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Religious Freedom Acts are Code for Open Discrimination

The face of religious persecution is a minority of the Christian community in the United States (conservative evangelicals) claiming authority over our faith and wielding it like a weapon against their brothers and sisters (and cousins) in faith. A group so unwilling to love, so unwilling to practice the Great Commandment, that they get the state to let them get away with breaking it.Drew Downs I think these are attempts to gut the First Amendment's Establishment Clause. Published via MarsEdit…

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Killing Patent Reform

The patent logjam is a symptom of a system that allows poor quality patents. When the issuance rate for applications is so high, of course more people are going to apply for patents. And more of these applications are going to be very stupid. And more of these patents will haunt our innovation space just shy of two decades from now.(via The Next Patent Office Director Probably Shouldn't Be One Of The Guys Who Killed Patent Reform | Electronic Frontier…

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Is Google+ Google's Internet Explorer?

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" If you want Google search, they’re going to shove Google Plus at you pretty hard, so the consumer’s forced to take the product they don’t want to get the product they want,” said Tim Wu, a professor at Columbia Law School who studies antitrust law and the Internet. “That raises big questions under antitrust law,” he said. “It reminds me a little bit of Microsoft when Microsoft was fearing Netscape and decided to bend over backward and do anything…

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Rum Balls

A few weeks ago, my friend Dave shared with me some homemade Mexican spiced cake and brandy with brandy. They were so delicious that I ate three of them and ended up taking a large dose of Novolog to compensate at lunchtime. The memory of the delicious desert lingered and I decided I had to attempt to make my own. Dave's wife, Elizabeth, mentioned that I could use brownies to start my batch so that's what I tried to do.…

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