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Defining Life

SFLBIB Wrote: Jul 26, 2014 1:19 PM
This is the exact same debate using the exact same arguments as the Valladolid debate in which Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda argued that the Indians [in the New World Spanish colonies] were less than human and required Spanish masters to become civilized. His opponent, Bartolomé de Las Casas, maintained that they were fully human and that forcefully subjugating them was unjustifiable. It is also the same debate as the Dred Scott case where the Supreme Court agreed that slaves were not fully human. It is also the same debate as the Roe v. Wade case where the Supreme Court agreed that the pre-born are not fully human. Anyone notice a pattern here? Whenever the decision of who is a human is subjective, it will necessarily exclude some weak segment of society [usually because someone’s financial interests are at stake]. That's why the determination must be based on objective criteria, or criterion: so no one is left out. All this talk about when brainwaves start is subjective, and who knows if that is really a good determination in the first place? The baby's heart starts to beat before the mother knows she's pregnant anyway. Can a heart start beating without brainwaves operating? The best we have now is the human genome. If it [whatever "it" is] has a complete human genome, then it is human, and all human beings are due equal justice i.e., life, liberty, and property [in that order] from all other human beings. The Supreme Court must have forgotten this because it placed the mother's right to privacy [liberty] above the baby's right to life. Just like in Valladolid, Dred Scott, and Roe v. Wade, they were just rationalizing to be expedient, when big bucks were at stake. And all this business on “forcing your beliefs on others” is just a smokescreen. In any organized society, someone’s views are going to prevail. We were supposed to have solved this in 1789. So if you expect the same basic human rights, life, liberty, and property, as others, you have to accord them the same.
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The Armpit of Academia

SFLBIB Wrote: Jul 22, 2014 4:08 PM
In his earlier book, Illiberal Education, Dinesh D'Souza wrote, "Diversity is diametrically opposed to quality." Academia, without a speck of evidence, operates on the motto, "Diversity is our strength" and, to ensure the faculty was diverse enough, went out and hired some feminazis to diversify their faculties. So, there you have it: diversity and poor quality. D'Souza was right.
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The Armpit of Academia

SFLBIB Wrote: Jul 22, 2014 4:06 PM
Sounds like a hostile learning environment and/or sexual harassment to me.
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Bordering on Madness

SFLBIB Wrote: Jul 22, 2014 3:25 PM
One idea that will solve the problem is to hire some Germans to patrol the border.
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Our New Chief Diversity Officer

SFLBIB Wrote: Jun 28, 2014 4:08 PM
"Liberals want everyone to believe in nothing so that nothing distinguishes anyone from anyone else. And it is all done in the name of diversity. If we get much more diverse, we will all soon be wearing uniforms." – Prof. Mike Adams
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Our New Chief Diversity Officer

SFLBIB Wrote: Jun 28, 2014 1:37 PM
How can you have a "diversity" of "like-minded" individuals? From the wording of the ad, its sounds like the position is wired for someone they already have in mind.
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My Free Speech College Entrance Exam

SFLBIB Wrote: Jun 28, 2014 12:23 PM
The problem with this test is once it is given, everyone who takes it after will already know the answers.
"Statistically, the odds of a single hard drive crash (given the federal government's rate of replacement of laptops) is in the range of impossible." You forgot time as a factor: the hard drive in question crashed at precisely the "right" and "convenient" time.
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Let’s Get Rid Of Offensive Things

SFLBIB Wrote: Jun 22, 2014 4:08 PM
"But this case was never about the trademark, it was about publicity for the progressives’ word police to apply pressure on Snyder to change a name they don’t want to exist." That was A reason, but the MAIN reason was to draw fire away from Øbama's many scandals.
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Trigger Please

SFLBIB Wrote: Jun 13, 2014 6:09 PM
I think the killer used a SUV to run down the students. In any event, there is some thought that he was taught to hate by the school's liberal arts faculty. americanthinker. com/blog/2007/04/was_cho_taught_to_hate. html
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Trigger Please

SFLBIB Wrote: Jun 13, 2014 6:03 PM
"people who talk to total strangers about being raped and stalked were probably never really raped or stalked" Victimhood is where it's at.
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