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  1. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Other than Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, no "sane, adulting Republicans" appear to exist. Their own party censured them for joining the committee on Jan. 6.

    Tom
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Es ist immer so, mit einige Leute... :)

    Tom
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    That Caledonia Yawl is a very big small boat. Looking good!

    Tom
  4. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    You do know I'm asking these questions of OR, right? Because the answers to those questions refute his claims about the fundamental nature of a democratic republic. Which is the point.

    You also...
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    Re: A Gartside # 130 followed me home

    Nope. It makes more sense to me to run the downhaul on the same side as the tack.'

    Unless this boat is set up to rig the yard on the starboard side, putting the halyard to port? I've seen lugsails...
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    Re: Rhine River level

    Out of the frying pan, and into the fire, eh? From drought to flood, both extreme. Good luck...

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    Re: New York Thirty -

    Um...

    "Herr" = "Mister"

    "Gott" = God

    So, "lord" in the context of "Herreshoff" (lord's court/Hof des Herrn) refers to a man's title, not to God.

    Tom
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    I think you feel too strongly about your views on this to follow the logic. About 69.5% of all pregnancies are the result of consensual sex, without an unintended failure of birth control. That's not...
  9. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    Translation: I was wrong about the defining features of a democratic republic, but I cannot bring myself to admit that I was wrong.

    About what I expected.

    As for your other question, I don't...
  10. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    You really do stick to missing the point, don't you?

    Since the discussion I have been having concerns the fundamental nature of a democratic republic--in principle, not limited to any particular...
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    Re: New York Thirty -

    Nah, go all in: ferrocement!

    Tom
  12. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    I'm not holding my breath. Ironic, because on another thread he just posted about how people have a moral obligation to defend their beliefs.

    But I think you meant, you answered the question that...
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    Hey, if Baxter can keep a goldfish for food, why can't I keep a dog or cat for sausages? Life is so unfair.

    Tom
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Though to be fair, I think that for at least some Republican legislators, the issue may well be controlling women (though they are probably only subliminally aware of that, as with their racist...
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    I'll abstain on that one. An argument could be made that having children who will live a U.S. lifestyle is irresponsible for ecological reasons, and that someone who doesn't have children is...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    That's not the bit I was thinking of...



    But actually, it looks like the context is different from what I had always believed. I always thought Onan's "sin" was masturbation--turns out it was...
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    Except, they pretty much are morally superior to meat eaters, given the state of the world and the typical methods of meat production...

    Tom
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    Re: Touching the 3rd Rail?

    I think you mean "Wisconsin Republicans are (as a state) rabid trumpers..." eh? Because I can assure you that many people in Wisconsin are not. It's a closely divided state, not far from 50/50...
  19. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    It's beyond comical that someone who claims to have "an engineer's mind" that "looks at the big picture" gets hung up on a few (non-bolded) words and ignores the larger context of a discussion that...
  20. Thread: NPR Tiny Desk

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    Re: NPR Tiny Desk

    No, he's with Greenday...
  21. Re: There is nothing like a weekend motorcycle ride in California

    Depends--how many hills? :)

    (Well, after living in Wrocław for a week, I'll give you credit for cobblestones, too, if that's what you were riding on)

    Tom
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    Re: Touching the 3rd Rail?

    Oh yeah! I'd be all for that.

    Tom
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Nah, they're not even a step away--they are there. Remember Onan?

    Tom
  24. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    Nope. I first responded to this issue (OR's incorrect claims about the fundamental nature of a democratic republic) after this post from OR, #172:



    Yes, OR did mention the US specifically a few...
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    Re: Touching the 3rd Rail?

    I agree--drawing the line would be problematic. And I think there are good arguments for not having means testing of any kind. But I can still see the logic of drawing a line somewhere--if you have...
  26. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    But the topic of the discussion is not "US politics"--it is the fundamental nature and defining characteristics of a democratic republic.



