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Recent content by Carl

  1. Carl

    Iraq... What a mess!

    "I didn't say that, someone else did" would have been acceptable. When you use me by name in a post, I expect any reference to me words to always come in the form of an in-context citaton. Many boards I have frequented would have considered what you did a "warnable" offense.
  2. Carl

    Burn in Hell Murderer - Carlie's killer gets DEATH

    No, in this case the point of the question, clearly, was the possibility of self-dehumanization. Your opinions of his actual humanity was a different point, and not the one I was addressing The gratuitous insinuation illustrated thus: The insinuations, in order: 1. I edited your...
  3. Carl

    Iraq... What a mess!

    I reject the notion that your sentence, in this instance, constituted a mistake. But rather, an attempt to trivialize my arguments through a reduction to absurdity. To avoid any further "misunderstandings", I'd appreciate it if you simply quote me as written, and make no further paraphrasings...
  4. Carl

    Burn in Hell Murderer - Carlie's killer gets DEATH

    Because, obviously, your personal opinion of his humanity was not the point. The point concerned whether the perpetrator had self-inflicted to any extent his own dehumanization. This is clearly illustrated by the question, to whit: As anyone can plainly see, I cited only the relevant point...
  5. Carl

    Iraq... What a mess!

    Actually, Carl made an analogy to point up some semantic exercises: You then ignored the fact that salt and ammonia aren't "controlled precursor chemicals", and further proceeded from a premise that Saddam had actually obtained yellow cake rather than merely attempted to obtain it. So your...
  6. Carl

    another ANWR attempt, this time it might work

    Yep, this one was particularly silly though. I sure wish I could recall it, I'll try to fumble around for it though it's not really that important. Basically the ANWR rider is a response to it, from what I recall.
  7. Carl

    Democrats Legacy: DISRESPECT?

    It does. But as regards the probable legacy of the Democrats, I should think the idea of "reflexive disrespect" quite likely. Though Republicans may have been disrespectful to President Clinton, that disrespect is to some extent mitigated by the disrespectful nature of his acts. Obtaining...
  8. Carl

    Burn in Hell Murderer - Carlie's killer gets DEATH

    Well, that was my suspicion. As for me, I take a great deal of satisfaction in seeing justice done, and criminals being punished for their depradations against society. I didn't think so. When people behave inhumanly, like rape combined with slow-strangulation of very young people, it is a...
  9. Carl

    another ANWR attempt, this time it might work

    Attaching the ANWR rider to the budget by Republicans is an attempt to point up the silliness of one of the riders the Democrats recently tried to include in a budget bill. I can't remember what it was, or who put it in there, but I remember not long ago some talk about it, and that some...
  10. Carl

    Burn in Hell Murderer - Carlie's killer gets DEATH

    What would, in your opinion, be the appropriate level of personal satisfaction? And does it ever occur to you that the dehumanization may have been self-inflicted by the perpetrator, for having committed such inhuman deeds?
  11. Carl

    Burn in Hell Murderer - Carlie's killer gets DEATH

    The wages of sin, is death. It would behoove unbelievers to avoid attempts to use the faith of others as a rhetorical weapon against them, it's better just to stick to the point rather than the author.
  12. Carl

    Feingold/Censure thread(after merges)

    Re: Feingold Abandoned by Dems! They're defending a different part of the Constitution, Article 2. In recognition of the fact that the Constitution cannot be construed to be a suicide-pact with our mortal enemies, as Senator Feingold would have us believe.
  13. Carl

    Burn in Hell Murderer - Carlie's killer gets DEATH

    Retribution, a concept universally accepted as worthy in our legal system, hence "punitive" damages. If we're to ignore the idea of punishment that fits the crime, we'll need to abandon the idea of punitive damages. Take a life, forfeit your own.
  14. Carl

    Feingold/Censure thread(after merges)

    Re: Feingold Abandoned by Dems! I don't agree.
  15. Carl

    SOCIAL PROGRAMS: Most rapid 5-year expansion since 1960s

    I see. So it is absolutely certain that raising taxes too high, such as the New York tobacco tax, will invariably reduce revenues thus making my argument ridiculous. However the converse is not true. Lowering taxes from an inhibitory level will not neccessarily increase revenues. I'm afraid...
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