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“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

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#34383 Feb 2, 2013
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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I suggested segregation, but you scoffed the idea. You want respect that isn't earned. You want a fair say without working for it.
And it would appear, from the last election, that "race" is the only thing that does matter to democrats.
Plus financial segregation, is the best segregation.
Again, you and your kind have poor perception of cause and effect.
Being black is not why Obama won the presidency. He won in spite of being black. He won against the high odds that people would not vote for a black man. He won despite the fact many voted against him due to his race.

When republicans learn to value the issues important to the people instead of fear mongering about stupid stuff, maybe your party will once again win the White house.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#34384 Feb 2, 2013
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
<quoted text>\
"Silvercoastcorks wrote:
<quoted text>
Democrat = sympathizer
Just like the men folk who have sympathetic "labor pains"
And just what is wrong with sympathizing? I think it is a good trait. Being non empathetic is a poor trait."
-"Sympathizing" as listening to someone's problem while agreeing that the person is right.
-"Empathizing" as listening to someone's problem and emotionally connecting to how the person feels about this problem, without judging whether the person is right or wrong.
Now that we have established the difference between the two, I think answer is pretty clear but I will elaborate. I found this idea and it might help you understand better Mike...
"First thing that I want to share is that sympathy and empathy are not the same thing. Sympathy is about feeling sorry for people and wanting to help them with their problems. When we are in this mode of thinking, we offer suggestions, try to help and worry for them. It is full of phrases like:“Oh, what a shame.”“That’s too bad.”“That’s awful.” Empathy on the other hand, is about understanding the difficulties and pain that someone is going through, without getting involved. It has more neutral phrases like:“That can be a very challenging problem or situation.”“That seems to be very painful.”“You seem to be struggling with it.” You’re acknowledging other people’s problems without owning them.
That difference is very important for a psychic person because we have a tendency to take on the problems of the world as our own. It is important not to do this because we are less likely to want to help them. And helping other people is what makes us feel good about ourselves. To put this another way: If we want to feel good about ourselves and help people, then we have to learn how to have empathy without sympathy. We must have compassion for others, but not live their problems with them."
The most important statement in all of that is...
"We must have compassion for others, but not live their problems with them"
All democrats are trying to live others problems and fix them with out being asked...like gun control, taxing the wealthy, entitlement programs...
Most republicans don't follow the democrats notion because we expect people to help themselves, then help others. You disagree, of course, for whatever reason.
I think your misunderstanding of sympathy and empathy are some of the reasons why you disagree with how my wife and I raised our kids. Which you can have your opinion, but, you don't have a say. I asked for an address and you renig'd. So, you don't get a say.
And contrary to what you might think Mike, we ALL see and know you are not an expert on everything. We ALL see how much of a coward and full of shit you really are.
I'd tell you to go eat a dick, but I know you'd enjoy it convict.
http://weilerpsiblog.wordpress.com/2009/07/15...
Did I ever claim to know everything? Of course not, so why do you guys keep acting as if I did? Is it because I seem to know so much?

“Seek Light”

Since: May 12

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#34385 Feb 2, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Makin bacon wrote:
<quoted text>
Lu, I thought it was funny and it got rid of Mike, so I got a twofer.
Not that the video Bacon posted got rid of me, as I did not even watch it.
Bacon like most conservatives have a poor ability to understand cause and effect. This is also typical of any superstitious persons like the both of you.
Just because I stopped posting for the night about the time Bacon posted a video, does not automatically mean it was the cause of the effect. Anyone who would assume it was, clearly is ignoring my patern of behavior. I do not back away from fights on topix like the republicans here often do.
I'm not much on backing down.However, I must point out, this is a forum of electronic ghosts.You can say what you want, no fear of real consequences.So, i'm not sure what"backing down"has to do with anything.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#34386 Feb 2, 2013
Makin bacon wrote:
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The man doth protest too much. If you didn't watch the video, stopped posting about the same time, why do you need to qualify this information? Who cares? The reason you stopped posting at about the same time as the video being posted could have been your pattern of behavior, coincidence, or a the fact you watched the video and are lying about it. Either way, there was a cause that effected you to stop posting and it was a good thing :)
So one post is protesting to much? Wow you are strict.
I protested how you claimed the cause and effect, I did not protest the video I did not watch.
You see the patern of my behavior? I protest when you are wrong.

