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60976  General Discussion / History / Rate Leopold II as territorial governor on: May 29, 2005, 12:49:31 am
1 of course.

I suspect we'll see two fives from Richius and Goldie. Based on their views they probably worship the guy and consider him the greatest African leader of all time.
60977  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: was killing police officers in apartheid South Africa justified? on: May 29, 2005, 12:42:47 am
Perhaps, but you're saying it like that means a bad thing.  Name THREE countries that are prosperous growing countries with a healthy outlook on the future with a black leader.  Please do.

It would seem to me that the only countries to ever have a black leader would be African countries, most of which are already horrible places to live, so it's not exactly like we have a representative sample of black leaders to choose from.

there's also places in the Carribbean too actually, but the point is made. I'll bite though: Grenada, Uganda and Ghana.

Perhaps, but you're saying it like that means a bad thing.  Name THREE countries that are prosperous growing countries with a healthy outlook on the future with a black leader.  Please do.

It would seem to me that the only countries to ever have a black leader would be African countries, most of which are already horrible places to live, so it's not exactly like we have a representative sample of black leaders to choose from.
And why do you think it is a bad place to live in?  Hmmm?

Because all countries that are predonominately black are either places settled by former slaves who obviously wouldn't have much to start on or in Africa which was seriously screwed up by European colonization. I think Leopold II might have more to do with why the Congo is messed up than the skin color of the inhabitants.
60978  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Proportional representation on: May 29, 2005, 12:25:32 am
I like basic PR where it's not complicated, and without threasholds (except of course the minimum % you need to get one seat). If there are extra seats left over, than give them to the parties who came closes to getting an extra seat. Not very difficult.

so like the system that was used in Iraq?
60979  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rangel Pushing for Draft Again on: May 28, 2005, 10:45:10 pm
I'm talking about a hypothetical draft and how it would likely be. Rangel's bill will never pass, it's also basically impossible, the cost of trouble of drafting everyone who falls in that range is insane. You'd basically have to spend teh whole military budget.q
60980  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: You are president. Who is your main economics advisor? on: May 28, 2005, 10:37:06 pm
since I can't pick myself, bandit, nclib or jfern.
60981  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Which country is/was more free? on: May 28, 2005, 09:22:40 pm
Obviously modern day Germany. How is this even a question?

you'll have to talk to Goldie on that one.

Germany is an occupation regime. Every day it rules is a massive crime against humanity... Schroeder deserves nothing but the gallows. Many European nations are the same.

oh and the first paragraph of his post:

It's not just banning parties. It's suing them, sabotaging them, arrested their members on false charges, putting government spies in their organization, etc.

Oh yes, we all know none of that EVER happened under apartheid. LOL!
60982  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Muslim priorities on: May 28, 2005, 09:06:40 pm
The question is why are Muslims so easily provoked into violence and why they have their priorities so screwed up.
60983  General Politics / International General Discussion / Muslim priorities on: May 28, 2005, 09:03:29 pm
OK, news just came out that a prisoner in interrogation was killed while being tortured, and the CIA has overseen torture of prisoners in Pakistan. Are the Muslims out in arms complaining about this? NOOOOOO. Instead they're throwing riots over a ing book!

http://reuters.myway.com/article/20050527/2005-05-27T172838Z_01_N2781345_RTRIDST_0_NEWS-RELIGION-KORAN-PROTESTS-DC.html

Apparentely Muslims don't have any problem with Abu Ghraib, or the torture and execution of their prisoners. Just don't touch that Koran!

Now what do us Christians do conversely? Certain shock rockers like Marilyn Manson have done things like tear up Bibles on stage before. Did anyone riot about that? No. If news came out that some Muslim country was mishandling and desecrating Bibles, would there be such massive widespread protests in Christian countries? No. Lesson here?

I'd like to direct a porn movie using the Koran as an "accessory"...
60984  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Which country is/was more free? on: May 28, 2005, 08:50:09 pm
How dare anyone accuse Germany of being a terrible place to live.

