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It's interesting that you chose to completely... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
It's interesting that you chose to completely ignore the point I was making- which I will come back to- and go off on tangent. But It's an interesting tangent, so I will address it.

If you did...
Posted by Paco500, on Yesterday at 03:17 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I've only ever met one, or at least one that I... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
I've only ever met one, or at least one that I was fully aware of the history and I knew well enough to form an opinion on his happy. I will further qualify this by saying I've no meaningful contact...
Posted by Paco500, on Yesterday at 02:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Did you actually read the blog you posted? All... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
Did you actually read the blog you posted? All he's saying is that films and plays have exaggerated the horribleness of the laundries- that the truth of them was horrible enough, so why embellish?...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 24, 2015 at 05:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Interesting article. I mostly agree with her on... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
Interesting article. I mostly agree with her on he points as to why the religious freedom arguments are not working. I think there is a real argument to be had on the points she made as to the...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I did not know that. Thanks. 351 Views / 20 Replies  
I did not know that. Thanks.
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 22, 2015 at 10:33 AM, in Political/War Lounge
My confusion lies with the seeming contradiction... 351 Views / 20 Replies  
My confusion lies with the seeming contradiction that it was paid for using municipal bonds but is not government owned. If it's privately owned, how can they use municipal bonds? I could be wrong,...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 22, 2015 at 05:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm not clear on what that has to do with... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
I'm not clear on what that has to do with anything. Just because you (and many, many, others- not singling you OR Catholics out here) follow discriminatory teachings, it doesn't give you the ethical...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 21, 2015 at 06:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
:confused: 351 Views / 20 Replies  
:confused:
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 21, 2015 at 05:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm not sure what you are getting at here. But as... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
I'm not sure what you are getting at here. But as said above, judging intentions or motivations are all but impossible. Judging actions is easy.
I would say more uncomfortable than upset. She...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 21, 2015 at 04:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't disagree with you. However, I am not one... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
I don't disagree with you. However, I am not one who believes the ends justify the means. Motivations and intentions are almost irrelevant. Actions matter.
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 21, 2015 at 04:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
While I understand the point you are trying to... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
While I understand the point you are trying to make, I feel it's more than a bit disingenuous. Where are the pizza shops preemptively refusing to to serve at the weddings of mastrubators? ...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 21, 2015 at 08:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
So you do agree that it take courage to be an... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
So you do agree that it take courage to be an open, practicing homosexual, particularly if you come from a religious background? That's encouraging.

And no, I would not hate someone who attempted...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 20, 2015 at 08:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
In one sentence you claim you don't think... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
In one sentence you claim you don't think homosexuals are cowards. In the next you say they can only show courage by leaving 'that lifestyle.' It is either comical or tragic that you believe the easy...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 20, 2015 at 07:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think the irony may be your choice of the word... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
I think the irony may be your choice of the word demonize. The difference in the argument is that we see the actions and arguments of anti-same sex normalisation in society as wrong. Those that...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 20, 2015 at 04:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Calling it offensive belittles how terrible it... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
Calling it offensive belittles how terrible it actually is. It's straight-out hateful. It's symptomatic of the kind of thinking that in less civilised times brought us the crusades, the inquisition,...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 19, 2015 at 10:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It's not forcing someone to do something. It's... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
It's not forcing someone to do something. It's offering them a fair price for the services that that offer to the public. If they don't like what the public has become, perhaps they are in the wrong...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 7, 2015 at 11:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If you don't want to participate in someone's... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
If you don't want to participate in someone's wedding, there are a myriad of ways of doing that without open, hostile, discrimination.

