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by Mac66
Apr Wed 25, 2001 5:37 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 152
Views: 1975

Re: Global Warming

Mark C,<P>Good article. As it states, some environmentalists support the concept of controlled burning for the right scientific reasons. More power to them, and more power to those who will let naturally occuring fires burn themselves out when prudent to do so.<P>A big part of the problem is that ho...
by Mac66
Apr Tue 24, 2001 1:50 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Radical feminism and the fall of West
Replies: 56
Views: 1644

Re: Radical feminism and the fall of West

Jill,<P>Had forgotten all about the wireless thing. Memory degradation.<P>The trip to the DR went about as well as it could have gone, if you don't include TWA cancelling our homebound flight out of Santo Domingo. A bit of spice and one more story to remember.<P>Built very basic septic system (concr...
by Mac66
Apr Tue 24, 2001 8:37 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Radical feminism and the fall of West
Replies: 56
Views: 1644

Re: Radical feminism and the fall of West

S Bass,<P>Thanks for the link.<P>I didn't find the article misogynistic in the least, and agreed with many of his ideas, including the distinction he draws between liberal and radical feminism, and his notion that men and women should complement rather than compete with one another.<P>A bit too apoc...
by Mac66
Apr Thu 19, 2001 5:26 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: A Conservative on Conservatism
Replies: 25
Views: 560

Re: A Conservative on Conservatism

Mark C,<P>Sounds like you've provided "the rest of the story."<P>Mac
by Mac66
Apr Thu 19, 2001 3:42 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: A Conservative on Conservatism
Replies: 25
Views: 560

Re: A Conservative on Conservatism

Publius,<P>As I understand it, Gore did in fact give $350 to charity in 97, but something over 35K in 96. I can't cite the article, but you might find it in USA Today archives, if they're on line. I'm not sure about his millions in oil stocks, can you give a reference?<P>Mac<P><p>[This message has b...
by Mac66
Apr Thu 19, 2001 9:31 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: A Conservative on Conservatism
Replies: 25
Views: 560

Re: A Conservative on Conservatism

Mugs,<P>Good point. I think you're correct. I expanded the bounds a bit (too much) on your point to include what I felt were good people doing good work. They are a separate category, outside the purview of gov funding and influence.<P>Lots of labels and name calling flying around, on all sides. Tou...
by Mac66
Apr Wed 18, 2001 8:35 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: A Conservative on Conservatism
Replies: 25
Views: 560

Re: A Conservative on Conservatism

S Bass,<P>Tirades are unproductive. The bile gets rolling, reason gives way to emotion, and before you know it you've left yourself wide open.<P>Besides, you're a much better writer, and I hate to lose all the time. Sort of like the Sox-Yanks; have to pick my spots and hope the other guy is having a...
by Mac66
Apr Wed 18, 2001 11:24 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: The rich get richer
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: The rich get richer

Mark,<P>Till now, the most common term I've heard associated with Chambers is "visionary." These guys (Eisner, Welch, Gates, Dell, Jobs, etc) get built up so much the disconnect is stark when adversity strikes. Cisco will be ok. I used to be a shareholder and would like to be again.<P>Mac
by Mac66
Apr Wed 18, 2001 9:50 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: A Conservative on Conservatism
Replies: 25
Views: 560

Re: A Conservative on Conservatism

Mark,<P>I got hot. Some pejorative labels were used which I found offensive regarding a group of people who at least from my p.o.v., have done some admirable work over the years. <P>Have taken a horse sized chill pill. <P>Mac
by Mac66
Apr Wed 18, 2001 9:45 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: The rich get richer
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: The rich get richer

Mark,<P>So noted, good point. Stepping out on a limb, perhaps the guy's thrust is that CEO's often make ill informed or overly aggressive strategic decsions that cost jobs (see today's WSJ on Cisco, for example) while not only remaining employed but becoming wealthier. No doubt Cisco is a great comp...
by Mac66
Apr Wed 18, 2001 9:13 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: A Conservative on Conservatism
Replies: 25
Views: 560

