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Farmington, NM

Commission: Fast-food manager made racist comment

That's very strange, it's never happened to me, i think they'r equite friendly - of course I usually choose not to gab with the checker for Fifteen minutes to show what a sociable person I am when there are Fifty people waiting behind me in line. It's usually Whitey giving me the stinkeye around here and I'm White!  (Jun 27, 2009 | post #27)

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Farmington unemployment rate continues rise

Instead of complaining about the stimulus, perhaps you should be asking yourself why a stimulus was necessary.  (Jun 25, 2009 | post #7)

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Farmington denies woman's apartment request

Fail. “When in-law apartments are outlawed, only outlaw in-laws will have apartments.” – Bumper sticker from the National Relatives Accommodation Association (NRAA) Accessory dwelling units offer a variety of benefits to com­munities. [1] They help increase a community’s housing supply, and since they cost less than a new single-family home on a separate lot, they are an affordable housing option for many low- and moderate-income residents. [2] Elderly and/or disabled persons who may want to live close to family embers or caregivers, empty nesters, and young adults just entering the workforce find ADUs convenient and affordable. [3] In addition to increasing the supply of afford­able housing, ADUs benefit homeowners by providing extra income that can assist in mitigating increases in the cost of living. [4] There is no need to develop new infrastruc­ture, since ADUs can be connected to the existing utilities of a primary dwelling. [5] They can be designed to blend in with the surrounding architecture, maintaining compatibility with established neighborhoods and preserving community character. http://affordableh ousinginstitute.or g/blogs/us/2009/05 /outlaw-in-laws-pa rt-1-symbiotic-rep lication.html This city, like most of the US suffers from a severe shortage of affordable housing, it's a really bad decision economically, especially during an economic downturn. Did I say fail? Epic fail.  (Jun 25, 2009 | post #14)

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Calvin '09: Great Reformer's 500th birthday

'When he sought refuge in Geneva, Servetus was imprisoned and burned at the stake. Selderhuis says Calvin thus "acted against his own conviction that an opinion cannot be forcefully imposed on anyone."' A sin he was apparently addicted to, as were his followers, who "resorted to violence, torture and execution" to enforce their "godliness. "  (Jun 25, 2009 | post #1)

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'The Runt' arrested at border on drug conspiracy charges

Curious when the border states seem to be mostly controlled by republicans, even without Bush the Texas oil mafia, Bush, Cheney, Delay, Rove, Bentsen, etc., most of them involved in the S&L scam back in the Eighties, still pretty much control the state, you've got "minutemen " in AZ, another Bush in FLA, Reagan republicans in Southern CA - there's a lot of money in drugs, politicians like money - go figure. The CIA was running cocaine into LA in the Eighties, established public record, the money is used for a variety of real estate scams and covert ops. Check http://solari.com/ for even more disturbing "conspiracy theories" from an eyewitness.  (Apr 5, 2009 | post #26)

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Creationism supporters spread misinformation

Edited for readabilityScience and religion are narratives, stories that explain perceptual reality, models of reality, both historical and ostensibly predictive, that are passed on culturally as oral traditions. Thus, there is often a certain degree of rough correlation between religious narrative and scientific narrative. There are certain resonances between Genesis and big Bang Theory for instance - physics doesn't need god however, energy and polarity is all you need - unless you want to define energy as God - i.e., pure energy, which is an ancient dualist concept - in Zoroastrianism, from which Christianity borrowed heavily in it's Mithraic morphology, Ahura Mazda (god) is described as "time itself", the Mithraics used fire as a symbol of god. Now physical reality is the result of motion, from motion you get both time and mass - and this is similar to the archetypal Zoroastrian model, but it doesn't make Zoroastrianism physics - it's a narrative. Ahura Mazda is an anthropomorphic symbol of a concept that the average human mind simply cannot grasp, even with our far more detailed models, it's still a work in progress and probably always will be. Similarly, there is a science, the science of ethics, that is used to examine behaviors and behavioral algorithms and test them for ethical validity - the Golden Rule is an excellent example, it indeed echos what Evolutionary psychologists call reciprocal altruism - it still doesn't mean there's a god, it mean Rabbi Hillel was no dummy. The foundational principle of ethics is really just an analysis of how the costs and benefits of a given behavior are distributed - the more symmetrical the costs and benefits, the more ethical the behavior, and it works pretty much every time with no divine intervention required - just a balanced and fair analysis. There is in fact, no real conflict between Deism and science, the conflict is between Theism and science, as theists believe in divine intervention and typically tend to appoint themselves to act on behalf of a hypothetical creator or creators according to their particular narrative. Deists believe, or at least choose not to disbelieve in the possibility of a god, but believe that we have been given the tools, and it's up to us how to use them. Nor is humanism in conflict with Deism per se, Jesus was a famous humanist, for instance.  (Apr 5, 2009 | post #321)

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Creationism supporters spread misinformation

Science and religion are narratives, stories that explain perceptual reality, models of reality, both historical and ostensibly predictive, that are passed on culturally as oral traditions. Thus, there is often a certain degree of rough correlation between religious narrative and scientific narrative. There are certain resonances between Genesis and big Bang Theory for instance - physics doesn't need god however, energy and polarity is all you need - unless you want to define energy as God - i.e., pure energy, which is an ancient dualist concept - in Zoroastrianism, from which Christianity borrowed heavily in it's Mithraic morphology, Ahura Mazda (god) is described as "time itself", the Mithraics used fire as a symbol of god. Now physical reality is the result of motion, from motion you get both time and mass - and this is similar to the archetypal Zoroastrian model, but it doesn't make Zoroastrianism physics - it's a narrative. Ahura Mazda is an anthropomorphic symbol of a concept that the average human mind simply cannot grasp, even with our far more detailed models, it's still a work in progress and probably always will be. Similarly, there is a science, the science of ethics, that is used to examine behaviors and behavioral algorithms and test them for ethical validity - the Golden Rule is an excellent example, it indeed echos what Evolutionary psychologists call reciprocal altruism - it still doesn't mean there's a god, it mean Rabbi Hillel was no dummy. The foundational principle of ethics is really just an analysis of how the costs and benefits of a given behavior are distributed - the more symmetrical the costs and benefits, the more ethical the behavior, and it works pretty much every time with no divine intervention required - just a balanced and fair analysis. There is in fact, no real conflict between Deism and science, the conflict is between Theism and science, as theists believe in divine intervention and typically tend to appoint themselves to act on behalf of a hypothetical creator or creators according to their particular narrative. Deists believe, or at least choose not to disbelieve in the possibility of a god, but believe that we have been given the tools, and it's up to us how to use them. Nor is humanism in conflict with Deism <quoted text>per se</quoted text>, Jesus was a famous humanist, for instance.  (Apr 5, 2009 | post #320)

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