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2018-02-20 02:27:14 UTC  

That's not even wrong

2018-02-20 02:27:33 UTC

2018-02-20 02:27:48 UTC  

Primal realities imprinted into DNA

2018-02-20 02:29:12 UTC  


2018-02-20 02:30:07 UTC  

Very, very well....

2018-02-20 02:30:18 UTC

2018-02-20 02:32:08 UTC  

@Jacob wait until you get out in the job market man

2018-02-20 02:32:40 UTC  

me either

2018-02-20 02:33:46 UTC  


2018-02-20 02:33:52 UTC  

that wont last forever though @Why Tea

2018-02-20 02:34:03 UTC  

at some point there will come a saturation point

2018-02-20 02:34:28 UTC  

The Virgin Washington vs The Chad Idaho

2018-02-20 02:36:32 UTC  

@Zyzz Yeah I know, man.

2018-02-20 02:37:19 UTC

2018-02-20 03:40:52 UTC  

With regards to the discussion about bone marrow transplants, the reason for race-specific donor consideration is due to the function of the organ and the tendency of graft vs host disease (GvHD) resulting from histo-incompatibility between cell systems. This is when transplant-dervied tissue attacks host tissues because of the expression of disparate cell surfaces molecules of host cells, which are recognized as foreign antigens by the immune cells generated from the transplanted marrow. These molecules are formally called: human leukocyte antigens. Even minor histocompatibility antigens may cause GvHD. Protein expression is correlated with race likely due to the 50,000+ years of divergent human evolution that encouraged the development of immune systems with high specificity according to local pathogens encountered.

2018-02-20 04:04:15 UTC  

Interesting thanks @Sean

2018-02-20 04:06:44 UTC  

No matter how hard i tried,basically in my zip code it came back to 53%majority white,yet yet 47% Hispanic schools,hmm,ya actaully alot higher as far as demographics go from what i see is alot higher in mexican too

2018-02-20 06:14:05 UTC  

Btw,i asked hubby later on,the majority of folks he works with in calibration,etc are mix of mostly asians and whites- so the factor of more asians in electronics is 1 i can apply to hubby's work.

2018-02-23 03:32:19 UTC  

Just delivered direct from AmRen store. Super stoked!

2018-02-23 09:46:57 UTC  

@Argument of Perigee THATS SO AWESOME!!!!!

2018-02-25 01:21:34 UTC  

@Argument of Perigee man thats awesome i need to get me one of them

2018-02-25 01:27:54 UTC  

I was quite surprised to find the option for an inscribed copy absolutely free. Such great gift possibilities with this.

2018-02-27 01:07:23 UTC  


2018-02-27 01:15:08 UTC  

Prof. Choi also argued that a strong immigrant identity keeps children out of
trouble. According to her research, foreign-born children of all races—black,
white, Asian, Hispanic—get into less trouble than American-born children of the
same groups. She said black immigrants adopted the bad habits of native-born
blacks most quickly, while Asians took the longest to reach the levels of
misbehavior of American-born Asians. Prof. Choi suggested immigrants should
be in no hurry to assimilate.50
Lisa Kiang of Wake Forest University found that a strong ethnic identity was
tied to a sunny outlook: “Adolescents with a high ethnic regard maintained a
generally positive and happy attitude . . . . So, having positive feeling about
one’s ethnic group appeared to provide an extra boost of positivity in
individuals’ daily lives.” She thought society should encourage strong ethnic
identity, at least for Chinese and Mexicans, who were the two groups she

2018-02-27 01:18:13 UTC  
2018-02-27 01:22:22 UTC  

What are the implications of ethnic identity for multi-racial and multi-ethnic
societies? Tatu Vanhanen of the University of Tampere, Finland, has probably
researched the effects of ethnic diversity more systematically than anyone else.
In a massive, book-length study, he measured ethnic diversity and levels of
conflict in 148 countries, and found correlations in the 0.5 to 0.9 range for the
two variables, depending on how the variables were defined and measured.
Homogeneous countries like Japan and Iceland show very low levels of conflict,
while highly diverse countries like Lebanon and Sudan are wracked with strife.53
Prof. Vanhanen found tension in all multi-ethnic societies: “Interest conflicts
between ethnic groups are inevitable because ethnic groups are genetic kinship
groups and because the struggle for existence concerns the survival of our own
genes through our own and our relatives’ descendants.”54 Prof. Vanhanen also
found that economic and political institutions make no difference; wealthy,
democratic countries suffer from sectarian strife as much as poor, authoritarian
ones: “Ethnic nepotism belongs to human nature and . . . it is independent from
the level of socioeconomic development (modernization) and also from the
degree of democratization.”

2018-02-27 01:24:47 UTC  

Others have argued that democracy is particularly vulnerable to ethnic
tensions while authoritarian regimes like Saddam Hussein’s Iraq or Tito’s
Yugoslavia can give the impression of holding it in check. One expert
writing in Foreign Affairs explained that for democracy to work “the party
or group that loses has to trust the new majority and believe that its basic
interests will still be protected and that there is nothing to fear from a
change in power.” He wrote that this was much less likely when opposing
parties represent different races or ethnicities.56

2018-02-27 01:28:31 UTC  

One must question the wisdom of then-president Bill Clinton’s explanation for
the 1999 NATO bombing of Serbia: “[T]he principle we and our allies have been
fighting for in the Balkans is the principle of multi-ethnic, tolerant, inclusive
democracy. We have been fighting against the idea that statehood must be based
entirely on ethnicity.”59
That same year, the American supreme commander of NATO, Wesley Clark,
was even more direct: “There is no place in modern Europe for ethnically pure
states. That’s a 19th century idea and we are trying to transition into the 21st
century, and we are going to do it with multi-ethnic states.”

2018-02-27 01:47:06 UTC  
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2018-02-27 01:47:31 UTC  

Mona Charen

2018-02-27 01:47:39 UTC  

Here is what she wrote in the NYT :

"But this time, and particularly in front of this crowd, it felt far more urgent to point out the hypocrisy of our side. How can conservative women hope to have any credibility on the subject of sexual harassment or relations between the sexes when they excuse the behavior of President Trump? And how can we participate in any conversation about sexual ethics when the Republican president and the Republican Party backed a man credibly accused of child molestation for the United States Senate?

I watched my fellow panelists’ eyes widen. And then the booing began.

I’d been dreading it for days, but when it came, I almost welcomed it. There is nothing more freeing than telling the truth."

2018-02-27 01:48:18 UTC  


2018-02-27 01:49:08 UTC  

`Charen was born to a Jewish family[5] in New York City`

2018-02-27 01:49:20 UTC  


2018-02-27 01:49:26 UTC  

every time.

2018-02-27 01:49:56 UTC  
2018-02-27 01:50:49 UTC  

Back during my brief stint as a NeoCon-Libertarian, I enjoyed reading her columns.

2018-02-27 01:51:53 UTC  

In all countries ethnic diversity reduces trust. In Peruvian credit-sharing
cooperatives, members default more often on loans when there is ethnic diversity
among co-op members. Likewise, in Kenyan school districts, fundraising is
easier in tribally homogenous areas.63 Dutch researchers found that immigrants
to Holland were more likely to develop schizophrenia if they lived in mixed
neighborhoods with Dutch people than if they lived in purely immigrant areas.
Surinamese and Turks had twice the chance of getting schizophrenia if they had
to deal with Dutch neighbors; for Moroccans, the likelihood quadrupled.

2018-02-27 01:57:03 UTC