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Is it ok to say I would want to punch Ted Cruz right in the face?

Or is that a no-no? I think my email was sold to his people and every dam day they send me a new request to have faith and make a sacrifice like he makes for us. My daily requested sacrifice is always the same. $1,000 $250 $100 $50 $35. This is a daily freaking email! I tried unsubscribing but it never seems to work.

So with that being said, I declare today Punch Ted Day! Stupid SOB.

Promoting an awesome kickstarter project

First off, I'm not sure exactly where to post this. If it needs moved, please let me know.

I have been following something called the openROV project for about a year and a half now. Basically, it was an open source project to create, develop, and program a personal underwater submarine, or drone if you prefer. I received an email yesterday about a new project design and they wanted to launch a kickstarter campaign for $50,000 starting at noon EST. I was excited for the new design and the amount of progress that has been made. Once the kickstarter opened, I pledged $700. In return, I should get my own unit within about a year. The reason I'm sharing this with you is there may be some members here that would be interested in such a thing but are unaware of its existence. I would invite anyone interested to just check it out. Who knows, maybe you'll want one too!



https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/openrov/openrov-trident-an-underwater-drone-for-everyone/comments

Go ahead, admit you're a racist



(CNN)A group of women were chatting and laughing together like old friends when the subject turned to race.

One of them said she was amazed that Donald Trump, while running for president, could get away with describing Mexican immigrants as "rapists" and "killers."

"If you kick every Latino out of this country," another chimed in, "then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?"

Someone gasped and there was an awkward pause. One of the group was of Puerto Rican descent and two others were African-American. They were all panelists on the ABC show, "The View," and their conversation before a studio audience was being broadcast live.

The woman whose comment derailed the perky talk-show banter was reality TV star Kelly Osbourne, who is white. She later took to Twitter to "take responsibility for my poor choice of words," but added, "I will not apologize for being a racist as I am NOT."

More at link:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/02/us/admitting-racism/index.html

Interesting read. So is racism something we can't escape do to society's preconceived notions? Sure there are people who are flat-out racist, but what about those of us, (all of us?), that have preconceived generalizations about others? How do we improve this as a species and is it possible to eliminate racism/sexism/otherisms completely?
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