« on: November 18, 2013, 05:13:51 PM »
Dammit, Canada. Why do other countries get all of the interesting politicians? Ours just cheat on their wives with teenage boys.
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Crime & punishment have little to do w/ the prosperity of a nation-state. But, when Israelites lived according to Torah communalism, they did indeed prosper. Singapore has EXTREMELY strict crime & punishment, & they have one of the highest standards of living on Earth. Japan also is strict, albeit not to the degree of Singapore, & they likewise have a high standard of living, as does South Korea.
Well, for a time, religious scholars did debate whether there had been two Edens. They could not comprehend how the Natives had gotten there. This was after Castile knew that it wasn't the Indies Columbus had found. And there is no doubt that Columbus disobeyed the Crown by enslaving the Natives. This is why he was relieved of his Governorship. I am not suggesting that Columbus should be absolved. I merely suggest that what he did be considered in light of what any European would likely have done. And though Columbus was relieved, do note that the system of indentured servitude he had set up was merely changed to the equally brutal encomendero system. When the Natives had proven not to make good slaves (insofar as they died by the millions due to European disease), the Spanish imported Africans to solve the problem. So, Columbus was a product of his time, and should be evaluated accordingly.
Young Earth Creationism is the worst sort of pseudoscience. As someone with a working knowledge of geology, I'm rather offended that it exists.
Ironic, since you can find atheists and YEC laughing together about the absurdity of FET.
They say the camera can add 5 pounds. Maybe it can also add 5° of curvature.
*breaking image to save space*
Seriously, these tests are downright insulting to honors students. They're designed to let you pass.
Thanks for this, Tom. We really needed a fourth thread about Obamacare.
I did look at the link. You are implying that we are in this mess because Obama didn't agree to a compromise so its okay for Republicans to shut the government down. It doesn't matter if Obama would have agreed to it or not, the threat of shutting down the government is terrorism.
Its like me telling you to admit the world is round or else I'll hack the FES and destroy it.
They did not shut it down. They simply not agree to fund Obama's federal budget proposal, just like the Senate did not agree to any of the proposals put forward by the house. The shutdown was a consequence of that.
All modern presidents have had the dignity to reach across the isle to the other side and negotiate to come to a comprimise. This is the foundation of how government works. A refusal to negotiate is unpresidented. Obama and the democrats have been refusing to negoatiate long before the government shutdown.
If OCR is so advanced, why is the recapcha project needed to decipher the text of printed books?