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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 12:54 AM
Replies: 487
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Posted By arthwollipot
I understand why you disagree.

I understand why you disagree.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Yesterday, 12:17 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 9,387
Posted By arthwollipot
Don't forget this one: None of your business.

Don't forget this one:

None of your business.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 9,387
Posted By arthwollipot
No, you're missing the point again. I'm saying...

No, you're missing the point again. I'm saying that "we" (actually, America) should make it a constitutional right by introducing a new Amendment to the Constitution. The legislature - be it state or...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 30th June 2022, 11:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,241
Posted By arthwollipot
As I said, I'm agreeing with you. There's no need...

As I said, I'm agreeing with you. There's no need to be belligerent.

But the point remains that dominionism is still a minority belief.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 30th June 2022, 10:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,241
Posted By arthwollipot
You ought to stop pretending that seven...

You ought to stop pretending that seven individuals represents a majority. Like I said, these people possess a disproportionate amount of power for being not a majority.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 30th June 2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,241
Posted By arthwollipot
Sure, but remember that Armageddon is by...

Sure, but remember that Armageddon is by definition a supernatural event, so it can and will never happen.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 9,387
Posted By arthwollipot
I admit, I do at times wonder how you get from...

I admit, I do at times wonder how you get from what I'm saying to what you say I'm saying.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 08:20 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 9,387
Posted By arthwollipot
No need to hedge, it's me that's saying that, but...

No need to hedge, it's me that's saying that, but you still seem to be missing the fact that I'm saying that it's merely the best worst option.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 30th June 2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 5,603
Posted By arthwollipot
Is all the bolding really necessary? I find it...

Is all the bolding really necessary? I find it very hard to read.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 30th June 2022, 07:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,241
Posted By arthwollipot
Very true, but this is still a shadow of the...

Very true, but this is still a shadow of the power and influence they have had in the past.

Yes, and yes.

Yes. I'm agreeing with you here, I'm not sure why you're being so confrontational.
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 9,387
Posted By arthwollipot
Unfortunately, and this is the problem, those who...

Unfortunately, and this is the problem, those who are against abortion cheat in elections.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 9,387
Posted By arthwollipot
Pardon me for thinking that that should have been...

Pardon me for thinking that that should have been obvious.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 30th June 2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,241
Posted By arthwollipot
Yes, you could say that the Catholic sorry Roman...

Yes, you could say that the Catholic sorry Roman Catholic Church is the biggest dominionist denomination historically, but they have backed down a lot in the last hundred years or so.

But the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 30th June 2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 42,509
Posted By arthwollipot
Russian occupiers, **** off.

Russian occupiers, **** off.
Forum: Trials and Errors 30th June 2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By arthwollipot
...and Ghislane Maxwell got 20.

...and Ghislane Maxwell got 20.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 30th June 2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 59,990
Posted By arthwollipot
NASA scientists say images from the Webb...

NASA scientists say images from the Webb telescope nearly brought them to tears (https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/06/nasa-teases-extraordinary-images-captured-by-its-webb-telescope/)

That's...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 01:41 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 9,387
Posted By arthwollipot
With great patience. I say "legislated" because I...

With great patience. I say "legislated" because I am referring to the legislative branch of government, as opposed to the judicial branch. The judicial branch, in repealing Roe v. Wade, gave it to...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 30th June 2022, 01:30 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 95,816
Posted By arthwollipot
Methane-reducing seaweed asparagopsis up for sale...

Methane-reducing seaweed asparagopsis up for sale after years of research (https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2022-06-30/asparagopsis-methane-reducing-seaweed-sold-in-australia/101198580)
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 30th June 2022, 12:19 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 9,387
Posted By arthwollipot
What? Are you using "you" to refer to me...

What? Are you using "you" to refer to me specifically, or just as a general unspecified pronoun? If it's the former then you've got me completely wrong.

I want a constitutional change. If it must...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th June 2022, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 42,509
Posted By arthwollipot
New?

New?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th June 2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 382
Posted By arthwollipot
Woah, here's something I didn't know: Young...

Woah, here's something I didn't know:

Young LGBTQI+ people want their diverse experiences reflected in census data, research finds...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th June 2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 9,387
Posted By arthwollipot
Again, I fail to see how voting in federal...

Again, I fail to see how voting in federal elections is preventing them from having a say.

Indeed, which is why I think bodily autonomy should be guaranteed by neither the judiciary nor the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th June 2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 9,387
Posted By arthwollipot
Who's being disenfranchised? Voters still vote in...

Who's being disenfranchised? Voters still vote in federal elections. And anyway, I'm not advocating for full federalisation of everything, just those things that I think are important enough to be...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 29th June 2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,241
Posted By arthwollipot
He was telling people to convert the people of...

He was telling people to convert the people of all nations to Christianity. Dominionists - specifically, those who believe in Kingdom Now theology - believe that the best way to do this is to put...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th June 2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 9,387
Posted By arthwollipot
The problem is much more pronounced in the US...

