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  • That Penn and Teller video was the first thing Ive ever seen about how bad the theocracy of Tibet before the Chinese dictatorship took over. It’s like choosing your poison. I want to read more. I am troubled, however, to see that Teller has no genitals or body hair. That poor man. At one time I wanted to raise a type of P…

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  • Unseen replied to the topic Attack on Islam in the forum Theism 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    The Middle East! I’m reminded of an old joke about two Jewish merchants talking after a Friday worship at the local temple.

    Ben: I lose $10 on every suit I sell.

    Sol: That’s terrible!

    Ben: Oh, it’s not so bad.

    Sol: Why is that?

    Ben: I make up for it with volume.

    Logic simply breaks down in the Middle East.

  • Unseen replied to the topic Group logo of Politics2020 in the forum Politics 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Here’s a campaign funding idea. Campaign donations are allowed up to some ungodly high limit. But the government’s Handicapper General (a character borrowed from a Kurt Vonnegut novel) would handicap the election by making up the difference for the candidate receiving less money. If one candidate receives $22 million in donations but the other…[Read more]

  • Unseen started the topic More on Consciousness in the forum Science 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    First, the sexiest mathematician I’ve ever seen discusses whether machines could be conscious. This is followed by some questions that were asked in a comment on her video.

    The comment:

    Medical science knows that people can function with only half a brain. It’s happened. Now, suppose in the future one…[Read more]

  • Unseen replied to the topic Attack on Islam in the forum Theism 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    It is only a matter of time.

    Pretty much. If a group of psychopaths can find a way to all come from muslim countries, train as pilots, log in the hours over the years, avoid suspicion and keep quiet the whole time…and eventually one day fly those planes into the pentagon and WTC, they can get around the great digital wall of china a…

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  • Unseen replied to the topic Attack on Islam in the forum Theism 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    There are too many bad things going on in the world.

    What puzzles me most is the silence from the Muslim world. The Taliban, that spews hate against the West for its “attack” on Islam has nothing to say about a full out assault by China. Radicals blew up a cafe in Denmark. ..this is a country that hasn’t participated in war in Musli…

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  • Unseen replied to the topic Equal Pay for Equal Work? in the forum Politics 3 weeks ago

    One major reason for discriminating against women, especially in businesses too small to be subject to fairness in hiring laws is a result of #MeToo.

    This sounds too much (to me) like framing the issue as if it’s the victim’s fault. Like, “How were you dressed when you got raped?”. Or it refocuses the issue a…

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  • The GOP only cares about money. For example, wasn’t it Pompeo who thought that melting North Pole ice created a shorter route for many ships to reach their ports than having to go through the Panama Canal?

    Think of the as the Glass Half Full Party.

  • Unseen replied to the topic Equal Pay for Equal Work? in the forum Politics 3 weeks ago

    @unseen I think your observation about the #metoo movement is totally bullshit. Speculation and personal opinion. Normal healthy male businessmen aren’t changing anything. Because they weren’t doing anything wrong to begin with and they still aren’t…. And it’s not making it any harder one way or another for a woman to get a job or ge…

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  • Unseen replied to the topic Equal Pay for Equal Work? in the forum Politics 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    One major reason for discriminating against women, especially in businesses too small to be subject to fairness in hiring laws is a result of #MeToo. Managers feel they take less risk of sexual harassment charges by simply keeping women away from the business entirely. And when they do hire women, they may only meet with them with a chaperone or…[Read more]

  • Unseen replied to the topic Equal Pay for Equal Work? in the forum Politics 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    @Davis I don’t believe any research can do more than indicate answers based on only those factors taken into account. Have all extant factors been taken into account? Who knows? What role does personal preference of a manager become unreasonable?

    Say I run a medium-sized business. I’m a distributor with about a couple hundred employees and a…[Read more]

  • Unseen replied to the topic Equal Pay for Equal Work? in the forum Politics 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    @unseen

    It might be time to change jobs and get a fresh start with another employer.

    Why in the world would that be a good idea?

    It sounds like you feel your progress is blocked where you are now.  What would it take you to seek a fairer employment situation.

  • Unseen replied to the topic Equal Pay for Equal Work? in the forum Politics 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    But how do you ascribe  value?

    I don’t ascribe value, they do. While your circumstances may have improved, you have to live with your history. It might be time to change jobs and get a fresh start with another empoloyer.

  • Unseen replied to the topic Equal Pay for Equal Work? in the forum Politics 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Another discussion about this? really?….The thing is there’s no way to make an apples to apples comparison. For example… The place that I work, I happened to know that there is a male employee who does the exact same job that I do. He makes $3.50 more an hour than I do. I have a masters degree, I am bilingual, and he has not. Shoul…

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  • As an aside, imagine if the government requires DNA to establish claims. Not sure I would love that.

    What database of slave DNA would be used? Also, it can be argued that not all American blacks are the descendants of slaves (Obama being an obvious example), and yet even these blacks suffer consequences that can be traced back to…[Read more]

  • I anticipate one argument against reparations will be: “The black slaves were bought from black vendors. Shouldn’t you be finding their relatives before you hit us up for reparations? Or at least, why don’t you explain why they shouldn’t owe you reparations as well?”

  • I’m an old guy. Elderly people suffer incredible abuse and discrimination. I want money. Send me some.

  • If anyone deserves compensation…how about women? See where this is headed?

  • You’re right, Davis, that in the United States we’ve evolved (DEvolved?) into a two-party, either/or, political system. However, now in the Democratic Party, there is a huge progressive movement moving the party further to the left, away from the “corporate Democrats” (Democrats who take corporate donations for funding) and if not this time, they…[Read more]

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