Don't want to do it? Put in a bid 100% above what you think...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 7, 2015 at 11:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If your business is catering, then sell to =... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
If your business is catering, then sell to = cater wedding for. You cannot discriminate based on personal prejudices for all manner of protected groups. These are groups that have historically...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 7, 2015 at 09:50 AM, in Political/War Lounge
But do you feel the same about supporting the... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
But do you feel the same about supporting the rights of people not to sell to blacks? Jews? Divorced women? Disabled people? The vast majority of society has for decades demanded that discrimination...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 7, 2015 at 06:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't think any institution is beyond... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
I don't think any institution is beyond criticism. I look at everything critically. Where I see fault, and it's appropriate to do so, I point it out. Where I see that that is worthy of praise, I'll...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 6, 2015 at 05:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sorry, I’d never heard of him until now. A quick... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
Sorry, I’d never heard of him until now. A quick Google search leads me to believe he has nothing useful to add to the discussion.
I think you have quoted these sources in their entirety on this...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 6, 2015 at 04:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Take out the mean-spirited bits and I would... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
Take out the mean-spirited bits and I would welcome this approach. I like the idea of donating the fee to an organisation you support- even telling potential customers about it. As long as the...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 5, 2015 at 08:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So you are saying the church didn't execute... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
So you are saying the church didn't execute people for translating the bible? That they didn't make Thomas More, a man who took particular pride in torturing and killing those who did a saint?
I...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 5, 2015 at 08:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm not sure you understand what the argument or... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
I'm not sure you understand what the argument or these 'religious freedom' acts are all about. As a society we have decided that if you own a business you cannot discriminate against your customers...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 5, 2015 at 07:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
How is providing flowers or serving cake... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
How is providing flowers or serving cake validating a lifestyle? I imagine most if not all of the businesses that have an issue serving a gay wedding would not hesitate to provide services to a...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 5, 2015 at 06:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
As I said, it's not my country. I'm an American... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
As I said, it's not my country. I'm an American living abroad- it's been 10 years but I still can't vote here. I can and do vote in US elections.

But maybe you are right. In a couple of...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 5, 2015 at 12:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And how is the in the least bit relevant to the... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
And how is the in the least bit relevant to the conversation? I currently live in the UK where by percentage of population there are five times as many Muslims as there are in the U.S. (my home...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 5, 2015 at 11:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I understand you believe that. I also infer from... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
I understand you believe that. I also infer from your arguments and the arguments of those that agree with you that you believe that what Jesus is quoted as saying about marriage is more important...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 5, 2015 at 08:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Well two things. One, many on the left don't... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
Well two things. One, many on the left don't give them a pass. Two, and more importantly, as I said above, in America they are such a minority and without political power there is no reason to go...
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 4, 2015 at 05:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This is just silly. Why would the media ask... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
This is just silly. Why would the media ask Muslims what they think about same-sex marriage? For one, we pretty much know the answer. But more importantly, there just aren't many Muslims in America....
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 3, 2015 at 09:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So you are comparing your level of tolerance to... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
So you are comparing your level of tolerance to that of Islam? Huh.
Posted by Paco500, on Apr 3, 2015 at 10:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This makes me so very sad. I want to know what... 431 Views / 13 Replies  
This makes me so very sad. I want to know what happens next to so many of these characters.

