“I'll tell you what you did with Atheists for about 1500 years. You outlawed them from the universities or any teaching careers, besmirched their reputations, banned or burned their books or their…Continue
"Yes, it's subject to interpretation. No, you don't have an obligation to end every instance of suffering, unless you are omnipotent. You have to pick and choose. The US picks and chooses all the time; I happen to disagree with the policy…"
You mentioned your compulsion to subject yourself to the constant barrage... and you mentioned tuning out and choosing to be unaware... Isn't there a middle ground? Can't you watch just enough to be informed without getting…"
"Not just conflicts; humanitarian concerns. I guess my biggest one would be the dwindling quality and availability of services and treatment for the mentally ill in the US. That's also where I devote most of my time and energy outside my…"
"One school of thought says that those with the capability to act have the responsibility to act (to ease the suffering of others). That's what makes child soldiery our business, or child prostitution in Cleveland, or the massacre of civilians…"
You said it was unlikely he would have a non-laughable response. That is a personal insult. Although I suspect he gives your opinion of him as much value as I give your opinion of me, which is...fuck-all.
Pointing out the fact that you are…"
"WTF? Where did I say, or even imply, that Hamas gets its missiles from the US?"
Well...Ed said this which you copy/pasted into your comment:
"Why don't we stop sending billions to Israel in the form of military…"
"@Unseen I have argued for proportionality by Israel in this discussion, but my quoting casualty statistics this time was in response to what you said about Hamas' targets being civilian/terroristic and Israel's targets being military.…"
You are twisting what I said and misrepresenting it, like you do. I did not equate Israel and the Taliban in a moral or any other sense. I did say it is the same short-sighted mistake on our part: not choosing our friends very…"
So I have my head up my ass and I'm pro-Palestinian now? I'm kinda used to your tantrums on here, but do you think you could try to discuss a topic without resorting to personal attack or without trying to tell me what I…"
"Yes, I'm sure you're right. Surgical strikes by specialist teams would not be easy, so screw it. Let's just bomb the crap out of 'em, hospitals and all.
As far as substantiating the claim, I think the numbers (as…"