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    thoughts is the root of everything?

    I think "The Secret" is ridiculous, personally. They claim that the "law of the universe" is that like attracts like. Any science class will show that it's completely the opposite. Opposites attract. The only scientific thing I can think of that would be close is the "like dissolves like", and...
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    Court Rules for White Firefighters Over Promotions: New Haven, Conn.

    I agree. And oh, such memories from that thread. ;) Haha, but I'm happy with the decision they made, I guess we'll have to see how it plays out from there.
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    Autism Etiquette

    Yeah, Asperger's is quickly becoming a handy "go-to" category for a lot of kids. I remember when my brother was diagnosed with it when he was little, we'd never heard of it, and neither had almost anyone we talked to. Now it seems to be a much broader and more common diagnosis. Otherwise...
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    California high court upholds same-sex marriage ban

    Yup, cause as soon as we let women or black people vote, we also paved the way for animal voting rights, and soon inanimate objects as well! :roll: Are all decisions that protect people's rights slippery slopes as well? Because of the ADA are we going to say that next is.... no discrimination...
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    California high court upholds same-sex marriage ban

    There aren't even words to express how disgusted I am with this decision. If I lived in CA, I would already be starting a ballot saying that marriage is only between a previously unmarried man and woman, or only between a white man and woman, or hearing, or seeing, or anything. If their...
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    10 Yrs. Later, Boys 'Hand of Hope' Continues to Spark Debate

    A lengthy, researched, published study? To me, it's more reliable than simply taking the "word" of either of the people involved in the article, and it's also more reliable than someone's hostile opinion. I'm not saying the baby could obviously move, I'm saying that without any information on...
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    10 Yrs. Later, Boys 'Hand of Hope' Continues to Spark Debate

    Like Karissa, I don't want to get dragged into another abortion debate. I can't, however, sit and read posts that have clearly just not been researched at all. First of all, the issue of whether or not a 21-wk old fetus could push their arm out of the womb is not really much of a question. Look...
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    Bullying during or after education stages. Is it okay?

    Why thank you for your thoughtful and extremely relevant response. :ty:
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    Reverse Discrimination Case

    I am saying that the white and minority candidates who didn't do well on the test might just not have prepared as well as the men who did well on the test. Again, this is not a hard issue to grasp.
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    Reverse Discrimination Case

    You're saying that people are poor because they're minorities. I'm saying that a lot of poor people also happen to be minorities. The difference should be pretty obvious. Your way of describing the situation is inaccurate, racist, and also ignores any low-income person's disadvantage who doesn't...
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    Reverse Discrimination Case

    I don't know how many times I have to say it. We. Don't. Know. You don't know, and I don't know. What I do know, is that you make it sound like all the white people did really well, while all the black people failed miserably. That is not the case. There were many fewer black people to begin...
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    Reverse Discrimination Case

    I don't think that black people don't do as well as white people at all. I think that people who have had a poorer education and who value education less do worse than people who had been well-educated and are driven to do well academically. There is a huge difference. The mistake that is often...
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    Reverse Discrimination Case

    It seems like each individual's amount of knowledge and qualification would make it pretty easy to have that happen. If those particular men were less qualified, they could easily not be in the top 25%, similarly, if they were exceptionally qualified, they would make up a majority of the top...
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    Reverse Discrimination Case

    You still don't get it, that's ok, I can say it again. It's not about anything you just said, it's about the fact that the validity of the test is not the issue and you refuse to drop it. Additionally your "analysis" is meaningless since you have extremely limited data and information about the...
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    Reverse Discrimination Case

    I haven't ignored it. I've said many times that if the city felt the test was invalid they should have administered another one. The problem is that the city didn't throw out the results because they thought it was invalid, therefore no other test was administered. The city threw out the...
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    Reverse Discrimination Case

    Let me say it again: we have no information about the test. We don't know what it was supposed to test, what it did test, or anything else about it. Nor does any of that matter. The issue is not the test, but the city's decision to throw out the results. You keep inventing these hypothetical...
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    Reverse Discrimination Case

    I have never used townhall.com, but here are the previously linked articles that I was referring to. According to FoxNews.com: "This week, the Supreme Court will consider the reverse discrimination claim of Marcarelli and a group of white firefighters. They all passed a promotion exam, but...
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    Reverse Discrimination Case

    Again, please take the time to at least read the articles before commenting. The city of New Haven threw out the results. It's very clearly stated in every article that has been provided. "If it's discrimination in one case, it's discrimination in the other." You might also try taking the...
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    Reverse Discrimination Case

    Again, a specific hypothetical situation that has nothing to do with the actual discussion. Arguing for the sake of arguing, right there.
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    Reverse Discrimination Case

    No, the elephant in the room is the fact that we have no way of knowing if the people who did poorly on the exam were simply less qualified. You keep dancing around that issue without actually responding to it. Again, you avoid the point. This is not an issue of the skew, or the results, or...
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