User Profile: Silvertruth

Silvertruth

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  • [2] December 30, 2014 at 11:24am

    Wow Sasquatch…

    At least you live up to your name. You passed the very judgement on me in , multiple times, that your are claiming I’m a waste of skin for. What does that make you? I know what the word is, but we’ll see if you come up with it too.

    I never spoke ill of the dead. To call someone selfish is not speaking ill of them, it is a statement of your perception that >YOU< are placing negative connotation upon, not me. People are selfish all the time, it’s how we survive. Clearly it’s a negative to you, but in my book that is just a naieve point of view.

    We pass judgement upon each other all the time, it’s a required part of living. To call someone names and attack them just because they were factually correct (even if I didn’t spell check my typing because I was in a hurry) just demonstrates that you are passing judgement on them. None of what I said was incorrect, so you resorted to a personal attack with emotional content and it makes you look foolish, childish and naieve.

    I am not supporting chingachgook’s other positions, only that suicide is selfish. It is. Intentional suicide, by definition, has to be a selfish act. It’s not speaking ill, it is the truth, and truth is what it is.

    Like I mentioned, I don’t know the girls entire environmental conditions so I can’t place a good/bad label on it, nor would I try to.

  • [9] December 29, 2014 at 8:20pm

    @KatieKat42

    On the surface that argument looks valid but dig a little deeper and you’ll find it’s utterly unsupportable, not only by logic but by stats.

    You have to ignore that most religions that believe that suicide is a sin would have you going to a REALLY BAD PLACE for eternity for doing it. The Atheist would think it all ends at death so doing it just ends the existance, no pain, nothing, it’s game over and so what, you could die from a drunk driver the next day…

    Atheists are religious, just like any other, their faith is entirely different though so you can’t really compare its dogma to other religious dogma. The only non-religion is agnosticism, which is “I’ll believe in God(s) if they show themselves to me, otherwise, I don’t give a $#@#!”

    No, Christians aren’t more likely to off themselves because they believe in an afterlife, just the opposite would be true as they’d see themselves burning in hell (by traditional Christianity). Now Islam…all bets are off.

  • [14] December 29, 2014 at 8:09pm

    People can do ‘selfish’ things without realizing they are doing something selfish, that is what depression does to your mind, it clouds it and makes it incapable of dealing with important decisions rationally. It does not make the act any less ‘selfish’ but it does make the act understandable.

    Selfish is an external judgement placed by others upon our acts. To us, we may even think we are doing something selfless. So to claim one poster is being foolish for calling it selfish, while claiming that it isn’t because of a psycological condition isn’t even arguing the same thing. To that poster it is selfish, and they are looking at it from a flat judgemental perspective, and I agree, it is selfish. To the other posters that say it’s caused by depression and therefore understandable/excusable is also likely correct, but I don’t know the girls mindset.

    To muddy things up, some people have offed themselves for very petty, mean, and even self-elevating reasons. From the flat judgemental perspective, it is still selfish. From the psychological perspective, not so understandable/excusable any more. So there is a rational difference between the two positions.

    My advice would be to stop beating on each other and try to understand what each other is really saying.

  • [3] December 29, 2014 at 1:31pm

    Identical post from before on the First Lady story:

    “Not racism but elistism on full display from our Imperial “, President (

  • [26] December 24, 2014 at 1:21pm

    My father runs steel and other items on a rig. I have driven many GVW trucks in the 25000lb range. I have all the respect in the world for truckers and what they do, however, I also realize that there are some bad apples in there, as well as good apples with bad habits.

    Trucks like constant RPM’s for efficiency sake. Few other vehicles on the highway work in that mode. They also have limited driving time per day. It causes problems and bad habits as well. Watching a truck pass another truck only 2 mph slower makes other drives mad as hornets. Whether it’s cruise control or RPM holding, it’s bad. Truckers need to realize they must pass at reasonable speeds. If you are doing 65 and the other guy is doing 63, either match the 63 or accellerate to 70 and pass. Backing up traffic to pass for a 2 mph difference causes accidents BEHIND you as cars have to suddenly slow when you swing out to pass. I watch this dance daily.

