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  1. Columbusite

    Going Back to Square One: Getting Political Labels Right.

    I know it's asking for something complicated to be more simple. I don't think having states decide gay marriage would put you all the way over in the authoritarian side. I would argue that although you have the federal goverment guaranteeing gay marriage in all states, you have more freedom that...
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    Should gays be allowed to serve openly in the military?

    "Abomination" is rather Biblical. "Defect"? Eh, I'm perfectly functional physically & mentally and if I really wanted to I could have a child. Actually being gay when the world population is exploding and getting up to 7 billion, well, we could use more people who would really have to consider...
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    America's Christian conservatives are not much different than Islamist fundamentalism

    Re: America's Christian conservatives are not much different than Islamist fundamenta Christians had quite a head start, but they didn't have the weapons Muslims have now, so they can easily catch up in a relatively short period of time. Both Christian & Muslim extremists are whackjobs and I...
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    Should gays be allowed to serve openly in the military?

    How stupid can people be? Of course it's a choice, now just make yourself find guys attractive and get a boyfriend. See? It's just that retarded. Refrain from posting if you're going to leave your brain's switch on "off". Thanks so much. :2razz:
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    Should gays be allowed to serve openly in the military?

    No you didn't, you stated they are an abomination of nature. How are are gays "weak"? Not to mention you have a poor understanding of evolution. It's who passes on their genes, strength alone doesn't guarantee that happening. As for what is normal, ask everyone what is normal and everyone will...
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    Should gays be allowed to serve openly in the military?

    You cannot and did not justify your positions with reason. Your gay/nudist comparison has nothing to do with a comparison between sexual orientations. You reply to my assertion that there is no such thing as a gay or straight lifestyle with a nonsensical example of "gay normality" which you...
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    This One "Nation Under God" Rubbish

    It is more. Separation of Church & State keeps the government out of religion and vice-versa. The Constitution calls for a neutral stance. The government stating that it is under the direction of God is not neutral. I'm sorry, you're going to have to clarify some your points further otherwise...
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    Peak Oil and what it means for our way of life

    So impractical that it has been THE method of building the foundation of civilization all over the world for well over a millenia. You must not have read much from the link, if at all. Go to just about any city in Europe or New York, Chicago, San Francisco, etc and tell me how impractical they...
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    Should gays be allowed to serve openly in the military?

    Wow, just wow. This post is prefectly displays the kind of irrational nonsense that holds a nation back. The comment on social experimentation doesn't make sense because gays are already serving in the military. I'm expected to believe that these gay people will now, if they honestly answer a...
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    Peak Oil and what it means for our way of life

    I like the exchange going on, but there is one thing I'd like to see addressed and that is what should we do about our way of life? I think a big part of the solution is the rebirth of our cities with more and more people living in an urban environment where cars are not necessary. New Urbanism...
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    This One "Nation Under God" Rubbish

    The phrase "One Nation Under God" is just used by Christians to give them some sort of validation of their beliefs and to back them up with governmental power.
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    America's Christian conservatives are not much different than Islamist fundamentalism

    Re: America's Christian conservatives are not much different than Islamist fundamenta I would think all this could be summed up by fundamentalists adhering to a literal interpretation of the Bible. I have never heard of a fundamentalist that doesn't believe in Christ's miracles.
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    America's Christian conservatives are not much different than Islamist fundamentalism

    Re: America's Christian conservatives are not much different than Islamist fundamenta Not if it's true.
  14. Columbusite

    Going Back to Square One: Getting Political Labels Right.

    Whether one sees neo-conservatism as a good or bad thing that is indeed subjective. However, I'd have to disagree that there is much subjectivity on what the term itself means.
  15. Columbusite

    Going Back to Square One: Getting Political Labels Right.

    All over this site people, myself included, have to varying degrees improperly used certain adjectives incorrectly to describe others political beliefs. I think we need to come to some sort of common ground on this before moving on to any further topics to avoid confusion. So many labels have...
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    America's Christian conservatives are not much different than Islamist fundamentalism

    Re: America's Christian conservatives are not much different than Islamist fundamenta Just goes to show you can have thousands of posts and not learn a thing if that's what you set out to do. "Liberal" comes from the word "liberty". I am a liberal because I support as much liberty as possible...
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    America's Christian conservatives are not much different than Islamist fundamentalism

    Re: America's Christian conservatives are not much different than Islamist fundamenta So, can we agree that both groups have a disturbing preponderance of accepting things on blind faith regarding religion and that both believe that if it is good enough for them it is good enough for all of us...
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    Peak Oil and what it means for our way of life

    Rail is what will save us from disaster. Have you been overseas in industrialized countries? The benefits of rail are enormous. The problem with traffic is that you're dealing with a transition period to a more balanced transportation system. If you don't want to face traffic driving downtown...
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    Peak Oil and what it means for our way of life

    Depends on what you mean by "viable" and in what context. I mean it regarding the replacement of oil. You could list all alternative fules in existence and they cannot and will not replace oil, not at the rate we are consuming them now. I'm for nuclear and so are you. However, we're a small...
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    Peak Oil and what it means for our way of life

    There's no need for another thread, hydrogen is totally relevant to peak oil. If you have broadband pause this video, let it load and start it at 51:07. It's the part of the interview with James Howard Kunstler which deals with hydrogen and the problems it faces...
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