Rabbi Harry Pell: Why Mike Pence’s prayer with ‘Christian’ Rabbi Loren Jacobs was so insulting to Jews – NBC News

I think I first heard the term Jews for Jesus when I was in my teens. I figured it was another recruiting ploy buy the Evangelistic Christian Community. Jews don’t try to bring people within our religion, we don’t promote conversions. So that’s why it’s so awesome to have people who claim to be Jewish but are not. They use the term Rabbi but they’re not. I truly believe that Jesus Christ was a wonderful wonderful man. But I don’t believe that he is the Son of God, nor do I really believe in organized religion anymore. But my roots are Jewish and this upsets me to no end.

Mike Pence is more evil than Donald Trump ever thought of being. Mike Pence thinks that’s Jews should become Christian if they want to go to heaven. We Jews don’t have a heaven and hell, we believe that we live in the memories of those we leave behind. Leave good memories and you’re in a happy place otherwise not so much. Mike Pence is another divider, and I am so insulted by his bringing a Jews for Jesus rabbi to supposedly represent the Jewish community.

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Jewish leaders tell Trump he’s not welcome in Pittsburgh until he denounces white nationalist/Nazis – TheHill

There are so many names you can call the present occupant of the White House. Liar in Chief, enabler and chief, racist in Chief, but above all he is not our leader. He sees himself as the leader of that weird 38% of his that seem to Only See what they are fed on Fox News and other conservative Outlets. I I have lived in this country with other presidents who I did not agree with but never have I felt so representative by the person in the White House than I do now.

This is truly taxation without representation especially if you live in California.

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Trans advocacy groups protest in front of White House – TheHill

What I find so infuriating about this Administration is it’s lack of continuity. For example, I am not a great believer in how Pope Francis things the world should be. But his views are consistent. He is pro-life, but pro-life doesn’t end at conception and should follow the child through his or her education and then into adulthood. Pro-life memes being against capital punishment. So, why am I saying this now? I don’t believe and many of the things the Pope says but at least he’s consistent.

This is a White House that does not believe in science. It is looking upon our country becoming a giant sewer thanks to their deregulations. Look at Florida, my former home, with several shades of different Tides hitting both seawater and inner canals. This white house doesn’t believe in climate change. And yet when it’s convenient the White House pulls up fake science. There are no genetic markers for transgender or homosexuality or sexual orientation based tests. And now they want to put into law that if you want to be considered a different sex you must take a genetic test to prove that. What hogwash. I am so tired of listening to this white house and how they are devolving our country. I won’t say that cretin’s name anymore.

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Trump Administration Transgender Rights Proposal Opposed By Hollywood, Politicians – Deadline

When they say that President Trump has issues with the truth what they truly want to say is that he’s a big fat liar. I remember those 2016 rallies where he said how much he loves gays and transgender people and how he would protect them. So here’s how you protect them and comes up with some pseudoscientific way of testing for being a transgendered individual. Being gay, bi, transgender, queer is not in our DNA and stration that does not believe in science is now hypocritically using science against those they do not like. this is disgusting and I cannot even think about this tonight if I want to go to sleep.

This is the psychobabble that they are proposing:

Hollywood and politicians came together online today to voice their opposition to news that the Trump administration is considering limiting gender definitions to a label given at birth and determined by genitalia.
The department is backing adoption of a uniform definition of gender as determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable,” and limit it to simply “male” or “female.” Any disputes would be settled by genetic testing

The Supreme Court is ruling for a generation, are federal courts are ruined for a generation, our ability to interact with each other is ruined for a generation and this is what he calls make America great. He’s making America a laughing stock and taking us back to the 50s.

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Justice Department asks Supreme Court to toss kids’ climate change lawsuit – NBC News

I’m old enough to remember when the federal government was protecting our environment. Oh wait, that was two years ago. I guess I know I’m not that old after all. it’s so sad to see these headlines come out of our government one after the other. Not taking into consideration the fact that we want a future for our kids and grandkids. We want a planet that is vibrant and alive. But the Tangerine nightmare in the white house once a gold-plated home for himself and he wants to feel his pockets with emollient money.

the Republican party is bankrupt. Did you not realize that they are going to lose any vestige of support from young people because of their practices and policies. Young people don’t forget. I remember the first time I voted for President in 1972 for George McGovern and I have not forgotten the feeling of losing and I don’t want to feel that again. Young people feel the same and they are not crisis actors they are potential and future voters and I hope they come out on November 6th and vote the bums out.

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The Philadelphia skyline, in 2014.

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At Facebook, public funds join push to remove Zuckerberg as chairman – Reuters

Being merely a blogger I don’t have access to the news media’s journalism and reach. I do have my brain. It became evident to me last year when it was revealed that Facebook received rubles, the Russian currency, in payment for ads running on their platform against Hillary Clinton. My brain tells me that Mark Zuckerberg was trying an experiment. I truly believe that Mark Zuckerberg thinks the world is is giant petri dish. One only needs to think about the fact that they tried to manipulate the Facebook stream to your content and see whether or not they could change your mood. I refuse to be a guinea pig and left Facebook about a year ago.

Removing Mark Zuckerberg would be a first step in my feeling a little bit more confident about Facebook. It certainly will not be what makes me get back to the platform.

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U.S. deficit jumps 17% in 2018 – CNN

I guess making America great again costs a lot of money, especially money that goes into the pockets of the very wealthy. The tax cuts, if you want to call them that, or aimed mainly at the rich. Once again the voodoo economics, trickle down economics, has made the Republicans drunk with spending. This is a party that when it was not in power made President Obama’s life miserable. Remember the sequester’s when half of all non entitlement spending was cut in half? Yes we have a different Republican party now. One that doesn’t care if we make deals with Russians to win an election. One who doesn’t care about its brethren in Puerto Rico. One that doesn’t care about working class Americans. One that doesn’t care in letting each individual have the right to good medical care. That’s the new Republican Party and I hope it’s not for you.

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The Delusional Futility of Analyzing Ashley Kavanaugh’s Awkward Body Language During Her Husband’s Swearing-In – Slate

I must be one of those violent Democrats because I did not watch anything to do with Kavanaugh’s Vote or swearing-in. Hand the hypocrisy of having a second swearing-in just baffles me. But then everything that this White House does baffles me.

I rarely ask that you go to the link that I post regarding the stories. I do urge you to go and watch the video for yourself. It’s rather disturbing.

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Facebook says hackers saw personal info of 14 million people – NBC News

My divorce from Facebook is coming up on a year. I deactivated, deleted or however you want to say my Facebook account on November 11th 2017. I have not regretted it one minute. What I have seen his how ubiquitous Facebook has become. I cannot interact with the Stonewall Democratic party here in Los Angeles without Facebookas well as someone who does have Facebook. That being said the problems with Facebook are so ingrained that I truly believe it’s going to take a massive Exodus for them to start listening to us.

Oh and I did lose 55 pounds after getting rid of it and have not gained another pound. Kudos to me.

If you do a search on my blog for deleting or deactivating Facebook you will find step by step instructions. Our privacy is well worth a little inconvenience.

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Hurricane Michael death toll rises as rescue crews struggle to access hard-hit areas – NBC News

It is said that emperor Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Our modern-day example is our president having a press conference with Kanye West in the Oval Office with Kanye West putting his feet on the Resolute desk and basically lecturing Trump for 10 minutes. Lecturing is too nice, perhaps a rant.

Meanwhile people have died in Florida from Hurricane Michael and an American Resident was abducted by Saudi Arabia and allegedly cut up by his assailants. Yet the White House is completely quiet about this. In another world in another time this would have been a major scandal but not today because the Tangerine nightmare in the White House takes all the oxygen out of the room.

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Drone footage of the devastation in Mexico Beach Florida after Hurricane Michael