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termyt

Member Since: February 15, 2011

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  • [2] August 23, 2016 at 11:31pm

    I’m not going to argue the Muslims aren’t among the worst slavers in history, but, yeah, saying they invented human trafficking is ludicrous. They may well have perfected it, but slavery has been around as long as humanity has.

    But worth saying also is that it was the Christian West that did away with and outlawed the practice. The first and only culture to do so.

  • [-1] August 23, 2016 at 8:37am

    Yeah. We need people without a clue how to debate giving the press everything they need to make themselves look like fools with all the refined social skills of schoolyard bullies that either can’t or simply don’t have the skills to defend their own actions so they attack everyone that questions them. What could possibly go wrong with that?

  • [3] August 23, 2016 at 8:29am

    It’s like reading internet comments. How far we have fallen. Our actual person-to-person discourse is starting to mirror what we’ve been saying we’d only do anonymously. And this from what we continue to insist is a “leader.”

    Spew vitriol, throw insults, dodge questions, declare victory. No need for facts or discussion. Reminds me of a lot of discussions here and every other website I’ve ever visited.

  • [5] August 23, 2016 at 8:12am

    There has never been a time when American politics was free of this kind of scandal and corruption, but there was a time when shining a light on it immediately and permanently ended the political careers and aspersions of those involved. Today it’s, “eh, what else is on?”

  • [16] August 22, 2016 at 12:08pm

    I’m not seeing those comments, DS. Perhaps the people you are referring to are better at spotting the difference between a good shoot and a bad one than you give them credit for.

    Unless you are referring to the folks over at MSNBC and whatnot – those folks can’t find their own elbows in the dark.

  • [1] August 22, 2016 at 11:01am

    He violated the rules. Stalling or avoiding your opponent is not only unsportsmanlike, it is a violation. If done obviously and deliberately, like in this case, your opponent is awarded a point immediately.

    If you do engage your opponent, but refuse to go on the offensive and just counter his moves, that is called “passivity” and gets a warning. If continued, you get a 15 second timer applied to you – either score a point or cede a point. (The Mongolian should have done this – time would have expired before a penalty point could be awarded).

    The reason for this is, at this level, the wrestlers can pretty much stall for as long as they want. It’s easy to keep an evenly matched opponent from scoring a point on you if you never take a risk to attempt to get a point on him. The last thing any wrestling league wants is for every match to be stalled and won by the first wrestler to score a point.

  • August 21, 2016 at 11:30am

    At first I thought he was just young, but his being married probably makes him older than I though. Still, I am still learning and evolving, so regardless of how old he is, he can to. He has a thought or two worth considering, perhaps even a fully formed opinion. I hope he can get past his need to feel superior to people before engaging them in a dialog. Otherwise nothing he says is going to be of any interest to anyone.

    That’s a short-coming of mine. I don’t know how to help people break those kinds of habits, and I take way too much enjoyment in poking them to see what they will do next.

  • [-1] August 21, 2016 at 12:09am

    Yeah, but we’re hoping you’ll figure it out.

  • [15] August 20, 2016 at 8:43pm

    True sign of a progressive is someone who doesn’t understand that government is not the only solution to society’s woes and expressing concern over the disastrous misuse of a freedom is not the same as asking the government to end it permanently and entirely for you.

  • [6] August 20, 2016 at 7:31pm

    It was the man that raped her, but that is not the same thing as saying the porn did nothing. I’m not sure how you can listed to a rape victim say her tormentor pointed at porn and said “let’s do that” and still claim it did nothing.

    You don’t have to be in favor of government bans to recognize the disastrous effect porn has on many of it users. Being against something is not the same as begging the government to end it, either.

  • [99] August 20, 2016 at 7:25pm

    I can’t imagine the courage it takes to advocate for what she does with what she went through. I’m not sure I have it. Where’s her accolades? Where’s NOW? Where’s Time with woman of the year?

    I know how much courage it takes to pretend to be something you are not. I use more courage than that to run a brush around my toilet every week or so.

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  • August 20, 2016 at 7:11pm

    Copying me later in the same discussion won’t be effective with me, but it might work on the next person you spew at. It might even be the thing that sticks on him, even. I give you my permission to use it.

  • [8] August 20, 2016 at 5:14pm

    I’m glad it turned out well and his kid is safe, but he “asked to remain anonymous out of fear for retaliation.”

    Retaliation from whom? Who would hear these details that would retaliate against him that wouldn’t already know who he is? Although I certainly don’t blame him for wanting to be anonymous, either.

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  • August 20, 2016 at 5:07pm

    Have a good cry? Feel better? Your self-righteous superiority safely entrenched again? Good. Now get out there and verbally abuse others you disagree with, tiger! Don’t worry, none of us expect you to be able to actually demonstrate the intellectual superiority you claim to have, so don’t try so hard. It just makes you look bad. Toss another insult or two instead and give it your best!

  • [2] August 20, 2016 at 4:42pm

    If you are looking for a single man to lead and inspire you to clean up your own home after a disaster, you are doing this whole freedom thing wrong. Go wait in line for government cheese and a check.

  • [43] August 20, 2016 at 9:41am

    When you put it that way, I tend to agree with you ^__^

  • [4] August 20, 2016 at 9:39am

    “Actor,” especially the plural “actors” is and had always been less gender specific. While “actress” has always only applied to females, “actor” can be applied to both.

    For example, the Screen Actors Guild, formed in 1933, long before our gender word-wars started, is not a male-only union.

  • [6] August 20, 2016 at 9:29am

    Obama should not have gone, just as Bush should not have gone. Having the President show up is a big drain on resources. His presence requires logistical support like no other. That’s my personal feeling. If you believe a president’s presence helps the situation, than they both should have gone.

    What I have little patience for is people who believe that one did right and the other did wrong when both of them delayed going for pretty much the same reason.

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  • August 20, 2016 at 9:18am

    Two words for Falwell: Pa Thetic.

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  • August 20, 2016 at 9:15am

    Whatever helps you sleep at night, sadist. Make all the unwarranted assumptions about me you like. If making up stories abut what I do with my finances without knowing a thing about me makes it easier for you to live with yourself after praising the murder the kids you don’t want to help, so be it.

    You just keep pretending Christians like me have no charities set up to help young mothers and we don’t give millions of dollars a year to support them. Like a typical progressive liberal, hide in your delusion that the the only way to help those mothers is through ridiculously inefficient and wasteful government taxation. You’ll make a lovely statist.

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