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by Mountaineer
Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Assumptions you didn't know you've made
Replies: 43
Views: 9380

Re: Assumptions you didn't know you've made

Liberal assumption:  Conservatives are idiots! Conservative assumption:  Liberals are idiots! Moderate assumption:  Conservatives are half idiots, liberals are half idiots! Libertarian assumption:  Who cares, just leave me alone. My assumption:  We are all simultaneous saints and sinners! Anyone wan...
by Mountaineer
Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: I hope you get these right!
Replies: 12
Views: 3357

Re: I hope you get these right!

Everyone that I know who took the test in my state made a 5 out of 5.. ;)
by Mountaineer
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Top 1% controls 39% of wealth
Replies: 32
Views: 5025

Re: Top 1% controls 39% of wealth

One also cannot wish away atheism.  If we all believed and practiced the true message of Christianity, the world would be a better place - no coveting, no murder, no worshiping man instead of God, etc., etc.  However, given that we are all sinners (via imputed sin and actual sin), whether we admit i...
by Mountaineer
Thu May 23, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: What pre-conditions/ingredients are needed for a republic and a market economy?
Replies: 58
Views: 6344

Re: What pre-conditions/ingredients are needed for a republic and a market economy?

I think it's fascinating that discussions like these usually come down to differing views of human nature. Moda, it seems like you're saying that you disagree with me that our innate desires to be social and cooperative will win out against our greed, violence and barbarism in the absence of some e...
by Mountaineer
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Earth Day: The History of A Movement
Replies: 77
Views: 9733

Compromise, roots and evil

PS, good idea. Thus the statement "compromise is the root of all evil" could mean:  acceptance of standards lower than desired is the source of profound immorality and wickedness (see below) - makes total sense to me, especially when thinking about congressional and executive order output  ;).  comp...
by Mountaineer
Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:40 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Earth Day: The History of A Movement
Replies: 77
Views: 9733

Re: Earth Day: The History of A Movement

Interesting discussion.  Oh to discover the "God particle" and determine it was described in a book written a couple of thousand years ago.  Read that book and notice how we humans have changed so very little.  Still greedy, still blame everyone and every thing other than ourselves for our misery, s...
by Mountaineer
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Earth Day: The History of A Movement
Replies: 77
Views: 9733

Re: Earth Day: The History of A Movement

Mostly my opinion, some facts: The Good:  The atmosphere smells much better in my locale even though the mortality rate trend is approximately  the same; drinking water is arguably cleaner. The Bad:  The EPA transformed into a bureaucracy interested mainly in its own survival and growth instead of i...
by Mountaineer
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Here's What Happened The Last Time The Fed Owned All Outstanding Treasuries
Replies: 67
Views: 13400

Re: Here's What Happened The Last Time The Fed Owned All Outstanding Treasuries

This whole discussion is enlightening and entertaining and educational.  However I sometimes wonder if Alaric is just outside the gates of the empire biding his time, waiting for one final stupid move by the emperor, e.g. tampering with a money generating machine that he and his minions did not unde...
by Mountaineer
Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Low-Stress Jobs
Replies: 37
Views: 8160

Re: Low-Stress Jobs

So how about it: What are some of the lowest-stress jobs you can think of, other than professor? And if any of those jobs avoid bureaucracy and status-oriented hierarchy, even better! :) Quietly resting in a casket?  Unless, of course, you were an unbeliever :)  No bureaucracy, no status to be conc...
by Mountaineer
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: FREE Yale courses on-line
Replies: 6
Views: 2567

Re: FREE Yale courses on-line

Anyone know anything about Coursera? https://www.coursera.org/universities And how about iTunes U? I have used iTunes U a lot over the past year or two, probably on the order of 100 hours of video courses.  Love it as I can download and watch on my iPad or iPhone on the airplane.  Makes a coast-to-...
by Mountaineer
Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Yugo version of everything
Replies: 18
Views: 3476

Re: Yugo version of everything

MediumTex wrote: Image
+ 17 Trillion or so :) but the picture needs to include a massive closeup of the White House.
by Mountaineer
Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Home/Automobile Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 7181

Re: Home/Automobile Insurance

http://static2.consumerreportscdn.org/cro/cdn-resources/images/magazine-archive/2010/october/money/car-insurance/ratings/auto-insurance-ratings.jpg From October 2010 Consumer Reports article. http://static2.consumerreportscdn.org/cro/cdn-resources/images/magazine-archive/september-2009/home-garden/h...