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Cake day: May 9th, 2024

  • Religions don’t teach science. However, in Islam, we are obligated to learn science amongst other subjects. The verses you and I quoted do NOT conflict with evolution.

    Many scientists believe that life on Earth originated in the ocean, and that all life was aquatic for the first 90% of Earth’s history. Some scientists think that life may have begun near deep sea hydrothermal vents, which are chimney-like vents that form when seawater mixes with magma on the ocean floor, creating superheated plumes. The chemicals and energy from these vents could have fueled chemical reactions that led to the evolution of life. For example, a 2017 study found tube-like fossils in rocks that are at least 3.77 billion years old that resemble microorganisms that live near hydrothermal vents today.

    Furthermore, using the DNA sequences of modern organisms, biologists have tentatively traced the most recent common ancestor of all life to an aquatic microorganism that lived in extremely high temperatures — a likely candidate for a hydrothermal vent inhabitant!

    But like I said before, there’s nothing under the sun that I can tell you that will sway you.

  • After learning the effects of food dyes, I haven’t had jello in over a decade.

    Does Jell-O use food dyes?

    Yes, most Jell-O contains artificial colors, including red 40, yellow 5, and yellow 6, which are derived from petroleum and may have negative health effects. Some say that these dyes may promote cancer because they contain benzidine, a known carcinogen. Red 40 is also a common ingredient in candy, cereal, baked goods, gelatin powder, drugs, and cosmetics. Some say that side effects of red 40 include hyperactivity, behavioral changes, allergic reactions, hives, asthma, sneezing, watery eyes, skin irritation, and migraines.

  • History of Path to Citizenship Legislation

    “Path to citizenship” is a political phrase that usually refers to allowing undocumented immigrants to become American citizens via a special process. This process may include special requirements (such as fees, background checks, or additional waiting times) beyond those already in place for the naturalization of documented immigrants. Citizenship means the immigrants could receive government benefits (such as Social Security), would be eligible to vote, could bring family members into the U.S., and would not be deported for committing a crime.

    The term “legalization” refers to a different process from a path to citizenship. Legalization means undocumented immigrants would be allowed to remain in the country legally but would not be allowed to become citizens or receive the same rights granted to US citizens. With legalization, the immigrants would be authorized to work in the U.S., have the ability to legally travel in and out of the country, and would not be subject to deportation for being in the country (though committing certain crimes could lead to deportation). They would not be eligible to vote or to receive government benefits or to bring family members into the country.

    More here

    My understanding is that the Democrats want illegal immigrants to come into this country (illegal because they did not take the path to citizenship, they’re not documented, they’re undocumented) to later give them an easy (easier than what we have already established) path to citizenship. These new immigrant citizens would only be obligated to vote for Democrats as a returned favor. Dem party needs more Democrat voters and we know it.

    Now hopefully when Trump takes office we get that wall built completely, once and for all. Personally, I’d support adding .50 cal turrets every few hundred yards of that wall.

  • I’m… technically a minority. I just don’t have the mindset of victimhood that liberals tell me I should have.

    With that said, we should cut the head off the snake, asset management firms like BlackRock (that’s a whole other discussion in of itself).

    Allow the market to run its course. Meaning if no one is buying these empty dwellings, naturally, the price of these empty dwellings should drop over time. If the owner is able to continue holding onto it and refuses to lower their price to attract more attention to sale, that’s on the owner. Doesn’t make sense to force their hand to sell it by increasing their taxes on a building that isn’t even being utilized in the first place.

    Same thought process for renting a dwelling. If the owner can afford for assets to not produce, then so be it. But anyone with a sound mind would definitely lower their rent prices to attract renters.