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  1. maxfoo

    maxfoo Guest

    Civilization is a mere 3000 years old, compared to how long man has been in
    existence iirc ~500,000 years, society hasn't been around long enough to have
    any effect on dna, merely a wink. we are still influenced by our cave man needs.

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  2. John Larkin

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    Tribal organization far predated "civilization"; there's lots of
    archealogical evidence for that. Even cavemen had social needs. Lions
    hunt in packs, and elephants live and survive in herds. Chimps are
    social creatures, and their reproductive success is dominated by
    social dynamics.

    Consider the worker bee, assigned to the role of soldier. She will
    fight to the death to defend the hive, even though the probablity of
    her ever breeding is essentially zero. The DNA she is defending isn't
    even in her own body. Social creatures behave that way, even if
    they're not "civilized."

  3. Tim Auton

    Tim Auton Guest

    So the pyramids predate civilization? Interesting point of view. And
    civilization != society, look them up.

  4. maxfoo

    maxfoo Guest

    John you're going off in a tangent dude.
    Getting back to the brave vs coward, in the tribal organization you brought up
    the braves would be cooking the cowards for dinner. Now in our present society
    these braves would be sent to prison for life...In other word its todays social
    structure that lets coward survival not the primitive civilization of long ago.

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  5. maxfoo

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    I was referring to recorded war battles by civilized societies...which was the
    Egyptians vs the Hittites in fault, I should've been clearer...

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  6. John Larkin

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    Cannibalism is very rare, almost unheard of, within species. Ever
    rarer among families.
    Only if they're stupid, too. Cops, firemen, soldiers, sports heroes
    get medals. Just *looking* brave, like that twerp Sylvester Stallone,
    can make you rich.
    Tribes specialized into warriors, workers, farmers, wives. The
    warriors protected the rest of the tribe, were honored for it, and got
    first pick of the food and the women. But the guy who made arrows had
    an important place, too.

    It's not all that different now.

  7. The biggest problem with Franken isn't his being a truly hyper
    liberal (which he really is), but that he is MUCH MORE BITTER
    than even the most vehement mainstream conservative. Too
    often, the hate speech from the left is a bigger turnoff than
    their USUALLY insane ideas. (Some good stuff can come from the
    left, but it is often distorted by their emotional immaturity.)

  8. Mjolinor

    Mjolinor Guest

    Tribes specialized into warriors, workers, farmers, wives. The
    Except that now your job isn't based on your abilities, it's based on some
    moronic lefty deciding that everyone should be able to do every job and if
    you didn't want to make arrows then you didn't have to, you can wear your
    underpants on the outside if you want.
  9. Bill Sloman

    Bill Sloman Guest

    It is also worth noting that if the tribe had one good arrow maker,
    their chances of collective survival were increased if he or she was
    not foolhardy.

    Brave warriors are much less effetive if their arrows don't fly
  10. ----------------------
    Tribes didn't specialize so distinctly, there were craftsmen, but
    they took it up with age and experience, and it was less formal.

    You're speaking of neolithic and bronze-age groups of about 500
    or so, the early first millenium "towns" and these were after the
    bandit-lords and their bands of vicious criminals conquered tribal
    peoples and enslaved them.

    The "Lefty" you THINK you mean was the Lord of the Barony, and he
    made you do what you did well, and you didn't GET to choose.

    The REAL "Lefties" were the guys who finally saved you from the
    Divine Right of Kings and the Nobility. And the Lefties are now
    trying to save you from their Inheritors, the Capitalist Feudal
    Lords, but the Lords own the media, and all you get to hear is
    their Rightist Rich Bigot-Radio.
  11. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Um, how do you know that?

  13. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Sometimes I get the feeling you still are.

    Have a good weekend!

  15. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

  16. It is pretty bad when they don't even have the ethics and
    honor to pay their bills and follow through with a business deal.

    Given their apparent funding (maybe that was a lie also?), it
    seems like the only excuse otherwise (other than lack of
    ethics) is simple and complete incompetency. Given the
    mouthpieces (like Al) and associated leadership (like the
    other Al), it would be prudent and kindest to assume incompetency.

    However, given the leftist rhetoric (not necessarily some of their
    ideals), perhaps dishonesty and lack of ethics is really the
    answer? I don't know which of the kinds of inadequacy that
    accurately describes the leftist advocacy, but there is something
    really wrong in Air America's lala land. (Air America is
    really sort of the right name, where crooks are carried into
    a crash landing.)

  18. More accurately, the payment by Air America for airtime bounced,
    and that obviously results from incompetency (and/or a lack of
    funding.) Kind of lame and desperate that they are funded like an
    infomercial, isn't it... It is even more lame that their payment
    for their airtime took them off of the #2 and #3 markets.

    My comments are mostly speculation for their screwups, but the
    reasoning for the screwups are plausibly their incompetency,
    a lack of respect for the station owners, or maybe even dishonesty
    about their own viability.
    There isn't any misinformation from me, however make sure that you
    clarify the fact that Air America is apparently having to pay for
    airtime (thereby taking away time from ethnic broadcasts.) Generally,
    people like Limbaugh and Hannity don't seem to have to pay for
    their airtime. I wonder if even the demi-witch Dr Laura pays
    for airtime? I'd guess that the 700 Club is a infomercial type
    scheme, but might be wrong.

    This really makes Air America seem much more like a Democrat
    infomercial rather than a truly desirable network of radio
    shows (I guess, sort of like the 700 Club.)

  19. John Larkin

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  20. Jim Thompson

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