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WWI Demons Live

KrankyMike Wrote: Aug 07, 2014 1:38 PM
Exactly. Germans felt that they had been unjustly defeated. Germany was not ruined by the war, but by the treaty. Thus, they felt the need to try again.
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WWI Demons Live

KrankyMike Wrote: Aug 07, 2014 9:08 AM
A lesson we learned in WWI and applied in WWII was that an enemy had to be defeated utterly in a war. We did not defeat Germany in WWI: we had an armistice rather than an unconditional surrender. German soldiers were allowed to walk home with their weapons. We figured out that this was a bad idea by WWII and fought both Axis powers to complete and ignominious defeat. Now we seem to have lost our senses completely and demand that everything be a proportional response. We have seen the results of these cancerous tumors being allowed to live on and fester in Korea, Iraq, the Middle East, and many other places. When the response is "proportionate", there is no real downside to adventurism: "Nothing ventured, nothing gained," as Saddam must have said in 1990. The consequences of aggression must be devastating or future aggression will not be deterred. For example, the proportionate response of Israel to the rocket attacks serves no purpose other than to prolong the conflict. When they bulldoze Gaza into the sea, the attacks will stop.
Last Sunday, we had a free-will offering at our church to support people who were planning to go on missions to Africa. Afterwards on the way home, my wife and I discussed the greater need to evangelize in our native New England, where secularism is on a jihad. On the other hand, it is wise to spend your limited resources where they will do the most good. Christianity is on the rise in Africa, and it is often a truer church than the one at home (no gay bishops or marriage, for example). Evangelism here at home is opposed by the culture, the government, the Freedom from Religion Foundation, Planned Parenthood, (I could go on), and all their legions of prostitute lawyers who will sell their services to any cause as long as it pays well. The ground at home is stony and hard, while the ground abroad is still fertile.
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The Loophole is Obama

KrankyMike Wrote: Jul 31, 2014 9:20 AM
Not with our current military. Obama has promoted his own quislings into the command staff. They are more likely to stage a coup to make Obama dictator for life.
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The Loophole is Obama

KrankyMike Wrote: Jul 31, 2014 8:41 AM
I have to agree with anonymous. The founding fathers, at least according to Benjamin Franklin and James Madison, intended impeachment as a tool to be used in order to maintain the balance of power, not as a weapon too drastic ever to be used. "High crimes and misdemeanors", does not refer to "high" (very serious) crimes but to crimes and misconduct by "high" persons, defined as anyone who is in an office of authority by virtue of an oath or affirmation. It was a term of art in English common law to cover nearly any action a public official might take that would displease the legislature. Early in our republic, officials were apparently not well versed in their Blackstone and conflated the term to mean actual crimes, declining to impeach anyone except in the most extreme circumstances. The modern media and Democrat party has doubled down on this concept such that anything short of serial murder (except by a Republican, of course) fails to rise to the level of impeachment. The result is that there is now almost no way to reign in the abuses of a left-wing president or justice. Legal scholars have pointed out that even lying to the public in connection with official duties technically constitutes an impeachable offence by the president. We should have impeached this guy within weeks of taking office.
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The Loophole is Obama

KrankyMike Wrote: Jul 31, 2014 7:41 AM
Obama wants to be impeached. He believes that the resulting backlash is the only thing that will save him and his party. He will keep pushing the envelope of legality until the Republicans have no choice. It's frightening to think of how far he might go, and worse, that he will get away with it.
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End Torture, Shut Down the CIA

KrankyMike Wrote: Jul 29, 2014 8:45 AM
Thank goodness no one really took this nut seriously when he was running for the republican nomination. And while I initially liked his son, I am beginning to feel that the nut does not fall far from the tree.
There is no wiggle room for apostasy in the "Religion of Peace". In several places the Quran prescribes death for it. Moreover, it is not just a prescription for Islamic jurists, but a command to all muslims "to kill them wherever you find them." (Sura 4)
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Moral Clarity at the Border

KrankyMike Wrote: Jul 25, 2014 5:37 AM
True moral clarity would recognize that by helping these people in the short run we would be unleashing a catastrophe of -- dare I say -- Biblical proportions in the long run by encouraging even more people to come. The current situation is precisely the result of recent unthinking compassion from the administration. The truly compassionate thing to do is not to permanently welcome them into into the American underclass of unskilled, uneducated, hostile dependency, but to treat them for any urgent health problems and send them back to their own countries promptly. The ultimate solution is to fix their country of origin, not to turn our country into the place they came from. When dealing with raccoon and bear, we know enough not to tempt them with easy access to food lest they overwhelm our homes. How much more can desperate and intelligent human beings discern a sucker when they see one? The compassion that Erick writes about helps no one in the long run.
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Defining Life

KrankyMike Wrote: Jul 24, 2014 1:48 PM
I withdraw my apology.
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Defining Life

KrankyMike Wrote: Jul 23, 2014 2:01 PM
I apologize for that last bit. Emotion and the inability to let a good zinger pass got the better of me. No hard feelings.
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