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  1. From news reports Russia and us are working on...

    From news reports Russia and us are working on killer robots. Anointer technology is low cost swarms of drones acting with a collective AI. A real issue is autonomous AI getting out of control.
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    I can never understand why conservatives object...

    I can never understand why conservatives object to removing health insurance from busness. I'd think they would welcome.

    I am on Medicaid right now. I have what is called generically a Medicaid...
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    Augustine was a pagan in the true sense of word....

    Augustine was a pagan in the true sense of word. It is said he one proclaimed 'God give me chastity but not yet!'.

    He had an overbearing controlling mother. He is credited with the idea that a...
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    No Christians seem to be interested what was...

    No Christians seem to be interested what was avtualy attributed to Jesus.

    I read Gandhi's biography.

    2000 years from now if all you had was a wriiten description as a skiiny man in sandals...
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    Hurricane models and models' that predict local...

    Hurricane models and models' that predict local weather have gotten very good. It is the same science used to forecast climate change.
  6. Poll: When has there been a progressive paradise? The...

    Counterpoint: you have no idea what the fuck you're talking about and get all your information from the US state department's approved (or directly funded) sources.[/QUOTE]

    When has there been a...
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    To be honest the beatitudes sound like the...

    To be honest the beatitudes sound like the progressive campaign promises. In the gospels Jesus generally hung around those at the bottom. To me his overall message was believe in god and I and suffer...
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    Interesting, I agree. From the narrative Jesus...

    Interesting, I agree. From the narrative Jesus would have been a literate educated rabi steeped in Jewish culture and norms. I believe most or all of his ideas predated him in the OT.
  10. I read somwwhere there was a sect where married...

    I read somwwhere there was a sect where married men and women lived apart and called the women virgins' even though married.

    Whoever Jesus was in real life to be born a bastard or of unknow...
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    Jesus in a nutshell. The Beatitudes 2 And...

    Jesus in a nutshell.


    The Beatitudes
    2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
    3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    4 “Blessed are those who mourn,...
  12. Rent control failed in NYC. Rent went up for...

    Rent control failed in NYC. Rent went up for improvements and when people moved out. People just handed it over to kids maintain possession.
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birth_tourism ...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birth_tourism

    Birth tourism


    Countries by birthright citizenship
    Unconditional birthright citizenship for persons born in the country
    Birthright...
  14. I do not think people realize how American...

    I do not think people realize how American citizenship and legal staus is prized by many who wnat to come here. It is a Holy Grail. Cases of dead people in a shipping container on a ship from Asia.
    ...
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    All's I want to know is if it is contagious. Can...

    All's I want to know is if it is contagious. Can I catch trans from somebody?
  16. Mainstream news reporting. Mainly Chinese and...

    That's the claim. I've yet to see evidence of this.[/QUOTE]

    Mainstream news reporting. Mainly Chinese and other Asians. It was reported that several operations were busted in Ca.Hong Kong Chinese...
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    An OP worthy of FOX News conspiracy theories, but...

    An OP worthy of FOX News conspiracy theories, but the question is a good one.

    Howard Stern and others who know him have said his campaign was a publicity stunt. Improving the Trump brand. Stern...
  18. Back in the70s I had a roommate from Hawaii from...

    Back in the70s I had a roommate from Hawaii from a Pilipino family. He said there was a family tradition of seeing dead relatives soon after death.

    When a grandparent died as a kid he saw him...
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    Deriving a moral philosophy from Jesus.

    There are people who accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but not as a divine being. And most certainly not trinitarianism. And old idea espoused for example by Thomas Jefferson. I have no idea...
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    Neo what-ian? You make my point. Christianity is...

    Or some don't believe in seeing it all in a fundy-esque light.

    I would hope all religionists would "liberalize" their views and not be literalminded and dogmatic about how they have an inviolate...
  21. Poll: Return to progressive sanity? You must be...

    Return to progressive sanity? You must be kidding.

    Some people act as if we have same past where all was well, just, and fair. It has not existed yet.

    The Russian experiment failed. The Chinese...
  22. Poll: Plutocracy not oligarchy. The wealthy here have...

    Plutocracy not oligarchy. The wealthy here have influence but no direct power.
  23. There are operators under the guise of tour...

    There are operators under the guise of tour operators that schedule pregnant foreigners to be in the USA when due to deliver, getting citizenship for the baby. Chain migration follows.
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    The effect of decriminalizing drugs is evident in...

    The effect of decriminalizing drugs is evident in Seattle. It is not good. It worsens problems.

    Pot is everywhere in Seattle, you can not go anywhere without smelling it on the street. Young...
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    To be religious Christian it is god, Jesus as...

    To be religious Christian it is god, Jesus as your savior, and the resurrection. There are philosophical Chritians and combinations of Christianity and other traditions.

    If you reject the...
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