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by Gary Childress
Thu May 02, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 421
Views: 7780

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

OK, Flash. Step away from the dictionary and do it slow, no sudden moves... :D
by Gary Childress
Thu May 02, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Is sex-selective abortion an immoral thing to do?
Replies: 165
Views: 4746

Re: Is sex-selective abortion an immoral thing to do?

It's a pretty simple question; Mostly, I'm directing it at other pro-choice people. Would aborting a baby because it's going to be female, be an immoral thing to do? Note: I am absolutely not asking you if the mentality is immoral, I'm asking you if the action is immoral. If you think it is, how do...
by Gary Childress
Thu May 02, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Hypocrisy against women
Replies: 253
Views: 5727

Re: Hypocrisy against women

I've heard men call women who weren't faithful to them, "whores" or "skanks", etc.. As far as wanting "whores", I don't think many men want a "whore" in the sense of a women who has sex with other men (even for money). I think most of us want a woman who is good at sex and who will be faithful and ...
by Gary Childress
Thu May 02, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Border crises
Replies: 352
Views: 6787

Re: Border crises

Immanuel Can wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 1:53 pm
The rich are getting richer, and so are the poor. So what do we care if there are a few billionaires around, especially if we are all doing better? And why are we spending our time on envy, instead of being grateful we're all getting ahead?
Fair questions, I think.
by Gary Childress
Thu May 02, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Border crises
Replies: 352
Views: 6787

Re: Border crises

It's fluid to some degree. But then there's also the family fortunes out there, the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Duponts, et al. They're not typical. Sure, they exist. Consider Bill Gates, for example: did the guy inherit his money? No: he made it. Nepotism was not even involved. According to Forbes ...
by Gary Childress
Thu May 02, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Border crises
Replies: 352
Views: 6787

Re: Border crises

Nearly every person of any age can benefit from education. Developed societies benefit from educated citizens. These are reasons for enquiring why children and adults fail to achieve. "Achieving" is only to one's own potential, though. It is not a function of comparison with people who have more ab...
by Gary Childress
Thu May 02, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 421
Views: 7780

Re: Flash's psych-analysis

Do me next! You have a severe case of troglodytism*, possibly the result of eating too many brontosaurus sandwiches when you were a young cave-quirk. * real word - wtf, why have I never called anyone that before? My life has been incomplete and I never suspected. Oh no! Someone take the sharp objec...
by Gary Childress
Thu May 02, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 421
Views: 7780

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

I guess the smart folk will be issuing us our "dunce" caps soon. :oops: I think this one is more your style. It would be a mistake to give you a pointy hat, you would sit on it and complain I made your butt hurt. https://rlv.zcache.com/royal_crown_trucker_hat-r727471b091ed43a69b93fbf6ec12e7b0_eahwz...
by Gary Childress
Thu May 02, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Border crises
Replies: 352
Views: 6787

Re: Border crises

The public sector there is legislation against it, however, I don't believe there is much in the way of legislation against nepotism in the private sector. Private businesses can generally get away with more than public institutions can. True, but there's no cure. We already have the laws, but they...
by Gary Childress
Thu May 02, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Border crises
Replies: 352
Views: 6787

Re: Border crises

So the other person gets promoted (as it should be) while the not as talented person maybe gets disappointment and a smaller paycheck--even though they tried hard and everything but just couldn't cut it. There's some of that out there too. But that's just life: people who are better get more. There...
by Gary Childress
Thu May 02, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Border crises
Replies: 352
Views: 6787

Re: Border crises

And of course, there are also cases where people are promoted for seemingly unjust reasons such as nepotism and so forth. That is illegal, of course, but it does happen. Nothing can really be done about it, unless the persons involved are caught. That, too, is life. It stinks, but it's how people d...
by Gary Childress
Thu May 02, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 421
Views: 7780

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

Found the Goethe quote: “Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.”
by Gary Childress
Thu May 02, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 421
Views: 7780

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

How eurocentric of you as around that time the Chinese had an estimated 12,000,000 people. I think she meant 200 million. https://www.ecology.com/population-estimates-year-2050/ Yep, thanks Gary. Alas, that "k" instead of an "m" completely distracted from the actual point that's now been killed off...
by Gary Childress
Thu May 02, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Why is nazism popular today?
Replies: 421
Views: 7780

Re: Why is nazism popular today?

You. And I was actually saying you were right. So no idea what you are in a huff about. Ok, so we've answered the question about whether that post had anything to do with me, and I can't see why you attempted so clumsily to mislead me. Let's further this lesson in basic honesty. You weren't writing...
by Gary Childress
Thu May 02, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Border crises
Replies: 352
Views: 6787

Re: Border crises

No. But as someone diagnosed with mental illness, the chances of a child of mine having a mental illness is higher. When I was growing up, one of my closest friends had a mother who was badly, badly bi-polar. But to me, she was one of the nicest people on earth, and I owe her kindness a ton. Her so...