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  1. Thread: Population

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    Economic growth doesn't require population...

    Economic growth doesn't require population growth.

    Economic growth only requires growth in the total value of goods and services provided to consumers. It has MASSIVELY outstripped population...
  2. Thread: Population

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    Too many for what?

    Too many for what?
  3. Thread: Texas in Crisis

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    There are two separate questions here. "Was there...

    That's see if I got this straight.

    In reality, the authorities led by a top nuclear scientist were worried about another steam explosion and therefore sent men on a dangerous mission.
    In the...
  4. Thread: Texas in Crisis

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    It did neither, so your guesses about what's...

    I never suggested that people didn't fear it, only that it couldn't have actually happened.

    Reality doesn't give two shits about who wins or loses debates. Winning a debate doesn't alter facts,...
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    An eight year old coal miner buying heroin for...

    An eight year old coal miner buying heroin for her husband with bitcoin.
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    The marginal cost of collecting taxes to cover...

    What collections costs?

    The federal government pays out of their general revenue account. Do you imagine that they might become delinquent? Are the hospitals going to have to garnish their wages,...
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    34114 Those Mayans were considerably more...

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    Those Mayans were considerably more advanced than we thought...
  8. Thread: Joke gallery

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    How many politicians does it take to change a...

    How many politicians does it take to change a lightbulb?

    Well, I am very glad you asked me that, and I will get to it in a minute, but what I am hearing from voters is that they would like to know...
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    Anyone who thinks population is going to grow...

    Anyone who thinks population is going to grow beyond the next couple of decades hasn't paid attention since the 1970s

    It doesn't matter if it CAN. Because it WON'T.

    Africa is a vast continent...
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    Population isn't a problem, it's the objective. ...

    Population isn't a problem, it's the objective.

    All of human endeavour is about making life better for the population.

    Population has stopped growing, so the exponential growth fears of the...
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    What collections costs? The federal...

    The collections department is on a differant set of books that is available to the public.[/QUOTE]

    The point is you aren't counting collections cost against the cost of providing the healthcare. ...
  12. Thread: Texas in Crisis

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    I never suggested that people didn't fear it,...

    (1) Ad hominem.

    (2)


    (3) I win. (See #1 and #2.)[/QUOTE]

    I never suggested that people didn't fear it, only that it couldn't have actually happened.

    Reality doesn't give two shits...
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    Well, that aged well... 34110

    Well, that aged well...


    34110
  14. Thread: Astrophotography

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    The opposite of "down". Der.

    Why is it upside down?[/QUOTE]

    Define "up".[/QUOTE]

    The opposite of "down".

    Der.
  15. Thread: Texas in Crisis

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    :rofl: I think you genuinely believe that. Which...

    :confused:
    (1) documentary vs dramatisation? Distinction often without important qualitative difference.[/quote]
    :rofl: I think you genuinely believe that. Which is a sad indictment of the TV...
  16. Thread: Texas in Crisis

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    The HBO show Chernobyl wasn't a documentary, it...

    The HBO show Chernobyl wasn't a documentary, it was a dramatisation.

    It got a lot of things very wrong indeed.

    Don't go looking for facts on TV. With a very few, very obvious, exceptions, TV...
  17. Thread: Joke gallery

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    So, can you explain this gap in your CV? Oh,...

    So, can you explain this gap in your CV?

    Oh, that's when I went to Yale.

    Yale? That's very impressive. I'm a Harvard man myself, but I will try not to hold it against you.

    Thanks. I really...
  18. Thread: Texas in Crisis

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    I reckon in that kind of weather, you might want...

    I reckon in that kind of weather, you might want to keep your hat on.
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    Just a lucky guess.

    And the caption in the top left says:

    Legal news: Prison soon for Netenyahu?[/QUOTE]

    Correct.[/QUOTE]

    Just a lucky guess.
  20. Thread: Texas in Crisis

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    meh. That's only 45°

    meh. That's only 45°
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    34093

    34093
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    And the caption in the top left says: Legal...

    Your side, my side?[/QUOTE]

    "I'm here to colonise. This bit's yours."[/QUOTE]

    And the caption in the top left says:

    Legal news: Prison soon for Netenyahu?
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    You're telling this to an Australian?

    Dude, that map is an obvious fake. Everybody knows Bielefeld doesn't really exist.[/QUOTE]

    You're telling this to an Australian?
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    The damage from lag - not starting soon enough -...

    It's a false dichotomy. Lockdown was a good idea, earlier. The UK locked down too late and paid the price for it. But now it's not worth it IMHO. The UK can't make up for earlier slow response to...
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    That argument might fly if Covid were inevitable...

    9.7 deaths a day in the UK is vastly lower than a few months ago; But it's still horrific.

    Humans have a very worrying ability to get used to things that really shouldn't be considered...
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