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  1. Re: USA's supreme court lifts campaign funding limits

    That's fine, but the "other sides" premises are wrong from the get-go. I.E. feeling victimized for not being able to distort democratic practices even more.
  2. Re: USA's supreme court lifts campaign funding limits

    Excuse me while I shed a single tear for Super PACs.
  3. Re: USA's supreme court lifts campaign funding limits

    You mean like having the government outlaw slavery? How dare they limit our freedom to own slaves!
  4. Re: Original monotheism and the decline into polytheism and idolatry

    There is no ancient "purer" of humanity. As I have said earlier in the thread, ancient peoples didn't have a good concept of perfection or omnipotence in terms of the divine, so they could not...
  5. Re: Original monotheism and the decline into polytheism and idolatry

    You are making references to works written by theologians that did not exist for thousands of years until after the rise of polytheism. Humans did not have a good grasp of what it meant to be...
  6. Re: Gung-Ho Albuquerque Police Officers shoot Camper

    Don't throw around false equivalents around like they are the new hot thing.
  7. Re: Gung-Ho Albuquerque Police Officers shoot Camper

    Doubtful, officers on the clock that open fire, in both fatal and non-fatal incidents, very rarely receive any meaningful punishment. It is typically a month paid suspension or something along those...
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    Re: The Bible on Homosexuality

    I am sorry, but "conventional family"? You mean, the monogamous nuclear family? How is that conventional by human standards? Throughout human culture, polygyny was by far the most widespread form of...
  9. Re: IMF Study - Taxing the Rich is GOOD for the Economy

    You can thank lobbyists and Citizens United for that.
  10. Re: Genetics appear to account for social/economic standing more than any other factor, implications?

    Shall we reminisce on the threads of past where you would blatantly state a relationship between skin color and athletic skill?
  11. Re: Genetics appear to account for social/economic standing more than any other factor, implications?

    Let's not play this game.
  12. Re: Genetics appear to account for social/economic standing more than any other factor, implications?

    I don't believe there is anything incorrect about what I said. You seem to be referring to a phenotype with relatively few genes associated with it, i.e. specific.
  13. Re: IMF Study - Taxing the Rich is GOOD for the Economy

    I mean, we could argue about the degrees of play each variable played in cause of Great Depression and get nowhere, but that would be a silly, speculative waste of time. My point was that many Ron...
  14. Re: Genetics appear to account for social/economic standing more than any other factor, implications?

    This is true to some degree, but I wasn't making a critique of social sciences themselves. I, myself, am an economist (at least self-proclaimed so) and enjoy statistics quite a bit, I am just not...
  15. Re: IMF Study - Taxing the Rich is GOOD for the Economy

    I have always had a certain disdain for macro-economics, but I have had to deal with, unfortunately, the macroeconomics of the Great Depression and the New Deal more than once. To be fair to the...
  16. Re: Genetics appear to account for social/economic standing more than any other factor, implications?

    Leave it to Phier to equate 'genetics' with 'one very specific phenotype'. Classic.


    On topic: it seems like this guy's conclusion went way overboard. From what I read, it seems as if he has made...
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    Re: The Conservative Thread

    Don't get all pouty over a jab. I am pointing out inconsistencies in your ideology because this is a thread about such things.
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    Re: The Conservative Thread

    As I said, faux libertarian.

    Oh please, who do think nominates and appoints judges? Of course voting democrat is more beneficial for gay rights than voting republican, don't be silly.
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    Re: The Conservative Thread

    Unimportant? I mean, it isn't a life or death issue, but didn't you hear about Sally Ride's partner getting 0 benefits after her death? Those benefits are a big deal to some people. Like life...
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    Re: The Conservative Thread

    Libertarians, by definition, are not predisposed to "left" or "right" politics, they are just big ole' liberals. What typically ends up happening is left leaning liberals care more about social...
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    Re: Political Correctness = Ridiculousness

    Actually, the bible has been used to argue both FOR and AGAINST slavery, domestic abuse, etc.
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    Re: The Conservative Thread

    I always thought you were faux-libertarian.
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    Re: Why Hardcore Liberalism fails

    "Acting normal" is not mutual exclusive with being disabled.
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    Re: Political Correctness = Ridiculousness

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haRourcyu1s
  25. Re: Anti-vaccine hysteria in the developed world

    Well there is the key to the comparison between vaccination-doubters and people who are focused on a paleo diet. There is a fear of innovation and a desire to go back to "natural" methods despite...
  26. Re: Anti-vaccine hysteria in the developed world

    I can never talk to people on a paleo or vegan diet about these things without getting an earful of how bad "toxins" are to the body. I think they are talking about negative chi, but I can't be sure.
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    Re: Why Hardcore Liberalism fails

    You're kidding, right? States like California, Texas, and Florida (you know, like the 3 biggest state economies) are boosted up on labor of migrant workers who spend money on taxes without reaping in...
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    Re: Why Hardcore Liberalism fails

    My favorite sign is the one that says "God Hates You", as if I personally offended an all powerful being.
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    Re: Why Hardcore Liberalism fails

    Way to oversimplify human history. Many nations have branched out from the dictatorial/monarchical over the past 1000 years.
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    Re: Why Hardcore Liberalism fails

    ...What? What makes you say that?
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    Re: Another school shooting (Roswell, NM)

    So gun registries themselves would be ineffectual because they are a special case? Because other registries do work. What about guns makes them different than, say, motor vehicles for registry?
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    Re: Another school shooting (Roswell, NM)

    Gunfacts seems to be incredibly biased in its interpretation of the data it is presenting. It is clear they have an agenda they are pushing. Also, some of the info is based on personal conversations...
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    Re: Another school shooting (Roswell, NM)

    That is a potential problem, but I am not sure how prevalent that scenario will be. First off, you need to a find a "friend" who would be willing to purchase a firearm for an unstable person, which...
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    Re: Why Hardcore Liberalism fails

    That is the idea, however we have found that the US has far less social mobility than other, more socialist developed countries. In fact, economic models tend to show that, in capitalism, resources...
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    Re: Another school shooting (Roswell, NM)

    The point is he was legally (presumably) able to acquire a large number of guns despite having some sort of instability.
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    Re: Another school shooting (Roswell, NM)

    Or at least have a gun-owner registry for god's sake.
  37. Re: Brain Dead Texas Mother On Life Support To Keep Fetus Alive

    Unless she has some form of Will floating around that specifically states that she would want to keep her body alive to deliver the child, then it is pretty pointless to speculate on her desires. I...
  38. Re: Brain Dead Texas Mother On Life Support To Keep Fetus Alive

    Well no, I was saying you need citizenship to have the state represent you and your interests. But I see you are going with the "they are protecting a life" argument which doesn't seem to work here....
  39. Re: Brain Dead Texas Mother On Life Support To Keep Fetus Alive

    I am confused. The women is effectively brain-dead so custodial responsibility passes to her husband, as is per usual. Are Texas state representatives claiming they are advocating for the child?...
  40. Re: The myth or reality that debt doesn't matter

    I don't think it is fair to say Italy almost "went under" (i.e. defaulted, I am guessing). If the Italy was actual in danger of defaulted, they would no doubt receive some sort of bailout (with...
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