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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Hate speech laws

Posted: 16 Sep 2012, 4:23 pm 

Replies: 76
Views: 14,294


I find it somewhat disturbing that someone - in this day and age - would be in favor of expanding hate speech laws... In my country (Denmark) we are currently considering whether to disband even laws against racism... not because the Danes are racists, as some would claim, but because the term has ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Hate speech laws

Posted: 16 Sep 2012, 3:45 pm 

Replies: 76
Views: 14,294


I find it somewhat disturbing that someone - in this day and age - would be in favor of expanding hate speech laws... In my country (Denmark) we are currently considering whether to disband even laws against racism... not because the Danes are racists, as some would claim, but because the term has b...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Hate speech laws

Posted: 15 Sep 2012, 9:46 am 

Replies: 76
Views: 14,294


Why isn't there restriction of speech other than hate speech in countries with hate speech laws? Try using a direct quote from the Quran in a non-Islamic meeting in Sweden. I don't understand this comment :?: . Sweden has probably the most extreme censorship against people who criticize islam in al...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Where Socialism wins out

Posted: 15 Sep 2012, 9:04 am 

Replies: 103
Views: 6,499


there is the point of view that altruism is inherently in our nature, the evidence? it exists in modern times, evolution favoured it to some extent. I have already posted evidence that it exists (in animals in general), but once again, the word "reciprocal" creeps in. And as pointed out by the last...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Where Socialism wins out

Posted: 15 Sep 2012, 5:41 am 

Replies: 103
Views: 6,499


GGPViper wrote: Individual selection, however, does not leave a lot of room for altruism, which is crucial for a socialist economy... Why Is altruism crucial for a socialist economy? Actually I believe that some tenants of socialism(a fairer distribution of wealth and democratic rule workplace) are...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Where Socialism wins out

Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 4:50 pm 

Replies: 103
Views: 6,499


1. Human nature. It is basically selfish with occasional gleams of decency and co-operation. Humans are both social animals and egotists. aah the human nature argument....used to justify everything from slavery to patriarchy to King/Queen's Divine rights :roll: Human behaviour is mostly learned fro...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: How did you get your job?

Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 3:07 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 3,941


1. Search for vacant position 2. Apply for position 3. Attend interview 4. Convince employer that I am the most qualified applicant 5. Sign contract 6. Work ... steps 2-4 are a lot easier to pass through with summa cum laude grades, by the way. IMNSHO, the entire concept of getting a job based on "w...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Postmodernism- I don't get it

Posted: 13 Sep 2012, 12:48 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 7,001


LKL wrote: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokal_affair Bingo! Sokal exposed postmodernism for the blatant fraud that it is. ruveyn ... also see the following review by the ever-scathing Richard Dawkins here based on later work by Sokal. It's hilarious... Dawkins Review Oh, and the postmodernism gener...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why are there People with Asperger's Syndrome who are Islamo

Posted: 10 Sep 2012, 3:35 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 4,363


Wikipedia: A phobia (from the Greek: Phóbos, meaning "fear" or "morbid fear") is, when used in the context of clinical psychology, a type of anxiety disorder, usually defined as a persistent fear of an object or situation in which the sufferer commits to great lengths in avoiding, typically dispropo...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: What do you think about the death penalty

Posted: 08 Sep 2012, 2:52 pm 

Replies: 210
Views: 12,308


If we are going to have a discussion about capital punishment, then perhaps we should get the facts straight first. Anders Behring Breivik is Norwegian - not Danish. Denmark has a life sentence, although it is somewhat complicated. The death penalty, however, was abolished in 1951 (though only compl...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Who really invented the Welfare State?

Posted: 03 Sep 2012, 3:56 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 3,555


GGPViper wrote: Why, exactly, is it that a mixed economy state is better than a pure capitalist state? ? What economies have survived war, upset, natural disaster, famine and flood the best. It turns out Mixed Economies are the survivor, hence the best so far. ruveyn There was a reason why I referr...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Who really invented the Welfare State?

Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 2:31 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 3,555


Why, exactly, is it that a mixed economy state is better than a pure capitalist state? Last time I checked, many of the European welfare states are generally struggling from a severe debt crisis, as they have been unable to balance the public budget for decades... And doesn't the US have the same gr...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Sociopaths

Posted: 08 Aug 2012, 5:03 pm 

Replies: 47
Views: 4,706


GGPViper wrote: Oh, and avoidance seems to be the best way to deal with these people. By trying to engage, confront, persuade, accuse, threaten, placate or challenge them, we are just giving them more options for screwing us over. I agree 100%. I do not agree with this. It seems like most sociopath...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Sociopaths

Posted: 08 Aug 2012, 9:13 am 

Replies: 47
Views: 4,706


Ooooh, someone is writing about my current special interest. Must. Post. Now. Could anyone enlighten me here as to why the subject of sociopaths seems to facinate many people with AS? My guess is that people with AS may (ironically) have better skills at spotting sociopaths/psychopaths than NT peopl...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Anyone in the Armed Forces?

Posted: 12 Apr 2011, 2:36 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 3,474


I was conscripted to serve in the military (Army) in Denmark for 8 months in 2001-2002 (started just a month after 911, when everyone was on an edge). I never saw any live action, though, as conscripts in Denmark are not deployed in international missions. In was mostly a positive experience, but th...
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