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Accuracy, what on Earth gives you the right to tell a Jew how to practice his religion? Whether he's Orthodox, Conservative, Reformed or Secular is very, very much absolutely none of your business.
Weinstein never advocated any of your six points. You're being paranoid, delusional and ridiculous. 1 week ago
Accountants have been keeping separate accounts for centuries. Most levels of government do it. Most non-profits do it.
Ever hear of scholarship funds kept by schools? Trust funds for kids? Revenue trust funds for retiring bonds? The list is miles long.
Oh, and what a specific example of malfeasance: "they did get in trouble." For something, somewhere, some time, maybe. Get real.
The real issues behind all the debate about women's health, contraception, abortion and Planned Parenthood:
Pregnancy and a child are appropriate "punishment" for the "sin" of having pre marital sex. Failing that, an STD.
19th century thinking. Maybe early 20th century. And, apparently, 21st century nut case thinking.1 week ago
How many Christians do you suppose Weinstein has burned at the stake? Gassed, starved, worked, beaten to death? Forced how many Christian children to convert? How many churches has he burned down? With the people in them? Raped how many Christian women?
Accuracy (what a misnomer), considering the atrocities committed against the Jews in the name of Christ throughout much of Christianity's 2000-year history, you appear utterly ridiculous writing about a Jew's "very visceral hated of Christianity."
1 week ago
Some Christians have been noted for a very visceral hated of Jews like Weinstein.
Religious proselytizing has no place in the government. Whether it's Jews, Muslims, Catholics, Mormons, other Protestants, etc. And whether it's in schools, the military, or anywhere else in government; it doesn't belong.
Acting under the color of governmental authority and saying "Pray or else" is an establishment of religion. It is exactly what the Constitution and our tradition and custom forbid: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."
That's not being intolerant; that's being American. 1 week ago
Rich, you know this how? You have some evidence for this, the cooking of the books? Something you'd like to share? Maybe you read it on the internet? And everything on the internet is true?
Planned Parenthood gets audited by innumerable entities, many quite hostile. Somehow they manage to fool all of these outfits, including very sophisticated public accountants.
So where do you get your inside dope not available to the accountants who actually analyze the books?
Or is it that you just know? An article of faith? 1 week ago
Onerebel doesn't seem to understand that none of his tax money goes for abortions. It's against the law. If you have some evidence that the law is being broken, the current Maricopa County Attorney is anti-abortion Republican Bill Montgomery.
Drop by 301 W Jefferson St in Phoenix for a visit and to present your evidence. It is best first to call 602-506-3411 to make an appointment.2 weeks ago
Dodger wrote, "Do you mean that in order to be your 'brother's keeper' we have to supply, to our own financial detriment, health insurance to all?"
Well, that is what I mean. That is what every other developed country in the world does. And, as it turns out, it is better to give than to receive.
All the other developed countries in the world have far lower health costs than the US - less than half per capita, over a Trillion extra dollars per year.
AND, other developed countries have far better health outcomes.
We pay for our refusal to provide health care to all n far higher death rates for young people - like those under 80. And,
Our children, those under 5, die at nearly three times the date of children in Iceland, Sweden, Singapore, Slovenia, Finland, Norway, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Japan or Portugal.
Our children die at twice the rate of children in Italy, Denmark, Estonia, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, France, Austria, Spain, Israel, Belgium, Switzerland or Greece.
The US, in fact, is number 47. Behind Serbia, Malaysia, Malta and Cuba.
How could we have let this happen to us?
God is terrible justice and infinite mercy.
2 weeks ago
Incarceration rates for a few countries. All of these also have lower homicide rates:
Incarcerated per 100,000
United States 738
New Zealand 186
Czech Republic 185
United Kingdom 124
South Korea 97
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It cannot be hammered home enough how anomalous Americas incarceration rate has become in the world, and in history. There is no Western European or Asian country, no large Latin American country that approaches the US incarceration rate. The only other country that comes close is Russia at 89% of the US rate. Our neighbor, Canada, incarcerates people at 17% of the US rate.
It wasn’t always thus. Remember 1972? The incarceration rate in the US was one-seventh of what it is today – comparable to what Canada is today.
Arizona’s incarceration rate is among the highest in the US. If we had Canada’s incarceration rate, Arizona would save over $800 million each and every year in prison costs – 10% of the total state budget.
And, no, it’s not illegals. The incarceration rate for native born males aged 18 to 40 is 3.4%. For Hispanic immigrants it’s 0.8%.
And we’re not any safer. Canada has a third of the homicides as the US, a fourth that of Arizona.
Something is gravely wrong with this picture.
2 weeks ago
Stamper Brown is telling a fairy tale. 2 weeks ago