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#1 Edited by Mighty-Lu-Bu (2970 posts) -
@Diddies said:
@goldenelementxl said:

@mighty-lu-bu:

1 - You and your friend need to make appointments with an eye doctor, stat.

2 - A PS4 Pro cannot upgrade 1080p source material and make it look as good as native 4K content. That is just lunacy. That is like saying a PS3 can make DVDs look as good as Bluray, or a Plasma TV can make PS3 games look better than PC. (Arguments clowns have made on this board before and paid the price)

3 - Your source is beyond stupid

I can’t believe what I’m reading here...

What the hell is going on? I am a PC gamer and like my PS4, but sometimes people make themselves look stupid. I have a 4K TV and the blu-rays do not look near as good on the PS4 as a UHD does on my 4K UHD Samsumg. lol

Again how is this beyond stupid? I NEVER said that the PS4 Pro's blu-ray upscale ability was better or the same as a regular 4K blu-ray, but it is very close. There are countless videos online that do comparisons- I suggest that you watch them. The PS4 Pro's upscale ability is fantastic... I have done side by side comparisons myself and it looks very close. The average user is not going to be able to tell the difference.

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@mighty-lu-bu said:

@n64dd:

@bigfootpart2: You are a sad and disgusting individual who is incapable of civility. So now I am a sociopath, as well as everyone in the Republican party simply because we want to encourage the poor to do better, to encourage them to make better decisions and to find out why they keep making bad decisions? You're a radical leftist who has been taught stupidity and you display that very stupidity with every post. I showed you the values I was raised on, but if your only deduction based on what you saw was that I'm a sociopath then I have nothing more to say to a mentally stunted invidual such as yourself. It has become evidently clear that you don't want to embrace real solutions, but you simply want to bash and demonize people on the right simply because they have an opinion that differs from your own.

You said yourself that you're a sociopath. You said that empathy has no place in politics. People with no empathy are by definition, sociopaths. You said it, not me.

And yep, I would also say the overwhelming majority of Republicans are narcissists and/or sociopaths. It's a party by and for scumbags. Thankfully it's a dying party.

"Try it at home

You may be able to gain some insight into this controversial perspective by taking two different stances on the following scenario. This is an adapted example from a classic study done by Batson and colleagues in 1995. In the first instance, read through the story and really try to imagine how the child feels and how it is affecting her life. Try to feel the full impact of what this child and her family have been through.

Sheri Summers is a bright 10-year-old girl who is suffering from a life-threatening condition which has already paralyzed her. Unless she receives treatment soon it is likely that she will die. If she receives the treatment the condition can be reversed. However the treatment that could help her is only available via private healthcare and her family can not afford it. They have joined a children’s charity that helps families to pay for expensive treatments for life threatening diseases but she is far down the waiting list. You have the option of moving her to the top of the waiting list but doing so will mean that other children who are higher on the list due to earlier application, greater need or shorter life expectancy will have to wait longer.

Would you choose to move her to the top of the queue? How about if you had read an interview with her that made clear just how much she was suffering and that her hopes were pinned on receiving this treatment?

Now read the scenario again but this time try to take an objective perspective toward what is described. Try not to get caught up in how the child feels; just remain objective and detached. Are you more or less likely to move Sheri to the top of the queue?

Empathy and its discontents

Batson showed that when asked to be objective, respondents prioritized fairness - children who had been on the waiting list longer should be treated first. However, when asked to imagine how Sheri was feeling, to empathize with her, the majority of respondents voted to move Sheri to the front of the queue.

This is the crux of the problem with empathy as Bloom sees it. It is a spotlight that shines on individuals. This may work for close relationships but is a poor calculation when dealing with issues writ large that may impact on hundreds or thousands of people, on causes that have no single, identifiable victim, or victims that for whatever reason do not elicit our empathy.

Second, Bloom argues that empathy is inconsistent and biased. As you may have experienced in the example above, it sometimes takes just a subtle shift in context for our empathetic priorities to change. Respondents in brain imaging studies showed significantly less empathy if the person they observe experiencing pain belongs to a different race, social class or an opposing football team or political party.

