my claim is reasonable and rooted in the common human experience. it is prima facae true.
And yet you can offer no evidence at all. He didn't say it "extinguishes a fire"; he implied that it allows a release that would exist otherwise without causing harm.
Seriously, there've been a hundred articles about this just in the past month. Read one.
You seem to believe that, and yet do nothing. Either you don't believe what you're spewing, or you are a coward.
Want to greatly reduce abortions? Make contraception & sex ed easy to get. (Oh wait, Republicaans would never do that. But conservatives would.)
Want fewer people on welfare? Make a realistic job training program. (Oh wait, Republicaans would never do that. But conservatives would.)
This (along with a love of running up ridiculous deficits) is why, as a conservative, I can never, ever vote Republican. Instead, I'm stuck with the shitty centrists the Democrats nominate.
(Or you could just Google it yourself instead of being a fucking dipshit.)
Because unfortunately there's no law to say you can't behave like an asswipe.
As you noted, just the opposite is true. The law explicitly *encourages* cops to act like asswipes -- as long as TERRORISM!
we could see a big market crash again, perhaps worse than ever before.
That's over a hundred years away. People said in the '70s that growth was going to stop and we'd all be eating dirt. It didn't happen. Why? Because the world doesn't just consist of the U.S. and Europe. Massive growth in Japan, China, and India over the past 5 decades has fueled greater earnings on Wall Street than ever before.
So what happens when we can't count on growth from Asia? Nothing -- we still have Africa and South America for cheap labor, a rising consumer class, and vast (mostly untapped) resources. And this doesn't even take into account any new technologies that could further reduce corporate expenses (substantially cheaper energy, for example).
So yes, eventually additional growth will be impossible, and the system will collapse (unless we've moved substantially away from our current system). But we'll all be long dead by then.
The notion of a "personal relationship with God" is largely a post-Enlightenment concept
Post-Enlightenment? It was at the core of Enlightenment religious thinking.
Being a capitalist doesn't have to make you dumb.
That means that either those extra pumps are redundant, in which case you're wasting precious space and weight lugging around needless baggage
Yes, that's why we don't have 2 of any other organs. Oh, wait
in which case a multi-pump design simply multiplies the chances of (cascade) failure.
Yes, that's why it's not possible to design a system where one acts as a backup and/or reinforcement rather than as a single standalone actor. Oh, wait
For a Designer -- who is presumably ageless and immortal, if not perfect -- wouldn't you expect at least a higher success rate? Or is the hypothesis that we're just a test species while the bugs get worked out?