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Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,411
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 Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 4,273
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: 274
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: 274
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: 274
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: 193
Views: 4,273
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: 136
Views: 1,977
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: 74
Views: 1,858
Posted By ahhell
More like:

More like:
Forum: USA Politics 2nd August 2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,858
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: 193
Views: 4,273
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: 13,894
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: 1,169
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: 1,161
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: 2,943
Views: 142,828
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: 1,161
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: 1,161
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: 1,161
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: 8,812
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: 2,943
Views: 142,828
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: 4,042
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: 4,182
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: 8,812
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: 4,191
Posted By ahhell
I laughed.

I laughed.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 12th July 2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 8,812
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: 4,182
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: 4,182
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: 4,593
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: 4,182
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: 4,182
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: 4,042
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: 4,182
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: 4,182
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: 4,182
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: 4,182
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: 4,182
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: 43,506
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: 648
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....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th June 2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 648
Posted By ahhell
For the most part, gentrification results in...

For the most part, gentrification results in lower crime areas with more access to quality goods and services. There is at least some evidence that it doesn't even really displace locals, rather the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th June 2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 648
Posted By ahhell
Gentrification?

Its one of the many issues I find the discourse to lack any nuance. Its all bad or all good with almost nobody saying there is good and bad. Frankly, I think its mostly good, poor or usually...
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,593
Posted By ahhell
You are probably right, but my point was really,...

You are probably right, but my point was really, there's a relatively limited range of things that the feds can just make illegal throughout the US.
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,593
Posted By ahhell
Honestly, its not that different from the EU. ...

Honestly, its not that different from the EU. In the US the feds mostly get say over commerce and foreign relations, most everything else is up to the states. Where the feds generally get in on the...
Forum: USA Politics 24th June 2022, 12:37 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,593
Posted By ahhell
Only is a fairly distorted understanding of these...

Only is a fairly distorted understanding of these rulings, and in one case, not yet a ruling.
Forum: USA Politics 24th June 2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,593
Posted By ahhell
Kind of reminds me of the discussion around...

Kind of reminds me of the discussion around illegal immigration, they are a low offending group but its pretty easy to find the occasional murder among them.
Forum: USA Politics 24th June 2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,593
Posted By ahhell
To be clear, I don't know if Celebrities(I'll...

To be clear, I don't know if Celebrities(I'll add rich folks to that too.) do get easier access to licenses. I think its plausible, is all and if it is, then the law as implemented would be unfair....
Forum: USA Politics 24th June 2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,593
Posted By ahhell
I feel obligated to point out, its not just about...

I feel obligated to point out, its not just about how laws are worded, if for instance they are implemented in such a manner that results in a disparate impact on non-celebrities. It certainly would...
Forum: USA Politics 24th June 2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 4,593
Posted By ahhell
Meh, I'll be surprised if this changes much. It...

Meh, I'll be surprised if this changes much. It shifts the burden to the the State to prove a person doesn't get a concealed carry right which is how most states operate now. they've been clear...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 23rd June 2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,044
Posted By ahhell
How is this even a question, Zartan, maybe Dave?

How is this even a question, Zartan, maybe Dave?
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 21st June 2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By ahhell
Its worth noting that there were political...

Its worth noting that there were political bombings in the US on the order of once a week through most of the 70s. Sure, this may be the start of something bigger but political violence has been a...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st June 2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,296
Views: 142,127
Posted By ahhell
There's definitely some schadenfreude there but...

There's definitely some schadenfreude there but there has a lot of "this famous person caught covid" stories all along, with Fauci being one of the lead folks in dealing with it, there's probably...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st June 2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2,296
Views: 142,127
Posted By ahhell
I wonder if reinfection is more indicative of...

I wonder if reinfection is more indicative of some other underlying condition that compromises the immune system then? Most folks that get it get some enhanced immune system but a small subset...
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