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I didn't say anything you just stated

So try again.

The discussion in this particular thread was "was Stalin a bad guy or not," anything else is an assumption made by you.

The problem with the entire series is that Stone downplays all the bad of everyone else, and plays up all the bad of America, instead of giving a more balanced view, which would be a thing called "the truth."

Just a lopsided continuation of shit.

or maybe

The family provided them with pictures so they could make a composite?

Maybe Humans grow in predictable ways so we can make age progression photos so we can put them on the backs of milk cartons?

Maybe the feds have been working on this stuff for years, and you didn't notice?

Maybe people older then 24 don't change much in 5 years, barring disease, so it's easier to do age progression?

Hair grows in predictable ways?

I know all these things are hard to conceive, but just have an open mind.

So you care nothing for actual equality

Just payback.

Video games have been around for 40 years

I'm still surprised when a women says she likes video games.

after 40 years of change, you gotta think it's something more then gender roles.

There's something else going on.

Which, to be clear, relates back to women doing geek things.

The ones that get past that and decide to go into a techy field anyway rapidly discover that CS and IT fields are usually a hostile environment for women.

I've met a few women who did CS and tech stuff, and they held onto their jobs for quite a few years, so I don't think it's as wide spread as you point out.

No, the theory hasn't existed for millennia

the form hasn't existed for millennia.

The dominant economic theory was Mercantilism.

Mercantilism is the economic doctrine that government control of foreign trade is of paramount importance for ensuring the prosperity and military security of the state. In particular, it demands a positive balance of trade. Mercantilism dominated Western European economic policy and discourse from the 16th to late-18th centuries.

Which is opposed to capitalism, which says the government should stay out.

Before that was feudalism, which is an economic and political theory in which only the rich are the aristocrats.

You really should read up on these things.

PS. just because you have a steam engine doesn't mean you have a internal combustion engine, though the two use some of the same parts.

Just because there is an exchange of printed money doesn't mean it's capitalism.

Yep, nothing like ignorance to worry you

When idiots here talk about turning the middle east into "glass," and don't know what that means in the long run...

Or the Chinese there who talk about war, and don't know what that means in the long run.

No you're confused

There IS a difference between immigrants who come here and do well for society as a whole versus those who are brought in simply to replace the American workers at a lower wage.

But Republicans only care about lower wages, and that's who the article quoted. Rupert Murdock and Micheal Bloomberg.

So I reacted the way I did.

why nobody ever considered that the dinosaurs died off because their environment?

because in the geological record there is massive asteroid sediment at the same time the dinosaurs died.

(In 1980, a team of researchers consisting of Nobel prize–winning physicist Luis Alvarez, his son geologist Walter Alvarez, and chemists Frank Asaro and Helen Michel discovered that sedimentary layers found all over the world at the Cretaceous–Tertiary boundary contain a concentration of iridium many times greater than normal (30, 160 and 20 times in three sections originally studied).Iridium is extremely rare in the earth's crust because it is a siderophile element, and therefore most of it travelled with the iron as it sank into the earth's core during planetary differentiation. As iridium remains abundant in most asteroids and comets, the Alvarez team suggested that an asteroid struck the earth at the time of the K–T boundary.[78] There were other earlier speculations on the possibility of an impact event, but this was the first evidence uncovered.[79])


Besides that, the only people who think the world will end if the poles shift is the woo crowd. As long as the field doesn't collapse, there probably wouldn't be any effect. If it did, we would all die of radiation poisoning and asphyxiation in, oh, a billion years or so.

Seems kind of a waste of time to go looking for a knife, when you got a smoking gun right in from of you.

On edit: after thinking about, we might not even loose the atmosphere without the magnetic field. Venus and mars have atmospheres, but no magnetic field.

The greenhouse effect on Venus is NOT because of the magnetic field.
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