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Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,113
Posted By Skeptic
I am afraid there's no choice. It's like "first...

I am afraid there's no choice. It's like "first to publish" counts in academia, not "first to think of it". The point is that you can prove who published or patented first objectively, while "I...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 16th September 2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 18,807
Posted By Skeptic
So, you're a ghost reader?

So, you're a ghost reader?
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,113
Posted By Skeptic
Ah, the whole point is that the market decides...

Ah, the whole point is that the market decides that.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th September 2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10,111
Views: 355,609
Posted By Skeptic
It doesn't matter who calls me what. What is...

It doesn't matter who calls me what. What is matter is who is correct and who is wrong. As the "right wing extremists" have been proven correct most of the time, and the "moderate peace camp" proven...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th September 2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 16,819
Posted By Skeptic
That last woman I raped? She kept screaming...

That last woman I raped? She kept screaming despite the fact that I kept telling her I was politically raping her because she is middle-class white westerner. That screaming sure ruined my enjoyment....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th September 2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10,111
Views: 355,609
Posted By Skeptic
When agreeing or disagreeing to the USA's demand...

When agreeing or disagreeing to the USA's demand for a freeze for negotiations last year, the "right wing extremists" in Israel noted that the only result of agreeing to the "temporary" freeze would...
Forum: USA Politics 15th September 2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 22,553
Posted By Skeptic
And they say you never learn anything on the...

And they say you never learn anything on the internet.
Forum: USA Politics 15th September 2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By Skeptic
Translation from liberal-speak: "Engage":...

Translation from liberal-speak:

"Engage": admit the latest "republicans are evil, eeeeeeeevil!" article is essentially correct, but have minor disagreements and comments.

"Attack": point out...
Forum: USA Politics 15th September 2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By Skeptic
New in 2011! From the same crowd who brough you...

New in 2011! From the same crowd who brough you the 2008 hits, "Obama straddles the planet like a sort of god" and "the oceans began to recede with his election"! Drum roll please ... "republicanism...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th September 2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By Skeptic
Perhaps. The problem is that such demographic...

Perhaps. The problem is that such demographic predictions depends on things staying as they are forever, which rarely is the case, and that the attitudes of people being the same forever.

E.g.,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th September 2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 10,111
Views: 355,609
Posted By Skeptic
His statement was misundestood. He didn't say...

His statement was misundestood. He didn't say Jews cannot live in Palestine, only that they will not be allowed to live in guardtowers and observation posts disguised as apartment buildings.

By...
Forum: USA Politics 15th September 2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,113
Posted By Skeptic
Seems like "crony capitalism" to me -- not in the...

Seems like "crony capitalism" to me -- not in the sense of personal corruption (I don't think Obama got kickbacks from the company's CEO) -- but in the usual sense that government "stimulus" is:...
Forum: USA Politics 15th September 2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 22,553
Posted By Skeptic
Tyr -- we agree 100%. Our only disagreement is...

Tyr -- we agree 100%. Our only disagreement is whether the word "hypocrite" should apply also to this "technical" sense or only to "serious" cases. I think it shouldn't because it then makes us all...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th September 2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10,111
Views: 355,609
Posted By Skeptic
Reality: Here is a high-rise where Jews live. ...

Reality: Here is a high-rise where Jews live.

The Fool: No, they're really guard towers.

... the rest of the "argument" follows exactly the same "logical" structure as your post.
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th September 2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10,111
Views: 355,609
Posted By Skeptic
Of course. It's not like they're adults or...

Of course. It's not like they're adults or anything. They're like children.

But still, the thousands of Israelies injured and killed by them since the Oslo "peace" accords, the tens of thousands...
Forum: USA Politics 15th September 2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 22,553
Posted By Skeptic
The problem with your definition is that by this...

The problem with your definition is that by this definition we are ALL hypocrites. You believe lying is wrong, correct? Yet, you sometimes lie to save yourself embarrasment, for example (we all do)....
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 15th September 2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,243
Posted By Skeptic
They sure had some weird weapons back then,...

They sure had some weird weapons back then, didn't they?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th September 2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10,111
Views: 355,609
Posted By Skeptic
Since when are dead Jews any problem? It's the...

