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even if you believe the death penalty is effective as a crime deterrent...
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07/27/17
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how are we still executing people in this country?
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!timeline of events
07/26/17
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humans use higher order ideas to overcome their lizard instincts.
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chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp inmate, which led him to discover the importance of finding meaning in all forms of existence, even the most brutal ones, and thus, a reason to continue living.
09/16/17
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On 26 September 1983, the nuclear early warning system of the Soviet Union reported the launch of multiple USAF Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles from bases in the United States. These missile attack warnings were correctly identified as a false alarm by Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov, an officer of the Soviet Air Defence Forces. This decision is seen as having prevented a retaliatory nuclear attack based on erroneous data on the United States and its NATO allies, which would have probably resulted in immediate escalation of the cold-war stalemate to a full-scale nuclear war. Investigation of the satellite warning system later confirmed that the system had malfunctioned.
09/16/17
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the problem is that the author lists many differences that are not obviously genetic and may very well be caused by culture.
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it enforces a culture which in some ways pigeonholes women and then uses those pigeonholes as justification for continuing the culture.
08/05/17
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executing convicts prevents us from carrying out justice when we realize our mistake.
07/27/17
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I'm not even going to go into the terrible effects the drug war has had on medical research around #marijuana, #psilocybin, and #MDMA.
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Medical cannabis, or medical marijuana, is cannabis and cannabinoids that are prescribed by doctors for their patients.[1][2] The use of cannabis as a medicine has not been rigorously tested due to production restrictions and other governmental regulations.[3] Limited evidence suggests cannabis can: reduce nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, improve appetite in people with HIV/AIDS, and reduce chronic pain and muscle spasms.
10/02/17
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"Habitual offenders" serve life sentences for drug possession in this country, and many lives are forever tainted by criminal records.
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In Texas, for instance, 116 people are currently serving life sentences on charges of simple drug possession. Seven of those people earned their sentences for possessing quantities of drugs weighing between 1 gram and 4 grams, or less than a typical sugar packet.
10/02/17
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But by far the largest share of gun deaths every year are suicides! Over 22,000 in 2015.
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gun deaths chart
10/02/17
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This would take a big chunk out of the drug-related gun deaths that happen every year in this country.
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Reliable statistics on the number of drug-related murders in the United States are hard to come by. A 1994 Department of Justice report suggested that between a third and a half of U.S. homicides were drug-related, while a recent Center for Disease Control study found that the rate varied between 5% and 25% (a 2002 Bureau of Justice report splits the difference). Part of this variance is that "drug-related" murders are hard to define. There are murders committed by people on drugs, murders committed by addicts to get money for drugs, turf-war murders by drug suppliers, and murders committed by gangs whose principal source of income is drug sales.
10/02/17
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As usual, it will be a dead end bc it pits the identity of one American tribe against another despite their agreement on many of the issues.
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Despite agreement on several of the proposals, Americans can't get past their tribal identification to actually get them enacted.
10/02/17
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wellbeing through freedom.
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american exceptionalism is that its patriotism, its nationalism requires an embrace of liberty. of free speech. of justice.
08/15/17
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CASSIUS But, soft, I pray you: what, did Caesar swound? CASCA He fell down in the market-place, and foamed at mouth, and was speechless.
08/03/17
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The cognitive scientist Thomas Landauer calculated that humans can only retain about 1 gigabyte of information
06/24/17
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Last week, Dr. Shoukhrat Mitalipov and a team of researchers at Oregon Health and Science University announced they had successfully altered human embryos with a mutation of the MYBPC3 gene—a defect that causes hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in 1 out of every 500 people, and is among the leading causes of sudden death for young athletes.
10/18/17