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    Re: Pronouns and References

    What's arbitrary and quasi religious about it?



    That's why I said consensus forming. Perhaps I should have used the word "convention" instead. What I tried to communicate is that to add the...
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    Re: Pronouns and References

    I'm afraid most people who balk at the use of the word "they" for trans people actually balk at having to say goodbye to the binary world "God intended", not at the choice of the word per se.

    As...
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    Sticky: Re: Submission & General Commentary Thread

    When I vote, I usually try to see past the graphics quality of the game, focusing more on the composition, but also how hard it would be to reproduce. It remains guess work to a point, especially for...
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    Re: Pronouns and References

    Transgenderism is a phenomenon that impacts a significant % of the population, whereas until proven otherwise yours seems to be something you invented just for you and for argument's sake at that.
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    Re: Pronouns and References

    Try writing that sentence without them. Not possible. You're saying communication is inherently violent and should be dispensed with.


    It's not quite the same as "apache helicopter", in that it's...
  6. [MOVED TO VOTE] Re: [Amendment] Section III, Article I - no support, no merit

    What we do not seem to agree on is the original meaning of the article.




    It does. If there's no evidence or argumentation, it's simply not a case. The Consul should not do anything with it.
  7. [MOVED TO VOTE] Re: [Amendment] Section III, Article I - no support, no merit

    Right. As it seems not all understand that "making a case" inherently requires evidence and argumentation, there's probably no harm in clarifying that.

    However, even though with your wording the...
  8. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    No takers? This location popped up when I was trying to solve Loli's puzzle.
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    Re: Pronouns and References

    Is that this letter?

    The letter contends the increase in treatments will disproportionately increase 'regretted' cases. That rather points to an increased share of transgenders seeking treatment,...
  10. [MOVED TO VOTE] Re: [Amendment] Section III, Article I - no support, no merit

    The wording did not allow it. The Consul did, and the Citizenry let him get away with it. It's not possible to solve any situation with legislation if there's no enforcement, which is the problem...
  11. [MOVED TO VOTE] Re: [Amendment] Section III, Article I - no support, no merit

    Why it's no better: the current wording covers everything that's being proposed. The phrase "make a case" already covers the need to provide arguments and the determination of "merit" concerns the...
  12. [MOVED TO VOTE] Re: [Amendment] Section III, Article I - no support, no merit

    Or we could just say those claims were wrong, which they are. Just pointing out the "constitution doesn't explicitly say" route means the same could then be applied to "merit", beyond merely ticking...
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    Re: Pronouns and References

    Like Soren I doubt it's that widespread. For most people gender identity is a pretty profound part of who they are and not something they'd switching back and forth on a whim. The tricky cases are...
  14. [MOVED TO VOTE] Re: [Amendment] Section III, Article I - no support, no merit

    This amendment, at best, makes no difference whatsoever. At worst it absolves the Consul of making anything but a perfunctory judgement on merit.
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    IMHO it's superfluous. The existing text says a citizen must make a case. This already encompasses arguments based on logic and facts.

    The risk with specifying minimum requirements is that such...
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    Re: Pronouns and References

    Fortunately the thread title now reflects the actual subject and saves us from mental gymnastics likely to cause injuries.

    As Dave pointed out, transgenderism is a documented phenomenon. Up to 2%...
  17. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    Huh, I had the same thing last month. Came back from Scotland and the first starting screen showed a castle I'd actually visited there ..... spooky.

    https://i.postimg.cc/MTfMBrPN/01.png
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    Re: Guess where?

    Kufstein
  19. Re: Elon Musk: population collapse biggest threat to humanity

    Even with a stable supply, chemical fertilizers have diminishing returns. Especially in developing countries, nitrogen uptake efficiency of arable soil has dropped greatly since the "green...
  20. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    Indeed.
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    Re: Guess where?

    I hazard you looked up the wrong thing, or it would have been top of the results.
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    Re: Guess where?

    Clue: There's something peculiar about the way the people in the parade (and some in the audience) are dressed, or perhaps I should say 'equipped'.
  23. Re: Elon Musk: population collapse biggest threat to humanity

    Hmm, I don't see this as technically insurmountable but certainly a major societal problem. Take the tremendous difficulty the Macron is having pushing through the frankly inescapable raising of the...
  24. Re: Elon Musk: population collapse biggest threat to humanity

    I suppose it depends on how one defines "population collapse". In absolute numbers, projections are the population will continue to grow into the 3rd quarter of this century, reaching a peak of...
  25. Re: Elon Musk: population collapse biggest threat to humanity

    What I don't get about the vid is how these people talk as if there's limitless resources. As if we do not exist solely by the grace of functioning ecosystems. If you start out saying "the...
  26. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    Nope. It's in an east coast state, but not New York.
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    Poll: Re: Russia, US, Ukraine, and the Future

    Now that sounds a lot more plausible, and meaningful, than "peekaboo!". Wish the media and 'experts' would address this more in depth.
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    Poll: Re: Russia, US, Ukraine, and the Future

    Ukrainian forces outnumbered Russians by eight to one in last week's counter-attack in the Kharkiv region, Russia's top occupation official there says.

    I'm having a hard time believing this could...
  29. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    It's in the US.
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    Re: Guess where?

    Tnx! Apparently not an eroded volcano, but an eroded intrusion of igneous rock.

    And now for something completely different:

    https://i.postimg.cc/nz8f3XkJ/01.png
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    Re: Guess where?

    Mount Kinabalu?
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    Don't know. Thought it might be a dormant or extinct volcano. Only explanation I can come up with for such a landscape.
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    Re: Long Live the King

    International far left? Whatever it is, it's a profoundly American kind of leftism. It's spreading to other countries is itself a manifestation of American cultural imperialism! :laughter:
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    Re: The Astronomy Thread

    It is also assumed it lost much of its atmosphere, is it not? Wind erosion may have been more severe in the past.
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    Re: Guess where?

    It is Masyaf. Your turn!
  36. Re: The medevial peasent was not living the Life of Riley (compared to modern 'wage slaves' in liberal democracies).

    I based myself mainly on what I recall from Chris Wickham's "The Inheritance of Rome: Illuminating the Dark Ages 400-1000" and Thomas Bisson's "The Crisis of the Twelfth Century: Power, Lordship, and...
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    https://i.postimg.cc/c42wPhWF/01.png
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    Re: Guess where?

    Monschau?
  39. Re: The medevial peasent was not living the Life of Riley (compared to modern 'wage slaves' in liberal democracies).

    From what I've been reading about the early and mid middle ages, this was most definitely not the case. The starting point of the feudal 'system' was a victorious warlord and his retainers doing a...
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    Sticky: Re: I'm currently listening to

    Sxy2GG8BZyI

    If nothing else, it's got Lucy Lawless in it.
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