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    Re: The Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

    Trump withheld military aid that was deemed in our national interest to send so that's against our national interest (the fact that it was eventually released does not change the fact that his...
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    Re: The Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

    Then I'll say the same thing without "I think".

    Using the power of one's office to personally benefits oneself over the interests of the nation amply qualifies as abuse of power.

    Do you...
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    Re: The Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

    I think using the power of one's office to personally benefits oneself over the interests of the nation amply qualifies as abuse of power.
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    Re: Boys Can Have Periods Too!

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    After making my post, I realized that there's quite a bit of redundancy in my responses, especially around the definition of certain words. So I'm posting two versions of my response. The...
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    Re: Infanticide and Late Term Abortion

    I think the argument he is making is (in my words):

    You are claiming that the fetus does not have the same protections that the constitution gives born people. But where in the constitution does...
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    Re: Infanticide and Late Term Abortion

    Sig & Bel,

    I think you may be arguing at cross-purposes a bit as in one of you is arguing "is" and the other is arguing "should" in regards to abortion law.

    So maybe this will help.

    Under...
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    Re: Boys Can Have Periods Too!

    NOTE:

    In you arguments, you often refer to "the truth" but often don't identify what specific truth you are referring to. In your responses, could you please add the specific truth you are...
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    Re: Infanticide and Late Term Abortion

    Actually, I would argue that the notion that accidentally killing someone in a drunk driving accident should not be considered premeditated murder but manslaughter. Just because the law says...
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    Re: Politcal Correctness

    I am acknowledging YOUR argument regarding progressives when I refer to them as you have been referring to them. But again, MY argument does lump them together as generally "left". So while I have...
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    Re: Politcal Correctness

    As an example, book and record burning is more of a right-wing form of censorship. Seeking to ban books from public libraries and schools has likewise been more of a conservative thing.




    And...
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    Re: Politcal Correctness

    If you mean compared to other groups, yes. If you mean that they are generally for it (as opposed to a vocal minority), you are engaging in the hasty generalization fallacy until you can support...
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    Re: Boys Can Have Periods Too!

    No it's not.

    Here is the definition I provided.

    "Gender dysphoria is a condition where a person experiences discomfort or distress because there's a mismatch between their biological sex and...
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    Re: Politcal Correctness

    Whether that is needed for the discussion to move forward depends on what the discussion is.

    I don't really know what your point is and therefore I don't know how important it is that we nail down...
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    Re: Boys Can Have Periods Too!

    And I provided a definition that DOES say that discomfort/distress IS part of the definition of "dysphoria" (and I think the criteria you were forwarding would count as things that would cause...
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    Re: Politcal Correctness

    I am using the term as it is typically used in this society and I have mentioned SPECIFIC positions (like "socialism" and trans rights) and progressive politicians (like Bernie, Warren, and AOC) for...
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    Re: Politcal Correctness

    I disagree that the progressive movement in general is for political correctness. Just because SOME people are for it does not mean that the movement as a whole embraces it or that it's an essential...
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    Re: Boys Can Have Periods Too!

    That is incorrect.

    "Gender dysphoria is a condition where a person experiences discomfort or distress because there's a mismatch between their biological sex and gender identity."
    ...
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    Politcal Correctness

    I identify myself as a non-politically correct progressive. I am for gay rights, trans rights, social justice etc and am not politically correct. And is by no means a contradiction.

    So let me...
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    Re: Infanticide and Late Term Abortion

    Consent to sex. Not consent to get pregnant.

    Consent is an agreement to X, not agreement to something other than X that could possibly result in X (especially if the person definitely doesn't...
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    Re: Infanticide and Late Term Abortion

    I definitely disagree with that.

    I consider explicit consent to be consent that is explicit as in saying "Yes, I want to do that".

    And knowing that a particular consequence may happen if you...
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    Re: Infanticide and Late Term Abortion

    And I didn't. I argued that outlawing abortion would be a violation of a woman's right to medical privacy. IOW, outlawing abortion would be unconstitutional. So no, I did not say it's legal...
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    Re: Infanticide and Late Term Abortion

    Kind of. The accurate way to say it is that abortion cannot be murder because it's not illegal and the reason it's not illegal is because the government cannot interfere with a woman's private...
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    Re: Infanticide and Late Term Abortion

    Including editing, I took about an hour in my last response so I don't consider my response to be "fast". And I personally think my own arguments are much more well-reasoned than yours and that you...
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    Re: Infanticide and Late Term Abortion

    But you have not shown that his position is arbitrary. Therefore my argument regarding that particular issue (that an increasing pattern of value for the fetus as time goes on shows that the respect...
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    Re: Infanticide and Late Term Abortion

    To chime in:

    I'd say an increasing respect for the legal rights of the unborn as the unborn develops is definitely not an arbitrary standard.

    An arbitrary standard would be completely random. ...
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    Re: Boys Can Have Periods Too!

    Let me put it this way. Let's say that a scientist took the brain out of a woman and put it in a man's body. That person will likely say that they are woman in a man's body. Are they wrong? I...
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    Re: Infanticide and Late Term Abortion

    Ending the pregnancy does not require the death of the fetus. Obviously giving birth qualifies as "ending a pregnancy" and the child does not die in that instance. And likewise if there was a...
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    Re: Infanticide and Late Term Abortion

    That's not particularly accurate. The goal of the abortion is not to kill the child. It's to end the pregnancy. Of course in ending the pregnancy, the fetus dies, but that is a side-effect of...
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    Re: Boys Can Have Periods Too!

    Okay. But that's just a personal attack that in no way forwards the debate.

    I feel that you are doing that because you know you are bested in the actual content of the debate, are frustrated by...
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    Re: Boys Can Have Periods Too!

    What I'm telling is to keep your opinions about my debating to yourself. And I'll do the same.




    Then your argument is not relevant to what is actually happening. You can't criticize the...
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