Michael B.
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Interesting Ancestors?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Regular Joe Jun 19, 2014. 68 Replies

How many of you have interesting ancestors?I'm sure there has to be a few big-name descendants around.I know a little on my paternal grandfather's side - initially leaving France, and helping to…Continue

 

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Michael B. replied to Mongoose's discussion News Report: Earwax... Sexual Orientation can be Determined via Ear Wax?
"Er... not particularly. For that to be effective, the hormone treatment would likely have to be given during fetal development when it could more thoroughly effect structural brain development, as well as other physiological developments. It would…"
Jul 24, 2015
Michael B. replied to Mongoose's discussion Where Do We Draw Limits of Gender Changing? in the group The Great Debate
"As a medical professional, I can tell you that surgically constructed sausage-wallets differ widely from the free-range variety. Or... narrowly? Shallow? Hrmph. Let's just say that when attempting to determine a source of vaginal bleeding on…"
Jul 22, 2015
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Jul 1, 2015
Michael B. replied to Regular Joe's discussion "Heritage Not Hate" - Who's Trolling Who? in the group The Great Debate
"That's a suspect claim, since the majority of industry, transportation, and population resided in the North. Agriculture isn't much of a "tax base." Especially when a good chunk of the population was human property, not tax…"
Jul 1, 2015
Michael B. replied to manInTheMaking's discussion Old Spice Commercials in the group The Great Debate
"Well, for one they had a few with the Manliest chin in Hollywood, Bruce Campbell, a few years back. Not to mention, Old Spice was one of "Dad's Colognes." The Old Spice Whistle is my message alert on my phone, everyone knows it."
Jul 1, 2015
Michael B. replied to John Muir's discussion Donald Trump Is A Greedy, Creepy, Ignorant Jerk in the group The Great Debate
"Maybe his game is to say what the other candidates can't, so that it's platform... but it's not? Kind of a red herring to get the base fired up. Which... is funny. The strategists always talk about "firing up the base." The…"
Jul 1, 2015
Michael B. replied to manInTheMaking's discussion Left or Right? in the group The Great Debate
"3/4 siblings in my family have college degrees and earn at least 3 times what our parents did. If the "American Dream" is dead, it's because the Americans who haven't achieved are too busy dreaming to achieve. Gawd, that…"
Jul 1, 2015
Michael B. replied to Regular Joe's discussion "Heritage Not Hate" - Who's Trolling Who? in the group The Great Debate
"Precisely."
Jun 30, 2015
Michael B. replied to manInTheMaking's discussion Left or Right? in the group The Great Debate
"I take a caveman view; Republicans: ALL GOVERNMENT BAD. Democrats: ALL LARGE CORPORATIONS BAD. Of course, they are both wrong..."
Jun 30, 2015
Michael B. replied to Mongoose's discussion NYC Mayor Wants to Ban Smoking in Your Own Home in the group The Great Debate
"Bah. Tripe. Even attempting to account for "healthcare costs." Smokers die sooner on average, and incur less cost in healthcare over time than people that live longer, healthier lives. They are also at lower risk for Alzheimer's and…"
Jun 30, 2015
Michael B. replied to Sir's discussion Investigative reporting happens in the group The Great Debate
""Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.""
Jun 30, 2015
Michael B. replied to Pale Horse's discussion The Supreme Court's Decision on Marriage in the group The Great Debate
"You do know how loosely the courts have played interstate commerce before? For squashing Jim Crow, a business that purchased anything that came from out of state and resold it was classified as being involved in interstate commerce."
Jun 30, 2015
Michael B. replied to Pale Horse's discussion The Supreme Court's Decision on Marriage in the group The Great Debate
"Precisely. And that is exactly what the freedom of religion clause is for - so that the Catholics can't tell the Baptists what to do through law, nor the other way around... well that and the history of the churches in Europe..."
Jun 30, 2015
Michael B. replied to Pale Horse's discussion Double Standards in Racism/Sectarianism in the group The Great Debate
"Or Olberman or Limbaugh - as they are not "newscasters" but "commentators." Limbaugh is quick to remind people, when his nuts get slammed in the drawer, that he is first and foremost a satirist."
Jun 29, 2015
Michael B. replied to Regular Joe's discussion "Heritage Not Hate" - Who's Trolling Who? in the group The Great Debate
"Yup. It's not racism, it's big pharma."
Jun 29, 2015
Michael B. replied to Regular Joe's discussion "Heritage Not Hate" - Who's Trolling Who? in the group The Great Debate
"In essence, we haven't driven hate out; we've driven it into hiding, and made it more dangerous? I suppose... in a sense. We've also become selectively apathetic to expressions of hate - so warning signs go largely ignored... and…"
Jun 29, 2015

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At 8:04am on March 28, 2014, Herb Munson said…

Welcome to The Great Debate, Michael. Great to have you with us!

 
 
 

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