| 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...
| Political Talk|| re: Boner invites Bibi to address congress - rcocke2 on 1/21/15 at 3:13 pm|
[quote]Why do we make such a big deal and bow and scrape for a country that does so little for us and more often acts as a millstone around out neck?[/quote]
Because the most powerful, let me repeat, the most powerful foreign policy lobby in the USA is AIPAC. Who do you think funds campaigns??? ...
| Political Talk|| re: 16,000 American Oil Jobs Cut, Obama Admin Kicks Oil & Gas While It's Down - rcocke2 on 1/21/15 at 1:35 pm|
[quote]Frankly, the Oil Industry has been going in dry on us for years.
Well, then frick you too, ungrateful jerkoff. Go get yourself a mule and a buggy and remember to throw out all the plastic things you own. Including the computer you're typing on.
| Political Talk|| re: Female Discrimination in Academia Linked to "Brilliance" - rcocke2 on 1/19/15 at 4:14 pm|
[quote]wait are we to assume master welders just picked up an acetylene torch one day, found one of those visors on the ground, and got to work? [/quote]
No, but most of the old-timer welders I know in the refineries in LA learned to weld on the farm, in the shed, etc (not from a book). The poin...
| Political Talk|| re: Female Discrimination in Academia Linked to "Brilliance" - rcocke2 on 1/19/15 at 3:13 pm|
[quote]So that explains why there aren't many women welders and mechanics?[/quote]
Possibly....I'd say a good welder or mechanic requires quite a bit of intelligence. I'd like to see a physicist or mathematics professor try to weld. They would need a booklet of instructions first, preferably th...
| Political Talk|| re: The Paris rally: Three questions - rcocke2 on 1/15/15 at 3:48 pm|
[quote]1. They don't have freedom[/quote]
See exhibit - Dieudonné M'bala M'bala (French Comedian arrested numerous times)
[quote]Obama's presence there would only damage the prestige of his office, to me at least.[/quote]
Agreed, the prestige of POTUS should not be leveraged for hypocrites....
| Political Talk|| re: The Paris rally: Three questions - rcocke2 on 1/15/15 at 1:02 pm|
[quote]He gets a sunshine sticker for blowing them off[/quote]
Je ne suis pas, Charlie!!!
Pas de liberté d'expression pour Dieudonné???
Ahhhh, hypocrites everywhere. Some speech obviously deserves jail while some does not. Voltaire had it right about those in power, the case of Dieudonn...
| Political Talk|| re: State Your Theory on How the West Should Deal With Radical Islam - rcocke2 on 1/13/15 at 5:15 pm|
11 And it shall be, if it make thee answer of peace, and open unto thee, then it shall be, that all the people that is found therein shall be tributaries unto thee, and they shall serve thee.
12 And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege it:
| Political Talk|| re: Dont forget the US servicemen killed by Israel - rcocke2 on 1/13/15 at 4:20 pm|
[quote]The Israelis were hardly dependent on the U.S. for their defense in 1967.[/quote]
Partly true. Early on from 1920s through the 1960s, Israel bought a lot of Russian military hardware.
[quote]What was the mission of the USS Liberty?[/quote]
Recon....They were listening to the goings on...
| Political Talk|| re: 48 states have no claim to a right to secede whatsoever. - rcocke2 on 1/13/15 at 12:35 pm|
[quote]What sovereignty they do posses comes because Congress allowed it.[/quote]
I see here from this statement you believe rights are granted from Top-to-Bottom.
Also, please give the definition of sovereignty you have assumed. (I know you will not have a worthy definition, so better to c...
| Political Talk|| re: Which countries had nobody at the March in Paris? - rcocke2 on 1/12/15 at 1:30 pm|
[quote]Nobody....I mean nobody who posts on this board would have criticized use of tax payer money for a US Official, whether President Obama or John Kerry, etc., to be present for the march in Paris.[/quote]
I agree 100%.
[quote]And if they did it would have been for trolling purposes only...