"To me, the situation is also relevant. Part of what you (should) learn as you grow up, which, it seems to me, is decreasingly appreciated in our culture these days, is that different situations have different standards of behavior.
When I get…"
"I think that there's some truth to the essay, but I think that overthinking ways to reform that aspect of things can exacerbate that very problem. Trying to contrive artificial ways to get people to bond is exactly the kind of thing that…"
"I see the change as less an elevation of political issues and more a lowering of traditional religious ones. If you look back to "the old days" when churches, to a large extent, were the communities in which people lived, communities…"
"I have a handgun and a concealed carry permit. I don't ordinarily carry a gun. I've never been in a situation where I would have used it if I had had it, and the odds of such a situation arising are, for me, usually…"
"I'm in more or less the same situation with a friend. My approach was to tell him exactly what I thought, once. That time, while being as polite as possible, I bluntly told him exactly what I thought. And I'm not going to…"
"It's hard for people to grasp that marriage ages, child bearing patterns, etc., have been in constant flux. People think that we wait a long time to get married now... Who knows what they would think if they were dropped into England in…"
"You might be looking for a deeper response than this, but do you have a car? If so, offer to give him rides places, even if it's just to hand out with his friends. On the way home, ask him if he wants to get ice cream, or a…"
"I wouldn't count this as any sort of mandatory Christian belief, but I believe that the state should be a small and limited part of a more robust society. I think that those Christians who are on my side in this need to reassert our…"
"I like Christie as governor of New Jersey. I'd probably like him as governor of my state, too. But, I don't think that he's the savior of the GOP. Christie's not as conservative as I am, but he's in…"
"I see the push for gay marriage as part of a broader push to mandate stupidity. No one actually thinks that the union of a man and a woman and the union of two people of the same sex are the same. They don't function the same way,…"
"Shane -- It is a moral answer to a moral question that the asker thought was a technical one. I'm not on opposite side here from the Bundy situation... just answering a different question.
LCA -- That's not how tax…"
"If you pay taxes, it's neither Right or wrong to not pay the full amount.
The debt is written off on the company's taxes as a full deduction, so they already got their money, then they sell the debt to a collection agency for pennies on…"
"Probably not immediately sink you deeper into debt that will show up on a balance sheet - but making payments on a debt could keep you from moving to an area with better job prospects, keep you from getting better transportation that would result in…"