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Forum: Respectable General Discussions 15-May-2012, 20:42
Replies: 13
Views: 7,924
Posted By Dusk Illz
Yes, the president does not have as much...

Yes, the president does not have as much influence on the structure he is forced to operate within as it does on him, but do not forget he can make a slight difference nonetheless.

I've expected...
Forum: Religious Discussions 15-May-2012, 20:31
Replies: 21
Views: 3,264
Posted By Dusk Illz
Re: The Problem of Suffering

Suffering was never the problem for a believer. A good God may indeed conceivably still allow the existence of suffering. It's the patently obviously cruel types of suffering (say, the birth of...
Forum: Respectable General Discussions 12-Oct-2011, 13:52
Replies: 38
Views: 4,400
Posted By Dusk Illz
Re: Grass roots, or mob?

Whenever i read gems like these, i have to wonder whether these people praising the richest few percent for 'working their way up', have an understanding of how business is often actually done at...
Forum: Respectable General Discussions 28-Apr-2011, 15:42
Replies: 14
Views: 4,171
Posted By Dusk Illz
I'd (indeed) say the question was never actually...

I'd (indeed) say the question was never actually if the Israeli government intentionally decided to target civilians as a policy, that would be a far too simplistic assessment. The actual, and fair,...
Forum: Respectable General Discussions 15-Mar-2011, 15:09
Replies: 19
Views: 4,597
Posted By Dusk Illz
Re: BBC headline: Palestinian 'kills five Israelis' in West Bank

Oh really..? I must have missed those EU subsidies for the Al Aqsa martyrs. Or that joy Abbas expressed at the bloodbath.

The pictures are f*cking gruesome, there's not much more to say. It takes...
Forum: Respectable General Discussions 14-Mar-2011, 12:12
Replies: 15
Views: 3,774
Posted By Dusk Illz
If your current situation is toxic to your...

If your current situation is toxic to your health; move.

If this girl's a truly good friend of yours and asking you to move with her, and it feels good; move.

If after months you're still thinking...
Forum: Religious Discussions 09-Mar-2011, 15:44
Replies: 59
Views: 8,497
Posted By Dusk Illz
Re: Faith based arguments.

You're wrong, it isn't. In fact, the entire notion of evidence presupposes that it isn't: if evidence was subjective we could never establish the truth of any assertion, hence never know anything....
Forum: Religious Discussions 08-Mar-2011, 01:26
Replies: 59
Views: 8,497
Posted By Dusk Illz
To answer the thread's initial...

To answer the thread's initial question;

"beliefs held without evidence, may also be dismissed without evidence"
Forum: Respectable General Discussions 06-Nov-2010, 14:34
Replies: 11
Views: 2,094
Posted By Dusk Illz
Well put. Blunt, yet painfully accurate. The...

Well put. Blunt, yet painfully accurate. The tidbits of historical parallel as well. I especially liked;

And in the pantheon of American history, conservative old white people have pretty much...
Forum: Respectable General Discussions 04-Nov-2010, 15:26
Replies: 11
Views: 2,094
Posted By Dusk Illz
Re: Obama's Agenda On The Ballot

The man you like to call a socialist saved the capitalist banking system from collapse, without resorting to the nationalizations which many on the left were calling for. He saved your entire...
Forum: Respectable General Discussions 23-Sep-2010, 16:48
Replies: 58
Views: 3,978
Posted By Dusk Illz
Re: US combat brigades leaving Iraq

If they're not extremist on the religious dimension, they'll be radical nationalists, brutally classist, or exploit ethnic dividing lines: when it comes to humans, there's always a differentiation to...
Forum: Respectable General Discussions 08-Aug-2010, 14:08
Replies: 300
Views: 20,938
Posted By Dusk Illz
The US military can rightfully be blamed for the...

The US military can rightfully be blamed for the documents leaking, and for real names and locations being in there, if in fact true.

Assange, as the head of a whistleblower organization, has the...
Forum: Polls Heaven 27-Jul-2010, 14:04
Replies: 27
Views: 17,918
Posted By Dusk Illz
The consumption of meat is one of the major...

