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  1. HB of CJ

    Why is war morally wrong?

    Historically wars were fought over Population Pressures. Economically Wars were/are fought over Resource Depletion. Politically wars were/are fought over Ideological Differences. Some scientists say wars are also fought throughout the animal and perhaps the plant kingdom; just at a different time and intensity scale. Perhaps Evolution is just another type of war. Sosss ... are wars morally justified? I dunno. Depends upon your point of view and the scope of ones horizons. Clear as mud. Hope this helps some.
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    solutions to overpopulation

    I may have already answered this. Dunno. The Earth Shall Abide. Die Back is Mother Natures way of correcting over population. Mankind is just another type of animal. Sooner or later a very large perhaps ongoing horrible natural event will severely cut back world human population. One way or another.
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    What kind of rock is this?

    Some sort of Obsidian/Shiest conglomerate? How would THAT be possible? Interesting "bubble craters". Or are they impact artifacts?
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    What are you reading?

    Plowing through all the volumes of "Game Of Thrones". Great reading. Slow going. Wish me luck. I have not seen the TV series ... yet.
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    Megatsunamis

    If and when the Antarctic Ross ice sheet "slips" into the ocean the tides will rise a few to several meters world wide. The tide will not recede. It probably would take a couple to three days world wide. If La Palma happens full tilt, (or drop) then the potential is for a very large tsunami occurring. A Megatsunami? Not likely put possible. Lots of discussion on both.
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    How Engine Braking Works

    The USA heavy truck industry, (perhaps world wide) for years had "engine brakes" that shut off the diesel fuel and slightly changed the timing of the exhaust(s) valves. This effectively turned the truck diesel engine into a large compressor, absorbing considerable power. While going down hill or slowing with the wheels driving the engine, this changed things greatly. The better more efficient engine brake designs absorbed almost as much HP braking as the engine produced pulling. If memory serves about 30% of the absorbed energy went out the exhaust pipe as noise and about 70% was absorbed by the cooling system.
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    Is a man with a gun the strongest predator on earth?

    Not so much dangerous weapons. Only dangerous people. Or dangerous individuals. Also remember that Man Kind always run in packs.
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    A safe propane storage?

    iNow nailed it and thank you. Propane tanks can now be manufactured specifically for underground direct burial installations. Expensive but nice. The long on going concern with propane is that the gas is heavier than air and will seek out low spots to accumulate waiting for an explosive mixture with the atmosphere and a handy ever present ignition source, whatever that source may be. Basements beckon badly. Boom. As already known the storage age life of propane is near indefinite. Perfect for long term continuous use or for emergency backup. Many gasoline and diesel engines can be manufactured to run efficiently on propane. Generators. Water pumps. Whatever. Kitchen appliances also. Water heaters. Space heaters. Clothes dryers. Emergency or dedicated propane lighting. Automotive uses. Even motorcycles. Drones? Dunno that. Retired Fire Service
  9. A large subduction zone earthquake would do it. After the shaking stops a large area might permanently sink several feet. Usually along ocean coastlines. The Pacific Northwest Cascadian Subduction Zone USA earthquake could do this. Even after some liquefaction or a very large tsunami run up. Such a mega quake would deter or slow down emergency response in some places for many months .... possibly in some area for years. A new coast line.
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    Democrats Get CRUSHED in 2018 Midterms!

    My view only which is usually correct. Usually. If the DEMOS self destruct and the REPUBS sweep all the races, then perhaps, (perhaps only) our Constitutional Republic will start to swing back to our absolutely necessary Conservative Origins. But ... understand we have but one power base in the USA with two divisions. Until that changes we are just imagining a better future. My opinion only.
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    how to lose weight?

    It would be best if you talk to your personal MD.
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    Supreme Court as an extension of partisanship

    The way it is ... The CONSTITUTION is deeply chiseled in hard granite. The AMENDMENT process allows additions. Only done rarely in over 220 years. Congress CAN NOT pass any law the voters wish. Lots of folks here with a poor understanding as to how the US Constitution works. I wonder if they could even pass a US Citizenship test. Or if they are even US Citizens. Yikes! The US Constitution is most certainly NOT a living document. It can be AMENDED but not changed. Original intent. You gotta have it or you have noting left original. Common words of that time with definitions of that time. 1789 or so? A long time ago. Do not try to put something in that does not belong today. Conservative means keeping what your have. More yikes! Rant: How many sheeple er people here own firearms? How many own semi auto weapons? How many here legally own machine guns? Now many here know how to use a firearm? The Second Amendment is NOT about hunting. It IS ABOUT the armed citizen, (YOU) being able to shrug off or defeat an out of control government. Think it through. Very scary indeed. Rant complete. Thank you.
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    Supreme Court as an extension of partisanship

    The United States Constitution is not perfect, but very close. The SCOTUS Justices are nominated by the President and confirmed by the US Senate. Perhaps it is another example of the need of knowledgeable US Citizenship. Voting is precious. Use it wisely. And ... in the final reflection Everything Is Political. The US Constitution is NOT a living document. It is pretty much etched deeply in stone. To change any part of it is to change the United States. We have had a long walk in the sun.
  14. Designed implies an agency or perhaps a creator. The human body is just another successful way of surviving changing environmental conditions. Evolution suggests all the human body has to do is make it to the reproductive age, then reproduce. After that age nothing really matters but there must have been some advantage to having extra bodies around. The family or tribal group. Lots of interesting bad designs within the human body. Lots of wondrous marvels also. Billions of years of evolution.
  15. World History. If one wants peace be prepared for war. Respectfully.