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Old 12-14-2010, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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John Boehner used to be a Democrat - until he became a millionaire.
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Old 12-14-2010, 01:57 AM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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I know many Wealthy Millionaires both Democrat and Republician who both live and breath in Palm Springs. Does Palm Springs not allow or want any millionaires visiting their city. What is your problem with millionaires in general. Do you know how many famous Politicians both Parties are Millionaires, what is your point. I really don't give a crap who has more then me in life, or if they have more money, i have more then a lot of people. What does this prove. There are so many young People i do know who have a lot of money, they are black, white, Dems and Repubs, Millionaires come in all colors, and both parties. Who cares.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:35 AM
 
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The Body Odd - Rich people have no idea what you're thinking

And this is why the Democratic Party is the more humanitarian party, and the Republican Party is less sensitive to the needs of the poor and disadvantaged in our society.
It depends on how you define 'empathy.' If you mean taking what one person has earned to give it to another who has not earned it, then I guess you're right.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Part of me has occasional twitches of empathy. I pity the person that has nothing better to do then carouse all day and night. Think how much happier he would be hanging car doors in an auto factory with all his friends.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:54 AM
 
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John Boehner used to be a Democrat - until he became a millionaire.
please elaborate on this fact...

i'm betting that his reasoning behind the change, and your reasoning behind his change are going to conflict....just a hunch.

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Old 12-14-2010, 07:05 AM
 
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Poor people are more empathetic than the rich

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Upper-class people are less adept at reading other people's emotions than their lower-class counterparts, according to a new study published in the journal Psychological Science.
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The Body Odd - Rich people have no idea what you're thinking

And this is why the Democratic Party is the more humanitarian party, and the Republican Party is less sensitive to the needs of the poor and disadvantaged in our society.
Well thankfully they are this way, as what would life be like if the Lions on the Serengeti plains were to stop just before the moment of a kill and say, "awwww poor little gazelle". Well there wouldn't be any lions for starters.

Give me some time and I'll try and dig out another study on this very subject, as it is a subject of study I've spent the last 14 months with. In the study I'm referring to (paraphrasing) this lack of "empathy" which I haven't seen the details of the OP's study. Is it related to lack of mirror neurons, smaller sized Amagydala in the brain, or is it generally more likened to the all too familiar spectrum disorder related to Aspergers and high order autism?

This then begs the question, is it a good thing or bad thing, it is a born nature thing or due to up bringing and nurturing. The OP's article mentioned that lower classed people are more co-dependent thus must be more cooperative, well is this biological or due to conditioning?

If it is a conditioning thing, should we condition wealthy people to be more cooperative or should we condition lower class people to be less empathetic?

What would happen if our soldiers were more "empathetic", so we have to ask again, is this a good thing or bad thing or just the way life is.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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This then begs the question, is it a good thing or bad thing, it is a born nature thing or due to up bringing and nurturing. The OP's article mentioned that lower classed people are more co-dependent thus must be more cooperative, well is this biological or due to conditioning? .

A) Bad
B) Conditioning

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If it is a conditioning thing, should we condition wealthy people to be more cooperative or should we condition lower class people to be less empathetic?.
What?

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What would happen if our soldiers were more "empathetic", so we have to ask again, is this a good thing or bad thing or just the way life is.
Less war? Is that good or bad?
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:10 AM
 
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A) Bad
B) Conditioning
C) where is the evidence to support this? Especially considering that this study didn't even delve into the aspects of why, but only lack of empathy.




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Less war? Is that good or bad?
Generally speaking, the vast majority of wars are certainly a bad thing, but unfortunately, having to have soldiers who fight is necessary if and when those conditions arise. So as much as I hate war, I don't want my country defended by soldiers charging out on the battlefield to go pet kittens.
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:17 AM
 
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John Boehner used to be a Democrat - until he became a millionaire.
Please validate your assertion.
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:22 AM
 
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The liberals love to trumpet their "compassion" for the poor, disadvantaged, minorites
etc. when, if fact, they're simply using those groups to their own advantage. Creating
a voter base by encouraging dependency is not helping anyone except the democratic party.

Both parties have lost sight of the fact that, no matter who their voter base is, they're
supposed to be serving the best interests of the country, the whole country, not special interest groups expecting to be paid back for their support.

On the other hand, the voters have to be held to the same standards. When people only vote for their own special interests or to vote against another party, you end up with what we have today - a government so beholden to certain segments of the population (i.e. unions) that it's impossible to govern in the best interests of the country as a whole.
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