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Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2017-03-01 09:27:43
haha
Capital Punishment - Posted by ColeTrain 2017-03-01 09:21:44
1) No. It wouldn't work. 2) I don't think it's really indefensible or ridiculous. But, that's my opinion, and you have yours.
Capital Punishment - Posted by ColeTrain 2017-03-01 09:18:25
^ this is what I was originally referring to.
Capital Punishment - Posted by ColeTrain 2017-02-27 10:19:09
I don't believe all "Christians" are real Christians. It's also unreasonable to think making a Christian state would go over well. It would require unnecessary force from government to manag...
Should there be an economics subforum? - Posted by ColeTrain 2017-02-09 12:33:31
Yes. One of the most annoying thing to me about edeb8 is the lack of specific forums. (No offense meant for you, though, to be clear) :)
Capital Punishment - Posted by ColeTrain 2017-02-09 11:41:05
Eh, I don't really know. As a general rule, no.
Capital Punishment - Posted by ColeTrain 2017-01-26 15:51:13
That's my personal views -- not necessarily political. I oppose it for other reasons which I also mentioned. Sorry, just now saw this. Haven't been on edeb8 in awhile.
Drug policy - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-12-01 09:29:22
People won't inevitably choose to use drugs without a law enforced against it, so Criminalization isn't necessary. What? It's ridiculous to assert the reason people choose drugs is because of the l...
Political parties - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-12-01 09:24:49
Yes, I realize that. That is the problem I am highlighting. Third party candidates have the power to swing elections moreso than the "competitive" candidates themself. I know quite a bit abo...
Capital Punishment - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-12-01 09:22:05
I am opposed to the death penalty. For one thing, many criminals who would receive the death penalty for their crime commit suicide, so it seems rather dubious to PUNISH these people by restricting th...
Drug policy - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-12-01 09:09:35
If people choose to use it. They are making poor choices -- choices that also harm others and the safety of those around them. Law and order. Is mass incarceration, militarized attempts to reduce...
Drug policy - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-12-01 09:03:51
Correct. They are an economic boon insofar as they could be taxed, but the expenses that come with legality exceed the profit.
Political parties - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-12-01 09:02:08
While third parties diversify elections, if we maintain our two-party system, third-parties disadvantage candidates by "stealing" votes. They obviously have on chance of WINNING the election...
Drug policy - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-12-01 08:55:08
My view is that the liberalization of drug policy is the greatest mistake of our age. Rarely have I ever agreed with anything you've said, but this is so true. As a conservative, I value freedom ...
A-Z game - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-12-01 08:49:40
Kill the game, it's gone too far.
A-Z game - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-09-27 07:57:03
Of course not. God is the source of infinite power.
Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-09-21 10:54:35
She won't win, though. In that regard, it's useless to support a minor-party candidate until the two-party system ceases to exist. Voting for a third-party obviously isn't achieving that end. The two ...
Pardon Edward Snowden? - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-09-21 10:51:01
Agreed.
Pardon Edward Snowden? - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-09-21 10:50:43
I generally agree.
Pardon Edward Snowden? - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-09-21 10:50:28
That's interesting. Care to expound?
A-Z game - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-09-21 10:49:58
Lol, that's ridiculous. It was clearly the power of God. :)
A-Z game - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-09-21 10:49:43
Killing the thread would be a mistake.
Pardon Edward Snowden? - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-09-20 12:19:57
What is your opinion? Should the US pardon Snowden? Why or why not?
Debate Thread - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-09-20 12:19:05
Indeed. Sometimes people bump much too frequently, though.
Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-09-20 12:17:38
Jill Stein is a wacky politician. She won't win anyways, so support for her effectively goes to the worst of the two front-runners: Hillary. Also, what do you mean voting Hillary out after 3 year...
A-Z game - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-09-20 12:15:54
Haha, sorry, didn't realize you had already posted. Ignore my previous post.
A-Z game - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-09-20 12:15:27
Good. It's settled then. We'll play indefinitely.
A-Z game - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-09-15 15:16:30
So, I'm having a hard time figuring out what you mean...
Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-09-15 12:37:45
Trump. Clinton is just awful. Trump is bad, but it's the lesser of two evils.
A-Z game - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-09-15 12:34:49
Quit getting lost in semantics... just accept what the guy has said. He's admin after all.
A-Z game - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-09-14 10:08:34
Lol, do you really think so?
A-Z game - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-09-14 09:45:13
Just keep responding with the next letter, it's not that hard. :)
Though provoking question - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-09-14 09:44:07
Haha, true :P
Though provoking question - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-09-13 14:52:52
Lol, that's weird. But yes, i'd give it back, I think stealing is wrong. ;)
A-Z game - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-09-13 14:51:02
Could someone please explain this game to me?
