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US Presidential primaries

Started by Sir. Last reply by M. 7 hours ago. 1580 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

A Conversation Worth Having on Gender Identity.

Started by Vendetta. Last reply by Native Son on Monday. 68 Replies  I think this author has a pretty interesting take on gender identity…Continue

Is it possible to be an "atheist"?

Started by Persona non Grata. Last reply by Liam Strain on Monday. 16 Replies

My view is that people are innately "religious" beings; even if they do not follow conventional organized religions they still unavoidably attribute a religious mindset to some thing or someone.(in…Continue

Alpha Males? Human Ethology?

Started by Braeden P.D.. Last reply by Native Son on Monday. 21 Replies

I saw this come up in the comments of this group, so I decided to start a thread on it. What is with this whole "alpha male" thing? Sure, its a concept in ethology that is applied to certain social…Continue

Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk

Started by John Muir. Last reply by Shane May 20. 976 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

ACA "Stealth" Patient Cost Increases.

Started by Native Son. Last reply by Clinton R. Ausmus May 15. 2 Replies

Last year, when ACA (Obamacare) signups were all over the news, there was significant coverage of premium price hikes for individual coverage.I recently became aware of what amounts to a "Stealth"…Continue


Started by Pale Horse. Last reply by Pale Horse May 9. 80 Replies

A couple days ago, a gun channel was taken off youtube. Youtube shortly restores it and says it was taken down because it was thought to have violated the Google+ TOS, but it turned out to be…Continue

Tags: gun control, guns, Youtube, censorship

Europe's migrant crisis

Started by Sir. Last reply by Pale Horse May 7. 382 Replies half from Syria and Iraq, about half from other countries.  It sounds like ISIS…Continue

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Comment by Persona non Grata on Sunday

Apologizing out of cowardice (ex. fear of harm or one's reputation) rather than genuine introspection is arguably more psychotic than not apologizing, since it's actively lying simply to save one's own skin.

Comment by Dominic on May 16, 2016 at 9:31am

"And if we did something wrong, I am all for apologizing. But we didn't." Noted military/political expert Dwight D. Eisenhower actually did think that using a nuclear bomb was a bad idea. I'm not sure if it was right or not, but I don't think it's clear cut.

Comment by Sir on May 16, 2016 at 7:51am

He's got a lot of steel when facing Republicans.  Facing Iranians, not so much.  I think if he wanted to apologize for Hiroshima, he would have done so.  It's not like it makes him look bad to say somebody else did something wrong.

Comment by Pale Horse on May 16, 2016 at 7:45am

I didn't mean it as a level in some twisted hierarchy like some people do. I meant, as I said earlier, he's a pussy.

And if we did something wrong, I am all for apologizing. But we didn't.

Comment by Liam Strain on May 15, 2016 at 11:06pm

"betamale?" - what the hell kind of nonsense have you been reading, PH?

And even if it *were* an apology (of which there is little indication) - when are we going to get past apology = weakness. Refusing to apologize when you screwed up, and asserting that as a strength, is psychotic. It implies the need to protect a fragile sense of self, rather than being man enough to admit you made a mistake, and to get on with fixing shit and moving along.

Comment by Daniel on May 15, 2016 at 10:43pm

Acknowledging a tragedy isn't apologizing. Japan's apologized to the world a-plenty for their WWII shenanigans. A visit from Obama isn't going to shift any blame.

Comment by Dominic on May 15, 2016 at 7:12am

"A trip to Hiroshima is a tacit apology." -So, absence of evidence is evidence?

Comment by Steve Dallas on May 15, 2016 at 12:50am

Holy crap, not something written on the sidewalk in chalk on campus, more than likely by some guy trying to get laid

Comment by Sir on May 15, 2016 at 12:50am

Visits to campuses by speakers whose politics they don't support.

The names of political candidates they don't support, written in chalk on sidewalks.

Whether their employees, customers, or vendors support gay marriage.

Comment by Steve Dallas on May 14, 2016 at 11:23pm

Is there anything that the modern American conservative will not get hyper emotional about in terms of shit that doesn't make a single lick of difference to anything that actually matters?


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