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Reading Novels Makes Us Better Thinkers

Started this discussion. Last reply by cresman Aug 13, 2013. 66 Replies

The novel has a hard time competing with the visual stimulation of cinema. The novel taxes our imaginations and our time because we must be actively involved with it and committed to it. But this…Continue

Martial Morality

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ricky Nov 2, 2013. 68 Replies

In a recent discussion group I was confronted with the idea of total, conventional, attrition-style warfare as a simplistic solution to the vagaries of counter-insurgency.And simultaneously I came…Continue

 

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"That would be fine and dandy, but you still need a weapons system that can out range the BM-21, such as HIMARS. But it also depends on what other systems are working in the area of the BM-21 that may be able to defend against friendly air assets,…"
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Vytautas replied to Milo Morris's discussion NPR is running a series on “Men in America”
"So how would you define NPR? All shows broadcast on public radio, whether local or national? Only the ones which NPR produces? The ones they distribute? What about shows that NPR neither produces nor distributes? How do you define bias? Is it the…"
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Vytautas replied to Victor's discussion What do you think of this situation?
"There are a lot of assumptions in #1. It's hard to access the truth about what people are like and why they are like that. I find it best not to go with the easy route of being disdainful of others and just not make any assumptions at all."
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Vytautas replied to Victor's discussion What do you think of this situation?
"I also am not sure that this is an ethical issue that has a particularly "Christian" solution, at least insofar as the money is concerned. After all, Jeff could give that money to many worthy causes other than passing it on to his child.…"
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Vytautas replied to Victor's discussion What do you think of this situation?
"It's always tricky when a third party (unless you aren't...) describes the feelings of others. Did pride really guide Jeff's actions? Did Bill "resist" getting close to his father, or did Bill Is the OP imputing…"
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A Prayer, A Hope

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 2:25pm 0 Comments

I pray and hope that all AoM members in Texas and their families are safe in the wake of the destructive tornadoes that struck the Dallas/Fort Worth area yesterday. Be well!

A Recent Instance in Which I Was Censored

Posted on April 3, 2012 at 2:00pm 2 Comments

It was but this morning when a fellow member's blog appeared on the front page. Its title, raising awareness about government regulation in a certain industry, intrigued me, so I clicked, and I read it thoroughly. The post amounted to a lot of slogans without much substance to the actual argument, and therefore I brought up some of these issues in the comment section.

 

The author and I ended up participating in an exchange, which was civil and on the whole rather bloodless,…

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On Closing Blogs to Commentary

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 9:18am 5 Comments

When we create a blog post on this site, we are sharing with the community. We may be sharing our personal lives, reviewing the latest (albeit, 80+years old) shaving gear we bought, entertaining our fellow members with the history of facial hair, or arguing our political views in an essay.

 

When we, the members of this site, create a blog post, we are injecting our own ideas, however small, petty, or provincial, into the marketplace of…

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At 7:49pm on May 4, 2014, The Original Cody said…

nope, not a big tattoo guy. Just been a year since I have been translating and such and trying to see if I am still on course.

Plus everyone knows if I wanted a tattoo it would say Molon Labe with an American flag and 2 riffles shooting down the red plague of socialism!

At 7:41am on May 4, 2014, The Original Cody said…

so... would Πάντα  ερώτα, μάνθανε τι, μηδέν αποκρίνου be the most proper way to write the uncited Euripidean quote of "Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing"?

and to make it more accurate, would one have to capitalize it all with no spaces or accents?

At 1:21pm on November 26, 2013, Dave said…

"I encourage you to join and take part in our discussions, which range from the humorous to the intellectual. I won't hide my purpose: I think that the Golden Dawn party is a terrible evil, and I want to convince you of that."

No

At 10:37am on October 16, 2013, Dino Silone said…

Ah, A gyro!  I thought I'd never get good Greek food again after I moved out of Astoria.  But it turns out that there are some decent Greek restaurants and even one excellent one here on the West side of the Hudson...

At 12:16pm on October 15, 2013, Dino Silone said…

Thanks for the welcome!  I can't contribute much on classical Greek, but am a real fan of Greek music and food - born and raised in "Little Athens" (Astoria, NY), and lived there until my mid-30s....

Are there any other Greek or Greek-inspired musicians out there?

At 12:27pm on October 2, 2013, Stephanos Kythreotis said…

Εγω ειμαι απο κυπρο αλλα τωρα ειμαι αγγλια για σπουδες

At 4:10am on October 2, 2013, Stephanos Kythreotis said…

Γεια σου! 

εισαι απο ελλαδα?

At 11:18am on May 21, 2013, C.C. Dolph said…

Hey, Vytautas. Thanks for the request. I'm glad to have you on my friends list.

At 12:09pm on May 29, 2012, Daniel Bull said…
Hello, Vytautas. Thanks for the invitation. I teacg Classical Greek. If you need any help just ask.

Daniel
At 4:55pm on April 24, 2012, John Thomas said…

Vytautas~

How are you. Sorry I did not introduce myself earlier, when I joined. AOM and on-line activities keep taking a back seat to work.

 

I am a "Hellene".The last name might put you off its literally Θωμάς

Im glad you put up this site. I took ancient an ancient Greek class many  many moons ago. Just want to read and brush up (or relearn really). Times the biggest factor. The church I attend is in 100% Koine/Byzantine greek, except the father will give the sermon in demotic and english.

Lately I've been preparing for professional practice examinations in engineering. Taking up most of my free study and reading time.

 How long have you been studying greek? Im glad you put the group on the site!

 
 
 

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