The problem is much more pronounced in the US than it is here. In particular, there are many more states, and they are much more independent from each other, than we have. That inherently leads to...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 29th June 2022, 08:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,241
Posted By arthwollipot
Yes, because it has been their stated goal to...

Yes, because it has been their stated goal to acquire that disproportionate weight for decades now. Acquiring power is literally what they're all about. That's why they're dangerous.
Forum: Trials and Errors 29th June 2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By arthwollipot
I believe you can't fly away from this one,...

I believe you can't fly away from this one, ************.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 29th June 2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 42,509
Posted By arthwollipot
NATO brands Russia the biggest 'direct threat' to...

NATO brands Russia the biggest 'direct threat' to Western security, as it eyes off 'serious challenges' posed by China...
Forum: Computers and the Internet 29th June 2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 65,144
Posted By arthwollipot
I should have mentioned earlier. I had my...

I should have mentioned earlier. I had my Performance Appraisal with the boss last week. This is something that I always find stressful and anxiety-inducing, even when they have nothing but good...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th June 2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 9,387
Posted By arthwollipot
I agree, but I'm starting to think that a...

I agree, but I'm starting to think that a discussion of state vs. federal demarcation is probably a subject for a different thread.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th June 2022, 06:33 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 9,387
Posted By arthwollipot
As lionking has suggested, I don't want...

As lionking has suggested, I don't want government to be "all-powerful". But some issues are too important to not be handled federally. The right to universal health care is one of them, in my...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th June 2022, 01:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 382
Posted By arthwollipot
Yeah, the Bureau of Statistics uses the labels as...

Yeah, the Bureau of Statistics uses the labels as terms of convenience, to group populations into certain age ranges, and that's it.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 29th June 2022, 12:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 945
Posted By arthwollipot
Back in the 80s their reputation wasn't all that...

Back in the 80s their reputation wasn't all that great...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 622
Posted By arthwollipot
Cool! I look forward to seeing the result.

Cool! I look forward to seeing the result.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 28th June 2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,197
Posted By arthwollipot
It's been a long time since I've read The God...

It's been a long time since I've read The God Delusion and almost as long a time since I cared much about Dawkins' arguments for atheism, so I'm afraid I'll need to ask you to quote a section where...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th June 2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,196
Posted By arthwollipot
Way to blame the victims.

Way to blame the victims.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th June 2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 382
Posted By arthwollipot
For those who are into cool data visualisations,...

For those who are into cool data visualisations, here's what we know presented in dots of 1%:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-29/census-australia-as-100-people/101181614
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th June 2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 9,387
Posted By arthwollipot
Maybe this could be considered a good reason to...

Maybe this could be considered a good reason to dip your toe into the world of social media, at least temporarily.

And yes, this forum is social media, though its reach is extremely limited.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th June 2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 382
Posted By arthwollipot
Exactly. This is the distinction. Boomers grew up...

Exactly. This is the distinction. Boomers grew up in the post-war Baby Boom, hence the name, and their social attitudes and responses to pressure are different from those who were born post-turn of...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th June 2022, 11:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 382
Posted By arthwollipot
Interactive! ...

Interactive!
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th June 2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 382
Posted By arthwollipot
Here's an article that takes something a little...

Here's an article that takes something a little more seriously than I'm used to:

Australia's only Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster brings visitors to new Pastafarian 'religion'...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th June 2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 382
Posted By arthwollipot
Not in my quotes, but it's available on the ABS...

Not in my quotes, but it's available on the ABS site that I linked to.

Gen Alpha (0-9 years): 12.0%
Gen Z (10-24 years): 18.2%
Millennials (25-39 years): 21.5%
Gen X (40-54 years): 19.3%
Baby...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th June 2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 382
Posted By arthwollipot
Not being a consumer of newspaper or TV I haven't...

Not being a consumer of newspaper or TV I haven't seen that. It's not something that has had focus on the websites of the ABC or The Guardian. But as a boomer yourself I expect that you'd notice...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th June 2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By arthwollipot
True, but especially within the U.S. And...

True, but especially within the U.S.

And it's all the fault of one orange person. That guy has a hell of a lot to answer for.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 27th June 2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,241
Posted By arthwollipot
We've known about the dangers of dominionism...

We've known about the dangers of dominionism since the publication of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th June 2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 16,940
Posted By arthwollipot
I guess that's true, but if I can get Gaetan to...

I guess that's true, but if I can get Gaetan to think even just a little bit about it, then it will have been effort well spent.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th June 2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 382
Posted By arthwollipot
A bunch of interesting graphs are appearing on...

A bunch of interesting graphs are appearing on The Guardian's liveblog page...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th June 2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 16,940
Posted By arthwollipot
Of course I do. But does Gaetan?

Of course I do. But does Gaetan?
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 27th June 2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,197
Posted By arthwollipot
Too late.

Too late.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th June 2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 16,940
Posted By arthwollipot
It's not a plan at all. It's a goal aspiration. I...

It's not a plan at all. It's a goal aspiration. I want to know if Gaetan has thought this through sufficiently to have an actual plan.
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