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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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    08-06-2022, 02:35 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    You're not the boss of us!
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    08-06-2022, 01:09 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    I don't say it's the only difference, but I certainly admire your ability to get rid of a bad leader expeditiously. In terms of how the British...
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    08-06-2022, 01:06 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    You conceded that there is more than one kind of republic, but can't imagine that there is more than one kind of democracy. Now you're pretending...
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    08-06-2022, 12:53 PM
    I'm sure all ancient sailing craft were at their best with wind behind the beam, and sailing routes would be designed to give them that as much as...
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    08-06-2022, 12:40 PM
    The Norwegian boats in the regatta I referred to would have looked something like this:
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    08-05-2022, 11:02 PM
    That polar is very comforting, but do we know whether they were able to sail the boat as well as the ancients did? In Inshore Craft of Norway, there...
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    08-05-2022, 10:52 PM
    Here's a vid of building the boat: https://vimeo.com/324645556
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    08-05-2022, 04:55 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    You conceded that there is more than one kind of republic, but can't imagine that there is more than one kind of democracy. Madison opposed direct...
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    08-05-2022, 04:45 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    Your house of Commons is democratically elected, the House of Lords is not, and the head of state is hereditary. You briefly had a republic in the...
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    08-04-2022, 11:57 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    Was looking for the post I was going to respond to, but it turns out you've changed it beyond all recognition. Here's how Madison defined...
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    08-04-2022, 06:35 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Best Beers by State in The Bilge
    That's a bloody horrible list. The author really likes weird stuff in his beer.
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    08-04-2022, 06:24 PM
    Shows how little you know about American football. Wide receivers look nothing like linemen.
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    08-03-2022, 07:08 PM
    What do you mean, that going to windward means an angle within 45 degrees of the wind? Hardly any vessels could do that prior to the 20th century...
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    08-03-2022, 03:22 PM
    Why do so few archaeologists think square riggers can sail to windward? Do they never talk to sailors? Here are the lines of the Kyrenia Ship from...
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    08-03-2022, 01:15 PM
    johnw replied to a thread January 6th Committee in The Bilge
    He was claiming the election would be stolen long before it happened. He said he would only accept the results if he won. No way was he planning to...
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    08-03-2022, 12:55 PM
    johnw replied to a thread NJ Garvey build in Building / Repair
    Lookin' good!
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    08-02-2022, 07:07 PM
    You don't need a subscription, pronouns are free of charge. In any case, I've seen you use them, so why make a fuss?
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    08-01-2022, 05:19 PM
    Being misgendered is clearly traumatic for you, so please tell us your pronouns.
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  • johnw's Avatar
    08-01-2022, 04:44 PM
    Yup. After all, Jesus wasn't a Christian either. He was a nice Jewish boy from Nazareth.
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    08-01-2022, 03:36 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    You disagree with James Madison, who had more to do with framing the constitution than anyone else. He called the the party he helped found the...
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