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…"
"One point I've seen raised a couple of places is the need for ongoing drugs and/or hormones. Given the austere nature of the battle field that is a concern - just as it is for other conditions that require ongoing medical attention.
"I think a lot of it does come down to what people consider part of their identity. It is one reason religion can be such a sensitive topic.
When you have embraced something in such a way that anything that does not support that thing is…"
"Just to play devil's advocate - is it possible, that pervasive social stigma's which allow for bans against them (in various capacities, including this one) to pass political muster, could be a major contributor to that suicide rate? "
"Odd, I was talking about this today twice, two different venues and instances. Sorry man, it sucks. Sometimes it doesn't matter how polite you are. It's what happens when someone gets too wrapped up in identity politics, which isn't…"