“Seek Light”

Since: May 12

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#34387 Feb 2, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Did I ever claim to know everything? Of course not, so why do you guys keep acting as if I did? Is it because I seem to know so much?
When you give opinions unfounded in fact, grounded mainly in emotion, it promotes the idea that you are an uninformed"know-it-all "who knows precious little about anything.I expect one of your curse filled posts full of personal attacks any time now.Seems to be your"thing".

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#34388 Feb 2, 2013
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
<quoted text>\
"Silvercoastcorks wrote:
<quoted text>
Democrat = sympathizer
Just like the men folk who have sympathetic "labor pains"
And just what is wrong with sympathizing? I think it is a good trait. Being non empathetic is a poor trait."
-"Sympathizing" as listening to someone's problem while agreeing that the person is right.
-"Empathizing" as listening to someone's problem and emotionally connecting to how the person feels about this problem, without judging whether the person is right or wrong.
Now that we have established the difference between the two, I think answer is pretty clear but I will elaborate. I found this idea and it might help you understand better Mike...
"First thing that I want to share is that sympathy and empathy are not the same thing. Sympathy is about feeling sorry for people and wanting to help them with their problems. When we are in this mode of thinking, we offer suggestions, try to help and worry for them. It is full of phrases like:“Oh, what a shame.”“That’s too bad.”“That’s awful.” Empathy on the other hand, is about understanding the difficulties and pain that someone is going through, without getting involved. It has more neutral phrases like:“That can be a very challenging problem or situation.”“That seems to be very painful.”“You seem to be struggling with it.” You’re acknowledging other people’s problems without owning them.
That difference is very important for a psychic person because we have a tendency to take on the problems of the world as our own. It is important not to do this because we are less likely to want to help them. And helping other people is what makes us feel good about ourselves. To put this another way: If we want to feel good about ourselves and help people, then we have to learn how to have empathy without sympathy. We must have compassion for others, but not live their problems with them."
The most important statement in all of that is...
"We must have compassion for others, but not live their problems with them"
All democrats are trying to live others problems and fix them with out being asked...like gun control, taxing the wealthy, entitlement programs...
Most republicans don't follow the democrats notion because we expect people to help themselves, then help others. You disagree, of course, for whatever reason.
I think your misunderstanding of sympathy and empathy are some of the reasons why you disagree with how my wife and I raised our kids. Which you can have your opinion, but, you don't have a say. I asked for an address and you renig'd. So, you don't get a say.
And contrary to what you might think Mike, we ALL see and know you are not an expert on everything. We ALL see how much of a coward and full of shit you really are.
I'd tell you to go eat a dick, but I know you'd enjoy it convict.
http://weilerpsiblog.wordpress.com/2009/07/15...
I just realized that the letter you posted was from a person who claims to be psychic. He claims a psychic person has some problems being sympathetic, and you somehow wish to twist this to mean no one should be sympathetic. Unless you are claiming to also be psychic?
I think you are just so stupid, you cling to anything that speaks to your lack of sympathy and you try to justify it.
What a joke you are.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#34389 Feb 2, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> When you give opinions unfounded in fact, grounded mainly in emotion, it promotes the idea that you are an uninformed"know-it-all "who knows precious little about anything.I expect one of your curse filled posts full of personal attacks any time now.Seems to be your"thing".
Here you go again, making charges with zero evidence.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#34390 Feb 2, 2013
emlu wrote:
If Democrats are serious about trying to turn Texas blue, they should get a gander at a just-released poll of Lone Star State voters that found 67 percent of Republican respondents support the impeachment of President Obama.
Of greater concern for liberals: the poll was conducted by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling.
As a whole, Texans opposed impeachment 50 percent to 39 percent.
But in the crosstabs, PPP broke this down by party affiliation with Democrats opposed 83 percent to 12 percent, Republicans in favor 67 percent to 18 percent, and Independents opposed 54 percent to 32 percent.
Amazing that even 12 percent of Democrats support impeachment.
Read more: http://cowboybyte.com/18391/poll-67-of-texas-...
Who is trying to turn Texas blue?
As we can see from Waco, even the liberals in Texas kiss the asses of republicans.

“Seek Light”

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#34391 Feb 2, 2013
Actually, Mike I find your presence on this forum to be quite stimulating.A view from the left, which is necessary for balance.

