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The Debate is Over: Beauty is Objective

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     Saeko
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We trained chickens to react to an average human female face but not to an average male face (or vice versa). In a subsequent test, the animals showed preferences for faces consistent with human sexual preferences (obtained from university students). This suggests that human preferences arise from general properties of nervous systems, rather t ...

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Trump hands over Syria to Turkey then threatens to "totally destroy & obliterate" her economy if...

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     noemon
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Donald Trump has threatened to "totally destroy and obliterate" Turkey's economy if the country does anything that he does not like in Syria, amid criticism from Republicans over new US policy allowing the Turkish military to take over in the war-torn country.The statement follows after Mr Trump announced he had decided to pull back US ...

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Autistic Man who does not understand consent has right to pursue sex, court rules

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     noemon
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The court of protection has ruled that a man who cannot understand the issue of consent must be allowed to pursue sexual relationships.Mrs Justice Roberts ruled that the man, who has autism with impaired cognition and lives in a supported residential placement, has a “fundamental right to sex”.The court considers is ...

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EU brings in 'right to repair' rules for appliances

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Household appliances will become easier to repair thanks to new standards being adopted across the European Union.From 2021, firms will have to make appliances longer-lasting, and they will have to supply spare parts for machines for up to 10 years.The rules apply to lighting, washing machin ...

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BBC reprimands Naga Munchetty for accusing Trump of racism

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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-ente ... 6.html?amp“BBC Breakfast pres ...

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Inflation is a weapon of rich people to rob and exploit poor people.

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     BicCherry
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Inflation is a weapon of rich people to rob and exploit poor people.2% target inflation is generally an invention by rich people to enslave, exploit poor people.Rich people own many properties, own shares in companies. Mostly the amount of liquid cash held by rich and poor people is about same since rich people prefer to hold little cash be ...

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Turkish Army Pension Fund to buy British Steel

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     noemon
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Turkey’s military pension fund OYAK has been picked as the preferred buyer for British Steel, easing fears for thousands of jobs at the steelmaker that collapsed in May. Ataer Holdings, an affiliate of OYAK, plans to close the deal by the end of the year, OYAK said. Ataer now has exclusive rights to look into Britain’s second-largest steelmak ...

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The Folly of Class Warfare, Courtesy of World Bank

World Bank recently made headlines declaring that, sniff, sniff, the Republic of South Africa has the most unequal distribution of wealth in the world. Harumph.North Sentinel Island, in the Andaman Islands, unequivocally has absolute equality of distribution of wealth, which is zero. Everyone living there is a hunter-gatherer, with NOTHING. ...

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Rush-Limbaugh-admits-gop's-fiscal-attacks-on-Obama-were-bogus,-defends-trumps-deficit

Rush Limbaugh is in line with what MMTers have been saying, it seems.https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/17/poli ... index.html

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Just a poor slob in his Winnebago

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     QatzelOk
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So I've decided to buy this Winnebago and use it as my primary means of transportation:By sticking a "hybrid" sticker on it and bribing the guy at my department of transportation office, I can get a $7,500 rebate ...

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What is the purpose of the criminal justice system in Western nations, = America.

[size=85]The 16-year-old girl was visibly intoxicated, her speech slurred, when a drunk 16-year-old boy sexually assaulted her in a dark basement during an alcohol-fueled pajama party in New Jersey, prosecutors said.The boy filmed himself penetrating her from behind, her torso exposed, her head hanging down, prosecutors said. He late ...

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Sexual Assault Charge Against Kevin Spacey Is Dropped

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     noemon
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After the young man who had accused Mr. Spacey invoked the Fifth Amendment, the district attorney said the prosecution could not go forward.Prosecutors in Massachusetts on Wednesday dropped a sexual assault charge against the actor Kevin Spacey, bringing ...

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Farewell, Theresa May. Your best was far from good enough

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     noemon
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On Wednesday, in her last major speech, Theresa May lamented a growing culture of absolutism in politics. Introspection was never her strong suit, and this speech to the Chatham House thinktank was no exception. In a scarcely veiled swipe at the populist right, at home and abroad, she bemoaned an “inability to combine principles with pragmatism ...

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Turkey expelled from F-35 program

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     noemon
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AlJazzera[/url]"]US expels Turkey from F-35 fighter jet programmeThe move comes after Ankara began accepting delivery of Russia's S-400 air defence system last week.The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey f ...

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Boris & the Kipper, anti-EU lies bite back.

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     noemon
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Boris Johnson lied about a kipper and it tells you everything you need to know about his relationship with the truthThe man expected to be Prime Minister made a show of a kipper last night - there's just a few problems with what he said"Pointless, expensive, environmentally damaging elf and safety" - they were the words of a man widely ...

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