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41) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1563057)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
But still her mind was clear enough to be able to sue her shrink

Did she file it, or a conservator file it in her name?
42) Message boards : Politics : The reassertion of whiteness in Canada (Message 1562925)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I think you over estimate the numbers rushing to push the red X Clyde. I do find it amusing that you make these speeches about how offensive you find some posts, yet are completely oblivious to how offensive your posts have been on many occasions. (this being one of them)

+1

Luckily the more tolerant left wing posters such as myself don't need to be told not to go around red Xing posts we don't agree with, because left wing people believe in things like your right to express your opinion no matter how unpleasant it is.

Yes. But lets try and get back on the topic please.

If you want to scream about Rupert Murdoch's opinion a/k/a Faux, just use the create a thread button.
43) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1562923)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
What is done then?

You can catch and bring to justice those terrorists without glassing the general area where they are thought to hide.

And with Muslim terrorism, violence as a response only creates more violence down the line. It would be feeding their cultural victim complex which underpins so many of their extremist organizations.

How does one identify ALL these people?

How does one CATCH these people?

Think about this: How does one catch ALL the common criminals, in your Country, before they commit crimes?

The ability to do this, you believe exists, doesn't, and will not exist in the future.

Sorry.

Clyde you are talking past James. No where did he say anything about trying to catch them before they act, only after.

Clyde are you actually arguing for thought police? Arrest and punishment before the crime is committed? Found guilty because of the people you know? That sure sounds a lot like the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. Have you become your enemy?
44) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1562678)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
What is done then?

Celebrate the reduction in CO2 emission?!
45) Message boards : Politics : The reassertion of whiteness in Canada (Message 1562524)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I wish us all strength and skill as we struggle with intolerance in ourselves and in our society. It has been my personal experience that this struggle is not something one "gets beyond". Personally, I am better at it than I used to be, but I am not "beyond" it. If I deemed myself to be "beyond" untrue, unjust, unfair and unkind beliefs, I think I would be at risk for not recognizing intolerance in myself.

So true.

So much of what is intolerance may flow from ignorance. An example. You see a group of teenagers walking down the street. If they are like you, you can pretty rapidly judge if they are a threat to you in some way. If they aren't like you, from a different culture, you have no reference to make the judgement, however as they aren't doing the things you expect, you place them in the possible threat category. If you then end up talking to them, if you have them in the threat category you will be more hostile to them than if you have them in the no threat category. You have just engaged in discrimination.

It is next to impossible to stop this, until you recognize it. Even then you won't be able to 100% suppress it. Until you learn that culture, so you can read it, there will always be a percent or so.
46) Message boards : Politics : The reassertion of whiteness in Canada (Message 1562516)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I'm going to ask the tea party stuff move to a different thread. I'd like to keep this one a bit more "pure" on race and immigration.

And if it takes an example in Canada to get American's talking about their policies and prejudices, then that is a good thing. I know, sometimes things are to close to home otherwise.
47) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1562347)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://news.yahoo.com/israel-says-found-hamas-training-manual-gaza-115338033.html
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli army has released what it says is a page from a seized Hamas training manual that would appear to support its case that Palestinian militants deliberately use the cover of residential areas for combat operations.

Hamas, which denies it puts civilians at risk by storing and firing weapons from built-up areas, dismissed the document as a forgery intended to justify Israeli attacks that have killed hundreds of children, women and other non-combatants.

Who to believe?
48) Message boards : Politics : The reassertion of whiteness in Canada (Message 1562321)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
"Aboriginals" - I take it that you mean the native North Americans, Indians, if so why didn't you just go ahead and say so.

The "I" word is nearly as big a slur as the "N" word.

I know they operate a TV channel called "FNX" for First Nations Experience. I think First Peoples is what they prefer, at least in the USA.
49) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1561912)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://abc7.com/news/car-lands-on-top-of-wall-in-baldwin-hills/279611/
50) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1561878)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
If you have any further comments about moderation policy here, please read the rules to the left of your posting window or email the moderators.

email the moderators?
Where are your email adresses?

The moderators may be contacted at seti_moderators@ssl.berkeley.edu
51) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1561853)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Another Missouri cop, Michael Pappert, suspended over personal comments made on Facebook.

http://www.news.com.au/world/missouri-police-officer-dan-page-im-into-diversity-i-kill-everybody/story-fndir2ev-1227034529974

The police department in Glendale, another St Louis suburb, said on Friday it had suspended one of its officers who had expressed contempt for the Ferguson protesters on his Facebook account.

“I’m sick of these protesters. You are a burden on society and a blight on the community,” wrote Michael Pappert, in one of at least five posts that have gone up since Sunday.

“These protesters should have been put down like a rabid dog the first night,” he added.

In a reference to the Boston Marathon bombing, he also wrote: “Where is a Muslim with a backpack when you need them.”

Also Ray Albers, a cop for the St Louis suburb of St Ann, was suspended after pointing a semi automatic assault rifle at Ferguson protesters and using obscene language threatening to kill them.

A very sad state of affairs going on over there. :-(

Cheers.

Suspended? They should be fired.

Suspended pending a hearing leading to firing.
52) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Your Epitaph (Message 1561712)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
"You are Next!"
53) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 4 (Message 1561702)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
If you cant beat them why not humiliate them?

