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Remember the Net Neutrality Rules the public wasn't allowed to view or vote on? You'll never guess why.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Clouse Mar 18. 4 Replies

The 400 pages of rules for the "new" internet are out on PDF. Besides that unless you're a supporter of George Soros you ought to be pissed. He's mentioned 46 times in them. In fact pissed isn't the…Continue

I must have missed something. Why did so many people become outraged over a pilot being burned to death but not over so many larger and more deplorable acts?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Feb 20. 22 Replies

This is a serious question.  I'm not trying to start a polarized debate.  I only want to understand why the unbelievably horrible death of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh made so many people in…Continue

Egyptian President Khalil el-Sisi, 28 December 2015 at Al Azhar University, Cairo. "Islam is being lost by our own hands."

Started this discussion. Last reply by Virgil Jan 20. 14 Replies

I thought by now this would have been posted on many forums.  It’s interesting that it hasn’t.  The first time I saw video of it was Tuesday 6 January 2015 at memri.org  The first US airing was the…Continue

Egyptian President Al-Sisi at Al-Azhar Universtiy: We Must Revolutionize Our Religion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Virgil Jan 14. 1 Reply

I thought by now this would have been posted on many forums.  It’s interesting that it hasn’t.  The first time I saw video of it was 30 December 2015 at…Continue

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Virgil replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What is the difference between ethics and morals?'
"^^^  that sounds great Unseen.  Start bottling it and I'll help you sell it. LOL. Best explanation I've heard."
Thursday
Virgil replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What is the difference between ethics and morals?'
"..and they did find pretty big stashes of WMDs that had been buried and so have ISIS and ISIL.  the problem is that they've degraded from the time they were hidden but there was no way of checking expiration dates on something Saddam was…"
Apr 26
Virgil replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What is the difference between ethics and morals?'
""And aren't judgmental people more likely to refer to morals rather than ethics?" I think so. I can't remember ever meeting a non judgmental person spouting off about morals. "
Apr 26
Virgil replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What is the difference between ethics and morals?'
"I like using the word ethics rather than with fundamentalists. They get an instant deer-in-the-headlights look before they clutch their hearts. It's almost like you described having sex with  newborn goats."
Apr 26
Virgil replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What is the difference between ethics and morals?'
"^^^ That sounds good to me."
Apr 26
Virgil replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What is the difference between ethics and morals?'
"I'm not going to ask how you intend to consider unforeseen unintended consequences. When you figure it out how to do it the Pentagon has a real bug office and a six figure salary waiting for you."
Apr 26
Virgil replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What is the difference between ethics and morals?'
"The Bush admin didn't know. They had every reason to believe Saddam still had WMD from comparing figures on chemicals that had gone into Iraq and estimating what had been used on Kurds and others since Desert Storm. But there's nothing…"
Apr 26
Virgil replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'What is the difference between ethics and morals?'
"I make a practical distinction between morality and ethics. The word morality has become tainted with religious implications thanks to the constant use of it by fundamentalists who seek to impose their morality on society at large. I like to refer…"
Apr 25
Virgil replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The central question of the 21st century'
"I wish I'd never injected the name of Bjorn Lomborg into this discussion.  It reminds me of what I read recently about Alcuin retiring from the court of Charlemagne to become abbot of Tours where he'd been once, sixteen years earlier.…"
Apr 10
Virgil replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The central question of the 21st century'
"Here's a 16 minute video by economist Bjorn Lomberg putting perspective on many issues including the ones you weaved around.  It's very enlightening and challenges much of the accepted views of global warming without denying…"
Apr 5
Gary Clouse replied to Virgil's discussion 'Remember the Net Neutrality Rules the public wasn't allowed to view or vote on? You'll never guess why.'
" Virge...   You're being played.The Daily caller, your link "exposing McChesney as a MARXIST" is a site so extremely right leaning that they make Glen Beck look like a moderate.   I used the find function in the…"
Mar 18
Virgil replied to Virgil's discussion 'Remember the Net Neutrality Rules the public wasn't allowed to view or vote on? You'll never guess why.'
"I've been busier than the only prostitute working a viagra convention for the past few days, ... weeks now that I think about it. I've not even had much time to stay up on news or email. The big gut punch this morning was opening an email…"
Mar 13
Belle Rose replied to Virgil's discussion 'Remember the Net Neutrality Rules the public wasn't allowed to view or vote on? You'll never guess why.'
"Sorry Virgil, what are we supposed to be pissed about? I missed your main point...I am ashamedly not up to speed with this issue as it stands presently...I too don't have time to read up on the issue, but can you just state your main point?…"
Mar 13
Davis Goodman replied to Virgil's discussion 'Remember the Net Neutrality Rules the public wasn't allowed to view or vote on? You'll never guess why.'
"Ladies and gentlemen...you are now entering...the twilight zone. Doo-dee-doo-doo doo-dee-doo-doo na-naaaa-na-na na-naaaaaa-na-na."
Mar 13
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Remember the Net Neutrality Rules the public wasn't allowed to view or vote on? You'll never guess why.

The 400 pages of rules for the "new" internet are out on PDF. Besides that unless you're a supporter of George Soros you ought to be pissed. He's mentioned 46 times in them. In fact pissed isn't the word.  You ought to be ready revolt and I mean get up and do something.Here's an article …See More
Mar 13
Virgil replied to ThyPlagueDoctor's discussion 'Christians Against Dinosaurs ... I wish I was joking'
"Holy Hell Dr. Bob!  That gave me a flashback and some maternally generated PTSD. hahahahah! Back when I was a teen my brother & his wife + 2 daughters were at the house along with adult company a new associate of my dad's and his…"
Mar 10

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About Me:
Former USMC & county law enforcement, reserve now. Business owner, B&B, commercial property, and "interstate" exports and imports.I'll have a MA in geology/mining May 2015 but doubt I'll chase a career in it. History addict/ Fitness fiend/ lover all all mammals and birds/ strategically chaotic and ostentatiously understated. Proudly humble. Well known for being tacitly verbose.
Age
25-30
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Why are you here?
to learn < that's still true after several months. Now I am appreciating how the majority of members are capable of discussing issues without braking out in flame wars. Intelligent things go on here.
The religion you left
Catholic
Why you left your religion.
History of religions, particularly Christianity. Even the Catholic Encyclopedia says it's all made up.
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At 7:31pm on January 14, 2015, Belle Rose said…
:) thank you
At 11:32am on December 14, 2014, Unseen said…

Nice to meet you.

At 11:32am on December 14, 2014, Unseen said…

Nice to meet you.

At 10:31am on October 7, 2014, Ari said…

Hey there! Thanks for being my friend and the info you provided. I highly appreciate your support. :)

At 4:51pm on September 6, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

That is the right approach...and congrats on the engagement.

At 1:38pm on September 4, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks for the add Virgil. I understand the need to be cautious online. We aim to make TA different.

At 3:55pm on August 29, 2014, Nerdy Keith said…

Hey thanks for adding me :D

 
 
 

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