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Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 37,912
Posted By gnome
More to the point, there's well established...

More to the point, there's well established justification to criminalize some acts that are unacceptably risky to others. BobTheCoward may wish that people could endanger fellow citizens all they...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 06:02 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 31,871
Posted By gnome
They might be tempted to award EC votes according...

They might be tempted to award EC votes according to the party of the elected rep of each congressional district, but then I think that could subject gerrymandering practices to more federal scrutiny...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 37,912
Posted By gnome
Somewhere along the line somebody decided it...

Somewhere along the line somebody decided it would be a great "gotcha" argument to pretend that all naturalists were determinists and did not believe in free will. Here we see that straw man again...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 37,912
Posted By gnome
"Just because it's hard to prosecute the person...

"Just because it's hard to prosecute the person that fired the bullet that hurt you, is not grounds to criminalize shooting in the air for people that did not hurt you."

Do you agree with that...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 37,912
Posted By gnome
I pick up the disease at a public event because...

I pick up the disease at a public event because many people there weren't vaccinated. Who do I ask to be prosecuted?

To me that says, "Go ahead and allow people to shoot into the air haphazardly,...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 05:39 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 31,871
Posted By gnome
Technically the multi-state compact to award...

Technically the multi-state compact to award their electoral votes to the national popular vote winner could effectively eliminate the EC providing a result other than the popular vote, if enough...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics Yesterday, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By gnome
And why would it be clear that Russia can bear...

And why would it be clear that Russia can bear the economic pressure longer than allied Western supporters of Ukraine?
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories Yesterday, 05:16 AM
Replies: 1,055
Views: 186,330
Posted By gnome
The link has been modified to remove the naughty...

The link has been modified to remove the naughty word, and now doesn't work.
Forum: USA Politics 8th August 2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,902
Posted By gnome
Apparently there's some question as to whether...

Apparently there's some question as to whether these are his actual words?
Forum: Computers and the Internet 8th August 2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By gnome
I like it when priority designations are...

I like it when priority designations are descriptive, for example, choices indicating how many people are affected, whether it stops work, incurs significant risk, etc.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 7th August 2022, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By gnome
We did that for a while at my workplace. Then we...

We did that for a while at my workplace. Then we moved to a system where the ticket was marked "Resolved" if the tech believed the problem was solved. The user could reopen the ticket at any time...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th August 2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 101,397
Posted By gnome
The dowsing found the spirit of the deceased...

The dowsing found the spirit of the deceased there, so it counts.
Forum: USA Politics 7th August 2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 37,912
Posted By gnome
If that were established, and if I were a lawyer...

If that were established, and if I were a lawyer filing against vaccination requirements, I would argue that the extent to which choosing not to vaccinate shuts a person out from public gatherings...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th August 2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,934
Posted By gnome
I think Michael H is making the mistake of a bad...

I think Michael H is making the mistake of a bad lawyer. Asking provocative questions and challenges, just to try everything to see what will stick, without considering the impact to the jury if...
Forum: USA Politics 5th August 2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 37,912
Posted By gnome
I've argued before and will still: this to me...

I've argued before and will still: this to me signals that many are more interested in punishing women for having abortions than they are in stopping abortions. "for having abortions" can probably...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th August 2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By gnome
They are happy to put the smoking remains of the...

They are happy to put the smoking remains of the argument up on a post and parade it around anyway.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th August 2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 94,532
Posted By gnome
This comment stuck with me because I'm quite...

This comment stuck with me because I'm quite divided in myself on the matter. A part of me agrees with you fully: that getting forcibly removed Ukranians returned to their home country is more...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 3rd August 2022, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By gnome
"Instructions for downloading the interim update:...

"Instructions for downloading the interim update:

1. Right-click on the previous file
2. Choose Copy
3. Right click on your desktop
4. Choose Paste

Done!"
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th July 2022, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 101,397
Posted By gnome
This is one of the most horrifying news stories...

This is one of the most horrifying news stories about prisons I've read.

Lowe in particular, and every single jail official that could see what was happening and did nothing, should be charged as...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th July 2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2,946
Views: 143,074
Posted By gnome
I see "f" and "g" as potential trouble. "f"...

I see "f" and "g" as potential trouble. "f" could cause trouble discussing race and institutional power if a student takes it too personally. "g" even more so, where a student claims they felt...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th July 2022, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2,946
Views: 143,074
Posted By gnome
We've also seen all too starkly already this year...

We've also seen all too starkly already this year how poor wording can make laws cause things to happen that were outside of what its promoters suggested.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 26th July 2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 7,158
Posted By gnome
They've been mad ever since they found out...

They've been mad ever since they found out there's no silicon heaven.
Forum: USA Politics 26th July 2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 506
Posted By gnome
It's a fig leaf over the naked disregard for...

It's a fig leaf over the naked disregard for abuse of the power of one's own property.

As well, a lot of people that want to rely on "voting with your wallet" are just as eager to decry "cancel...
Forum: USA Politics 26th July 2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 46,768
Posted By gnome
Has anyone ever seen them in the same room...

Has anyone ever seen them in the same room together?
Forum: USA Politics 26th July 2022, 04:55 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,225
Posted By gnome
I disagree. We cannot eliminate undue influence...

I disagree. We cannot eliminate undue influence of the wealthy, does not mean we cannot reduce it.

Why do I have to have the perfect solution in order to acknowledge a problem? I would consider...
Forum: USA Politics 26th July 2022, 04:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,225
Posted By gnome
How so?

