| Political Talk|| re: "Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.” - rcocke2 on 2/23/15 at 11:30 am|
[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...
| Political Talk|| re: Major General Smedley Darlington Butler's thoughts on War - rcocke2 on 2/18/15 at 3:48 pm|
“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...
| Political Talk|| re: ISIS might be harvesting organs to help finance its affairs. - rcocke2 on 2/18/15 at 3:45 pm|
[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:...
| Political Talk|| re: Liberals love Islam, and Islam hates science.... - rcocke2 on 2/18/15 at 1:29 pm|
[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...
| Political Talk|| re: Very good write-up on what drives ISIS - rcocke2 on 2/18/15 at 10:52 am|
[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,...
| Political Talk|| re: Liberals love Islam, and Islam hates science.... - rcocke2 on 2/18/15 at 10:19 am|
[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 ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Small Ball Success - rcocke2 on 2/16/15 at 11:13 am|
[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. ...
| Political Talk|| re: The White House’s appalling denial of Jew-hatred - rcocke2 on 2/11/15 at 4:31 pm|
oy-vey, those who criticize Israel are all anti-semites, (sounds the chorus of the sayanim).
| Political Talk|| re: What would be ur litmus test to decide if a millennial is worth a damn to hire? - rcocke2 on 2/10/15 at 3:09 pm|
[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...
| Money Talk|| re: Anybody Buy Gold and Silver? - rcocke2 on 2/5/15 at 3:43 pm|
[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.
If that is true then a whole lot of people in China, India a...
| Political Talk|| re: How would you like to see the next President deal with ISIL? - rcocke2 on 1/29/15 at 10:41 am|
[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....
| More Sports Board|| re: 2015 "What's In The Bag" Golf Thread - rcocke2 on 1/28/15 at 3:35 pm|
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
| More Sports Board|| re: Lynch will be fined for yesterday - rcocke2 on 1/28/15 at 3:25 pm|
[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 ...
| Political Talk|| re: Hat's off to Putin - he knows what he is doing - rcocke2 on 1/28/15 at 11:29 am|
[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...
| Political Talk|| re: You know that whole thing about Boehner breaching protocol w/ Netanyahu invite? - rcocke2 on 1/27/15 at 4:29 pm|
[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...
| Political Talk|| re: European Socialists, Radical Muslims United by ‘Mutual Hatred for Judeo-Christia - rcocke2 on 1/26/15 at 5:04 pm|
[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...
| Political Talk|| re: If there are no differences between races, why do we categorize people by race? - rcocke2 on 1/26/15 at 4:53 pm|
[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...
| Political Talk|| re: Justice Sotomeyer worries constitution is being shred to favor law enforcement - rcocke2 on 1/26/15 at 3:41 pm|
[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....
| Political Talk|| re: If there are no differences between races, why do we categorize people by race? - rcocke2 on 1/26/15 at 2:48 pm|
[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 ...
| Political Talk|| re: European Socialists, Radical Muslims United by ‘Mutual Hatred for Judeo-Christia - rcocke2 on 1/26/15 at 11:30 am|
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...