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Drought! Famine! Global…Cooling?

Paul1566 Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 10:35 AM
I agree with you about consensus. However, your 1492 anecdote is false. Prior to 1492, educated persons knew the earth was round. The had known it for hundreds of years based on how ships rise and sink on the horizon. In fact, they had calculated the size of the earth quite accurately. Those who knew this laughed at Columbus because his idea to reach India by sailing West would be a much longer voyage than traveling East. See, e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myth_of_the_Flat_Earth
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A Modest Proposal

Paul1566 Wrote: Oct 11, 2012 9:33 AM
I love Walter Williams, but this article makes it clear he is an economist and not a constitutional scholar. Williams wrote: " They can simply stop wealthy people from leaving the state or,...set limits on the amount of assets a resident can take out of the state. This would surely be within their jurisdiction and would not raise any constitutional issues, because it would serve a compelling state purpose. ...such action would be protected by the 10th Amendment." The Supreme Court as far back as the 1860s has recognized a fundamental right to travel under the privileges and immunities clause. See, e.g. Paul v. Virginia, 75 U.S. 168 (1869). States cannot substantially impair one's right to ingress or egress from states.
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Can Republicans Talk?

Paul1566 Wrote: Sep 24, 2012 12:29 PM
"bambi in the spotlights" Why is the deer on stage? Is he about to be elected? The term you were looking for is Bambi in the headlights, which means he is frozen with fear as he is about to be run over. Clearly, one so careful with words as you will vote for Obama.
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Depending on Dependency

Paul1566 Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 1:01 PM
Jesus didn't say that. It's a mid-19th century saying, sometimes wrongfully attributed to Confucius, Aesop, or Jesus. http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/give-a-man-a-fish.html
I like the article, but serious title fail: it's "Atheist," not "Athiest."
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