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    Bryan & Anthony, Seventh Day Adventists… Kinda |404|

    This seems to emerge as a criticism of religion. And, it would seem, a fair one at that. However, is it really a diversion, a red herring if you will? It seems to me that any school of thought, any form of social organizing can and usually is used by some as a social engineering / control...
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    Kevin Day, Navy UFO Contact After-Effects |403|

    /sməɡ/ adjective having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one's achievements. Interesting.
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    Alex Tsakiris, host of Skeptiko, interview by Gayle Kimball

    Didn't research Hillary's plan. Liked Obama and tend to think he's a good, intelligent man. Too early to retrospect on his job as President to my view. Time will tell ultimately. I voted for Hillary in part because I was interested in seeing the female glass ceiling broken and that I tend...
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    Alex Tsakiris, host of Skeptiko, interview by Gayle Kimball

    One liners sometimes illustrate the point succinctly. Your confidence in Trump has been an often discussed topic on these boards. Many have wondered why you have such confidence in your sense of his motivations and future actions. You then, in a single post, use as a pejorative your...
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    Alex Tsakiris, host of Skeptiko, interview by Gayle Kimball

    Interesting to see the absolutism in the second statement after reading the first.
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    Dr. Chris White Optimistic About Science Spirituality Crossover |402|

    I'm wary of anyone casting absolutes about when it comes to Christianity. I think its ignorant at best and arrogant at worst. You can find examples of behavior in any metaphysical worldview that are unbecoming. This type of typecasting effectively tells us nothing that truly discriminates...
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    Ed Opperman, Trump, Epstein, Why Beliefs Don’t Change |399|

    Eric, curious for your reaction to the proposed Operation Northwoods false flag proposal. As a general conspiracy doubter for many of the same reasons you've listed; I found Northwoods to be quite troubling. I'll caveat my question by conceding I have not done any deep research on Northwoods...
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    Ed Opperman, Trump, Epstein, Why Beliefs Don’t Change |399|

    I'd advise caution in statements such as this, David. Prone to exposing a blind spot. There's dogmatism here; just like exists in any like-minded social group.
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    Ed Opperman, Trump, Epstein, Why Beliefs Don’t Change |399|

    What's your point? People do what you've suggested all the time; literally. Sure, the tribal/groupthink backlash may be there but that has nothing to do with an evil group of puppet masters controlling what people think. There's also the potential that some of the backlash is warranted as a...
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    Ed Opperman, Trump, Epstein, Why Beliefs Don’t Change |399|

    I don't see that at all; at least in the U.S. All sorts of things influence people in their environment: media, people of fame, academia, heck even this relatively new thing called "internet influencers". I see a wide dispersion in views from even these sources of influence. There certainly...
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    Ed Opperman, Trump, Epstein, Why Beliefs Don’t Change |399|

    At a practical level, I don't know anyone in my relationship circles in the U.S. that bemoans their life as being controlled/dominated/directed by some nefarious elite. Quite the contrary, most people I know consider themselves free people and are quite patriotic about the U.S. I get that we...
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    Ed Opperman, Trump, Epstein, Why Beliefs Don’t Change |399|

    Can you really take an isolated view here Wormwood? I think its a noble sentiment, but when the practicalities of dealing with other sovereign states arise aren't ghosts introduced into the machine? I just can't subscribe to a mindset that puts a western democracy on par with an autocratic...
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    Ed Opperman, Trump, Epstein, Why Beliefs Don’t Change |399|

    Part of the challenge for your perspective, Eric, is that it does not fit into the conspiratorial line of thinking. Your perspective is simply too easy to conflate with the prevailing "official narrative" and any official narrative is immediately suspect here. Your background would seem to...
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    Ed Opperman, Trump, Epstein, Why Beliefs Don’t Change |399|

    Certainly correct. I find the MSM (both variants; left and right) to be spiraling (or having already spiraled) into nothing resembling journalism. Its a massive societal problem in my view. That said I don't look to the MSM to form my viewpoints. I simply listen to Trump speak.
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    Ed Opperman, Trump, Epstein, Why Beliefs Don’t Change |399|

    Why is it so easy to presume other "elites" (as folks toss that word about) are depraved while Trump is not? If history has taught us anything it is impossible to make such judgments from the great distance we all have from Trump let alone someone living in your neighborhood, a priest at your...
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