Re: A Conservative on Conservatism

Mugs,<P>The original thread is an article penned by Glen Loury, a black prof at BU, and noted conservative thinker, writer, and teacher. Posted because it presented a bit more balanced perspective on race relations vis a vis both liberalism and conservatism, something you don't find much these days....
by Mac66
Apr Wed 18, 2001 8:46 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: The rich get richer
Replies: 5
Views: 142

The rich get richer

From the thestreet.com:<P><BR>READY TO HOLLER?: One theme in the current wave of cutbacks<BR>is the way companies are going after the little guys while<BR>the big boys fiddle away. Maybe it's always like this but<BR>take publisher Gannett, which on Tuesday announced a 14%<BR>drop in Q1 earnings. Wha...
by Mac66
Apr Wed 18, 2001 8:43 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: A Conservative on Conservatism
Replies: 25
Views: 560

Re: A Conservative on Conservatism

S. Bass,<P>Thanks for the 5 cents worth psychoanalysis. Mugs can probably defend himself, but I'm sure he appreciates your help. Sorry to inject some reality, but all of the people I cited are real people doing real things. <P>I'll stick to the issues, no more personal stuff here. Got mad, should ha...
by Mac66
Apr Tue 17, 2001 10:51 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: A Conservative on Conservatism
Replies: 25
Views: 560

Re: A Conservative on Conservatism

Thanks Mugs.<P>Every time I start thinking that conservatives are on the right track, taking the moral high ground, looking for real answers instead of resorting to name calling and labeling, I come to the Forum and get cured. I ache for Bush to be a great President, but he's tied down by the Clinto...
by Mac66
Apr Tue 17, 2001 4:45 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: A Conservative on Conservatism
Replies: 25
Views: 560

Re: A Conservative on Conservatism

Mugs,<P>Loury rightly points out that liberal remedies to the racial divide have been deeply flawed and sometimes destructive. And he rightly takes conservatives to task for their lack of, in his words, "moral outrage" at the horrific conditions prevalent in the inner cities. He makes this point:<P>...
by Mac66
Apr Tue 17, 2001 9:15 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Death as Entertainment
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Death as Entertainment

More evidence that American culture is going to hell... The marriage of capital punishment and pornography.<BR> <P><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/zd/20010417/tc/porn_company_sues_to_webcast_execution_1.html" TARGET=_blank>http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/zd/20010417/tc/porn_company_sues_to_webcas...
by Mac66
Apr Sat 14, 2001 12:02 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: A Conservative on Conservatism
Replies: 25
Views: 560

A Conservative on Conservatism

Looking back on how I, a black American, came to call myself a conservative, three factors stand out. The first attraction of conservatism for me was that it was not liberalism. By the end of the 1970s I had become disgusted with the condescension which white liberals brought to questions of race. W...
by Mac66
Apr Thu 12, 2001 5:17 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Did we Kow-Tow?
Replies: 56
Views: 901

Re: Did we Kow-Tow?

Back from the Dominican. Productive trip; constructed a rudimentary (cement block)outhouse septic system allowing two families to tie in, working alongside Dominicans in a "sweat equity" kind of fashion. Just a different, different world. If you think Massachusetts drivers are bad...<P>Re China, I a...
by Mac66
Apr Mon 02, 2001 4:35 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: School shootings
Replies: 135
Views: 1386

Re: School shootings

Paul,<P>I'm not a victim of anything. I have an opinion that differs from yours. I try pretty hard to make up my own mind on things, and I don't need the NRA to tell me how to vote, think about guns, give my money to, or who I'm victimized by. For those who subscribe, guys like you do good work, and...
by Mac66
Apr Mon 02, 2001 2:40 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: School shootings
Replies: 135
Views: 1386

