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Forum: USA Politics Today, 09:36 AM
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Posted By Paul2
What do you think she should have done, then?

What do you think she should have done, then?
Forum: USA Politics 12th August 2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 29,214
Posted By Paul2
Until he isnít. tldr: the past is not...

Until he isnít.

tldr: the past is not necessarily a guide to the future, but it may be. The only way to find out is to wait and see.
Forum: USA Politics 12th August 2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 29,214
Posted By Paul2
When the air becomes uraneous, we will all go...

When the air becomes uraneous,
we will all go simultaneous.
Yes we'll all go together
Yes we'll all go together
Yes we all
will go

together

when
Forum: USA Politics 9th August 2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 35,125
Posted By Paul2
Technically, the states get to define the...

Technically, the states get to define the "Manner" by which EC electors are appointed signed, which is not exactly the same as getting to say who wins the EC in that state, especially after an...
Forum: USA Politics 8th August 2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 35,125
Posted By Paul2
The FBI broke into the Orange Excresence’s safe,...

The FBI broke into the Orange Excresence’s safe, as reported by the orange one himself
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd July 2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
I don't see anything in that that makes what I...

I don't see anything in that that makes what I said inconsistent. What exactly do you think I said that is inconsistent given the above?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd July 2022, 11:26 AM
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Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
The question, then, though, is why do we have a...

The question, then, though, is why do we have a category for females but not tall people?

Perhaps here's a way: the tallness of tall people is the actual characteristic that affects whether they...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd July 2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 923
Views: 35,125
Posted By Paul2
I forgot the racial element with the J6C; thanks.

I forgot the racial element with the J6C; thanks.
Forum: USA Politics 22nd July 2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 35,125
Posted By Paul2
I think it might be variation on claims if voter...

I think it might be variation on claims if voter fraud by false signature.
Forum: USA Politics 22nd July 2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 35,125
Posted By Paul2
And, apparently, that the subpoena wasn't legal...

And, apparently, that the subpoena wasn't legal because Bennie Thompson's signature on it looked different from other examples of his signature.
:dl:
Forum: USA Politics 22nd July 2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 35,125
Posted By Paul2
Better known as "propaganda."

Better known as "propaganda."
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st July 2022, 04:30 PM
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Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
No problem. At this point, we're getting...

No problem.

At this point, we're getting far afield from this thread, I think. Lemme think if I want to start another thread on this.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st July 2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
I'm not approaching this in the way you are, and...

I'm not approaching this in the way you are, and that, I think, is what's hanging us up (and there may be other things, too).

If I can caricature your approach in distinction to mine, it's as if...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st July 2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
Sufficiently is >51% confidence the idea is true....

Sufficiently is >51% confidence the idea is true.

That's my last comment this round, given my previous desire to not continue substantively. See you next time.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st July 2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
No, because I have no idea how one would...

No, because I have no idea how one would sufficiently measure what cause produced the turn back given the likely multiple potential causes. I answer that as a question of logic and evidence, not as...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st July 2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
We are talking past each other, and the time has...

We are talking past each other, and the time has come for me to end at least the substantive part of this conversation.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st July 2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
Agreed. There is still value in making as much...

Agreed. There is still value in making as much sense as you can and giving others the chance to find it, if they can, even if it is only like water dripping on a stone, while at the same time not...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st July 2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
All I was trying to do was to figure out what...

All I was trying to do was to figure out what would make sense, for both sides.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th July 2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
I can get on board with that mostly, the devil...

I can get on board with that mostly, the devil will be in the details, but I'd rather focus on what we can agree on right now.


I think I have more than a casual sense of what self-determination...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th July 2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
Our perspectives are so different that, as we see...

Our perspectives are so different that, as we see above, there's a whole lot to work through (and I basically started it this time by making so many replies to your one post). There would be a lot...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th July 2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
Highlight by highlight: 1. How did you...

Highlight by highlight:
1. How did you determine which idea is no good for acquiring power, and at what margin of error? How do you determine which idea might be no good for acquiring power in the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
Neither oppressing trans not being oppressed by...

Neither oppressing trans not being oppressed by trans.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
I take that as a yes, then; there *is* an...

I take that as a yes, then; there *is* an articulable form of feminism that can engage with trans rights without necessarily oppressing nor being oppressed. Who knows, maybe that might be useful? ...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
I was only using Shut's terminology and...

I was only using Shut's terminology and perspective; even on his terms, you could still articulate a feminism based on self-determination that could engage with trans rights and come to some...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
Surely there's a form of feminism rationally...

Surely there's a form of feminism rationally articulable, starting from self-determination, that can engage with trans rights in a way that doesn't require the formerly oppressed (early feminists) to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th July 2022, 08:09 AM
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Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
Do you see self-determination playing any role in...

