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    Has nobody ever been to a German sauna? No...

    Has nobody ever been to a German sauna?
    No sexual segregation. A single locker room. Total nudity. Whole families are there: kids, parents, grandparents -- everyone, all naked. Some saunas are...
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    If the changing room rules require sexual...

    Really, so when a man walks into the female changing rooms at the spa, Macy's or whatever with his cock out women should not complain, they and their daughters should learn from that ? There's...
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    What about women walking down the street with...

    What about women walking down the street with their knees exposed? That was shocking, too, at one time.

    What if the schoolgirls just laughed at Mr trenchcoat, and went back to their games. What's...
  4. Not as close as the coup attempt against FDR, but...

    Not as close as the coup attempt against FDR, but there's a growing cadre of delusional 'enemies domestic' I think pose a significant threat to democracy.
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    Meh... There's something new, remarkable or...

    Meh...
    There's something new, remarkable or shocking about ordinary anatomy? I'm not seeing any actual harm here.
    Ie: Who cares?
  6. Thread: Population

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    All natural systems are in decline; collapsing. ...

    For the planet's carrying capacity. We're well above that already.[/QUOTE]

    That's the received wisdom. Is there good evidence that it's true? Or is it just a widely held belief?[/QUOTE]

    All...
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    By volume of product, by weight, or per calorie?

    10 gallons per one pound of strawberries sounds reasonable. But 1900 gallons for almonds? Wikipedia says almond tree is fine with droughts (it's native to Iran)[/QUOTE]

    The strawberry bush...
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    For the planet's carrying capacity. We're well...

    For the planet's carrying capacity. We're well above that already.
  9. Thread: Justice?

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    Sounds like it might already have been dismissed.

    Sounds like it might already have been dismissed.
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    But did the Roman version have lettuce, tomato...

    But did the Roman version have lettuce, tomato and special sauce, or a sesame seed bun?
  11. Thread: What an idiot!

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    If the law-and-order, 'get tough', 'war on crime'...

    If the law-and-order, 'get tough', 'war on crime' Republicans had put some funding into jobs and education programs, rather than militarizing the police, perhaps the car wouldn't have been stolen.
    ...
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    Elephant Butte ["byoot," not "butt"] lake, here...

    Elephant Butte ["byoot," not "butt"] lake, here in New Mexico, is only 11% full, and the Summer irrigation season is just beginning.
    I'm picturing the Aral Sea, or the Salton Sea here in the US.
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    It would be salt; discharged back into the sea,...

    It would be salt; discharged back into the sea, it would create massive, hypersaline dead zones.

    "Eventual dispersion" doesn't matter. In most places dispersion would be slow: witness the...
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    As long as they're dominated by a capitalist...

    As long as they're dominated by a capitalist country/economy, I see little hope.
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    Humans are obsessed with symbols and tribal...

    Humans are obsessed with symbols and tribal markers: patriotic, religious, sports, economic... whatever. Not so concerned with the values symbolized, just the symbols.
  16. Thread: Lumber Qarens

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    It's an illumberati conspiracy!

    It's an illumberati conspiracy!
  17. Yes, people are tribal. Extending moral...

    Yes, people are tribal. Extending moral consideration to "The Other" is a new and unnatural thing; a nascent artifact of civilization and the need to coƶperate rather than compete.

    Universal...
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    Poll: Have fewer children. Vegetarian diet.

    Have fewer children.
    Vegetarian diet.
  19. Human-type intelligence is metabolically...

    Human-type intelligence is metabolically expensive and largely unnecessary. What selective advantage does it afford in an already successful species?

    Without free arms and dexterous hands, tool...
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    You mean it's not in the treasury annex/chapel...

    You mean it's not in the treasury annex/chapel next to the Church of St. Mary of Zion in Axum, Ethiopia?
  21. Maybe we should domesticate them, as a new breed...

    Maybe we should domesticate them, as a new breed of large dog.
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    We've already tried that. Why do you think their...

    We've already tried that.
    Why do you think their countries are in such a shambles? These immigrants are just blowback.
  23. What's the arrested man's explanation of this...

    What's the arrested man's explanation of this incident?
  24. Huh?

    She is first and foremost a professor, in this context. That is who she is expected to be. A professor at a university has an obligation to not accept those observations as worthy of mention. They...
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    There is no evidence of significant voter fraud,...

    There is no evidence of significant voter fraud, despite numerous investigations.

    There is evidence of widespread election fraud and voter suppression, however; overwhelmingly to the advantage of...
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