Since when are dead Jews any problem? It's the living ones some people's got a problem with.

As the old antisemitic slogan had it, beat up the Jews and save Russia, I mean Germany, I mean the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th September 2011, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10,111
Views: 355,609
Posted By Skeptic
Of course, he is speaking of civlized countries....

Of course, he is speaking of civlized countries. But a Palestinian state has nothing to do with civlization -- as Abbas and Arafat and others openly repeatedly declared, it's just part of the "staged...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th September 2011, 02:29 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 16,819
Posted By Skeptic
Yeah, but that all just shows how opressed they...

Yeah, but that all just shows how opressed they are and how much they fight against the system.
Forum: USA Politics 15th September 2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 22,553
Posted By Skeptic
(Shrug) Not much of a hypocrisy, either. No more...

(Shrug) Not much of a hypocrisy, either. No more hypocritical than eating at McDonald's despirte the fact that you publicly declare you are committed to healthy eating. In both cases you can be...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th September 2011, 02:04 AM
Replies: 10,111
Views: 355,609
Posted By Skeptic
In related news, a right-wing Israeli blogger had...

In related news, a right-wing Israeli blogger had (in Hebrew) a line for the ages: "I am sick and tired of the Israeli left wishing to constantly apologize for every mustached Muslim which threatens...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 15th September 2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10,111
Views: 355,609
Posted By Skeptic
To nobody's particular surprise, The "moderate"...

To nobody's particular surprise, The "moderate" PLO representative to the USA declared today that any Palestinian state must be completely free of Jews...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th September 2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 38,281
Posted By Skeptic
I get conflicting replies here. Did all but one...

I get conflicting replies here. Did all but one doctors agreed or refused to treat this person? If most of them did I, of course, apologize and withdraw my criticism. Also, I didn't say sex-change...
Forum: USA Politics 14th September 2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,113
Posted By Skeptic
You mean it isn't intentional? Of course. But...

You mean it isn't intentional? Of course. But that is hardly Obama's first case of terrible bad judgment.

Here is another case of "bad judgment, nothing more": Obama administration launches...
Forum: USA Politics 14th September 2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 22,553
Posted By Skeptic
I suppose it's a case of life imitating art...

I suppose it's a case of life imitating art (http://pajamasmedia.com/tatler/2011/09/14/hypocrisy-supernova-as-palin-sex-smear-imitates-art-in-reverse/). Of course in the movie, it's the eeeeeeeeeevil...
Forum: USA Politics 14th September 2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 22,553
Posted By Skeptic
It's true about Clinton that, "if it weren't sex...

It's true about Clinton that, "if it weren't sex it wouldn't be an issue", but he DID lie about it publicly (though he quickly owed up to it). But that is true for Palin's issue too: it she had (to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th September 2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10,111
Views: 355,609
Posted By Skeptic
Surpraz, surpraz, surpraz. But we're not...

Surpraz, surpraz, surpraz.

But we're not antisemites!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 14th September 2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 38,281
Posted By Skeptic
Well, someone on this thread said that one of the...

Well, someone on this thread said that one of the "struggles" of the parents is to find a doctor to perform this procedure. Except for one endriconologist (sp?), all other doctors refused. Which is...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 14th September 2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,981
Posted By Skeptic
Picture #16 is really cool: "The new government...

Picture #16 is really cool: "The new government on its way to its first discussion with the opposition"...
Forum: USA Politics 14th September 2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 22,553
Posted By Skeptic
People weren't angry at Clinton for getting a BJ...

People weren't angry at Clinton for getting a BJ nearly as much as they were at him trying to hide it by committing perjury. To his credit he soon afterwards owned up to the truth with a commendably...
Forum: USA Politics 14th September 2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 22,553
Posted By Skeptic
(Shrug) Not much of a nut. Newsflash: Sarah...

(Shrug)

Not much of a nut. Newsflash: Sarah Palin was not a virgin on her wedding night. World shocked.
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 14th September 2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,380
Posted By Skeptic
In Hebrew some of the proper names are the same,...

In Hebrew some of the proper names are the same, but of course other names are changed. Usually the translations are very good, e.g. "Zivpanim" -- "beautiful face" -- for "Bonemine", or "Mavrix" --...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th September 2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10,111
Views: 355,609
Posted By Skeptic
WildCat -- you're actually trying to argue with...

