Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
June 28, 2016, 09:07:24 pm
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Please delete your old personal messages.

  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 350 351 352 353 354 [355] 356 357 358 359 360 ... 463
8851  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pick your candidate on: December 29, 2007, 06:49:19 pm
Is it just me or in the United States are political positions entirely tailored for this sort of test - there is no ambuiguity, no sense of coherent vision beyond "Is abortion good for women\wimmin"? OR "Puppies: A reason to increase National security?" In other words politicians - even Progressive Kucinich - pander to this sh**t of "I like Abortions, I like Puppies and I don't hate Brown People OMG I SUCH I LIKE KUCINICH!!1111".

Not to mention the obiligatory dumb question like "Is the Death Penalty a states' rights issue?" is to give my position, I would support States Rights if they abolished it, and I wouldn't if they didn't.

And btw, with me not filling in half the answers I still got I guessed: Gravel and Kucinich equal in first. All Republicans except Paul in Minus figures. Its still accurate I suppose.
8852  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: should I register to vote? on: December 29, 2007, 06:38:33 pm
Consider whether or not Mike Gravel will still be around by the NY primaries (which are...?) as his ads alone are the worth voting for.

Even if you don't register it is a pretty self-satisfied thing you are doing given your reasons - after all, how many will affected by your "protest", a grandiose term here.

As you are annoyed at the United States government then joining a third party (and ergo voting for it...) or plotting a marxist coup in your garage are two ways of doing something about it..
8853  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's your opinion, in general, of the preceding poster? on: December 29, 2007, 06:34:42 pm
Is a good person but shows far too much naivete. (No offense!)
8854  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Lakota Nation declares seccession from the United States. on: December 29, 2007, 06:34:01 pm
Already posted a long time ago.

Couldn't find it anywhere.

Quote
And this is about as valid as if I declared Minnesota an independent nation and started asking for recognition, aka it's just some activists doing so, not any actual tribal leaders.

Oh I know that it means nothing really; something which just amuses me really.
8855  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Lakota Nation declares seccession from the United States. on: December 29, 2007, 06:30:32 pm
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5iVC1KMTOgwiSoMQyT2LwZc9HyAgA

Quote
Descendants of Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse break away from US

Dec 19, 2007

WASHINGTON (AFP) The Lakota Indians, who gave the world legendary warriors Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, have withdrawn from treaties with the United States, leaders said Wednesday.

"We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those who live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to join us," long-time Indian rights activist Russell Means told a handful of reporters and a delegation from the Bolivian embassy, gathered in a church in a run-down neighborhood of Washington for a news conference.

A delegation of Lakota leaders delivered a message to the State Department on Monday, announcing they were unilaterally withdrawing from treaties they signed with the federal government of the United States, some of them more than 150 years old.

They also visited the Bolivian, Chilean, South African and Venezuelan embassies, and will continue on their diplomatic mission and take it overseas in the coming weeks and months, they told the news conference.

Lakota country includes parts of the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.

The new country would issue its own passports and driving licences, and living there would be tax-free -- provided residents renounce their US citizenship, Means said.

The treaties signed with the United States are merely "worthless words on worthless paper," the Lakota freedom activists say on their website.

The treaties have been "repeatedly violated in order to steal our culture, our land and our ability to maintain our way of life," the reborn freedom movement says.

Withdrawing from the treaties was entirely legal, Means said.

"This is according to the laws of the United States, specifically article six of the constitution," which states that treaties are the supreme law of the land, he said.

"It is also within the laws on treaties passed at the Vienna Convention and put into effect by the US and the rest of the international community in 1980. We are legally within our rights to be free and independent," said Means.

The Lakota relaunched their journey to freedom in 1974, when they drafted a declaration of continuing independence -- an overt play on the title of the United States' Declaration of Independence from England.

Thirty-three years have elapsed since then because "it takes critical mass to combat colonialism and we wanted to make sure that all our ducks were in a row," Means said.

One duck moved into place in September, when the United Nations adopted a non-binding declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples -- despite opposition from the United States, which said it clashed with its own laws.

"We have 33 treaties with the United States that they have not lived by. They continue to take our land, our water, our children," Phyllis Young, who helped organize the first international conference on indigenous rights in Geneva in 1977, told the news conference.

The US "annexation" of native American land has resulted in once proud tribes such as the Lakota becoming mere "facsimiles of white people," said Means.

Oppression at the hands of the US government has taken its toll on the Lakota, whose men have one of the shortest life expectancies -- less than 44 years -- in the world.

Lakota teen suicides are 150 percent above the norm for the United States; infant mortality is five times higher than the US average; and unemployment is rife, according to the Lakota freedom movement's website.

