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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Can one be both conservative *and* tolerant?

Posted: 28 Feb 2017, 12:23 pm 

Replies: 214
Views: 5,464


Is one supposed to construe tolerance in itself as a virtue? Tolerance is tolerance. Tolerance is not approval. One can understand a thing without approving of it. Many people just want to mind their own business without having to worry about every one else. Grandstanding about issues invoking toler...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Americans fleeing to Canada illegally as refugees

Posted: 28 Feb 2017, 11:34 am 

Replies: 56
Views: 1,748


We have sucky health care. Our infrastructure is really pretty good. With some faults----like everywhere has faults. In some places, it suffers from lack of maintenance. But to call it "collapsing" would be hyperbole. Quality of health care isn't really the issue. Cost is. There's plenty ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Feeling gaslighted by current events/news...

Posted: 17 Feb 2017, 3:56 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,142


nurseangela wrote:
That's why Trump is saying it's fake news. That's also why I like that Trump tweets so there isn't a middleman to twists his words.


They're twisted enough as it is without the assistance of others

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Kindness Vs. Intelligence

Posted: 17 Nov 2016, 10:43 am 

Replies: 45
Views: 2,101


Ganondox wrote:
TheAP wrote:
What do you mean by pro-social behaviour?


Behavior which benefits society. It's a pretty standard term.


Obviously not standard enough is someone has to ask.

Not every layman knows psychology terms.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Equality is the essence of freedom!

Posted: 28 Oct 2016, 3:29 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 734


Equality of opportunity or equality of outcome? We aspire to equality before the law, so that each individual has an equal voice and equal rights in our system of government. Everyone has different abilities, and there is no way to guarantee equal outcomes. I recommend reading Harrison Bergeron by K...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: VP Biden Could Be The Next Secretary Of State

Posted: 28 Oct 2016, 3:00 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 276


Another politician failing upward

Not news

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Autism Speaks drops cure/prevention from Mission Statement

Posted: 26 Oct 2016, 12:37 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 2,135


weak

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Autistic survivor becomes target of inuendo by CBS news

Posted: 26 Oct 2016, 12:35 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,298


What are you going to do, censor the media?

That's not a good idea. News is news. The more details the better. Maybe they should wait till they know there are actual charges, I'll grant you that. But I'd be terrified the instant a muzzle is put on the media.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: How can I persuade my fiancée? She thinks I am dead wrong.

Posted: 12 Feb 2016, 8:27 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 778


It sounds like you want somebody to enable a morose and defeatist attitude.

Well I couldn't do it.

I would feel ashamed to try and make somebody go along with that. I would also feel ashamed to deliberately fail. Confrontation is never easy, but it is the honorable thing.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Am I a Terrible Person?

 Post subject: Re: Am I a Terrible Person?
Posted: 12 Feb 2016, 8:24 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 428


I don't think so.

But then I couldn't stand to be around the guy. Sounds like such a downer and a leech.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: So evidently, I'm super-depressed

Posted: 11 Feb 2016, 1:26 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 1,233


I did not say I ignore the diagnosis, or even that it is in doubt, merely that it is irrelevant. I think your line of questioning still echoes that. Seeing the other people at the support group constantly "stuck" in one place made me glad that I didn't really relate to anyone there. When I...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: So evidently, I'm super-depressed

Posted: 11 Feb 2016, 8:46 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 1,233


I had a great therapy session on Tuesday. The therapist pretty much backed me up on all my little theories. At this point I think my autism diagnosis is pretty much irrelevant. Maybe it always was. It helped me understand some things about my past, but as you say I've powered through the difficult s...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: US supreme court is now betraying humanity

Posted: 11 Feb 2016, 8:40 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 1,384


What flavor, excuse me, flavour kool-ade did you get?

You sure got a lot of hubris to think that in the conflict of humans vs. nature that humans can actually win.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: So evidently, I'm super-depressed

Posted: 09 Feb 2016, 10:03 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 1,233


I'm guessing it's because you're more social and empathetic in general. You're also very introspective. I haven't noticed a lot of men here with those traits as much as women. That's what I figured. I think my personality was more similar to a lot of aspie guys when I was younger but it's changed d...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Autistic faux-pas

 Post subject: Re: Autistic faux-pas
Posted: 09 Feb 2016, 9:31 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 373


I think it depends on how their conversation started. Were you already nearby, or were you passing by the conversation and stop to listen? Unless I am invited into a discussion, I simply try to ignore it. If I am passing by a conversation, I just keep walking. I figure if they think it is important ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Post your unpopular political views

Posted: 09 Feb 2016, 9:16 am 

Replies: 641
Views: 22,174


Abolish government (public) schools
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