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Why would that surprise anyone? He agrees with the communist ideology on which Cuba;s government is based.
Political correctness is the practice of denying others their rights when those rights are exercised in a manner with which the politically correct disagree and doing so in a manner they self-righteously presume to be somehow consistent with the kind of high principles they, thereby, violate.. They seem oblivious to the self-evident truth that the exercise of rights in a manner with which no one disapproves does not need to be protected.
Well,...,good. I love it when a plan comes together.
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Democrats' Wasteful Torture Report

Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Dec 17, 2014 11:36 AM
Both sides of the political spectrum engage in untoward tactics that demean their profession but I believe it is indisputable that Democrats do it far more routinely, blatantly and, to be sure, successfully than do Republicans. Democrats get elected by convincing the voting public that they are the good guys who have the peoples best interests at heart. Republicans get elected only to the extent that Democrats are unable to convince the voting public that they have succeeded. That should be clearly evidenced by the Democrats continuing to promise that which, occasionally, the voting public realizes they have not delivered rather than on the extent to which they have fulfilled their promises.
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Should Profiling Be Banned?

Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Dec 17, 2014 11:23 AM
"The true villains, to whom anger should be directed, are the tiny percentage of people in the black community who prey on both blacks and whites and have made black synonymous with crime." That is the crux of the problem. Unfair and hurtful discrimination is a bad thing but it has been and continues to be a product of those whose behavior coincides with the profile. The latter should get at least as much and probably more attention than the former. Not necessarily as a matter fairness but as a practical matter of productivity. Precisely what is the message delivered by dressing like a black street hood other than to project yourself as a black street hood and why should anyone be surprised if that message is taken? I suspect it is prompted by a frustrated and, to an extent, understandable , in your face challenge to go ahead and profile me for how I choose to look rather than for who I really am. Other than whatever satisfaction can be taken from revealing the shortcomings of others but while providing them grist for their stereotype mill, what does that accomplish? All of which is exasperated by the counterproductively of demeaning those blacks who behave differently and by which they succeed in forging themselves a better life.
It seems to me to be extraordinarily unlikely if not downright arrogant that three times in history a member of the same family is the best available candidate for President.
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Democrats' Wasteful Torture Report

Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Dec 17, 2014 8:42 AM
The sad truth that the left will simply not acknowledge is that if others are willing to go to the necessary extremes to do so, they can force you to either give in to their demands or engage in behavior contrary to your morality in order to prevent it. The terrorists understand this quite well, That is what terrorism is all about. It would seem to be a quandary without a satisfactory remedy. The one and only ameliorating rationale to the latter is the difference between initiating such tactics aggressively to gain something and responding with them defensively to prevent it's loss if and when they have been used against you. It is, perhaps, the ultimate act of courage and sacrifice to accept the responsibly for violating principles in order to preserve them for others.
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20 Things Liberalism Is….

Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Dec 16, 2014 9:26 AM
Perhaps not but I suspect you would think torture to be anything unpleasant enough to make a dedicated fanatic talk who knew your reservations on torture would preclude you from using them.
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Tortured Reasoning

Raymond, (Ret) Wrote: Dec 16, 2014 9:12 AM
I find it strange how the left always avoids the consequences of their policies and focus's on the intent but when evaluating policies with which they disagree they ignore motivation and intent. There is more that makes the 911 attacks far more despicable than the subsequent interrogations techniques that were used in response to those attacks than the upwards of three thousand innocent lives lost compared to a handful of lives that were made unpleasant. The former were lost through an act of aggression by people who knew their victims were innocent of any real part in their grievance while the latter was done to prevent future such attacks and to people for which their was considerable reason to suspect their culpability. Changing the interrogated in Dr. Sowell's scenario from one you know to be a terrorist who has the information you need to one you only have good reason to suspect of being a terrorist who has the information you need would make little difference to the millions of life's innocently going about their business in NYC.
It is a misnomers to say the government is in the charity business. Charity is giving some of what you have produced to others you believe cannot better provide for themselves so that they may have a better life than unfortunate circumstances afford them. The government gives some of what we have produced to others even if they can but will not better provide for themselves so that they may vote for them.
When the left talks about the government 'doing something' they mean enacting new laws and policies to intrude ever further into individual action to herd them into behaving the way the left desires people should act. The right would prefer that what the government does is negate many of those social engineering laws and policies. The left forever cries for 'compromise' but given those two opposing goals a compromise would be for the government to do neither. It is not a compromise for the left to get some of what it wants and for the right to concede to some of what it doesn't want. That is just the left winning albeit at a slower pace than they would like.
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