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Forum: Current events 10-22-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By donquixote99
El Presidente is instead looking forward to his...

El Presidente is instead looking forward to his very own Gaza-on-the-Rio-Grande.
Forum: Current events 10-22-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 35
Posted By donquixote99
Lots of other things go on in these people lives...

Lots of other things go on in these people lives that are even worse than dangling from a ladder.
Forum: Off-topic 10-22-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 104
Posted By donquixote99
Thanks, HK!

Thanks, HK!
Forum: Off-topic 10-21-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 104
Posted By donquixote99
Thanks, ice and eb.

Thanks, ice and eb.
Forum: Site News 10-18-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By donquixote99
Funny, seemed to me it was just ticking up a bit....

Funny, seemed to me it was just ticking up a bit.

But yes, not much lurker fodder here these days.
Forum: Off-topic 10-17-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 104
Posted By donquixote99
Thanks all! Been great so far....:)

Thanks all! Been great so far....:)
Forum: Politics 10-16-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,136
Views: 91,621
Posted By donquixote99
Sic semper buffoonus.

Sic semper buffoonus.
Forum: Politics 10-16-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 264
Posted By donquixote99
I know it's wrong to dehumanize people, but I...

I know it's wrong to dehumanize people, but I just about can't resist reading that headline as 'vicious baboons.'
Forum: Current events 10-15-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,482
Views: 58,920
Posted By donquixote99
The factual accuracy of mockery and insult is...

The factual accuracy of mockery and insult is unimportant. Just to attack is the point. The attempt to cause discomfort or damage is the point. The cruelty is the point.

As with the most...
Forum: Politics 10-14-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By donquixote99
It is your right to vote against Prop 2, and it...

It is your right to vote against Prop 2, and it is my duty to tolerate your doing so. As regards me, you are on safe ground as to all that.

Again I see you wishing for wider reform, a desire that...
Forum: Politics 10-14-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By donquixote99
There is sometimes a danger of being so...

There is sometimes a danger of being so frustrated with 16 big problems that you don't see the use in solving one.

Lets say it was legal and constitutional for the state to pass a law that said in...
Forum: Politics 10-13-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 52,096
Posted By donquixote99
^^^ If he gives Nunes that medal, look for all...

^^^ If he gives Nunes that medal, look for all other living recipients to mail theirs back in.
Forum: Economy 10-13-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,792
Posted By donquixote99
'Can afford to' does not necessarily translate to...

'Can afford to' does not necessarily translate to 'want to.' Tariffs are resented.

And the other shoe, as you noted in your other message, is the domestic price going up due to impacts on material...
Forum: Current events 10-13-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2,482
Views: 58,920
Posted By donquixote99
That sort of outcome will strike many politicians...

That sort of outcome will strike many politicians as the 'least damaging.'
Forum: Politics 10-12-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 52,096
Posted By donquixote99
Link to the new New Yorker article cited in the...

Link to the new New Yorker article cited in the Huffpost piece: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/15/was-there-a-connection-between-a-russian-bank-and-the-trump-campaign


Long read but...
Forum: Politics and the Environment 10-09-2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By donquixote99
Interesting quote just came along.... ...

Interesting quote just came along....

"People are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education."

Bertram Russell
Forum: Politics and the Environment 10-09-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By donquixote99
I saw this cartoon when I was about 12 or so and...

I saw this cartoon when I was about 12 or so and saved it for many years. It showed a computer installation of the time, a big room full of complex equipment, tended by white-coated technicians--the...
Forum: Current events 10-08-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,482
Views: 58,920
Posted By donquixote99
Well, snowflakes are going to have meltdowns....

Well, snowflakes are going to have meltdowns....
Forum: Politics 10-08-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2,136
Views: 91,621
Posted By donquixote99
Your last statement is not logical. Even if we...

Your last statement is not logical. Even if we take it that Avenatti's claims were outlandish, that should not affect how we evaluate other claims made independently, or other factors, such as...
Forum: Suggestion Box 10-05-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,155
Posted By donquixote99
Which you and I can do, with no need to be...

Which you and I can do, with no need to be disagreeable.

Thing is, this works in some cases, and doesn't in others. That is, some 'good people' are more agreeable than others.
Forum: Suggestion Box 10-05-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,155
Posted By donquixote99
Whell did not simply 'state his opinion,' as no...

Whell did not simply 'state his opinion,' as no one disputes would have been his right. He operated as an aggressive and purposefully-obnoxious troll. For some reason you are unable to discern this,...
Forum: Suggestion Box 10-05-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,155
Posted By donquixote99
What I get from this and the 'chickenshit' post:...

What I get from this and the 'chickenshit' post: what whell had to say generally didn't bother you, and you HATED seeing lots of people bash him a lot.

Please tell me if these two things are true...
Forum: Suggestion Box 10-05-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,155
Posted By donquixote99
But even saying "retake our country' implies...

But even saying "retake our country' implies fighting, not unity.

'Just folks' can be the reunited with once the cruel people are no longer in charge, polluting everyone with their evil. But real...
Forum: Suggestion Box 10-05-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,155
Posted By donquixote99
Glad to hear those last bits--carry on!

Glad to hear those last bits--carry on!
Forum: Politics 10-04-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By donquixote99
The above were quite fascinating, but this one...

The above were quite fascinating, but this one nails the appeal: 'The cruelty is the point'

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/the-cruelty-is-the-point/572104/
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