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21) Message boards : Politics : PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO DEATH TO GO AFTER OBLABBY and It's The 21st CENTURY (Message 1663848)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Sarge
So what benchmark do you use to judge the value or worthiness of a 'culture'?


By How Much My Living Abode SHAKES and VIBRATES when a Neighbor Pulls Up across the street.

Like earlier today. I Hear the BOOMING, look out my window, Steadying Myself against the Vibrating Frame, and there, Lo and Behold, the Cultural Equivalent of OBlabby's Sons of Hope and Change.

They HOPE, their NOISE, will CHANGE my Abode to A Pile of Rubble, by Shaking and Vibrating 'It', Every Chance 'dey' Get.

I Know How Some Feel, when 'They' 'Decide' to RUN AWAY.

'Is' Dat 'Evidence' Enuf, Prof, 'bout what 'Race' I am?

Yep.


Nope.
Nope. Not at all.
I dislike most of the music publicly heard of the style you are obviously referring to and I've heard of it come from the tin foil cars of Whites and Hispanics as well, from teens to their 40s.
If Cliff Harding said he dislikes rao, hip-hop or modern R&B (not the R n B of, say, BB King), would that make him white? Or just of an earlier generation?

Besides, if the sun really shines on you so much, move to the mountains and get away from the noise. Simple. Quit yer whining.

Anywho, interesting how you dodged the primary question.
22) Message boards : Politics : PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO DEATH TO GO AFTER OBLABBY and It's The 21st CENTURY (Message 1663730)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Sarge
Besides, if we were talking pigmentations, I would say ethnicity. There is only one race, the human race. "Race" for these matter is taxonomically incorrect.
23) Message boards : Politics : Myths and Realities (Message 1663677)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Sarge
Second of all, you just called 1890's Germany 'socialist'. 1890's Germany was conservative. It enacted some social reform, implemented a few measures that could be described as socialist, but those were introduced by conservatives for the sake of robbing actual socialist movements of momentum.


She has been told this numerous times and still refuses to accept it. I find her attempts to counter the claim to be unconvincing. I have a half-baked theory that it comes from Ayn Rand's false dichotomy that back in the 1930s, Europe was choosing between fascism or socialism as if democracy/capitalism was an unknown or forgotten choice to them. I have found several websites claiming fascism and socialism are the same. Ask people that grew up in the 40s and 50s (or their parents) and I doubt most in the US would say the same.
24) Message boards : Politics : Forms of Government (Message 1663643)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Sarge
Well said MajorKong. Yes, real Libertarians do not consider themselves part of the Grand Old Party (Republican), nor do they support a tax-and-spend gov't like the Democratic party seems to.

Should we call those Libertarians in the Republican party LINOs? :-P


Unfortunately, it seems the Republicans instead borrow (from China, for one) and spend, right? Doing a web search before finishing this post, I see I am not the only one using the phrase. http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/10/13/borrow_and_spend_conservatism/


Borrow-and-spend is the same as tax-and-spend in all respects except that in borrow-and-spend the taxes are collected in the future, not the present, and also an interest charge is incurred therefore increasing the amount of taxes needed.

Other than that, they are totally equivalent.

Besides, 'borrow-and-spend' is what the BOTH of the major parties in Washington DC do... witness the growth of the national debt.

BOTH the Democrats AND the Republicans will tax what they think they can get away with, then borrow the remainder needed to spend at the level they wish.


I recently paid off a credit card and will never do business with them again.
To paraphrase my fiscally conservative father, and I'm sure other heard similarly, don't borrow what you can't afford to pay back.
So, it is stunning to see Republicans borrow.
How will the taxes be collected in the future when they do so little to raise taxes?
Guess we can expect to see some more bridges collapsing, right?
25) Message boards : Politics : PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO DEATH TO GO AFTER OBLABBY and It's The 21st CENTURY (Message 1663640)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Sarge
You say you're white, but we really have no evidence of that.

WHAT!
Do we need to prove evidence of our ethnic heritage to discuss here?


Your misconstruing of my post is once again ridiculous and I once again urge you to put me on ignore. I am not going to take your false implications against me, whether it is due to your emotions running high or a poorly functioning translator,
26) Message boards : Politics : Forms of Government (Message 1663367)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Sarge
Well said MajorKong. Yes, real Libertarians do not consider themselves part of the Grand Old Party (Republican), nor do they support a tax-and-spend gov't like the Democratic party seems to.

Should we call those Libertarians in the Republican party LINOs? :-P


Unfortunately, it seems the Republicans instead borrow (from China, for one) and spend, right? Doing a web search before finishing this post, I see I am not the only one using the phrase. http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/10/13/borrow_and_spend_conservatism/
27) Message boards : Politics : PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO DEATH TO GO AFTER OBLABBY and It's The 21st CENTURY (Message 1663358)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Sarge
Every Brainiac and Dumb Dumb Dumb as Box of Rocks person As I Am Knows, if All Peoples are Vanilla, or All Chocolate, All Beautiful Face, All Healthy Perfect Physical Specimens, ALL Equal Opportunities, and ALL Else Same, GOoD, and Right,

We Will Be Bad, Do Bad, Discriminate, Prejudate, Biasdate, Agendadate, Stratify, Classify, Hate, Dislike, Go To PM Land,

and Generally Do What HuWoMan Do,

NO MATTER WHAT LAWS and PUNISHMENTS.

So, Racism, What's The Biggie.

Oh, I Know, I'm White and Have to DEAL LESS with HuWoMan Nature.

Life 'is' So GOoD to Me cause I'm White.

Empirical Academic Studies Say: I Gots 'it' Made In Da Shade.

Yep.


You say you're white, but we really have no evidence of that.
While we're at it, speak honestly: on what basis do you think people are afraid to criticize Obama (a claim which I have provided just a little evidence for but can find you more)? Are you claiming it is fear due to be viewed as racist? Or something else?
28) Message boards : Politics : PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO DEATH TO GO AFTER OBLABBY and It's The 21st CENTURY (Message 1663357)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Sarge
He said he thought I was Mexican and told me he was.


Interesting. Many moons ago, when I used to work retail, I had a similar experience while working the electronics booth. Happened on more than one occasion too. Latinos would come up to me and start speaking in Spanish, and when I looked confused they would say, "?Se hablas Espanol?". I learned to say "Se um pouco".

And no, I'm not of Latin/Hispanic descent at all. I'm probably whiter than Casper.


All I can say is I can tan reasonably well in the summer. One might suspect Italian ancestry at those times and, if one did, I would not be surprised. I wonder if my Germanic ancestors were from the southern part of Germany, getting closer to Italy? Any way, by, say, October, the tan is quite gone.
29) Message boards : Politics : PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO DEATH TO GO AFTER OBLABBY and It's The 21st CENTURY (Message 1663086)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Sarge
Perhaps raising wages slow down job growth because the ones that create the jobs are sad they have a few less pennies. They want to take their ball and go home. Give me a mathematical proof it must occur this way. Don't throw me something like the Laffer Curve. I believe that was created as "this is the way things ought to be".

"Voter ID". Look at my picture on the left. Look hard. Do I look Mexican to you? If no, good, you can tell I am of English, Irish and German descent.

But I live around several Hispanics or Latinos or whatever the correct term. Close to Christmas 2013 or so, I had a Mexican guy ask me to sing "Feliz Navidad" with him at karaoke. I said, "I don't know Spanish." He was shocked. He said he thought I was Mexican and told me he was.

Inspired by that, along with the Voter ID laws here, I taunted people over seeing the fall 2014 election. I provided several pieces of supporting documents, along with a picture ID. But not a driver's license. Then I asked, "Do I look Mexican?" (Guy next to me said, "No, but if you were, we'd have to let you vote even if you were an illegal immigrant." What a bunch of unsubstantiated crap.)
30) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the Designer! #3 (Message 1663068)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Sarge
Hail Thor!
(Signed, me: putting Saturn back in Saturnalia since 33 A.C.E.)
31) Message boards : Politics : PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO DEATH TO GO AFTER OBLABBY and It's The 21st CENTURY (Message 1662615)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Sarge
Gentlepersons:

We do have a thread to talk about racism.

