Holy brotastic. I wasn't even done with my Internetting but the kid saw this and said, "but we gotta get it... cuz 'Merica dad.. 'Merica."
Holy brotastic. I wasn't even done with my Internetting but the kid saw this and said, "but we gotta get it... cuz 'Merica dad.. 'Merica."
Oh man, an attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation hilariously confronts Oklahoma Attorney General explaining why he is so horribly, embarrassingly wrong about "the profound historical impact of the Ten Commandments on the foundation of Western law."
That assertion is indefensible. There is not a single legal principle that is either unique or original to the Ten Commandments that significantly influenced American law.
First, let’s identify which set of Ten Commandments that were allegedly part of our foundation. Is it the set in Exodus 20 or Exodus 34? Or perhaps it’s the sets in Deuteronomy 5 or Deuteronomy 27? For the sake of argument, I’ll assume it’s the set on the Oklahoma capitol lawn.
This is a big assumption because, as anyone who’s familiar with the bible will realize, the wording on the capitol monument is heavily edited. The monument’s precepts appear to come from Exodus 20, but apparently the original version was too barbaric (or perhaps the monument authors simply know better than god.) Either way, the monument strays heavily from the original.
For instance, the monument leaves out some integral language from the second commandment — the prohibition on graven images. The original includes, “for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation…” Please tell me, Mr. Pruitt, is punishing innocent children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren for the crimes of their parents what you meant by “foundation of Western law?”
Read the entire thing here: http://ffrf.org/news/blog/item/23192-an-open-letter-to-okla-attorney-general-scott-pruitt-on-the-ten-commandments
Not in the build I've been playing with... clearly they've made some progress but there is no way it's good enough to be my daily driver just yet.
I suppose that's one way to try to get peoples attention around #4thofJuly ... show some boobs. Cinematic quality is pretty slick but the song is crap.
'Yo, Kayne, I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!'
http://www.etonline.com/news/166973_some_guy_stormed_the_stage_during_kanye_west_performance_at_glastonbury/ h/t: Lisa
Soooo it's made by Blackberry but it's going to run Google Android, and apparently they worked with Google because those are Google services pre-installed. But um... Blackberry... your strength was your keyboard and that's missing so how is this better?
"Half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended, and for these patients, seeking birth control and reproductive health services through this program is a last resort, and can literally be lifesaving. That we would deny them essential care is unfathomable, but even more so because the American way of life holds family sacred. There is no sanctity in forcing a woman, who wants to be responsible for her sexuality, to live in fear of unexpected pregnancy."
The real target here is Planned Parenthood which because it provides abortion services has been under near constant attack. By eliminating this federal program, though, Republicans threaten to cut funding for 4,200 health centers across the country, including public health departments, which see 27% of patients. These departments actually receive the most Title X funding — not Planned Parenthood. This is complete insanity.
I don't think STD prevention was really the topic here, though it's something everyone should consider. I just had an STD test despite being in a 5 year monogamous relationship. Why? Because I think it's just good health practice and because I can tell my kid I get them. We also have a condom sitting on the edge of my whiteboard... because health class happened and they covered the very basics. I asked if they talked about condoms or went in depth and he said no. So we got some, put them out, I took one out and showed him how they unroll and did the funny blow it up like a balloon thing, etc. Why? Because I want him to have early memories of that. I want him to have early memories of safe sex being something we can and should talk about. So on the STD front... condoms condoms condoms!
"I don't choose to not have sex based on religious grounds (I am a Shintoist..., and there for 'god' doesn't have sway over me). ".... you are?! I didn't know that... color me fascinated!
"The choice to have or not to have sex is based on the idea that it is the most personal and spiritual connection two people can share, and not to be entered into lightly. "
Ah but see that's your moral view of sex. Sexuality is a huge part of being human. The relationship any individual has to their own sexuality is their relationship to it. I don't think there's a "right way" to be human and sexual. I'm a little confused over the whole sex being a "right" thing.... just because that's your take on it doesn't mean it's everyone's. Humans ARE sexual creatures, just like most all animals, the only difference is we can form thoughts and opinions and make choices around our sexuality. So while many animals are just driven by their biological programming, and so are we do a degree, we can make the choice to
Considering the birth control pill is also a medication that HAS to be prescribed it has to be covered and fall under an insurance plan. It's not available over the counter and with good reason... it's tinkering with your hormones and should be managed by a doctor. Again, I may follow a very healthy lifestyle and never have high cholesterol... that doesn't mean that I get to just say "yeah but I don't live my life in a way that would have me needing Crestor therefor it shouldn't be covered."
"As far as effectiveness. It's well known that if used correctly a condom is extremely effective (and self control, AKA abstinence, is 100% effective, and if you can't control yourself, take it out back and.....well you know)."
No that's not accurate. Male condoms have a typical use failure rate of 18%. Oral contraceptives are HALF that, or to put it another way, twice as effective.
