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Founder: The Optimistic Eudaemonium of Dr George

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The Truly Socialist Utopia of Azadidome wrote:Can you convert this to a unit the whole world uses so everyone can understand?
me no speak american


48 F is about 9 C. SC has a subtropical environment (and it's been unseasonably warm recently), so that's a little chilly for a daytime high. Low was 28 F/about -2 C. All the palm trees are starting to turn brown.

I live somewhere warm, but I was talking to my mother in Scotland on the phone this morning. Bright sunshine! Yes, this is Scotland we're talking about (Perthshire) - sun! - but she said it's very, very cold. Mind you her idea of cold would make Canadians chuckle. It's all relative.

The Optimistic Eudaemonium of Dr George wrote:For those of you who watch Shameless, in the last episode, 14 y.o. Deb gets her 20-something "boyfriend" drunk, then has sex with him to lose her virginity (at least using a condom). Assuming this is a bad thing--I do--who's to blame?

(1) her non-resident father (alcoholic/drug addict/con artist/totally shirks responsibility for his kids, mom is dead)?
(2) Deb herself?
(3) The BF?
(4) Her father, for brewing 160 proof "beer"?
(5) Her 22 y.o. older sister, who gave her permission to have an unsupervised party in the house?
(6) The neighbors (who are close friends of the Gallaghers), who could've called to warn the older sister of a loud, noisy party with alcohol being served to minors?
(7) All of the above? Other?


Seems like it would make a good poll. My vote goes to deb, she's clearly the one most directly using her agency in that scenario.

The dad is not to blame for any specific incident, he has given up his control of matters. He could be blamed for the overall lack of quality in his offspring, but not for any one thing they do.

The BF is not to blame, he was (presumably, I don't watch the show) restricting sexual contact beforehand, which is why deb had to get him drunk. He was not using his agency in that decision.

You could arguably blame the father, not for brewing the drink, but for failing to keep it secured. Still, it was deb who sought it out, not he who provided it.

Her sister allowed a party, but the party isn't the problem. Seducing an older man is the problem.

Unless under a previous arrangement with the sister, it is not the neighbors' responsibility to monitor the goings on in their neighborhood.

Conceivably, it is not deb's responsibility if either:

14 year old girls have no agency to begin with (that is, their behavior is purely deterministic)

or

the problem isn't the seduction, but the party/existence of strong alcohol/absentee father/lack of observant neighbors.

Your mum was absolutely right! I'm just back from a 4 hour walk along the beach with my 2 Springers and it was super - sunshine all the way BUT the dogs were frustrated because they needed a drink and couldn't get at the fresh water puddles because they were all frozen - I had to break the ice for them. And you're right about Canada - that place is a whole different world when it comes to cold!

The Truly Socialist Utopia of Azadidome wrote:Can you convert this to a unit the whole world uses so everyone can understand?
me no speak american


Try using math. People having to do other people's homework again. It would have been easier to search the answer than to post your question.

It's real easy to remember. If you can remember 0 Celsius is 32 Fahrenheit then for every 5 degrees Celsius is 9 degrees Fahrenheit. 0C=32F, 10C=52F, 20C=68F, 30C=86F. Going down is same way -10C=14F, -20C=-4F, -30C=-22F, -40C=-40C.

The Optimistic Eudaemonium of Dr George wrote:It all depends on how far back you want to go. Christmas is pretty much the same. And who knows from WHERE the pagans got it! Space aliens? :D


No. Ancestor worship silly.

The Optimistic Eudaemonium of Dr George wrote:For those of you who watch Shameless, in the last episode, 14 y.o. Deb gets her 20-something "boyfriend" drunk, then has sex with him to lose her virginity (at least using a condom). Assuming this is a bad thing--I do--who's to blame?

(1) her non-resident father (alcoholic/drug addict/con artist/totally shirks responsibility for his kids, mom is dead)?
(2) Deb herself?
(3) The BF?
(4) Her father, for brewing 160 proof "beer"?
(5) Her 22 y.o. older sister, who gave her permission to have an unsupervised party in the house?
(6) The neighbors (who are close friends of the Gallaghers), who could've called to warn the older sister of a loud, noisy party with alcohol being served to minors?
(7) All of the above? Other?


It must be ... Satan!

(Presumably "her father" and "her non-resident father" are two different people?)

The Enlightened Purgatory of NW Hell Rehab Center wrote:It must be ... Satan!


I'm sorry, I forgot, this is Philosophy 115. The correct answer is ... capitalism!

The Optimistic Eudaemonium of Dr George wrote:For those of you who watch Shameless, in the last episode, 14 y.o. Deb gets her 20-something "boyfriend" drunk, then has sex with him to lose her virginity (at least using a condom). Assuming this is a bad thing--I do--who's to blame?

(1) her non-resident father (alcoholic/drug addict/con artist/totally shirks responsibility for his kids, mom is dead)?
(2) Deb herself?
(3) The BF?
(4) Her father, for brewing 160 proof "beer"?
(5) Her 22 y.o. older sister, who gave her permission to have an unsupervised party in the house?
(6) The neighbors (who are close friends of the Gallaghers), who could've called to warn the older sister of a loud, noisy party with alcohol being served to minors?
(7) All of the above? Other?


Deb and the boyfriend.

He chose to drink, I assume she didn't tie him up and pour alcohol down his throat. Also, as he's underage, he should not be drinking alcohol. At any rate, he chose to do something to impair his judgement.

She chose to enable him to have impaired judgement and took advantage of the situation.

Devil came to me with a smile
He said sign on the dotted line
I'll make you rich and I'll make you famous
I'll put you in a place that's "SHAMELESS"

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May your sportsball team that statistically speaking succeeds in putting the point scoring object in the other teams receptacle around 50% of the time do exceedingly better than the other sportsball team that statistically speaking ucceeds in putting the point scoring object in the other teams receptacle around 50% of the time today.
Be sure to get real riled up about it too. If your sportsball team is 49% proficient or less, be sure to go to your local establishment that features women disrobing to undulating beats, share in your collective shame and then fail to tip your female entertainers for the evening.

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