Third, empathizing with an individual can lead us to be unreasonably cruel to others. In one study, participants were told about a poor student who was competing to win a cash prize. Participants subsequently administered a greater dose of hot sauce to her competitor, although this person had done nothing wrong. The relationship between empathy and aggression has been manipulated on numerous occasions by politicians who ask us to empathize with the stories of victims in order to gain public support for invasion.

Bloom presents a number of other arguments against empathy as a reliable motivator for moral behavior. He acknowledges that it can be a good thing: it leads to greater enjoyment of art, fiction and sports, can be a valuable aspect of intimate relationships and can motivate generous behavior. What he refutes is the widespread notion that more empathy is all that is required in order for us to become good and moral people.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/science/head-quarters/2017/feb/07/empathy-is-crucial-to-being-a-good-person-right-think-again

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#3 Edited by Mighty-Lu-Bu (2970 posts) -
@toast_burner said:

@mighty-lu-bu: so is it irresponsible to have a child when you're poor or not? You can't have your cake and eat it too.

Yes some countries with universal healthcare have higher taxes than America, however that is not because they have universal healthcare. America actually pays more in taxes towards healthcare than the majority of countries with universal healthcare, so obviously universal healthcare is not the cause of high taxes.

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Yes I have already said its financially irresponsible. If you are in poverty and you can't afford to care for a child, why would it be considered to be a good idea to have one? I don't understand the logic behind that.

Also, you are wrong about healthcare and taxes. The reason these countries have such high tax brackets is because of their healthcare systems. Their taxes are literally being used to pay for the healthcare system... and its like not they are a little bit higher than ours, some of their tax rates are almost double to what our tax rates in America are.

Tax rates and inflated goods isn't the only issue, a really big issue is an overburdened system where people have ridiculously high wait times. Need a life saving surgery? Get in line and we will schedule you in 6 months. You do realize that people are dying within these so called universal healthcare systems right and it can actually be compared to the level of care that one would experience in the VA healthcare system of America. Again, find me a solution that doesn't grossly inflate goods, find me a solution that doesn't drastically increase our taxes, find me a system where I can be seen immediately and then we can talk, but shouting healthcare for all doesn't solve anything.

There are some VERY important questions that need to be answered such as who would pay for such a system? How would it effect our economy? Would the prices of goods become inflated? How do we prevent illegal immigrants from taking advantage of such a system? Its easy to apply a system like this to a small country such as Norway, but how do you do it with America that has a population of over 323 million? It sounds great on paper, but it isn't that great in practice.

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@n64dd:

Of course there should be a safety net, but it should always be temporary. During the Obama administration, my former roommate lost her job and instead of being proactive and actually attempting to get a job, she decided to collect unemployment for 2 years.

The way unemployment, food stamps, and welfare should work is that they should be restricted and temporary. Individuals should not be allowed to collect these things for more than 90 days and after people get back on their feet, they should be expected to pay back any money they were given. The problem is, people stay on welfare and food stamps indefinitely and I think that this is a problem that needs to be rectified. Furthermore, there should be a limit on what you can and cannot buy with money that is earned from welfare. It should be for food, transportation, housing, bills, and child care / expenses. Buying electronics i.e. A TV a PS4, alcohol, drugs, etc should be prohibited. Furthermore, there should be weekly mandatory drug screenings for individuals on these programs.

@vl4d_l3nin: The Brookings Institute's 3 rules work and they have a proven track record. How can we prevent poverty if people are deciding to remain in poverty? If people decide to drop out of high school, they are choosing poverty. If people want to have kids when they are teenagers then they are choosing poverty. If people are choosing not to have a full time job, then again they are choosing poverty. I also agree with criminal activities which often leads to poverty.

@bigfootpart2: You are a sad and disgusting individual who is incapable of civility. So now I am a sociopath, as well as everyone in the Republican party simply because we want to encourage the poor to do better, to encourage them to make better decisions and to find out why they keep making bad decisions? You're a radical leftist who has been taught stupidity and you display that very stupidity with every post. I showed you the values I was raised on, but if your only deduction based on what you saw was that I'm a sociopath then I have nothing more to say to a mentally stunted invidual such as yourself. It has become evidently clear that you don't want to embrace real solutions, but you simply want to bash and demonize people on the right simply because they have an opinion that differs from your own.

