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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 11:33 AM
Replies: 33
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Posted By ahhell
I thought he switched back at some point?

I thought he switched back at some point?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 11:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 869
Posted By ahhell
I'm not sure about Boston but there was one South...

I'm not sure about Boston but there was one South of San Francisco about 5 to 10 years ago. So, my money is on a gas main failure.
Forum: USA Politics Today, 11:30 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 17,571
Posted By ahhell
The republicans will not because the Dems are...

The republicans will not because the Dems are almost as dumb as they are. Not nearly as crazy but nearly as ******* dumb.
Forum: USA Politics Today, 11:26 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 17,571
Posted By ahhell
Any answer other than I'll reserve judgement is...

Any answer other than I'll reserve judgement is unwarranted.

Trump does all sorts of shady ****, so it probably is justified. On the other hand, the FBI does all sorts of shady **** and...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 11:38 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,554
Posted By ahhell
I generally agree with you on your take regarding...

I generally agree with you on your take regarding the progressive's attitude towards mainstream dems. There are basically two kinds of political parties, those that prioritize power and those that...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,554
Posted By ahhell
More accurate to say it was originally...

More accurate to say it was originally non-partisan or bi-partisan as the there were progressive wings of both the Dems and Republicans back in the day.

Also more accurate to say it was an...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,554
Posted By ahhell
Universal basic income is pretty different from...

Universal basic income is pretty different from the Corporatist Dems.

We could also talk about attempts at centrist third parties are actually kind of unusually. The closest thing to that with...
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,554
Posted By ahhell
This is a truly weird understanding of what...

This is a truly weird understanding of what happened to the GOP over the last 6 years. The "Republicans" didn't do anything the get the bible belt to line up behind trump. The bible belt lined up...
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,554
Posted By ahhell
I've not seen him say anything like that but...

I've not seen him say anything like that but then, I think progressives are pretty bad so I probably wouldn't notice.
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,554
Posted By ahhell
There is an element of burn the heretic there,...

There is an element of burn the heretic there, the right does it too. Their worst hate is reserved for the Liz Cheney's and on occasion even Mitch McConnel. For some reason, the extremes always...
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,554
Posted By ahhell
Literally impossible. Seriously, how would you...

Literally impossible. Seriously, how would you do that? Outlaw parties? That would run afoul of at least one maybe more of the amendments. Are there any democracies without parties in some form?
Forum: USA Politics 11th August 2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,554
Posted By ahhell
This. For a third party, we need some sort of...

This. For a third party, we need some sort of ranked choice or instant runoff system and we desperately need some sort of third party.

I'm curious about the animus expressed by some of the...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 11th August 2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 249
Posted By ahhell
Except that for the most part, that's not who...

Except that for the most part, that's not who they go after.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/irs-audit-eitc-five-times-as-likely-to-get-audited/
The people who avoid taxes the most are the rich and...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 8th August 2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,681
Posted By ahhell
I do wonder something about this. Isn't his...

I do wonder something about this. Isn't his antisemitism very much of the elders of the protocols of Zion variety. Where in ordinary Jews are also the victims of the super jews that control...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th August 2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,738
Posted By ahhell
Totally a red herring. The argument for...

Totally a red herring. The argument for legalization is primarily that it moves prostitution from the black market to the legit market which minimizes(not eliminates) the negatives associated with...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th August 2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By ahhell
I figure other countries probably need some...

I figure other countries probably need some reform too. It's not meant to about the one thing. There isn't enough meat there for a whole thread. I mean to to be about any sort of musing on politics...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th August 2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By ahhell
I did say it was half baked. Besides,...

I did say it was half baked.

Besides, congress delegates al sorts of powers. The idea would be that they could only veto spending, they couldn't veto anything else nor could the spend the vetoed...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th August 2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By ahhell
Half Baked Political Reform

I heard an interesting but probably not really well thought out idea for partial reform of the US military industrial complex.

Give someone in the Defense Department to veto any congresionally...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd August 2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,738
Posted By ahhell
This is something that I've seen quite a bit. ...

This is something that I've seen quite a bit. Saying that banning some thing is worse than allowing the thing is not the same saying that I approve of the thing or that I think it would be a fine...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 3rd August 2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 3,444
Posted By ahhell
The problem of evil is really solved by paganism....

The problem of evil is really solved by paganism. The gods weren't omnipotent or omniscient, they were mostly just really powerful spoiled children.

The introduction of omnipotence to religion...
Forum: USA Politics 2nd August 2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,008
Posted By ahhell
More like:

More like:
Forum: USA Politics 2nd August 2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,008
Posted By ahhell
Beat me to it. I'm curious who folks think would...

Beat me to it. I'm curious who folks think would replace Manchin as the Senator from W. Virginia. Someone that votes with Sanders most of the time?


I guess that's what they imagine. :confused:...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 2nd August 2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 5,738
Posted By ahhell
I wouldn't say that the only reason prostitutes...

I wouldn't say that the only reason prostitutes are at risk is because of prohibition but prohibition certainly makes it worse. Much much worse. So, I agree it should be legal and lightly...
Forum: USA Politics 31st July 2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,973
Posted By ahhell
Can't imagine what would give them that...

Can't imagine what would give them that impression.

And all evidence actually suggests that almost nobody develops their opinions based on fact or evidence almost any of the time. In fact, the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 28th July 2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,232
Posted By ahhell
That was a remarkably obnoxious web page. ...

That was a remarkably obnoxious web page.

