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Irresponsible 'Education'

Fire_Ready Wrote: Oct 14, 2014 2:18 PM
I think there is a fundamental flaw in the knowledge of black slave trade. Americans seem to believe that the white man went to Africa and rounded up tribal blacks and forced them onto boats and turned them into slaves, capturing them like wild animals. The truth is that they were slaves BEFORE they were sold to the American white slave traders and those enslaving them were dark skin pigmentation! Many of the slaves, if not most, that were sold and shipped to America would have been killed had they not been sold in the slave trade market. As horrible as slavery was, it may have been the best thing to happen to them. There descendants that survive today have a far better life than if they had been born in Africa, even if they had been free and not involved in the slave trade. Something to think about. Many people suffered terribly to get to America, and even suffered and died after getting here, such as the Chinese and the Irish. To hold onto the hate and anger for something that happened to your descendants and not seen first hand for generations is a type of self enforced slavery. These people can never be grateful, and lose the benefits that gratefulness provides for not only themselves but their families as well.
I think many Republicans have been compromised by the spying by all those national agencies. I think they were targeted by the lefties who were illegally given the dirt on the Republicans, and they have caved on immigration because of this blackmail. We need to find out who has been compromised, who is blackmailing them and then put some people in jail. Imagine the computer crashes that would happen as these maggots try to cover their tracks.
Our military morale is a train wreck. An audit may be helpful, or may be destructive. The bureaucrats cultivated at the upper levels of the Pentagon have become worse and more politically polarized. If our military readiness goals are "In this country our military should be small, lean, but capable. Right now it is far too large, bloated, and less nimble than it should be" the goals are unrealistic in the current political climate. They sound good, but would leave our military short manned and unable to respond to changing situations. Yes, there is too much waste. But the value of our military is impossible to prove to those who do not wish to listen. The political means of leaning out the military is always flawed and impossibly processed (and intentionally done so). The danger of cutting the wrong things in the wrong way is standard operating procedures for politicians. Now is NOT the time for this discussion.
Legal Immigration has been a bureaucratic nightmare and needs real reform and money invested so it can handle the workload. But the real problem is the elitist leftists exploiting the problem. Their desire is to fundamentally transform America into a socialist utopia like the Soviet Union, after all, that worked SO WELL (sarcasm font). Immigration is but one of the tools these people are exploiting to overwhelm our capitalistic free market system that has brought us to super power status. Our welfare system, the ‘phobias’, and the ‘isms’ are all tools in their plan. The school systems and the unions are also tools towards this goal. They will love America only if it can be changed into a socialist utopia, as they hate America as it has always been. They believe whatever comes after the fall will be better than anything that has happened before. But socialism and Marxism have never worked anywhere before and have always failed with horrible consequences. We have to fight all enemies, both foreign and domestic. But to fight them we first need to understand them and see what their goals and methods are and they must be exposed. Immigration can be fixed, as well as all of our other problems. But the leftists have no intention of permitting us to fix them, as total collapse of our current system is their ultimate goal. We live in desperate times.
We are not at war with Islam, Islam is at war with us. The Muslims are here and prospering in America, whether through actual work or swamping the welfare system. When America admits that Islam is not a religion of peace, how can we do so without stating why? The Koran tells them to lie to infidels to gain any advantage, that non believers must eventually convert, be consistently persecuted, and can be killed for minor infractions and violations against Muslims. They are at war with us and we need a strategy to overcome their jihad, whether it be stealth which will eventually become violent whenever they gain an upper hand, or open Jihad and actively violent. It is a cancer for Western society that must be dealt with and will only become more difficult as time passes.
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Why We Must Revisit The Iraq War

Fire_Ready Wrote: Sep 19, 2014 9:28 AM
There were videos of convoys leaving Iraq for Syria shortly before the initial invasion. Ritter and the inspectors had a pretty good gig playing the shell game with Saddam and being treated as serious inspectors by the intelligentsia. It was just a waste, but was sort of amusing in a funny sort of way.
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Why We Must Revisit The Iraq War

Fire_Ready Wrote: Sep 19, 2014 9:13 AM
This article disgusts me. It is the ramblings of a coward that wants to be right and rationalizes his stance by what went wrong. He, and so many others, have forgotten WHY any intervention, anywhere, was even required. It is a form of PTSD, but for cowards. The attacks on 9/11/2001 were the starting point, NOT the desire to go after Saddam. After 9/11 the word went out by the world’s single super power for all terrorist supporting regimes to stand down. Libya’s Kaddafi and the others stood down. Saddam, due to the corrupt UN Food for Oil Program and Germany, Great Britain and Russia getting cheap oil, felt no need to stand down. Instead Saddam became more vocal. Saddam, the Germans and Russia believed the bunkers built would protect them and their refusal to go along with the US would cause America to saber rattle only, but eventually let it drop. But the resolve of America was not to be denied. The fear that went through our enemies as well as our allies was immense as they realized America could easily conquer the world if we so decided. Nobody was comfortable with the power displayed. The Iraq War was not to spread ‘democracy’, but to draw the terrorists to a central spot that we could control and exterminate terrorists. That being the goal, we were quite successful. Our troops controlled the ground, the air and the night. No bad weather, no mountainous regions, no underground tunnels. Bring them into Iraq, track them through aerial surveillance, and exterminate them. I call it “The Honey Factor” in that it drew terrorist resources of funding and personnel away from America to fight “The Great Satan” in Iraq. The biased media were used as fools submitting propaganda that the terrorists could win in Iraq, even as they were being slaughtered. If the truth of the futility of the terrorists in Iraq had been accurately reported, the terrorists would have abandoned that strategy and attacked American interests elsewhere. America lost a lot of good people, but all those many terrorists killed in Iraq never made it to American soil. Scott Ridder and the UN WMD Inspectors were a waste and a distraction. They got a lot of attention, gained international respect and made good money. But they NEVER considered “finding” WMD. They only went where their Iraqi handlers permitted them to go. If they had gotten close on their own to a destination that would have looked bad for Saddam, there would have been an “accident” and they would have been killed.
Not just Paul, but the Republican establishment. It makes them suspect. I can only imagine the damage that can be done as Republicans don't do what they have been on record as supporting. I think we need some courageous whistle blowers to shed light on the tactics being used.
The gorilla in the room: How many establishment Republicans have been compromised by the NSA and other agencies spying? Does anyone think they only targeted the Tea Party people? Whenever I see what used to be conservative Republicans compromising their principles, I think the spying has them in their web and the candidates are simply trying to keep their jobs and families from getting ruined by the vicious leftists behind the spying. Once compromised, they should just step down and let fresh and uncontaminated candidates step forward.
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Remembering Stanley Ann Dunham Obama

Fire_Ready Wrote: Nov 22, 2013 6:23 AM
The congress is mostly lawyers. Lawyers have leached onto the medical profession and made themselves rich. It has been the golden goose that just keeps on giving. They naturally look to the medical profession any time they need funds for free stuff to help with their reelections. We need tort reform, not health care (i.e. health insurance reform). We could save a lot revamping the legal system instead of the health system. Remove the bloated ticks (lawyers) from our economy, and the middle class would be expanded and the country would be much healthier and wealthier.
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