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@bigfootpart2: That is factually not true. There is tons of economic mobility in the United States. People who find themselves in the 1% aren't there permanently, they go up and they go down.

Again, for the last time, the Brookings Institute, which is a left leaning organizations, gives 3 simple ways to avoid poverty:

1. Graduate hight school

2. Don't have children out of wedlock and waiting to have children when you are married and of the age of 21

3. Have a full time job

That's it. According to the Brookings Insitute, if you do these three things, your chances of failing into poverty are just 2%, but your chances of ending up in the middle class are very high. So if it's so simple why are people still in poverty? The answer is quite simple: people in poverty are NOT following these rules and are continuing to make bad decisions. There is no plot that rich people have to oppress the poor and to keep them down... This isn't happening.

@tryit: Empathy is bad politics, but sympathy is good politics. I suggest you read some political books to improve your knowledge.

I didn't realize that encouraging people in poverty to to do better and to encourage them to make better decisions was a bad thing.

@toast_burner: What!? Of course she shouldn't have an abortion, but if she is part of a church she should seek aid from her church. If that doesn't work then she needs to get assistance from her family or from her community.

Furthermore, the reason it's a pipe dream in the U.S. is because if you look at the countries that have a universal healthcare system in place, you will also notice that the taxes that these countries pay are extraordinarily high... In fact, they are the highest taxes in the world. The Nordic countries are prime examples of this since not only do they pay the highest taxes in all of western civilization, but everything in their country is grossly inflated. Want to get a glass of beer in Norway? That's going to cost you $20. Want to get a cheap car? Well the cheapest car you can get will be 20k and that is for a clunker. The Nordic countries actually have some of the most grossly inflated costs for both food and alcohol in all of western civilization. No one on the left ever thinks these things through. Were you aware that most Americans are against high taxes? Imagine if our middle class tax rate was 60%... Do you realize what kind of implications we would face? Of course you don't because all you can think about free healthcare. Bernie's universal healthcare plan works great in a place like Vermont which is actually similar to Nordic counties, but it doesn't work for thr rest of the United States.

What breeds innovation is competition. Do you realize that if we had more health insurance providers that the costs for health insurance would plummet? Of course you don't know this because you like to listen to whack job liberals who have been taking the Democratic party to new levels of stupidity.

Bring me a solution that doesn't jeopardize America as being a super power. Bring me a solution that doesn't grossly inflate the goods of our country. Bring me a solution that won't dramatically increase our taxes and then we can talk. What you saying sounds great on paper, but it would cripple our country which is why most are not in favor of it except for a few whack job liberals. Also, it's easy for the Nordic countries to focus all of their efforts in their healthcare system when they don't have a defense budget to worry about.

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#6 Posted by Mighty-Lu-Bu (2970 posts) -

@heathen75:

Again, if people are poor they need to make better decisions and throwing a kid into the mix is financially irresponsible.

Have you heard of St. Judes children's hospital? They treat children for free. Traditionally, when people fell on hard times, they would turn to their church or local communities and that is still a viable option in some cases.

This false narrative that conservatives hate the poor simply because we don't believe in universal health care is asinine. Universal heathcare is nothing more than a pipe dream in America. What we should be doing is helping the poor by encouraging them to not only do better, but to make better decisions.

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#7 Posted by Mighty-Lu-Bu (2970 posts) -
@n64dd said:
@mighty-lu-bu said:
@n64dd said:
@mighty-lu-bu said:
@bigfootpart2 said:

That is absolutely what he is arguing. Conservatives are a bunch of social darwinists without even knowing what that term means. They believe poor people deserve punishment for being poor and only the strongest deserve to survive.

Also poverty can be solved. Scandinavian countries have essentially no poverty. Maybe we should be looking at what they do right instead of continuing with failed social policies and blaming the poor.

