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Message 190 of 352 (903065)
12-02-2022 1:13 PM
Reply to: Message 189 by Phat
12-02-2022 12:59 PM


Re: Phats YouTube Beliefs-Secular Side.
End of the Road is nothing but goldbug propaganda. I am researching who is behind it but looks like it was marketing material for gold selling firms. Look at comments on IMDB and other places. Seems odd that they were calling for a collapse but it never happened. This video is over 11 years old. Time has not treated it well.
Phat found another shiny object.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 196 of 352 (905710)
02-02-2023 12:29 PM
Reply to: Message 192 by Phat
12-02-2022 1:54 PM


Re: Phats YouTube Beliefs-Secular Side.
Faith writes:
You dont want to face it and address it because you dont even understand what money is or what determines its value. Why not ask your financial advisor for his prediction where your investments will go?
I understand much better than you what money is and what determines its value. You have no clue and you continue to follow shysters and grifters.
I follow professional advice pretty closely and it has treated me pretty well through the years. As a matter of fact, my investments are up 4% since you posted this drivel. That in itself means nothing. I care where those investments will be in 10 years. So far listening to the experts has treated me better than listening to goldbugs, shysters, and get-rich-quick purveyors would have.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 201 of 352 (905748)
02-02-2023 9:50 PM
Reply to: Message 200 by nwr
02-02-2023 9:13 PM


Re: Matt Dillahunty
I have never listened to him ever.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 217 of 352 (906604)
02-14-2023 10:34 AM
Reply to: Message 216 by jar
02-14-2023 7:29 AM


Re: Try thinking Phat
But to him it is all about him.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 219 of 352 (906610)
02-14-2023 1:05 PM
Reply to: Message 218 by Phat
02-14-2023 12:15 PM


Re: Try thinking Phat
Why would I mention Stalin and Mao? They were evil megalomaniacs. I have nothing in common with them. Our ideologies are nothing alike.
Andrew Jackson was a vile man that openly practiced genocide. If you want to embrace him that says a lot about you.
Do you even understand what the term identity politics means? Or is it just something you heard on a youtube video you watched?
If you want to talk about identity politics start a topic, I am sure the peanut gallery will wipe the floor with you on that topic too.
You are a self-centered, narcissistic, privileged, self-entitled, scared little white man that is afraid that the BIPOC and LGBQT people that always had to study harder, work harder, and try harder than you are passing you by. Tough shit.
Yes, it is always about us. If you are only concerned about self you do nothing to contribute to the health of society or the continuation of the species.
So cry all you want little man. No one cares or is listening.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Theodoric
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Message 221 of 352 (906617)
02-14-2023 3:43 PM
Reply to: Message 220 by Phat
02-14-2023 3:17 PM


Re: Scared Little Man
I am projecting nothing.
I am half Puerto Rican and half New Englander. My whole life I have been stuck between two cultures. Never really fitting into either. I and many family members have suffered extreme discrimination. To see me I would look like a stereotypical middle aged white guy. I have suffered discrimination and hate just because of what my last name is and where my father was born.
Not sure what being a self-made man means. I put myself through college. My parents helped as musch as they could. I worked full time while attending school full time. I went to a well-respected catholic school and received my B.A.'s in History and Sociology in 4 years. I started my M.A. at a major university, but did not complete because of burn out and the stress of debt.
After that I had multiple careers, from selling suits to being general manager of a small chain of convenience stores. My last real job was a business systems analyst for a major health insurance company.
I am 60 and have not had a real job in 18 years. I married well. At that time my wife finished her medical residency and we moved to a small town. We decided better if I stayed home and took care of things rather than work for a minimal wage. Then the kid came along and I still don't have a job. I stay busy. Take care of the house, cook, and clean. We have 40 acres and heat with wood. I am always available to help out friends. I volunteer a bit.
So yeah, I am a self-made man. I have made myself into the man I want to be and that my wife and boys can be proud of.
I am not afraid of people taking my privilege. I have been extremely privileged in my life and hope I can use that privilege to assist people to achieve a better life. I will not be a scared little man.
You and your friend do not know shit about me, so you can both go fuck yourselves

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Theodoric
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Message 226 of 352 (906628)
02-14-2023 5:06 PM
Reply to: Message 222 by AZPaul3
02-14-2023 4:35 PM


Re: Scared Little Man
Kept man is my favorite term for myself. I did very well.
My wife is smart, beautiful, kind and talented. She let's me be me. She is my best friend and we make a great team.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 227 of 352 (906629)
02-14-2023 5:07 PM
Reply to: Message 224 by Tanypteryx
02-14-2023 4:49 PM


Re: Scared Little Man
It is, but to be honest I have lots of free time. I don't sit around watch TV and eat chocolate bonbons all day.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 228 of 352 (906631)
02-14-2023 5:48 PM
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02-14-2023 4:35 PM


Re: Scared Little Man
I should bring up the biggest problem with my wife. She is 15 years younger. So I am ready to be all retired and travel. Well she needs to work at least another 10-12 years. I just hope I am not dead before she retires.
I know, I know, what a problem to have.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 246 of 352 (916280)
02-29-2024 11:18 AM
Reply to: Message 239 by Phat
02-29-2024 6:56 AM


Re: Sharing Transcript snippets
Who TF is Adam Taggert? Why should I give a rat's ass what he says?

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Theodoric
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Message 258 of 352 (916304)
02-29-2024 2:50 PM
Reply to: Message 256 by Phat
02-29-2024 2:06 PM


Re: Sharing Transcript snippets
But why do you think this yahoo is? BTW, I don't have a Ph.D but I am fairly highly educated, formally and informally.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 296 of 352 (916572)
03-06-2024 4:10 PM
Reply to: Message 266 by Phat
03-06-2024 9:12 AM


Re: The Problem With Excessive Government
Why does it matter what the US internally values its gold holdings at? Does it have any effect on you? The dollar? Financial markets?

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Theodoric
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Message 297 of 352 (916573)
03-06-2024 4:14 PM
Reply to: Message 283 by Rahvin
03-06-2024 1:00 PM


Re: The Problem With Excessive Government
I think he means non-christians and non-english speaking brown people.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Theodoric
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Message 300 of 352 (916590)
03-07-2024 8:09 AM
Reply to: Message 298 by Phat
03-07-2024 3:40 AM


Re: The Problem With Excessive Government
So America of the 1800's? Pre-WW I? 50's?

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Theodoric
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Message 303 of 352 (916593)
03-07-2024 8:23 AM
Reply to: Message 299 by Phat
03-07-2024 3:52 AM


Re: The Problem With Excessive Government
It only matters to me if it is a way to dampen speculative freedoms.
Does it? How?
The jury is out at the moment.
So no evidence' problem. Just some youtuber made some amorphous argument that maybe. Hint, it does not. It is to make accounting easier so they do not have to recalculate every day as the gold market fluctuates. If you have evidence of something nefarious either present it or admit you know nothing about this subject.
Gold and the dollar are countercyclical. Pumping liquidity into the markets is a method of control. Personal initiative is squashed in favor of group consensus and the "needs of the many." If they want to help Americans they could fix (and pay back) social security, let the markets fail and self-correct, and get off their soapbox. In an airplane with no oxygen, you put on your own mask first before trying to help others.
Do you know what this means? It seems to me that people that can afford to invest are doing quite well. You won't do better if the rich do better. They are only going to continue giving you crumbs. Who is "they" you talk about?
I was going to suggest you take some courses on economics and finance, but I am sure that is going to go as well as the course on critical thinking. As soon as your world view is threatened you will quit.
As Percy said you are hopeless. Clueless too.

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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