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Author Topic:   The War in Europe
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Message 931 of 935 (908356)
03-12-2023 2:28 PM
Reply to: Message 930 by Phat
03-12-2023 1:37 PM

Re: Military Industrial Complex
Phat writes:
  • Don't hit people. (Im too old to hit very hard and too scared to get hit by hangry young homeless people, so I try and talk with them rather than hate on them. My verbal skills are a two edged sword. I save my ranting for online. I NEVER rant in public!
  • For adults the message isn't about physicality. He explains very clearly on page 5 that "Don't hit people" is the version of the message a six-year old understands, but then he goes on use the adult example of "environmental pollution and destruction" and how it hurts people.
    If you're purposefully pushing people's buttons, especially just because you're bored, not provoked, then you're hurting people for no reason. Fulghum said, "Play fair," "Don't hit people," and "Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody." Good rules to go by.
    He also said, "Clean up your own mess." Better get started.

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    Message 932 of 935 (908358)
    03-12-2023 3:08 PM
    Reply to: Message 931 by Percy
    03-12-2023 2:28 PM

    Re: Military Industrial Complex
    But Phat does not understand his mess that he has to clean up.

    What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

    Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

    "God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

    If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?

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    Message 933 of 935 (908360)
    03-12-2023 8:28 PM
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    03-12-2023 3:08 PM

    Re: Military Industrial Complex
    What mess?

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    Message 934 of 935 (909413)
    04-03-2023 1:15 PM

    Finland joins NATO
    Tomorrow Finland will become the 31st member of NATO. Took longer than I anticipated but they say that it's not much over a year - therefore lightning fast as these things go.
    Sweden still stuck by a Turkish objection, but expected to become member number 32 in a couple of months.
    I think I owe Percy something but can't be bothered to find out.

    Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London. Olen Suomi Soy Barcelona. I am Ukraine.

    "Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
    Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
    - Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.

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    Message 935 of 935 (910390)
    04-22-2023 1:05 AM

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    Ukraine 242 Podcast
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    30 minutes per episode, for your optional listening.
    The most recent episode is: Why Invading Ukraine Makes Sense to Russia: Colonialism Vs Multilateral Cooperation - AS I TYPE THIS, NOT YET AVAILABLE AS PODCAST.
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