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    Climate change

    Im confused. I never said if i was for or against human influenced climate change. I merely pointed out that weather and vlikwtecare very different things. Nevertheless, we inmthevafgluent west are not going yo be badly affectded by climate change. It is those in poorer countries who will...
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    Climate change

    Funny but you need to note tgat climate and weather are very different things. People are terrible at noticing change over a long period of time. Summers were always a hotter and winters colder in previous years.
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    Make yourself at home

    That would be fine of that was what the law said, but it doesn't.
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    Make yourself at home

    And the difference between an "illegal" who does this and a "legal" who does this is what exactly? Anyone can biuy a new identity if they really want to. The fact you hit and run makes little difference if you are never identified, or was the driver identified? If not, how doyou know he was an...
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    Make yourself at home

    You can apply, you are not required to. The majority of "illegal aliens" arrived legally and overstayed. This, by most metrics is the vast majority but the focus is on the small percentage you come to the border. This is dog whistle politics. Use highly visible cases to illustrate a point that...
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    Make yourself at home

    But these people have not broken any laws. You can claim asylum when you enter the country, not before. "Illegal entry" is trumped by the claim of asylum following entry...
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    Pub signs...............................

    another of mine...written by the lovely Suzikat
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    Pub signs...............................

    That's one of mine!
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    what IS a man?!

    What is a man? Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. Woody in Toy Story Tootsie in Tootsie. Many many examples can be culled from film and literature. The ability to beat soemone bloody is not required. The ability to understand points of view other than you own should be.
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    Visiting Ohio, what should I do?

    I went in 2017. It was a great time. Visited the Rock'nRoll place, watched a Browns game. Went to a state park and then drove up to Niagara. If you haven't made that journey, then I suggest you do so at the soonenst time possible. A world site that does not let you down.
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    Climate change

    Climate change is happening all around us. The evidence is very clear. How much is caused by human action may be up for debate but the reality is it doesn't much matter the cause if you are suffering the effect. The main reason not to do anything about it is economic but if we encourage the...
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    innocent until proven guilty?

    And that is why vigillante actions are very very seldom a good idea. We may not like the ponderous nature of the law, but it prevents this.
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    Visiting Ohio, what should I do?

    The wine thing surprised me. Ohio wine is not a well know world vintage!
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    Go fund me healthcare?

    No problem with the go fund me, it's the concept that it is needed to pay for healthcare I have problems with.
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    Go fund me healthcare?

    Economically (at a macro scale) this sort of necessity is a very bad idea.
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    Go fund me healthcare?

    What is going on. Two people I know, both middle-aged and witundecent jobs gavecstarted gongund me campaigns due to healthcare costs. One for his down and the other after a tick bite. Is this a sensible way to use resources?
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    Make yourself at home

    But you can be a legal immigrant despite entering the country illegally or undocumentedly.
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    Thaw with North Korea?

    And your point is? Yes, things have got uch worse for the average citizen. This means it is less likely that the ruling class, for whom things are good, are likely to with to liberalise and let the population know what is possible,
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    Thaw with North Korea?

    His countries population may not be expanding but it's not diminishing that much.
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    Thaw with North Korea?

    Don't fool yourself. He knows what life can be like. He's been expensively educated abroad and lives in luxury. It may not be in his interests to make the people's life better.