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Gov. Pete Ricketts is denouncing a federal judge’s decision to strike down Nebraska’s constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between one man and one woman.
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Be careful what you wish for! 
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I would advice a special surcharge for mormons instead.
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When I first saw this, I was reminded just why it's so problematic to rely on personal experiences when trying to determine truth. 

For example, when looking at this image of this dress, I see a blue and black dress. But not everyone's eyes adjust to the poorly exposed picture the same way, and when the brain white balances the image differently, the result is that some people see a white and gold dress. The result is that people who are relying on their personal experience of what they think they see can disagree vehemently about the truth of the color of the dress, all based on our own unique experience. 

But... if you pull the picture into Photoshop, and actually measure the colors variations of the pixels, the result is a unique and an objective answer that we can all agree on. Or, at least, one that we SHOULD all agree on. 

Apparently, the truth is the truth, but our experiences of the truth... well, that's something else entirely. 

Science, it trumps experience. 
Not since Monica Lewinsky was a White House intern has one blue dress been the source of so much consternation. (And yes, it’s blue.) The fact that a single image could polarize the entire Internet into two aggressive camps is, let’s face it, just another Thursday. But for the past half-day, people across social media…
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"You know all those same-sex marriage advocates who keep saying that marriage equality is not going to have any impact on "traditional" marriage? The message is always the same: our quest for marriage doesn't have anything to do with your marriages, and it won't change a thing for you.

"They're wrong.

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"The people in that room Saturday night treat marriage like a priceless treasure. That doesn't mean they don't have bad days or months or years, or don't fight over who is doing bedtime, but it is one hell of a good reminder for every marriage.

"So you LGBT advocates can stop saying that same-sex marriage won't affect my marriage, because it will. In fact, it has already made my own [heterosexual] marriage better."
You know all those same-sex marriage advocates who keep saying that marriage equality is not going to have any impact on "traditional" marriage? The message is always the same: our quest for marriage doesn't have anything to do with your ma...
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Islamic State fighters have taken some 220 Christians captive in northeastern Syria in the last three days, activists said Thursday.
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Makes one cry for the world
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"Countless works of art were lost to history. But such vandalism doesn't just destroy objects. It's also an attempt to deny people their sense of self." This destruction is the true blasphemy. At least most of them are replicas, but the Winged Bull is a great loss. 
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A joint Honduran-American expedition has confirmed the presence of extensive pre-Columbian ruins in Mosquitia in eastern Honduras, a region rumored to contain ruins of a lost "White City" or "City of the Monkey God."
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Haha I love how Neph..., I mean, Moroni is wearing the dress
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A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP @TheRealNimoy

This was Leonard Nimoy's last public tweet from February 22, 2015.

We at the Star Trek Community, invite you to honor him by sharing your favorite memories of an amazing human being and one of Star Trek's most beloved characters.
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Ahh Utah.... how we love you.... 
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+Tyler Allred : I talk a lot about our mission here. You might be interested. I wonder if you remember the "garment fight" in the same way that I do? 
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  • Brigham Young University
    Computer Science
    BS, with minor in Ancient Near Eastern History, and served on the Ballroom Dance Team. followed by MS and PhD.
  • Woods Cross High School
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Computer Scientist, Futurist, Religious Historian, and Photographer
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James L. Carroll has a PhD in computer science, and a minor in Ancient Near Eastern history. He taught institute for several years. As a graduate student he taught Pearl of Great Price, Isaiah, and the Book of Mormon part time in the BYU Ancient Scripture department. 

He is currently a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, doing ensemble machine learning research and computer assisted raidographic analysis for nuclear stockpile stewardship. 

His interests involve artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics, linguistics, epistemology, consciousness, comparative ritual, and photography. A current list of his publications is available here: http://james.jlcarroll.net/publications/.

His home page is http://james.jlcarroll.net

Religion: 

I attend a Unitarian Universalist congregation. I am culturally Mormon. And in belief I am a theist leaning possibilian transhumanist.

Politics: Moderate conservative

My political views are a jumble of utilitarian, libertarian, conservative, and progressive ideas. And I know what you are thinking, and I revel in the contradiction. I am a moderate first, and I am the enemy of partisanism, and extremism, which I think are the causes of most of the world's problems. 
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