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  • Re: Nice Planet XII: It's Cruel to be Kind!

    So, "journalists" who have literally traded on their T & A value at every turn to advance their careers are now surprised when they find out someone is actually interested in it?

    My view is that if these women have "it" and want to flaunt it to get some place a more "plain" individual will never see, by all means. It's your body, and your reputation. But don't whine to me when you are then treated as a sex object.
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    • Re: Nice Planet XII: It's Cruel to be Kind!

      Originally posted by SJHovey View Post
      So, "journalists" who have literally traded on their T & A value at every turn to advance their careers are now surprised when they find out someone is actually interested in it?

      My view is that if these women have "it" and want to flaunt it to get some place a more "plain" individual will never see, by all means. It's your body, and your reputation. But don't whine to me when you are then treated as a sex object.
      Wow.
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      Originally Posted by dropthatpuck-Scooby's a lost cause.
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      • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
        There is no such thing as "evil" but there are evil acts. It's an adjective, not a noun.

        Same goes for "good."

        Mistaking adjectives for nouns is the root of most human problems.
        Disagree. Hitler was evil. Pol Pot was evil, etc. Or are you implying that they were nice boys who screwed up?
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        • Re: Nice Planet XII: It's Cruel to be Kind!

          Originally posted by Kepler View Post
          The political right has been a con since the mid 80s. This is no surprise.
          Oh, for pete's sake. This is not a political thing. It's a power thing. Men in power have been taking sexual advantage of young females since there have been men in power and female interns. But your position is that because the right preaches family values while the left has no interest in the same, when they both use their power to elicit sexual favors somehow the Dems are morally superior??
          That community is already in the process of dissolution where each man begins to eye his neighbor as a possible enemy, where non-conformity with the accepted creed, political as well as religious, is a mark of disaffection; where denunciation, without specification or backing, takes the place of evidence; where orthodoxy chokes freedom of dissent; where faith in the eventual supremacy of reason has become so timid that we dare not enter our convictions in the open lists, to win or lose.

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          • Re: Nice Planet XII: It's Cruel to be Kind!

            Originally posted by SJHovey View Post
            Oh, for pete's sake. This is not a political thing. It's a power thing. Men in power have been taking sexual advantage of young females since there have been men in power and female interns. But your position is that because the right preaches family values while the left has no interest in the same, when they both use their power to elicit sexual favors somehow the Dems are morally superior??
            Cut him some slack. He's going to have to vote for HRC. Demonifying the right eases the pain.
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            • Re: Nice Planet XII: It's Cruel to be Kind!

              Originally posted by joecct View Post
              Disagree. Hitler was evil. Pol Pot was evil, etc. Or are you implying that they were nice boys who screwed up?
              You just used "evil" as an adjective, which was his point.

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              • Re: Nice Planet XII: It's Cruel to be Kind!

                Originally posted by joecct View Post
                Disagree. Hitler was evil. Pol Pot was evil, etc. Or are you implying that they were nice boys who screwed up?
                You can say Hitler was evil -- that's an adjective. "Hitler was evil" is short for "Hitler was an evil person."

                But again, the distinction is not between evil and good, it's between evil (or good) as an adjective vs a noun..

                I'll try to unravel it like this. "Wilt is tall." "Tall" is an adjective (the sentence is short for "Wilt is a tall man"). But there is no noun, "tall." There is a quantity, "height," and we can speak of measures of height: "Wilt is taller than Tyrion" means Wilt has a greater amount of the quantity "height."

                So what are the analogous terms for good and evil? What is the "height" that good and evil are comparative quantities of? There's no word as obviously referring to that underlying scale, as there is with (tall <-- {height} --> short) or (hot <-- {heat} --> cold). Let's use an adequate word: (good <-- {goodness} --> evil). So, "Hitler has less goodness than Socrates" has meaning, and "Hitler is evil" and "Socrates is good" have clear meanings in that context.

