View Poll Results: What is you default motive is expressing your views?

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  • Venting; getting it off my chest.

    4 7.69%
  • Bashing those with oppositing points of view.

    5 9.62%
  • Pep-rallying those on my ideolgical team.

    1 1.92%
  • Reaching silent observers who are not pursuaded either way.

    8 15.38%
  • Winning over the hearts and minds of those with opposing views.

    5 9.62%
  • No real objective other than shpening my communications skills.

    12 23.08%
  • Other

    17 32.69%
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    Re: Your subconscious motive in expressing your views.

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    go to page 22 of this 2013 international happiness index, breakout what you learned in school and on the job and share with us what you find. what i find is that those nations with a strong capitalistic economy with a similarly strong social safety net fared best
    http://unsdsn.org/files/2013/09/Worl...013_online.pdf

    then it does appear that socialism - to some significant extent - does contribute to the happiness of a nations citizens
    And I can point out Plato's Allegory of the Cave and tell you why they're so happy.

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    Re: Your subconscious motive in expressing your views.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    And I can point out Plato's Allegory of the Cave and tell you why they're so happy.
    the happiness index evaluated an array of sovereign nations across the globe
    and those nations with a combination of a vibrant capitalistic economy coupled with a strong social safety net fared best
    by comparison, please share with us the happiness index of the citizens of those capitalistic countries where social benefits are insignificant
    prove to us that a social support system is something not appreciated by the citizens of one's country
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Your subconscious motive in expressing your views.

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    the happiness index evaluated an array of sovereign nations across the globe
    and those nations with a combination of a vibrant capitalistic economy coupled with a strong social safety net fared best
    by comparison, please share with us the happiness index of the citizens of those capitalistic countries where social benefits are insignificant
    prove to us that a social support system is something not appreciated by the citizens of one's country
    A pig rolling around in s**t is happy.

    Welcome to Europe.

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    Re: Your subconscious motive in expressing your views.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    A pig rolling around in s**t is happy.

    Welcome to Europe.
    yes, you have now proven to us the value of your economics education and 'professional' work experience
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Your subconscious motive in expressing your views.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    A pig rolling around in s**t is happy.

    Welcome to Europe.
    This from Alabama?
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    Re: Your subconscious motive in expressing your views.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Venting. I'm not here to change anyone's mind, nor to fight with anyone. My mind will most definitely not be changed on anything. Largely I'm here to vent the emotions before I do it with gasoline, fertilizer, and a U-Haul Truck.
    and how is that wife beating thing going? I am hear to bash people who have different views and I hate wife beaters.

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    Re: Your subconscious motive in expressing your views.

    Simply to bear true witness to the wisdom Ordained and Established by our Founding Fathers as our Commandments in secular and temporal times.

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    Re: Your subconscious motive in expressing your views.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I have multiple pieces of paper on my wall and work experience to state otherwise.

    Anytime you want to debate, I'll be around.
    ...as do I...

    ... and for the record, I believe there is intelligent (and knowledgeable) life on the other side of the aisle. I keep looking for it on DP.... (kidding aside...there are people here that know what they are talking about, even if I disagree with them...).

    And, to provide a serious answer to the OP, I am here to learn, sharpen my arguments, have my perceptions challenged, enjoy an exchange of wit... and, on occasion, teach some things. I try to confine my discussions to things I have some reasonable depth of understanding in, which is generally business, economics, finance and taxes (and baseball)
    Last edited by upsideguy; 12-04-13 at 10:09 PM.

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    Re: Your subconscious motive in expressing your views.

    Boredom, by and large, and the desire to scratch a certain intellectual itch. The occasional bit of verbal sparring can be rather stimulating given the right opponent.

    Additionally I find that bouncing ideas off of others can be useful for refining one's own. You're never really sure why you believe what you do until you have to defend it to someone else.
    Last edited by Gathomas88; 12-04-13 at 10:15 PM.

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    Re: Your subconscious motive in expressing your views.

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    To think through what I think about a topic, and to combat stupid where ever I run into it at. I find the people that are the most eaisly offended are the ones with the most superficial understanding of their postion.
    The bigger the ego the bigger one's sense of insult - The Misanthrope (I think!)

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