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    Humanity: fragility & resilience

    The Beginning of History

    Surviving the Era of Catastrophic Risk


    We stand at the beginning of history. For every person alive today, ten have lived and died in the past. But if human beings...
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    When a group of tourists visited a crocodile farm, the owner of the place launched a daring proposal. “Whoever dares to jump, swim to shore and survive, I will give 1 million dollars.”

    Nobody...
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    Updated 'Media Bias Chart'

    https://mcusercontent.com/bd8920d94bb0c13b894d9a29b/images/8116ae65-c5eb-1e44-fd6c-f1ac1ef210d1.jpg
  4. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Oh stop making sense!!!
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    Re: Favorite Music: take flight and wing

    Thinking of Glen today.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W9PuLcoZMM
  6. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    ^^^^^
  7. Thread: Socialism

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    Re: Socialism

    Precisely.
  8. Re: Happy Heavenly Birthday to Glen Longino…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W9PuLcoZMM
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    He'd never do that. They're key components of his beard.
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    Heed the Historians

    Biden quietly met with a group of historians who warned him about threats to democracy and compared the current moment to the pre-Civil War era, report says

    President Joe Biden privately met with...
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    Re: Republicans Lie

    AP FACT CHECK: GOP skews budget bill’s impact on IRS, taxes

    Republican politicians and candidates are distorting how a major economic bill passed over the weekend by the Senate would reform the...
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    Re: Happy birthday to James McMullen…

    Happy Birthday!
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    As y'all probably know, I like to read history. Just today, I discovered an interesting bit of trivia: Capt. Hook bought his hook at a Second Hand Store...
  14. Re: Great. Now everyone’s gonna be fly fishing.

    I could show you... but then I've have to [redacted]
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    It appears to have been cobbled together by a 'content provider' and not well researched. Or they used a very strange definition of 'liberal'.
  16. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Something mighty fetching about them Polish Toes. At least for fish <G>
  17. Re: Great. Now everyone’s gonna be fly fishing.

    I did it back before it was cool. Had a buddy in the 70's who was a nut about it, and tried several times to show me how it was done. It didn't take. I guess we could say I 'outgrew' it before it...
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    Re: Favorite Music: take flight and wing

    Happy Birthday, Ian Anderson --


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m__wmsIn99E
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    Re: Favorite Music: take flight and wing

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2IpqvvlT24
  20. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    A little twang for y'all...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofjI6YA3VwY&amp;list=OLAK5uy_nXqtx6REDr3rQvLVJ sV6PfAp0qjnsSkBA
  21. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Tulsy is too shy to brag about his athletic accomplishments... but her ya go --
    ...
  22. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Mine also.

    Meanwhile - the grind continues --

    Trump to be deposed over real estate practices, his net worth could be key topic

    President Donald Trump will be deposed today as part of the New...
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    Re: Fallacies: A Useful Reference

    ^^^^
  24. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Morning All,

    Today should be more civilized. Only supposed to hit 80. Today's list is fully packed.
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    Re: Happy birthday to doorstop…

    Happy Birthday!
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    Re: Happy birthday to Ian McColgin…

    Happy Birthday, ya ol' Codfish. Hope it's a lovely day, and the first of many more lovely days to come. That bottle with your name on it is still gathering dust, awaiting your arrival... but one...
  27. Thread: Mar a Largo

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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Yes... some of this going on. The consequences seem to roll around in achingly slow fashion... but the mills are grinding away. Will it be enough?
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Yes, there is that. Even (in theory at least) knowing better... I find myself slipping back into that trap on occasion.

    At the same time - there is truth to the assertion that some folks...
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    I've been having thoughts along the same line. It's interesting how often, in times of turmoil like these, what one hopes for turns out to be less than ideal. And what one fears turns out to have a...
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/297419506_6224222134276031_7495302305190342679_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=bEENwIZgb0gAX9mOJmk&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=00_A...
  31. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Mellow is good...
  32. Re: Do you think there’s another Tim McVeigh out there?

    Any number of candidates. But, in many ways, there are more impediments in place.
  33. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Mellow is good. I'm happy Tulsy has joined you!
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    You GO Kansas.
  35. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    There is apparently a plan whereby your carcase is dumped in a burlap bag which is topped off with soil... around the root-ball of a small tree. Then you are planted, and become the tree. No idea of...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Well... one of us is.
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Wrong again. The logical fallacy you are falling into is NOT only about yes/no questions. Which is clear from the definition. Reactive again.
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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    I think THIS Diffie ditty is more like Tulsy!! <G>


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VKdwx5AB5k
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Let me put it another way... my critics here are embracing a Logical Fallacy I run into all too often --

    The Complex Question: The fallacy of demanding a direct answer to a question that cannot be...
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    Re: Fallacies: A Useful Reference

    Another nicely annotated list of fallacies --

    https://cf.linnbenton.edu/artcom/english/traskd/upload/Master%20List%20of%20Logical%20Fallacies.pdf
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/2um1QahP3a5HzALpeir9mw--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTEzMjtoPTQ4O2NmPXdlYnA-/https://s.yimg.com/os/creatr-uploaded-images/2020-11/d4756440-2b85-11eb-affa-8cb9e3f7c2b3...
  42. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    I'm glad ours are there. The raspberry patch is done for the moment, and (sadly) no in in the neighborhood is growing Marionberries (my faves).
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Changing? Yes.

    Something more palatable? Nope... just something more relevant.

    Easier to answer? No, I'd call that one a wash.

    Sidestepping involved avoiding a topic. I did not attempt to...
  44. Thread: Cargo pants

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    Re: Cargo pants

    I tend to get work clothes from the thrift stores. Then I have no angst if they get trashed. A good # of the 'cargo' pants/shorts I stumble across come from outdoor/fishing outfitters like LL Bean,...
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Also -- https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/alex-jones-likely-win-large-005437849.html
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    Re: Mar a Largo

    Disqualification from federal office: apparently NOT settled law --
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  47. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    I did it and I'm glad!!! <G>
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    You insist on 'sidestep'. I insist that reframing in a more nuanced, more productive fashion is not only not sidestepping, it is taking things to the next level. And you want to call me 'dishonest'...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    I'm glad I could provide some entertainment.

    But you left one small detail out of your synopsis.

    Of course you get to frame your question the way you like.

    AND... of course I get to reject...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Your insisting on the framing you do is simply incorrect. Not useful as far as I can see.
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