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The Governor of NM can get his haircut anywhere he wants to. The gay barber is demonstrating to the governor what it is like to be refused service for political reasons. The governor is probably unaware, as are most of us, exactly how we feel when denied service. Rosa Parks and the Lunch Counter protesters of the civil rights era, had the nerve to break laws and convention, in order to demonstrate the injustice that they suffered on a daily basis. If the governor is going to support laws that cause gays to be discriminated against, then he should understand what that feels like.
The history channel version of the Salem Witch Trials claimed that the early colonists were very litigious; we as a country, and as a people, have been very litigious from the get-go. Your imagined historical good ol' days perspective may be without basis.
The fact that the sun is the center of the solar system is based upon models and theories. Einstein's general and special theories of relativity are based upon models and theories. Every scientific advancement of the the last 500 years, is based upon theory and models. If you are placing yourself in opposition to models and theories, you are placing yourself well outside the mainstream and keeping company with cracked pots and wearers of foil headdress apparel.
Didn't our entire country collectively chear when we shocked and awed Afganstan and Iraq, killing, and creating chaos accross the region. Obama is pursuing the destruction of our "arch enemies" in a more surgical manner; is this saving lives? I, personally was opposed to retribution and revenge on a wide scale; I argued that it was a poor way to achieve the stated goal of bringing at al quaeda and its leaders to justice; I think there were much smarter ways of doing it, that were much less costly. So, we want the gov to protect us, but we don't want to see the ugliness of the consequences of providing that protection. What's a president to do?
I don't think absolute equality in all things is what should be pursued, but there is a minimum floor of human dignity that could be aimed for and achieved. Unnecessary human suffering along side of conspicuous consumption and luxury is quite nauseating to most people.
dont forget employment for ethnic cleansers and child molesters too.
Why would the government restrict private dataminning of voluntarily provided info?
Thank you for this well reasoned, and sober analysis. The fact that the deniers gave it instant zero on the thumbs down count, is evidence that they are reacting to it on an emotional level, and unable to rationally consider new information that conflicts with their ideology and dogma.
Every oil deposit that wehave depleted and burned, represents an ancient forest. How many forests have we burned up? Were they forests the size of the amazonian rainforest? That's a lot of carbon. If great shoals of blue green algae can affect the atmosphere, then why not the untold acreage of ancient forests of carbon that we have put into the atmoshpere.
All science is based upon assumptions. You use the word computer model like its a dirty word. Do you watch the daily weather report to see if it is going to rain? Computer model. Computational Fluid dynamics is used for design in place of wind tunnels as standard practice. Computer model.