How so?
Forum: USA Politics 25th July 2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,225
Posted By gnome
I don't know if there's a single, simple answer...

I don't know if there's a single, simple answer to that question. My only claim is that there should be something to limit the power of wealth on politics. How much to do so is an open question.
Forum: USA Politics 25th July 2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,225
Posted By gnome
To me that's asking the question "why have a...

To me that's asking the question "why have a democracy?"

So that the wealthy few are not dictating laws to the many less wealthy. Democracy is an effort (however imperfect) to give the population...
Forum: USA Politics 25th July 2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 506
Posted By gnome
Some very worthwhile insights that help me think...

Some very worthwhile insights that help me think clearly.

Commenting on something theprestige said:



I might be thinking of a different concept of "political influence". Certainly if it...
Forum: USA Politics 25th July 2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 506
Posted By gnome
Is strong libertarianism plutocratic?

I am not committed to this conclusion, and I wanted some other heads besides mine on it.

Here is the form of libertarian government I am supposing:

1. Property is held sacrosanct.

2. Laws...
Forum: USA Politics 25th July 2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,225
Posted By gnome
To limit the plutocratic influence of large...

To limit the plutocratic influence of large donations that tend to supersede popular will or national interest.

Different solutions can be considered, but pushing back on plutocracy seems...
Forum: USA Politics 24th July 2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,106
Posted By gnome
I find it funny that the term "whoring" is used...

I find it funny that the term "whoring" is used in a statement to distinguish someone from Donald Trump.
Forum: USA Politics 23rd July 2022, 10:46 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 31,871
Posted By gnome
That is it. The point isn't to consider what is...

That is it. The point isn't to consider what is accurate. The point is to acknowledge each other as being on the same side.
Forum: USA Politics 23rd July 2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,767
Views: 90,208
Posted By gnome
I think there's something to it. When the ****...

I think there's something to it. When the **** started to hit the fan in late 2020, it became clear that there were some low-profile positions that turned out to be the last line of defense. Isn't...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 21st July 2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 74,120
Posted By gnome
I thought "Do not disturb" status PREVENTED...

I thought "Do not disturb" status PREVENTED others from getting messages through in a way that interrupts what you're doing.
Forum: USA Politics 20th July 2022, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 37,912
Posted By gnome
Nah, they don't mind if the poor have children. ...

Nah, they don't mind if the poor have children. They just don't want to do anything about making their lives sustainable or healthy.
Forum: USA Politics 19th July 2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,106
Posted By gnome
If you define it as "wishing I'd voted for the...

If you define it as "wishing I'd voted for the other guy", absolutely zero.

I can think that Biden is deeply flawed and still prefer him to Trump.
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 37,912
Posted By gnome
Can I ask, why do you care? You certainly go out...

Can I ask, why do you care? You certainly go out of your way to express how little you care about most other issues. And of course there is no shortage of irritating pro-life supporters. Doesn't...
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 605
Posted By gnome
I think it may have led some people to vote that...

I think it may have led some people to vote that otherwise might not have bothered. Feeling insulted can be a motivator.

Just like how Romney's dismissal of a large chunk of voters as "takers"...
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,106
Posted By gnome
What is Pete's difficulty with independents? I...

What is Pete's difficulty with independents? I might have missed something.
Forum: Computers and the Internet 18th July 2022, 05:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 695
Posted By gnome
Why isn't that realistic? IIRC password files...

Why isn't that realistic? IIRC password files get compromised all the time.
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2022, 05:04 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 31,871
Posted By gnome
I don't think the intended audience is Trump...

I don't think the intended audience is Trump supporters.
Forum: USA Politics 17th July 2022, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 37,912
Posted By gnome
So... you don't agree with it, but just oppose it...

So... you don't agree with it, but just oppose it in a sort of lukewarm manner that evaporates completely if someone takes a tone you don't like.

If it's that easy to make you not care, I think...
Forum: USA Politics 17th July 2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,902
Posted By gnome
Interesting. I have nearly the opposite...

Interesting. I have nearly the opposite impression currently. The Republicans have invested so much in being the opposition, not just to Democrats, but to government in general, that they seemed to...
Forum: USA Politics 17th July 2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 37,912
Posted By gnome
Tragically, these days it's also a rallying cry...

Tragically, these days it's also a rallying cry that turns into votes and policy. Ignoring it is no longer an option. The key is to keep your cool.
Forum: USA Politics 17th July 2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 605
Posted By gnome
So do exactly the same thing that lost, only with...

So do exactly the same thing that lost, only with someone else.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 17th July 2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2,324
Views: 99,813
Posted By gnome
Care to show us that further research?

Care to show us that further research?
Forum: USA Politics 16th July 2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 605
Posted By gnome
Isn't that exactly what people said in 2016? And...

Isn't that exactly what people said in 2016? And isn't that exactly what Hillary Clinton did, lean into the Trump angle?
Forum: USA Politics 16th July 2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 922
Posted By gnome
Is a "federal jobs guarantee" a mandate to...

Is a "federal jobs guarantee" a mandate to private organizations, or a commitment to hire as government workers job-seekers that are difficult to place?
Forum: USA Politics 16th July 2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 37,912
Posted By gnome
A sum-up that should be unnecessary: opponents...

A sum-up that should be unnecessary: opponents of laws that restrict late-term abortions are not in favor of such abortions happening without medical cause. They are against the remedy of a...
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