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    Poll: Re: Russia, US, Ukraine, and the Future

    Yeah, so what's your point? Neither Lapid, nor really anybody else in Israel thinks that it's in Ukraine's interest to negotiate at this point. What is in Israel's interest, is a weaker Russia.
  2. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    Yeah, not sure how much support it has, but he didn't make that up:

    https://images.ucpress.edu/covers/300/9780520306363.jpg

    A Long, Dark Shadow: Minor-Attracted People and Their Pursuit of...
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    Sticky: Re: Friday/Saturday/Sunday morning preaching.

    Early Modern English fail...

    I shall not want = I lack nothing

    It's Psalm 23:1 from the King James Bible, which was completed in 1611.
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    Poll: Re: Russia, US, Ukraine, and the Future

    It's worse than that. You should read that Al Jazeera article he cited:
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    Poll: Re: Russia, US, Ukraine, and the Future

    You could be more subtle and just use the triple parentheses when writing Zelensky.
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    Poll: Re: Russia, US, Ukraine, and the Future

    Considering the state of the Antonivsky bridge, Ukraine may be able to achieve local numerical superiority. I assume one of their next near term goals will be to capture the mouth of the canal to...
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    Re: President Biden's first term in office

    Okay, but it’s not even close. Germany has 0% taxation below 9984 euros. Assuming you’re correct about being able to deduct 1000 without proof, that’s zero taxation below 10984. After that, it’s 14%....
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    Re: President Biden's first term in office

    That's not really the case, because in the US you only pay on your adjusted gross income, which is your income after deductions. The standard deduction is $12,550 for a single person, $18,800 for a...
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    Re: President Biden's first term in office

    No, they don't. You just pay for them through obscenely high tax rates, including on people so poor that they would have a zero or negative tax rate in the US.

    In parallel, the bureaucracy is...
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    Re: The Potential Lab Origin of COVID-19

    From the first article you posted:

    And that was back in 2004, SARS has been leaked from laboratories an additional four times since then.
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    Re: The Potential Lab Origin of COVID-19

    The WIV is (or at least was) not “a well-managed lab” and there is plenty of “evidence to suggest that this was a lab leak”, including (but not limited to) the following:


    Since 2003, there have...
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    Re: The Potential Lab Origin of COVID-19

    Not surprising considering they began with the conclusion, and designed the studies post hoc to arrive at it.

    These weren't two independent teams, the two studies share eleven of the same authors...
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    Re: The Potential Lab Origin of COVID-19

    These are the same two studies you posted in the other thread back in February when they first appeared as preprints.

    This is what I commented at the time:

    They can't verify the authenticity of...
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    Re: Shinzo Abe assassinated - gun controls

    Like the Carlo submachine gun:

    https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/defense/1651395632-explainer-carlo-guns-what-are-they-and-why-does-it-matter
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  15. Re: Want to rant about rightwings and conservatives? This is your thread.

    Most miscarriages happen because the fetus hasn't formed, is not viable, or is already dead.

    Examples:
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    Re: Supreme court to overturn Roe vs Wade

    I'm not a biologist, but I believe Kristi Noem is a woman.

    This might not be as you'd expect:

    Source: Republican Women And Abortion

    Here is a PDF of the poll being discussed.
  17. Re: "This invalidates my existance" - Or Does it?

    You need a contextual example of its usage, such as:
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    Re: The Sentient AI Trap

    The second law of behavioral genetics: "The effect of being raised in the same family is smaller than the effect of genes."

    If you limit the scope of the discussion to explaining the diversity of...
  19. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    His first sentence was referring to this:
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    Yeah, a significant portion of its budget is taxpayer funded, plus the vast majority of the students receive taxpayer funded grants and/or student loans, and I suspect few are in a position to repay...
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    Yeah, I noticed that the enrollment decline really started to accelerate around the time the politics became particularly racialist. In addition to the leftist ideologues, a lot of the student body...
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    I thought you were wrong about this. I'm pretty familiar with Evergreen and I recalled it being about twice that for the main Olympia campus alone, so I looked it up:
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    Sticky: Re: Ancient vendettas.

    The fake neighborhood covering the roof of the Boeing airplane factory in Seattle during WWII:

    https://i.postimg.cc/cLf83tdX/Boeing-Factory.jpg

    It must have worked, the Japanese never managed...
  24. Re: Want to rant about rightwings and conservatives? This is your thread.

    I don’t relate to his position regarding the Confederate flag, but I certainly wouldn’t have responded, at least not seriously, if I were in his position. Over the years on this forum, I’ve...
  25. Re: Want to rant about rightwings and conservatives? This is your thread.

    You seem to be confusing yourself with a scenario of your own invention.

    In any case, you’re probably misinterpreting that guy’s “no comment”. Neo-Confederate types aren’t pro-slavery, they...
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    Re: Robb Elementary School shooting - May 2022

    10 U.S. Code § 246 is often considered relevant to the Second Amendment, because it defines the militia of the United States as follows:

    Although, from the perspective of the founders who...
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    Re: Baby Formula and the Defense Production Act

    I agree with the rest of your post, but I have to object to this characterization (as pedantic as that might be). I've learned from my experience living in, and traveling to, other developed...
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    Re: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    There is a video from right afterwards. It doesn't establish whether or not Palestinian gunmen were near her, but it does establish her position. This is where she was when she was hit, facing down...
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    Re: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    Laila Al-Arian's reporting there is about as balanced as the last article she wrote for The Nation, in which she claims that her father's conviction for his activities in support of Palestinian...
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    Re: NATO: Turkey vs. Sweden/Finland

    Any reasonable external observer can plainly see that this is the case.
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    Poll: Re: Russia, US, Ukraine, and the Future

    It's the best move Putin can manage under the circumstances. Continued explicit opposition would only further expose Russia's impotence.
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    Re: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    Regarding the bullet that killed Shireen Abu Akleh:

    It's extremely unlikely that either side would have shot her deliberately. Abu Akleh was a local, but Israel grants visas to foreign Al Jazeera...
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    Poll: Re: Russia, US, Ukraine, and the Future

    We should all take unsourced reports with a grain of salt, but if true, it's no doubt related to this thread:

    Source: In first, Russian military said to fire S-300 missiles at Israeli jets over...
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    Re: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    They didn't read it, but I do recognize that for you and Al Jazeera, any context that doesn't fit a predetermined narrative is considered irrelevant. Although, the part that you think does fit your...
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    Re: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    Alternatively, you could go to the original source, and read it with the part they skipped:
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    Re: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    An incorrect assumption. It is an article written by a former Associated Press correspondent about the way Western media covers the conflict. Whether or not you accept his conclusions, it would...
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    You should try it. Tell your boss that as a Polynesian-American you no longer feel safe after someone mentioned the violent and racist Spongebob SquarePants at work.
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    Re: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    Because that's when the recent flare-up of highly interconnected events began. Prior to that there was a bit of a lull.

    If it were up to me to begin a conversation about the conflict with someone...
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    Re: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    I'm fairly sure Prodromos was expressing disgust rather than trying to discredit a position, but I can only speak with certainty about my own post, which was utilizing the situation to illustrate an...
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    Re: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    Not at all, because the point isn’t an argument about whether or not the police used excessive force. The point of noting the extreme disparity in media interest, is that it clearly demonstrates that...
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