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Forum: Politics 12-25-2005, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 23
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: Kissinger of Death

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The truth, of course, is that, at the time, the United States regarded the radical regime in Tehran as Enemy Number One and wanted to see it defeated in the Iraq-Iran war, and if possible...
Forum: Politics 12-24-2005, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 23
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: Rumsfeld returns to Baghdad

Most retarded post of the week.

I suppose you think Jessie Owens was a Nazi because he tried to shake hands with Hitler.

Stu
Forum: Computer Technical Help 12-24-2005, 01:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 31
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: How easy is it to replace a motherboard in a notebook?

20 days after the warranty expired I had problems with my Dell 5150 laptop. Dell tech support thought it was the motherboard and would not fix it unless I paid. What a bunch of bastdards.
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Forum: Politics 12-19-2005, 12:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 45
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: If it turns out that Bush broke a law with domestic spying....

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I'm confused, are you telling me that the electorate wanted him to be impeached and that is why he was not convicted? That makes no sense at all.


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First there is a...
Forum: Politics 12-19-2005, 12:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 45
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: If it turns out that Bush broke a law with domestic spying....

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Now this is closer to the truth.
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Article I: Perjury before grand jury on August 17, 1998
Article II: Perjury in Paula Jones case on December 23, 1997 and January 17, 1998 ...
Forum: Politics 12-19-2005, 01:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 45
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: If it turns out that Bush broke a law with domestic spying....

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Right, he got impeached because he didn't think that a knobjob counted as sex.


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Here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_impeachment) is a good summary of what...
Forum: Politics 12-19-2005, 01:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 45
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: If it turns out that Bush broke a law with domestic spying....

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So, what you're saying is the electorate was demanding that Clinton be impeached for getting a knobjob?

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Thats what the electorate thought, and that is one reason why...
Forum: Politics 12-19-2005, 01:02 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 11
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: Let Me Paraphrase President Bush\'s speech tonight:

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I didn't get a chance to watch the speech, but how many times did he say "We're working hard and making progress"?

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I searched the transcripts. He didn't say it(I was...
Forum: Politics 12-19-2005, 12:53 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 11
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: Let Me Paraphrase President Bush\'s speech tonight:

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How are these strategies (political and military intervention) going to combine to stop terrorists?

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You're not going to stop terrorist completely. All you're going to do...
Forum: Politics 12-19-2005, 12:19 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 11
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: Let Me Paraphrase President Bush\'s speech tonight:

Hi Devault,

I didn't watch the speech tonight. However I did read the excerpts from CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/18/bush.speech/index.html) . Heres how they highlighted it

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Forum: Politics 12-18-2005, 11:50 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: Let Me Paraphrase President Bush\'s speech tonight:

They are not two losing strategies. They are elements of an overall strategy for victory.

Sometimes you need a combination of elements to produce a good result becuase to use each element...
Forum: Politics 12-18-2005, 10:46 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: Let Me Paraphrase President Bush\'s speech tonight:

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It was more interesting to hear a Republican senator in the Arms Comitee saying that Iraq can't be won militarily in his comment afterwards. That's what I many and others who know...
Forum: Politics 12-18-2005, 10:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 45
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: If it turns out that Bush broke a law with domestic spying....

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....if you don't consider a [censored] to be sex, well hell, you might as well kill he guy.

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Clinton got disbarred and paid a half million dollar fine. Thats gotta be...
Forum: Politics 12-18-2005, 10:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 45
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: If it turns out that Bush broke a law with domestic spying....

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it'll NEVER happen - not in a thousand years....

UNLESS the House/Senate get taken over by Democrats in 2006 - but as long as Republicans are there, they won't crucify their president....
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-14-2005, 06:00 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 22
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: Two personal beliefs and their consequences

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If the demon predicts something and it does not happen, that just demonstrates that the demon is a fake.

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Determinism holds that it is theoretiically possible to make...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-14-2005, 07:27 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 22
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: Two personal beliefs and their consequences

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Meh. It would also be decided before hand what the demon would tell you. Really, the scenario doesn't show anything.

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If Determinism is true then the demon also does not...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-14-2005, 04:11 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 22
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: Two personal beliefs and their consequences

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it just means that he can't tell you before hand, because then you would act differently

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Determinism holds that once the initial conditions of the universe have been...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-14-2005, 12:15 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 22
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: Two personal beliefs and their consequences

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If I don't do what the demon predicts, does that mean I have free will?


[/ QUOTE ] Yes. But you CANNOT do something other than what the demon predicts.

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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-14-2005, 12:08 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 22
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: Two personal beliefs and their consequences

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The fact is, the demon CAN predict what you will do -- it's just that by telling you in advance of your action, he is adding another cause into the equation. Just like entering a # into my...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-13-2005, 11:25 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 22
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: Two personal beliefs and their consequences

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If you want to claim that this is a refutation of fatalism, then your argument is viciously (badly) circular. It reduces to "Fatalism is false because fatalism is false."

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Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-13-2005, 05:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 22
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: Two personal beliefs and their consequences

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Conclusion: the computer has free will, because you can't enter the prediction of what # it will pick, even though you know the exact rule it is using to pick the #.

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You...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-13-2005, 04:40 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 22
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: Two personal beliefs and their consequences

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So if you built a robot that was programmed to do the opposite of what the demon said, is it your position that the robot would have free will? Is it your position that the robot's...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-13-2005, 03:06 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 22
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: Two personal beliefs and their consequences

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If you are not going to eat the ice cream, at least one of these three premises has to be false. It could just as well be the second or third as the first. All you have done is set up a...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-13-2005, 02:58 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 22
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: Two personal beliefs and their consequences

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Yes he can. That would mean premise 3 is false. All four premises cannot logically be true at once:


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Obviously one of the premises has to be false. I'm saying premise...
Forum: Science, Math, and Philosophy 12-13-2005, 12:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8
Posted By Stu Pidasso
Re: A Refutation of Determinism

You haven't shown determinism to be wrong. You have just shown it is foolish to use it to guide your life. The argument concerning LaPlace's Demon in this...
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