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    Penn teammate speaks out against transgender swimmer Lia Thomas

    I can point to several examples of when I have done exactly this. I have seen an idea entire, and spawned it into reality. Doing so, of course, takes work, and it has never not, but then no work of fact or fiction of any merit that I pay any respect to ever claims it does not. Before...
  2. J

    McConnell's "Freudian" Slips Out

    This is why I made sure to clarify this other thing and am discussing it now in this way. It is apparent he is hiding something much worse under a false Freudian slip
  3. J

    Penn teammate speaks out against transgender swimmer Lia Thomas

    Please, address my argument, not my person. You did not actually address any of my arguments though, so I can only garner that you have nothing of substance to actually bring against it.
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    Florida Man, Legislative Affairs Director for the State Board of Administration Shot Dead

    The only reason for wanting a gun is specifically because one fears that the society they live in is uncivilized.
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    McConnell's "Freudian" Slips Out

    So, two things strike me. I've bolded them and numbered them. Together, it involves a couple disjoint bits that create some stark facts in their full context together: Minority voters can seemingly only barely surpass white voters in turnout despite "high motivation" and historic fanfare...
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    McConnell's "Freudian" Slips Out

    I do not accept that he did, anymore. Biden misspoke. He clearly did so, as after he spoke the words he kept speaking other words that clarified intent, and revealed, at the very least, some embarrassment.
  7. J

    McConnell's "Freudian" Slips Out

    We can play it but it's an odd hill to die on seeing as how McConnell just doubled down, and his double-down was a defense of his exact language, which is worse, as noted below... Perhaps that was the only statement he could make without lying that even halfway covered the reason the voting...
  8. J

    Penn teammate speaks out against transgender swimmer Lia Thomas

    So, if you can point out where any of what I have spoken is fantasy other than that that I explicitly demark as such (and I often do, and draw explicit lines around how the fantasy is in fact fantasy!), Then I am all ears. What great power or trait do you deny of me which I have claimed? Can...
  9. J

    How should west respond to potential (likely) Russian invasion of Ukraine?

    So, joining an organization with commitments to respect borders and sovereignty might also be a bit out of Russia's wheelhouse.
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    McConnell's "Freudian" Slips Out

    So, oftentimes you claim minds cannot be read by reading or listening to the words that tumble out of them (which is itself silly, as that is the purpose that minds emit words, squirting air past that oh so flappable meat!), and yet here you are doing exactly the thing you often whinge...
  11. J

    Compatibilism: What's that About?

    Good thing that I'm a determinist then. Compatibilist are determinists, we just recognize that the ideas of free will are not incompatible with determinism. Or in other words: I can make a whole universe, set up with various domino trails that will cascade through an identifiable series of...
  12. J

    Compatibilism: What's that About?

    I'm not digging into your Gish Gallop or any red herrings. Swing again maybe?
  13. J

    How should west respond to potential (likely) Russian invasion of Ukraine?

    And when they do it, it's not "education". It's "prelude to attack", and even "threat". As I said, quit offering such "education", because I do not want it. It's also not "precautionary measures". It's active measures. Of threat.
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    How should west respond to potential (likely) Russian invasion of Ukraine?

    Troops building up on a border is not called "education", generally. It's called "prelude to an attack". It seems rather bad to take "education" a rather complicated word with a root, and then use it to mean "threat". I don't want that kind of "education" regardless.
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    Florida Man, Legislative Affairs Director for the State Board of Administration Shot Dead

    Yes. This, but unironically. Because having a gun to defend yourself in a society makes it less civilized and more (FIGHT TO THE DEATH). I tend to think in most situations (FIGHT TO THE DEATH) is what civilization is here to cut down on as much as possible.
  16. J

    Compatibilism: What's that About?

    I reject that one cannot model that which they can't experience. I do it all the time. I'm fairly certain that I can't experience, for example, a zombie apocalypse. Yet somehow I have models for it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. I admittedly don't know whether I can experience time travel or how "I" would...
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    School Basketball Coach Suspended After His Team Drubbed Opponents 92-4

    They can be, after I think about it for more than a second or so. I could accurately describe someone's genitals publicly, and that could absolutely be an attack. Accurately describing bad behavior, however, is not an attack. It's a defense.
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    McConnell's "Freudian" Slips Out

    I couldn't believe someone mixed a "qualified descriptor" with an "unqualified descriptor". It is a direct implication of lesser regard. So now is this where we (hopefully not?) get to the stupid bickering about whether he is an insensitive prick or actually an asshole?
  19. J

    Penn teammate speaks out against transgender swimmer Lia Thomas

    I fully admit to my narcissistic tendencies. It's actually a great part of the topics discussed in LeGuin's A Wizard of Earthsea. In it, a young wizard does something stupid to rove himself and unleashes a dark thing on the world that pursues him until he finally learns how he must face it...
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    School Basketball Coach Suspended After His Team Drubbed Opponents 92-4

    For to declare false dichotomy, one must break the dichotomous presentation. By exposing any third option or set of third options. It needs to actually be falsified.
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