    Cars need to learn to drive safely around trucks, not be in blind spots and not pull into your safety buffer, but they do this to each other. Cars always pull into my safety buffer and it’s a horribly unsafe practice. It causes road rage and accidents.

    Driving is not a competition, it is a cooperative experience that we all need to work together to get where we are going… safely!

  • [9] December 24, 2014 at 11:24am

    Good for her. Bill Cosby said similar things and look where it got him… He has no friends, and accusations with no evidence have already convicted him. I guess his skin color doesn’t merit the defense it got Mike Brown or Trayvon Martin.

    This lady is awesome, and I commend her courage. I am afraid to think about what it’s going to cost her.

  • [35] December 24, 2014 at 11:12am

    The Cole was certainly mission killed, for all intents and purposes of her mission, a casualty. Now, whether she had to be refloated or put on a massive semi-submerisble transport ship is a matter of sematics. Technically, not sank or sunk, but barely afloat and in danger of going under from a storm, yeah.

    So dither over the details, the end story is a stupid little kamikaze skiff killed US sailors and almost took down a multi-million dollar warship. That’s embarassing. Kudo’s for someone trying to think out of the box and create an interception vessel. The navy is wary of these high speed interception vessels, they had several in the PHM class. Those are all scrapped or disassembled. I think this guy would have a better customer in the Coast Guard.

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  • [2] December 23, 2014 at 4:26pm

    He clearly didn’t like Tom Bombadil either, probably thinking him too wierd, diefic or something. By eliminating him you eliminate the Barrow Downs incident which actually sets the stage and gives them their Numenorian weapons. So, we end up with a scene where Strider dumps a load of weapons and the entire significance of killing the Witch/Lich King of Angmar becomes an afterthought. Jackson wrote in new characters, takes out significant ones, and seems to have free reign to do whatever he wants with the stories. Perhaps he fancies himself Tolkiens editor? I like LOTR and the Hobbit, but if you are going to take 9 hours per series to tell a story, you should at least get it right!

  • [7] December 23, 2014 at 11:09am

    I think Tolkein saw Hobbits as a mirror of the British people during WWI. Now, we have parallels to that as Americans and its government are an evolutionary product of Britains world. So the two cultures are similar in many ways.

    To Glenn’s true point, ‘Can we counter all the evil out there in the world’? It’s a nice thought but the answer is no, but yes, we should always try. Natural man will not allow us to counter all evil in the world, and in fact, natural man is ascendent right now but, we are reaching yet another critical decision point in this country.

    Will we choose freedom and morality again or will we choose self interest and laziness. It’s really hard to stop taking from others and start taking personal responsibility. We are at the end of our teenage years as a nation, now do we grow up and correct our course or descend into irresponsible, post-adolescent debauchery, fading into history.

    It will take a level of resolve that has not been seen in this world since the founding of this nation to get us back on track. Even the efforts of the greatest generation could not do it. But we should always try, and in that, we are like Hobbits, they didn’t give up easy either.

  • [4] December 22, 2014 at 8:18pm

    I want to know how much currency my White Privilege gets me in South Central, Detroit, or Harlem?

    Don’t ask for ‘fair play’ if you are trying to game the system. You can only control yourself. Deal with it.

