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General / Re: What Could Ron Paul Actually Do as President?
« on: September 08, 2011, 06:47:33 PM »
I actually believe he could do good and greatly increase freedom in this country. After a year or two of "austerity" riots, I believe most people would settle down and be satisfied with the changes.  I still think that future generations would face the growing government problem all over again.  All of this is assuming he might actually win, which is a pretty bleak outlook.

General / Re: Ron Paul on the Attack
« on: September 07, 2011, 11:17:11 PM »
I had hope, then I watched the Rachel Maddow/Chris Matthews post-debate 'analysis.'  Now I just want to find a brick to meet my forehead. Ignorance may be bliss...

The Show / Re: Sat. night, caller "Shadow" on the murder of Iraqis . . .
« on: September 05, 2011, 05:40:03 PM »
That thread is worse than this one...

I think the 'fighting an occupier' argument is valid, but those soldiers were (video is pretty old) doing what they needed to do to survive after being exiled there for a year. The behavior wasn't malicious, and it was tempered (the horn, then closing in, more horn, then one tap, wait, and then get around fast). Many joined to defend the geographic area they were born in (usually for misinformed reasons). Why do you think Ron Paul has the largest percentage of military support among presidential candidates? Because many soldiers are liberty oriented, if not as principled as you perfect beings...

The Show / Re: Sat. night, caller "Shadow" on the murder of Iraqis . . .
« on: September 04, 2011, 08:53:26 PM »
If a soldier commits a war atrocity or murder then they should be tried by military tribunal and hanged.  But most soldiers and military personnel are not committing murder nor are they committing war atrocities.

I didn't hear 100% of the show, but the stuff I heard was outrageous. Let me preface anything I say with two notes:
1) I don't believe American soldiers should be in Iraq or Afghanistan (or anywhere else they are) and I don't believe in preemptive or "American-interest" strikes.
2) I am currently in the National Guard.

I would like to see the original source material Mark was quoting. Anywhere I've been in the military, murdering children is considered sick, just like the civilian world. If any 'soldier' handcuffed/ziptied children (or anyone) and then executed them, he would be tried by military tribunal or local courts for murder.  To pin this type of atrocity on the military in general is wrong and demonizing.

When I combine this with other quotes about aircraft carriers getting what they deserve and other such stuff, I am reminded of another group that gets criticized for a lot of the same behavior: Fundamentalist Christians. They're so obsessed with their tribulations, raptures, and prophecies, that they're watching the middle east with some sick, passive-aggressive bloodlust. They want war in Israel; they want natural disasters; they want death and destruction. I recently a documentary (Waiting for Armaggedon) where an interviewed Christian said he was looking forward to watching the tribulation (AKA 7 years of horror and death on earth) from 'the best seat in the house' (heaven).

General / Re: Board games thread.
« on: September 04, 2011, 08:23:19 PM »
Risk. I have yet to lose a game of Risk. ever. to anybody. Maybe someone in NH will beat me...

So he's not dogmatic about a largely good, but flawed document? That's why you don't like him? Many of the 'founders' had reservations about the constitution. Henry, Jefferson, and others all very much disliked or distrusted it. Your OP is still nonsense to me. Link to the original material, please. I don't see opposition to the constitution itself or a compromise of principle anywhere in what you wrote.

wait...spell that out for the slow guy in the room > o/

General / Re: What Video Games Are You Currently playing?
« on: August 31, 2011, 03:40:11 PM »
I'm back to playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2 in preparation for Battlefield 3. Looking forward to Skyrim, Rage, and Madden, though I certainly will NOT buy any more than 2 of those this year...Who has time for all that?

General / Re: Funeral arrangements for Officer Justin Sollohub
« on: August 27, 2011, 12:14:56 PM »
Good call, Shaw.
Fuck this guy.

The Show / Re: Loving more of Mark.
« on: August 25, 2011, 08:20:44 PM »
I'm enjoying it as well...I'm hearing more callers and more topics I'm interested in.

General / Re: OK - How About This - Could This Be The Answer
« on: August 24, 2011, 07:10:39 PM »
Liberty is a state of freedom from undue intervention. We depend on others because we all realize a Robinson Crusoe existence would be shitty. Division of labor and cooperation are preferred, not required.

General / Re: Facebook is funny, sometimes.
« on: August 24, 2011, 07:08:29 PM »
I could pretend to be an idiot and not do worse than this, as long as I sound out the word. Its as if they add syllables to make it seem smarter...'exesactly' is a perfect example.

General / Re: I lived through an earthquake!
« on: August 24, 2011, 07:02:08 PM »
They evacuated my work building here in Virginia for nearly 20 minutes. Eastern buildings aren't, I believe, built for quakes. Several hotels, schools, and other buildings here are moderately damaged. Hell, it even cracked the Washington monument.

General / Re: There's No Such Thing as Freedom
« on: August 21, 2011, 02:59:11 PM »
I can't focus on what anyone is saying after the absurdity of that video. There's just too much shit to start in one place...the assumptions, the disreputable assertions, and the patronization all are just a slap in the face. It's also hilarious that comments are blocked.

General / Re: Think Free Unresticted Capitalism is the Answer?
« on: August 21, 2011, 02:52:53 PM »
free unrestricted cronie-capitalism

This is such an oxymoron and you sound like an idiot.
freeˇdom   [free-duhm]  Show IPA
the state of being free  or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint: He won his freedom after a retrial.
exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc.
the power to determine action without restraint.
political or national independence.
personal liberty, as opposed to bondage or slavery: a slave who bought his freedom.

easy dictionary.com definition, but the truth is that advocates of capitalism generally believe men are better able to use their resources to provide for their own needs than any regulator or governor. Your link is sensational coverage of evil men who seek to restrict freedom and establish dominance.

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