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by artisticsolution
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is there an opioid crisis in the US?
Replies: 42
Views: 2307

Re: Is there an opioid crisis in the US?

If you think any society can exist today without a government you are being naive. I think a government 'for the people by the people' is the best one can hope for. At least nothing stays the same and everyone gets a chance to govern for a time. I couldn't and wouldnt want to live in your trump worl...
by artisticsolution
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is there an opioid crisis in the US?
Replies: 42
Views: 2307

Re: Is there an opioid crisis in the US?

I think that nothing should be done about it. It is an individual's decision to take an addictive drug. We can educate the public, but I also don't necessarily want that to be through the government. I agree. Let freedom ring. However, I disagree that a government 'by the people and for the people'...
by artisticsolution
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Is it politically correct to say ______?
Replies: 30
Views: 1985

Re: Is it politically correct to say ______?

Someone is always going to be offended by another's opinion. Just speak your mind within reason, if you truly believe in what you are saying, and let others deal with the imagined collateral. For my part, I find it easier to listen and nod these days. If someone says the sky is red, it doesn't effe...
by artisticsolution
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Gun Control Advocates are Immoral
Replies: 36
Views: 2003

Re: Gun Control Advocates are Immoral

That's pretty adorable, but I'm going to go ahead and say that what makes an argument valid is 'having a sound basis in logic or fact. What are the facts and logic of abortion, immigration, racism, sexism, freedom etc.? There are few facts when it comes to people's feelings about such things but it...
by artisticsolution
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Gun Control Advocates are Immoral
Replies: 36
Views: 2003

Re: Gun Control Advocates are Immoral

The only rational argument for gun ownership is freedom. We all can cite reasons why should or should not be able to own guns, but those usually come from irrational fear, superior motives, i.e. ones own reasons for wanting a gun. What about an argument that you're giving the black market more powe...
by artisticsolution
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Gun Control Advocates are Immoral
Replies: 36
Views: 2003

Re: Gun Control Advocates are Immoral

The only rational argument for gun ownership is freedom. We all can cite reasons why should or should not be able to own guns, but those usually come from irrational fear, superior motives, i.e. ones own reasons for wanting a gun. I've heard every self motivated reason in the book, and all are not g...
by artisticsolution
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Gun Control Advocates are Immoral
Replies: 36
Views: 2003

Re: Gun Control Advocates are Immoral

Science Fan wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:10 pm

Gun control advocates seek to take away guns from lawful gun owners who have violated no laws.
You are either being dishonest here or you have a terrible misconception. I dont think I've ever heard a 'leftist' making this claim. Are you sure you weren't being brainwashed by some propaganda?
by artisticsolution
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coping with Mental Illness
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: Coping with Mental Illness

Thank you everyone for the advice. I will put to practice all you have said to be sure!
by artisticsolution
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coping with Mental Illness
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Coping with Mental Illness

Dealing with a mentally ill parent has been difficult my entire life. Now I am dealing with a mentally ill elderly parent and it is harder than I ever imagined. The problem is I developed the skills to handle the abuse, the drama, the control....in the past.... I simply took the good and walked away...
by artisticsolution
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Republicans. Do you really want a leader who is a creationist?
Replies: 26
Views: 3365

Re: Republicans. Do you really want a leader who is a creationist?

Impenitent wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:22 pm
Greatest I am wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:18 pm
Impenitent wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:00 am


for a time he was winning

-Imp
:mrgreen: A short time.

The long term is more important.

Regards
DL
radioactive wasteland is the longest term

-Imp
It sure is, Imp. But there are no winners in a radioactive wasteland and if you think there are you are just being naive...like Trump.
by artisticsolution
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Thanks, Uwot!
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

Re: Thanks, Uwot!

I have no idea why "swamp ass" should be a cause for celebration, but as you are clearly a woman of discernment, congratulations!
Because for the last 5 months I've had a colostomy bag. I hope to never have to go through that again.
by artisticsolution
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: A New Constitution
Replies: 46
Views: 4063

Re: A New Constitution

exactly, there is no right or wrong except for what the "victor" claims it to be, and no, not the majority, the mighty he wrote the book? which original text? -Imp Thats ridiculous. The "victor" nor the "mighty" tells me what to do. I "do" because its the right thing. thus you claim victory and are...
by artisticsolution
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: A New Constitution
Replies: 46
Views: 4063

Re: A New Constitution

if it was destined, then it must occur regardless of right or wrong I wouldn't presume to think for god; I'm simply going from what is recorded that he did -Imp If you say, 'might makes right', then there is no right and wrong, because everything could be right or wrong depending on how the majorit...
by artisticsolution
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Life is overrated.
Replies: 13
Views: 1555

Re: Life is overrated.

Trixie: "If there is I'm not gonna guilt myself over it. If they like me, they need to ask for my number, otherwise I'm not gonna feel guilty for not flirting with every potential person on the entire planet and trying to mind-read them." AS: Then dont berate anyone else for doing the same. Like yo...
by artisticsolution
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Thanks, Uwot!
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

Thanks, Uwot!

I just got home from the hospital and I am all put back together! I never thought that at any thanksgiving in my life i would sit around the table with my loved ones and say, "I'm thankful for swamp ass!" (what my sons have always called some digestive problem effects...lol.) Anyway, i was delighted...