"Very true, all of it.
It is, however, pretty easy for people to let themselves think they have no choice but to do the wrong thing; even when they do know right from wrong. They're almost always sorry, and right away, but then the…"
"Good question. I imagine Hitler thought he was doing the right thing, so it's not an easy thing to be objective about.
I don't hurt others intentionally. I try to be honest and fair, and kind when I can be. It really…"
"I think dueling arose as a solution to failings of the societies of the time. Certain nobles could get away with doing whatever they wanted because they either owned the law, or they came from powerful families that would crush anyone who…"
"Between 12 and 14 I had to rub a razor under my nose once a week or so to get rid of that ridiculous dark fuzz (I have dark brown hair). When I was 18 I had a workshop job so I decided not to shave for the whole summer, and grew in some very…"
"Agreed on all counts. Yes, I was giving two lines of advice; it's up to Paul how he wants to go. If he's just looking to have a few tools and learn how to use them, no point going top-shelf. If, on the other hand, he has…"
"Play it way cool. She's not going to be in a state of mind to jump right into dating if she's got this mess hanging around. A cup of coffee is still a friendly, non-threatening suggestion. Be a friend to her and maybe…"
"I used to smoke a lot of weed. I started in my teens, and really smoked a lot in my twenties. In my early thirties, I got into the line of work that has become my career, married my girlfriend, bought the house, had kids, etc. I…"
"You're over-complicating the whole thing. On a day when you can do this, on the way out the door of the class ask her if you can buy her a cup of coffee. Then apply Napoleon's maxim; "On s'engage; puis on…"
"All of the previous comments are great advice. I'd add, Don't just tell people what to do and how to do it. Show them why to what in what way. Help people understand how what they do and how they do it affects everyone…"
"I understand what you're saying. It certainly applies to right-bias as well. In general, I think that when I don't see a bias, I really need to perk up my ears and go digging. Because the bias is there; it just may be…"
"I agree with you. But I would add that I've seen the same thing in the right-wing media, and everyone has examples of omissions in the "mainstream media," which in the US is center-right with a pro-corporate bias (on a…"
""Reputable News Sources." There are a lot of contentious elements in those three words. I'm reminded of an old Soviet-era joke. Some Americans went to the Soviet Union on some kind of exchange. They were amazed…"
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"I'm not a vegetarian, but have gone camping with a few. Some things we've eaten:
Split pea soup
Madras lentil soup (Trader Joe's, Costco, Amazon)
Mac & cheese (something more upscale than Kraft, spice it…"
"Some time back the organization, concerned I think about its finances, put forth an idea of restructuring, as I'm sure you've noticed. We were invited to comment on it.
They looked at similar orgs to see what worked. They…"
"I agree with you Carl, I have felt that since we change from New Warrior Network to MKP the dynamics have changed to more marketing / numbers / services - but that is what happens when you move from men sharing what they have found to be…"
"Tent camping - typically take a Coleman camp stove, cast iron skillet, and 1-2 dutch ovens. I'll prep food as much as I can before we leave (aka putting all the dry ingredients in pancake batter together, mixing spices, stuff like that)."