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  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    Maybe Trump and Hunter can be cellmates. :flower:
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    Look on the bright side, NOS, Trump will be perfectly color-coordinated in an orange jumpsuit.
  • Currently Reading


    Yes, currently one of his short story collections also, South of the Border, West of the Sun. I like his novels much better so far. Just checked and his new book will be available on November 19th.
  • What Are You Watching Right Now?
    Have a cold and binge-watched almost two seasons of Tokyo Vice. Didn't skip through any of it, and I normally skip through series like that.

    Also, the new Dune II didn't disappoint.
  • What did you cook today?
    I made an omelet with three pasture raised eggs, organic spinach, and cheddar cheese. Turned out great except for the pepper. My electric grinder ran out of peppercorns. :brow:
  • What religion are you and why?
    What evidence or experience would convince you that (e.g.) "the God of Abraham" at least one personal God/dess (of any religious tradition) exists?180 Proof

    For me, the question is what evidence or experience would convince me of the nature of the universe. Ultimately I don't know if I have the capacity to comprehend that, like an ant can't comprehend the larger world beyond its capacity.

    It appears to me that everything is interconnected and in a constant state of change. That indicates to me that emptiness is the nature of the universe. But I can't be certain, maybe somehow souls and such can exist.
  • What religion are you and why?
    When Moses asked for God's name, God just said "I am". Sounds very Eastern.Fire Ologist

    Not in my experience. "I am" and "I am not" both express a duality that many Eastern traditions seek to transcend. I once joined such a tradition for a short while, seeking a transcendent experience or 'revelation'. I've had what I might describe as intellectual revelations with the help of Eastern and Western philosophy and perhaps science, and shallow experiential revelations. I hope to someday have a deep experiential revelation, but it's not imperative because though I think it would be beneficial, at the end of the day it's just a transient experience.
  • What religion are you and why?
    Short answer, yes.Fire Ologist

    That very interesting because it seems to imply that your revelation was of a nature consistent with the Catholic faith, as opposed to, say, an Eastern faith which is quite different.

    The OP asks what religion and why.
  • What religion are you and why?


    Long story short, if I’m reading it right you seem to be saying that you’re a Catholic because of a revelation. If that’s the case, did this revelation occur prior to becoming a Catholic?
  • What religion are you and why?
    Irreligious because spirituality and moral development are too important to be degraded by religion.
  • The Dynamics of Persuasion
    One simply cannot look at a symbol and find meaning in it, and there lost languages to prove this. The reason someone cannot decipher the meaning of a lost language is precisely because there is no meaning in the words.NOS4A2

    Oddly, this seems to show the opposite of what you intended. The symbols of an ancient language do have meaning even without knowing the language. We have no choice in recognizing the symbols as a language, for one thing, and depending on the context they could have much more meaning. For a symbol to be meaningless it would need to be completely unrecognizable as a symbol or anything else and not attract attention. Only then could it not affect us.
  • How Do You Think You’re Perceived on TPF?


    I think the image reveals a desire to fit into a place where there isn’t really a good fit. I do think that I’m a ‘thinker’ though, and that I’m perceived as a thinker.

    I’m always pleased to see your posts because I appreciate good writing and rational thought. Kind of a rare commodity in this day and age.
  • How Do You Think You’re Perceived on TPF?


    Aha, my plan worked after all. :grin:
  • How Do You Think You’re Perceived on TPF?


    You’re supposed to offer me compliments to bolster my self-esteem.

    Apparently I’m not as funny as I think I am. :sad:
  • How Do You Think You’re Perceived on TPF?
    Hate to think what people think of me. I have very low self-esteem and tend to think the worst.

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  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)


    Reconsidering, I did mistakenly think of Stormy Daniels as a prostitute.
  • Currently Reading


    Just bought an audiobook copy. Always been a sucker for Kafkaesque stories.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)


    I don’t know about drugs, but we know Trump has patronized prostitutes and engaged in high-level corruption. Of course you will disagree because you know his activities were all innocent, just like you somehow know that he didn’t sexually assault E. Jean Carrol.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    I think it is relevant that these sorts of accusations magically appear during such a time, even if it's over 30 years after the fact.NOS4A2

    I think a presidents past is relevant and they should be deeply scrutinized. Isn’t Hunter’s laptop relevant?
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)


    Funny I hadn't realized till this discussion how close J6 is to a coup. It was sudden, violent, and unlawful. The only question is whether the intent was to seize power. That's hard to answer because the perpetrators were a bunch of knuckle-headed Trump supporters and who knows what they were thinking.

