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  1. Re: Reverses on Michelle Obama's School Lunch Reforms.

    Aside from you saying it I see no evidence provided.



    That could be said about any profession Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor...



    You don't get a therefore conclusion out of no evidence.
  2. Re: Manchester Sex Abuse Report Released, and Why did Police Ignore Child Rape?

    Track record is quite old and the current pope quite resent, fact remains the Church is by definition a conservative organization.

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    @Aexodus

    How ludicrous. Certainly the Amish are...
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    Re: Do you practice a martial art?

    Started tentatively Kendo with my Son. But to really go all in I think I need to get my bad knee scoped out. Its fun and the sort of individual nature of it appeals to me (and my son he could never...
  4. Poll: Re: USA Democratic party 2020 candidates and primaries thread

    Ill the rest of you post in a bit. Hillery did win the popular vote but for an antiquated system that has it roots in slavery she would be president. She certainly did not run on class warfare so she...
  5. Poll: Re: USA Democratic party 2020 candidates and primaries thread

    In a way yes perhaps not actively like say the Koch er brother. But a system where Home Depot can take a tax cut have a stock buy back that benefits its ceo immensely as he sells his options and then...
  6. Poll: Re: USA Democratic party 2020 candidates and primaries thread

    Sorry she has a point Vanoi

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/27/companies-keep-buying-their-own-stock-in-force-led-by-buyback-monsters-like-home-depot.html
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    Not particularity people have looked at the present with a jaundiced eye and demanded a return to some golden age. As for boastful I meant made up things like the fall of Jericho or vast theft out...
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    Re: The Last Kingdom (Third Season Teaser)

    Probably just easier to make and keep lit than period lamps or candles. But mentioning how well thay work I seem to recall a rant by Xenophon about how stupid its was guards to carry torches - they...
  9. Re: Manchester Sex Abuse Report Released, and Why did Police Ignore Child Rape?

    Re thread below on the Amish (OP link)

    https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/a30284631/amish-sexual-abuse-incest-me-too/

    You really can't get more conservative and white seems thay have worse...
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    Re: The Last Kingdom (Third Season Teaser)

    @ R_V I though the same thing.

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    True but remember what happened when Kubrik got all uber artsy director and shot Berry Lindon with only accurate period lighting. Production...
  11. Re: Reverses on Michelle Obama's School Lunch Reforms.

    So you didn't actually look up her studies or the ones she cites - right?

    So first her studies are good work. However statement is reckless and perhaps out of context. Since she as authored no...
  12. Re: Reverses on Michelle Obama's School Lunch Reforms.

    So you have in fact taught a course at any level any time?



    Not if you do the statistics. But perhaps more importantly you have ask which organization covered up its problem and which one...
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    Re: What if 9/11 never happened?

    Really don't go down that route.

    No false flag just a very lucky op by a terrorist group that had been trying to swing for the fence for a while and correctly figured out the typical response to a...
  14. Re: Reverses on Michelle Obama's School Lunch Reforms.

    Wow what annoying condescending thing to say/type. Personally I put lawyers up for that role.



    Of course as always you backed that bizarre statement up with a load of facts and source err nope...
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    Re: Who was Alcibiades?

    Delium was later. It was part of a convoluted plan of a sort of asymmetric warfare plan designed to try drive Boeotia out of the war. It went sideways critically some conspirators in cities that were...
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    Re: Who was Alcibiades?

    Fire machine was at the siege of Plataea, not the defeat at Delium. That is where according to Plato, Socrates did retreat with grace. But retreat none the less after a battle he was never in command...
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    Re: Who was Alcibiades?

    Not true. They both survived a route. Neither had the command. If Demosthenes had truly been a coward he would never had gotten tapped for new jobs and delivering a eulogy. The Demos did not give...
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    Re: Who was Alcibiades?

    @Carmen Sylva - had a long reply lost it but it will take time to reconstruct.

