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    Re: Franco's Mausoleum upsets Spain, again.

    Use the ouija board for that or just his dead reanimated head? Interesting again he backed the EEC.



    Yes. And the Spanish economy was a wreck as was it infrastructure.



    You see the thing...
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    Re: How could a heaven operate?

    Or not - maybe I will have to just try to transcend the cycle of reincarnation on the next go around.



    Cyclops. Possibly, but a the majority seem to think you get some kind of transcendent...
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    Re: Franco's Mausoleum upsets Spain, again.

    No - you are living in a world divorced from logistical reality.



    Franco stayed out of the war because Hitler was unable to meet his import needs once his country was blockaded. Also Hitler...
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    Re: How could a heaven operate?

    Too add apparently so you have not read the published works? Tisk Tisk. You seem rather satisfied with the very real human editing of what should or should not be in the Bible or how it is translated...
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    Re: How could a heaven operate?

    The what and where of the existing NT is no more certain. The point is twofold.

    First it looks rather not like the will of god, but the will of several powerful bishops that saw to the edit you...
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    Re: Deteriorating Situation in Venezuela

    The economy was hardly collapsing, and would had issues no matter what due to world copper prices. Women raped in the homes really dig up link... really. I suppose nobody was raped or harmed under...
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    Re: How could a heaven operate?

    No I meant the actual gospel of Thomas excluded from the NT not the person.
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    Re: Islamophobia in the West

    Just asking for clarification on this - so you would equally castigate the other 2 or 3 or so Abraham based religions when they walk the same walk?
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    Re: Islamophobia in the West

    Of course the same could be said of Christianity from the great white north the bottom of Argentina.



    You will at least admit you need to date those times.
  10. Re: Jewish professor pretended to be black - and now apologizes.

    Err yes you have not gotten STEM Degree or taught a STEM course have you? Or if you you what still massively offended of 3 credits in a humanities class.
  11. Re: How did the Romans get to subjugate all the Italic civilizations?

    Roma_Victrix

    I would say tongue in cheek you have been hanging with Livy a bit too much.



    That is a bit sanitized. Shall we say not conquered and chose to make a harsh example out of only a...
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    Re: Dune 2020 by Villeneuve has finished filming

    Halie Satanus

    God really they put the stupid box bit in the movie... possibly some of the worst Sci fi ever written

    "The old woman said; "You've heard of animals chewing off a leg to escape a...
  13. Re: Jewish professor pretended to be black - and now apologizes.

    Not necessarily in either way but conditions and programs are different. Gaidin made solid points. above (#26). I think you could refine that in a history element where you clearly dealing with...
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    Re: What does Christmas mean to you?

    One way or the other the point is that ultimately the hard fact from the roman perspective is was a Jewish trouble maker got executed.



    No in this case you focus on the seed is a forced...
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    Re: Who won the Battle of the Hydaspes?

    So you are suggesting a case of post chaeronea of channeling his father to win a hard fought battle than do an even better job of negotiating after?
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    Re: Who won the Battle of the Hydaspes?

    I find it a silly theory.

    A few thoughts vs the bullet points:

    Why is Porus seemingly rewarded after the Battle of the Hydaspes? And why is he left in power?

    Why not? Alexander (As Philip...
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    Re: What does Christmas mean to you?

    Lots of men got themselves killed by annoying the Romans - otherwise you only have internal special pleading.

    The seed is a back reading tof he NT into the OT with a forced grammatical usage
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    Re: Revisiting globalisation...

    And I assume you imagine you would be in that proper caste? No matter how smart or useful just because your father was right?
  19. Re: How did the Romans get to subjugate all the Italic civilizations?

    Not till really later - post Punic war v1 does Rome come to that kind of Empire.

    Common Soldier..



    This is truism but not causality.

    Others have touched on things I would have typed but...
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    Re: Revisiting globalisation...

