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Comment Re:admitted? (Score -1) 284

Thanks for your reply. I see that you want to be principled and retain the moral high ground. Thus, you feel that you cannot condemn others aside from your own Government. There are numerous replies I could make to this, pointing out how this could be the result of indoctrination in the Cultural Marxist "moral equivalence" and "Critical Theory" fallacies. It could be cowardice, since it is easier to criticize a Government that doesn't chop your head off or use blowtorches on you rather than those that do. However, instead I will urge you to consider the following quote, attributed to Hobbes:

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

If you are a good man or woman, why do you do nothing?
Why do you not rail against the global jihad that all informed people can see is going on in the World? why do you not condemn the barbarity of jihadis whose two stated goals are to force all the innocent people of the entire World to submit to their political order (I'm sure you well know that "submission" is what Islam means after all) - and those same jihadis are prepared to slaughter Muslim and non-Muslim alike to get their goal. Resulting in the deaths of an estimated 270 million since Mohammed and daily carnage around the globe in the name of Islam. Please take a look at the *facts* of the daily death toll (don't worry, the links are apolitical, just the facts):
http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/index.html#Attacks
http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/index.html

By withholding your condemnation you are implicitly consenting to the worldwide slaughter of innocents. While you should hold the US Government to account (and it is good you do), surely you should have even an stronger voice for those that are even worse than the US - those that saw off heads, and rape, and brutalize and oppress hundreds of millions of their fellow Muslims around the globe. Being silent on this is taking the moral low ground. We ought to be defending liberty everywhere - and that means blaming the US when it does wrong and consistently condemning jihad and the ideology that grows and supports it. That is the moral high ground.

Comment Re:admitted? (Score -1) 284

Thank you for the reference. I hope you also understand that the US waterboarded only three people (although clearly KSM got it multiple times, but worked out the torture had an emphasis on the psychological rather than physical - and that the US did not want to kill him).

Now we've dealt with the US torture of three men (where I agree with you is disgusting), can we get a comment from you about the *thousands* of people tortured by jihadis (where captured Al Qaeda manuals don't use the controllable fright tactics of waterboarding, but instead specify eyeball removal, gas blowtorches to the skin, and the old favorite of Middle Easterners, mains electricity to the genitals). Why do you guys never condemn that? I stand with you in condemning the US, but where we part ways is that I see the jihadis are far far far worse and more frequent in their torture. Surely you find that even more repugnant than the US activity.

Comment Re:Romania? (Score 0) 284

Yeah, Romania doesn't have a problem with putting evil guys in jail. The US is now so politically correct and insane (thanks to decades of Cultural Marxism that has spread from the universities - after being seeded by Marxists of the "Frankfurt School") that every wannabe hotshot lawyer will do anything to get evil guys out - because it'll make the lawyer famous, and most importantly, very *rich*. Even you baulk at the thought of actually imprisoning terrorist masterminds - what is the world coming to!

Comment Re:Alas, the economics outweigh the dangers? (Score 0) 211

You don't benefit from cheap and abundant energy ? used for your transportation, food, medicine, iPad, computer, heating, lighting, entertainment, interwebs, etc etc?
It is easy to make a "class warfare" statement pointing at a politician or businessman. How about you own up to the fact that we *all* need the energy and benefit from it. Unless you want to live in a mud hut eating sustainable algae cakes and going to bed at sundown you should accept the fact that for a modern society to function is needs cheap energy - and your current choices to meet the demand are fossil and nuclear (nothing else produces enough cheap energy). We're addicted to energy, once you accept that then you get some perspective on whether the "oil executives" are helping or hurting modern society. Sure, don't let them polute without being accountable - but the demand for energy comes from you and me. They are simply satifying that demand.

Comment Re:Is Lepercy Fatal? (Score 2, Informative) 253

holocaust of Muslims.

False. "War against jihadis" is what is going on. No-one is waging war against Muslims. While jihadis are all Muslim, not all Muslims are jihadis (thank goodness! look at how great the people in Egyptian and Turkey are as they struggle for freedom using peaceful protest). It would be better of people stopped using words like "holocaust" and "genocide" when they don't match their defined uses. Leave it for the real thing, please. Killing a few thousand barbaric jihadis is not a "holocaust" in any way (like the Jewish Holocaust in Europe, or the Armenian Genocide etc). It is simply a fight between 21st Century Enlightenment Culture defending itself from jihadis that would like to replace it with a supremacist 7th Century Culture (under the Islamic poltical order and Sharia - their stated goals).

