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November 9th, 2016
03:51 pm

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Trump
I've discovered the reason why Trump won the presidential race. It's so simple as to be nearly invisible. Trump sold his soul to the devil.

The evidence is clear.

1. Against the better judgement of anyone with half a brain, Trump won the Republican nomination.

2. Observe his body language. Then watch a clip from any of Hitler's speeches. The similarity is terrifying.

3. The unnatural color of his skin could only be caused by standing too near the fires of hell.

4. Listen to what he says. Anyone that self-absorbed and arrogant has no soul (the devil took it first because Trump's non-payment history is that well known).

5. And most glaring of all. Trump made money off his campaign and still won the presidency

Don't be surprised when Trump orders the armed forces to round up his scapegoat group (the "thousands" of undocumented workers), take them to detention camps, and use their labor to build a wall along the border with Mexico.

Don't be surprised when Trump handles any resistance on the part of U.S. citizens by declaring martial law. That's what Hitler did.

And, don't be surprised when Trump accepts Putin's offer of aid to squash civil unrest. Putin probably arranged Trump's first meeting with the Prince of Evil.

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May 29th, 2015
10:09 pm

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19 Kids and Counting
I have watched every episode. Although some I had to fast forward through to keep from gagging over the hypocritical America's favorite Christians. The episode on their visit to the Creationist Museum was especially enlightening.

Now the Duggars are all over the tabloids. You can't pass a grocery store or pharmacy cash register without seeing a picture of Josh Duggar's face. Why does it surprise people that his family was doing their Christian duty - persecuting homosexuals and protecting pedophiles?

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April 6th, 2015
04:39 pm

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Door-to-Door Missionaries
Having read an encounter with JWs by quility, I've decided to share one of my experiences. It's from a book I wrote (scheduled for e-pub end of May). Let me know if you are interested in getting a free copy!

Door-to-Door Missionary Snippet
One afternoon, I was editing the notes I'd made on insights into the evolution of all life on Earth from single cell organisms when the front doorbell rang. I opened the door and there on my front step were two clean-shaven men in their early twenties. They wore black pants, white shirts, black ties. They even had matching bicycles and helmets. I came to the natural conclusion - they were collecting donations to fund the local Gay Pride parade.
Imagine my surprise when the tall one asked, "Have you found Jesus?" Considering how many times I've been asked that question over the past thirty years, Jesus must be a better escape artist than Houdini. I asked the obvious question, "Long hair, beard, wears a dress, looks Jewish?"
"Jesus is our lord and savior," the tall one continued.
"You guys are the worst bodyguards, ever. Have you considered a micro chip? It's implanted between the shoulder blades. Each of my dogs have one."
Undaunted, he pressed on. "Jesus died to wash away your sins."
"He's dead? You lost a dead guy? It's not like he can get up and walk away." Then it hit me. There were looking for a zombie.
The short one took advantage of the tall one's confusion. "Have you read the Bible?" He asked.
Their timing was amazing. "I was just working on MY BIBLE," I said in reference to the book you are holding. "Which of your Bible's creation stories do you believe?"
"God created the universe and everything in it in six days." the tall one stated.
The creation story, as told to me by the Universe, made perfectly logical sense. Their story was fantasy based on ignorance and superstition.
"The Bible is the exact word of God," the short one added. "There is only one account of the creation of the universe."
I laughed like a Giddy Hen at their lack of familiarity with their own sacred text. It was appalling.
"Then your God is a bit schizophrenic. He cannot decide whether he created the animals male and female, culminating on day six in the creation of humans male and female as stated in Genesis, Chapter One. Or, created Adam, then a bunch of animals that turned out to be unsuitable companions, and finally Eve as stated in Genesis, Chapter Two."
The tall one opened and closed his mouth several times while the short one blinked S-O-S.
I had been considering what to call the organization that would help me spread the TRUTH about evolution, Star People, and how the we should live our lives. At that moment, I decided upon GIDDY HEN SOCIETY.

