Those who trust in the NY Times should know that Carlos Slim is a Mexican billionaire who is its largest single shareholder. Note well: He is a major backer of the Catholic Legion of Christ. Those who pay the piper call the tune. Last I heard, Trump hasn't been sufficiently respectful of the pope.
Why do Zionists get a pass when making broad claims about the superiority of Jews or Israelis, who are usually White Men?
Christopher000 wrote: Safety is fine, but they cause a lot of their own problems.
I found this 1906 film footage of San Francisco trafficđ scary to watch, even if speeds were lower. People were less risk-averse in the past. www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q5Nur642BU The sound is dubbed, of course, as it wasn't integrated with film until 1929.
Tucson removed their cameras, I think for cost reasons rather than legal.
Anecdotally, I see a lot more brazen (not accidental) red-lightđŚ running here than in CA, so I don't blame authorities for attempts at enforcement. What I would do is, use sensors to collect anonymous statistics by time-of-day, then park cops at intersections with high violation rates.
Douglas Fir wrote: ...After losing more than 3 million people from World War 2...
Japan has had several generations to replace its wartime deaths. Furthermore, their press articles on the subject focus on falling birthrates, not the War, as a cause: www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/07/12/national/japan-population-declines-fastest-pace-yet-125-2-million-government/#.XVXDbeRlCfA
So why falling birthrates? Something's broken in their modern culture. Some say women are delaying marriage, if they marry at all. Or maybe men spend too much time partying at hostess bars after work.
Coin-op, robot religion is completely understandable in Japanese philosophy.
Youth in Asia wrote: ... much of calculus, and statistics, important, yes in a specific context.
Authors, journalists, politicians, bureaucrats, and corporate PR often make statistical claims to sound more credible and "scientific." To scrutinize these, one has to learn the discipline before one can find fault in its use. Statistics usually involves massaging data until one gets the desired or convenient result. There is nothing in the data itself, for example, to suggest whether one should use the mean, median, mode, min, or max to summarize a data set. And how should one handle outliers?
And any poll result or scientific claim published by someone with a Conflict of Interest should be dismissed outright. This is more a matter of ethics than statistics. Think about it: the Washington Post is owned by a man whose other business has contracts with the CIA.
Standard atheist excuses indicative of a man not only spiritually dead, but intellectually dead as well: "Why is the Bible full of contradictions" - Loaded Question, no details "How many miracles happen. Not many" - How does he know? Is there an omniscient count of these somewhere? "How can God be love yet send 4 billion people to a place, all coz they don't believe" - accusing God of not loving according to an extrabiblical definition of the word. God is like a potter (Rom. 9); He can throw out every vessel if He wished "Christians can be the most judgmental people on the planet" - this is a judgment! "Science keeps piercing the truth of every religion" - Science has no truth, so it has nothing to report on spiritual things. "All I know is what's true to me right now" - Solipsism
The Quiet Christian wrote: That's an interesting argument, Neil. Having read thru this series a several times in the last five years, I found it refreshing & intriguing...
My kids liked the series too, for it was certainly well-written. My stance is, it's safest to use his fiction as mere entertainment, steer clear of his personal beliefs, and learn of Christ from Scripture alone. Now other folks are uncomfortable with the whole fantasy genre; I won't say they're wrong.
It seems like there is very little fiction that is immune to criticism beyond "Pilgrim's Progress."
Mike wrote: The reason it's "controversial" is some people wish to try the treatment, and others don't want them to.
Article says "[it] doesnât work for everyone and carries uncertain risks."
Now there's a Truism! What pharmaceutical could this *not* be said of? Drug ads list often frightening side-effects and hazards, yet they get approved and are not labeled "controversial" by the "Medical Guild" and their media stooges.
My otherwise healthy 104 year-old grandmother was killed by side-effects from ordinary antibiotics given for a cat scratch! No drug is completely safe. Her lifelong mistrust of doctors seemed vindicated.
Leftists often pretend that Bowdlerizing and censorship were invented by conservatives. Mark Twain has historically been a target because his depiction of blacks, though sympathetic, wasn't politically correct in hindsight.
Robinson Crusoe wasn't originally a children's story; so far as I know, these didn't exist as a distinct genre back then. Kids were expected to read adult [mature] literature.
"Swiss Family Robinson" was inspired by Robinson Crusoe and was written by a Swiss pastor. This was an example of the "Robinsonade" literary genre.
I think it's a complex of causes including rent control, restrictive zoning, and inflationary minimum wages. I doubt those lawmakers who "struggle to find a solution" [yeah, illusory solutions beloved of leftists] would even consider relaxing such policies. Here, the public is reaping what foolish leftists have sown.
And there's the broader problem of divorce and illegitimacy, not helped by welfare rules which reward irresponsibility.