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by Vander
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: another angry white nationalist with a gun
Replies: 43
Views: 350

Re: another angry white nationalist with a gun

Take up archery instead.
by Vander
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Should we give land and power back to Native "Americans?"
Replies: 28
Views: 246

Re: Should we give land and power back to Native "Americans?"

I have Algonquin ancestry. I think my mom said she would qualify for that sweet sweet casino cash, but any sort of documentation was destroyed by fire in the 40's.
by Vander
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Wacky Wakanda
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Wacky Wakanda

I was Claremont X-Men reader growing up, but I did dabble in other Marvel comics. That description of the cinematic Wakanda sounds like what I recall from the comics: a closed off, xenophobic country.
by Vander
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: another angry white nationalist with a gun
Replies: 43
Views: 350

Re: another angry white nationalist with a gun

Take Chicago, the center of gang violence. How are the strictest gun laws in the nation helping them? I tend toward thinking gun laws are a bit like trying to put the toothpaste back into the tube at this point, but Chicago can be an example that helps show the opposite of your point. Local gun law...
by Vander
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Should we give land and power back to Native "Americans?"
Replies: 28
Views: 246

Re: Should we give land and power back to Native "Americans?"

It's almost like sweeping generalizations rarely fit.
by Vander
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: another angry white nationalist with a gun
Replies: 43
Views: 350

Re: another angry white nationalist with a gun

So in order to secure the second amendment we need to erode the first?
by Vander
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Should we give land and power back to Native "Americans?"
Replies: 28
Views: 246

Re: Should we give land and power back to Native "Americans?"

Thought experiment:

How would Germans be discussing this topic had they won WW2?
by Vander
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Religion?
Replies: 60
Views: 677

Re: Religion?

Nightshade wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:27 pm
I see your Permanent Waves and raise you Hemispheres.

by Vander
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: The EVIL USA and its overcrowded prisons!
Replies: 15
Views: 192

Re: The EVIL USA and its overcrowded prisons!

Yay we build more prisons than Haiti? Incarceration rate per 100,000 population: Haiti: 102 Philippines: 140 El Salvador: 541 Zambia: 125 Guatemala: 122 Uganda: 120 Sudan: 50 Bolivia: 122 Comoros: 19 Benin: 77 . . . United States: 693
by Vander
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Call your congressmen...
Replies: 28
Views: 435

Re: Call your congressmen...

If all you say is true then why are not the Dems disputing the memo point by point? So far no one is disputing anything. Such as: The Steele dossier formed an essential part of the initial and all three renewal FISA applications against Carter Page. After a year of investigating the FBI has yet to ...
by Vander
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Call your congressmen...
Replies: 28
Views: 435

Re: Call your congressmen...

While you lefties are hell bent on minimizing the memo and it is amazing how you are wearing blinders over the issue of American intelligence agencies under the Obama admin. Let me redirect you all to a similar case way back when. That would be the Pentagon Papers and Excepting the political partie...
by Vander
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Religion?
Replies: 60
Views: 677

Re: Religion?

Your viewpoint regarding agnosticism vs. atheism simply appears to be negative atheism/weak atheism/soft atheism. That looks like a bunch of people trying to build a larger tent by expanding "NO GOD" to "NO GOD. (maybe) " It makes atheism lose it's definition. Out of curiosity, why do you think agn...
by Vander
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Religion?
Replies: 60
Views: 677

Re: Religion?

My only point here is that atheists are just as susceptible to us/them tribalism as any group of humans for which a label can be developed. And tribalism is the energy powers cults. While I sometimes group myself as an atheist for practical purposes, I'm agnostic. I find agnosticism to be the true "...
by Vander
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Religion?
Replies: 60
Views: 677

Re: Religion?

Nightshade wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:11 am
Vander wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:18 am
Atheism can be just as tribal as any of the various religions.
There aren't any atheist organizations I'm a part of. My atheism is merely an absence of "belief."
If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.
by Vander
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Religion?
Replies: 60
Views: 677

Re: Religion?

Atheism can be just as tribal as any of the various religions.
by Vander
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Call your congressmen...
Replies: 28
Views: 435

Re: Call your congressmen...

Because Russia is seeking maximum disarray in the US? Seems like the simplest answer.
by Vander
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Call your congressmen...
Replies: 28
Views: 435

Re: Call your congressmen...

This memo was written by Nunes. After all his nonsensical complaining about unmasking, what makes anyone think the memo is anything more than a red herring written by a political hack?
by Vander
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Call your congressmen...
Replies: 28
Views: 435

Re: Call your congressmen...

Don't Republican's already have the power to declassify the information? The President single-handedly can declassify anything he wishes. Republicans control the committees that can also declassify the information.

I wonder why they wouldn't just release it instead of promulgating innuendo.
by Vander
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: a bit of analysis
Replies: 33
Views: 613

Re: a bit of analysis

No, my fear and I feel the main issues come with the millenia-long conflation of labor(work) and self-worth within a society. We are going to need to rethink what makes ourselves and our fellow humans worthy of respect. I guess the place to aim for is some ethics/morality/integrity based value syst...
by Vander
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: "You never let a serious crisis go to waste"
Replies: 22
Views: 645

Re: "You never let a serious crisis go to waste"

Right wingers sought to invade Iraq after 9/11, so you can shut the ★■◆● up if you're trying to say this is a left winger phenomenon.
by Vander
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: If I didn't already think the NFL/NBA were garbage enough...
Replies: 24
Views: 719

Re: If I didn't already think the NFL/NBA were garbage enough...

