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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Black Book of Communism

Posted: Today, 3:24 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 1,000


An interesting question was asked and not answered: Who was considered "communist"? There's literally books on the topic. There were people who were actual self-identified as communists. They never stood a chance. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_Act_trials_of_Communist_Party_leaders T...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Mass protests in China regarding Covid restrictions

Posted: Today, 4:06 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 207


Don't believe everything you read in the foreign news The horrible treatment of two young women by health authorities including getting body slammed and tied up has been universally praised on Chinese social media Weibo because men believed they were too "uppity" to the authorities after t...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: This might serve as an explanation

Posted: Today, 1:59 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 409


Good news....I found the owner of the car https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/watch-man-hurls-anti-semitic-slurs-at-passengers-at-seattle-airport-arrested-3555735 The dude is apparently a big fan of Alex Jones. I didn't see anywhere in the link this this is his car. It only kept showing tweets of his a...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: This might serve as an explanation

Posted: Today, 12:53 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 409


Good news....I found the owner of the car
https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/watch-m ... ed-3555735

The dude is apparently a big fan of Alex Jones.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Mutiny In China - Youth is giving up on life "Let it Rot"

Posted: Today, 12:46 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 87


If anyone remembers Tianeman Square or Hong Kong protests the youth led protests fizzled out once the heavy weapons arrived

They will have choice but take their medicine like good children.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Had an epiphany on feminism

Posted: Today, 12:43 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 367


DeathFlowerKing wrote:
I know people define feminism in different ways. I always considered myself to be a feminist because I admire strong women and always have since I was a kid.


What do you define as "strong"?

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: This might serve as an explanation

Posted: Today, 12:40 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 409


MaxE wrote:
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A window into the conservative mind.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Thomas Jefferson on slavery

Posted: Today, 12:36 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 74


his sense of what he deserved. For him, slavery remained an essential reality of his time and place. Life as he had known it and as he expected it to be for some time did not admit of an alteration in its psychological and economic structure. The land that he returned to possessed him, and he posse...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The HORRIFIC Torture Of The Women Of The Battle Of Berlin

Posted: Yesterday, 5:05 am 

Replies: 182
Views: 2,341


magz wrote:
If you are uncomfortable discussing this topic, don't discuss it.


Which is not the same thing as calling people who are impacted by the content "mental midgets"

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: UK government doesn't stop sewage being pumped into sea

Posted: Yesterday, 5:02 am 

Replies: 60
Views: 1,342


Mountain Goat wrote:
The sea is the worlds most efficient self cleaning device.


Ocean outfalls impact shallower coastal areas which have the richest ecosystems and are nurseries for deeper sea fish.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Mass shooting at Colorado LBGTQ nightclub

Posted: Yesterday, 4:57 am 

Replies: 79
Views: 1,660


Kraichgauer wrote:
Sure, I used "gun nut" as a slur... against the scumbag shooter.


You do know it's offensive to other gun nuts.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The HORRIFIC Torture Of The Women Of The Battle Of Berlin

Posted: Yesterday, 4:50 am 

Replies: 182
Views: 2,341


(and a few mental midgets complaining that we're even talking about this). I'm really curious what your endgame is "demanding" we talk about this? Do you think people who don't want to take about rape are mental midgets? what about those who have PTSD? do you think it's funny to make fun ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: New Age spirituality has become a cesspool of garbage

Posted: 27 Nov 2022, 4:02 pm 

Replies: 250
Views: 2,737


One caution, when I lived in Asia, I was warned on numerous times to be wary of playing with demons. At a village level, the idea of bad spirits is universal. When you open the door spiritually (e.g. Ouija boards etc) you can't control whom you let in

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: New Age spirituality has become a cesspool of garbage

Posted: 27 Nov 2022, 2:09 am 

Replies: 250
Views: 2,737


I'm not foolish enough to believe that all women are innocent victims of patriarchy, but there is no doubt a kind of sexism in these myths and stories that give a glimpse into how much people in ancient times really looked down on women. :| The authors of the Jewish and christian bible did not by a...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: New Age spirituality has become a cesspool of garbage

Posted: 27 Nov 2022, 1:39 am 

Replies: 250
Views: 2,737


Kinda like the character Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's "Macbeth" who manipulated her husband and brought their kingdom to ruin. Or the bibilical story of Jezebel. Infact Jezebel's daughter Athaliah (later Queen Athaliah) was considered even worse than her mother. Interestingly (and this c...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: New Age spirituality has become a cesspool of garbage

Posted: 27 Nov 2022, 12:16 am 

Replies: 250
Views: 2,737


DeathFlowerKing wrote:
She was blamed for basically influencing powerful kings and emperors while disguised as a concubine to these men :


Again curious concidence but in the Saga of Beauwulf, Grendel's mother took the form of a beautiful nymph who seduced the kings of Denmark
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