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101  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: American forces bomb ISIS targets in Iraq on: September 13, 2014, 08:30:57 pm
Turkey refuses to host U.S. anti-ISIS forces
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Turkey will refuse to allow a U.S.-led coalition to attack jihadists in neighboring Iraq and Syria from its air bases, nor will it take part in combat operations against militants, a government official told AFP Thursday.

“Turkey will not be involved in any armed operation but will entirely concentrate on humanitarian operations,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

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Turkey now sees itself a victim of ISIS with Islamist militants holding 49 Turks hostage, including diplomats and children, abducted from the Turkish consulate in Mosul in Iraq on June 11.

Ankara is therefore reluctant to take a stronger role in the coalition against ISIS militants in apparent fear of aggravating the hostage situation.

“Our hands and arms are tied because of the hostages,” the official told AFP.

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Also, a recent survey conducted by Metropoll found that only 62.5% of AKP supporters consider Isis a terrorist organization.

Damn them. Everyone knows good and well this isn't really about about the hostages. I mean c'mon what do they take us for? And they won't even let us use our base in Airbase in Incirlik to conduct operations. Ingrates.
102  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Palin family (including Sarah) involved in drunken brawl. on: September 13, 2014, 08:17:33 pm
And the same for those of us who voted for John Edwards for the same office, am I right?

If Edwards becomes Vice President in 2005 the affair is probably butterflied away. So no.
103  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have You Ever Completely Misjudge Who Someone Would Vote For on: September 12, 2014, 09:42:37 pm
My super racist Republican uncle voted for Obama because he's pro-choice, pro-gay marriage and agrees with Democrats on taxes and economic issues.

Hoe can you be a Republican but be pro-choice, pro-gay marriage and left wing on economic issues? I mean what's left. Is he typically a single-issue immigration or foreign policy voter?
104  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Napoleon Bonaparte on: September 12, 2014, 09:33:05 pm
The greatest man to ever walk the face of the earth. The world would be a better place if he won in 1812.
105  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: American forces bomb ISIS targets in Iraq on: September 11, 2014, 11:35:37 pm
More teenie girls intercepted by parents/police before they went to Syria/Iraq:

http://www.thelocal.at/20140909/two-austrian-schoolgirls-stopped-en-route-to-syria

It is now estimated by the Interior Ministry that a total of 12 teenie girls have already gone to Syria or attempted, the most notable ones are these 2 in April (no word heard from them since).

Another prominent one is a Vienna-girl of Polish-Catholic origin, who converted to Islam and went to Syria auf nimmerwiedersehen ...

It is estimated that out of the 130-150 Austrians who went to Syria/Iraq, 20-30 were women.

According to the "Economist", only Sweden has a higher number of female jihadis ...

It's a shame because you know these are jaded individuals who are desperately looking for a greater cause to be a part of to give their lives meaning. the same applies to most fringe/radical groups.
106  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Kate Middleton pregnant with baby #2 on: September 11, 2014, 06:21:23 pm
As Al has correctly pointed out, as can be seen from his doltish gawp the current royal baby is clearly not a bright child (the result of generations of inbreeding on the father's side, obviously), so perhaps they're hoping for better results this time around.

Either way, awful news. The royals evidently breed like rabbits, which, like said pest, makes them more difficult to exterminate.

Jesus dude they aren't the House of Saud.
107  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Libyan parliament moves its seat to a Greek ferry on: September 11, 2014, 06:18:52 pm
I can't help but notice the whole UAE/Egypt versus Qatar/Saudi Arabia dichotomy emerging here. It seems the GCC has met an impasse (I know Egypt isn't a member of the GCC but the Qatar & Saudi/UAE context is interesting).

The "Arab Awakening" is truly the "1848" of our times.
108  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: are you a clock watcher? on: September 11, 2014, 05:35:38 pm
I constantly check the time if that's what you mean.

