Love what you say about Bernie Sanders -- which absolutely resonates with what I experience among the many Jews I know and respect here in Canada too. Many conventionally religious people appear to believe that moral values cannot be sustained except in a religious context . . . and of course I don't agree with that perception at all: of course not. And in fact I'd argue that such a belief in itself is morally dubious. But: some political observers have opined it may have been a factor in the nomination process. 4 hours ago
Thanks for your thoughtful response on my opinion blog. You're correct factually of course about American "rights" to pursue life liberty and happiness -- and to bear arms. These concepts are unlimited: whereas Canadians revere "peace, order and good government" and it's easy to see that will require compromise and limitaitons on rights.
And as for your decisions about voting? Not based upon "opinion" (In my opnion!) but upon careful thought and willingness to compromise. Including willingness to compromise on your own beliefs for the greater good. (Whereas Richard finds it harder to hold his nose, apparently!! As he's a lawyer too, I wonder what he'd think of this discussion?)
Incidentally, Canadian press coverage indicates Berne's "Jewishness" wasn't the problem for his candidacy and maybe not so much even his socialism, but his atheism. With about 80% of Americans participating in "faith communities" as more or less regular worshippers, it's atheism that is not politically acceptable. Very very different north of the border . . . far fewer Canadians are active members of religious groups and there is much more separation of "church and state". 12 hours ago
Hi Phebe - thanks for your question on my blog last night! No - not a tornado. At least not at that point. It's the beginning of a thunderstorm coming in, where the updraft and downdraft are doing their thing, mixing it up. Not to say a tornado couldn't yet develop later on but they basically come from the back of the storm. This one was only supposed to bring rain and hail. We never got any of the hail.
Oh, yeah: took the meds too. Multiple rounds. And I've water fasted at several points in my life for about that length of time: always though when I was not working, weather was warm, and plenty of quiet rest was posisble. (Now the thought of eggs in the body tissues??? That's scary, no kidding.) 6 days ago