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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FB v. Jews

Started by Will. Last reply by Titus Techera 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

Looks like FB is initially unwilling to take down pages advocating "Death to Jews" (but will after pressure), and hosted a site posting pics and addresses of Jews with urges to go assault them. FB…Continue

Israel v. Hamas

Started by Will. Last reply by Titus Techera 4 hours ago. 3 Replies

I can only find opinion pieces. But what I can find says that the administration is insisting (with an attempt to get the UN to assist) in an immediate unconditional ceasefire, including Israel…Continue

A Time To Kill

Started by John Muir. Last reply by Pale Horse on Tuesday. 35 Replies

     For some reason - perhaps it's just the years stacking up on me - when I look at world news lately as presented online and on television I have a hard time understanding the motives behind a…Continue


Started by Native Son. Last reply by Titus Techera Jul 23. 58 Replies

Since it seems like somebody's Russian-equipped proxy has either upped the ante big time or committed the biggest aircraft identification blunders since the USS Vincennes "incident in 1988, does…Continue

Tags: MH17

King Barack Pouting?

Started by Pale Horse. Last reply by Native Son Jul 23. 31 Replies

    In a recent situation like Hobby Lobby's, the Supreme Court has again ruled against Obamacare. The VA, IRS,and Beghazi Scandals still linger. Tensions in the Middle East increase steadily. He has…Continue

Tags: Incompetent, Immigration, Congress, King, Obama

So much wasted effort and energy . . .

Started by Regular Joe. Last reply by John Lee Pettimore Jul 15. 11 Replies

Anti-environmentalists have found a new medium for exhausting their anger: exhaust. Literally.Some truck enthusiasts are intentionally producing copious amounts of diesel exhaust, spewing black smoke…Continue


Started by Will. Last reply by Regular Joe Jul 8. 164 Replies

Can't say I'm surprised it's taken us a while to get a discussion on the apparent collapse of Iraq.  It's new -- OK, it's not new, but the media pretty much hasn't reported anything on Iraq since…Continue

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Comment by Native Son on July 20, 2014 at 3:49pm

Well, now that it appears that somebody's Russian-equipped proxy upped the ante big time in the Ukraine, anybody got any comments.  The crickets have been deafening.

Comment by Titus Techera on July 18, 2014 at 8:06am

Let me tell you a joke I read in Ambrose Bierce. These two guys were writing a serial together; one of them gets pissed off at his co-author, so when it's his turn again, he kills off the main character, to the other guy's surprise.

Comment by Steve Dallas on July 18, 2014 at 7:33am

Yes, a book that has already been written can be read and reread at leisure(thread going on the main page about books one re-reads, hell, I'll probably reread Twain's Tramp Abroad before we visit Germany). I clearly pointed that tidbit out when I said to read your old comic books if you don't like the new ones.


Doesn't change the fact that there is a new person taking the old characters on a new path. So I have no idea what the hell it is you are babbling on about.

Comment by Titus Techera on July 17, 2014 at 11:22pm

I don't read comics, they just weren't around when I grew up, except a few Mickey Mouse things, I think. I know people who do, & who take them quite seriously. I don't think they're crazy; so I think it's defensible as a form of poetry.

Regarding the other thing, the philistinism of relying on the future--there always is some progressive who thinks things will change. Things do not change that much. For example, Americans are still able to read Mark Twain, though perhaps not much. But they still read the Bible. The whole point about books we love is that they do not change, even after thousands of years. I study pol.sci--I can tell you, the people in my profession who are dead sure they know more than Aristotle did are invariably idiots. Not that there is nothing new to know, but there are also many old things...

Comment by Native Son on July 17, 2014 at 3:57pm

con queso? 

Comment by Rick Shelton on July 17, 2014 at 9:05am

ADM = Ay Dios Mio

New one to me, personal abbreviation I would guess.  To me ADM is an Admiral in the Navy or Coast Guard.

Comment by John Lee Pettimore on July 17, 2014 at 9:05am

That goes without saying - after all you do work in IT.

Comment by Steve Dallas on July 17, 2014 at 9:01am

I am super hella lazy

Comment by John Lee Pettimore on July 17, 2014 at 8:47am

Google search for "adm george lopez" yields a youtube video and this link:

Comment by John Lee Pettimore on July 17, 2014 at 8:46am

Google no work for ju?


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Charles Neill commented on Luke A Sorensen's group Norse mythology
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Charles Neill replied to Vytautas's discussion Favorite/Most Interesting Battle in the group Armchair Generals
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Hello Gentlemen

I thought it would be polite to introduce myself before diving headlong into the heart of the community.My name is Simon O'Brien, I hail from Hampshire in the UK.I am the very proud father of three beautiful daughters and have a Grandson and a Granddaughter.I ride an old V-twin motorcycle in all weathers and almost every day of the year.I have studied Wado-Ryu Karate for nearly 25 yearsI play guitar (as the song says 'Strictly rhythm, I don't want to make it cry or sing')Other than that I work…See More
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