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zapatos last won the day on October 31

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About zapatos

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    St. Louis
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    BS, MBA
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    Cosmology
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    Scientific and Medical Publishing

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  1. YJ02 is a big boy and has had every opportunity to clarify his assertion. I don't think he needs you speaking for him. And if it was simply hyperbole and he only now chooses to tell us then we are again wasting our time. What is the point of having a debate if you can later say "I know I let you think that while we were talking, but only now will I tell you what I really meant."
  2. Perhaps the lever or switch can only be seen at night (perhaps under a full moon) due to the Purkinje effect. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purkinje_effect
  3. I feel pretty confident that it will indeed lead to further polarization. I could be wrong of course but I suspect that a reasonable review of the evidence will lead people to conclude that Trump did indeed commit impeachable acts. I also feel that a majority of Trump supporters either are not reasonable in their review of the evidence, or do not care one way or the other what the evidence says. It is also my opinion that people who were on the fence and now choose to vote for Trump due to the impeachment inquiry, are not terribly reasonable people. In other words, the impeachment will have a negligible effect on the outcome of the election. However, my opinion of who is reasonable and who is not is irrelevant. Some will vote for Trump because he could indeed shoot someone on 5th Ave. and get away with it. Some will vote for him simply because he has an "R" next to his name on the ballot. Some because they hate liberals/liberalism that much. I think that anyone who is a centrist and votes for Trump due to the impeachment was not really on the fence in the first place. And none of that has any impact on whether or not I think the impeachment should proceed. I believe the evidence supports the assertion that Trump committed impeachable offenses and therefore should be impeached. I don't care if the people involved are biased against him or not as long as the evidence supports an impeachment. I don't care how many people are offended by impeachment. I didn't care how many people were offended by the Civil Rights Act, or the recognition of the rights of gays to marry. I think some things you do because it is the right thing to do.
  4. Hmm. For me it is right there when I "Edit Profile". Don't know why you are not seeing it. May need a moderator to step in and help you.
  5. No kidding. I'm so tired of people who pull this stuff out of their asses, believe it passionately, and cannot believe someone has a nerve to question where they get their information. It's a fucking science forum.
  6. At the risk of making you feel I am trying to shut down the speech and opinion of someone like you, would it be too much to ask for some evidence to support the above claim?
  7. Google the R value of plastic and metal.
  8. You certainly didn't receive a clear answer.
  9. It's a shame that debate has not moved beyond petty insults and toilet humor.
  10. I don't object to discussing specifics when asked.
  11. This is why it pains me to join these types of discussions. If people refuse to discuss specifics, use generalities as evidence, claim responses are an unfair attempt to stifle speech, then all we are left with is useless 'debate' based on 'feelings' about who is right and who is wrong. To shamefully steal from Bill S... It is a debate between idiots*, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. *not directed at anyone here, that was part of the quote
  12. Drop down on the upper right of the screen. Choose "profile". Choose "Edit Profile".
  13. If you are going to tie the lack of progress on the homeless situation, high drug prices and many other items to the impeachment, you'll need to show the cause and effect. Were these things being address prior to the impeachment hearings and they are now on hold? Are bills on hold until after the impeachment? If not, then it is not reasonable to tie them together. It makes it look like you are just looking for an excuse to stop the impeachment, just like the Republicans have been looking for excuses. How would you suggest the Democrats change their approach to the impeachment process in order to ensure the process is not tainted by personal contempt? What exactly have they done that has not followed the rules, or what piece of evidence presented seems far-fetched? Who are you quoting here? If no one, then you are just creating straw men. Exactly what have the Democrats done in the impeachment process that is not legitimate? Please be specific. Well, that's a shame. But what are you going to do? We can't very well stop legal proceedings just because some people don't like them. If we let public opinion hold sway over the rule of law we would not have enforced civil rights in the South, pursued impeachment against Nixon, prosecuted those who blow up abortion clinics, or fight against those who don't want some US citizens to have equal rights because of the gender of the person they love. Sometimes you just have to say "fuck it", and do what you believe to be the right thing regardless of what people might think of you.
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