"In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit it is the first."
That's more of…
You're not following me - the issue isn't how he describes it, it's how he applies it.
Think of it as Occam's Razor for morality - we can agree that a person holds a moral position only when their actions can't be explained …
By the way, this applies to you too. Back in the old forum I recall once saying something to the effect that an immigrant who just got naturalized twenty minutes ago is no less a citizen than you are, and your concerns don't trump …
The NFL is protecting its profits.
Neat, you should bring that up if you meet someone who's interested in the NFL.
This thread is about your elected leaders applauding compelled displa…
The NFL is protecting its profits. What you are describing as "compulsory displays of nationalism," most of the NFL's patrons consider politeness.
PS: If you are at an event where they play the Canadian national anthem, say a Bluejays game, it's …
tells me that I'm going to die young due to my sleeping habits. (statistically).
That one needs a correlation is not causation …
If you google a chart of HIV incidence by year in the US, it shoots up and then shoots back down again. What caused the sharp decrease? Was it phages?
Some people can learn, but the ability is variable.
You're missing the point. Drug resistant STIs are increasing. This is a problem. There is no evidence that the proposed solution is going to solve the problem. Even a large percentage of gay men are again barebacking.
I'm just giving those intere…
I didn't say you shouldn't try. I questioned the probability of it working. A good size fraction of the country never masters the three Rs.
Assuming that education isn't going to work, what is the solution?
Report finds cases of STDs reach all-time high in California
One of the interviewees for the article says the solution is better sex education. I'm skeptical. Do you expect them to learn sex education when they won't learn anything else?