| Political Talk|| re: It's too late to call a grandmaster to help when you are one move from checkmate - rcocke2 on 3/3/14 at 11:46 am|
[quote]The world is too small and too interconnected to sit behind two oceans and not get involved in problems that affect our national security and the security of humanity as a whole. [/quote]
Let me correct your statement. "The world is too small and interconnected (complex), to get militaril...
| Political Talk|| re: Dartmouth radicals..."Meet our demands or Else!" - rcocke2 on 3/3/14 at 11:37 am|
Racial enrollment quotas for Black and Latino students to “at least 10 percent each”
• “Ensure that 47 percent of post-doctoral students are people of color”
• “Ban the use of ‘illegal aliens, illegal immigrants, wetback’ and any racially charged term”
| Political Talk|| re: It's too late to call a grandmaster to help when you are one move from checkmate - rcocke2 on 3/3/14 at 11:33 am|
[quote]I believe the situation is such as it is partially because of Obama, and possibly all because of Obama. [/quote]
doubleb has identified the cause of the conflict. Barack Obama. Very deep analysis for such a simple country like Ukraine.
[quote]If you read about the run up to WWII, an...
| Political Talk|| re: It's too late to call a grandmaster to help when you are one move from checkmate - rcocke2 on 3/3/14 at 11:19 am|
| Political Talk|| re: Global warming question for both sides.... - rcocke2 on 2/18/14 at 11:39 am|
[quote]SO my question is, what was the cause of the event in the past?[/quote]
Impossible to come up with 'causality' for a very, very complex system such as the Earth's atmosphere. All who try are wasting their time.
[quote]Or Dems arguing that the climate change is actually a "returning to ...
| Political Talk|| re: Bill Nye Smears Ken Ham - rcocke2 on 2/11/14 at 6:57 pm|
[quote]Just like Germs and atoms amirite?[/quote]
I don't know why I'm replying to this but your misunderstanding of science is scary. Germs and atoms are observable. Last time I checked, 'atom' as a theory, I was baffled at what I found. :snoozer:...
| Political Talk|| re: Bill Nye Smears Ken Ham - rcocke2 on 2/11/14 at 6:48 pm|
[quote]But I'm going to trust what my Grandmother and her Grandmother believed in the face of 'not-knowing' or the 'unknown[/quote]
Viz whether or not to 'believe' in God in these 'modern' times of half-men and lemmings who propagate the ideas of rationalism and science over all things I'll call ...
| Political Talk|| re: Bill Nye Smears Ken Ham - rcocke2 on 2/11/14 at 5:33 pm|
[quote]Quantum mechanics has shown us the the act of watching something occur actually changes the outcome. It's called the observer effect and we have no clue why it happens, but nevertheless it is an experimentally repeatable phenomenon whereby an event will have the exact same outcome every singl...
| Political Talk|| re: Bill Nye Smears Ken Ham - rcocke2 on 2/11/14 at 5:27 pm|
[quote]Nope. There is nothing sophisticated about believing "just in case" because any real God wouldn't be fooled. If you REALLY believe, then you don't need the "just in case" part because you REALLY believe.[/quote]
You still do not get it. People mistake the unobserved for the non-existent a...
| Political Talk|| re: Bill Nye Smears Ken Ham - rcocke2 on 2/11/14 at 5:18 pm|
[quote] In fact, Quantum Mechanics has qualified/quantified the effect of subjective 'belief'/observation[/quote]
What? So quantum theory has 'quantified' the effect of subjective 'beliefs' or 'observations'? All probability theory, nothing exact about it. This has nothing to do with Quantum M...
| Political Talk|| re: Bill Nye Smears Ken Ham - rcocke2 on 2/11/14 at 5:12 pm|
[quote]This is a nonsense argument[/quote]
Apparently to you. Might want to look in to it. It is actually a highly sophisticated argument.
I use the cost vs benefit analogy for the atheists. And I think I'm in good company, unless of course you think Blaise Pascal, the French natural philos...
| Political Talk|| re: Bill Nye Smears Ken Ham - rcocke2 on 2/11/14 at 4:50 pm|
[quote]because it looks like no-one is really going to expand a discussion on the philosophical necessity of God[/quote]
I will respond. It is impossible to prove there is no God. IMPOSSIBLE.
From the skeptic point-of-view, it makes more sense to believe in God because there is no penalty f...
| Money Talk|| re: Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller warns of US stock market bubble - rcocke2 on 12/3/13 at 11:46 am|
[quote]Monetary stimulus. [/quote]
[quote]Also it must be nice to be an economist[/quote]
I agree, at least an economist does not have to be accountable for all of the stupid projections they make. No skin in the game.
[quote]don't recall ever reading about a wealthy economist!
| Political Talk|| re: Krauthammer on Obamacare: "It’s the usual liberal arrogance and paternalism". - rcocke2 on 10/30/13 at 11:45 am|
[quote]I just recently found out he was a shrink.[/quote]
That explains his loose use of numbers and projections, especially his estimate of the costs of the Iraq-War when he was leading the cheerleading effort over at Fox in 03.
[quote]Brilliant man, indeed.[/quote]
Brilliant at being wron...
| Political Talk|| re: Mark Levin to Obama: You lay one hand on WW2 vets and I’LL BRING HALF A MILLION - rcocke2 on 10/3/13 at 5:39 pm|
[quote]You spin to a deflection, then come back with people are using the WW2 vets?[/quote]
Yes, Mark Levin used this guy as a frickin political prop to bash Obama on the government shutdown in an effort to re-energize voters on the right.
| Political Talk|| re: Mark Levin to Obama: You lay one hand on WW2 vets and I’LL BRING HALF A MILLION - rcocke2 on 10/3/13 at 5:34 pm|
Immature, ignorant fool that repeats talking points from stupid neocons like Mark Levin!!
