I have a device on mine - a WDTV box. Thing beneath the TV that plays media. When I connected it up, I discovered that it's search for network shares is quite aggressive: It actually portscanned the entire subnet range in search of NFS an SMB shares. All very well, except that I have some rather embarrassing media shared on NFS - as no-one else in the house uses linux, I hadn't seen reason to secure it in any way. An incident was narrowly avoided.
I'd rather have the dollar each day.
But it's also had only one big bubble, and hasn't been around that long. There isn't enough historical data to make any prediction for the future based on that alone.
" Only a Sith deals in absolutes."
This statement is itsself an absolute. Thus anyone who makes this claim must be a sith.
And some pedestrian-pounder bars at the front.
The old testament, where polygamy is commonplace? Not much of a 'one man, one woman' thing there. The interpretation seems obvious: It's just an ancient way to describe the act of sex. It doesn't have any profound consequences.
The expression 'one flesh.' Doesn't have any deep spiritual meaning. It's used in 1 Corinthians 6 to refer to prostitution. It's just an ancient expression, in the same way we would refer to a couple 'sleeping together.' We don't mean actually sleeping, and everyone knows this, but it's not polite to directly say what it meant.
People like symbols. Erecting symbols is an easy way for a politician to win some votes with a targeted demographic. It shows he is on their side, but doesn't have to involve actually doing anything with a practical impact.
If the native americans had invented mass-production and industrial machinery first, they would have been just as destructive.
Most people worship a god that is just a reflection of themselves. You've just found a more direct route.
If Christians actually read their bible, polygamous marriage would have been legal from the beginning.
Because this is a standard contract that also has implications for taxation, inheritance, joint finances, benefits, immigration, and a load of other things that require government cooperation.
It's not really three great religions: The Jews are tiny in number. At the time of the founding of what would become the US there was a lot of religious conflict, all between different sects of Christianity. The Catholics hated the protestants,the protestants hated the catholics, the puritans hated everyone, and absolutely everyone hated the quakers.
The declaration cannot be superseded because it is not a legal document. It's just a popular pamphlet, intended to stir up some more revolutionary sentiment and throw a few choice insults back towards England to get things going.
You'd need to convince the president to nominate you first, and then congress gets to vote if they will approve you.
That's one reason it's very hard for a new judge to get selected towards the end of a president's second term: The opposing party won't approve anyone, as they know if they stall for time there's a fifty-fifty chance one of their own will be in office soon and can nominate someone more favorable to their own positions.