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by ryanlibrarian
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why Leftists have shifted their focus away from important issues
Replies: 148
Views: 4862

Re: Why Leftists have become so dull

Thanks for the help ... I find that using a simple emoticon as a reply is a fitting way to express disappointment at the interlocutor's level of argument. http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?p=408744#p408723 If you find my level of argument "disappointing" it should be easy to refute my ...
by ryanlibrarian
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why Leftists have shifted their focus away from important issues
Replies: 148
Views: 4862

Re: Why Leftists have become so dull

What worries me is what this means for countries like my own, where the sort of quibbling from the right about "PC nonsense" has mostly disappeared, and issues such as figuring out how to correct the historical problems caused by colonization, and address how to best approach new immigrat...
by ryanlibrarian
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why Leftists have shifted their focus away from important issues
Replies: 148
Views: 4862

Re: Why Leftists have become so dull

Wikileaks taking shots selectively only on one side Ohhh, how soon we forget. It was once the NeoCon Right that hated WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. Many Right-Wing Republicans freaked when WikiLeaks released information given to it by Edward Snowden proving that the government has been spying on va...
by ryanlibrarian
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why Leftists have shifted their focus away from important issues
Replies: 148
Views: 4862

Re: Why Leftists have become so dull

Buddha Vacana wrote:
ryanlibrarian wrote:
Buddha Vacana wrote: :popcorn:


I apologize, emoji is not a language I am fluent in. Could you please translate?

Sure. Here is the translation: :popcorn:

Thanks for the help ...
by ryanlibrarian
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why Leftists have shifted their focus away from important issues
Replies: 148
Views: 4862

Re: Why Leftists have become so dull

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

Well said Ryan...

Image

Metta,
Paul. :)
I love that meme! Thank you for the compliment : )
by ryanlibrarian
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why Leftists have shifted their focus away from important issues
Replies: 148
Views: 4862

Re: Why Leftists have become so dull

Wikileaks taking shots selectively only on one side Ohhh, how soon we forget. It was once the NeoCon Right that hated WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. Many Right-Wing Republicans freaked when WikiLeaks released information given to it by Edward Snowden proving that the government has been spying on va...
by ryanlibrarian
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why Leftists have shifted their focus away from important issues
Replies: 148
Views: 4862

Re: Why Leftists have become so dull

What Mr Man and others express, is the fact that it is meaningless to engage in careful and well-argued conversations when the interlocutor relies on fake news, gives disproportionate importance to details or minor voices, or simply negate well established facts. So I doubt that engaging in convers...
by ryanlibrarian
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why Leftists have shifted their focus away from important issues
Replies: 148
Views: 4862

Re: Why Leftists have become so dull

Buddha Vacana wrote: :popcorn:


I apologize, emoji is not a language I am fluent in. Could you please translate?
by ryanlibrarian
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why Leftists have shifted their focus away from important issues
Replies: 148
Views: 4862

Re: Why Leftists have become so dull

I have never witnessed such a situation, neither in real life nor on the interwebs. How about the Clinton Foundation taking money from countries that have just such policies? Does this have anything to do with that meme? Yes. Of course it does - it shows the very kind of hypocrisy expressed in the ...
by ryanlibrarian
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why Leftists have shifted their focus away from important issues
Replies: 148
Views: 4862

Re: Why Leftists have become so dull

Buddha Vacana wrote:I think most people on the left are opposed to such things as a "Muslim Ban", and do not turn a blind eye on the treatment of women in some Muslim communities. Again, if I am mistaken, can you provide evidence that I am?
The Clinton Foundation's acceptance of Money from Saudi Arabia?
by ryanlibrarian
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why Leftists have shifted their focus away from important issues
Replies: 148
Views: 4862

Re: Why Leftists have become so dull

Think about it - that you would post such nonsense what does it say about you? Great philosophers use stories to make points. Are you unable to see it, whether you agree with it or not, as a parable? The Simpsons does this. Doonesbury does this. South Park does this. Whether or not you agree with t...
by ryanlibrarian
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why Leftists have shifted their focus away from important issues
Replies: 148
Views: 4862

Re: Why Leftists have become so dull

The meme is a fiction. Posting such nonsense says more about you than society Paul. The great thing about fiction is that it often brings out deeper truths. What I love about science fiction and fantasy is that it enables the exploration of ideas in a kind of detached way that would not otherwise b...
by ryanlibrarian
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why Leftists have shifted their focus away from important issues
Replies: 148
Views: 4862

Re: Why Leftists have become so dull

Buddha Vacana wrote:I have never witnessed such a situation, neither in real life nor on the interwebs.
How about the Clinton Foundation taking money from countries that have just such policies?
by ryanlibrarian
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why Leftists have shifted their focus away from important issues
Replies: 148
Views: 4862

Re: Why Leftists have become so dull

Greetings, Having a peace sign on one's car and then voting for someone who gets into pointless wars is hypocrisy IMHO. To a point perhaps, but moreover it's not the voters fault that there's no one person or party whose platform is in 100% alignment with their own preferred policy agenda. People w...
by ryanlibrarian
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Putin, Clinton, and David Baldacci
Replies: 30
Views: 819

Re: Putin, Clinton, and David Baldacci

Mr Man wrote:
ryanlibrarian wrote:
Mr Man wrote:
ryanlibrarian is it time to return to your cave?
An ad hominem attack? Do you have an actual substantive question?


Yawn.

I will take that as a "no".
by ryanlibrarian
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Putin, Clinton, and David Baldacci
Replies: 30
Views: 819

Re: Putin, Clinton, and David Baldacci

Mr Man wrote:
ryanlibrarian is it time to return to your cave?
An ad hominem attack? Do you have an actual substantive question?
by ryanlibrarian
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why Leftists have shifted their focus away from important issues
Replies: 148
Views: 4862

Re: Why Leftists have become so dull

No, as I said I'm just replying Twilight's posts in the same style... If you want an actual (slightly) reasoned comment related to this topic, the illogical thing that many posters are doing here (such as in that post) is blaming global conflicts on concerns for rights and fair treatment. :coffee: ...
by ryanlibrarian
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Putin, Clinton, and David Baldacci
Replies: 30
Views: 819

Re: Putin, Clinton, and David Baldacci

lyndon taylor wrote:Yes, how sad it is indeed to see the alternative right nazis given a voice on this forum, free speech has its limitations, I guess.


Seriously, the word NAZI has an actual meaning. To call someone a NAZI who is not one is wrong speech.
by ryanlibrarian
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Putin, Clinton, and David Baldacci
Replies: 30
Views: 819

Re: Putin, Clinton, and David Baldacci

A person who use bigotry for political purposes, but is not personally bigoted, is functionally indistinguishable from a bigot. The Anti Defamation League notes that the alt right pits itself against “establishment” conservatism, writing, “People who identify with the Alt Right regard mainstream or...
by ryanlibrarian
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Putin, Clinton, and David Baldacci
Replies: 30
Views: 819

Re: Putin, Clinton, and David Baldacci

Yes, it does and is quite proud to do so. Since Brannon took over it calls itself the platform of the "alt right." This loose movemen's founders publicly say that openly calling themselves Nazis would frighten off the masses so they use this term to get the ideology out before the useful ...

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