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    No, you've misconstrued the controversy I was...

    No, you've misconstrued the controversy I was referring to. It goes back to the late 60s and early 70s, when black children were believed by some psychologists to have impoverished intellects that...
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    I actually thought that Biden did better in the...

    I actually thought that Biden did better in the last debate. In this one, he dredged up an old, discredited theory that black kids did poorly on IQ tests (vintage early 70s controversy) because they...
  3. Have you ever tried to use Google to find out if...

    Is this supposed to be a satire, with you mocking the creationists? Most creationists I know are smart enough and educated enough not to make up arguments that are this stupid and ignorant. This is a...
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    Half-Life, your own myth about energy somehow...

    You are already stumped with the OP.

    Radioactive decay does have a cause... insufficient binding energy. The uncertainty about the nuclear decay is exactly when any specific atom will decay but...
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    Gabbard seems to be he favorite pick of...

    Gabbard seems to be he favorite pick of Republicans for the Democratic nomination. My brother, who is a rabid Trump supporter, says that he will vote in the Democratic primary for Gabbard. He has...
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    You didn't expect Trump to comp them living...

    You didn't expect Trump to comp them living expenses, did you? They could pay for local transportation and buy food in local stores. Or maybe they could just lose some weight. Servicemen need to...
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    Jason, I also agree with bilby's criticism. You...

    I agree you see I haven't one, I agree you say I haven't one. And I agree that the reason you see that and say that is because any proposal that isn't yours obviously doesn't exist.

    You prove my...
  8. Thread: China

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    Shanghai is one of my favorite cities, and the...

    Shanghai is one of my favorite cities, and the subway to and from the airport is the cheapest, fastest way to go. It is, essentially, the New York of China. There are so many things to see, and my...
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    Kamala Harris really broke away from the other...

    Kamala Harris really broke away from the other debaters on the second night. Apparently, she had already raised the school busing issue before with Biden, so it wasn't as if he had no warning that...
  10. Thread: RussiaGate

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    Actually, no. Unlike you, I'm not trying to...

    No, I lived through that history and saw pictures that the Czechs themselves took of the invasion as it happened. a because of the state of morale. They really did not take well to being called...
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    No, I lived through that history and saw pictures...

    No, I lived through that history and saw pictures that the Czechs themselves took of the invasion as it happened. I talked to refugees who were eyewitnesses or had made it out of Czechoslovakia...
  12. Thread: RussiaGate

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    Were you even alive in 1968? Brezhnev was...

    Were you even alive in 1968? Brezhnev was looking at a propaganda disaster. His only concern at the time was that it not look what it really was--military domination of the satellite countries by...
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    He seems to be thinking along those lines with...

    He seems to be thinking along those lines with Iran. As the investigations close in, I fear that it is more likely he will see this as the ultimate distraction.
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    Trump feels a need to do this, every time people...

    Trump feels a need to do this, every time people start to make public comments about his erratic behavior. He has always been a self-promoter and open braggart, but now it is taking on the character...
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    I would strongly prefer either Warren or Harris...

    I would strongly prefer either Warren or Harris over the two front runners. And I still think that Harris has a better chance over Warren. What may happen in the end is a Biden-Warren ticket, if he...
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    I won't accuse you of dishonesty, because I think...

    You are being dishonest, I was talking about the end of Soviet Union and how SU satellites did not rebel. And no, baltic states were not satellites, they were part of the Soviet Union.
    And how...
  17. Thread: RussiaGate

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    Barbos, I give you credit for being better than a...

    Wrong again. Nobody rebelled, Soviet union simply was no longer able to afford them.[/QUOTE]

    Barbos, I give you credit for being better than a совок*, but you are incredibly ignorant, if you know...
  18. Thread: RussiaGate

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    You are obsessed with the idea that the US is...

    Why should not it be? US broke up Soviet Union and still want to break Russia further.[/QUOTE]

    You are obsessed with the idea that the US is responsible for the consequences of the bad behavior of...
  19. Thread: RussiaGate

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    To me, the most interesting thing about the White...

    To me, the most interesting thing about the White House version of the Helsinki sound byte was that they botched the editing. They edited out the part of the question where the reporter asked if...
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    To be clear, Vladimir Putin very clearly did say...

    To be clear, Vladimir Putin very clearly did say that he wanted Donald Trump to win the presidency. That issue has been confused with the claim that he admitted to directing his government to...
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    It really isn't worth pursuing barbos on this,...

    It really isn't worth pursuing barbos on this, because all Putin clearly admitted to in Helsinki was that he wanted Trump to win because of his pro-Russia stance. AFAICT, he did not admit that he...
  22. I'm guessing not likely. They tend to...

    I'm guessing not likely. They tend to self-insure on everything, so it will lower or zero out dividends. Executives will likely have managed to sell off a lot of their stock after the buzz from the...
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    Right, but I think that the reason for the...

    Right, but I think that the reason for the projection is grounded in the way human cognition develops in a growing child. The brain interprets incoming sensations by creating experience-based models...
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    If you are criticizing anyone else here for...

    If you are criticizing anyone else here for daring to disagree with the article on the basis of whether they have read all (or any) of the cited references for the internet blog post, then it is...
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    The author's thesis should be easy to prove with...

    The author's thesis should be easy to prove with empirical research, not just speculative musings. One would expect the fossil record to show that ancient hunter-gatherers lived longer on average...
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