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No. Ancient Aliens is providing a career to an otherwise unemployable misfit. See Giorgio Tsoukalos

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There are a lot of variables at play. Some of the more influential ones:

(1) The "War on Drugs" has led to mass incarceration for relatively minor offenses. Not only does this directly affect the incarceration rate, but it frequently leads to unemployment and poverty issues once released from prison.

(2) Deinstitutionalization of mental health services has driven up incarceration rates, with low risk offenders being channeled into the prison system instead of to service oriented facilities. Once again, the experience and record of incarceration generally exacerbates conditions leading to cyclical re-offending.

(3) Lack of substance recovery resources and overemphasis on punitive rather than rehabilitative response.

(4) School to prison pipeline, whereby "trouble" youth are effectively channeled into the prison industrial complex early on. Extrication from this trajectory can be very difficult.

And etc. ... such an embarrassingly broken system.

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What are you talking about. Ancient astronaut theory is totally legit. With a leading advocate like this how could it be wrong.

Jace(2380) Clarified
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I understand why you might think I have conflated your positions, but I do not think that is the case. You have repeatedly referenced things such as "best practice" or "functionality", and it is to these that I refer when I use the term "effects" in our exchanges. Effectively, what is moral is what is most functional; my point is that functionality (aka morality) is ultimately not an objective standard but rather a subjective projection of our personal preferences (e.g. longevity, well-being, perpetuity). Having asserted the merit of this subjective projection we can then engage an objective analysis of what most accomplishes it, but the projection (which is morality) remains subjective regardless.

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If you ask me, evolution is a thing, not a debate

Evolution is what makes life possible, it allows organisms

to adapt to the environment as it changes, its responsible for huge diversity

and complicity of live on earth. Which not only provides organises with source

of food and healthy competition, it also gives us some truly awesome stuff to

marvel at. And even tho Evolution makes living thing different from one

another, it also shows us how we are all the same. All live, every single thing

that’s alive on earth today, can claim the same shared heritage. Having descended

from the very first microorganism, when life originated on this planet 3.8

million years ago.

There are people who will say that this is all random ( which it isn't ) and that this clumsy process could not be responsible for the majestic beauty of our world. And to them people I say well at least we can agree that our world is beautiful. There are 2 kinds of people in the world,

the people who are excited about the power and beauty of evolution and those

who don’t understand.

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I don’t understand how people book of genesis literally even though it’s completely illogical, has no evidence at all, the myth it’s self has been proven impossible on multiple occasions and there is overwhelming scientific evidence contradicting it.

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I don’t understand how people book of genesis literally even though it’s completely illogical, has no evidence at all, the myth it’s self has been proven impossible on multiple occasions and there is overwhelming scientific evidence contradicting it.

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If you ask me, evolution is a thing, not a debate

Evolution is what makes life possible, it allows organisms

to adapt to the environment as it changes, its responsible for huge diversity

and complicity of live on earth. Which not only provides organises with source

of food and healthy competition, it also gives us some truly awesome stuff to

marvel at. And even tho Evolution makes living thing different from one

another, it also shows us how we are all the same. All live, every single thing

that’s alive on earth today, can claim the same shared heritage. Having descended

from the very first microorganism, when life originated on this planet 3.8

million years ago.

There are people who will say that this is all random ( which it isn't ) and that this clumsy process could not be responsible for the majestic beauty of our world. And to them people I say well at least we can agree that our world is beautiful. There are 2 kinds of people in the world,

the people who are excited about the power and beauty of evolution and those

who don’t understand.

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That guy makes total sense, is completely illogical and he is awesome :)

“I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.”

— Richard Dawkins

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Do you know the difference between science and faith?

Science is the exact opposite of faith. Faith is believing in something without evidence or question. Science is about asking questions and seeking evidence.

Jace(2380) Clarified
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I understood that, but it is still non-responsive to my argument. Effectively, any car oriented model (even one with fewer personal cars) will be inefficient relative to non-car oriented models which are higher density. It is all about the type of infrastructure that develops around the mode of transportation.

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God does not exist.

The bible is just a bunch of made up stories used to control people

Jace(2380) Clarified
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Pretty sure they were referring to having the option to undergo surgery due to the healthcare legislation, not the influence of the slogan. Not sure I see that that played out for most trans* people, but good for them I guess.

