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Posted: Sep 13, 2017 - 1:44pm



His mama crossed the border to give him a better life.
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Posted: Sep 8, 2017 - 8:22am

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The hell you say!
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Posted: Jul 26, 2017 - 12:39am

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Posted: Jul 25, 2017 - 10:52am

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 Proclivities wrote:
 Argument is an intellectual process. Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of anything the other person says.

Get with the times. Argument is now accusing the speaker of exercising privilege and attacking his/her right to have an opinion based on gender, sexuality, or ethnicity.

 
True - things have changed since the '70s.


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Posted: Jul 25, 2017 - 10:46am

 Proclivities wrote:
 Argument is an intellectual process. Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of anything the other person says.

Get with the times. Argument is now accusing the speaker of exercising privilege and attacking his/her right to have an opinion based on gender, sexuality, or ethnicity.
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Posted: Jul 25, 2017 - 10:41am

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Make me!

Literally. I'm feeling a bit like a rumpled bed sheet.

 
I don't do laundry or windows.
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Posted: Jul 25, 2017 - 10:41am

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Are not!

 
 Argument is an intellectual process. Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of anything the other person says.
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Posted: Jul 25, 2017 - 10:35am

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Are not!

Make me!

Literally. I'm feeling a bit like a rumpled bed sheet.
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Posted: Jul 25, 2017 - 10:26am

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Dude, you're on the internet! Arguments are everywhere.

 
Are not!
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Posted: Jul 25, 2017 - 10:21am

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Arguments are the first door.

Dude, you're on the internet! Arguments are everywhere.
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Posted: Jul 25, 2017 - 8:25am

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No, they aren't!

 
Arguments are the first door.
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Posted: Jul 25, 2017 - 8:18am

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Insults are down the hall, second door on the left.

No, they aren't!
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Posted: Jul 25, 2017 - 8:17am

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Somehow I feel left out.

 
Insults are down the hall, second door on the left.
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Posted: Jul 25, 2017 - 8:13am

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 Nowadays people exchange insults on Twitter.

 
Somehow I feel left out.
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Posted: Jul 24, 2017 - 4:35pm

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 islander wrote:
I caught this over the weekend in pieces. I just went back to pick up the parts I had missed (especially the first segment). I think it sums up the looming problems in our country. It's us vs. them. I can understand the fear the anti- crowd feels, but I can't rationalize it. The people in Homer - WTF?  We are headed for a split in our nation at best, and a full on civil war at worst.  I've been against it for ever, but I'm resigned now.  I don't think there is common ground anymore. I hope I can get my alternative citizenship sorted out in time.

The country survived Nixon. It survived the impeachment of Bill Clinton. It will survive Trump.

Immigration isn't near as divisive as the Vietnam war, or segregation, or any number of culture-shredding issues we've faced. Keep it in perspective—things move faster now but not any farther. The hottest rhetoric is from keyboard warriors. They're all talk. When I was a kid we had actual terrorist movements blowing things up, hijacking airliners, kidnapping heiresses, setting fire to ROTC buildings. Hell, you throw a riot in Berkley these days and they trash a Starbucks and set a trash can on fire. I remember 1968 when the whole country seemed to be burning. Nowadays people exchange insults on Twitter.

 
True, but I don't think we've seen the worst of what lies ahead. My concern is that I listen to what people say and try to see it through their eyes, and while I can get there, I can't believe the rationalizations it takes. We are at a point where many people hate the other side so much, they will give up their ideals if the other side adopts them, while turning a blind eye to their own candidates blatant hypocrisy. When we reach the point of interstate trade breaking down, it will come to look like a just cause to go after those resources, and since we hate those people anyway...

I think a lot rides on how Congress reacts to Trump, and so far I'm hedging my bets offshore.
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Posted: Jul 24, 2017 - 3:25pm

 islander wrote:
I caught this over the weekend in pieces. I just went back to pick up the parts I had missed (especially the first segment). I think it sums up the looming problems in our country. It's us vs. them. I can understand the fear the anti- crowd feels, but I can't rationalize it. The people in Homer - WTF?  We are headed for a split in our nation at best, and a full on civil war at worst.  I've been against it for ever, but I'm resigned now.  I don't think there is common ground anymore. I hope I can get my alternative citizenship sorted out in time.

The country survived Nixon. It survived the impeachment of Bill Clinton. It will survive Trump.

Immigration isn't near as divisive as the Vietnam war, or segregation, or any number of culture-shredding issues we've faced. Keep it in perspective—things move faster now but not any farther. The hottest rhetoric is from keyboard warriors. They're all talk. When I was a kid we had actual terrorist movements blowing things up, hijacking airliners, kidnapping heiresses, setting fire to ROTC buildings. Hell, you throw a riot in Berkley these days and they trash a Starbucks and set a trash can on fire. I remember 1968 when the whole country seemed to be burning. Nowadays people exchange insults on Twitter.
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Posted: Jul 24, 2017 - 3:06pm

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This is a very illuminating look at the current immigration debate, at the hysteria surrounding it and the people exploiting it. It starts out with an immigration controversy in Homer, Alaska—a place without immigration problems and for the most part without immigrants, where nonetheless passions can be aroused and fear stoked and exploited. It also explores the Rockville, Maryland sexual assault case that got so much attention in the right wing media and subsequently here in this very thread.

If you're interested in the current immigration debate I urge you to give it a listen. If you stake out your position in that debate based on fear I beg you to listen to it.

621: Fear and Loathing in Homer and Rockville

Jul 21, 2017
This week we look at two different towns grappling with a question the country is trying to make sense of – who do we let in? One town has immigrants that became the focus of national news. The other, a small town in Alaska, hardly has any immigrants at all.


 
I caught this over the weekend in pieces. I just went back to pick up the parts I had missed (especially the first segment). I think it sums up the looming problems in our country. It's us vs. them. I can understand the fear the anti- crowd feels, but I can't rationalize it. The people in Homer - WTF?  We are headed for a split in our nation at best, and a full on civil war at worst.  I've been against it for ever, but I'm resigned now.  I don't think there is common ground anymore. I hope I can get my alternative citizenship sorted out in time.
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