Perhaps what is making me the saddest is knowing that someday my son, who loves his books, will read...
Posted by Paco500, on Mar 12, 2015 at 12:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ahh... I understand the confusion. Perhaps I'm... 750 Views / 64 Replies  
Ahh... I understand the confusion. Perhaps I'm unique in my thinking, but I would classify attacks such as the Charlie Hebdo attack and most suicide bombings as markedly different than what ISIS are...
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 31, 2015 at 04:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm confused, or you are. I believe it is... 750 Views / 64 Replies  
I'm confused, or you are. I believe it is terrorism. Although, I also believe the Charlie Hebdo attack was kind of a hybrid- it was a targeted assassination rather than indiscriminate killing....
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 30, 2015 at 05:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My point was and remains so, what that vast... 750 Views / 64 Replies  
My point was and remains so, what that vast majority of the world classifies as terrorist attacks by militant islamists (the ones we seem to be talking about) have been carried out by individuals or...
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 27, 2015 at 07:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Add to that, the last notable terrorist attack in... 750 Views / 64 Replies  
Add to that, the last notable terrorist attack in western Europe was of Lee Rigby. A soldier who was run down and killed near a military base in London. They didn't attack a tea room. And they...
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 27, 2015 at 10:08 AM, in Political/War Lounge
What are you on about? Most of the terror... 750 Views / 64 Replies  
What are you on about? Most of the terror attacks in recent history are suicide bombers or small groups with hand-held weapons. Any attacks with HUGE amounts of personnel and weaponry are not...
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 27, 2015 at 10:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I can't speak to the rest of the country, but in... 750 Views / 64 Replies  
I can't speak to the rest of the country, but in N.C. the "training" is a one day class with copious breaks for donuts and lunch. Hardly rigorous. And you have to take one trip to a range to fire a...
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 27, 2015 at 05:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Don't forget than one of the victims on the day... 750 Views / 64 Replies  
Don't forget than one of the victims on the day of the attack was a cop. I can't say for certain that she was armed, but the French police generally are.
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 27, 2015 at 05:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Your assertion here is pretty much without merit.... 750 Views / 64 Replies  
Your assertion here is pretty much without merit. A magazine headquartered in Houston is a much softer target than anywhere in Israel. Or Iraq, or Afghanistan, etc. These are not tactical attacks....
Posted by Paco500, on Jan 27, 2015 at 05:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The linked article leaves out some fairly... 24,102 Views / 1,704 Replies  
The linked article leaves out some fairly important facts. All we know is that a "wedding chapel" run by "ordained ministers" has been told they have to perform same sex marriages. If the chapel is...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 19, 2014 at 07:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Correlation ≠ Causation 717 Views / 55 Replies  
Correlation ≠ Causation
Posted by Paco500, on Aug 15, 2014 at 12:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A friend of mine owns a cheese shop in a village... 3,378 Views / 347 Replies  
A friend of mine owns a cheese shop in a village close by- I'm probably in there once every few months. So far, I've not been armed and it's worked out.
Posted by Paco500, on Feb 24, 2014 at 09:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: I had to call this out. It's non-sense. The... 7,634 Views / 782 Replies  
I had to call this out. It's non-sense. The check and balance was produced passively- possibly by the brilliance of design of the founding fathers, possibly because of a long history of...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 12, 2013 at 04:50 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: I can be sure if you simply don't understand the... 7,634 Views / 782 Replies  
I can be sure if you simply don't understand the significance of statistical information or the statistical information does not fit your agenda so you are denying it. Again, my point was that it is...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 12, 2013 at 04:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: You catch me out on one thing- I said I was done.... 7,634 Views / 782 Replies  
You catch me out on one thing- I said I was done. Clearly I was incorrect. A few things.

1. Nothing says towing a party line like using the phrase "gotcha." Pointing out when someone has made...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 12, 2013 at 04:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: I think you have attached your biases to what I... 7,634 Views / 782 Replies  
I think you have attached your biases to what I actually wrote (and intended) and are arguing against a phantom.

What I wrote:

Exactly where in there did I assert that support was higher for...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 10, 2013 at 09:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: lots of words defending your statement: And... 7,634 Views / 782 Replies  
lots of words defending your statement:
And then you go on to discuss in detail how in the vast majority of states redistricting is handled by some body/bodies other than the governor. Yes the...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 10, 2013 at 08:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Here... 7,634 Views / 782 Replies  
Here (http://fm.cnbc.com/applications/cnbc.com/resources/editorialfiles/2013/09/26/FI10863c-release%209-25-13.pdf) is your evidence. There might be more polls than this that show a similar result. ...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 9, 2013 at 11:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: I almost never agree with your politics, but I... 7,634 Views / 782 Replies  
I almost never agree with your politics, but I generally think your opinions are well thought out and not terribly knee-jerk, so a lot of what you say below is surprising.

No... what I'm saying is...
Posted by Paco500, on Oct 9, 2013 at 10:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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