The thing with the temps is mostly about the extreme fluctuations that occur on the surface. Hundreds of degrees in a day apparently.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 28th July 2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,209
Posted By ahhell
I'm torn on the nitpicking of defintions things. ...

I'm torn on the nitpicking of defintions things. Mostly because I've seen internet arguments go on for pages and then end when folks figured out they were effectively talking about two different...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th July 2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,954
Views: 144,005
Posted By ahhell
Absent the conspiracy framing, Shuttit is not...

Absent the conspiracy framing, Shuttit is not wrong. Critical theory was developed by Frankfurt School Marxists. CRT is a branch of critical theory. The only thing he really got wrong was that it...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 25th July 2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,209
Posted By ahhell
The fallacy is using the existence of a a...

The fallacy is using the existence of a a continuum to argue that there are no distinctions that can be drawn. The existence of grey does not mean that there can be no black or white.

Most...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 25th July 2022, 09:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,209
Posted By ahhell
Yes that's the one.

Yes that's the one.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 25th July 2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,209
Posted By ahhell
There must be a name for this. I've seen it used...

There must be a name for this. I've seen it used a lot. There was a time on some forums I used to frequent were every once in awhile someone would pop up and argue against statutory rape laws on...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 22nd July 2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 9,345
Posted By ahhell
Smug seems insufficient to describe Chick. Is...

Smug seems insufficient to describe Chick. Is there some word that means evilly smug?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd July 2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2,954
Views: 144,005
Posted By ahhell
I listened, meh. Not especially convincing of...

I listened, meh. Not especially convincing of anything. They do make the distinction between what the right is talking about when they say CRT vs what the left is talking about, which is helpful...
Forum: USA Politics 17th July 2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,346
Posted By ahhell
I think one of the most valid criticisms of the...

I think one of the most valid criticisms of the Dems these days is there lack of building up a legit bench.
Forum: USA Politics 17th July 2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,236
Posted By ahhell
It would be tough to support considering the...

It would be tough to support considering the constitution gives congress the power to "raise and support armies" It limits those appropriations to two years. So the congress has to think about it...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 14th July 2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 9,345
Posted By ahhell
There have been some from time to time. The...

There have been some from time to time. The Cathars probably believed something to that effect. The god of the old testiment was the evil demiurge that created the material world to trap souls and...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 12th July 2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 4,380
Posted By ahhell
I laughed.

I laughed.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 12th July 2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 9,345
Posted By ahhell
As that is about the only argument that Leumas is...

As that is about the only argument that Leumas is going to get here, I have to wonder why is leumas bothering? Why not post this on a christian forum, at least he'll get an argument.
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,236
Posted By ahhell
Is there someone here claiming that? I...

Is there someone here claiming that? I specifically said, even with originalism and textualism there is going to be interpretation and bias. My only claim is, at least its a standard you can judge...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 10:50 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,236
Posted By ahhell
So, they disagree with each other, therefore...

So, they disagree with each other, therefore they're all wrong?
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,778
Posted By ahhell
This the intent vs results thing. Do may permit...

This the intent vs results thing. Do may permit concealed carry laws vs shall permit concealed carry actually limit the number of guns on the street?

How many mass shooters had concealed carry...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,236
Posted By ahhell
Sure, to some degree when every anyone reads...

Sure, to some degree when every anyone reads anything by someone else and tries to figure out what they meant, there will be some bias and interpretation at play but at least there is some standard...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,236
Posted By ahhell
Its been worse. That does seem to be a...

Its been worse.

That does seem to be a something a lot of progressives want. Despite the fact that Trump managed to get elected and the next election will likely result in a strong republican...
Forum: USA Politics 29th June 2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,346
Posted By ahhell
Problem there is that there are not enough...

Problem there is that there are not enough anti-trump republicans. Its been roughly 10% of the party since 2016. Its got to be someone like DeSantis, more trump than trump, which is not goo.
Forum: USA Politics 29th June 2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,236
Posted By ahhell
Humanity hasn't changed all that much. ...

Humanity hasn't changed all that much.

Regardless, The Constitution is the supreme law of the United States. In theory, every other law passed by the feds or states must comply with the...
Forum: USA Politics 29th June 2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,236
Posted By ahhell
All well and good, but all I'm saying is that...

All well and good, but all I'm saying is that democracy either doesn't exist or it is something other than just majoritarian rule as suggested by lurch. Also, simple majoritarian rule is no better...
Forum: USA Politics 29th June 2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,236
Posted By ahhell
This is basically it. Its like asking, why are...

This is basically it. Its like asking, why are some scrabble players obsessed with the dictionary. Unlike say, almost every other country, the US's founding is based on a document rather than some...
Forum: USA Politics 28th June 2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,236
Posted By ahhell
Fair enough but majoritarian rule was never in...

Fair enough but majoritarian rule was never in the picture and the house was the only clearly democratic part of the federal government.
The president was elected by electors chosen by the State...
Forum: USA Politics 28th June 2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,236
Posted By ahhell
What country was founded as a democracy? ...

What country was founded as a democracy? Certainly not the US as of the 3 branches of government only half of one branch was originally elected democratically. Actually democracy tends to fly in...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th June 2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 43,910
Posted By ahhell
Couple of things, folks are generally really...

Couple of things, folks are generally really could at fooling themselves, totally possible he believes his story. Not that it is all that much better than him having just killed her on account of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th June 2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 650
Posted By ahhell
There's at least one study by that indicates that...

There's at least one study by that indicates that Crime does actually not merely get swept under the rug and the original residents of gentrified neighborhoods mostly benefit....
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