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McConnell is a carbuncle; but a carbuncle is better than anything with a “D” after its name. The GOP must win the Senate to make it difficult for Dear Ruler to pack the Supreme Court with more lefties during the last 2 years of his term (and to avoid his only legacy of truly lasting damage).
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Is the Islamic State Really Un-Islamic?

Nik L Wrote: Sep 12, 2014 8:45 AM
The Koran does instruct that innocents are to be left unmolested (even cared for), but the Koran fails to define what an innocent is, which leaves it to individuals and groups to define it. Given that the Koran also repeatedly encourages – even demands – violence against “infidels” and “non-believers,” it is easy for a Muslim to declare that anyone who does not believe as he does to be an infidel or non-believer, and to justify killing him or her, regardless of age. But this kind of religious fervor is neither new nor unique. “Global warming” as an organized movement (e.g., the UN’s IPCC) to reduce human-caused carbon emissions by forced draconian reductions in energy consumption has many traits of a religion. This movement/religion is already deliberately throttling access to and funding for the modern energy-producing technology that the 3rd world needs, but that the 1st world enjoys and controls, which will condemn millions in the 3rd world to suffer and die needlessly. (Ditto the environmental movement/religion regarding DDT.)
These results are nothing new. Multiple studies have shown the same over the past 50 years. The same studies also show a strong and high inverse correlation to criminal behavior and incarceration.
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The Obama Riots Begin

Nik L Wrote: Aug 11, 2014 4:03 PM
“…this country has failed and continues to willfully fail black males.” This statement all but declares that the individuals who reside in the US have an obligation to help – or to support government help for -specifically black males. There is no such obligation, any more than there is an obligation to help Martians or any other group, regardless of race, creed, color, etc. The obligation is for each individual not to make himself a persistent burden on others. The black male population has been over-helped. Frederick Douglass famously wished that white people would "Do nothing with [blacks because] your doing with us has already played the mischief with us," and he was and is still correct. The best remedy would be to undo/stop the “help” that has been given so far.
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Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all

Nik L Wrote: Jul 29, 2014 10:01 AM
Marriage laws of the past 40 years have always been applied equally TO ALL. In all States, any/all adults not already married have been free to marry any other consenting adult of the opposite sex who was not already married and who was not related to the other person by blood in the first degree. There has been no exclusion of gays, lesbian, etc., to marry per these laws as they are/were defined (nor has there been any discrimination based on race). Those advocating “same-sex-marriage” are advocating changing the laws to accommodate just those who intend to practice it, a minority of less than 5%.
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How Our World Fell Apart

Nik L Wrote: Jul 24, 2014 9:05 AM
Lil’ Val is the éminence grise of Dear Ruler’s court.
Given the standards of experience and accomplishment for Democrats set by Dear Ruler, and both having had pampered upbringings, Chelsea is a natural for president. Then again, this could be money-laundering for Hillary’s campaign.
In addition to the OTT speaking fees from schools, her near-record $8M advance on her book amount to money-laundering for her campaign.
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The Next Generation Of Talking Heads

Nik L Wrote: Jul 02, 2014 8:19 AM
The weakness of journalism is the educational curricula that its practitioners take. Unlike, say, engineering curricula, journalism curricula have no sure tests that a student truly understands the basic pertinent facts and how to apply them with rigor, especially in a society that relies on journalists to help keep politicians honest and the public evenhandedly informed. In journalism curricula, having opinions suffices. In engineering curricula, those tests exist because, when engineers practice their professions, if they make mistakes, buildings collapse, planes fall out of the sky, and the lights go out. In our society, is not journalism at least as important as engineering, such that journalism curricula should have comparable tests and rigor?
Maybe this time, he’ll actually raise his hand when he takes the oath instead of holding it waist-high as if he were trying to keep a dog from jumping on him. And now that the history of the email back-up contract with Sonasoft has surfaced (no thanks to Koskinen), even more sparks should fly. (And, if they don’t, then we’ll know that the GOP has been complicit.) One wonders, though, why the hearing starts so late.
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