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    Re: MTG: anti-Christian

    Don't see much of what I would call practice, which could be for the best. When they spout it makes you mad, but when you see them pray, it makes you want to barf.
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    Finished

    Canned 22 quarts of tomatoes over 3 days, and 3 pints of salsa.

    Now starting cream of tomato soup.

    Tomorrow, chicken with tomatoes.

    Been picking tomatoes every day for three weeks, and that...
  3. Re: An assessment of the "Hillbilly Elegy" author.

    The British were glad of Burr's treason, but it didn't make them pals. How can you trust a traitor?
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    Re: Socialism

    No they didn't. Amendment means amending the text.



    As you say.
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    Re: Socialism

    Yeah.



    So any amount of non-private ownership makes anything socialism? Roads? Parks? Airports? Utilities? The space shuttle? The military? The strategic oil reserve? What is the utility...
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    Re: Socialism

    Also, when an initiative passes, and someone files suit, the state government can refuse, on grounds of its unconstitutionality, to defend the suit and the appeal, which then dies; which is what...
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    Re: Socialism

    There is of course no "direct democracy" in the national government. If the states have it, they could end it tomorrow, without violating anyone's rights, because there is no right to "direct...
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    Re: Socialism

    A vote on something found to be beyond the limited powers of the limited government is no vote at all. Even if it takes a while to formally overturn it, it is void ab initio, as if it never...
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    Re: Socialism

    So what does the "Republic" part mean? Just the removable dampers? The obstacles to removing the obstacles?
  10. Re: Amnesty International goes full twit liberal

    Is AI not liberal?



    What, they were infiltrated by the khakis-tiki-torch guys? Or Russian plants? Maybe Antifa. Anti-fascist! Possible. But I'm sticking with AI being liberal, twit liberal...
  11. Re: Amnesty International goes full twit liberal

    Yeah, more or less. Is it really not clear?

    BTW, the head of the Ukraine division of Amnesty International resigned over this.
  12. Re: Amnesty International goes full twit liberal

    Today, as opposed to when?

    You mean Russian Russian apologists, or non-Russian Russian apologists?

    Many Russian apologists are American-right-wing-type-apologists e.g. Tucker Carlson. But then...
  13. Re: Amnesty International goes full twit liberal

    WTF are you talking about? It has been claimed by Russia to be a casus belli, going back to the invasion of Crimea. Putin himself.
  14. Re: Do you foreign folks eat a pigs ass?

    Everything but the oink is the phrase I recall.
  15. Re: Amnesty International goes full twit liberal

    What kind of cause is it, then, and who supports it? Only the ding dong wing? The twit liberals? I can go with that. Wait, I said that already.



    Yes. Twit liberalism marches on.
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    Just checking: is Russia still liberating Ukraine from the fascist yoke, thus justifying their invasion? I wish Howard Zinn were here.
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    1. Everything is to be judged according to how it serves the oppressor or the oppressed.
    2. The west is always the oppressor.
    3. Russia is fighting the west.
    4. Therefore Russia is the...
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    Not everything. That wouldn't be much of a standard tactic. But mainly stupid liberal things. They keep me plenty busy.
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    Likewise, Ivan. See you in Moscow. Probly can't let you through the checkpoint, but I'll tell you when the curfew begins and ends.
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    True. The US is the citadel of the bull S liberal. Protected by oceans, etc.

    But is there any question that the people who support AI even in this condemnation of Ukraine, from anywhere in the...
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    What crimes, Ivan?
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    Re: Socialism

    Anyone who uses the word now. They did not then, because they weren't socialists.

