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re: Our President is tweeting about it's an honor for him to donate his salary - Strophie
You do understand that the issue is not that a contract exists regarding the secret service renting golf carts, right? Did Obama own the golf carts being rented in prior contracts, and hence financially benefit from them?...
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re: We keep hearing Russians invaded our election process / democracy - Strophie
Well, [link=(https://time.com/5565991/russia-influence-2016-election/)]https://time.com/5565991/russia-influence-2016-election/[/link] Many things, including: probing state voter databases; hacking the Clinton campaign; hacking the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; hacking the DNC;...
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re: House Judiciary Comm meeting- 5 minute rounds going on now - Strophie
[quote]Says it's not relevant... in an impeachment inquiry allegedly launched on actions brought to light by... the whistleblower.[/quote] You do realize that it is quite literally irrelevant, on top of being a terrible precedent to set (with regard to future whistleblowers)? Why the hang up o...
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re: Steve Scalise: Law Required Corruption Rooted Out BEFORE Aid Was Released - Strophie
[quote]Why would trump trust any government agency? He basically ran on not trusting them.[/quote] Okay, granted. But if that's the case, why hasn't he withheld aid to all of the other corrupt countries we provide it to? Did he choose to trust his agencies in that case? Did he not care? Di...
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re: Steve Scalise: Law Required Corruption Rooted Out BEFORE Aid Was Released - Strophie
[quote]That certification was for FY 2016[/quote] Yeah. And it was sent to lawmakers by the Pentagon in May of this year, one month prior to the announcement of the intent to provide the $250MM in aid to Ukraine. Do you know the law? Does it require a restatement every year?...
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re: Steve Scalise: Law Required Corruption Rooted Out BEFORE Aid Was Released - Strophie
[quote]So one agency’s opinion.[/quote] Uh, yeah. The agency that has to provide clearance per the letter of the law. So, basically, the main "yes/no." [quote]Trump still gets to decide.[/quote] He sure does. Sure seems interesting that his opinion varied so widely. You'd think that if he w...
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re: Steve Scalise: Law Required Corruption Rooted Out BEFORE Aid Was Released - Strophie
[quote]Please link to this. I want to grasp it.[/quote] [link=(https://www.npr.org/2019/09/25/764453663/pentagon-letter-undercuts-trump-assertion-on-delaying-aid-to-ukraine-over-corrup)]Here you go.[/link] To whit: [quote]Earlier this week, President Trump cited concerns about corruption as...
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re: Steve Scalise: Law Required Corruption Rooted Out BEFORE Aid Was Released - Strophie
[quote]Funny how professional and objective newsmen like Chris Wallace and George Stephanopoulos always neglect to mention this.[/quote] I have heard it mentioned many times, including in the testimonies of Taylor and Kent last week. What this board (and others) seem to fail to grasp, however...
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re: Stunning Admission By Renowned Atheist; Decline of Christianity is Hurting Society - Strophie
[quote]Because that what you reduce morality to: a preference without an ultimate standard to judge it by.[/quote] Yes, that's correct. This is what I keep saying to you, and you seem to keep thinking I'm denying or dancing around this point. This is literally my position; there is no "ultimate s...
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re: Stunning Admission By Renowned Atheist; Decline of Christianity is Hurting Society - Strophie
[quote]If it's winter and I give a coat to someone who cannot get one for themselves, that's altruism. Survival of the fittest demands I keep that coat for myself and my progeny.[/quote] So, yeah. You don't understand natural selection....
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re: Stunning Admission By Renowned Atheist; Decline of Christianity is Hurting Society - Strophie
[quote]Altruism and Natural Selection (survival of the fittest, the strong outcompete the weak for resources) are mutually exclusive.[/quote] They absolutely are not....
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re: Stunning Admission By Renowned Atheist; Decline of Christianity is Hurting Society - Strophie
[quote]If a person admits that they believe that morality is subjective then by application they should never condemn the actions of anyone else, no matter how unpleasant they find them to be.[/quote] Why? The fact that there isn't a universal, objective moral code doesn't preclude me from judgin...
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re: Trump ordered to pay $2m for Trump Charity fraud - Strophie
[quote]Are you another worthless Libertarian ?[/quote] Nope, just a interested lurker. The shift in acceptability on those (and many other) topics by the members of this board has been pretty staggering post-Trump, though....
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re: Stunning Admission By Renowned Atheist; Decline of Christianity is Hurting Society - Strophie
[quote]And there you have it. The final conclusion of the pagan worldview.[/quote] The problem (insofar as there is one), is that you seem to think this implies some radical conclusion. What myself (and others in this thread) are pointing out is that you're arguing with the presupposition that th...
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re: Trump ordered to pay $2m for Trump Charity fraud - Strophie
[quote]Lol, GOP morons complain for years that the clinton foundation is corrupt, now this story breaks and it doesn't matter to them. Classic.[/quote] That's okay though, because at least they're consistent with regard to their opinions on the deficit, the executive branch taking meetings with a...
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re: Stunning Admission By Renowned Atheist; Decline of Christianity is Hurting Society - Strophie
[quote]No. He's asking why murder is a universal wrong.[/quote] And the answer is that it's not, in a universal objective sense....
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re: Let’s ask it this way libs... - Strophie
[quote]FIFY[/quote] So, case in point....
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re: Let’s ask it this way libs... - Strophie
[quote]You realize after he was fired, the Ukraine Justice Department tried like hell to get evidence of Burisma and Hunter Biden's wrongdoings to the US Justice Department, right?[/quote] Link?...
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re: Let’s ask it this way libs... - Strophie
[quote]Behavior, feelings, and principles are three of the biggest things that rationalize why people end up on the Left or the Right. The Left is very much a "by any means necessary" mentality, while the Right simply isn't.[/quote] I would love to see any backing of this. All of the data ...
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re: There’s no evidence that a single ‘gay gene’ exists - Strophie
[quote]No you are[/quote] :lol: What?...
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