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Comment Re:They saw this coming for ages... (Score 2) 235

Yes because it's easy to determine physically disability while glancing at someone as you drive by. There are days where I am able to cut my own grass (they are rare, but they happen.) There are days when my friend, who has lymphoma, is able to work. Disabled means you aren't consistently able to work enough. Also interesting you can establish paternity visually. And I'm certian there are many women out there willing to go through the difficulties of parenting in exchange for food stamps. You mentioned the word obtuse? Yes I think that's the appropriate descriptor here.

Comment Re: First strike (Score 1) 418

"Imagine if you had to pay for a public defender, and you'd only get your money back if you were found innocent". Actually, it's sort of like this. If you are found guilty, you will be charged for the services of your public defender as part of a probationary fine .

Comment Re:Just eat and shuddup about organic already! (Score 1) 305

We fed the worl organically for 10 thousand years. When corporations invented pesticides, fertilizers, and herbicides mid 20th century they coupled that with a massive advertising campaign that have effectively convinced people we can't farm without their products. Bullshit. There's zero problem with the amount of food produced. There's only a problem with the distribution model.

Submission + - Google TV censors political ads (jillstein.org)

Jewfro_Macabbi writes: Last week, the Jill Stein for President campaign placed over a hundred thousand dollars worth of airtime on cable TV nationally and in select markets across the country. The ads were scheduled to air September 4th through September 6th. Yesterday Google, which served as a broker for national satellite and cable television ad placements, informed Jill Stein's campaign that they were censoring the campaign's ads due to "inappropriate language." (The ads in question can be viewed here: http://www.jillstein.org/first_tv_ad_campaign).

The ads comply with FCC regulations regarding appropriate content, and federal law prohibits broadcasters from censoring ads submitted by candidates for public office.

Comment Re:Another perspective (Score 1) 1218

Our state and federal institutions are separate from our religious institutions as specified by the Constitution. In this case we have no legal requirement or even justification for doing what the majority wants. If a parent wants their children to receive a religious education they may provide that at home, church, or at a private religious school.

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