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by SteveFoerster
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump makes history at the UN
Replies: 95
Views: 12735

Re: Trump makes history at the UN

* edit Trump is a multi-billionairre. :lol: Does that make him God Almighty or mere royalty in your eyes? :) It means he is smarter than most people who criticize his intelligence. Wealth and intelligence are very poorly correlated. But even if we pretend they aren't, Trump's statements and actions...
by SteveFoerster
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Putin
Replies: 16
Views: 147

Re: Putin

Putin is an interesting and complex character but Russia is Russia, and without the idea of a global communist movement that it commands it is a 2nd tier player, at best. Nobody needs or looks to Russia for anything. In fact westerners make him more powerful by treating him as the boogeyman underne...
by SteveFoerster
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: A dithering Obama emboldened China
Replies: 66
Views: 3102

Re: A dithering Obama emboldened China

What dreadful cherrypicking! Yes, there were 19th century abolitionists inspired by their Christian faith, just as there were centuries of slaveholders who used everything from the so called "curse of Ham" in Genesis to the loathsome epistles of Paul to justify holding human beings in bondage.
by SteveFoerster
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The "Good" Censor: Google decides it can no longer support free speech
Replies: 25
Views: 862

Re: The "Good" Censor: Google decides it can no longer support free speech

As someone that spent a large amount of money on google, I can tell you this, it is all about $$$. Google is not my friend. And I have literally told Google that. Reports are that Google is refusing to do any work for the pentagon while build a special system for China that allows China to monitor ...
by SteveFoerster
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Exit the United Nations?
Replies: 57
Views: 2633

Re: Know a people from their heroes

... Putin suffers the opprobrium of most of the world. No. Putin is hated by the US and some western countries because he is hindering the West's imperial ventures. Thanks to him and to Russia the predators will be defeated. And that's good... He is hindering Western ambitions because he's a compet...
by SteveFoerster
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Dick's CEO: "The Retail Industry Is In Panic Mode"
Replies: 33
Views: 1447

Re: Dick's CEO: "The Retail Industry Is In Panic Mode"

Could this be the beginning of the Star Trek universe? 3D printers aren't anywhere close to Star Trek's replicators, but you're right that as technology advances, Adjusting for inflation, I can buy a new Chevy Cruze (subcompact) for the same price for which a Yugo sold in 1986, but the safety impro...
by SteveFoerster
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Oh Cannabis!
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Oh Cannabis!

As a libertarian, it's interesting to see that we've gone from being laughed at for proposing this, to having old school politicians run to the front of the parade and shout "follow meeee!" Next up, legalising all the other drugs, especially as the far-sighted Portuguese have shown that we've been r...
by SteveFoerster
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The "Good" Censor: Google decides it can no longer support free speech
Replies: 25
Views: 862

Re: The "Good" Censor: Google decides it can no longer support free speech

Doc wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:48 pm
Hi Steve I just saw this:

Whoa, interesting. Thanks for that. I'm starting a review of my use of social media and Google, and trying to manage it really is pretty tricky. But I think I'll give DDG a try and see whether it works for me.
by SteveFoerster
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: A dithering Obama emboldened China
Replies: 66
Views: 3102

Re: A dithering Obama emboldened China

Interpersonal ethics are hardly the exclusive province of Christianity.

http://www.religioustolerance.org/reciproc2.htm
by SteveFoerster
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Dick's CEO: "The Retail Industry Is In Panic Mode"
Replies: 33
Views: 1447

Re: Dick's CEO: "The Retail Industry Is In Panic Mode"

Could this be the beginning of the Star Trek universe? 3D printers aren't anywhere close to Star Trek's replicators, but you're right that as technology advances, Adjusting for inflation, I can buy a new Chevy Cruze (subcompact) for the same price for which a Yugo sold in 1986, but the safety impro...