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You are arguing and fighting. I'm trying to have... 675 Views / 46 Replies  
You are arguing and fighting. I'm trying to have a discussion.

In this case, the diversity of "one guy respectfully having a conversation" and "a different guy throwing criticism at the screen"...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 10, 2009 at 06:50 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Dont know what your angle is. I don't know that... 675 Views / 46 Replies  
Dont know what your angle is. I don't know that democracy is good or bad, or whatever -- only that it was virtually inconceivable once upon a time. Its adoption suggests we can adapt and acquire new...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 9, 2009 at 11:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
the only reason this is recognized as a negative... 675 Views / 46 Replies  
the only reason this is recognized as a negative is becase we have created a society in which its victims suffer. Likewise its victms have had a say in the society we created. In effect, human...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 9, 2009 at 11:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You seem to imply that these concepts of violence... 675 Views / 46 Replies  
You seem to imply that these concepts of violence and aggression are not simply byproducts of an evolutionary cycle, but genuinely advantageous in a Machiavillian sense. As though this is actually...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 9, 2009 at 10:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm not being clear, perhaps. My angle is... 675 Views / 46 Replies  
I'm not being clear, perhaps.

My angle is that we are an advanced species with the biological ability to adopt and adhere to a menu of value sets. The question is not "how do we eliminate people...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 9, 2009 at 10:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'd be interested in your statistics on this... 675 Views / 46 Replies  
I'd be interested in your statistics on this matter, where you get them, and how reliable they are. Since I'm a therapist that deals with lots of incest, I'm always curious what others think about...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 9, 2009 at 09:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
But it doesn't address my question. Do YOU think... 1,482 Views / 85 Replies  
But it doesn't address my question. Do YOU think that represents our choice accurately? All one or all the other? You imply you don't. But if you don't, what efforts do you make toward either effort?...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 9, 2009 at 08:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
But can you create a society that weeds it out? ... 675 Views / 46 Replies  
But can you create a society that weeds it out? I mean, we understand that some people like to sexually assault children, but society as a whole does not support such behavior or allow it to...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 9, 2009 at 08:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Do you think that's the choice we are presented... 1,482 Views / 85 Replies  
Do you think that's the choice we are presented with? One or the other?
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 9, 2009 at 07:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
OK, fine. Have it your way. Still ignoring the... 1,482 Views / 85 Replies  
OK, fine. Have it your way. Still ignoring the point of my post.
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 9, 2009 at 07:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
which part? 675 Views / 46 Replies  
which part?
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 9, 2009 at 07:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ratios. Do we spend $10 on social problems and 1... 1,482 Views / 85 Replies  
Ratios. Do we spend $10 on social problems and 1 trillion on space jerkoff? Or what? I think the issue isn't whether one or the other is valuable, but the degree to which A) money is the real answer...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 9, 2009 at 06:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The consensus seems to be that we (citizens of... 675 Views / 46 Replies  
The consensus seems to be that we (citizens of your nation, or however you define "we") don't go to war in defense of any REAL value system, but we apply whatever value system we need to justify and...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 9, 2009 at 06:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
How can you take that road and simultaneously say... 675 Views / 46 Replies  
How can you take that road and simultaneously say you can't discuss the matter in terms of a cohesive human whole? That angle is a mess. Not that I disagree with this perspective, just that it...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 8, 2009 at 10:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It is interesting, Charles, that you accept there... 1,482 Views / 85 Replies  
It is interesting, Charles, that you accept there will always be social and economic problems, but imply that our reluctance to accept a technological status quo is necessary for advancement. Any...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 8, 2009 at 10:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not going to pick apart contradictions in... 675 Views / 46 Replies  
I'm not going to pick apart contradictions in your statements because that is distracting from understanding your overall position.

