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  1. Thread: Family Leave

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    Not in healthcare, we observe.

    Competition makes things better when a profit motive can be ethical, and a failure to acquire the good is both an acceptable end and socially non-destructive.

    Profit motive on a basic human need,...
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    total recall

    total recall
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    No way in hell can you get a solar power system...

    National Petroleum Council calls for sharp increase in carbon capture subsidies | Utility Dive

    Portugal negotiates with Netherlands mega hydrogen plant in Sines – ECO News

    Looks like a rather...
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    Ah. That explains why waitstaff are always so...

    Of course not -- in that case the customers are the employer. And the employee agrees to any amount, including zero if there's no tip.[/QUOTE]

    Ah. That explains why waitstaff are always so happy...
  5. Thread: Which Bible

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    I think you have a delusional idea of the money...

    I think you have a delusional idea of the money authors make.

    To get $10 per book sold, would imply a cover price of about $100/copy.

    Dawkins likely gets around $2 per paperback book sold;...
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    25248 The Sound of Music

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    The Sound of Music
  7. Thread: Family Leave

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    And even a casual observation of the US...

    Competition makes things better when a profit motive can be ethical, and a failure to acquire the good is both an acceptable end and socially non-destructive.

    Profit motive on a basic human need,...
  8. As long as video games, computers and technology...

    As long as video games, computers and technology are not inspiring them to fly airliners into skyscrapers, or to mutilate their children's genitals, or to systematically abuse and oppress people who...
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    So if you agree that wages should be set by only...

    Meaning most wage levels in poor countries -- having a third or half the world's population -- are not acceptable. So, to make it "acceptable," those countries must be forced to increase all the wage...
  10. I am sure you could. But a rational and...

    I am sure you could. But a rational and reasonable person couldn't.
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    Poll: And yours by the massive support he has from his...

    Again, not buying that, and I have detailed why I strongly dislike Comrade Jezza. You can wallow in your delusions if you must.

    As far as our own election in 2020, the Democratic Party needs to...
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    Poll: There's an 11% swing from Labour, but it's not to...

    There's an 11% swing from Labour, but it's not to Tory - the Tories are only up 2 or 3%.

    Most of the Labour swing is to the Brexit party - which exists solely to split the Labour vote....
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    Poll: It's not Corbyn that's unpopular. It's Remain. ...

    I guess I was right about Comrade Jezza being unpopular. What now remains is the question whether he will do the honorable thing and resign as head of Labour and opposition.[/QUOTE]

    It's not...
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    Poll: The Tories won Blyth Valley. So that's the UK...

    The Tories won Blyth Valley.

    So that's the UK fucked then.

    It's a shame, it was quite a good country while it lasted.
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    Poll: There have been two groups of protesters outside...

    As I have already implied in this thread, I strongly suspect that the impression the press are giving of Labour's chances are a long way from the actual chances of their being elected (or at least...
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    Poll: As I have already implied in this thread, I...

    As I have already implied in this thread, I strongly suspect that the impression the press are giving of Labour's chances are a long way from the actual chances of their being elected (or at least...
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    The idea that a worker's income should be...

    The idea that a worker's income should be entirely at the whim of his employer's customers is bizarre, degrading, disguting, medieval, and completely fucked up beyond all reason.

    That Americans...
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    Poll: He didn't, as such - and as Leader of the...

    He didn't, as such - and as Leader of the Opposition, didn't have to.

    Parliament voted to hold an extraordinary election, outside the terms of the Fixed Term Parliaments Act, by passing an Act...
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    Poll: Old school socialism is neither unpopular in...

    Indeed. I mean it's still possible for Comrade Jezza to win. Now THAT would be monumentally stupid.[/QUOTE]

    Old school socialism is neither unpopular in Britain, nor a bad idea for Britain in her...
  20. Thread: Joke gallery

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    So, we all know that the big apple is New York. ...

    So, we all know that the big apple is New York.

    But does anyone know where the minneapolis?
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    Since 1894, a sandwich has been a hawaii.

    Since 1894, a sandwich has been a hawaii.
  22. Thread: Family Leave

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    Yup. That's why almost no women of reproductive...

    Yup. That's why almost no women of reproductive age are employed in Europe or Australasia. :rolleyes:

    Oddly enough, observation trumps theory every time. So every one of your theories that flies...
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    Poll: Corbyn isn't anywhere near as unpopular as the...

    SNP will almost certainly maintain the dominance in Scotland, which is bad news for Labour, as SNP rise was largely at their expense.
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    Labour was able to win some of those lost constituencies...
  24. Yup. The only thing Libertarianism has going for...

    No, it isn't "emotional baggage" you leave out, it's the social benefit. "Good for (subject)" is not equal to "good for (everyone)". Period. They ARE NOT the same statement. They are not the same...
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    Respect. Worship. Adoration. Picard's...

    The Q were not god-LIKE. They were omnipotent, omniscient petty immortal assholes.
    I never could understand how Picard could keep looking at Q and flat out telling him, "You're no god!" What...
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