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Use Mercenaries to Fight ISIS?

Roc1929 Wrote: Sep 25, 2014 8:40 AM
Mercenaries fight for money, patriots fight for their families and way of life. At some point the mercenary decides that his situation and what he is up against isn’t worth the money. Then he is nowhere to be found. Rome found that out. When they couldn’t man the army with Romans they hired mercenaries. When the going got tough the mercenaries got going: To safety. This contributed to its fall.
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'Not Islamic'?

Roc1929 Wrote: Sep 23, 2014 10:44 AM
It may already be too late. Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-3X5hIFXYU
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'Not Islamic'?

Roc1929 Wrote: Sep 23, 2014 9:38 AM
I’m not an expert on world religions so maybe someone can help me with this. Some religions have split off into sects. In Christianity, for instance, you have Catholics, Lutheran, Episcopalians, Baptists, etc. In Judaism you have Hasidic, Orthodox, Reform, etc. Islam has Wahhabis, Sunni and Shi`ite, etc. Can anyone name any religion other than Islam in which two sects, Sunni and Shi`ite, are at war and try to kill each other? And yet we keep hearing how Islam is a religion of peace. Sounds like cognitive dissonance to me.
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Do We Need Corporal Punishment?

Roc1929 Wrote: Sep 21, 2014 12:37 PM
Comparing reason capable adult Marines with emotion driven children is pure sophistry. The problem is that we don't make distinctions anymore. We don't seem to be able to tell the difference between a punch in the face and a slap in the pants. Let me clear this up. A punch in the face is assault: A slap in the pants is an exclamation point.
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Do We Need Corporal Punishment?

Roc1929 Wrote: Sep 21, 2014 12:31 PM
Thank you.
Over the years much damage has been done to the Constitution. The most damage was done in 1913 with the 16th and 17th Amendments and the Federal reserve act. The 16th made it possible for discrimination in taxation: Something prohibited originally. The 17th took away states rights by Senators being elected instead of appointed by the states to protect states rights which was an important factor in bringing sovereign states on board. The Federal Reserve Act was passed through subterfuge and lead to the fiat money being circulated to day. For more detail go here: http://www.meetup.com/westend912project/messages/boards/thread/8036303
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Immigration Is American

Roc1929 Wrote: Sep 17, 2014 10:54 AM
No society can survive without a common culture. A culture is the protocols, the language and public behaviors shared by a people. This makes for predictable interactions resulting in a comfortable environment. Some cultures promote subjectivity and dependence and other cultures promote liberty and independence. To suggest that all cultures are worthy of equal respect is nonsense. Should we respect the barbaric cultures that exist in much of the world? If you are brought up in one culture and transfer to a totally alien culture you experience stress known as culture shock. You are then faced with two choices: You can cleave to your old culture by living in a ghetto with others of your old culture in order to resist the difficulty of adapting to the new culture in which you find yourself, or you can work to acquire the language and protocols of your new society. The sophistry promoting multiculturalism is responsible for much of the turmoil in the world. It is responsible for the destructive divisions that exists in America today. Some European countries (the Netherlands for example) are waking up to this reality and are rejecting multiculturalism. Stossel and others keep making reference to previous mass immigrations and their benefit to America. Pure sophistry. Those previous immigrations were highly restrictive. They were not wide open as is being suggested. President Theodore Roosevelt said it best: "In the first place we should insist that the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equity with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming an American and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any flag of a nation to which we are hostile. We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
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Late-Talking Children

Roc1929 Wrote: Sep 16, 2014 8:19 AM
" Above all, he warns them not to park their common sense at the door when they seek either diagnosis or treatment for their child. Too much is at stake to put blind faith in anyone." This is a great piece of advice that should be applied to everything. It is just as foolish to accept scientific evidence without question as it is to reject empirical evidence out of hand.
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Cheap Politicians

Roc1929 Wrote: Sep 11, 2014 3:39 PM
Dr. Sowell I’m a big fan but I have to disagree. Just throwing money at a problem never solves it. Increasing the pay of our elected officials will only attract more scoundrels. People of character do not take on responsibility for the money. They do it because it is the right thing to do. Such people lead successful lives and don’t need the money. We used to have a class of men known as dollar a year men. I’m 84, I haven’t heard that term in 60 years. George Washington took no salary as President. What we need is to elect men of character. Unfortunately The power hungry drive off such men with attack ads and slander. Ben Franklin thought that our public servants should not be compensated: “Sir, there are two passions which have a powerful influence on the affairs of men. These are ambition and avarice; the love of power, and the love of money. Separately each of these has great force in prompting men to action; but when united in view of the same object, they have in many minds the most violent effects. place before the eyes of such men a post of honour that shall at the same time be a place of profit, and they will move heaven and earth to obtain it.” --Ben Franklin, At the Constitutional Convention I believe that he was right. Instead we have created a political class of elected officials who have never contributed to our economy but have been in politics feeding at the public trough all of their lives.
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Speed Kills Racial Profiling Study

Roc1929 Wrote: Sep 05, 2014 8:53 AM
Priceless!!
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