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    I should have quoted, but I was specifically...

    Mybe that's why it is called a miracle.[/QUOTE]

    I should have quoted, but I was specifically commenting on the claim that ''the Jesus miracle acts did not necessarily violate the laws of physics.''
  2. Thread: Wage theft

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    An employee may be free to quit in principle but...

    Wouldn't this argument cut both ways?

    ...I'm not paid as much as I deserve, so I will take what's rightfully mine - some printer cartridges, a bit of office stationery, a little bit of cash from...
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    Well, amongst a whole lot of other things, Covid...

    Well, amongst a whole lot of other things, Covid restrictions have been broken.....
  4. Plants can communicate, perhaps that ability to...

    Plants can communicate, perhaps that ability to sense and convey information may evolve on plant only planets to the point of intelligence.
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    Still no excuse for the looting and rioting....

    Still no excuse for the looting and rioting. Peaceful protest is fine.
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    According to this report;...

    According to this report;

    "Asphyxia due to compression of the neck" cutting off blood flow to Floyd's brain and neck directly caused his death, Baden added.

    "He would be alive today if not for...
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    That Floyd had underlying health issues doesn't...

    That Floyd had underlying health issues doesn't excuse how he was treated, or reduce responsibility for his death. The police had a duty of care, a standard which they ignored.
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    It appears that there are people who take the...

    It appears that there are people who take the destruction of social order quite seriously. Making it their mission in life. Sowing disorder instead of working toward peace and reconciliation.
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    That's not how the story goes.

    That's not how the story goes.
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    Walking on water without the aid of floats is a...

    Walking on water without the aid of floats is a physical impossibility.
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    We die regardless of what we believe. Which...

    We die regardless of what we believe. Which implies that there is a psychological purpose in believing otherwise, a payoff in believing in a resurrection or reincarnation and all that goes with...
  12. Thread: Wage theft

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    If you need to earn a wage or salary, you have to...

    If you need to earn a wage or salary, you have to work, if not for this firm or business then that firm or business. Shifting from one place of work to another does not free you from the need to make...
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    The incident, bad as it was, is no excuse for the...

    The incident, bad as it was, is no excuse for the reaction, the looting and rioting.
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    What if the competitor tells you the same story,...

    What if the competitor tells you the same story, and because they are all in much the position, the next few firms that you try. What then?
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    Not just workers wishing for jobs, also business...

    Sure, same thing happened to me. Actually, one of the best jobs that I ever had was being a waiter during graduate school. It taught me a lot about people. How to read them and etc. But it's a...
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    Divisive social issues should be addressed long...

    Divisive social issues should be addressed long before they come to a flashpoint. Instead, they are ignored.
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    That has nothing to do with the situation Floyd...

    If somebody who already attacked me turns around and comes at me again, he damn right had it coming and I can make that judgment in order to protect myself![/QUOTE]

    That has nothing to do with the...
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    It's not up to the police to judge 'who had it...

    It's not up to the police to judge 'who had it coming.'
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    It makes no difference what he was. Excessive...

    It makes no difference what he was. Excessive force was used.
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    It's clearly a case of excessive force.

    It's clearly a case of excessive force.
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    If we were to do it in the course of self defence...

    This is the crux of the matter. It's amazing the mental gymnastics and boot-licking apologia that go towards trying to defend these actions.[/QUOTE]

    If we were to do it in the course of self...
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    Even had he resisted initially, continuing to...

    Even had he resisted initially, continuing to press down on his neck while he was subdued on the ground is not reasonable or acceptable.
  23. Relativity.

    Relativity.
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    Doesn't matter who he was or what he had done,...

    Doesn't matter who he was or what he had done, kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed man face down on the ground should not be done by the police.
  25. Yep; "I distrust those people who know so...

    Sometimes when I hear a person saying they have a god, it's like they're arguing that they have a super power, and the god is their super power. At a fundamental psychological level they are...
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