Comment Re:practicalities make it impossible.. (Score 1) 770

> Almost everybody simply regurgitates what they see on
> cable TV, or talks about their offspring.

That would actually be an improvement (though, admittedly, a small one). Around here, 92.7% of all conversation, among people over age 30 or so, consists of complaining about medical problems.

I've actually come to the conclusion that children are more interesting to talk to than adults. I don't remember that being the case when I was younger.

Comment Re:I would laugh... (Score 0) 413

The statement you gave is how it was sold, and is also a reasonable enough reason for the intervention in Bosnia. It does not cover Kosovo. Furthermore, look at the what the Muslim Bosniaks and Muslim Albanians have done since the NATO intervention - ethnic cleansing of non-Muslims from Sarejevo and ethnic cleansing of Serbs from most of Kosovo. There are incidents like the following all the time, initiated by Albanian Kosovars and usually ignored by Kosovo police:
http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/attack-on-serb-children-a-shameful-act

What I'm saying is that how the NATO intervention was sold to us covered up inconvenient truths about the people we were helping. Furthermore, Western media chooses to ignore anything that is not on their "Narrative". When Muslims attack Serbs it is ignored by the West, no matter how systematic and frequent it is. If the Serbs react (which is relatively rare) then it will be flashed up. Sure, both sides should stop the attacks. However, our journalists are applying double standards. You ought to keep this in mind (and update your knowledge of the situation - your statements look about a decade out of date and could probably use refreshing with the reality of what has happened since the limelight left the region).

Comment Re:news for nerds (Score 0) 413

Furthermore, the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has a *significant* impact in the progress of their 'Cultural Jihad' that is sweeping across America as we speak (where they do a Jedi mind trick on the weak minded to lower resistance to Islamicization and Cultural Marxism):
http://www.muslimbrotherhoodinamerica.com/

ps. Obama and the Leftists Democratic leadership clearly have a marriage of convenience with the Muslim Brotherhood to break down the traditional (that is, 'classical liberal'/conservative/libertarian) position of American society. The fall of Morsi in Egypt is a great day for the Free World - even if most people don't know it or understand what is really going on (because many politicians and most media are keeping the truth from them):
http://frontpagemag.com/

Comment Re:I would laugh... (Score 0) 413

You do realize that Bill Clinton initiated several wars that killed thousands of innocent Serbs - to deflect attention from his peccadillos. Even if you agree that NATO should have intervened in Bosnia then you need to consider Kosovo as a separate case. In Kosovo Bill Clinton effectively helped the Islamicist Albanians ethniclly cleanse Serbians from Serbian territory. Please go and do the research. You won't hear the facts from the mainstream media as they are lying to you. Which is why you think Bill and Hilliary Clinton are great - when in fact they are terrible once you get past their veil of lies. GW Bush may have had plenty of faults (eg. not bright) but he didn't lie like the Clinton's did - think about it, despite all the pressure to find WMDs in Iraq (which had been moved to Syria by that time) or fake their presence he had to concede they weren't there. Which meant he didn't lie when he said he thought they were there, and he didn't lie when they weren't found. All of Bill and Hilliary Clinton and Obama are pathological liars. The reason you can't see this is because the veil of lies that the mainstream media put up - they have you in the Matrix. It's up to discover the truth about the International Leftist agenda (eg. using Islamic immigration and the Muslim Brotherhood against its foes), if you want:
http://frontpagemag.com/
http://www.breitbart.com/

Comment Re:regarding constitutions (Score 0) 413

Don't forget the Second Amendment - whose purpose is to remind citizens and their government of the right of citizens to keep and bear arms to put the government in its rightful place - serving the people - rather than what you have now with the Obama Administration (where the people are farmed for votes and taxes to further an agenda which doesn't match the will of the majority).

Comment Re:regarding constitutions (Score 0) 413

Actually the 2nd Amendment is all about resisting tyrranny. That's why people who understand the US Constitution resisted Obama's grab at the firearms the Constitution grants them to resist tyranny. The rest of your post is simply incorrect, it appears you need to do a lot more homework. The "Tea Party" pronouncements explain the Constitution in the modern age fairly well. Now, you have probably been trained by the Cultural Marxists in the media to recoil in horror at the mention of the word "Tea Party". They do this so you never look closely at what the Tea Party *actually* say, which can be summarized as "Let's get back to Constitutional principles". You might them understand why your post was so off-base and unfortunately, nonsense.

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