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  1. about 3 hours ago on Tim Campbell

    Thank you again. Yes, that all makes sense to me; however, I worry about the long term effect globally. I do begin to wonder how all this may resonate as the climate crisis accelerates and life essentials (food and water) become problematic.

  2. about 7 hours ago on Clay Jones

    But it’s still a joke to the rest of us…

  3. about 7 hours ago on ViewsMidEast

    I’m sure Bleibel does not like him.

  4. about 8 hours ago on ViewsAsia

    For all you who dismiss the Philippines as corrupt, well, yes, there is corruption, and the Marcos and Duterte families certainly work from that corruption. But one must also attribute some of this to the role of social media there. Leni Robredo, the major opposition candidate, is not corrupt, but she was mercilessly lambasted on Facebook, even being accused of murdering her husband (he died in an accident, and she stepped up to take up his mantle in government). Given the probability that the election of Trump in 2016 was heavily influenced by Facebook, we haven’t too much room to point fingers at corruption winning elections.

  5. about 8 hours ago on Ted Rall

    When does one become a human being? Is it at the formation of a zygote, i.e., at the fusion of ovum and sperm because it is now a diploid cell? But adult humans are constantly shedding diploid cells throughout their lives. Is it at 2 weeks when gastrulation of the embryo occurs in which the ordering and individuality of the organism (or organisms if twinning occurred) is defined? Or is it at the beginning of organized brain activity at 24-27 weeks? Since death is usually defined as the end of brain activity, there is a symmetry to that criterion. Or is it when the fetus has developed to a degree that it is viable outside the uterus, also at about 24 weeks? Or is it at birth? Is there in fact any instant of time at which it can be said this is a human being or is being a human being a process, not a single distinct step?

    https://theconversation.com/when-human-life-begins-is-a-question-of-politics-not-biology-165514

  6. about 8 hours ago on Tim Campbell

    Yes. Thank you. The value of capital assets has always been a difficult concept for me because it has always seemed to me to be based on intangibles, that an asset has a value because we agree that it has a value. So at this point then there is a mismatch between the symbol of value (printed money) and the perceived agreed value of the asset?

  7. about 8 hours ago on Clay Jones

    Except “Birds aren’t real” which was started to make fun of MAGAts.

  8. about 8 hours ago on Clay Jones

    The joke is in the “birds aren’t real” balloon.

  9. about 8 hours ago on Clay Jones

    Ya gotta give Clay credit for the amount of work and thought he puts into his cartoons. I loved that he included “Birds aren’t real”.

  10. about 8 hours ago on John Deering

    No, it was basically the US and NATO allies who wanted that corrupt prosecutor fired.

    https://news.yahoo.com/ukraines-parliament-sacks-corruption-tainted-prosecutor-150811604.html