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    But every type of slavery reduces people to...

    But every type of slavery reduces people to property. That is the definition.
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    ^ to piggyback, I live south of Seattle and I...

    ^ to piggyback, I live south of Seattle and I paid $400,000 for my house. $90,000 buys you a cardboard box or a tough shed in Seattle.
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    No, I am not programmed to think whips and...

    No, I am not programmed to think whips and plantations, I think of the actual ownership of another human being.

    The barbarity isnít what makes slavery abhorrent, it only makes it more abhorrent....
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    Oh, Iím aware of them. Iím asking Joey if he...

    Oh, Iím aware of them. Iím asking Joey if he believes they are part of the middle ground since he did not mention anything about them in his response.
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    Didnít back him up, I wasnít even responding to...

    Didnít back him up, I wasnít even responding to criticism of him or his point. Your entire post I responded to was expressing incredulity at Islamic rules for slavery as if Christianity doesnít also...
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    With no additional rules or protections for...

    With no additional rules or protections for either party?

    Thatís actually the extreme, not the middle ground.
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    I mean, The Bible and Jesus had rules on how to...

    I mean, The Bible and Jesus had rules on how to treat your slaves.
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    Imagine there being a middle ground between not...

    Imagine there being a middle ground between not being able to make a profit and no rules governing rental agreements...
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    If Gary Trent Jr is for real thereís no reason to...

    If Gary Trent Jr is for real thereís no reason to blow the team up.

    The Blazers will start Lillard - CJ - Trent Jr - Z. Collins - Nurkic next year
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    Poll: Because itís the end result of the leagues...

    Because itís the end result of the leagues evolution. For the same reason we donít go ďsure Tom Brady is a good QB now, but he would suck before the forward pass is invented so he canít be the bestĒ...
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    Poll: Why do people assume if someone posts a single...

    Why do people assume if someone posts a single stat to bolster their argument that means they are ONLY using that stat to formulate their argument?

    What a garbage assumption
  12. Virtually every ďillegalĒ gun in the US was...

    Virtually every ďillegalĒ gun in the US was legally purchased. The solution to this is to track the guns. That way we know who buys them legally and sells them illegally.
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    Well they actually do have data on how often...

    Well they actually do have data on how often players are double teamed:
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    In the post below this you called the NBA WWE...

    In the post below this you called the NBA WWE Basketball, and when I asked you to name a single thing about todayís NBA better than the 89ís/90ís you did not. So yes, you think the modern NBA Sucks
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    Actually, they do have stats that measure those...

    Actually, they do have stats that measure those (obviously they are not perfect). I think the problem is you simply donít know how far basketball statistics have come.

    I also disagree on you...
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    Arenít we all the same? Why treat these people...

    Arenít we all the same? Why treat these people differently?

    Just curious.
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    And everyone knows if a school age child gets...

    And everyone knows if a school age child gets Covid itís impossible to transmit that disease to teachers, faculty, parents, grandparents, etc.
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    If you help a little old lady across the street...

    If you help a little old lady across the street but not a young, fit dude across that same street, you donít believe in equality.
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    I just found out from PSK that NYK told him he...

    I just found out from PSK that NYK told him he doesnít even watch basketball anymore. So the guy who preaches about the eye test doesnít even use it :laugh2:
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    Thereís no one stat that is going to definitively...

    Thereís no one stat that is going to definitively state a player is superior to another, the fact you keep harping on that as an excuse to dismiss all statistics and the value they can bring,...
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    I understand your points, because you keep...

    I understand your points, because you keep repeating them:

    Modern basketball sucks
    LeBron isnít that good
    Stats are useless

    All bad points. And itís not a faction of hive minds, we donít all...
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    I do not refuse the eye test. In fact, you have...

    I do not refuse the eye test. In fact, you have already said you donít watch basketball nowadays, so you are actually ignoring the eye test for the very players youíre now saying are inferior.

    And...
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    A picture painted with both stats and the eye...

    A picture painted with both stats and the eye test is going to be more complete than a picture painted with just the eye test.
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    It would be a very NY thing to do: trade away...

    It would be a very NY thing to do: trade away your future for a star that isnít going to win you a title.
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    As a scientists, surely you know the value of...

    As a scientists, surely you know the value of superior production, even if by a little, over a large sample size? Sure in a single game it may not amount to a lot, but over the entirety of LeBron and...
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