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    United States 2022 Midterms: United States Senate Dicussion Thread

    China's nukes are scarier than our conventional forces. We have and are continuing to invest in our own semiconductor production, which is good. But Taiwan is well ahead of us in semiconductor sophistication and production capacity, and advancing state of the art semiconductor production is...
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    United States 2022 Midterms: United States Senate Dicussion Thread

    "We should go ahead and let China take Taiwan, who needs semiconductors anyways?" is peak lolbertarian take. The fact that China has good reason to think we'll use nukes if they invade Taiwan is arguably the one reason they haven't invaded Taiwan yet. The moment our rivals, our enemies, start...
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    United States 2022 Midterms: United States Senate Dicussion Thread

    So you just broadly say every time they justified war...but then immediately "spot me" with Afghanistan and admit that declaration was justified. That opens the possibility for other declarations to be justified, too. So you can't just broadly say all the wars they supported were evil by...
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    United States 2022 Midterms: United States Senate Dicussion Thread

    Yeah, and your reaction was and continues to be to completely validate them for that tweet. So it's kind of nonsense to then halfheartedly try wiggling out by saying they're "more extreme libertarians". Let's be specific about this. What policies are you referring to, exactly? And you say war...
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    United States 2022 Midterms: United States Senate Dicussion Thread

    And you're losing me a little. I'm not universally against "political violence", and that shouldn't be a controversial statement. The US was founded on the very idea that there is an appropriate time to take up arms against tyranny. I think anyone who seriously cares about their beliefs and...
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    United States 2022 Midterms: United States Senate Dicussion Thread

    Ok, I think I see what you're saying. And yes, I basically agree, modern libertarianism fundamentally does not agree with conservativism, and that's why it has no real place in the conservative movement. But libertarians do attempt to influence and infiltrate conservativism, as Abhorsen...
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    United States 2022 Midterms: United States Senate Dicussion Thread

    It's clear that the left wing media gives tacit approval to certain kinds of political violence. How long did they cover the congressional baseball shooting that almost killed Steve Scalise? Two, maybe three days? Versus how long they're dragging out the assault of Paul Pelosi.
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    United States 2022 Midterms: United States Senate Dicussion Thread

    Maybe. I have a brother who's big into libertarianism, actually got me to vote for Gary Johnson in 2016 (blech, it was more an anti-Trump and anti-Hillary vote than anything else). He's all about economics and really doesn't seem to give a crap about the social issues that I find to be...
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    United States 2022 Midterms: United States Senate Dicussion Thread

    Yeahhhhh... the same NH Libertarians that post crap like this and double down when called out on it? No thanks. I have some sympathies with libertarianism, but more conservative than anything else. I'm not thrilled by Masters. The GOP candidates I like are guys like DeSantis, Youngkin. I...
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    United States 2022 Midterms: United States Senate Dicussion Thread

    Anything could happen Tuesday night. It should be easy for the GOP to take control of the Senate in the current political climate, but a few bad nominees make it harder than it had to be. Things are looking better than they did just a couple months ago, but still tight. I'm most interested in...
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    Sports! The NBA/WNBA Thread

    Please don't tag me in this thread again.
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    Vegan Lies Thread

    Also consider how chimpanzees use their muscle, from an anatomical perspective. All that hanging and climbing. Their upper body strength, their grip strength, is much greater. And they can easily use that strength in violent confrontations. Humans, by comparison, aren't so much into the hanging...
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    Avoid These Chemicals Tanking Testosterone, Raising Estrogen w/ Anthony Jay, PhD.

    Well, the topic seems to be testosterone and factors that affect testosterone in men. And sure, if you're talking about PEDs, those affect T levels for sure. But, y'know, they're PEDs. I'm not necessarily surprised if a PED cream exists, but I would bet it's not as effective as just injecting...
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    Avoid These Chemicals Tanking Testosterone, Raising Estrogen w/ Anthony Jay, PhD.

    Well my understanding is that, despite the "soyboy" memes, concerns about dietary soy being bad for testosterone levels are overblown. Actual human studies have found no evidence of a negative effect on testosterone levels from dietary soy at realistic levels of consumption. Having tofu or...
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    Avoid These Chemicals Tanking Testosterone, Raising Estrogen w/ Anthony Jay, PhD.

    Ok, so you do claim that you can tell just by looking at guys around you if they are physically active and get good sleep but also tell that they look and feel like crap. Color me skeptical. Maybe those factors are having an effect. But it's not "a fact". There's no clear evidence that those...
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