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Forum: The Intellectual Table Yesterday, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Myers
Who we are at our core... Knee-jerk...

Who we are at our core...

Knee-jerk patriots, who don't like the idea of those uppity, overpaid football players disrespecting our flag and our solders who fought and died for out freedoms!!!
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Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-14-2017, 04:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,056
Posted By Myers
I've seen that video. Pretty depressing. For a...

I've seen that video. Pretty depressing. For a couple of years I volunteered at this thing called 'drug court" -- where people are court ordered into rehab along with probation and other penalties...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-14-2017, 04:16 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,056
Posted By Myers
The guy with the rifle didn't stop it. The...

The guy with the rifle didn't stop it.

The shooter was leaving the scene when he was confronted with the guy with the rifle.

What you need to do is train and arm the choir. They're probably...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-13-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 19,922
Posted By Myers
Right. Nothing to do with that little dust-up in...

Right. Nothing to do with that little dust-up in Iraq then...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-13-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,056
Posted By Myers
Well, we certainly could reduce gun violence if...

Well, we certainly could reduce gun violence if we legalized or decriminalized drugs.

But that's a scary proposition for most people. And illegality does serve as a deterrent to some degree --...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-13-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 19,922
Posted By Myers
Not everyone is suited for hard sciences....

Not everyone is suited for hard sciences. Generally, math is involved both in the discipline and as prerequisites. Otherwise, I think the people with the aptitude and interest will go that direction...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-13-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 19,922
Posted By Myers
Narcissism, grandiosity, sociopathic tendencies...

Narcissism, grandiosity, sociopathic tendencies for sure.

With Trump you have all those things turned up to 11, plus a stunning lack of self-awareness and social skills of any kind. (Mistaken for...
Forum: Fiction 11-12-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By Myers
Or something like this: His client, Mr....

Or something like this:

His client, Mr. Miller, sat in the living room reading a newspaper, smoking a pipe intricately carved in the shape of a steamboat. His weathered face seemed frozen into a...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-11-2017, 04:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,056
Posted By Myers
Well, all guns were legal at one point. They...

Well, all guns were legal at one point. They aren't manufactured in someone's basement -- brianpatrick's 3D printer aside.

I think what you're really saying -- at least as it applies to the U.S....
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-10-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,056
Posted By Myers
I see the argument all the time that compares...

I see the argument all the time that compares illegal drugs to firearms -- that people will somehow get their hands on them regardless of how draconian the laws are. (This isn't aimed at you.) I only...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-10-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By Myers
Good for you. That one's pretty heavy, but I dig...

Good for you. That one's pretty heavy, but I dig it.

I've written love poems for my wife specifically and several that were inspired by her. This is one is pretty much both:

A Summer Valentine...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 11-10-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,056
Posted By Myers
This is pure conjecture -- but in this country,...

This is pure conjecture -- but in this country, of course there is something so specific about the gun mentality and what guns mean. And there's the power and efficiency and the detachment they...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-26-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 545
Posted By Myers
Love is just the biology and chemistry that...

Love is just the biology and chemistry that drives our reproductive and nurturing component. At least that's what I tell my wife when she's getting all carried away.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-25-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 711
Posted By Myers
If it's not really empathy, is it?

If it's not really empathy, is it?
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-25-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 711
Posted By Myers
Thinking that you know what's best for everyone...

Thinking that you know what's best for everyone and empathy are not the same thing.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-25-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 711
Posted By Myers
Well, that's pretty close in my book. But...

Well, that's pretty close in my book.

But the other side of the coin is that you have to admit it when the experience is so far outside of what you can really understand and appreciate that you...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-25-2017, 03:16 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 1,531
Posted By Myers
If she were to come out, it would no longer be a...

If she were to come out, it would no longer be a private matter. That's what coming out means.



I don't disagree with any of that -- and nothing I said had to do with what might be taboo or...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 1,531
Posted By Myers
Maybe so. Otherwise -- go fuck yourself! ...

Maybe so.

Otherwise -- go fuck yourself!

How's that for a lack of empathy...

:)
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 1,531
Posted By Myers
Naw -- I'm good. Maybe I'm just dense or I...

Naw -- I'm good.

Maybe I'm just dense or I can't appreciate the depth of all this examination.

But it seems like it doesn't have very much to do with how people deal with these issues on the...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-24-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 1,531
Posted By Myers
Perhaps there is and underlying empathy -- maybe...

Perhaps there is and underlying empathy -- maybe on a personal level that we don't see here.

But it's hard to see it under the multiple layers of esoteric bullshit...
Forum: Poetry 10-24-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,456
Posted By Myers
Hmm - hard to say. I think I'm liking the...

Hmm - hard to say.

I think I'm liking the more R&B version -- and I can use the arrangement of the other one for something else -- so it's "win/win." :)
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-21-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 1,531
Posted By Myers
Makes sense to me. Maybe why they call it sex...

Makes sense to me. Maybe why they call it sex reassignment surgery.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-21-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 1,531
Posted By Myers
All that huffing and puffing to get to this. ...

All that huffing and puffing to get to this.

It's hard to say if any number of people coming out as transgender are doing it because they have gender dysphoria and it's more socially acceptable --...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-20-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,095
Posted By Myers
Wish I knew when it was going to erupt so I could...

Wish I knew when it was going to erupt so I could skip paying my quarterly taxes.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 10-18-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,095
Posted By Myers
The pyramids are in Las Vegas. So are the Eiffel...

The pyramids are in Las Vegas. So are the Eiffel Tower and the canals of Venice, by the way.
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