Live debate this weekend - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-05-06 09:27:36
Alright. :)
Live debate this weekend - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-05-05 10:06:39
Did you ever have a DDO account?
U.S. Minimum Wage - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-05-05 10:05:33
Why would you disagree that minimum wages cause inflation?
U.S. Minimum Wage - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-05-05 09:59:08
The biggest issue with that analysis is that it neglects the true purpose of a minimum wage, and the value that low wages provide. The minimum wage and the living wage are entirely different entities....
U.S. Minimum Wage - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-05-05 09:49:13
Why do you disagree with him? Do you also reject Withers?
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-04-27 14:50:54
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Judging: How should it be done? - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-04-26 14:46:44
Oh, did you want me to suggest it? Sorry :/
Live debate this weekend - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-04-26 14:46:16
Yeah, I love tech. I just didn't really like this topic itself. :P
あなたのいずれかが、アニメが好きですか? - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-04-26 08:55:57
Fair enough. I was just curious. :)
あなたのいずれかが、アニメが好きですか? - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-04-26 08:55:37
That makes sense. I was just curious. :)
あなたのいずれかが、アニメが好きですか? - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-04-25 10:11:50
So, would I get banned for saying "Gracias"? If so, that's insanity.
Live debate this weekend - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-04-25 10:09:33
*NSDA ;) To be perfectly honest, it was one of my least favorite topics. Oh well, I hope this debate does happen. :)
Judging: How should it be done? - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-04-25 10:03:17
Why does Aff win by default? I think the reason he supports a draw as a "feature" is because arbitrarily awarding Aff the win in such a scenario is not reflective of who did better. I ...
Judging: How should it be done? - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-04-19 15:02:24
Ah, okay. Hm. I guess it either wasn't available at the time of my last debate (which, coincidentally, was with you), or I glanced over it. Regardless, that is an improvement upon my earlier perceptio...
Judging: How should it be done? - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-04-19 14:17:20
Sweet! I hope you consider what I've said, too. :) Oh, cool. I'll have to tell donald.keller about it... ;P
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-04-19 14:10:38
Lol.
Judging: How should it be done? - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-04-19 14:04:57
Hey, I thought I would add my two cents worth: (1) A tied debate is much more fair than an unjust vote (2) Users should at least have the option to require their voters to provide comments (3) ...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-03-24 08:27:15
Lol
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-03-21 13:19:34
Lol
Which was your favorite debate on this site? - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-03-21 13:04:13
Um... Lol. Still this one :P [http://www.edeb8.com/debate/Resolved%3A+Adolescents+ought+to+have+the+right+to+make+autonomous+medical+decisions./]
Will the MH370 be found? - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-03-08 16:12:21
At this point, there's really no persuasive reason to continue the search. The families of those who lost loved ones have already conceded that no definite finality will ever come to fruition. Persona...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2016-01-18 10:45:01
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2015 member awards! - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-12-20 06:10:27
Haha, alright. Didn't know, was just wondering. Sorry! And thanks :)
2015 member awards! - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-12-19 02:45:32
Cool. But just wondering... Why is Lannan/Romanii's debate on there and not our autonomous medical decisions one?
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-30 15:20:01
oletrain!
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-30 14:26:32
;)
A Note on Monetary Policy - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-30 14:13:54
Good! Lol... don't get banned -- not worth it. :) Well, I'm just glad I haven't had any negative interactions so far. Mirza, lol :P That's refreshing! :)
A Note on Monetary Policy - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-30 14:11:42
Thanks! Oh, I know you don't... Though it's unfortunate. :P As long as you stay here where you at least occasionally post economic stuff. :D Bsh1? I've not had any problems with him so far. I d...
A Note on Monetary Policy - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-30 14:06:03
Thanks! Oh, I know you don't... Though it's unfortunate. :P As long as you stay here where you at least occasionally post economic stuff. :D Bsh1? I've not had any problems with him so far. I d...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-30 14:00:33
Perhaps because it contains the word "train." Just a conjecture, though.
A Note on Monetary Policy - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-30 13:57:17
Btw, we could sure use you in the economics forum on DDO :P Economics is DEAD over there. Me and TheProphett are trying, we've nowhere near the economic prowess that you have. xD
A Note on Monetary Policy - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-30 13:56:10
Interesting... I think, though I haven't done near as much research about the topic as have you, they should. But, you bring up great points and reasoning. Thanks! :) Also, I'm interested in that IMF ...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-30 13:48:16
Lol, it's fine. :)
JMK's Econ Rant - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-30 13:35:36
Now? :P
A Note on Monetary Policy - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-30 13:30:38
Glad you posted this, thanks. I was actually just getting on to post something about the inevitable rate increase, then saw this. :D To be clear, do you think rates should be increased in Dec.?
