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    They should. I would.

    This does make me think of a response to people with the anti-windmill signs in some Lake side counties in Ohio. You never see them put a sign for a new nuclear plant in their county.[/QUOTE]
    They...
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    I am absolutely in agreement. For the first time...

    My conscious is clear.

    You’re welcome.[/QUOTE]

    I am absolutely in agreement. For the first time in ages, you have said something completely and evidently true. Congratulations.

    (Though I...
  3. Thread: Why Religion?

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    That you are here to make that claim is proof...

    Can a species be intelligent and also the source of its own destruction? I don't think so.[/QUOTE]

    We could have an endless debate on intelligence. One of te best scifi movies was Forbidden...
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    It's Scotland. They want independence from...

    Well, he was drunk, it was closing, obviously the next step is to go pass out during the fireworks show.
    The only people he could find were other drunks and people running the fish and chips...
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    Also, "capacity" is (when discussing renewable...

    Of the 250 largest cities in the U.S., only two are in Wisconsin. Should that state be exempt from any climate change mitigation?

    Luxembourg contributed a negligible portion of Europe's...
  6. Thread: Population

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    But that makes us better than other species, not...

    One of the key differences between us and other animals is that we have the ability to adapt in real time, iterate our technology, and intensify our resource consumption. Every other species is...
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    The sun doesn't set until after 10pm on July 4 at...

    The sun doesn't set until after 10pm on July 4 at Holy Loch, and it's not noticeably dark until well after 11pm (due to daylight savings and proximity to the Arctic Circle). It gets light again at...
  8. Detection is utterly irrelevant to MAD. China...

    Neocon alert.... Radar systems only track. The 'engage and defeat' part is what can't be done...bluring for the fear factor...[/QUOTE]
    I posted that because last year I heard it mentioned.
    The...
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    Not really. The ATO has rules about how it is to...

    So everyone simply files their own return? When lives are financially intertwined it gets hard to accurately assign income and costs to a particular individual.[/QUOTE]

    Not really. The ATO has...
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    It will be even worse than when Thatcher died.

    It will be even worse than when Thatcher died.
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    What on Earth have I said to give the impression...

    This argument boils down to "It cannot change, because that would require changes". It's not particularly complicated, except in the sense that all legislative change is complicated. Literally the...
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    Yes. Exactly. Quite the reverse. I am asking...

    Your laws regarding sharing benefits, inheritance, spousal privilege, etc. are equally arbitrary by your definition of arbitrary.[/quote]
    Yes. Exactly.

    Quite the reverse. I am asking "Why do you...
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    We simply don't have it. That you seem...

    So you don't have married filing joint? Or does it have a penalty? The benefit of married filing jointly is because it's unlikely both earn exactly the same amount.[/QUOTE]

    We simply don't have...
  14. Thread: Population

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    That may be obvious to you, but to me it sounds...

    What criterion do you use to determine whether an effect is 'negative'?

    What's the objective here? What would constitute a positive effect, and why?[/QUOTE]

    Obviously, assessing habitat and...
  15. Thread: Population

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    What criterion do you use to determine whether an...

    What criterion do you use to determine whether an effect is 'negative'?

    What's the objective here? What would constitute a positive effect, and why?
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    This argument boils down to "It cannot change,...

    Islamaphobia and anti-Mormon propoganda.[/QUOTE]

    Meh. I don't think it's that so much as a pretty substantial Christian influence overall. I also think the government as a whole doesn't want to...
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    You would here. Which is my point. You...

    As common law spouses, you would also not be eligible for any employer-provided health or life benefits he might have.[/QUOTE]

    You would here.

    Which is my point.

    You are conflating local...
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    They have a purpose. But there's no reason...

    Again, these are arbitrary benefits conferred by law. None of these currently apply in my jurisdiction*, but there's nothing whatsoever to prevent my government (or yours) from making marriage...
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    Bare minimum subsistence living sucks hugely, and...

    Yes, in a perfect world the crypto currencies that rely on computer power for expansion of supply is ugly. However, humans (and Americans in particular) don't really seem to care much about the...
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    That's simply untrue in my jurisdiction. This...

    For federal income tax, married filing jointly is almost always a better choice than filing as two singles.
    [/QUOTE]That's simply untrue in my jurisdiction.

    This is the Internet, not the...
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    Non-military and paramilitary forces are not...

    Non-military and paramilitary forces are not really relevant to a civil war in any nation with a powerful regular military force, and the US has one of the most powerful regular militaries in...
  22. Thread: Population

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    We are adding Carbon Dioxide at vastly greater...

    This looks almost like hyperbole to me! Still I think most of us will agree that human actions are causing climate to worsen.

    BTW, a simple Google (or rather DuckDuckGo -- I'm switching!) search...
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    Ziggurat? Yes, I know. ...

    Orion's belt worshipers! Clearly it was a PLAN![/QUOTE]

    https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-d2563058ac87aee511c2aa87609b8f1f-lq[/QUOTE]

    Ziggurat?

    Yes, I know.
    ...
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    Because that's what "society" means. Humans...

    If you didn’t save enough for retirement why should society pay for you?

    If health insurance companies won’t cover you and your children can’t afford your medical payments why should society pay...
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    There are no tax benefits of marriage in my...

    Islamaphobia and anti-Mormon propoganda.[/QUOTE]

    Meh. I don't think it's that so much as a pretty substantial Christian influence overall. I also think the government as a whole doesn't want to...
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