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The Secret Kill List

Brandon156 Wrote: May 31, 2012 12:20 PM
....also, in Iraq we scared the daylights out of Kaddafi, such that he ended his quest for nukes. In Afghanistan we temporarily restrained the Taliban, but drove Al Quida elsewhere (Iraq, Pakistan and the hills). We need to rethink strategy and goals in foreign wars. We should determine what "winning" means ahead of time, and once we've "won," get out. I think we should have left Iraq after taking out Saddam. He was the threat, we got him out. Afghanistan? That was the worst of the two conflicts in my estimation. We didn't accomplish much there, other than temporary restraint and the re-organization elsewhere of a terrorist organization.
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The Secret Kill List

Brandon156 Wrote: May 31, 2012 12:13 PM
We gained short-term benefits in both Iraq and Afghanistan, but neither war should have gone on as long as they did. In Iraq we took out Saddam who was bent on regaining nuclear capabilities that he lost in the early 1980s due to Israeli intervention. This is hardly every reported in US news circles, but it is a well-known fact that Saddam regretted invading Kuwait when he did; since he did not have nuclear capabilities at the time. If he had, we wouldn't have dared going in against him....
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Nanny State Alert: NYC to Ban Big Gulps

Brandon156 Wrote: May 31, 2012 10:18 AM
That's 'cause your dog is probably a Republican, who knows that his/her leaders are there to serve him/her.
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Nanny State Alert: NYC to Ban Big Gulps

Brandon156 Wrote: May 31, 2012 10:08 AM
Good one. And since he's a macho guy, all his liberal neighbors are convinced that he just wants to abuse the dog, so they are the ones who report him ahead of time to the city council. So he begins rescuing dogs from "caretakers" all over the city, helping them to escape. All the dogs hide in some tall trees on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge and plan a take over of the city.
Oh, it will have several sequels I'm working on: "Escape from LA" about the same macho guy who goes berserk while visiting LA, because he can't get a plastic shopping bag at the grocer..... and "Escape From San Francisco" (haven't worked out the details on that one yet.
I have a great new idea for a movie. It will be called "Escape From New York." A macho guy who lives in the Big Apple (for some unknown reason) has become disillusioned due to the many new statutes, bans, laws and taxes, which make life there nearly impossible; so nearly impossible that very few liberals are capable of living there anymore, but have formed a barrier around the outer edges of the city to keep anyone from being able to escape....... (That's just the beginning). I could use some help with the details.
Actually, you're wrong, Thomas. As the author pointed out, the left refers to dubious "scientific" studies to further their agenda. The pro-gay movement is the predominant dispenser of "studies" showing that homosexuality is "hard-wired" as you say. But several of those "studies" have since been discredited; yet the pro-gay lobby continues to cite them. Most others, who are not a part of the pro-gay lobby admit that it is not really known what causes homosexuality. If it isn't really known; because all people are different, it can't be determined to be hard-wired. There are still a lot of ongoing studies on the subject, and they vary on the spectrums of nature vs. nurture...
Especially when what our government is able to do depends largely upon the willingness of the taxpayer.
...And apparently not only a big fan of free enterprise, but Irish and Canadian whiskey. Can't fault him for that, but he's a living (ok, well, now dead) legend in his time as an example of the importance of both free speech and beliefs as well as free enterprise. Who knew?
You know, you're continuous spam is getting easier to recognize. One click glance and "FLAG!!!!!!"
....that's why in the 1990s welfare reform was the right thing to do. It forced those who collect welfare to actually work so that they know what paying taxes is all about. I think we're in need of further reform in that area though. I wouldn't want to take subsidies away from those who truly need and deserve them, but at the same time, every American needs to know what it means to work hard and pay taxes.
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