There is no easy way to begin this message, so I'll just give it to you straight. A friend of mine recently told me she was molested several years ago by her piano teacher, and when I asked further…Continue
"Thanks for your input. I find the Australian precedent of gun control rather fascinating, as there were many parallels between Australian attitudes on gun ownership prior to the gun laws of the nineties and current American ones, and the success of…"
"Alright, well judging by some of the previous input, I don't quite have the ethos that a lot of you do, but I might still have a thing or two to contribute.
Some people think that the Old West was some kind of golden age for the liberty…"
"Now would you be so kind as to respond to my questions? Do you think a military intervention would have been possible, and what do you think would be an appropriate way to learn from the incident and prevent it from occurring again?"
"You're right, I apologize. I think that it was handled less than perfectly. With regard to what they called it immediately after, I believe that this was done so that the perpetrators could be properly tracked down (playing dumb to catch the…"
"I don't really understand those of you who think Obama has ramped down the GWOT... that's not to say he has decimated Islamic extremism (cut off one head, two more grow back), but he certainly hasn't been soft on terrorists with the…"
"The easiest and nicest way is to hear the opinions and not discuss them. Not to justify, argue, or convince, but put up a wall of "nice."
Agree when you can, always be polite, and never explain. Never bring it up. Use phrases…"
"Tell her that:
1. Being in the Demolay is not like being a Freemason. You're not one of us until you're one of us. As a very active and long standing Freemason, I can assure you, that being in the Demolay does NOT make you a Freemason.
"This reminds me of when people whine that a new Starbucks opens and pushes the little local guy out of business. They never seem to remember that the local guy's coffee was crap.
America doesn't force its entertainment on the world. The…"
"You gave an entire paragraph to the Obama admin and then finished it with one sentence about nazis. That is how your comment "got twisted".
But even if we are talking about isis. I still don't see the nazi connection. What I see is a…"
"I was speaking not of this admin, but of the political and social parallels in the middle east and the rise of ISIS. (Extreme nationalism -> extreme religious fervor; disenfranchised populace unwilling/incapable of confronting the extremism, mass…"
"It doesn't need to rise to the level of thought to have meaning.
Moving toward the sunlight means survival. I'm arguing for meaning within material existence, not that all material reactions are thoughts.
If there is meaning like this for…"
"Simplicity is your friend. Start with the half-dozen staples you eat all the time, and learn to cook them first. You don't need fancy gourmet meals ... you need the basics. Burgers. Steaks. Pork chops. …"
"Get an easy basic cookbook for people who've never done it before, with a title like Easy Basics or Where's Mom Now that I Need Her? It'll tell you the things other books assume you know, from how to boil an egg to…"