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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.

Members: 2184
Latest Activity: 7 hours ago

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They Who Shall Not Be Named

Started by Pale Horse. Last reply by Portnoy 7 hours ago. 241 Replies

Does the alt-right even exist? When the left speaks of it, it usually means people who post cartoon frogs and are barely even right sometimes. I know some actual fascists, and the only people who…Continue

Trump's Afghanistan Declaration

Started by Braeden. Last reply by Shane 8 hours ago. 22 Replies

Do you think Trump's declaration to expand military activity in Afghanistan may at all be motivated to distract from problems and conflicts at home?I do.Continue

History

Started by Portnoy. Last reply by Portnoy 12 hours ago. 118 Replies

Are monuments/statues history or celebrations of a specific person/event?Continue

Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk

Started by John Muir. Last reply by Shane 14 hours ago. 1278 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

Assumptions

Started by David R.. Last reply by Clinton R. Ausmus yesterday. 5 Replies

Many times questions are asked or surveys are conducted that are based on assumptions that are not acknowledged (or even recognized).  A classic example is, "Have you stopped beating your wife?"…Continue

Tags: men, assumptions, multiple-partner, monogamy, sex

How goes the war

Started by Sir. Last reply by Shane yesterday. 407 Replies

Charles Krauthammer makes this interesting observation:  we are now in a new stage of the war on terror.  ( …Continue

Looking to learn from other's experience / opinions regarding religion

Started by Cosmophile. Last reply by David F. Aug 14. 11 Replies

I am not really looking for a debate here. I am looking to learn from others opinions, insight, and experience regarding religion. At around 17 I left the faith in which my parents had brought me up…Continue

Tags: philosophy, religion

Do you truly believe history repeats itself?

Started by John Roosevelt. Last reply by Sir Aug 14. 2 Replies

I've long heard from my elders that "history repeats itself!" As I get older and more mature, I do a lot more thinking, and seems history does repeat itself in some way. Whether recent or ancient, to…Continue

Tags: history

 

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Liam Strain replied to Sir's discussion Total eclipse 8/21, US mainland
"We had 97% in ATL. Were not able to make the drive north to see the full shebang (I got called in on a contrac), but should be able to see the next one in seven years. A couple shots from Little Five Points."
18 minutes ago
David R. replied to David R.'s discussion Do you speak German fluently?
"Thank you, Christian.  Here are the English and the (Google) German translation.  (I am hoping that I was successful in attaching a file to my Word document.  I guess we'll just have to see if it worked.)"
4 hours ago
Christian Schmidt replied to David R.'s discussion Do you speak German fluently?
"I can help you with that. Native born German and pretty much fluent in English."
5 hours ago
Sir replied to Sir's discussion Total eclipse 8/21, US mainland
"Yes.  Saw a ring of fire around a black disk.  Supposedly it was the corona, but it was plenty bright. Had so much fun looking thru my 2 pinhole cameras, seeing it on my tablet, and an occasional look thru eclipse glasses."
5 hours ago
David R. posted a discussion

Do you speak German fluently?

A lady came to my church's weekly food pantry (which used clothing as well) who told the ladies there that she couldn't understand them because she only speaks German (which may or may not be true).  I told the ladies that I would have a simple set of rules translated into German, and with my one year of German in high school, I could show and read to her these rules next week.I translated using Google from English into German.  Are any of you guys able to check my Google translation for…See More
6 hours ago
Shane replied to Sir's discussion Total eclipse 8/21, US mainland
"Fancy. I got a piece of polished obsidian from the geology room and looked through that."
7 hours ago
Native Son replied to Sir's discussion Total eclipse 8/21, US mainland
""After action report" Readied the telescope and target paper (Old middle school science technique. Made, tested, and readied pinhole viewer. And then got 10/10 SF Bay Area marine layer (high fog) on the morning. AND, got one of our…"
7 hours ago
Portnoy replied to Pale Horse's discussion They Who Shall Not Be Named in the group The Great Debate
"Reading comprehension fail on my part with the Treyvon, my apologies. I wanted to recognize this on its own."
7 hours ago

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