The Republicans in landslide win!
Posted 05 November 2010 - 08:44 PM
(it's been a long time, doing ok?)
Posted 08 November 2010 - 04:30 AM
My political view has evolved over the years, and these days I would call myself a "mild" libertarian. I no longer march to political rhetoric, and I've come to realize that I differ with the Republican party on too many areas to give them my support. I will even concede that over the years... I was wrong about a few things.
So no, I'm not exactly celebrating over the last election.
Posted 08 November 2010 - 08:10 PM
Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:19 AM
Global warming is an issue that has been over-politicized. First by the left, and then next by the right. And there have been silly laws passed which in the big picture won't make much difference at all. Looking at the problem, I wonder just how well we could avert the damage if we were to end all pollution today. And it seems pretty hopeless that we could significantly reduce our pollution any time soon. However, we should still try to push for developing cleaner energy sources and find reasonable ways to reduce our pollution. But the Republican party has taken it too far in denying, omitting, or twisting valid science (a trend not limited to climate science), attacking climate scientists and attempting to silence them through legal means.
Of course global warming is just one particular issue though. It's funny how when you get caught up in a political or religious way of thinking (or lack of thinking), you tend to mindlessly take all the positions and repeat the rhetoric that your particular organization is pushing. We each have the ability to examine and weigh the evidence of any particular claim, but this is an ability that's horribly underused in society. These days my focus is on promoting science and critical thinking, and battling the peddlers of pseudoscience. You would have never imagined, would you?
Posted 14 November 2010 - 11:22 PM
Posted 15 November 2010 - 08:33 PM
it was indeed a shock. I remember the fierce discussions we had on the topic. Yeaaarrss after these, I win, i tell ya! I WIN!!!
anything else you changed about? israel - palestine, for example? the decision to invade iraq?
Posted 16 November 2010 - 06:14 AM
As for Israel and Palestine - that's just a mess. I really can't give a good opinion about this because I haven't been following the story closely enough. But I will say that killing innocents is not the solution for either side.
Posted 18 November 2010 - 08:56 PM
* starts digging up all the posts we had *
and gives up.
i am not following things as closely as I have anymore either. thinking back to it. it's been 7 years already. 9 since 9/11...
time flies chapski.
I bet when we continue posting like this, we really will start page 2 soon! hold your horses!
Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:46 PM
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:55 PM
and thanks phonics for helping me here... a noble cause it is!
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