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Analyzing Ferguson

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen 7 hours ago. 10 Replies

You'd have to have your head way up your ass not to realize that we have a problem America when it comes to the relationship between black folks and the police, and the biggest problem has to do with…Continue

Tags: rage, rioting, grand, jury, black

A libertarian approach to the drug problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen 17 hours ago. 23 Replies

Any rational citizen of the United States has to realize that the War on Drugs is a total and abject failure. The main thing it has to show for itself is an overburdened prison system tied with a…Continue

Tags: Drugs, prison, population, on, War

The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lewal 5 hours ago. 66 Replies

We've all seen that scene in the popular movie where the guy can't resist planting a heavy-duty open-mouthed kiss on the main female character.Simple question: Is this still romantic or is it now…Continue

Tags: cinema, rape, kissing

Pandora's Promise — Reconsidering nuclear power

Started this discussion. Last reply by Arcus on Friday. 16 Replies

For many people my age (the boomers who became The Hippie Generation), our introduction to nuclear energy was the H-bomb (the A-bomb came before I was born). After that, it seems every generation or…Continue

Tags: climate, environment, fukushima, chernobyl, power

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Lewal replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"I pretty much assume all romance is rape today. To be safe. I verbally express everything now. Just in case. It does kill the mood. But that mood stuff's a thing of the past. If you're a woman, you have to choose. Do you want to date…"
5 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Analyzing Ferguson'
"You're right"
7 hours ago
Davis Goodman replied to Unseen's discussion 'Analyzing Ferguson'
"You start with What fact? That your theory is a fact? Or the fact that you've made an unsubstantiated claim about the smarter behaviour of two different races?"
9 hours ago
Dr. Bob replied to Unseen's discussion 'Analyzing Ferguson'
"Partly.  The more complex issue is that the incarcerations are coming from warrants over traffic fines, as an extortion mechanism to extract payment.  In many of the St. Louis communities, more than 20% of the city revenue comes from such…"
11 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Analyzing Ferguson'
"The incredibly high rate of incarceration among young males in the black community, gives many young black men prison records, which has a tendency to keep them from getting honest jobs and throwing them back on the street corner where the way you…"
11 hours ago
Dr. Bob replied to Unseen's discussion 'Analyzing Ferguson'
"If you haven't read it, the white paper by the Arch City defenders legal team provides excellent background on the area, and how the effect of profit-oriented policing and courts have amounted to a modern day debtor's prison.  …"
11 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"Meow."
12 hours ago
Davis Goodman replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"Don't worry...we tend to "misread" Unseens responses all the time. We also totally misconstrue the rules he sets on discourses and we often don't respect his standards on what is an appropriate reply in form, content and length.…"
14 hours ago
Unseen replied to Ed's discussion 'Mass extinction and loss of biodiversity.'
"One of the biggest causes of amphibian deaths, I know, is actually disease and has little or nothing to do with humans, though of course that's always the #1 go to of the environmentalists, even before science has chimed in. At the same time,…"
15 hours ago
Simon Mathews replied to Unseen's discussion 'Analyzing Ferguson'
"That seems valid to me. I didn't get that from the original post (maybe that's just me)."
15 hours ago
Belle Rose replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"RE: Should he be prosecuted and get a record and maybe even have to register as a sex offender or, if not that, be expelled for not querying first? No, and that's where we go back to my original point and the point in the "silent…"
15 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Analyzing Ferguson'
"I AM saying that a white suspect in similar circumstances might more often make better choices, and it comes back to the problem of the distrust blacks have for law enforcement officers. There's nothing racist about it. It's based on that…"
15 hours ago
Simon Mathews replied to Unseen's discussion 'Analyzing Ferguson'
"'most white boys, even bad ones, would probably have made smarter choices, too, knowing how to "game the system.". To be clear, I do not think for one moment that you are racist but this sentence comes across that way. It is…"
15 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"So my point is that for the guy, unless he knows the woman well, doesn't know if he's dealing with someone who has had trauma or not. So if he's willing to take the risk, then that settles it. Should he be prosecuted and get a record…"
16 hours ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"Then be specific. You're the one asserting something about me but offering no proof."
16 hours ago
Richard Raab replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"You have a problem reading.  This is the sentence from my previous post: Reread your first several posts on this subject. Note that the word "post" is plural."
16 hours ago

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MA in Philosophy. I call myself an atheistic agnostic. In other words, I'm atheist until someone proves I'm wrong.
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Strangely, you don't include the most obvious answer: God doesn't appear to exist, even as a possibility.
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Unseen's Blog

A great number of paradoxes, starting with Scroedinger's cat

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

I'm sorry, but I had to stop listening to this bit at about the fourth paradox due to being out of breath from laughing. How long can you last?

Famous last words. No...really!

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 6:30pm 2 Comments

I found a website where Texas lists every capital execution from 1982 on. One of the more interesting things about it is that it includes any last statements the prisoners made. Interesting reading. Lots of "foxhole converts" among them, I note.

OBAMACARE Is Better Than You Think

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:40am 1 Comment

In just one week the main part of Obamacare will begin to kick in. This is the state level exchanges that will allow the uninsured to be covered. Beginning on October 1, people will be able to sign up to get insurance in their state regardless of their health.

Most people signing up on the exchanges will qualify for subsidies based on their income and family size. This means that the cost of insurance will be less than the advertised price.

This is good…

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More proof (if you needed any) that things go in cycles

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Samsung has released its new Galaxy Mega, which has a...(wait for it)....(wait for it)...(wait for it)...6.3-inch screen! Tablets tend to start off just .7 inches. 

I have to laugh because after a couple decades of making cell phones as small as possible...…

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At 9:06pm on September 19, 2014, Davis Goodman said…

Can't believe we weren't official friends here all this time!!!!

At 3:34am on September 2, 2014, Demetrius Alcala said…

You stole CBS

At 7:51am on August 10, 2014, Brandon Bissell said…

Yeah thanks. I was hoping to talk to you about something so I'll send a message soon.

At 10:30pm on March 25, 2014, Justin said…

ah yes Im new to it, thank u

At 2:58am on March 25, 2014, EMil Wentzel said…

Thanks :)

I'm still feeling my way around, glad to see so many wonderful positive and active voices here :)

At 11:56am on February 7, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks for the add Unseen. We took long enough lol...

At 2:46pm on August 30, 2013, Beth said…

Nice to meet you too!

At 3:45pm on May 22, 2013, Asura said…

Yeah i'am new here, seems like an amazing place :D

Thank you!

At 4:25am on March 3, 2013, Gregg R Thomas said…

You Tyrant You.  LOL

Oh well at least we now have Richard Bohn, I wonder how long he will last. :D

At 10:33pm on March 2, 2013, Gregg R Thomas said…

Nice to be here, your thread got closed.

That's one of my pet peeves about Internet forums, the arbitrary overreaching invisible controlling hand.  But maybe it's just me...I gots me plentys of pets that peeves me. :D 

 
 
 

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