Ahhhhh some widdle terrorist wannabe, or wannabees dream of hijacking planes.
Instead, they hijack a little known message board on yahoo.
And I bet their proud of themselves!
Today we mourn the passing of an old friend, Common Sense. Common Sense lived a long life, but died in the United States from heart failure on the brink of the new millennium.
No one really knows how old he was, since his birth records were lost long ago in bureaucratic red tape. He selflessly devoted his life to service in schools, hospitals, homes, and factories, helping folks get jobs done without fanfare and foolishness.
For decades, petty rules, silly laws, and frivolous lawsuits held no power over Common Sense. He was credited with cultivating such valued lessons as to know when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, and that life isn't always fair.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn), reliable parenting strategies (the adults are in charge, not the kids), and it's okay to come in second. In his day,"Because I said so", was never questioned.
A veteran of the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, and the Technological Revolution, Common Sense survived cultural and educational trends including body piercing, Whole language, and "new math." But his health declined when he became infected with the "If-it-only-helps-one-person-it's-worth-it" virus.
In recent decades his waning strength proved no match for the ravages of well intentioned but overbearing regulations. He watched in pain as good people became ruled by self-seeking lawyers. His health rapidly deteriorated when schools endlessly implemented zero tolerance policies.
Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate, a teen suspended for taking a swig of mouthwash after lunch,
and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student only worsened his condition.
It declined even further when schools had to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student but could not inform the parent when a female student was pregnant or wanted an abortion.
Common Sense lost his will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, churches became businesses, criminals received better treatment than victims, and federal judges stuck their noses in everything from the Boy Scouts to professional sports.
When a woman, too stupid to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, was awarded a huge settlement, Common Sense threw in the towel. As the end neared, Common Sense drifted in and out of logic but was kept informed of developments regarding questionable regulations such as those for low flow toilets, rocking chairs, stepladders and auto emissions.
Common Sense finally succumbed when, while the United States was fighting a war on terrorism, a federal judge declared the Pledge of Allegiance to be unconstitutional.
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by two stepbrothers: My Rights, and Ima Whiner. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone and a lot of people, in this day and age, did not even know that he existed at all. Too bad.
Too set in your ways... We all have walls in our minds that structure the way we percieve reality. I believe this discussion has hit some of those walls in your mind.
Even wixywaxy doesn't seem like an idiot, even though he instructs you to ignore those who he can't agree with. I find his Rush simile in regards to me humorous. I'm called a liberal by the conservatives, and nazi by liberals. It's called common sense ww, you'd be happier in life to drift from the radical toward the center.
Anyways, don't ignore Preg. Despite leaning away from your political perspective he's actually a valuable contributor to this site. Wixywaxy and I are better candidates for the ignore list, since both of us have put little actual FDP up, and much on the politics. Yes, wixy.. saw your FDP related posts and they are useless, so don't run your mouth about "getting back to the subject" cause your out here with the rest of us.
"You might just as well try to argue with R.Limbaug for a balanced outlook. "
The typical PC response, Your views aren't balanced. Most are an undefendable combobulation of special interest ideas that have no logical basis in any skewed morality. PC parrots can�t discuss they are forced to flee or go into personal attack mode. Feel free to worship with Dan Rather the pope of truth at SeeBS.
Garbage in garbage out applies to your way of thinking.
I have one two final arguments for you to consider. I know i will never convince you to change your "values". It is a cornerstone that you hold on to for whatever reason.
1) Using your logic that all men must atone for their ancestors crimes, you owe me big time. I don't know you, or anything about you, but since I'm a mix of all kinds of folks (I call it American), and history has been long in human terms, your ancestors have screwed me over bigtime. Perhaps you have mongolion in you, (at least 8 percent of the human population does!!). My ancestors suffered greatly from your invasions into russia. Perhaps your ancestors helped organize the "Trail of Tears" (yes, it is trail, not tail)... why I'm part Cherokee and demand an apology. My grandfather was Jewish, so there's a good chance your grandparents royally screwed "me" over. Look this crap goes on and on, and for every individual on earth its the same story. Yet all these past happenings went to make me who i am. In fact, I would not exist without my history, so by your same argument, I owe you a huge debt of gratitude for "making me exist". The way i see it, it seems to work out pretty even.
2) I've seen this, your people caused my people suffering do only one thing on this earth. Cause further suffering. Look at Africa, where tribes regularly gain power in a struggle, and seek to exterminate the group that killed their parents. Than twenty years later the power shifts, and the cycle renews. Look at Bosnia and Croatia, where ethnic cleansing has been taking place between several different groups (based on who is in power) since at least the 1300's. Look at Israel and Palestine. Look at the Bathists and Spain. Look at Ireland and England. All of these groups claim rights to restitution for "past crimes", and all have suffered past crimes. But since no one on this planet seems to be able to accept the clean slate they had when they entered the world, the killing will continue. But hey, at least we are all paying for the crimes of our grandparents.
"On questions of morality should not every man be allowed to choose their own path? "
Feel free to choose yours but when you want to tax and disciminate against me for your moral problems for people and things long gone I will make a stand. You can expect much more of it from many who feel your type of insanity has gone on too long.
This sentence ends in a question mark. I did not provide an answer for you, me, or kek. You provided us with YOUR answer. On questions of morality should not every man be allowed to choose their own path?
"I will agree that after a certain time people should not be legally held responsible for the actions of their distan ancestors; however, does a moral obligation exist?"
If you can't reason that one out how do you get through the day? You PC guys are a hoot.