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juantoo3

ʎʇıɹoɥʇnɐ uoıʇsǝnb, 57, from up to my arse in alligators

I've been blocked from responding...don't take that as not willing or able to respond...censorship at its best Jul 4, 2018

    1. RJM Corbet
      RJM Corbet
      You're kidding, Juan? What did you say, lol?

      Oh sorry, I just read Steve's reply ...
      1. StevePame
        StevePame
        Unfortunately I haven't heard anything back, so I haven't been able to help figure out what's going on.
        Jul 13, 2018
    2. juantoo3
      juantoo3
      I've been blocked from responding...don't take that as not willing or able to respond...censorship at its best
      1. StevePame
        StevePame
        What do you mean you've been blocked from responding?
        Jul 5, 2018
      2. StevePame
        StevePame
        In case you can only post on your profile, I sent you an email at the address your account is registered with. Let’s troubleshoot what’s going on.
        Jul 6, 2018
      3. A Cup Of Tea
        A Cup Of Tea
        Don't be such a drama-queen, I'm sure nothing you have written here has made a blip on anyone's radar, if that makes you feel any better. Everything isn't about you, you know.
        Jul 14, 2018
    3. juantoo3
      juantoo3
      Feels like home. :D
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      2. wil
        wil
        so glad
        Jun 20, 2017
    4. wil
      wil
      I guess you are enjoying being back around as I am enjoying you being around.
    5. Victor
      Victor
      Like the Snow Leopard I am endangered species. Hey Juantoo. Been a long time and much has gone on. Just stopping by today to say hello. More to come later, God willing.
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    6. A Cup Of Tea
      A Cup Of Tea
      Since I highly value your insight I would very much like to discuss socialism with you at some point.
    7. A Cup Of Tea
      A Cup Of Tea
      Ayn Rand, very interesting, I have only skimmed shallowly through her ideas previously and they make me a bit afraid. I have not judged her and her points of view out of principle, since I have hardly read anything at all, but I don't think I can move past some of these things to actually give her a chance. It is most unfortunate that I can seriously study the thoughts at oppose my own, it will only limit my horizon, but there is a level of pain and there are other paths to widen my gaze.

      I fully agree that cultural bias clouds things, but it's interesting that you mention 'patriotic' since here there has long been a counter reaction to this and is seen as something ugly in the general public. Waving our country flag, singing the anthem and celebrating the national day isn't practices much at all compared to neighbouring countries, and nowhere near the pride Americans have. This crisis of identity is fertile ground for the racism that is sweeping though Europe.
    8. juantoo3
      juantoo3
      FWIW, my opinions towards socialism are grounded more in the writings of Ayn Rand (an atheist) than they are from any religion. I doubt that would shed much light to aid my position, and I don't agree with Rand wholesale (there are some points she makes, or rather doesn't make, about the "worth" of an average "joe guy" individual that don't make sense to me), but from a purely political POV I think she sums the matter up quite well. It is not in my interest to speak ill of existing political systems, but I think recent history does that well enough in many cases, while a few exceptions do seem to hold on. As with any patriotic propaganda, sometimes it can be difficult to see beyond the nationalist sentiment...and that includes myself and my country.
    9. A Cup Of Tea
      A Cup Of Tea
      I've been thinking about it and it's probably true that socialism and religion don't go well together. But being from a socialist country 'socialism' doesn't really stand out the same way that it does for an American. I will give it some more thought and search the internet for some causations and correlations.
    10. A Cup Of Tea
      A Cup Of Tea
      Interesting, could you give me some examples? We're not from the same country so I need some background info.
    11. juantoo3
      juantoo3
      OK, well, I hardly think it requires a belief in conspiracy to note the close association between socialism and atheism in many, if not most, institutions of higher learning. While I do believe a healthy dose of scepticism and critical thinking are essential, that is not what I see being taught at all. Rather students seem to end up mindlessly mimicking rote endorsing a socialist agenda, and it seems to me (without having any direct proof) that a lot of liberal foundations are only too happy to further this end with generous donations. Hardly anything conspiratorial. More of an observation of the disintegration of learning.
    12. A Cup Of Tea
      A Cup Of Tea
      Hmmm, I might have misunderstood you. You where talking about socialism, I assumed you were talking about politics. But I don't see the connection between socialism, atheism and academia. Could you please clarify before I go forward passing judgement on you*?

      *Humor
    13. juantoo3
      juantoo3
      Greetings, Cup!

      How so? Would you disagree there is a strong atheist bent underlining much of academia?
    14. A Cup Of Tea
      A Cup Of Tea
      "...or else some multimillion dollar grant from a liberal foundation looking to forward a socialist agenda by planting the seeds of doubt in young minds."
      Waoh, that came from nowhere, you always seem line such a well rounded guy, but this is pretty much conspiracy level.
    15. juantoo3
      juantoo3
      Indeed I did, sounds like an interesting choice! So far I am impressed.
    16. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
      Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
      We're as fine as can be considering who the governor of Wisconsin is.

      Did you hear/read who the new pope is? *meow* <(^x^)>

      Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine42
    17. juantoo3
      juantoo3
      Greetings, Poh! and a drive-by hello to my favorite kitties!
    18. pohaikawahine
      pohaikawahine
      Hope this note finds you well my friend...
    19. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
      Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
      Sorry the :kitty:s and I missed you. :( My previous computer gave up the ghost (fried insides due to heat and use.)

      :kitty:s are nicely moved into their new territory and await a drive-by meow from one of their favorite humans.

      Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
    20. chakraman
      chakraman
      happy bathday :)
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    Birthday:
    Sep 6, 1961 (Age: 57)
    Location:
    up to my arse in alligators
    Occupation:
    hairy tick
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