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by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri May 14, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Israel and Gaza
Replies: 112
Views: 33250

Re: Israel and Gaza

Over and over and over again. Both sides have very legitimate concerns. Both sides take actions that are completely not commensurate with those concerns. Israel far more than the Palestinians. As a Jew, and a family member of Holocaust victims and survivors, and as a human being, it hurts my heart.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri May 14, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 580
Views: 41874

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

It might be worth having a separate thread related to voting rights and voter suppression, but I'll put this here at least for now. Joe Manchin (of all people) has adopted my suggestion (not that he got it from me) of restoring the Voting Rights Act preclearance provisions but applying them to all 5...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu May 13, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional Elections
Replies: 72
Views: 5234

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional Elections

Meanwhile, more bad news for Matt Gaetz.

Gaetz ally plans to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors

Of course, it is possible that Greenburg's plea deal and cooperation won't lead to charges against Gaetz, but I would not bet on that (if I were a bettin' man, which I ain't).
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu May 13, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 580
Views: 41874

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Caught red-handed. And it won't make a fuckin' bit of difference.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed May 12, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2216
Views: 105617

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Exactly. Even the few Trump opponents currently in office like Cheney are not willing to get on that train, and likely never will be.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sun May 09, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: UK Local Elections May 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 537

Re: UK Local Elections May 2021

Apparently there has also been talk of an independence referendum for Wales. Anyone know anything about that?
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat May 08, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Black Lives Don't Matter... As Black Lives?
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Black Lives Don't Matter... As Black Lives?

The very idea of "race" was developed to maintain the idea of white supremacy. Among the progenitors of the idea was Thomas Jefferson (who despite righting the words "all men are created equal" owned hundreds of enslaved people) as Robin DiAnglelo notes: Jefferson suggested that ...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat May 08, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Black Lives Don't Matter... As Black Lives?
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Black Lives Don't Matter... As Black Lives?

"All lives matter" as a statement is absolutely true. As a budding Buddhist, it is a core portion of the philosophy that I try to live my life by, with "all lives" meaning much more than just human lives; it also includes animal, plant, and mineral lives. However, saying "Al...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat May 08, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: UK Local Elections May 2021
Replies: 22
Views: 537

Re: UK Local Elections May 2021

I understand this is a parochial topic ... It's no more parochial than the proliferation of threads about U.S. politics; it's just that there are more of us. ;) I'm always happy to see posts about things that are going on elsewhere, but I rarely comment much because I usually don't feel qualified t...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri May 07, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It
Replies: 348
Views: 50544

Re: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It

It should be noted that Chauvin was also indicted by the federal grand jury for a separate 2017 incident for willfully depriving a Minneapolis resident who was 14 at the time of the "constitutional right to be free from the use of unreasonable force by a police officer." https://www.cnn.co...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri May 07, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It
Replies: 348
Views: 50544

Re: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It

Just about to post that, but you beat me to it.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri May 07, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Bitcoin mining
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Bitcoin mining

I have long considered the idea of Bitcoin and other crypto-currency faintly ridiculous, but I had no idea how much harm they are actually causing. How Bitcoin Mining Keeps Old Fossil-Fuel Plants Alive I heard a story about this on NPR this morning, but when I did a search, this Mother Jones article...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri May 07, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2216
Views: 105617

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

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by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu May 06, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Bill of Rights for the 21st Century
Replies: 22
Views: 6222

Re: Bill of Rights for the 21st Century

That's a horrible examble! Which is to say, it is a perfect example of why it is necessary.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Wed May 05, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1129
Views: 298127

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

I had not seen that, so I appreciate you posting it, and I read the order with interest. It seems unlikely to me that the current DOJ will file a motion to stay her ruling, but we'll see. Assuming the document is released, it'll be interesting to read it. There's even an appendix that reminds me a l...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Mon May 03, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: The Library of Rivendell
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 304
Views: 85782

Re: What are you reading?

That's awesome, Rose! :love:
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sun May 02, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: The Library of Rivendell
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 304
Views: 85782

Re: What are you reading?

What did you use as the magical core, Rose? While Mr Ollivander only uses phoenix feathers, unicorn hairs, and dragon heartstrings, other materials, such as Veela hair, or Thestral hair, have also been used by other wandmakers. What did you go with?

:playful: :cannotpass: :pancake:
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sun May 02, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: A Whistleblowers Tale: Prof J Leroy Hulsey and WTC7
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: Investigation by Prof J Leroy Hulsey of UAF about 'the unique collapse of the Salomon Building in New York'

You did not rename thread, but I have done so based on what you edited into the first post.

I have not watched the 45 minute video so I will make no further comment.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sun May 02, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: A Whistleblowers Tale: Prof J Leroy Hulsey and WTC7
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Please edit the original post to rename this thread and specify what this topic is actually about, and describe what the video is supposed to be showing, rather than just posting it and saying "give it a chance" without any context.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat May 01, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: Gender Presumptive
Replies: 11
Views: 621

Re: Gender Presumptive

There is no possible way that I am going to engage with you on this subject.