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 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Please don't offend snowflake boomers

Posted: Today, 11:21 am 

Replies: 148
Views: 2,810


US direct participation in Vietnam ended in ‘73, the communists won the war in ‘75 so even the youngest boomer remembers something of it. I was born in ‘57 and I do remember the riots, the protests, assassinations etc. but I was too young to participate in any meaningful way and too young to be dra...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Please don't offend snowflake boomers

Posted: Today, 9:35 am 

Replies: 148
Views: 2,810


Anyone who's old enough to have seen the start of the millennium, but only if they're young enough to have been a child at the time. Boomers are anyone who was born in the post-war baby boom of the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. I have issues with how most people define generational cohorts and...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Selena

 Post subject: Re: Selena
Posted: Today, 5:37 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 54


cyberdad wrote:
Gomez?

Nope.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Please don't offend snowflake boomers

Posted: 30 Nov 2020, 8:21 pm 

Replies: 148
Views: 2,810


ASPartOfMe wrote:

The sort of person who would take offense at this probably wouldn't spend £85,000 on that vehicle.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: 'China will come after Australia'

Posted: 29 Nov 2020, 9:03 pm 

Replies: 72
Views: 1,567


Mona Pereth wrote:
In any case, China has an authoritarian government with surveillance capabilities beyond anything the world has ever seen. That makes it uniquely dangerous to the freedoms of democracies.Trump and China (and Australia).

I wouldn't assume anybody's surveillance capabilities exceed those of the US.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Portland is Clearing Out the Homeless Camps

Posted: 29 Nov 2020, 12:37 pm 

Replies: 40
Views: 399


Pretty much hit the nail on the head. Homelessness is usually a symptom of other problems like drug abuse and serious mental health issues. People who became homeless through bad luck usually pick themselves up very quickly. Long term homeless people are often homeless because they have serious pro...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Portland is Clearing Out the Homeless Camps

Posted: 29 Nov 2020, 12:14 pm 

Replies: 40
Views: 399


Pretty much hit the nail on the head. Homelessness is usually a symptom of other problems like drug abuse and serious mental health issues. People who became homeless through bad luck usually pick themselves up very quickly. Long term homeless people are often homeless because they have serious pro...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Portland is Clearing Out the Homeless Camps

Posted: 29 Nov 2020, 12:02 pm 

Replies: 40
Views: 399


When I was a child, my city was full of homeless junkies. Now, it's not. A lot has happened in the meantime, I'm not sure which factors made the biggest difference. Pity - it would be valuable to learn. Something I noticed: in city-run public toilets, there are directions to city and charity-run ba...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: META: Ban content originated by Murdoch-connected outlets

Posted: 28 Nov 2020, 1:29 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 99


I was not aware that every single word in every single story from every single media outlet owned by News Corp (of which the Murdoch family owns 39 %) violated the WrongPlanet guidelines. No much is purely factual. But this policy would still help. There's nothing worth knowing that can't be found ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Portland is Clearing Out the Homeless Camps

Posted: 28 Nov 2020, 10:40 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 399


I’m curious about this problem. I’m on the East Coast though and know nothing about that area. Does anyone here live in or close to Portland? I’m wondering what is the general deal with this population. Is it drugs? High cost of living there? Mental or emotional problems? Like what can be practical...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: META: Ban content originated by Murdoch-connected outlets

Posted: 28 Nov 2020, 10:35 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 99


This would include Sky News although I don't believe Murdoch owns them anymore. Any thoughts?

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Trump's various attempts to challenge election results

Posted: 28 Nov 2020, 10:32 am 

Replies: 153
Views: 1,576


I don't think that is the case when it comes to rioting. The "CHAD" (whatever) experiment was hugely costly in terms of increased crime, loss of income and the destruction of many businesses, plus a number of deaths. I think the community would be better off if extremists on BOTH sides of...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Anyone else got a thing for the nerdy types?

Posted: 28 Nov 2020, 10:25 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 323


If I have to choose between Velma and Daphne, I'm team Velma all the way.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why we care about your politics

Posted: 28 Nov 2020, 9:40 am 

Replies: 63
Views: 942


Americans are taught in school that everyone envies our freedoms. For example, A UK man taught his dog to make a *sieg heil*. UK thought police convicted him of a hate crime for teaching his dog to raise its paw. That kind of oppression would not happen in the US. It seems like "having bad tho...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Grand Conspiracy

 Post subject: Re: The Grand Conspiracy
Posted: 26 Nov 2020, 11:41 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 1,550


I think one needs to consider the history of human society to put things in perspective. Without going as far back as the Stone Age, consider that until fairly recently most people lived either in small towns or urban neighborhoods and that both environments offered very little privacy. They may hav...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Banning Thanksgiving

 Post subject: Re: Banning Thanksgiving
Posted: 26 Nov 2020, 9:16 am 

Replies: 70
Views: 1,484


Tempus Fugit wrote:
They need to put Santa in a lab and harvest his antibodies.

It's more likely a matter of his T-cells. Johns Hopkins may shortly conduct a study.
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