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Conservative religions don't have a medieval attitude towards sex. In fact, we'd be far better off if they *did*.

the common response in the West to religious radicalism is to urge enlightenment, and to believe that enlightenment is a progressive narrative that is ever more inclusive. But these religions are responses to enlightenment, in fact often to The Enlightenment. As such, they become more comprehensible. ❞
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Throughout my tenure at Rackspace I constantly fought against this terrible practice. It amazed me that a company that was so in tune with their customers was so tone-deaf to their own people sometimes.

Open offices are cheaper, period. They don't encourage "collaboration"; they destroy productivity.
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Nothing but sick, hateful fuckers. I hope that the rest of the kids in this school stand together against these assholes.
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I can't even begin to comment on this. Disgusting.
 
Conservative Councilwoman Caught Slapping 6-Year Old Special Needs Student's Face

She's now facing charges of 4th degree assault.
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If you're stuck with a ridiculous law, make it work to your advantage. 
A San Antonio, Texas woman is planning to use her states “religious freedom” law to fight a fine she received for feeding homeless people at a local park.
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The only quotes republicans like are the ones they makeup and claim the founders said.
In honor of our presidents and our nation's founding, here are 35 quotes from the Founding Fathers that prove they did NOT found a 'Christian' nation.
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PyCon 2015 was held in Montreal, QC earlier this month, and I wrote up some of my impressions and memories.
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The SCOTUS decision today is only common sense, but I wish that they would go much further, and remove the political aspects of deciding how voters are represented. There are impartial algorithms that can divide states along population and neighborhood boundaries; these make far more sense than the current method.
We could take human error out of the redistricting process entirely. Why don't we?
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Pennsylvania is one of the worst states for gerrymandering.
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As a long-time tennis player and fan, all I can say is... ugh.
 
Plan to Ruin Tennis

One of the appeals of tennis is that it is, in many ways, different from the team sports we see constantly. It provides an alternative -- where sportsmanship is the rule, not an exception, for both players and fans. It's not uncommon for seemingly an entire stadium of 16,000 people to loudly "shush" a vulgar thug trying to interrupt the players. 

Now, the Big 12 Conference wants to change all that, actually promoting the jeering and taunting of players. The WSJ.com describes how fans show up specifically to cause young, college players to break down emotionally -- as their way of  having fun. And because -- get this -- "it's Christian" to do so. 

WSJ.com: "“Honestly, we wouldn’t be here otherwise,” Hilgenkamp {a 20-year-old religion major who wants to be a pastor} said. “Maybe it’s not the best thing to do, but you can come out here and have fun and still be a Christian.” Almost enough to make one wish the lions had won back in the Roman Coliseum :( 
To boost tennis attendance, Big 12 schools discard decorum and welcome hecklers; ‘He’s got the yips!’
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Goodbye, Montreal! For the second year in a row you have been a most wonderful and gracious host!
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Didn't expect much based on the outside, but wow! The food was incredible! You can tell that the cooks there really know what they're doing (you can see them preparing the food). Everything we ordered was seasoned perfectly, with enough kick to make it interesting. Even the side of steamed vegetables was crunchy and fresh! Definitely going back to try everything on the menu.
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RIPOFF - DISHONEST - AVOID AT ALL COSTS! They quoted my 21-year-old son $40 to unlock his car. It took them less than 3 minutes to unlock the car, and then handed him a bill for $149 dollars. Since he was late for work and not very self-confident, he paid it. It wasn't until he told me about this later that I called this company for an explanation, and all they could say was that they had told him over the phone that the price would *start* at $40, and when pressed, could not explain why an operation that took less than 3 minutes to complete would cost $149. They were also fairly rude to me; I guess they figured that since they already got their money, they didn't need to be polite. There are plenty of other locksmiths out there. Don't use these crooks.
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They saw me within 30 minutes of arriving, and though the paperwork was a pain, it was no worse than any other medical office I've had to deal with. Everyone there was professional at worse, and friendly at best.
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They did good work, but man oh man was it expensive. My advice would be to check out other places and get a quote for the exact model car you have; my basic $40 oil change ended up being over $60 by the time they were done.
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I lived most of my life in NYC, and have been used to the best seafood, especially oysters. So now when I visit a city near an ocean, I always try to recreate what I grew up with. Fish at the Rocks lived up to my expectations, and then some. I had a half-dozen fresh oysters, and they were exquisitely tasty. Paired with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc, I savored every delicious mouthful. The building is an unassuming location with an unimpressive decor, but really, who cares? The food is amazing, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. This is my first time visiting Sydney, but the next time I return, this restaurant will be on my list of places to revisit.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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Very pleasant and professional. I had some issues with the fit of my pedals, and they were determined not to let me leave until everything had been adjusted to fit me perfectly. Great service, great people, great bikes - what's not to like?
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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