Good Evening, gents!(I'm not sure what time it is in the USA, but on this side of the pond in the UK it's 00:43!)This coming Thursday I'll be hosting a black-tie pool tournament in my home for myself…Continue
"Armed uprising isn't what I have in mind. I'm thinking of assassinations, shootings, bombings. I'm thinking of political parties increasingly willing to say to hell with the law, if doing so gets them what they want. …"
"Well actually both. . . you guys are talking about the Civil War in the United States. It did not occur in a vacuum. John Brown (the abolitionist) was fighting as much for the prohibition of alcohol in Kansas as much as it being recognized as a free…"
"I'm going to have to give you a short history lesson on the Civil War. . .
Cotton Gin gets invented making cleaning cotton faster (removing the seeds). You could do in a day what it would take slaves a week. So the south needs more slaves to…"
"For a single photographer, yeah, it could borderline on "silly", esp if they are already surrounded by their niche.
I am talking more in a general about the whole field of photography, or really any other field. I just don't…"
""Again, that's how you see it. But there are others for whom the distinction is--for better or worse--important."
And for those others, the distinction is that:
A) marriage is religious rite, in which case it falls to the market to…"
"Cute, but no. Asking his views on questions of conscience that are very well grounded in historical reality is both germane (as it may help elucidate his views on the subject in general) and focused on the actual, instead of…"
"I think it's telling that you're creating a hypothetical situation here that bears no resemblance to the actual facts of the case. You're more fussed about hypothetically establishing a principle that might allow the citizens of…"
"It's not homosexual marriage versus heterosexual marriage - he's talking about making a stance against homosexual marriage, and hoping some will flock to your business because of that stance (increasingly unpopular, even among…"
"Yep, I think the best thing for the "gay community" to do with photographers or caterers or what not that will not provide service because of a "disagreement in lifestyle" would be to then forcefully and publicly "out"…"
Playing guitar, writing and recording music & lyrics, writing poetry.
Theology, philosophy, psychology.
The Bible - it's a best seller. Lives up to the hype.
An Introduction to Time
The Endless Summer, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Casablanca, Back to the Future trilogy, Toy Story trilogy (loving the trilogies - Disney dies hard), Up, concert film (ie Under Blacpool Light - the White Stripes,
Parry Gripp - I urge you to search "Chimpanzee Riding on a Segway" on Youtube. It will be the greatest 2 minutes of your life.
THE BEATLES, Cream, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, I Am Future, The Answer, Bobby Darin, Ennio Morricone, Glenn Miller, Hillsong United, JESUS CULTURE, Muse, Queen, The Raconteurs, THE SEEKERS, Will Reagan (see: 'Break Every Chain', a very powerful song)
"For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
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"Alot of things decide sentence severity. One of those is previous record.
I could be wrong but my understanding of most of the statistics only include severity of the single crime, not previous offenses."
"and so there is a good argument to be made that the differences in sentences were motivated by racial animus, rather than a desire to punish trafficking in more dangerous substances more severely.
My instincts would be that the differences in…"
"There is documented evidence that, for otherwise identical crimes, whites routinely receive a significantly lighter sentence than people of color. So, yes, it does appear that a racial bias does exist.
Whether this is an institutional…"
"It's definitely the case that most people, and most blacks, in prison are there for non-violent crimes. It's also definitely the case that different forms of cocaine are treated differently by the sentencing statutes. It is my…"
"Unless you think blacks are locked up for usually victimless, definitely non-violent, crimes, and that the sentencing provisions either explicitly or implicitly discriminate on the basis of race through meaningless distinctions regarding…"