1 - 7
Ain't we kind of encouraging our enemies to seek out new POW's, seeing as the had such a success trading this prisoner os questionable value in for five of their worst? I have to wonder if we didn't just declare open season on Americans abroad - heck, even here at home! "Get 'em while they're hot folks! Five-for-one-special!"
What is truly sad is that a great many good folks will fall for the rhetoric. I have relatives who remain staunchly in support of both the President and his policies, and these are folks whom I would have considered solid conservatives in past ages. Unfortunately, they still believe in alphabet news sources, are heavily invested in Fed bonds, are desperately depending on the success of the Gov't "healthcare fix" and are just too vulnerable right now to go looking for the truth. How many of us have similar stories? I fear there are many, and those are votes toward our doom...
In response to:

Cultural Roots of a Fiscal Crisis

Scott285 Wrote: Oct 14, 2013 9:21 AM
Far out, man --- gonna quibble over the NAME of it for a while.... Meantime, country is on the skids because no-one seems to know how to agree on PRINCIPLE and get this program running again. OMFG
In response to:

Problems Solutions and Trade Offs II

Scott285 Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 5:37 PM
Hey, it was you brought up the idea of interdiction. You posit that if the baby is aborted before it's born, its' not human--- the point being that you terminate something before it becomes an inconvenience. How about I rephrase my comment in the form of a question: Based upon your rationale, should we execute psychopaths before they can become murderers and/or rapists?
In response to:

Problems Solutions and Trade Offs II

Scott285 Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 3:48 PM
I'm still breathlessly awaiting Flaming's comeback...
In response to:

Problems Solutions and Trade Offs II

Scott285 Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 3:39 PM
Okay, then. Perhaps with that rationale, we can start executing psychopaths before they become murderers and rapists...
In response to:

Problems Solutions and Trade Offs II

Scott285 Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 3:15 PM
We need to be careful, Mr. Adams, that part c) of the trade-offs you mentioned is not construed as a justification for rape. In the right minds, with only minimal sophistry, such could in fact occur. But this all sidesteps the real issue--the question of whether the 'cell mass' being forcefully removed from the autonomous woman's body is a human being. Some say that, sans viability, it is not. The more salient point, in my mind, is, rather, that the 'cell mass' cannot become anything OTHER than a human being.
1 - 7