    I didn't. That is what you have been repeatedly trying...
  27. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    On the other hand, you could be doing yourself a disservice by not recognizing the difference between a discussion of abstract principles and a discussion of the practical application of those...
  28. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    Actually, I find that's how my brain works: it delights in finding exceptions to claims. Any claims. I think it's an inherently creative process to step outside the orthodox interpretation, and a...
  29. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    Precision in language means something. To some people. :)

    In other words, there's a difference between discussing the practical application of systems, and discussing the theoretical foundation of...
  30. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    I think you mean "Insisting on precision again to foster a better understanding."



    You have forgotten what we are actually discussing, which is OR's false claim that he still hasn't attempted...
  31. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    Pretty sure. Republics get taken over by oligarchs all the time--we certainly have a pretty extreme degree of that going on in the U.S. right now. But when a system is abused, it's the players who...
  32. Re: There is nothing like a weekend motorcycle ride in California

    Ah, but did you factor in the street width when you crossed from one block to the next?

    Tom
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    Re: Albuquerque killings

    Walter White's stomping grounds, after all.

    Sad...

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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    Yep. 4.4 zł (roughly $1.10 USD) for 500 ml.

    Tom
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Well, this is a touchy and very emotional topic, but I'll try to address your argument and hope people understand I'm not trying to defend the indefensible here:

    You miss the point. Other people...
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    But maybe not a spouse? Just a thought. I've seen it often enough. But on second thought, they probably left the "p.m." in to make the post look even more stupid. Which points toward this being...
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    Re: If you travel…

    I agree completely on the travel insurance. The school that hired me in Poland required it before they would reimburse our flights. Good move, I think.

    Tom
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    Re: Touching the 3rd Rail?

    Touching the third rail? I hope he grabs firmly and holds on for a very long time (metaphorically speaking--don't want to wish anyone actually dead, even Ron Johnson).

    That said, hmm... What about...
  39. Re: There is nothing like a weekend motorcycle ride in California

    I walked about 7 miles yesterday. Likely won't drive a car again for a good long time. And any bike I ride will have pedals, and maybe a nifty little handlebar basket for groceries. :)

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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    24-hour clock--not all that uncommon in my experience for people to leave the "p.m." in. Might suggest a military poster? And thus, support the theory that this is anti-vegan propaganda?

    Tom
  41. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    Nope. It's simple:

    It's not "democracy" OR "republic." That would be akin to saying it's "dog" OR "Airedale."

    One is a subset of the other. Or, if you prefer a more Venn-diagram idiom: all...
  42. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    But answered incorrectly.

    Nothing in what you posted suggests any inherent limits for what legislators or voters can propose for a vote, and then vote on. "Impossible at this time" (which I don't...
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    Yep. A decent one, probably not great. Probably all that I really deserve, as I'm about as far from being a beer snob as it's possible to be. I probably drink no more than 6 beers per year on...
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    I'm guessing the OP may well be a parody/satirical post from a non-vegan...

    Tom
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    You miss the point. People who oppose abortion rights on moral grounds accept it as true that a fetus is a human being, just as (I assume) you and I assume that a Black person is a human being. They...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. (17.4/100,000 pregnancies) is not that much greater than the death rate from driving (15.3/100,000 vehicles).

    By your logic, anyone else driving a vehicle...
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    It was OK--like you, not my favorite. I'm about to try this one from the local grocer:

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    Google Translate tells me "Kozel" is "goat," and "Leżák" means something like "Sun Lounger." We'll...
  48. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    Still waiting, OR...
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    So far that would make 3 of us. I think I'll have to wait until the first break from school (October, maybe?) to join, but let's do it!

    Anyone else in? WszystekPoTrochu? (Am I right that your...
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    I'll say, they do have some high-alcohol beers here. I'm not man enough for a pint by myself. I had a small wheat beer that was recommended. I liked it.

    Tom
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