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Columbine etc: Talking to kids will not save them ... (snip) That's what I meant; the response isn't off base.
So you visited Hiroshima. Does this negate what I said?
And, its a matter of dispute whether Hiroshima and Nagasaki are counter-examples.
That renders the meaning of your statement about saving them from Russia questionable.
My point is the probably saved themselves without the help of our bomb.
NY'er and Civ biased? Fine...
(and it'd be a plus to read articles before dismissing them offhand).
It's not top secret that this site has a slant of its own.
Yes I'm upset about adding insult to injury merely to test the power of a weapon. Our gov't voted that idea down as cruel--are you saying we should have gone for it?
And yes you'd be upset if your family members were nuked. You wouldn't chalk it up to the nature of war.
And having nasty opponents in the Japanese military doesn't make civilian victims any more deserving of a nuclear fire.
Great that you know about the acre. Kinda irrelevant if only one in a thousand could join you, you have to admit.
I'm sure the US is right about our archaic and memorization requiring system and the rest of the entire world is wrong.
MY educational goal has always been learning to think and learning essentials, not packing away trivia when they could be looked up or when a better substitute exists.
Try this: name one advantage of the English system.
Immigrants MAY learn the language... now it's mandatory? I don't follow.
I think if someone is going to complain about getting service in another language they should stick to english speaking areas.
spanish speaking communities do fine. Why waste time griping about their language?
I'm glad you're laughing your a$$ off about the hectare thing. Maybe before you jump the gun you should wonder if it's a point about interconvertability or not. But nevermind.
Your youthful, indoctrinated friend with the meaningless college degree is busy laughing his a$$ off about your supposed policy re: making it personal. LOL. Whew, that was a good one.
Maybe I'll get more respect in 13 days.
Instincts are useful when making a split second decision... but they're generally nonsense when applied casually to diet or almost anything else. Hey, man has an instinct to fight. Doesn't make it right. Does make for an absurd argument about eating meat.
More to come.
I defer to climatologists for further discussion of global warming. I figure they have their reasons and they know more about it than I.
I don't watch the visual toilet. How's this: "And especially don't point something that looks like a gun at them." Here's good advice, indeed.
But to characterize the kids who walk by the wrong place with a supersoaker or a milky way as a bunch of whiners...
...or to second guess their split second reaction when they hear a command from someone who could be anyone.
well I don't think that's right. They got shot out of bad luck. Even if all the cops were perfect citizens, I don't think we need to imply the victim was to blame.
Gore basically lost the election (and I didn't say he didn't) because a bunch of people voted for buchanan
or voted twice and were uncounted
or voted for him accidentally
and voided their ballots not knowing they could get another.
We have to go by the legitimate votes in the end. But we don't have to pretend that Bush would have won under a system that recorded voter intent with perfect fidelity.
Have you heard that when you assume, you make an @$$ out of U and ME?
Our country has set up a system of benefits and made a lot of investments for the automobile driver. To utilize them I say people should be asked to use them responsibly and not burden the system with the results of their stupidity.
You've got to have car insurance,
a maintained car,
proof that you can drive semi-well (a license),
so you pose less of a threat. I would add a seatbelt on, or helmet, so you pose less of a financial threat.
Kids die when their parents don't belt them.
Other people die when cars or buses fly where guard rails could have prevented them from flying.
Where does all this fascination with personal responsibility get us when the person in question was in the back of a bus that rolled (any recent events come to mind, maybe in Canada?*) or is a mushed up kid with a stupid parent?
Broken bodies are more important than ideology at that point. Much as I trust that the right to drive unfettered is vital to our liberty... belt laws make sense.
*in Canada the situation with the rolled bus, I understand, is that the curve was too sharp and this bus was only the latest vehicle to roll there. The parallel is, we can always say all these people drove too fast and therefore got hurt or died thru their own fault. I'd rather say we built a good road (gentle curve or guardrail) and never had to say it was their fault.
Columbine. My point was that talking to your kids doesn't protect them from school violence as much as you'd have us believe.
You respond by baselessly implying, and rolling your eyes insultingly, that I think we shouldn't get involved with our kids.