I'm sure the OP doesn't mind while it is related to OBLABBY but you seem to be wandering away from him.


Thanks, Gary. Actually, I do mind. It is not about race at all in this thread, it is about Dull's assertion that no one will argue against Obama when in fact plenty of libs have. (For those who do not know who I mean by "Dull" or think I am insulting someone, it is part of a poster's former screen name. His screen names now stretch the screen.)

P.S.-wish I had seen Cliff's post before responding to Gary. I think Cliff's post has comments relevant to this thread and the racism thread.
32) Message boards : Politics : PEOPLE ARE SCARED TO DEATH TO GO AFTER OBLABBY and It's The 21st CENTURY (Message 1662154)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Sarge
Clearly, he means Obama.

So, both Obama himself and Jon Stewart slay Obama in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViLWT1Xz--E.

Young Turks cry tears over their disappointing lib Prez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRlfyR4v0rE.

Got being wrong, Dull? YEP! ;)
33) Message boards : Politics : Monotheism (Message 1662152)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Sarge
Thanks for the offer but no thanks, e-readers are for 21C nerds. I have just bought the paperback for £8 on Amazon. You will hear further when I have read it.

So, you're glasses are strong enough? I found mine were not up to the challenge of the very small print in an old printing of the "FOundation" trilogy.

You should get an ereader. You can change the font size.


Es: I read most of the rest of the series, and the robot series via kindle plus a few other books since then.

Chris: thus, it is not a matter of trying to be trendy.

Steve: I am in your court, but some small concerns. How many of us know the ancient languages besides, perhaps, Latin? If we don't, it is hard to verify for ourselves the claims in the scholarship of others on this matter. Also, though I'm sure it would only hold out small hope, but what about some other accounts that did not survive or have survived but have not been found yet?

Jim: so, either Jesus (Christ) existed, dying around approximately 26 or 33 A.D., or he didn't. If Steve's summary is correct, nonetheless, a story begun to be spread sometime between approximately 46 and 63 A.D. Your point just indicates a story (true or not) had at least approximately 60 years to spread and gain some believers. Thus, Christians existed. That still doesn't answer whether their beliefs were correct or not.
34) Message boards : Politics : Monotheism (Message 1662099)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Sarge
Thanks for the offer but no thanks, e-readers are for 21C nerds. I have just bought the paperback for £8 on Amazon. You will hear further when I have read it.

So, you're glasses are strong enough? I found mine were not up to the challenge of the very small print in an old printing of the "FOundation" trilogy.
35) Message boards : Politics : Monotheism (Message 1662022)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Sarge
Those contemporary accounts, outside the Bible, were ... ?

Non biblical evidence

User 1 makes several posts a day and User 2 a few a week. User 1 replies to nearly everything User 2 says, usually in a rude manner. User 2 puts User 1 on ignore. Which one is the stalker? (Hint: go with the smaller number.)

User 1 is likely a paid lobbyist for Youtube.


Chris: is this link to combat Islam or written by Muslims? Muslim friends I had in grad school stated Jesus existed and died on the cross. But, until his second coming, is not YET the Messiah. (Never ever have I heard anyone claim Mohammed was a Messiah, only a prophet, unless it was an unlearned/misinformed Christian.)
But, this raises another question: did Christians .just plagiarize and change Judaism, then Muslims plagiarized and changed both

Clyde: Steve has provided his evidence, so what evidence do we have for no contemporaneous accounts of Alexander?
36) Message boards : Politics : Monotheism (Message 1661971)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Sarge
How 'is' 'Belief' of Invisible Man/Being/Entity In The Sky by 'Religions', Not Same as 'Believing' , Invisible Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, In The Same Sky? You Know, Up There, and Out There.

You can't equate belief in God with belief that there could be intelligent life in the universe capable of sending signals.