Republicans are a fascinating mass of contradictions. They don't like abortion but they don't want to do anything like provide contraception or good social programs to prevent abortion. And they believe in a society based on social darwinist principles like survival of the fittest, and yet they don't believe in evolution. They claim to be "pro-life" but love gun culture and the death penalty. They claim to be the party of freedom, but actually love authoritarianism. The level of cognitive dissonance required to be a Republican is truly incredible.

I never said that I don't think they deserve medical care, but how do people get medical care? They pay for it. I suggest that you start working on your reading skills because I NEVER said that poor people deserve to be punished, that is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard of... there you go again making random blanket statements that have zero basis in fact.

Also, we can't do what the Scandinavian countries are doing because they are unique and completely different from us- I have gotten into this argument before with you and I am not going to get into this argument again.

"Republicans are a fascinating mass of contradictions" there you go yet again, making yet another blanket statement. Are you 100% incapable of making statements that have some basis in fact? Why don't we like abortions? Because we think it is morally wrong to kill people. Also, I have said in a previous post that I don't have any problems with contraceptives and lo and behold, most conservatives don't care if people use contraceptives either. When you say we don't like to provide contraceptives, what does that even mean? Is it our duty as conservatives to provide contraceptives now? Contraceptives are extraordinarily cheap- you can get a pack of condoms at your local gas station for under $10. Furthermore, most forms of birth control are also extraordinarily cheap on an annualized budget, so I am failing to see your argument here. Good social programs? Like what? Give me an example. Most of the social programs that we have in America are abused- give me a better solution, but I literally gave you the solution in a previous post. If you follow the Brookings Institute rules you only have a 2% chance of ending up in poverty, yet Republicans and conservatives alike are evil because we are telling people to make better decisions?

Social Darwinist principles? I simply cannot take you seriously. Again if people made "better" decisions, then there would be less poverty, but these proven concepts seems to go right over your head. We don't believe in evolution? What a shocker, another blanket statement!

Don't get it twisted, I am pro life meaning I am against abortion, but I fully believe that murderers, yes those people that intentionally kill other people, should be put to death for their crimes, yet you leftist would rather them be living in a prison somewhere where they are given food, clothes, a decent place to sleep, and where us tax payers have to pay for this pieces of human filth to live.

I was raised in a Roman Catholic household by my mom and dad and eventually my mom and stepdad. I was taught proper table etiquette while dining, I was taught that if I went into the kitchen, that I had to ask everyone if they needed a refreshment. From the age of 3 I was taught between what was right and what was wrong. I was taught by my parents how to be a proper gentlemen: I was taught that I should always get the door for a woman, that I should always get out to pump their gas, that I should NEVER under any circumstances hit or strike a woman, that I should walk on the street side while holding their hand in case a car hopped the curb and that it essence it was my duty to protect women. I was taught that nothing in life was given for free and that through hard work and determination you can achieve the impossible. I was taught to help others when they are in need and donate to various charities on a monthly basis. I always told that if I was going to have sex that I needed to use protection. I was always taught that being an American meant that I needed to demonstrate a certain degree of individual responsibility. I taught that it is honorable to serve your country in the military, especially during times of war. I have always given honorable and respectful towards my parents and I have always treated others how I would like to be treated. I was taught the importance of working by my parents and I got my first job 1 month before my 15th birthday. I was encouraged to do well in high school and how important it was for me to graduate and I have never got anyone pregnant.

I have been making excellent choices my entire life and I have become a true success. By the time I am 38, I will have more money then I know what to do with. The problem is that parents are not teaching their kids these values so good traditional values are not being passed on to the next generation. You can call me a bigot, you can say that I hate the poor, that I am a social Darwinist, but this doesn't bug me because words don't hurt my feelings. have been a conservative my entire life and it has only been in the last few years were people like you demonize me simply based on my beliefs. You know nothing about my loses in life, you know nothing about my struggles and you know NOTHING about who I am as an individual. All you have is your assumptions; please tell me how my values are wrong. Please, educate me on why I am not a good person because I would really love to hear this. It is not wrong to tell people who are making bad decisions to make better decisions.

I'm not going to attack your belief system in terms of faith, because that's not my business. Just two things in all of that.

