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Gee, now I can spend less money on gas, and have a couple of bucks more to pay on student loans. Would be nice if I could increase my retirement investments so I don't have to keep working until I'm 85.
Voting third party won't work. Too long to get there; and as much as people disliked hearing Jonathan Gruber say it, he was right, too many stupid American voters. Jail would be nice; but it's never going to happen because the crooks control the system. I suspect that the only real means of reform will only come from a violent revolution that wipes away those at the top of the government heap, The problem with that is recovery from such an action takes decades, requires men and women as intelligent and honest as the Founders, and is likely to be seen by our enemies as a perfect time to attack the country or our overseas assets and interests.
You can't rely on the law, or Congress, anymore to protect your rights; unless you happen to be a still useful crony of someone in power, or have lots of money. The rest of us just get screwed. We voted last month. Now we see the results of that vote and it's just a little less worse than it would have been had we elected a Democrat super majority. To paraphrase Hillary Clinton, "What good did it do?" We're all Indiana Jones careening down the mine in an ore car, and we're holding a broken brake lever. Jones survived the crash at the end. I doubt we're going to be as fortunate.
He was imprisoned because he is Jewish, and was there as the team leader of an economic development group which would have enabled Cubans to live a better life without their government skimming their majority cut off of them.
I wonder if Sony Pictures will sell me the movie for a dollar?
Probably all part of Obama's plan to close GITMO completely, not just the U.S. detainee gulag.
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Yes, Michelle, It's Because You're Black

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Dec 18, 2014 7:59 AM
You know the difference between most white people in the U.S., and most of the blacks in Ferguson interviewed by the MSM? Most white people don't care what race you are; while most of the Ferguson blacks interviewed were racist to the core.
God says quite plainly in the Bible that punishment of the innocent is a grave sin that is never justifiable. John Yoo and Richard Cheney are both monsters for which the United States and the entire world would be better places if either or both were dead. Certainly both are guilty of conspiracy to aid and abet war crimes, crimes against humanity, torture and murder. I'm not saying we shouldn't interrogate suspected terrorists. No should we not try them, and if convicted, punish them for their crimes. But if we don't live by innocent until PROVEN guilty, then we've lost everything that makes us Americans.
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WWJT: Who Would Jesus Torture?

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Dec 17, 2014 11:31 AM
I seem to recall that the U.S. and the WWII international tribunals did consider waterboarding to be torture, and prosecuted quite a number of the enemy for it.
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WWJT: Who Would Jesus Torture?

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Dec 17, 2014 11:29 AM
What was that about the Devil can (mis)quote Scripture for his own use?
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WWJT: Who Would Jesus Torture?

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Dec 17, 2014 11:21 AM
Matthew 18:6, New International Version "If anyone causes one of these little ones--those who believe in me--to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Jesus apparently was using a double meaning for his followers with that passage; not only of children, but also of his disciples. And he was saying that leading them away from his teachings was such a grave sin that dying would be the lesser evil. Reminds me of the second phrase of General John Stark's toast, "Live free or die, death is not the worst of evils." Certainly forced conversions to Islam or forced renunciations of Christianity (ior any other religion for that matter) seem to be part and parcel of the evil committed by these violent Islamic Fundamentalists. Sure, Jesus used a whip to drive out the people in the temple whose guilt wasn't in question. Not the same as torture. I'm sure all those scum ran screaming from the temple without Jesus actually having to make contact with their backsides. However, the U.S. government has used extraordinary rendition and third party torture on innocent people. That policy doesn't fly, and it ain't justifiable under any circumstances. Even God Himself says it it better that an entire city of sinners get away scott free than to punish 10 innocent men. (Of course God knew who the innocent folks were and covertly evacuated them them before he vaporized the cities. I like that and can think of several I'd like to do the same to.) Not one case of torture by the CIA met the imminent bomb scenario criteria; which means we had just as effective and more human means to get that data. Not to mention we already had that data from multiple sources; and all this torturing did was add to the redundancy of it. In short, this was torture for pure revenge purposes; which makes us just as much a bunch of cruel and inhuman monsters as the people we're fighting against. Sorry Doug, but I'm a better man than that. I'm not going to torture a man to find out where he's keeping my kidnapped wife and kids unless I know for certain he's the one who did it, and know for certain that he knows where they are, or knows for certain where I need to go to find that information, and otherwise refuses to divulge that information. And if I know those things for certain, I probably already know enough to not have to torture him anyway.
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