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Oh this is so cool...
2011 Iditarod Champion John Baker, Iditarod Veteran Katherine Keith, and their daughters received a special visit from President Obama while he was in Kotzebue, Alaska to discuss climate change and community resilience. After giving a speech at the local school the President made a special detour to hold 'Feather' a future sled dog and talk with Team Baker about the Iditarod race and how to increase wellness in NW Alaska.
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I think it is grand he made the stop.
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I'm at a complete loss for words. Supervisors and other cops like this need to be just drop kicked into the nearest jail. Do not pass Go, Do not collect $200.

WTF?  I mean what the blankety blank fuck?
 
Cops needs babysitting.
The details of this case are just beyond belief. If there was ever an example of cops being incompetent, this is it.
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It's honestly scary to go back for two months. :(
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Under sentencing guidelines, Davis could face a minimum of 33 to 41 months in federal prison if convicted for her civil rights violations. More importantly, though, violating others’ civil rights is a felony. Kentucky, like nearly every other state, has a provision in its state constitution that bars convicted felons from holding office. So if Davis were convicted of civil rights violations, she would automatically be removed as county clerk.

At this point, I'd like to see her convicted, because that would also keep her out of the government for the rest of her career.
 
The U. S. Attorney in Eastern Kentucky says he has "grave concerns" about the homophobic behavior of county clerk Kim Davis.
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When I read that Lindsey Graham had scolded her I realized they are throwing her under the bus big time.
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By the skin of his teeth!!
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+John Hattan Sorry! (He was the cutest fluff ball ever)
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Very cool.

I didn't realize Ohio was being such a dick about this, though
On the eve of his visit to Alaska, President Obama announced the restoration of the Alaska Native name for the tallest peak in North America.
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+Rugger Ducky This is true of Denali as well -- 90% of the time it was The Mountain, the rest of the time Denali. Mostly we saw things like Bank of Mt McKinley and other commercial establishments using McKinley. I think it's very cool Obama changed this around right after we visited there.
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A significant chunk of Louisiana Republicans evidently believe that President Barack Obama is to blame for the poor response to the hurricane that ravaged their state more than three years before he took office. The latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, provided exclusively to TPM, showed an eye-popping divide among Republicans in the Bayou State when it comes to accountability for the government's post-Katrina blunders. Tw...
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Although actually Bruce McCullough caused all the cancer.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP3X0dSV9kI
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I actually remember climate change --> food insecurity coming up in discussions of 2010 Arab Spring. Then again, I followed a lot of people on the ground very closely, so its quite probable this never made it to mainstream media.  But... yeah. Welcome to the future.
 
"Wars are complex. They come out of nowhere and all of a sudden, people you've never heard of are killing each other on the evening news. Here's what you need to know about the war in Syria — and it's not oil or religion. It's something that we're all creating together."
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It's a good point to keep in mind. She's plenty outrageous in her actions without getting into her personal life.
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Interesting side effect of this being an elected position requiring impeachment for actual removal:

Barton reports that she could be held in custody until she changes her mind or until her term ends four years from now.

Barton tells our Newscast unit that the judge decided to put her in custody after the plaintiffs questioned Davis on whether she had received offers of financial support.

If there was the potential of an "endless supply of money for her to pay her fines," she would have no incentive to comply with the court order, the judge decided.
 
Oh wow.  Astute judge.  He understands that if people are donating money to her, merely fining her wouldn't do any good.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/09/03/437174853/kentucky-clerk-is-due-in-federal-court-for-contempt-hearing
Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk, has been defying court orders by refusing to hand out marriage licenses in protest of same-sex marriage. A judge ordered her taken into custody.
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If she wants to appeal to her religion to support her actions, I'd raise Romans 13.

I am really not that concerned with her own marital history -- just as she's had that freedom to change and choose her partners, so should everyone else.

If she was unmarried virgin, she should still be jailed for her actions, because she would still be breaking the law.
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Well put.
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Oh absolutely.

Recognizing that, though, is crucial. I just pick myself up, apologize. and keep trying.
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You go, girl. Let everyone see what Christianity is all about. Love your neighbor...

...wait.
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+Nick Kai Nielsen As have I. I'm trying to point out to others part of  *why* that is... especially NALT type Christians (we're Not All Like That).
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OK, who else absolutely loathes the Cloudera Manager web interface?