Kremlin-backed separatists humiliate Ukrainian army in Donetsk parade on Independence day!
http://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine/kremlin-backed-separatists-humiliate-ukrainian-army-in-donetsk-parade-361888.html
Photos and videos show hundreds of civilians who gathered to witness the humiliation of Ukrainian soldiers. The people are heard chanting "Fascists!", calling the soldiers "F*cking demons!" and "F*ggots!" and demanding that the servicemen get on their knees. Some were throwing flour, eggs and bottles at the prisoners.
To add to the humiliation, a street cleaning machine followed the prisoners - a clear reference to the march of captive German soldiers in Moscow in 1944, where a street cleaner symbolically washed the road after them.

This is clearly a violation of international laws and perhaps the Geneva Convention regarding POWs.

Yes. When will Tsar Putin the Great stand trial?
54) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1561659)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I've heard that too, but I was waiting to see if it turned out to be a fake or not. I know for a fact things like this have happened in the past in the UK, (with undercover police infiltrating political protest groups and then being the ones most likely to start trouble on protests).

Job security to the chief and it makes them look like a leader to the protesters so they are let into the inner circle. It is despicable.
55) Message boards : Politics : The reassertion of whiteness in Canada (Message 1561648)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
However much me and Gary might disagree on many things, I don't think be believes that there should be a white America (or Canada for that matter).

Correct, and the title is from the opinion piece. The item is to point out that immigration policy being racist is not just limited to the USA nor are the fools who propose it just limited to the USA.
56) Message boards : Politics : The reassertion of whiteness in Canada (Message 1561611)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
In The USA: If you are born inside The USA, or are born anywhere in The World, to an American Citizen: You ARE an American Citizen.

How do Canadian Laws differ?

Generally there are two legal doctrines that cover this: jus sanguis (right of blood) and jus soli (right of soil). With jus sanguis if your parants have citizenship then so do you. With jus soli, if you are born on the territory of that country, you automatically gain citizenship of that country. It seems the US applies both doctrines. Canada technically also applies both doctrines.

A little off the subject.

That is why THE MORAN'S stating IF Obama was born in Kenya: He was not Constitutionally entitled to be an American President. His mother was an American Citizen. Thereby making him a "Natural Born American".

Additionally. These MORAN'S further that when he was Indonesia, his step-father enrolled a young Obama, at school, as an Indonesian Citizen.

The only person who can take away Obama's American Citizenship, IS Obama himself, after reaching the age of 18. There is an exception for as young as 16.

I dislike the guy. But... Facts are facts.

Moran? I am not familiar with that word.

moran |ˈmɒr(ə)n|
noun ( pl. same )
a member of the warrior group of the Masai people of East Africa, which comprises the younger unmarried males.
ORIGIN Masai.
57) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How do those of yous who live on the Ring of Fire feel? (Message 1561409)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I was told, later, that the safest place in a quake is in a wood-frame
building. It's flexible -- and, larger than most cracks, should they
develop, and swallow up an individual person. Nice, to know. . .

Wood frame building in an earthquake
58) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1561406)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
The people posting this drivel, are either completely ignorant, unable to learn anything, or have another agenda.

My philosophy has been 'Never argue with an idiot'.

There is a line between the ignorant and the idiots, although at times it can be hard to find.
59) Message boards : Politics : The reassertion of whiteness in Canada (Message 1561401)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
While hardly from an unbiased source

I suspect that compared to Faux they are without bias. But that is going off into the bushes.

the story does point out that our current Federal government is very, shall we say, retro.

Just wondering if there is Tea being brewed up there?

In The USA: If you are born inside The USA, or are born anywhere in The World, to an American Citizen: You ARE an American Citizen.

How do Canadian Laws differ?

http://www.parl.gc.ca/LegisInfo/BillDetails.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&Bill=C24&Parl=41&Ses=2
http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=E&Mode=1&DocId=6684615
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-29/
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/rules_2009.asp
60) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1561398)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
The question I would pose, is: How much "good vs evil" should be given
weight in the administrating of people's welfare, in countries with
representative governments? Should it be relegated to the dustbin,
as being a part of Medieval thinking (mentioned in TNY), or not?
If so, then -- from the perspective of a Christian, should Christ's
teachings (obviously, pre-Medieval) be, also, discarded?

AFIK good and evil are flexible standards. They aren't written into stone or even paper. A law, such as robbery, is written.

So using some standard of good vs. evil would be arbitrary and capricious. Many would feel arbitrary standards are evil or perhaps more properly stated as not desirable.

Good vs. evil for judging how much punishment is inflict, is done in many legal systems. They have lists of mitigating and aggravating circumstances. Phrases like "depraved indifference." It is intended to take the arbitrary nature out of such a comparison, but it can only mitigate it to some extent.

For those who are either non-Christians, agnostics, or atheists, upon what principals should governments be based?

The consent of the governed.

While it is easy to say, that is hard to quantify. First we have to realize that it will be impossible for everyone to agree 100%. There will always be a few who will object to whatever government is. The same would even apply to a law, even one prohibiting murder. There is also the issue of who consents and when. It is possible to poll the people when the government is instituted. However later, say a couple of generations, the people who gave their consent are not the ones being governed.

Also, as a post-script: Should breaking the law merit two trials --

one, to ascertain whether or not the law was broken, and,

two, to ascertain if the person/entity was committing an evil act?

That assumes that acts can't be decided beforehand if they are evil. So you can't decide that murder is evil.

Trials in the USA have to establish several things to find guilt. The prosecution has to prove a crime was committed. They have to prove the defendant did the crime. They also have to prove the defendant had intent to commit a crime.

You could think of that as mutiple trials, but with one judge and jury.

In capital cases there are two phases to the trial. The first to affix guilt. The second to determine penalty.


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