mary adam
mary adam thanked The Z.'s answer

To me, people inevitably select their own morals. Whether influenced by beliefs, culture, or our own ambitions, how we behave toward others is a product of what works from our own perspective. Morals in practice are an ongoing exercise of reward over remorse, of social acceptance over rejection.

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mary adam answered The Z.'s question

I don't think humans like the thought of seeing something horrible happen to someone else because of empathy, in thinking about how they'd feel.  Of course this excludes psychopaths because they do not feel empathy, so if they are in charge of countries then we are screwed.

That said, humans have over the years identified … Read more

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mary adam commented on Sudo the Dragon's answer
I fear you will end up issolating yourself Sudo with this disassociating yourself from being human, it's sad because I think you're a nice person at heart, take care.
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mary adam thanked Ray Dart's answer

It's odd, isn't it? The impression that Trump and his acolytes and family gives to the world is one of chronic ineptitude.

Here in the UK, we have the worst government for 3 decades, just at a time when we need a good team in place.

France, disillusioned by the failures of the last president, … Read more

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mary adam thanked Walter The Grump's answer

I will give a more tactful answer since I need to remain somewhat polite and clean mouthed on here.  We have a bunch of power hungry, greedy, out-of-touch, detached from reality, immoral, sociopaths in not only D.C., but state governments as well. They're reckless with our money. They don't give a crap about us. They … Read more

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mary adam thanked Walt O'Reagun's answer

Dismantle it.

Do away with the entire federal district.

Use technology to require the representatives to have offices in their home districts, and meet in a secured online "chat room".  >  This will empower the People, and diffuse the power of Lobbyists.

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mary adam commented on Sudo the Dragon's answer
Most species kill eachother over territory that's why they scent and mark their territory as for being eaten alive or being burned alive that's a pretty horrendous death. What your saying is irrational, if you want to believe your a dragon fine, but your argument for dragons being more humane than humans when you inform … Read more
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mary adam commented on Sudo the Dragon's answer
I thought your repulsion for humans was solely due to something personal but I'm not so sure now, humans are the only species that feels compassion for its species that it takes care of its sick and disabled, nature would let them die.
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mary adam commented on Sudo the Dragon's answer
Without insects our eco system would be completely out of kilter, many animals live on a diet of insects. Those in the East also eat insects, but death is death surely whether insect, animal or human.
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mary adam commented on Sudo the Dragon's answer
Not sure the idea of being eaten alive is appealing, neither being eaten by you Sudo. Humans are said to taste similar to pork. Therefore, if you eat humans Sudo we are not that different in being meat eaters very few animals are killed in sport versus food needs.
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mary adam commented on Sudo the Dragon's answer
Not all humans kill for sport Sudo, that's blanketed thinking, we were nomads once and lived in harmony with the land. To call humans evil is blanketed thinking and a very slippery slope, I couldn't look at a baby and call him/her evil. Are you a vegan Sudo?
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mary adam thanked Gator Blu's answer

My dad is one of, if not, the most intelligent people I know, however he is ADHD. He was diagnosed in his mid- to late-50s when my younger brother was being evaluated. They both went on Ritalin at the same time. Since then you can have a conversation without him jumping from subject to subject. … Read more

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mary adam thanked Janis Haskell's answer

I would say my own maternal grandfather.  He always managed to make a safe and happy home for all of us (in spite of my deadbeat father), gave us wonderful vacations and experiences, could create just about anything in his workshop, loved unconditionally, and kept us all laughing.

On the intellectual front, I work closely with … Read more

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mary adam commented on Sudo the Dragon's answer
China has a whole dance dedicated to the dragon thought to bring good luck and prosperity. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4WUnWPpRslM https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lGmsyjLN3FU There is also The Dragon King https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_King I don't think all humans are bad Sudo, infact I think most are not, we too have been domesticated and imprisoned by our own kind. It wasn't so long ago … Read more
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mary adam answered The Z.'s question

Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn, inventors of the internet, not only have they created ways for people across continents to communicate and do business, but also most people freely give up every piece of person information about themselves to the NSA (project Vault 7) and advertisers and crooks. 

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mary adam thanked Ray Dart's answer

I worked with an alcoholic who "did" a line of coke most days (and several times some days). He was a chain smoker too.

He was more clever when stoned and drunk than most people I know when sober and clean.

He started two companies, and turned one into a successful multinational, sold his share for multi-millions … Read more

mary adam
mary adam commented on Sudo the Dragon's answer
So if you believe in lucifer do you believe that man was created or evolved?
mary adam
mary adam commented on Sudo the Dragon's answer
Human comes from the word humane, homosapian comes from the word homo meaning man and sapien meaning mind which translates to wiseman. So do you believe in the story of Tiamat? I do wonder if this particular creation stories origin comes from the constellation Draco which is depicted in the centre of the zodiac clock? … Read more