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  1. It would surely change the debate, but belief systems won't change. This is largely a moral question and it is very difficult to legislate morality.
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    First word that comes to mind.....

    magic carpet ride
  3. tewdles

    What song describes how you're feeling now?

    Today is a Little Feat day..."there's a fat man, in the bathtub, with the blues"
  4. I know that my beliefs are informed by what I listen to and what I read...I certainly have evolved in some positions over time,...abortion being one. When we are willing to listen to another view point, we are in danger or evolving our own opinions. I am concerned about Ohio because I have female family members and friends who live there...women of child bearing ages who will be affected by this legislation. I believe that what happened in Ohio is in danger of happening in other "conservative" controlled states, and it seems that is not an unfounded concern. Most of us on AN do NOT call other posters names, although most of us have been called names. I, for instance, was called ignorant in a post just the other day because I have differing opinions. I believe it is important to know what is happening in these United States.
  5. Too bad men don't get pregnant when there is a birth control failure or during rape...perhaps they would have a bit more compassion then?...just sayin
  6. I like that distinction BC...I am decidedly pro-choice and decidedly not pro-abortion.
  7. tewdles

    Thursday July 4th... Happy Independence Day!

    Happy 4th! No fireworks in Fairbanks... first it doesn't get dark enough to really appreciate them, and second; it is waaay too dry with many wild fires making our skies smokey.
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    First word that comes to mind.....

    toupee
  9. GOP has tough choices on Voting Rights Act - Businessweek Are they playing politics with our right to vote? Citizens in states now will have to PROVE that the new laws undermine voting...rather than the lawmakers having to demonstrate that there IS fraud that must be fixed. US Sen. Leahy to seek answers to Voting Rights Act - News Local Vermont - Boston.com Cathedral dean: Voting Rights Act ruling a 'filthy enactment' - Washington Times I believe that the thought that we are beyond racism and bigotry in our politics is magical thinking. If we are willing to look closely at what goes on it is clear that bigotry and racism are alive and well in the USA. The Roberts court has now dismantled the VRA and given us corporate citizens that are not required to pay taxes and whose entitlements are off limits. Well done conservatives, well done.
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    What song describes how you're feeling now?

    Cloudy, cool 4th of July...listening to the Moody Blues...
  11. hmmm On a personal level I believe that all abortion should be avoided when possible. Women with an unwanted pregnancy should have all of their options available to them in this free society. Whether or not the fetus is a living human being with the same rights of neonate or other living human is a debate that is often deeply rooted in our religion and faith, as it is for me. I believe it is a sin. I have sinned. I also do not believe that we can or should legislate based upon our religious ideals. In this country, it is legal to terminate a pregnancy within certain parameters. Many people's religious and moral values prevent them from supporting this activity. Many other people's religious and moral values have no issue with this activity. In my view, we should decide individually and pray for those whom we fear are walking on the wrong side of that issue. If we want to be politically active we should seek to change the federal law without standing between the woman, her doctor, the man involved (if appropriate), and the right to choose abortion. I believe we should be promoting healthy sexual activity with lots of emphasis on preventing disease, pregnancy, and heartbreak. I think we should care for the children who are born into difficult situations. I think we should be expanding Head Start and SNAP. I think we should consider expanding our government funded public education to include 2 years of community or technical college. Government on the federal and state levels need to stay out of the women's uterus's and nurseries. IMHO
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    First word that comes to mind.....

    wall outlet
  13. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/26/us/supreme-court-ruling.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 This happened while I was in the wilds of Alaska. I am just now getting caught up on my reading and cannot believe this is true. Ginsberg, Sotomayor, Kagen, and Breyer dissented. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/717244-supreme-court-decision-in-shelby-county-v-holder.html#document/p32
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    First word that comes to mind.....

    shopping
  15. tewdles

    What song describes how you're feeling now?

    Wednesday is anything Adele...
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