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by Xan
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4315
Views: 702548

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Interesting interview on the media coverage of Prince Phillip's faith. https://issuesetc.org/2021/04/14/1041-media-coverage-of-prince-philips-religious-faith-terry-mattingly-4-14-21/ I knew he converted from Greek Orthodoxy to Anglicanism in order to marry the Queen. Things I didn't know: * Even aft...
by Xan
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 81
Views: 608

Re: Chauvin Verdict

Certainly race is and continues to be the central theme of the Chauvin trial. But if you're willing to look beyond race, there is an issue at play that is quintessentially Libertarian IMO, that issue being limitations on police powers regardless of race. Try conducting a thought experiment and pret...
by Xan
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 81
Views: 608

Re: Chauvin Verdict

Just 4 other cops have been convicted of Murder for on-duty Killings since 2004. 3 of them have been overturned. https://www.bgsu.edu/content/dam/BGSU/health-and-human-services/document/Criminal-Justice-Program/policeintegritylostresearch/-9-On-Duty-Shootings-Police-Officers-Charged-with-Murder-or-...
by Xan
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 81
Views: 608

Re: Chauvin Verdict

7036df2073be.jpg Not only that, but for the President of the United States to try to overtly try to bully a jury in a criminal case by saying there's only one right answer? Wow! What would the media have done if Trump had done something like that? He added the qualifier that he would not be saying ...
by Xan
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Chauvin Verdict
Replies: 81
Views: 608

Re: Chauvin Verdict

pugchief wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:40 pm
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Not only that, but for the President of the United States to try to overtly try to bully a jury in a criminal case by saying there's only one right answer? Wow! What would the media have done if Trump had done something like that?
by Xan
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 592
Views: 10651

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

I still see a LOT of people out walking by themselves or driving alone in their car wearing masks. And they aren't going to hurt anyone by doing so. Who cares? I can see some future situations where I actually probably would wear a mask, just because we've gotten used to it, and it could provide a ...
by Xan
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 592
Views: 10651

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

For those who agree with this topic then don't go here... Vinny Western Alaska village puts up vaccine requirement to enter store https://www.alaskapublic.org/2021/04/15/western-alaska-village-puts-up-vaccine-requirement-to-enter-store/ Even in Texas! Vinny Texas Youth Baseball Team Requiring Kids ...
by Xan
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: New I-bond rate: 3.54%
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: New I-bond rate: 3.54%

Really appreciate your I-bond updates and generally keeping these great financial tools top-of-mind around here, jhogue.
by Xan
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 592
Views: 10651

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the country’s top infectious disease experts, doesn’t want you to think the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is less effective than others. Fauci said in a new interview with the “Today” show that the news that Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine is safe is “nothing but goo...
by Xan
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mlb partisanship
Replies: 37
Views: 891

Re: Mlb partisanship

whatchamacallit wrote:
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:48 pm
All the reasons denver is better

https://youtu.be/Vv1XG1PgLkY
That is brilliant!
by Xan
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1466
Views: 99700

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

Huh. I thought Bostonians just don’t pronounce Rs. “Bah” instead of “bar”, “cah” instead of “car”, etc. Wouldn’t have guessed “torlet”. Maybe it's like the British where they put them in when unneeded. 😂 I sawr a film today . No offense to our British pp'ers. Right! I like to think of it as "conser...
by Xan
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Inflation
Replies: 70
Views: 1915

Re: Inflation

My favorite home repair was not too long ago: the dishwasher quit making heat. It turned out that the problem was the connection between the control board and the heater, and the "by the book" repair was an expensive new control board. The actual fix was to put $.00001 of solder to connect the wire...
by Xan
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Bonds
Topic: Inflation
Replies: 70
Views: 1915

Re: Inflation

My favorite home repair was not too long ago: the dishwasher quit making heat. It turned out that the problem was the connection between the control board and the heater, and the "by the book" repair was an expensive new control board. The actual fix was to put $.00001 of solder to connect the wire ...
by Xan
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mlb partisanship
Replies: 37
Views: 891

