I like keeping my nexus window open to pop back and forth, even while I'm doing other things (or listening to music). But the ding won't stop even at lowest level.Please make it (optionally) go awayContinue
This is not a big deal,just a fun thing.I'm thinking of it as rather funny, but I am intrigued by what it tells us about Amazon's algorithms. The suggestion of books to buy is supposedly driven…Continue
"Not to defend Bush, but this is one area where even a dumpload of money will be of marginal good. I doubt our situation would be much better regardless of the policies followed.
For one thing there is no treatment (often not even a clear diagnosis)…"
"Ted, your discussion is very thoughtful.
Do we have an objective history that demonstrates harm to women and children, as a result of polygamy? I ask that not as a challenge, but as information seeking.
In general, out thoughts about polygamy…"
"Laws necessarily limit freedoms, yet we as a society agree to construct and abide by them, and to modify or eliminate them when we collectively deem it conducive to harmonious working of our societies. Regardless of "religious…"
"I'm not a Mormon, but Joseph Smith got away with it. At one point I understand that one of his wives wanted equal treatment so that she could have more than one husband, but that didn't last long.
Society has come close to this in wife…"
"The Right does seem to be all over this although they have no reason to be. As the OP points out, the ruling simply says that Utah can no longer enforce an archaic law that allows the state to tell people who they can live with and who they…"
"This poses some interesting challenges.
I don't think everyone actually conflates race and religion, but many, if not most people view them as a similar level of personal privilege. The argument that some secularists seem to put forth, that…"
"Some slippery slopes are good.
Probably polygamy is very much a 'traditional' marriage in much of human history, just a polygamous relationships are common in many other mammals and primates. Evolutionary pressure for monogamy probably…"
"Jay I saw this too and wondered what to think about it. Certainly now conservatives can say "I told you so" about the slippery slope argument. Which was that same sex marriage equality would lead to polygamy, and other marriages.
"Even if it WERE racial, we're talking children here. A permanent record for incorrect-think is absurd.
Keep in mind also that the distinction between religious and racial discrimination is not so distinct to many people. It's mainly…"
"some places have a sign about where you can check out liquor. In the progressive state of NJ, there is serious concern that even touching an alcoholic beverage package by someone under the calendar age of 21 will cause the universe to implode, or,…"
"Yes people do discriminate. But you can't have it both ways: either you have color blind system or you don't. The poison that is caused by government actually PUSHING race into situations merely prolongs the issue.
There are also the cases…"
Nice looking dog you have! "Securing" a dog is a concern. Previous dogs have stayed outdoors ALL the time, never running away . But I live out in the country. Free roaming is my preference, but the H.S. doesn't like to hear that. I'm losing sleep trying to come up with an alternative.
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