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#34392 Feb 2, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>So one post is protesting to much? Wow you are strict.
I protested how you claimed the cause and effect, I did not protest the video I did not watch.
You see the patern of my behavior? I protest when you are wrong.
Yes Mike, I do see the pattern of your behavior and I feel certain it doesn't go unnoticed by others posting on here. You protest with everyone that doesn't agree with you. Your insecurity speaks volumes when you're unable to say "I'm wrong, my bad, sorry, I got that wrong." You're incomplete as an adult when you're unable to see your faults but always those of other people. If you read closely, you'll see a little cause and effect about you.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#34393 Feb 2, 2013
TSF wrote:
Obama called the attack on our embassy in Turkey a terrorist act. Republikans are already trying to say that he denied it was done by terroritst.
Of course the are, as they divert from the issue people care about and fear monger with stupid crap like this.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#34394 Feb 2, 2013
emlu wrote:
Image: UNL Photojournalism
Some food stamp recipients in Idaho are apparently blowing their wad come the first of the month, consuming their purchases too quickly, and finding themselves belly up before the next allotment of state aid, reports Boise's KTVB.
A proposal being floated by lawmakers in the Gem State would spread food stamp distribution across ten days in a given month, rather than the first day of that month. Following complaints by grocery stores that too many folks are buying up stock all at once, and by food stamp users themselves who say they're plum out of stuff to eat before the next installment of stamps, the move is designed to help folks eat in a more sustainable way.
It's a plan that comes with a hefty price tag, however:$700,000 initially, and more than $200,000 on an ongoing basis. Much of that cost would come from embossing recipients' names onto food cards to help reduce fraud. The plan means that many more cards will need to be issued each month.
The program will also involve an educational component. "I would like to use this money to educate people on how they can use their food stamps more efficiently and stretch them over the month," said Republican State Senator Pattie Anne Lodge.
But Democratic State Senator Les Bock disagrees with the idea: "I have trouble seeing any benefit to the state, or for that matter, benefit to the recipients."
Blowing your wad prematurely sucks.

“Seek Light”

Since: May 12

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#34395 Feb 2, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Who is trying to turn Texas blue?
As we can see from Waco, even the liberals in Texas kiss the asses of republicans.
You just insulted a lot of good liberals in Texas, Mike.Once again, I'm a moderate.Being a moderate doesn't get much attention these days, I think extremist positions are more newsworthy.I fully expect Texas to new be a blue state in sixteen years.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#34397 Feb 2, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
"FLAMING"Mike? How's the Tourettes?
Why would you make fun of my handicap?

“Seek Light”

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#34398 Feb 2, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Blowing your wad prematurely sucks.
I have no problem holding onto mine, for as long as needed.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#34399 Feb 2, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
1984 came a bit late, but made it.
Coming late is better than coming prematurely.

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#34400 Feb 2, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>I just realized that the letter you posted was from a person who claims to be psychic. He claims a psychic person has some problems being sympathetic, and you somehow wish to twist this to mean no one should be sympathetic. Unless you are claiming to also be psychic?
I think you are just so stupid, you cling to anything that speaks to your lack of sympathy and you try to justify it.
What a joke you are.
Mike, I actually read Silver's post and then did a little research on empaths. You're clearly an empath; however, almost all the articles on empaths speak of the psychic empath. I'll tell you straight up, I don't understand the psychic empath thing, but I do know what an empath is. You're an empath in the sense, you're a sponge. You take on everyone's problems, make everyone's fight your fight, you argue on behalf of people you don't know and the silliest thing to me is that you argue so vehemently about race and you're a white man. Arnold doesn't need you, nor does the black community to fight their fight. If we're to believe what is said about the white community, you can't possibly know what growing up or being black is like, yet your posts come across as a black man trapped in a white man's body and it has I'm an empath written all over it. You don't have anymore firsthand experience of being black than you do being a woman. You can be a black person's friend, a woman's friend and listen to their problems, but you need to wake up and understand just because you're their friend doesn't make you them.

“Seek Light”

Since: May 12

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#34401 Feb 2, 2013
Mike I use Topix for entertainment, especially on days such as this, when I'm having severe back spasms and can barely move.TV, even satellite, seems to full of such stupidity, as to make watching it almost unbearable.The differences in opinion here on Topix make it very entertaining.

“Seek Light”

Since: May 12

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#34402 Feb 2, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Why would you make fun of my handicap?
Perish the thought.Let me re-phrase.How's the medicine working?

“Seek Light”

Since: May 12

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#34403 Feb 2, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Coming late is better than coming prematurely.
In this case, not coming at all, would have been preferable.

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