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    Which is logically identical to arguing "My uncle...

    Which is logically identical to arguing "My uncle smoked a 2 packs of cigarettes every day for 50 years and didn't die of lung cancer, so smoking plays no significant causal role in lung cancer. " ...
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    Behaviors, criminal or otherwise, are not traits....

    The only thing you have demonstrated is your dangerous degree of illiteracy, and inability to reason about data and non-binary causal relations.[/QUOTE]

    Ron, have you at all factored that criminal...
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    Poor people live in areas closer to freeways, and...

    Lead exposure is itself causally impacted by poverty. So, that is just one of the countless ways in which poverty causes crime.[/QUOTE]One of the remaining sources. We were belching the stuff into...
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    The only thing you have demonstrated is your...

    So it has to be all or nothing for the correlation to be valid?

    What color is the sky in your world?[/QUOTE]

    It’s an association that’s easily demonstrated false. It’s an explanation that...
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    Way to completely ignore all the facts. You...

    Way to completely ignore all the facts. You didn't even look at the study and replied in seconds b/c it contradicts your faith. This study actually has logically relevant data on individuals rather...
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    Lead exposure is itself causally impacted by...

    You managed to dodge my whole point, by responding without using words like environmental and lead.
    Tom[/QUOTE]

    Oh, dear. You mean to say that lead could cause cognitive impairment in children? ...
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    Do all people who smoke die of lung cancer? No....

    So the middle and upper classes are going to the ghettos to commit crimes?[/QUOTE]

    Do all the people in the ghetto commit crime, or just a few? Why that few? Most are victims. Maybe people with...
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    Wrong. Occam would be ashamed to be associated...

    But you dismissed poverty as an issue, without saying why. And then quoted an article attributing the decline to modern security technology and environmental cleanup.

    You might want to go back to...
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    What gives is that some people have zero interest...

    [/QUOTE]

    What gives is that some people have zero interest in honest rational thought and engage in cherry picking to support their faith based dogma. Crime rates had been declining sharply for 15...
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    Temporary reduction in income due a global...

    Crime rates dropped during the Great Depression and the Great Recession. Poverty does not lead to more crime.[/QUOTE]

    Temporary reduction in income due a global economic downturn doesn't impact...
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    No, it's b/c very few guns in Canada are...

    Canada ranks high in gun ownership, but still 30% the US per capita. The US is the only country that has more guns than people.[/QUOTE]

    Why do you suppose that is? I'm saying it's because USA...
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    The fact that so many new guns enter the grey and...

    And
    2) Those illegal guns do not have a long street life because once they are used, they are often ditched and another one purchased.

    So yes, tightening the gun paper trail and prosecuting...
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    In realty, most guns get into the hands of...

    In realty, most guns get into the hands of criminals via the legal gun market and lax laws that allow "law abiding good guys with guns" to profit by funneling guns into the grey markets. Thus, in...
  14. Men don't live in segregated communities where...

    So, on that basis, Asians should be de-prioritised from the other BIPOC.

    According to this link:
    https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2020/20_0247.htm

    the death rate from COVID-19 was 2.4x higher in...
  15. People post pics of their breakfasts. Of all the...

    People post pics of their breakfasts. Of all the changes to what personal things people publicly reveal, stupid opinions is among the least of them.
    Like most psychological features (and most...
  16. It's irrational b/c of the the clear and obvious...

    The inference might be mistaken; I cannot see how it is 'irrational'.[/quote]

    It's irrational b/c of the the clear and obvious fact is that there is nothing remotely new about some people having...
  17. These two sentences capture the 'woke derangement...

    These two sentences capture the 'woke derangement syndrome' that characterizes nearly every one of your posts and threads.

    Some powerless nobody rando has an opinion and expressed offense that,...
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    Hope as the basis of belief is "unthinking". It...

    Personally, I see religious faith in much the same light, and indeed see hope and faith as rather strongly interlinked concepts. Only zealots, politicians, and atheists have capital invested in a...
  19. I guess Fox News really doesn't want to mention...

    I guess Fox News really doesn't want to mention this story in part b/c they have used very similar arguments in court to rationalize their own lies, claiming it's okay for them to tell blatant lies...
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    They are confusing two completely different...

    They are confusing two completely different meanings of the word, one meaning (the secular, colloquial usage) merely refers to some level of trust or confidence without referring to the basis of that...
  21. Correct. Just used the search function on...

    Correct. Just used the search function on FoxNews.com and not a single story about it or the defamation lawsuit in general.

    The most popular leader of Fox News' fanbase in decades if not history,...
  22. It's plausible she's a true believer just denying...

    It's plausible she's a true believer just denying her beliefs to evade the lawsuit. But it's also
    plausible that she has hopes for GOP elected office or a judicial appointment, and was hoping that...
  23. Trump's lawyer admits lying and that Trump supporters are not reasonable persons

    Sydney Powell, Trump's campaign lawyer has filed a motion to dismiss the defamation suit brought against her by claiming that "no reasonable person would conclude that the statements [she made about...
  24. Whether she remains a bigot or not is unknown....

    Ah - I see. McCammond is a bigot. She is the same person she was ten years ago at 17, or possibly worse. You are part of the never forget, never forgive, no redemption possible crowd.[/QUOTE]
    ...
  25. It exposes that you're upset about a private...

    What does this whataboutism have to do with the OP? Were 200 employees fired for tweets they made a decade ago and had already addressed and (apparently sincerely) apologised for?[/QUOTE]

    It...
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