Davis

  • While I understand that people are trying to present a nuanced opinion on “I am against the death penalty in general except for…”, to me this is not different to saying “I support the death penalty”. You either support it or you don’t. All forms of homicide which are easily avoided are inherently immoral. It makes human beings disposable which…[Read more]

  • I am all for taxing any non-government organisation which is non-profit that has more than say, three employees who make more than $100,000 and ANY employee that makes more than 200,000. That would cover mega-churches, the catholic church, charities with overpaid directors etc. This is either an incentive to stop overpaying people (a serious…[Read more]

  • To return to pitbulls, on an entirely personal perspective: while the Staffordshire terrier my brother had was beautiful, and even sweet (until it wasn’t sweet), I don’t for a second believe that you couldn’t get virtually the same qualities and experience from a less dangerous breeds/mixes. Also, my brother was honestly the prototypical kind of…[Read more]

  • Nobody on Earth needs more than a billion dollars for any reason. That doesn’t mean it should be confiscated, but they should pay fair taxes on their wealth, which many avoid though various means (some unjustly legal other not legal which the government unjustly doesn’t commit resources to stopping and prosecuting). The same goes for corporations,…[Read more]

  • Spending more than you have is a problem that no one of any pay grade can solve.  It is true for an individual and it is true for a nation.

    Your math is extremely shitty there Enco. The money you confiscate from billionaires does not equal the total possible tax potential. Some of US’s taxes are insanely low. You could easily afford the kind of…[Read more]

  • I see that, regarding my position, you have the attention span of a startled Pitbull, so I’ll pass on responding to all that yipping.

    I’m sorry Enco, did you say something?

  • By the way, I think I have sufficiently disparaged enough American states that I have to have a disclaimer here dead I do not believe that the US is some terrible disfuncional country nor that there aren’t many admirable states such as Vermont or Massachusetts for example. While there is a lot of anti-Americanism in Europe/Canada/NZ, I do not want…[Read more]

  • Enco, you are grasping at straws to maintain/justify an extreme ideology. I do not believe that breeding out dangerous dogs will create more harm. If there is a chance that pitbulls contain the cure for cancer or could be the perfect assistance dogs for people with dimensia then, I don’t know, we could go find some in the many countries too poor…[Read more]

  • Yeah. I often find that these “hands off” people, actually support “getting tough of crime” which really baffles me because if regulations should be so laxed to the point that “victims just deal with the consequences and it will all be sorted out through lawsuits and personal economic interest” then I honestly don’t see why people would support…[Read more]

  • The problem with your sort of solution is that it is totally post hoc.  Once the pitbull maims the little old lady, kills the family’s Yorkie or cat, or kills the 2 year old by yanking his arm off, sue the bastards!

    How about a solution that keeps all that mayhem from happening in the first place?

    What Unseen said. Letting people do virt…[Read more]

  • Once again Enco strawmans the shit out of one of us.

    You don’t seem to understand Enco that it is very possible to have something inbetween absolute unconstrained freedom and a controlling communist tyranny. It is basically called: most of the Western world. The very country you live in constrains all sorts of freedoms like driving without…[Read more]

  • Pitbul kebabs?

  • Enco, you seem to be operating on the absurd free market idea that people make rational economic decisions and avoid irrational economic decisions. The threat of being sued doesn’t stop some people from doing dangerous shit. People keep doing dangerous shit, even when there is a high chance of getting caught and going to jail (bank robberies for…[Read more]

  • Enco, you seem to be operating on the absurd free market idea that people make rational economic decisions and avoid irrational economic decisions. The threat of being sued doesn’t stop some people from doing dangerous shit. People keep doing dangerous shit, even when there is a high chance of getting caught and going to jail (bank robberies for…[Read more]

  • The stafordshire bull terrier my brother had was actually really beautiful (that particular breed is quite nice) with really soft short fur and she was extremely sweet and wonderful to have, until she got very angry at and did major damage to our other dog (requiring a lot of stiches and taking a fair bit of time to recover). I am less interested…[Read more]

  • Nobody needs a pitbull. A pitbull doesn’t offer anything many other breeds can offer. Since they are the agents of a huge number of human fatalities, injuries and other pet injuries and since they are easily bred out of existence (and we bred them ourselves) this is a no brainer solution. Who was responsible for the dog’s misdeeds is irrelevant to…[Read more]

  • Bitbulls are completely prohibited in many countries/jurisdictions including the UK, Belgium, New Zealand, Ontario and some cities in the United States including Denver. I have never seen a pitbul in Europe (though they must exist in some countries where they are still legal) and I have no problem breeding them out of existence (considering we…[Read more]

  • Ridiculous human being. The University is facing no loss there. Imagine a chemistry science professor refused to wear new almost certainly safe protective gear and was ever so slightly careless with their equipment which put other students at a slight risk of getting hurt and then went: awe, the university is coercing me into using safety gear…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic Is consciousness biological? in the forum Science 1 week, 6 days ago

    I don’t consider it all flawed – but much of it goes nowhere except up its own arse.  Traditional moral philosophy is largely a giant waste of anybody’s time, except that it primes people to be ready for the real stuff (evolutionary ethics).

    Yes Simon, we all totally have all the reason in the world to take someone seriously when they know virtua…[Read more]

  • Davis replied to the topic A simple question of ethics in the forum Small Talk 2 weeks ago

    Enco, it is unconscionably immoral for an utterly filthy rich country like the United States (a nation with wealth the world has never seen before) to allow a citizen to die because of thirst or hunger, all things that can relatively easily be covered by soup kitchens and water subsidies which, as a total cost relative to the US annual budget,…[Read more]

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