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101  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: American forces bomb ISIS targets in Iraq on: September 25, 2014, 06:43:31 pm

Well technically they are an enemy operating in Iraq that has forces in Syria, thus triggering the mutual defense agreement as legal justification for attacking them there as well. Or am I missing something?
102  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: AG Eric Holder to Step Down on: September 25, 2014, 06:41:04 pm
He has good marijuana politics. Unfortunately, he is a militant racist, who used the full extent of his powers to charge non-black Americans with hate crimes or undermine the notion of jury by peers by filing federal charges whenever possible.

Holder staked a huge part of his reputation on prosecuting George Zimmerman, the cunning "murder" who lets himself be beaten mercilessly so he can execute his premeditated crimes with impunity.

Holder almost never used his power judiciously when addressing matters of violent crime with a perceived racial component. His reign as AG should never have happened.

Ugh. Just..... ugh. Just stop it.
103  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is your current ignore list? on: September 25, 2014, 12:33:40 pm
104  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: The US Democratic Party or the Communist Party of Greece on: September 25, 2014, 12:31:35 pm
Democratic Party. However if the circumstances were right the Communists would be tempting.
105  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of "True Leftists" on: September 25, 2014, 12:28:11 pm
Pretty disgusting ideology. They seem to support a new murderous dictator or genocidal terror group every month, have little regard for the human rights of non-Westerners, and oppose policies that actually help the Western workers they care about because the policies are not perfectly socialist or whatever.

As opposed to blindly supporting Western imperialism? Unlike you I don't believe in a modern-day white man's burden.

False dichotomy.

But anyways overall FF's.
106  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: AG Eric Holder to Step Down on: September 25, 2014, 12:04:19 pm
Holder has been one of the best Attorneys General in recent memory, sad to see him go.  I hope Obama will appoint someone along the same lines, rather than a politician. 
107  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: American forces bomb ISIS targets in Iraq on: September 24, 2014, 09:18:43 pm
Islamofascists. It is what they are and always will be.

I didn't know a mixed economy based on syndicalism, nationalism and "class cooperation" was such a big deal to the Islamic State.

108  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Which man was the more skilled politician? on: September 24, 2014, 09:16:43 pm
Probably Bill.
109  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "Give up your freedom and you can have sex all the time!" on: September 24, 2014, 09:16:20 pm
Liberalism creates self-indulgent, licentious hedonists willing to cede every other kind of freedom to an increasingly authoritarian government.

Give up your economic freedom, give up your political freedom, and you will be rewarded with license, It’s all sex all the time. It’s not just the sex itself—it’s the permission to indulge.

Liberals want to create “the United States of Feeling Good About Ourselves.”

What’s more, they think that those who disagree with them ought to be imprisoned—not to be debated, to be locked up on criminal charges and imprisoned, arrest climate change deniers.

This is what conservatives actually believe. In real life.

Trying to debate with a right-winger these days, especially a religious right winger, is like trying to convince a schizophrenic that there aren't snakes coming out from under their bed. It's just impossible because they are living in a complete fantasy world utterly divorced from reality.
110  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How often do you use ... on: September 23, 2014, 06:35:19 pm
Every single day...who doesn't? That's gross.
111  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Say one good thing and one bad thing about the previous poster on: September 23, 2014, 06:34:08 pm
Good: Seems to be a true believer in his politics and means well.

Bad: I disagree with almost all of his politics ; ).
112  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: How would you fix the Republican Party? on: September 22, 2014, 09:25:30 pm
How can you fix something that is truly rotten at its very core?  The GOP base is a double whammy of religious conservatives and a rich class that openly supports a certain brand of economic Darwinism.  Neither of these things are sustainable.  You don't seem to be asking, "How can the GOP win again"?  The GOP needs to gradually metamorphose back into a libertarian-leaning party that has pragmatic and realistic goals that are achievable through a market economy.  Then again, until we get back to a period of sustained economic growth that spread across all income classes, there's no way for the GOP to shill it's brand of right-wing economics WITHOUT all the social conservatism BS to distract people.  Voters in Louisiana, given two parties that are both liberal socially, are going to go with the party that will do more for them economically.  That would be the Democrats. 

