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kitkat

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    Arizona
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    Microbiology, Genetics, Evolution, and many others.
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    Medical Degree
  1. Would the outcome be different today if we had elected the other candidate?
  2. Because after 9/11 laws were passed immediately to address the issue of terroist on U.S. soil so it does not make sense to pass the Defense Authorization Act 2012 when the first one cover it.
  3. The OWS protestors are hardly big enough yet to be a threat to national security so the acts of brutality by police officers should be a wake up call to the public that we really do not have the right to protest and the powers that control us will do whatever it takes to stop any protest from growing in numbers in the future. This bill of 2012 will give them the authority to control the masses when the day comes when most of the American people have finally had enough of corrupt government control and will want to protest. It is not a matter of "if" it will happen, it is a matter of "when" it will happen in the future. Our government is fully aware of this being a reality and they are taking steps right now to prevent it. Right now, they are not going to lock up protestors since they really are not much of a threat, as well as the fact that the number of people living in poverty have not increased to the level for a mass revolt from the public. Our government are masters at the art of public brainwashing though lately they are slacking since many are catching on to their game that they really do not care about the people they are suppose to govern.
  4. After seeing this video, it is amazing that the public were not outraged by this demostration of police brutality. Yes, pepper spray is nasty stuff and it was totally unnecessary for the police to behave in this manner. It's obvious people do not have the right to protest in this country.
  5. In history, we already know what would happen if abortion is made illegal. Many women died from botched unregulated abortions but this won't stop women who become pregnant from seeking someone that is willing to do an illegal abortion. The adoption process standards are too high for many people who wish to adopt. If abortion becomes illegal then the adoption process needs to lower their standards for approving adoptions. As it is right now, women are being left with little options other than to raise a child that they didn't want. There are no easy solutions to problems that arise from unplanned pregnancies and there is no one solution fits all cases. This issue at this particular time in history when the number of people that are currently alive are struggling to support themselves is on the rise makes no sense whatsoever.
  6. Since when does our government act with reason and tact when handling anything, maybe in the past but definitely not in the last 50 years. Since we already have 2001 authorization to use military force then why was it necessary to sign the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012? The reason is deception since it can be changed to include american citizens without the public being aware that it was changed by congress at a later time. As soon as the protestors begin again in the spring or if any other new group emerges that compromises their ability to support themselves and decides to fight our government, that bill will include american citizens with a simple word change in the document.
  7. This problem is not only in Russia but global in textbooks that were rewritten during a different time frame. Take two countries at war with each other, each country is going to describe the war with their own cultural beliefs mixed in with their version of the truth. You can't declare anything that you read to be 100% factual from its source. In science, old beliefs of evidence are replaced with modern interpretation of the evidence in that time in that time frame. Information is subject to evolution just like any other that we call evolution. Its content can change with time even the religious text throughout history.
  8. I do understand your response that is coming from your background experience with dealing with the worst case drug addicted cases. However, there is a high percentage of individuals that have tried different drugs for awhile and stop without any desire to continue using or have experienced severe withdrawals that you mentioned above. Their brain chemistry for some reason did not respond in the same way that would lead me to become a drug addict. So is this right to make it criminal for those individuals that have brain chemistry that makes them addicted? People with ADHD, Depression, etc. are given prescription medications that really are not that effective for many people and that is why they prefer street drugs. In my opinion, neither prescription meds or street drugs can fix the problem or relieve symptoms effectively. In reality, many people are hoping that science can figure out the brain chemistry to someday correct all addictions and mental health issues. Until this happens, drug addiction should not be a crime and it is sad that society is so cruel on this subject.
  9. Philosophy is relevant to science in that this area has the freedom to interpret the scientific evidence that gives an opinion of another way of looking at the evidence that does not always agree with mainstream science community interepretation of the same evidence. Philosophy is relevant to science in that this area has the freedom to interpret the scientific evidence that gives an opinion of another way of looking at the evidence that does not always agree with mainstream science community interepretation of the same evidence.
  10. Philosophy is relevant to science in that this area has the freedom to interpret the scientific evidence that gives an opinion of another way of looking at the evidence that does not always agree with mainstream science community interepretation of the same evidence.
  11. It is not just limited to dopamine but also seratonin, adrenaline, and other chemicals that are not being sufficiently produced in the body that make people seek drug of choice so they can feel normal in many cases, or if that is not working will tend to take more of their drugs thinking it will make them feel better. This of course, does not work in most cases and it creates additional problems for these individuals. Science has a long way to go to understand the chemicals in the brain in order to perfect the drugs that are currently available on the market. As mentioned above there are numerous reasons why people become addicted to drugs but I believe they were attracted to them in the first place because they are lacking the chemistry that allows an individual to feel "normal" in their brain's ability to deal with emotions, interaction with their environment on a social level, etc. It is a medical condition and it is unfortunate that our society treats them as criminals and that they did it to themselves.
  12. When the criminal justice system becomes a profitable business, the system becomes corrupt and they end up having the tax payors pay for many lawsuits of prison immates who die due to prison guards brutality when it wasn't provoked by the immate. I live in Arizona and our criminal system is so corrupt that our prison system allows their employees to commit murder and are above the law so no punishment is given or sometimes a week off without pay. Az has tougher sentences for victimless crimes and it is those individuals that make up the highest percentage of immates. There is absolutely no rehabilitation and there never was in the justice system. Once a felon, you are branded for life and hardly anyone wants to hire a felon, rent to a felon, on your credit report and nevermind all of the costs involved to get your case closed. We have the dumbest laws with very harsh sentences and if you ever had the opportunity to sit in a courtroom and listen to a judge, you wonder how this person got the position to be a judge who absolutely makes no sense when deciding the verdict. Luckily, I have not had the misfortune to be subjected to this corrupt system but I know many individuals who have and I would sum it up to pure insanity. It amazes me that the public allows our justice system to behave without justice.
  13. My husband and I had a strange experience one night while I was asleep, my husband was meditating. I was dreaming that my husband was falling down a cliff and I bolted upright and screamed. My husband that was meditating felt his mind was falling down a deep dark hole and when I bolted upright and screamed, he snapped out of his meditation state. He said he became fearful in his mental state that he could not get back to normal state of mind so my reaction to my dream brought him back to reality. To this day, we cannot figure out what actaully happened but it was a mind blowing experience that affected us both.
  14. I am in no way suggesting we should bury our head in the sand and stop scientific research. Yes, my problem is with infallibility of humans. As a species I don't believe that humans have matured or evolved enough to handle the responsibility of what science and technology can accomplish these days in genetics,bioweapons, military weapons, etc. Yes, I do agree that we should spend more time with the knowledge that has been acquired to use it wisely. However, I do not have much faith that those in power are actually wise individuals.
  15. How does religion have anything to do with whether other species are conscious or not?
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