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    If I hire you to classified staff, I expect you...

    If I hire you to classified staff, I expect you to be able to do a million office tasks at once with a hodgepodge mix of equipment gathered in every decade since the 50s, all equally well, while also...
  2. I meant the media attention; it was nearly...

    Well, there was his platform, too. Republicans favor brainless celebrities as political candidates when possible; learning about candidates whose names you don't already know from tv and radio would...
  3. Well, there was his platform, too. Republicans...

    Well, there was his platform, too. Republicans favor brainless celebrities as political candidates when possible; learning about candidates whose names you don't already know from tv and radio would...
  4. You don't understand, then, what fucks up...

    Extreme poverty doesn't require a concentration of wealth. It can simply be a royally fucked economy.[/QUOTE]

    You don't understand, then, what fucks up economies.
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    35413 Around the same time, I learned not to...

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    Around the same time, I learned not to eat crayons as food, and that punching someone in the face is not an appropriate response to disliking something they've said.
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    If the Chinese are considered Allies, they...

    If the Chinese are considered Allies, they absolutely had genocidal intent with respect to any Japanese people remaining within their borders by the end of the war. This went both ways, obviously,...
  7. Yeah, so wild. Almost as though racism were a...

    And let me be clear, there is no doubt in my mind whatsoever that racism (and old money and executive misogyny while we're at it) played a role in that.[/QUOTE]

    Makes you wonder how Obama ever got...
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    More that, having ascended to the pleroma...

    More that, having ascended to the pleroma, he was no longer constrained by the natural limitations of matter, manifesting in it but not imprisoned by it. All oppositions are illusory when viewed from...
  9. And let me be clear, there is no doubt in my mind...

    And let me be clear, there is no doubt in my mind whatsoever that racism (and old money and executive misogyny while we're at it) played a role in that.
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    Must have, he's in another thread trying to take...

    Must have, he's in another thread trying to take me to task for not doing my part to diversify Sacramento.
  11. No, I voted for Obama and then Hillary, with some...

    Got it in one. You're a fucking genius.[/QUOTE]

    It would be doomsday if that man, who happens to be black, got elected.

    The way Jason says it is to imply that the person they respond to does...
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    Well, he also walked through walls. It's a...

    Well, he also walked through walls. It's a mystic's vision, not a zombie movie.
  13. So is your claim that if the Republicans had put...

    So is your claim that if the Republicans had put forward a white conservative radio personality, Democrats would have voted for the recall?
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    I've noticed how in these situations it's usually...

    I've noticed how in these situations it's usually a handful of parents think they have the right to set the curriculum over and above the objections of most parents, and sometimes even people with no...
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    Around here, there was a huge hubbub last mointh...

    Around here, there was a huge hubbub last mointh surrounding a missing hiker, Philip Kreycik. who'd disappeared while on a jog near his affluent techie neighborhood, though I think this had more to...
  16. Anyone who thinks there can be sprawling slums...

    Anyone who thinks there can be sprawling slums for miles but no billionaires sniffing at them from up a hill somewhere does not understand economics, period. Extreme poverty is not the natural state...
  17. I am very sad to report to you that I do not, in...

    I am very sad to report to you that I do not, in fact, have a time machine capable of traveling to an alternate dimension where Larry Elder got elected.
  18. So has Biden disappeared the pictures yet? ...

    So has Biden disappeared the pictures yet?

    (Did RVonse get arrested for sharing them? Do I need to erase my browser cache in a hurry?)
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    Yes. I work with young people about that age for...

    I was questioning your own over-simplification because things are messy. Your son didn't just appear on a battlefield one day with a decision to make. He made a lot of choices that led him to that...
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    I was questioning your own over-simplification...

    How do you mean?[/QUOTE] The moral truth of war is messy which makes the comment starting "As though he simply...." rather gratuituous since messy and simple appear contradictory.[/QUOTE]
    I was...
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    How do you mean?

    A curious statement. As though he simply found himself on the front lines suddenly with no idea how or why he got there, but having to respond to that immediate situation in kind.

    I am not...
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    A curious statement. As though he simply found...

    A curious statement. As though he simply found himself on the front lines suddenly with no idea how or why he got there, but having to respond to that immediate situation in kind.

    I am not...
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    Stop attacking me, and make your point if you...

    Let's start with this.

    I did not suggest that college sophomores were a bar. I was pointing out that more sophisticated students should be taught at a different level.

    Your quote:

    I didn't...
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    Who would teach that? :confused: And why do you...

    They should be told facts: what the idea of God is, how the concept is understood in different religions, how our societies are affected by those beliefs, and so forth. What possible benefit could...
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    They should be told facts: what the idea of God...

    Does it matter? If the students ask, should she not answer their questions? If our culture has raised their awareness on this by effectively book-burning it, however old they are to want answers,...
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