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“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#29607 Dec 3, 2012
waco1909 wrote:
Mike, it may be that we can't keep up with technology.The results could be disastrous.
Agreed. But who knows? My emotions tell me to be optimistic. Should I listen to that emotion?
The downside of that sort of optimism would be that I might do less to keep the disaster away. The upside is, I do not go insane with worry. So my instinctive mind might just stay in denial to the possible disaster in order to stay sane.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#29608 Dec 3, 2012
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
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Arctic cap is melting...the oceans are rising...and Republicans go to Fox News for answers on global warming.....Yes..it is the end.
They seem to be in denial mode. Allowing emotions to control themselves.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#29609 Dec 3, 2012
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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If Texas secedes, you will have to choose for yourself and family. I have faith that you will make the best decision in the interest of your family and yourself, regardless of what opinion any of us have.
But as you pointed out earlier, Texas will not secede nor will the Union allow Texas too because of control and money. Cost huge amounts of money to start a new country and the Federalist don't want to posture themselves that a state just may be able to do it better.
The progressives and liberal types all keep saying be more reasonable and lean forward. If Texas feels they can do it better than the American government, what is the hang up on why they shouldn't be allowed the chance too other than money or control?
Because it would not move the country forward. The fights we would inevitably have would not be productive. I can see trade wars, and maybe embargo's.
Also, as I said, we invested in all the states, so we want to keep them. No one wants to let go of costly investments. Many paid with lives for those states.

But I will admit, nice try at playing on our progressive agenda. If you can make for a stronger case on it, you may have some good propaganda.

“Arch Nemisis of Democrats”

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#29610 Dec 3, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Because it would not move the country forward. The fights we would inevitably have would not be productive. I can see trade wars, and maybe embargo's.
Also, as I said, we invested in all the states, so we want to keep them. No one wants to let go of costly investments. Many paid with lives for those states.
But I will admit, nice try at playing on our progressive agenda. If you can make for a stronger case on it, you may have some good propaganda.
Miley, I don't have to pander anything for you guys. Your unwillingness to be reasonable and any forward thinking that might of saved America waved bye bye on November 6th with you guys re-electing your president.

Guess being peaceful about things is just unreasonable to democrats and liberals. Well, hopefully when it becomes unpeaceful, it will be your problem to deal with come Friday.

“Vote”

Since: May 12

Houston

#29611 Dec 3, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Agreed. But who knows? My emotions tell me to be optimistic. Should I listen to that emotion?
The downside of that sort of optimism would be that I might do less to keep the disaster away. The upside is, I do not go insane with worry. So my instinctive mind might just stay in denial to the possible disaster in order to stay sane.
Always best to maintain optimism.Especially, for someone like me, I've found.
Snore

Charlotte, NC

#29612 Dec 4, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>I agree. More logic needs to be used in decision making. One can use his emotions to factor into the process, but unless one understands emotions, he is less likely to judge them properly. Evolutionary psychology teaches us why we feel what we feel in more scientific terms, we often do not realize on the surface.
For example, the emotions of prejudice. We are a group species, thus instinctively are prejudice against others unlike ourselves.
In modern times, this instinct often causes more problems than the original reasons for the trait solved.
Evolution takes a long time to catch up to what is the best thing for the situation. This is why evolution gave humans a large brain. It enabled the species to overcome problems that instincts alone could not deal with.
This is the major difference between humans and all other species. So if you are allowing your instincts to control you, you are ignoring the great abilities humans have over all other species.
Clearly Silver allows his instincts/emotions to rule his worldview.
Mike, if there is any "normalcy" in this world in which we live, I personally am giving your post here as "imo"/what your average poster would post without all your "no substance" BS or "show me a link" BS, etc.,etc.,etc.,.I could ask you the same thing as where are all your links supporting the aforementioned post. You see how you can be TOO EXTREME AND TOO LITERAL and it becomes so exhausting that you piss people off, hence the OCD remarks. See where I am going with this? I wish there was an icon for "imo". But I will give you this--you would make one hell of a defense lawyer with all your spinning, although you do have many valid points keeping GOD out of the equation, but you would piss the judge off because of your EXTREME overzealousness. lol So what I am saying is that you would serve your client EXTREMELY well.
Snore

