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Cybes last won the day on December 1 2019

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  1. ...Are you fucking special, or just being an intentional fuckwit? #1: No conflict. #2: No conflict. #3: No, that's not a problem. There are/were many instances of certain words being their own plural - "sheep" for example. Lexicography be fucked up. Limiting an unlimited right: same category as "moving an immovable object" - completely meaningless. Either the verb or the adjective must be incorrect. Yes - they choose to grant. The rights do not exist of themselves. You can grant them whenever you like, but you are still granting them. Agreed. Except that that's pretty much what that law says. "Congress shall make no law [...] abridging the freedom of speech..."
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    NSW / QLD fires

  3. Ok, so you've shifted (or at least illuminated) the source of that set of points. That's an argument from authority - they're still wrong. Don't worry: you shouldn't be afraid of acknowledging being wrong - that's how you get to be right. Einstein was wrong on occasion; Chomsky often; and Shapiro fecking-near always. BTW: "granted by birthright"? Bullshit. Rights are a human concept, and thus awarded by humans. You can claim whatever right you like, but unless someone else agrees that you have it, you don't. It's somehow befitting the Libertarians (big L) that the most effective way to claim a right is by force.
  4. Those mental gymnastics are right up there with "loving all your children" and then drowning all of them in the bathtub. Or a Flood. You CAN'T curb an 'unlimited right'. The moment you allow that to happen, it is no longer UNlimited.
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    My leg and the last 2 months

    On phone, or I'd format this better: 1. OK, maybe. 2. Yes, we have all had that experience. Dunno if that's just an Adelaide thing. It could even just be a personal thing - I've had other people comment on my vocabulary before, but since they were (I think) all Americans, I didn't pay much heed. 3. I was referring to the actor. Never got into the show.
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    My leg and the last 2 months

    What had me laughing was not the assumption, it was that it was Kramer getting offended by racism.
  7. Ahem: Note the underlined word. Now note that #2 is in fact a limit.
  8. Yes, that was exactly my point. Perhaps you'd care to read your own point's wording again?
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    My leg and the last 2 months

    ? Sorry, I can't follow that. Liquid water drains pretty quickly if it has any reason to do so - the magnitude of the incline doesn't matter much. Aside: I didn't think that usage of 'rake' was obscure.
  10. Points 1 and 2 are not compatible: #2 directly contravenes #1.
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    My leg and the last 2 months

    Yeah, I know what it's for. It doesn't need to be so savage.
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    My leg and the last 2 months

    That part is not what bothers me. What pisses me right off is councils who put so much rake on their footpaths that the 'chair steers itself off the path and into the gutter. Oh, and "wheelchair friendly" toilets. But let's not start that rant just now.
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    My leg and the last 2 months

    If you don't file any requests, they'll not be a big issue. If you do need help, otoh, and aren't signed up, you're in for a hatd time. I've had a grand total of one person to see me and one letter.
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    Annual Leave. When and where.

    You know Finland's PM has just proposed a 4-day work week, at 6 hours per day. https://www.neweurope.eu/article/finnish-pm-marin-calls-for-4-day-week-and-6-hours-working-day-in-the-country/