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Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 04-09-2017, 09:42 PM
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Posted By sokorny
Bit of a random article ... doesn't seem to have...

Bit of a random article ... doesn't seem to have been motivated by any recent events either.

Suppose a President that bombs a foreign country, creates laws and policies to discriminate, and uses...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 04-09-2017, 09:34 PM
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Views: 6,535,560
Posted By sokorny
I suppose we will have to await the court hearing...

I suppose we will have to await the court hearing and for the evidence to be submitted before we pass any judgement either way.
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 04-09-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By sokorny
The only issue with this scenario is that Iran...

The only issue with this scenario is that Iran and Russia seem united on the front of Syria ... I don't see America / Trump doing any favours for Iran.
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 04-05-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By sokorny
"When governments fear the people, there is...

"When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."

There is a very sound reason why Putin has such high approval rating (not to also...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 04-04-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By sokorny
Suppose nowadays they don't really need to argue...

Suppose nowadays they don't really need to argue over the differences in political ideology ... although Trump may be upset he can't rule as "effectively" Putin because of all the damn protocols,...
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 04-03-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By sokorny
Here is a list with a much bigger pool ...

Here is a list with a much bigger pool

http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/hottest-male-celebrities
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 03-23-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By sokorny
Does that include yourself??

Does that include yourself??
Forum: Community: Music/Off-Topic 03-23-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By sokorny
If you check out some bands you currently like...

If you check out some bands you currently like there are usually links to similar artists. Or similarly I use the charts for genres from different years to find hidden gems.

Just a word of...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 03-22-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By sokorny
Would be an interesting President no doubt ...

Would be an interesting President no doubt ...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 03-20-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,055
Posted By sokorny
Actually I didn't say centrally planned economies...

Actually I didn't say centrally planned economies are notorious failures (you are the one who continually went to central planning). I said I didn't agree with a carbon tax as an effective measure to...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 02-27-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,055
Posted By sokorny
There are a few causes suggested for the Little...

There are a few causes suggested for the Little Ice Age

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Ice_Age#Possible_causes

Also should be noted that this was largely a regional climatic shift.
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Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 02-27-2017, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By sokorny
Fair enough

Fair enough
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 02-27-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 622
Posted By sokorny
Haha ... that's awesome. I don't think I've heard...

Haha ... that's awesome. I don't think I've heard such language since high school!

I think I'm just struggling to convey my thoughts clearly. Let's just say I would be happy with mixed change...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 02-27-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,055
Posted By sokorny
Ok, we'll call it a commodity for private sectors...

Ok, we'll call it a commodity for private sectors to trade on existing markets.
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 02-27-2017, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By sokorny
You can't if you used the traditional spelling of...

You can't if you used the traditional spelling of the term "Kanuck"
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 02-27-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 622
Posted By sokorny
I guess it is just how people see the world...

I guess it is just how people see the world differently. We have brought our children up to understand that people are different, but that does not make them any less. Some people have scars, some...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 02-27-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,055
Posted By sokorny
Not sure how you go from a carbon tax to a...

Not sure how you go from a carbon tax to a centrally planned economy??

Again something like a carbon tax can actually be used to create new markets, and increase competition. Competing companies...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 02-26-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,055
Posted By sokorny
I didn't say "high taxes", I simply said a carbon...

I didn't say "high taxes", I simply said a carbon tax (which in countries where it has been introduced it would be more realistic to call it a fine system rather than a tax per se, and most countries...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 02-26-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 622
Posted By sokorny
I don't believe anyone has said it is "nothing...

I don't believe anyone has said it is "nothing unusual" ... given the frequency of the operation in the population, you would definitely say is very unusual. However, is it my "right" to impose on...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 02-26-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,055
Posted By sokorny
I didn't say anything about carbon taxes....

I didn't say anything about carbon taxes. Although depending on the scheme employed there are many positives:

1. increase government revenue
2. reduce greenhouse emissions (cleaner environment)...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 02-26-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 622
Posted By sokorny
This argument is moot though because a woman can...

This argument is moot though because a woman can easily overpower a young girl, and there are not restrictions on such matter concerning the use of toilets / change rooms. (You could probably even...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 02-26-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 622
Posted By sokorny
Is it illegal to use a female's toilet if you are...

Is it illegal to use a female's toilet if you are a male (or vice versa)??

I would think in a most areas you may simply get escorted off the premise (e.g. a shopping mall, campus etc.) Are there...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 02-26-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,055
Posted By sokorny
The President (/ government of a country) however...

The President (/ government of a country) however does control investment in mitigation and management strategies to deal with the effects of climate change.

The President doesn't control...
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 02-23-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,910
Posted By sokorny
Do you have a link HCT?? Doesn't appear to be...

Do you have a link HCT?? Doesn't appear to be coming up on any news feeds I checked out.
Forum: Politics, News, and World Issues 02-22-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By sokorny
I wonder if a "solution" could be to train up...

I wonder if a "solution" could be to train up more domestic doctors for countries like Australia and the USA??? Offer scholarships, paid study etc.?? In Australia your university fees can be deferred...
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