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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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Common-sense gun laws, what would they look like for you?

Started by Nathanael. Last reply by Titus Techera on Saturday. 334 Replies

I'm genuinely curious to see what those of you who favor stricter gun control laws would want to be enacted.  Except for a few liberal states, gun control has generally become a political liability. …Continue

Iraqi genocide

Started by Will. Last reply by George A. Trosper on Friday. 60 Replies

I know the sun will sooner set in the east than Democrats agree to boots on the ground to stop these atrocities (of which the systematic beheading of children is the most recent installment)... but…Continue

Mr. Tyson, the clown

Started by Titus Techera. Last reply by Titus Techera on Friday. 45 Replies

This is apparently a famous physicist--I've only heard of him in the news, now & then, saw him interviewed by Colbert a while back--& this is apparently a speech he chose to give without any…Continue

Running thread on enthusiasm for the law

Started by Titus Techera. Last reply by Titus Techera on Friday. 38 Replies

This is the sort of story I learnt to look for because of Mr. Steyn. I am not entirely grateful; I suspect it's a bad habit. Anyway, some girl bought water, seven agents thought it was beer, for…Continue

Redskins

Started by Daniel. Last reply by Tim the Enforcer on Wednesday. 178 Replies

I'm curious what people here think of the issue, or if they see it as one at all.  I thought the TV spot was well done:…Continue

Who's afraid of radical change?

Started by Titus Techera. Last reply by StaggerLee Sep 16. 99 Replies

I have recently tried to make the case for conservatism as a matter of shame--& awareness of human evil, including humans who have the sense to be conservatives or friends of conservatism. Shame…Continue

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Comment by Lucius Artorius Castus on September 11, 2014 at 4:21pm
Of course not. Becuase despite 1000 years of evidence, Islam is peaceful
Comment by Pale Horse on September 11, 2014 at 2:02pm

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levenant, is not Islamic...

Comment by Steve Dallas on September 4, 2014 at 8:12am

We should argue over healthcare again

Comment by Pale Horse on August 31, 2014 at 9:31pm

That hag's favorite philosopher is responsible for countless deaths and crimes against humanity. I hope she didn't procreate.

Comment by Jack Bauer on August 27, 2014 at 2:42pm

Interesting article about a cash-only surgeon with straightforward pricing, prices listed online.  Apparently business is booming ... because of Obamacare.  "Coverage is not healthcare".

 

http://dailysignal.com/2014/08/27/doctor-posts-prices-business-boom...

 

Comment by Titus Techera on August 21, 2014 at 8:06am

I think Nietzsche got the disease right; not the cure. I dislike the notion, however, that this is simply what I believe. I did not know that this was what I thought until I studied Nietzsche with some seriousness. I am not sure why he knew what I thought better than I did, but that's how it was. Anyway, it would be very bad manners to pass off what I learn as my own invention simply by saying I believe it...

Comment by Steve Dallas on August 21, 2014 at 7:46am

But what do you believe? By now I would have thought that you would have realized that I don't care about what other philosophers think. When I ask questions, I want to know what you think/believe. If I ever want to know what some other egghead though, I will ask(which will be an extreme rarity cause I just don't care)

Comment by Titus Techera on August 21, 2014 at 12:54am

Comment by Titus Techera on August 21, 2014 at 12:21am

I think you're right, it is the saddest thing there is. Far worse than the American condition as described by Thoreau--lives of quiet desperation. What Nietzsche means is, people will be able to look at the great achievements of the past & not understand them as great or achievements; people will no longer be able to strive in the great ways people had striven before. Think of American tourists--or Japanese tourists at that--or life in Denmark. That is the last man, as Nietzsche described him...

Comment by Steve Dallas on August 20, 2014 at 4:18pm

Paraphrasing the argument that Titus is giving, sure

 

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