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  1. Thread: Space-X

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    I donít share the view of humanity as a sort of...

    I donít share the view of humanity as a sort of disease or vermin species. Maybe itís because I read too much SF in my formative years, but Iím not sickened at all by the thought of people traveling...
  2. Thread: Space-X

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    I suspect that many great achievements involve a...

    I suspect that many great achievements involve a sociopath somewhere in the background.
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    Because collective identities are insubstantial...

    Because collective identities are insubstantial mental constructs incapable of pulling triggers or looting stores in the physical world. At best, they are used by people in the real world to justify...
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    There certainly seems to be no shortage of...

    There certainly seems to be no shortage of Reichstag Fire theories circulating. Neither the Antifa Or White Supremacy camps strike me as having the numbers or organizational capabilities needed to...
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    I suppose if youíre only capable of drawing...

    I suppose if youíre only capable of drawing bitter lessons from the past and present, youíre pretty much condemned to be prematurely disappointed by the future.
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    Youíre not alone.

    Youíre not alone.
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    Canít make an omelet without breaking eggs? ...

    Canít make an omelet without breaking eggs?

    Especially if the eggs are someone elseís property, home or livelihood?

    Murder is bad. Arson is bad. Pillage is bad. They are crimes committed by...
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    If everyone took that primitive attitude, think...

    If everyone took that primitive attitude, think of the damage it would do. Whole political movements, bodies of law, corporate departments, government agencies, academic disciplines and industries...
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    Oh I think they mean well. I think they believe...

    Oh I think they mean well. I think they believe that shouting in the street and occasionally blocking traffic will make us better people. As long as they leave off the violence and arson, I see them...
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    I can well believe it. Madison is what, maybe 80%...

    I can well believe it. Madison is what, maybe 80% white? And with the Stateís highest concentration of social justice enthusiasts and inebriated young people, most of the civil unrest there tends to...
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    You put me in mind of an old joke about our...

    You put me in mind of an old joke about our Midwestern Berkeley wannabe. ďThere was a race riot in Madison, and a few black people came to watchĒ.
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    Abrams claimed she was robbed. I think Trump will...

    Abrams claimed she was robbed. I think Trump will probably do the same if he loses. As far as metaphorical conflagrations are concerned, that will be in the squinting eye of the beholder.
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    Whatís your source for the Mussolini t-shirt...

    Whatís your source for the Mussolini t-shirt story?
  14. Thread: Space-X

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    They did strike me as more stylish than the...

    They did strike me as more stylish than the normal government issue. Sort of how a Bond villain would dress up his minions. And letís face it, the Shuttle was about as cool as my dadís old Country...
  15. Thread: Space-X

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    Space-X

    I see that after a near ten year hiatus, we are launching people into space again. That is a very good thing.

    Hurrah for egotistical billionaires.
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    A sort of National level Stacy Abrams strategy?

    A sort of National level Stacy Abrams strategy?
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    What will he do? Launch a coup?

    What will he do? Launch a coup?
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    And a new conspiracy theory is born. Or at least...

    And a new conspiracy theory is born. Or at least an old one recycled.
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    Yes, the burnt out retailers who didnít return.

    Yes, the burnt out retailers who didnít return.
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    Yes. If you canít trust unconfirmed speculation...

    Yes. If you canít trust unconfirmed speculation what can you trust?

    My favorite example is the Slate article linking the looting of a Target store with their support of outside security cameras.
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    I understand they are working on a TV series...

    I understand they are working on a TV series based on Major Pettigrew.
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    Hey, I havenít raised a finger about the Chinese...

    Hey, I havenít raised a finger about the Chinese cracking down on Hong Kong, and Iím sleeping well at night.
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    Donít worry about Klobuchar. I heard that when he...

    Donít worry about Klobuchar. I heard that when he sniffed her hair it smelled like salad dressing.
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    I think there is a lot of evidence that masks can...

    I think there is a lot of evidence that masks can slow down the spread of a virus, and am acting accordingly.

    I canít help but feel, though, that when people speak sententiously of ďThe ScienceĒ...
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    Tough call. Trump or the man who proudly...

    Tough call. Trump or the man who proudly proclaimed ďWe choose truth over facts!Ē.

    Iíll probably just vote Libertarian again.
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