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    One coup - not repeatedly. And of course it was not really successful since the Democracy simply...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    Or perhaps just as boastful as the rest...
  20. Re: Reverses on Michelle Obama's School Lunch Reforms.

    Nice set of self citations (what half) have to say form a not disinterested funding source I rather like a bit more outside sourcing.

    Two problems jump out at me something like 88% of the home...
  21. Re: Reverses on Michelle Obama's School Lunch Reforms.

    You going to run for congress in a southern red state?
  22. Re: Reverses on Michelle Obama's School Lunch Reforms.

    Umm I tend to not believe anyone's picture with only one item on the tray. Second I saw stuff just as bad on the tray back in the 80s. There are always bad lunches. Personally thats why always took...
  23. Re: Reverses on Michelle Obama's School Lunch Reforms.

    Double
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    Re: Who was Alcibiades?

    Well of course not really. The Assembly could and did suspend it (the Pericles Law) when it chose. It had exceptions for Eubeoa (Thebes was added for example as part of alliance with Athens against...
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    Re: Overpaid Bureaucrats

    Funny thing weather is not climate. And I was talking about precipitation not the actual temperature. Fact is the locals will tell the odd thing is you can now more often than not get by with a...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    Also aside from centralized water storage there was also local, in Athens for example many private houses had individual cisterns as well.
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    Re: Overpaid Bureaucrats

    You know in the silly small 'red' run town I live in thought that way about snow removal a couple years ago after a string of extremely mild winters. Equipment and facilities hardly used for 2 years...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    Well that is backward application of Christian thinking. Its pretty clear all Joshua saw was divine messenger. Too bad it could not turn about and stand before the gates and offer the people inside...
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    Re: Overpaid Bureaucrats

    What????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    You do realize how piss poor the life of the French Peasant was sorry they had no golden egg just turds dropped on them from on high. Feel...
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    Re: Who was Alcibiades?

    Rather they were - it was Nicias who doomed the venture.



    Did it have too, in that empire the republic lost itself. Athens might well have avoided or survived the Pelopennsian war and forged on...
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    Re: The first big victory of the "fans".

    No hyper drive faster than light sci fi thing and unless thay had cryo tubes you ain't getting to any system before you die. Face as soon as you think about the interconnected time gap you are...
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    Re: Overpaid Bureaucrats

    But its not is it. It is a specific part of a persons employment contract that is different. Or maybe you think all wages for public employees are entitlements. Perhaps we should just use volunteers?...
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    Re: The first big victory of the "fans".

    Well yes as much as I love the original trilogy. Luke is whinny. The movies do a really poor job of explaining his training - who knew the one week course with Yoda was so effective? And in some...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    Yes well you have to believe the OT for that argument to work. But allow its true and sticking with Jericho, why no angel, no Jesus no sign from god after an ultimatum to join the Hebrews?
  35. Re: Wheel of Time: TV show - (Books in spoilers).

    @alhoon



    Lots of book adaptions before the phrase SJW was invented were crap as well. I can't agree with the political bent of your fears, but I can agree that any TV adaption will leave many ...
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    Re: Is the internet killing religion?

    An absolute you cannot prove. But how they interact with their faith if thay have it is often profoundly different past or present.
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    Re: Is the internet killing religion?

    So religion can't survive the Socratic treatment?
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    Re: Overpaid Bureaucrats

    Missed that thanks Gaidin



    So if people don't make this professional judgment on their own you do admit the city has to do it and you know might just not want joe bob a billy bob to hack away...
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    Re: Who was Alcibiades?

    He was unfortunately somebody the Athenians should have sent not an arrest warrant for but an order of execution.



    Most of his solo plans failed or failed to live up to his claims. In the...
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    Re: Overpaid Bureaucrats

    Well there is a lot there. It still seems your argument is with mismanagement on the factual basis. But then it veers off into disliking unions and calling pensions entitlements. They are not the...
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