Never hitting women. So if you come home, your wife has drowned 2 kids already and is about to dunk the third one, you aren't going to hit her?

Second, I understand why you are for the death penalty. My question for you is, being a conservative myself, what justice is given to those who are wrongfully accused of the death penalty?

I recognize the scenario because it was taken from one of Bill Burr's comedy specials.

What would be gained from hitting her? If I hit my girlfriend full force I would end up killing her and I would be the one going to jail too. I am physically superior to a vast majority of women out there and through my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training and strength I would be able to hold them down and call the cops. Furthermore, this is a complete fantasy scenario that would never happen to me- I would never be with someone who was capable of this nor would I ever put myself in that situation.

Now for your question question, if we are talking about killing people then we better be damned sure that they did. I would also like to point out that people who are being put to death and who are also "wrongfully accused" is an extreme rarity. It happens, but not as often as you would think.

1. Was it Daniel Tosh or Bill Burr? I completely stole it from the skit. Love both btw. You know what I mean though, I was just attacking the idea of NEVER. I was raised very traditional as well as you were and i'm proud of it.

2. It happens enough to make me think twice. The main deterrent in the death penalty is the cost of appeals and such which I don't care about.

Tosh did that original skit and then Bill Burr did something a little similar I think- but either way they are both hilarious.

"There are plenty of reasons to hit a women, you just don't."

-Bill Burr

I think the entire legal system needs to be revamped, but until that happens, mistakes are going to keep happening.

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@n64dd said:
@mighty-lu-bu said:
@bigfootpart2 said:
@heathen75 said:

@mighty-lu-bu: So because the kid is born to parents in poverty, he or she does not deserve access to medical care because their parents made bad choices?

That is absolutely what he is arguing. Conservatives are a bunch of social darwinists without even knowing what that term means. They believe poor people deserve punishment for being poor and only the strongest deserve to survive.

Also poverty can be solved. Scandinavian countries have essentially no poverty. Maybe we should be looking at what they do right instead of continuing with failed social policies and blaming the poor.

Republicans are a fascinating mass of contradictions. They don't like abortion but they don't want to do anything like provide contraception or good social programs to prevent abortion. And they believe in a society based on social darwinist principles like survival of the fittest, and yet they don't believe in evolution. They claim to be "pro-life" but love gun culture and the death penalty. They claim to be the party of freedom, but actually love authoritarianism. The level of cognitive dissonance required to be a Republican is truly incredible.

I never said that I don't think they deserve medical care, but how do people get medical care? They pay for it. I suggest that you start working on your reading skills because I NEVER said that poor people deserve to be punished, that is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard of... there you go again making random blanket statements that have zero basis in fact.

Also, we can't do what the Scandinavian countries are doing because they are unique and completely different from us- I have gotten into this argument before with you and I am not going to get into this argument again.

"Republicans are a fascinating mass of contradictions" there you go yet again, making yet another blanket statement. Are you 100% incapable of making statements that have some basis in fact? Why don't we like abortions? Because we think it is morally wrong to kill people. Also, I have said in a previous post that I don't have any problems with contraceptives and lo and behold, most conservatives don't care if people use contraceptives either. When you say we don't like to provide contraceptives, what does that even mean? Is it our duty as conservatives to provide contraceptives now? Contraceptives are extraordinarily cheap- you can get a pack of condoms at your local gas station for under $10. Furthermore, most forms of birth control are also extraordinarily cheap on an annualized budget, so I am failing to see your argument here. Good social programs? Like what? Give me an example. Most of the social programs that we have in America are abused- give me a better solution, but I literally gave you the solution in a previous post. If you follow the Brookings Institute rules you only have a 2% chance of ending up in poverty, yet Republicans and conservatives alike are evil because we are telling people to make better decisions?

Social Darwinist principles? I simply cannot take you seriously. Again if people made "better" decisions, then there would be less poverty, but these proven concepts seems to go right over your head. We don't believe in evolution? What a shocker, another blanket statement!

Don't get it twisted, I am pro life meaning I am against abortion, but I fully believe that murderers, yes those people that intentionally kill other people, should be put to death for their crimes, yet you leftist would rather them be living in a prison somewhere where they are given food, clothes, a decent place to sleep, and where us tax payers have to pay for this pieces of human filth to live.