Do you see self-determination playing any role in feminism and trans rights? If so, how do we not throw that baby out with the bathwater of continuous revolution?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th July 2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
The ostensible goal of feminism is, roughly, to...

The ostensible goal of feminism is, roughly, to allow women self-determination, as distinct from socially-mandated roles. You say that trans folk are now doing the same thing, wanting to...
Forum: USA Politics 18th July 2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 972
Views: 49,956
Posted By Paul2
I made this point over at Jerry Coyne's site: the...

I made this point over at Jerry Coyne's site: the actual statistic we need to look at is, out of all attempts by civilians with guns to stop an active shooter, how many are successful? The 3% figure...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th July 2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
One of those is going to be the name of my new...

One of those is going to be the name of my new band. :D
Forum: USA Politics 16th July 2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 972
Views: 49,956
Posted By Paul2
Paraphrasing Tom Lehrer, "we know what's really...

Paraphrasing Tom Lehrer, "we know what's really involved: [sex] is fun, that's all there is to it. . . . It's simply a matter of freedom of pleasure, a right which is not guaranteed by the...
Forum: USA Politics 15th July 2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 35,125
Posted By Paul2
Thank you for your service to our skepticism. I...

Thank you for your service to our skepticism. I started the article and couldn't finish given the irrelevances, the innuendo, etc.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 6th July 2022, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
This'll be interesting . . . . :popcorn1

This'll be interesting . . . .
:popcorn1
Forum: USA Politics 5th July 2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 923
Views: 35,125
Posted By Paul2
:thumbsup: Well said.

:thumbsup:

Well said.
Forum: USA Politics 2nd July 2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 923
Views: 35,125
Posted By Paul2
Maybe for the defense, but not for the...

Maybe for the defense, but not for the prosecution. If the prosecution learns that the defendant is innocent, they are obligated to drop the case, even if they think they can win it.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st July 2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
I didn't want to have a conversation with you...

I didn't want to have a conversation with you about this, but I will give you this reply:

I was merely trying to explain in the best possible terms, as a steel-manning, what a "valid, lived...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st July 2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
If it's OK with you, I'd like to just move on and...

If it's OK with you, I'd like to just move on and not get into a back and forth. I hope that's OK.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 1st July 2022, 08:28 AM
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Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
But that is not my argument.

But that is not my argument.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 03:08 PM
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Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
It is when EC wondered what LC meant by "valid...

It is when EC wondered what LC meant by "valid lived experience."
Obviously, public policy is an important issue. We can, in this thread, talk about more than just public policy. We can talk about...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 03:05 PM
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Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
On that basis, we don't have any disease, because...

On that basis, we don't have any disease, because it's just something happening in the body. But your more salient point is here:



The content of their hallucinations or delusions, or the fact...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
But you as much admit that there might be an...

But you as much admit that there might be an organic basis for gender dysphoria, and that is distinct from whether the person claims they are actually the sex they aren't, which is distinct from...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
Perhaps the issue is whether gender dysphoria has...

Perhaps the issue is whether gender dysphoria has some organic basis to it, like pain does, and having a fursona doesn't. On what basis do we rule that out, even if we haven't yet ruled it in?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
It's the difference between merely feeling and...

It's the difference between merely feeling and being: feeling like a woman - actually having the sensation and perception that you are a woman, but not being deluded to think that you are actually a...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
Who knows? Accident of biology? Doesn't...

Who knows? Accident of biology?

Doesn't this issue just come down to whether gender dysphoria is - I hesitate to use the word, but for lack of a better one - real, in the same sense that...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
But That's what I was responding to. I'm...

But

That's what I was responding to.
I'm happy to have pain be an example, not an analogy.

I imagine - again, trying to straw man his position - is that, if we sometimes accept some internal...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
Does this help, especially the highlighted...

Does this help, especially the highlighted sections?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 01:19 PM
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Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
Some here didn't understand what was meant by a...

Some here didn't understand what was meant by a "valid, lived experience." I tried to make an analogy to pain as a valid lived experience. That's all. The rest has merely be me trying to explain...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
I think the difference is that, say, a male with...

I think the difference is that, say, a male with a lived experience of being a woman need not - I am choosing my words carefully here, please read them carefully - think they are a woman in the same...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
I hope I was careful with my qualifiers. My...

I hope I was careful with my qualifiers. My analogy doesn't need to say *all* pain must believed in order to identify some cases in which pain is believable but cannot be objectively verified.
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
Except that we still have the possibility of an...

Except that we still have the possibility of an analogy to pain for a valid experience, instead of it necessarily being a delusion, right?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,903
Views: 43,495
Posted By Paul2
Sure. But there are also times when someone...

Sure. But there are also times when someone feels pain but not severe enough to elicit some involuntary reaction, and it was those times that are then not objectively verifiable if the doctor can't...
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