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by Lacewing
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: perspective, numbers, facts
Replies: 175
Views: 11257

Re: perspective, numbers, facts

Trump's statements were awarded PolitiFact's 2015, 2017, and 2019 Lie of the Year. PolitiFact: garbage site run by, and visited by, garbage people. Of course, that's not really the point, is it? The point is, he lies continually... and it is pointed out and verified continually by sources across th...
by Lacewing
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: Trump - a puzzling enigma
Replies: 340
Views: 3038

Re: Trump - a puzzling enigma

I came to this forum hoping to be able to find people who actually don't just spew hate and anger but are a group of people who actually discuss ideas, it was a nice thought at first...so here we go. I'm a Trump supporter. If you want to know who he is and what kind of "people" are his supporters t...
by Lacewing
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: perspective, numbers, facts
Replies: 175
Views: 11257

Re: perspective, numbers, facts

Trump supports American ideals. He rocks the boat. Of course it cannot be tolerated by the establishment built on corruption. Even to think such things puts you in danger of being eliminated by the cancel culture. I voted for him, and will vote for him again, simply cuz he's currently the best sing...
by Lacewing
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: You're not free if you don't question everything
Replies: 8
Views: 132

You're not free if you don't question everything

...ESPECIALLY that which you'd LIKE to believe in! Amidst seemingly infinite perspectives and possibilities, why does anyone become an extremist for CERTAIN ideas to the exclusion of any opposition? And if THOSE certain favored ideas cannot be questioned with the same continual rigor used for ideas ...
by Lacewing
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: commies suck (formerly: brief history of, and a perspective on, a bad idea)
Replies: 42
Views: 424

Re: brief history of, and a perspective on, a bad idea

An actual libertarian would not fall into line with every right wing talking point the way Henry does. He's a straight up case of identity politics, always agreeing with the same people, always pushing for conservatism and conformism, and always willing to trade any libertarian principle away in or...
by Lacewing
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Yoga and the poison, white sugar + "Sugar Blues"
Replies: 21
Views: 347

Re: Yoga and the poison, white sugar + "Sugar Blues"

Rules. Vibration is beyond rules. Do you promote rules or vibration? I do promote rules, but they're not perfect because I'm just a god, not God. I do my best to see that my rules are as close to God's rules as possible, which shouldn't be too difficult, because we are God. God/Nature makes the rul...
by Lacewing
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Seriously, is it ignorance or dishonesty?
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: Seriously, is it ignorance or dishonesty?

The best descriptions of politics ever written were by H.L. Mencken: A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in. Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other part...
by Lacewing
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Seriously, is it ignorance or dishonesty?
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: Seriously, is it ignorance or dishonesty?

Thanks for your response, Belinda. Thoughtful and true. the religious metaphor, a long -drawn -out Armageddon. Fear versus love. It seems epic! Both are so powerful. To not know what love is capable of, is to be trapped in a small, cold, hard "reality"... and missing out on so much! It's really quit...
by Lacewing
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Seriously, is it ignorance or dishonesty?
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: Seriously, is it ignorance or dishonesty?

Telling lies is endemic. However the ascendance of mass media has made telling lies a lot worse for people who are lied to. It's not often noted, but the liars themselves are abusing their own souls. Agreed. It seems so dark, I can't imagine how people can do it. Do they know they're lying? Or have...
by Lacewing
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Seriously, is it ignorance or dishonesty?
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Seriously, is it ignorance or dishonesty?

I just saw a clip of Melania Trump speaking at the RNC, and saying “I don’t want to use this precious time attacking the other side, because as we saw last week, that kind of talk only serves to divide the country further.” Last WEEK?? How about LAST NIGHT when the RNC bellowed a stream of absurd an...
by Lacewing
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: 2020: not safe for anyone
Replies: 1170
Views: 18621

Re: good lord...

I won't mask up, but I... avoid bein' touchy-feely I'm sure everyone is grateful for that. I... keep my distance... (and it seems most of the other nasty non-maskers are doin' the same) Ah, the limits of your research, awareness, and honesty are showing! Look at the crowds gathered together shoulde...
by Lacewing
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Yoga and the poison, white sugar + "Sugar Blues"
Replies: 21
Views: 347

Re: Yoga and the poison, white sugar + "Sugar Blues"

Rules. Vibration is beyond rules. Do you promote rules or vibration? The pamphlet that came with the device are not 'rules' Lacewing, just instructions, charging durations etc... :lol: I expected someone to take off on that. No surprise it's you. :wink: Hey, if using a vibrator might help a person ...
by Lacewing
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Problem with Platforms
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: The Problem with Platforms

Impenitent wrote: Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:40 pm their platforms were pretty cool...
Agreed. :D
by Lacewing
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: The Problem with Platforms
Replies: 4
Views: 99

The Problem with Platforms

I sat down with my neighbors who are very vocal Trump supporters. We very much like each other, and we talked about politics and opposing views while having a beer. It’s clear that we each have our reasons and disagreements about what to think, but we know each other are GOOD people (and we would he...
by Lacewing
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: 2020: not safe for anyone
Replies: 1170
Views: 18621

Re: 2020: not safe for anyone

[Forwarded to me from a friend]

POST WISELY OVER THE NEXT MONTHS.

CONTRIBUTE TO DISCOURSE, NOT DIVISION.

CHECK YOUR FACTS.

RESIST MEMES AND CHEAP DIGS.

CREATE BEAUTIFUL CONTENT.

WE CAN TRANSCEND THE BITTERNESS AND BE BETTER, EVEN WHEN WE DISAGREE.