Voted yes.
109  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you a young rich white liberal? on: September 11, 2014, 05:35:01 pm
Young. White. Liberal.
110  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who would you rather be president? on: September 11, 2014, 05:31:43 pm
Warren
111  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Ted Cruz booed off stage at Middle Eastern Christian conference on: September 11, 2014, 04:02:05 pm
Here's the thing: He isn't actually talking to Middle Eastern Christians. The people who you are physically speaking to are often times not your target audience. He's talking to American Evangelicals. This has no impact spare that later he will be able to cite it as him "supporting persecuted Middle Eastern Christians". Nobody in his target audience will remember/know/care that he was booed by said people.
112  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "House Jewish caucus shrinks, causing worries over influence" on: September 11, 2014, 01:34:27 pm
Aren't you the poster who supports eugenics? 

I believe that in the future parents should be able to have their children genetically engineered to be smarter/healthier and that it should be universally available. The idea that I support "eugenics" as traditionally practiced is false and caused by certain posters being intellectually dishonest in their use of the word.
113  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Has anyone actually watched the beheading videos? on: September 11, 2014, 11:11:22 am
Yes.
114  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: "House Jewish caucus shrinks, causing worries over influence" on: September 11, 2014, 12:32:09 am
The Israel lobby has done more to fuel anti-Semitic conspiracy theories then anything else I can think of in the past 30 years. I hate to sound like this but the truth of the matter is that the "Jewish lobby" in America has a disproportionate amount of influence over American politics.

These people effectively act as an Israeli "fifth column" within America. They care more about Israel then America. It's gotten to the point where it can't be denied anymore. These people are foreign spies who desire to subvert American foreign policy for their own ends.
115  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is Mitt Romney going to run in 2016? on: September 09, 2014, 09:02:52 pm
If the RINO party would desire millions of conservatives staying home again, this would be their guy.

Ugh. This old card again.
116  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: WSJ with the sad story of our nation's struggling poor on: September 09, 2014, 12:52:41 pm
Moral of the story: Yankees are criminally-insane overspenders who put the economic security of our nation in jeopardy

Not everybody who lives in the Northeast works on Wall Street, ya know.
117  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Hammer and sickle spray-painted on statue of Confederate general on: September 07, 2014, 10:34:03 pm
Good, good. Tear it down and sell it for scrap.
118  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Confession Booth: Post something very personal about yourself on: September 07, 2014, 01:53:44 am
Confessions:

- I struggle with what seem to be two "me's". One me is nice, loving, outgoing, compassionate and friendly. The other "me" is mean, bitter, paranoid, hateful and full of wrath and spite and is distinctly amoral. Now that I'm on my medication again the good me dominates, but sometimes when I'm drinking the bad me comes out. And it comes out in force (as you guys are well aware, no doubt). I wish the "bad me" would just go away, but I know it will never fully happen and that hopefully with my medication I will learn to control it and not let it dominate me.

- Whenever I do something especially mean or hateful, I regret it massively and have a hard time forgiving myself. Even if it's something that seems petty. For example once when I was in 8th grate I was talking to a mutual friend about what someone else had said, I didn't know her name (she was really fat and had horrible acne) so I referred to her as "fat girl". She overheard me and I noticed tears streaming down her cheeks. I have never forgiven myself for this incident and others and sometimes cry about it. I'm so sorry about how stupid and immature I was to say that (to be fair, I didn't know she could hear it). But I know there is nothing I can do to take it back and it slays me. There are other similar incidents. I can never forgive myself for these petty (in the grand scheme of things) incidents, but have a much easier time forgiving others for past transgressions against myself.

- I probably have a drinking problem. I drink (like 8 or so beers worth, at once, unless I have whiskey then it's mixed drinks) almost every day because most of the time it makes me happy but sometimes it backfires and I should probably do something about it.

- I beat myself up constantly for not being "good enough". I feel like I will never be happy or successful. I am constantly comparing myself to other people and being disappointed... in myself. I just wish I was better. Someone else even.

