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JonF
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Message 706 of 824 (806205)
04-23-2017 6:31 PM


https://twitter.com/vornietom/status/855859181584175104
  
New Cat's Eye
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Message 707 of 824 (806589)
04-26-2017 2:53 PM


http://grrrgraphics.com


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bluegenes
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Message 708 of 824 (806729)
04-27-2017 11:20 AM


Remember Ray?
Message 779

Davidjay to Dr. Adequate writes:

Dr. Adequate writes:

It is not enough to embrace the banana: you must welcome it inside you.

Your banana comments are pure foolishness, and sexual. Please desist, and reframe and show some morality and class, even if you are an evolutionist.

The good Lord saw fit to make bananas bent
Then he put them on earth for us all
For our sustenance the banana was sent
But alas, that was prior to the Fall
We all know where Adequate's banana went
Where the sun just don't shine at all
So Doc. Adequate should desist and repent
See the Light and then follow the Call

Ray Comfort


  
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Message 709 of 824 (806877)
04-28-2017 4:53 PM



    
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Message 710 of 824 (806880)
04-28-2017 5:20 PM



Christianity, One woman's lie about an affair that got seriously out of hand

What are the Christians gonna do to me ..... Forgive me, good luck with that.


    
Rrhain
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Message 711 of 824 (807305)
05-02-2017 4:43 AM
Reply to: Message 707 by New Cat's Eye
04-26-2017 2:53 PM


It's cute how those who can't comprehend what "free speech" means are the first ones to complain about the free speech of others.

Hint: Your right to "free speech" does not come with a right to an audience.

Do we really need to school you again in what "free speech" means?


Rrhain

Thank you for your submission to Science. Your paper was reviewed by a jury of seventh graders so that they could look for balance and to allow them to make up their own minds. We are sorry to say that they found your paper "bogus," specifically describing the section on the laboratory work "boring." We regret that we will be unable to publish your work at this time.

Minds are like parachutes. Just because you've lost yours doesn't mean you can use mine.

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New Cat's Eye
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Message 712 of 824 (807338)
05-02-2017 11:29 AM
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05-02-2017 4:43 AM


Shoehorning your opponents into prejudged positions so that you can respond with default stock answers is giving you tunnel vision in a way that is preventing you from seeing the actual points that are being made.
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Message 713 of 824 (807345)
05-02-2017 12:12 PM
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05-02-2017 11:29 AM


New Cat's Eye writes:

Shoehorning your opponents into prejudged positions so that you can respond with default stock answers is giving you tunnel vision in a way that is preventing you from seeing the actual points that are being made.

Milos' and Ann's positions aren't a mystery. Milos is just an internet troll that says abrasive things to get a rise out of people. He has even admitted as much. Ann's message has been out in books and other media for years now.

I don't see why any university has an interest in hosting speakers who tell outright lies for the purpose of either encouraging anger or furthering a political movement. Having standards isn't a bad thing.


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Message 714 of 824 (807347)
05-02-2017 12:23 PM
Reply to: Message 713 by Taq
05-02-2017 12:12 PM


The lies we were told...
I don't see why any university has an interest in hosting speakers who tell outright lies for the purpose of either encouraging anger or furthering a political movement. Having standards isn't a bad thing.

The lies we were told about who would silence free speech

http://www.chicagotribune.com/...s-0430-20170428-column.html

The lie we were told as kids was this: The end of American liberty would come at the hands of the political right.

Conservatives would take away our right to speak our minds, and use the power of government to silence dissent. The right would intimidate our teachers and professors, and coerce the young.

And then, with the universities in thrall, with control of the apparatus of the state (and the education bureaucracy), the right would have dominion over a once-free people.

Some of us were taught this in school. Others, who couldn't be bothered to read books, were fed a cartoon version of the diabolical conservative in endless movies and TV shows. The most entertaining of these were science fiction, sometimes with vague references to men in brown shirts and black boots goose-stepping in some future time.

Women would become handmaids, subjugated and turned into breeders. And men would be broken as well. The more lurid fantasies offered armies of Luddites in hooded robes, hunting down subversives for the greater good.

But the lie is obvious now, isn't it?

Because it is not conservatives who coerced today's young people or made them afraid of ideas that challenge them. Conservatives did not shame people into silence, or send thugs out on college campuses to beat down those who wanted to speak.

The left did all that.

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Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.

Belief gets in the way of learning--Robert A. Heinlein

In the name of diversity, college student demands to be kept in ignorance of the culture that made diversity a value--StultisTheFool

It's not what we don't know that hurts, it's what we know that ain't so--Will Rogers

If I am entitled to something, someone else is obliged to pay--Jerry Pournelle

If a religion's teachings are true, then it should have nothing to fear from science...--dwise1

"Multiculturalism" demands that the US be tolerant of everything except its own past, culture, traditions, and identity.

Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other points of view--William F. Buckley Jr.


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ringo
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Message 715 of 824 (807348)
05-02-2017 12:27 PM
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05-02-2017 12:23 PM


Re: The lies we were told...
Coyote writes:

Because it is not conservatives who coerced today's young people or made them afraid of ideas that challenge them. Conservatives did not shame people into silence, or send thugs out on college campuses to beat down those who wanted to speak.


They just invented alternative facts.
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Taq
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Message 716 of 824 (807349)
05-02-2017 12:28 PM
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05-02-2017 12:23 PM


Re: The lies we were told...
Dude, there's this whole big world outside of universities.
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New Cat's Eye
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Message 717 of 824 (807351)
05-02-2017 12:35 PM
Reply to: Message 713 by Taq
05-02-2017 12:12 PM


New Cat's Eye writes:

Shoehorning your opponents into prejudged positions so that you can respond with default stock answers is giving you tunnel vision in a way that is preventing you from seeing the actual points that are being made.

Milos' and Ann's positions aren't a mystery.

I meant me. I didn't post that comic to say that protesting someone is a violation of their free speech - that's retarded.

Antifa is explicitly against free speech, and its funny that they are the ones who are calling people Nazis.


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Message 718 of 824 (807364)
05-02-2017 1:47 PM
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05-02-2017 12:23 PM


Re: The lies we were told...
Conservatives did not shame people into silence, or send thugs out on college campuses to beat down those who wanted to speak.

Well no. Conservatives thugs disdain mere beating down in favor of guns and machetes.


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Message 719 of 824 (807379)
05-02-2017 5:55 PM


Short term closure to force the current theme to a better place
This discussion string does not belong in the Humor topic.

Someone start an appropriate Coffee House topic, complete with a reference link to New Cat's Eye's message 707.

Adminnemooseus


Or something like that.

    
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Message 720 of 824 (807823)
05-05-2017 4:58 PM


oh spank me, I been bad.

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