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

    Home schooled kids are much more likely to be from 2 parent homes, and that in itself, is likely to give better results regardless of where they were schooled.

    The paper below concludes that...
  2. Re: Sexual abuse among the Amish (and religious communities in general).

    Yes, according to this article. See the highlighted section below. You can read the rest of the paper in the link given.
  3. Re: What is the reality of Climate Change?

    The Holocene started around 11,000 years ago, and that argument doesn't explain the sudden drop in temperature around what would be 1600 - 1800 CE on the graph. I said the "far right side of the...
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    Is it the Martin Maryland 167 (XA-22)?
  5. Re: What is the reality of Climate Change?

    Your own graph undermines the Clinate Change argument. At the far right of the graph, we see a sharp drop in temperature despite a rising a rising CO2, which goes against what Climate Change says. ...
  6. Re: Sexual abuse among the Amish (and religious communities in general).

    So what is your pont in the question above? Inever claimed oe implied tha anyone innthis thread was denying the USG, so why are you teying to imply I did, as you are doing by bringing up the fact....
  7. Re: Sexual abuse among the Amish (and religious communities in general).

    But the abuse had been going on for years before the story broke, and it was widespread. Abuses in religious communities have also been widely reported, I hear about sex scandals of Catholic priest...
  8. Re: Sexual abuse among the Amish (and religious communities in general).

    I thought I made the point pretty obvious. Nassar was abusing children for decades before his actions were finally brought to light. Institutions ignored complaints for years, what religious...
  9. Re: Sexual abuse among the Amish (and religious communities in general).

    No one ever claimed Love Mountain did. But focussing only on religious institutions can give a misleading impression that in religious institutions, the problem was worse and that has no proven to...
  10. Re: Sexual abuse among the Amish (and religious communities in general).

    Sexual abuse not related to thr church is also well documented as well. While religious related sexual abuse gets a lot of press, sexual abuse not religiously related exist as well, if not as widely...
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    Re: Who was Alcibiades?

    Atehenian democracy didn't really begin until 508 BC wirh Cleisthenes, and a mere 100 years late you had a coup. Less than. 100 years after that democracy was effectively dead in Athens.. In...
  12. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    I don't think anyone is saying China has been a continous empire for 5,000 years, but a continious civilization for 5,000 years, which is a little different. China has been using the same writing...
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    Re: Who was Alcibiades?

    The switching back and forth from democracy shows how unstable and unworkable Athenian democracry.



    Coriolanua is a semi-legendary, Sertorius never joined an active enemy of Rome the way...
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    Is it a Curtiss XP-62?
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    Re: Who was Alcibiades?

    Those exceptions. The fact remains Athenian citizenship was more restrictive and less inclusive than Roman citizenship.




    Even if the Roman citizenship was limited, it was better than...
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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    Correct. First time the far side of the moon was ever seen by humana, made by the Soviet Luna 3 probe.

    It is now yours. I am not sure i Rep'd you. Let me know, so I can ask someone else to...
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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    Since the picture looked like 18th or 17th century ships being attacked while in a harbor, the Dutch raid on the British ships anchorage off Chatham Dockyards in 1667, destroying 13 ships, and...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    True, and even many modern believers don't believe Moses wrote all the Torah. Since the of Moses is described in one of the books of the Torah he can hardly have been the sole author anyways.


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    Re: The first big victory of the "fans".

    The assumption is that hyperlight drive is the only faster than light drive system in thr Star Wars universe. Givdn how fast it is, it obviously would be the preferred method but perhaps they still...
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    Re: Who was Alcibiades?

    Ok, I could be wrong. But putting in charge the man who argued against the expedition in the first place migut no have been Athen's smartest decission. Nicias pessimist attitude could have been a...
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    Re: The first big victory of the "fans".

    We don't know how long Luke's training was, the movies don't make it clear. It was clearly more than a day, and it could have been more than a month for all we know. It took the Falcon a while to...
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    Re: Who was Alcibiades?

    A gross exaggeration if there ever was one. He doesn't hold a candle to Alexander in terms of achievements, and his own character flaws limited what achievements he was capable of, not just being in...
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    Re: Name That Historical Event

    Raid on Medway in Second Anglo-Dutch War? It looks like ships are being attacked in a harbor.
  24. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    It may be that they do have a case to make, my issue is that they don't provide any evidence supporting their views. Simply quoting other authors, who might share the same bias as themselves, is...
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    Re: Identify that Tank/Ship/Plane/Artillery etc

    I was wondering how the plane got adequate cooling for its engines and the answer seems it didn't get adequate cooling. Apparently, the XP-67 was the first plane McDonnell designed, before then it...
  26. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    If the authors presented any actual data to support their view, please point it out.

    Statements like



    This is clearly a false statement, and shows both the bias of the authors and of the...
  27. Re: Iraqi protesters storm U.S. embassy in Baghdad

    Different scenario. We didn't kill Iran's secretary. Now, if the Sandinista's had managed to kill a US general who was in Nicaragua organizing attacks against the Sandinista's, I would say...
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    Re: 'Star Wars' discussions

    I agree with you. It was better than Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. Not as good as Rogue One, but I wasn't expecting it to be.

    It was a good and enjoyable film. I think it had the...
  29. Re: Weird findings during Song China - Khitan conflict

    Technological edge does not automatically guarantee victory. The Zulus were able to defeat the British, for example.



    The Mongol reputation is somewhat overrated, I think. The Mongols...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    You are lumping all the different books of the bible, written by different people at different times, together.

    Whilee Genesis appears to be a reworking of ancient mythologies, other books, such...
  31. Re: Iraqi protesters storm U.S. embassy in Baghdad

    Soleimani was not killed in Iran, but Iraq, where he and Iran were for years coordinating attack.against US personnel and US allies. That makes him a legitimate target.
  32. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    The interesting point is that we see a dramatic increase in life expectancy from the European data, while we do not see a similar change from the Chinese one. This chart again undermines the claims...
  33. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    In the last several decades, people have discovered that inventions that previously had thought to have been medieval ones (crankshaft, for example) actually were Roman ones.

    Still, the Roman...
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    You can take my turn. I can't think of a good battle picture right now, and I learn a lot by by the pictures of others.
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    Siege of Port Arthur in the Russo-Japanese war. The uniforms look like Russian ones to me, and while the cannons could be from the Crimean War, I am not sure the Russians were using breech loading...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    The Bible makes it clear that man's access to the Garden was withdrawn. God drove man out of the Garden, and made sure man could not get back in.

    Genesis 3:24/

    Clearly, access to the Garden...
  37. Re: Iraqi protesters storm U.S. embassy in Baghdad

    If thr Iranian official is on foreign territory directing military attacks against the US, he is a legitmate target. Iran operatives have for years been coordinating attacks against US forces in...
  38. Re: How plausible was a Nazi-Commintern Allaicen?

    I just don't see he US allying with Finland in any realistic circumstances. The isolationist sentment in the US was too strong. It took Pearl Harbor and Germany declaring war on the US for the US...
  39. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    While the decline of Chinese sea power is often blamed on having to deal with the northern threat, there were limitations on Chinese ship design that would likely have led to the Chinese decline...
  40. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    Some of the sources you have cited several times have made the logical fallacy that if the Europeans weren't ahead, it must mean the Chinese were ahead, which is a false conclusion. If the advanced...
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