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Contrarianism AND sarcasm are my Scottish birth rites and I grew up with masters of these arts.
Contrarianism AND sarcasm are my Scottish birth rites and I grew up with masters of these arts.

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March 25th ~ Today Is National Medal of Honor Day

Created in 1861, the Medal of Honor is the United States of America’s highest military honor. It is awarded only to US military personnel, by the President of the United States in the name of Congress, for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty.
There are three versions of the Medal of Honor; one for the Army, one for the Navy and one for the Air Force, with personnel of the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard receiving the Navy version.
In 1990, the United States Congress designated March 25th of each year as National Medal of Honor Day. Since its creation, there have been 3,468 Medals of Honor awarded to the country’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and coast guardsmen.
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from Senator Mike Lee :

Now, the 2015 bill is not perfect. It might be improved during a Senate vote-a-rama when the Senate parliamentarian might be convinced that Obamacare’s insurance regulations do in fact have a big impact on federal spending (almost every economist agrees that Obamacare’s insurance regulations drive up the price of premiums, which are subsidized by federal revenues). But it might not.

Either way, there will be a lot more work to do on health care reform. Work that can’t be finished in the narrow window of time between now and when the Senate needs to spend floor time confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court in April.

So, let’s fulfill our promise to repeal Obamacare immediately and then take our time and make sure we get health care reform right. Let’s pass the 2015 repeal bill that Republicans in both houses of Congress voted for just 15 months ago.

Once Obamacare has been properly sent to the dustbin of history, then we can begin a deliberative, open, and honest process to reform our nation’s health care system.

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Blatant hypocrisy, i.e., "Do as I say, not as I do".

For them, for all their blather about rule of law in their own states and how much they claim to value that, there sure isn't a human right to rule of law to the citizens of the U.S. There is only a human right to be an illegal. The better to keep those remittances flowing.

You'd never ever see Mexico follow the same rule they insist the U.S. follow.

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Aloha Akhbar Logic

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Touched By Love ❤️ 
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Team Indus has selected an Italian student experiment to fly on its lunar lander.

Team Indus announced Wednesday that Space4Life, a student team from Naples, won the the Lab2Moon competition and will fly its experiment on the lander.

Space4Life plans to test the ability of cyanobacteria to serve as a radiation shield.

A second experiment from an Indian university will also fly on the lander, sponsored by an Indian biopharmaceutical company.

- See more at: http://spacenews.com/google-lunar-x-prize-competitor-picks-student-experiment-to-fly-to-the-moon/#sthash.vcpnUzmX.dpuf

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Trump said the temporary travel restriction was needed for national security. In issuing his temporary restraining order, Watson said Trump’s order was a result of nothing more than religious animus against Muslims. The judge’s order is predicated on what he thinks Trump wants to do, not the order itself.

Throughout the ruling, Judge Watson concedes there’s nothing about the executive order that would be problematic if not for his interpretation of Trump’s statements made in the months and years prior to issuing it. He repeatedly states his feeling that Trump had a bad motive in issuing the order.

Judges using campaign rhetoric to infer intent instead of plainly evaluating the law as written is a dangerous development. Also because the public can witness the selective use of this trick, it undermines confidence in the judiciary at a time when the judiciary can’t afford too much erosion of trust.
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