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A libertarian approach to the drug problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by Davis Goodman 3 hours ago. 17 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 Erock68la 7 hours ago. 45 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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Davis Goodman replied to Unseen's discussion 'A libertarian approach to the drug problem'
"Well...apart from it being difficult to enjoy a meal while you listen to coke heads snort and sniffle powder up their nose ... it's more a case of awaiting the inevitable obnoxious behaviour that comes along with it. Few people (in my…"
3 hours ago
Eric Cook replied to Unseen's discussion 'A libertarian approach to the drug problem'
"as well there would be bars that you can order a line of coke and they bring it out with a plastic business card a rolled $100 bill and on a mirror."
4 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'A libertarian approach to the drug problem'
"If it were my restaurant I would have a strict policy against it, just like smoking."
4 hours ago
Simon Mathews replied to Unseen's discussion 'A libertarian approach to the drug problem'
"I don't think I would really feel anything about it except for "you idiots". Unless you mean that the sound/sight of it is anti-social. It might be a bit messy but I don't think it's particularly loud or offensive to other…"
6 hours ago
Davis Goodman replied to Unseen's discussion 'A libertarian approach to the drug problem'
"How would you feel though about people doing lines of cocaine on their tables at restaurants?"
7 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'A libertarian approach to the drug problem'
"I agree.  Busting a kid with a joint seems a waste of time and effort.  But in some bigger possession cases they can seize assets, sell them at auction, and the money goes directly into that agency's budget.  At one time, one…"
7 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'A libertarian approach to the drug problem'
"Not "suddenly considered..."  There should already have been ongoing education and frank dialogue about the dangers.  There have been significant changes here too related to drinking and driving.  When I was 15-16 (early…"
7 hours ago
Ed replied to Unseen's discussion 'A libertarian approach to the drug problem'
"You would think the authorities would tire from all the petty arrests and reams of paperwork generated by these victimless crimes."
7 hours ago
Erock68la replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"Yep, social cues:  In the Indiana Jones video, if you watch her eyes, before he kissed her, her focus went repeatedly back and forth from his eyes to his mouth.  Maybe not conclusive on its own, but in the context of their previous…"
7 hours ago
Richard Raab replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
""Yeah, I realize that. It also seems to me that any hint of what we call romance gets trounced in the process." I'm wondering if you either don't know women very well or you just have some really strange ideas of romance.  I…"
9 hours ago
Richard Raab replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"It's not a situation like you describe: "either this is okay or it's not." You are being disingenuous in suggesting that it's all or nothing. Clearly, in the adult world, there are certain social cues you should be reading…"
9 hours ago
Simon Mathews replied to Unseen's discussion 'A libertarian approach to the drug problem'
"So taking the adult age as 18 we would attempt to protect a 17 year old by making drugs illegal for them but on their 18th birthday they are suddenly considered to have enough world knowledge and wisdom that of course they understand the…"
12 hours ago
Unseen replied to Roy Plisko's discussion 'What is the Destiny of Intelligence?'
"Oh, I want to add that if you really want responses, you might keep your posts considerably shorter. There's no way I could say all I want to say to your post without devoting hours and hours to it, and I don't want to become one of the TA…"
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Unseen replied to Roy Plisko's discussion 'What is the Destiny of Intelligence?'
"Chimps have been shown to be able to master human sign language (the type used to communicate with deaf people). Gray parrots seem to be able to not only understand and use concepts like color, shape, and number, but to form novel…"
yesterday
Unseen replied to Roy Plisko's discussion 'What is the Destiny of Intelligence?'
"if a whole species became omniscient collectively, would we be able to tell them apart?  Would they be able to tell each other apart? Omniscience, like any "omni" trait has its paradoxical aspects. If someone were actually omnicient,…"
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Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'The Movie Kiss: Romance or Rape?'
"Well, the new rules aren't male-specific. And the basic question as it might be reworded is, "Is a surprise kiss a kind of rape? Really?""
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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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