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by neverfail
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Literature, Arts, and Philosophy
Topic: Crazy Rich Asians
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Crazy Rich Asians

Did you spot your alter ego in any of those movie characters Cass? :)
by neverfail
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Thank you New Zealand
Replies: 55
Views: 5811

Re: Thank you New Zealand

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 ...
by neverfail
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

Re: Tax cuts did not reduce revenue

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...
by neverfail
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Thank you New Zealand
Replies: 55
Views: 5811

Re: Thank you New Zealand

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...
by neverfail
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Catholic abuse
Replies: 26
Views: 313

Re: the Catholic Church has not been protecting "its own".

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...
by neverfail
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: a Turkey waits to be plucked.
Replies: 17
Views: 286

Re: an afterthought to the above:

Milo wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:15 am
neverfail wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:27 pm
Empires grow not so much because the seat of empire is necessarily all that strong (at least when it starts out on that path) but because those they encounter along the way are weak.
I buy that.

But if China wants to take over Turkey I say God speed!
:lol: Ditto me.
by neverfail
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: This Place
Topic: Civility
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Civility

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 ...
by neverfail
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Thank you New Zealand
Replies: 55
Views: 5811

Re: Thank you New Zealand

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....
by neverfail
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Catholic abuse
Replies: 26
Views: 313

Re: what else is new in the Vatican?

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 ...
by neverfail
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Trump's incriminating collusion with Russia megathread.
Replies: 151
Views: 5883

Re: The Trump's incriminating collusion with Russia megathread.

Doc wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:00 am

The FBI is crooked as hell At least at the top.
If the USA cannot rely upon the integrity of its top policing agency, then it is in a very bad state indeed.