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My name is Paul Spoerry (http://www.PaulSpoerry.com) and I was fortunate enough to have a father who recognized that a computer would be a “good investment for his children’s future”. To his dismay the investment he spent a good deal of the family savings on wouldn't work when he brought it home. I begged him to let me play with it, but he always brushed me off (would you let a little kid play with a $5,000+ piece of hardware you’re struggling to make work?). After having several people out to diagnose the machine, each unable to fix it, he finally turned to me and said “well, you can’t break it any more than it already is” and walked out of the room frustrated. When he returned a few hours later the room was littered with components… I had his “investment” in pieces. I’m surprised I survived that day because I saw his face turn several shades of red in rapid succession. He walked out of the room… I’m not sure if it was because he was going to cry, or because he feared he might kill me after seeing what I’d just done. Several hours later he returned again, presumably to dole out my punishment. When he walked in the room this time it was no longer in disarray. The box was put back together, the OS was booted, and I sat there with the soft glow of the monitor highlighting a giant smile on my face. All he said as he walked out was “that’s yours now”.
That moment solidified my passion for technology. I've had very little “formal” training. I grew up hiding my inner geek, secretly tinkering with beige boxes that no one around me understood. I’d go to school, wrap up soccer or Tae Kwon Do practice, and then spend my nights dialing out (ok yes, sometimes wardialing) to BBS’s – seeking out other geeks and as much information as I could get my hands on. Sadly, my passion was discouraged at every turn by the education system… from Junior High all the way through college I was told my math skills weren't strong enough to work in computers. I eventually pursued a degree in Philosophy; but dropped out when I realized that would require a boatload more school (which I already didn't really care for) and all I’d be able to do with it was teach Philosophy.
As luck would have it I was really good at telemarketing (worst.job.ever…. you’re rejected for hours on end, it’s seriously a psychologically difficult job, but the money was good). This was fortunate because while on one of the thousands of calls made, I managed to social engineer my way into an interview at a technology training company. The rest is history because that call turned my passion into my career.
I now have a utility belt full of programming languages (like Batman but for coding). I'm into Local SEO, Lead Generation, Affiliate Sales, Email Marketing and promotions. I have a database of all my knowledge on databases; it has indexes on key elements and filegroups separated across different RAID arrays – performance baby. I'm a keywording SEO junkie fascinated by the new influence of Social Media / Social Networking / Engager. I practice code fu. Oh, I've also done actual Kung Fu - Citong Shaolin Kung Fu. I’ve done martial arts for a large majority of my life. I studied Tae Kwon Do for 15 years; earning a black belt and eventually worked hard enough to earn a gold medal in the Junior Olympics. I meditate daily and find mindfulness meditation has brought a quality of presence to my life that is amazing.
I’m the proud father of a fantastic little boy. He’s incredibly smart, both intellectually (he’s in the gifted program at his school) and emotionally. When he’s with me we wrestle, play Xbox, and go for adventures with NERF guns in the woods behind our house. I’m his father, but he’s perhaps the greatest teacher I've ever had. I have a fantastic woman in my life; she’s full of more energy than I could possibly explain (no seriously, the woman can talk like you wouldn't believe). She’s deep, compassionate, and full of life. The three of us do Parkour together (free running) every week. It's an amazing, challenging, and rewarding thing to put your body in motion and challenge yourself to tackle new things or refine existing things every week.
I’m an Android enthusiast… that means that I break my phone often tweaking and overclocking it (note to self: remember to NAND backup first!). My youth was spent spending time doing martial arts or sitting with my mom while my sister did dance lessons. While I never took lessons, I love to dance; it’s when I feel most free. The rapidly shifting landscape of social media is my latest fascination born from IT.
I'm active on EmpireAvenue and enjoy the community, engagement, and the fun of the social stock market.
I code. I run. I love. I meditate. I dance.
I've been known to remodel airports on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I manage my time efficiently, I write award-winning opera, and translate ethnic slurs for North Korean refugees.
Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. Thanks to my ginger playmate I know the exact location of every food item in the grocery store (yes, including real butter). With this knowledge I plot my shopping list on my smartphone for maximum efficiency. I've performed several covert ops for the CIA, the details of which I cannot share or I'd be forced to kill you. While on vacation in Belize, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery.
I pay all my bills as they arrive and always on-time. I have a gold medal in full-contact origami. In college I discovered the meaning of life. Sadly, I forgot to write it down. I breed prizewinning shrimp and enjoy books... they are like the Internet but made of trees. I ponder who is smarter, Jesus or Buddha, in terms of not letting himself get crucified. No, this last part is not all original but has been modified to fit me and is hilarious.
I currently work for Concentrix developing web enabled insurance applications (formerly with IBM). I blog at PaulSpoerry.com, tweet @PaulSpoerry, and develop for The LittleBigFund.org. I do side gigs via http://Enhanc3.com.
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