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Thread: Debate Politics change in political lean?

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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    There's a difference between the government doing things you don't like and the government doing all the things you want it to, correctly.
    i did not say doing things i dont like, i stated clearly things that are not powers of the federal ogvernment, i do not base the operations of government based on my personal feelings, as many do..

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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Umm..ok.

    No offense, I don't care about articulating anything. And I care little about theories.

    I care about one thing only...can you (a theoretical poster) back up your position with unbiased facts? If you cannot, you opinion means little to me (unless I know/respect you). If you can, then I am interested. It is totally irrelevant how articulate you presented your opinion...back it up with proof and you have my attention.

    As I said, I am here to learn, teach and kill time.

    Sitting around, going back-and-forth with endless 'theories' with no facts from unbiased sources to back them up seems silly to me. And most people on here do exactly that, it seems.

    What's the point? If it's not a fact, what difference does it make?

    Sure, do a couple of back-and-forth's with your theories. But why on Earth people waste lots of time on debating just theories (with no facts for evidence) with faceless nobodies on a chat forum is beyond me.
    Boredom, I guess.


    Anyone that can have their minds changed by unproven theories is weak-minded. And anyone that is not open to change is arrogant.
    Unfortunately, I believe at least 80% of all humans fall into one or both of these two areas.
    And who do you trust for your 'facts'? I personally endorse critical thinking that does not depend solely on 'facts' or 'statistics' or 'pronouncements' that can be manipulated to appear to mean whatever those putting them out want to mean. Some logic and reason and different possibilities have to factor into that too. If some weren't interested in exploring unpopular theories and go against the conventional wisdom in the past, our science books would still promote a flat Earth as 'fact'. The Sun would still revolve around the the Earth, we would still need phlogiston in order to have fire, and doctors would still be using leeches as a valid medical treatment.

    To dismiss unsupported theories out of hand is to dismiss any chance to build support for those theories. And that stops science and innovation dead in its tracks. And THAT is close mindedness.
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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Your comments then were over the line. Hateful is all I can say. Never mind excuses, generalizations or assumptions, you posted it, not others, you own it.
    Nice deflection. Goes back to my point. Many people dislike Obama just like me. Liberals, Indys, Democrats, Republicans.... sure, not enough to make him lose an election, but I seem to think that was because the Repubs didn't have a candidate that was good enough to beat him.

    Meanwhile, Obama's droning a wedding in Pakistan or Yemen

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    Re: Debate Politics change in political lean?

    I went with "Independent", because I don't ascribe to the views of either party as a whole.

    Further, I tend to be more libertarian/liberal on social issues, and some weird combination of libertarian/centrist/conservative on fiscal issues.
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    Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

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