Iran is very similar to Germany, except the Iranian government cares more about its people.
60985  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Which country is/was more free? on: May 28, 2005, 07:17:29 pm
What's most hilarious is the basis of AuH2O's argument is that basically Germany has banned Neo-Nazi organizations. Because we all know that in apartheid South Africa political activity was never banned or anything.
60986  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rangel Pushing for Draft Again on: May 28, 2005, 05:46:19 pm
that's how it'd work, but it's very unlikely it'd make it past 20.
60987  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 4 TN State Legislators, incl. Ford Jr. uncle, Arrested and Indicted on Bribe on: May 28, 2005, 05:38:47 pm
Now we can only hope Tom DeLay follows.
60988  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rangel Pushing for Draft Again on: May 28, 2005, 05:36:32 pm
Even if a draft were to happen I'm basically already out of rangel. They count your age as what you turn in that calendar year, and since my birthday is very late in the year that means I'm considered 22 by that standard. And since it'd be basically impossible to get a draft running up in this year anyway, I'd be 23 by the time it could be reinstated at the earliest. Very unlikely a draft would ever reach that age. But it's a moot point since the draft won't be reinstated anyway, and this bill will have zero effect on anything like the last one, no political effect, did not pass, nothing.
60989  General Discussion / History / Would you have support the Spanish-American War? on: May 28, 2005, 04:03:26 pm
no, it was one of the most blatant cases of imperialism in American history and is even accepted by almost everyone today that the US tried to start the war and was involved in the whole provacation of it, and that Spain had nothing to do with the explosion of the Maine. It's true that the people in the colonies were treated very poorly by Spain, but they were hardly treated any better once the US took over, especially in the Phillipines, where the US's actions were borderline-genocide.
60990  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: poster (s) youve changed your mind about? on: May 28, 2005, 03:48:57 pm
My opinion of opebo improved a lot when he went through his change, I used to consider him a fascist. Of course I got a little disturbed when I learned his views on NAMBLA and all that. I also like PBrunsel a lot more than when he originally came and he was a little "out there". My opinion of migrendel has dropped quite a bit since when I first came here, mostly due to his view on "post-birth abortion"
60991  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should we become a one-party state? on: May 28, 2005, 03:43:31 pm
Minneapolis is not screwed up. It's better off than any of its suburbs. Of course it's not really a one-party city, since there are the Greens (which hold 2 City Council seats, meaning they have 2 more offices than the Republicans, a third party, do)

My dream system is like listed in the Republic of Minnesota thread, my party holds 70% of the legislature and almost every other main office.
60992  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Proportional representation on: May 28, 2005, 03:33:07 pm
Yep. it's used in Israel, where I think they have a threshold of 1%.
60993  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rangel Pushing for Draft Again on: May 28, 2005, 03:23:46 pm
Rangel needs to shut up.
60994  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Worst 20th century dictator? on: May 28, 2005, 03:21:18 pm
I'd rank those:

Hitler
Pol Pot
Stalin
Mao
Kim Jong-Il
Idi Amin
Saddam Hussein

As bad as Idi Amin was, you can't put him up that high above Stalin, Mao and Hitler, although he should've been included on the poll.
60995  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bad news on the death tax on: May 28, 2005, 11:42:49 am
Good. Paris Hilton doesn't need a tax break.
60996  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Proportional representation on: May 28, 2005, 11:40:15 am
Tossup between Closed and Open list, depending on the situation. Closed list is better if there are loads of candidates, open is better for smaller elections.

I like the D'hondt method. I prefer proportional representation since it benefits extremist parties.
60997  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you rather live in a communist country or Muslim theocracy? on: May 28, 2005, 11:37:04 am
Most communist countries have allowed freedom of religion, even though they restricted and discouraged it. A Muslim theocracy however will by definition ban all non-Islamic religions.
60998  General Politics / Political Debate / Which country is/was more free? on: May 28, 2005, 11:33:17 am
According to Goldie, modern day Germany is a horrific communist regime on the level of the worst days of the Soviet Union while apartheid South Africa was an unaparalled paradise the whole world should emulate.
60999  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Republicanism or Democracy: Which is better and why? on: May 27, 2005, 11:33:26 pm
So then you should like Hugo Chavez, since you consider him a dictator, meaning he replaced a republican system with a dictatorship in your view. Yet you hate him.
61000  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: King Fahd of Saudi Arabia dead on: May 27, 2005, 09:41:27 pm
patrick earns brownie points for being the only Republican I've ever met who hates all dictators, even ones that are anti-Communist or sell the US oil, unlike the Pinochet-worshippers dazzleman and John Ford, among others.
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