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1) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1571248)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Sarge
Eye keel u!!!

Bienvenido al club.

La banda está tocando Sabes Que.


La bande me recule pendant que je chante ma chanson « Démontrant absurdité par étant absurde » ! :)

"The band back to me while I sing my song "Demonstrating absurdity by being absurd"!"
Meaning what? :)


I'm sorry you do not know a common phrase from a POLITICAL pundit here in the USA. Please refrain from speaking to me or about me when you lack information. Otherwise you just make the political discussion more absurd. For the time being, you should put me back on your ignore filter or stop un-hiding my posts.

Goodbye for Now, so long!
2) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1571238)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Sarge
Eye keel u!!!

Bienvenido al club.

La banda está tocando Sabes Que.


La bande me recule pendant que je chante ma chanson « Démontrant absurdité par étant absurde » ! :)
3) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1571083)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Sarge
Ozz, apparently Clyde was a cop, or in his SEMI-retirement he is now a cop.
He probably was among those in the early 80s that voted for reducing funding to psychiatric centers.
It probably gave him more to do as a police officer, as people are more intent on criminalizing the mentally ill, as used to occur.
Wayne LaPierre squandered his chance to get a conversation about mental health going. Then again, he was probably going to try to get them put in jail.

Sarge...

Very Primitive thinking. Your 'thinking' of: Since someone was/are this, therefore they MUST be this.

That is the same, as some Unthinking Right Wing Nut Posting: Oh he was/is a Professor and a Liberal Arts University. Therefore he MUST be a MORON.

None of your Post, except noting less than 50% of my working life, makes any sense, and is totally wrong.

It is possible for you to stop this Unthinking, and Worse, Categorizing of People?

My answer: No. :) :) :)


Eye keel u!!!
4) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1570803)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Sarge
So you feel good that innocent women & children are killed every day so long as you feel that the killers are treated humanely by society?

If we kill them, we aren't any better now are we.


No, people like you never kill or have the courage for it, you'd much rather send others out to do it for you when your "diplomatic skills" fail, all the while keeping your own hands free of blood.


Please ... please, Sirius, make peace with Michel. Or eye keel u! :)
5) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1570504)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Sarge
I see Dena is posting again, but I suspect with the change of thread name, she does not realize this is the same thread.

In any case, some interesting responses lately and I will respond (or bring more of my questions) as time and health allow.
6) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1569881)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Sarge
Since i'm a Liberal Progressive Social Democrat i'm more than eager to learn of your findings with regard to socialism being problematic.


I put experiment in "quotes", so please do not expect me to outline something quantitative. Rather, it is a brief qualitative observation from something long ago. I do not know how it "scales up" to the situation of countries or even smaller areas governed, but it is a thought I cannot move past.

When I was an undergrad, I DJd for the college's student run radio station.
My last year I was also on the executive board. I forget my title, but it was probably something to do with equipment, technical issues, etc. ... .
At the time, CDs were still fairly new. Until some point in my senior year, there were no CD players in the dj booth. (A few had successfully brought in their own and found a jack, and the controls related to that jack, to get their CDs to broadcast.)
So, at first, in my executive position, I was working on reclaiming the "lost art" of transferring music we had in other formats onto carts, which were essentially single song 8 tracks, re-usable. I was also showing some of my fellow DJs, so the knowledge would not be lost when I graduated within a year.

At some point that last year, our faculty advisor secured money for us to buy a CD player or 2. But then, the station did not have CDs! Those DJs that had their own could bring those in, of course. The rest were stuck with the older formats (carts and vinyl).

Even though I did not have a CD player (bought one for myself 1-2 years later), I bought about 20 or so to use for my shows. (I had a friend with a CD player copy them onto tape so I could listen to them on my own away from the station.)

Some people came to borrow a few of the CDs, as we played similar music.

After a short time, I decided to put them in the station saying "On loan to W*** from Sarge" (Sarge began there as my DJ handle-blame "Sid" [Sid Vicious] Ward, another DJ-and yes, there is a good reason for the nick, but not what a lot of the assumers here at S@H think).

I suppose this was essentially charity on my part. My plan was to leave them there all that year and, since I'd made tape copies, perhaps even leave them after my graduation.

That plan was changed when one of our freshman Djs thought it'd be fun to take old lp's at the station of music he didn't much care for (and maybe thought was not getting played much) and throw them around like frisbees just outside the DJ booth, breaking several.

I thought, if he's willing to do that, what's to stop him from breaking my CDs next?

As for connecting this to socialism, if "everyone in the public owns something" supposedly, isn't it really like no one owns it, there's no face ... no person ... to be responsible to for its destruction ... so how would we get everybody in a socialistic society to protect the property as they all have a stake in it? If you answer "security"/"police", aren't you really in a communist society, not socialist? (I realize several don't every accept that there's a difference. I think there is.)
7) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1569403)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Sarge
Pointing out capitalism has problems does not make one anti-capitalist. Dropped any foreign substances into holes in the ground holding potable water lately?

