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  1. Mandatory sentencing is a generally bad idea, not...

    Mandatory sentencing is a generally bad idea, not least because it constitutes an unwarranted intrusion by legislature on matters that are properly the remit of the judiciary.

    Every case is...
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    Thank you! What movie is this: 34704

    Thank you!

    What movie is this:

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    Feudalism is more like modern corporatism. A...

    Feudalism developed when Charlemagne had to quickly figure out a way to keep Gallic/French society from collapsing in the absence of the Roman bureaucracy. It was essentially a quick fix that stuck...
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    Money isn't property. Nobody except dictators has...

    Neither does it surprise me that you don't realize that going your way lies Soviet Union.[/QUOTE]

    Money isn't property. Nobody except dictators has 'their own money'.

    Money is entitlement to...
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    34698 Shallow Hal

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    34698 Driving Miss Daisy

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    Governments not having a monopoly on the...

    Governments not having a monopoly on space is not autocracy. WTF?[/QUOTE]

    Governments not having a monopoly on the expenditure of billions (for any project, including but certainly not limited to,...
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    "Democracy is the worst form of government –...

    The decision made "democratically" is to waste the money on pork--the worst possible outcome.[/QUOTE]

    "Democracy is the worst form of government – except for all the others that have been tried" -...
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    He supposes it's more true than actual eyewitness...

    DailyMail[/QUOTE]

    How true do you suppose this actually is?
    I've gotten the impression that Daily Mail is rather like Tucker Carlson. More about selling advertising than reporting the truth. ...
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    It's entertainment. And it's all about making...

    I don't think it's a matter of ideological purity, I think it's a matter of decency. Pretty basic decency, really. I think it's a good thing that our culture demands that. We've placed a burden on...
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    Perhaps I am right in what I said, and you are...

    It's not a strawman. Plenty of people are proposing taking away over 99% of their wealth -- Bilby, for instance -- and LP's point remains whether it's 99% or 100%.[/QUOTE]

    99% of a billion...
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    :rofl:

    That’s correct. Real Americans believe in democracy.[/QUOTE]

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    GOOD. Why the fuck would you expect me to see...

    99% of a billion dollars taken in tax leaves them with only $10,000,000.

    I can see how that's an awful impost that leaves someone at genuine risk of starvation, homelessness, and destitution.
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    There was bugger all evidence of competition...

    Government is at least as efficient as private industry, when adjusted for scale.

    Corporations with similar sizes to government entities are similarly inefficient.

    The big corporations don't...
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    The coal lobby here is enormously powerful. So it...

    Looking at this from the cynical perspective of the American legislative process, I have to wonder if lobbying by the coal industry had anything to do with it...[/QUOTE]
    The coal lobby here is...
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    For the third time: ...

    I’m not convinced but go ahead, provide the evidence that wearing a mask “stops the spread”.[/QUOTE]

    For the third time:





    https://www.pnas.org/content/118/4/e2014564118
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    There are no nuclear plants in Australia because...

    There are no nuclear plants in Australia because of a political deal done by the Liberal/National party coalition with the Green and Democrat parties to make nuclear power illegal, in exchange for...
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    99% of a billion dollars taken in tax leaves them...

    Nobody is proposing taking away all their wealth. Why do you keep trotting out that stupid straw man?[/QUOTE]
    It's not a strawman. Plenty of people are proposing taking away over 99% of their...
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    If minimising risk in electricity generation is...

    Just a reminder that battery technology is not all unicorns and fairy dust.[/QUOTE]

    Yes. My comment is about making a case against renewables and EV on the basis that it has its on set of issues....
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    Government is at least as efficient as private...

    Maybe. Would the workers get bathroom breaks?[/QUOTE]

    Oh, come on. When has government ever created something with high efficiency?[/QUOTE]

    Government is at least as efficient as private...
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