    Funnier still is NOS's claim that J6 was a Reichstag moment for the DNC, FBI, CIA, and media Nazis, when Trump's chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who he appointed, said it was such a moment for Trump and his Big Lie. Projection?
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    And yet there's "Be an island unto yourself / Be a lamp unto yourself".baker

    Doesn't jibe well with MAGA which demands fealty to Trump and his narratives.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    Come to think of it, the mantra "Everyone is solely responsible for themselves" is what they both have in common (and the implications of this stance).baker

    Doesn't jibe well with the Buddhist concept of interdependence and no-self. The simple answer is that they're conservatives.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    no laws were broken by those involved in the coup. So what?NOS4A2

    Soooooooo, a coup is a sudden, violent, and unlawful seizure of power from a government.

    The years-long investigations that you referred to were neither sudden nor violent, by your own admission they were lawful, and they were not designed to seize power from the government.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    Here I thought we were talking about law. Sorry, but the declarations of the UK, France, and Russia do not represent “international law”. I suppose you should google again.NOS4A2

    You're the one who brought up "crimes against humanity," not me. What did you mean if it didn't involve other nations?
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    They invented the law after the fact in order to prosecute the Nazis for a crime. There were violating no law. Therefor what they did was fine, correct?NOS4A2

    Sorry, google say the Armenian genocide is a precedent to the Nüremberg and Tokyo trials. Try again?

    There is nothing to confuse. They broke no law, therefor what they did was fine. Isn’t that so?NOS4A2

    You're asking me if I think slavery is fine. Clearly you are confused.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    Clearly I was speaking about his crimes against humanity, which were not crimes.NOS4A2

    It demonstrates more grave stupidity to confuse international criminal laws with domestic laws.

    It was also legal to own slavesNOS4A2

    It demonstrates yet more grave stupidity to confuse centuries-old laws with current laws.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)


    It's perfect in my opinion because Hilter did indeed break the law and was convicted, for a failed coup attempt no less, and this demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt that enacting Godwin's Law can be a grave stupidity.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    I'm unsure this is the time to enact Godwin's LawAmadeusD

    I disagree, it's the perfect time, being that Hitler was incarcerated for a failed coup.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    Hitler never broke any laws either, so appealing to law is a grave stupidity.NOS4A2

    No doubt it was more "lawful power to defraud the country" that landed H in the clink.

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  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)


    Ah, it appears as though you're saying that you weren't sure that any laws were broken on J6, stating in the next line that the DNC, etc have "lawful power." If the DNC, FBI, CIA, and the media have lawful power to defraud the country, investigate their political opponents, and submit the entire world to their propaganda and conspiracy theories, then those actions aren't breaking any laws. But your first sentence is "I'm not sure any laws were broken," and the response is in the same order as my response, with J6 first followed by "coup".

    Anyway, just to clear up any remaining misreads and for the official record, you hold that:

    1) Laws were broken by rioters on J6.

    2) No laws were broken in the years-long coup that you mentioned.

    3) You realize that coups are unlawful.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    I'm not sure any laws were broken.NOS4A2

    You must not believe there was any assault, disruption of Congress, or any of the other charges. Most of the defendants pleaded guilty, btw, even the MAGA shaman (guy with the horns) and spiritual people never lie.

    The CIA, the FBI, the media, the DNC, have the lawful power to defraud the countryNOS4A2

    Don't forget the GOP, with their fake electors shenanigans and whatnot. Wait, that is illegal.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)
    It was far worse. They tried to frame the democratically-elected president for treason and waged a years-long coup based on Clinton campaign conspiracy theories that reached the highest echelons of the intelligence community and the administrative state. The riot on J6 was just their Reichstag moment.NOS4A2

    It’s clear that laws were broken on J6. What laws were broken in this coup you mention?
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)


    I don't think that you can only see stoic playacting and rank emotion. I think you're merely trolling, badly.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)


    In the past, you've said contradictory things that indicate dishonesty. There's also the fact you're a diehard Trump supporter. I can't see how anyone who values truth could be such a diehard Trump supporter.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)


    My defense is your apparent untrustworthiness, frankly.
  • Donald Trump (All General Trump Conversations Here)


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