God is real. Because God created himself.
So athiests must be wrong!
Bitcoin.com recently chatted with Christoph Hering of Blockpay. Hering is an entrepreneur and the co-founder of Bitshares Munich. He shares with us his vision for Blockpay a new Point of Sale platform that allows merchants to accept a wide variety of cryptocurrencies at zero cost. The system will also have other features such as loyalty points that may entice people to use cryptocurrency for everyday transactions.
By David Lightman and Tim Funk
McClatchy Washington Bureau
Kae Roberts and Jay Eardly were leaning toward Hillary Clinton before Monday night’s debate.
By the end, they had both pulled away.
John Kokos and Hank Federal were undecided going in, potential Clinton backers.
By the end, they’d ruled her out.
Indeed, while polls found that Clinton had won the first general-election debate with Donald Trump on Monday, she may not have won actual votes. And she may even have lost some, at least in the battleground state of North Carolina.
In a focus group of 21 voters from around Charlotte conducted by McClatchy and The Charlotte Observer, four who had been up for grabs before the debate had moved away from her by the end.
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article104382951.html#storylink=cpy
Notice how in these graphics (and these graphics only) Johnson is represented by Gray, and Stein (represented the Green Party) is represented by Yellow. In every other NBC graphic related to this race, Gray is used to represent options such as "no answer" or "undecided" - never for a candidate, Yellow represents Johnson (and Libertarians), and Stein (and Greens) are naturally represented by Green.
The intent is obvious: to make the casual observer think that "None of the above" is in the lead, and Johnson is in last place where he is in fact in first place. Nothing to see here - move along.
While sex trafficking happens on rare occasions, the evidence is clear that it is extremely rare, especially in developed nations. Almost always, claims of sex trafficking are used as an excuse to attack prostitution. While I don't endorse prostitution, I try to keep a clear perspective on the issue:
For those who are religious, remember that Old Testament opposition to prostitution was based on men wasting their family's fortunes on something that would not benefit their family, and on women who did not provide children for their lawful husbands. That was pretty much it. In the New Testament, Jesus did not endorse prostitution but he preferred the company of prostitutes to the company of proudly religious hypocrites.
In the modern era, the "sex trafficking" panic is a replay of the "white slavery" panic of the late 1800s - which despite its claims was an obvious attack on prostitution, not slavery. In practice, both of these panics showed no real interest in the welfare of the "victims" - rather, in both cases these claims have acted as avenues of personal gain for some, and protectionism for others. In the "white slavery" panic of the 1800s, middle class married women wanted to keep their husbands from wasting money on younger prostitutes, so they changed the nature of age of consent laws (originally designed to protect children from being prosecuted for sex crimes) and raised the age of consent to eliminate most of their competition by using the legal system to control the bodies of these younger women. In the current panic - there is no polite way to say this - it is primarily ugly women, women with such nasty personalities that no man would want to spend time with them, misandrists of various stripes, or opportunists out to make a buck who are waging war on prostitution. They consistently show little or no regard for the welfare of those they claim to protect.
In neither case do these modern attacks on prostitution resemble the traditional religious prohibitions, and in both cases these attacks are directly opposed to the purposes of those religious prohibitions. Whereas the traditional prohibitions were about preserving family wealth and family lines, these modern attacks are about destroying both.
talks about in his book (The Infinite Resource) about how we can use science & using free-er-markets to catalyze technological advancements to avoid global, societal collapse from anthropogenic climate change.
Now I know that a lot of government spending is kinda wasteful..
But I didn't gain any practical tips from the article about how to foster societal advancement, other than science should be done with an objective in mind. And I already knew that - __ -.
Johnson as the only forward-looking presidential candidate (of the 4 notable parties - of course Zoltan Istvan is forward-looking too):
Johnson open to the idea of a Universal Basic Income:
And though I don't give a whole lot of credit to celebrity endorsements, it's nice to see them on occasion, as it's an indicator of an idea going mainstream.
Interested in history and humanity, including colonization (Antarctica, Seasteading), the future of humanity and the post-human world, technology, and just about everything. Except sports. Sports bore me.
The following is to allow people who know me to determine if I am the person they are looking for.
Alan R. Light, Alan Robert Light.
Born in Washington, D.C., in 1970, but grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia and Waxhaw, North Carolina.
Graduated from Wheaton College in 1992.
Online since 1988. Participated in rec.arts.books on USENET in the 1990's.
Project Gutenberg volunteer, 1993-1999.
Interest in Antarctica since childhood. South Pole Station, 31 October 2007 to 4 February 2008. McMurdo Station, October 2007 and 16 February 2009 to 9 October 2009.
Since 6 July 1981, have lived within 50 miles of Charlotte, North Carolina more often than not.
U.S. Army National Guard 1988-1994 (IRR until 1996). South Carolina and Illinois National Guard. Radio Teletype Operator.
Was a DJ at a college radio station Senior year. Did a weekly show with World Music. Not to be confused with a famous New York DJ with same name.
Father's family is from Rolla, Missouri. His family had moved to Rolla from the Murfreesboro, Tennessee area in 1875. His mother was from Kansas.
Mother was born in Tucson, but grew up in Marana and Phoenix, Arizona; Arlington, Massachusetts; and the Washington, D.C. area. Her parents had moved to Arizona from Tennessee and West Virginia.