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by henry quirk
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 135
Views: 990

Flash

"Society in general wants poverty reduced" Sure, we agree. We disagree on the 'how', is all. I skew toward gettin' out of people's way, negating all privilege for the wealthy (don't take their shit, just stop lettin' gov protect their shit above and beyond what gov does for the little guy), offer a ...
by henry quirk
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !
Replies: 81
Views: 1203

gaffo

There are a lotta strains of libertarianism, a lotta ways to break it down. As I see it there are two main branches: consequentialist libertarianism and natural rights libertarinism. The consequentialist branch skews toward being political; the natural rights branch toward being philosophical. Me, a...
by henry quirk
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: You cannot stop thinking
Replies: 20
Views: 226

I CAN'T STOP THINKING!

thank crom
by henry quirk
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Philosophy of Religion
Topic: "Free will was given to man by god."
Replies: 171
Views: 2540

cryptic

Late Lament Graeme Edge Breathe deep the gathering gloom Watch lights fade from every room Bedsitter people look back and lament Another day's useless energy spent Impassioned lovers wrestle as one Lonely man cries for love and has none New mother picks up and suckles her son Senior citizens wish th...
by henry quirk
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.
Replies: 167
Views: 10763

HEIL HENRY!

:boom:
by henry quirk
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 135
Views: 990

gaffo,

"Heinlein"

In my top ten.

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Mannie,

"I LOVE that short story."

Me too. Very illustrative of what strivin' for 'equality' is really about.

Water will find its own level: leave it be.
by henry quirk
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Does a pregnant woman carry a human being/person or just 'life'/meat?
Replies: 659
Views: 7789

Flash

"That's not just persistence, that is somebody telling me what I am allowed to think with my own head." I think we got incompatible 'strategies' here. I can only suggest the following... Flash: we don't all see abortion as child murder Mannie: this is impossible and everyone who says that is just a ...
by henry quirk
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: MUSLIM SENATORS IN THE US...WTF !
Replies: 81
Views: 1203

"he is a Conservative"

No, I'm not.

I'm a natural rights libertarian minarchist.

If it seems I favor repubs, or cons, it's only cuz I note they are slightly 'more correct' than dems or progressives some of the time.

Again: The right can be a shithole, yep, but the left 'is' a shithole all the damn time.
by henry quirk
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 135
Views: 990

BOO!

"Minimum wage (typically 60% of regional median income is the number that kills fewest jobs while doing something useful)" (you! citizen business owner! you must pay no less than the gov-assigned minimum! we, the knowing, deprive you of control over what is yours! we do not trust individuals to tran...
by henry quirk
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The USA is still the greatest country in the world.
Replies: 167
Views: 10763

gaffo

oh really? lets see. Pol Pot fucked up Burma (no America there) - 2? milion dead Hutus fucked up Tutis in Ruwanda (no America there) - 1/2 million dead Serbs fucked up the Croats and Bosnians (no America there) - 1/3 million dead Saddam illegally invaded Kuwait and milled thousands of Kuwaits - on ...
by henry quirk
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Neoliberalism is good (or at least ok).
Replies: 135
Views: 990

"I am modern, so I almost never speak to people on the phone at all."

That there is a peculiar and funny thing to read.
by henry quirk
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Nature of Life
Replies: 32
Views: 335

"There are no physical entities."

I just pinched myself, pinched the 12 year old's arm, and fiddle-farted with the TV remote: seems, to me, there's a whole whack of physical goin' on.
by henry quirk
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: disembodied hive mind
Replies: 4
Views: 134

I can see an engineered being: multiple bodies, each brain of each body wi-fi linked to all others in real time, the constant back & forth of information becoming a communal personality.

What a horrorshow that would be.