Articles Posted by ctdonath2

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  • [Broward County police/school corruption]

    02/22/2018 7:42:01 PM PST · by ctdonath2 · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/22/2018 | @TheLastRefuge2
    ... 4. What I stumbled upon was a Broward County law enforcement system in a state of conflict. The Broward County School Board and District Superintendent, entered into a political agreement with Broward County Law enforcement officials to stop arresting students for crimes. ...
  • Democratic Latino response to SOTU

    01/31/2018 6:01:39 PM PST · by ctdonath2 · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/30/18 | Elizabeth Guzman
    Elizabeth Guzman of Virginia delivers the Spanish-language response to the State of the Union
  • Al Franken speaking live NOW

    12/07/2017 8:52:51 AM PST · by ctdonath2 · 99 replies
    Al Franken speaking NOW at
  • Martin Luther's 95 Tweets

    10/30/2017 10:09:48 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 13 replies
    @ctdonath on Twitter ^ | 500 years ago; retweeted 10/31/2017 | Martin Luther; ctdonath
    1. Our Lord and Master Jesus Christ, when He said Poenitentiam agite, willed that the whole life of believers should be repentance. 2. This word cannot be understood to mean sacramental penance, i.e., confession and satisfaction, which is administered by the priests. 3. Not inward repentance only; nay, there is no inward repentance which does not outwardly work divers mortifications of the flesh. 4. So penalty [of sin] continues while hatred of self continues; this is true inward repentance, & continues 'til our entrance into heaven. 5. Pope does not intend to remit, & can't remit penalties other than what...
  • HR 3999 - unintended consequences [vanity]

    10/12/2017 1:01:40 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 18 replies
    HR 3999 ^ | ctdonath2
    I see this having a huge unintended consequence: the creation of "factory high-rate semi-autos", rifles that _come_ with bump stocks, gatling cranks, other creative mechanical solutions capable of out-of-box pushing the physical limits of how fast a semi-auto can be "fired". The buyer can then either remove the annoying high-rate device and use it normally, or just enjoy the popularization of a new exciting category of firearm. They haven't even had the first vote on it, and already we're cooking up workarounds and marketing methods.
  • Georgia FReepers, prepare for Irma

    09/07/2017 11:53:58 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 67 replies
    @RyanMaue on Twitter ^ | 8/7/17 | Ryan Maue on Twitter
    This plausible track scenario highlights extreme inland wind gusts well in excess of 70-90 mph all the way to Atlanta.
  • Revolutions Podcast: The French Revolution

    08/31/2017 8:30:15 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 28 replies
    Revolutions Podcast ^ | 9/15 | Mike Duncan
    I highly recommend y'all spend time with - so far an in-depth analysis of 7 different revolutions dominating Western history. The segment on the American Revolution is of course a given, to better know where we come from and why our system & culture is as it is. Of late, I've spend a couple dozen hours listening to the French Revolution, and there's some significant parts that rather rhyme with our current sociopolitical unrest. - The Left/Right political nomenclature began with the French Revolution. - Leftists originally sought broad reforms advocating "liberté, égalité, fraternité" - and then proceeded to...
  • Joss Whedon tweet insults teen cancer survivors' looks

    04/27/2017 5:32:14 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/27/17 | Joss Whedon
    Joss Whedon‏Verified account @joss Tonight on White House Wife Hunt, Donny makes host P. Ryan give 2 more contestants the "Not a 10" card
  • Kitty Hawk Aero

    04/25/2017 6:32:37 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 21 replies
    Kitty Hawk Corp. ^ | April 2017 | Kitty Hawk Corp.
    ABOUT THE FLYER The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a new, all-electric aircraft. It is safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas under the Ultralight category of FAA regulations. We’ve designed our first version specifically to fly over water. You don’t need a pilot’s license and you’ll learn to fly it in minutes. We publicly revealed the working prototype in April 2017. The official Flyer will be available by the end of the year.

