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Topic: What Exactly Is Common Sense? We All Think We Have It.
Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 1:30:52 PM
As I see, there's a confusion of meanings between "difference of opinion" and "squabble".
Too many of the postings on this forum are driven by their authors' attempt to make a point, mostly political or ideological. Now, there's nothing wrong with it, except that when they use innuendos, a foul language and a bullish attitude, I'd rather pass. I have enough of this circus in the media.
Topic: What Exactly Is Common Sense? We All Think We Have It.
Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 1:30:51 PM
As I see, there's a confusion of meanings between "difference of opinion" and "squabble".
Too many of the postings on this forum are driven by their authors' attempt to make a point, mostly political or ideological. Now, there's nothing wrong with it, except that when they use innuendos, a foul language and a bullish attitude, I'd rather pass. I have enough of this circus in the media.
Topic: What Exactly Is Common Sense? We All Think We Have It.
Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:25:27 PM

FounDit wrote:
“Common Sense” is nothing more than intelligence guided by experience.

A wise person can not express a deeper concept in fewer words.
An unwise one will flood the forum with divagations whose only purpose is to swagger and finding flaws in the definition (the definition is flawed mainly because it is not their).
Topic: Happy birthday
Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 2:54:15 PM
In Romanian they say "La mulți ani!"
Topic: Price of gasoline
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 4:15:31 PM
Thank you Mr Progpen for your answer to my question. I was unaware of the numbers. However, under the table you provided with the link https://grist.org/energy-policy/2011-10-26-direct-subsidies-to-fossil-fuels-are-tip-of-melting-iceburg/ there is a paragraph which states the following:

Obviously fossil fuels have gotten the bulk of government help — 70 percent to renewables’ 10 percent, for a total of $594 billion in fossil-fuel subsidies over the last 60 years.

$594 billion divided by 60 years gives us an average of $9.9 billion/year, very far from $500 billion/year advanced in your letter. These subsidies applied to fossil fuels, not only to petrol/gasoline. Would it be possible that you made a miscalculation ? Or maybe I misunderstood ?
Topic: Price of gasoline
Posted: Saturday, June 9, 2018 1:48:08 PM
progpen wrote:
The US subsidizes the cost of petrol/gasoline at around 500 Billion a year. These costs are all on the taxpayer dime and
include military activities that are specifically meant to increase the US control over regions that produce.

Would it be possible to have the source of this information ?

Topic: La meilleur mode d'apprendre francais
Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 12:48:11 PM
Tout d'abord vous devez vous poser cette question : pourquoi apprendre le français ? Cela veux dire : quel est mon but ? Parler ou écrire ? Traduire en écrit ou simplement écouter et comprendre ce qu'on parle autour de vous ? La grande majorité de nous veux un peu de chacun. Dans ce cas, vous n'avez que trouver un bon cours de français et suivre sa méthode.
Topic: snow bird
Posted: Monday, December 28, 2015 12:28:41 PM
I live in Glendale, AZ. The term "snow bird" is applied in our state to a person who lives in Northern US and moves during the winter time
in Arizona to escape the frigid temperatures. Most of them have a second home in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

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