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    The Donald Trump Thread

    The purges, the gulags, the mass slaughter. Russia and the former USSR is a graveyard for around 60 million slaughtered by their own governments. Then there's the various satellite states that held their populations under the iron heel of communist totalitarianism. East Germany, Czechoslovakia...
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    The Donald Trump Thread

    I think I'd take a thousand years of Bush and Reagan over Trump at this point.
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    The Donald Trump Thread

    Is this you trying to justify backing his actions? I consider the murder of journalists (of which dozens have been), opposition leaders (Nemtsov), and dissidents (Litvenyenko) to be among the worst qualities of the worst and most tyrannical regimes. Your response, which I have no doubt you'll...
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    The Donald Trump Thread

    Russia's economy is the size of Italy's and it's military is inferior to the vastly more modern NATO members. However, what gives it parity with NATO is its nuclear weapons. So yes, it is very much in Putin's interests to project a strong man image.
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    The Donald Trump Thread

    Why on earth would the west want a conflict with Russia? What possible endgame would be considered a 'win' from the worst case scenario of a nuclear exchange? Because I have news for you, the billions of dollars these companies would make will mean sweet FA in a world reduced to a radioactive...
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    The Donald Trump Thread

    I have to tip my fedora to you Hurm, there are some people who are REALLY clinging on and will never let go. You do at least have a threshold to which your principles can be stretched.
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    Videos for anxiety

    I've found this one is quite good
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    Is matter conscious?

    I'm going to take a position of pissing everyone off by arguing that, whilst I don't think the brain is the be all and end all of consciousness, I nonetheless think it is hugely important in how the phenomena is expressed in the world. Even if one uses the TV analogy for consciousness, one has...
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    The Donald Trump Thread

    I have to say Hurm, I admire the fact you acknowledge a breaking point over your support for Trump. So many do not have one, and to be fair, it is the same for those on the left too. Like Corbyn, who, whilst I admire as a person, is so ineffective as an opposition than he is effectively...
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    Where is everyone from?

    Heh, I actually grew up in Poole. Lived there from about 12-24 years old.
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    Where is everyone from?

    It is a magnificent city, and country overall. It's just a pity the ANC is shitting over Mandela's legacy and then some.
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    Where is everyone from?

    Born in Cape Town. Lived in the UK for most of my life
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    The Donald Trump Thread

    Wow, I'm not universally opposed to intervention, but I would never describe war in such loving terms. WWII was probably a necessity, but I doubt anyone bar the odd nutter would go teary eyed over killing people.
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    The Donald Trump Thread

    Could it be FDRS, back from the wilderness, the primordial essence of the internet, born anew?
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    In new film The Discovery, the knowledge that heaven exists leads to an epidemic of suicides. The co

    Early humans, however, even hunter gatherers still held to some sort of belief though. Theirs was a more universal, animist view, where everything was sentient to some degree, and they themselves were animals and part of the cosmic order. However, this is a far cry from the hard materialist view...
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    The (im)morality of abortion

    With regards to ideology, I agree. The ultra far left and the ultra far right are practically the same thing. The only thing different is the 'excuse' for mass slaughter and the face behind it. Both use propaganda, indoctrination, institutions, and coercion to dehumanise and exterminate certain...
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    What are you listening to?

    Greydon Square, the atheist rapper, though I listening to his other songs he seems quite inclined to philosophical questions about consciousness and the origin of the universe, and the nature of reality that are pretty open ended. He poses questions rather than simple answers which is nice.
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    What are you listening to?

    Ah excellent. It's a cracking book 'The Forever War'
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    The Donald Trump Thread

    Irrelevant, the administration has repeatedly targeted and tarred certain organisations, and then has seen fit to prevent some of them from attending a briefing on friday in a manner that is unprecedented. Second, I will not 'get a grip' whilst cornerstones of democratic society, the judiciary...
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    The Donald Trump Thread

    I Might add it disturbs the shit out of me when I find myself in agreement with a I don't think Obama did personally, it was officials in his admin, and this was rightly taken to task by other members of the media, and if it was Obama, I wholeheartedly condemn him for it. I like PBO but he's...
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