    04/24/2017 11:10:25 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 17 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 4/24/17 | ABC 13
    DALLAS, Texas (KTRK) -- Dallas police say officers are responding to a possible active shooter situation at an office building in the north part of the city.
  • The Bigger Reason You Should Be Worked Up About Beauty and the Beast

    04/02/2017 11:47:03 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 9 replies
    John Elton Pletcher blog ^ | Match 27, 2017 | John Elton Pletcher
    ... Truth be told, this scene marvelously portrays a dusty concept known as transformatio mundi. It’s Latin for the eschatological belief that with the end-times arrival of New Heavens and New Earth, all will be cleansed, fully transformed. All of “the house” will be renewed, gloriously redeemed—all of Creation, including the servants, believers in Christ Jesus along with their grace-motivated, God-glorifying work (Ephesians 2:8-10; Romans 8). Very closely related is the marvelous concept of resurrection. Christ rose in his new, physical body, fully alive. His own work of gracious salvation and bodily resurrection supply the first taste and the precious...
  • A FReeper watches "Beauty and the Beast" (2017)

    03/24/2017 9:35:31 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 93 replies
    Having bought premium tickets in advance of the "gay moment" revelation, I ended up seeing Disney's remake of Beauty and the Beast. No point in wasting good money over an alleged 2-second problem in a 2-hour movie. FWIW, I saw the standard-format 2D version. WARINING: SPOILERS. Not that you're really going to find them spoiling, since you already know the story and the hysteria, but if you're worried about spoilers anyway then stop here already. Overall, it was a worthy remake of the hit animated film we all recall. The new generation is growing up with photorealistic animation (vs hand-drawn...
  • Revolutions Podcast

    01/18/2017 7:49:45 AM PST · by ctdonath2 · 1 replies
    A weekly podcast series examining great political revolutions.
  • Trump:Disobey

    11/05/2016 6:41:47 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 40 replies
  • BMW Films: Escape

    10/24/2016 6:58:04 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 11 replies
    BMW Films ^ | BMW Films
    After a long break, BMW Films is back with more short movies (5-15 minutes) featuring major directors, Clive Owen as The Driver, and all the BMW cars needed to tell a story and generally smash up for your enjoyment. Follow the link and enjoy. I recommend starting with Season 1, but chronology isn't important here.
  • Why would PMCs be in politically-unstable places, as opposed to waiting in comfort to be called?

    10/04/2016 7:28:38 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 4 replies
    Where individuals trying to find contract work hang around to be known and put themselves in the right places at the right times, companies hoping to score prime contracts have to have an early logistical presence and maintain it in order to be confident they can service any contracts at all.
  • [vanity]Proposal: the Affordable Gun Act

    09/20/2016 7:34:12 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 33 replies
    May I propose: Title: The Affordable Gun Act Summary: - Whereas every Selective Service registrant will, if called up, be required to at minimum know the operation of the M4 rifle with urgency, - Whereas every citizen of the United States may likewise find themselves in need of such familiarity under duress of unpredictable circumstances, - Whereas during such situations the availability of such & related equipment may not be guaranteed in a timely & quality manner by the United States military nor subordinate forces, - Whereas the citizenry of the United States is, on the whole, of upstanding law-abiding...
  • [vanity] Vote early - for standing

    09/13/2016 12:57:27 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 7 replies
    With the Democrats considering replacing Hillary on the ballot while she's still alive, may I suggest: Vote EARLY! As soon as your precinct allows early voting, do so. If you can get your vote in before they switch out Hillary for another candidate, you may have standing to sue the Democratic Party for violating [insert relevant local election law here].
  • 9/11 tribute: Blue Man Group - Exhibit 13

    09/11/2016 11:10:15 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Blue Man Group
    A moving & creative tribute.
  • Obama deletes 4 year old tweet [HOAX]

    09/10/2016 7:30:04 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4 years ago | Obama
    RT if you agree: We need a President who is fighting for all Americans, not one who writes of nearly half the country.