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Thread: Tabula Rasa

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    Re: Tabula Rasa

    I find it obvious to say both. What I find interesting is genetics and the environment are the same fundamentally except their proximity of influence. One is an objective environment, the other, the innermost part of a person. It's humorous, but also scary, that some use the macro-astrological reasoning that the planets and seasons can make a tall or short person.

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    Re: Tabula Rasa

    One must also lookn at the power of suggestion on some folks.. For example if your told "your just like your father/mother you my be inclined to subconsciously mimmick their life.

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    Re: Tabula Rasa

    Both.

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    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Tabula Rasa

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Both.

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    Just thought I'd like you know that you suck. That is all. :-)
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    Re: Tabula Rasa

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Just thought I'd like you know that you suck. That is all. :-)
    I suck because we agree? Thanks a lot lol.

    btw my rooting for Dallas last night was the reason Dirk was such a beast
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I suck because we agree? Thanks a lot lol.

    btw my rooting for Dallas last night was the reason Dirk was such a beast
    LOL. You're taking credit for him? Pfft!

    We've decided to have shirts made that say "Circle Dirk" on them. Hope to have 'em done by Sunday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    LOL. You're taking credit for him? Pfft!

    We've decided to have shirts made that say "Circle Dirk" on them. Hope to have 'em done by Sunday.
    love it! hahaha
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Tabula Rasa

    To put it in simple terms, everyone is born with a certain genotype, however, the phenotype is dependent upon environment.
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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