"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.
"In my experience, I have found it to be true that most men really do suck at friendship in a big way. I don't pretend to understand why or have a grasp on all the personal and social issues and pressures that may or may not be…"
I believe that boys should use their time primarily to prepare for manhood. This group is for young men, dads, and other men who have opinions they'd like to share on how boys should grow up or be raised.
"I drink a lot of probiotic yogurt and pop the fiber pills... I don't want to get too gross but suffice to say that were my toilet to write a customer review on Amazon, it would say "The package arrived on time and in the desired…"
"There was no mockery in my reply to your bizarre, paranoid, flat-out wrong description of the circumstances surrounding the closure of the refinery. Just facts 'n' stuff.
I really think you should get "men skilled in the…"
"J.L.P: "In contrast to you, I could not possibly care less about your opinion of me. Positive or negative."
On the contrary, Johnny. You crave attention. You are just as narcissistic as you claim Josh to be, and who you…"