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21) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1572035)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
The Woman ignores the first Police officer's request for ID and walks away. This is itself a crime.

Not in California. That section of the Penal Code 647(e) was held unconstitutional.
22) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1571990)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
we are cooking our planet


Dat Be Funny.

Extreme Words from An Extremist.

the planet is cooking. the planet is cooking.

the sky is falling. the sky is falling.

identical.

Keep stacking those chickens. Might eventually get them cooked!
23) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1571974)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
The Dresden Firebombing didn't do squat to end the European theater of WWII, and has absolutely no justification.


Up to that time, the world had endured 5½ years of total war. The Germans may have been close to surrender(mainly stated many times since, but hindsight is a wonderful thing), but they were still a tough professional army. Also, Dresden was a well known communications & marshalling centre & those at the top did not have that hindsight hence the bombings.

Well for one, the Allies knew that Germany was losing the war decisively, so the whole hindsight argument is nonsense. And yes, technically Dresden had a few valid strategic targets. But the Allies did not target those targets. Most of those targets where not even anywhere near the center of the city and the ones that were relatively close to the center did not appear on the maps of the bombers.

Sheer hogwash from someone still "wet behind the ears"

The USAAF bombed those marshaling yards. The RAF bombed the town center. That was not the original plan, but weather got in the way.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Dresden_in_World_War_II#The_attacks
It had been decided that the raid would be a double strike, in which a second wave of bombers would attack three hours after the first, just as the rescue teams were trying to put out the fires.
...
The attack was to be centred on the Ostragehege sports stadium, next to the city's medieval Altstadt (old town), with its congested, and highly combustible, timbered buildings.

They went there to kill civilians and knew it.
24) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1571779)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor

No. ISIL and Jihadist are not muslims!
They havent read the Koran which btw is a very small book.
No paradise for them.
There like Hitler, Stalin and Putler.

So why do the Muslims tolerate them?

They have guns and are willing to use them.

First they came for the Sufi's
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Sufi.
Then they came for the Sunni's
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Sunni.
Then they came for the Wahhabi's
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Wahhabi.
...


The average Muslim believes in peace. Peace be upon you. And unto you peace.
25) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1571778)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor

After The Guillotine, things get WORSE for The People. Just History and Human Nature.

Really? I take it you've never been to France. Lovely country.

Isn't this really off topic.

Only if you don't know French history.

Might know this. Family was living in Paris on a day that Guillotine was famously used on a queen and her severed head was paraded down the street on a pole by the family abode.

That was not a good time. It got worse. A lot worse. The big revisionist gloss overs claimed it was better. They want to ignore the period before order was restored and mob rule was is charge. How much damage happened. Normal eventually returned, but France was never again a world power. That is why there are jokes about the French military, they used to be feared.

If you wish to use some narrow metric and claim it improved and ignore other metrics ......... that's an agenda.

Any conflict is terrible while people are going it through it. Which is exactly why you don't want things to get to the point where people think it is their only recourse to justice. The French Revolution was a terrible time, but in the end France was a lot better under socialism than it was under imperialism.

I don't understand your assertion that there is some sort of correlation between how much the army is feared and the quality of life in a country. I love France and have spent a lot of time there. They seem to have their priorities right.

And just when did France go to socialism? After or before Waterloo? After the war Franco-Prussian war Or WW1?

hmmm..good questions. It is a gradual process I suppose.

Right. So in the recent aftermath of the revolution, they were not socialist and life wasn't easy. Took a lot of time and the rest of the world progressed and overtook France. That is the drawback to periods of turmoil.

Today with 10.2% unemployment, burka bans, shouting gas the jews in the streets and the other silliness, I'm not so sure that it is a lovely place. I'm thinking I'm happy great granddad got my branch of the family out and chased better opportunity in the USA. Although another branch finally did well too. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_de_Lattre_de_Tassigny
26) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1571693)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Scum.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/09/isil-claims-beheading-british-hostage-20149132145078444.html
ISIL claims beheading of British hostage
Group releases video of death of David Haines, weeks after killing American hostages James Foley and Steven Sotloff.
27) Message boards : Politics : Know thine enemy (Message 1571613)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor

After The Guillotine, things get WORSE for The People. Just History and Human Nature.

Really? I take it you've never been to France. Lovely country.

Isn't this really off topic.

Only if you don't know French history.

Might know this. Family was living in Paris on a day that Guillotine was famously used on a queen and her severed head was paraded down the street on a pole by the family abode.

That was not a good time. It got worse. A lot worse. The big revisionist gloss overs claimed it was better. They want to ignore the period before order was restored and mob rule was is charge. How much damage happened. Normal eventually returned, but France was never again a world power. That is why there are jokes about the French military, they used to be feared.

If you wish to use some narrow metric and claim it improved and ignore other metrics ......... that's an agenda.
28) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1571578)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
+many Major
Is humanity causing climate change by reason of its activities? Yes, there is a fairly long list of human activities that cause climate change.

Could those activities be the cause of the recent "temperature" changes? Unknown.

Temperature is in quotes because soot emission and subsequent deposition on ice does not cause air temperature change, but does change ice surface temperature change or melting rate which is being used as an indicator of air temperature. Also remember that the ice that is at the top today was laid down years ago and the soot at that layer came from that time in addition to today.


