| Political Talk|| re: Paris Protesters Trashing Jewish Shops, Yelling "Gas the Jews" - RuLSU on 7/23/14 at 2:40 pm|
[quote]Not to blanket but I will. The French have never been a friend of the Jews. Always the first to hand over Jews to the Nazis.
While true, I wouldn't be surprised if follow-up on this story demonstrates that the perpetrators of these acts do not look or sound like the 'French' that w...
| Political Talk|| re: Malaysian airliner was carrying dozens of leading AIDS researchers - RuLSU on 7/20/14 at 8:45 pm|
[quote]The smoking gun. Putin is an AIDS fan.[/quote]
Since he can't get away with starving the Ukraine like Stalin did, he'll settle for AID's 'em to death....
| Political Talk|| re: Please help me understand: Liberalism - RuLSU on 7/19/14 at 7:22 pm|
^ You realize that was the OP, right?...
| Political Talk|| re: Please help me understand: Liberalism - RuLSU on 7/19/14 at 7:17 pm|
[quote]Ok what I am asking is why liberals wholeheartedly support the taking of a fetus but will make death threats against a teenage girl who shot a deer, this is my disconnect.[/quote]
Yeah... and I don't think anyone has answered this, yet. (?)
I can't speak for [i]ALL[/i] liberals, since 'li...
| Political Talk|| re: Are younger voters ripe to be converted to Libertarianism? - RuLSU on 7/18/14 at 2:41 pm|
[quote]The main issue seems to be bitter-ass conservatives continually asserting that younger voters disproportionately skewing Democratic "proves" they only care about social issues. The unstated premise being that if they cared about economic issues they would vote Republican.
Today's young vo...
| Political Talk|| re: Islamist in N. Iraq have public outreach program for Christians - RuLSU on 7/18/14 at 2:36 pm|
The best solution is to dig up Saddam, re-animate his corpse and let him re-conquer that country.
Some of the less evolved animals of the world should have sufficiently capable zoo-keepers. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Why are American Jews liberal when that political philosophy is anti-Israel? - RuLSU on 7/18/14 at 2:29 pm|
Not a lot of the tribe posting in this thread, eh?
[quote]You get dumber by the day. [b]American Jews are not nearly as pro-Israel as you think.[/b][/quote]
^ Pretty much this. ^
The whole middle-east is a mess, but Israel is the biggest mess.
At this point, it's not even a 'religious' is...
| Political Talk|| re: New gun control laws in NJ are working!! - RuLSU on 7/18/14 at 2:21 pm|
Generally, a very good post.
Here is a piece that I have an issue with, however.
[quote]A mother with a previously clean record was arrested because she broke a law that was not intended to send her to jail, but the violent offenders spilling blood on the streets. Sh...
| Political Talk|| re: FINALLY: Tea Party and Russian Separtists who shot down MH17 linked - RuLSU on 7/18/14 at 2:11 pm|
[quote]Does author feel the same about the Palestinian separatists called Hamas?
Are they Tea party people too?[/quote]
That's a fair question, but I doubt this numbskull 'writer' (I use the term loosely) would have the capacity to answer it.
The Tea Party to Ukrainian Separatist comparison ...
| Political Talk|| re: Federal prosecutors file charges against a scientist who falsified data - RuLSU on 6/26/14 at 4:04 pm|
I'm pro-science, and I'm totally fine with this.
People who falsify data - especially when it comes to medical research - ought to be investigated, at the very least....
| Political Talk|| re: Sterling to sue NBA - RuLSU on 5/21/14 at 11:50 am|
... that's a pretty big list of companies that sponsor the NBA.
This is a commercial issue, in the end; the arguments to the contrary have been lackluster, at best....
| Political Talk|| re: Sterling to sue NBA - RuLSU on 5/20/14 at 11:01 am|
[quote]Because I don't think having racist views should disqualify a person from owning a business any more than a persons belief in life on Mars should. People have different opinions about things and that's not illegal. [/quote]
No, it's not illegal, but it's wildly ignorant of commercial conside...
| Political Talk|| re: "Why Do People Persist in Believing Things That Just Aren't True?" - RuLSU on 5/20/14 at 10:56 am|
[quote]Hitchens wasn't much of an historian. Better you should read people like [b]Robert Price[/b] and Richard Carrier.[/quote]
I like Price... but he hasn't convinced me.
I think there was a man who the stories were based on - the stories being horrendously exaggerated, skewed, stretched and a...
| Political Talk|| re: Sterling to sue NBA - RuLSU on 5/20/14 at 10:54 am|
[quote]Those same legal types said the same thing about bountygate and we know how that turned out. Don't get me wrong this is a whole different animal, by its impossible to make that statement without seeing what Sterling has as evidence of his defense. [b]If he can find just one or two Racist and/...
| Political Talk|| re: "Why Do People Persist in Believing Things That Just Aren't True?" - RuLSU on 5/20/14 at 10:50 am|
[quote]No, there isn't, and that's the whole point.[/quote]
I respectfully disagree.
Even Hitch acknowledged there was probably some 'mad Rabbi' that the story was based on....
| Political Talk|| re: "Why Do People Persist in Believing Things That Just Aren't True?" - RuLSU on 5/20/14 at 10:45 am|
[quote]Yep, but he didn't exist as a person, either.[/quote]
I'm as atheistic as it gets... but there's plenty of evidence of a man who lived a life resembling the one we've been taught in existence.
