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    While not self-driving, my current car is the...

    While not self-driving, my current car is the smartest vehicle I've ever driven. If I want to make a phone call, I just tell it who to dial, issue voice commands to change audio or climate control,...
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    I would not attend. And if I were King of the...

    I would not attend. And if I were King of the World I'd ensure a neutral zone be established between the protesters and counter protesters to prevent the type of violent, emotional outbreaks which...
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    Street Theater before an adoring crowd.

    Street Theater before an adoring crowd.
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    These recent events remind me of some of the...

    These recent events remind me of some of the reality TV shows littering my cable subscription, complete with viewers and other observers taking sides, promoting their favorite antagonists and talking...
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    Chairman Mao would be proud.

    Chairman Mao would be proud.
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    Are all those 'No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service'...

    Are all those 'No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service' signs illegal?
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    I support your decision to conduct your daily...

    I support your decision to conduct your daily business according to your values but wonder why you reserve some rights to yourself and not to others.
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    I suspect General Lee and others of his era felt...

    I suspect General Lee and others of his era felt the same. Be careful in these times you're not considered guilty of treason and erased from history.
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    There's a statute of Washington in Trafalgar...

    There's a statute of Washington in Trafalgar Square. The story goes that since George Washington once said he'd never stand on English ground, the statue stands on soil imported from America.
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    I think it could be argued that this is a...

    I think it could be argued that this is a revisionist outlook. In the context of the times, the States believed the Union was a compact between the States to create a Federal government to represent...
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    I fear that ability has been lost forever.

    I fear that ability has been lost forever.
  12. Thread: Heresy at Google

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    The crap storm was already in progress. The Dept...

    The crap storm was already in progress. The Dept of Labor has been actively investigating Google and a group of 60 women are currently suing them for discriminatory pay practices. I'm guessing lots...
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    I feel for the guy. He took the time and effort...

    I feel for the guy. He took the time and effort to address a societal problem from the standpoint of helping Google do a better job at being truly diverse, and was summarily fired for it.

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    https://belikewaterproduction.files.wordpress.com/...

    https://belikewaterproduction.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/funny-homer-simpson-quote-bacon.jpg
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    Based upon what you reported earlier, it sounds...

    Based upon what you reported earlier, it sounds like it's time to replace the coach batteries.
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    We had a moderator here in the bad old days who...

    We had a moderator here in the bad old days who maintained a PO box with a mail forwarding service in Texas (a no state income tax state) as her legal residence and spent the year in her RV on a...
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    We have a 28ft Class 'C' motorhome with 3 slides...

    We have a 28ft Class 'C' motorhome with 3 slides which we use for travelling about 5 weeks each year. Spent all but the last few days of July running out to the west coast and back. When we first got...
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    I think that's called analysis paralysis. I...

    I think that's called analysis paralysis. I suffer from the same sometimes, the only cure is to choose one and do it, stop thinking about it.
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    This TV program offs characters faster than Game...

    This TV program offs characters faster than Game of Thrones!
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    What is the underlying medical condition...

    What is the underlying medical condition resulting in the use of Viagra, and what is the underlying medical condition resulting in the desire for sex change surgery?
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    LOL, when I served, it didn't even make the list.

    LOL, when I served, it didn't even make the list.
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    Yep, that's the one that got my friend. I...

    Yep, that's the one that got my friend.


    I agree, for all the reasons stated. Thanks for providing the one logical and reasonable response.
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    I'm not aware that anyone has a right to serve in...

    I'm not aware that anyone has a right to serve in the military, and I'm not sure that the mission of the armed forces would benefit from making it so.


    Of course.
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    That's a good social justice answer, but what...

    That's a good social justice answer, but what about a military readiness answer?

    I don't know if you're aware, but currently you can't serve in the military if you have any medical conditions that...
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    Just for the sake of argument, there's a whole...

    Just for the sake of argument, there's a whole slew of physical and mental conditions which bar a person from military service. A friend of mine was discharged after 15 years of service for being 20...
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