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Posted on January 28 at 2:25 p.m.

vs. someone's startling 375 RSS feeds per day, I'm a book guy, no cell, no TV, required computer for work's heaven, I tell ya! Agree rings, it isn't boredom, it's allowing periods of quiet to exist where mulling and thinking can take place. Buddha says, "If you are bored, YOU are boring."

On Remember Boredom?

Posted on January 28 at 2:21 p.m.

agree nomore, though I'd recommend a few dried leaves of humility with those substances. Hrmpph.

On Cases of Measles Increase Across California

Posted on January 28 at 6:11 a.m.

Scott Sheepleton is indeed petty-minded, and an embarrassing excuse for a journalist, but as one of McCaw's running dogs he pushes this issue and it's selling newspapers, gets him on Fox... At the same time, Murillo has handled this very poorly, and I'm generally a supporter. Much ado about nothing. And don't try to compare a few pink blobs of graffiti on the N-Suppress Bldg. with the Charlie Hebdo MURDERS OF JOURNALISTS!

On <em>News-Press</em> Takes on Murillo

Posted on January 28 at 6:08 a.m.

First of all, there is absolutely no Constitutional basis for banning abortion. None. Second, while I still accept it, this term "Judaeo-Christian" is an invented 1950s relic concept that ill-fits today. Third, whereas most of those Founding Fathers "either were Christian or descended from Christian tradition" -- yes, but the telling point is that they most specifically avoided using "Jesus" throughout, and maybe once used "nature's god" (a Deist concept). They were certainly trying to get beyond a fundamentalist Christian or any-type-of-religion government. Clearly Jefferson and Franklin thought the God stuff was nonsense.
I hold no brief for any of the monotheistic extremist religions, so will not defend Islam either. However, nativeson, you paint with a very broad brush stating "Historically speaking, Islam is and has been a “religion” of violence. " Far too simplistic; and I can't straighten you out here due to limitations on my time [gotta go to work] and length [this is 2000 word stuff]. You make interesting points, avoid those nasty ad hominems: thanks.

On The Tragedy of Paris

Posted on January 27 at 7:24 p.m.

And maybe religion has no god? Buddhism (excepting Tibetan) generally has no God figure at the top of some incomprehensible pyramid. Didn't Buddha say, "if you meet the Buddha in the road, kill the Buddha?"
Ronald Dworkin, RELIGION WITHOUT GOD, is pretty good on this. It does seem like we hafta bring up Abrahamic monotheism's all Glory or Damnation with precious little in between. I'm tired of monotheisms' simplistic thinking, all of them.
KV what about the miracle plays of the Middle Ages?

On The Tragedy of Paris

Posted on January 27 at 5:43 p.m.

perhaps, pardall, but try Karen Armstrong's FIELDS OF BLOOD...the way we today consistently blame "religion" for everything allows us to export violence all over the world, very convenient:
Further, will you toss out all the glorious music and art and poetry written under religious inspiration? Further, the atheist-materialists of the 20th century killed scores of millions in their bloodlands: Mao, Stalin, Hitler: all atheists. I do also reject the inane Pinker thesis.
Of course "Religion" has to accept the blame for plenty of bad...but it's simplistic to lay everything dark at its door. can you see that?

On The Tragedy of Paris

Posted on January 27 at 5:37 p.m.

Pendejo is a single pubic hair. In Mexico´s slang it is used as an insult like idiot or fool, but in Peru´s slang it used to describe a smart guy with few or no scruples ...
but H-G, you've said nothing about the sovereignty issue, which is the issue, nicht Wahr? Agree, Adam understands little, but in this one he landed right side up for the first time.

On Open Letter to Supervisor Peter Adam

Posted on January 27 at 4:12 p.m.

OK, nativeson, I like your points. Here's a query: so Sharia law is incompatible with US Const., what about absolutely devout Christians who claim the government should deny women the RIGHT to consider (and perhaps have) an abortion? This is also incompatible.

On The Tragedy of Paris

Posted on January 27 at 4:10 p.m.

but "truth" is a tricky father, a sly son, and a shameless daughter. When Saifi writes, "freedom of speech should lead to the truth[.]" he's already opened the door to suppression of the free speech right. George Bush '43 is a war criminal by all accountings, and thank the US Constitution that I can write this and not be incarcerated. What if my exercised free speech here doesn't lead to someone in power's rigid definition of "truth"?? While very sincere, Mr. Saifi stays pretty shallow.

On The Tragedy of Paris

Posted on January 27 at 2:42 p.m.

likely Alejo is making points with "his guys" -- although, how does a representative of one Sovereign state [USA, Calif., Watsonville] have the pendejos to assert more "rights" to another supposedly competing [if quasi-] soverereign state? What Native American groups will be funding Alejo's next election? How did they back him in the previous one? Can't we get these campaign finance records for Alejo?
And I remind you, I am FOR the Native Americans.

On Open Letter to Supervisor Peter Adam

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