It is such a shame that the warmists label anyone who won't drink their koolaid as a denier; unfortunately warmism has become indistinguishable from a religious cult.
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Scenery (Message 1571310)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor

McWay Falls.
30) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1571212)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Eye keel u!!!

Bienvenido al club.

La banda está tocando Sabes Que.
31) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1570956)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Don't know where your x10 and x20 and 95% assumptions come from... Nor for how somehow all commerce must come to a halt...

try looking up world population ...

We also must stop the corruption of enforced continual-growth-until-catastrophe and collapse.

Then we need to find a better designer for nature

So... The question is: How best do we kick the politics and business corruption into shape to buy us time to get our culture into shape for living in a long term SUSTAINABLE balance with our planet?

By a simple understanding that business growth is driven by population growth.

Yes, it really is that simple.
32) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1570952)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I think it is a barbaric, primitive reaction that we must fight against to show we are better than those who can kill remorselessly.

A mother, defending her children, is a primitive reaction. I wouldn't call it barbaric tho. We will always have those primitive reactions, it's part of our nature. I think every mother with her heart in the right place would do the same as I.

I dont Think there are many mothers in this thread Julie
Many fathers though.

Oh, there are a few mothers here. I have children and grandchildren and I think Julie is wrong about other mothers. Perhaps that urge to kill might exist for a few seconds but I hope I would never kill anyone.

I really hope not.
Should I cancel your visit?
*gulp*
I also find the existence of PTSD from soldiers returning from war one of the most hopeful aspects of humanity.

This is true. People have to be programmed to kill. It is not as natural as some people think. Although infanticide is more common than seems to be acknowledged. I am surprised that Gary has not bought up how in nature mothers who are stressed or unable to feed their young often kill them.

In Scandinavia in old ages, mothers sometimes put the new born childs in the forest when they couldn't support them.
But most of the times they put the Child in front of a Church door.
It sometimes happens even today:(

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safe-haven_law
<ed>https://www.google.com/search?q=baby+found+in+dumpster&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=np&source=hp#q=baby+found+in+dumpster&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=np&tbm=nws
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Is anyone famous left? (Message 1570949)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Justin Bieber
Paris Hilton
Piers Morgan
Kim Kardashian
Katie Hopkins
Jenny McCarthy
Terry Christian

All still alive, pity!

Aren't they infamous, not famous?
34) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1570840)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Gary what the hell does that have to do with Flooding in Kashmir or Pakistan ???

I was commenting on MK's message. I know this board doesn't thread well, but there is an "in response to Message #"
35) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: DENIAL (#3) (Message 1570705)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
If this *IS* human caused climate change, I must say that I like it.

You are wet, but ...
http://www.edwardsaquifer.net/intro.html
36) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1570700)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
By and large, most politicians are corrupt. Even if not so when they are elected, they soon become so.

Waning to run for office should be a disqualifying factor.
37) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1570594)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Maybe I'm also only talking about the urge, it's just that I love my children so much I'd kill for them Is what I really meant. I can't even kill a mosquito, let alone a human. My sister in law always says 'love is the strongest power', I kinda agree with her there. The word 'power' has a positive connotation here.


The urge is fine... I agree that we would all have the same urge. I know I would. But it is fighting that urge... that barbaric instinct of emotional revenge, that is important.


People all have different characters. One is more emotional or has a bigger survival instinct than the other, we're all so different...People who have the 'power' with a negative connotation here, are dangerous individuals.


+1 on your post before this, the effects are very important, we also do say that remorse always comes too late, just a fact. Not everyone is going to kill someone but we all have primitive reactions that cause remorse. In the case of eye for an eye with evil intentions, +1 again.

Reaction is reaction. It lacks thought. Without thought can there be barbarism? Is the lion chasing down the meal barbaric? Some things come from the brain stem, not the cortex.
38) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1570587)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Quite true, but & it's a big but, that is no proof that the same won't happen again.

It will. It is a loop. All you can hope is that the loop takes a long time.

Or as has been said, "History repeats itself."
39) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1570509)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
To sit back & let incidents such as that one...

Who does that?
My point is that punnish an evil person with the same method that person used is bad. Very bad. Then you are evil as well.


I'm with Janneseti on this. While we might emotionally want to exact revenge upon those who have harmed us, I think empathy and mercy are the two greatest strengths a civilization can use to show its advancement.

Certainly, if anyone ever tried to harm Michele, or even succeeded, I would want to do the same to them tenfold. I would hope that a rational, civilized person with no emotional connection to the situation would stop me. Taking out he revenge may make me feel better in the immediate, but what does it say about me being able to take a life remorselessly? If I'm a decent person, taking a life, even in revenge, would never sit well with me for the rest of my life. And judging from the number of soldiers with PTSD, I'm guessing it's a very common human trait to not want to kill without remorse.

I think it is a barbaric, primitive reaction that we must fight against to show we are better than those who can kill remorselessly.

An eye for an eye is barbaric. A reflection of the religion that spouts such core values.

Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord. That still says that a barbaric act will happen so it plays on the same emotion.

Revenge is a dish best served cold. Again a level of barbarism is indicated and it also implies cold calculating criminality on the part of the person seeking the revenge.

Modern society is supposed to have moved beyond punishment and into rehabilitation. However most governments have only given this lip service.
40) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the Designer! #2 (Message 1570500)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Another Thorsday.
All Hail Thor the designer.


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