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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3 hours ago

Re: Did Dawkins just double down...

That's a moot point, if the existing fetus is not considered to be a human being yet. If its not a human being, then there is no reason to assign a higher value to potential child 1 vs potential child 2. There value is equal. Potential child 1 [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3 hours ago

Re: Did Dawkins just double down...

Likewise, if you don't elect to go with scenario 2, that child will never exist at all. When it's still just a group of cells, does it make that much difference to skip the one in favor of the other?

Strange conversation,
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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4 hours ago

Re: Did Dawkins just double down...

That's just semantics. Parents have to make lots of choices on behalf of their offspring before those offspring are competent to make those choices for themselves. One of the biggest is, should they be born at all. If so, should they be born [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:13 PM

Re: Did Dawkins just double down...

"If your morality is based, as mine is, on a desire to increase the sum of happiness and reduce suffering, the decision to deliberately give birth to a Down baby, when you have the choice to abort it early in the pregnancy, might actually be [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:42 PM

Re: New witness in Ferguson

Why is it that a police officer must wait until they are seriously injured to shoot someone? Cops don't get paid enough to get their skulls bashed in. Maybe we need more laws to protect the officer, and less laws to protect the thugs who are a [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:27 AM

Re: New witness in Ferguson

Based on what we know so far, this shooting does not meet this criteria.

We don't know that. One account is that the police officer witnessed Brown committing a crime (resisting arrest, possibly assault and battery) that involved the [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:26 AM

Re: New witness in Ferguson

I don't think so. Not in this case. If assault and battery against a police officer was the hurdle justifying the shooting of an escaping suspect, then every suspect that resisted arrest would be fair game.

That's not correct. [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:55 AM

Re: Anyone, anyone?

Does anyone here actually think Officer Wilson's life was ever in danger during the encounter with Michael Brown?

As I pointed out in the other thread, I don't believe that will end up being a relevant factor in this case. I have not [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:40 AM

Re: New witness in Ferguson

What could possibly justify shooting at someone unarmed who's running away from you?

Police officers are not limited to using force for self-defense. They are permitted to use force in order to prevent a suspect from [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 5:50 PM

Re: hydrogen fuel profitability

I am of the same opinion. Fuel cells are not going to be able to compete, even with subsidies, for at least 10-15 more years (in 2000 I thought it would be 10 years).

It all depends on the amount of the subsidies.

I had a [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:59 PM

Re: Wilson badly beaten by Brown

I'd prefer to know what is being presented to the grand jury.

You probably won't, at least for a while. Grand jury proceedings are usually secret - I don't know whether Missouri has any unusual rules governing grand juries, but its [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Conservative Fools board. 12:11 PM

Re: Officer Wilson's Eye Socket Fractured

It's relevant, but not to the question as to whether Brown surrendered or not after the physical altercation with Wilson.

<SNIP>

To complicate matters, there are grey areas in between. Brown's attempt to surrender could
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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 11:58 AM

Re: Why Fuel Cell Cars Can't Compete

Elon Musk talks about how once you get the range of an electric car up to a certain point then you don't have to worry so much about fast refueling. Yes, at present, driving a Tesla long distance will be a slower process than a gas car, or a fuel [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Climate Change board. 11:44 AM

Re: hydrogen fuel profitability

California gutted their zero emission requirements which led to the abandonment by automakers of many promising and well-liked EVs like the EV-1 and the RAV-4 EV. Years passed and we came to see that fuel cells weren't anywhere near ready, and we [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:38 AM

Re: Ferguson, MO

I knew a guy who said that if he got stopped by police, he put both hands on top of the steering wheel in plain sight until asked for his driver's license. He would then tell the policeman where his license was, and ask if it was ok to retrieve [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Conservative Fools board. 9:43 AM

Re: Officer Wilson's Eye Socket Fractured

Right. In that respect, Wilson's face injury is not especially relevant. Even if Brown smashed Wilson's face and broke his eye socket, that doesn't give Wilson license to shoot and kill a suspect that has surrendered.

It's quite [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Conservative Fools board. 7:06 PM

Re: Officer Wilson's Eye Socket Fractured

No one is denying that Wilson and Brown scuffled. The dispute is over who attacked whom.

Is that really the dispute?

That would be at issue in a self-defense case that didn't involve a police officer. But generally [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:53 PM

Re: Ferguson, MO

But still...I have to believe that a scratch or a punch does not deserve to be answered by death. But maybe I'm just dreaming.

I think that your dismay stems from a bit of a misunderstanding.

A scratch or punch cannot be [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:15 PM

Re: Ferguson, MO

Of course they didn't look anything like the guys playing police officer today. No camouflage. No military aura. They were police officers. And they deserved the respect you are talking about.

I wasn't really talking about respect. I [more]

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albaby1 replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:26 PM

Re: Ferguson, MO

If you don't like my examples, don't read them. I merely generated it to fit albaby's remarks. And, apparently, I'm pretty dead-on with it. A crooked cop can get away with murder - and, if truth were told, plenty of them do.

To be [more]

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