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He creates free will then punishes people for using it.. hmmmm

Then only intervenes sometimes in the most stupid way possible

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Religions are extremely hypocritical

thou shalt not kill.. unless it's in the name of god

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Cthulhu would destroy Obama. Just saying.

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If atheism is a religion then not collecting stamps would be a hobby

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This. This is how to respond to people who just cannot be reasoned with.

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God was so friggen bored he was like screw it i am gonna make adam and eve and watch them multiply

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No science explains the universe without the need for a god

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Our so called heavy handed influence in the world for decades has been used in the defense of ourselves and our allies. Obama claims otherwise.

That may have been the motive but it was hardly the result. If any other country had been in a position to treat the U.S. as we have treated other nations (ostensibly in pursuit of our collective national interest), I suspect that we would have developed our own extremists opposed to the influence of that nation and they very well might have enjoyed the same level of popular support. I fail to comprehend what is so difficult to grasp about the basic cause and effect at play here. Perhaps the U.S. did secure its immediate interests, but no action is without consequence and the current threat of terrorism is one of those consequences.

Obama was not raised in our American loving environment. We spent years living with an anti-American step father in Indonesia. Where he attended at one point a Muslim school. The point being that he grew up without the same American values we all learned. This is evident in his current disdain for America's past role in world affairs.

Alternatively, his criticism of our past conduct is valid. I was raised in this country in a conservative, American loving, Christian environment. I happen to share the view that our earlier conduct is in no small way responsible for our present predicament.

That you persist in conflating Muslims with being anti-American underscores my observation of your Islamaphobia and undermines your overall credibility. You also seem tied to the rather baffling illusion of some homogenous sort of "American values" that we "all" grew up with... where are you even getting that from?

Obama and his cohorts in Congress have blocked Republican attempts to reduce federal spending for his entire six years in office.

Much as Republicans block Democratic efforts to balance the budget. As I said, the problem is owing to our bipartisan system of government; neither party can afford to make concessions so the budget continues to remain unbalanced.

Our war on Islamic extremists has been renamed, reshaped into a retreat and finally declared over, while ISIS has spread their terror to the world. Today Obama still refuses to name our avowed enemy.

Proof that any of this is true, please? I know the issue has been reworded and the tactics altered, but I see zero evidence that the matter is being treated as a resolved non-issue. I reiterate that the current approach has had high ranking military support.

These words may seem partisan to you, none the less they are fact.

They are exceptionally partisan in my view, and where accurate only represent part of the whole story. You seem a bit too willing to dismiss the culpability of those with whom you more readily associate ideologically, and far too eager to shift blame solidly onto a caricaturized opposing ideology.

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If you ask me, evolution is a thing, not a debate

Evolution is what makes life possible, it allows organisms

to adapt to the environment as it changes, its responsible for huge diversity

and complicity of live on earth. Which not only provides organises with source

of food and healthy competition, it also gives us some truly awesome stuff to

marvel at. And even tho Evolution makes living thing different from one

another, it also shows us how we are all the same. All live, every single thing

that’s alive on earth today, can claim the same shared heritage. Having descended

from the very first microorganism, when life originated on this planet 3.8

million years ago.

There are people who will say that this is all random ( which it isn't ) and that this clumsy process could not be responsible for the majestic beauty of our world. And to them people I say well at least we can agree that our world is beautiful. There are 2 kinds of people in the world,

the people who are excited about the power and beauty of evolution and those

who don’t understand.

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If you ask me, evolution is a thing, not a debate

Evolution is what makes life possible, it allows organisms

to adapt to the environment as it changes, its responsible for huge diversity

and complicity of live on earth. Which not only provides organises with source

of food and healthy competition, it also gives us some truly awesome stuff to

marvel at. And even tho Evolution makes living thing different from one

another, it also shows us how we are all the same. All live, every single thing

that’s alive on earth today, can claim the same shared heritage. Having descended

from the very first microorganism, when life originated on this planet 3.8

million years ago.

There are people who will say that this is all random ( which it isn't ) and that this clumsy process could not be responsible for the majestic beauty of our world. And to them people I say well at least we can agree that our world is beautiful. There are 2 kinds of people in the world,

the people who are excited about the power and beauty of evolution and those

who don’t understand.

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You are claiming that there is a systemic flaw in our law enforcement organizations, that causes African Americans to be the victims of unnecessary violence. You go on to say that you can demonstrate that this is fact. If this systemic flaw existed, it should be apparent in crime statistics. Can you point them out

Or perhaps on a crime map


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