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originally posted by: neutronflux
a reply to: ausername
Unfortunately, the author of the opening post has repeatedly put all their eggs in the agenda 21 basket for motive in past posts.
This translates roughly:
More things should not be used than are necessary.
This means if there are several possible ways something might have happened, the way which uses the fewest guesses is probably the correct one. However, Occam's razor only applies when the simple explanation and complex explanation both work equally well. If a more complex explanation does a better job than a simpler one, then you should use the complex explanation.
originally posted by: Violater1
a reply to: Asktheanimals
When ever I see the uncompromising opposition, furiously
attacking someone with ad hominem remarks, or unsupported statements (no links), I
begin to believe the OP. There is a lot to say about the quote,"The lady objects too much."
Sadly, I've noticed that several of these argumentative contributors have the same writing styles.
Word choice, sentence fluency, specific context, purpose, and the way writing is dressed up (or down),
all contribute to the style of writing. The choice of words and sentence structures used
to achieve a certain effect is also an element of style. I see that several of the usual objecting members,
embody the identical style of writing. I'm not saying that there are members with multiple accounts, but it does make me wonder.
If they burn 50,000 people out of their homes and nobody questions it then we are inviting disaster. These were not natural fire but acts of arson perpetrated on the public. More evidence is surfacing to that effect and it deserves a hearing. We cannot let them get away with this.
The idea is to "columnate," or direct the X-ray energy released in a nuclear explosion to create a devastating new weapon. A bomb mounted on a satellite equipped with X-ray tubes could become a space-based battle station. When the bomb is detonated, deadly beams would be created which -- when focused and properly aimed -- could destroy Soviet missiles as they rose up through the atmosphere, shattering rockets and warheads almost instantly. (If implemented, this idea would also destroy the 1965 treaty banning nuclear weapons from space.)
The South suffered for their politics, I see no reason to give California a pass.