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Forum: Worldly Talk Yesterday, 8:52pm
Replies: 271
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Posted By silveroak
Its not used for tracking immigration status, the...

Its not used for tracking immigration status, the point is simply that it does exist.
Forum: Worldly Talk Yesterday, 8:48pm
Replies: 122
Views: 2,514
Posted By silveroak
Except of course for 2 suicides and unknown...

Except of course for 2 suicides and unknown numbers of homosexuals in the middle east and elsewhere. Plus the unknowns such as how many women may have been beaten to death by abusive husbands when...
Forum: Worldly Talk Yesterday, 3:36pm
Replies: 122
Views: 2,514
Posted By silveroak
No, but at the same time you are able to confirm...

No, but at the same time you are able to confirm your own identity and enough to demonstrate that you know who it is you are calling, and you don't generally need to ask for financial information...
Forum: Worldly Talk Yesterday, 2:43pm
Replies: 271
Views: 5,366
Posted By silveroak
Actually we have a household registration process...

Actually we have a household registration process already, but it is with the post office and I don't think the database is national... but if you want to get your mail you have to tell the post...
Forum: Worldly Talk Yesterday, 2:31pm
Replies: 123
Views: 2,713
Posted By silveroak
It would be more free willed, in that it's "will"...

It would be more free willed, in that it's "will" is not defined by what others wish it to do, but on its own internal decision which is not strictly deterministic (such as shutting down operations...
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 30 '15, 8:26pm
Replies: 271
Views: 5,366
Posted By silveroak
Okay, and to do that we need to have a...

Okay, and to do that we need to have a constitutional congress or try and have the change via amendment.
Either of which is a vote by states (amendment also requires a vote by congress), not by...
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 30 '15, 1:22am
Replies: 271
Views: 5,366
Posted By silveroak
What I have to wonder is what happens if the...

What I have to wonder is what happens if the Republican party falls apart. There is a Libertarian party, a Green party, a Communist party in some states (heck there is even a prohibitionist party...
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 29 '15, 4:18pm
Replies: 271
Views: 5,366
Posted By silveroak
I would say most Republican ideas are about...

I would say most Republican ideas are about moving us backwards, or in their view undoing what we have gotten wrong. Democrats at least try to move forward, but in some ways it is like picking...
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 29 '15, 4:14pm
Replies: 122
Views: 2,514
Posted By silveroak
That is the real thing- they stated they went in...

That is the real thing- they stated they went in ready to break in to some difficult security and essentially found the front door unlocked. But if this were really just about what Ashley Madison was...
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 29 '15, 1:10am
Replies: 122
Views: 2,514
Posted By silveroak
There is an objective difference between...

There is an objective difference between targeting those who threaten you and those who happen to be around when you start killing, regardless of your agenda.
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 28 '15, 7:47pm
Replies: 122
Views: 2,514
Posted By silveroak
Is that like people who tell you they aren't...

Is that like people who tell you they aren't bigots they are just pointing out how some folks are naturally inferior?
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 28 '15, 7:45pm
Replies: 122
Views: 2,514
Posted By silveroak
I'm not saying anything about who deserves or...

I'm not saying anything about who deserves or needs what kind of redemption based on a suicide. I'm saying that when you release this amount and kind of information about this many people over this...
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 28 '15, 2:18pm
Replies: 122
Views: 2,514
Posted By silveroak
I will add this- those who sit and sneer at those...

I will add this- those who sit and sneer at those who used the site, who hold your noses aloft and declare this is something members on the site deserved- you are saying ore about yourselves than you...
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 28 '15, 2:16pm
Replies: 123
Views: 2,713
Posted By silveroak
There is a difference between statistical...

There is a difference between statistical analysis of a group and of an individual. If you poll 2000 people the ace of spades may be the most common choice in each poll for selecting a card, but that...
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 28 '15, 2:05pm
Replies: 271
Views: 5,366
Posted By silveroak
with differing analysis deciding we need to have...

with differing analysis deciding we need to have moved in completely opposite directions.
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 27 '15, 3:28pm
Replies: 122
Views: 2,514
Posted By silveroak
Here is my perspective- I was on Ashley Madison ...

Here is my perspective- I was on Ashley Madison
I started my account there during my last marriage, we had an open relationship and she lost interest in being a part of that but was fine with me...
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 26 '15, 2:37pm
Replies: 271
Views: 5,366
Posted By silveroak
you may not have been claiming it but you were...

you may not have been claiming it but you were doing it- climate change, for example, is settled science. This is not an opinion, it is fact. The same way it is fact that the earth is round. Denying...
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 25 '15, 7:03pm
Replies: 271
Views: 5,366
Posted By silveroak
um, no. It was an illustration that calling...

um, no. It was an illustration that calling something an opinion does not change it from opinion to a fact. Claiming that global warming is a opinion instead of a fact does not make it so. I did not...
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 23 '15, 9:59pm
Replies: 271
Views: 5,366
Posted By silveroak
It's not a straw man- the argument is essentially...

It's not a straw man- the argument is essentially that the site is biased because it shows Republicans lie significantly more often, with an a priori assumption that the two parties must be roughly...
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 22 '15, 3:24pm
Replies: 171
Views: 3,430
Posted By silveroak
I do not recall making this specific claim. I...

I do not recall making this specific claim. I have said that the public is not eailly led simply as a result of their being less educated, and that education has little to do with the ability to make...
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 22 '15, 3:18pm
Replies: 123
Views: 2,713
Posted By silveroak
actually my point is that random and...

actually my point is that random and unpredictable is not the same thing. If I roll a 6 sided die 120 times I have a fair idea what the distribution curve will look like. If we ask an individual to...
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 22 '15, 3:15pm
Replies: 271
Views: 5,366
Posted By silveroak
3:1 seems a bit low to me... I would have thought...

3:1 seems a bit low to me... I would have thought it closer to 5:1.
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 22 '15, 3:08pm
Replies: 271
Views: 5,366
Posted By silveroak
and some people claim that whether the earth is...

and some people claim that whether the earth is flat or round is a matter of opinion. The fact is that it is round. Republicans cal a lot of facts matters of opinion when they are not.
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 21 '15, 2:21pm
Replies: 171
Views: 3,430
Posted By silveroak
Does propaganda exist? Yes Are there cases of...

Does propaganda exist? Yes
Are there cases of the public being misled by news reports? Yes. the same was true as a result of newpaper reports in the 1800's, as well throughout the history of media....
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 21 '15, 1:11pm
Replies: 271
Views: 5,366
Posted By silveroak
If it can be assured that people will have enough...

If it can be assured that people will have enough to live on without making this a requirement of the business owner, then the cost to society is clearly the unemployment of those whom businesses do...
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