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Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all

Nik L Wrote: Jul 29, 2014 10:01 AM
Marriage laws of the past 40 years have always been applied equally TO ALL. In all States, any/all adults not already married have been free to marry any other consenting adult of the opposite sex who was not already married and who was not related to the other person by blood in the first degree. There has been no exclusion of gays, lesbian, etc., to marry per these laws as they are/were defined (nor has there been any discrimination based on race). Those advocating “same-sex-marriage” are advocating changing the laws to accommodate just those who intend to practice it, a minority of less than 5%.
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How Our World Fell Apart

Nik L Wrote: Jul 24, 2014 9:05 AM
Lil’ Val is the éminence grise of Dear Ruler’s court.
Given the standards of experience and accomplishment for Democrats set by Dear Ruler, and both having had pampered upbringings, Chelsea is a natural for president. Then again, this could be money-laundering for Hillary’s campaign.
In addition to the OTT speaking fees from schools, her near-record $8M advance on her book amount to money-laundering for her campaign.
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The Next Generation Of Talking Heads

Nik L Wrote: Jul 02, 2014 8:19 AM
The weakness of journalism is the educational curricula that its practitioners take. Unlike, say, engineering curricula, journalism curricula have no sure tests that a student truly understands the basic pertinent facts and how to apply them with rigor, especially in a society that relies on journalists to help keep politicians honest and the public evenhandedly informed. In journalism curricula, having opinions suffices. In engineering curricula, those tests exist because, when engineers practice their professions, if they make mistakes, buildings collapse, planes fall out of the sky, and the lights go out. In our society, is not journalism at least as important as engineering, such that journalism curricula should have comparable tests and rigor?
Maybe this time, he’ll actually raise his hand when he takes the oath instead of holding it waist-high as if he were trying to keep a dog from jumping on him. And now that the history of the email back-up contract with Sonasoft has surfaced (no thanks to Koskinen), even more sparks should fly. (And, if they don’t, then we’ll know that the GOP has been complicit.) One wonders, though, why the hearing starts so late.
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You Bet This is Swiftboating

Nik L Wrote: Jun 19, 2014 11:00 AM
I look forward to a barrage of swiftboat-like ads appearing on TV to sink Hillary's candidacy. (And besides finally sending her back to the cesspool from whence she came, they will probably be more entertaining than regular programming.)
Article I, Section 10 of the US Constitution - No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, UNLESS ACTUALLY INVADED, OR IN SUCH IMMINENT DANGER AS WILL NOT ADMIT DELAY. Go Texas!
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Slavery Reparations

Nik L Wrote: Jun 18, 2014 7:26 AM
By Mr. Coates’ argument, am I to seek reparations from the Italian government for the enslavement of my ancestors who lived under Roman rule in ancient Britain? Seriously, slavery has been practiced by EVERY society that has ever existed (and is still practiced in by today). But only two took the lead to abolish it (in law and in fact) and to shed treasure and lives to abolish it beyond their own borders. One was the United States of America. The UK was the other one.
If avoiding “high-risk” enterprises is the objective, then no entity should lend money to the Government of the United States (as currently led).
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