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Reply #30 - Aug 12th, 2019 at 11:25am
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yamcha wrote on Aug 12th, 2019 at 11:22am:
Ok, I can't really do this. So if I am unable to terraform a planet in my solar system then I guess I am not spacefaring and anything outside of my planet does not belong to me.


Yes South Africa would be one real-world example.
  

This moral relativism of yours is exactly what lets government take this freedom, then that freedom, until we have lost them all.
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Reply #31 - Aug 12th, 2019 at 11:27am
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Ok so ask the question please.  I specific real-life example please.
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Reply #32 - Aug 12th, 2019 at 2:43pm
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I know here what Op is asking you ever play Civ yamcha?

Civ 5 is awesome you should play it but any of them have you ever played?
  
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Reply #33 - Aug 12th, 2019 at 4:38pm
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The Opposition wrote on Aug 6th, 2019 at 10:06pm:
If resources are limited and relative success is the currency by which they are purchased, isn't it all just a zero-sum game after all?


But resources are not limited.  Natural resources maybe, but those are a small fraction of the total economic value we own today.

The total pie depends on how much work and ingenuity people choose to put into the economy.  That is why a good incentive structure is crucial.
  
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Reply #34 - Aug 12th, 2019 at 7:55pm
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Industry wrote on Aug 12th, 2019 at 2:43pm:
I know here what Op is asking you ever play Civ yamcha?

Civ 5 is awesome you should play it but any of them have you ever played?


No, I don't do much gaming. 
  
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Reply #35 - Aug 12th, 2019 at 9:29pm
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yamcha wrote on Aug 12th, 2019 at 11:27am:
Ok so ask the question please.  I specific real-life example please.


I want to know how you feel about what's happening in South Africa.
  

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Reply #36 - Aug 12th, 2019 at 9:38pm
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The Opposition wrote on Aug 12th, 2019 at 9:29pm:
I want to know how you feel about what's happening in South Africa.


I don't really follow the news all that much.  Are you talking about the Nig government of South Africa that has passed a motion to expropriate land without compensation from Whites?

A lot of Whites have bailed already and are right to do so.

Africa is a bad real-life example to represent any kind of policy, ideology, philosophy or any kind of civilized idea in action.

And you still haven't given me any link to facts showing Whites are stupider than blacks.  Since you can't show me the factual evidence to studies, I think you should retract that.
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Reply #37 - Aug 13th, 2019 at 8:46am
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SkyChief wrote on Aug 9th, 2019 at 6:04pm:
Not only is it limited, it will become smaller as Global Warming melts glaciers & icecaps and causes sea levels to rise.

Half of France will be under water.
Things will change, yes:

https://principia-scientific.org/world-was-much-warmer-greener-6000-9000-years-a...

Certainly the physical known universe is limited... Probably...

Maybe new matter is being created somewhere else and flowing into our universe through wormholes or black holes...

What isn't yet known to be limited is human imagination and ingenuity, which will probably serve just fine until a  super volcano lets off or a giant comet hits earth or the continents float too close together or the moon finishes escaping or the sun explodes.
  

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Reply #38 - Aug 13th, 2019 at 8:50am
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The Opposition wrote on Aug 9th, 2019 at 10:28am:
Is land on Earth a limited resource?

Yes, you can make islands, seastead, build huge high rises, but after all that is done, is land limited?
Sure, the earth is finite except that it's part of an open system. Giant meteor impacts and comets will add mass to the earth. So does the constant rain of particles from space...

But of course we're losing helium which is of concern to some people...
  

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Reply #39 - Aug 13th, 2019 at 8:52am
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yamcha wrote on Aug 11th, 2019 at 7:22pm:
Jacob, all of these are North African civilization founded by non-Subsaharan Africans, a.k.a Whites.

The blacks like to take credit for this stuff just because it is Africa.

https://i.ibb.co/jZypDWX/Annotation-2019-08-11-150729.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/f0FFyPK/Annotation-2019-08-11-150606.jpg
No they weren't.
  

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