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MetroChick replied to the Political Asylum board. 2 hours ago

Re: DeBlasio

Like I said, tell your son to obey the law and not resist arrest and you'll be just fine around cops.

Are you aware of the NYPD's "stop and frisk" campaign? It wasn't just in "slums" that black males were targeted [more]

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MetroChick posted to the Political Asylum board. 2 hours ago

Learning from the LAPD

http://news.yahoo.com/what-ferguson-can-learn-from-the-lapd-...

I think a lot of people would just like to see solutions to racial tensions and police [more]

Sat Dec 20

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MetroChick replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:33 PM

Re: aluminum foil

I've spent much of the last 20 years living outside the U.S., and I can safely say that Reynolds Wrap is the best foil in the world. Everything else is flimsy junk in comparison.

I buy the restaurant-sized aluminum foil from Costco, [more]

Fri Dec 19

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MetroChick replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:21 AM

Re: Chris Rock: race, white progress, etc.

There are no race relations. White people were crazy. Now they’re not as crazy.

It needs to be pointed out to Chris Rock that it was white MEN - white women were property of their fathers and husbands too when slavery was legal. And [more]

Thu Dec 18

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MetroChick replied to the Pet Lovers board. 2:38 PM

Re: Letter to God is answered.

If scientists could just get on with extending the lives of dogs to 30 years, that would be great. sniff.

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:30 PM

Re: trouble in Germany

My feeling is, if you only want immigrants to come to your country so you can exploit them as cheap labor - don't be surprised if they don't want to acclimate to your culture.

Europe's current Muslim immigrants are basically their version of [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:21 PM

Re: The disappearing middle

The last few years there have been a few folks (e.g.g Warren, Sanders) who are trying to get us to wake up, but for the most part, most folks are only concerned with themselves and the corporate ad budgets overwhelm dissenting [more]

Wed Dec 17

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:34 PM

Re: What effect on 2016??

I imagine it would guarantee the loss of FL for the Dems.

Only if the Senior Citizens outnumber the Cuban-Americans.

Mon Dec 15

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:54 PM

Re: Dinner sized turtles?

Am I reading this wrong? Is the punctuation 'creative?'

Looks like the word "plate" is missing - but it could've been written by someone who enjoys Turtle soup - and maybe their comment is more about how many bellies each [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:47 PM

Re: Muslim Cleric's way of saying Thanks

1poorkid had a teacher in high school who said "it isn't a melting pot, it's more like beef stew with large chunks". We don't end up with a smooth homogeneity, and we reasonably cannot expect one.

You don't have to expect a [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:45 AM

Re: Muslim Cleric's way of saying Thanks

Someone who is a refugee with that kind of criminal history should have been shipped back to his home country.

I think the idea of a natural "melting pot" is kind of over and we need to accept that just because someone doesn't want [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:13 AM

Re: The Brits know how to do torture.

Britain's a country where they put vinegar on their food to make it taste better - all they have to do is serve suspects British food for a couple days and the suspects will be willing to talk.

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MetroChick replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:11 AM

Re: Torture is...

Here's the other side of the coin the pro-torture group hasn't considered:

Just about everything the NSA has been doing to foreign suspects, they've started doing to American citizens when it comes to surveillance, etc. So if the American [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:59 AM

Re: OT: Where'd you go to high school

It's common to ask here only if you find a native Washingtonian simply because this area can be so transient.

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:54 AM

Re: One Fell Swoop-150 Layaways Settled

Personally, if I had an extra $20K to give, I'd give it to our local food bank, where $1 provides 3 meals, so it would provide 60,000 meals.

Or maybe to Streets Ministry, an organization here that reaches out to kids in the worst
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Fri Dec 12

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MetroChick replied to the Christian Fools board. 12:55 PM

Re: Seven Things Atheists Get Wrong

Love your neighbor as yourself.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.


I don't think religion is the foundation of All Morality - Empathy is the foundation of All Morality.

Non-human animals show empathy - you [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:56 AM

Re: dem Rep.: CIA should apologize to terrorists

Would she (or Diane) feel any differently if her parents or siblings had lost their lives as a result of the 9/11 events?

I'd rather die myself in a terrorist attack than for our nation to become as barbarian as our so-called enemy.

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MetroChick replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:53 AM

Re: Americans Have Grown to Support Torture

War and a war time mentality is all so...fickle. Why can't we ALL just decide not to do it anymore and act as civilized as we fantasied that we are?

I'm gonna blame the menfolk on this one. Y'all seem to enjoy blowing up stuff and [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:46 AM

Re: tax question

Tax laws have changed since the 1990's, but I'm pretty sure undergrads age 18-24 who live in dorms part of the time or most of the time can still be considered "dependents". I know my mom counted me as a dependent on taxes during my [more]

Thu Dec 11

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MetroChick replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:39 PM

Re: Americans Have Grown to Support Torture

That however does nothing to ameliorate the fact that Americans now support torture. Once you do that you've created a universal law.

Agreed. Once it's OK to torture non-citizens who pose a threat to the US, than why shouldn't it be [more]

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