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What nation can boast that it has no oppression in it's history? The liberals always don their halos and demand perfection of whites, while expecting no such thing from themselves. To them, good intentions, or rather, the pretense thereof, deserve everyone's praise.
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The CIA and Its Torturers

johninohio Wrote: Dec 11, 2014 11:49 PM
I wonder what makes Napolitano believe that the object in war is to prove your side is more moral and ethical than the other side? Does he imagine there is some divine judge in the sky who decides who wins based on which side is the nicest? Does he not realize that in war, nice guys finish last? Is not the purpose of war to win? If this were not true, then the Allies had no right to win WWII in light of the fact that we practically carpet bombed Germany and Japan, killing millions of men, women and children. We knew what we were doing, but we decided that the end justified the means. Being the victors, and not being the ones directly involved, we can indulge in some hypocritical guilt over it, while we enjoy the liberties that were preserved. It's very simple--when dealing with those who are fellow citizens and citizens of friendly nations, ends do not justify means. When dealing with people who want nothing more than to enslave you, your fellow citizens and those of friendly nations, ends justify means. Christian nations face this moral dilemma when provoked to war, while no nation in history that was non-Christian has every had this problem. Christ said turn the other cheek and do good to those who hate you. And I believe he meant that literally in all cases, because he viewed a Christian who allowed himself to be martyred in spite of his altruism as being Godly and deserving of heaven. Christians ever since, however, whether they admitted it or not, quite realistically rejected this degree of dedication. In general, they have dealt with this self contradiction by taking their eyes off the New Testament, and placed them firmly on the OT, where a vengeful God had no problem with 'smiting thy enemies'. I think Napolitano, like so many others on this board, should get off his high horse and admit that in times of war, he should hold his nose, get out of the way, and let the tough defenders of his nation do his dirty work for him.
If the information is added to the menu only for the purpose of helping people to make healthy food choices, then I see no harm in it. It may go unused by a majority of people, but at least it's there for the careful few. And it might just force restaurants to cut back on fat and calories in order to compete for the business of those who care. However, laws put in place for innocent purposes can always be exploited by crafty bureaucrats. Who's to say that, under Obamacare, obese people won't be denied healthcare because it's their fault they're fat. "After all, we (the bureaucrats) did everything we could to warn you, and you ignored our warnings. The warnings are everywhere."
"Pope Francis warned Thursday that planet earth would not forgive the abuse of its resources for profit, urging the world's leaders to rein in their greed -- or risk a doomsday scenario in which nature would exact revenge. " I'm shocked. The Pope has all but admitted that he's a pantheist. But I guess he couldn't have drafted God into the role of avenger, since that would make him sound like a Pat Robertson.
Only an idiot would respond to this.
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Gruber Was Right

johninohio Wrote: Nov 20, 2014 1:49 PM
Yes. The fundamental problem with porgs is their arrogance = lack of humility. They are incapable of honest, objective introspection. That is not to say that 'Foundationalists' are perfect in this regard, but with the progs, it's pathological and universal.
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Gruber Was Right

johninohio Wrote: Nov 20, 2014 1:37 PM
You're absolutely right. Our political system attracts the worst element of our society, and repels/revolts the best.
Now you know why there are jobs 'Americans won't do'--welfare pays better, but illegals have to take what they can get. Once the illegals become citizens, they'll flock to the welfare office or unions to join those other 'Americans' who won't take the jobs they were doing. Then we'll need to import more illegals to replace them, who will shortly after become citizens, too. This self perpetuating cycle will keep the Democrats in power until doomsday.
That's right. But 2016 is going to be the 'money game' for the gimme crowd. They will show up and the elections are going to be more in the Demo's favor.
When you fool someone successfully over and over, it doesn't take a genius to draw the obvious conclusion--the American people, as a group, ARE stupid. And we also have short memories. A lot will be forgotten or forgiven by 2016. This whole charade will see a rerun in 2016, 2018, 2020.... The cycle will never end. Trillions of words will be written about how outraged we are, what should be done to fix it, blah, blah, blah. Those in power will never allow change that'll weaken their power, and the American people will remain stupid. Nothing will change for the better until forces beyond the control of the power elite bring the whole system down, but only if it wises up the American people at the same time, too. And that isn't guaranteed.
What also needs to be considered is that not everyone is born with an affinity for science and engineering. When labor intensive jobs are replaced with robots (or off shored), the segment of our population who are well suited for those jobs have nowhere to go. There is no training them for anything more technical. They become wards of the state, with all the negatives that entails. It's no coincidence that service jobs have grown as manufacturing jobs have shrunk. And when those service jobs become automated (think restaurants, for instance), where do those people go? Why do you think there is no shortage of young people joining the military? Largely because there are no jobs for them in the private sector.
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