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-30 13:28:18
A joke, Pinkie, a joke. :P
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-29 15:29:00
What justifiable reason exists for you to be the winner?
Locked Threads - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-28 08:58:38
Mhm. I've done a couple of debates.
Locked Threads - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-28 08:58:17
Mhm.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-21 12:39:45
Lol...
Euthanasia - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-09 16:16:24
Hm. I don't really think it's an ethical, effective, or polished policy... so I don't really see how I can agree here.
Euthanasia - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-09 16:15:25
I'm not a fan either, so we're on the same page. Yes, I agree. As for public policy... Here's food for thought: http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2014/09/01/4078456.htm
Euthanasia - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-09 02:38:57
Well...
Favourite quotes - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-07 03:56:19
"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - Francis of Assisi
Favourite quotes - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 13:48:38
"I contend that the strongest of all governments is that which is most free." - William Henry Harrison YAY!! :D
Edeb8 team democrat vs team republican - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 13:42:25
It's more fun than a debate. It also accomplishes pairing notes between the two parties to see what is the most reasonable, and which candidates have expressed themselves the best. :)
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 13:41:03
Silly Stalin. :D
The EITC Alternative - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 13:40:01
I bumped the other thread, if you want to direct the discussion there. ;) If not, we can make a new MW thread. I'm a big addict. ;)
The EITC Alternative - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 13:04:21
I also think this gives a fairly good interpretation of the MW in non-partisan fashion... It shows my general supply-and-demand theory as well... I think it's important to understand the MW hike propo...
The EITC Alternative - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 13:00:46
The minimum wage, when effective, reduces the reliance on welfare. However, raising it simply WILL NOT achieve that end... It's the economic theory of supply-and-demand that shows a MW can't reasonabl...
Favourite quotes - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 12:55:02
Lol. "When angry, count ten, before you speak; if very angry, a hundred." - Thomas Jefferson I'm sure he had to exercise this practice quite a few times with Alexander Hamilton. ;)
The EITC Alternative - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 12:44:11
I figured you would have responded if you had seen it, that's why I tagged you. :) n general I'm a fan of making taxes more progressive. I'm not... but I only support the EITC because I think i...
Umpqua Shooting - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 12:40:21
Analyzing county-level data for the entire United States from 1977 to 2000, we find annual reductions in murder rates between 1.5% and 2.3% for each additional year that a right-to-carry law is in...
Edeb8 team democrat vs team republican - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 12:31:31
Ikr, lol. That's what I was thinking... He really has no reason to stay in... he's polling below 5% lol I know the internet is infested with liberals, just need to draw them out. ;) No, I'm kiddin...
Locked Threads - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 12:27:41
Ah, okay. Thanks. :)
The EITC Alternative - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 12:27:18
Bump... Admin did you see this? :P
Euthanasia - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 12:26:38
What are you thoughts regarding this subject? Is it ethical? Should doctors do their best to save their patients under the Hippocratic Oath? Is allowing them to die morally permissible? As a public po...
Minimum Wage - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 12:23:49
Shameless bumping... :P
Locked Threads - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 12:20:44
Fair enough. :P I just think it's a waste to all the discussion that was done previously. Oh well, I'll set about doing so... don't get mad at me for spamming ;)
Favourite quotes - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 12:13:32
"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company." - George Washington
Edeb8 team democrat vs team republican - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 12:12:17
Nope. They don't like you. Lol, jk ;) It's just we all know the GOP is *way* better. :P
Windows 10 thread - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 12:07:50
I like Chrome better than any browser to date (though I've not used Edge). I've gone past the obscurity of Opera, so I've seen quite a few. ;) I don't know of any built-in annotation capabilities...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 12:06:07
Yeah, I know. But really, since you're the one having the mental dilemma by my response, you're the one in the sad condition. :/
Locked Threads - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 12:05:14
Hmm. I really don't see what's *wrong* with necroposting -- especially if it's a new user wishing to open discussion. Besides, I enjoy looking at things from history (the past of Edeb8) and reviving ...
Locked Threads - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 12:04:20
Lol, there are just some I find interesting, and don't see the need to start a new discussion when some of the points have already been mentioned... Idk, I guess I could make new threads. I just feel ...
Quick tip of the moment - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 09:28:15
Will do. :)
Windows 10 thread - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 09:27:26
Do you ever use Chrome?
