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True, but you missed my point. Socialism is a religion, albeit a godless one. It is a set of beliefs based on faith and not evidence because all evidence points to its failure. Yet the devotees still believe. That requires faith. Cass, (with all due respects): what you seem to be describing is not ...
- Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:16 am
- Forum: Literature, Arts, and Philosophy
- Topic: Sorry Democratic Socialists, you are still pushing poison
- Replies: 22
- Views: 401
Milo, The WSJ was referring to the tax revenue that will be generated from this year. So while the money will not be collected till next year, the expected revenue from the new tax regime shows that tax revenue will increase. Here it is again: But revenues were higher as well—up $26 billion. Corpor...
Ethics and religion are two very different things. And many ethical people have no religion, just as many religious people have no ethics... So very true, Sertorio. I have known socialists of the highest integrity who I could confidently trust with my life. I have also had brushes with crooked capi...
Churches, like any other interest groups, spend a great deal of time just protecting their members, irrespective of the crimes or abuses they may have committed. At heart we are all mafiosi and our allegiance goes primarily to our sect and its members. Sadly, bishops have been protecting fellow mem...
- Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:28 am
- Forum: David Goldman Essays
- Topic: a Turkey waits to be plucked.
- Replies: 17
- Views: 286
I have noticed an uptick in insults being bandied about lately and am quite disappointed in the quality of them. You hairless apes can do better, but if need assistance in coming up with one, here is a handy link: http://www.insultsgenerator.com/ Or perhaps you can just stick to the debate without ...
- Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:23 pm
- Forum: Current Events
- Topic: Thank you New Zealand
- Replies: 55
- Views: 5811
I do not mean to quibble but by telling you that you are almost like a Kiwi, he communicated to you that he valued his nationality or culture above your Hokkien or Teochi one. That might even be true despite cassowary's denial. He does not seem to know his Kiwi hosts as well as he believes he does....
This whitewashes the issue of who in the hierarchy knew, and when did they know it. What is in the public on that is quite horrifying. Also the issue is centered in the Vatican itself. Journalists from the PBS video I posted estimate that 50% of the Vatican is gay and sexually active. It's bizarre ...
- Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:34 pm
- Forum: Current Events
- Topic: The Trump's incriminating collusion with Russia megathread.
- Replies: 151
- Views: 5883