Longer post responding to some other, rational previous posts by others, later tonight hopefully.
8) Message boards : Politics : So, where is the thread against Islamic violence? (Message 1568251)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
Almost as soon as the troubles in Gaza blew up, we got the " The Israel and Palestine conflict" thread, with lots of criticism of Israel's response.

The title asks the question, give us your answers, or do I have to assume the worst?


Hmmm, I think you created it?

Next, "where's the thread on Israeli's who like Palestinians but hate Hamas" or "Muslims that stand up against violence", right?

Sir, these things have been discussed, at least somewhat. So, why the need for a separate thread?

The Islamic violence has hardly been discussed at all, yet the numbers killed, injured and made homeless in Islamic countries is far greater than the numbers killed in and close to Israel.



Sorry, did not realize you had so many posters hidden and so missed it.
9) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1568250)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
Return to topic.
WWII Germany should only be discussed in connection to making clearer what socialism is and is not.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Free SMS text messages to Mobiles! (Message 1568136)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
A heck of a lot better than poking a mobile keypad. Now you can send texts from your computer keyboard!

http://www.afreesms.com/intl/


Not new: try Pinger as well.
11) Message boards : Politics : You Are Safe Vrold. The Manager aka Hammerin'HawaiianHustlin'Hussein aka BOMBs Away OBlabby aka PeacePrizin'Punnisher 'Is' Going To MANAGE You. (Message 1568132)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
Certainly Magdelena (Polish girl i knew during my MSc year) was very friendly!


Fascinating! That reminds me of Oleksandra from Ukraine. ;)
12) Message boards : Politics : You Are Safe Vrold. The Manager aka Hammerin'HawaiianHustlin'Hussein aka BOMBs Away OBlabby aka PeacePrizin'Punnisher 'Is' Going To MANAGE You. (Message 1568129)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
Why on earth could you be bothered to make that post??? I really do worry about you at times.



Goobelly gobbelly geebeley doo unter gleeten glauten globen chicken pompadown, keyboardism in da void, hate the Pres when he does nothing, hate him when he some something, bombin' da ISIS, Egyptian Goddess oh my what hotness. Catch 22, Lunatic Fringe, won't let ya kill dat lafta.
13) Message boards : Politics : So, where is the thread against Islamic violence? (Message 1568126)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Sarge
Almost as soon as the troubles in Gaza blew up, we got the " The Israel and Palestine conflict" thread, with lots of criticism of Israel's response.

The title asks the question, give us your answers, or do I have to assume the worst?


Hmmm, I think you created it?

Next, "where's the thread on Israeli's who like Palestinians but hate Hamas" or "Muslims that stand up against violence", right?

Sir, these things have been discussed, at least somewhat. So, why the need for a separate thread?
14) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1567549)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Sarge
As I went on a wondering hike, I began to wonder if I'd known your enemy in a family way or was I loosing the spelling battle?
15) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1567372)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Sarge
Posting to re-title.
16) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1567369)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Sarge
Es, but, it was meant as an invitation to one person at first.
17) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1567343)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Sarge
Return to topic.

Just for the sake of clarification, what is the topic Sarge?

"For Dena" doesn't give me a lot to go on.
I'm guessing that for Dena the topic is to define socialism,
but for the rest of us is the topic " ignore this thread "?
If so then i've not stayed on topic.

Sorry.


If you wish, I can certainly rename the thread. Since Dena has indeed joined in, that invitation is no longer needed.

As my response to betreger points out, we should not focus on a "definition" so much as getting straight what Marx said. As I've been trying to say, if socialism is an enemy, one must know the enemy, not what some radio/TV host tells us about the enemy.
18) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1567341)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Sarge
While I await a response to my long post and we wait for Dena to return, or just in general a return to topic, would anyone like to know of a little "experiment" I ran within a year of taking the course I described and why the results lead me to beileve there's a problem with socialism others do not mention?
19) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1567256)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Sarge
Here is Lady al-Qaeda - the woman all jihadists want.
Mother of three Aafia Siddiqui, 42, was the only woman on America's list of the world's most wanted terrorists before she was arrested by security forces in Afghanistan in 2008.
Siddiqui studied cognitive neuroscience at Brandeis University located in Waltham, Massachusetts.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aafia_Siddiqui
Weird don't you Think?


Look, Dena! Look at Siddiqui the socialist.

Evil - yes. I haven't seen anything that indicates she is a socialist.


I claimed it. Isn't that enough?
20) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1567248)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Sarge
Return to topic.


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