    It was a practical, not an ideological question. Socialism is an ideology, not the mere fact that the government...
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    Re: A Neighborhood Regular

    My wife and I were having our coffee at a camp site in Wyoming one morning when what I assume was a cow and her two calves came up slowly, grazing. Little by little they made their way past us about...
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    The "international law" which Ukraine is supposedly violating, as the organization asserts, is not cited in the organization's article. I suppose we're just supposed to take this twit's word for it....
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    Re: Socialism

    You could say it was democratic, though great big dampers have been installed. In any case what matters is not whether it's democratic, but whether it's legal. Amendment is the only legal way to do...
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    Re: Socialism

    Ordinary meaning is not law. "Homestead" is ordinarily understood as land, whereas in law, it can be cash, a Bible, or false teeth. A "homestead exemption" is a list of property exempt from...
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    Re: Socialism

    Yes, but that's interpreting, not amending.
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    Re: Socialism

    Including socialism.



    Yes, they're FOS. Ideological.

    The word 'socialist' as we use it now was not coined until 1830. That doesn't mean there were no public goods or enterprises before...
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    Re: Socialism

    OK, two if you count the Convention (called for by the legislatures of the states). As you said (#178):



    My point is that the amendment processes are the only way the Constitution can be...
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    Re: Socialism

    Neither did the Athenians. Did they have a democracy?
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    Re: Socialism

    Then so can the US democratic republic, without any degree of socialism. Which means democracy or republic, no socialism was employed.
  32. Re: How will DJT attempt to distract from FBI Florida search

    How Caesar loved the people.

    -- Marc Anthony, flinging the bloody robe into the crowd.

    Here is himself, marr'd, as you see, with traitors. marr'd marred, disfigured | with by

    ...
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Here's how a bad precedent might be set.

    Remember when Trump attempted to extort Zelensky (by withholding anti-tank weapons Ukraine needed to fight the Russian invasion) to merely announce that...
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Hilarious!
  35. Re: Happy birthday to James McMullen…

    Mazeltov!
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    Re: Socialism

    What do you make of this:



    According to this, two very important purposes of the doctrine of limited government in the USA go back to Aristotle.
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    Re: Socialism

    You misunderstand my argument. Some people find that distinction conclusive as to the US being a democracy. My argument is that it isn't, because there's much more to the question than that, and...
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    Re: Socialism

    Your article is complete horse S.



    There is one way to change the Constitution. "The Consitution allows Congress to establish inferior courts; therefore, when it does, it changes the...
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    '

    Yep. Also by referring to it as a matter of "mishandling documents". Like robbing the 7-11 and putting the money in your pockets was a matter of "mishandling documents".

    The documents are...
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    Re: Socialism

    Not under the Constitution.



    It's not my definition, and not idiosyncratic. It's rooted in history and law, where yours isn't.



    Only by law, not by direct action. What if it were the...
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    Re: Socialism

    Whatever. They were the references chosen.



    Not in law. This is where "Rule of law, not men" really bites the ass of the populi. They fancy themselves rulers by right, superior to the law.
    ...
  42. Re: The simple joy of listening to original CD's

    How would one establish that an album has been "re-mastered"? Like I'm going to take the word of the industry Fs.

    I've always assumed that the "remastered" is a legal device to cut someone, most...
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    Re: Socialism

    Imagine this:

    The republic of the United States of America consists of a federal government and the governments of the states united within the republic. Both sets of governments are ipso facto...
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    It's neither a precedent nor a slippery slope. The media needs to pull their heads out. "You know, one thing we've learned from the Trump era is that we mustn't allow ourselves to be the clueless...
  45. Re: 70% of Americans want state referendums on abortion.

    Wrong. There is no distinction.



    A law with every bit as much force as anything passed by the legislature.



    Also wrong. The states were uniformly bound by Roe vs. Wade, which was the...
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    Re: Socialism

    Precisely in the history of Athens, and elsewhere, as cited precisely by the framers.



    Never was yet. He wasn't talking about Allende. Couldn't have been. He was talking about direct,...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    What is, the Jan 6 Committee? What kind of justice are you referring to?
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    Re: Trump Takes The Fifth.

    Not so. He had a choice. He chose.
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    So females would finally have the same right to abortion that males have had all along??
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    Re: Benedict Arnold; Hero Betrayed

    Hitler was kind to dogs. Be open to nuance.
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