Lany Freelove Cassandra

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About Lany Freelove Cassandra

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  • Birthday 12/28/1964

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  1. US Politics - or: How I Learned to Love the Atomic Don

    Logic and reason don't work that way. There is no evidence of Party A ONLY being against it because it will cost them votes. You can both be aware of the cost to you AND the injustice to others
  2. US Politics - or: How I Learned to Love the Atomic Don

    So what you're saying is that just because you support someone with racist views, doesn't make you a racist. It just means that you don't give a shit about racial equality. No where near the same thing as being an actual racist.
  3. Washington, DC Meetup January 21

    Looks like we will be having nice weather on Saturday - mid-50's partly cloudy I downloaded that app as well as the metro's app. If anyone wants to try and meet up, hit me up on facebook or text me. PM me if you need my name/number. They also adjusted the rules, so you can bring a clear backpack/bag. I got one from a company called Stadium Bags. NEWS: The Metro has extended hours and added extra trains for Saturday.
  4. US Politics - or: How I Learned to Love the Atomic Don

    There is a thread in the BWB forum. We're lucky in that DC will be in the mid 50's on Saturday, partly sunny. It wouldn't have been a surprise to find it below freezing and snowing
  5. Autumn Evenings and Faceless Dude tragedy

    I'm not sure how many people remember Autumn Evenings and Faceless Dude. AE mostly played mafia and FD played a few games as well, but mostly hung out in tttne. Most know they married, had twin boys, one severely disabled, and a couple years later a third son. It is with broken heart that tell you that their son Atticus died suddenly from a virus. Atticus was loving child, and a fighter. He learned to walk when the doctors thought he never would, and was learning to walk up stairs, ride a bike, feed himself. He loved and accepted everyone. The family is obviously devastated by the loss. But tragedy struck another cruel blow just a few days after Atticus passed away, and the family home burned down. Luckily everyone was able to get out safe, but nearly everything they owned was lost. They think it was a spark from their hot water heater that caught a box on fire. They are currently staying with relatives. I have no idea how they are dealing with so much loss at one time, but we can show our love and support for them. A site has been set up for donations if anyone would like to help out. Instead of cards or flowers, Marissa had asked people to buy this book (The Barefoot Book of Children) and read it to children or donate it to libraries or hospitals ETA: also, if anyone would like for me to pass on any messages let me know
  6. US Politics - or: How I Learned to Love the Atomic Don

    I had forgotten the dates, how long it had been. We do credit time served, but not double time. (hey, this morning I forgot to take my computer to work...the work computer!)
  7. US Politics - or: How I Learned to Love the Atomic Don

    oh, I do think there are times when you have to break the law for the greater good. After you have tried to work within the law without results. (ok, I don't recall if this was attempted first, if it was, then I take back what I said)
  8. US Politics - or: How I Learned to Love the Atomic Don

    She should have been moved to the women's prison, no doubt about that
  9. US Politics - or: How I Learned to Love the Atomic Don

    The analogy fails because she wasn't a low level dealer, she was a major dealer. I totally agree she should not be in the men's prison. My feelings on it have nothing to do with wikileaks. I said I felt 35 years was too long of a sentence, but I also think 3.5 yrs is too short. There are ways to be a whistleblower without breaking the law.
  10. US Politics - or: How I Learned to Love the Atomic Don

    as do I. If she had served at least 10 years, I'd feel better about the commutation.
  11. US Politics - or: How I Learned to Love the Atomic Don

    I'm nearly as far left as most of the left leaning Americans here, but I'm not sure I agree with your analogy. That Chelsea Manning got a harsher sentence than anyone else for leaking information is something I'm willing to agree to, but she has only served 3.5 years. I know a lot of people think of her as a whistle blower, but the military actually has channels to LEGALLY expose the information she came across. She was 100% wrong to give it to wikileaks. I was an Army intelligence agent, and while it might cloud my opinion some, it also means I know a more about the proper channels to handle this type of information.
  12. US Politics- Stay Gold, Pony Boy

    Oh look, there is a start to a plan: It will offer tax breaks, instead of subsidies. I will use myself as an example of why this won't work for most of the poor. Say you make $13-$14 hour and are raising a family. Your monthly take home pay is around $2000 a month. You have two members of the family on daily medication and require quarterly doctor visits, so you need a "Silver" level plan with the lowest deductible possible. That plan cost $1300 a month. Without a subsidy there is absolutely no way to afford an insurance plan. Likely no way to afford the the medications or doctor's visits either. If you can't make the initial payments, what good does a tax break do you? It will take away the "minimum" coverage requirements, and in order to make it all work, so people can't buy the low coverage (or no coverage) and then jump to a more comprehensive plan after they get sick the provision to require companies to not exclude or charge more for people with pre-existing conditions has been removed. Sounds like a great alternative.
  13. LBGTQ - 4 out of 5 cats prefer lesbians

    I'm so happy for you!
  14. US Politics- Stay Gold, Pony Boy

    I hadn't heard that part. I'll be there too, as will a lot of my local friends. I was even thinking about bringing my son (maybe. @14 his attention span is rather short)