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  • "il y a une chance que" generally calls for the subjunctive, so could someone please chance "peut" to "puissiez"? Failing that, at least change it to "pouvez" so it doesn't scream  "TalkRational: a republic of illiteracy" to the world.

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Messages - nesb

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A generally apolitical girl (who happens to be half-Argentinian) told me today that she's angry about Trump's policy of separating children from their parents. She said it was child abuse. Which it is. Which means this could be resonating with people who aren't political nerds. I'm incredulous, though, that it will make a difference, because Trump was always so obviously a fascist piece of shit. I've started offering to drive people to the polls for the midterms, though. Whatever needs to be done.
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I like how you're trying to figure out what exactly your theory is, and what evidence might exist to support it, while simultaneously asserting that it is true, and the accepted scientific theory is not. It seems like a lot of that sort of work should be done before drawing a conclusion.
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I hope so. I want to think Dave's belief in YEC is a moral failing, as opposed to a mental one. Because it might offer more hope.
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Petoskey stones alone. prove all young Earth theories wrong.
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Do you even AiG?
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I don't even get blame-shifting over Trump acting in accordance with his general campaign rhetoric. This is what people--not Heinz--voted for.
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This was sorted through already in the immigration thread. Kids who crossed the border solo, were locked up. Kids were not separated from their families.
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Case in point.
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Call me a cynic, but the worse this gets, the better it might be for Trump. White Americans often reflexively push back against anything that makes us feel guilty. Like the fact we've been keeping black people in poverty, and jailing every black man we possibly can. So the worse immigrants are treated, the harder people have to double down to defend it, in order to defend themselves. If immigrants end up being pushed into gas chambers, then that is what they get for their crimes, because we are good people, and America is great.
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That's my understanding. Although, I also heard that ICE went a bit rogue during the Obama presidency, meaning I'm sure they were doing a lot a bad shit, just without the blessing and loving support they currently enjoy from the White House.
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I love how pissy people get when you raise a logical conclusion about their ideas that they haven't thought of.

That's called a reductio, It only works, though, if something is, in fact, a logical inevitability from some set of premises. As it is, the theory of evolution doesn't hold that anything is possible, but rather that traits which best facilitate an organism reproducing, will be selected for in a population, at a greater rate than other traits.
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I refuse to believe it. What would be his platform? His firm commitment to fucking everyone, irrespective of party?
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"[T]he other thing with the terrorists -- you have to take out their families. When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families! They care about their lives, don't kid yourselves. They say they don't care about their lives. But you have to take out their families." -Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States

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Quote from: DaveHawkins
everyone else here - is [...] doing science.

First off, how dare you.
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The only thing I trust is YouTube videos. Scientists can't hide their sneaky agendas when rendered in glorious 720p.
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Quote from: Dave
Why on earth would a stream be MUDDY - CLEAR - MUDDY like that?

That's Morse code for "R". Hope this helps.
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One day the silent lurker majority will swoop in to affirm whatever the fuck Socrates is on about. Hopefully they can help clarify it.
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Your dirty lying teachers
use only the midnight to
midnight 1 day (ignoring
3 other days) Time to not
foul (already wrong) bible
   time. Lie that corrupts earth
you educated stupid fools.
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lmao



This natural affinity for dictators is one of the most worrisome things about Trump. If we can wrestle peace w/ N. Korea out of it, and maybe open some McDonalds there, then great, but God save us if the rule of law breaks down.
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I want to imagine we're all on ignore, and you just sigh and hit "show this post" every time.
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How long have you been a protectionist, Dave?
Ever since I learned that ...

"Tariffs were the main source of revenue for the federal government from 1789 to 1914."

Source - tariff History of the United States Wikipedia

I think I first stumbled upon this article 5 years ago or so.

So are you motivated by an opposition to income taxes? If so, why do you think tariffs are better than a national sales tax, and if you just disagree with a progressive income tax, then why not a flat tax? To be clear, I support a progressive income tax, and free trade, but I just want to see where you fit in with other conservatives I've talked to.
I hate income taxes.  But my motivation to support tariffs is more about independence as a country.  I don't want us to depend on foreign trade.  I want domestic industry to be strong.  I'm so radical about tariffs that I would like to see them implemented at every level.  So that my home state of Missouri can truly be independent ... and my home county can be too.  My dream is to live in a fully independent countyf which doesn't need any outside input.  I'd like to see subdivisions within each county have a high degree of self sufficiency too.

I guess that does fit your odd anarcho-agrarian MO.
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How long have you been a protectionist, Dave?
Ever since I learned that ...

"Tariffs were the main source of revenue for the federal government from 1789 to 1914."

Source - tariff History of the United States Wikipedia

I think I first stumbled upon this article 5 years ago or so.

So are you motivated by an opposition to income taxes? If so, why do you think tariffs are better than a national sales tax, and if you just disagree with a progressive income tax, then why not a flat tax? To be clear, I support a progressive income tax, and free trade, but I just want to see where you fit in with other conservatives I've talked to.