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The Rules of War Need Updating

David1763 Wrote: Dec 18, 2014 10:18 PM
This is a deep subject that requires some deep thinking since we have abandoned the lessons and morality of the past. First, these positions of peaceful tolerance are born of our times, not the past. One of the reasons is that of the breakdown of the family. With many if not most of the adult population either being single or not in a long term relationship and/or invested in children, we are concerned with our own lives not those of others. A family person has a large amount of investment in their spouse and children and will defend, protect, and even give their lives for these younger people. This is not a firm rule, nor is it limited to those who have families, but is strongest among those who are selfless. Witness the young lawyer who took a bullet aimed at her pregnant friend. She had children and valued her friend and the unborn child. These selfless people know that behavior shown by ISIS and other terror groups cannot be tolerated in the kind of society they want to live in. The weakest of ours must be protected. This has lead to our sons and daughters being willing to go to war to make a safe place to raise families and for our weak to be able to live in safety. As to the terrorists, physiologically they cannot be made back into normal human beings. As unpopular as this may sound, they need to be destroyed just like a rabid animal or a predator that has learned to kill humans is destroyed. If they have information that we need, and it can be extracted, it should be, but not at the cost of releasing the animal back on society. The only offer should be of a quick and shameless death vs a shameful death. When you lose one of your loved ones to a terrorist, you will understand this.
Gruber did what in the past was called "falling on his sword". Interesting Gruber is German for one who digs as in grave digger. He certainly did dig a nice grave for himself.
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Long-Term Unemployment is Key to Puzzle

David1763 Wrote: Dec 05, 2014 7:48 AM
Schools are always behind the curve when it comes to preparing people for careers. Their equipment is usually old and outdated (WinXP for example). Business then needs to train them on the latest systems which involves another year before they become productive. Two year degrees or a good Technical School only teach courses that are practical and needed and so are more efficient than 4 year schools that teach historically "required" courses.
IQ 110 against IQ 160. One plays checkers well, the other plays 6 fac (6 moves ahead planning) Chess. This was not a fair contest: Trey Gowdy for Attorney General 2016!
Government: a machine that self-destructs in order to grow more powerful. Welcome to the world of Bizzaro!
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Highway Bill: The Unmentionable Option

David1763 Wrote: Nov 17, 2014 7:28 AM
Road construction, like any Federal program, has become terribly expensive. Lobbyists love these contracts, and politicians make sure they get a nice kickback from those who benefit from the money. Virginia is a right to work state, but of course we see requirements for only using union workers. Bribes are Us wins again.
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Why Mark Begich is Refusing to Concede

David1763 Wrote: Nov 09, 2014 9:34 AM
Actually this is due to a printing delay. Once more ballots arrive at the Democratic Headquarters, they will be able to come up with the necessary votes to carry the election. There are plenty of dead and living voters who haven't had a chance to cast their 5th or 6th vote yet.
And of course, those independents who are elected always caucus with the Democrats - the most top down controlled party that ever existed in US politics. Hardly an independent minded choice.
Those who call themselves independent will vote for anyone wearing that label. Dems have learned that backing an independent (with democrat money) will split the conservative vote and allow liberals to win. It happened in Virginia last year and we lost the governor's race because of it by 2%. Independent took 5% while being stealthily backed financially by a democrat from Texas. This year the same independent is trying to split the vote for Senator from Virginia.
It is "the end justifies the means" theology...
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