Locked Threads - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 09:24:44
Why does the site automatically lock threads after 3 months of inactivity? As a relatively new member here, there are some threads I'd like to respond to, but can't since they're locked.
Edeb8 team democrat vs team republican - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 09:20:19
Sweet... This will be fun! :))
Edeb8 team democrat vs team republican - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 06:31:59
Ah, okay. So basically argue Rubio's (for me) platform vs a Dem? Should be easy. ;P jk, this will be fun :)
Favourite quotes - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 06:30:03
"They misunderestimated me." - George W. Bush
Edeb8 team democrat vs team republican - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 06:04:07
Could you explain what we'd actually be saying? Thanks! :)
Edeb8 team democrat vs team republican - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 05:50:06
TEAM DEMOCRAT 1. admin (Hillary Clinton) 2. 3. TEAM REPUBLICAN 1. ButterCatx (Donald Trump) 2. RXR. (Ben Carson) 3. ColeTrain (Marco Rubio) However, I don't exactly unders...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-06 05:46:55
Hm. Too bad.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-05 12:31:16
Not much, what about yourself?
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-05 12:23:57
Lol.
Debating is still fun, right? - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-05 10:47:00
Trump, Carson, and Rubio... what a mix :P
Political Quiz - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-05 04:50:59
Haha, wow! Quite elitist, I must say. ;P Interesting, thanks for sharing. :)
... and Stag got himself banned again - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-05 01:53:01
True. Also, when I posted this, I hadn't yet seen his forum topic "So I'm done with edeb8," which clearly targeted you and was very hostile. Personally, I think you're doing a good job here,...
Political Quiz - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-05 01:50:51
Oh, that's fine! :)
Political Quiz - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-05 01:50:26
Yep! :) I agree!
Political Quiz - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-04 15:10:03
Nice. I'm not surprised you align with Donald Trump more than any other Republican. He's an independent... more moderate than most candidates (except for his extreme views on some subjects [i.e. immig...
Political Quiz - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-04 15:05:56
Lol. Democratic socialist, I see. ;P That's nice. I'm sorry I'm so late in response, I didn't get a notification. :/
Political Quiz - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-04 15:05:18
Nice! :)
Questioning Humanity - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-04 15:04:06
Lol, agreed. I saw that, and couldn't imagine.... lol.
... and Stag got himself banned again - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-04 15:03:16
Lol. From what I've seen, he's not been nearly as hostile there. :/
Stag has been unbanned... - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-04 07:50:26
Lol...
... and Stag got himself banned again - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-04 07:49:52
For real... He seems to be having a good time on DDO. Lol
Questioning Humanity - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-04 07:49:30
It's times like this that I question humanity... http://www.kare11.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/11/03/last-piece-of-chicken-stabbing/75112266/ He was in illegal immigrant, too... what has our...
Taxing the Rich - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-04 02:35:33
Listen, guys... I'm not going to take sides -- I think it's quite recognizable that neither party has acted appropriately -- but I will say one thing: In your (both of you) insistence ot disprove a *S...
The EITC Alternative - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-04 02:29:11
First citation (Photo where EITC has been "demonstrably successful"): http://www.cbpp.org/sites/default/files/atoms/files/8-20-15tax.png
The EITC Alternative - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-04 02:27:11
Since this has facilitated no discussion on DDO, I'll post it here as well. :) Introduction: The EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) has been oft appraised as a more appropriate solution to miti...
Taxing the Rich - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-02 01:10:15
We probably could raise them considerably without ending up on the wrong end of a Laffer curve. That doesn't mean it would be desirable to do necessarily, but merely that in so doing so, the sky would...
Taxing the Rich - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-02 01:06:10
Chill. Both of you. Goodness... It's a forum.
Taxing the Rich - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-11-01 12:05:12
My reading of the literature on this suggests that there is room to raise taxes on the affluent. Just curious, how far does this "room" extend? Would it be a considerable increase in ta...
JMK's Econ Rant - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-30 09:53:33
Chances are I won't be able to get on until Monday again to look at them, so you have plenty of time to look through them. :)
JMK's Econ Rant - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-30 09:52:57
Sweet! Thanks!
JMK's Econ Rant - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-30 04:22:38
Also, if you don't have time, that's perfectly fine. I just wanted you to have a list so you'd know which ones to look at if you ever get the time. :)
JMK's Econ Rant - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-30 04:21:35
Lol. Well, thanks. That's what I mean -- I haven't put near as much time into it as you have. Granted, I'm also younger and thus less experienced. :) So... would you perhaps have time to look at som...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-30 03:56:57
You really think the Soviets were glorious, don't you?
