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Old November 22 2012, 04:02 AM   #61
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Any simplistic bumper-sticker slogan like "War is not the answer." Well, sometimes war is the answer. How else should we have dealt with Hitler?
By not yielding to his demands and not giving him any chance to start the war in the first place?
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Old November 22 2012, 04:38 AM   #62
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^ The alternative would have been to let the Nazis take over Europe, and perhaps the world. War was, quite simply, the only thing that stopped them from doing that.
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Old November 22 2012, 04:51 AM   #63
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"BECAUSE I SAID SO, THAT'S WHY!"

Anyone who has ever dealt with kids has probably said this at some point, or at least heard it when they were kids. I try very hard not to say it to my nieces and nephew because it's a total BS line.
Not quite on point, but close enough:

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Old November 22 2012, 04:51 AM   #64
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^ The alternative would have been to let the Nazis take over Europe, and perhaps the world. War was, quite simply, the only thing that stopped them from doing that.
Yes, but if Europe stood up to him before he grew strong, maybe he wouldn't be able to start this war at all.

Back to the topic

I also don't like when people say "it was meant to be like that." I refuse to accept that my life is written down somewhere and it doesn't matter what I want and try to do with it, because everything has been already decided.
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Old November 22 2012, 04:52 AM   #65
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Any simplistic bumper-sticker slogan like "War is not the answer." Well, sometimes war is the answer. How else should we have dealt with Hitler?
By not yielding to his demands and not giving him any chance to start the war in the first place?
You mean a preemptive strike, with little evidence and a majority of the world turning a deaf ear to someone repeatedly pointing out how Germany was violating the terms of the Treaty of Versailles?
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Old November 22 2012, 04:58 AM   #66
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"Because you need it." <- the explanation given to me when I used to ask why I had to have extra time on exams at primary school or use a laptop to type instead of writing, etc. (It turned out to be because I have crap eyesight. I only discovered the full reason for this when I had to sign a form saying I had the syndrome that causes my multisensory impairment at age 18, and hadn't even heard of it...)
Wow...that's pretty bad for your parents not to inform you at a proper age (much younger than 18, for sure!) and let you be a real partner in your own accommodations!
Not to derail this thread, but I've seen worse. I knew a guy with Usher's Syndrome (a visual impairment condition where the vision field is simliar to looking through a peephole) who took driver's ed without knowing it. He almost got in an accident. His parents knew that he had vision impairments and chose not to tell him, even though he was already deaf...
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Old November 22 2012, 07:10 AM   #67
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I always hated platitudes like, “You can do anything if you set your mind to it,” and the corollary, “If you haven’t succeeded, you haven’t tried hard enough. There is no such thing as lack of ability or lack of opportunity, only lack of character.”
In such cases I usually ask the person to please set their minds to being able to fly (personally, not with a plane) and then perform a few loopings for demonstrational purposes. So far nobody's willpower (or character) was sufficient to sprout feathers


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[...] How else should we have dealt with Hitler?
By [...]not giving him any chance to start the war in the first place?
You mean a preemptive strike[...]
Kindof. A condome at the proper time and place would have been sufficient.
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Old November 22 2012, 07:17 AM   #68
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What a terrible lack of character! Everybody knows that we can grow feathers if we only really want to
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Old November 22 2012, 08:03 AM   #69
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'Real men don't cry'. Yeah. Right.
That's an excellent example! It costs a lot of strength to allow oneself to show a weakness. Hence real men (i.e. men with a strong character, according to the stereotype) do cry. Only weaklings don't.
Besides, all women, strong and weak ones, like it when their man needs a woman's shoulder to lean on (unless it's another woman's shoulder, of course). It appeals to our drive to protect the ones we love.
Plus it's a completely sex-less way to snuggle. Something that most women greatly enjoy while in my experience most men inevitably consider snuggling foreplay.
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Old November 22 2012, 08:19 AM   #70
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Snuggling is the foreshadowing of foreplay.
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Old November 22 2012, 08:35 AM   #71
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. . . It costs a lot of strength to allow oneself to show a weakness. Hence real men (i.e. men with a strong character, according to the stereotype) do cry.
What about big girls?
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Old November 22 2012, 08:39 AM   #72
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I have to purge your big girls reference from my ears with this:

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Old November 22 2012, 12:19 PM   #73
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What about big girls?
the same. Imho there's no difference between the genders, besides the obvious physical ones.
I'd like to have a male shoulder to lean on, now and then. Unfortunately, I am single and most people (both male and female) come to me when they need someone strong. People tend to forget that strong personalities would like to be weak, on occasion, too.
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Old November 22 2012, 01:20 PM   #74
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Any simplistic bumper-sticker slogan like "War is not the answer." Well, sometimes war is the answer. How else should we have dealt with Hitler?
If Hitler had realised that war was not the answer then we wouldn't have had to 'deal' with Hitler at all.
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Old November 22 2012, 02:55 PM   #75
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"His woman," "her man," and any other version of this. Being in a romantic relationship does not mean ownership of another person and I refuse to acknowledge that it does, even if the people involved don't mind, or even like, being owned. I cringe every time I hear it.

Along the same lines of "life isn't fair": "Don't hate the player, hate the game," and "All's fair in love and war." Essentially, "I'm an ass hole, but its cool because I can justify my actions with pithy phrases."

"Common sense." If something is truly common sense, it would only need to be pointed out on rare occasions. Usually when people use this phrase they're blaming others for their poor communication skills.
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