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    War of the Worlds U.N. Migration Compact

    So do I, obviously. If that's it, then we're agreed.
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    Does God want us to judge him?

    I can't disagree there. But then, I think we're all there is.
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    War of the Worlds U.N. Migration Compact

    I think that's a little disingenuous. I have no idea where your charity dollars went this year, but mine went to the United Way, Poppies, and the food bank as Christmas approached. I could have spent more without any serious discomfort, and probably will, by the end of the year. It doesn't matter. I could have spent it all elsewhere, saving people displaced by our allies bombing people out of their homes, but I didn't. If I had, it's conceivable some people would go hungry. The issue is not one of personal generosity, or the lack thereof. It's an issue of where the world as a whole is headed, with burgeoning populations and dwindling resources, and increasingly larger and larger areas of land becoming unlivable. There will come a point where it isn't possible to help out, no matter how magnanimous one is personally. And long before that point is reached, those who are less magnanimous will have started fighting. It's happening now, slowly but surely. Studying the big wars of the twentieth century, I was always surprised at finding out just how much was known, anticipated, expected even, prior to the start of actual conflict, but given all that, they happened anyway. It's becoming less surprising now.
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    War of the Worlds U.N. Migration Compact

    1) One would hope so, but I believe his actions, generally, to be self serving, so I assume he's calculated it out. I hope his calculations are wrong. (or whoever is pulling the strings. He does seem to be nothing more than a mindless grin sometimes) 2) Yes, of course. There is no rule I'm aware of that we can't comment on such. 3) Only if you say so, obviously. Your democracy seems to include mindless consensus. Your last few lines are only there for effect, I assume.
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    War of the Worlds U.N. Migration Compact

    1) Not really. JT, for example, can claim to care as much as he wants, but he won't be personally affected by the results of his random magnanimity. 2) How much of another person's money should you be able to distribute?
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    War of the Worlds U.N. Migration Compact

    I think the problem is often that those who claim to do the caring are not those who are actually going to do the caring.
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    War of the Worlds U.N. Migration Compact

    If it's non binding there should be no problem with those who didn't sign it, and I'd probably prefer to be one of those. Based entirely on my view that if JT does it, it has to be wrong. I have no demonizing aspirations, of course.
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    Conservatives Silent on Homosexuality

    I think there is some evidence that there is genetics involved, although consensus is hard to come by at the moment. I wouldn't describe it as a defect, though, any more than being white is a defect. It's just what makes up a person. Some people don't like it, of course.
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    Does God want us to judge him?

    If there was a God, she'd already know what we thought.
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    Conservatives Silent on Homosexuality

    Maybe that's just nature's way of making sure the population doesn't grow too fast. Trying to weed out certain types that she doesn't want around. Doesn't always work, of course.
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    Conservatives Silent on Homosexuality

    You're new aren't you...?
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    Conservatives Silent on Homosexuality

    Well, I've voted conservative since Maggie gave me a raise. (Although I might vote for Rachel next year, just to be different. I am a lefty, after all) I think conservatives are like Muslims. Some of them are bad. Most of them are just like me. While I agree with your contempt of certain politicians, I have to say I would include completely useless Prime Ministers in that group as well. I've known two in recent times, with a third looking likely)
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    Conservatives Silent on Homosexuality

    Normal doesn't require your approval. The fact that it is so, and has been so as long as we've been a species, means that it is normal.
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    War of the Worlds U.N. Migration Compact

    Today it was the French police, luckily.
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    War of the Worlds U.N. Migration Compact

    Goal 18: Round up all the plastic and turn it into chocolate. Goal 19: Learn to speak with the animals. Goal 20: Colonize the Universe. I figured there should be an even number, and, while we're fantasizing...
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