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Response I posted at the link...
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"'This case is ultimately about whether students of color in Michigan are allowed to compete on the same playing field as all other students,' said Mark Rosenbaum, an American Civil Liberties Union attorney who challenged both the Michigan and California laws. 'Today, the Supreme Court said they are not.'"

This is a great example showing how a person's ideology can completely destroy their ability to comprehend what words actually mean. In this case Rosenbaum has the logic of the words exactly backwards. It is precisely the removal of special treatment based on race that forces competition on "the same playing field". Race-based policies (i.e., using different rules for different people based on their race), which by definition means ignoring the rule of law (equal treatment under the law), is the deliberate removal of "the same playing field" so that different people play by different rules. We have to thank Rosenbaum for so showing how some people use such obviously corrupt rhetoric (words without meaning) to support a pet ideological agenda.

#racebasedpolicies   #affirmativeaction   #ruleoflaw   #equalityunderthelaw  #civilliberties
U.S. Supreme Court upholds Michigan law that forbids affirmative action in public programs, dooming further legal attacks on California's identical 1996 voter-approved Proposition 209
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The Sombrero Galaxy, also called M104 or NGC 4594, is about 28 million light-years from our planet in the constellation Virgo. It is so named because the halo surrounding its disc is unusually large, making it look like a sombrero.

Read more about it here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/xqbv
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In The Wall Street Journal, Charles Koch writes that instead of welcoming free debate, collectivists engage in character assassination.
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We’re supposed to believe the Kochs are evil but leftist billionaires are disinterested givers?
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Once a week I tune in to the UK Christian radio podcast Unbelievable to hear debates and discussions between believers and non-believers (sometimes between two or more believers). Generally speaking, it has quite a fair forma...
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Of course, you do have to laugh at the irony of a Christian apologist employing the remark "That statement alone is evidence that the person making the comment knows next to nothing about what separates one religion from another" in connection with his argument that relies on the historically false premise that his religion is the only religion that uses a resurrection myth. Apparently he "knows next to nothing" about the history of religion.

#atheism   #christianapologetics   #resurrectionmyth  #religiousbelief
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Try this cocktail I'm working on developing a good recipe for, and let me know what you think. (It is still in development. Most recently, as I've been trying to "zoom in" in the correct flavor for this drink, "correct" being just an idea I have in my mind, I added in some grapefruit juice - I did like the flavor mix that the grapefruit juice added, but it destroyed the color beauty I'm looking for, so this time the change is to try the Chartreuse rather than the grapefruit juice. The appearance I'm going for is translucent and green [verde]. Flavor-wise it should be a little sweet but definitely not too sweet - so, a Tequila drink that's a little bitter, a little sweet, and a very pretty green.)

Experimental recipe for a cocktail drink called the "Pincho Verde":

Cocktail: Pincho Verde

Glass: Old-Fashioned

Ingredients:
  • Tequila (white), 1-2/3 oz
  • Chartreuse Liqueur, 2/3 oz
  • Fresh Lime Juice, 0.5 oz
  • Tonic Water, 2 oz
  • Garnish: lime wedge

Directions:
  1. Fill glass 2/3 with ice.
  2. Pour ingredients into glass.
  3. Stir gently.
  4. Add garnish.

#cocktails #cocktailrecipe
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Computer programming - data processing; automated processes (C/C++, Perl); database design and coding (SQL).
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I've been programming computers since the 1970s starting as a hobby in high school, and since the 1980s professionally. I read lots of books and magazines, especially on science and science fiction. I really enjoy things like spending a nice summer day canoeing/kayaking down a river, but it's a rare time I get that kind of opportunity. I play pool - I used to play pool in a league in Eaton County, Michigan, but now just play once in a while, since I moved. I was born in Marshall, Michigan, but grew up in Texas, Oklahoma, and Oregon, and I've also lived in California and Georgia, as well as Michigan. Recently I've set my sights on Florida - specifically, the Miami metro area. I had wanted to move to Arizona, but I finally realized I wanted to be not just in a warmer climate in the winter, but also close to the ocean.
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I bought a Yamaha FZ6R in June 2013 - and having an awesome time!
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Atlanta, Georgia - San Jose, California - Abilene, Texas - Molalla, Oregon