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  1. Sticky: Not having a central bank and being able to...

    Not having a central bank and being able to control your own monetary policy is a BAD thing.
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    Sticky:Poll: Typically yes, I'd also add canola to that list.

    Typically yes, I'd also add canola to that list.
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    Sticky:Poll: Considering that the obesity rate for Men/Women...

    Considering that the obesity rate for Men/Women in America is 35%/40.4% and in Australia it's 27.5%/28.5%, statistically I'd be better off. It's not all sugar of course, but considering how often our...
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    Sticky:Poll: Except that people don't. When they replace HFCS...

    Except that people don't. When they replace HFCS with cane sugar they use less cane sugar because it is more satiating. Also I did not say that it was only HFCS making people fat, but it sure as hell...
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    Sticky:Poll: Why do people eat to much... could it be that the...

    Why do people eat to much... could it be that the receptors in the brain want something but HFCS doesn't send the proper signals so they feel less satisfied... hmmm...
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    Sticky:Poll: Satiation is incredibly important. In this case...

    Satiation is incredibly important. In this case it could mean the difference between two servings and three servings. At 150 cal per serving that's 54,750 cal/year (assuming average +1 per day), or...
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    Sticky:Poll: The difference is that the funding isn't mandated...

    The difference is that the funding isn't mandated towards a specific program, which is important in and of itself.
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    Sticky:Poll: Pointless. Only reason Social security is funded...

    Pointless. Only reason Social security is funded via payroll taxes instead of income taxes is to segregate it into a separate budgetary category to make it harder to repeal it or cut it. From a...
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    Sticky:Poll: Taxes aren't just for raising revenue, thus where...

    Taxes aren't just for raising revenue, thus where the money for them goes is ultimately irrelevant. Dump it all in the general fund and be done with it, unless you have a political reason to tie it...
  10. Sticky: Enemy Mine; because who doesn't like watching...

    Enemy Mine; because who doesn't like watching Louis Gossett Jr giving birth.

    Dark Crystal (does this count, since should be fantasy, but those are typically bundled, if we are doing that then tons...
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    Either that or people just happen to have...

    Either that or people just happen to have different opinions on certain matters.
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    It's 90 Miles, and people have swum it, including...

    It's 90 Miles, and people have swum it, including a 60 year old woman. The areas the Mexicans cross are in some ways worse, since it can be 90 miles across some very unforgiving terrain. Also,...
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    Exactly where did I say I was wrong? Everything I...

    Exactly where did I say I was wrong? Everything I have said jives with my current positional view of reality.
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    Just because I believe this (it has the benefit...

    Just because I believe this (it has the benefit of actually being true), doesn't mean that I somehow approve of everything that Obama has done, or that I have any respect at all for the DNC. Which is...
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    Once again, they don't have the sea lift capacity...

    Once again, they don't have the sea lift capacity to get to us. Also, why would CA ever fight a war against France? Also, the French lost to the GERMANS, that's not exactly surprising, now if you...
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    The big problem is actually that many GOP...

    The big problem is actually that many GOP controlled states refused to expand medicaid coverage, created a donut hole gap that dropped millions of people out of coverage. You also have a lot of...
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    I've wanted to secede for quite a while actually....

    I've wanted to secede for quite a while actually. You are apparently on board too, so I guess it's time to go. Also, why the hell would we speak French, literally zero connection there, French is an...
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    Except that they could already do that. They...

    Except that they could already do that. They could also refuse coverage for pre-existing conditions (which ACA stopped), it also put a profit cap of 20% on the insurance companies.

    OK, except that...
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    That's actually the fault of the insurance...

    That's actually the fault of the insurance companies, as those old policies were grandfathered in to the law and did not need changing, however the insurance companies decided to dump all those plans...
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    We're the largest population group and economic...

    We're the largest population group and economic sector in the US. If CA left the US economy would take a severe hit. We also receive less in federal funding than we provide by a very wide margin...
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    Are you surprised? Humans like to follow orders...

    Are you surprised? Humans like to follow orders when they're in tribal mode. Also getting an order like that tends to toss people into an 'oh ****' mode where they stop thinking and start moving....
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    It would be followed, though it may not be...

    It would be followed, though it may not be followed 100%. There might be some that would ask for confirmation, however I doubt any of them would just outright disregard it. We actually had a guy who...
  23. Thread: Atheism

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    Technically Epistemology is a branch of...

    Technically Epistemology is a branch of philosophy, but conceptually yes. Basically they deal with different facets of the same subject, one has both height and weight. So conceptually everyone also...
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    I've heard that about Australian men, probably...

    I've heard that about Australian men, probably why their women love our sailors so much.
  25. Thread: Atheism

    by Sirveri
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    What he said. It also happens to be more...

    What he said. It also happens to be more accurate. Hence why I self describe the way I do.



    You are actually closest to pantheist, which is a type of theism. Theist is a root word, the prefix...
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