"Ed: (December 19, 2010)
> The only issues I have with abortion are partial birth (very late term)
Just be very careful about your definitions. For one thing, the term "partial birth" is made-up by the antis, to stir up…"
"Again, look at the numbers and facts about it.
Late-term, they don't happen unless there are good medical reasons. Or there are no facts that state otherwise.
I once found a document on it somewhere online. It gave stats of late-term abortions…"
I don't think that nothing could possibly exist. I mean, if
there is no first cause, there is no valid, logical question
about how and why things exist.
Hawking was asked the old question "what was there before the "Big…"
That's not really the issue. Funerals are for the living and
some friends and family would probably be angry that the service
was against everything you believed.
Agreement. If not angry they'd notice the poor fit of the moment, that…"
I got all this from your first post... and I agree. But many people can't make informed decision... why should those people decide for an unborn with the same incapabilities?
If they're not capable of making the decision,…"
"Project Orion. The atom-bomb propelled spaceship, from 1958-'63.
1. Why is the invention you like important? Why is it cool, or revolutionary for its time?
A single-stage ship, taking off from Earth, goes out to Saturn or Jupiter and leaves a…"
>>Truly, abstinence is 100% effective
>You forget to mention that this is the case in a perfect
>world where human desires have no sway! That must be
>your libertarian bent showing through! ;-)
"Actually in honest translations of the Dead Sea Scrolls, it reads "thou shall not murder". Any "values system" worth giving any attention to says that killing is sometimes permissible and even demanded, in defense.
And those who…"
"Some facts first (variously from he CDC, AMA and so on, pertaining n the U.S.)
Some 55% of all abortions are done by the 8th week. Some 85% by the 12th week. Only some 1% after 20 weeks, and less than .4% after 23 weeks.
In 40+ states, elective…"
>Just because a safety measure isn't good enough to stop all
>possible terrorist attacks doesn't mean it should be
Nothing in that link said so. I didn't say so. Stringent common sense should be…"
"In an old S.F. novel (maybe Piper or Heinlein), a character was described as going off on a cursing streak for a while, but not using scatology, religion/blasphemy, or sexual prctices/deviances or hereditary terms...
I've always wished I had…"
"Same old stuff. We've been here before, and we've continued to let our dear government servants pull the wool over our eyes.
In response to earlier more stringent security steps they announced
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These things are the product of lobby money leading to expensive equipment purchases that are unneeded.
Agreement with that.
Along with the TSA and FAA always looking out for ways to increase their funding and maintain their bureaucracy…"