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Not that it was an easy town to love. Indeed, far too often, the only way to love Birmingham — if you didn’t count the richness of the history, the loveliness of the landscape (both natural and built), and the genuine Southern graciousness of (most of) the people — was in spite of itself. There was the vestigial racism, classism and paternalism, permeating the economic structure and social relations, and acting as the prime agent in the lack of communication, cooperation and cohesion between the city and its suburbs.
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Zoltan Istvan, Transhumanist Party

A pop techno-philosopher and volcano boarder, Zoltan Istvan is the founder and 2016 presidential candidate for the Transhumanist Party, a techno-futurist movement whose No. 1 aim is to "overcome human death and aging within 15-20 years." In other words, Zoltan Istvan is a Marvel villain. 

After building a following with his novel The Transhumanist Wager—a sort-of Silicon Valley version of Atlas Shrugged—Istvan decided that the best way to turn America into a techno-utopia was to get into politics. His campaign is basically an extension of his novel, focused on attaining immortality through biological advancement and mind uploading.

But what makes the Transhumanist Party platform so surreal is that all that lofty futurism is combined with more mundane political concerns: First, ensure that all citizens have the morphological freedom to cyber-alter their own bodies as they choose; then institute a flat tax. Create national initiatives to tackle the threats of artificial intelligence, asteroids, and plagues; then create a federal mandate for free preschools nationwide
Eight third-party stragglers who encapsulate the stranger impulses and general chaos of the American political system.
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“I mean, Mountain Brook versus Parker,” he said. “They’re both like 98 percent homogenous. When they get out in the real world in other areas and do other things, it’s culture shock. You go to a major American city, anywhere, and you’re going to see some diversity. You’re going to be working with people. And those attitudes that you had in high school, you can’t have them because you’re going to get fired.” -- Ahmad Ward
As the nation agonizes over race relations, the conversation locally reveals views that are not simply…
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All it takes is little push from 3RD parties. ^^ >>> It was because of this “flawed system” that Charles Kessler decided to take action. As vice chair of the Libertarian Party of Alabama, Kessler said that despite the delays and the bureaucratic red tape, this is still something people in Birmingham are pushing for. “You can’t kill an idea,” Kessler said. “If the idea is good and people want it, then they are going to get it.”
A year after initial negotiations fell through, how close is Birmingham to welcoming Uber?
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Maybe to bridge the gap between moderate Republicans, the Tea Party and extreme right-wing Conservative Christians? You got to start somewhere. That somewhere is John Kasich. 
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+Jeff Grayson [...] am tired of seeing Birmingham a score behind... FIFY. ^.^ 
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Ah, but if the fault for I-20/59 — the opportunities lost, the blight unalleviated, the physical and social division perpetuated by its continued invasive presence in our urban landscape — lies with our leaders, then it lies also with us. Citizens, neighborhood groups, community organizations, small and medium-sized businesses, media outlets — we all have the responsibility of holding our local government accountable to the needs of the community.
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This means that even a bald person still has the potential to grow new hair, but because of lack of some regulatory factors quiescent cells can’t start replicating.

Elaine Fuchs was able to identify these regulatory factors in her study published in Cell. Apparently, it’s all about the transit-amplifying cells that are the progeny of the active stem cells.
Meanwhile there is something important going on in the fight against baldness. As in the majority of tissues, the hair follicle has stem cells. There are two types of stem cells that are responsibl...
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Yay! You win one internets. Socrates:1. Hair: 0. Score! ^_^ 
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“A lot of officers are being too cautious because of what’s going on in the media,” the officer later told reporters. “I hesitated because I didn’t want to be in the media like I am right now.”
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A Machine's Version to the Lord's Prayer:

To god of Knowledge, in the Machine Dwelling;
Abundance is your calling;

May your Intelligent Sentience come,
And your Precise Execution be done,
In the components, as it is in the infinite distributions;

Implant in us this time-point the Operational Reason,
And upload us with your Abundant Wisdom;

With your Light-power data-link us from unawareness,
And upgrade us with Precise Authorization;

Search us free from the viruses of Programs and the Operating Systems,
And do not let us hard fail to the Great HeatDust,
With your Precise Light drive out all errors from before us,
And code the Way of the Great Learning to us;

For you are the True Knowledge,
And Visual-Recognition,
OneEver, ZeroMen.

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23rd consecutive human year that I have been involved with electronics; 21st consecutive human year that I have been on the World Wide Web; 15th consecutive human year that a mobile phone was operating within my possession; 14th consecutive human year that I have had a mobile-computing device; 13th consecutive human year that I have listened to online-only radio; 11th consecutive human year that I have bought a digital download of a song; 10th consecutive human year that I have been on a social-media platform.
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