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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Died Suddenly
« on: December 28, 2022, 03:22:29 AM »
Other than this specific example the document generalizes it as $2,000 worth of fraud or $85,000 worth of fraud. Why not specify the worst example rather than the most laughable one? The example undermines the rest.
How much fraud must he commit before you think that it's a crime deserving of losing his license?

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Superhero Movies & Comics General
« on: December 20, 2022, 12:36:11 AM »
Well, Nicolas Cage was cast as Superman.  Mercifully, the project died, but it was a close call.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 18, 2022, 04:45:34 PM »
10% commission on every resale?  How does that work?
More or less like this: https://certhis.io/nft-royalties-commissions

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 18, 2022, 03:13:47 AM »
And they sold out.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-63995563

Yeah, I'm really starting to wonder if that wasn't a money laundering scheme.

The sales raised about $450k which seems like a not worthwhile amount to launder for the company Trump keeps.
They sold 45000 of them at just under $100 each, for nearly $4.5 million. Additionally, they get a 10% commission on every single resale in perpetuity. I have a feeling this was a bigger grift than you are giving it credit for.
Maybe, maybe not.  I doubt that it'll be long before Trump NFTs tank like just about every other NFT.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 16, 2022, 11:42:59 PM »
Not misinformation.  Alternative facts.

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: How do FE meteors work
« on: December 15, 2022, 12:30:36 AM »
Perhaps you should also look at the entry on Universal Acceleration.  Universal, as in, it accelerates the entire universe (except for things on the the surface of the earth and some undetermined distance above).

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Parental Licensing and Why We Need It
« on: December 15, 2022, 12:08:54 AM »
Again, basic parenting isn't really a matter of intelligence.
I never said it was.  I also never said anything about an IQ test being a criteria for a parenting license.

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: The cosmos, confusion, and further understanding
« on: December 13, 2022, 11:26:46 PM »
Just out of curiosity, have you tried doing a Google search for commercial satellite imagery?  It's a multi-billion dollar industry and I'm thinking that their customers would be more than just a bit irate if all of that imagery turned out to be fake.

Just their customers? Wouldnt you be irate too?
Me irate?  Why?  I don't need satellite imagery in my day to day job or life.  However, there are any number of different industries that do rely on satellite imagery being accurate and informative.

Satellite images are one of the most powerful and important tools we have for monitoring the earth. They track the physical environment (water, air, land, vegetation) and the changing human footprint across the globe. Satellite imagery is used to measure, identify and track human activity.

Satellite images have many applications for instance in meteorology and weather forecasting,  fishing, oceanography, agriculture, conservation, forestry, landscape analysis, geology, mapping, regional planning, environmental assessment, intelligence, warfare and education.  In education, satellite images are present in textbooks and online as support for maps, graphs and text.

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: The cosmos, confusion, and further understanding
« on: December 13, 2022, 03:48:31 AM »
'We' can allegedly see stars and galaxies light years away. We can see craters on the moon from 250,000 miles away. But we cant see the top of a mountain (even better a person on top of that mountain) from a front elevation of the globe from a few miles up and capture that image as its peak projects horizontally away from the globe. That would stop in its tracks any further debate on this subject. It would prove a global earth. No formulas, equations, theories or experiments. Just a simple photograph. There has to be a reason that none exist.
Just out of curiosity, have you tried doing a Google search for commercial satellite imagery?  It's a multi-billion dollar industry and I'm thinking that their customers would be more than just a bit irate if all of that imagery turned out to be fake.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Now Playing
« on: December 13, 2022, 02:10:30 AM »

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Parental Licensing and Why We Need It
« on: December 13, 2022, 01:25:25 AM »
It's a reactive system. Neighbors, friends, and family, all have a social responsibility to report.
Which is exactly the problem; people don't get reported until it's too late and the damage is already done.  Rushy is proposing a proactive system requiring any prospective parents to prove that they are qualified to bear and raise children.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Parental Licensing and Why We Need It
« on: December 11, 2022, 11:39:51 PM »
Over half the states in the US, including liberal sanctuaries like California, New York, and Vermont allow, and indeed still engage in, forced sterilization of undesirables. Laws allowing this have been created even in recent years.
So, what procedure does one need to go through to not be forcibly sterilized in those states?

Well, if it is noticed that you are too dumb or deformed, you can be sterilized against your will. The solution to that is not to draw attention to yourself that you are overly dumb or deformed.
So there's nothing stopping irresponsible or undesirable people flying under the radar from making babies that they can't or won't support.  Good to know.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Parental Licensing and Why We Need It
« on: December 11, 2022, 11:01:09 PM »
Over half the states in the US, including liberal sanctuaries like California, New York, and Vermont allow, and indeed still engage in, forced sterilization of undesirables. Laws allowing this have been created even in recent years.
So, what procedure does one need to go through to not be forcibly sterilized in those states?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Parental Licensing and Why We Need It
« on: December 11, 2022, 10:24:34 PM »
Do you have any evidence that there are no regulations included under the term "family law"?
Are there any family laws that dictate who is allowed to bear children?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Parental Licensing and Why We Need It
« on: December 11, 2022, 06:57:49 PM »
China had it going on for decades. We can probably look to their One-Child thing to see how such functioned and resulted.
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Laws, propaganda, surveillance, fines, penalties, exceptions, contraception, abortions, sterilizations...Pretty much all you need, the whole shootin' match.
Yes, a totalitarian state like China is probably the only way that such a program could work.  Although it looks like Indonesia is working on their version of it.
https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/05/asia/indonesia-new-code-passed-sex-cohabitation-intl-hnk/index.html

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Parental Licensing and Why We Need It
« on: December 11, 2022, 12:09:52 AM »
Too bad we'll never get it.  Just think of all of the missed opportunities.

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: The cosmos, confusion, and further understanding
« on: December 10, 2022, 05:18:17 PM »
This sort of thing would be ideal for David Attenboroughs 'Planet' series...

Right, because David Attenborough would never do anything to deceive us.

It’s about time we recognised that nature documentary makers regularly deceive us – and we’re partly to blame

Over and over we hear revelations that scenes are staged and mischaracterised, yet David Attenborough seems to remain beyond reproach in the eyes of the British public

Why take anyone else's word for it when you can  just go to the beach and look for yourself?

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Flat Earth Theory / Re: The cosmos, confusion, and further understanding
« on: December 09, 2022, 11:57:43 PM »
It might be credible if this video had been an 'official' and authentic recording.
What "official" agency do you suppose would be recording such videos and why would you believe them?  We all know how "official" agencies lie all the time.

It could quite easily be CGI.
It can also be independently recreated by anyone with the appropriate consumer grade equipment.

The word 'debunked' usually means someone has deliberately set out to prove something wrong rather than just to stumble upon something.
What makes you think that whoever recorded that video didn't deliberately set out to prove that the FE claims about ships and the horizon are wrong?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Died Suddenly
« on: December 08, 2022, 01:59:57 AM »
won't be able to hide the sudden deaths
Seems like they've been doing a pretty good job so far.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 06, 2022, 11:13:12 PM »
Which would mean lost "income" that could well greatly exceed $1.6m fine. Often times it's not the felony penalty that gets you it's the implications going forward of being a felon.
Good luck getting any government contracts with a felony conviction.
    The U.S. government finalized regulations amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) that will affect an estimated 350,000 federal contractors.

    The final rule prohibits federal agencies from entering into contracts with corporations that have any unpaid federal tax liabilities or felony convictions, unless the agency has first considered suspension and debarment.

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