"Our people want to live, not just survive or crawl and be mascots," said Young.

"We are not trying to embarrass the United States. We are here to continue the struggle for our children and grandchildren," she said, predicting that the battle would not be won in her lifetime.
8856  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What's the last movie you've seen? on: December 29, 2007, 06:24:45 pm
Yeah, that's as puzzling as Gully Foyle's interpretations of movies.

Perhaps one day I should bore you to death on the significant of Pulp Fiction?
8857  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: who do you THINK will win the Democratic Iowa Caucuses? on: December 29, 2007, 06:22:44 pm
My gut is leaning towards a Clinton nomination with the republicans snatching it from defeat again in November because of "OMG HILLARY!!111"..

So Clinton just about will do it here.
8858  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Obama vs Romney on: December 29, 2007, 12:10:42 pm
If it's these two, Bloomberg will be running, so you should add him to the contest.

If I lived in the rural heartland of this country and I have to choose between a black and a Mormon, which one do you think I would choose?

And a black, a mormon and a Jew on the other hand..?
8859  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's your opinion, in general, of the preceding poster? on: December 29, 2007, 12:09:35 pm
Has a tendency to come across as Elitist - plus has in his signature logos supporting both Romney and Nixon (who I still can't believe there are some supporters left.. after all we know.) In other words; Not a good sign. Despite this, he is not a bad person in himself, though some of his surroundings may be.
8860  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the preceding signuture part 2? on: December 28, 2007, 06:39:56 pm
Patriotic in a left-wing way.
8861  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: State Your Positions on: December 28, 2007, 06:36:28 pm
Quote
(Not that Gully wouldn't necessarily agree with this...)

Or say that it is a bad thing. Wink

Actually I don't see myself as totally unIrish; actually every day more and more I see myself as a patriot bemoaning how this country has occasionally been brought low by its people.

Quote
But anyway pray tell, for my own education, so as I'll know when I see one...what is the typical Irish person like?

A red headed dwarf from Country Keareeee who says Beogorrah alot, obviously.
8862  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Appropriate Irish political party for the preceding poster? on: December 28, 2007, 06:32:34 pm
Depends, possibly an ex-Democratic Left, now a often discontented leftist Labour voter. I'd imagine certain leftist Independents like Seamus Healy (ex-Tipp S); Catherine Murphy (ex-Kildare N); Tony Gregory (Dublin Central) would appeal. Depends on constituency alot, to the point where a "Write-in: George Orwell" ballot might be cast as often as anything else. Grin


Hey, that's what I am thinking of doing during the Children's 'rights' referendum.

As for Jas, Independants - especially ones who scream "OMG TEH HOSPITAL!111" - seem the best choice, that or lawyers. You can always trust lawyers. Wink

EDIT - Oh, @Al:

Fianna Gael/Fine Fail

Was that a subtle Joke? 20 Brownie Points going your way if it was...
8863  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: After 400 year hiatus Catholicism is once again most popular in England on: December 28, 2007, 06:28:43 pm
Wow.. is church attendance really that low - I mean I knew it was miniscule; but less than a million Anglicans? Despite everything I find this hard to believe.

Ever been to a CofE service? Do that and you'll understand everything regarding this issue.

Oh and there are far more than a million Anglicans here. Just that the overwhelming majority have no interest in going to church every week more than, at most, once or twice a year (three times, maybe, in rural areas).

Never been to a CofE service; but have been to a CofI one and if the Church of Ireland is like its related counterpart (which is something I doubt..) then I could believe such figures.

I would agree with Lewis on church attendance btw. Figures of People calling themselves "christian" over here have hardly shifted at all in the past few decades; despite a dramatic decrease in church attendance. Not quite as low as in England; but considering that weekly attendance was at something like 90% 35 years ago or so.. 40% or lower can seem like it.
8864  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's your opinion, in general, of the preceding poster? on: December 28, 2007, 03:46:17 pm
Is much bemused by his turn to Marxism as of late, not particularly surprising given the circumstances.
8865  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Poll trend on Handgun possession on: December 28, 2007, 02:33:12 pm
Jas as someone with knowledge in Irish history, you should be aware what happened the last time a significant group of armed men (with common weapons) decided to take aim at a supposedly tyranical government. Though as I imagine most gun owners here major reason to owning a gun is "not getting killed" that route would not seem most desirable to them. Indivually alone the common gun owner is a flea near a massive vacuum cleaner when approached by the forces of the so-called "evil federal government".

Anyone else on Black helicopter watch?
8866  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Trying to calm myself down here. on: December 28, 2007, 02:28:21 pm
Quote
Lessons to the West:  stop meddling in the internal affairs of foreign nations

What about those in the East who would quite like the West to meddle in their affairs; of which I think that number would include many Bhutto supporters.
8867  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: State Your Positions on: December 28, 2007, 02:19:59 pm
Briefly...

Abortion:

I support the right of women to choose to not have an abortion.

Iraq:

Any suggestion to improve the situation on my part would be swimming in ignorance; none of the options sound particularly good and the Americans have probably made too many enemies...

Tax Cuts:

Something I'm not particularly caring about at least with my country's tax rates. The favourite issue of the Greedmongers and the Misantropes imo.

Gun Control:

What America needs from the outside is less 'invisible' social control; gun control is an irrevelance to that (and probably unenforcable).

Education:

Should be focused on the development of Individual persona, not training children into a live of McJobs. Treating Education as an investment is the one thing which is likely to get me involved into a blazing row with someone.

Religion:

Is a very good idea; if it weren't many of the so-called holy people. While people here bang on about seperation of church and state what is also important to make sure that church - no individual church - can gain a monopoly on social service (from Irish experience this lead to very bad things such as the end of Seperation of church and State) which is why policies moving charity away from the government and into the sphere of 'faith' is a very, very bad idea.

Homeland Security:

Hire the Sioux nation; they pioneered the idea in America after all.

Other Civil Liberties:

Other?

Gay Marriage:

Is an issue entirely brought up to help Republicans win elections, the fact that this was a non-issue until it became an obvious vote grabber is forgotten. And I am favour in making gay\lesbian (why are lesbians never mentioned in the context of "gay marriage"?) marriage legal, not that I think all GLB people would find it that desirable, never mind straights.

Death Penalty:

Pretty much Barbaric and unnessecary.
8868  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: After 400 year hiatus Catholicism is once again most popular in England on: December 28, 2007, 02:06:39 pm
Wow.. is church attendance really that low - I mean I knew it was miniscule; but less than a million Anglicans? Despite everything I find this hard to believe.

The day is ours.

hate to shake you up, but you really need to visit England.  It is awash in accepting sexual immorality.  So, it doesn't seem to me that is practicing Catholic doctrine.

"For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord." (Jude 4)

Shockingly for everyone, Jmfcst is the first to mention "sexual immorality" in this thread.
8869  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's your opinion, in general, of the preceding poster? on: December 28, 2007, 02:03:51 pm
Pray tell BRTD, who do you think I vote for, what my taste in Movies and Music is and most of all, what my politics are?

As for BRTD, he reminds me of all the late 70s hippies determined to show how much they hadn't "sold out" and became the man by flashing meaningless symbols and talking about debauchery.
8870  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's your opinion, in general, of the preceding poster? on: December 28, 2007, 01:49:15 pm
Can be a bit too Stats-y and Party political at times; his signatures can amuse.
8871  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Appropriate Irish political party for the preceding poster? on: December 28, 2007, 01:48:07 pm
Even though he says otherwise I suspect Hawk would be a Fianna Fail voter most of the time. I can't imagine he would have much time for the liberals in the labour party and would probably see FG as too full of <trying to think of the right word... fails..> Petite Bourgeois types. Probably would not like the Progressive Democrats - but they have become less of an issue, supports the government policy in regards to having American troops in Shannon airport.

This is dependant on Hawk being born here; if not his British nationalism would lean him slightly towards FG. But its hard to tell really.
8872  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Did Nixon Sabotage The Peace Talks In 1968? on: December 28, 2007, 08:59:23 am
It's not even a debate any more; more an established fact. (Though how big an Impact Nixon and one of his leading agents on the ground - one H. Kissinger - had on the actual proceedings can be disputed. What is inarguable is that Nixon wanted to prolong the war so that he would win the election.)
8873  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's your opinion, in general, of the preceding poster? on: December 28, 2007, 08:52:37 am
Doesn't seem to be a republican at all. But I think he recognizes that too now..
8874  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is Mike Naso a transgender? on: December 27, 2007, 08:34:35 pm
If Mike Naso of all people has a girlfriend, then truly the first sign of the apoclaypse is upon us.
8875  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian Election Results Thread on: December 27, 2007, 08:33:35 pm

Quote
For the record, this was the Greens' first second-place finish in a general election, and the first time any minor party has done so since the Democrats in the late 1980s in some Adelaide seats. (I think One Nation didn't manage second anywhere.)

Not true; The Democrats came with a whisker of winning the Division of Mayo in 1998.
Pages: 1 ... 350 351 352 353 354 [355] 356 357 358 359 360 ... 463


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines