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    Former drug user. If you smoked pot, you are a...

    Former drug user. If you smoked pot, you are a former drug user - you can't deny that. That's why we call them excons.

    Part of the punishment is the lifetime label - it sends the message that...
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    You're still esentially rewarding the bad...

    You're still esentially rewarding the bad behavior in the first place. If you know you can get caught and it will go away in the future, it takes away part of the consequence. If there are fewer...
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    It's also incentive to commit a crime in the...

    It's also incentive to commit a crime in the first place. It removes consequences - if you do that, what's the point in punishing in the first place?

    It's like telling your kid they can't have...
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    Key word there is "hopefully". Our current...

    Key word there is "hopefully". Our current prison system does very little to rehabilitate criminals - that's part of the problem. There is employment out there for people who have criminal records,...
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    I'm with you on rehabilitation (though I think...

    I'm with you on rehabilitation (though I think it's possible for certain violent offenders too), but I don't think one's criminal record should be erased. Imagine you own a company and are looking...
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    Hoo-ray Jimmy! :) I'm glad my usually...

    Hoo-ray Jimmy! :)

    I'm glad my usually red-blooded state is gaining some middle ground with Webb and Kaine.

    Oh, and gal - I'm really, really glad you don't run my city, county, state, or...
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    So if she's in the process of repenting, it's OK?...

    So if she's in the process of repenting, it's OK? There we are - right back to "cop out".

    Additionally, your statement about righteousness can easly be taken to mean, "Jesus died for me, my works...
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    I agree, making changes for reasons other than...

    I agree, making changes for reasons other than curing disease is irresponsible. There's no legitimate reason for my kids to have my eyes and my husband's chin. I really think a lot of the hype...
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    I didn't say the ethics debate hasn't begun -...

    I didn't say the ethics debate hasn't begun - there will be people who are against this sort of gene manipulation no matter what; just as there are some people who oppose the HPV shot, vaccinations,...
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    I was poking fun at philosophy (and physics), not...

    I was poking fun at philosophy (and physics), not you; please don't be offended. :o

    I don't know what you consider adequate scientific evidence, but the difference in cognition is explained by...
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    But surely you realize the attitude and manner of...

    But surely you realize the attitude and manner of many Christians and their dismissal of their hypocritical behavior turns others off, right? For example - Chrissy Christian is against premarital...
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    Philosophy is like theoretcal physics - it's just...

    Philosophy is like theoretcal physics - it's just makin' stuff up as you go along! :D

    We're more advanced because our ancestors all the way down the line demanded it. We went one way, elephants...
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    Because we're smarter than everyone else. We...

    Because we're smarter than everyone else. We figured out how to cure and treat disease. We don't cast aside deformed or defective people. We have society, which treats everyone as an equal, giving...
  14. Question: Free Braces?

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    You can try a dental school for lower prices, but...

    You can try a dental school for lower prices, but you are unlikely to get them for free. Every orthodontist I know of establishes a payment plan, usually with no interest. You would pay something...
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    It sounds like a cop out because you're saying,...

    It sounds like a cop out because you're saying, "Jesus was great, so Christianity is great. We all want to be like Jesus, but we can't because he was just that great. We are the living...
  16. Question: My BLUE state

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    speechless - You still don't get it. I'm...

    speechless -

    You still don't get it. I'm done trying to explain it to you.

    I'm unsubscribing.

    Happy Holidays.
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    Because it was a counter to a question posed of...

    Because it was a counter to a question posed of me, which asked what limitations on freedoms I support. You appear to have taken that I asked that question personally (which must be why you replied...
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    A difference which I have acknowledged. ...

    A difference which I have acknowledged.



    You mean the sign the Christians countered with? Yes, there is a difference. A difference I have acknowledged.



    The people who put their sign up...
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    Oh for cryin' out loud... have we been reading...

    Oh for cryin' out loud... have we been reading the same thread? Let me help you; go back to page 4 and read post #31 and the article in that post. Then, go to page 6 and read post #53. THEN go to...
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    First off - the question about what freedoms are...

    First off - the question about what freedoms are you willing to give up wasn't directed to you, but was in direct response to texasparent who asked what limitations on freedom I support. The reason...
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    BS. No one is saying "Christians deserve it";...

    BS. No one is saying "Christians deserve it"; stop being so dramatic. Ever the victim...

    Who says I'm tolerating the bad behavior? I've repeated time and time again that I don't agree with the...
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    That sounds like a cop out to me.

    That sounds like a cop out to me.
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    Such a sign, as vile as the message might be, is...

    Such a sign, as vile as the message might be, is still legal. The KKK chants things similar to that all the time - they are allowed to exist. I still see a flaw in your sign comparison, as I don't...
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    It's not about intolerance, it's about being...

    It's not about intolerance, it's about being empathetic. It's about being able to see someone else's point of view. I'm not offended by the nativity. I'm not offended by the sign. I support...
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    Actually, no, this is not how it would be under...

    Actually, no, this is not how it would be under his scenario. Under his scenario it would be as it is now - either ALL people can display, or NO people can display. Roadside memorials are fine as...
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    Given that you have more holidays coming up... ...

