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    You base your claims on your subjective...

    I have experience and logic on my side. You have nothing. You refuse to look at the only evidence of mind you have. Your own mind.

    You seem to think I must explain dark energy to know it is there....
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    It's a multifaceted problem. Not all workers are...

    It's a multifaceted problem. Not all workers are able to join unions, casual, part time, short term contracts, etc, so it's not always possible for workers to organize themselves in order to benefit...
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    Even worse, Bezos, Musk, et al, gets subsidies...

    Even worse, Bezos, Musk, et al, gets subsidies from the government to the tune of billions of dollars....so much for standing on their own feet. Billionaire welfare?
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    Are you suggesting the inventor mined ore,...

    See any wheels or seats there? The struts, engine, wings and propellers they built themselves. They didn't want to build their own engine but all the ones they could buy were too heavy. The...
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    Workers dragged themselves out of poverty by...

    And thus going a long way towards bringing the world out of poverty. If you truly care about poverty outsourcing should be seen as a good thing.[/QUOTE]

    Workers dragged themselves out of poverty...
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    Sealed all glass Samsung phone can't be pulled...

    Sealed all glass Samsung phone can't be pulled apart without specialist gear. Unless someone in town has the equipment, you have to send it away for a simple battery change...which is made to be...
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    That's a perfect summary of your own position and...

    Correction: You can't deal with ideas.

    How do you know you have truth?

    You have no clue what the mind is objectively and are making claims about what it can do.

    It is like saying you know...
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    Apologetics for atheism are unnecessary. If some...

    Apologetics for atheism are unnecessary. If some like to take it up as a hobby or pastime, that is their business.
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    Workers don't get a cut of the profits of demand...

    Market rates are a result of supply and demand.

    That's why labor prices are going up--a lot of people left the labor market because of the pandemic.[/QUOTE]

    Workers don't get a cut of the...
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    Great demand does not necessarily translate in...

    Market rates are a result of supply and demand.

    That's why labor prices are going up--a lot of people left the labor market because of the pandemic.[/QUOTE]

    Great demand does not necessarily...
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    Atheism needs no apology. An absence of evidence...

    Atheism needs no apology. An absence of evidence supports a lack of conviction.
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    Who do you think sets 'market rates?' If most ...

    Reality doesn't have the concept "fair". It's purely a way of pretending workers should be paid more than market rates.[/QUOTE]

    Who do you think sets 'market rates?' If most of the...
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    I ignore unfounded declarations....in this...

    You ignore truth.

    Like: None of your judgments could possibly have any meaning unless you had the freedom to keep and discard ideas as YOU, a mind, chooses.

    Either everything you believe is...
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    Nobody is saying that we don't have will. Nobody...

    Nobody is saying that we don't have will. Nobody is saying that we can't make decisions. Just that neither is an example of 'free will.' The reasons have been described numerous times.

    In a...
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    Fair pay for productive work is not taking from...

    You pretend you can take it without taking it.[/QUOTE]

    Fair pay for productive work is not taking from the employer. Taking advantage of an imbalance of power by paying the workers as little as...
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    The rich can do whatever they like, blast off...

    The rich can do whatever they like, blast off into space, fly around the Moon, land on Mars.... they just should pay workers better, charge a little less for their goods and services and pay their...
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    Once again, the issue is not the ability or...

    Employers compete for labor with other employers. These days, they also compete with ridiculously high unemployment benefits. Hopefully Congress doesn't extend this past September. It was not a bad...
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    As their pay rates are poor, a lot of people on...

    How do you define "fair share" and how would you calculate it?



    US has a lot of government programs benefiting those in the bottom half of the incomes. Especially if you have (many) children...
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    You didn't answer the question. You are the one...

    That is not the only question.

    There are other questions.

    Like: How could an unfree mind make truth judgements that have meaning?

    There is evidence of free will in the veto of movement.
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    A lot of people do well, and a lot of people...

    Depends of what you mean by it I guess. Bezos' Blue Origin employs over 3000 people last I checked. Many if not most well paid positions such as engineers.

    Even more frivolous spending still...
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    Please consider what is actually being said.

    No, you have missed the implications of your position. You take away the wealth, you take away what that wealth produces.[/QUOTE]

    Please consider what is actually being said.
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    It's scraping the bottom of the barrel, probably...

    No, you have missed the implications of your position. You take away the wealth, you take away what that wealth produces.[/QUOTE]

    Nobody is proposing taking away all their wealth. Why do you keep...
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    I don't know about Untermesche, but the argument...

    Then why didn't the governments in actually existing socialist countries do that?
    Without all the capitalist parasites to crony up the whole thing, USSR in the 80s should have had the world-best...
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    Oh, yeah, the rich really cared about their...

    Prove it. You seem to think it's a zero sum game.

    And you live in Denmark. It makes me wonder if you know what life is like for the working class in the US.[/QUOTE]

    Oh, yeah, the rich really...
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    What has that to do with a fair market share for...

    It's not about discoveries. It's about large, expensive research projects. Nobody makes a reusable spacecraft in their garage. SpaceX has released a video of landing mishaps before they got good...
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