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1) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1629034)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Sarge
No, Michel is doing just fine. 95 to 50, in favor of Michel over Chris.

Hi Sarge,

I wasn't aware that it was a competition or that people were scoring with points. He certainly doesn't get a "Ten from Len" from me. But if 2:1 is the result I am happy with that. These free bulletin boards have always been a left Wingers and outsiders haven, so to get even that score is quite an achievement in my book.


BTW, Gary's doing quite well in elaborating and defending his points as well.
But I could name several non-left wingers on this forum in your so-called left wingers "haven", current ... and old.
2) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1629017)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Sarge
Religious extremism will only go away when religion goes away.

That leaves extremism.
Should not it be the other way around?
Religious extremism will only go away when extremism goes away.

Moderation in all things. But I'm told you can be an extremist following that religion too.

Of course. But do jihadist really follow the religion?
Don't Think so.
And why are the jihadist not following the religion?

So now you have appointed yourself arbiter of their religion?!

Really?!!


Q: We are surprised and not surprised by this self-appointed arbitership?
A: No.
3) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1629013)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Sarge
Anyone else want to try?


No, Michel is doing just fine. 95 to 50, in favor of Michel over Chris.
4) Message boards : Politics : Net Neutrality Part Deux (Message 1628767)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Sarge
My initial thought would be, talk by actions: get internet service from a smaller company. Make them feel it in the wallet/purse. However, it seems like:

1) This isn't enough.
2) I know of no one in my area that has a different service. So, I have no way of knowing the quality of another service such as Century Link. Indeed, Comcast, Charter, etc. ... have essential monopolies across large swathes of the country.
5) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1627242)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Sarge
Shall we begin a lesson on data mining? Oh, wait, people will need a prerequisite amount of math and statistics knowledge.

Fact remains that for all that data collection they have done, every independent inquiry done into the effectiveness of the program has found that it has not helped at all.


As far as I know, you're pretty much correct.
6) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases Part Two (Message 1626945)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Sarge
Six days no new cases, in United Sates. Yet?


Ebola and Infectious diseases Part Two


I did not post for a few months because ...


















... not that I had contracted Ebola, but ...


















... these threads made me scared to go outside much or use the interwebs because I did not want to catch an online version of the bug ...


















... or not.
7) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1626940)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Sarge
You never even acknowledge the condemnations, anyway, so, you just keep waiting for "only then". Good day to you, sir.

Show me where condemnations actually stop attacks.

Yanks fan the flames

Yanks can't make up their minds


To be blunt, don't give me that crap.
Tell me why I should follow your links, when you are shifting your statements.
Are you not?
In the post I responded to, and in a number of other cases in the last few years, have you not many times called for the general Islamic world to condemn the attacks of the extremists? (As if to demonstrate they're not all the same?)
Answer honestly.
I will not, for the time, address whether condemnations stop attacks or not because that has not been what you've previously discussed to the best of my knowledge.
Besides, I would've expected Michel to make a point on whether condemnations have any power to deter.

In the meantime, while I admit having divided attention, seems I just heard Abbas and Netanyahu both showed up to show support for France. Furthermore, that a Muslim was working at a kosher Jewish food store in France who protected Jewish customers of said store?
8) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1626862)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Sarge
Religion and Culture are one in the same in the Middle East. If you don't believe it then ask all of those poor women shrouded under the veil about why they hide themselves from the world and accept de-facto second class status ??

Especially when their "good book" states this: -
"Respect & Honour your wife" Quran 4:19


Ah, I see you are referring to the "War Scrolls"?
Oh, wait, *everybody* follows the same "good book" over yonder?
Ya larns sumtin new eberryday, eh?

(Or, not.)
9) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1626861)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Sarge
Religion and Culture are one in the same in the Middle East. If you don't believe it then ask all of those poor women shrouded under the veil about why they hide themselves from the world and accept de-facto second class status ??


Why, I didn't know the Coptics & Gnostics did that! Wow! You learn something new, every day!

(Or, not.)
10) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1626859)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Sarge
The internet has become a much more potent tool for recruiting more Jihadists exactly because its so difficult to monitor.

Apparently not PRISM

Meh, as far as I'm aware, its still possible to use encryption services to hide from the NSA. Also, while they seem to be collecting almost every scrap of data found on the internet, that data is useless if there is no way of sifting through the data to find actually suspicious persons. In all likelihood, such mass data collection programs are probably making the intelligence work more difficult. There is an overload of data, 99.99999% of it being irrelevant that you still need to sift through. Its looking for a needle in a haystack.

I guess thats why those programs have not resulted in captured terrorist or foiled terrorist plots.


Shall we begin a lesson on data mining? Oh, wait, people will need a prerequisite amount of math and statistics knowledge.
11) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1626857)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Sarge
How about getting back on topic? If you want to get personal, use the PM system.


Message 1626216 - Posted: 10 Jan 2015, 19:12:40 UTC - in response to Message 1626198.


Pot, meet kettle?
Or, is a leaf turning over?
12) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1626856)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Sarge
hehehehe good one Dull , he want's people to feel sorry for him , oh i have Dislexia Blah Blah blah and then calls you a worm .

I may call you Gooba but that is just a friendly way of talking to you and i only use it as you had that as part or your user name . But to refer to you as the worm says a lot about the man .


