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  1. Thread: Soccer

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    Stumbled across this article tonight: What...

    Stumbled across this article tonight:

    What makes good teams good?

    I thought it presented a pretty good argument, which was that what differentiates good teams from poor ones is the overall...
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    So you believe that there is something inherent...

    So you believe that there is something inherent to capitalism, and not human nature, that makes a state inherently self-interested? You believe a communist state can exist that doesn't seek advantage...
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    Ok, starting to get where you're coming from. ...

    Fair enough. Thanks for the exchange, I'm enjoying hearing your perspective.

    My next question for you would be - where do you specifically want to see things go in any given place, let's say the...
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    Fair enough. Thanks for the exchange, I'm...

    That's just it: Marxism expressly cautions against making exactly that kind of determination ahead of time. The very question is anti-Marxist. Engels wrote about this in his Socialism: Utopian and...
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    I posed the question on the linguistics stack...

    Completely misinterpreting someone's argument and then telling them they're wrong without saying why is about just as credible as a guess.

    If you're completely convinced that I'm wrong I'd love to...
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    Ok, I've got to get some work done, but I'll...

    Blistering, brave, cogent analysis[/QUOTE]

    Ok, I've got to get some work done, but I'll leave you with one question:

    Sure I can accept some of the attributes you mention of Canada, my question...
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    These are all your words, not mine. You...

    This is simply untrue.

    You seem to have an inclination for left-leaning ideas and are looking for writers which agree with you, by definition this means you are seeking writers which are biased....
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    This is simply untrue. You seem to have an...

    This is simply untrue.

    You seem to have an inclination for left-leaning ideas and are looking for writers which agree with you, by definition this means you are seeking writers which are biased....
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    Granted, but I'm attempting to read these works...

    Granted, but I'm attempting to read these works with a critical eye, whereas you seem to be explicitly seeking writing which validates your pre-existing beliefs. Which of those approaches works...
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    So do you have a critique of the article? Did you...

    So do you have a critique of the article? Did you read it with an open mind? If you were resistant to it, why do you think that is?



    No, it's not. I'm not a capitalist, I don't go looking for...
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    Not to mention the Soviet Union's impact on...

    Very much agreed. It's just so hypocritical to call the US a brutal imperialist and then accept that certain sovereign countries belong to China. Regardless. The one thing that PH and I probably...
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    Completely misinterpreting someone's argument and...

    I'm not referring to syntactic typology. If there is a term that I am referring to I don't know it because I've never formally studied linguistics. I'm talking about the scope of words that exist in...
  13. I saw that one too, I was also curious about...

    https://www.healthline.com/health-news/coronavirus-may-less-harmful-for-children-pregnant-women



    There are numerous other articles that state pretty much the same thing. One said that a woman...
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    Re: Marxism I found this...

    Re: Marxism I found this article pretty good. I don't suspect it will have any impact on you, but it's worth a read.

    I've read hundreds of academic books over the past three years, without regard...
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    I'm not referring to syntactic typology. If there...

    And why would that be so? There isn't a good correlation between a group's languages syntactic typology and its mode of subsistence. Here's the distribution of languages by whether they have...
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    I couldn't resist and checked out a few titles by...

    I couldn't resist and checked out a few titles by Rupert Emerson today, who was Crawford Young's PhD advisor and mentor. From Empire to Nation: The Rise to Self-Assertion of Asian and African Peoples...
  17. Has anybody seen research or evidence regarding...

    Has anybody seen research or evidence regarding the impact of this virus on pregnant women and young children? I'm assuming it's basically equivalent to the flu, but a quick Google search isn't super...
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    Please take this post in good faith because I'm...

    You keep posting things that are just your opinion, or your understanding of things, and I'm just going to keep telling you that I don't believe you and I don't care what you have to say until you...
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    If I'm understanding your response right, the...

    If I'm understanding your response right, the article's point is a bit more subtle. If speech coming from person A misleads person B into not being able to understand person C, then person Cs freedom...
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    Confining the conversation to symbolized objects,...

    Those African languages are as present-day as the "modern" ones, so they are equally distant from the common ancestor that they likely had.

    There is also no reason to believe that they are...
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    I guess my point is less about relationships...

    I guess my point is less about relationships between and structures of languages, and more about the objects that have been symbolized in each language. In Khoisan, what I find interesting isn't it's...
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    I read a lot of Vonnegut a number of years ago, I...

    I read a lot of Vonnegut a number of years ago, I had quite the affinity for Mother Night.





    In retrospect one sees hints of Vonnegut's chronic depression in these words.
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    Public speaking is one of those weird things that...

    Public speaking is one of those weird things that we feel like we shouldn't be afraid of, despite the fact that most of us almost never do it. It would be weird to have confidence in doing anything...
  24. Thread: Soccer

    by rousseau
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    I just tuned in to watch Barcelona Messi play....

    I just tuned in to watch Barcelona Messi play. Something of an uninspired game without a ton of energy, which seems to be the advantage Liverpool had last year in the Champion's League. They run.
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    This seems to align with my interpretation above,...

    This seems to align with my interpretation above, with room for a little grey area. I believe morality is predominantly cultural with a tight coupling to biological reality. But with this tight...
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