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These are the same people the NRA and their Supreme Court buddies want to be allowed to carry loaded weapons in public with no training whatsoever.

What could possibly go wrong?


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:roll:


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"immunity" :cantlook:

Think business contract.

Let Gohmert program the next algorithm :lol:


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I get those.

Those spam calls that say they're gonna get your business to the top of the Goog.

Yeah, Gohmert and Diamond and Silk are dumb enough to pay those guys money. And yeah, that's fraud.

What's your point? :confuzzled:


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I thought Socrates took hemlock to kill himself so he wasn't actually executed. Am I misremembering?


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You are correct, Sam. It was a preemptive strike.


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:rotflmao: :bag:
still qualifies as being cancelled imo


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Tiredretiredlawyer wrote: Mon Aug 22, 2022 12:15 pm You are correct, Sam. It was a preemptive strike.
Sam the Centipede wrote: Mon Aug 22, 2022 12:12 pm I thought Socrates took hemlock to kill himself so he wasn't actually executed. Am I misremembering?
Not really. He was sentenced to death through suicide by Hemlock. A bit like the Romans would sentence you to fall on your sword and kill yourself. Literally.

The tale is kinda interesting. Socrates was put on trial for Co-operating with the Spartans who had taken over Athens after the Peloponesian war. The Athenian system of Justice was that that The prosecution would propose a sentence, and then the Defense or accused would propose a sentence and then the Crowd would vote on the Sentence to be imposed.

Despite Plato's attempts top to make him a hero, in my view Socrates was really just a troll who badgered and annoyed people. So the charges were trumped up by powerful people who Socrates has pissed off, and everyone knew it. So the Prosecution proposed death, thinking that Socrates would just propose a Slap on the wrist and everyone would go home happy.

What Socrates actually did was proclaim as his sentence that Athens should put him up for life and and give him money as his sentence and for the services he had provided the city. The Crowd, dumbfounded and enraged by this Jackass, voted for Death.

So what he did was pretty much Suicide by Cop. People have debated why he did for Millennia, but considering that we don't have a word directly from Socrates there is no real way of knowing. All we have are portrayals of the man, and Plato started putting his own philosophy into the mouth of Socrates very quickly so his portrayal is unreliable at best.


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They were just resentful because he did them a huge favor by being smarter than everybody else. :towel:

Heck, he put Athens on the map, if'n they even had maps in those days. Even today, millions of morons in this great land of ours can vaguely recognize the name Socrates, but they never heard of Athens, not even the one in Tennessee where ol' Walt Fitzfundfilcher lives, if'n he's still alive, whew.

'Course, if'n they had given him a permanent vacation like they probably should have, he might not have been so famous and Athens wouldn't be on the map anyway.

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I remember reading a book when I was a young kid in which the main character read spending a about Socrates out loud but was described as pronouncing the name "so-crates". This went rather over my head as I had zero knowledge of such matters then and I just wondered "oh? how else would you pronounce it?"

As a result even now he remains "So-crates" in my head.


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Crates - the baggage for life :lol:


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Moving one’s office using crates is smart and efficient.

Science moved forward using the So-crates Method
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RTH10260 wrote: Tue Aug 23, 2022 5:55 am Crates - the baggage for life :lol:


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Sam the Centipede wrote: Tue Aug 23, 2022 4:49 am
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I remember reading a book when I was a young kid in which the main character read spending a about Socrates out loud but was described as pronouncing the name "so-crates". This went rather over my head as I had zero knowledge of such matters then and I just wondered "oh? how else would you pronounce it?"

As a result even now he remains "So-crates" in my head.
Fun. The Greeks invented everything including department names:
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? I'm sure you know those are derived via Norman (probably) French from Latin. Butt yess, speling iz knot uh guid guyed too pronounciation.


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... and you forgotted the Department of Redundancy Department. :nope:


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Bill and Ted knew how to pronounce So-crates. They even had him in one of their movies.


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Yeah crates rhymes with Gaetz. :crazy:


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Tiredretiredlawyer wrote: Tue Aug 23, 2022 3:43 pm Bill and Ted knew how to pronounce So-crates. They even had him in one of their movies.
That was my first thought. Bill & Ted was of course filmed in San Dimas Arizona where we have been slowly losing the landmarks. The infamous mall scene was shot in Metrocenter, which was my local mall growing up where I took ice skating lessons. That's getting razed to build a village. Sunsplash is gone. And the Circle K where the phone booth was? Closed just this year. They held a screening of the movie in the parking lot to commemorate, IIRC. Anyway. So-crates it is!


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:biggrin:


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Tiredretiredlawyer wrote: Tue Aug 23, 2022 3:43 pm Bill and Ted knew how to pronounce So-crates. They even had him in one of their movies.
Bruce at the Philosophy Department of the University of Woolloomooloo. He knows how to pronounce Socrates

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Foggy wrote: Tue Aug 23, 2022 12:53 pm ... and you forgotted the Department of Redundancy Department. :nope:
The late William Safire used this locution quite often in his weekly columns on grammar. So, I haz a query of the Supreme Dick Tater:

Did Safire lift this turn of a phrase from youse, or did youse lift it from him, or is this another one of life's remarkable coinkidinks?

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“Yo, Semite! Have you seen So-crates today?”


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Phoenix520 wrote: Tue Aug 23, 2022 7:17 pm “Yo, Semite! Have you seen So-crates today?”
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