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  1. Re: US citizen hacked to death in Bangladesh because he was an atheist blogger

    If you believe that straying from the true faith means eternity in hell, someone speaking out against the faith and trying to get people not to believe in it is worse than a murder. Anyone he...
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    Re: Thoughts on the XL Pipeline

    The two might not be as separate as you think. Canadian oil sands has competitors in the oil market.
    ...
  3. Re: Israel, if two state solution is dead. How to create a single state?

    Jordan is currently trying to antagonize the Palestinian refugees it already has in hopes of forcing them to go elsewhere. They would be incredibly hostile to any such scheme. Indeed the Hashemites...
  4. Re: Israel, if two state solution is dead. How to create a single state?

    Well that completely avoids the question. I'll ask it again.

    What should be done with those 3.9 million people?
  5. Re: Amnesty international to UN security council: Surrender your veto!

    The UN was designed during WWII by the Allied powers (mostly by people within the FDR administration).

    The Security Council was reserved for the major nations who had fought against Nazi Germany...
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    Re: A theistic answer to Schrodinger's Cat

    I would like to point out that there is no settled scientific interpretation of what is going on in these events. The mathematical system to describe them is well understood and rock solid as far as...
  7. Re: Freedom of Movement between the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand should be a given - but it's not.

    Danka.

    Although the idea of an open labor market is to improve the lives of the people within it by filling shortages/reducing surpluses and thus overall having a more productive economy.
  8. Re: Freedom of Movement between the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand should be a given - but it's not.

    Sharpe, do you have the source for that? I am wondering if it purchasing power adjusted or not.
  9. Re: Israel, if two state solution is dead. How to create a single state?

    Well, what do you do with the 3.9 million nation-less people living Palestinian territories? That's been the big question for the last 50 years.

    Israel doesn't want them because Jews would become...
  10. Re: Amnesty international to UN security council: Surrender your veto!

    Who gets to vote on whether or not "mass atrocities" have occurred?
  11. Re: Freedom of Movement between the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand should be a given - but it's not.

    But Pasties sharpe. Pasties.
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    Re: Why Albania does not want to annex Kosovo?

    Kosovo is a poor and corrupt little state.

    No reason for Albania to want to take that problem on anymore than Egypt wants to be responsible for Gaza.
  13. Poll: Re: UK 2015 General Election (not too early I hope?...)

    Half-Belgian is still full Dutch. Cross Labour off.

    And wait, what is this?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6k91LljT-I

    Not even trying to hide it. Lib-Dem's are out too.

    What can you tell...
  14. Poll: Re: UK 2015 General Election (not too early I hope?...)

    Alright, I'll have to use other criteria to narrow the choices.

    Does any party have a Dutchman on the top of their ticket?
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    Re: ISIL War in Iraq and Syria

    It's the best article I've read so far on the topic.
  16. Re: At what point did 'natural science' become the only 'science'?

    After re-reading, I think the terms you are looking for are "Natural Philosophy" vs "Science".

    Newton would have referred to himself as a natural philosopher, not a scientist. The split in...
  17. Poll: Re: UK 2015 General Election (not too early I hope?...)

    So which party wants to put people back to work, improve education, support small businesses and grow the economy in a sustainable way which benefits everyone, i.e. A Britain You can Believe In?
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    Re: Greece's Snap elections \ SYRIZA victory

    Stav is in Athens. But he isn't a real Yunanistanian. I have pictures showing his true nature.
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    Re: Greece's Snap elections \ SYRIZA victory

    This was just an outline proposal to secure an extension until April. The actual detailed policies to be enacted, and any re-negotiation (or possible haircut) of the loan package will now be...
  20. Re: Freedom of Movement between the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand should be a given - but it's not.

    Hold on. You can have NZ and Australia, but Canada is ours.

    I remember the days before 9/11 when you didn't even need an ID to cross the border. A guy with a badge asked you if you were smuggling...
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    Re: Greece's Snap elections \ SYRIZA victory

    Syriza hasn't been playing it's cards very well.

    If the plan is to default, leave the Eurozone and reintroduce the drachma it should be done quickly and directly. If the plan is to stay in the...
  22. Re: Some unrelated recent military procurment storiess since I am getting bored of Ukraine

    http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc461/nbachmann/Zyklon_zpsa60f66ed.jpg
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    Re: Obama #1, GWB #2

    CBO is projecting a slight drop in the level of US Federal Debt in the next 3-5 years.

    https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49892-Outlook2015.pdf

    The next president is...
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    Re: Ukraine and Russia Developments. Version 2.

    Given that most of the US military is from the Southern states, probably a million or so.
  25. Re: At what point did 'natural science' become the only 'science'?

    The turning point is generally attributed to Newton's publishing of the Principia.

    In it he basically stuck to mathematical descriptions of natural laws, rather than prescriptive/heuristic...
  26. Thread: ISIS and Islam

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    Poll: Re: ISIS and Islam

    I am pretty sure Mohammad didn't go around the Middle-east conquering cities and forcing his religious ideas on others.
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    Re: Regarding earths rotation

    Well, there are effects stemming from the rotation of the Earth which can be noticed by us on the surface. Most are seen in long range ballistic trajectories.

    If you fire a bullet in the...
  28. Re: Israel, if two state solution is dead. How to create a single state?

    It is always a rather strange argument considering that Israeli nationalism only arose in the 20th century as well. Before that, Jews native to the area considered themselves Sephardi (today we'd...
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    Re: Obama #1, GWB #2

    In terms of both foreign and domestic policy, Nixon's legacy is largely positive.

    So what if he tried to subvert the foundations of multi-party democracy?
  30. Re: Elderly Indian badly injured by US cop for no reason, paralyzed and hospitalized

    http://www.executedtoday.com/images/Indira_Gandhi_assassination.jpg
  31. Thread: Spider-Snake

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    Re: Spider-Snake

    A few decades? Check out this guy. He'd do it in a year or two.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MSALWgdCwg
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    Re: Obama #1, GWB #2

    An approval rating of 47% is quite good by American political standards. For perspective Reagan had about the same rating in his 6th year. While at this point in GWB's presidency it was in the low...
  33. Re: F-35 to require state of art hangars with high pressure, low temperature dry air and controlled power supply

    The f-104 was an engineering marvel.
  34. Thread: Spider-Snake

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    Re: Spider-Snake

    Albino reticulated python.

    http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y123/montilo/PuffskienSly-AlbinoTigerReticulated.jpg
  35. Thread: Spider-Snake

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    Re: Spider-Snake

    Scaleless rattlesnake.
    https://snakebuddies.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/scaleless.jpg?w=640
  36. Thread: Spider-Snake

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    Re: Spider-Snake

    Scaleless Ball Pythons..

    http://pythonregius.com/images/products/detail/ScalessBallPythonBHBReptiles515x337.1.jpg
  37. Re: F-35 to require state of art hangars with high pressure, low temperature dry air and controlled power supply

    Lockheed bribes help a lot too.
  38. Re: Republican candidates for 2016

    Clinton's political baggage is a bigger problem than what is between her legs.

    There is a history of corruption, including the Whitewater scandal the controversial pardons Mr. Clinton issued when...
  39. Poll: Re: UK 2015 General Election (not too early I hope?...)

    With popular elections in the executive, the days of the British PM demanding an opt-out or special provision in EU policy would be over. When you are only 13% of the electorate, you'd don't get...
  40. Poll: Re: UK 2015 General Election (not too early I hope?...)

    The EU executive runs on the premise that member countries get equal representation/influence, no matter the size of their population. Introduce popular elections and and not only would you have an...
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