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    Since we've degenerated into pedantry can I suggest that you might mean "equivalent" rather than "same". At least until residents of the ACT get to vote in US presidential elections......
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    American Samoa is a territory of the United States, so they are properly American That's a bit of judicial activism that AFAIK is still under discussion. They get full US passports but they can't run for president and they...
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    >a little bit of the Americas. Boy did you get that bit backwards. Can you explain? To me "the Americas" is two continents, and the USA occupies part(s) of one of them....
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    But then many USAians will get very angry with you because they fought several wars to keep their country tied. Part of the point is that no-one is allowed to untie. Albeit of late no-one is allowed to become a...
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    IME the 'people" part is accurate, but they tend to go sharply downhill from the possessive apostrophe onwards. The United States of America is a bit up and down on that front... not very United, strong on the States part,...
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    No other country in the western hemisphere uses the name America Except arguably American Samoa. The Americas, which are also collectively called America,[5][6][7] I'm not saying you're wrong, but I think you could be closer to correct. Looking at that...
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    Iran has a reset opportunity re Israel Yeah, just like the Nobel Committee had a great opportunity when Obama was elected... to wait a few years and see what effect he had on the global peace environment. Instead they gave...
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    "Germania" has only a partial overlap with the areas defined by later borders Ya. Like everyone on the big island in the UK is English, yes? Saying that won't offend anyone, surely, it's near enough to true?...
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    its silly-hatted officials It did occur to me that what they're apparently missing is an official walk. Pompously ambling around like lost geriatrics does not count....
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    climate apocalypse ... it comes across as worse, to me anyway It's a great future for our children, this climate refugee business. Rather than dying suddenly with no warning we get to spend 30+ years watching the catastrophe unfold,...
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    For a subtly different take on the importance of eugenics and the glory of empire... Peter Watts is grumpy Canadian.. An act committed for a political, religious, or ideological purpose, check. Intended to intimidate, check. To compel people to do...
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    Sorry, realised what you meant after I hit submit :) Am also reminded of the Gordon Gecko movie that was trying to satirise yuppies but an awful lot of them thought "it's a great movie, we should all be like...
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    Robocop, and the warning message is so much less subtle than a brick that the critical faculties shut down in self-defence I dunno, I thought it was a bit over the top at the time. Funny over the top, but...
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    The values he expounds are the values I learned as a child ... honesty, fair play, service to community; there are no rights without responsibilities. The glory of empire, the necessity of war, the utility of crushing your enemies, the...
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    These insurance companies are just parasites increasing costs Remember the argument a few years ago that smokers saved the country money by dying earlier and more suddenly (on average). Could be the same analysis here, at least from the insurance...
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    the ability to feed everyone IS there. I suspect you mean "is physically possible" rather than using ability in the sense that, say, I have the ability to ride a bicycle. We've had enough food to feed everyone for a...
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    What fraction are they compared to a 30 y/o with none of those things? I would find your reasoning much easier to understand if you could suggest a rationing system that you support. Just objecting on the basis that every...
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    Economics can be fun... and their caveats include a lot of "we can only see holdings over 5% and listed companies". I wonder what the private equity holders are doing? In industries like these there’s a temptation to share the...
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    How do we ensure that QALYs aren't used by ghouls to deny transplants to disabled people It might help to remember that we have to have some rationing system. We can't provide all the treatments to everyone who needs them...
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    Home DNA Tests might give you unexpected results containing unwelcome news You think that *now*. But when the results come back and you find out that you're a labradoodle I bet you'll be shocked....
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    ... the connection being: he doesn't go into any detail about what happened, who died 9did anyone die?) etc, he just talks about how the cops responded to "the shooting". Which conveys everything I care to know about what happened....
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    why do you propose it as a standard. I was objecting to other people using it as a standard. But having thought about it, I'm not sure I can suggest a better standard. Very "I know what I like but...
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    My bad, apparently I can't spel....
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    Sign in to confirm your age This video may be inappropriate for some users. Now you're actively trying to lead me astray....
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    Scoot Manley just mentioned OGH's "A Tall Tail" in the context of unusual propellants. https://youtu.be/sx1RyOrpI9c?t=973 I assume most of you will see that but for anyone not subscribed Scott is quite fun to watch....
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    the sex toy rules Oh no, there are rules? What if I've been doing it wrong all these years? Will I have to be spanked?...
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    {sex toys} I may be wrong but I think you're a decade or few behind current events I'm going with the first option pending further advice. First two references I found: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Obscenity_Enforcement_Act https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_obscenity_statute I suppose you could argue that Alabama...
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    I'm not convinced that "we should be no better than the Murdoch media" is a good guide to behaviour. The point would be no less made by referring to "children" or "family members" but it's much more salacious to specify...
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    I meant it as in "it is illegal to count", because IIRC at least federally there is a law preventing whoever is supposed to count them from doing any "firearms research" that has been taken to include counting firearms deaths....
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    Snowden wasn't particularly wealthy or educated. Just smart. Relatively wealthy - not in the 1% but top quartile for sure. I'm not familiar enough with the US wealth distribution to place him more accurately than that. Point is that a...
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