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Old 03-13-2018, 05:43 PM
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I think Bob Dylan is a mediocre song writer. . . .
So, who is better? Just curious. You're not going to say someone like Billy Joel, are you?

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. . . But at least Cohen had a good voice and nice tunes.
Leonard Cohen had a "good voice?" ...
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:53 AM
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America deserved the Russian interference in its elections, as payback for numerous overt and covert acts of hostility against Russia and nations in its backyard. The CIA has done far more sinister things than placing misleading ads on Facebook.
To be fair, so has Russia - particularly in the last week in the UK.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:28 AM
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In the US, and other "civilized" countries, holding unpopular opinions is fine, as long as you never state them or act on them.
But let people know you don't agree with current dogma, you could be in big trouble.
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:48 PM
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Nobody born in 2005 or after should ever be able to legally buy tobacco. No penalties for holding it, just make it really difficult to form and feed the habit.
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:50 PM
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In the US, and other "civilized" countries, holding unpopular opinions is fine, as long as you never state them or act on them.
But let people know you don't agree with current dogma, you could be in big trouble.
That depends on WHICH people hear about it.

I believe that if/when Dumpster faces impeachment, he will commit suicide rather than step down.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:45 PM
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No, my impression is that the Paralympics are competitive and contigent on sports/game skills and on body conditioning as appropriate for the sport in question. They certainly don't hand out medals to everyone, or at least not meaningful ones, just for showing up.



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Old 03-14-2018, 10:52 PM
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Speaking of which: it kills me when people talk about professional athletes being there to entertain us.

My unpopular opinion us that they play because it's what they want to do, and they make a lot of money doing it. For 95% of then I doubt they give a shit if you're entertained or not.

They're basically doing you a favor letting you watch them play.
But the athletes wouldn't be making all that money for playing with millions of us watching them do it. That money has to come from somewhere.

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Old 03-14-2018, 11:04 PM
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But the athletes wouldn't be making all that money for playing with millions of us watching them do it. That money has to come from somewhere.

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Then it's nice of them to let you pay to watch. They're not your dancing monkeys.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:11 PM
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I agree. Maybe it’s time to let evolution have another crack at who gets to be on top of the food chain.
Sadly, that's not particularly rare.

I support the goals of environmentalism but the argument that we wretched worthless humans are an infestation of vermin on "the planet" deserving only to be exterminated is tellingly close to the rantings of certain clerics through the ages who have insisted that everyone on the face of the earth deserved to die in a flood or spend eternity in the torments of hell.

Referring to the world as "the planet", in this context, seems to send that signal.





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Old 03-14-2018, 11:16 PM
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Then it's nice of them to let you pay to watch. They're not your dancing monkeys.
You don't seem to get it. If they didn't "let us watch", as you put it, they would earn a pittance if anything, and probably have to hold down workaday jobs to pay the rent. They're like actors. If nobody watches, there's no money

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Circumcision of minors who can't consent to the procedure, except in cases of absolute medical necessity, should be a serious crime.

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Post my unpopular opinions here? Isn't that what the "New Thread" button is for?

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