Re: School shootings

Publius,<P>Already addressed this by saying the NRA did not have responsibility for the shootings. And if they don't care to address the problem, that's their business. <P>I disagree with their stance, is all.<P>Mac
by Mac66
Apr Sun 01, 2001 5:50 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: School shootings
Replies: 135
Views: 1386

Re: School shootings

Mark C,<P>You're right. I don't like the NRA. I don't trust them, anymore than I trust a liberal single issue extremist group, like NOW, or the ACLU. It's not based on logic as much as it should be, but there it is. They're rich, powerful, and have lots of pols in their pockets. <P>Let's see what Ed...
by Mac66
Apr Sun 01, 2001 8:46 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: School shootings
Replies: 135
Views: 1386

Re: School shootings

Publius,<P>I meant what I said. You are doing a great job of attacking an argument I didn't make.<P>You are right about the the intent of the NRA. I hadn't framed them in that way, relative to choosing ownership of weapons. Point taken.<P>I'm not suggesting the NRA has or should have regulatory powe...
by Mac66
Apr Sun 01, 2001 8:30 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: School shootings
Replies: 135
Views: 1386

Re: School shootings

Mark C,<P>Agreed; they could have deleted that statement and their argument wouldn't have lost anything. It's a stretch.<P>You chose to pick that one statement; does that mean the rest of it makes sense to you, or you just need more time to pick the rest of it apart?<P>Mac
by Mac66
Mar Sat 31, 2001 8:44 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: School shootings
Replies: 135
Views: 1386

Re: School shootings

Mark,<P>Here's the other side of the debate.<P> <A HREF="http://www.handguncontrol.org/facts/ib/kidsnguns.asp" TARGET=_blank>http://www.handguncontrol.org/facts/ib/kidsnguns.asp</A> <P>Mac
by Mac66
Mar Fri 30, 2001 3:39 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: School shootings
Replies: 135
Views: 1386

Re: School shootings

Publius,<P>You missed my point. I do not, did not, hold the NRA responsible for the shootings. You barked at me the last time I mentioned the NRA and you were wrong then too.<P>Discussion of the Second Amendment elicits seriously emotional responses from both sides. <P>Perhaps my concern for my MHS ...
by Mac66
Mar Fri 30, 2001 12:51 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: School shootings
Replies: 135
Views: 1386

Re: School shootings

A 16 year Indiana old kid murdered in a school parking lot today.<P>Many potential causes already identified. Keeping all those in mind, (media exposure, violent videos, bad families, stupid adult gun owners, etc.), I still think the NRA has some responsibility to publicly address this problem and p...
by Mac66
Mar Wed 28, 2001 6:04 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Liberals = Nazis
Replies: 14
Views: 678

Re: Liberals = Nazis

Mark & Red,<P>Thanks for the well wishes. Five of us are going, and we'll be builiding cement block outhouses jointly with Dominican families. Looking forward to the sunshine.<P>Mac<P>
by Mac66
Mar Wed 28, 2001 6:00 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 152
Views: 1975

Re: Global Warming

Interesting article from National Geographic:<P> <A HREF="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... arbon.html" TARGET=_blank>http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... on.html</A>
by Mac66
Mar Tue 27, 2001 1:57 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Liberals = Nazis
Replies: 14
Views: 678

Re: Liberals = Nazis

S Bass,<P>You deserve a better response than I can muster. Am going to the Dominican next week for a week and am less than organized. <P>Your insight is correct about the parties; ready to start another. But, your voice is only heard if you come out on one side or the other. <P>Mac
by Mac66
Mar Tue 27, 2001 1:43 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Liberals = Nazis
Replies: 14
Views: 678

Re: Liberals = Nazis

Red,<P>You are a fine writer and deserving of close attention and respect. And, if you promise to keep it to yourself, I can agree with much of what you have to say. I'm not right now up to the task of mounting a rigorous response, which should probably begin with your association of Nazism with nih...
by Mac66
Mar Mon 26, 2001 9:38 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Liberals = Nazis
Replies: 14
Views: 678