Re: Mlb partisanship

Vinny, can you explain why you think black people are too stupid to get free ID cards? I'll be like Jesus and respond by answering a question with my own question. Can you explain why Georgia needed a new set of laws when there were no documented consequential voting fraud but with these news laws ...
by Xan
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mlb partisanship
Replies: 37
Views: 891

Re: Mlb partisanship

Vinny, can you explain why you think black people are too stupid to get free ID cards?
by Xan
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mlb partisanship
Replies: 37
Views: 891

Re: Mlb partisanship

I assume China is being seen as the future of economic growth in the world. Are our us companies receiving directives from the Chinese government? Follow the money? From 10 years ago: More than half the CEOs interviewed spend 20% to 50% of their time dealing with policy issues and the authorities. ...
by Xan
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Housing prices
Replies: 112
Views: 3886

Re: Housing prices

Wow. There's been a spate of spam calls to my mom's old home phone (which I monitor on Google Voice) expressing interest in her house. I can guess why. On the other hand - my aunt's home in a nearby suburban town was sold last summer for a pretty soft price (about what it would have sold for pre-CO...
by Xan
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 592
Views: 10651

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

Or They both are safe and once again the conspiracy, doomsayer ,glass is always empty crowd is wrong again That's fine. You represent the authoritarian crowd. You've made that clear. I wouldn't say it's authoritarian to hold the position that the vaccines are safe (or at least safer than the diseas...
by Xan
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 592
Views: 10651

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

Or They both are safe and once again the conspiracy, doomsayer ,glass is always empty crowd is wrong again That's fine. You represent the authoritarian crowd. You've made that clear. I wouldn't say it's authoritarian to hold the position that the vaccines are safe (or at least safer than the diseas...
by Xan
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 592
Views: 10651

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

I don't really understand why you guys are arguing about this, as it's basically moot at this point. Within 2 weeks or less, literally anyone in the US who wants the vaccine will be able to get it. If the vaccine works as advertised (I believe it does; obviously who knows if there are long term sid...
by Xan
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan
Replies: 592
Views: 10651

Re: Reasons why I will not be getting injected for the Wuhan

It would be nice if we could discuss viewpoints without calling the other side, that is, other actual people that we interact with on this forum, nasty names. Pug, you're right about being very close to the end game here, but the "literally anyone who wants one" part has one big hole: children. For ...
by Xan
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Colorado Grocery Store Mass Shooter
Replies: 68
Views: 1261

Re: Colorado Grocery Store Mass Shooter

Devil's Advocate (I own a gun). ... So as usual I see both sides. Not trying to stir the pot here, just trying to reason out why I have a gun in the first place. Because you like guns? I have been deliberating buying a gun for as long as I’ve been on the forum. Longer. But, there’s a bodyguard app ...
by Xan
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Pentagon worried that troops see Capitol and BLM/Antifa riots as equally bad
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Pentagon worried that troops see Capitol and BLM/Antifa riots as equally bad

Ridiculous. One was a peaceful protest, the other was an insurrection. If you can’t tell the difference then you shouldn’t be in public service. As a life long democrat i imagine you see an "all lives matter" sign as a symbol of hate. On the local news the other day on some story about businesses r...
by Xan
Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Pentagon worried that troops see Capitol and BLM/Antifa riots as equally bad
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Pentagon worried that troops see Capitol and BLM/Antifa riots as equally bad

Ridiculous. One was a peaceful protest, the other was an insurrection. If you can’t tell the difference then you shouldn’t be in public service. As a life long democrat i imagine you see an "all lives matter" sign as a symbol of hate. On the local news the other day on some story about businesses r...
by Xan
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Colorado Grocery Store Mass Shooter
Replies: 68
Views: 1261

Re: Colorado Grocery Store Mass Shooter

Massachusetts proves that we don’t have to live with mass shootings By Adrian Walker Globe Columnist,Updated March 23, 2021, 6:44 p.m. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/03/23/metro/massachusetts-proves-that-we-dont-have-live-with-mass-shootings/?camp=bg:brief:rss:feedly&rss_id=feedly_rss_brief The f...