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by henry quirk
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 206
Views: 1294

Re: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

"So for you it's worth it..so how about living forever without ever dying, would that idea be of interest to you?" If I'm healthy, clear-headed, capable, and free: sure, I'd give eternal life a shot. Gotta have the option to change my mind, though, to say 'okay, I've had enough, takin' a dirt nap no...
by henry quirk
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's insane spree of destruction
Replies: 149
Views: 1545

Re: Flash

"The problem is that this description of an outcome which suits you is ( not ) really in line with what the other millions who voted for him thought they were going to get." I think there's probably more folks like me out there than you think. But say there aren't. Let's say I'm the only natural rig...
by henry quirk
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's insane spree of destruction
Replies: 149
Views: 1545

Re: Flash

"I'm troubled for the wrong reasons by describing him as both a blunt weapon and a shard of glass in a whore's throat." HA! # "Realistically, the guy has just run up a near trillion dollar annual budget deficit, implemented a Mercantilist trade policy, has launched a fiscal stimulus (unfunded tax cu...
by henry quirk
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: DAM asked: "Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"
Replies: 206
Views: 1294

"Is being born worth it - or is it better to have never been born?"

Speakin' only for myself: it's better to 'be' than 'not be'.

It's worth every miserable step along a rockscrabble, meanderin' path to 'be' (here & now, fleshy & livin').
by henry quirk
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's insane spree of destruction
Replies: 149
Views: 1545

Flash

Trump is an indigestible, irregular piece from a nation of indigestible, irregular pieces (not countin' the east or west coasts, of course). He's what we deserve and need today as blunt instrument, as nail in the tire, as jagged glass shard against the whore's throat. He's chemo- and radiative-thera...
by henry quirk
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's insane spree of destruction
Replies: 149
Views: 1545

Re: what? no comments on, or pushback against, my brilliant analysis of, and snark about, the psych today piece?

Sculptor wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:57 pm
You are a completely lost cause.
When the enemy criticizes: you're on the right track.
by henry quirk
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's insane spree of destruction
Replies: 149
Views: 1545

SSoS

You're pretty much on the mark. Consider: Lux claims Trump is on an insane spree of destruction; I ask for evidence; Sculptor finally ponies up some and pretty much all of it illustrates why Trump is not a particulary nice man and why he'll never get the nod for sainthood, but none of it backs up Lu...
by henry quirk
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's insane spree of destruction
Replies: 149
Views: 1545

(is this proof of) Trump's insane spree of destruction(?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/president-donald-trump Why Is the Trump Presidency of Extreme Psychological Interest? (yes, why? is it cuz he's a loon? let's find out...) Since the campaign that led to his 2016 election, Donald J. Trump has defiantly flipped the presidential script, with c...
by henry quirk
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's insane spree of destruction
Replies: 149
Views: 1545

this one is crass, but isn't exactly a cobblestone on the road to destruction

Sculptor wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:31 pm
This single act would be enough in any civilised country to cause the resignation of a person with an interest in seeking public office...

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/vid ... rter-video
More later...
by henry quirk
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's insane spree of destruction
Replies: 149
Views: 1545

Finally someone manned up and presented 'sumthin'!

Good deal, Sculptor.

I'll review the two pieces after my work day ends and see what's what.
by henry quirk
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's insane spree of destruction
Replies: 149
Views: 1545

Re: Sculptor

"ROTFLMFHO EVIDENCE??? FFS. Open that eye you claim to have!"

Translation: I, Sculptor, have nuthin'.
by henry quirk
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Trump's insane spree of destruction
Replies: 149
Views: 1545

Sculptor

"He lied until he bled and got elected." Evidence, please. # "He has since flown round the world making an arse of the USA ." Evidence, please. # "He's a twittering moron ." Evidence, please. # "He has signed off executive orders." Presidents do that: this is a spree of destruction how? # "He has ap...