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by Jamie in Chile
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: My Actual Libertarian Experience
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Re: My Actual Libertarian Experience

PS I know libertarians hate high taxes, so I appreciate that this is a hard sell, but my point being is that it's a lesser of evils vs things being banned and vs the huge government that will be needed later to defeat climate change if we don't act now.
by Jamie in Chile
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: My Actual Libertarian Experience
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Re: My Actual Libertarian Experience

I think at this point I would not be willing to engage in debate with someone who denies climate change any more than I would be willing to debate with someone about whether cigarette smoke is harmful to the smoker, or whether 1 + 1 = 3 or whether it's 2. I think we have, by now, reached the point w...
by Jamie in Chile
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Would it be possible to have a conversation regarding the toleration of pussy grabbing presidents and pedophile protecti
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: Would it be possible to have a conversation regarding the toleration of pussy grabbing presidents and pedophile prot

Let's have some fun and some imagine what right wing people might say 50 years from today. "Of course open borders are a good idea, nobody in our party would deny that for a second, but we just feel that we are still 20 years away from achieving this and need the mass migrations to continue at a mor...
by Jamie in Chile
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Would it be possible to have a conversation regarding the toleration of pussy grabbing presidents and pedophile protecti
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: Would it be possible to have a conversation regarding the toleration of pussy grabbing presidents and pedophile prot

OK, you shouldn't say that - a sexual assault on a woman is a serious matter. That being said Trump's pussy grabbing comment really was locker room talk in the sense that he probably has never literally grabbed a pussy. He has grabbed other parts, but that was an exaggeration. The left does not need...
by Jamie in Chile
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst
Replies: 27
Views: 2075

Re: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst

Didn't read the discussion, because at a glance it didn't look very productive. I do agree with the original post though. I would add that it is inconsistent to criticize someone that gives money to Notre Dame if you wouldn't criticize a rich person that doesn't give to charity at all. Suggest at fi...
by Jamie in Chile
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Nuclear Energy in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 4691

Re: Nuclear Energy in 2019

Thanks for your answers. That's similar to what I read in some articles and TED talks.
by Jamie in Chile
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Nuclear Energy in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 4691

Re: Nuclear Energy in 2019

So, does anyone have a preference on going to thorium vs conventional nuclear? Why? Are there any hidden downsides to thorium that would still be the case even after it was established as a mature technology? Would it be cheaper, or more expensive (once established)? If anyone knows nothing about th...
by Jamie in Chile
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Cory Booker- Does He Have A Chance?
Replies: 14
Views: 991

Re: Cory Booker- Does He Have A Chance?

I think the odds are good. Now that you mention it. Is it 3 to 1 as in bet $1 to get $4 (that's what 3-1 means when quoted in UK sporting events, you get your $1 stake back PLUS $3) or do you mean bet $1 to get $3 total ($2 profit). If it's the former, take the bet, if it's the latter, perhaps, but ...
by Jamie in Chile
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Turned Vegan
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Turned Vegan

A lot of interesting things in this. Not least of which is that a youtube comment was actually useful. That may be a first. Are you willing to disclose which crazy youtuber it was. I think you should tell them that they made you vegan, I bet they would love to hear that.