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    There is plenty to worry about if you really are...

    There is plenty to worry about if you really are not happy unless you can embrace some scenario where millions or billions of people die. But you should pick one that more believable than the one you...
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    Just damned... one more time. Demand is not...

    I am saying that production gains cannot be sustained indefinitely. I am saying that there is a limit to production given that the Planet is finite, conseuently at some point there can no more gains...
  3. The code breakers understood enough of the...

    The code breakers understood enough of the Japanese code to know Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto's flight schedule on his inspection tour. We used the information to plan and execute an intercept mission...
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    Amazing that you still going with this? I gave up...

    Amazing that you still going with this? I gave up when I realized that DBT is incapable of understanding that the amount of crops produced is determined by how much the farmer can sell (the demand)...
  5. I wouldn't really call the numbers on tax returns...

    I lived those numbers. I am an old fart and have been paying taxes for a hell of a long time.[/QUOTE]

    So, more a subjective appraisal perhaps.[/QUOTE]

    I wouldn't really call the numbers on tax...
  6. I lived those numbers. I am an old fart and have...

    But then in the 50s there were almost no taxes for the average family or businesses compared to today. Today the average family pays out of their income something like 30% as federal income tax,...
  7. But then in the 50s there were almost no taxes...

    But then in the 50s there were almost no taxes for the average family or businesses compared to today. Today the average family pays out of their income something like 30% as federal income tax,...
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    I wouldn't speak for HaRaAYaH but I think what he...

    The same way they would read the:
    The New York Times
    The Washington Post
    The Wall Street Journal
    USA Today
    etc

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    Okay, it sounds like we are in agreement and you do not think...
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    Not at all. Such a god is indistinguishable from...

    I disagree... Such a god is indistinguishable from a non-existent god, and therefore out of scope of my statements. It is too trivial to matter to me.[/QUOTE]

    Not at all. Such a god is...
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    Absolutely. I agree. But the question was about...

    Yeah, but it's unlikely that hardly anyone believes/believed in a deist god, except as a retreating fallback position when science and reason made the prying, bossy, judgmental god(s) they or their...
  11. Good summary... well said. :slowclap: ...

    That is true but simplistic. The way to make a profit is to supply a good or service that the customer wants and at a price the customer is willing to pay. It is a meeting of minds between the...
  12. Typical ideologically driven drivel. A "looming...

    If, as I assume, this is referring to CO2 emissions then you show absolutely no understanding of the real world. Communist China today releases more CO2 into the atmosphere than both the U.S. and...
  13. ^ ^ ^ Too much nonsense to bother with. I accept...

    ^ ^ ^
    Too much nonsense to bother with. I accept that you really, really believe this stuff
    but this his last one though is a real mystery.

    If, as I assume, this is referring to CO2 emissions...
  14. All true but what is your point? Free market...

    That is true but simplistic. The way to make a profit is to supply a good or service that the customer wants and at a price the customer is willing to pay. It is a meeting of minds between the...
  15. That seems to be a rather liberal interpretation...

    That seems to be a rather liberal interpretation of provocative. The U.S. stopped selling our oil and scrap metal to Japan because we didn't want to supply them with the means to continue their...
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    This all seems rather arbitrary to me. For...

    This all seems rather arbitrary to me. For example, a deist certainly believes in god... his concept of god not the god of the Abrahamic religions. A deist's god is a creator god, not a prying,...
  17. That is true but simplistic. The way to make a...

    That is true but simplistic. The way to make a profit is to supply a good or service that the customer wants and at a price the customer is willing to pay. It is a meeting of minds between the...
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    It isn't just a problem with ancient text. A...

    How should we approach it, then? It sounds like you are suggesting that the only honest way to approach it is like the National Enquirer? I ask that question seriously.[/QUOTE]

    Not at all. In...
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    WTF? Name what country (other than Vatican...

    The point is that you can get 'estimates' and predictions from many, many sources that contradict each other. The fact that someone can cite a prediction from a source that agrees with their favorite...
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    The point is that you can get 'estimates' and...

    Nowhere in that is there any indication of an understanding of market dynamics. All those seem to assume that demand is infinite and rate of supply production increases until it can't increase any...
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    Yes, I know what you said. Your 'predictions'...

    That is exactly your problem. In the 1980s there was demand for growth in food production so growth rate was high. The current slowdown in growth rate of production isn't because farming can not keep...
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    Nowhere in that is there any indication of an...

    I cannot logically have misrepresented your position since I did not attribute a position to you. And i did not misrepresent the article's position - the article actually claims that food production...
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    That is exactly your problem. In the 1980s there...

    Of course not. If I do however not only link an article but literally quote a section that says something that's simply not/no longer true, I will note that, although it appears outdated on issues...
  24. You weren't way off. War against Japan was...

    You weren't way off. War against Japan was declared because of an unprovoked attack by the Japanese that sunk most of the major ships of the U.S. Navy's Pacific fleet and killed a couple thousand...
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    You seem to be defining 'believers' as only those...

    The ol' Cafeteria Christian is still a Theist argument? I reject it on the grounds that these folks do not demonstrate belief in ANY (Christian or otherwise) god. They pick and choose the rules...
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