  • [7] December 18, 2014 at 10:47am

    I’m sorry, I laughed out loud at this. Most people here are likely not on Medicare. I’d like to see that proof. There is also no moral wrong from using a program you likely have paid into for the last 4 decades, so don’t try to make it into one. I am not on Medicare, but it takes a chunk of my paycheck…

    I listen, read and watch all kinds of sources, from NPR, BBC, MSNBC, Huff Po, to Fox, Blaze and Drudge. I see FAR more racism and focus on victimization on the left wing channels than on the right wing ones. The hypocrisy on the left uses race as a tool to gain votes and control, when it actually comes down to ‘fixing’ the problem, it’s always about control. The right appears to just want everyone to follow the same rules and treat each other with respect. So, if that’s racist, then I’m genuinely puzzled as to how any other solution can possibly work. Making people unequal by taking from one in the name of ‘equalization’ and giving to another, especially under the guise of racial imbalance only destroys what you are trying to fix and makes the problem worse.

    You must have equal opportunity to succeed, not an equal starting point. Nature doesn’t work that way, and we cannot overcome that no matter how hard we try. Might as well try to drain the ocean with a drinking straw.

  • [653] December 17, 2014 at 11:28am

    Not Racism, Elitism on full display from our Imperial First Lady.

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  • [5] December 3, 2014 at 8:02pm

    LOL! He thinks HE is above the law!

  • [1] December 3, 2014 at 12:55pm

    Wow, don’t snort smarties, but cross the border all you want…

  • [1] November 21, 2014 at 12:39pm

    Why all of this came about after he’s been very vocal against the standard NAACP and Black Caucus party lines about victimization is what makes this suspicious to me.

    No rapes reported at the time. One admits she ‘stayed’ with her rapist for weeks afterwards, probably having sex again. At some point, that does not meet the ‘rape’ qualification to me that sounds like her taking advantage of him.

    So, overall, I’m unimpressed with the smoke screen, not sure there’s any fire to this at all.

  • [23] November 21, 2014 at 12:22pm

    Ah, the digital age. Making a mockery of us even more.

    All the best to Marcus, but please help straighten out the mess!

  • [3] November 20, 2014 at 1:54pm

    Well, I supposed we need to fear fictitious weapons virtually modeled by anatomical body parts and mouth noises.

    I guess I’ll have to license my inflatable light saber next…

  • [12] November 19, 2014 at 7:24pm

    By all means, continue your woeful lack of understanding of how capitalism works and please keep grandstanding with lofty statements of how little we actually know about the system.

    If looking like a complete fool is what you’re after, congratulations, you’ve succeeded.

    I could explain to you that by ‘owning’ something you have created value and elevated others in their very existence, passing on/increasing the value of their lives, giving them the chance to reach further and higher themselves, but you would only come back with ideological drivel that has no proven merit, only poorly contrived anecdotes and acid insults with no basis in reality.

    The merits of Capitalism speak volumes for itself. The fact you are typing your vexations on a machine, attached to a communications network, powered by energy that is a pinnacle laurel of Capitalisms capability demonstrates its worth and the uselessness of the attack against it. Every system has it’s faults, when you come up with something better, feel free to let us all know. Capitalism is the ONLY system that can create fairness of opportunity when coupled with a Moral and Ethical foundation. No other system even comes close.

  • [14] November 5, 2014 at 6:22pm

    I’m sorry for your loss. Yet nothing positive at all came of those last days? He did not see people he had not seen in years? He did not hold hands with loved ones, or see them smile and talk about the good times?

    A famous concept was stated as, and I paraphrase, ‘If you smile but once a month, life is worth living’.

    So, at the end, your father had learned nothing new about life, had not smiled or felt the warmth of love around him?

    I don’t get it, that sounds more like you all starved him of love and nourishment for his soul in the time he had left, which I seriously doubt happened. All I’m seeing is your misery and your own lack of reconciliation with his passing, not what he may have felt in that time. I understand your grief, but do not confuse that with what his reality was during that time. I understand the pain you feel, but his experience was unique to him and speaking for him on this issue is probably not wise.

    As Mr. Walsh said very honestly and carefully, it is not a choice that should be defended unless you desire to imperil all law that safeguards life.

  • [2] November 5, 2014 at 10:45am

    The issue is that fraud is easy to prove. The code has to be there. Just open it up and see if it is fraud or not.

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