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  1. 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...
  4. 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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    Re: Socialism

    They are indeed mostly exinct. But at the time the Constitution was being drafted and ratified, they weren't. The definition was not at all curious at the time, it was well established, and is not...
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Yep.

    Here's another good one:

    "The warrant was invalid!"
    "Why?"
    "Because it was done for political reasons!"
    "So, the judge should have refused to issue it?"
    "Yes!"
    "Why?"
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Geeeez, what?

    The DEA gets a warrant for a storage unit. No heroin. Does it mean the warrant was invalid?
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    :D

    Speaking of grifting:

    https://pokerfraudalert.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=46660&d=1581571624
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    Re: Socialism

    Democracy is a form of government. Democratic is an adjective.

    In a democracy, there are no limits on what measures the majority may enact, because democracy recognizes no legitimate power...
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    Re: Socialism

    What can government do under socialism that it can't do under liberal democracy? Everyone who uses the word must know.
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    Re: Socialism

    So, there is an obligation to answer questions, then? Where does it come from?
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    What does precedent have to do with it? Is crime still crime? Is evidence still evidence? Is a warrant still valid? This stuff about precedent is, forgive me, pure bull S.



    Uh huh. Well,...
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Because Trump's house got searched? Really? They want him to run because his house got searched? What would he do about it, if elected?
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Roe v. Wade was the law for fifty years. What was wrong with it?
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    Re: Benedict Arnold; Hero Betrayed

    Yah yah . . . and then he was a traitor. Complexity, my butt. Clean, as if. Guys were dying for the cause he betrayed. Did they deserve to die in vain because they weren't "clean"? Perhaps you...
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    Morally superior, from what moral standpoint? From that of the non-human world, humans not having children is unquestionably morally superior.
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    You'd have to cut them down to make room for the granny flats that will avenge white privilege and systemic racism. "There's a housing shortage, man, falling disproportionately on POC ('persons of...
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Not per se. Probable cause as to what the stuff is and where, is already stated in the search warrant, and the search is limited accordingly. But if, on the way to the documents room, there should...
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Spew!
  25. Re: Do you think there’s another Tim McVeigh out there?

    Is there such a thing as incitement?
  26. Thread: Milley

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    Re: Milley

    There's no end to the amazements until one accepts that one is dealing with tribalists. They're only pretending to be rational, so as to gain power. Fundamentally, they're anti-rational.

    Like...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    No, that's not my argument. Abortion to save the life of the mother right up to delivery day could be legal in a state that otherwise makes abortion a crime in any other circumstance. All abortion...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    ???

    Roe v. Wade was abortion law, grounded as fundamentally as can be, in the Constitution's guarantee of liberty. The supreme law. How was it a lie, etc.? It didn't deal with "policy that...
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    Re: Socialism

    @MeToo

    What can be done under socialism that can't be done under liberal democracy?
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    Re: Socialism

    No, I really don't. As I understand the logic:

    1. A democracy can be direct or representative.
    2. The USA has representative democracy.
    3. Therefore the USA is a democracy, not a republic.
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    Re: Karen, Your Entitlement Is Showing

    Has to be more than a mere radius, because wafting occurs in three dimensions, and psychological disturbance, hoo boy. Limitless. Now they got Huckleberry Finn out of the library I guess getting...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Corvida, I'm agreeing with you that the argument "when does life begin?", as made by the right, is dishonest. I'm disagreeing that "it" has nothing to do with protecting the unborn, "it" being the...
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    Re: Fallacies: A Useful Reference

    Bull S. They have duties as citizens to engage in rational discourse. When they choose to believe nonsense, it has consequences for others, for which they are responsible.

    Freedom of speech...
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    Re: Socialism

    Are GB and the USA both republics? One, not the other? Neither? What's the diff?
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    Re: Fallacies: A Useful Reference

    Hah! Told ya.

    And unsurprisingly, totalitarian tactics follow. Student strikes, speaker cancellations, shout-downs, all the little Johnny and Janey Maoist "cultural revolutionaries" come pouring...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Yes, the argument is beside the point, but it does have to do with protecting the unborn, in which society has an interest, as was held in Roe v. Wade. That interest conflicts with the interest of...
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    Re: Socialism

    Which is a republic. What does the republic part mean, in your understanding?

    I ask again, what is the difference, in terms of the inherent defects of mob rule, between a direct and a...
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    Re: Socialism

    Hey! While you're there, remember to ask them what socialism can do that liberal democracy can't.
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Why?

    Why should human rights be different in North Dakota than in Hawaii?
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    Re: Woodstock '99 on Netflix

    The rabble. Both sides are the same, so, let's FSU.

    They think they are giving worship to Dionysus, whereas the rites of Dionysus are chaste, circumspect and reverential. The ego human claims...
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    Re: Socialism

    Please explain.



    In terms of distinguishing it from a democracy, direct or representive.



    True. He wanted a democratic republic, a type of republic, such as he helped conceive.
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Which brings us back to the Roe v. Wade trimester framework.

    1st -- a state cannot forbid abortion

    2d -- a state may make reasonable regulations, not amounting to prohibition, of abortion

    3d...
  43. Re: Finland joining NATO - practical details

    But that isn't really the question. Direct engagement may be undesired but nevertheless necessary, at a moment's notice, based upon Russian behavior. If so, where does NATO want the frontier to be?...
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    Re: Socialism

    The quote is from James Madison, Federalist 10. It settles the claim that the distinction was invented by the John Birch Society.



    Republics need not be democratic, hence the need for the...
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    Re: Ukraine

    They had their chance, we gave it to them; this is what they made of it. There shall not be a do-over without a surrender of their claims, and some form of undertaking.

    And we're not waiting. ...
  46. Re: A woman went to cover an execution. She was told her skirt was too short.

    They're into purity. How about a Burka? How about we say they stay home and have done with it?
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    Re: Los Vesparados MC Colors.

    Not exactly the motto of tribalism. More like, "In or out, colors and ever so much more."
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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    Could be worked up into a kimono.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Malcolm goes to Ukraine, asks: "What now, B's?"

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/jul/28/malcolm-nance-interview-republican-party-ukraine
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    Re: Socialism

    Yes, the process of a democratic republic, which is a republic, as opposed to a democratic democracy, which would be a tautology.

    "Democracy" is a noun; "democratic" is an adjective....
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