You make a lot of assumptions. Before you became a member I spent most of my time in this section. However, thanks to GD I was able to see that you have a great sense of humor when you're not being a troll. In reference to my political position, I've never hidden this, so what a revelation you have made.Rev Prez said:This coming from someone whose spent all his time in the PF Lounge forums and, given his nick, is unhinged with hatred for Bush and conservatives.
No, I don't. You readily admit your inexplicable hostility towards the President and political conservatives, and anyone can search your username for posts in any collection of forums. I've found two in Biology and one in Earth.SOS2008 said:You make a lot of assumptions.
Blah, blah, blah. If you're going to insist on not addressing the issue at hand at all, I don't see what else we have to say to each other.How can one not be concerned about the direction our country is going?
I'm not. I'm asking someone--anyone--to meaningfully define "culture of violence" and substantiate the charge that USAID funds contributed to its growth in Afghanistan. It's an empirical question, one that should net an empirical answer if anyone here is qualified.Evo said:You are all just giving your "personal" opinions on world events here.
A straight answer to a straight question: I would find it offensive. Actually, I would find it more than offensive - it would be totally unacceptable and I would refuse to send my children to school. Children get subjected to enough damaging propaganda in the school system as it is.Art said:Returning to the point. Who here (apart from Rev Pres) would find it acceptable if their own children were to be educated using the kind of material which was supplied to the children in Afghanistan?
To bring the discussion back OT (it seems people go out of their way to sabotage topics they don't like - not referring to you here, Art): I totally agree with you, Art - what people read affects their world view. What they are taught at school affects their world view.Art said:Do I think that what people read affects their world view? Yes I do. As do the companies who spend billions advertising their products each year.
I quite deliberately said the same kind of material. So in your case the question would be, would you be happy for your children to be educated with material using guns and other weapons to teach counting and encouraging crusades against non-believers? Or is it only okay for foreigners to be supplied with that sort of crap.
I've actually never responded to anything you have written before, (I'll leave it up to your imagination to determine why this is) but I made an exception in this case because you attacked me. And as you had led with your jaw I couldn't resist the urge to oblige you. You will find if you are civil with me I will also be civil with you, as in I will return to ignoring you.Townsend said:I can imagine anything that would attack the poster instead of his arguments is rather easy for you, seeing as how thats pretty much all you are capable of.
:rofl: When have I ever given you a reason before this? This is just another attempt at making a personal attack and to anyone with a brain that is clear as glass.Art said:I've actually never responded to anything you have written before, (I'll leave it up to your imagination to determine why this is)
I am sorry but when you said,but I made an exception in this case because you attacked me. And as you had led with your jaw I couldn't resist the urge to oblige you. You will find if you are civil with me I will also be civil with you, as in I will return to ignoring you.
You were attacking ME the poster! So I responded in kind. If you don't like it when it is being done to you, you should stop doing it so regularly to everyone else. In fact nearly all of your diatribe amounts to you saying something to denigrate the poster instead of what the poster is saying, I wonder why you would do that?Now this part I can agree with
Yes I can quite imagine you using yourself as shark bait and shouting Gotcha as some 12 ft great white shark sinks it's teeth into you :rofl:Townsend said::
That is what I love about fishing...if you play to their instinct they cannot resist.
What a tool...Art said:But it is funny though :tongue2:
Lighten up Townsend. It seems you take yourself seriously enough for the both of us. Most people don't mind mild amusing comments but as you obviously do I shall return to ignoring you. I'll leave you with the opportunity for the last word and say goodbye.Townsend said:What a tool...
If all anyone wanted to do was made stupid remarks they could easily make you look like the idiot but instead some people try to take others seriously. Why is it that you cannot extend them that same respect that they have given you?
I do mind your comments, as their purpose is not humor. Your intentions are to make the posters comments seem less believable by attempting to make the poster seem dumb or irrational, or whatever you can manage to come up with. It is not funny and I really get sick of trying to glean useful viewpoints from the crap that is posted.Art said:Lighten up Townsend. It seems you take yourself seriously enough for the both of us. Most people don't mind mild amusing comments but as you obviously do I shall return to ignoring you. Goodbye.
I see you would rather write me off than to engage my comments, as I tend to get right to the point. Where I come from we call that a retreat.Goodbye