will be my biggest cost. The idea of putting in a watering system is a good idea. However, I am not sure how much trouble I want to go to as we rent and don't own this place.

The problem here isn't so much the lack of rain, but too much rain. With raised beds I am thinking my veg aren't as likely to drown.

Where I am located in Arizona, my house was built on old farm land so the foundation was post stressed to keep it from cracking. They didn't do a very good job of preserving the top soil so I built boxes on the surface (available at your home supply store) and filled them with commercial soil. In your case, you may want to put some form of weed barrier under them to keep the weeds out. If you move, you can leave them or take them with you.
As for a watering system, if you have that much rain, I wouldn't bother. A few time a year with a hose may be all you need. I went with a watering system because here you need water every other day and I was planing for trips of a month at a time. The oranges and lemons are currently 4 hours of drip once a week in the summer but less in the winter and the desert landscape gets by on 30 minutes of drip once a week. If you have horses or cows in the area, you might be able to make your own soil. I do have a dairy farm next to me but he recycles his waste and can get up to 12 cuttings a year of alfalfa a year. In cooler climates, they are lucky to get two.

This sounds like a plan. It gets very dry here July and August, but the rest of the time it rains and rains and rains. My potted plants all survive until about January when they are so water logged that the slightest cold snap kills them off.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1548802)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99
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I tried to blow up the pic but it is to blurry. But My guess for the tall ones would be dill. As for the othet plants I have no clue.

I'll get some close ups of the different weeds tomorrow.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1548767)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99
WEEDS??????
Did you plant anything or is this something that was there before like berry bushes.
Idea for a new thread, What's in Es99's garden.
Sorry, I just had to say it.

I just see green growy stuff. I think the people who lived here before me grew vegetables there..but as you can see..well..I am going to go with your first assessment :D

We are just wandering if I am growing some new dangerous invasive plants. It wouldn't surprise me. :D

I was raised in the city as well but my parents always had enough land to keep some type of garden going and they had all the free labor they could want. If you are interested in a garden that would require little care, you should look at square foot garden I used an older copy of the book but it greatly reduces the amount of work a garden takes and it has all the basics.

ooooh..looks really interesting. I'll see if I can get hold of a copy. I have been planning to build some raised flower beds. I am not sure what the soil is like, so I want to buy new soil for the beds, and that will be my biggest cost. The idea of putting in a watering system is a good idea. However, I am not sure how much trouble I want to go to as we rent and don't own this place.

The problem here isn't so much the lack of rain, but too much rain. With raised beds I am thinking my veg aren't as likely to drown.
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1548741)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99
WEEDS??????
Did you plant anything or is this something that was there before like berry bushes.
Idea for a new thread, What's in Es99's garden.
Sorry, I just had to say it.

I just see green growy stuff. I think the people who lived here before me grew vegetables there..but as you can see..well..I am going to go with your first assessment :D

We are just wandering if I am growing some new dangerous invasive plants. It wouldn't surprise me. :D
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #216: We are all made of star ejecta... (Message 1548733)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99
Getting to the end of a long day win .....

I know the feeling. I got roped into dismantling an ikea bunkbed and assembling an ikea single bed.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1548730)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99
No rain here today. Its very hot. I made some iced coffee to drink in the garden and took a picture of my "vegetable patch". If anyone can tell me what I have growing there I'd be curious. I'm really a city girl and I do not have a clue. This is the first garden I've ever had.

20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1548703)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Es99
Thank you for the new thread Angela:)

You have a very nice back yard.

She does indeed *glances over the overgrown vegetable patch that is now just called The Butterfly Garden in an attempt to justify the total lack of any actual gardening going on*


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