                But it's still important to remember that height, heat, and goodness are not things in themselves. Using evil as a noun starts us down the path towards reification, worse, personification of an abstract quantity.

                So, Hitler was evil, but there's no such free-standing, ontologically meaningful thing as "evil." It lacks being, unless you make up a fairy tale and breath being into it. In fact the fairy tale is probably a psychologically vital way of dealing with the fact that it has no being, because we all still know what it "is" and that knowledge is a vital part of living in the world.

                We should have a category called "ghost nouns" for things like this. Goodness and beauty definitely belong. Truth belongs once you get away from the baby steps of simple predication. Cause might, too. Kant thought God did but everybody else thinks that's just him sneaking in a favorite Son.
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                • Re: Nice Planet XII: It's Cruel to be Kind!

                  Originally posted by SJHovey View Post
                  But your position is that because the right preaches family values while the left has no interest in the same, when they both use their power to elicit sexual favors somehow the Dems are morally superior??
                  My position is summed up by the Pirate King in Penzance:

                  I don't think much of our profession, but, contrasted with respectability, it is comparatively honest.
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                  • Re: Nice Planet XII: It's Cruel to be Kind!

                    Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
                    Meanwhile the channel of conservative family values is run like the playboy mansion.

                    http://ijr.com/2016/08/678559-andrea...tent=elections
                    Reading on the Interwebs right now that Scott Brown couldn't keep his hands to himself either. Apparently SJHovey thinks this is all ok though. If you look hot expect to be harassed.

                    http://www.wmur.com/politics/scott-b...wsuit/41328750
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                    Originally Posted by dropthatpuck-Scooby's a lost cause.
                    Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time-Always knew you were nothing but a troll.

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                    • Re: Nice Planet XII: It's Cruel to be Kind!

                      Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
                      Reading on the Interwebs right now that Scott Brown couldn't keep his hands to himself either. Apparently SJHovey thinks this is all ok though. If you look hot expect to be harassed.
                      If women didn't want men harassing them, then why did they grow breasts, huh?!
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                      • Re: Nice Planet XII: It's Cruel to be Kind!

                        Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
                        Reading on the Interwebs right now that Scott Brown couldn't keep his hands to himself either. Apparently SJHovey thinks this is all ok though. If you look hot expect to be harassed.

                        http://www.wmur.com/politics/scott-b...wsuit/41328750
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                        • Re: Nice Planet XII: It's Cruel to be Kind!

                          Originally posted by johnnypohlfan View Post
                          Remember kids, if you lean to the right, you are guilty until proven innocent.
                          Huh.
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                          • Re: Nice Planet XII: It's Cruel to be Kind!

                            Originally posted by johnnypohlfan View Post
                            Remember kids, if you lean to the right, you are guilty until proven innocent.
                            Oh, you're so ****ing oppressed being a conservative. Poor you.
                            **NOTE: The misleading post above was brought to you by Reynold's Wrap and American Steeples, makers of Crosses.

                            Originally Posted by dropthatpuck-Scooby's a lost cause.
                            Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time-Always knew you were nothing but a troll.

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                            • Re: Nice Planet XII: It's Cruel to be Kind!

                              Originally posted by johnnypohlfan View Post
                              Remember kids, if you lean to the right, you are guilty until proven innocent.
                              And then if you're proved innocent, you're still guilty and just got away with it.

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                              • Re: Nice Planet XII: It's Cruel to be Kind!

                                Originally posted by SJHovey View Post
                                Oh, for pete's sake. This is not a political thing. It's a power thing. Men in power have been taking sexual advantage of young females since there have been men in power and female interns. But your position is that because the right preaches family values while the left has no interest in the same, when they both use their power to elicit sexual favors somehow the Dems are morally superior??
                                They arent morally superior, but they arent hypocritical d-bags either. When a party impeaches a president for being a perv and then conducts itself in the exact same pervy style you lose the right to stand on a soapbox. It is above all else intellectually dishonest and an order of magnitude worse than the people you choose to criticize.

                                The dems arent more moral, they just dont pretend they are.
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