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by Diogenes
Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it fair for moderators to be promoting politics here?
Replies: 106
Views: 12950

Secondly, Conservatives have consistently supported the elimination of various agencies, such as the NEA, the Department of Education, the REC, the Department of Energy, etc. And they have consistently supported balancing the budget and reducing spending. Your point is? Downward is not sideways.
by Diogenes
Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it fair for moderators to be promoting politics here?
Replies: 106
Views: 12950

You are correct, most Republicans have no interest in disbanding the DEA, but that's because most people regard it as a LAW Enforcement agency. And the more laws there are to enforce the better. Eh? Because passing laws and getting them enforced is intrinsically good. Well the laws may be bad but e...
by Diogenes
Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Did Roosevelt die of Cancer?
Replies: 22
Views: 3432

You have to weep when you imagine what might have been had the Communist disease never existed, or been confined to Russia. World GDP might be twice was it is today, and the general state of human technology might be 20 years further along. One wonders what the state of Nuclear, computers, encrypti...
by Diogenes
Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it fair for moderators to be promoting politics here?
Replies: 106
Views: 12950

Second Point. If conservatives want to gain power and keep it, why is it that the conservative side has been constantly and consistently supporting TERM LIMITS, while the liberal side has consistently OPPOSED TERM LIMITS ? (Limiting Senators and Representatives to only two terms.) Because Republica...
by Diogenes
Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it fair for moderators to be promoting politics here?
Replies: 106
Views: 12950

Ayn Rand A conservative, hardly, a twisted sorrowful figure, spent her life in a "Ground Hog Day Movie" reliving the loss of her fathers store. Not a Rosebud moment, not exactly. Thats from a culture that survived the Mongol hordes raping and pillaging, for centuries, always knowing they will survi...
by Diogenes
Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it fair for moderators to be promoting politics here?
Replies: 106
Views: 12950

I've seen the diagram. While it is convenient, I don't think it's comprehensive. If both Libertarians and Conservatives want to make the government smaller, how is that 90 degrees? My observation is that in practice conservatives want to grow government. Just in a different direction than progressi...
by Diogenes
Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Did Roosevelt die of Cancer?
Replies: 22
Views: 3432

Did Roosevelt die of Cancer?

http://www.slate.com/id/2236504/ If Lomazow and Fettman are right, Republican Thomas E. Dewey or a different Democrat should have been elected president in 1944. In that case, Harry S. Truman, FDR's vice president, would almost certainly not have been commander-in-chief from 1945 to 1952. The Cold ...
by Diogenes
Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it fair for moderators to be promoting politics here?
Replies: 106
Views: 12950

And wait a second, they're conservative commentators, but they're not biased at all? Good thing they're not liberal, those guys bias ALL the news. Oh, and as an engineer it pleases me greatly to ask, where are your citations? I have two points. (Trying to compress this discussion to fewer points.) ...
by Diogenes
Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Black Hole Starship
Replies: 11
Views: 3691

Black Hole Starship

by Diogenes
Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is it fair for moderators to be promoting politics here?
Replies: 106
Views: 12950

Ask a Republican if he or she wants to get rid of the DEA. Answer almost ALWAYS, "no"! They don't want to make government smaller, just the parts they don't like. They are all too willing to grow government for their own agenda. Libertarians like to trot out the Government Prohibition against drugs...
by Diogenes
Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is it fair for moderators to be promoting politics here?
Replies: 106
Views: 12950

I know that I've got some gross generalization in here, but so do you. And liberals are just as stupid as conservatives, make just as many idiot decisions. But most everyone here is conservative, so you see the stupidity of the liberals way more than the conservatives. I'm afraid my response is goi...
by Diogenes
Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it fair for moderators to be promoting politics here?
Replies: 106
Views: 12950

Defense of the nation is one thing that is ABSOLUTELY essential. It is one of the duties a government MUST do. The other things that people try to get the government to do are not essential for the survival of a nation. Defense is. I agree. The two most important things the government has to do are...
by Diogenes
Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it fair for moderators to be promoting politics here?
Replies: 106
Views: 12950

Conservatives and Libertarians agree on one thing certainly. "The government is too big and it spends too much." We have a vector agreement in direction, we just have a disagreement on the scalar value. Libertarians want to go further in the direction of Zero government, (anarchy) but conservatives...
by Diogenes
Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it fair for moderators to be promoting politics here?
Replies: 106
Views: 12950

Disagree with you on a lot of points there. Conservatives don't enter the government in self defense, they enter it for power and to 'stop the decay of society.' Conservatives believe in Free Markets. Conservatives want to make money so that they can take care of themselves and their family and so ...