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  1. sologdin

    Wuhan Coronavirus

    you might link the lancet bit referenced. what i found goes the other direction. maybe Sologdin would like to give you a lesson in civility. Unless he has a double standard. this snark replicates, rather than cures, the defect that i had noted previously.
  2. sologdin

    Wuhan Coronavirus

    by your expert opinion this snarky refrain in your replies converts a reasonable discussion into a matter of personal affront when someone has the temerity to disagree with your conspiracisms. respect and humility might be a better approach, rather than the unwarranted and embarrassing irony. you can disagree with someone without trying to insult them, yaknow.
  3. sologdin

    Wuhan Coronavirus

    no need for picayune colloquies about the significance of a term; these obdurate statements are medically incorrect, as explained by our forum clinicians. get over it.
  4. sologdin

    Wuhan Coronavirus

    that didn't really look like moderation. it was more like conspiracism is unworthy of our attention. your thesis is that the coronavirus escaped a lab run by incompetent or malevolent communists. this is not plausible, as explained numerous times, unless we're living that stephen king novel. my proposed conspiracism is evidenced by a solitary statement from trump--which is more evidence than the chinese biolab thesis possesses. the trump-virus thesis has the virtue, further, of not being lodged against an official enemy--since, apparently, the utterance is to be evaluated on the basis of the bravery or lack thereof of the utterer. i am now waiting for trump's SS thugs to beat down my door for outing his nefarious scheme.
  5. sologdin

    Wuhan Coronavirus

    anyone can talk about anything; it has nothing to do with any characteristic of mine personally, which would be an irrational departure from the thesis currently being considered (of the argumentum ad hominem variety). i think that it at least as equally plausible as your thesis that trump, because he opined that the coronavirus will go away in the spring, already has the cure, which means that he released it in order to pressure china in his feckless trade war.
  6. sologdin

    Wuhan Coronavirus

    but these are anti-communist conspiracy theories, surely there's an exception for unhinged mccarthyist xenophobia?
  7. sologdin

    Why does anyone like the idea of "the Singularity"

    waged war or committed genocide for disagreements over this kind of thing. difference of a single diphthong, yeah. regarding literalism-that's a strawperson trick in some atheist literature: claim that scripture must be read literally and then make mincemeats of an allegedly literal interpretation that the atheist constructs, rather than taking an actual fundamentalist's argument to task. there may be some fundamentalists that believe in literal interpretation, but they aren't very serious, but so too is the critique of literalism not very serious, to the extent that literal and figurative interpenetrate. consider: (auerbach. mimesis at 195-96). o many people are getting into the legal profession because they want to change the laws. Durrrr. It's the wrong place for them, since that's supposed to be where you go to uphold the law. the distinction doesn't really work for me here. most attorneys argue for changes in the law at some point. it's fairly common. or they argue that their interpretation of the law, however novel, is actually what the law has always meant; that's very common. that's just litigators. those on the legislative side very specifically go into law to craft legislation. and those who want to work for a judiciary no doubt have their ideas on what the law should be. i really doubt, actually, that very many legal professionals want the status quo to be maintained in all its particulars. right now, for instance, i am extremely vexed by the current interpretation of 33 USC 933(g) in the US fifth circuit. either the judicial doctrine needs to change, in my not at all humble opinion, or the statute needs amended. my opinion there is not radical, though it is subject to reasonable controversion.
  8. sologdin

    Sometimes you feel like a Chump

    point out that it is not paying for sex unless the united states is guarantor for the sex workers' invoices? it is rather paying for the non-transmission of deleterious genetic information?
  9. sologdin

    Why does anyone like the idea of "the Singularity"

    consciousness actually survives a resleeving I read each 'copy' as another person. that series presents two sets of information--genetic and mental--that need not match up and can be indefinitely re-used. the same thing comes up in old man's war and any other fiction involving transfer of mental data. i suppose it applies to star trek beaming, too--each time the body is subjected to radical corporeal disaggregation, it's not like it survives; it's just disposing of the dead copy while assembling a new living copy with information taken from the dead one.
  10. sologdin

    US Politics: I Say a Little Prayer for You!

    the difficulty in formulating policy now is that the horizon of the practicable can't be known until after the election. we might elect a full metal marxist whose ultimate objective is public ownership of the means of production in a unitary world state, controlled by absolutist direct democracy, with the abolition of prisons, and consequent desuetude of war as adjunct to politics. depending on immediate context, the steps toward these goals in 2021 in the US however might be identical to what biden would do with ultimate neoliberal objectives--or what GWB actually did with neonconservative objectives. fretting over long-term goals is therefore a red herring. am much more concerned that an incoming sanders administration cashes checks written by his campaign with unsustainable executive orders that overreach the present horizon of the practicable, and, unlike the necessary 'despotic inroads' of the manifesto of the communist party, lead to the same document's 'mutual ruin of the contending classes' in fascism and war.
  11. sologdin

    US Politics: I Say a Little Prayer for You!

    r those people who don't get irony. the only rational conclusion is that he and his supporters who are pushing for a third term do not get the irony that you allege. Schiff had no case for removal from office take this crack-smoked bullshit back to church where it belongs. everyone admitted to withholding aid; this withholding was unalwful. on the other end, everyone admitted that election interference was sought; seeking election interference is unlawful. the case was accordingly proven. the acquittal was based on personal loyalty to the president, rather than on legal or ethical principle.
  12. sologdin

    US Politics: I Say a Little Prayer for You!

    well then, i must retract; the US needs a functional white house. if trump overstays, it might be considered a successful decapitation strike by putin.
  13. sologdin

    US Politics: I Say a Little Prayer for You!

    Defeated the British?? *stalemated the british?
  14. sologdin

    US Politics: I Say a Little Prayer for You!

    if trump continues to befoul the white house after his ejectment from office, it will not affect the operativity of the united states, which defeated the british even after the white house burned in 1814. i am aware that i have assumed that trump's foulness is not worse than complete destruction by fire; i am open to reconsideration if warranted.
  15. sologdin

    Words and Phrases that Bug You!

    nominalization? though we should note that it is a common practice. the etymology of conversion, just to examine the rhetoric of the objection against the process, reveals that the ancient latin verb convertere nominalized as convert in the mid 16th century and conversion by the later 14th century; the former has passed through a verbal phase in the 14th century also.
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