1. SubscriberZorroTheFoxonline
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    Dear Chess Friends:

    If you were wondering why Luck has not made his moves against you, he passed on the morning of Friday, February 15, 2019. Since he has visited me in Round Rock, TX a couple of times, he and I were friends. Since the skull showed up in my games with him, I sent him a message via RedHotPawn. There was no answer. A couple of RHP friends send me a message to see what is going with Luck because skulls were showing in their games. So, I texted him on his phone to see if he was alright. Right away, his daughter answered the telephone and said that her father passed away Friday morning.

    Friends, Luck was a good player with a good heart. He was an avid chess player!

    SculptorBloke of the DarkDragon Club is planning a tournament honoring Luck, a millionth move player.

    May Luck rest in peace.
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    @galveston75 said
    No JW's are saved. Your salvation is between you and Jehovah just as it is with every human on the planet. No man or church or organization can save you.
    But your organization's publications have suggested that  it is NOT possible for anyone to be "saved" if they are not a member of the Jehovah’s Witneses organisation. We went through this before.
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    @whodey said
    Slowly? Cambrian explosion ring a bell?

    Try again.
    Yes - evolution was working particularly fast then.
    Most phyla appeared in a brief period of time.
    By brief I mean 20 MILLION YEARS.
    That was the Cambrian Explosion.

    20 MILLION YEARS


    Try again.
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    @averagejoe1 said
    First, there is no reason or purpose in deciding who 'works harder'. A guy works, may legally find $50K in a ditch, brings it all home, it is all his, no matter how he got it. It all goes on the kitchen table. Who's business is it how he worked for or found the money....or god forbid, he inherited! it. By working harder, I mean a guy makes choices (he went to college, ...[text shortened]... end up paying his taxes. It is topsy turvy as it is, yet the libs want to continue hitting on Bill.
    So to you "working harder" doesn't mean "working harder" (apparently someone who inherits $1 million "works harder" in your terms than someone putting in 40 hours a week in a coal mine).

    Thanks for that laughable post.

    Tax policy should aim to maximize overall utility and as higher earners receive less utility per dollar earned, it only sensible that they pay a higher marginal rate. Here's a nice little piece from Investopedia explaining the Law of Marginal Diminishing Utility ( https://www.investopedia.com/terms/l/lawofdiminishingutility.asp) which is a basic tenet of economic theory (it explains why the demand curve is negatively sloped: http://www.amosweb.com/cgi-bin/awb_nav.pl?s=wpd&c=dsp&k=marginal+utility+and+demand)
  5. Subscriberno1marauder
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    @averagejoe1 said
    You are right that I highlighted 'works harder at the outset'. It was my way of saying that Bill and Jack bring home different amounts of money, and yes, I said Bill must be working harder, to have more money, and not be punished for working harder. He could have gotten it from somewhere else. Taken to the Nth degree, libs think that no matter who works harder or who ma ...[text shortened]... I said, because some hedgehogs work harder than others.....thus, the basis for my treatise herein!.
    Your posts are incoherent and contradictory; you keep coming back to the "work harder" mantra even after admitting that is just your way of saying one person makes more money than another. But they are far from the same as any reasonable person knows.

    Hedgehogs don't own hedges, so they can't share them. They are also solitary creatures, unlike the human race which is a social species based on mutual cooperation and protection. Right wingers don't seem to grasp the rather basic truth that human beings form societal groups for the benefit of all and not so a few can monopolize the vast majority of natural and man-made resources.
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    Let's talk about odds Kelly, you see to partial to them at the moment. As i alluded to in the other thread for your YEC worldview to be correct, and by that i mean -

    1. The age of the earth in the thousands
    2. Adam & Eve
    3. Th Biblical Flood
    4. Dinosaurs living with humans on the Ark
    5. Vegetarian T Rex's living on the Ark

    For the above to be correct, that would require a catastrophic failure of 'science' over the last 500 years. Mankind's entire base of knowledge would have to be wrong. Physics, chemistry, biology all wrong. Some of the greatest scientific minds ever to have lived, for example, Hawking, Einstein, Feynman, Darwin etc all wrong. Yet somehow amongst this centuries mass deception you stand like a fountain of knowledge. Because you are right, somehow you have worked it all out.

    What are the odds of that? How many zeros would we need to put onto that probability calculation to end up in this scenario?
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    @sonship said
    It is a divine remedy for the misfortune of someone BEING raped.
    Forcing a young girl to marry her rapist is a 'remedy'? For whom? It's certainly not a remedy for the victim.
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    @mott-the-hoople said
    He doesn't know...just knows the Washington elitist tell him to hate.
    Does the right wing pity party ever stop?

    Here's a tear for you guys not being able to say "n*gger" like in the good ole days: 😢
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    @whodey said
    Dennis is a real treat. You should listen to his show. He methodically takes positions and breaks them down logically.

    He never gets upset, and when confronted with an opposing view is OK with it so long as they are logical.
    "Why does the left lie?"

    Wow, such logic. Much thoughtful.
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    @suzianne said
    It's yet another day to show someone, especially that special someone, that you appreciate them and you are thinking of them.

    Yes, it's a marketing thing, but even a handwritten note is a special memento. It says, "I value you, you are worth my time."
    You shouldn't need valentines day to remind you to say "I value you, you are worth my time." or whatever it is on your mind. Kind words lose some of their worth on holidays, because they are expected. Being under societal pressure and expectations hardly reveals true feelings.
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    @galveston75 said
    I know some here believe that they are saved. I do understand it is a very personal subject and one that most will become defensive over if they are questioned about. I have family members that have made that very clear to me over the years to the point they want nothing to do with me because I questioned them about it. I never approached them in a rude or in a correctiv ...[text shortened]... rom the bible why you are in a brief manner and could that position actually ever be lost? Thanks...
    Is it possible for me to be saved without becoming a member of the Jehovah’s Witneses church/organisation?
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    @galveston75 said
    I have family members that have made that very clear to me over the years to the point they want nothing to do with me because I questioned them about it.
    Your fellow JW robbie carrobie, for years, used to cite Matthew 10:14 and other verses on these threads to justify the institutionalized ostracization of fellow believers over doctrine by the JW organization and its members.

    The two of you even bullied a JW poster called Beauroberts in public over his wife having had a blood transfusion that saved her life.

    I don't remember you ever speaking out against JWs blanking out and bullying ex-JWs over their beliefs even when story after story was raised. And now you're here talking about how you feel hard done by.
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    @whodey said
    @shavixmir

    With about 300 Americans dying every day from drugs coming across the border, he can reasonably argue the emergency part.

    The only question now is, who has the most stooges in the court system, the Dims or GOP to offset the inevitable law suits?
    If you really think any kind of wall will make an impact on drug availability you have a serious problem.
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    am i the only one with empathy for the daughter caught in the middle of this horrific power struggle???
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    @kellyjay said
    Is all about control.
    It sure is; capitalist owners want to control their workers as much as possible and if they organize into unions that's a lot harder to do.
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