As one of his MANY other screen names, he used "Darwin's Worm". Many have simply given up trying to change how they address him every 2 weeks or so, which gets to be a longer and longer screen name, and just call him by some screen name he has used before. One was "Dullnando" or something like that. Do you claim it says a lot about me to call him, as many do, "Dull"? If so, how mistaken you are.

Second, if ANYONE screams at me for my earlier post to you, they are also mistaken. Despite discussions about dyslexia and the like, when you get out of Michel's or someone else's posts the exact opposite of what he has said, expect to be called on it. (Plus, don't forget how I publicly and privately asked people to give you a chance to express yourself a few years ago.)
13) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1626837)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Sarge
Ok folks, time to calm it down before the thread gets locked.

Coming from someone who incites matters as well? Give me a break!

It seems dumbness & education are birds of the same feather, neither knows when to stop getting personal.

Returning to the topic at hand:

It's hypocritical of those who hold sway over the masses a la Murdoch. The problems do not lay at ground level, it is much higher. The judge in the Abu Hamza case stated it nicely...

Have fun in the Supermax Hotel

..."He had used his powerbase at the Finsbury Park Mosque in north London to encourage his followers to train and fight in the cause of jihad."

& therein lies the problem! It is down to those of Islamic faith to kick the extremists out of their mosques rather than vocally condemn incidents which have occurred recently.

Only then, we may see some improvements.


You never even acknowledge the condemnations, anyway, so, you just keep waiting for "only then". Good day to you, sir.
14) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1626835)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Sarge
More LOL!

Ok folks, time to calm it down before the thread gets locked.

===>Coming from someone who incites matters as well? Give me a break!

It seems dumbness & education are birds of the same feather, neither knows when to stop getting personal.<===
15) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1626834)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Sarge
A comment about the Charlie Hebdo terrorists that I found to be unexpected from the leader of the Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah ... .


LOL!
16) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1626833)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Sarge
Мишель so let's do it your way pull all the troops out now and let ISS establish there state country or wat ever
And what do you think will happen then ....war against Isreal ? Iran ? Lebanon ? Kuwait ? U.A.E ? Jordon ?

It's getting out of hand with this latest attack in France . When one of theses nutters puts a gun to your head or injur's you , you might change your mind


Glenn, besides the writing, also work on the reading. And I am saying that nicely.
17) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1625386)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Sarge
Reading conservative UK Prime Minister David Cameron's statements sound more like reading Michek's "BHL" posts here than Clyde's. So, let us declare Cameron's views reprehensible and, yet, ask that his speech not be censored.
18) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1625334)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Sarge
An attack similar to the one in Paris could happen in the UK, according to Mohammed Shafiq from the Ramadhan Foundation, which works with young British Muslims. He said "the thing that keeps me up at night is the fact that we have these lone wolves".

Why the bloody hell do think we raised the terror threat level from 3 to 2 ???

All a lot of fuss about nothing according to some ars**oles around here. Ok tell that to the families of the twelve murdered people in Paris.


Terrorism succeeds when people are terrorized.
19) Message boards : Politics : Society's Role in Education (Message 1625313)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Sarge
"I conceive them to be those of which he who has no use nor any knowledge at all cannot be a God, or demi-god, or hero to mankind, or able to take any serious thought or charge of them. And very unlike a divine man would he be, who is unable to count one, two, three, or to distinguish odd and even numbers, or is unable to count at all, or reckon night and day, and who is totally unacquainted with the revolution of the sun and moon, and the other stars. There would be great folly in supposing that all these are not necessary parts of knowledge to him who intends to know anything about the highest kinds of knowledge; but which these are, and how many there are of them, and when they are to be learned, and what is to be learned together and what apart, and the whole correlation of them, must be rightly apprehended first; and these leading the way we may proceed to the other parts of knowledge. For so necessity grounded in nature constrains us, against which we say that no God contends, or ever will contend."

"All freemen, I conceive, should learn as much of these branches of knowledge as every child in Egypt is taught when he learns the alphabet. In that country arithmetical games have been invented for the use of mere children, which they learn as a pleasure and amusement. They have to distribute apples and garlands, us "

"I have late in life heard with amazement of our ignorance in these matters [science in general]; to me we appear to be more like pigs than men, and I am quite ashamed, not only of myself, but of all Greeks."

All attributed to Plato.

As I suggested to Chris quite some time ago, there has never been any Golden Age where everything was done right and the results were glorious.

Plato was complaining about Greece dumbing down more than 2000 years ago.
20) Message boards : Politics : Ayatollah Lovin' InsaneHustlin'Hussein Workin' Wif Da Tollahs, but No Talkin' or Dealin' wif Da Pukes to Get Country Rolla. Jeez 'O Flip. Did I Type Dat? (Message 1578925)
Posted 28 Sep 2014 by Profile Sarge
Yep, I'm just wondering what he will call himself when Obama is replaced.

I'm betting he will go back to being a worm.

Oh, be nice! :)

More likely it'll be, "I'm Screwed". ;-)

Cheers.

I'm betting he may go back to chicken stacker. Might be the only job left.


I was a chicken cutter in the meat room at a supermarket one summer.
OOPS! I wasn't supposed to admit to my humble beginnings.
Hey, folks, my beginnings are closer to those of Marshall Mathers' than of, say, Carl Sagan's. But, some of you can go on assuming things.


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