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re: "Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.” - rcocke2
[quote]"Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.”[/quote] If he means that the transmission of greek philosophical texts came to the Latin West via Islamic scholars, he is correct. The Abbasid Empire under Al-Mansur translated a ton of greek philosophy, much of...


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re: Major General Smedley Darlington Butler's thoughts on War - rcocke2
[quote]quote: “I spent 33 years and 4 months in active service as a member of our country’s most agile military force–the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Bu...


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re: ISIS might be harvesting organs to help finance its affairs. - rcocke2
[quote]How much is a kidney or a liver worth on the blackmarket? [/quote] Ask the rabbis in New Jersey or their partners in Israel, they will know about black-market pricing for organs. :rotflmao:...


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re: Liberals love Islam, and Islam hates science.... - rcocke2
[quote]Yet their leaders proclaim the sun revolves around the Earth, that gays should be killed, and women beaten.[/quote] Show some intelligence and qualify what 'countries' you are speaking of when you say "their leaders". Whose leaders? These kinds of barbaric punishments are handed out espe...


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re: Very good write-up on what drives ISIS - rcocke2
[quote]That's the problem though, while Christianity had the coming of Christ, Islam hasn't had that. We're trying to politely combat ruthless thugs. We're ham-stringing ourselves by trying to use compassion against those who gladly use that compassion to kill us.[/quote] Islam, especially Shias,...


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re: Liberals love Islam, and Islam hates science.... - rcocke2
[quote]A Saudi cleric is garnering headlines for declaring that the sun revolves around the Earth, a clear rejection of all scientific evidence. [/quote] This shows how backwards our allies in the KSA are. One of the most influential philosophers ever, Al-Ghazali, in his famous work 'Tahafut al ...


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re: Small Ball Success - rcocke2
[quote]I think we only got 1 bunt down. I am disappoint. [/quote] Stevenson had a crappy day when called on to bunt. He had a man on 1st & 2nd, nobody out, a fresh count and he drag-bunts. He's already left-handed and very fast it makes no sense to drag-bunt in that situation. ...


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re: The White House’s appalling denial of Jew-hatred - rcocke2
oy-vey, those who criticize Israel are all anti-semites, (sounds the chorus of the sayanim). ...


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re: What would be ur litmus test to decide if a millennial is worth a damn to hire? - rcocke2
[quote]I ended up hiring a vet that went back to school after his service.[/quote] This guy worked out probably because of his other life experiences. And probably learned programming as a hobby or at least considers it fun. Erudition > Fancy Degree, in the real world. For example, one o...


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Money Talk
re: Anybody Buy Gold and Silver? - rcocke2
[quote]If the economic system collapses, precious metals won't have much value as people are thinking they would. You can't do anything with gold or silver. Bullets, alcohol, luxuries, etc will all have more value that metal. [/quote] If that is true then a whole lot of people in China, India a...


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re: How would you like to see the next President deal with ISIL? - rcocke2
[quote]nothing, and while they are at it, let's stop sending billions to other countries "because we can"[/quote] More like let's stop sending arms shipments, financial support and political cover to the 'moderate factions' which is the same thing as ISIL....


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re: 2015 "What's In The Bag" Golf Thread - rcocke2
Bag: D - Ping G15 9* with stiff Aldila shaft (~70 g) 3W - Titleist 915 15*, stiff 2I - Hogan Apex 3I-PW - Titleist 714 AP2 50*, 56* & 60* - Titleist Vokeys (rusty faced ones) Putter - Wilson Staff 8802 Blade ...


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re: Lynch will be fined for yesterday - rcocke2
[quote]The system deserves to be mocked.[/quote] It certainly does. I love the adversarial stance of Lynch. He must have gone to the 'Nick Diaz School of Public Relations'. Reporters ask the dumbest questions. It's nice to see a player treat these self-entitled sports media people the way ...


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re: Hat's off to Putin - he knows what he is doing - rcocke2
[quote]There are significant regional differences in Ukraine as result of the post-Soviet formation. While the areas around Kiev supports the new pro-EU/anti-Russian government. The areas in the East and South are very much opposed primarily due to the fact that the area is predominately ethnic-Russ...


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re: You know that whole thing about Boehner breaching protocol w/ Netanyahu invite? - rcocke2
[quote]Bibi has been meddling in our affairs for six year, and now Obama has decided to retaliate, and you have a problem with it? You can't be serious. Don't forget who's the superpower and who's the client state in this relationship. [/quote] Exactly, and I think it was Mr. Bibi who, along with...


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re: European Socialists, Radical Muslims United by ‘Mutual Hatred for Judeo-Christia - rcocke2
[quote]A fairly recent trumped up term used to cement this 'special bond' between Jews & Christian's when "Abrahamic Religions" or "Abrahamic Tradition" would be more accurate(but Muslims have to be rightfully included then ). [/quote] Indeed, I agree. [quote]Even JeaxBleaux had to chuckle a...


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re: If there are no differences between races, why do we categorize people by race? - rcocke2
[quote]Why is it important for any of us to know, assuming we are all equal and interchangeable?[/quote] Because, we are NOT all equal and interchangeable. There is no such thing as 'equality', only 'inequality', in the real world. That should answer your ? Your assumption of equality is not s...


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re: Justice Sotomeyer worries constitution is being shred to favor law enforcement - rcocke2
[quote]I agree with her and every word in the article[/quote] I must say, I do as well. Though I was not excited about her at all, she is certainly correct here on this issue....


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re: If there are no differences between races, why do we categorize people by race? - rcocke2
[quote]Because race is a social construct? [/quote] All ideas that reduce something complex to a 'category' are by nature flawed. However, race must be more than a 'construct', since it is literally encoded on DNA. That's not to say that our categories aren't total BS.... For example - What ...


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re: European Socialists, Radical Muslims United by ‘Mutual Hatred for Judeo-Christia - rcocke2
[quote]Judeo Christians?[/quote] What is a 'judeo Christian'? The prefix has been nullified by the suffix....Hah [quote]Can't we respect each other?[/quote] Doesn't look good going forward between the extreme political groups in each of the political factions amongst Jews, Christians and M...


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