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re: Match Day 4/22 | Fulham tank time edition - Duke
Of course he does, would have been stupid not to. Defender on ground in the box in front of you, you fall over him. The vast majority of the time, you get your side a penalty. Son slid too early. That's just asking to give up the penalty....
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re: Why are some countries so poor? Culture? Resources? Education? Corruption? - Duke
[quote]I thought he was saying there was no long term effects from Ottoman imperialism of European.[/quote] I thought he was going on country with resources that didn't build up wealth as he brought it up next to the Mongolians. [quote]I'd argue that the Balkan situation in the lead up to WWI...
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re: Why are some countries so poor? Culture? Resources? Education? Corruption? - Duke
[quote]Explain the Ottoman Empire more?[/quote] Guessing maritime trade (specifically India/East Indies) from the western european powers lost their geographical importance for far east trade. About the same time, Russia could finally stop worrying about horse lords from the Steppes burning th...
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re: War On Drugs: Let's get a better understanding/conclusion. Part 1: Supply Side - Duke
[quote]It's clear that there are a few willing to talk about the actual issue on the supply side.[/quote] Controlling the supply side is not a huge concern depending on your position on the demand end. ...
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re: Climate Converts: The Conservatives who are Switching Sides on Warming - Duke
[quote]That'll generate lotsa power. [/quote] It's not about generating power, it's about how to store and transport the energy. Let's say from nuclear to gasoline. The tech isn't there yet, obviously, but capture CO2 you don't want to pump into the atmosphere and do something useful with it. Sin...
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re: War On Drugs: Let's get a better understanding/conclusion. Part 1: Supply Side - Duke
[quote]I will get to that in the demand thread. [/quote] You should just go ahead and hit the demand thread. That's where the real meat is for most of us Americans. ...
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re: UK general election in june: will be a conservative landslide victory - Duke
Seems like a good time for the LibDems to make a push. ...
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re: John Kelly brings truth to the table for all to see.. more deaths than 12 years of Vietnam - Duke
[quote]I don't think the argument that it sucks for the people who break the law is a good argument to make in favor of decriminalization[/quote] Wha? It's a piece of the cost of enforcement side of the argument. [quote]as it puts the blame on the law or the government and not on the crimi...
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re: John Kelly brings truth to the table for all to see.. more deaths than 12 years of Vietnam - Duke
[quote] You could make the same argument about anything that is currently considered illegal. [/quote] You can, and probably should. If there is more macro benefit to enforcing a ban on car theft than the cost of those people being imprisoned, then you continue with having the consequence in...
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re: Gorsuch to hear major case on Church and State separation tomorrow - Duke
[quote]Except the Governor doesn't get to pick and choose which laws he follows?[/quote] If he pushes the legislature to put forth new legislation, SCOTUS may be happy to let it play out there. [quote]Last week the newly elected Republican Governor of Missouri, Eric Greitens, decided to chang...
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re: John Kelly brings truth to the table for all to see.. more deaths than 12 years of Vietnam - Duke
[quote] Essentially that argument is that a law is bad because breaking the law leads to ruined lives for the lawbreakers. [/quote] The argument is the overall cost to these people and society at large from their incarceration is not yielding enough benefit to society. It's an argument for re...
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re: Trump tweeting at midnight about georgia election. LOL - Duke
[quote]Tonight showcased why jungle primaries are so very dangerous. [/quote] How so? You vote for anybody other than Ossoff, you're vote goes toward forcing a runoff. I see the danger in republicans needed to split their focus on each other and the Dem in terms of enthusiasm to get out and vote....
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re: So Will the Dems pour money into trying to get Session's seat in August? - Duke
GA 6th is more favorable to flipping and the sort of district the Dems want to flip in 2018. A statewide election in Alabama? Why waste your time?...
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re: Gorsuch to hear major case on Church and State separation tomorrow - Duke
New Governor seems to be on the side of the Church here. Not even sure there's a dispute at this point....
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re: Climate Converts: The Conservatives who are Switching Sides on Warming - Duke
[quote]Well as long as we're trying to violate the known laws of chemistry and physics[/quote] It's not a violation of the 2nd law, but takes a whole lot of energy to drive the reaction without some improved catalyst in play. Steam reforming of methane is a thing, despite taking CH4 to CO. Just e...
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re: Why do so many people fall for the 2 party illusion - Duke
He's got one. Jew hatin' and conspiracy theory making. ...
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re: Anyone else think Le Pen wins on Sunday? - Duke
Macron would appear to be the "favorite" but there are four candidates sitting around 20% in polls. Le Pen looks to get first or second and make the runoff, but currently looks doubtful she can get the win in the runoff....
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re: Georgia Sixth Congressional District Special Election - Duke
Based on the splits of stations already in compared to the benchmark Ossoff would need to win, he's trending toward 48.7% with about a half % either way....
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re: Georgia Sixth Congressional District Special Election - Duke
It's squarely within the ridiculous 8.5 MOE. ...
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re: Georgia Sixth Congressional District Special Election - Duke
If he's sitting in the high 40s I wouldn't be too comfortable. With all the hype, that's probably his ceiling in the runoff....
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