"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…"
"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…"
"Didn't know you were the resident SA history expert...
Behold the power of the google.
We shouldn't be surprised that a white southerner of your caliber is defending a regime that oppressed blacks.
Well, I am AGAINST the…"
"The convenience of oppression VS the risks of freedom is what this boils down to.
Wrong. without getting to completely removed from the OP, it's about cultural construct. People can only be free when they are good people with a strong…"
"England (And the european wine world in general) tends to be just a touch more formal than in America. You can still go by the same basic guidelines though. It's a little more formal there because the education level of wine professionals is a…"
"Outdoors tasting: Dress shoes, stylish blue jeans, a polo style shirt and semi casual sport jacket is fine.
If the tasting is indoors, dress one step up from that.
If the tasting is in a restaurant, dress one more step up…"
"Was apartheid good for whites in South Africa? Sure. Was it terrible for blacks? Absolutely.
Well, no. Not a very comfortable fact, but most blacks in south africa were doing better during apartheid than after. Crime was a…"
"There has been no era that the following era did not think was oppressive. 100 years from now, they'll think we are all backwards asshats, too. How exactly, is hard to discern. But asshats in their eyes, we will be.
"How much of a sacrifice is it really when God already knows going into it that Jesus will only be dead temporarily, and not for very long in the grand scheme of things?
As I said in the earlier page, it's not about the sacrifice…"
"I don't understand how God can be all knowing or all seeing and still have free will. He already knows all of his future actions before he "decides" to do them.
Free will is a reference to humans making their own…"
"If I understand what you said correctly, it sounds like God needed to experience some kind of extraordinary pain in order absolve us of our sin. But why?
To prove that death and the pain of life can be overcome. That is why words like…"
Thanks. There was a snow storm outside (in Virginia) this California girl wanted to avoid for the time being, but I wanted to test the brand-new camera. There wasn't much that was cute in University housing.
"Yes, I am in Italy. For now, I have noticed a big improvement. I'm trying to improve my food lifestyle. The most difficult thing is the workout, I feel strongly limited but I will try to find the right rhythm"
"Hmm...I would be curious to hear from other parts of the world with socialized medicine such as Canada and England to see if they have the same issues and put the "increased access and utilization" reason to test.
I still stand by my…"
"P2) The answer to this is increased access and utilization of healthcare over time.
P3) See the answer for paragraph 2.
P4) It's the existence of choice - we now have the choice to not just "grin and bear it." Sever and/or chronic…"
"I'm 6'2 but since I usually slouch people think I'm around 6. I agree that women seem to usually prefer taller men but most don't seem to care as long as the man is at least her height or taller. And I have not met many many…"