The GOP, as it is, is a disgusting organization that feeds power to the upper classes through mass appeal to traditionalists and whites on issues that should not matter to them.  With income disparity continually increasing, I would say the puppetmasters of the GOP are doing their job just fine.  I'm not sure they want any "fixing", and any "fixing" that could be done in terms of becoming a party that is not gravely immoral would cost them any power they have. 

So, yea... a slow a gradual shift towards libertarianism coinciding with better times for all.  Basically, they'll come back to becoming a relevant source for something resembling "good" after progressive Democrats have cleansed the United States of all the awful crap the GOP itself has done to it in the last 35 years.  Hey, it happened with Eisenhower after FDR brought us back from the brink. 
113  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Woman, mattress, rape, performance art on: September 22, 2014, 09:18:26 pm
Having to see the woman who was raped constantly remind you that she was raped is pretty uncomfortable. Still, it has to be more comfortable than being raped and not having authorities care enough to do anything about it.
Thank You.

What do you suggest be done?

Just always take complainants word as gospel and side with the accuser regardless of any evidence, of course.
114  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Ron Paul vs. Bernie Sanders on: September 20, 2014, 08:01:25 pm
115  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: NBC: No Bridgegate Christie Links Found Yet on: September 20, 2014, 07:30:31 am
Well, the damage is already done, so it's not like this really helps Christie at all. Too bad for him.
116  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Scottish independence/opebo's banning correlation on: September 18, 2014, 10:00:20 am
So why exactly was opebo banned again? For disagreeing with "the consensus" basically? It wouldn't surprise me coming from a forum where people literally have 2/3 of the posters on ignore so they can have their own personal echo chamber.
117  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Major German newspaper: Putin talks about invading other Eastern countries on: September 18, 2014, 09:55:36 am
Putin is full of bluster. This is nonsense of course.
118  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Which state would Rand win first against Hillary? on: September 17, 2014, 08:56:52 pm
119  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Austrian teen girls secretly fly to Syria to fight in Civil War, parents shocked on: September 17, 2014, 08:54:00 pm
She's a pretty young white girl in Syria, what did anyone think was gonna happen?
120  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Joe Biden under fire from Jewish groups for using word 'Shylocks' during speech on: September 17, 2014, 02:37:52 pm
Ugh. Every little thing.
121  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Kasich vs. O'Malley on: September 16, 2014, 11:18:53 pm
A more realistic map I think:

122  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Current laws against SSM are not unequal? Sure... on: September 16, 2014, 01:46:51 pm
It's literally the exact same "logic" people used against legalizing inter-racial marriage. "You still have equal rights: The right to marry anyone from your race!"
123  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Perhaps the most out-of-touch video ever on: September 16, 2014, 01:44:07 pm
My dad is a physician who constantly berates his patients about the health decisions they make, all the while being someone who never exercises and is considerably overweight. People can compartmentalize their knowledge and let their emotions interfere when it comes to applying it to their personal circumstances.

This. We may not admit it, but subconsciously almost everyone has two sets of rules: one that applies to them and one for everyone else.
124  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: American forces bomb ISIS targets in Iraq on: September 15, 2014, 08:20:55 pm
Do people realize that frankly and realistically it doesn't matter if Assad targeted the moderates to leave the Islamists as his only real enemies? It's like saying we shouldn't work with the Soviets in 1942 because they allowed Germany to take over Western Europe and Poland/The Balkans.

It literally doesn't change the calculus from this point on at all. Unless you have time travel or something. The facts on the ground are the facts on the ground. The fact of the matter is that the Assad Regime is the only serious hope for a secular and modern Syria.

I mean c'mon is it really that hard for some people to have just a little bit of realism in their foreign policy outlook? Things aren't always ideal and sometimes the Devil you know is better then the one you don't.

Mubarak went out with dignity.

No, he didn't.
125  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Kasich vs. O'Malley on: September 14, 2014, 08:24:10 pm
John Kasich
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