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Comment Re:Meanwhile Rubio Calls All Muslims Nazis (Score 1) 519

The only discussion point in what you posted is your attempt to read something into Rubio's speech that wasn't there. That is about you, and I'm not the one whose comments are preceded by "anonymous coward". So congrats on your second attempt at spin. I'm sure MSNBC has a staff position for you.

Comment Re:Meanwhile Rubio Calls All Muslims Nazis (Score 1) 519

It takes two seconds to create an account. That's why I say I'm pretty sure that you're trying to make something out of nothing. Words mean nothing. You won't even create an account on a free site where people would be able to tie your inane comments together. Your inaction there speaks volumes to me. Are you posting from a country that would behead you for quibbling on a tech discussion site, or are you carpet bombing trying to stir up a debate where there is none?

Comment Re:Meanwhile Rubio Calls All Muslims Nazis (Score 1) 519

You're trying to nitpick over something that's not there in his speech or my comments. Fine, drop the "identify with Nazis".. people of a party identify themselves as such, do they not?

Yes, I left off "Islam". There's only one group of radicals in this discussion. Yes, radical Islam. I dropped Islam because I thought it was pretty clear who we were discussing. My bad assuming you could follow a few lines of text without forgetting the context.

The clash of civilizations is between the supposed "Islamic State" versus the rest of the civilized world. That civilized world includes the billion and a half muslims who don't agree with the Islamic State's interpretation of their religion. To suggest that Rubio is saying anything else is absurd.

This is why politics suck so badly. I don't believe for one second that you really believe that Rubio was calling out an entire religion. You're looking for ways to pervert what he said in order to fit your agenda. I'm going to guess that's why you're posting as an anonymous coward as well. You don't want anyone to be able to connect these comments to you.

Comment Re:Meanwhile Rubio Calls All Muslims Nazis (Score 1) 519

I see what you're trying to do, but it doesn't work. He clearly called out "radical Islam", not Islam as a whole. There may be non-violent people that identify with the IS, that would be the second quote. There is absolutely nothing wrong with saying we're at war with the radicals, he's right. Shame on you for trying to distort his speech.

Comment Re:Unsurprising (Score 1) 137

There is a historical reason for that though. A portion of the population believes that the province should be its own country, separate from Canada. They don't consider themselves Canadian and they don't want to deal with Canadians. Canada gives Québec more liberties than the other provinces as a way of sidestepping the issue. My thought on that is that Canada is a weak negotiator.

I've spent a lot of time in Québec as an American and I never felt like anyone treated me as an outsider, even when I chose to speak English. I'd be willing to bet that if I had a Canadian accent, it might have been different.

Comment Re:Unsurprising (Score 1) 137

Québec wants to maintain its own identity and not become just another place on the globe that's just like every place else. I don't see anything particularly wrong with that. It's different than the melting pot style policies that the province is surrounded by, but it doesn't "defy all reason". You could argue whether or not that's a noble goal, but the reasoning seems pretty clear to me.

Comment Re:Easy to explain (Score 1) 418

I agree both are being assholes, but if you go back and read about that other controversy, the spin was far different. There is a social revolution going on, and it's made possible by the Internet and related technologies. You may not care for A vs B, it may fuel a lot of childish actions, but it's going on and it's relevant. It's shaping the course of politics and social norms which will inevitably impact all of us.

Comment Re:Easy to explain (Score 2) 418

Europe is facing that already. Look at what happened in Paris with Charlie Hebdo, then the wave of violence and terror related arrests throughout many countries in the region following those attacks. There's debate as to whether or not Germany is even obeying its laws, because a lot of these "refugees" don't really seem to meet the definition of the term. They're migrating for economic reasons, not necessarily because they fear for their lives. Germany is rejecting a significant number of them, but that just adds to the chaos.

Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you can find a rock.