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Just Shmooze / Re: Are we going too far?
« on: Yesterday at 11:56:14 PM »

Remember when people made fun of the slippery slope argument (like, a couple of weeks ago)?

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Just Shmooze / Re: “Conservative” Supreme Court turns Liberal
« on: Yesterday at 08:14:10 PM »
They don't support school vouchers. That is way different than school choice. You are joking I hope.

(Some) Republicans have been fighting for exactly this for years.

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Just Shmooze / Re: “Conservative” Supreme Court turns Liberal
« on: Yesterday at 06:48:22 PM »
Which kids? All kids, or the ones attending private schools? Who says what’s good for the kids?

Do you mean it is beneficial for *society* for all parents to have a choice where they send their children?

I think his point is that he doesn't want those that are going to send to private school regardless to get vouchers.

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Just Shmooze / Re: “Conservative” Supreme Court turns Liberal
« on: Yesterday at 06:19:49 PM »
If you real believe in school choice then let everyone choose there school as long as they meet the requirements for the school.

I'm all for it. I still think that something is better than nothing.

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Just Shmooze / Re: “Conservative” Supreme Court turns Liberal
« on: Yesterday at 04:01:10 PM »
Look at it this way. Say public school is 8k for a 5th grader. The feds offer a 5k voucher, scholarship or what ever you want to call it.  How does that help the minorities with what you call partial school choice?

It helps them because instead of being forced to come up with $8k to send to private school they have to come up with $3k.

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Did he or didn't he say the BLM mural is a "symbol of hate"?

Yes.

Is the BLM organization a hate group?

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Just Shmooze / Re: Is It Ethical?
« on: Yesterday at 09:45:54 AM »
Is it ethical… had a $100 Jet credit which I used. Jet closed down so they sent out checks for the remaining balance of ppls credit. I got a $100 check. Is it ethical to deposit it?

What happens if you don't deposit it? Do they keep the money, or does it go to some kind of unclaimed funds account and eventually go to the government?

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Just Shmooze / Re: Evolution and the age of the universe
« on: June 30, 2020, 11:29:02 PM »
This is an interesting position that I don't think I've heard before. Essentially you are saying (I don't want to put words in your mouth) the world as it exists today very well could have been formed over billions of years of evolution, but is it just wasn't. Is that a fair representation?

Somewhat. I'm saying that if the laws of nature always existed (which is an idea that I find theologically problematic) the only possible (albeit implausible) way for the world to have come into existence would leave fossils.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Evolution and the age of the universe
« on: June 30, 2020, 06:13:04 PM »
What does this have to do with the world being created old? You can ask why many things were created.

I wrote that in response to this;
Weirdest thing about this theory is the world being created with dinosaur bones buried in it.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Evolution and the age of the universe
« on: June 30, 2020, 06:11:39 PM »
i have heard many times that dinosaurs existed and were destroyed in the Mabul because they were the result of immorality at the time which occurred even between the animals ( animals mating with other animals not their own )

Do you know of a makor for that?

1 - ה' told Noach to take "מכל החי" which would seem to refute that pshat.

2 - from a scientific perspective, dating of the fossils would seem to indicate that they are older than that, although that might be explained by the changing circumstances (including the mabul itself) which might make them seem older, and the difficulty in extrapolating from a limited perspective.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Evolution and the age of the universe
« on: June 30, 2020, 06:02:01 PM »
why are dinosaurs part of the laws of nature

By the laws of nature there would have been species that went extinct in the time that the world was perceived to have existed.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Evolution and the age of the universe
« on: June 30, 2020, 04:59:25 PM »
answering that the world was created old doesnt answer why there would be dinosaur bones created as well

Yes it does. Creating an old world means creating everything that would exist if the world came to be by the laws of nature.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Evolution and the age of the universe
« on: June 30, 2020, 04:36:00 PM »
No, the point of your post. I didn't get it.

My point was that because the world was created fully formed (as if it was old) I don't why the existence of dinosaur fossils are any harder to understand than the existence of any of the other things the would not have needed to be present in a world created יש מאין.

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Just Shmooze / Re: “Conservative” Supreme Court turns Liberal
« on: June 30, 2020, 10:38:48 AM »

When is the last time there decision made a difference in your life?

Days since last SCOTUS decision that will affect my life: 0

Espinoza v. Montana Dept. of Revenue

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Just Shmooze / Re: Evolution and the age of the universe
« on: June 30, 2020, 09:36:11 AM »
What's the point?

Of creating a fully formed world?

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