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by BigWhit
Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: It is improper for the government to charge license fees of any kind.
Replies: 36
Views: 2984

Re: It is improper for the government to charge license fees of any kind.

An intelligent conversation with HC is as elusive as the creator of the universe himself. I seriously wonder about the intellect of someone who claims that nobody could make any safe decisions without the ever present regulations of the benevolent and omniscient government...oh, and somehow the peop...
by BigWhit
Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:15 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 122
Views: 13203

Re: New Guy

If anything could possibly make me believe any more that socialism is nothing more than a religion it's talking with you, HC. Please keep dodging my questions and calling the the equivalent of a devil worshipper...
by BigWhit
Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 122
Views: 13203

Re: New Guy

Such problems are not unique to your country although they're probably a lot more severe in the US. Can you not see that the cause of all these problems is the "greed is good" mentality which underscores capitalism? You live in a dog eat dog world where it's every man for himself and tough shit for...
by BigWhit
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: ~ The Case For Socialism ~
Replies: 349
Views: 28563

Re: ~ The Case For Socialism ~

Segregation is not they key, discussion and immersion in ideas and cultures different from yours is the only. You don't get rid of racism by separating whites and blacks, you make it worse by doing so. You don't get rid of socialists by shoving them all into a space craft and flying them off into th...
by BigWhit
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 122
Views: 13203

Re: New Guy

BW. Do you seriously not know what outsourcing means? It means paying some other bastard to do something for you which you can do far more cheaply and efficiently for yourself. The rationale behind it is that if the other bastard fucks it up then it's not your fault and you can keep your snout in t...
by BigWhit
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: ~ The Case For Socialism ~
Replies: 349
Views: 28563

Re: ~ The Case For Socialism ~

Actually if we grew all our food in the oceans instead of on land this planet could accommodate a human population of 100 billion or more and still be entirely biologically sustainable. By no means am I advocating such a population increase but merely make the point that the ecological havoc which ...
by BigWhit
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 122
Views: 13203

Re: New Guy

I'm calling you an idiot because you are clueless about what socialism entails, and seem to think that outsourcing is better than local governments controlling the work they do. Outsourcing? What are you talking about? When you outsource you loose accountability. Complaints about service directed a...
by BigWhit
Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: ~ The Case For Socialism ~
Replies: 349
Views: 28563

Re: ~ The Case For Socialism ~

As long as there are finite resources, there will be someone who doesn't get their resource necessities met. That's life guys. Suck it up. This isn't entirely true. It's a balance between supply and demand. The population has exploded recently in large part because of increased production, particul...
by BigWhit
Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 122
Views: 13203

Re: New Guy

Your idiotic claim was that such conflicts were more likely under socialism. This is palpably false. Services supplied by the local authority, can be scrutinised more effectively against corruption as the provision is "in-house". The salary structure is transparent and open to democratic sanction. ...
by BigWhit
Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is actually dead because...
Replies: 44
Views: 4802

Re: Philosophy is actually dead because...

As far as I know he never conducted experiments himself but they were conducted by 3rd parties. Either way I don't get the point you're trying to make.
by BigWhit
Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Rule of Man ... Rule of Law
Replies: 85
Views: 9744

Re: Rule of Man ... Rule of Law

Sorry I was unclear. My point was that under torture you will probably not die as they stop until you recover and then do it again. So sooner or later all break , Yes, all break and all speak, but that doesn't mean that you tell them anything true. Like I said, the CIA was encountering this in Gitm...
by BigWhit
Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is actually dead because...
Replies: 44
Views: 4802

Re: Philosophy is actually dead because...

"A priori Consider the proposition, "If George V reigned at least four days, then he reigned more than three days." This is something that one knows a priori, because it expresses a statement that one can derive by reason alone. A posteriori Compare this with the proposition expressed by the senten...
by BigWhit
Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Philosophy is actually dead because...
Replies: 44
Views: 4802

Re: Philosophy is actually dead because...

For philosophy to be useful it requires empirical observation and the scientific method provides the most accurate observations. Did Einstein use the scientific method? If so, how? What were his experiments? He relied on the scientific method to verify his hypothesis. That hypothesis was formed in ...
by BigWhit
Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 122
Views: 13203

Re: New Guy

Wrong. You have advocated a socialist system. The only way to ensure that public money is spent on public projects is to make a strict division between those spending the money and those receiving it. The ethical instrument known as "conflict of interests" is a central plank in socialism , but seem...
by BigWhit
Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: It is improper for the government to charge license fees of any kind.
Replies: 36
Views: 2984

Re: It is improper for the government to charge license fees of any kind.

Granted that my experience is limited but I find Bob to be pretty well grounded especially to a number of others here. ..