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9-10ths_Penguin's Recent Activity

  1. 9-10ths_Penguin replied to the thread Socialism is great for poor countries, Capitalism is great for rich countries.

    "Trickle down" is wealth redistribution. It's the term for when a government takes money from general revenue (i.e. all taxpayers) and...

    Mar 26, 2019 at 12:33 PM
  2. 9-10ths_Penguin replied to the thread Socialism is great for poor countries, Capitalism is great for rich countries.

    What do you think "trickle down" has to do with capitalism?

    Mar 26, 2019 at 11:42 AM
  3. 9-10ths_Penguin replied to the thread Your experiences with friendships across belief divides?.

    Any sort of chain mail, religious or not, is a good way to get me to block a person.

    Mar 26, 2019 at 11:26 AM
  4. 9-10ths_Penguin replied to the thread Your experiences with friendships across belief divides?.

    I'm okay working with people of any beliefs toward common goals, but when it comes to friendship, there are a few things that are...

    Mar 26, 2019 at 11:21 AM
  5. 9-10ths_Penguin replied to the thread The implications of "no collusion".

    That does make sense to me. Trump has enough business interests in Russia that he has reason to cozy up to Putin even if he didn't feel...

    Mar 26, 2019 at 8:17 AM
  6. 9-10ths_Penguin posted a new thread.

    The implications of "no collusion"

    Many agents of the Russian government have been indicted or convicted for their roles in interfering in the 2016 election. If Trump had...

    Forum: North American Politics

    Mar 26, 2019 at 8:07 AM
  7. 9-10ths_Penguin replied to the thread Why were MSNBC et al.. and liberals so wrong about claims of Russian collusion with Trump.

    Except for all the ones who did. Along with the list I just gave, it's also clear that Donald Jr. did collude with the Russians. Maybe...

    Mar 26, 2019 at 8:00 AM
  8. 9-10ths_Penguin replied to the thread Why are “some atheists” so intolerant of religious believers?.

    If you're all about the evidence, then read through the Kitzmiller v. Dover transcript. The expert witnesses do an excellent job of...

    Mar 26, 2019 at 6:42 AM
  9. 9-10ths_Penguin replied to the thread Why were MSNBC et al.. and liberals so wrong about claims of Russian collusion with Trump.

    - Trump campaign member Papodopolous pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI over his communications with Russian agents. - Trump national...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 4:23 PM
  10. 9-10ths_Penguin replied to the thread Why are “some atheists” so intolerant of religious believers?.

    I can think of one way around it, but you've refused to do it. Since you have that power but have chosen not to use it, I don't believe...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 2:53 PM
  11. 9-10ths_Penguin replied to the thread Why are “some atheists” so intolerant of religious believers?.

    As unjust as passing a verdict with only one side of the story? "Disrespectful and arrogant" doesn't necessarily imply incorrect. By...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 2:48 PM
  12. 9-10ths_Penguin replied to the thread Theism, Agnosticism, & Atheism: Which Is Logically The Weakest?.

    As to all the other arguments against religious positions, which ardent believers accept all the time, right? ;) ... or that it's...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 2:15 PM
  13. 9-10ths_Penguin replied to the thread Theism, Agnosticism, & Atheism: Which Is Logically The Weakest?.

    I see it as a way of using the Outsider Test for Faith: consider whether a similar idea would sound reasonable when it doesn't have all...

    Mar 25, 2019 at 1:22 PM
  14. 9-10ths_Penguin replied to the thread Understanding in spiritual life.

    By listening them... and comparing what they say to your understanding?

    Mar 25, 2019 at 1:12 PM
  15. 9-10ths_Penguin replied to the thread Understanding in spiritual life.

    How do you know that they really understand the teaching/dharma?

    Mar 25, 2019 at 1:09 PM