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Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-30-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,549
Posted By Non Serviam
He's certainly cheering up my facebook feed. I...

He's certainly cheering up my facebook feed. I look forward to another happy four years of comedy from my American friends.

Republican presidents are always good for the comedians and the...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-20-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,358
Posted By Non Serviam
The extent to which Redlorry's departure has...

The extent to which Redlorry's departure has damaged this forum is quite hard to overstate. She did loads to make the place positive, welcoming, and full of helpful critique. Yeah, Crowdgather's...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 01-01-2017, 03:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,575
Posted By Non Serviam
I'm guessing an unplanned/unexpected server move?...

I'm guessing an unplanned/unexpected server move? A failed component in the old server, or something like that? This looks like a restore from backup, possibly onto a server shared with more people...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-07-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By Non Serviam
I mean the Divided States, really. I can...

I mean the Divided States, really. I can understand why someone would want to live in Canada. Mexico, Brazil, Chile or Uruguay, not so much.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 12-06-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By Non Serviam
Why do you stay in America if it's so bleak? ...

Why do you stay in America if it's so bleak?

I wouldn't dream of going there. I can literally think of dozens of countries I'd rather live in.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-21-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,866
Posted By Non Serviam
Trolling too, eh?

Trolling too, eh?
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-21-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,866
Posted By Non Serviam
Absolutely right. By and large those people are...

Absolutely right. By and large those people are perfectly sane. What they do is a kind of theatre, like televangelism. They're in it for the money.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-20-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,866
Posted By Non Serviam
No he wasn't. He was never even close to being...

No he wasn't. He was never even close to being the world's most famous atheist.

Such a blatant lie in the first sentence is a red flag, of course. It means we're not dealing with a proper news...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-17-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,469
Posted By Non Serviam
Oh, no, I'm not open-minded about this at all. ...

Oh, no, I'm not open-minded about this at all. There's no chance at all of me getting off my butt to go looking for your God.

The only way to change my mind would be to show me extraordinarily...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-17-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,469
Posted By Non Serviam
From my perspective, I don't mind if you choose...

From my perspective, I don't mind if you choose to believe in God. I don't understand why you believe (and don't explain it to me, because I also don't care why you believe). Your choice to believe...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-14-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,188
Posted By Non Serviam
I'd give you 2.15 and a packet of peanuts for...

I'd give you 2.15 and a packet of peanuts for them.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-14-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By Non Serviam
Hi mate I posted it on Writersbeat, in the...

Hi mate

I posted it on Writersbeat, in the Intellectual Table. This thread (http://www.writersbeat.com/showthread.php?t=60809), page 3, post #75.

All the best

NS
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-14-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By Non Serviam
Why, that's right! The spiritual realms that our...

Why, that's right! The spiritual realms that our ancestors all believed in are fundamentally the same. Huitzilopochtli and Thor are both basically Jehovah, after all, aren't they.

How could I...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-14-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,065
Posted By Non Serviam
I certainly do. :) I've recently posted them in...

I certainly do. :) I've recently posted them in another thread, so I'll just quote myself.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-14-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,188
Posted By Non Serviam
I did a lot of thinking about this back in 2014...

I did a lot of thinking about this back in 2014 when it looked like Scotland might secede. In the US the most likely candidate is probably Texas.

Isn't it right that a departing state takes part...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-14-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,469
Posted By Non Serviam
So few? Out of all the millions of atheists...

So few? Out of all the millions of atheists there have ever been, only 30 converts to theism?
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-13-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,412
Posted By Non Serviam
Can I interest anyone in a wager? I'll offer...

Can I interest anyone in a wager? I'll offer 50-1 odds that Trump doesn't get overthrown by these "riots".
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-13-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,188
Posted By Non Serviam
We paid lend/lease back at the agreed rate with...

We paid lend/lease back at the agreed rate with the agreed interest. :) Final instalment was in 2006.

You lot'll forgive any tinpot dictatorship their debts if they've built a dam or a bridge,...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-13-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,412
Posted By Non Serviam
Bah. There are demonstrations police chiefs call...

Bah. There are demonstrations police chiefs call riots when they want more officers and extra funding, and then there are actual riots. There's arson which hyperventilating journos get excited...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-13-2016, 05:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,412
Posted By Non Serviam
I don't feel sorry for the American poor, and I...

I don't feel sorry for the American poor, and I have no idea why you'd think I do feel sorry for them. I've said nothing that suggests anything of the kind. I've been quite contemptuous about your...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-12-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,412
Posted By Non Serviam
I'll certainly concede that a minority of the...

I'll certainly concede that a minority of the poor people are thin.

The majority of people in the lower income quartile in the USA, who're between the ages of 18 and 64, have a BMI over 25. ...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-12-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,412
Posted By Non Serviam
I'm curious. Why do you think it's disgusting to...

I'm curious. Why do you think it's disgusting to tell this truth?
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-12-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,412
Posted By Non Serviam
That's certainly not going to happen. Trump's...

That's certainly not going to happen. Trump's presiding over a country where the poor people are fat. They aren't going to riot in the streets. They aren't even going to get off their sofas. ...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-12-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,188
Posted By Non Serviam
Which raises an interesting question. When a new...

Which raises an interesting question. When a new state is created via secession do they take on a share of their parent state's debts? And if so in what proportion?

(Should Her Majesty's...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-12-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,412
Posted By Non Serviam
I think you're all Trumpets now. That ship's...

I think you're all Trumpets now. That ship's sailed. :)

I don't think Trump will outlaw everything but Christianity. I do think he'll outlaw the public practice of Islam.
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