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    Ugh... I'm stuck on level 12. I've solved it in...

    Ugh... I'm stuck on level 12. I've solved it in 4, but it isn't recognizing my (very obvious) solution. Oh well, I should go to bed anyway.
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    I scored 'solid liberal', but most of the...

    I scored 'solid liberal', but most of the questions were pretty much toss-ups where both the statements were wrong/incomplete.
    This sort of binary choice quiz is pretty crap. Doubly so when many of...
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    Too true. Just the other day I was reading some...

    Too true. Just the other day I was reading some suggestions regarding bug control, and someone pointed out the interesting fact that enzymatic de-greasers are good for killing tiny bugs (by...
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    Ok... First off, the Monsanto studies aren't any...

    The whole point is that they didn't have enough data to say ANYTHING.
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    Ok... First off, the Monsanto studies aren't any icon of 'proper science', but that doesn't mean Selanini's paper...
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    They clearly saw one guy promising to "shut off...

    They clearly saw one guy promising to "shut off the tap" of government spending... In a state which pays about $10.5B to the feds and gets back $21.7B!

    In contrast, Cochran actually ran *pro*...
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    Don't be thick... To reiterate untermensche's...

    Don't be thick...

    To reiterate untermensche's point:
    The Southern Strategy ins't about Republican's being racists, it is about Republican politicians attempting to get racists to vote for them...
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    Yep... It is pretty much 6 one way, half-dozen...

    Their candidate had a better chance (but still a slim one) of beating McDaniel.[/QUOTE]
    Yep...
    It is pretty much 6 one way, half-dozen the other.

    The polling is pretty crappy, but it appears...
  8. No surprise. People who have convinced...

    The article doesn't say who he voted for in Indiana, but there have been rumors of an illegal vote smuggling ring operation in the midwest, for many years.

    The only thing I don't understand is why...
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    Just reading the abstract and figures (including...

    Just reading the abstract and figures (including tables), this study seems quite weak. Table 2 is the main results, and it underwhelming... as well as being pretty crap 'clarity' wise. The decision...
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    Fuel != energy source. Hydrogen as a fuel isn't...

    Fuel != energy source. Hydrogen as a fuel isn't a bad idea, given a clean energy source to make it. Just using natural gas to make hydrogen is pretty stupid though, since you can just use the...
  11. I'm all for more transparency, but that list (and...

    I'm all for more transparency, but that list (and those numbers) don't seem unreasonable.
    BTW: Cowbirds are evil... they seriously screw over songbirds and our fragmenting of forests has pretty much...
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    In reality-based news... U.S. airline union...

    In reality-based news...
    U.S. airline union takes aim at regionals, not JetBlue
    Note the date... April 25, 2014

    PS: Please do watch those Frontline episodes "Flying Cheap" and "Flying Cheaper"...
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    Ah... Airlines and unions. Perennial anti-labor...

    Ah... Airlines and unions. Perennial anti-labor topic for many decades, despite the fact that the industry went from having very strong unions (and regulation) to having relatively weak unions or...
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    Your sympathy, or lack there of, is irrelevant. ...

    So is being buried alive. I'm not feeling any sympathy for these guys.[/QUOTE]
    Your sympathy, or lack there of, is irrelevant. The legal system in the US is not supposed to be about satisfying a...
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    The type of linguist who studies what sort of...

    He isn't that sort of linguist. [/quote]
    What sort of linguist? The type who carefully and deliberately chooses their words? The sort of linguist who is able to see through the abuse of language...
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    I have no idea what you mean by "philosophical...

    I have no idea what you mean by "philosophical conservatism". You seem to be describing something which is pretty much the opposite of classical conservatism. Remember that those aristocratic (and...
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    Decapitation does not cause 'instant death'. ...

    Decapitation does not cause 'instant death'. There is very good reason to think that the guillotine is far from painless.
    Also, while much much better than the headsman's axe, the chance of it not...
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    At least get the relevant facts right... The...

    Same here.

    The 3 stage lethal injection consists of a painkiller, an anesthesia and then the lethal drug. All to stop any pain, knock him out and stop his heart.[/QUOTE]

    At least get the...
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    I was commenting about his word choice, not...

    I was commenting about his word choice, not claiming that there isn't some validity to the points being made.
    "Echo chamber" is a pretty great metaphor... there is an original sound, but it gets...
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    That is fair enough... Though it renders...

    There is a difference between saying, "Government's proper role is to do X and nothing more." and saying, "Government has no proper role at all and everything that it does is illegitimate."

    I...
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    I was stuck on the biohazard issue for a bit...

    I was stuck on the biohazard issue for a bit too... but a body blown to very small bits and left in the open (in a non-extreme environment) will decompose very rapidly. After that sort of decomp,...
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    Just how would a government which didn't...

    Just how would a government which didn't 'intervene' in the economy do anything at all?
    Sounds to me like your definition of anachro-capitalist is just a "government intervention in the economy is...
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    He isn't that sort of linguist. His word choice,...

    He isn't that sort of linguist. His word choice, as always for him on political topics, is a product of being immersed in a left-wing echo-chamber where every new grievance is the worst ever. ...
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    The problem is making a fool-proof formula. ...

    The problem is making a fool-proof formula. There is quite a bit a variation in how people respond to different anesthetics, which is why a really good anesthesiologist is rather critical... There...
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    Um, suffocation may be painless in the strictly...

    Um, suffocation may be painless in the strictly physical sense, but it is far from it in the practical sense.
    There are some gasses (CO is one IIRC) which fuck with your brain enough that you don't...
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