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by neverfail
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australian Minister explains where the HIGHEST gun deaths occurred…and it’s not in America
Replies: 39
Views: 267

Re: Australian Minister explains where the HIGHEST gun deaths occurred…and it’s not in America

This is supposed to be a democracy. Politicians are supposed to be the employees citizens are supposed to be in charge. Your above comment is a denial of that. America is the only democracy I know of where conceptually the authority to govern comes from the ever changing whims of public opinion. In...
by neverfail
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australian Minister explains where the HIGHEST gun deaths occurred…and it’s not in America
Replies: 39
Views: 267

Re: Australian Minister explains where the HIGHEST gun deaths occurred…and it’s not in America

Doc wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:19 pm

Define "having access"
A silly question invites a frivolous dismissal.

Having a compassionate heart is not incompatible with having a sense of humour.
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by neverfail
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Is the Philippines led by a fool?
Replies: 0
Views: 1

Is the Philippines led by a fool?

" If you want, just make us a province, like Fujian,” quipped Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte before an audience of Filipino-Chinese businessmen on February 19 ." http://www.atimes.com/article/duterte-china-want-just-make-us-province/ Or does this very popular leader of the Philippines have a s...
by neverfail
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: "It's Moscow's chessboard now." !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: "It's Moscow's chessboard now." !!!

http://www.atimes.com/article/afrin-marks-point-collapse-american-influence-syria/ (quote) As Alfred Hackenberger wrote in the German daily Die Welt, on February 19: “Russia would belong to the winners in the case of a Syrian-Kurdish military alliance. It would expand Russia’s military control of t...
by neverfail
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Literature, Arts, and Philosophy
Topic: The Democratic Party is America's Socialist Party
Replies: 4
Views: 25

Re: The Democratic Party is America's Socialist Party

The Democratic Party has acquired the Socialist program. So it should call itself Socialist. True, modern Socialists no longer ask for state ownership of the assets of production. But they ask for income equality which is central to the Socialist creed. The method for achieving wealth equality may ...
by neverfail
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australian Minister explains where the HIGHEST gun deaths occurred…and it’s not in America
Replies: 39
Views: 267

Re: Australian Minister explains where the HIGHEST gun deaths occurred…and it’s not in America

NF You don't live in the US. And your condescension is showing. It is not "condescension" that moves me but compassion. It is because I am outside your American loop that I am able to exercise the gift of impartial detachment: something like a non-user of narcotics observing with sadness the self-d...
by neverfail
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australian Minister explains where the HIGHEST gun deaths occurred…and it’s not in America
Replies: 39
Views: 267

Re: Australian Minister explains where the HIGHEST gun deaths occurred…and it’s not in America

NF You don't live in the US. And your condescension is showing. It is not "condescension" that moves me but compassion. It is because I am outside your American loop that I am able to exercise the gift of impartial detachment: something like a non-user of narcotics observing with sadness the self-d...
by neverfail
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australian Minister explains where the HIGHEST gun deaths occurred…and it’s not in America
Replies: 39
Views: 267

Re: Australian Minister explains where the HIGHEST gun deaths occurred…and it’s not in America

Milo, the trouble is that the gun lobby has too many members of Congress beholden to it for any serious move to "call in the guns" (i.e. disarm the nation - to bring the US into line with every other OECD member state) initiated by the executive wing of their government to ever succeed. Most Americ...
by neverfail
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australian Minister explains where the HIGHEST gun deaths occurred…and it’s not in America
Replies: 39
Views: 267

Re: Australian Minister explains where the HIGHEST gun deaths occurred…and it’s not in America

Milo, the trouble is that the gun lobby has too many members of Congress beholden to it for any serious move to "call in the guns" (i.e. disarm the nation - to bring the US into line with every other OECD member state) initiated by the executive wing of their government to ever succeed.
by neverfail
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: The Sciences
Topic: Bones found in Mexican cave
Replies: 4
Views: 29

Re: Bones found in Mexican cave

You are quite correct, neverfail. But you have been aced out - Eurasia had humans long before Australia. Well sure, how else could they have gotten there? But it's still interesting that humans settled Australia as long as 60,000 years before they got to the Americas. Too right Steve. But what a tw...