Charlotte, NC

#29613 Dec 4, 2012
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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We did drop two nukes on them...
Do you remember WW2? America was at war with Japan and Germany(Italy was with them.) The Japs attacked the US without warning, without a formal declaration of war, HENCE Pearl Harbor attack. THEN we dropped the 2 bombs in 1945 and the cities hit were already military targets and one in particular was the shipyard that employed 50,000 civilians that were making battleships, ammo, tanks, war planes etc. So YOU ARE a TARGET. Still don't trust them for sh&t. Visit fine--live there--crazy. My opinion. Mike you should of been the one to keep Silvers facts in proper order.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#29614 Dec 4, 2012
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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Miley, I don't have to pander anything for you guys. Your unwillingness to be reasonable and any forward thinking that might of saved America waved bye bye on November 6th with you guys re-electing your president.
Guess being peaceful about things is just unreasonable to democrats and liberals. Well, hopefully when it becomes unpeaceful, it will be your problem to deal with come Friday.
You can ask for the world in a peaceful way, but why would you expect it to be handed to you on a silver platter?
This typifies the republican mentality on the hill today.
They refuse to compromise because they expect all their wants handed to them. Wake up to reality.
And of course you do not pander, as this would involve working together for solutions and compromising. It would involve you trying to appeal to what others want. You want it your way, or the highway. Well it looks like you are hitting the highway because you did not get your way. Black and white.

“Vote”

Since: May 12

Houston

#29615 Dec 4, 2012
Snore wrote:
<quoted text>Do you remember WW2? America was at war with Japan and Germany(Italy was with them.) The Japs attacked the US without warning, without a formal declaration of war, HENCE Pearl Harbor attack. THEN we dropped the 2 bombs in 1945 and the cities hit were already military targets and one in particular was the shipyard that employed 50,000 civilians that were making battleships, ammo, tanks, war planes etc. So YOU ARE a TARGET. Still don't trust them for sh&t. Visit fine--live there--crazy. My opinion. Mike you should of been the one to keep Silvers facts k proper order.
Fact: Silvercoast is moving to Singapore, not Japan.He also knows why two atomics were dropped on Japan.The firebombing of Tokyo....killed more people than were killed by the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima or the one that was detonated on Nagasaki.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#29616 Dec 4, 2012
Snore wrote:
<quoted text>Mike, if there is any "normalcy" in this world in which we live, I personally am giving your post here as "imo"/what your average poster would post without all your "no substance" BS or "show me a link" BS, etc.,etc.,etc.,.I could ask you the same thing as where are all your links supporting the aforementioned post. You see how you can be TOO EXTREME AND TOO LITERAL and it becomes so exhausting that you piss people off, hence the OCD remarks. See where I am going with this? I wish there was an icon for "imo". But I will give you this--you would make one hell of a defense lawyer with all your spinning, although you do have many valid points keeping GOD out of the equation, but you would piss the judge off because of your EXTREME overzealousness. lol So what I am saying is that you would serve your client EXTREMELY well.
As I have said many times here, if you doubt what I claim, then ask for a link. I am not writing a term paper with every post. I was having a conversation.
I made several claims in the post you refer to. So what claim do you need a link for?
I was relaying the opinion of the scientists. Their opinion was based upon experimentation, controlled observations and history.

I really do not like to have discussions with those who do not register. You seem to use different names. I cannot keep track of our conversation like that. There is a reason humans use names and keep the same one consistently. The rules of life do not change due to this forum.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#29617 Dec 4, 2012
Snore wrote:
<quoted text>Mike, if there is any "normalcy" in this world in which we live, I personally am giving your post here as "imo"/what your average poster would post without all your "no substance" BS or "show me a link" BS, etc.,etc.,etc.,.I could ask you the same thing as where are all your links supporting the aforementioned post. You see how you can be TOO EXTREME AND TOO LITERAL and it becomes so exhausting that you piss people off, hence the OCD remarks. See where I am going with this? I wish there was an icon for "imo". But I will give you this--you would make one hell of a defense lawyer with all your spinning, although you do have many valid points keeping GOD out of the equation, but you would piss the judge off because of your EXTREME overzealousness. lol So what I am saying is that you would serve your client EXTREMELY well.
Not sure which remarks you consider OCD? And yes, I do give a lot of opinion, as this is an opinion forum.
I am aware that much of what I say will piss off some people. Some get pissed off no matter how you word your opinion. I will give my opinion here no matter if it pisses people off or not. My goal is not to keep them happy. My goal is to show them what I think. I feel formatting my points in stark terms gets to the point quicker. I note many here are slow to understand the points, so beating around the bush, trying to make them happy will only result in them never understanding my position, IMHO.

I do not make claim to be an eloquent debater. But my point here is, eloquence is lost on these guys,IMHO.

Your accusations are with broad strokes. I would love for you to point out specifics to your claims. Dispute a claim or post I make for starters.

