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The picture is of my 150-pound Kangal/Anatolian Shepherd. The background is terrible but I like the picture and I haven't gotten around to taking another one. His name is Titus.
Owl of Minerva
When Aristotle wrote his Categories and De Interpretatione the coat went by the Latin nameMediolanum Tunica Stricta Lana Fun Ludo, of which the English given above is a more or less precise translation.
I understand a joke is being made, but I thought I would point out that Aristotle didn't write in Latin or title his workDe Interpretatione.
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I resemble that remark (but not Donald Gibb).
I understand a joke is being made, but I thought I would point out that Aristotle didn't write in Latin or title his work De Interpretatione.
Robert Lux: One has to understand liberals in three ways:
--how they understand the state.
--how they try to think about morality.
--what is driving them temperamentally.
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This list (I deleted for word limit) is fine as long as we're talking about intellectuals but I don't think it's that complicated when it comes to your garden-variety liberal. I think in the latter case it's simply a matter of self-image. Smart, compassionate and fashionable people are liberals. Mean people and squares are conservatives. The "thinking" really is this simple.
Achieving Our Country by Richard Rorty.
. You tax what you want less of, and I don't want fewer Canucks visiting the lower 48.
I do. I work in the restaurant business in NYC and Canadians are the very worst customers. Let them stay where they are. · April 24, 2013 at 9:22pm
Or let them spend their money in other restaurants. Recommend put up a sign - No shirts, no shoes, no Canucks, no service. · 4 hours ago
Wish I could. They lock people up for less in my town.
perfect. · 8 minutes ago
Dog whistle! Those nasty Republicans are homophobes!
I do. I work in the restaurant business in NYC and Canadians are the very worst customers. Let them stay where they are.
Excellent post. I agree with the general point, but I think that Bush believed that there were WMD in Iraq in 2003. It turned out to be false, but at the time there was a broad consensus that they were there. The "Bush lied, people died" thing is false in my opinion.
I think Obama lied about ACA from the start.
this is precisely the moment to tackle disputes such as the right to self defense, or whether a government which can't deport a dangerous radical can be trusted to implement an 844-page immigration bill that promises (yet again) to secure the border in 5 to 10 years while simultaneously legalizing millions of illegal immigrants.
If only Bicycle Repairman were here!
All coitus is undignified. Prostitution has the virtue of being frank about it. · 3 hours ago
I hope you're joking, it's hard to judge tone online.
If we've lost the ability to differentiate between a couple making love on their honeymoon and a hooker servicing a dozen johns in one night, if we consider these actions equally undignified, then our culture has degraded even further than I feared. · 1 hour ago
There is an obvious distinction, a moral one. What I'm getting at is that I don't see that there's a difference other than the moral one. That is, assuming that the couple in your example is not trying to conceive a child.
We aren't meant to sell our bodies. We must have dignity. · 6 minutes ago
We sell our bodies all the time. It's called "the labor market." · 18 minutes ago
And it's damned undignified! · 7 hours ago
All coitus is undignified. Prostitution has the virtue of being frank about it.
We sell our bodies all the time. It's called "the labor market."
True. But also:
You work 60-80 hours a week, you don't have time or energy to go out and try your luck in a bar. Easier to pay for some relief and be done with it.
If you object to the way we do things in this country then by all means take a principled stand. Eat where you receive your food at the counter and take it to the table yourself. Don't demand a service you're not willing to pay for.
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