The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him.
The easiest way to steal from a bank is to own the bank, the easiest way to steal from the government is the run the government.
Fri 25 Oct, 2019 07:58 am - [quote="oralloy"]
That's sophistry at its worst.
NATO and the EU are entirely separate organizations, with different member states, different decision-making processes,... (view)
Wed 23 Oct, 2019 09:34 am - [quote="TheSubliminalKid"]
Maybe don't make casual transphobic microaggressions and it won't pop up again.
FTR, and then I'm going to leave because that's... (view)
Wed 23 Oct, 2019 09:30 am - [quote="izzythepush"]
What about Luxin? Were they right?
In my opinion? No. He insists that "the word Nazi should ALWAYS BE USED for right wingers," and anyone... (view)
Sun 20 Oct, 2019 05:03 pm - [quote="livinglava"]So if someone looks at an economy that's pumping out CO2 and deforesting land and funding all sorts of abuse and exploitation, and they are concerned about... (view)
Thu 26 Sep, 2019 12:06 pm - [quote="izzythepush"][quote]Jacques Chirac, the former French president who championed the European Union, but whose later years were blighted by corruption scandals, has died aged... (view)
Mon 23 Sep, 2019 09:36 am - [quote="maxdancona"]It is a definitely a personal attack when someone says that you... as a person... are a "homophobe misogynist".[/quote]
If someone literally just keeps... (view)
Sat 21 Sep, 2019 09:19 am - In any case, yes, the spreading from thread to thread is a problem. And there is an argument ad nauseam rule for that, and I have definitely seen whole chunks of exchanges between you and Izzy... (view)