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LorenCobb replied to the Jewish and Foolish board. 12:04 AM

Re: Weird video: Nazi descendants sing Hatikvah

Last year I started learning to read and speak modern Hebrew, but I am still laboring very slowly with comprehension. In this video the Hebrew words and text flew by too quickly, and I understood very little.

On the other hand, I was once an [more]

Sun Aug 28

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 4:26 PM

Re: Are Scientists Preparing for a FlipFlop ...

DesertDave, we had a useful conversation on TEOTWAWKI on this board, back in 2009.

Link: boards.fool.com/teotwawki-27808394.aspx?sort=whole#27808394

I [more]

Fri Aug 26

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 1:21 PM

Re: Are Scientists Preparing for a FlipFlop ...

What kind of flip-flop are you imagining?

I read the news item and saw nothing special, just ordinary everyday science. It reports that improvements in the resolution of ocean temperature data have clarified the causes of hemispheric changes [more]

Thu Aug 25

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:14 PM

Re: Oh Oh Oklahoma

Just to play devil's advocate for moment...

Almost every presidential election campaign that I can remember has had a race somewhere in the country in which the press revealed that one of the candidates accepted money from the KKK, or [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:46 PM

Re: Ukraine

Bruce Gagnon at Odessa Trades Hall

In my opinion, the entire video is Russian propaganda. The hallmarks of Russian (and formerly Soviet) intelligence are all over this video.

They key for me, and the point where I stopped [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:25 PM

Re: When the Taliban destroys those statues

GoofyHoofy: Well that [the Protestant Reformation] was certainly part of it, but there was little explanation of anything except this one panel which showed a couple of interiors of then contemporary churches (all white) and a small plaque (maybe [more]

Tue Aug 23

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:51 PM

Re: Germany might ban the Burka

CNC: Can you share a link [about the origins of the Burka]?

I didn't get my information from the web. I have spent the entire summer waist-deep in actual physical books, made out of paper, and reading until my eyes felt about to [more]

Sun Aug 21

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:02 PM

Re: Teaching math

What a wonderful little thread!

Here is a comment on the NPR story mention in the OP.

The NPR story that seems to have launched all this discussion ( [more]

Sat Aug 20

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:26 PM

Re: Germany might ban the Burka

My recent extensive readings in ancient Babylonian and Assyrian history, covering the period 3000 BCE to 500 BCE, lead me to believe that the first appearance of the extreme oppression and isolation of women came towards the very end of the [more]

Fri Aug 19

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 3:09 PM

Re: Physicist who foresees global cooling says .

It sounds to me, an admitted layperson, like she [Zharkova] is saying that she is pretty much predicting a "Maunder Minimum" in 2030–2040.

Yes, indeed she is, but only in the limited sense of a reduction in magnetic field [more]

Thu Aug 18

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LorenCobb replied to the Climate Change board. 3:32 PM

Re: Physicist who foresees global cooling says .

Cronan: You [DesertDave] posted this slightly over a week ago. Why have none of the regular AGW believers posted to debunk this yet?

Why should we bother?

DesertDave never reads the scientific articles. Had he done so, he [more]

Tue Aug 16

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:23 PM

Re: nation-building???? Bush v Obama

FWIW, here is my personal experience with attempting to apply "nation-building" in the Spanish-speaking part of the world, and in Central Asia. I could write a book about this, but I am going to try hard to be very [more]

Mon Aug 15

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:07 PM

Re: We are approaching a Tipping Point!

jaagu: Johnson and Trump have the same position on Baltic countries. Neither one understands the history of the Baltic countries and the international laws which have clearly stated that the Baltic countries are sovereign and in no way belong to [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:44 PM

Re: McCaskill...R-Rated Tweet Answers Newt

Ajax: Hillary lost the Democratic nomination and was appointed the nominee by the neoCons and the criminal establishment. As a result, liberals and progressives are voting for Trump!

Ah, yes. I see the problem. Here is something that [more]

Sun Aug 14

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:24 PM

Re: When US media like NYT outsources its thinki

Very sorry!

The four-letter acronym CSIS stands for the Center for Strategic and International Studies. It was the subject of the article, exemplifying biased and corrupt think tanks.

It won't happen again.

Loren

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:32 PM

Re: When US media like NYT outsources its thinking

Hell, just every policy wonk in the world knows that CSIS is often biased and corrupt. It's arguably better than it was in the past, but this is scarcely stop-the-presses news. The New York Times as an institution must have known this too, [more]

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LorenCobb posted to the Atheist Fools board. 4:58 PM

We are approaching a Tipping Point!

At some point in the next month, the trickle of Republicans who abandon Donald Trump will suddenly become a tsunami, a true "tipping point" of history.

With this in mind, I would like to do something highly unusual for me: I want [more]

Wed Aug 10

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LorenCobb replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:38 PM

Re: Trump Crossed A Red Line

20-30 seconds of Trump talking should suffice. No spin. Just Trump's face and voice and a "Clinton 2016" slide to close. Is the Clinton campaign doing that?

I live in Colorado, a battleground state, and YES, that is just [more]

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:07 AM

Re: journalism is dying

1pg: Very little journalism is done these days. A very few articles are done, and then they are cited endlessly. Most news "sources" don't have the money to do real journalism, so they either quote other sources or just focus on [more]

Tue Aug 9

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LorenCobb replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:47 PM

Re: Senator Kintner declares Victory!

Kintner, who has made many offensive remarks about women, minorities, the poor and gays, says he has “confessed to God and asked His forgiveness”.

Oh yuck, another one.

This cycle of transgression — denial — collapse — [more]

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