- I struggled massively with severe depression from ages 16-18 roughly. I tried to kill myself several times but failed. I'm surprised I didn't go full-on insane (maybe I did). Literally years of mental torture, it's impossible to truly describe. One of my botched attempts was discovered and I got on medication which changed everything but I still struggle with depression but not nearly as much as I did then. I stooped taking my meds for a good while and fell back down and only recently have I truly begun to recover, but even then there are still elements of it. However I am however an excellent bullsh**ter and manage to hide this almost totally from my IRL associates and friends.

- I am a very emotional and sensitive person even though I try to put off a cynical and stoic front. Unfortunately this "front" seeps into my character and shapes it.

- I have a secret plan to kill myself around age 30 if my life isn't getting on track. The idea is to make it look like an accident to spare my loved ones the grief and guilt.

There you have it.
119  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Estonian officer kidnapped by Russians on: September 06, 2014, 08:03:11 pm
I'm sure the resident useful idiots will try to explain this away.
120  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Woman, mattress, rape, performance art on: September 06, 2014, 08:00:01 pm
I thought Cory had promised to leave the forum? See, he's such a sh!tty poster that he doesn't even keep his promises.

I never promised to permanently leave the forum.
121  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Woman, mattress, rape, performance art on: September 06, 2014, 09:44:32 am
If she named the person she is accusing, wouldn't it be defamation of character? Considering that as far as the law is concerned it "never happened"?

What?  That's not how "defamation of character" works.


No I mean if she went around accusing someone of something like that without formally filing charges. Because I mean c'mon this seems like a pretty clear cut case here unless she has any evidence.
122  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Uniformed "Sharia Police" patrols German city on: September 05, 2014, 09:15:50 pm
Please kill yourself.

Not surprised that you'd respond that way; and no, I won't.

Well at least I can sit comfortable in the knowledge that we've already won and your cause is a lost one. In 50 years your kids and grand-kids will be Just. Like. Us. They will watch "our" TV networks, listen to "our" music, and share "our" values. This has been the trend since about the 1960's, and it's not turning back anytime soon.
123  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Uniformed "Sharia Police" patrols German city on: September 05, 2014, 09:09:31 pm
I actually agree with some of the goals of these people; and I understand why Muslims might be angry with Western countries over their continued interference in the affairs of their countries, which I happen to oppose myself. That said, it still doesn't make sense for Muslims to keep moving en masse to countries that they have such negative feelings towards. I get the Muslim criticism towards the decadence of modern Western society and the imperialistic behavior of many Western countries; but it's our job to change that, not theirs. We don't need the Qu'ran to teach us moral ways, we already have a book called the Holy Bible which can do that for us. We just need to start heeding its words again. Muslims are right to criticize the West's acceptance of feminism, homosexuality, alcoholism, pornography, pre-marital sex, immodest dress, suggestive dancing, certain types of music, gambling and other such degenerate influences that are damaging to society; but we have the power to stop that degeneracy ourselves if we would just crack open our Bibles again. Christianity is the solution to the West's moral dilemma; not Islam.

Disgruntled.
124  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Woman, mattress, rape, performance art on: September 05, 2014, 09:06:27 pm
If she named the person she is accusing, wouldn't it be defamation of character? Considering that as far as the law is concerned it "never happened"?
125  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Woman, mattress, rape, performance art on: September 05, 2014, 12:38:56 pm
There is always this side of the story, too. I knew a guy who had a falling out with a family friend, and the friend went to the police and said he molested her sons and no one believed him even though there was no physical evidence of the molestation and he was sent away for 8 years.

The point is that someone could have raped dozens of women over the years and just get a stern talking to and one guy who is celibate or a virgin could be sent to prison for years for raping someone he never even laid a finger on. The problem is that we don't really know what happens much of time because many, if not most, people have unhealthy views on sexuality.

Which is why we should err on the side of the evidence, as called for in the justice system. We shouldn't buy into this Nancy Grace hysteria bullsh**t that middle-aged women seem to love.
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