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    No part of this post is accurate.

    No part of this post is accurate.
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    We are far, far more of a danger to world peace...

    We are far, far more of a danger to world peace than Iran. We believe we have a unilateral right to invade any other country at any time it suits our interests, and we have used that supposed right...
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    Food!

    Food!
  4. I still can't watch that one, it freaks me out...

    I still can't watch that one, it freaks me out too much!
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    Mendelev's Dream is also sometimes discussed in...

    Mendelev's Dream is also sometimes discussed in similar terms; I always wonder why God gave him a first draft rather than the finished version.
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    If I never read a five-paragraph "San Francisco...

    If I never read a five-paragraph "San Francisco Essay" in my life again, it would be a mercy. Alas, this is highly unlikely. They are a pain to grade, not because you couldn't write a decent essay...
  7. By the numbers, this is nearly the normative...

    By the numbers, this is nearly the normative human belief concerning the "afterlife" (actually quite a poor term for the phenomenon if you aren't from a Christian background).

    I am open to the...
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    State history can be quite interesting; the...

    State history can be quite interesting; the problem is that it tends to hit too close to home. Administrators and textbook publishers wouldn't want to cover genocide or slavery in local detail,...
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    This is a fairly serious problem when both...

    It's publicly funded daycare. Every time a teacher strike, or schools close, blah blah, there's always news about how parents are scrambling with what to do with their kids.[/QUOTE]

    This is a...
  10. So is there a candidate who is preparing to use...

    Sure, but you seem to be equating the bully pulpit, a rhetorical tool for channeling public energy at the state and local level to enact national priorities, with the kinds of Presidential overreach...
  11. Simple observations of the legal history of the...

    Simple observations of the legal history of the last six presidencies. Power expanding, boundaries dissolving. It doesn't matter if "someone else" takes the seat, they have all participated in the...
  12. As a king in all but name? Absolutely not. Do you...

    I'm not leaving them out, so much as disagreeing that they are good for the health of our national democracy.[/QUOTE]

    Engaging the public directly and galvanizing a movement of upward pressure...
  13. And all the money is getting funneled into the...

    And all the money is getting funneled into the presidential race, instead of to those arguably more important ones. If Trump's real job has been to distract the public from noticing what's going on...
  14. I'm not leaving them out, so much as disagreeing...

    I'm not leaving them out, so much as disagreeing that they are good for the health of our national democracy.
  15. Sounds a lot like the original Enneagram system,...

    His stages:


    Stage
    Psychosocial Crisis
    Virtue
    Age


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  16. Models in the social sciences always get watered...

    Models in the social sciences always get watered down quite a bit on their way to the general public. If you read On Death and Dying, she's quite clear in the text that her interviewees formed their...
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    I can tell you that the current position of the...

    I can tell you that the current position of the US government is in favor of seeing education as vocational training alone. Nearly every curriculum process I have been involved in since I started...
  18. Is there any candidate who (just) wants to be president?

    Watching the coverage of the presidential race, I am struck by the extent of the powers that most of the candidates seem to be striving for. In theory, our Consitution suggests a system of divided...
  19. That's an absurd argument to make to someone who...

    If this is the only, or even just primary argument Democrats put forward in 2020, then the entire discussion is a moot point. Because they will certainly lose the election. No one ever actually took...
  20. Are you suggesting that John F. Kennedy had no...

    If this is the only, or even just primary argument Democrats put forward in 2020, then the entire discussion is a moot point. Because they will certainly lose the election. No one ever actually took...
  21. If this is the only, or even just primary...

    Anyone who opposes Trump should certainly be politically active at this time. I do not agree that opposing Trump is synonymous with supporting the Democrats. What about a woman who supports...
  22. Anyone who opposes Trump should certainly be...

    Anyone who opposes Trump should certainly be politically active at this time. I do not agree that opposing Trump is synonymous with supporting the Democrats. What about a woman who supports...
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    Art programs are not instituted in a universal...

    Art programs are not instituted in a universal way, but if they are part of a general program of liberal arts, the idea is that they are skills worth cultivating for their own sake in each...
  24. Or you could just be polite, and perhaps respond...

    Of course there are. But there's no reason literacy can't be a part of spirituality as well. Indeed, I can't think of any mystic whose work I respect who wasn't a lover of learning. Pietist...
  25. Of course there are. But there's no reason...

    Endless interpretations? The idea that the ancient world believed in a primordial ordering process is pretty much scholarly consensus, and not just among Christians. Indeed, I'm not sure how many ANE...
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