1. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    11 Dec '06 00:34
    Are you celebrating any holidays this month?
  2. Donationrwingett
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    11 Dec '06 00:54
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Are you celebrating any holidays this month?
    Yes. I celebrate "Christmas." But I prefer to think of it as the Winter Solstice Season. We celebrate it as a holiday of family togetherness, and not as a celebration of Jesus. My wife even likes some of the religious holiday music if you just don't pay too much attention to the words. We also do the usual New Year's Eve bash thing.

    And you?
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    11 Dec '06 00:55
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Yes. I celebrate "Christmas." But I prefer to think of it as the Winter Solstice Season. We celebrate it as a holiday of family togetherness, and not as a celebration of Jesus. My wife even likes some of the religious holiday music if you just don't pay too much attention to the words. We also do the usual New Year's Eve bash thing.

    And you?
    Will you accept any presents bought at Walmart?
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    11 Dec '06 00:59
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    Will you accept any presents bought at Walmart?
    Don't ask, don't tell.

    My wife and I shun Walmart like the devil. But I know my mother goes to Sam's Club, which is owned by Walmart. Nobody's perfect.
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    11 Dec '06 01:06
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Don't ask, don't tell.

    My wife and I shun Walmart like the devil. But I know my mother goes to Sam's Club, which is owned by Walmart. Nobody's perfect.
    If you shune Wal Mart like you appear to shune the devil you must shop there 24/7, no?
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    11 Dec '06 01:07
    Originally posted by whodey
    If you shune Wal Mart like you appear to shune the devil you must shop there 24/7, no?
    What are you saying?
  7. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    11 Dec '06 01:121 edit
    Originally posted by rwingett


    And you?
    I live so large as a successful capitalist, every day feels like a holiday to me.
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    11 Dec '06 01:43
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    I live so large as a successful capitalist, every day feels like a holiday to me.
    A successful capitalist? And how is it that you earn that classification, except by helping to make others rich?
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    11 Dec '06 01:597 edits
    Originally posted by rwingett
    And how is it that you earn that classification, except by helping to make others rich?
    By no other way. That's what's so great about the system! The enrichment is reciprocal, from the fattest fat cat CEO down to the cashier at Sam's Club. Even the unsuccessful are enriched by capitalism, relative to the ultimate consequences of any alternate sort of economy.

    If you were to have offered any Soviet worker the opportunity to come to the United States and work as a floor sweeper, I would be stunned if he would turn down the offer, citing the fact that he would be thus enriching the company's owner. Just consider how much greater his own life would stand to be enriched by the opportunity! Beats the hell out of freezing your ass off being forced to build a bridge to nowhere in Siberia.

    You're the altruist. Why wouldn't you want to make others rich?
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    11 Dec '06 02:03
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    By no other way. That's what's so great about the system! The enrichment is reciprocal, from the fattest fat cat CEO down to the cashier at Sam's Club. Even the unsuccessful are enriched by capitalism, relative to the ultimate consequences of any alternative sort of economy.

    If you were to have offered any Soviet worker the opportunity to co ...[text shortened]... the hell out of freezing your ass off being forced to build a bridge to nowhere in Siberia.
    It's the season for snowmen, not strawmen.
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    11 Dec '06 02:06
    Originally posted by rwingett
    It's the season for snowmen, not strawmen.
    What about straw angels?
  12. Standard memberNemesio
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    11 Dec '06 03:191 edit
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Don't ask, don't tell.

    My wife and I shun Walmart like the devil. But I know my mother goes to Sam's Club, which is owned by Walmart. Nobody's perfect.
    So, just like RBHILL's mom, Rwingett's mom is going to burn in hell.

    Go figure.
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    12 Dec '06 22:45
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Don't ask, don't tell.

    My wife and I shun Walmart like the devil. But I know my mother goes to Sam's Club, which is owned by Walmart. Nobody's perfect.
    Despite his overarching arrogance, apparently the devil can still see behind certain ruses. Good for him. No word on whether he is swayed by the siren advertisements of Target.
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    12 Dec '06 22:49
    Originally posted by rwingett
    My wife and I shun Walmart like the devil.
    Do you shun Walmart like you shun the devil, or do you shun Walmart like the devil shuns Walmart?
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    12 Dec '06 22:57
    Originally posted by Nordlys
    Do you shun Walmart like you shun the devil, or do you shun Walmart like the devil shuns Walmart?
    What she said.
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