Spectre

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  1. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/us/trump-russia-cia-john-brennan.html?_r=0&referer=
  2. Like I've said, I'm done entertaining today's Republican party. Expand the SC, kill the EC, reinstitute the fairness doctrine, kill partisan gerrymandering, and overturn citizens united. It's not enough to just recapture Washington. When the Democrat party comes back, they need to systematically dismantle the current Republican party.
  3. Republicans are invoking the nuclear option to confirm Gorsuch. My response? FDR had the right idea. Let's add at least 2 judges to the SC and put in the most god ****ed liberal judges ever conceived.
  4. Because women on message boards are so intimidated by words. Poor, dainty little thing just doesn't have the mental capacity to handle debate and the occasional jab like a man does.
  5. Great, replacing a took with another tool. Heard Gowdy was going to be more involved now. Another Trump transition team member. What a crock.
  6. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/05/us/politics/national-security-council-stephen-bannon.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0&referer=https://t.co/rwKFRROngt
  7. 12th Russian politician/ambassador in less than 4 months. This time a senator.
  8. This scientific problem requires a political solution. How is this complicated?
  9. You have to love the logic: 1. Obama ran a highly illegal and vast surveillance operation on the Trump campaign. 2. Collect vast amount of intelligence on the Trump operation to use against him. 3. Do nothing with it. 4. Walk away. The crazy wing of the GOP has an amazing ability to make Obama into an evil puppet master while also being inept at everything.
  10. It's great when you can have it both ways. Scientists need to give policy suggestions. Scientists don't specialize in policy specifics, so they utilize policy experts to make suggestions using their statements and research. Policy experts are inherently political, so therefore they can be discounted on a whim.
  11. What really seems to be the heart of the issue here is whether or not you believe a person can possess values innately. Personally, I'd hate to go through life where I viewed myself and everyone around me as brutal savages kept in check by belief in a higher power.
  12. How does it make it hypocritical? If you accept there's not an external force that dictates right or wrong, there's not a question of legitimacy without begging the question. Your logic has some pretty severe gaps. It seems like you want non-believers to be moral relativists rather than the other way around. The venom you've thrown around in this thread makes it sound like it's a personal attack on you to argue otherwise.
  13. I bet he keeps his mouth under much better control. Can't see him telling any Muslim clients that he thinks their prophet is a pedophile and still having a job.
  14. I'm a tri-gendered attack helicopter. I hated it Stryker APCs started appropriating my 30mm cannon.
  15. My point is that they are always in the eye of the beholder. The question then is whether or not you believe people can have their own values and an innate sense of value for life, independence, and so on. I believe people do, and I believe that for most people, that's what they act on regardless of their belief in external value systems. Maybe it's a bit scary to say there isn't an external source for right and wrong in the world, and what we consider good and evil are just reflections of the values individuals and the greater society around them determine to be important, but that doesn't mean it automatically devolves into me saying child rape is dandy, nor does that mean that I am "wrong" to speak out against people who do think that. The universe IMO, doesn't care either way, which makes it all the more important that you fight for the values you deem important and be thankful to live in a place where people do value not murdering people for their race, or raping children. If I lived in a place that didn't agree, then it simply wouldn't matter if I told them they're objectively evil.