Tuesday, December 10, 2013

just don't drink the water

CDC: Water at Marine base linked to birth defects

Staff Reporter
The Washington Post | AP
6 December 2013

"In the nearly three decades since the contamination was first disclosed to the public, military officials have repeatedly issued public statements downplaying health risks from drinking the tainted water prior to the closure of the most contaminated wells."

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coming lay of the land

Colorado Baker Ordered to Make Cakes for Same-Sex Couples

Dave Bohon
The New American
8 December 2013

"“Respondents have no free speech right to refuse because they were only asked to bake a cake, not make a speech,” wrote Spencer in his ruling against Phillips. “It is not the same as forcing a person to pledge allegiance to the government or to display a motto with which they disagree.” He added that “at first blush, it may seem reasonable that a private business should be able to refuse service to anyone it chooses. This view, however, fails to take into account the cost to society and the hurt caused to persons who are denied service simply because of who they are.”"

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"A private business should be able to refuse service to anyone it chooses?" What a strange and outlandish idea!

What would the world look like if we could indulge more of them!

And while I'm at it, the notion that any 'animus' against homosexuals might be a crime troubles. Have seen a great deal of animus in my life, and the next time I hear tell of a bar room brawl or argument at the corner grocery store, I am just going to wonder if anger or spite or outrage are going to become against the law.

Last time I checked, an individual had the right to have whatever 'spirit' he chose against whomever he chose.

But not in the new city.

[Note. Am being facetious, in the midst of my ire against all that once made sense and was in good form being eroded now, and return to the original Latin of the term, rather than its use in legal circles.

But we have known this was coming.

However, it does disturb that defense against charges by the homosexual court seem at large now to involve the 'Respondents' having to affirm that they don't really dislike gay people.

You have the right in a free world to like or dislike whomever you choose.

We live in a world now where we are forced to tiptop over shards of broken glass. Acknowledged. Ed.]

the world we live in all over again

Robbers Shot, Killed, Family Wants Murder Charges, or Something

John Ransome
8 December 2013

""[William] had no right to lose his life over something that man could have called the police for," said Medina. "He [the citizen] took the law into his own hands and walked away scot-free.""

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When it happened in Mobile

I always say that the best place to aim is, not the heart, but...

That place where a man can, shall we say, still walk away, but might spend the rest of his life not quite being a man...