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Mark Purington
Digital Content Coordinator, James Madison University Libraries, Married, 3 children, 5 grandchildren
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Mark Purington Mar 23
Replying to @airandspace
John Young was possibly America’s greatest astronaut, after Grissom. Few Americans even know his name.
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Mark Purington Mar 13
Replying to @NickAstronomer @NHSuk
Visa status? Illegal immigrants are eligible for NHS in the UK?
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Mark Purington Mar 13
Replying to @splcenter
Like most SPLC reports, this one includes a legal disclaimer: “Respondents were not randomly selected, so we don’t claim they are a representative sample of the national teaching force. “ Why not just use random sampling like professional pollsters do and remove any doubt?
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Mark Purington Mar 13
Replying to @splcenter
Not one of the 2,776 educators were identified by name. Instead, they are all “A teacher in Texas,” etc. There’s no way to determine if they are even actual educators. Apparently, not one respondent was willing stand up and be counted.
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Mark Purington Mar 9
Replying to @splcenter
According to Pew, $148 Billion was sent out of the US in remittances in 2017. $42 Billion of that went to Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala alone. Do illegals bring in more cash than they send home?
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Mark Purington Feb 27
Replying to @robbysoave @CHSommers
As with all Marxist utopias, this one should be easily demonstrable on a small scale first. Prove the theory on a co-op, village and small town level first and then simply scale up to the city and county level. Converts will beat a path to your door. No coercion required.
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Mark Purington Feb 22
Au contraire... lol.
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Mark Purington Feb 16
Replying to @MarkSKrikorian
Most of the SPLC board of directors, the people who kept Morris Dees on the payroll for a decade (@ $400k a year) despite continuing allegations of sexual misconduct, are still on the board today. Some have been there since 1994. A new captain deserves a new crew. Clean house.
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Mark Purington Feb 16
It does appear to be a problem of scale. There’s no reason why passionate 20-something Neo-Comms couldn’t start their own voluntary “autonomous collectives” in any democratic state, but few ever do. Show us a successful village first, or even a condo, then scale up.
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Mark Purington Feb 5
Replying to @pkelley9 @CHSommers
They all love to DEnounce Columbus but few actually get around to REnouncing him. Odd, that.
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Mark Purington Feb 5
Replying to @splcenter
Wait. “Our tax dollars”? The SPLC has amassed over half a billion dollars in cash, 100% of which is tax exempt, 98% of which is designated as “unrestricted” in use, which is why 25% of which now resides offshore in the Cayman Islands. Tell us more about “Our tax dollars.”
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Mark Purington Feb 4
Replying to @IonaItalia
How many warm winter coats could you buy with $2,500? How many meals could your local food bank provide? Instead of of using the money to do some real good in the world these self-absorbed people opt to blow their disposable income on empty virtue signaling. Sad.
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Mark Purington Feb 3
Most of the SPLCs Board of Directors, who were responsible for keeping Morris Dees and Richard Cohen on the payroll for decades, despite persistent claims of sexual harassment and institutional racism, at $400k a year, are still on the board. A new captain deserves a new crew.
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Mark Purington Jan 26
Replying to @airandspace
“NASA's first attempt to land a spacecraft on the Moon.” Actually, “impact” is the technical term. Ranger 7 successfully “landed” on the Moon doing roughly 5,800 miles an hour.
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Mark Purington Jan 24
Replying to @splcenter
The SPLC stopped taking death penalty cases in the early 1980s. The almighty donors were not interested in them. Where has the company been for the past forty years? How many innocent people were executed while the SPLC focused its efforts on irrelevant PO Box “hate groups”?
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Mark Purington Jan 24
Replying to @splcenter
The SPLC is located on Washington Ave, named for a Virginia slave owner who did more to codify chattel slavery into US law than every Confederate general combined. Why does the SPLC cut slave owning Founders a break? Why not denounce all US slavery at its very roots?
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Mark Purington Jan 20
Replying to @splcenter
The GoFundMe site says 24 people donated $1,084 dollars, or an average of $45 each. Online tax records show the SPLC ending 2018 with more than half a BILLION in donor-dollars. Why not BUY the billboard and DEDICATE it to the message permanently? The donors won’t mind.
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Mark Purington Jan 17
Replying to @NickAstronomer
Were you able to determine if it is tumbling, from the radar? Seems likely. Might be easier to visit any of the other ascent modules. They are already in conveniently-sized pieces...
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Mark Purington Jan 16
Replying to @NickAstronomer
I would love to see its return as much as anyone, but wouldn’t it be “easier,” more cost-effective and safer for the artifact to explore it in situ with robots rather than to try to bring it home? Every rivet and bolt on it has been scrupulously documented already.
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Mark Purington Jan 3
Replying to @splcenter
The SPLC took in $122 million in donations in 2018 and $133 million in 2017. It now has over half a billion in cash assets. How much is enough?
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