Re: Liberals = Nazis

Red,<P>Who's assaulting who? Respectful discussion and subsequent divergence of opinion does not typically include lumping citizens who subsribe to a particular viewpoint in with jack booted thugs and their psychopathic masters who combined to perfect mass murder.<P>There is much wrong with liberali...
by Mac66
Mar Mon 26, 2001 6:23 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Liberals = Nazis
Replies: 14
Views: 678

Re: Liberals = Nazis

Red,<P>Whatever gets you through the night.<P>I'll assume the rest of you ON and of course, IN, the right, subscribe to Red's poetic elegy to name dropping.<P>You've poisoned the well. Was that your intent all along?<P>Mac
by Mac66
Mar Sun 25, 2001 7:27 am
Forum: Marshfield General Discussion
Topic: Flung's
Replies: 34
Views: 552

Flung's

Anyone know if any buyer has interest?<P>The place is going to dust; what's left of the dumpster is spreading across the back lot. Can the town clean that up and bill the owner? Aren't there health issues involved?<P>Mac
by Mac66
Mar Fri 23, 2001 12:39 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Wall Street Fear and Greed
Replies: 20
Views: 224

Re: Wall Street Fear and Greed

Mark and John Q,<P>You both jumped gladly to the conclusion (as in "we have the cotton head liberal again") that I was blaming the NRA for the shootings. <P>I didn't say that.<P>I went to the NRA site (very slick) and saw stuff about unjustified weapons seizures, a doc's mis diagnosis for gun contro...
by Mac66
Mar Fri 23, 2001 12:30 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Wall Street Fear and Greed
Replies: 20
Views: 224

Re: Wall Street Fear and Greed

Red,<P>Agree with most of your thinking on the financial world, actually.<P>And, liberalism as defined by the Clinton era is worthy of serious condemnation, and has been continuously hammered on this board. The books ought to be wonderful. However, I believe that conservatives are fooling themselves...
by Mac66
Mar Fri 23, 2001 6:44 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Wall Street Fear and Greed
Replies: 20
Views: 224

Re: Wall Street Fear and Greed

Publius, <P>Like it or not, the GOP still has an image problem, and is stil seen by many as the party of the rich, wealthy, "trickle down", pull the ladder up types. <P>It's out there. GW wants to get rid of Clinton and leave him in the dust; how come the right wing of the GOP and the conservative m...
by Mac66
Mar Thu 22, 2001 2:36 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Wall Street Fear and Greed
Replies: 20
Views: 224

Re: Wall Street Fear and Greed

Mark C,<P>Investing is neither excessive or reprehensible. Never characterized it that way. It gives people the chance to have company ownership, and that's a good thing. <P>But the market surge bred unrealistic expectations of amazing growth. I think you could call it greed. You don't see it that w...
by Mac66
Mar Thu 22, 2001 12:12 pm
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: Wall Street Fear and Greed
Replies: 20
Views: 224

Wall Street Fear and Greed

Markets have moved from greed to fear stage. The market used to be a sideshow, now everyone analyzes it 24x7, talking heads predict all the time, and brand new wealth is taking its first big hit.<P>It 'll come back, provided consumers consume. Anybody have some good news we could float out to CNN-FN...
by Mac66
Mar Wed 21, 2001 6:07 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: DNA Motors
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: DNA Motors

Vailatt,<P>This might be of interest to you.<P> <A HREF="http://www.technologyreview.com/magazin ... stream.asp" TARGET=_blank>http://www.technologyreview.com/magazin ... eam.asp</A> <P><BR>Mac
by Mac66
Mar Mon 19, 2001 8:39 am
Forum: Beyond the South Shore
Topic: GW leadership
Replies: 4
Views: 219

GW leadership

Seems to me that GW and the administration are facing some challenges: economy is tanking (or is it???); tax cut legislation pending; Macedonia about to become the latest Balkan war zone; Israel and the Palestinians; energy woes in CA spreading east; OPEC cutting production; European economy feeling...