I was raised in a Roman Catholic household by my mom and dad and eventually my mom and stepdad. I was taught proper table etiquette while dining, I was taught that if I went into the kitchen, that I had to ask everyone if they needed a refreshment. From the age of 3 I was taught between what was right and what was wrong. I was taught by my parents how to be a proper gentlemen: I was taught that I should always get the door for a woman, that I should always get out to pump their gas, that I should NEVER under any circumstances hit or strike a woman, that I should walk on the street side while holding their hand in case a car hopped the curb and that it essence it was my duty to protect women. I was taught that nothing in life was given for free and that through hard work and determination you can achieve the impossible. I was taught to help others when they are in need and donate to various charities on a monthly basis. I always told that if I was going to have sex that I needed to use protection. I was always taught that being an American meant that I needed to demonstrate a certain degree of individual responsibility. I taught that it is honorable to serve your country in the military, especially during times of war. I have always given honorable and respectful towards my parents and I have always treated others how I would like to be treated. I was taught the importance of working by my parents and I got my first job 1 month before my 15th birthday. I was encouraged to do well in high school and how important it was for me to graduate and I have never got anyone pregnant.

I have been making excellent choices my entire life and I have become a true success. By the time I am 38, I will have more money then I know what to do with. The problem is that parents are not teaching their kids these values so good traditional values are not being passed on to the next generation. You can call me a bigot, you can say that I hate the poor, that I am a social Darwinist, but this doesn't bug me because words don't hurt my feelings. have been a conservative my entire life and it has only been in the last few years were people like you demonize me simply based on my beliefs. You know nothing about my loses in life, you know nothing about my struggles and you know NOTHING about who I am as an individual. All you have is your assumptions; please tell me how my values are wrong. Please, educate me on why I am not a good person because I would really love to hear this. It is not wrong to tell people who are making bad decisions to make better decisions.

I'm not going to attack your belief system in terms of faith, because that's not my business. Just two things in all of that.

Never hitting women. So if you come home, your wife has drowned 2 kids already and is about to dunk the third one, you aren't going to hit her?

Second, I understand why you are for the death penalty. My question for you is, being a conservative myself, what justice is given to those who are wrongfully accused of the death penalty?

I recognize the scenario because it was taken from one of Bill Burr's comedy specials.

What would be gained from hitting her? If I hit my girlfriend full force I would end up killing her and I would be the one going to jail too. I am physically superior to a vast majority of women out there and through my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training and strength I would be able to hold them down and call the cops. Furthermore, this is a complete fantasy scenario that would never happen to me- I would never be with someone who was capable of this nor would I ever put myself in that situation.

Now for your question question, if we are talking about killing people then we better be damned sure that they did. I would also like to point out that people who are being put to death and who are also "wrongfully accused" is an extreme rarity. It happens, but not as often as you would think.

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@goldenelementxl said:

@mighty-lu-bu: How am I the one living in the land of make believe when you are trying to sell upscaled blurays = 4K UHD in quality. 4K bluray has over 5 times the bitrate, wide color gamut and HDR etc. But your magical PS4 Pro (I say yours because mine doesn’t do this) makes 1080p bluray look as good as 4K bluray... And I’m the one “smoking the good shit”? GTFO with this...

Cool story bro

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@bigfootpart2 said:
@heathen75 said:

@mighty-lu-bu: So because the kid is born to parents in poverty, he or she does not deserve access to medical care because their parents made bad choices?

That is absolutely what he is arguing. Conservatives are a bunch of social darwinists without even knowing what that term means. They believe poor people deserve punishment for being poor and only the strongest deserve to survive.

Also poverty can be solved. Scandinavian countries have essentially no poverty. Maybe we should be looking at what they do right instead of continuing with failed social policies and blaming the poor.

Republicans are a fascinating mass of contradictions. They don't like abortion but they don't want to do anything like provide contraception or good social programs to prevent abortion. And they believe in a society based on social darwinist principles like survival of the fittest, and yet they don't believe in evolution. They claim to be "pro-life" but love gun culture and the death penalty. They claim to be the party of freedom, but actually love authoritarianism. The level of cognitive dissonance required to be a Republican is truly incredible.

