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Posted by JackBeck in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat Nov 22nd 2008, 12:35 AM
Including interracial dating ban By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press Writer COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Bob Jones University has apologized for racist policies including a one-time ban on interracial dating that wasn't lifted until nine years ago and its unwillingness to admit black students until 1971. The private fundamentalist Christian school that was founded in 1927 said its rules on race were shaped by culture instead of the Bible, according to a statement posted Thursday on the universi...
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Posted by JackBeck in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Thu Nov 06th 2008, 12:34 PM
As many of us are still tending to our wounds from a bittersweet victory Tuesday night, we find ourselves yet again as a community having to pick-up ourselves off the floor and figure out a way to move forward. The right hook, left jab, upper cut and gut punch we absorbed from resounding defeats to our civil rights in Florida, by way of Arkansas, traveling through Arizona, and most surprisingly ending up in California, as painful and crushing as those losses were, they need to stand as a stark r...
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Posted by JackBeck in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat Jul 05th 2008, 04:56 PM
Harold Jackson guardian.co.uk, Friday July 4, 2008 Senator Jesse Helms, member of the US Senate's foreign relations committee for two decades and its chairman from 1995 to 2001, has died at the age of 86. To echo this newspaper's memorable comment on the death of William Randolph Hearst, it is hard even now to think of him with charity. From his earliest years, Helms's attitudes recalled those of an earlier southern bigot, Theodore Bilbo of Mississippi, who so outraged his Senate colleagues, t...
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Posted by JackBeck in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Jul 04th 2008, 12:26 PM
Iím in Yosemite National Park, but just learned that former North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms has died at the age of 86. I am not sad. Helms did more damage to the gay rights movement than any other single person I can think of in the Senate. One particular piece of legislation Helms is responsible for is his infamous HIV travel ban, known as the "Helms Amendment" which outlawed people with HIV from visiting the United States or immigrating to the United States. The U.S. is now one of only 13 ...
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Posted by JackBeck in Health
Sun Jun 29th 2008, 03:02 PM
(cross-posted from GD per Warpy's request) Because of advancements in genetic science, we're able to get a better understanding when HIV possibly made the leap from monkeys to humans, by looking at viral mutations. Unlike human cells, HIV-1 only has 9 genes and doesn't have the mechanisms in place to make exact copies, so it is constantly mutating. We may never know the exact moment when this virus entered humans, but we are seeing research pointing to HIV being isolated and concentrated in the...
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Posted by JackBeck in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Fri Dec 01st 2006, 12:52 PM
I bring this up because 25 years after the first reported case of HIV/AIDS to the CDC, I still get asked if HIV is airborne. It doesn't help that our government still continues to distribute misinformation when it comes to this virus. So who has any questions? Anyone have any questions about transmission? What is an AIDS diagnosis? How long before HIV leads to an AIDS diagnosis? I'm a community health educator and I'm here if anyone has any questions.
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