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    01-18-2019, 04:49 PM
    johnw replied to a thread A Question For Sharpiefan in The Bilge
    Being a fan of sharpies (the boats) I had no difficulty identifying your icon as one of Munroe's. He certainly stretched the definition of a sharpie....
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    01-18-2019, 01:08 AM
    My truck was stolen, and when I got it back, the clutch was shot. Apparently, thieves are willing to learn new skills at my expense. Try convincing...
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    01-18-2019, 12:50 AM
    The nuclear industry likes to pretend that their problem is aging hippies who hate nukes, but the real problem is that they've never been able to...
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    01-16-2019, 01:40 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Locke & Liberalism in The Bilge
    I actually like this simile. It's not saying science or history stagger, it's saying they don't, because one leg supports the other. Look at what...
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    01-16-2019, 01:34 PM
    Haven't automatics been the choice for drag racers for a long time?
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    01-16-2019, 12:53 AM
    johnw replied to a thread Orcas passing Shilshole in The Bilge
    People are terrible food. Sharks know this, that's why so many People survive shark attacks. Sharks spit them out. Oh, humans are interesting, soft...
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    01-15-2019, 01:13 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Locke & Liberalism in The Bilge
    I'm pretty sure history staggers like a drunk. The naming of the ages seem less important to me than to you. If you want to argue that Bacon...
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    01-14-2019, 12:45 PM
    johnw replied to a thread The UNA Project in Building / Repair
    Pictures!
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    01-14-2019, 12:41 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Locke & Liberalism in The Bilge
    Said the man who made sweeping generalizations about the Enlightenment. What science needs to thrive is an environment where reason is considered...
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    01-14-2019, 12:17 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Locke & Liberalism in The Bilge
    Yes, Bacon helped lay the foundations for the Enlightenment, just as Wiki says. You seem to think his work was unrelated to the Enlightenment, which...
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    01-13-2019, 12:53 AM
    johnw replied to a thread Locke & Liberalism in The Bilge
    I think you misstate. Bacon, like Newton, is generally considered an Enlightenment figure. Hobbes wrote on mathematics and natural philosophy. Bacon...
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    01-12-2019, 01:19 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Locke & Liberalism in The Bilge
    And it isn't just that the social contract allows you to be secure in your property. From Chapter 35: The social contract requires that we...
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    01-12-2019, 01:12 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Locke & Liberalism in The Bilge
    That's a very flat view of human attainment. Is no era more golden than any other? Why do we have these better technologies? Because we have...
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    01-12-2019, 01:44 AM
    johnw replied to a thread Locke & Liberalism in The Bilge
    You may argue that there was better culture, but that's a subjective judgement. My statement was that there is more culture attainment. More is...
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    01-12-2019, 01:38 AM
    johnw replied to a thread Locke & Liberalism in The Bilge
    The liberal idea is that when people banded together to protect their rights, that was government.
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    01-11-2019, 01:31 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Locke & Liberalism in The Bilge
    Communism and Fascism were Utopian experiments as well, and they failed spectacularly. Libertarian anarchy assumes no social contract is needed, so...
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    01-11-2019, 01:27 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Locke & Liberalism in The Bilge
    When has the world seen more wealth, scientific knowledge, and cultural attainment?
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    01-11-2019, 01:26 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Locke & Liberalism in The Bilge
    And yet, you prefer authors who demonize and belittle those they disagree with. I know it's the MO of the right, but it might be helpful to you if...
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    01-11-2019, 01:07 PM
    Yes, we should. If we can't get enough, we're screwed.
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    01-11-2019, 12:23 AM
    So, his message to voters is sort of like telling the woman you're in bed with, "yeah, but I only said that to have sex with you."
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    01-11-2019, 12:16 AM
    johnw replied to a thread Locke & Liberalism in The Bilge
    That's the point of The Outlaw John Locke. I wrote most of the book before Trump was even a candidate. Didn't really have to talk about him, what led...
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    01-10-2019, 11:52 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Locke & Liberalism in The Bilge
    Levin again? You'd be better off with Wiki. Plus, the book you are quoting is not titled ‘Rediscovering America’. Factual errors like that...
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    01-10-2019, 04:52 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Locke & Liberalism in The Bilge
    Prezactly.
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    01-10-2019, 12:26 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Locke & Liberalism in The Bilge
    Even fewer people study John Dewey, so to understand who Levin is, here's a brief summation of the work of the man he demonizes (from Wiki, our Book...
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    01-10-2019, 12:15 PM
    The Trump campaign actually released a plan for getting Mexico to pay for the wall. Mostly, it involved blackmail. ...
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    01-09-2019, 10:09 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Locke & Liberalism in The Bilge
    Marx based his labor theory of value on Locke's theory of property, but liberalism and capitalism were changed by the marginal revolution. Marxism...
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    01-09-2019, 09:13 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Locke & Liberalism in The Bilge
    So, Levin thinks liberals are Marxists. I've known actual Marxists, they have contempt for liberals. Marxists usually want to heighten the...
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    01-09-2019, 08:11 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Locke & Liberalism in The Bilge
    It's really a shame that Levin thinks such a large swath of Americans are his enemies.
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    01-09-2019, 08:00 PM
    A lot of the Jewish part of the French population was killed under the occupation, and the same was going to happen to the British. Why you think...
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    01-09-2019, 07:03 PM
    This is incorrect. The Aztecs did that. The Inca sacrificed their own children. Cortez took down the Aztecs. To quote a prominent authority on...
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