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    Malls used to be anchored by a Sears or JC Penny....

    Malls used to be anchored by a Sears or JC Penny.

    You got your tools at Sears, Craftsman. Washers and Dryers. Clothes.

    A typical Lowes or Home Depot today is as big as some malls in square...
  2. It is the time to stock up on canned food, water,...

    It is the time to stock up on canned food, water, and propane for my camp stove.

    And a shotgun with a lot of ammunition.

    The old scifi movie Omega Man comes t mind. Or the more recent Legend.
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    You are making a moral argument not a scientific...

    No it isn't. I am not comparing the acts in terms of their level of morality. I am comparing them in terms of the objective properties of the actions. It's no more a moral issue than to say that the...
  4. CDC says pandemic here likely. Trump says...

    CDC says pandemic here likely. Trump says everything under control.
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    What we see with China today is why we opposed...

    What we see with China today is why we opposed communism in the Cold War.

    Communism was about converting the world to a conformist ideology.
  6. Why do NA need to be managed? Seems as if in...

    Why do NA need to be managed?

    Seems as if in these modern times they want to live in a bubble on reservations and have things taken care of.

    Here in the Seattle area a tribe took control,...
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    Again, the arguments comparing abortion to...

    Again, the arguments comparing abortion to killing an infant is a moral/legal issue. Personaly I oppose late term abortion. It just does not feel right to me.

    The question is where to set the...
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    Very much different. Justifying China's current...

    You cannot seriously say that it is "quite the opposite in the USA".

    Indeed, a good historical parallel of Chinese expansion into Central Asia (and Southeast Asia) is the United States expansion...
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    That is rich. Whatever modern China is or is not,...

    Ancient historical justification for conquest, if that is not imperialism than what is.

    I have read the Chinese reasoning. In terms of legal history over the last 100 years I don't think Taiwan...
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    Paraphrasing from what I read over the years. I...

    Paraphrasing from what I read over the years. I take awakened to mean realizing the situation you are in and becoming cognizant of the self created causes of your pain and troubles.

    The...
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    Ancient historical justification for conquest, if...

    I respect the fact that you are learning Chinese and have plans to travel there someday. I would like to hear your opinion of the Chinese government after that. Separate issue: you hammer the US...
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    As far as I know like Jesus there are no...

    As far as I know like Jesus there are no contemporaneous accounts of Buddha and his origins. The word Buddha I believe like the word Jesus Christ is more of a religious tag representative of a theme....
  13. The Christian Moonie cult in Korea and USA. ...

    The Christian Moonie cult in Korea and USA.

    Rev Sun Myung Moon

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

    In 1954, he founded the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World...
  14. In the news reports of scams based on the virus....

    In the news reports of scams based on the virus. Fake emails appearing to be from the CDC asking to open a link and fill out a profile. Fake cures and preventatives.

    A case in Afghanistan of all...
  15. Which is why he said China would be preferable...

    The Chinese don't care about his abysmal human rights record. We do.[/QUOTE]

    Which is why he said China would be preferable because China does' not interfere in our country.

    A Pilipino over...
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    Taking from Pogo. We have met the gods and...

    Taking from Pogo.

    We have met the gods and they are us.
  17. Rod Sterling covered it in Twilight Zone stories....

    Rod Sterling covered it in Twilight Zone stories. Rational individuals given the right circumstances turn into scared mobs.

    The last reports I heard said the CDC says we may be headed towards a...
  18. 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...
  19. 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.
  21. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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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