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  1. Async
    04-25-2016 04:23 PM
    Async commented on Mod venting thread
  2. Sk8ordude
    04-23-2016 06:30 PM
  3. Malkavia
    For your birthday the forum should just let you have 24 hours of "no rules" where you can go crazy in P&CE
  4. Storm
  5. ness2361
    04-18-2016 09:48 AM
    ness2361 commented on The Sanders/Clinton/Democratic Campaign Thread
    Yes, unfortunately, some Sanders supporters do... send me "Hey, here is an article showing Sanders meeting with Pope Francis..." I delete these rosey messages.
  6. Plato
    04-13-2016 10:05 AM
    Ha, thanks.
  7. ness2361
    04-12-2016 04:21 PM
    ness2361 commented on The Sanders/Clinton/Democratic Campaign Thread
    You know, I never said this, I don't think... because I did not believe it was possible (but I've been wrong before; I did not think Obama would get elected), so if Trump were to actually get the Republican nomination? I'd vote for Hillary. I never considered Gromit might not understand that, either. Sometimes I cut him off, make statements when I am tired, and he's too emotional, but end of the day, I'll "act" according to conscience. Trump? Uh-uh. Cruz? Uh-uh. I guess, in my as I wrote in that thread, I believe Bernie has a chance, & didn't "really" think past that. I'm thinking, now. Thanks for sharing in there. I can't... but I'm listening.
  8. EvieP
    04-11-2016 11:42 AM
    Fair enough; there's so much "running for President" done these days before one actually "runs for President".
  9. EvieP
    04-11-2016 11:39 AM
    Ah....I didn't even recall that he considered it then. I was just wracking my brain trying to figure out when he was in the primary.
  10. EvieP
    04-11-2016 10:57 AM
    EvieP commented on The Sanders/Clinton/Democratic Campaign Thread
    No, really....when did Ryan run for President; I tried to double check that but I genuinely cannot find him as run in any primary.
  11. Mattandsuch
    ah fair enough
  12. Iota Null
    04-08-2016 05:59 AM
    Iota Null
    Hey, what happened to you visiting in January?
  13. YellowSubmarine
    That was amazing. I'm tingling.
  14. Distance
    04-07-2016 04:19 PM
    Distance commented on The Sanders/Clinton/Democratic Campaign Thread
    Same as you. Not an HRC fan but I'm concerned about Sanders and his more rabid followers.
  15. Othesemo
    04-07-2016 10:18 AM
    Oh, interesting. I've heard most of the ideas there before.

    I think my issue is that we're generally seeing this homogenization of values. A good college education is good because it gets you a high paying job. A law is good because it encourages commerce. The best paintings are those worth millions of dollars being housed in museums. Everything has the same way of being good, and that way is deliverance to profit and efficiency. Whereas it intuitively feels to me that a law ought to be just, a painting beautiful, an education eye-opening and so on. That the virtue of one thing isn't the virtue of another, and in abstracting all virtues into monetary value, we lose sight of the distinctions between them.

    Something like that, at least. It's difficult to articulate.
  16. Othesemo
    04-07-2016 09:35 AM
    Doesn't ring a bell. What was the context?
  17. Othesemo
    04-07-2016 09:23 AM
    Yeah, it's troubling. A relative of mine recently tried to argue that, for something to be a "right", it must not inflict any economic harm on another person, and conversely, you have a right to do everything that doesn't inflict economic harm on another person. He's on the extreme side, but it's not so far away from ideas I see expressed elsewhere.

    Michael Sandel wrote a book on the topic fairly recently, called "What Money Can't buy: The Moral Limits of Markets". I haven't actually read the book itself, but I listened to a fairly lengthy discussion with the author himself on a podcast I subscribe to (the Partially Examined Life, which I recommend highly). Maybe you'd find something there to inspire you.
  18. Monte314
    04-05-2016 09:08 PM
    I do not believe my post was a personal attack.
  19. Underachiever
    04-05-2016 08:24 PM
  20. Underachiever
    04-05-2016 07:59 PM
    Underachiever commented on GOP...The Party of Hate
    Larkin, hypothetically, if I were to call someone an ignorant entitled cracker, would that be a personal attack? Even if it's true?

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