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  • Feb 21, 2019 09:38 AM
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    Robert Mueller has submitted his report to the Attorney General. It's about to get real...

    Mueller report sent to attorney general, signaling his Russia investigation has ended - Washington Post

  • Mar 19, 2019 11:56 AM
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    All this shows is that the most important color to most people isn't red or blue, but green.

    Democrats joining Fox "News" is always going to be a point of contention among various factions of the party, but I don't necessarily see it as a bad thing to go inside the bubble to make sure their millions of viewers at least hear an opposing argument to the batshit crazy nonsense they hear all day long.

  • Mar 15, 2019 09:33 AM
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    Dockadams Wrote: Slaughtered at a place called Christchurch? MSM reported the location/s as a mosque, go figure.
    Christchurch is a major city in New Zealand.
  • Mar 13, 2019 07:51 PM
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    Dutch Wrote: Don't forget "veggies" are also GMO-ed; as well sprayed with poison, how about weed killer? As well lots of "veggies" are imported, so you don't know if they are any good. If I see the strawberry's here or in the Netherlands, then you clearly notice the GMO; the Dutch one's are sweet and small, here they are huge and tasteless and under ripe. Also most veggies here gets "bad" fast while they last much longer overseas; how come?

    You're right.

    I've had a variation of this conversation with a number of my vegetarian friends who quit meat, but still eat non-organic fruits and vegetables shipped in from God knows where. And don't get me started about pescetarian's who don't research where they are getting their fish from.

    That's why I commented earlier that this is an extremely complex issue. There's people like us who can debate the pros and cons of Organic vs GMO farming and pasturing and then there's people who live in food deserts that are constantly fretting about where their next meal is going to come from.

    Thankfully much of the food - specifically meat, vegetables, and many fruits - my wife and I purchase is grown within a 50 mile radius, but we are also two working professionals with good jobs, no kids, and live in an area of the country that truly values the "farm to table" mentality.

  • Mar 15, 2019 09:33 AM
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    Today's horrific terrorist attack sadly shows that unbridled hate against "the other" isn't confined to within our border.

    Governments throughout the world have spent hundreds of billions of dollars fighting Islamic extremism, but have turned a blind eye to the extremism breeding among their own ranks. The Western world is now riddled with unrepentant racists who see it as their mission to "cleanse" their country. It's happening in the United States, Great Britain, Western Europe, and now New Zealand.

    "We have met the enemy and he is us."

  • Mar 13, 2019 07:51 PM
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    Dutch Wrote: Yes Jared that also keeps the pharma boys rich, because of all the deceases created by GMO foods as well these "polluted" chickens. Yes this is an total unhealthy country including the "mental" health overall and that of our leaders.

    I think the wellness crisis in the United States is all encompassing and isn't going to be fixed easily. As sickening and abhorrent as factory farming is, it's small potatoes compared to the fact that 23.5 million people live in food deserts and countless more live in areas where their only source of food is a local convenience mart or bodega.

    Millions of children get a majority of their nutrition from the poorly funded school lunch program, a program Republicans constantly attack as a waste of money. Feeding poor children is now a political and not a moral debate.

    I consider myself extremely lucky to be able to pick my own fruit at local farms and review a detailed timeline of a cow's life before purchasing it wholesale. Unfortunately tens of millions of Americans are far more concerned about putting food - any food - on the table than whether that food contains GMO's or not.

  • Mar 12, 2019 02:59 AM
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    Schmidt Wrote: Oh yes, I stand corrected. I knew that, but it slipped my mind. Anyway it really complicates whatever strategy Trump has on his mind. Or maybe he doesn't have any strategy and just reacts on a whim.
    My guess is the latter!
  • Mar 13, 2019 07:51 PM
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    I'm lucky enough to live in a town that largely abhors factory farming and has a plethora of farm to table options for all sorts of meat and fish, but I also recognize that we're definitely the exception to the rule here in Portland.

    It's sickening what factory farming has become. It's no wonder we Americans constantly rank as one of the most unhealthy nations in the industrialized world.

  • Mar 12, 2019 02:59 AM
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    Schmidt Wrote: If the SDNY can come up with 16 indictments against Manafort, I wonder what might be in store for Jared Kushner, Ivanka, Trump Jr, Eric Trump and the old man himself. This may be the ultimate path for justice being served on this family mob.

    It's actually Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. that charged Manafort, which is a huge deal because President's can't pardon people convicted of a state crime.

  • Mar 12, 2019 10:52 AM
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Pelosi is a liberal elitist out of touch with the Democratic Constituency.

    Or she's a realist who understands that impeaching a President is the easy part. Removing him from office is a wee bit more difficult.

    It's not like she said "Donald is an upstanding human being who all Americans should strive to emulate." She said what anyone who understands civics already knows - a Republican Senate will not vote to remove Trump unless he literally shoots someone in the middle of 5th Avenue. And hell - I could see any number of Republicans sticking with him even if he did murder someone in cold blood on 5th Avenue. That's just the way things are whether you like it or not.

    Just take a deep breath and allow the House Democrats to conduct rigorous oversight and investigations into Trump and his family. Senate Republicans see themselves as Trump's protector and they will not, no matter how many temper tantrums you throw, remove him from office unless there is overwhelming support to do so.