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    08-13-2022, 03:56 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    That's not an argument, it's a non sequitur. When the United States Lighthouse Service was established in 1789, it was a public enterprise, whereas...
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    08-13-2022, 02:44 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    The U.S. constitution does not dictate any particular form of economic organization, although it did allow for the rather primitive form of economic...
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    08-13-2022, 12:17 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Mar a Largo in The Bilge
    The crisis is about whether we will continue to have the rule of law rather than simple assertions of power. They need to follow all the legal...
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    08-12-2022, 11:37 PM
    Our ideas about what is obscene are changing. The f-bomb seems less obscene than laughing about the murder of children.
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    08-12-2022, 10:48 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Trump is Toast in The Bilge
    Stealing top secret documents and not returning them when asked is enough to get most of us jail time, even if they can't prove he passed them on to...
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    08-12-2022, 05:43 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Russia says that's an accident. I guess someone threw away a cigarette and it caused all that damage. Russian cigarettes must be something!
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    08-12-2022, 02:48 PM
    they support him because opposing him is a career-ending act. Profiles in Cowardice. Those who opposed him early on came to the realization that...
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    08-12-2022, 02:36 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Mar a Largo in The Bilge
    Well, if Trump violated the Espionage Act, I'm sure Woodpile will be chanting 'lock him up!'
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    08-12-2022, 02:34 PM
    Maybe they didn't think engineers could do math.
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    08-12-2022, 01:13 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Mar a Largo in The Bilge
    Clinton looks a lot better than Trump. Never expected that when he was in office and eating junk food.
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    08-12-2022, 01:11 PM
    So, why post it here? Does it somehow relate to Trump stealing government secrets and keeping them even after getting a subpoena?
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    08-12-2022, 12:11 PM
    Are you claiming that Obama took 30,000 pages of documents with him when he left the White House and did not return them when subpoenas were issued,...
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    08-12-2022, 12:05 PM
    The stupid...it burns!
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    08-12-2022, 12:02 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    The founders were well versed in the classics, as were Locke and other liberal theorists. They had also studied the history of the Greek city states...
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    08-12-2022, 11:50 AM
    johnw replied to a thread Mar a Largo in The Bilge
    Trump will likely live another decade. Once he's in prison, life will be less stressful and his diet will be better.
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    08-11-2022, 08:46 PM
    Have a great one!
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    08-11-2022, 04:13 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    Going back a bit further, probably the most famous person to blacken the name of democracy was Aristotle, but there are some major misconceptions...
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    08-11-2022, 03:17 PM
    Well done.
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    08-11-2022, 03:09 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    https://www.oed.com/oed2/00060572 democracy (dɪˈmɒkrəsɪ) Forms: 6–7 democracie, 6–7 (9) -cratie, 7 (9) -craty, 7– -cracy. démocratie (siː),...
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    08-11-2022, 02:55 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Mar a Largo in The Bilge
    Well played. He's called The Donald's bluff.
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    08-09-2022, 08:26 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Trump is Toast in The Bilge
    So, if Trump treated classified documents worse than Clinton, you'll be chanting 'lock him up,' right?
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    08-08-2022, 07:56 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Mar a Largo in The Bilge
    Yup. The FBI can come take away all the classified documents I've taken from the White House. O, wait...I don't have any!
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    08-08-2022, 05:45 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    You don't understand the logic. A democracy can be direct or representative. A republic can be democratic or otherwise. You are trying to make a...
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    08-07-2022, 08:05 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    You're still doing it. At no point have I said the U.S. is not a republic. Whether you call it a representative democracy or a democratic...
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    08-07-2022, 02:43 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    Sorry I can't always give you the attention you crave, but I'm under no obligation to respond to something I did not take issue with.
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    08-06-2022, 10:21 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Really bad Joke of the Day in The Bilge
    We, who are about to die laughing, salute you.
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    08-06-2022, 10:18 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    The Articles didn't work very well, but that's because they made the central government impotent. It couldn't collect taxes or regulate trade between...
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    08-06-2022, 08:31 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    As more of the monarchy's powers lapse, it becomes more vestigial. Isn't that better than Charles I?
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    08-06-2022, 03:30 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    I actually think your system functions as a republic with a vestigial monarchy.
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    08-06-2022, 02:36 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    Why is that my problem? I regard both your system and ours as forms of liberal democracy.
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