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I quoted your post because I wanted to add to what you'd said and make the distinction between the constitutionality of the statute and the constitutionality of the program.
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Not gonna lie - I'm a little curious about the mint julep candle.

http://www.kentuckyforkentucky.com/blogs/news/19020420-scents-of-the-commonwealth-double-down-hot-brown-mint-julep-and-fried-chicken-candles
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The first woman to be raped in space has probably already been born. And if that last sentence makes you howl with protest or insist that such a thing just wouldn’t happen, then I’d stop a second and ask yourself why.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/the-lay-scientist/2015/may/06/how-can-our-future-mars-colonies-be-free-of-sexism-and-racism
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — A new app aims to solve a thorny issue for South Africans looking to get married in traditional style: How many cows is a woman worth?

"Lobola" means bride price, or dowry. It's usually paid in live cows or money from the groom's family, and is still common today in southern African cultures.
The "Lobola Calculator" determines your lobola worth — and will also inform you of averages in different South African provinces. For example, in Gauteng, the province that includes Johannesburg and Pretoria, the average lobola is 12 cows or R82,500 (around $7,150).

The app requests your age, height, weight and waist size, and asks you to rank how attractive you are, on a scale of "not at all" to "really hot." It then asks your educational qualifications, and whether you are employed, previously married or have children.


http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/150122/want-know-how-many-cows-you-are-worth-theres-app


It's not yet available for IOS, so anyone with an Android phone I expect you to post your worth in this thread immediately.
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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/150122/want-know-how-many-cows-you-are-worth-theres-app


It's not yet available for IOS, so anyone with an Android phone I expect you to post your worth in this thread immediately.


This is the kind of diverse, cultural lesson that we Americans should embrace and teach our children and our university students.
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This is the kind of diverse, cultural lesson that we Americans should embrace and teach our children and our university students.
I had to negotiate my wife's dowery property and how far I could travel without her permission with her uncle the day before my wedding.
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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/150122/want-know-how-many-cows-you-are-worth-theres-app


It's not yet available for IOS, so anyone with an Android phone I expect you to post your worth in this thread immediately.

They only go up to undergrad for education and they cap your income at 1m SA Rand. I am only worth 13 cows.
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Well, they're making espresso in space now, so why not?
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I had to negotiate my wife's dowery property and how far I could travel without her permission with her uncle the day before my wedding.


Was her uncle trying to take you to a gentlemen's club?
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Yeah, courts have never done that before.

So you're upset that the 2nd Circuit didn't overstep their judicial mandate again?
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Is anyone else bothered by the fact that we don't have 2 to 3 posters who will defend trigger warnings, microaggressions, and white privilege?
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Is anyone else bothered by the fact that we don't have 2 to 3 posters who will defend trigger warnings, microaggressions, and white privilege?

Not too many Vassar College women's studies majors post here, so I'm not surprised by this.
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Is anyone else bothered by the fact that we don't have 2 to 3 posters who will defend trigger warnings, microaggressions, and white privilege?

White privilege needs no defenders.
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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A local mother’s health concerns prompted her to cut her family off from wireless and wants more research conducted into the safety of WiFi.
In the Lawson household, cassette tapes are still in use, as are landline telephones.
Not in use, however, are cellphones, iPads, iPods nor absolutely no wireless connections to the outside world.
“You’re just thinking, ‘I want to live,’ ” said Anura Lawson, a mother and teacher.
Lawson says she started feeling sick in 2012 soon after the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power installed a wireless smart meter on her home.
There are 52,000 of these smart meters being tested in L.A., and the DWP says they’re safe.
But some people claim the radio waves they emit trigger health problems.
“I began to feel dizzy at first,” Lawson said. “Migraines. Heart palpitations.”
Lawson’s daughter, Amira, 22, also experienced trouble.
“My brain was running slower, and I was like, ‘I don’t know what’s going on,’ ” she said.
“There is a syndrome called electromagnetic hypersensitivity,” said Robert Nagourney, an oncologist in Long Beach and professor at UC Irvine.
“There are two kinds of radiation we speak about. One is ionizing, and one is nonionizing,” Nagourney said. “In ionizing radiation, clearly, there’s a great risk of DNA damage, mutation and cancer.”
This danger has not been proven with nonionizing radiation, which is the type emitted by cellphones, smart meters and WiFi.
But with our 21st century explosion of wireless, Nagourney says “we’re bathed in this type of radiation.”
“Does it cause medical illnesses? Great question. Difficult to answer,” the doctor said.
For the Lawson family, who consider themselves sensitive to electromagnetic fields, the smart meter had to go.
Once they got their analogue meter back, Lawson said they felt better healthwise.
But a 1 ½ years later, Lawson says her symptoms returned.
“I began to have migraines. I began to have the heart palpitations,” she said.
It coincided with a change at work as Lawson is an eighth-grade English teacher at Johnnie Cochran Middle School.
In March 2014 to facilitate its iPad program, Lawson says, the “LAUSD decided to install WiFi within my school site.”
With her health deteriorating, Lawson testified before the Board of Education.
“I’m the parent of six children. I want to be around to see them grow up,” she had said. “When I am in the WiFi classroom, I don’t feel good at all.”
“There were a lot of people that were concerned about putting WiFi in the classroom,” said Bill Piazzi, the LAUSD’s environmental assessment coordinator, whose job it is to make sure classrooms are safe.
Where there are WiFi access points, Piazza says, they use a very sophisticated piece of equipment, which measures radio-frequency output.
“We looked very hard at the potential exposures in the classroom,” he said. “No matter where we went, it’s all low.”
Piazza showed CBS2 an emissions report from a classroom that had WiFi.
“These are 30 kids streaming in a classroom, and these are the exposures that they’re getting,” he said “Look how low that is.”
Still, the board in September agreed to turn off the WiFi in Lawson’s classroom.
Now, she is believed to be the first public school teacher in the U.S. granted a health accommodation for electromagnetic hypersensitivity.
“I think the district did a very good job in making a reasonable accommodation for her,” Piazza said.
Lawson’s accommodation applies to her classroom only. To keep her children away from WiFi exposure, her four youngest are being educated at home.
The Lawson’s have Internet at home, but it’s only through a wired connection.
Over the past three years, Lawson says, she has encountered plenty of doubters, which Nagourney says is too bad.
“People are of different sensitivities. We know that one person can get a bee sting and nothing happens. Another person goes into anaphylactic shock. It’s the same bee sting. Different reaction,” he said.
Nagourney says the likelihood of WiFi emissions causing illness is small, “but the chance is not zero.”
Lawson says she would like to see the issue thoroughly researched and believes the newness of wireless makes it impossible to fully understand now how it might one day affect one’s health.
Thus, she’s keeping her kids away from it for as long as she can.
“Teaching doesn’t have to involve a device,” she said. “I think that our students unfortunately are the Guinea pigs, and I don’t think that’s right.”
The LAUSD says it is continuing to study all safety data with respect to WiFi. To view the most recent reports, click here.
Lawson has started an online petition to get WiFi out of California classrooms. For more information, click here. To reach Nagourney, click here.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/05/05/woman-cuts-family-off-from-wifi-over-health-concerns/

TLDR: Lying malingering whore is trying to remove wifi from California schools.
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