The consumption of meat is one of the major factors in:
-world pollution (greenhouse gasses, ammonia, hormones, pesticides for the food)
-the artificially high prices of food (meat is subsidized...
Forum: Respectable General Discussions 26-Jul-2010, 01:57
Replies: 31
Views: 2,224
Posted By Dusk Illz
Acting crazy can be the preferable move,...

Acting crazy can be the preferable move, rationally. All the more so in his type of position.
Forum: Respectable General Discussions 23-Jul-2010, 13:44
Replies: 30
Views: 2,768
Posted By Dusk Illz
Re: Civil rights for all

As fucked up as it may feel to not get a job because of affirmative action, do understand that those quota only exist because of many thousands of workers from minorities historically not getting...
Forum: Respectable General Discussions 24-Jun-2010, 13:19
Replies: 7
Views: 1,115
Posted By Dusk Illz
Re: Austerity = huge mistake (reversing the crisis)

He's likely right, although economy is simply no exact science and there is no way to be sure when 'stimulate!' should ideally give way to 'austerity cuts!'.. That matter is decided based on...
Forum: Respectable General Discussions 11-Apr-2010, 12:41
Replies: 5
Views: 1,150
Posted By Dusk Illz
Probably just a tragic accident indeed, though...

Probably just a tragic accident indeed, though none of us can sensibly say anything about it. A cruel fate, that is for sure however.
Forum: Respectable General Discussions 10-Apr-2010, 13:37
Replies: 11
Views: 3,931
Posted By Dusk Illz
Re: Bringing Democracy?

I wasn't detracting from the responsibility of the nation that starts the war at all, I was in fact emphasizing it. Because i don't think a lot of responsibility lies with the individual soldiers;...
Forum: Respectable General Discussions 09-Apr-2010, 14:41
Replies: 11
Views: 3,931
Posted By Dusk Illz
Re: Bringing Democracy?

I wasn't making a statement about what ought to be, i was making a descriptive statement about what inevitably is. What ought to be is that the crew of a gunship takes all the necessary time to...
Forum: Respectable General Discussions 09-Apr-2010, 00:54
Replies: 11
Views: 3,931
Posted By Dusk Illz
Re: Bringing Democracy?

http://www.truthout.org/iraq-war-vet-we-were-told-just-shoot-people-and-officers-would-take-care-us58378

I think part of the problem is that wars are by nature indeed atrocity-producing situations.....
Forum: Respectable General Discussions 01-Apr-2010, 13:30
Replies: 20
Views: 1,671
Posted By Dusk Illz
Re: Just for interest.

Technically, because your first post stated the rule as "If a card has a 6 on the face, then it has an E on the reverse", you wouldn't have to check the A if you assume it is face up. Because the A...
Forum: Respectable General Discussions 23-Mar-2010, 12:56
Replies: 32
Views: 2,354
Posted By Dusk Illz
Since it doesn't include a public option that...

Since it doesn't include a public option that would compete with the private insurers, i think this bill might not make much of a dent in the overall health care system.. there's little incentive to...
Forum: Respectable General Discussions 22-Mar-2010, 14:50
Replies: 32
Views: 2,354
Posted By Dusk Illz
Re: America finally gets healthcare.

Paying for other people's health; it's an affront to any and all egoism. If you choose a path in life that results in bad health and not enough funds to remedy that; why should i carry the...
Forum: Respectable General Discussions 27-Feb-2010, 14:23
Replies: 169
Views: 7,509
Posted By Dusk Illz
Re: The Case Against College Education

It's the exact same for me. I studied anthropology, the European version that is closely related to sociology, out of a general interest in people, culture, history, social dynamics, etc. Wasn't...
Forum: Respectable General Discussions 19-Feb-2010, 18:30
Replies: 404
Views: 20,341
Posted By Dusk Illz
Re: Same Sex Parents

Since wording and context affects so much regarding whether people are identified as (partly) gay, here's a few more fairly recent results to take into account;





Who knows. Did you actually look...
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