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jwiest replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:54 AM

Re: Penn & Teller do vaccination

In any event, it does seem like we're on the same page (semantics not withstanding).

True enough...

Sun Jan 25

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jwiest replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:56 PM

Re: Penn & Teller do vaccination

You said;

"Vaccination of the "flu"...not so much:"

That is an understated way of saying "useless".


I did not intend it at all as an understated way of saying "useless". I only [more]

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jwiest replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:04 PM

Re: Penn & Teller do vaccination

...therefore "all vaccines must be supported".

Now YOU'RE doing what right-wingers do. I never said any such thing.


And I never said they were useless...yet you went there anyway.

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jwiest replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:43 PM

Re: Penn & Teller do vaccination

You make it sound like the flu vaccine is useless.

No, but it's not remotely in the same category as other more consistent vaccines.

My main issue is demonstrated perfectly by the wording of your sentence: that if I point out [more]

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jwiest replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:32 PM

Re: Penn & Teller do vaccination

What's weird to me is how some liberals are incapable of their usual nuance when it comes to this issue. It's like a religious mantra.

Vaccination is great where proven effective: mumps, measles, polio, smallpox, etc. No [more]

Thu Jan 22

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jwiest replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:30 PM

Re: Alabama bans biblical law!

The panel of Alabamans are wonderful examples of inculcated morons.

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/vho4ny/the-zone-rangers


I thought that segment [more]

Wed Jan 21

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jwiest replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:17 PM

Re: Quite a bargain, really.

Taxpayers currently subsidize the oil industry by as much as $4.8 billion a year, with about half of that going to the big five oil companies—ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron, BP, and ConocoPhillips—which get an average tax break of $3.34 on every [more]

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jwiest replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:14 AM

Re: Wealth of 80 = Wealth of 3.6 Billion

"You're missing the point. "

And your experience in helping the poor in 3rd world countries is......?


...irrelevant to the point. I do what I can, and don't view them with condescension. You seem blind to the power [more]

Tue Jan 20

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jwiest replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:36 PM

Re: Wealth of 80 = Wealth of 3.6 Billion

"That's great. Then you should know better than to make a "teaching to fish" comment. It's beyond ignorant. Apparently, despite your good works, you still have a high level of blindness and/or condescension for half the world's [more]

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jwiest replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:20 PM

Re: Wealth of 80 = Wealth of 3.6 Billion

"Get off your high hobby horse and actually go help someone instead of talking about it or pretending to send someone else's money to do the work. Then we can sit down and have a discussion about helping the poor and where the rubber hits the [more]

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jwiest replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:34 PM

Re: Wealth of 80 = Wealth of 3.6 Billion

"You really have no idea what kind of lives they lead, how hard they work for their meager income, and most importantly, how limited their opportunities are and how much they manage to do despite them."

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Not to brag or
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Mon Jan 19

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jwiest replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:39 PM

Re: Wealth of 80 = Wealth of 3.6 Billion

So what happens in year two? Are we giving away fish or are we teaching to fish?

Riiight. Because those 3.6 billion people are just slacking and don't know how to fish.

You really have no idea what kind of lives they lead, [more]

Sun Jan 18

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:42 AM

Re: Obama Proposes New Tax on the 1%

he president's plan would use revenues from those tax code changes to finance credits aimed at the middle class, officials said. That includes extending the earned income tax credits to families without children, which would benefit an estimated [more]

Thu Jan 15

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 2:57 PM

Re: Dumping Apple?

Is it because Apple as a company has become more concerned about profits and the stock price than they are about getting things right?

I don't think it's a lack of will, I think it's will-applied-wrongly...a lack of awareness of what [more]

Sun Jan 11

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jwiest replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:28 PM

Re: Should Muslims speak out?

However, it never crosses my mind that a Christian would kill me if I said belief in a god was stupid.

The chances are only less today, because more Christians are "nominal" believers. It's never gone away entirely, and it's [more]

Wed Dec 31

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:38 PM

Re: "To Protect & Serve"

The title of your link is destructive and misleading. There is not a "current narrative". We all know there are lots of good...great!...cops. The problems are:

a) there are too many that are not owning up to the endemic racism in [more]

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jwiest replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:51 AM

Re: Almonds vs Salmon

Environmentalists are oh, so willing to sacrifice the interests of human beings to abstraction like "the environment."

That's a cheap tactic. It's not really an abstraction, it's just that calling it one lets you dismiss it [more]

Tue Dec 30

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 9:54 PM

Re: Let's Keep This In Perspective

Has Apple somehow managed to actually breed a goose that lays golden eggs?

I'm assuming by "golden eggs" you mean "consumer products", so I'm not sure it's the right question. One thing Exxon and Apple have in [more]

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:27 AM

Re: Pope: Fight Climate Change

Keep religion out of politics.

Your politics *are* a religion.

Wed Dec 24

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jwiest replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:49 PM

Re: Obama's America

Oh....cash transaction. No taxes paid. Those folks don't may 'no stinkin' income taxes'. Low cost work. Driving down the wages of actual Americans.

Hilarious. You're the living example of why there is no immigration policy. [more]

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