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    Re: Gun Control and your stance

    Excellent, thank you.



    That is what I was responding to, it's just that my view of the current controversy is that what most people argue is somewhat irrelevant. I think there are two more...
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    Re: Gun Control and your stance

    No, I'm saying it is based on a lack of social trust. We don't trust other Americans not to attack us or we don't trust our government to respect our liberty. It's not about illegal behavior other...
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    Re: Gun Control and your stance

    I don't think you understand me. I appreciate the arguments but they are rather barking up the wrong tree.



    No. I'm saying that if People in America were more peaceful and trusting of one...
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    Re: Gun Control and your stance

    If you want to look at murder rates, the real pattern for where they are highest is where you find well established criminal gangs. If you look at cities with the highest per capita murder rates,...
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    Re: Gun Control and your stance

    But it is actually. It is the character of a nation that values civility and cooperation that we should try to emulate. Once we do that, then we won't be so eager to protect our right to own and...
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    Re: Christianity and the Salvation of Unbelievers

    The short of it is you are. We can play the na-say game all you like but it's tedious. If you have an actual rebuttal to the textual argument I gave above let me know, otherwise, it stands that Jesus...
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    Re: Where are the Russia Collusion Charges?

    Well true, he was the one controlling it. But he was chosen and appointed by the FBI deputy director Rosenstein who was a Trump Appointee. And while Mueller is the head of the investigation, it is...
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    Re: Where are the Russia Collusion Charges?

    That's like saying... What if we saw the destination closer to the start of our journey? You know when you are done investigating. What you are saying is that he was done investigating right around...
  9. Re: The Dictionary Versus The Social Justice Definition Of Racism

    You typed this....


    This quote from you is claiming institutional power is not part of the definition, only Social Power is. I then pointed out that the definition you linked to for your...
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    Re: The Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

    I pretty much get all my news in print/internet and I don't watch any newscasts. I sometimes watch debate shows with pundits arguing points, but that isn't really news. I like to control what stories...
  11. Re: The Dictionary Versus The Social Justice Definition Of Racism

    Institutional power is part of the understanding of institutional racism. You do understand that right, and it is from the definition you decided to argue with. So don't say that institutional power...
  12. Re: The More Gender Equality, the Fewer Women in STEM

    Do you think it would be good to discourage women from entering STEM fields? That we should make it as difficult as possbile through discrimination and rude bahavior?

    If not, then I don't see why...
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    Re: Where are the Russia Collusion Charges?

    What do you mean by Know? Generally, what an investigator does is run down the leads and do their due diligence to see what they can find. They try not to "know" what is true or what is not. They...
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    Re: Historical Accuracy in Movies

    I don't think there is a requirement to be historically accurate, but I do appreciate when a film takes some pains to include historical details that are well researched.

    Rome was a really great...
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    Re: The Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

    I've never found it all that challenging. The problem is that most people want to hear the media echo their opinions.



    Generally good advice to be sure.


    I blame the media for you having...
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    Re: The Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

    Well, ya, generally. Though it depends on the media you prefer. The media I prefer is pretty sober about it and sticks to the facts of the matter for the most part. The media I try to mostly ignore,...
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    Re: Mind Trapped by: Nature of Ideas

    Frankly MT, neither was you saying what you think I have not demonstrated. I respond to folks as they respond to me. Don't use empty rhetoric and I won't either. Use empty rhetoric and I will...
  18. Re: The Dictionary Versus The Social Justice Definition Of Racism

    The Wikipedia article you linked as the source of your definition and which I also linked when I just talked about it. I presume you've read it.



    He is appealing to the authority of Nazi...
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    Re: The Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

    Fair enough, but I see too many trying to claim there was no crime to be investigated. There was, it was more a question who was involved in said crime.
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    Re: Where are the Russia Collusion Charges?

    So, now that we have a summary answer, do you think this was a fair investigation or an unfair one?


    Me, I think it was fair and I generally trust the conclusion because of that. That after all...
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    Re: The Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

    Cowboy has clearly done more reading on the subject than you MT. There is a series of indictments and cases from the Meuler investigation against Russian nationals for their election interference...
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    Re: Christianity and the Salvation of Unbelievers

    I'll focus on this passage for the moment....



    You really should have expanded it to include 34 through 38

    30 “aI and the Father are 1one.”

    31 The Jews apicked up stones again to stone...
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    Re: Mind Trapped by: Nature of Ideas

    It is, but you don't understand why.



    They are physical in fact. Just like words on a page are physical or memory in a computer is physical. The ideas in your head are physical in that exact...
  24. Re: The Dictionary Versus The Social Justice Definition Of Racism

    You are using your paraphrase of the idea as the textual and literal definition. This is the link you gave: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prejudice_plus_power

    The core summary is Prejudice +...
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    Re: Christianity and the Salvation of Unbelievers

    Most jews hearing it for the first time thought Jesus was an apostate and a liar. And basically all Jews alive today share that opinion.



    More to the point he is proclaiming to be the Messiah,...
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    Re: Infanticide and Late Term Abortion

    I try.



    No court is involved in most illegal acts. They get involved when someone sees something they think is illegal after the fact. The reason is not open-ended, it is specified in the law...
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    Re: Mind Trapped by: Nature of Ideas

    I counterpoint that ideas are merely representations of the properties of real things. Ideas only exist as information and only when used as a reference. Your notion of access is really just the act...
  28. Re: An omniscient creation deity invalidates free will

    Imagine yourself as a creator. You make two things: Robots, and Robot arenas.

    Your arenas are closed systems, in that only what you put in them has a causative effect on what you put in them.
    You...
  29. Re: The Dictionary Versus The Social Justice Definition Of Racism

    Correct. I see all human action as rooted first in motivation, and secondly in means. So we have a desire, then we sort out how to achieve it. Our root goals are nearly always emotionally driven. We...
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    Re: Christianity and the Salvation of Unbelievers

    Ugh. So I went and watched that. Do you really find this persuasive? The guy spends a long long time talking about shepherding, points out that it is used as a metaphor in the old testament, and...
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