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My dad had the playboy channel on TV back in the 80s when we were growing up. Let's just say that he found out that he wasn't the only one watching it. A week later, the playboy channel was gone. Pretty simple, really.
The greatest national security threat to this country is our national debt, and by that measure you are correct that we are close to crashing and burning in flames. But you won't read much of that at TH. I haven't seen an article on the national debt in days. War and morality police? yes. Our staggering national debt? Not so much.
Religion isn't doing itself too many favors these days. I have seen more young people turn away from the church because of the child abuse cases and coverups than from anything else.
"Yep, a blame America first lib." Funny, that is what this whole article is all about. I love this thread - you have everything you need right here. A Hitler reference, TSWHTF - - Which reminds me, I need to break ground on my doomsday bunker, right after I finish saving for retirement.
I highly doubt it. They will still be fighting and killing each other in 100 years.
Too late. Gays have already been sent the message that they are not welcome in the party. The gay people I know are hard working, well educated, and many earn a pretty good living. They are also fiscally conservative; many have been ostracized from their families and had to learn how make it on their own, and bristle at government handouts to people who have been given every opportunity to succeed. Too bad the party fights so hard to exclude people rather than bring otherwise conservative people in (youths, latinos, athiests also come to mind).
9/11 was a failure by our intelligence apparatus - the FBI had the 20th hijacker in custody in Minneapolis, but none of the information was shared with the alphabet soup of government beuracracies which represent our intelligence community. The CIA, ATF, FBI, DEA, NSA, TSA, and my favorite redundant group, DHS, are about as worthless today as they were 13 years ago. Each command billion dollar budgets, encroach on the duties of the other departments, and each have their own sacred lambs which can't be touched or questioned. Eliminating all of these groups and having two - one foreign intelligence group, and one domestic - would save our nation billions of dollars, and may actually make us safer by streamlining the way information is shared between those two groups.
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Conchfritters Wrote: Sep 12, 2014 12:58 PM
"The Muslim world attacks us because so many Westerners still fail to grasp the ideologies of multiculturism and diversity." Osama bin Laden said the reason for the 9/11 attack, the attack on the Twin Towers in 1993, the attack on the USS Cole, and the attack on our African embassies was because we decided keep our military in Saudia Arabia after the first Gulf War. You can take his word for it, or believe the reason was "...because so many Westerners still fail to grasp the ideologies of multiculturism and diversity." Me, I'll take his word for it. Muslims already make great neighbors. My next door neighbor, in fact, is a muslim, and a pretty nice guy to boot. He works hard, provides for this family, and he is proud to be an American citizen. And he makes a great lamb curry. He came here to embrace the freedoms and opportunities that Americans enjoy. C'est la vie - to each their own - - until you harm or steal from someone, and then I don't care what God he prays to or what color his skin is.
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Conchfritters Wrote: Sep 12, 2014 11:38 AM
You say "muslim" as if it is a nation. There are many different denominations of muslims, in many different countries. When you say that muslim's attacked us, please cite what country they represent, what army they are a part of, etc. It would be like looking at Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland during the "troubles" and saying all Christians are terrorists. With regard to the Barbary pirates, I think it is interesting to note that Morocco was the first country to recognize the United States as a country. Then Barbary pirates promptly began hijacking our ships and holding them for ransom. In 1800 about 20% of the US budget was spent on these ransoms. Jefferson was right to attack them. Let me know when "muslims" are stealing 20% of our budget again.
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Conchfritters Wrote: Sep 12, 2014 11:26 AM
They have done a fantastic job. Two American journalists have their heads cut off, and so long any discussion or talk about the fiscal morass we are in. It's almost like the politicians pretend that it isn't even there.
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