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Tanypteryx
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Message 403 of 530 (895758)
07-18-2022 2:27 PM
Reply to: Message 402 by ringo
07-18-2022 1:04 PM


Re: Its Return On Investment
Homelessness is not a criminal activity.
But poverty is a character flaw according to "christians" like Phat.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Tanypteryx
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Message 405 of 530 (895760)
07-18-2022 2:56 PM
Reply to: Message 404 by Phat
07-18-2022 2:46 PM


Re: Its Return On Investment
Bullshit! Poverty is a policy decision.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Tanypteryx
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Message 409 of 530 (895794)
07-19-2022 1:44 PM
Reply to: Message 404 by Phat
07-18-2022 2:46 PM


Re: Its Return On Investment
It is pretty obvious from everything you say that you absolutely no faith in Jesus whatsoever. If we can see your lack of faith so clearly, Jesus can see it too, except he doesn't exist, so you are off the hook.
None of you christians are willing to test your faith because you know deep inside that there is no god or Jesus. You all pretend that you believe and that you are getting signs from a deity that is so weak and puny that it cannot even communicate clearly and unambiguously.
Grow up you selfish little prick!

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Tanypteryx
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Message 438 of 530 (895945)
07-26-2022 5:02 PM
Reply to: Message 434 by Phat
07-26-2022 9:54 AM


Re: White entitlement
I was just mad that you somehow knew that I had inherited my condo. It really went outside the protocol of EvC.
You told us yourself Asshole! And yeah you went way beyond proper behavior at EvC, it says a lot about your character.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Tanypteryx
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Message 442 of 530 (895976)
07-27-2022 1:17 PM
Reply to: Message 441 by Percy
07-27-2022 11:41 AM


Re: White entitlement
Persy writes:
The second lesson is that when solving problems you shouldn't adopt solutions that make the problem worse.*
This is an incredibly powerful statement!
This single sentence sums up the problems our country and OUR government have encountered since President Braindead Reagan joined forces with the evangelicals. Over the past 40 years that antigovernment movement has morphed into an obstructive, anti-fact, anti-science, pro-really-stupid-conspiracy-nonsense, anti-future cult, that is intentionally mismanaging all the agencies of OUR government, THE PEOPLE'S GOVERNMENT to skim off all their budgets and misdirect their funding.
The so-called conservatives are wholly owned and controlled by the ultrawealthy and they have spent 40 years spreading fear of various bullshit conspiracy theories about "liberals," and are continuing to do everything they can to make every single issue into a problem and to make ever problem worse.
I ran across this about an older more accurate description of "liberals."
quote
Including the older-deeper meaning of 'liberalism.' Which is unleashing the fantastically fecund creativity of flat-fair-just-confident and fully-informed Competition...
  —David Brin
Actually, this is Brin in a broader context critiquing (on Facebook) an interview with Peter Thiel on the dangers of progress - The tech billionaire discusses Silicon Valley, Christianity and apocalypse
BY MARY HARRINGTON

quote
See a fawning profile of Peter Thiel’s eagerly dyspeptic (and trivially refuted) incantations that ‘liberalism has failed,’ while wallowing in its protection and myriad benefits. I so hope the author of this piece misinterprets almost everything, in almost every paragraph because… wow.
The core take-away - revealed in his hostility to Universities and support of the "neo-monarchist" movement - is rejection of all aspects of our civilization that led to himself! Including the older-deeper meaning of 'liberalism.' Which is unleashing the fantastically fecund creativity of flat-fair-just-confident and fully-informed Competition...
That c-word was promoted by the First Liberal - Adam Smith - and it is never, ever mentioned nowadays by the gone-mad right. That core endeavor - of transparent/flat/fair competitive creativity - requires maximizing the number of skilled, confident competitors... (um, duh?)... as F. Hayek called-for. Which, in turn, necessitates social justice and mass education and especially freedom.
Sure, our Smithian reversal of 6000 years of oligarchic/racist hierarchy has been imperfect, improving with grinding slowness, overcoming troglodytic resistance every generation. But its effective outcomes (including Thiel himself) outweigh those of ALL other societies across those sixty+ centuries... combined.
Let's be clear. Thiel's proposed program of to-the-hilt technological progress toward personal, organic immortality must be advanced by the very fact-professions, researchers, scientists and university nerds who almost universally despise everything about the oligarchic putsch to restore feudalism that PT passionately pursues.
Nor is there a prepper citadel anywhere on the planet whose location isn't known by many in that clade, down to the centimeter. Perhaps (just a suggestion, m'lord) rejoining the Enlightenment might be the better choice.
  —David Brin
[end of rant]
*May I use your quote, please?

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Tanypteryx
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Message 476 of 530 (905252)
01-20-2023 8:08 PM
Reply to: Message 475 by Phat
01-20-2023 6:54 PM


Re: Conersations With Ted (Cruz)
Are you serious?

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Tanypteryx
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From: Oregon, USA
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Message 478 of 530 (905254)
01-20-2023 11:21 PM
Reply to: Message 477 by Theodoric
01-20-2023 10:03 PM


Re: Conersations With Ted (Cruz)
Watching him self-radicalize I find to be personally alarming, along with his expanding lack of self-awareness. It's like Déjà vu all over again, remembering some family members showing similar patterns of behavior.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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