    Given that you have more holidays coming up...

    Go to www.blurb.com; you can make your own book. Get pictures from your past (dating, wedding, kids, etc), your present (the holidays, recent...
  27. We can't just answer the question for you, but we...

    We can't just answer the question for you, but we can offer you a little bit of help.

    First - LIFO. Last in, first out. What does that mean? LIFO means when you start sellng products, you sell...
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    A "Holiday Tree" - A symbol representing one...

    A "Holiday Tree" - A symbol representing one group's beliefs/opinions
    A Menorah - A symbol representing one group's beliefs/opinions
    A nativity Scene - A symbol representing one group's...
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    Where does the atheist sign attack Christmas? I...

    Where does the atheist sign attack Christmas? I read it and it says nothing about Christmas, or even specifically Christians. It says religion. It's not attacking "your holiday". No one is...
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    You're forgetting the swastika is a religious...

    You're forgetting the swastika is a religious symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism... and more. The Nazis adopted it and now it is associated with them alone, but on it's own (and depending on the...
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    Thanks, Judy. My dad could hear us, he was just...

    Thanks, Judy. My dad could hear us, he was just stubborn and didn't want to listen! :) He was also confused when he was in such a state, which made him more stubborn. He was diabetic too, so we...
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    20 years? Are you sure? It's my understanding...

    20 years? Are you sure? It's my understanding it's 6 years from date of creation or last use. Maybe this is a Georgia state requirement?
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    Thanks, Emland. I know the files must be kept...

    Thanks, Emland. I know the files must be kept apart, which isn't a problem. We're just wondering about the double locked doors part! Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.
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    That's the thing, we want to be in compliance,...

    That's the thing, we want to be in compliance, which is why we went to the training, but given that no one in our company has heard these regulations, we are questioning the accuracy of the training....
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    I wish I could say I'm surprised, but I'm not. ...

    I wish I could say I'm surprised, but I'm not.

    Years ago, when my dad was alive, his protein levels got all out-of-whack, which caused him to go "crazy". He would yell, stumble around, and was...
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    Change in HIPAA Law?

    Two of my co-workers attended a training session this week, "Records Retention and Destruction", held by Fred Pryor training. In the session they learned a few things which puzzled me:

    1. If...
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    Pardon me, but nothing is being done to a...

    Pardon me, but nothing is being done to a holiday, it's a sign going up in the month of December. It is the ultimate sign of arrogance for you to claim the month of December as "yours".

    And, for...
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    The group which put the sign up. Read the link I...

    The group which put the sign up. Read the link I posted back on page 4, post #31.
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    Your "child's test" fails in your very own post -...

    Your "child's test" fails in your very own post - the swastica. If society/community has standards which it can impose, why are those imposed on some but not all?

    And if Christians would be, in...
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    You say you aren't dismissing the offense of...

    You say you aren't dismissing the offense of others, but you are arguing that the nativity is harmless, regardless of the fact that is offends people, yet the sign isn't harmless because offends...
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    Too bad! :p I don't think the nativity is...

    Too bad! :p

    I don't think the nativity is offensive. I don't think the sign is offensive. Someone on each side, however, thinks it is offensive. You say the nativity is a "harmless...
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    An offensive commemoration is still...

    An offensive commemoration is still state-sponsored offence.
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    And what of the Christians who stole the sign,...

    And what of the Christians who stole the sign, defaced it, or put up an identical one with the word "atheism" instead of "religion"? Did those Christians miss it too? I sure think so.

    I'm not...
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    You're still missing the point. The atheist...

    You're still missing the point. The atheist group sees the nativity as an attack - a state approved attack. It doesn't matter if everyone agrees (not everyone sees the atheist sign as an attack,...
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    Maybe they have bigger problems to deal with, but...

    Maybe they have bigger problems to deal with, but the same argument can be said for those who are up in arms over words on a sign. But beyond that, perhaps this group doesn't adhere to the things...
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    The pads bother me, they make the shoe too tight....

    The pads bother me, they make the shoe too tight.

    Buy a shoe stretcher. When your shoes are new, use it to break them in a bit. Until they are super comfortable, wear the shoes only places they...
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    speech, did you happen to miss my post below? ...

    speech, did you happen to miss my post below?



    You are saying the nativity scene isn't an attack, that it's just a symbol, but there are people who don't feel that way. These people feel the...
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    You know... a statement like that could easily be...

    You know... a statement like that could easily be interpreted as you wishing harm upon those who are different that you. Not very Christ-like, if you ask me
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    Just found this too: The Rev. Ken Hutcherson...

    Just found this too:

    The Rev. Ken Hutcherson of Redmond's Antioch Bible Church put up his own sign at the Capitol on Friday that says, in part: "There is one God. ... Atheism is but myth and...
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    Missing atheist sign found in Washington state -...

    Missing atheist sign found in Washington state - CNN.com

    According to this article the sign was stolen. It was recovered, and now has an addition - "Thou Shalt Not Steal".

    Here's what to Gov....
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