JMK's Econ Rant - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-30 02:57:19
Lol, it was interesting. Really, though, most of what you say goes over my head in these posts :P I haven't studied much as extensively as you. My strongest point is the minimum wage, as I *have* stud...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-30 02:43:05
Lol.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-29 13:46:06
Good. :) STALIN, what's your opinion of the Mongols?
Political Quiz - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-29 13:44:16
Oh.. wow. Sorry!!! :( http://www.isidewith.com/elections/2016-presidential-quiz I feel so dumb. Lol
Political Quiz - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-29 10:08:33
This test is designed to show which candidate is most aligned to your views in the 2016 presidential election, but also includes some interesting information, such as a political compass and juxtapose...
#DemDebate Thread - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-29 08:20:13
No doubt appearance is pivotal, but I'm saying she hasn't shown (to people who actually study these things) that she knows about them. She appears informed, but isn't as much as I'd like her to be.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-29 08:17:51
Subutai
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-28 14:23:49
Genghis Khan
Favourite quotes - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-28 14:23:18
:)
Favourite quotes - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-28 14:23:02
Thought so.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-28 07:59:22
Attila the Hun
Favourite quotes - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-28 07:58:32
Figured, the way JMK was acting. :P
Favourite quotes - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-28 01:27:44
"Man is not free unless government is limited." -- Ronald Reagan Who are you?
JMK's Econ Rant - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-26 13:17:22
Fair enough. :)
JMK's Econ Rant - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-26 11:23:42
No, I decided it wasn't worth it. I noticed it wasn't at all civil (in fact, all three that I've noticed recently), so I stayed away. Figured if you wanted to tell me, you would via PM. So if you want...
JMK's Econ Rant - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-26 11:14:03
Who is the victim?
JMK's Econ Rant - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-26 08:33:23
Yeah... What actually happened, though?
JMK's Econ Rant - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-26 01:36:05
It's fine. :) Just look at my profile... there's plenty there to go through. :) I like 16k as well. :) Lol. I think economics gets brushed under because it's ACTUAL stats rather than opinion...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-23 11:51:59
hm
JMK's Econ Rant - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-23 11:04:18
Well... thanks! :) I consider you one of the smartest members *from* DDO, and I think it's sad that you're leaving for good, though I understand your resentment. I do wish, however, that more people v...
JMK's Econ Rant - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-23 08:44:57
I refuse to return to DDO, nor do I view the vast majority of its member base in a positive light What about me? :( In regards to your rant: wow... lol. I guess I should be careful I don't a...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-23 08:40:13
?
#DemDebate Thread - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-22 09:20:33
If anything the larger field of republicans makes it harder to stand out in those debates on particular issues. This, unfortunate as it may be, is quite true. I'd be pleased if candidates that ar...
#DemDebate Thread - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-22 09:18:23
Fiorina has adopted a brash style and has come across as well-practiced on every answer she's given. I don't this is an accurate representation. Yes, she's quick to answer and appears informed, b...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-22 09:10:27
Uh.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-22 00:25:16
No. :) Are you?
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-21 14:30:22
Appalling.
Stag's ban - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-20 15:22:52
Okay. Permanent in the regard that they don't have a specified time limit, but not permanent in that usership can be attained via sincere apology. Fair enough. :)
Religious Freedom - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-20 15:20:36
That's illogical, though. What would then prevent murder. Oops... forgot he's banned. xD
Autonomous Prison - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-20 15:19:30
I feel this would be abused. Criminals with criminal intentions can still act "good." It wouldn't take much to turn on a man after buttering him up. Escape would then be essentially painless...
Edeb8 turns 2 - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-20 15:17:36
Cool. ;P
Stag's ban - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-20 15:15:32
You're Vox? Cool! :P
Stag's ban - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-20 15:15:05
Permanent ban, or just temporary? I'm not really sure how things work around here.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-20 08:27:20
Where are the pyrotechnics?
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-19 06:55:45
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul1DzCTLvzY Nothing better than pyrotechnics in a free and proud nation.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-16 07:31:04
I prefer the US, honestly.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-15 06:12:57
Have fun. :)
#DemDebate Thread - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-15 01:37:37
Well, he's way different than Obama, and I think that will be enough to sway voters. But yes, it is VERY refreshing! :)
#DemDebate Thread - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-15 01:36:42
Fair enough. :P I guess I thought you might like him. :)
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-15 01:28:22
Lol, if you wish.
#DemDebate Thread - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-14 01:08:12
Yeah, he's probably the *best* politician in the race, both parties considered. Foreign policy is important, and he has a great plan. Since you seem to be a little libertarian, what do you think of Ra...