This is one of the worst examples of UI I have to work with here. UGH.
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:-)

Yah, well. It's a remarkably unintuitive interface, but it does seem to work fine on Ubuntu 14.04
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IF YOU ARE CONFUSED AS TO WHO I AM, THIS IS BROWNEYEDGIRL65, AKA BEG, BEG65, etc, AS KNOWN ON LIVEJOURNAL, DISQUS, TWITTER, PINBOARD.IN, AND MY BLOG, WHATSTHATYOUSAID.NET

I can be reached at gmail via the above handle.

I am also the author of the Palindrome Prayer :-) (-:

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I used to write a good deal about being deaf at my Livejournal blog, particularly under the deafhood tag.
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“Dawn take you all, and be stone to you!”For just at that moment the light came over the hill, and there was a mighty twitter in the branches. William never spoke for he stood turned to stone as he stooped; and Bert and Tom were stuck like rocks as they looked at him. And there they stand to this day, all alone, unless the birds perch on them; for trolls, as you probably know, must be underground before dawn, or they go back to the stuff of the mountains they are made of, and never move again. (“The Hobbit,” J.R.R. Tolkien)

But I'll never be convinced to except except for accept, accept I get a really good explanation. (Me)

Most people don't even know what sysadmins do, but trust me, if they all took a lunch break at the same time they wouldn't make it to the deli before you ran out of bullets protecting your canned goods from roving bands of mutants. (Peter Welch, Programming Sucks)

Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.  (Woody Guthrie)

California scent with a hint of sanity.
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Farpotshket (yiddish): Something that is all fouled up, especially as the result of attempts to fix it; repeatedly making something worse while trying to fix it.

"I know CNN has taken some knocks lately, but the fact is I admire their commitment to cover all sides of a story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate." (Barack Obama, April 2013)

"And on the third day, the skies darkened, and a swarm of assholes descended from the clouds; and not a person could withstand them, but they were covered in the filth of the Internet."  (+Yonatan Zunger , 13 Apr 2013) 

"I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it." (John Stuart Mill, 1866)

"Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay." (Robert Frost)

"Few things are stronger than
The mind's need for diverse
Experience.
I am glad
Not many men or women can remain
Faithful lovers to the unreal." (The Gift: Poems by Hafiz the Great Sufi Master)

"wine; talk; touch; unzip; touch; strip; gasp; finger; gasp; mount; fsck; more; yes; gasp; umount; make clean; sleep" (Unix)

They are facing not a theory but a condition, for that they are first, last and all the time the people of the eye. (George Veditz, 1910)

"Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins." (Carlos Santana)

"Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway."  (Andrew S. Tanenbaum)

"I don’t understand people who dislike reading because I think all that free time means they’re up to no good." (frau sally benz on the 'net)

"Solitude is impractical and yet society is fatal." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." (Plato)

"It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It's like disapproving of rain." (Francis Maude)

"If I Said The Sky Was Blue, They Would Say No." (President Obama)

Honi soit qui mal y pense.

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” (James D. Miles)

The Oxford philosopher JL Austin once observed in a lecture that in English a double negative implied a positive meaning, whereas no language had been found in which a double positive implied a negative meaning. To which Sidney Morgenbesser responded in a dismissive tone, "Yeah, yeah."

"People who dismiss the unemployed and dependent as 'parasites' fail to understand economics and parasitism. A successful parasite is one that is not recognized by its host, one that can make its host work for it without appearing as a burden. Such is the ruling class in a capitalist society." (Jason Read)

"But that's -- I'm sorry, but that's completely ridiculous! How can I possibly prove it doesn't exist? Do you expect me to get hold of -- of all the pebbles in the world and test them? I mean, you could claim that anything's real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody's proved it doesn't exist!" (Hermione Granger)

To put it another way: The First Amendment guarantees a right to speech. It does not guarantee a right to respect. (+John Scalzi)

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. (T. S. Eliot)

A well educated and organized citizenry being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and use the Internet shall not be infringed. (+David Landry)

The truth is that male religious leaders have had -- and still have -- an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women.  They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter.  Their continuing choice provides the foundation or justification for much of the pervasive persecution and abuse of women throughout the world.  (Jimmy Carter)

The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley
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What I like about April Fool’s Day: One day a year we’re asking whether news stories are true. It should be all 365. (Prentiss Riddle, April 1, 2008 @pzriddle)

He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me. (Thomas Jefferson)

Coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with.  (Drew Sirtors)

In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. (Albert Camus)

I am the light that shines over all things. I am everything. From me all came forth, and to me all return. Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift a stone, and you will find me there. (Gospel of Thomas)

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.  (Mark Twain)
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