I never said that I don't think they deserve medical care, but how do people get medical care? They pay for it. I suggest that you start working on your reading skills because I NEVER said that poor people deserve to be punished, that is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard of... there you go again making random blanket statements that have zero basis in fact.

Also, we can't do what the Scandinavian countries are doing because they are unique and completely different from us- I have gotten into this argument before with you and I am not going to get into this argument again.

"Republicans are a fascinating mass of contradictions" there you go yet again, making yet another blanket statement. Are you 100% incapable of making statements that have some basis in fact? Why don't we like abortions? Because we think it is morally wrong to kill people. Also, I have said in a previous post that I don't have any problems with contraceptives and lo and behold, most conservatives don't care if people use contraceptives either. When you say we don't like to provide contraceptives, what does that even mean? Is it our duty as conservatives to provide contraceptives now? Contraceptives are extraordinarily cheap- you can get a pack of condoms at your local gas station for under $10. Furthermore, most forms of birth control are also extraordinarily cheap on an annualized budget, so I am failing to see your argument here. Good social programs? Like what? Give me an example. Most of the social programs that we have in America are abused- give me a better solution, but I literally gave you the solution in a previous post. If you follow the Brookings Institute rules you only have a 2% chance of ending up in poverty, yet Republicans and conservatives alike are evil because we are telling people to make better decisions?

Social Darwinist principles? I simply cannot take you seriously. Again if people made "better" decisions, then there would be less poverty, but these proven concepts seems to go right over your head. We don't believe in evolution? Not only is that not true, but that is another blanket statement, what a shocker!

Don't get it twisted, I am pro life meaning I am against abortion, but I fully believe that murderers, yes those people that intentionally kill other people, should be put to death for their crimes, yet you leftist would rather them be living in a prison somewhere where they are given food, clothes, a decent place to sleep, and where us tax payers have to pay for this pieces of human filth to live. The punishment should fit the crime; if you take someone's life then you lose your own.

I was raised in a Roman Catholic household by my mom and dad and eventually my mom and stepdad. I was taught proper table etiquette while dining, I was taught that if I went into the kitchen, that I had to ask everyone if they needed a refreshment. From the age of 3 I was taught between what was right and what was wrong. I was taught by my parents how to be a proper gentlemen: I was taught that I should always get the door for a woman, that I should always get out to pump their gas, that I should NEVER under any circumstances hit or strike a woman, that I should walk on the street side while holding their hand in case a car hopped the curb and that it essence it was my duty to protect women. I was taught that nothing in life was given for free and through hard work and determination you can achieve the impossible. I was taught to help others when they are in need and to this day I donate to various charities on a monthly basis. I was always told that if I was going to have sex that I needed to use protection. I was always taught that being an American meant that I needed to demonstrate a certain degree of individual responsibility. I taught that it is honorable to serve your country in the military, especially during times of war. I have always treated my parents in an honorable and respectful matter and I was taught to always treat others how I would like to be treated. I was taught the importance of working by my parents and I got my first job 1 month before my 15th birthday. I was encouraged to do well in high school and how important it was for me to graduate and I have never got anyone pregnant.

I have been making excellent choices my entire life and I have become a true success. By the time I am 38, I will have more money then I know what to do with. The problem is that parents are not teaching their kids these values so good traditional values are not being passed on to the next generation. You can call me a bigot, you can say that I hate the poor, that I am a social Darwinist, but this doesn't bug me because words don't hurt my feelings. I have been a conservative my entire life and it has only been in the last few years were people like you demonize me simply based on my beliefs. You know nothing about my loses in life, you know nothing about my struggles and you know NOTHING about who I am as an individual. All you have is your assumptions; please tell me how my values are wrong. Please, educate me on why I am not a good person because I would really love to hear this. It is not wrong to tell people who are making bad decisions to make better decisions so I suggest that you keep your radical opinions to yourself- most people don't think like you do, most people think like I do. This isn't about being liberal or conservative, but being a good person.