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The Great Debate

"Iron sharpens iron." A place for men to impact each other by debate and exchange of ideas. This is a group where no ideas are off limits. If your motto is, "I never talk about politics or religion," this group is probably not for you. A "gym" for thinkers.

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I Propose Removing Gender-Division in Bathrooms

Started by Mongoose. Last reply by Justin 9 hours ago. 111 Replies

I want to see this thought from multiple angles, so I am posting this here: Would it be better for all if we just remove the gender-signage from all restrooms? I am saying, utterly and completely…Continue

US Presidential primaries

Started by Sir. Last reply by Sir yesterday. 1497 Replies

Can't believe we don't have a thread on this already.  We have one on Trump.  What's your take on what's happening?  Either party.Continue

Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk

Started by John Muir. Last reply by Sir yesterday. 870 Replies

     Captain comb-over's ignorant statements about illegal immigrants were followed by a surge in his popularity amongst republicans, according to CNN polls.     He tried to defend his…Continue

A Conversation Worth Having on Gender Identity.

Started by Vendetta. Last reply by Shane on Saturday. 53 Replies

http://theresurgent.com/when-crazy-takes-to-the-streets/  I think this author has a pretty interesting take on gender identity…Continue

Decline of ...

Started by mousetastic. Last reply by Roughshod on Friday. 28 Replies

Hello fellow gentlemen!I would like to adress the topic of decline - in matter of people's behaviour, respect, manners, morals and such. Since I am observing a trend towards harsh and egoistic…Continue

The bubble you live in

Started by Sir. Last reply by Pale Horse on Wednesday. 13 Replies

Saw somethign on NPR.org recently about how we live in a bubble.  Mostly, urban upper-middle class educated liberals don't get the working class, the poor, the rural, etc.  Says a lot about the…Continue

Big science is broken

Started by Sir. Last reply by Native Son Apr 25. 4 Replies

http://theweek.com/articles/618141/big-science-brokenHe's got a point.  It's hard work to check others' work, and it looks like…Continue

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Comment by Sir on February 7, 2016 at 4:31pm

10 maps to explain why Russia can't make nice. http://www.businessinsider.com/10-maps-that-explain-russias-strateg...

Comment by Shane on January 16, 2016 at 11:04pm
I have no knowledge of that region specifically, but al Qaeda franchised out and gave exclusive rights to groups in specific regions. It could be a local al Qaeda affiliated group acting up without global directive.
Comment by Sir on January 16, 2016 at 1:04am

Soft target.  It's like the attack on the Mali hotel.  In Burkina Faso, they went for a hotel frequented by Westerners (so said the article I read), and unlikely to be effectively defended.  That's my guess.

Comment by Liam Strain on January 16, 2016 at 12:33am

They seem to be targeting muslim majority areas which have been otherwise relatively peaceful (from a religious unrest standpoint). Doesn't make sense to me, but that's how I'm reading the Jakarta Al Qaeda attacks too. 

Comment by Steve Dallas on January 16, 2016 at 12:24am

Can anyone tell me why Al Queada would target landlocked poor as hell former French Burkina Faso? Or is it just that they are friendly to us?(I have personal reasons to follow this country)

Comment by Shane on January 13, 2016 at 8:26pm

They always look like that.  Military bearing and all.

Comment by Pale Horse on January 13, 2016 at 1:45pm
Comment by Peter O'Reilly on January 11, 2016 at 5:49pm

Enjoy some libertarian comedy from Doug Stanhope.

Comment by Sir on January 8, 2016 at 11:22pm

Yeah, he says things.

Comment by Pale Horse on January 8, 2016 at 11:12pm

I ask because he said he regrets not running. Not sure if it was just a remark or if it's a weird hint.

 

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