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  1. You can't commit fraud, though. And the person...

    To me it seems like the idea is to collect ballots from places that are frequented by republicans, and actually deliver the ballots to be counted, so it wouldn't hurt the voters (except if they fuck...
  2. Okay, so you're bringing up something unrelated...

    Okay, so you're bringing up something unrelated from another thread...

    And you're super confused about my point that one, too.

    It sounds like your sabbat means more to you than just a day off,...
  3. I have, of course, made no such claims.

    Perhaps I am not correct in that, though I remain exasperated at the use of such a useless and divisive term in what might otherwise be a serious conversation, however it is defined by those who...
  4. Perhaps I am not correct in that, though I remain...

    No, I mean, are we not talking?[/QUOTE]

    Oh, you mean asking the question? No, I haven't seen you ask the question to any of us. But that's ok because several of us have given the answer anyway...
  5. "You atheists"? I would define the folks who...

    These tu toque "you atheists" posts are always derails from the topic.

    If I ask "what new or valuable idea was missed because someone said 'woo" here in THIS thread?", is the answer going to be...
  6. No, I mean, are we not talking?

    Are we not?[/QUOTE]

    :rofl:

    Ahem... No, I define it by its definition.[/QUOTE]

    No, I mean, are we not talking?
  7. Are we not?

    Then it doesn't "trigger offendedness", as though by accident, doing so is its only purpose. And it isn't a synonym for pseudoscience, which has an actual, reasonably consistent meaning.

    The Book...
  8. Who said anything about skepticism being bad? I...

    Who said anything about skepticism being bad? I think skepticism is the hope of humanity. Skepticism, though, requires rational consideration of new ideas without prejudice and assumption that may or...
  9. Then it doesn't "trigger offendedness", as though...

    Are you seriously trying to make a case for "woo-woo" as a serious analytical term with no intent of pejoration? :D[/QUOTE]

    No. I'm saying that using it doesn't mean "the speaker's brain has...
  10. Because that's the only standard that is ever...

    You could say the same about anyone thinking that different beliefs is just people holding different values.

    How does it all devolve to "personally"?[/QUOTE]

    Because that's the only standard...
  11. Are you seriously trying to make a case for...

    That is a correct definition of the term "pseudoscience". "Woo" exists only as a vague pejorative, and has no utility outside of proclaiming how proud the spekaer is of not being willing to think...
  12. That is a correct definition of the term...

    That is a correct definition of the term "pseudoscience". "Woo" exists only as a vague pejorative, and has no utility outside of proclaiming how proud the spekaer is of not being willing to think...
  13. Whenever the word "woo" comes up in conversation,...

    Whenever the word "woo" comes up in conversation, I know the speaker's brain has turned off. Rational people do not have a pejorative catch-all term for everything they don't personally happen to...
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    As I said, this fits the literary conspiracy...

    As I said, this fits the literary conspiracy theory model pretty well, a long list of arguments that aren't particularly convincing on their own, but given all at once so the listener feels like its...
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    Well, of course not. But if they lose Texas,...

    I remember several years back GOP led blue states were pondering the idea of proportional EVs, but not GA, TX, and any solidly red state.

    As far as Texas, the Democrats are actually making a run...
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    Throw me in with 3; I know little about the...

    Throw me in with 3; I know little about the topic, but the Oxford crowd seems pretty stereotypically nutty in the way literary conspiracy theorists generally are, and the movie was straight up...
  17. New Age is also being defined... very loosely...

    New Age is also being defined... very loosely here. I mean, it's a loose movement, but it doesn't just mean whatever one fiinds woo-ish, it flourished at a particular moment, place, and time like any...
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    Prediction: If Texas somehow, inexplicably, goes...

    Prediction: If Texas somehow, inexplicably, goes to Biden...

    It will be Texas' last "winner-take-all" style election, and faithless electors will be several in this election.
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    No one says that race does not exist. What social...

    No one says that race does not exist. What social scientists say is that race is a culturally defined social category, with dubious and inconsistent relationships to biological inheritance. One can...
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    It's important to lay these things down clearly...

    Joe probably not, but he will probably not run in 2024 and may not even survive until then. Kamala Harris will probably be a lot more receptive to their ideas. During the primaries she supported some...
  21. He specifically made it clear that he was hoping...

    I suppose that depends on which version of Feministicism is being opposed.
    If it's anti-[the 'women are people, too, and deserve as much rights, resoect, and orivilege as men' movement], then that...
  22. Praying for the failure of mainstream feminism.

    No. What have I said that is misogynistic?[/QUOTE]
    Praying for the failure of mainstream feminism.
  23. Why would you hope for that? Just sort of general...

    I'm not worried about it. In fact, I hope more feminists make their whackadoodle fringe musings publically known. It will bring disrepute to mainstream feminism.[/QUOTE]

    Why would you hope for...
  24. It is a truth that Sunni and Shi'a are...

    Recognizing reality is not "buying into terrorist propoganda[sic]". The Islamic world is inherently divided into these two camps and they genuinely hate each other.[/QUOTE]
    It is a truth that Sunni...
  25. Seeing the Middle East as inherently divided...

    It's a big Trumpian win. Trump and his allies have been wanting to turn the mid-east from an Arab vs Israel conflict to a Sunni vs Shia conflict. They've also been wanting to decouple the link...
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