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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 4 hours ago

Re: Indiana moving towards Jim Crow

Let's say that I'm a member of a fundamentalist Christian church that thinks the Jews killed Jesus, and I don't want to have anything to do with Jews. Can I discriminate against them based on my "deeply held" religious [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 4 hours ago

Re: Indiana moving towards Jim Crow

If not to refuse to serve/employ gays, what is the purpose of this "religious freedom" law? To enable a woman in a burqa to sit at a lunch counter--or stand in front of a classroom?

Mostly to provide a low-consequence way [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 4 hours ago

Re: Indiana moving towards Jim Crow

If they think I'm gay I need to sue to get served a hamburger in IN?

I'm not sure that you can even sue, even before this law. Remember, you're allowed to refuse service to whomever you want for whatever reason you want, absent some [more]

Fri Mar 27

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:32 PM

Re: Indiana moving towards Jim Crow

The Indiana "religious freedom" law codifies the arguments of segregationists supporting Jim Crow. The Bible clearly indicates that blacks are the the Children of Ham who was cursed by Noah. I cannot let the Children of Ham eat at my [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:51 AM

Re: Big Bidness Reacts to Indiana's anti-Gay Law

It will be interesting to see if the company similarly avoids having any events in states like Rhode Island, Connecticut, Illinois, and others that have adopted the same law (modeled after the federal RFRA):

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Thu Mar 26

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:01 PM

Re: American war lust: the cure

Conscription eliminates this. The military cannot be other if everyone has been a part of it.

My opinion* is that it should be a rite of citizenship.


Mandatory service in the military (in which everyone has to spend a tour in [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:15 PM

Re: American war lust: the cure

You are assuming that having a draft means more military. That doesn't follow. They could have the same staffing that they have today, and ramp up or down as needs require - as they do today via recruitment efforts.

I'm not sure [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:22 PM

Re: American war lust: the cure

If their kids and their rich constituents' kids were at risk, they'd at least have to pull in some favors and get their kids assigned to the National Guard. Oh yeah, that won't work anymore...

The bigger problem is that we have no honest
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Wed Mar 25

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:30 PM

Re: American war lust: the cure

The case in 1981 was filed against the Carter administration. I don't know the make up of the court at that time so I can speak to any bias the jurors might have had due to who was POTUS when the case was filed vs when it was resolved. To his [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Great Movies board. 2:47 PM

Re: is the movie audience changing?

Excellent list, Goofy. I'd add two more factors:

Globalization: Many movies these days, particularly movies that command a sizable budget from big studios for wide release, are expected to generate significant revenue abroad. So [more]

Fri Mar 20

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 3:56 PM

Re: Why?

Is there even a discussion board on Motley Fool that deals with Climate Change??

For the same reason that boards like Political Asylum exist. People on discussion boards often like to talk about things that aren't necessarily germane [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:42 PM

Re: Fast food limits

It doesn't help that zoning rules in most urban areas actively prohibit even small corner stores from operating near where people live and can walk to. That would be a welcome change. Transit, as a government function, would be little different, [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:50 PM

Re: Fast food limits

Am I the only one thinking any area zoned as "residential" should have to have some type of minimum standard grocery store within X amount of miles and depending on density of area should have to be accessible by public [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:43 PM

Re: Friedman on BiBi

Perhaps to people who haven't followed or participated in the discussions about resolving the dispute over the Palestinian right of return. The Quartet Roadmap, the Clinton Plan and the 2003 Geneva Accords all include Palestinian immigration to [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:35 AM

Re: Friedman on BiBi

Yes, but as I've repeatedly said, it won't happen that way. So why worry about it, except to scare people?

Because just because you repeatedly say something doesn't mean that you've gained the ability to determine the future. Again, [more]

Thu Mar 19

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:29 PM

Re: Friedman on BiBi

Like I said, that's never going to happen. Israel won't allow it and the Palestinians, the PA anyway, aren't really asking for it.

But all of this is being discussed in the context of Israel being forced to do things that it wouldn't [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:13 PM

Re: Friedman on BiBi

Second, even if it were to happen, very few Palestinians would return. They have nowhere to return to. The Right of Return is mostly a symbolic issue, except for a few thousand cases of family reunification.

There are approximately [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:54 PM

Re: Friedman on BiBi

The biggest threat to Israel's existence is itself, it's refusal to separate itself politically and geographically from four million Arabs living in the Occupied Territories.

What about the Right of Return? Is that not a bigger threat [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:04 PM

Re: Friedman on BiBi

Which is another reason I wish we could stop supporting Israel and let them stand (or fall) on their own.

I'm curious - what do you think would happen if we did? Would they stand, or would they fall?

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Tue Mar 17

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:21 PM

Re: Sorry if I am beating a dead horse here

If atheists would collectively refuse to pay taxes until religious subsidies are removed, as Constitutional logic requires them to be, for example that would be an aggressive passive way of attacking the religious state.

As pointed [more]

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