Will

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thunderbear wrote:
skeeter01  Ok.  You're upset because I mentioned a philosopher.   I can't help you with that
but good luck.
thunderbear wrote:
barry9a It's an interesting point about universities.  The thing is I believe universities should be the one place to encourage healthy debate based around differing opinions.  It's the last place I would expect censorship to occur.  

As for your other point, I can't speak for them.  I don't identify as a republican or a libertarian.  I thought I made that clear in my above statement.  I posted this because he calls attention to some really awful trends in behavior that I personally have seen expressed by all kinds of people, some of which identify as progressive, or hippies, or anarchists, or whatever.  IMO the labels aren't important and I agree that trying to cast a blanket over an entire group isn't productive.  Just because I posted a video doesn't necessarily mean I agree with everything said in it.  I like to see what people will say in reaction to things like this, and it gives me a chance to refine my views on those topics by hearing opposing opinions.  I see a lot of value in that.  It was the thing I enjoyed most about college as well.  
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fancylad I totally agree.  And yet I think he's drawing attention to some factors that have caused they split.  

It's the points I choose to focus on.  I don't really care about republican or democrat.  I would instead like people to focus on how screwed our values are becoming as a nation.  I'd love to see both parties demolished.  As I believe Neitchze said (I never read any of his work I just heard this in conversation) every institution, no matter what it's original mission, eventually become primarily concerned with self preservation.  That's how I see both parties no.  They only serve to keep the status quo.
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waldo863 

Or your wife and child are killed but rather than going through the typical stages of grief you find yourself in a place of profound gratitude and are launched into enlightenment like Siddhartha from the book by Herman Hesse.  You live the rest of your life in complete bliss and harmony, feeling nothing but compassion for all living things, traveling and helping others to achieve the same state of total liberation, while knowing that death is really just a transition and nothing to get worked up about at all.  
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cjeffblanchr Money.  Tell people things that they want to hear that reinforce their previously established prejudices and they'll be agreeable towards you in the future, to pay you favors, to promote you, to donate to your church, etc.
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squrlz4ever *bro paw*
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marsii Thanks.  It seemed appropriate, especially the end.  
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fancylad 

Damnit.  My bad Fancy.  You posted the right link though.  Thank you very much :)
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Would have been so much better if he were doing the intermittent burping while talking to her.
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jaysingrimm 

Called it!
thunderbear wrote:
Well he might still got a shot at being a pastor?
thunderbear wrote:
Singles
Snatch
Into the Wild

Interstellar deserves an honorable mention.  Hans Zimmer is amazing.
thunderbear wrote:
squrlz4ever and they'll have no choice but to subsist on m&ms and microwave pizzas until they're all morbidly obese and can only get around on the governments militarized mobility scooters while being simultaneously turned into Manchuria candidates in the home theater department.  When the time is ripe they'll all be unleashed on building around the country and ram each and every snow-like foundation of said buildings at a merciless 5mph to raise americas xenophobia level to an unprecedented high so that war with every other country is inevitable.  Within 10 years world domination will be ours!
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kalron27 well if someone is living a monastic lifestyle then not owning a house or keeping material possessions would make sense.  Living in society and preaching to the masses...not so much.  To do that type of work requires you to be relatable to the people you're preaching towards.  Also owning a house doesn't necessarily mean you are focused on personal gain.  It could just mean that you're taking care of yourself and fulfilling your basic needs, which is something people can look up to as an example.
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korahn you know if you rearrange the word Walmart you get Mart(ial) Law

I shit you not I overheard a valet say this just this morning.
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cjeffblanchr bought at a renaissance type fair or from an apprentice blacksmith and planted by the father to make his daughters holiday magical would be my guess.
thunderbear wrote:
So...did she get the notebook?
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kalron27 Are you sure you're not confusing priests with monks?
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littlemissqt 

"Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."
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5cats She didn't, but I'm assuming she made the complaint.  
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LOL - I'm so happy people like that exist.  What were they gonna do once they got that thing open? Stack boxes one on top of the other and ride off balancing them like the Ringling brothers?  
thunderbear wrote:
5cats is she automatically a liberal because she's offended by a racist joke?  Does that mean that conservatives don't get offended by racism?  Do all conservatives find racism funny?  

You may be arguing yourself into a corner here my friend ;)
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I'm all for it.  Under the right circumstances and supervision it can be effective medicine for people suffering from PTSD.  
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daegog Yes, that is a joke.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUKN739Gwu0&app=desktop Here are some more.  What's the difference between the people telling it?  As far as I can tell just people's ability to fuck up their lives because they think the jokes are offensive.  Does it make that person telling thejoke a bad person?  I don't know.  I've met plenty of great guys who have told some really heinous and offensive jokes.  I know a guy who knows more racists jokes than anyone I've ever met and he spent days volunteering as a fire fighter to help black people to safety following hurricane Katrina.   
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cjeffblanchr Sure, but was anyone injured?  Was anyone's rights violated?  It was a joke that this particular woman didn't find funny.  

I think what matters in this situation, like most situations, was the person's intent.  This is something a lot of people ignore because they behave like petulant children and throw a fit when something happens that they don't like.  He was trying to calm her down.   It was offensive.  Cool.  Everyone can be an adult about that on move on with the rest of their day.