Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Speaker phone

SO, WHAT IF, after you die, GOD asked you " How did you 

enjoy Heaven?????

Really haven't mastered the selfie yet. I like my pictures of other people better. ALTHOUGH I am hoping that this profile picture improves my luck on MatchDotTender.

I remember wearing an "I like Ike" button

Dang fact checkers:


The Brief: Texans Respond to Brexit

by Madeline Conway and John Reynolds | June 27, 2016

The Big Conversation

Texans responded this weekend to the stunning news of the United Kingdom’s referendum vote in favor of leaving the European Union — some with worries about the shake up’s impact on the local economy, and others with renewed calls for state secession.
The Austin American-Statesman writes that the uncertainty surrounding the impact of the vote — known colloquially as “Brexit” — will reverberate in Central Texas through its impact on oil prices and currency values. The Houston Chronicle reports that experts are divided on the vote’s ultimate effect on oil, with some worrying that “impact of the vote would unsettle already testy financial markets and weaken the global economy, lowering demand for oil, and stalling crude's recent climb from historic lows” and others expecting “the hit to oil prices to be temporary.”
The Guardian, meanwhile, reports that advocates for Texas secession watched the U.K.’s vote closely. Daniel Miller, the president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, told the British newspaper ahead of the referendum that he hoped a vote to leave could inspire Texans to support seceding from the United States. 
Even Donald Trump weighed in on the secession question from Scotland, the Tribune’s Khorri Atkinson writes. 
But as the Tribune’s Aneri Pattani notes, a “Texit” would not be legal.
The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia put suggestions otherwise to rest in 2006, writing that, “The answer is clear. If there was any constitutional issue resolved by the Civil War, it is that there is no right to secede. (Hence, in the Pledge of Allegiance, 'one Nation, indivisible.')”

Iranian Prosecutor Orders The Rounding Up Of Dogs As Symbols of “Vulgar Western Culture”

by jonathanturley
220px-Terrier_mixed-breed_dogIranian dog lovers are facing a crackdown by the government, which is rounding up their pets as part of he “vulgar Western culture” of canine ownership.  The confiscation of the dogs is part of an order issued by local prosecutor Mohsen Boosaidi in Shahin Shahr in Isfahan province.  Many Muslims view dogs as unclean and anti-Islamic.

Since 1998, at least 20 prisoners died from indoor heat exposure in non-air-conditioned Texas prisons.
Inmates must withstand stifling indoor temperatures, often well over 100 degrees. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) encourages them to drink water to "mitigate" the heat. However, at the Wallace Pack Unit outside of Houston, where many inmates are elderly and sick, the water contains between two and four-and-a-half times the maximum arsenic levels permitted by the EPA.  Arsenic is a known human carcinogen and highly toxic.
The state has long been aware of both its arsenic-laden water supply and the extreme indoor temperatures at the Pack Unit but has done nothing to lower temperatures or provide clean drinking water.
Last week, U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison ordered the TDCJ to provide clean drinking water to inmates in a preliminary win by Edwards Law and the Texas Civil Rights Project.


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