Seems to me TB had two options here. 1) recognize that yesterday's actions were in complete alignment with his purported championing of free speech or 2) be a tribal hack and completely miss the point that the previously small handful people kneeling as protest were joined yesterday not by people jo...
by Vander
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: You potheads are destroying the environment...
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: You potheads are destroying the environment...

I'm guessing Thunderbunny doesn't realize that you still can't sell recreational pot in California yet.
by Vander
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Clash of the retards...
Replies: 56
Views: 1592

Re: Clash of the retards...

We didn't start the fire... it was always burning since the worlds been turning...
by Vander
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: A sobering assessment
Replies: 47
Views: 1298

Re: A sobering assessment

What I'm curious to see is how fast there will be a reversal of the trend to offload societal responsibility to "the market" when "the market" really starts getting deeply dysfunctional. Will there be enough clear eyed citizens to effect enough change through the pressure release valve of democracy ...
by Vander
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Another leftist...
Replies: 22
Views: 583

Re: Another leftist...

I saw Shia Labeouf at last week's "leftist" meeting helping to construct some crosses to burn. Dude's pretty good with a hammer.
by Vander
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: Doug DeMuro
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Re: Doug DeMuro

I used to enjoy reading his stuff at Jalopnik.
by Vander
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: This fool needs to be dismissed...
Replies: 12
Views: 563

Re: This fool needs to be dismissed...

How deplorable.
by Vander
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: This fool needs to be dismissed...
Replies: 12
Views: 563

Re: This fool needs to be dismissed...

What did this guy say that was so bad?
by Vander
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: texting pic
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: texting pic

woodchip, don't forget Anthony Weiner.


:)
by Vander
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Referendrum
Replies: 14
Views: 399

Re: Referendrum

TB, I really liked that you called out my stats earlier, and then posted that.

Ossoff - 31.5 million total. 24 million candidate, 7.5 million outside (PAC)
Handel - 23.7 million total. 4.9 million candidate, 18.8 million outside (PAC)

link
by Vander
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Referendrum
Replies: 14
Views: 399

Re: Referendrum

So Vander, unless you are deliberately obfuscating, the prior elections are meaningless. Who are you trying to fool here other than yourself? Prior elections are only meaningless if you don't want to acknowledge the reality that this has been a +30% Republican district for the past decade, and Repu...
by Vander
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Referendrum
Replies: 14
Views: 399

Re: Referendrum

What's your point? I also left out that D turnout is usually lower than R turnout in off year elections. GA-06 2014 total votes: 210,500 GA-06 2016 total votes: 326,000 GA-06 2017 total votes: 259,500 GA-06 2014 total R votes: 139,000 GA-06 2014 total D votes: 71,500 GA-06 2016 total R votes: 201,00...
by Vander
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Referendrum
Replies: 14
Views: 399

Re: Referendrum

I don't think many dems proclaimed they would win. Most that I saw said they could win, and some were a bit skeptical. I also think it's a bit weird to say losing 20 points in 6 months is some sort of Trump vindication.
by Vander
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Referendrum
Replies: 14
Views: 399

Re: Referendrum

GA-06 2014: R 66%, D 34%
GA-06 2016: R 62%, D 38%
GA-06 2017: R 52%, D 48%

This was almost a +30% R district a couple years ago. It was a +25% R district just last year. It was a +4% R district yesterday.
by Vander
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Rape a 5 year old girl...
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Rape a 5 year old girl...

but those three don't seem to have had any applied. Again, where are you getting this? Reporting on this says the records are sealed. WND and your link seem to be stating they got off, but without any factual information about the actual sentences. edit - btw, I think we discussed this last year, w...
by Vander
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Rape a 5 year old girl...
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Rape a 5 year old girl...

I don't understand where you're getting "no jail time." As far as I can see, the records are sealed so the public doesn't know. Also of note, the guilty are ages 7, 10, and 14, which begs an answer to "what is a proper sentence?"
by Vander
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Hatred extending into violence.
Replies: 27
Views: 855

Re: Hatred extending into violence.

I sure wouldn't want to incite violence and hatred, but ★■◆● Peggy Noonan and the horse she rode in on.
by Vander
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: President Ryan
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: President Ryan

I tend to think Trump wanted investigators to back off Flynn more out of loyalty than CYA, not that that makes any difference in terms of obstruction. I think Flynn came in and ingratiated himself to Trump. Gave him guidance, sort of a NatSec mentor. He checked a lot of the boxes Trump seems to like...
by Vander
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: President Ryan
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: President Ryan

As far as I know, it hasn't been suggested that Pence was involved in anything Flynn was doing. His involvement appears to have been on the due diligence end of bringing in the president's choice for NSA on while acting as head of the transition. He may have known about it, (congress did alert him a...
by Vander
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: President Ryan
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: President Ryan

I wouldn't say that. Pence is walking a legal mine field. Obtaining a lawyer doesn't mean you've stepped on a mine, lawyers also help guide you around the mines. It's an utterly prudent action if he has nothing to do with any Trump shenanigans. There are a lot of ways I can see Trump leaving office ...