WildCat -- you're actually trying to argue with someone who defends the death penalty for those who sell land to Jews. You see, it might look like a business deal, but it's really an evil act of...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 13th September 2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6,064
Merged: Money
Views: 55,235
Posted By Skeptic
Geatan's idea that money can be misused so we...

Geatan's idea that money can be misused so we should all work for free is like the idea that one can be electrocuted so we should all do without electricity.
Forum: USA Politics 13th September 2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 11,970
Posted By Skeptic
Social security isn't a Ponzi scheme since it...

Social security isn't a Ponzi scheme since it doesn't have the all-important pyramid structure. This still doesn't mean it's sustainable, of course. But a financial program can fail for many reasons...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th September 2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By Skeptic
Sure, sure. Quite a convenient excuse,...

Sure, sure.

Quite a convenient excuse, isn't it?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th September 2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,012
Posted By Skeptic
Occassionally folks try to sue themselves -- the...

Occassionally folks try to sue themselves -- the idea being that if Joe Smith gets all of Joe Smith's money, Joe Smith is no longer responsible Joe Smith's debts, since he is now a creditor, not a...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th September 2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 16,819
Posted By Skeptic
Ah, but that just shows the evil imperialist...

Ah, but that just shows the evil imperialist capitalist propaganda machine planted a "false consciousness" in your mind. REAL Marxist revolutionaries know that setting fire, destruction, and looting...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th September 2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10,111
Views: 355,609
Posted By Skeptic
In related news, it turns out that the...

In related news, it turns out that the enlightened Norway's enlightened activists' "we're anti-zionist, not anti-semitic" stuff is, as many folks said before, nonsense -- Israel and/or zionism are,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th September 2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By Skeptic
Which, nine times out of ten, isn't even true.

Which, nine times out of ten, isn't even true.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th September 2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10,111
Views: 355,609
Posted By Skeptic
Anything to try and deny his obvious double...

Anything to try and deny his obvious double standard. Of course, considering the fact that the PA considers itself "Muslim Arab" and demands it be 100% free of Jews, you'd think TF would notice they...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 13th September 2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By Skeptic
daneku32 can give us all an example. According to...

daneku32 can give us all an example. According to most sources average global income is about $7000 a year.

He (she?) can refuse to live on more than $570 a month himself.

What say you,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th September 2011, 01:38 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 38,281
Posted By Skeptic
Snap judgments like, "the average person is a...

Snap judgments like, "the average person is a bigot; we are so much more advanced!".

Did it occur to you that there might be more to this than everybody who disagrees else being a bigot?
Forum: USA Politics 13th September 2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By Skeptic
Reminds me a bit of this...

Reminds me a bit of this (http://www.theonion.com/articles/homosexual-tearfully-admits-to-being-governor-of-n,9533/) Onion headline...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th September 2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 38,281
Posted By Skeptic
Let me get this straight. You have a couple...

Let me get this straight. You have a couple wanting to do a sex change operation to their 10-year-old child, and you are surprised people are shocked by this and consider it wrong?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th September 2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10,111
Views: 355,609
Posted By Skeptic
The Palesitnians declare Palestine must be 100%...

The Palesitnians declare Palestine must be 100% Arab and no Jew will be allowed there. TF obivously has no problem with THAT, after all, it's just Jews.

But of course you're speaking about...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th September 2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10,111
Views: 355,609
Posted By Skeptic
This might help...

This might help (http://www.mideastweb.org/palpop.htm). Exact data is missing, but the two major conclusions are:

(1) Palestine was not empty when Jews started to arrive there.

(2) There was...
Forum: USA Politics 12th September 2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,500
Posted By Skeptic
And this coming from BD -- who sees coups as the...

And this coming from BD -- who sees coups as the "will of the people" most of the time.

So voting against something he likes is a "coup", but shooting someone he dislikes and taking over the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 12th September 2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 5,905
Posted By Skeptic
For the likes of BD, everything is America's...

For the likes of BD, everything is America's fault, and it is the cause of everything bad in the world; unlike, say, Iran.
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