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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Doctor X » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:22 am

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Doctor X » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:57 am

Let me address that [Moral option--Ed.] specifically. There is a fundamental fallacy in the arguments about Soviet intervention as an alternative. . . . The reality is, hundreds of thousands of Japanese were captured by the Soviets, combatants and noncombatants. 1.7 million total. . . . There was a book published couple of decades ago by a Japanese scholar who said that the number of Japanese who perished in Soviet captivity was between 300,000-500,000. . . . If you presume we are going to let the Soviets to the invasion and secure the end of the war, that means a Soviet occupation zone in Japan. The math is that about one out of seven Japanese who fell into Soviet captivity were going to die. Do the math. How many more Japanese are going to die? We come to talk about moral consequences, it seems to me that we have to recognize all of it. We don't create a hierarchy of victims in which some noncombatants are entitled to compute--complete immunity and other noncombatants are not even worth discussing.

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Witness » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:06 pm

A cynic is a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, and not as they ought to be.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:10 pm

People are entirely too disbelieving of coincidence. They are far too ready to dismiss it and to build arcane structures of extremely rickety substance in order to avoid it. I, on the other hand, see coincidence everywhere as an inevitable consequence of the laws of probability, according to which having no unusual coincidence is far more unusual than any coincidence could possibly be.
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Like, you know, maybe that rich donor guy who had two male prostitutes die at his house in the space of a year? After all, opioid overdoses are really on a sharp rise in recent years. Could it just be that?
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:33 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:10 pm
People are entirely too disbelieving of coincidence. They are far too ready to dismiss it and to build arcane structures of extremely rickety substance in order to avoid it. I, on the other hand, see coincidence everywhere as an inevitable consequence of the laws of probability, according to which having no unusual coincidence is far more unusual than any coincidence could possibly be.
Isaac Asimov




Like, you know, maybe that rich donor guy who had two male prostitutes die at his house in the space of a year? After all, opioid overdoses are really on a sharp rise in recent years. Could it just be that?
Or he's a rich mother fucker with plenty of very high-quality heroin. Some guests obviously over-indulged.

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:46 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Or he's a rich mother fucker with plenty of very high-quality heroin. Some guests obviously over-indulged.
Much stronger than street junkies are used to.

So when they take the same dose ...

Yeah. An accident.

The only real coincidence is that he just happens to be a friend of Hillary. :notsure:
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Witness » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:58 am

“Life—the way it really is—is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse”
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Witness » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:34 am

When the sun of culture is low, even dwarves will cast long shadows.
Falsely attributed to Karl Kraus, origin uncertain (perhaps from a Swiss saying: "Ein kleiner Mann macht oft einen großen Schatten.").

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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:09 pm

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A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Re: A Thought for the Day

Post by xouper » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:37 am

Rob Lister wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:54 pm
It's easier to stick your dick in it than you might think.