As I understand what you saying: furthering one's position in...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 8, 2009 at 09:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You tell me it is a poor start to speak of humans... 675 Views / 46 Replies  
You tell me it is a poor start to speak of humans as a cohesive whole, and then say evil exists in "the human race." Not trying to pick a fight here, but I honestly don't understand how you can do...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 8, 2009 at 08:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
ok. 603 Views / 13 Replies  
ok.
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 8, 2009 at 08:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I especially appreciated that elephant painted is... 603 Views / 13 Replies  
I especially appreciated that elephant painted is in motion, with the brush strokes seeming to intentionally support that. There is significance in taking a still portrait of an object in motion, as...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 8, 2009 at 07:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't have an agenda, if that's what you're... 675 Views / 46 Replies  
I don't have an agenda, if that's what you're after. We can have a discussion or we can puke up opinions aimlessly. I thought actually exploring other people's thoughts (assuming they think) might be...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 8, 2009 at 06:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Are you saying that mankind cannot develop a more... 675 Views / 46 Replies  
Are you saying that mankind cannot develop a more humane global morality? That war is not only inevitable, but necessary?

If true, doesn't that preclude the concept of higher moral ground or...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 8, 2009 at 05:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
. Not true. I once fabricated a letter from... 1,482 Views / 85 Replies  
. Not true. I once fabricated a letter from extraterrestrials, and photographs of a ship. This proves they don't exist. Only people who desperately want to believe would even bother looking for them....
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 8, 2009 at 12:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I cannot argue the existence of a monster in loch... 1,482 Views / 85 Replies  
I cannot argue the existence of a monster in loch ness. But I cannot say people "wanted to believe so badly," or that all photographic evidence was fabricated, or that their profession had anything...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 7, 2009 at 01:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Ethics of the First Automated War 675 Views / 46 Replies  
Expanding on this article (http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/technology/2009/aug/US-Predicts-Killer-Robots-40-Years-Away--Raises-Ethics-Debate.html), one day armies of killer robots will do the...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 5, 2009 at 02:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A physicist once calculated that if 2 cosmic rays... 1,482 Views / 85 Replies  
A physicist once calculated that if 2 cosmic rays hit each other just the right way, the entire universe could be sucked up in a sort of tsunami vacuum -- and possibly change all the "rules" of...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 5, 2009 at 10:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
When it comes to the unknown, I've known very few... 1,482 Views / 85 Replies  
When it comes to the unknown, I've known very few people who understand how their intellectual, cultural, and social parts work together to form their epistemological framework. The honesty and...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 5, 2009 at 09:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Skepticism is easy. 10 people see a UFO, you... 1,482 Views / 85 Replies  
Skepticism is easy. 10 people see a UFO, you simply dismiss them as kooks and say "no scientific evidence." Interview half a dozen engineers and military types who insist we have alien technology in...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 4, 2009 at 11:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My poor Dad has had each marriage end with his... 9,196 Views / 133 Replies  
My poor Dad has had each marriage end with his wife running off with another woman. Incidentally, when mom ran off with another woman, it kinda ruined the whole 2-woman fantasy for me....
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 3, 2009 at 10:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://steelturman.typepad.com/photos/uncategorize... 2,824 Views / 93 Replies  
http://steelturman.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/04/27/fortune_teller_gypsy_psychic_crysta.jpg
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 2, 2009 at 09:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've had nothing to do with Christmas since 1986.... 1,233 Views / 50 Replies  
I've had nothing to do with Christmas since 1986. Just another day to me.

However, this year I have a crisis shift the day after, and that is often the worst day of the year, barring Superbowl...
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 1, 2009 at 07:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
"I'm staying at the Ritz, room 4300." *walks... 4,786 Views / 176 Replies  
"I'm staying at the Ritz, room 4300."

*walks out to a limo*
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 1, 2009 at 05:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How much money do you have to spend? 1,123 Views / 14 Replies  
How much money do you have to spend?
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 1, 2009 at 05:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They've had tool in the past, and they may have... 862 Views / 10 Replies  
They've had tool in the past, and they may have it again -- a lot of people are asking for their return.
Posted by wolfen, on Dec 1, 2009 at 05:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've lost track of how many times this has been a... 2,595 Views / 117 Replies  
I've lost track of how many times this has been a thread topic, and how many times we've explained it.

Book...movie...grandparents' last name is wolf..."-en" signifying "of the wolves" in my...
Posted by wolfen, on Nov 30, 2009 at 10:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, but then I might not have had the... 862 Views / 10 Replies  
Yes, but then I might not have had the opportunity to silently mock your anal retentive nature, tenuous grasp of logic, or poor grammar.
Posted by wolfen, on Nov 30, 2009 at 07:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Bonnaroo 2010 862 Views / 10 Replies  
OK, I dunno how many Roo fans there are but I thought I'd inform.

