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.
"If you think that all conflict in the ME is simply autochthonous of somehow just a part of what happens there, and that it is a connected continuous series of events, and that exempts us from acting responsibly... Well let's just say if you…"
"Muslims speak loud and clear against terror when it happens. Some people just don't listen.
It's also just dumb to make the litmus test for discriminating against Muslims whether you feel that they've sufficiently spoken up about…"
"Ignorants will do what they will do, and when they do, they will be slapped down by the rest of us.
The part that kills me is that by and large when an act of terror occurs, the Islamic community is silent."
"Perception can be a powerful tool, which is where the media has dabbled and done the most damage. However, you cannot conduct cold hard business and get things done in an environment where you worry about how your true purpose might be spun to…"
"You cannot remove the Economic implications from the ruling, the countries were chosen because they were not of Economic importance to the US. The fearful thing is that all this talk will make racist citizens of the US feel empowered to tale racist…"
"1 has to do with the perception, not the truth. I know it's false. But does X person, in a depressed area in Yemen?
They do care. Our allies are not exempted - we have people we work with on the ground in Iraq (and elsewhere). We have…"
"Sometimes doing the right thing goes against everything your heart wants. Don't make the entire AOM community hold an intervention on your behalf and show up at your doorstep with a crudely wrapped box of testicles for you. Get fixed…"