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I discovered Ricochet through its flagship podcast in September 2012. I was living in Germany at the time and was ravenous for conversation in a language which I could understand and isn’t exasperating by design. In those days I’d listen to the podcast while hanging clothes out to dry in the basement of our home, […]

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[Editors’ Note: With the author’s permission, this post has been pinned to the Member Feed.] Have you ever been at a large party?  People form clusters (unless you are a wallflower like me) that ebb and flow, break up and reform elsewhere, gather at the bar or the snack table, sneak off for some private […]

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I Hereby Declare the Peter (Robinson) Principle

 

peter_robinsonEditor’s Note: When we say Ricochet is the home of smart and civil conversation on the web, we mean it. So please join us today and get a free month on us. See you in the comments.

Friends, this election season has seemed …. interminable. The highs, the lows, the lower lows … a lot has happened, and it’s only just beginning. I realize that a situation like this arouses passions and you’ll find no more argumentative or stubborn person on Ricochet than myself.

Lately there have been more fissures within our little community here at Ricochet than usual. And that’s fine. It’s more than fine, it’s a good thing. I happen to think that Ricochet is boring when we all agree with each other.

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Speaking at Stanford today, former Congressman and Speaker of the House Boehner described Senator Cruz as “Lucifer in the flesh,” the former Speaker said. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.” … “Throughout […]

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This is my second time trying Riochet. During my first subscription, I simply didn’t find it compelling and quickly forgot about it. This time around, I exercised what used to be called “netiquette”. I lurked, got what I thought was the lay of the land and finally posted. Preview Open

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When I read/hear cultural whining from SJW folk about how terrible certain groups have it on a daily basis, I tend to roll my eyes. Their tales of daily woe and oppression always seem really overblown and over-the-top. In short, these stories tend be come across as ”too bad to be true”. Preview Open

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What in heck is happening here at Rico?  I’ve seen a positive exodus of longtime members in the last month.  Some membership churning is natural as not everyone is going to find enough of value here in staying, and sometimes  we find that we just do not have enough time to warrant sticking around – […]

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No business venture ever quite goes where you expected, and the further out you try to project the more wrong you will be.  This is why business plans are a riot to read – they are full of airy projections that ultimately all boil down to “we will survive and make money, somehow, now go […]

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Look I’m fine with extensive arguments, with long debates, with disagreements over politics, but some of us have noticed that the tone around here has gotten just nasty.  I’m not naming names, but I am putting up a notice of some of the most egregious forms of the rampant rudeness. Ricochet is NOT Youtube.  It […]

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I just watched a movie where the parents are not all clueless, the fathers are not all disinterested (or jerks) the bad guys are merely enervated…and the Hollywood cliches you think you see coming, aren’t. Naturally, the professional reviewers panned it. It had no fight scenes or explosions, mockery or humiliation and it still held […]

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One thing worth sharing this week that couldn’t fit on Twitter was this story from Pakistani-administered Kashmir: “”She said ‘I didn’t do it on purpose. I won’t look again.’ By then I had already thrown the acid. It was her destiny to die this way.”Anusha’s father is reported to have taken his daughter inside, beaten […]

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