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No One is Born Gay

LOL !!
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No One is Born Gay

"A few moments thought on natural selection and its interaction with a heritable trait whose sole contribution to your reproductive success is to halt it should introduce doubts into anyone else as well." Maybe you should think a few minutes more. Species, not individuals, endure. Macho Man or Outrageous Queen, in a couple centuries both will be identically dead and decomposed. Maybe Homosexuality is a survival adaptation for species.
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No One is Born Gay

Brown is being an idiot today. Worse than the garden variety idiot, he is being willfully ignorant, an idiot by conscious choice. No "reputable scientific evidence"??? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/male-homosexuality-influenced-by-genes-us-study-finds-9127683.html http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/assault/genetics/nyreview.html http://io9.com/5967426/scientists-confirm-that-homosexuality-is-not-genetic--but-it-arises-in-the-womb http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biology_and_sexual_orientation Science is only beginning to understand everything that falls under the heading of 'epigenetics', the multitude of hormonal, chemical, and other vectors that can affect the expression of even an identical set of genes in different individuals. It's depressing that a professed Christian can be so insensitive to log in his own eye while running on at the mouth over the speck of sawdust in another's. How can he be this blind to his desperation to hide from any evidence that Homosexuality might be other than a conscious choice that people make just to offend him?
Then so's Google. (The tendrils of BENGHAZI reach everyplace!)
The 'movement' of the ocean....I must say I've never heard of that one. I guess you could say that the ocean is, err, 'moving upwards' from the center of the planet. Sideways too, over what used to be land....
Well, maybe the Maldives are going underwater because of, of, .... ummm,,,, BENGHAZI !!! Yeah, THAT MUST BE IT !!! BENGHAZI !!! BENGHAZIBENGHAZIBENGHAZIBENGHAZIBEN.... (Brought to you by Fox News)
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Green Markets

I have not studied environmental history, but every notable case of which I am aware private industry, grown to unprecedented sizes under Legal Incorporation, polluted the environment by doing things on a scale never seen before and/or doing new industrial processes. It's ludicrous to talk of "discovery of effects" of pollution. Polluters call that 'progress'. To blame Government because they often did it on and/or to public lands is to engage in perverse moral/mental contortions to avoid placing blame where it rightfully belongs. Large Corporate Polluters usually did and often still do engage in all manner of obstruction and denial when challenged over such issues, because they want to keep the money coming in and care about little else. Typically they have legal/financial firepower to dwarf any private property owner. It was and largely still is only that hated BIG GOVERNMENT typically the EPA, that can stand against them.
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Green Markets

I agree with Stossel that property rights are a powerful tool for environmental protection. But I wish he would acknowledge that we've had property rights since our Nation was founded, and we had worse and worse and worse pollution until the Government became concerned with the issue. Whatever you may think of the EPA, it was Govt intervention exemplified by the the EPA that made the difference in this nation's environment. Perhaps the many, many new laws championed and inspired by the EPA and other agencies within Federal & State govts now give private property owners new tools to fight against environmental pollution, but I'm not prepared to say that the EPA no longer has a role.
"You have placed yourself outside of the Roman Catholic Church." I am at odds with Church Doctrine on this issue, and I am not happy that my Church tells me that I am sinning in that stance. But we should not lose sight of the afct that the USA is *not* a Roman Catholic Theocracy, and large portions of our population do not believe in any God, much less the Catholic strain of Christianity. Our laws must serve all Americans.
You've no shortage of outrage (indeed you have a bountiful surplus) when it comes to the 'facing the consequences' for the woman seeking an Abortion (apparently, you know all the circumstances of all of them), but when it comes time to walk the walk to match your talk, you are nowhere to be found.
"Once again, you cannot equate abortion and miscarriage" OTOH you seem to have an infinite capacity to willfully misunderstand my argument. I do not equate the two, but I demand that the rest of us behave consistently towards the fetus in each case. If it is a Human Being when a woman Aborts it, then it is a Human Being when it fails to implant and the rest of us (including most especially it's parents) are obliged to try and save it as much as they are any other Human Being, even if that is inconvenient to you.
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