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1) Message boards : Politics : Animal hunt for entertainment (Message 1658140)
Posted 15 minutes ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Went on a Deer Hunt, once, many decades ago (Colleagues pestered me). Got the license and sat in 'A Blind' (think that's what they call it) with another, armed with a 'High Powered', scoped Rifle. After being instructed what deer not to shoot. Saw one deer. Never 'raised' my rifle.

Believe the same about 'Sport' fishing.
2) Message boards : Politics : Airbus 320 crashed in the French Alps (Message 1658131)
Posted 33 minutes ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor

Can you imagine what Obama care would look like if the government had everyone's medical records?!!!

There is a difference between 'everyone's medical records' and those who are employed in the transporting of hundreds of lives.

Just speaking of NYPD.

ALL injuries requiring medical attention (including Non Line-of-Duty), and sicknesses (Physical and Physiological), HAD/MUST be reported to the Police Medical Bureau; To understand if it would impact ones ability. If you 'Reported Sick' and before returning to Duty: You have to visit a 'Police Surgeon', who would authorize your return to duty. Sometimes in consultation with your Private Doctor/Psychiatrist.

The above, and really more, is for Cops. Which, if there is 'A Problem', may result in the death of 1 or 2 innocent persons.

An Airline Pilot, with 'A Problem', may result in the death of many, many more.

Why not institute the same, and probably more safeguards, for Pilots, as for Cops?
3) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? II (Message 1658124)
Posted 53 minutes ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
No messages intended to annoy or antagonize other people


If that rule were upheld as strictly as you interpret it, there would be no politics forum. I do believe the post at the top of this forum says the rules a bit more relaxed here - meaning not so strictly interpreted.

Didn't 'Offend' me. Wrong, of course. But not 'Offensive'.

Never understood this "I'm Offended" thinking.

Everyone will be 'Offended' by something. So what?
4) Message boards : Politics : US versus Europe The nice version (Message 1658118)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Oh dear. the US has so many misconceptions about Europe that I have to laugh:):)
First Europe is not a country.
EU is not a nation.
Every country has their OWN laws.

Europe is continent like America:)

However you can divide Europe into in my opinion into 4 regions with pretty much same culture.
Northern, Southern, Central and Eastern Europe.

I dont Think the US understand this...

Misunderstanding what I was saying.

Not speaking of the Small Differences within Western European Cultures, when compared with Non-Western European Cultures.

But a Foundation Difference between European Political Thought concerning Government and Power. As compared with the US.
5) Message boards : Politics : US versus Europe The nice version (Message 1658117)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
We both are living in a Judeo/Christian Culture.

I wonder where this idea of a Judeo/Christian culture came from. I mean, Jews have always been marginalized, and whatever Jews have contributed to our culture (and they have), that has very little to do with the fact that they were Jews. If anything, Islam has had a much larger influence on European/Western culture than Judaism.

But our Foundation Thinking of Power and Government, are substantially different. A good starting point of this discussion.

We had this discussion a dozen times now, and its clear that neither of us are going to move from their respective positions. Do you really want another round of each of us throwing the same arguments around?

Perhaps we could also discuss why Most of Western Europe, does not understand the Internal Workings of The United States of America: An Association of 50 Sovereign States (18th Century Term, meaning Nations). Guided under the Principals of a Constitution. These States only gave up the Internal Authority of Inter-State (read nations) Commerce - Defended Borders, Tariffs, etc., and Foreign Policy.

Yeah, Europeans invented that concept way back in the 17th century. And no, Sovereign state does not mean 'nation'. State means government, sovereign means that the government has supreme authority (aka that there are no other authorities the government has to listen too) over its territory. Nation on the other hand refers to whether the people who live within the borders of the state feel some kind of connection to said state. Such connections are usually based on ethnicity or some form of shared cultural experience. If Nation and State are both present you get a Nation State. Now in the West we often think that Nation and State go together, but that is just good old Eurocentric bias. The Nation State is an European invention and isn't as common as we often think. Plenty of countries are merely States, but not nations. Often as a result, these Nations are fairly weak and unstable internally.

Also, US states are not Sovereign. Even though they retain quite a bit of power over what happens inside their borders, they have given up way to much power over to the Federal Government to be considered 'Sovereign'.

Seriously, this is (Nation) Statebuilding/Statecraft and International Relations 101.

But why the ignorance of a Country which, since 1945, has been the Dominant Military and Economic Power?

Nah, outsiders are not that ignorant on the inner workings of the US. You are.

Negative to all the above, of course.

Looking at the Internal US through European eyes (Sovereign means ethnic, religious, etc.) is not an American concept.

Exactly what Rights does the Political Arm of the Federal Government, excepting those I innumerate, does it have?

Do you realize that NO TREATY, signed by The Federal Government (there is NO US Government in The European sense) can be forced upon the Sovereign States, if it violates its Sovereignty?

The ONLY additional 'Authority' is IF The Sovereign States agree to (and most of the time do) with The Federal Component. It is just an agreement, nothing more.

