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GOP Bordering On Victory

Mag14 Wrote: Sep 26, 2014 1:55 AM
End Whiskey Taxes!
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Gang Warfare With Uniforms And Referees

Mag14 Wrote: Sep 25, 2014 7:46 PM
Fair enough. Is it worth addressing?
I agree. Note that I am not against spanking. I think it should be an option but not an all-occasions punishment.
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Gang Warfare With Uniforms And Referees

Mag14 Wrote: Sep 25, 2014 7:36 PM
Hunter doesn’t care much for sports and doesn’t have team spirit. That’s not a rebuke to those who do. His larger point is that there seem to be more people whose team spirit translates into mob violence than there were last decade or the decade before. Establishing that this is true would require some time-intensive investigation. But I can say with some certainty that such things weren’t happening when I was young. If sports fans are indeed more violent than they were in our past it is absolutely a phenomenon that needs to be explored and addressed before we start getting dead bodies at half time.
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Gang Warfare With Uniforms And Referees

Mag14 Wrote: Sep 25, 2014 6:59 PM
I so agree. 'Genius' is another such word.
"But a mere fifty years ago or so, [beating] was considered a proper way for a husband to enforce discipline on his wife." In 1964?
“Modernity posits an irrational universe, where consequence is merely coincidence….” To the contrary, modern thought posits a rational universe where things have scientific and measurable causes. “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.”Proverbs 13:24 I’m fine with this as far as it goeth, but not every misbehavior a child does deserves a whuppin’. Nantz writes of consequences but spankings are not direct consequences; they are indirect. If a kid breaks a window because of, for example, roughhousing, he can be made to clean up the mess, pay all or some of the cost of repair and call to organize that repair. These are direct consequences of breaking a window and they are far more instructive than a spanking. This of course depends on the age of the kid. Muslims are fond of the rod, even defining the thickness of the one you may beat your wife with (thumb-width). The Bible doesn’t go in for wife-beating which is only one of the many reasons Christianity is a superior religion. I would point out that not ‘sparing the rod’ means that you should use it when it is time, not that every child deserves a beating. And now we get down to brass tacks; hairbrushes, belts, switches, whips, extension cords and such. There are people who do serious damage to their children with these tools. Welts and bruises exceed mere ‘chastening’. For all that Nantz likes the scourge imagery it is wrong to literally beat your child black and blue or to make him bleed.
And protocol states that you don't have to salute if your hands are full. Like, say, if you're juggling a dog.
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What 'War on Women'?

Mag14 Wrote: Sep 24, 2014 5:27 AM
Goldberg is commenting on the 'war on women' which includes both the apples and oranges you mentioned. His main point, though, is that the White House is cynically using inflated campus rape statistics to bolster a more general (and unsupportable) claim that Republicans don't want women to succeed in order to motivate female voters to elect Democrats.
I wonder how common this prosecutorial deception is.
I wonder how common this prosecutorial deception is.
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