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  1. Possibly. I'd like to know what the police did...

    Hm... I missed that post. Good on her for stepping down. It shows a lot of character otherwise missing in American police culture.[/QUOTE]

    Possibly. I'd like to know what the police did...
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    No problem.

    No problem.
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    Then why is omniscience such a special thing? How...

    That combo matters.

    But the foreknowledge is just knowledge, not a causal force. An event "z" will happen, and that event is the end result of all the circumstances and choices that precede it....
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    Yeah, except that God is supposed to be both...

    Yes, I agree with this. If there was such thing as psychism, and I were psychic, and I foresaw an event, it doesn't cause the event. It does not put me into the cause-effect chain of those events.
    ...
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    Nevertheless, the North Koreans are not machines....

    North Korea is as insular as Cambodia was under the Khmer Rouge.

    It is corrupt. But a corruption designed from the top. There are informants on every level. There's no way for a North Korean to...
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    I would imagine that any country that is so...

    North Korea has no communication channels in or out of the country. You can't bribe anybody you can't talk to. North Korea takes their diplomats families hostage and threaten their lives to keep them...
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    Hey, if you want to talk about that then start...

    You don’t have to bring a gun! It’s cool! Just tell us what you would do to survive. That’s all.[/QUOTE]

    Hey, if you want to talk about that then start your own thread!

    Oh, wait. Never mind.
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    :crickets:

    :crickets:
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    For what it's worth there was some discussion on...

    Why is it relevant? These won't be professional jurors these are laypeople. That's the basis of the American system. Which is great in some regards. Less good in others. Like this[/QUOTE]

    For what...
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    When we talk about displacing something in time...

    ...
    Are there other ways?
    Yes, but either they do not affect the present, or they are very, very weird. And even in the weird ones, there is a problem that it's already happening, so the present...
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    I'm convinced that I was once eliminated from a...

    I'm convinced that I was once eliminated from a jury pool because when I was being questioned by the two lawyers during the jury selection process the judge asked me about what I do in my spare time...
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    That's exactly the look on his face. It's not a...

    That's exactly the look on his face. It's not a smirk at all. It's calm and satisfied dominance.
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    Adult T-rex were probably few and far between....

    Adult T-rex were probably few and far between. Bigger worry is the babies and roaming packs of raptors.
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    Well that was actually relevant to the...

    What can I say, I'm a skeptical guy, especially when people are pushing bullshit to promote idiotic social agendas.

    As for your theoretical arctic expeditions, I'd be interested in any actual...
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    I would try to plan to have the means to kill as...

    How would killing one tyrannosaur cause an ecosystem to be destroyed?[/QUOTE]

    Your plan is to just kill one tyrannosaur and leave?[/QUOTE]

    I would try to plan to have the means to kill as many...
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    How would killing one tyrannosaur cause an...

    Would you sacrifice the human race in order to preserve another species?[/QUOTE]

    No, of course not. How on earth would not murdering a tyrannosaur endanger the human species?[/QUOTE]

    How would...
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    No, no. I'm talking about an explicit campaign,...

    I think we already have that. It's pretty universal. Following a revolution the new leaders need people who know how to run a country. So what usually happens in a revolution is that the educated...
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    Sometimes we decide a country needs democracy and...

    The problem is that countries are seldom if never invaded in order to start democracy. Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya pop in my mind.
    Besides that, who are we to decide what another country needs ? ...
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    Sometimes a bit of confusion works wonders. ...

    Sometimes a bit of confusion works wonders.


    https://youtu.be/1tsIxNci_dE
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    Would you sacrifice the human race in order to...

    Would you sacrifice the human race in order to preserve another species?
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    That deserves a ROLFMAO! The exact quote...

    NEARLY and an exact quote of George C Scott in Dr. Strangelove.[/QUOTE]

    That deserves a ROLFMAO! The exact quote is "And although I, uh, hate to judge before all the facts are in, it's beginning...
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    We'll probably never know. In the end very few...

    What you say is very likely true. I believe you. I won't believe anyone who takes it upon themselves to make those decisions when they could have and clearly should have deferred to a higher...
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    What you say is very likely true. I believe you....

    What you say is very likely true. I believe you. I won't believe anyone who takes it upon themselves to make those decisions when they could have and clearly should have deferred to a higher...
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    It really sucks how Walgreens pharmacy screwed...

    It really sucks how Walgreens pharmacy screwed with the scheduling for 2nd dose of the Pfizer vaccine. I got both doses there. When I signed up they schedule the 2nd dose at the same time. When it...
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    ^ That, for sure.

    ^ That, for sure.
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