In the case of Russia, the ability to obtain non-vetted or embarrassing information (like invading Ukraine) constitutes an emergency.
Right now there are 3000 dead from Ebola. Europe lost a quarter of its population to the Spanish Flu just a 100 years ago, so I'd say there's no worries there.
He always posted this schizoid stuff. Just ignore him.
No way, man. From the ruins of Baltimore to the nuclear wastes of upstate-NY... Mega-City 1.
The UK hasn't started killing off Scots yet, so the comparison is somewhat premature.
This sounds about right. But modern fundamentalist Christianity is not very similar to medieval Christianity.
I stopped reading after the first one. Jesus is quoting the priests' law and calling them hypocrites. So obviously the creator didn't read the passages he/she cited, either.
I gotta pick a nit with this. The Christian Dark Ages were NOT a period of scientific and cultural regression. Far from it, we now know that society advanced pretty linearly from the beginning of the Dark Ages on through the Renaissance. What makes it "dark" is that for the longest time we simply didn't know a whole lot about it; it was a lost period in history. Modern scholarship has largely debunked the traditional, mythical view of the so-called "Dark" Ages.
Your equivalency of Islamic fundamentalism and Christian fundamentalism informs me that you understand neither.
Libertarians often take the same positions conservatives do, but are much more dogmatic about it, which is why libertarians hate conservatives so much, whom they see as unprincipled. I, myself, dislike dogmatic philosophies, so some might call me a RINO or something. Yes, I generally want smaller government; no, I don't want to shut down the police or fire department. So, I figure I can be a pariah to at least 80% of Slashdot readership.
Ask a protestant and they might not.
I dunnow... the French have killed a lot of Calvinists since then...
I was presuming that the nukes in Scotland would be moved south, as the Scots have made it clear they don't want them.
Because no European country will countenance legitimizing break-away countries, as many of them currently struggle with.
No, THAT was like the Brits making us house and quarter soldiers, taxing us unduly for a war we helped fight for land we could not keep, and in general treating us like non-citizens. The Scots cannot say that without hyperbole; they're just bored, and this is something new and interesting.