State of the Discussion

The posts in play...

The Washington Post has discovered a shocking truth: when it comes to climate change, Republicans are less than convinced
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A Lost Opportunity In San Juan Capistrano
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Beer, neoliberalism, and unions
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Times Square Isn’t the Free Market
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The comments...

Stillwater
+ Rufus, the cost isn't the main problem. The reality is that we NEED MORE LIGHT (Farscape, obv.). So what's the solution? Coal? Algae-bio-fuel? Hydro-power? I [. . .]
Jason Kuznicki
+ Jason, can I volunteer to be among the thought police who’ll police comments…it’s always been a dream of mine (The Lives of Others, comes to [. . .]
+ Note that in this case it was a history teacher in AP European History. And while it is hard to deal with that subject [. . .]

Also, let's point out, building a nuclear power plant is very expensive and takes quite a long time. That factors in too.

Stillwater

Linky no work, ward.

I'm with you on this, however. But, I live in the mountain west, so I see it upclose and personal.

Patrick Cahalan
+ Nuclear power is on the table in serious discussions about green energy. It's not in serious discussions about green energy that are focused on the Left, [. . .]
Patrick Cahalan
+ Eh; most of the land that's federal came late to the union. Stands to reason there would be more of it unoccupied and available. I [. . .]
Stillwater

The art of persuasion's a mistress,
Who's fickle behavior can mistrust
intentions so clear
or are they my dear?
Ole J Stew, oh why have you left'us?

Mike Schilling

A comment should have mental heft
Or at least not be wholly bereft
Unlike those of Stew
A commenter who
I'm ashamed to say's part of the left.

Stillwater
+ In a League of his own there came J Stew, At once both so old and so J-new, He thought he was chaste, but his words were [. . .]

Well I'm glad we cleared that up. I didn't actually notice the rewrite until after I posted my question so I was mightily confused.

+ I think that, in a shared space, the idea that there be a "you must follow the following rules" is not necessarily indicative of totalitarianism. Well, [. . .]
+ There's also the danger that the guideline that's offered will be wrong, and end up making it that much easier to find liable someone for [. . .]
+ I'm not so sure we need guidance from the courts. The trouble with asking for a rule or guideline is that you might get [. . .]
Robert Cheeks
+ Jason, can I volunteer to be among the thought police who'll police comments...it's always been a dream of mine (The Lives of Others, comes to [. . .]
+ [...] unionization of BMCs versus smaller brewers that actually know what they’re doing, prompting E.D. Kain to say this: Maybe this is just a sign [. . .]
A Teacher
+ I agree too that this review is quite timely. Creationism is particularly thorny, in my mind because so many people insist on including it in a [. . .]
Jason Kuznicki
+ Now I feel like we're getting somewhere. There's still a lot of space between us, but at least I can see the boundaries a [. . .]
Stillwater
+ Mike Farmer's comment helped clarify things a bit. I'm not criticizing Reason for the initial story about the young girls getting busted. I'm criticizing them [. . .]
+ There once was a commenter named J Stew Who was a little bit left of a Che coup his posts demanded re-write 'cause his intellectual height From the top [. . .]
Stillwater
+ Does Reason deserve to get made fun of for this story? If so, why? I honestly don’t understand it. I just don’t. Careful here. Another few [. . .]
Robert Cheeks
+ Mr. Stewart, don't listen to Northie, he's trying to give liburls a good name. I like your style, dude, keep up it up! Listen, I'm kinda [. . .]
Jason Kuznicki
+ I propose that whenever someone writes a comment that really, truly deserves to get them banned, the first warning should come in the form of [. . .]
+ Yes, the Reason article is very pertinent, just like the little girl who saved a woodpecker from a cat, nursed it back to health, then [. . .]
Jason Kuznicki
+ No deal. You're the one who looked at the whole thing -- from lemonade stands, to kids getting cited, to the magazine article -- [. . .]
Robert Cheeks
+ Burt, my fellow interlocutor, I didn't vote for or support the heroic McCain. As a clear thinking Paleocon I voted Constitutional Party. With that said I [. . .]
Stillwater
+ Tell me, what other motive do you have? To make fun of Reason? Like I said upthread? I could be wrong, tho, I admit. So let's [. . .]
Jason Kuznicki
+ Tell me, what other motive do you have? If you think it's insufficiently serious for a news magazine... have you looked at other [. . .]
trizzlor
+ My guess: this skepticism of the clear scientific consensus is largely the product of ideological antagonism toward those who promote traditionally left-wing sounding solutions to [. . .]
KenB
+ Well, I for one enjoyed the rewrites. Gave me some good phrases to use in future arguments. Maybe you just need a [. . .]
Stillwater
+ They’re culpable in your eyes, and you still seem happy to see them get punished. Ha! I just figured it out! You think I see them [. . .]
Jason Kuznicki

If the article "reduced" them to anything, it was to victims of the nanny state, which they absolutely were.

Stillwater

You implicated these children in capitalism

Yes I did: by commenting on the Reason article that reduced them to profit generators.

Kolohe
+ "decided NOT to try to hide the cost of Chimpy’s wars" Yeah, Obama said he was going to role 'overseas contingency operations' in the main DOD [. . .]
+ That's kind of my whole point. Citizens should be tried as citizens equally. There should be no way to foist responsibility on a legal entity. [. . .]
Kolohe

I guess he's counting on fear to keep the local district courts in line.

J Stewart

Yeah yeah whatever.

Don't trust anything on this crapass site, they will just rewrite and alter it.

Jason Kuznicki
+ You implicated these children in capitalism, which for you amounts to "taking someone else’s money and turning it into personal profits." They're culpable in your eyes, [. . .]