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Posted 22 February 2011 - 11:24 AM

View PostSpademan, on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011, 11:17 AM, said:

Actually, all the revolts that have followed Egypt (as rape-sh as that may have been) in Arab nations have given me a little hope that maybe they are ready to come out of the stone age as a people.
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Afghanistan however still has another hundred years in it, I'm afraid.
I was told by the general of the 29 Palms Marine base this just before the surge in Iraq. That the areas of responsibility that the UN was covering was almost completely untouched, and that his marines were going to have to go in and show the flag.He's left this post so I haven't heard of the follow up, but how do you deal with a country that only has war and opium as their main manufacturing jobs?
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 11:39 AM

View PostBalloon guy, on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011, 12:24 PM, said:

but how do you deal with a country that only has war and opium as their main manufacturing jobs?
To be terse: like a child. Of course, in terms of a nation, that will take a good long while to take effect. Teaching a child is a one generation thing, teaching a nation is nowhere near as easy, especially when they are - sorry to bring religion into it given your superstitious nature - based on a religion that still carries an amazing amount of faith... the antithesis of reason.
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 11:43 AM

View PostSpademan, on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011, 11:39 AM, said:

To be terse: like a child. Of course, in terms of a nation, that will take a good long while to take effect. Teaching a child is a one generation thing, teaching a nation is nowhere near as easy, especially when they are - sorry to bring religion into it given your superstitious nature - based on a religion that still carries an amazing amount of faith... the antithesis of reason.
The corruption of their faith would be a better description of the reason they are so backwards.Even false religions like Islam has a history of science philosophy and math. Except Scientology..they got nothing but snake oil and lies.
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 12:30 PM

View PostBalloon guy, on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011, 1:43 PM, said:

Even false religions like Islam has a history of science philosophy and math. Except Scientology..they got nothing but snake oil and lies.
That sounds like Veterinary Medicine!!

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napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 12:41 PM

View Postbrvheart, on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011, 12:30 PM, said:

That sounds like Veterinary Medicine!!
I think scientology is more expensive then even veterinary schools.
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 10:07 PM

View PostLongLiveYorke, on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011, 1:21 PM, said:

So sad to hear. Apparently the couple had been traveling the world for years, sightseeing and doing charitable work around the globe. I'm not sure why they stopped fearing the US. Last time, they were all killed on the stop. This time, only two were killed and 20 or so were captured. I wouldn't be too upset if those 20 or so pirates were "lost at sea" on their way to a US prison.
Apparently we're prosecuting, which surprised me because I would have thought we have little jurisdiction in the Indian Ocean. I expected them to end up in a non-existent CIA prison somewhere that doesn't exist. Regardless, Bitch-ass pirate sentenced to 33 years, in NYC.
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 03:09 AM

View Posttimwakefield, on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011, 11:07 PM, said:

Apparently we're prosecuting, which surprised me because I would have thought we have little jurisdiction in the Indian Ocean. I expected them to end up in a non-existent CIA prison somewhere that doesn't exist. Regardless, Bitch-ass pirate sentenced to 33 years, in NYC.
That is a shame, one shot behind the ear is better for the budget.
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 06:38 AM

View Postakoff, on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011, 6:09 AM, said:

That is a shame, one shot behind the ear is better for the budget.
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 02:31 PM

While we are taking down the teacher's union, we should probably also take down some schools as a whole:

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Columbia University students heckled a war hero during a town-hall meeting on whether ROTC should be allowed back on campus."Racist!" some students yelled at Anthony Maschek, a Columbia freshman and former Army staff sergeant awarded the Purple Heart after being shot 11 times in a firefight in northern Iraq in February 2008. Others hissed and booed the veteran.Maschek, 28, had bravely stepped up to the mike Tuesday at the meeting to issue an impassioned challenge to fellow students on their perceptions of the military."It doesn't matter how you feel about the war. It doesn't matter how you feel about fighting," said Maschek. "There are bad men out there plotting to kill you."Several students laughed and jeered the Idaho native, a 10th Mountain Division infantryman who spent two years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington recovering from grievous wounds.Maschek, who is studying economics, miraculously survived the insurgent attack in Kirkuk. In the hail of gunfire, he broke both legs and suffered wounds to his abdomen, arm and chest.He enrolled last August at the Ivy League school, where an increasingly ugly battle is unfolding over the 42-year military ban there.
I bet most of them are there on government loans.
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 04:00 PM

View PostBalloon guy, on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011, 11:24 AM, said:

Your lips to God's ears.I was told by the general of the 29 Palms Marine base this just before the surge in Iraq. That the areas of responsibility that the UN was covering was almost completely untouched, and that his marines were going to have to go in and show the flag.He's left this post so I haven't heard of the follow up, but how do you deal with a country that only has war and opium as their main manufacturing jobs?
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:10 PM

http://online.wsj.co...3789314074.html

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napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 01:32 PM

View Postbrvheart, on Friday, March 4th, 2011, 12:10 PM, said:

I don't really listen to NPR, so I never thought about this before, but holy crap!! We are giving them $400MM a year to operate?

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 01:46 PM

View PostEl Guapo, on Friday, March 4th, 2011, 4:32 PM, said:

I don't really listen to NPR, so I never thought about this before, but holy crap!! We are giving them $400MM a year to operate?
Of our $1.6 trillion deficit, I calculate that cutting NPR's $400m would reduce that deficit by .025%. All the way from $1.6T to $1.5996T.
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 01:48 PM

View Posttimwakefield, on Friday, March 4th, 2011, 1:46 PM, said:

Of our $1.6 trillion deficit, I calculate that cutting NPR's $400m would reduce that deficit by .025%.
What does that have to do with the fact that they get any money at all?And if you want to talk about cutting the deficit you can't just all of the sudden lop of medicare, you have to cuts hundreds of smaller programs like this.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 02:01 PM

View PostEl Guapo, on Friday, March 4th, 2011, 4:48 PM, said:

What does that have to do with the fact that they get any money at all?And if you want to talk about cutting the deficit you can't just all of the sudden lop of medicare, you have to cuts hundreds of smaller programs like this.
I think the opposite is true; we are cutting hundreds of cheaper, useful programs while ignoring the real problems: SS, medicare and defense. You don't solve a large problem by attacking around the edges. You need to go to the heart of the matter so to speak.
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 02:14 PM

View PostCaneBrain, on Friday, March 4th, 2011, 2:01 PM, said:

I think the opposite is true; we are cutting hundreds of cheaper, useful programs while ignoring the real problems: SS, medicare and defense. You don't solve a large problem by attacking around the edges. You need to go to the heart of the matter so to speak.
I don't disagree that those need to be attacked, but please explain to me how funding NPR is useful?

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 02:31 PM

View PostEl Guapo, on Friday, March 4th, 2011, 5:14 PM, said:

I don't disagree that those need to be attacked, but please explain to me how funding NPR is useful?
It offers educational, cultural and arts programming at a reduced cost to many people. I would have no problem with them being required to put a ceiling on executive salaries as long as they receive public funds tho.
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:02 PM

View PostCaneBrain, on Friday, March 4th, 2011, 2:31 PM, said:

It offers educational, cultural and arts programming at a reduced cost to many people.
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:22 PM

View PostEl Guapo, on Friday, March 4th, 2011, 5:02 PM, said:

Whoever said CaneBrain isn't funny is dead wrong!!
I apologize.

View PostiZuma, on 20 August 2012 - 11:32 AM, said:

napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 04:02 PM

View Postbrvheart, on Friday, March 4th, 2011, 3:22 PM, said:

I apologize.
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