Bonnaroo is a 4-day music festival in Tennessee, 2nd Thurs in June through Sunday. During the four days, about 7 stages will host...
Posted by wolfen, on Nov 30, 2009 at 06:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We were all once the shiny new toy that the woman... 1,424 Views / 46 Replies  
We were all once the shiny new toy that the woman wanted to try out. If we're lucky, we get to stick around long enough to enjoy it.
Posted by wolfen, on Nov 30, 2009 at 05:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think it's important we remember who we're... 4,786 Views / 176 Replies  
I think it's important we remember who we're talking about...

http://www.intotherough.co.uk/assets/_files/images/aug_08/itr__1219394995_Elin_Nordegren.jpg


...assaulted her husband. And given...
Posted by wolfen, on Nov 30, 2009 at 05:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My wife and I have separated twice, for 6 month... 2,824 Views / 93 Replies  
My wife and I have separated twice, for 6 month stretches. We are happily married 17 years, now. Some people just need to get away to deal with their ****. And clearly you both have **** to deal...
Posted by wolfen, on Nov 27, 2009 at 08:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
OK, if my link was nsfw, this is too. Just fwiw. 1,123 Views / 14 Replies  
OK, if my link was nsfw, this is too. Just fwiw.
Posted by wolfen, on Nov 27, 2009 at 08:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So my PS3 HDMI-connected to the plasma, with an... 1,219 Views / 29 Replies  
So my PS3 HDMI-connected to the plasma, with an optical audio line from the plasma to the receiver, is somehow lacking in its performance relative to routing everything through my receiver first??...
Posted by wolfen, on Nov 27, 2009 at 08:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Sorry to have caused any stress. It's been a... 819 Views / 14 Replies  
Sorry to have caused any stress. It's been a while since I've been on any forums, and my etiquette is rough around the edges. Thanks for the patience, Admins.
Posted by wolfen, on Nov 27, 2009 at 08:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, get a crack team of paranormal investigators... 1,907 Views / 65 Replies  
Yes, get a crack team of paranormal investigators groping the washer and dryer for clues. And if they get video of some ghost wanking into your laundry, please post a video of you checking yourself...
Posted by wolfen, on Nov 26, 2009 at 10:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am clearly not the home theater expert, but is... 1,219 Views / 29 Replies  
I am clearly not the home theater expert, but is there a compelling reason to put your video through the receiver at all? I have always avoided doing so.
Posted by wolfen, on Nov 26, 2009 at 09:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Rural Appalachia. They tolerate mexican food... 716 Views / 39 Replies  
Rural Appalachia. They tolerate mexican food because it has beef, beans, and cheese. Beyond that, you better like McDonald's, pizza, or steak.
Posted by wolfen, on Nov 26, 2009 at 09:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If it's any consolation, I can't get Sushi, Dim... 716 Views / 39 Replies  
If it's any consolation, I can't get Sushi, Dim Sum, Indian, Vietnamese, or even Italian where I live. I take that back...if I drive 45 minutes away I can find Italian.
Posted by wolfen, on Nov 26, 2009 at 12:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
19, 26, 62, & 72 for those of you who'd prefer... 819 Views / 14 Replies  
19, 26, 62, & 72 for those of you who'd prefer to save some time...
Posted by wolfen, on Nov 25, 2009 at 07:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Working crisis shift. Will either be in a... 716 Views / 39 Replies  
Working crisis shift. Will either be in a hospital trying to keep someone from killing him/herself, or finishing up the acoustic treatments on the walls of my man cave.
Posted by wolfen, on Nov 25, 2009 at 06:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Haven't posted in a while... 819 Views / 14 Replies  
In the last few years I've changed careers from IT / SysAdmin to Therapist/Substance Abuse Specialist. I work with people with severe and persistent mental illness in a rural mountain town. Insert...
Posted by wolfen, on Nov 25, 2009 at 06:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A vid to send to PETA? Btw you can have... 1,089 Views / 35 Replies  
A vid to send to PETA?

Btw you can have water-breathing kittens. You just need a boxcutter to make the gills.
Posted by wolfen, on Mar 18, 2009 at 07:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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