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Mon Sep 17

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jwiest replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:20 PM

Re: Paddling

Case in point: did you ever see Ward Cleaver spank The Beaver?

That's your barometer? You didn't see it on pablum TV?

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jwiest replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:19 PM

Re: Paddling

One should always be wary of slippery slope arguments, but I think it is applicable here because I don't see how one can make rational distinctions that prevent the downward slide. If it is okay to use physical violence to control the behavior [more]

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jwiest replied to the Weight Lifting Fools board. 11:55 AM

Re: One set may be all you need

The operating phrase:

Their first step was to recruit 34 fit young men who were not burly weight lifters but did resistance train with some regularity.

I have to give them credit for providing a context...so many articles [more]

Thu Sep 13

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jwiest replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:23 PM

Re: space elevator

Too cool. I would not be surprised at all if this plays a key role in rescuing Earth from the worst of the possible cooking now forecastable.

I used to be a fan of the idea. But there are always unintended consequences...like it turns [more]

Mon Sep 10

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jwiest replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 9:39 AM

Re: AD is playing a different game

AdvocatusDiaboli is playing a different game from the game that is described on Saul's board.

That's not the only game he's playing. I've been on the Fool for 20 years, and he has ruined many a board. He's not here [more]

Thu Jun 21

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jwiest replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:44 AM

Re: Putin and NK?

"Anybody else wonder if Putin is also pulling some strings in NK?"

Russia? No.


Turns out I wasn't the only one wondering this. Putin has publicly mentioned it several times:

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Mon Jun 18

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jwiest replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:27 PM

Re: God orders babies stripped from mothers

"I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes," Sessions said...

...b-b-but that means [more]

Wed Jun 13

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jwiest posted to the Atheist Fools board. 3:21 PM

Putin and NK?

Anybody else wonder if Putin is also pulling some strings in NK? Doesn't the cessation of "war games" with South Korea also benefit Russia? I'm sure there's some clandestine spying going on during the military exercises Russia [more]

Mon Jun 11

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 9:32 AM

Re: $1,000,000,000,000 = Logical

Same reason you say to the kids in the back seat “Hey, look at this, the odometer is at 99,999 and 9/10ths miles” and everybody watches it roll over, even though it’s like every other 1/10th of a mile you’ve ever driven.

Not really. [more]

Wed Jun 6

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 10:25 AM

Re: $1,000,000,000,000 = Logical

It's just a number, I don't get why it creates such a psychological barrier for some.

Thu May 17

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jwiest replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:43 PM

Re: How bad is it?

Addendum: I've been thinking for a while that the only way the TrumpSwamp will get its due is if brave people in the know do what is right and blow whistles, release documents, etc. These people will deserve the full support of the American [more]

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jwiest posted to the Atheist Fools board. 12:38 PM

How bad is it?

Now they are trying to delete FinCEN files to cover for Michael Cohen's shady activities. Must watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5oCwd-fRA8

The swamp is [more]

Fri Apr 27

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 7:03 PM

Re: Take the Fifth! - Sure!

For the price, you get 2x to 2.5x as much computer in the Windows space.

pfft, not remotely. If you said 10%, maybe I'd shrug and let you have it, but 100% more, that's crazy talk.

Thu Apr 26

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jwiest replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:56 PM

Re: Rep wins

After the Republican's efforts at healthcare reform, campaigning on "Medicare for all" or similar looks almost feasible.

Absolutely. The other half of the Democrat equation is dragging all the old Democrat voters [more]

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jwiest replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:06 PM

Re: Rep wins

I can't find an example quickly, but I've been reading recently that the Reps are worried about the future because young people are landing firmly on the left.

Check this out:

Kirsten Gillibrand Proposes Post Office [more]

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jwiest replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:59 PM

Re: Rep wins

"America is heavily progressive, the electorate just doesn't know it."

They certainly don't act like it.


"Get your government hands off my Medicare."

That's the reason they don't [more]

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jwiest replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:32 AM

Re: Rep wins

This is a Pew Poll from January. The top number is "top priority" the second number is "secondary priority" the third number is "no concern". The Democrats would do well to check it out.

America is [more]

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 10:17 AM

Re: Take the Fifth! - Sure!

I usually recommend to people wanting a new PC that they look at Windows offerings.

Good grief, why?

I really despise the "feel" of Windows, especially Windows 10+. I remotely log into a Windows 7 machine, so [more]

Thu Apr 19

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jwiest replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:30 AM

Re: White Privilege

"If you can sit in a Starbucks without paying and never get harassed, you will never know that was "white privilege". "

No! That is exactly my point. There is no "privilege" associated with the lack of
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Wed Apr 18

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jwiest replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:35 PM

Re: White Privilege

I heard a good example of why it's hard for some to perceive white privilege: it's about what you don't see more than about what you do. If you can sit in a Starbucks without paying and never get harassed, you will never know that was [more]

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