Originally Posted by Professor Peabody
Another government conference under scrutiny over costs
Free food, booze at $1.1M NIST event
By Jim McElhatton - The Washington Times Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Just weeks after President Obama expressed outrage in 2012 over lavish conference spending by federal employees, the government laid out more than $1.1 million for another gathering in Florida that involved free food, alcohol and live entertainment.
The 2012 National Institute of Standards
Originally Posted by Phil
I wasn't asked to speak at the CPAC meeting because they don't know I exist.
Michele Bachman and Rand Paul know, but I gave them advice instead of sending money so they didn't answer my emails. In any case, I decided to post the speech I might have made there. this is part one,
I believe in global warming, and I like it.
Are there any children in the room, please clap?
let me rephrase that. Are there any children in the room the way President Obama
If you make too many posts, and your post gets traffic, than you are forced to try and keep track of too many arguments at once.
Perhaps some people have the time or mental dexterity to dance between subjects, and crunch through multiple arguments, but I find the whole thing a bit exhausting since it sometimes requires fetching for information, fact-checking, yada blabba.
So...in the interests of sanity, I kind of would like to be a fly on the wall. I'll just make
Originally Posted by litwin
pravda: Ukrainian refugee Yanukovych dies from heart attack, why did he die?
There are other varied definitions of meta-ethical moral relativism, but the following is the one I identify with most.
"Meta-ethical moral relativists believe not only that people disagree about moral issues, but that terms such as "good", "bad", "right" and "wrong" do not stand subject to universal truth conditions at all; rather, they are relative to the traditions, convictions, or practices of an individual or a group of people."
Originally Posted by Spiritus Libertatis
Imagine this hypothetical person:
A homosexual, polygamous, canabis-smoking, machinegun-carrying Korean man who walks about in public naked insulting every religion except Hindusim and votes for the Nazi Party of America.
Now, putting aside that I'd be amazed to see such an individual exist in reality, the fact remains that in a free country (which does not exist in a pure form anywhere), where you truly have freedom of action and your behaviour is not limited by laws
Originally Posted by FAHayekowski
“An explanation of Right Wing authoritarians (“RWA”) in general has been provided by Albert Bandura of Stanford University. Bandura says that aggression occurs after two switches are thrown. First some bad feeling like anger or envy stirs up hostility. But that by itself won’t lead to aggression. An angry individual who wants to attack someone may anticipate getting punched in return, or ending up in jail. Or he may have moral restraints against hurting others. So the second stage involves overcoming
Originally Posted by TheBlackPearl
Take every single act of cruelty of the Nazi regime. Add to that every other act of cruelty in the entire history of mankind. Multiply it by one million. And do it all to ONE person. It would take billions upon billions of years to complete. But when you were done torturing that person, at some point, it would be over.
Christians believe that god will torture people FOREVER in Hell. And he is going to do that to billions of people. Not because of anything they ever said or did. But