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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Let's say you succeed politically through central planning in redistributing wealth so each person in the world has the same.
    What in the world does this have to do with the subject at hand? I'm not talking about wealth redistribution. I'm talking about people being treated equally, equal rights.
    Because politics is win-lose, taking from some to give to others, you have taken wealth from those capable of generating it. You have thus leveled everything. Then what?
    Sorry, but I wasn't talking about wealth redistribution.
    Sorry--but I do not accept the idea that being intolerant of intolerance is THE SAME THING as being intolerant of anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizzume View Post
    That sure took you a while to respond, the message had been edited quite a bit since you responded. I'll just repeat myself:

    Imagine how pathetic the world would be if people never strived for goals that may not be able to be met. There sure wouldn't be many athletes, there sure would be many mountain climbers, there sure wouldn't be a lot of things.

    Having a goal that's too much to completely meet is NOT the same thing as believing in a fairy tale. I'm not trying to limit people's rights based on my feelings about equality. I don't shun scientific evidence because of a goal. I don't tell people that they're horrible people because of a goal. Religion on the other hand....
    lol

    If they know they can't meet them that would suggest they are sane. It's funny how someone so irrational mocks..well anyone .

    Seriously, learn to accept yourself. If you did you wouldn't carry so much hate and bitterness around with you.
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    Equality does not mean reduction to the lowest common denominator.

    If, for example, the entire GDP of 15 Trillion was redistributed, divided equally, among the entire population, that net result is about 50K/ year/person.

    That is much higher than the lowest denominator, which is about 5000/year/person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyDog View Post
    Equality does not mean reduction to the lowest common denominator.

    If, for example, the entire GDP of 15 Trillion was redistributed, divided equally, among the entire population, that net result is about 50K/ year/person.

    That is much higher than the lowest denominator, which is about 5000/year/person.
    What does it mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    lol

    If they know they can't meet them that would suggest they are sane. It's funny how someone so irrational mocks..well anyone .

    Seriously, learn to accept yourself. If you did you wouldn't carry so much hate and bitterness around with you.
    I mock people who ignore science because of their religion. I mock people who degrade others because of their religion. I mock people who believe in animal torture (Halal meat) because of their religion. I mock people who think women should cover themselves from head to toe because of their religion. I mock people who strap bombs to their children because of their religion.
    Sorry--but I do not accept the idea that being intolerant of intolerance is THE SAME THING as being intolerant of anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizzume View Post
    What in the world does this have to do with the subject at hand? I'm not talking about wealth redistribution. I'm talking about people being treated equally, equal rights.

    Sorry, but I wasn't talking about wealth redistribution.
    Nice side step. Do you mean equal healthcare? Same thing, you're centrally planning the redistribution of wealth. So too for all entitlements progressives call rights.

    What other rights could you possibly be talking about giving people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizzume View Post
    I mock people who ignore science because of their religion. I mock people who degrade others because of their religion. I mock people who believe in animal torture (Halal meat) because of their religion. I mock people who think women should cover themselves from head to toe because of their religion. I mock people who strap bombs to their children because of their religion.
    IOW you've become a hateful, angry man. Do some thinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Nice side step. Do you mean equal healthcare? Same thing, you're centrally planning the redistribution of wealth. So too for all entitlements progressives call rights.

    What other rights could you possibly be talking about giving people?
    Gay marriage rights is not redistribution of wealth. Women being able to vote is not redistribution of wealth. Nondiscriminatory policies is not redistribution of wealth.
    Sorry--but I do not accept the idea that being intolerant of intolerance is THE SAME THING as being intolerant of anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    IOW you've become a hateful, angry man. Do some thinking.
    So you're saying that Islamic countries are filled with peaceful, loving people who would never do bad things in the name of their religion?
    Sorry--but I do not accept the idea that being intolerant of intolerance is THE SAME THING as being intolerant of anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    IOW you've become a hateful, angry man. Do some thinking.
    Nice way to deflect what I was saying about religion. You can't seem to admit that religion can make people do awful things.
    Sorry--but I do not accept the idea that being intolerant of intolerance is THE SAME THING as being intolerant of anything else.

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