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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1 hour ago

Re: Kick Gas

Suburbs aren't "country", albaby. At least not usually. They are "away from them".

I think that's inaccurate. Suburbs existed in the U.S. around major metro areas long before "white flight." They existed [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2 hours ago

Re: Kick Gas

As energy prices increase, the cost of living in the burbs will increase.

What will we cut to maintain the 'burb style?


Double-responding, to try to bring this back to the thread topic:

Part of the reason why you [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3 hours ago

Re: Kick Gas

As energy prices increase, the cost of living in the burbs will increase.

What will we cut to maintain the 'burb style?


If (or as) energy prices rise, we just may pay a little more for construction and upkeep - but that's [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:29 AM

Re: Kick Gas

As long as suburbs still exist, we are nowhere near critical mass.

I don't want to hijack this into an urban planning thread, but suburbs will always exist. Between what Google and Tesla are doing, there's no reason to think that [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:35 AM

Re: Kick Gas

Is the anti-climate change movement approaching critical mass? Enough mass, perhaps to finally stop the Koch evil twins and all the other greed-driven deniers?

Probably not.

A march of a few hundred thousand people, and some [more]

Fri Sep 19

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 2:14 PM

Re: Krugman: Climate Action Cheap or Free

Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman wrote his Friday column on the economics of climate action. He notes two of the recent studies that find cost effective action like a carbon tax or a cap and trade would have low or no net cost to society [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:22 PM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

From the POV of the citizen, it makes sense in this instance to not supply ID unless legally required, whether it's expedient for the police or not.

Not necessarily. At a minimum, if you don't provide ID, the officer can (and probably [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:02 PM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

For the last time, they are NOT comparisons. Words have meaning. If you do not, or can not understand what a "comparison", please don't bother replying to me, because I am becoming convinced that someone has hacked albaby's [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:59 AM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

In what way is was the officer's request for her ID reasonable and/or appropriate? Or necessary? How does knowing her name and address help with regard to the complaint? In other words, what was the reason?

At a minimum, so that they [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:00 AM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

I get the impression Al may have once worked a bar as Security or has a loved one who is a cop.

Nope to both guesses. Mostly, I happen to enjoy having discussions about legal issues that percolate into the news of the [more]

Thu Sep 18

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:55 PM

Re: Challenge to albaby1 (Gaza)

Thank you. I'm re-reading the article with your points in front of me.

You're welcome. What did you think of the article on re-reading?

Albaby

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:54 PM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

If this is true, then they should have just gone ahead and arrested her - and him - without any fanfare. They didn't need to hurt her during handcuffing - unless she basically hurt herself by throwing a hissy-fit.

They didn't know [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:27 PM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

I think the point is .... if you haven't done anything wrong, and the police don't have the evidence to arrest you for whatever it is, then why shouldn't it be just as easy to get about your day without having to produce "your papers" [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:14 PM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

I certainly don't condone the behavior in this instance, but I likewise am appalled at the idea that everyone thinks it's just swell to instantly go all Stazi when the police demand your papers.

Except that's a completely [more]

Wed Sep 17

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:27 PM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

I understand. I guess it would have been easier if Rosa Parks had just walked to the back of the bus, too.

How is that relevant? Rosa Parks had something that she was trying to accomplish by her act of civil disobedience. That was [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:18 PM

Re: Challenge to albaby1 (Gaza)

No problem - I had read that article back when I was having my conversations with Felix. I had noted - in passing - that I did not think that it was particularly persuasive, but I didn't elaborate on it. I'll give you a more extended [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 4:20 PM

Re: Climate in China's Hands

We'll see what happens now that the effects are being better summarized and quantized ... and now that the US has finally gotten off its keister and begun to implement far reaching regulations.

I doubt anyone outside of the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 3:29 PM

Re: Climate in China's Hands

And if a country at this time were to chose advanced pollution controls but no CO2 controls at this time, then they leave themselves vulnerable to investing hundreds of billions of dollars into fossil fuel power facilities that may have a [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:12 PM

Re: Not Showing ID to Police

Why do they need to know?

The police did not witness a crime and there is no complaining witness (given the anonymous 911 call).


Because there's reasonable suspicion that a crime might have taken place. The fact that the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:41 PM

Re: Watts Unchained- !

bongoing

What part of speech is that?


Obscene gerund.

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