Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at a prayer breakfast where he beseeched the lord to help the state discriminate against people who want to use a public bathroom. He’s now praying for the floodwaters in Houston to recede, and it’s working because since the storm has moved on and the rains have stopped, the water level is dropping.
I watched in disbelief on Aug. 31 as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on CNN that he is declaring Sunday, Sept. 3 as a “Day of Prayer in Texas.” He then introduced Vice President Mike Pence, who predictably gave a resounding “amen.” On Sept. 1, President Trump proclaimed Sept. 3 as “National Day of Prayer for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts.”
As a lifelong atheist who lived and worked in Houston for 9 years, I am livid. Whatever happened to the separation of church and…
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People in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam are busy fishing when the flooding season has come.
On the fields of An Giang Province’s Phu Hoi Commune, nets have been laid to catch fish, crabs and snakes.
Huynh Van Tai, a local resident who has much experience in fishing during the flooding season, said that this year the flooding arrived earlier than expected so many people had not yet prepared for the work.
Bui Thi Suong in Dong Thap Province’s Hong Ngu District said that earlier, his family earned bigger income from fishing on the flooding season. She even hired dozens of workers for the work. However, in recent years, the seafood source has much decreased.
These days, she and her husband are taking advantages of the flooding season to catch some fish for sales in the market.
Some photos of the busy…
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Parents who exert too much control over their children could be causing them lifelong psychological damage, according to a study which tracked a group of people born in the 1940s until the present day.
Researchers found that people who reported their parents had intruded on their privacy in childhood or encouraged dependence were more likely to have low scores in surveys of happiness and general wellbeing carried out in their teens, their 30s, their 40s and even their 60s.
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Apologies for the double-posting today, especially those of you who are on my email list. I respond very well to parental pressure, and since my dad was giving me shit for not delivering on my one comic a week promise I’d made over on Patreon, I thought I’d post two to make up for it!