AdvocatusDiaboli’s Activity

Fri Jul 3

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:30 AM

Re: Religious Liberty question


It's easier to see if we flip the 'offensiveness' gauge. Let's assume that our baker is completely opposed to catering orgies.
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The critical analysis that would be undertaken by a court is whether the rejection was based on the
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Mon Jun 29

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:47 AM

Re: It's hard to believe

I don't know the exact moment the president or the Clintons changed their minds...

I am pretty sure they changed it at the precise moment they deemed it politically opportune.

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:29 AM

Re: TREND:Healthcare

On RELE I explained how the EU kept healthcare costs down. By doctors making the end of futile care decision:

I don't know about other European countries, but I don't think that doctors in Germany are in any way (financially) [more]

Thu Jun 25

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:11 AM

Re: Obamacare upheld 6-3 by Supreme Court

Millions of people win. Republicans lose.

Politically, a Supreme Court win would have put the GOP in an impossible position.
The vast majority of senior GOP politicians will be glad about the judgement, even if they will never [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:15 AM

Re: On Pennies and Steamrollers

Being assigned CBI shares at $54 when the price has dropped to $40 is a real material risk to this strategy that shouldn't be dismissed by saying "I would be happy to own CBI shares at $51". You most definitely would not be happy, if the [more]

Sat Jun 13

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 11:08 PM

Re: What An Honest Pedophile


He was driving a car with “Invest in Children” license plates when he was arrested.


I don't understand that. If you're a pedophile, isn't a child a rapidly depreciating asset?

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 11:06 PM

Re: Sweaty Fat Guy Goes To Work For McDonalds

Translation, leave us alone liberals, look, we hired sweaty shifty guy, professional liar of the early Obama administration, don't hurt us Bluto.

One of the more peculiar consequences of the culture wars is that to be a conservative, [more]

Mon Jun 8

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:48 AM

Re: Fight Poverty Randomista Style

Well, that's all very nice for Peru in the 1980's, but what "obstacles" are there to property ownership here in the US now? Since I am not an expert on Peru property ownership obstacles 35 years ago, I will concede that perhaps there was [more]

Thu Jun 4

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:05 AM

Re: Hypocrisy

“Iraq could make a nuclear weapon in months to a year once it acquires sufficient weapons-grad fissile material.”

Any country could make a nuclear weapon within a few months once it acquires sufficient weapons-grade fissile [more]

Tue Jun 2

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:55 AM

Re: Graham Announces

There is that. The GOP primary will be lively and will feature a lot of people with different ideas

By "different ideas" you mean "different ideas on exactly how to structure humongous tax cuts for the rich and [more]

Wed May 20

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:54 AM

Re: Never EVER take financial advice from Sen. R

All I know is that my retirement would be worth twice as much without Socialist Security. :-P

People who claim that usually get the math wrong.
Typically, they add up their SS contributions over their entire career and then [more]

Sat May 16

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:54 AM

Re: Just a little bit of military history


After reading a few other articles, it seems that technically, President Obama is right - but practically, it is wrong to say that Chlorine is not a chemical weapon.


Every country in the world has and uses chlorine - it is a [more]

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:51 AM

Re: Just a little bit of military history

And what do think was the "poison gas" used widely in WWI by the USA and others.

Chlorine can be used as a chemical weapon, but it's much less effective than other agents.
Chlorine is also a basic material used in the [more]

Thu May 14

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:53 AM

Re: The Myth of "Affordable" Health Care

That being the case, we see the actual costs of these procedures, services, medications, etc. I assure you, they are as high or higher than they are in the United States and they are significant.

1. All European countries spend a FAR [more]

Tue May 12

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:13 AM

Re: OT: The A-10 keeps flying

A design for the job of ground attack, not a substitution by a plane designed for another purpose.

If there was a public tender for a plane with the A-10's role today, you would end up with a modified sub-sonic version of the F-35 [more]

Wed Apr 29

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:58 AM

Re: Ulta-low or negative interest rates:

Low interest rates don't only "borrow demand from the future", they also make demand possible that would otherwise not exist.
For example, low capital costs are KEY to solar power investments, which are mostly up-front.
A solar [more]

Fri Apr 17

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AdvocatusDiaboli replied to the Climate Change board. 2:45 AM

Re: Massive Government Failure


So why didn't private companies prepare for that? If it was so predictable, where are the private industry solutions to the water crisis? In your link, all those proposed desalination plants were being built using state subsidies and taxpayer
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Tue Mar 17

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AdvocatusDiaboli posted to the Conservative Fools board. 4:03 AM

A question to the conservatives on the board

In a recent post titled "Coil of rage", a conservative posted a bunch of obvious lies about Obama's book "Dreams of my father".
Most of the supposed quotes were outright fabrications, the rest were altered and taken out of [more]

Mon Mar 16

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AdvocatusDiaboli posted to the Apple board. 12:21 PM

Siri vs. Android voice recognition

I thought I'd run a comparison between Siri and Android.

(IOS 8.2 on the iPad mini retina vs. Android 4.4.4 or whatever on the Z3 compact).


"Dow Jones chart"
Android: brings up the Dow Jones chart every [more]

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