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  1. You can not possibly be serious. The doctor who...

    You can not possibly be serious. The doctor who initially spoke out about it was initially arrested. The Chines xenophobia precluded asking for western help. And that face saving image protection...
  2. Hong Kong money has been bailing out to the USA...

    Hong Kong money has been bailing out to the USA and Canada since the Brutish handover. Doesn't look good for HK. Given the open resistance seen globally China can never let HK go without submission....
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    I would state it a little differently. The...

    I would state it a little differently. The Abrahamic god is neither moral or immoral.

    He/she/it says humans he/she/it created must obey or else.
  4. The first American was here in Washington state....

    The first American was here in Washington state. He was hospitalized about 30 miles from where I live. People are staring to wear surgical masks in Seattle.

    You would think the Chinese leadership...
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    Actually when the Chinese leader visited DC under...

    Actually when the Chinese leader visited DC under Obama I remember him saying China is socialist. It is a mixed economy of sorts.

    Communism precludes private ownership of means of production and...
  6. Both ignorance and blind ideology are bliss. It...

    You will not debate China, that says it all.[/QUOTE]

    It really does. The reason is because I don't believe starting a debate from a position of having to defend something is a productive way to...
  7. His actions led to mas starvation and anarchy...

    His actions led to mas starvation and anarchy with the Cultural Revolution. In the end he was an ignorant man in way over his head. Blind application of a rigid ideology based on his personality, a...
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    Abortion is not a scientific question, it is a...

    Abortion is not a scientific question, it is a moral and philiswophical question.

    Where a boundary is set to say when a fetus is a functional human is subjective interpreting of science.

    The...
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    Imagine a group of AIs that know the computers...

    Imagine a group of AIs that know the computers they run understanding hardware and software. They try to describe what they perceive as awareness and individuality.

    Can they do it without any self...
  10. I wonder where we would be if a response had been...

    I wonder where we would be if a response had been delayed even further. The report gas said it spread through a quarantined ship.
  11. From the politics form pyramidgead is a stanch...

    Why the "but"? Did you also mistrust American government statistics about the health of its citizens during the H1N1 outbreak of 2009? If not, why not?[/QUOTE]

    It wasn't obvious where either of...
  12. J think it is safe to assume any ET that...

    J think it is safe to assume any ET that developed science would also have some form of integer counting. Science requires quantification, unless you assume an E with supernatural powers as in scifi.
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    I eat beans regularly. Bens and scrambled eggs,...

    Beans, beans, beans and rice. No problem with constipation there.[/QUOTE]

    I am fortunate that I rarely ever experience any problems of that particular function, knock wood. I also don't get gas...
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    Of course. China is a democratic system of the...

    Chosen by elected representatives, rather than unaccountable superdelegates, you mean? Remind me again, does China give the power to appoint lifelong justices whose individual personalities will...
  15. You will not debate China, that says it all. ...

    You better go soon. I know a woman who spent decades in China working on relocations for foreign workers. When she reached a certain age she was kicked out, too old. It was also hard for her to get...
  16. Every year the Black Bloc shows up for...

    Every year the Black Bloc shows up for demonstraions in Seattle. Saw them walking around in ther Ninja clothes.

    They carry home made weapons and try to provoke police to violence.

    They have...
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    From what I read online local elections are...

    From what I read online local elections are democratic up to a certain level. At the ruling CCP committee level you do not run or campaign, you are chosen. Preference give to descendants of...
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    I'd say it is about time for the second coming.

    I'd say it is about time for the second coming.
  19. I guess I'll chime in again with my repititi0ous...

    I guess I'll chime in again with my repititi0ous response.

    Atheist in itself implies no particular belief other than a rejection of deities.

    Many atheists enjoy yoga by standing on their heads....
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    Well, any myth held by an atheist is an atheist...

    Well, any myth held by an atheist is an atheist myth. In toto a long list I expect.
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    A number of psychological experiments icsome...

    A number of psychological experiments icsome animals have the capacity to distinguish itself from others, a conscious awareness.
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    Beans, beans, beans and rice. No problem with...

    Beans, beans, beans and rice. No problem with constipation there.
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    Our system has allowed the rise of anautocratic...

    Our system has allowed the rise of anautocratic Trump who cleaned house like any oter regieme of opposition. Enabled by congressional republicans.

    I don't see anything funny when it comes down to...
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    Here in Seattle bail appears to be uncommon...

    Here in Seattle bail appears to be uncommon except for very serious crimes. More common to be released without bail.

    Case in point the three men involved in the recent downtown shooting and...
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    ok, you are agnostic as I thought. Nowwe are...

    That sounds like a much more common Christian perspective than what Charlie was proposing, yes.[/QUOTE]

    ok, you are agnostic as I thought. Nowwe are getting aomewhere...

    In a show on religion a...
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