Oh, and please register.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#29618 Dec 4, 2012
Snore wrote:
<quoted text>Do you remember WW2? America was at war with Japan and Germany(Italy was with them.) The Japs attacked the US without warning, without a formal declaration of war, HENCE Pearl Harbor attack. THEN we dropped the 2 bombs in 1945 and the cities hit were already military targets and one in particular was the shipyard that employed 50,000 civilians that were making battleships, ammo, tanks, war planes etc. So YOU ARE a TARGET. Still don't trust them for sh&t. Visit fine--live there--crazy. My opinion. Mike you should of been the one to keep Silvers facts in proper order.
The whole idea of our government using nukes in a civil war is preposterous, IMHO. Silver seems to think it is likely.
The situations would likely be very different in a civil war. It would be very unlikely an entire city or region would be as united against the government as Japan was against us. It would be very unlikely that the rebels would be killing so many of our side that we would feel nukes would be needed to offset the casualties.

Silver sees everything in black and white,IMHO. So he sees all war as the same. He cannot see the nuances of circumstances. He cannot see the need for various approaches, IMHO.

Seems tedious to put,'IMHO' on so many things. Seems it is clear that much of this is opinion and of my perspective.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#29619 Dec 4, 2012
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> Always best to maintain optimism.Especially, for someone like me, I've found.
I look for balance. Being overly optimistic can be dangerous, just as being overly pessimistic can be problematic.

BTW, I apply this to my view of god/religion. For example, the blind and absolute belief of an afterlife is being overly optimistic about death.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#29620 Dec 4, 2012
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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And I figured as much. Like I said before, Texans are fanatical about being Texans.
From what I have seen, they are often fanatical about being Americans also. I could probably get rich selling American flag shirts there.

“Vote”

Since: May 12

Houston

#29621 Dec 4, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>I look for balance. Being overly optimistic can be dangerous, just as being overly pessimistic can be problematic.
BTW, I apply this to my view of god/religion. For example, the blind and absolute belief of an afterlife is being overly optimistic about death.
Different strokes for different folks.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#29622 Dec 4, 2012
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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I still have my reservations. But Katie is pretty deadset on it. Will be interesting to see what they have to offer at the interview.
If you are telling her all that fear mongering you throw us, I can see why she wants to leave. If I believed what you say, I would think America would implode in a year or two.

I asked you several times to tell us what country has a better system than ours today, and you, nor anyone here ever cited a single one. Utopia cannot exist.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#29623 Dec 4, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>As I have said many times here, if you doubt what I claim, then ask for a link. I am not writing a term paper with every post. I was having a conversation.
I made several claims in the post you refer to. So what claim do you need a link for?
I was relaying the opinion of the scientists. Their opinion was based upon experimentation, controlled observations and history.
I really do not like to have discussions with those who do not register. You seem to use different names. I cannot keep track of our conversation like that. There is a reason humans use names and keep the same one consistently. The rules of life do not change due to this forum.
Not Snore Mike, but I believe you have a double standard for yourself and others. The other day when Snore made the comment that Jews own the world and I posted statistics that I researched, you didn't believe them. Anyone that has been on here very long knows I don't debate anything math related, so you should have known I didn't make those statistics up. You didn't ask for a link where I got my information, IMO, you didn't like the answer I gave and basically called me a liar. So why should you crack on someone who calls you out about you not giving links and only your opinion and then doubt us when we give statistics or our opinion?

Mike, I know this is a debate forum, but one can debate with courtesy and without calling others liars you don't agree with. You know you've done that before and the people weren't lying.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#29624 Dec 4, 2012
Independent wrote:
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I worked in Japan for 4 years. When I returned permanently I got down on my knees at Charlotte Airport & kissed the ground. By all means anyone that wants to go there should. Meanwhile I will just ROTFLMAO.
I was in Germany for a year and a half. Seemed like forever. I will never again take America for granted.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#29625 Dec 4, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>If you are telling her all that fear mongering you throw us, I can see why she wants to leave. If I believed what you say, I would think America would implode in a year or two.
I asked you several times to tell us what country has a better system than ours today, and you, nor anyone here ever cited a single one. Utopia cannot exist.
http://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2011/03/...

Here you go doubting Thomas...

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#29626 Dec 4, 2012
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> Different strokes for different folks.
Yes, but I sense a tinge of wanting to be in denial here. It is all to easy and instinctive for us to be in denial. One way to excuse this is to say something like "different strokes".
I find religion has many of these sort of techniques that keep one in denial. I say, "these sorts" not to say religion says one can have different strokes, as it does not. It says, my way or the highway.
But the religious often use such concepts to justify blind belief.

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