[quote]This is about WWII vets.[/quote]
No, you want it to be about WWII vets and so does Levin. Hence, my point about how irrelevant this is compared to real veteran issues.
| Political Talk|| re: Mark Levin to Obama: You lay one hand on WW2 vets and I’LL BRING HALF A MILLION - rcocke2 on 10/3/13 at 5:27 pm|
[quote]Can you detail a little bit of your service experience [/quote]
Irrelevant when people are using a 90 year old vet to make a political point, its beneath a decent person.
[quote] spouting off about things you may or may not have a single clue about?[/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: Mark Levin to Obama: You lay one hand on WW2 vets and I’LL BRING HALF A MILLION - rcocke2 on 10/3/13 at 11:54 am|
Veterans commit suicide at a rate higher than actual combat deaths.
Not among WWII vets.[/quote]
Well aware of that. So is a WWII veteran more important than the young vets coming home every day? If he really gave a damn, he would not be making threats, and would show some co...
| Political Talk|| re: Mark Levin to Obama: You lay one hand on WW2 vets and I’LL BRING HALF A MILLION - rcocke2 on 10/3/13 at 11:48 am|
[quote]So just what makes Barack Obama worthy of any respect? [/quote]
Either through incompetence or cunning, he has kept us from further destroying Syria using our own military instead of the proxy fighters from vassal states such as Saudi, Qatar, etc.
[quote] His ideas?[/quote]
His most ...
| Political Talk|| re: Mark Levin to Obama: You lay one hand on WW2 vets and I’LL BRING HALF A MILLION - rcocke2 on 10/3/13 at 11:41 am|
[quote]frick Levin, he's a goddamn hack[/quote]
Isn't that the truth.
[quote] I'm more concerned about vets getting the medical care they need than them being able to visit a memorial.[/quote]
Yeah, I'd say a memorial is of little concern when our Veterans commit suicide at a rate higher t...
| Political Talk|| re: This liberal gets it.....why can't you? - rcocke2 on 9/18/13 at 2:58 pm|
[quote]they are completely random, outlier events
making general policy in an effort to stop random, outlier events will lead to terrible consequences[/quote]
Do you mean that trying to predict and therefore limit 'Acts of God', force majeure in legalese, or what Statistics folks call 4th qua...
| Political Talk|| re: Assad's latest request - rcocke2 on 9/13/13 at 12:23 pm|
[quote]The US must stop supplying the rebels before he turns over chemical supply.[/quote]
The US, I predict, will find out that they have been dragged in to a diplomatic quagmire lasting years.
[quote]Of course, Assad will stop receiving weapons in return. [/quote]
How can that be a cond...
| Political Talk|| re: Jay Carney: Slams Russia on American Exceptionalism - rcocke2 on 9/12/13 at 10:49 pm|
[quote]And stepped in not threatening war, but playing diplomatic games. [/quote]
This is because his ally, Syria, has basically won the two year long struggle against an "uprising" planned and executed by the US and their allies in the region.
[quote]USA has military dominance[/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: NSA not only spying but also sharing the collected data with other countries - rcocke2 on 9/11/13 at 4:43 pm|
[quote]You mean sharing information? [/quote]
No, he means sharing raw data as the article makes clear, which is different than just 'information'.
[quote]We've shared info with other nations for the longest time. Please tell me you are aware of this.[/quote]
Yeah, so. Our other allies als...
| Political Talk|| re: Questions About a Syria Strike - rcocke2 on 9/11/13 at 11:09 am|
[quote]What exactly is the end-goal? [/quote]
To come up with ways to exit the ME theater that has bled this country dry over the last decade.
It should be clear by now that Putin has told Al-Assad not to worry about giving up chemical weapons since he will not need them as the Russian Federat...
| Political Talk|| re: How bad does Obama want to go to war? - rcocke2 on 9/11/13 at 12:12 am|
[quote]I would think that folks like you would be happy that the CBC is defying Obama, but you sound like you're mad.[/quote]
Don't be mad, only realize that the CBC helped stand against what would have been an escalation of a two-year proxy war in a crucial moment. Black kids serve with white k...
| Political Talk|| re: New Pew poll: Muslim opinion on extremists - rcocke2 on 9/10/13 at 7:10 pm|
[quote]Another interesting fact: 40% of Lebanese Christians hold a favorable view of Hezbollah.[/quote]
This is because after the 1982 civil war in Lebanon, where the majority of Christians aligned themselves with the losers of the conflict, internally and externally, Hezbollah and the Iranian Re...
| Political Talk|| re: Putin Didn't save Obama, he beat him - rcocke2 on 9/10/13 at 3:41 pm|
[quote]The Weekly Standard [/quote]
Home of the Trotskyites
[quote]Can always be trusted to put a negative spin on a good thing. [/quote]
Agreed, that magazine is the most pro-war publication around, and has been for quite some time.
whether Obama understands that his fo...
| Political Talk|| re: War is off... Thanks Putin - rcocke2 on 9/10/13 at 11:42 am|
[quote]This is a stall action by the Russians[/quote] Yes, while we save face the Russians are stalling. Fair enough.
[quote]It will take years to account for all of the Chemical Weapons and meanwhile the ME will continue to be unstable[/quote] This could work out well for those supporters of ...
| Political Talk|| re: Syria and Rand Paul's Israel Problem - rcocke2 on 9/10/13 at 10:59 am|
[quote]Ayn Rand wasn't all wrong[/quote]
Ayn Rand, not her real name, was a rabid atheist and hater of Christianity. She was from Russia, so maybe that explains the atheism and hatred of Christian orthodoxy.
I read Fountainhead when I was 20 and found it be a tedious and laughably simple phil...