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  1. Depends entirely on the criminal and the nature of the crime they’re considering... plus their motivations for considering it... but, in most cases, no. It would teach people to avoid getting caught, not to avoid the crime.
  2. Nature is under no obligation to behave in ways intuitive to our feeble ape minds. Your personal incredulity isn’t relevant. In that case, you should spend more time asking questions and educating yourself from others who do understand those things than you spend on making stuff up.
  3. No. Light doesn’t accelerate. It travels at constant speed.
  4. Politics. More to the point, to appease a bunch of hysterical voters worried about the deteriorating “moral fabric” of the nation. That those old policies are changing and community support for doing so is rapidly advancing.
  5. Perhaps more apropos: Shouldn't we ensure due process for every one of our citizens before we allow agents of the state to put them to death?
  6. When we look only at the specific circumstances of individual situations, we sometimes miss the decades long trends they feed. When we focus on individual trees, we sometimes forget they exist in a much larger forest. This isn’t happening to white people, and that’s not because white people are less violent or committing fewer crimes. This isn’t happening in our military or in our fire departments or even in our libraries and grocery stores. This is happening with our police. Regularly. Recurrently. Ridiculously.
  7. I see. Thanks for clarifying that you’re arguing against a strawman. I never claimed nor suggested that presidents can’t INFLUENCE legislation.
  8. Again, I feel the need to give commenters here a remedial civics lesson. Congress makes laws, not presidents. That's quite a claim, but really conspiracy theories have no place here. Please support or retract it. Hyperbole, much? You should consider looking into his history and past experience. It's not hard to understand "how such a person" can grasp and connect with the suffering of others.
  9. First, I appreciate your viewpoint. You're kind and authentic in the way you share it, and you always argue in good faith. Thank you for that. It matters. Second, my viewpoint doesn't necessarily disagree with the items you highlight. He should have renewed his license sticker. He should have addressed the warrant, or avoided whatever behavior led to it in the first place. He also shouldn't have tried leave. All points are valid. I'd be a ridiculous fool to argue with them. Where I come down, however, is that none of those things should result in a death penalty result. So what if h
  10. Much of the discussion above reminded us how police in America face higher levels of danger due to how many guns there are in America. It’s a fair point, but even when considered misses the mark a bit about which citizens are getting gunned down by law enforcement. The below chart was summarized by Axios based on the database of information available here: https://link.axios.com/click/23513096.12/aHR0cHM6Ly9tYXBwaW5ncG9saWNldmlvbGVuY2Uub3JnLz91dG1fc291cmNlPW5ld3NsZXR0ZXImdXRtX21lZGl1bT1lbWFpbCZ1dG1fY2FtcGFpZ249c2VuZHRvX2xvY2FsbmV3c2xldHRlcnRlc3Qmc3RyZWFtPXRvcA/600a1412c7007c4fabd64e23B1
  11. That’s wonderful! It looks like you used solid pieces and not just veneer over plywood. I also like the inlay in your floor
  12. Doubtful Super glad you shared, but this is a thread about minimum wage
  13. Lol. Thx. This one was the hardest thing I’ve built to date. It all started with a sketch that I transferred to 1/4” plywood for templates. The templates were then used for my rough cuts. Base is cherry. The ribbon you see on the exterior is also the interior floor of the box. It’s a species similar to Paduuk. Top is zebrawood. Took a 2-pc template, flipped one piece, and cut the curve into the zebrawood so the grain would form a V shape when squished back together with wood glue. Between the curvy zebrawood halves I laminated two super thin strips of maple to form the midrib. Maple
  14. They remind me of schools of fish, just “swimming” through a different fluid.
  15. There’s an old saying about how campaigns are written in poetry whereas legislation and governance is written in prose. You’re welcome to your feelings, but feels rather nit picky to me. YMMV You mean other than injecting $6T into the economy and coordinating 3Million daily vaccine shots, while also organizing climate commitments from other nations, readying the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan by 9/11, and addressing a surge of migrants on the southern border in a humane way... And all within their first 75 days in office? Not to put too fine a point on it, but your critici
  16. You might be forgetting that Congress writes legislation, not the executive branch. Biden and Kamala will support and sign it if it passed, that’s all.
  17. My latest completed build. Harder than anticipated with all of the curvy shapes and multiple species of wood, but super pleased with how it’s turned out. ✌️
  18. Just put it in the same shielded box you built to protect your DVDs
  19. It involves chemistry. In our brains. Like all other mental phenomena
  20. Is the anger you feel something that can be used to make the situation better? If so, then there’s no need for anger. Focus on making things better. If not, then your anger is only distracting you from finding those things that can help. Anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. Try exercise and meditation instead, or whatever brings you joy.
  21. Nope. Barely know or care who you are And science doesn't deal in proof. Lastly, I'll just highlight that you keep conflating depression with major depressive disorders. It's funny how in support of this comment you made: "no one knows how antidepressants work!" ... you've supplied the following link which describes how they work. https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(21)00077-5?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS0092867421000775%3Fshowall%3Dtrue#secsectitle0010
  22. As someone currently living in Iowa, I'll just highlight that yet again our OP is working from cartoonish misrepresentations of reality. Farmers are not mah and pah style couples like American Gothic holding a pitch fork in overalls with a coupla kids and chickens running around. Farms that feed the world are MASSIVE agribusinesses using MASSIVE agri-technology from seed producers and equipment manufacturers. Farming at this agribusiness scale is also a heavily invested in by billionaires in China and Saudi Arabia and other countries. It's time to lose the idea of a dude with 3-teeth chewing o
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