#DemDebate Thread - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-14 01:06:51
You seem to have a view very similar to mine, although I don't think Sanders would be a good fit. FIorina's foreign policy is just asking for war with Russia, or at least straining the relations even ...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-14 00:56:03
No, not you losing. It's just the conversation, as I know that you'll reply and subsequently be winning.
#DemDebate Thread - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-13 11:55:39
Comments and thoughts on the DemDebate? Here's a great place to put them. :)
Taxing the Rich - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-13 11:32:04
So... the first Democratic Debate is tonight... Obviously this is the US only, but a big issue is taxation. What are your thoughts about taxing the rich more? http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/res...
Distribution of Wealth - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-13 11:17:38
No. Don't distribute wealth. It's liberal propaganda that is ENTIRELY impossible, not even remotely pragmatic.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-13 11:14:47
Primarily humor, but also just the enjoyment stemming from the competition of the game. Although it's impractical to assume someone will EVER win this contest, it's still fun to engage in banter.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-13 06:11:10
As I mentioned above, I'm just trolling
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-13 06:10:40
That's what I'm doing: trolling. Goodness, people think all trolls must act dumb. Calm down.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-12 23:39:13
It doesn't really matter. It'd be cool if I did, though that's highly unlikely. I'm only saying that your desire to win shouldn't impact my decisions on whether or not to add another reply.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-12 06:57:52
Your desire to win has no correlation or logical validity in regards to me adding another reply.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-11 23:57:19
You've provided no reason even remotely logical as to why I should refrain from posting. Therefore, I shall continue.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-09 04:10:04
Why?
Minimum Wage - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-09 04:06:00
I agree with most of what you've said, which is why I believe that, on balance, a wage increase would detrimental.
Minimum Wage - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-09 04:05:23
Thanks! Very in-depth and thought-provoking. I always enjoy it when you talk about the MW. :P
Minimum Wage - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-09 04:03:07
I would love to see you two debate it! :)
Religious Freedom - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-07 08:21:49
I understand your point, but regardless, the US was founded on religious principles, and should thus remain as such.
Religious Freedom - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-07 08:01:52
So, you negated my assumption that you don't support freedom of religion, then turned around and said you don't support freedom of religion. Freedom of religion isn't valued above any other type of fr...
National Guard Scenario - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-07 07:02:26
Exactly. And my premise is still unanswered: for what reason would they be going over, and what personal interest would they have? With the mere support of one state, it's illogical to assume they'd g...
Umpqua Shooting - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-07 07:00:06
Thanks.. :)
Umpqua Shooting - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-07 00:44:56
This is SUCH a bad proposition. What happens, then, if someone does, in some way, obtain a gun? Let's say they are a criminal, and decide to go on a shootout. Who would be there to stop them, and how?...
Religious Freedom - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-07 00:42:06
What you're saying, though, is that we shouldn't allow any freedom of religion. That's highly persecutory and illogical. I know you claim to be atheist, but you have to accept that MANY people are rel...
National Guard Scenario - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-07 00:39:07
And in the whole scheme of things, 20,000 is pretty insignificant. There's way too many troops over there to begin with, I don't see why we'd want to send more.
National Guard Scenario - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-07 00:38:24
Do you believe that those men would be willing to go and fight, given that they have the support of only one state and not the entire nation? I highly doubt it.
Russia and al-Assad - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-07 00:37:06
I agree. I don't think US involvement is good most of the time, and certainly not now.
Thesaurus icon - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-07 00:36:02
Lol. I will see if I can come up with something, even if it's very basic.
Thesaurus icon - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-06 13:59:02
Use a book image with a T on the top. I think that would help.
National Guard Scenario - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-06 13:57:27
X = what? I'm sure it wouldn't be near long enough to accomplish *anything* in regards to ISIL. Even still, what impact would 70,000 soldiers (likely unwilling) have on the conflict itself?
Religious Freedom - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-06 13:53:51
Obviously, that's not praying. Nor are the examples you mention later praying. You're taking an extreme view for no legitimate gain. Your examples are far-fetched and illogical to *any* religion known...
Religious Freedom - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-06 13:51:08
I really agree with you here, though I'd also advocate that, to a reasonable extent, the Constitution does *permit* doing most of what is sanctioned by your faith. This would still be protected even u...
Russia and al-Assad - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-06 13:47:23
What needs to be done? Besides this specific article, what are your thoughts on the entire situation? http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/06/world/rapp-syria-amanpour/
Umpqua Shooting - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-06 13:42:02
This is definitely not what Stag was advocating. The right to bear arms also factors in competence, which is why there are *some* gun laws. The abolition of guns would also be ineffective. What stops ...
