Tom Martin 
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Re: “How do Christians justify Trumpian politics?

Actually, many Christians have become convinced that abortion is a sin, and many consider this doctrine to be so important, that they want to impose it on the rest of us. Regardless of the fact that the Bible never calls it a sin, except for one passage in the Law of Moses, where abortion against the wish of the woman is called a sin. Of course that is a different issue. That is illegal here in the US too.
So anyway, Trump promised to nominate lots of very conservative judges, who would be for banning abortion based on the wishes of the woman, and even Supreme Court justices who would feel the same. That is why many Christians voted for him. Some feel Trump was sent by God to make sure that Roe v. Wade is repealed.

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Posted by Tom Martin on November 18, 2018 at 5:16 AM

Re: “Words matter more, party matters less, and other observations from the 2018 Charleston midterm elections

Sense A, Asians such as Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, and Vietnamese, and whites who originated in Europe, have considerably higher average IQ scores than blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, Asians from minority tribes, or whites who are Arabs or Afghanis. This is not due to genetic reasons. Note that some East Asians have high average IQ scores, and some, from East Asian tribes, like in China, Vietnam, Thailand, have low average IQ scores, even though they are basically racially identical to the Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Vietnamese and Thais. Note that some whites have high average IQ scores, compared to Arab or Afghani whites. They are all racially white. So it is not a matter of genetics, but things like poverty, culture (like do the parents of the kids have plenty of books in their home, or maybe none or one book), quality of education, amount of crime in their neighborhood (which can cause some kids post-traumatic stress disorder), whether the parents put a lot of value on education, push their kids to study hard, help the kids with the homework, do the kids see their parents read a lot. All these things affect kids' IQ level and educational success.

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Posted by Tom Martin on November 15, 2018 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Charleston protesters will stand against firing of Jeff Sessions in Marion Square on Thursday at 5 p.m.

I agree with the rally. Whitaker needs to recuse himself from the Mueller investigation, after all he had said. Failure to recuse himself would be deeply immoral.

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Posted by Tom Martin on November 8, 2018 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Ignore climate change or don't, but you're still paying for it

The US keeps subsidizing coal, oil and natural gas energy, that is expensive and contributes to global warming. We need to subsidize only renewable energy and nuclear energy. Besides, this coal, oil and natural gas energy just contributes to dirty air, leading to many deaths from lung diseases and heart disease. We do need a carbon tax instead. End the subsidies for oil, coal and natural gas.

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Posted by Tom Martin on November 8, 2018 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Stegelin: Caravan Civility

Showmoor hi, Mexico has already given asylum to some of these refugees.

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Posted by Tom Martin on November 8, 2018 at 6:58 AM

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