"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
I would have an opinion, but my woman hasn't come back with my sandwhich yet.
''You know, I couldn't help but think this:
It seems acceptable debate material to actually ask "Overall, was feminism bad for America?" - no one is really pissed that this was proposed and heavily debated.
But what if the kin were asked: "Overall, was the emancipation of slaves bad for America?" - people would not take it too well and a sound debate would not be had.
However, the slaves were emancipated in the late 1800's - given the right to vote much later. So - why doesn't anyone try to connect lines from the emancipation to a lot of problems that have been penned to feminism in some fashion? (like the economical impacts and so forth).''
It is a real pity that significant points such as this one and and a number of others get burried under mounds of rubbish and nonsense comments and abuse.
I made a thread asking something like this a few days ago. Here is the link.
http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...ine-taken.html (Should a hard line be taken?)
But, it would be progress if these thread were at lease kept clean of heckling, trolling ....
''I addressed this point in my post quoted below.''
Yes, you gave a personal opinion...
Yep - I had to replace the baffles and septic inlet two weeks ago. I tell you, once you've dealt with a septic tank there's little else in the world that you can classify as 'absolutely disgusting.'
We had a backup, I dug it up, paid the guy to pump it, he diagnosed our problems, and I did the rest of the work instead of paying him over $1,000 to dig and repair (I just can't bring myself to pay someone to do something that I know I can do myself).
I second thatBut, it would be progress if these thread were at lease kept clean of heckling, trolling ....
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow