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17076  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel on: July 01, 2008, 01:37:11 pm
Aye, that doesn't make sense.  It's like saying the holocaust was small potatoes.  I try pretty hard to not hold everybody on your side accountable for what some of the idiots on your side say.  Sadly, I'm not always successful.

But where was the Palestinian responsibility for the Holocaust? Prove some and I'll recant everything I've said in this thread.
I've never made that argument, I already agreed it was silly.  It's silly in the same way somebody saying the holocaust was small potatoes is silly.  I'm not blaming the Pali's for it and I'm not saying that's WHY Israel deserves a state today.
17077  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: China razes Mosque ... on: July 01, 2008, 01:33:38 pm
Maybe we define the words differently.  How do you define authoritarian?

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au·thor·i·tar·i·an
–adjective 1. favoring complete obedience or subjection to authority as opposed to individual freedom: authoritarian principles; authoritarian attitudes. 
2. of or pertaining to a governmental or political system, principle, or practice in which individual freedom is held as completely subordinate to the power or authority of the state, centered either in one person or a small group that is not constitutionally accountable to the people. 
3. exercising complete or almost complete control over the will of another or of others: an authoritarian parent. 
–noun 4. a person who favors or acts according to authoritarian principles. 

I'm sure most businesses would love if they could enforce number 1 on you, but they can't.  I guess one could argue that some corporations are run in the style of number 2, but certainly not all (or even most) businesses are run that way and they certainly don't have that power over their customers in the same way a govt has it over it's citizens.  What am I missing?
17078  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: China razes Mosque ... on: July 01, 2008, 01:23:14 pm
..and authoritarian is always bad.
Yes, I agree. Corporations are always bad.
Are you saying corporations are authoritarian?
17079  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Faith Based Initiatives on: July 01, 2008, 12:21:46 pm
Good? Bad?  Obama says he's going to be keeping them. 

Lefties - is this just something you have to swallow? are you one step closer to voting differently/not at all?  not that big of a deal?

Righties - OH NOES!  Obama is going to give all your tax dollars to the Muslim terrorists!!!!!!!!111one  Should we assassinate him before the election, just to be safe, or wait until he wins?
17080  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canadians want Obama as their prime minister on: July 01, 2008, 12:06:25 pm
45% of Americans think Canada has a better system
42% think America has a better system

You think that proves Americans want medical reform?

It certainly shows many Americans are unhappy with the system. Keep in mind, medical reform doesn't necessarily mean a duplicate of Canada's system (even though I would support it.).
I understand that and that's not what I'm arguing against.  My point is 45% doesn't "prove" anything.
17081  General Discussion / History / Re: Why did Barry Goldwater almost lose in 1980? on: July 01, 2008, 12:04:54 pm
Were the dynamics of the population changing?  (ie, more Mexicans, older Democrats moving away from the cold, Mormans,etc)
17082  General Discussion / History / Re: Why did Barry Goldwater almost lose in 1980? on: July 01, 2008, 11:58:59 am
Were there any dramatic population changes during the time in question?
17083  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canadians want Obama as their prime minister on: July 01, 2008, 11:54:17 am
45% of Americans think Canada has a better system
42% think America has a better system

You think that proves Americans want medical reform?
17084  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel on: July 01, 2008, 11:51:27 am
Aye, that doesn't make sense.  It's like saying the holocaust was small potatoes.  I try pretty hard to not hold everybody on your side accountable for what some of the idiots on your side say.  Sadly, I'm not always successful.
17085  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel on: July 01, 2008, 11:41:46 am
One can only take so many Jews with comments that have absolutely nothing to do with Israel and Palestine...
What?
17086  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "Homosexual Loses Love in the Frontcourt" on: July 01, 2008, 10:34:30 am
Some Christians are morons.
17087  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canadians want Obama as their prime minister on: July 01, 2008, 10:31:57 am
The health care question is very interesting. It proves than the Americans want reform their health care system.
It doesn't prove that at all.
17088  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The 1st world democracy? on: July 01, 2008, 08:17:17 am
We're a big country brother, something funked up is always happening somewhere.  You fight it when it pops up next to you and hope the locals elsewhere fight it when it pops up by them.


(and a mall can kick out a shopper for whatever the hell they want.  You have don't have a "right" to be at the mall.)
17089  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Military service should be a negative thing for candidates. on: July 01, 2008, 08:13:40 am
Wow, your ignorance of the US military in your OP is amazing!

So do you hate all military?  Just the US?  I bet you really hate the true mercenaries that are the Defense Contractors.
17090  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The 1st world democracy? on: July 01, 2008, 08:04:11 am
Just because some mall cops got a hair up their butt and the local real authorities complied for 2 hours and then everybody dropped the matter doesn't mean .....well, whatever the hell you're trying to say it means.  It sucks, but it was hardly the worst travesty of justice that happened in America on that day.
17091  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you rather live in Florida or Iowa? on: July 01, 2008, 07:52:39 am
Aye, that's probably it.  There are a lot of mobile homes here, but nowhere near as many as the south.  The only time I've ever lived in one was my 7 months in Biloxi.
State-tornado deaths/tornados- (percent homes that are mobile)
MS-386/1039-16.6%
AR-279/854-14.9%
Al-275/886-16.3%
vs
KS-199/2110-6.4&
NE-51/1673-5.1%
IA-61/1374-5.3%
17092  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you support this resolution? on: July 01, 2008, 07:39:47 am
I'd reword some of it and include some other nations besides Israel (Egypt, Turkey,?).  Making it just a US/Israel pact is going to send the anti-Zionists into a tizzy.
17093  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: President Lech Kaczynski Refuses to Sign Lisbon Treaty on: July 01, 2008, 07:29:16 am
Good...right?
17094  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel on: July 01, 2008, 05:54:02 am
Who knew it could be so much fun to watch a ship sink?
17095  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Hillary supporters now resorting to juvenile delinquency on: July 01, 2008, 05:47:41 am
Well you'd have to look at the kind of person that would support Hillary in the first place....


....does it really surprise you that that kind of person would do this kind of thing?
17096  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you rather live in Florida or Iowa? on: June 30, 2008, 03:26:52 pm
Holy crap!  Do you southerners run outside everytime the tornado sirens go off?  It can't just be population density that explains this can it?
Tornado deaths/number of Tornados between 1950-94
MS-386/1039
AR-279/854
Al-275/886
vs
KS-199/2110
NE-51/1673
IA-61/1374
17097  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you rather live in Florida or Iowa? on: June 30, 2008, 03:20:13 pm
Florida has more tornados than Iowa too.  cite
17098  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: should menthol cigarettes be banned on: June 30, 2008, 02:49:12 pm
How about we don't ban any cigs and get the government out of regulating tobacco.
obviously.
17099  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: China razes Mosque ... on: June 30, 2008, 02:37:42 pm
..and authoritarian is always bad.
17100  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Are you a Snowguy liberal? on: June 30, 2008, 09:56:13 am
I pray to God for the day when all Democrats think the way you and NDN do.  I don't agree with all of it, but nearly everything is swallowable.....swallowable?
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