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Friday was day 4 of the Great U.S. Federal Government Shutdown. Meteorologists for the National Weather Service are working without pay.

Today the NWS issued this forecast for Anchorage, Alaska.

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In case you can't see it, the part outlined in red reads "PLEASE PAY US"

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MTF: 'm not sure what made my day more, that cute kittie picture or hearing of the Westboro church getting owned. :)

I think it is negatively notable the intolerance against other people's faith. Even though you might consider the religion in question to be a bitch, and even if it is, you certainly are not better than them, in my book, by this kind of immature demonstration.

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GG: it's not a religion, it's a sect of brainwashed low-lifes, they're the people who think it's a very good idea to demonstrate against gay rights at people's funerals. You could play the "holier than them" card, and that's very valid, but it won't stop them from causing grief under the banner of free speech.

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
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MTF: 'm not sure what made my day more, that cute kittie picture or hearing of the Westboro church getting owned. :)

I think it is negatively notable the intolerance against other people's faith. Even though you might consider the religion in question to be a bitch, and even if it is, you certainly are not better than them, in my book, by this kind of immature demonstration.


I really think you need to educate yourself on this church and what they do before you accuse somebody of intolerance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westboro_Baptist_Church

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Thanks, Cal., for educating me about this extremist group. So far, in my isle of ignorance, this thread was the first and only time I ever heard about them at all.

Judging from the Wiki entry and from your and BBP's claims, I can see they exercise one of the lowest forms of proselytism, but my point was only that you don't achieve a higher status of tolerance by doing something stupid yourself.

Then you might argue about the merits of public masturbation, call me a hypocritical moralist or whatever, who knows?

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may as well take it up a notch:

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Thanks, Cal., for educating me about this extremist group. So far, in my isle of ignorance, this thread was the first and only time I ever heard about them at all.

Judging from the Wiki entry and from your and BBP's claims, I can see they exercise one of the lowest forms of proselytism, but my point was only that you don't achieve a higher status of tolerance by doing something stupid yourself.

Then you might argue about the merits of public masturbation, call me a hypocritical moralist or whatever, who knows?


That's entirely true, but it's a case of "fight fire with fire". From what I've gathered about this group is that they need to be stopped and fast, and unfortunately US legislation is built in such a way that shouting "bury all fags" at the funeral of a homosexual soldier is perfectly all-right. Which, combined with an isolated world view and determination to hurt anyone who's not one of them, makes it very hard to stop them in a high morality fashion.

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Would it have the same effect if it was a man who was master-bating on the holy roller churches front lawn?
Naw, a man would be sick, but a women makes a lovely statement. :roll: Hypocrites all!

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Longtime Sangamon County Judge Retiring

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After 21 years on the job, Judge Leo Zappa is retiring from the Sangamon County Circuit Court at the end of the year.

Zappa said he will still be around Springfield, but will be spending some time relaxing in Florida.

Zappa was most recently re-elected in 2010. Technically, his term doesn't expire until 2016. Another judge will be appointed to his seat to fill the remainder of his term.

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This should come as a relief to those of you who have a Google alert set to "Zappa" and are sick of hearing about Judge Leo...

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I've got *Frank Zappa* on Yahoo alert and they never mentioned this guy Leo, but if FZ is in any published paper, it pops up. He gets mentioned daily and DZ every other day. Not bad for the west coast Zappa's. 8)

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Thanks, Cal., for educating me about this extremist group. So far, in my isle of ignorance, this thread was the first and only time I ever heard about them at all.

Judging from the Wiki entry and from your and BBP's claims, I can see they exercise one of the lowest forms of proselytism, but my point was only that you don't achieve a higher status of tolerance by doing something stupid yourself.

Then you might argue about the merits of public masturbation, call me a hypocritical moralist or whatever, who knows?


I wasn't trying to accuse you of anything - I just thought you didn't know exactly what they did.

They've been in my city to protest at the funeral of a gay teenager who killed himself. That was back when they were only the "God hates fags" people.

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Thanks, Cal., for educating me about this extremist group. So far, in my isle of ignorance, this thread was the first and only time I ever heard about them at all.

Judging from the Wiki entry and from your and BBP's claims, I can see they exercise one of the lowest forms of proselytism, but my point was only that you don't achieve a higher status of tolerance by doing something stupid yourself.

Then you might argue about the merits of public masturbation, call me a hypocritical moralist or whatever, who knows?


I wasn't trying to accuse you of anything - I just thought you didn't know exactly what they did.

They've been in my city to protest at the funeral of a gay teenager who killed himself. That was back when they were only the "God hates fags" people.

Thanks for not being one of them cal. :mrgreen: Seriously, there seem to be more weird about queer religious groups on the great plains than white supremist militias in Idaho and they all hide behind they're interpretation of "the bable" and they're right to interpret it anyway they want. Must be why they call it the bable belt eh?
As long as they don't come to California spouting that shit, seems to be the apathy 'tude here. Maybe our GLS&T friends should move to the plains for awhile. Not that those pricks would notice unless they wore identity badges. Then the local, still closeted boys & girls, would have to do the same. Boy would they be surprised & shocked who already lives amongst them! :o :shock: Dem folks ignut, mm-hmm, they sho 'nuff is. :roll:

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Surely nobody with a brain takes these guys seriously!

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A very rare early Bela Lugosi film was just uncovered from an old silent film studio in Culver City,CA. construction site. It turns out to be a silent porno "skin" flick with Bela very recognizable in it. It's handwritten title: I Want To Fuck Your Blood". :twisted:

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GrayGhost: please edit that post with the pictures. I think it might be the one that screws up this page so that you get some reli log in pop up.

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GrayGhost: please edit that post with the pictures. I think it might be the one that screws up this page so that you get some reli log in pop up.

Must be a foreign thing Bonny, it comes up clean here. Government shutdown maybe? I'm only a 2hr. drive from *The Force Source* out here in California. We never go down...well er, um you know what I mean? :wink: :wink: The link is never broken here, ya that's the ticket! :)

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A wee mention of FZ

http://www.legacy.com/news/legends-and- ... ound/1200/


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GrayGhost: please edit that post with the pictures. I think it might be the one that screws up this page so that you get some reli log in pop up.


edited, god must hate me :mrgreen:


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It stopped now, thanks!

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Thanks for not being one of them cal. :mrgreen: Seriously, there seem to be more weird about queer religious groups on the great plains than white supremist militias in Idaho and they all hide behind they're interpretation of "the bable" and they're right to interpret it anyway they want. Must be why they call it the bable belt eh?
As long as they don't come to California spouting that shit, seems to be the apathy 'tude here. Maybe our GLS&T friends should move to the plains for awhile. Not that those pricks would notice unless they wore identity badges. Then the local, still closeted boys & girls, would have to do the same. Boy would they be surprised & shocked who already lives amongst them! :o :shock: Dem folks ignut, mm-hmm, they sho 'nuff is. :roll:


They've been to California many times. Here's one such incident (and the great counter-protest) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9j_KtBZUDM

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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
Thanks for not being one of them cal. :mrgreen: Seriously, there seem to be more weird about queer religious groups on the great plains than white supremist militias in Idaho and they all hide behind they're interpretation of "the bable" and they're right to interpret it anyway they want. Must be why they call it the bable belt eh?
As long as they don't come to California spouting that shit, seems to be the apathy 'tude here. Maybe our GLS&T friends should move to the plains for awhile. Not that those pricks would notice unless they wore identity badges. Then the local, still closeted boys & girls, would have to do the same. Boy would they be surprised & shocked who already lives amongst them! :o :shock: Dem folks ignut, mm-hmm, they sho 'nuff is. :roll:


They've been to California many times. Here's one such incident (and the great counter-protest) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9j_KtBZUDM

If that happened in the SF bay area, there'd be a giant block party. As it was, Long Beach did pretty well for So-Cal. God Hates Figs! Rock Hates Paper! Paper Hates Scissors! I Like Vagina! They did have some "cute" signs though. :lol:

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BBP wrote:
it's not a religion, it's a sect of brainwashed low-lifes, they're the people who think it's a very good idea to demonstrate against gay rights at people's funerals. You could play the "holier than them" card, and that's very valid, but it won't stop them from causing grief under the banner of free speech.

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I can see they exercise one of the lowest forms of proselytism

The thing that very few people are talking about is the real reason for the existence of the westboro baptist church. The church's hidden purpose. Their main purpose.They exist to destroy the credibility of "free speech". This whole thing is an attempt to limit free speech by abusing it as outrageously as possible. It's an attack on their enemies, such as pornography and explicit rock music. The westboro baptist church has deeeeep pockets. There's a sinister reason for that. Way too hideous to even think about, really. But it all signifies something very ugly.


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Could be, it'd make more sense than what they're saying now. US "free speech" level is very high, and it's been lauded by some people here who want our law against discrimination scratched out.

Let's see... no earth-shocking news, but in a Walibi-park (that's our Sixflags) in the south of France, a cart got stuck at the top of a loop and the riders were hanging upside-down for an hour.

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89-year-old drug courier pleads guilty in Detroit
By ED WHITE, Associated Press Updated 1:57 pm, Tuesday, October 8, 2013


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DETROIT (AP) — An 89-year-old Indiana man who grows lilies pleaded guilty Tuesday in Detroit to serving as a drug mule in a scheme to distribute more than 1,400 pounds of cocaine.

Leo Sharp of Michigan City, Ind., is one of the oldest criminal defendants in Detroit's federal court. He was contrite and very talkative during his appearance, saying he had never before committed a crime and that he worked for a drug organization because he needed money.

"In six months I'll be 90," Sharp said.

Sharp was 87 in 2011 when a Michigan state trooper pulled his pickup truck over on Interstate 94, west of Detroit. Anxious and upset about what the trooper would find, he declared, "Just kill me and let me leave this planet."

In court, Sharp wore a dark suit that had a lapel pin signifying his service in World War II. He playfully winked at drug agents in the second row who investigated the case. His hearing aids weren't strong enough so U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds invited Sharp to stand just a few feet away from her.

"You knew it was cocaine, right?" Edmunds asked.

"I did," Sharp replied. "Oh, yes."

The delivery of more than 200 pounds wasn't Sharp's first interstate haul. He admitted he was responsible for transporting more than 1,400 pounds of drugs that originated in Arizona. In a court filing, the government said it has evidence that Sharp was transporting marijuana and cocaine from the West Coast back in 2000.

"It was kind of a bad decision to make at this time of life," the judge said.

Nonetheless, prosecutors are showing mercy by recommending a five-year prison sentence because of Sharp's age and his war service. It's a significant break: The sentencing guidelines, which aren't mandatory, call for a minimum of 14 years.

Defense attorney Darryl Goldberg said he will ask for less than five years when Sharp returns to court on Feb. 11.

Goldberg repeatedly told Sharp that he wasn't required to say much beyond what the judge asked him. While explaining he had a clean record, Sharp said his only brush with the law was an incident in Mexico where he was "taking motion pictures of a prostitute."

"Don't feel you have to confess to me," Edmunds said later.

Sharp owes $500,000 as part of the plea deal and has agreed to give up his lily nursery in Apopka, Fla. He'll be allowed to keep his Indiana home.

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