Daily Archives: October 16, 2016

ACLU & HRW Call to Decriminalize Drug Use & Possession After Documenting Arrests Every 25 Seconds…

Date: October 16, 2016

01) ACLU & HRW Call to Decriminalize Drug Use & Possession After Documenting Arrests Every 25 Seconds

“A new report on the devastating harm of policies that criminalize the personal use and possession of drugs finds that in 2015 police booked more people for small-time marijuana charges than for murder, non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault combined. The report also showed African-American adults are more than two-and-a-half times as likely as white adults to be arrested for drug possession despite comparable rates of drug usage. This comes as four states have legalized recreational marijuana use and five more will vote to do the same next month. Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union released the findings Wednesday with a call for states and the federal government to decriminalize low-level drug offenses. We speak with Tess Borden, author of the report “Every 25 Seconds: The Human Toll of Criminalizing Drug Use in the United States.”

America at War with Itself…

Date: October 16, 2016

01) Is Trump’s Rise a Result of America Declaring War on Institutions That Make Democracy Possible?

“In his new book, scholar Henry Giroux examines “America at War with Itself.” From poisoned water in Flint and other cities to the police deaths of African Americans to hatemongering on the presidential campaign trail, Henry Giroux critiques what he believes is a slide toward authoritarianism and other failings that led to the current political climate and rise of Donald Trump. Giroux is the McMaster University professor for Scholarship in the Public Interest.”

The USA is a prison state…That is exactly what it is….Essentially, that is all it is.

…It is absolutely not a free country…The people here, are not free.

Vast many “Americans” are enslaved…abused…and impoverished by the USA.

It is time for a radically new path forward…It is time for those who commit predation upon us, to fall.

Why is the New Covenant a Good Thing?…

Date: October 16, 2016

01) I Asked a Pastor the Same Question that Made his Daughter an Atheist!

“Last week I went to a David Smalley vs. Matt Slick debate and asked the same question that led Slick’s own daughter to become an atheist. Here is his response.

The question: If God was absolutely moral, because morality was absolute, and if the nature of “right” and “wrong” surpassed space, time, and existence, and if it was as much a fundamental property of reality as math, then why were some things a sin in the Old Testament but not a sin in the New Testament?”

We can talk about the virtues of free will, but seriously…from the religious perspective, where adherence to the doctrine is best [and the only way to be spared]…how does it become a good thing to loosen the rules, and theoretically allow more people to go to hell?

This seems entirely counterproductive.

We live in a day…where certain Christian groups like to organize…and force a certain will upon the rest of us…force adherence and submission, to what is recognized by many as Christian agendas…things consistent with what you find in the bible…

…Wouldn’t it have been so much better, to just stick to the old ways?…and leave little room for the masses to go astray?

It’s fair to point out…that these certain Christian groups are violating the spirit of the new covenant, by trying to force others to [allegedly] act Christian…especially when there is supposed to be a free will in all of this…

…But the whole situation is ludicrous, in my opinion.

…It’s just another one of those situations, where a religion has shot itself in the foot…for no apparent reason.

Aside from making Christianity a bit more socially digestible than Judaism…and bringing in a much wider range of people…the new covenant seems like a pretty bad idea…if your intent is to make people “walk the path to salvation”, anyway.

Realizing Hell Does Not Exist: