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Good points, as usual from you, OldMom. And good morning, btw. :-D
Blacks kill blacks over finances and turf. Follow the money, honey.
Historically, this has been enslavement and destruction, as practiced against Carthage, and by warlords like Genghis Khan and Alexander. In this day and age, changing a territorial border in favor of the winner has become more common.
Once violence/war starts, it stops only when both sides see no further gain in fighting. This usually requires unbearable punishment for at least one side and/or an inability to keep fighting. In the case where a surrender is only a lull and recuperation for the next attack, an ongoing punishment becomes necessary.
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The Phone Call to Putin

Pistol Wrote: Jul 20, 2014 12:11 PM
Reagan showed his resolve quickly, both foreign and domestic. He bombed Quadaffi's palace and crushed the Air Traffic Controllers Union. Nobody really trifled with him afterwards.
You could be correct, Corbett, but Yomama would be taking a big chance. His life as a dictator could well be quite short.
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The Truth About Violence in Chicago

Pistol Wrote: Jul 20, 2014 9:47 AM
What's happening is separation and polarization. Two cultures are creating 2 countries. I don't see any way for this to end well, especially since no one with any power to deal with it even admits there is a problem.
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The Truth About Violence in Chicago

Pistol Wrote: Jul 20, 2014 9:46 AM
"Taken as a whole, the city has not gotten more dangerous". This brings to mind the man who drowned in a river that, taken as a whole, averaged only 1 foot deep.
Actually, Seawolf, I could have been overstating the fierceness of our shih Tzu. But I haven't actually shot anyone yet, so I have not been proven wrong.
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Environmental Pessimism

Pistol Wrote: Jul 20, 2014 8:37 AM
The phrase "overwhelming evidence suggests" is meaningless. Evidence is only meaningful when it includes ALL the evidence, and it is overwhelming only when it proves something.
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