    No the people who would control me would just be luckily born into thier cast/station no matter inane or inbred. HH you do realize the point of a caste system is to preserve somebodies wealth and...
  21. Re: HBO series supposedly about Lovecraft's works

    Not really. That is the the point of my comparison Lovecraft bakes racism class-ism cast-ism and grasping at some New England WASP nirvana hard. Even changes in architecture are degeneration for...
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    Re: What does Christmas mean to you?

    Bummer thanksgiving is a time to go out on a cooking limb to the best of finances... Even your crazy great uncle and his rants can be enjoyable (for one night) or a turkey overcooked to a crisp. Its...
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    It is perhaps unfair to Lovecraft. But I not sure you can wave away his laser like focus on race and class and purity and caste (of all things) as par for the course. He certainly could never have...
  24. Re: Microsoft to replace industry standard terms like whitelist, blacklist and master on GitHub with politically correct "race neutral" words.

    Really I guess my career of 30 years was an LSD flash back. I do rather like reference books that don't require a plug and electricity and have room to be annotated by myself. Sorry I may have the...
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    Although I will I suppose something like the call of Cthulhu has the making of a Parallax view type mystery/horror/conspiracy movie. Although hopefully free of Lovecraft's racism . On that you know...
  26. Re: Microsoft to replace industry standard terms like whitelist, blacklist and master on GitHub with politically correct "race neutral" words.

    The question is why do you care. "Industry standard Terms" means what anyway. Is this any different than being told remember at X corp everyone is a team member not and employee. Last I checked there...
  27. Re: HBO series supposedly about Lovecraft's works

    Just a bit short for a movie and certainly the endless movies people see to want for their dime. I could see three in a episodic format like say the twilight zone movie or creep show.
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    Not necessarily. You have to admit all to many turn on indescribable horrors or colors or what not hard to describe outside of your mind. But also Movies now are quite long and even back in the day...
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    Re: What Is ISLAM?

    On the Former. No I have not read it all the way through. Why, because fully everything after chapter 5 is self pity and whining or about the trial he got involved in etc. None of which has any much...
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    Re: The Potential Lab Origin of COVID-19

    Longer history of dense population.

    Think about it Ebola and Aids come from Africa. But until recently Africa did not the the kind of density to support widespread transmission and the repeated...
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    Re: What Is ISLAM?

    I have not. I have some the amount I can find free online. That is sufficient to know that the critical reviews I cited are not making up the man's unsubstantiated assertions. I can see via his CV...
  32. Re: What's with the obsession with public figures?

    Care to elaborate?
  33. Re: What's with the obsession with public figures?

    Said by somebody who obviously not recently tried a major home renovation.



    Depends on the nature of the 'public' figure you are I think over generalizing.

    One obviously needs to care about...
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    Re: What Is ISLAM?

    We have been round this one before.

    He is an expert in a vary narrow field. Critically however he is not leading expert or even an expert in Geology. He is well published back in the 70s in his...
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    Re: Theistic evolution makes no sense

    So if you are conceived in sin supposedly because of God's desire to impose blood attainder for a crime you never committed why did he not provide an option of redemption immediately?
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    Re: How could a heaven operate?

    No the problem I have with it is that for is poetical-ness it remains a poor translation and as read by most it fails the reader in not pointing out ambiguous usage in rendering often across multiple...
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    Does it mange come with...

    The same down ending of the story. That the reservoir will seeming just be a means to spread the problem not solve it, if I recall correctly.

    Cage would seem an apt...
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    Re: What Is ISLAM?

    Well technically only some people who were christian using the bible. Most people for most time would not have had any reason to have used the 6000 and certainly if they cared to think about had some...
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    Re: What Is ISLAM?

    Or the supposed implied word of god, that fails to match obvious measurable reality, so no not over.
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    Re: innovation and the Great Divergrnce

    If you can wait a while. I was actually writing up a long post on the Trebuchet, vs 30 years era gun gun thread from a while ago. Had amassed a pile work on Guns, Trebuchets, Torsion etc....
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