That you would argue that, in this thread, given the context, lol... somewhat ironic.
| Political Talk|| re: Sterling to sue NBA - RuLSU on 5/20/14 at 10:42 am|
[quote]I'm glad he is suing and I hope he wins. [/quote]
He has been warned about his behavior a number of times in the past. He was specifically warned a few years ago that the next 'racial' issue would see him being expelled from the league.
It's unfortunate that he was exposed in this...
| Political Talk|| re: "Why Do People Persist in Believing Things That Just Aren't True?" - RuLSU on 5/20/14 at 10:35 am|
That was a very interesting article.
For everyone who chose not to read it, the content is not 'party' or ideology specific - it's about the research being done on why people persist on believing in disproven nonsense.
Anyone who thinks either party has a monopoly on this behavior is delusiona...
| Political Talk|| re: NH parent arrested for protesting graphic sex content in school assignment - RuLSU on 5/9/14 at 2:17 pm|
[quote]Do you think that the person who assigned it actaully read it beforehand, or do you think they said "hey.. here's a book written by a local author who can come in and personally talk about the book to the class.. we'll read this one" without having a clue as to what the book contained. [/quot...
| Political Talk|| re: Mel Brooks absolutely nails it regarding political correctness - RuLSU on 5/9/14 at 2:14 pm|
I completely agree with Mel Brooks.
The biggest issue I have with my 'side' - liberals, in general - is this P.C. word police nonsense.
How great to be an American right now: you're free to say whatever you want, but you'll be pilloried for it by dumb-ass reactionaries who are nowhere nearly a...
| Political Talk|| re: NH parent arrested for protesting graphic sex content in school assignment - RuLSU on 5/9/14 at 2:05 pm|
I read this expecting it to be a non-story.
There are a variety of ways sex can be dealt with that are, more or less, appropriate for a middle-school aged student.
Heaviness in the thighs? [i]She felt him cum[/i]?
I'm by no means a prude, and by no means against young readers being...
| Political Talk|| re: Condoleezza Rice declines Rutgers invite - RuLSU on 5/4/14 at 3:19 pm|
[quote]In defense of Rutgers, this was a very small group of activists led by a handful of leftist profs.[/quote]
No, it's basically indefensible.
I'm no conservative and I'm certainly not a fan of Rice, but she worked tireless hours in a presidential administration. Putting politics aside, she ...
| Political Talk|| re: Can anyone recommend educational works of literature on Communism, etc? - RuLSU on 5/4/14 at 1:29 pm|
[quote]I would like to learn more about the principles of state-centered philosophies like communism, socialism, facism, etc.[/quote]
I'll make a simple suggestion: read Marx.
It's especially eye-opening to read the originators thoughts on the state, inequality, etc.
The communist philosophy...
| Political Talk|| re: Am I a racist to think that Sterling's comments weren't that bad? - RuLSU on 5/2/14 at 5:52 pm|
[quote]And I don't disagree with this analysis - but when a relatively innocent guy says something similar in the future - is this going to be the precedent used? That's my only concern - not any sort of concern for billionaire bigot Sterling...[/quote]
... and, despite my educational / cultural / ...
| Political Talk|| re: Am I a racist to think that Sterling's comments weren't that bad? - RuLSU on 5/2/14 at 5:49 pm|
[quote]This was the culmination of decades worth of overt racism from Sterling.[/quote]
^ That's a much faster way of putting it, lol....
| Political Talk|| re: Am I a racist to think that Sterling's comments weren't that bad? - RuLSU on 5/2/14 at 5:43 pm|
If this were an isolated incident, or if it had occurred in a vacuum, this would not be that bad; an old guy doesn't want his half-black girlfriend being seen posing with African-Americans... because he was trying to pass her off as a white or latina girl...
Actually, any way you slice it - espec...
| Political Talk|| re: So my daughter has received interest from an Ivy League school - RuLSU on 4/21/14 at 4:47 pm|
[quote]Talk me out of pursuing it.[/quote]
It is an absolutely beautiful area, and I absolutely "lol" at the idea of Princeton as a bastion of liberalism.
Good luck finding a higher concentration of wealth anywhere outside of Manhattan. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Joss Whedon says female leads should be female. Outrage ensues - RuLSU on 4/18/14 at 10:46 pm|
I'm pretty liberal, but this transgendered stuff is nonsense.
Do these knuckleheads realize what sorts of crimes would be done to them in other countries for their... beliefs? Their actions?
They exist in this country without being shot / stabbed / arrested because we have free speech and a di...
| Political Talk|| re: 86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers - RuLSU on 4/16/14 at 4:59 pm|
[quote]pretty sure seasonal workers were eligible for unemployment in the off season until 2012 or so. some may still be.
numbers arent as sketchy as you want to believe.[/quote]
That was merely one example I came up with.
As far as 'wanting' to believe - I'll believe any credible statistic th...
| Political Talk|| re: 86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers - RuLSU on 4/16/14 at 3:47 pm|
Did I read that correctly?
Only people who work 35+ hours for 50 weeks a year are counted?
What about people who are full-time in seasonal industries? Contractors / subcontractors who make good money but have inconsistent work?
Seems like an awfully sketchy set of numbers, IMO......