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Our Unwillingness to Defend Ourselves

David301 Wrote: Jul 16, 2014 12:01 PM
"Our constitution declares that all people are to be equal, yet there are those who have the temerity to accumulate wealth at a level that is above others, thus eradicating our basic national principle of egalitarianism." First, the US Constitution says no such thing. Our Declaration of Independence states that "All men are created equal...", and then goes on to (paraphrasing) say that government exists to secure inalienable rights (including) life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Nowhere (including in the Constitution) is there a guarantee that all outcomes of the 'pursuit of happiness' will be equal. Thus, income inequality is not the result of individual "temerity', but in most cases by individual, or collective, diligence.
"2) Everyone "assumed"Saddam had WMD. Except the President has access to ALL available intelligence. And the Buck stops with him. And he was wrong, and he knew it, and he lied. Through his teeth " By this accusation of lie/wrong you also include the Intelligence Agencies and Governments of Great Britain, Germany, France (FRANCE?!?!), Saudi Arabia, Israel, (FRANCE?), & Russia? BTW, I was on the ground in Iraq. We found WMD (though not in the warehouse size amounts pictured in the minds of Americans) and fully functioning factories capable of producing WMD.
You're wrong. Iraq occupies a central position in the Middle East. A government friendly (or at least neutral) to the West would allow moderate thought and politics throughout the Middle East (not to mention easing energy threats). Initially, Persia (we do ourselves a great disservice by continuing to refer to that entity as Iran) was quaking at the presences of US military in the region to the point of paralysis (remember the US had military on Persia's right AND left flanks!). Iraqi ARAB Shia detest Persians (Shia or not), however the US ham handed handling of the post-invasion control/support/direction of the country of Iraq allowed the window for Persian influence to become paramount in Iraqi government. The withdrawal of support (read: internal security) in 2010 insured a difficult road for Iraq - that road is now traveled by ISIS.
Soccer is a worldwide communist plot that survives the downfall of the Soviet Union and continues to be the opiate for the Socialist Internationale... Play baseball, my friends!
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Here Comes Tomorrow

David301 Wrote: Jun 18, 2014 10:26 AM
There is a significant amount of literature (fiction & non...) that postulates and explores problems with Asimov's Laws of Robotics.
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Good News

David301 Wrote: May 21, 2014 11:59 AM
Yet you fell into the same trap Stossel is writing about. I'm not denying that the breakdowns you're pointing out are occurring; however, the overwhelming majority of children do have stable family lives, receive decent education, are not starving, are healthy, etc. It's just not news and we don't hear about it.
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Hello Stranger ... Want To Have Sex?

David301 Wrote: May 07, 2014 9:43 AM
I had a roommate while in the Marine Corps during the 70s. He would walk around downtown San Diego asking random women to have sex. He got slapped a lot, but he got laid more than anyone I've ever known (and I've met Wilt Chamberlain!).
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The Benghazi Committee

David301 Wrote: May 07, 2014 9:28 AM
Your key question doesn't go quite far enough. For the President, Director of the CIA, Chairman of the JCS; and Secretary of State the questions should be: When exactly were you informed of the attack on the Libyan Ambassador? WHAT OPTIONS FOR ACTION WERE YOU GIVEN AT THE TIME? Each should have to answer those two questions, which would then lead to subsequent inquiry into actions and reactions.
Names, Chris.... Names. WHO are the RINOs?
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NCAA Juicing Basketball

David301 Wrote: Feb 24, 2014 1:42 PM
Good reply Scott853. Play the game by the rules of the game! From the NBA on down the game has become one of power and strength, rather than skill and finesse. Walking, double dribble, carrying are rife (and for gawd's sake, 'on the back' fouls are the most horrendously called on any level of the game; generally a foul is erroneously called on the player who has position in the rear of another player who jumps BACKWARD and thus guilty of the foul) - abetted by the NBA's 'let 'em play' attitude. My counter to that is, "If they're so damned good, why can't they play within the rules?"
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