Umpqua Shooting - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-06 13:38:51
This is inherently false. If America was a "culture of fear," then why do liberals and left-wing advocates think that less guns is the problem. Disarming the common folk would regurgitate a ...
Umpqua Shooting - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-06 13:36:53
Read my response to nzlockie, it might help. Regardless, I know for a fact you have enough intelligence to realize that having a gun is self defense. If not a tool to deflect a bullet, it can be ...
Umpqua Shooting - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-06 13:29:47
It really doesn't. Americans aren't driven by fear, and it's not harmful to "throw guns into it." The basic premise is that, if the likelihood of a potential victim is armed, a criminal...
Predictions for the next 20 years - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-06 13:18:57
Lol.
Discussion: proactive ban notices - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-06 08:24:06
Sure! Go ahead. As long as there is a notification period. :)
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-05 23:57:43
Yeah, I know. :P But I do agree with your statement. :)
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-05 13:20:43
Explain what? I agree with your statement. As for me to "kindly stop writing in my thread," for one, it's not yours, and for two, I'm not spamming or posting irrelevancy. What cause have you...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-05 11:37:36
Hmm. I disagree. Lol
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-05 11:31:43
Jk :P
Umpqua Shooting - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-05 11:31:09
You know what I meant.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-05 11:30:28
Hmm. I disagree. Lol
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-05 04:56:43
The ideals of Stalin. They were destroyed by who you mentioned (for the sake of misspelling, I won't). However, why couldn't Stalin's view be revived in a society today?
Umpqua Shooting - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-05 01:38:28
What about the concept of self defense? If guns are *too* hard to obtain, "normal" citizens would have a much harder time getting them and ultimately defending themselves against them.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-04 23:52:33
Why couldn't they be revived?
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-04 09:39:52
Why do we currently have *no* successful countries (including a please society) with a platform remotely similar to that of Stalin?
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-03 04:55:12
It was Stalin's idea of government that led to the ultimate demise of the Soviet Union.
Umpqua Shooting - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-02 09:27:41
What do you mean? You think that gun ownership causes these shootings?
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-02 09:26:45
And then the legitimate and productive conversation is distracted by a former dictator whose policies proved fallible.
Umpqua Shooting - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-10-01 07:35:36
http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/01/us/oregon-college-shooting/ Terrible. Thoughts?
Minimum Wage - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-30 14:30:19
I guess I misinterpreted... specifically, MW earners are employed primarily of small businesses.
Minimum Wage - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-30 06:51:52
This is backed up by other sources as well: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304655104579163880944640994 https://www.minimumwage.com/2013/10/most-minimum-wage-earners-dont-work-for-larg...
Minimum Wage - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-30 06:32:03
http://www.alec.org/wp-content/uploads/Raising_Minimum_wage.pdf This link should work, sorry.
Minimum Wage - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-30 06:31:34
Well, I defend it... the side of majority of MW employees employed by smaller businesses. "Most minimum wage earners work for small businesses, rather than large corporations." [http:...
Minimum Wage - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-30 00:25:49
The minimum wage has good intentions and has had many dubious results. I would say the minimum wage should be abolished. First, i don't agree with the premise of it. The government is not responsible ...
Minimum Wage - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-30 00:24:53
Perhaps. It depends on how high those small hops go to. As I said, no MW would solve bad pay better than MW laws. With strict MW jobs, companies would outsource to get work done without paying as much...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-30 00:09:17
I know! It's actually quite fun. ;)
A JMK rant - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-29 14:45:50
Lol. Wow...
Minimum Wage - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-29 14:11:51
It's sad that you're all the way over in NZ :P I'm sure you'd really be a great person to discuss this with, if it actually mattered to you, haha. :) As far as raising it... a slight increase woul...
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-29 14:09:45
He enforced and mandated actions that inevitably led to world war.
Minimum Wage - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-29 06:27:29
I'd like to hear opinions regarding the MW.. specifically as it stands in the US. Should it be abolished? Raised? Give me your thoughts. :)
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-29 05:49:43
Considering that I haven't caused world destruction, I'd say my word has considerably more merit than did Hitler's.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-29 01:30:19
And we should trust Hitler?
Topics I'd like to debate. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-24 11:06:29
You're right. That's why I support the UN. :P By the way... did you ever have a debate.org profile?
Topics I'd like to debate. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-24 11:05:10
You agree with me totally on what? Gun laws? :)
Topics I'd like to debate. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-22 15:20:13
I don't feel in the least bit qualified to debate someone of your caliber, but I'll surely try. I'll go ahead and start it right now, if that's okay with you?
