I'm not interested in women myself, but I'm often surprised by the kind of woman guys are into when it comes to relationships. I can't imagine myself marrying someone I don't respect, and yet a lot…Continue
I didn’t notice this section before, so I guess I will post in here since I haven't posted much yet. In case anyone is wondering, "J. Exalto" is a pseudonym that comes from a name I found in my…Continue
"We are discussing two things here.
1. Globalism actually brought as huge relative wealth since the average western household now can afford things that were liited to the aristocracy just 100 years ago. Have you laundry done, babysitters, maids,…"
"I agree and being able to patent f.e. new drug recipes is very important for innovation, since there is a lot of money invested. But there are also many areas were patents kill innovation and competition, since they grant a quasi monopoly for…"
"I understand what you're saying. But, in a capitalist society, the potential for profit (rather than the overall greater good) is one of the few ways to motivate people to actually innovate, discover and develop anything of value. If you take…"
"If it makes you feel any better, manufacturing in Ontario is on its last legs. Most auto manufacturing jobs have gone to Mexico. We get tossed a few scraps every now and then but manufacturing in Ontario is nothing like it used to be. A lot…"
"When Newfoundland joined Canada in 1949, my hometown had numerous industries to supply the home market, including three fully employed foundries making nails, stoves, etc. Fast-forward to the time I was born in the 70s and we have none left. One…"
"My take on how the current administration views "Globalism" is this: So long as the old man and his sons make money off the 1%, and his son-in-law makes money off the bottom 50%, it's all good--for them."
"I can see that this conversation has been mostly about the mechanics of globalism, and the physical-layer effects globalism has had so far. And that's fine. We need to have those conversations because globalism isn't going to go…"
"For Chinas defense i have to say that intellectual property is a cultural manifestation of capitalism that is not part of Chinese culture.
The idea that you can own a idea is quite strange if you think about and whie we have it to promote…"
"And another thing, we haven't only outsourced manual labor and manufacturing. Instead of cooking a pot roast on Sunday, we just go to Famous Amos. Instead of putting up and whitewashing a fence, or even paying the neighbor kids to help out, we…"
"My pleasure. I point this out every time someone complains about the supposed prioritization of the male erection at the expense of e.g. breast cancer research. Living as I do in Massachusetts, I hear much, much such complaining. "
"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.See More
""It was estimated" -- by whom? Though perhaps my next question is how did that count define "transgender"? I find that number insanely large, but again, depends on the definition used in order to calculate the populations."
"Viagra was developed as a coronary vasodilator with the ED effect a serendipitous discovery. It can't be taken while on other drugs with similar effects on the heart (put to comic gold in this jack Nicholson scene…"