Why leave it at this?
Like many things, the brush is broad, distorting reality.
The Matrix of Gary we need, or falsity in this thread shall bleed and bleed and bleed.
How many dimensions will Gary see, for there are at least three!
One, those that believe ETIs exist, believe be! (Yes, neutral or no?)
Two, those that think SETI@Home or something similar shall find the signals, believe be! (Yes, neutral or no?)
Three, Justin Bieber is a reincarnation of a Monkee, now I'm a belieber! (Yes, neutral or no?)

There are certainly fundamentalists running this who hope we never find signals, because then God will have to send Ransom to Perelandra and, my, what a lot of work that would be!

There are certainly those that believe in ETs but not ETIs that expect we shall never find a signal.

And so on.

Use a broad enough brush, distort what it is to believe.

The painter, a worm of Darwin's, he be!
37) Message boards : Politics : Monotheism (Message 1661967)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Sarge
[There was a man called Jesus, who was crucified for his beliefs about 2000 years ago. We know that to be true from enough contemporary accounts that have survived from the time.


Those contemporary accounts, outside the Bible, were ... ?
38) Message boards : Politics : Monotheism (Message 1661906)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Sarge
Round and Round. Before too Long I Hit the Ground. Circle meet Circle. Hi!

Now We Have A Point!

I Exist and 'Prove' Non-Existence, by 'Proving' I Don't Exist.

The Numbers 'Told' Me So. For 'They' Speak'. What did 'They' 'Say'?

G O D. The Letters 'Appeared' Out of Nowhere.

From Somewhere, Out There.

The More Science Founded and 'Funded', The More 'is' 'Found'.

Until We 'Create' Existence' of All We Have Looked For.

What Fun!

All We Have Questioned.

'It' Seems Miraculously True.

We Can Make You, Believe In Me, Believe In You.

Whooo Hooooo!

Yep.

That's pretty good. Did you write that yourself?


LOL! Pretty sure I could've written that at 15, particularly considering a popular song of the time. Got been de-funded? Yep!

Truth -
"It's all relative" isn't what Daddy said.
Falsehood -
is what we keep getting fed.
I will offer up
a fight until I'm dead.
No, I won't swallow it -
hook, line & sinker.


Me.
39) Message boards : Politics : Monotheism (Message 1661870)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Sarge
It is easier to say that "all squares are rectangles" but, strangely, some do not fully understand what that means, let alone how to prove it, simply from (the simplest stated) definitions. Nonetheless, proofs of non-existence of non-trivial things (to the mathematician) are indeed performed. A (57,14,1) strongly regular graph does not exist.
40) Message boards : Politics : Monotheism (Message 1661853)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Sarge
GOD Can't Prove 'Its' Existence? Homo Sapiens Sapiens Cannot Prove 'Its' Existence.

How Can We Prove Our Existence? We Can't Prove 'it' To Ourselves. We Can Prove 'things' Exist to Ourselves. I'm holding a rock in my hand, and hit you with the rock, you say ouch and bleed. We Can't Prove We Exist to Each Other.

How 'is' 'it' Done. By hitting Each Other with a Rock? By Saying Hi, How Ya Doin'?

We Have to Be Proved to Some 'Thing' Else, to Be Real.

When ETI Meets Up Face to Face with Homo Sapiens Sapiens, then A 'Possible' 'Proof' is Probable.

Until there 'is' Proof of Us, 'We' Do Not Exist. GOD does Not Exist. ETI does Not Exist.

Yep

Cogito ergo sum


1) There is nothing in proving that involves one thing being proved by something different; e.g., the President of the USA from 1980-1988 was Ronald Reagan. Proof: by example and history books. Proved by a man, about a man.
2) In some ways, yes, you can prove a negative. "Prove, in Euclidean geometry, there is no square that is not a rectangle." Of course, Es' first post to me in 2006 addresses how proof in math is different from pretty much everything else.
3) Of course Lutherans have peacefully spoken with Catholics, as well as Episcopalians! I was present for several ecumenical activities in the mid-70s and perhaps part of the 80s. One was at a large cathedral in NYC.


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