Author Archives: Paul

Professional software engineer; enthusiast / advanced amateur photographer; (Apple) / Mac / iOS guy; partially omniscient, witty, tech geek; hooligan; user of 'adult language'; 37?!?; rock / blues / jazz fan; skeptic; and raconteur (...and ESRI).

This is why pastor abuse is so rampant

David Gee, writing at Friendly Athiest: As one detective made clear, this was not consensual because of the victim’s age and the pastor’s manipulative tactics. While there was no suggestion that the girl was physically forced to engage in the alleged conduct, [Detective Dwayne] Roelfs said she was not old enough to consent to it. […]

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Thursday 12th of December 2019

“The oldest story ever told is on a cave wall in Indonesia. It shows people hunting animals 44,000 years ago.” —> QUARTZ DAILY BRIEF FROM DECEMBER 12, 2019 Source: paullandry.micro.blog

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Wednesday 11th of December 2019

It’s time to move the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust from Tennessee’s Capitol, GOP leader says Source: paullandry.micro.blog

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A New Report on Family Separations Shows the Depths of Trump’s Negligence

Jonathan Blitzer, in The New Yorker: Last week, on the afternoon before Thanksgiving, the D.H.S. Inspector General quietly issued another report with still more revelations. In early May, 2018, just as the zero-tolerance policy was taking effect, D.H.S. shared an estimate with the White House that more than twenty-six thousand migrant children would be separated […]

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Reason: Trump’s Shameful Pardons for War Criminals Undermine America’s Moral Authority

Steven Greenhut, writing at Reason: Earlier this month, President Donald Trump pardoned a former Army lieutenant who was convicted of ordering his troops to fire on unarmed civilians. He granted a pardon to an Army major who had been awaiting trial for killing an Afghan man. Trump reversed the demotion of another officer, who had […]

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Everything is an example of anti-Christian bias if you’re too lazy to do any research

Friendly Athiest: Last month, I posted about how Mayor Amy Schuler Goodwin of Charleston, West Virginia renamed the town’s annual “Christmas Parade” to the “Charleston Winter Parade.” That lasted for all of a couple of days. The backlash was so intense, and the fight wasn’t one Goodwin was eager to take on, that she reversed […]

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Sunday 1st of December 2019

And I’m nervous, because I’m afraid of cops. I always thought I was most afraid of bears, but at least if a bear kills you everyone gets mad at the bear. If a cop kills you, 30% of Americans are like, “it’s a hard job.” —Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes (2017) @ 26:18. Source: […]

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Sunday 1st of December 2019

“Fool Us” is, in other words, an island of civility and generosity in our cruel, contentious and otherwise debased times. Letter of Recommendation: ‘Penn & Teller: Fool Us’ Source: paullandry.micro.blog

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Wednesday 20th of November 2019

Often when I’m feeling tense or worked up, I go back and read Perfect by Jim Coudal. By the time I’m finished, I’m feeling better; sometimes good enough to partake of the sacrament, although—and I don’t mean to blaspheme—I personally almost always prefer a Gibson to a Martini. Source: paullandry.micro.blog

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Wednesday 20th of November 2019

That’s right: “At the same time that Democrats are holding impeachment inquiries to determine if President Donald Trump abused his executive power, they apparently have no qualms about letting him continue to spy on Americans” Reason Roundup Source: paullandry.micro.blog

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