You have a SECOND hand understanding of nuclear bombing. Not a big point, but, I think you'd call ME on it. I'll refrain from questioning your education or ROTFLMAO.
I don't read all your article citations (and haven't claimed to) but I also don't dismiss them all without reading them.
then you're for it. You'd have blinded a bunch of civilians for weapons research.
My point remains that even if it's bad, there's no reason to dismiss concerns about improper force.
And...so the bombings made Japan lose because they lost the support of the people?
Where's the evidence for THAT?
My point about the english system is that it's failing our nation. (whether you want to blame education or not, the problem exists.)
About the english system currently being in use... we could go to a dual system very easily.
13 days from now I still will have entered zero tournaments, but I'll be an MD.
You do know, or should know, that the tone of your initial post was a mocking of sympathy for such victims and an implication of their role in getting shot...
This tone seems to be deliberate--it makes no effort to express sympathy for the victims...
a lot of people reading it would find that upsetting, as did I, as was, I believe, your intent: "no apologies."
Uncompromising unsympathetic opinions. No?
Election snafu summary: if the ballot had been clear, and votes recorded with perfect fidelity, Gore would have won.
"Pot, kettle, black..." Care to back this up?
Heinlein's quote and your accusation notwithstanding, the world is not as black and white as you make it out to be.
You'd have us believe the US financial system is totally unregulated?
"if you can tell me where in the Constitution you have the "right to drive"..." Are you saying (rather agreeing with my sarcasm) that we DON'T have a right to drive? Yet we DO have a right to drive unbelted? Fill me in.
Of course I know the lay of the land may impose restrictions on engineers, and its insulting for you to point that out, or imply that I thought life was super simple because I didn't fill in what I thought readers could supply on their own.
Blaming the drivers is philosophical fun (for some) but it gets us broken and dead kids in the real world whereas a better design, or belt laws, or in parallel, better ballot machines get us a more pleasant outcome.
Fire away, but for space considerations, I resolve henceforth to concentrate my efforts on a few, if not zero, key points, and especially to threads on single topics.
The Metric system is a vastly more efficient system of measurement than the archaic English system.
I don't agree with "In fact, if your parents are footing the bill to put your pansy @$$ through 4-7 years of liberal indoctrination commonly referred to as "college", you haven't begun to be enlightened.". And just because I didn't attend the school of hard knocks doesnt' make me more or less knowledgable than anyone else.
There are alternatives to the liberal colleges out there. Bob Jones U., Liberty U., Oral Roberts U. are some examples I can think of.
Did you know that the cats' canine teeth evolved so they can easily sever their prey's spinal column? Just thought you might like to know...
The experts on Global Warming were at the North Pole, trying to figure out why the Polar Ice Cap at the North Pole MELTED THROUGH.
Prostitution may be a victimless crime individually, but look at it as a whole. Many of the women become drug abusers,
they become infected with communicable disease
and they become pregnant with unwanted children.
Prostitution, I think (remember, not for an arguement), also further teaches men that women are pelts to be collected.
Epidemiologically (as a whole), seat belts, motorcycle helmets, speed limits, banning drugs of abuse and prostitution, smoking bans and well maintained motor vehicles all make good sense.
Here is a case that access to gun(s) DID turn Kip into a murderer.
Again, I AM NOT ANTI-GUN!! I would have even attended the fun-shoot last weekend, but Van-Sensei recommended no novices.
Recent Census figure show that people whose skin color is other than white are on a dramatic population rise.
Just as immigrants must learn English to get along in the US, why can't us monolingual Americans learn another language, in addition to English?
As for me, I just hate "Creation Science". What a crock!!
Just may meandering, non-arguementative, thoughts.
Pnther, will you be at the Tournament?
If you don't want to pay for the crack whore bastards, then let's prevent the crack whores from ever coming into being. An ounce of prevention...
There are un-elightened people on both sides of the economic and intelligence spectrum.
They also ex-communicated men who did not engage in intercourse with their wives
And until the Bill of Rights was adopted, Jews and Catholics were prohibited from holding public office in Massachusetts...
What do the rest of us do when the prevalent language in use becomes something other than English?
Did you know that the lactating females in a pride of lions take turns nursing each others cubs? Just thought you might want to know that too...
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