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September 13th, 2013
11:23 am

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Clothing
I just finished watching a program on the working conditions of garment workers in Bangladesh. Minimum wage is $.18 an hour. Factories don't have fire extinguishers or fire exits. Walmart, Gap, and Old Navy all sell cheap clothing at the cost of workers' health and lives. Nearly half of the workers at one factory were under 18. Over one hundred were killed in one factory fire. A building collapse took the lives of over one thousand. There is no workers' compensation.

The Walmart model of pressuring their suppliers to produce goods cheaper and cheaper has become the standard for the garment industry. Workers' safety is totally disregarded. 80% of exports from Bangladesh are garments. The local economy cannot afford to turn down work from anyone. Turn down an order from Walmart and you will never get another contract from them. Capitalism at its worst.

I don't shop at Walmart because I don't like the way they treat their American employees. Gap doesn't sell anything I want to buy. Old Navy will never again get any of my money. But I'm sure that cheap clothing at Kmart and Target are produced under similar conditions if not at the same factories.

This is what our global economy has done - maintaining low prices by exploiting labor in poor countries. There is a ray of hope. As the working conditions improve in one country, contracts move to another underdeveloped country. Eventually, every country will have good working conditions for their workers. In the meantime, we must force retailers like Walmart to improve the lives of workers not just exploit them.

I repeat - we must force retailers like Walmart to improve the lives of workers not just exploit them. No giving them our dollars isn't enough. We have to hold them accountable for using children laboring in unsafe conditions. Not just by not buying their products, also by holding them accountable for the conditions of the workers who make them.

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April 10th, 2013
11:49 pm

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Fire!
What would you take with you from your burning home?

I would take -
Pets
Laptop
Scraps Too Small To Save (quilt)
Purse

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April 17th, 2012
08:53 pm

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Same Sex marriage ban
My sister is a believer in 'One True Way.'
Yes, that means she is a conservative Christian (actually Catholic).
Yes, we had a disagreement over banning same-sex marriage.
Yes, I'm still mad at her.
Yes, I'll never get her to believe that homosexuality is not 'Unnatural;'no matter how many scientific studies are pointed out to her.
No, I'm trying to accept that she is unAmerican (believes in imposing her religion upon the population instead of letting them decide what is right and fair).
No, I haven't pulled out the 'Cannibal' card.
Yes, I really want to.
Yes, I'm afraid that she will ban me from her home if I pull out the 'Cannibal' card.
No, I'm not sure I really do care.

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March 15th, 2012
12:35 am

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Mittens
I'm knitting pair 234 since March 23, 2011. If I add the gift card holder ornaments, I've knit the equivalent to 492 mittens.

My new goal is 240 pair mittens. Actual mittens. I'll finish this one and have only twelve mittens (6 pair) to go.

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January 22nd, 2012
04:22 pm

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Mittens
I finished the main body of my sweater and started on the first sleeve. I only took a partial skein with me to MNStF meeting yesterday. So, I had to start knitting a mitten. Finished it at home. And it's mate before going to bed.

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January 15th, 2012
08:11 pm

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Mittens
I am one mitten away from completing all the promised mittens for this winter (210 pairs). I look forward to crocheting strings for between mittens and weaving in yarn ends. I also look forward to finishing the first half of my sweater and piecing granddaughter#1's quilt. Then there are fabric scraps to make into pot holders. Life is as boring as you let it be.

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January 4th, 2012
05:35 pm

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*K2, P2, repeat from * to end
I still have 6 pair of mittens to reach my goal for One-Mitten-A-Day.

But, I'm taking another break from mittens to work on the sweater for myself. It is deep red. I'm still knitting it vertically, with raglan sleeves. I dropped the cables. They didn't look right. And am making the whole thing using a bead stitch. The bumpy texture is wonderful.

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