Topics I'd like to debate. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-22 15:18:48
How about this one? Resolved: Adolescents ought to have the right to make autonomous medical decisions. (Con)
Topics I'd like to debate. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-22 15:14:13
Yeah, I know. I just realize now though how subjective it is, and how much it could be manipulated. okay. Give me a minute to choose. :)
Topics I'd like to debate. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-22 15:12:08
Hm. Maybe... definitely would need to reword the resolution...
Topics I'd like to debate. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-22 15:08:46
Well, I really don't know. Make some suggestions, and if I don't want any of those, I'll give some myself. :P
Topics I'd like to debate. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-22 15:06:04
Which one? Maybe. :)
Trump for US President - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-22 06:52:19
Cool. :)
Trump for US President - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-22 04:40:48
Locksmithing in NZ ! :D
Trump for US President - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-22 00:55:08
Oh, you're not American. xD
Trump for US President - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-21 12:39:22
Who would you suggest for president? I'm not a Trump fan either, leaning towards Carson or Paul. I'd like to know your opinion. :)
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-18 02:10:37
Highly unlikely.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-18 00:53:28
There's two problems here: 1. You're not really Stalin 2. This isn't your thread, it's 9spaceking's Last post
Religious Freedom - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-17 02:54:57
That's why *religion* is different than a relationship with God.
Windows 10 thread - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-17 02:53:49
:/ But that's cool. I think annotations should be available on chrome... :P
Kim Davis - Marriage - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-17 02:52:50
I tried... idk what happened lol. Sorry bout that.
Topics I'd like to debate. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-17 02:52:18
Sweet. :) I might contact you regarding one or more of them. :)
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-17 02:51:45
@Stalin was a *bad* ruler.
Story Idea September 2015 - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-16 09:44:34
Okay, reasonable enough. That gives them a will to work together as well.
Story Idea September 2015 - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-16 09:36:46
Personally, I think Antarctica would be a good setting, as it's different than the cliche survival story.
WODC 2015 - Edeb8 thrashed - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-16 09:22:41
Sweet! Thanks!
WODC 2015 - Edeb8 thrashed - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-16 08:51:49
What exactly is the WODC?
Kim Davis - Marriage - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-16 08:46:15
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBwQFjAAahUKEwj-7buNtvzHAhUOC5IKHYdQAAg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usatoday.com%2Fstory%2Fnews%2Fpolitics%2F2...
Religious Freedom - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-16 08:10:17
In general, all of those things should be protected under religious freedom.
Gun Rights - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-16 08:07:33
Preach!
Story Idea September 2015 - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-16 08:06:37
It sounds like a great story, but I'd change the plot at least a little bit. Instead of simply waging war right after they arrive, present an exploration prior to the war. Have a coin flip, and one si...
Windows 10 thread - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-16 08:02:25
I'm excited to try edge... but unfortunately haven't had the chance.
Best Looking States in America? - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-16 08:01:13
California is a great state, in terms of aesthetics. Here are a few more states with great views: Oregon - eastern side, the western half is a wasteland. :P West Virginia - Fall in this state...
Topics I'd like to debate. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-16 07:56:45
Would you be interested in any of them?
Topics I'd like to debate. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-16 07:56:21
Lol, alright. :P
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-16 04:39:41
Don't mock me.
Last Comment Wins. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-15 14:35:21
Lol.
Topics I'd like to debate. - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-09-15 14:27:53
Not sure how this will go over, since I've seen that this is the hangout for haters of DDO... But it's more hassle than it's worth to make a new one. Here's a list: (don't revolt because it's a link...
Design feedback - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-08-20 03:26:33
Looks great. :)
French Involvement in the Rwandan Genocide - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-05-20 00:59:45
The BoP can be more favorable to one side. For example, I could say Obama's presidency is flawless. Going con, I could point out one flaw, or unfavorable act, that would prove the resolution false. Th...
How the US military should be reformed - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-05-19 14:44:26
I'd suggest an increase in special and elite forces. These could be used for secret operations. Also, the increase in intelligence would be nice, to benefit current technology in the military. The nuc...
French Involvement in the Rwandan Genocide - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-05-19 14:41:01
*Partial* responsibility merits too much weight of the resolution to Pro. I don't know a whole lot about the topic, but I feel it would be quite easy to prove *partial.* All that would be necessary is...
Second Community Survey - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-05-18 10:59:49
1. DDO: Though I've only participated in one debate, I still have been against, or had the opportunity to be against, a wider variety of skilled opponents. This is primarily due to the small amount of...
And people say that DDO is better than edeb8.com - Posted by ColeTrain 2015-05-14 06:14:30
Totally biased.