Go on and on and on. This would be better discussed, for hours.

You knowledge, in this matter is....

How about just discussing the 2 items I mentioned above.

IE: Foreign Treaty's and Authority of the Political Arm, of The Federal Component.
6) Message boards : Politics : Extradition policies (Message 1657974)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32096621

Good.

Have no real knowledge of this case. But Italy had their 'shot'. That's it.
7) Message boards : Politics : Extradition policies (Message 1657909)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Considering that most RAPE charges go un-prosecuted and the women involved were coerced into making these allegations I wonder which way these "celebrity consequences" are going in this case. I would love to live in a world were RAPE cases were this diligently pursued...but they aren't. They simply aren't. There are 100s of RAPE cases in Sweden that are simply not being dealt with like this.

Demeaning The Victim?

What about The Victim?
8) Message boards : Politics : US versus Europe The nice version (Message 1657905)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
We are alike way more than we are different.

Absolutely correct.

But most, on both sides, are ignorant [unlearned] of these differences.

Why put the emphasis on those differences? They are in the grand scheme of things relatively minor :)

Not really.

I also believe we are specifically discussing Western Europe vs. US.

We both are living in a Judeo/Christian Culture. But our Foundation Thinking of Power and Government, are substantially different. A good starting point of this discussion.

Perhaps we could also discuss why Most of Western Europe, does not understand the Internal Workings of The United States of America: An Association of 50 Sovereign States (18th Century Term, meaning Nations). Guided under the Principals of a Constitution. These States only gave up the Internal Authority of Inter-State (read nations) Commerce - Defended Borders, Tariffs, etc., and Foreign Policy.

I can understand why Americans have no real knowledge of the Internal Workings Western European Countries, or the new EU.

But why the ignorance of a Country which, since 1945, has been the Dominant Military and Economic Power?
9) Message boards : Politics : Bowe Bergdahl has been charged with desertion along with one other charge. (Message 1657736)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
This has quietly slipped into the news. I found it by accident while checking an online weather report.
http://abcnews.go.com/international/bowe-bergdahl-charged-desertion-lawyer/story?id=29901602


You have an interesting definition of "quietly".

"quietly" does fit.

How many Murderers did Obama release?

How may died attempting a rescue, which wasn't necessary, due to HIS Desertion?
10) Message boards : Politics : Extradition policies (Message 1657721)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Do I think we went overboard in our reaction to the events of Sept. 11, 2001? Yes I do, both domestically and in foreign nations. But you have to admit we did have at least a certain amount of justification.

Agree. But...

Most Wars are of a Limited Duration, and any Bullying/Illegal measures are ONLY for the duration. Hopefully, after the end of The War, returning to 'normal'.

In this Never Ending Terrorist War: Do the necessary 'Illegal Actions' become permanent?
11) Message boards : Politics : US versus Europe The nice version (Message 1657719)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
We are alike way more than we are different.

Absolutely correct.

But most, on both sides, are ignorant [unlearned] of these differences.
12) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases Part Two (Message 1657712)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Two experimental Ebola vaccines pass safety test in African trial

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/03/27/two-experimental-ebola-vaccines-pass-safety-test-in-african-trial/
13) Message boards : Politics : Extradition policies (Message 1657501)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
He had offered to be interviewed regarding the allegations outside of Sweden and they have now been forced to agree to that as the statute of limitations runs out on the allegations.

In the USA, depending upon the Individual State, if a Federal Charge, and type of crime: Statute of Limitations may not apply, if the accused flees the Jurisdiction.

Basically - 'The Clock Stops'.

Does Sweden have the same?
14) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases Part Two (Message 1657492)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Why is the American health care worker that contracted Ebola volunteering in Sierra Leone in the US?
To me it's a criminal act!

Where would you wish to be?
15) Message boards : Politics : Extradition policies (Message 1657487)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
...Yes, we get it. America is the big shouty bully. We know.

Typically boring in its shallow attacks, as usual.

Didn't I just post about verbiage?

EDIT:

Julian Assange may well be a complete jerk, but he knows full well he won't get a fair trial and justice if he is snatched by the Americans.

Oh hum.

EDIT 2: Es99 - You do admit you are Factually Incorrect, regarding Julian Assange extradition?
16) Message boards : Politics : Extradition policies (Message 1657485)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Some long Posting is simply verbiage. Not MajorKong.

I personally find his Posts to be, interesting, informative and educational.
17) Message boards : Politics : Airbus 320 crashed in the French Alps (Message 1657430)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
FBI assisting in crash investigation. CNN.

Why?

Some of his Training was in Arizona.

Now there is a problem and that is shift changes can cause sleep issues and there is no way the airline can control the party behavior of the flight crew before the flight. Crews have been known to show up under the influence - a big no no.

In my initial years with NYPD, as a 'Street Cop'. We would change our shifts every week, 8AM to 4PM - 4PM to Midnight - Midnight to 8AM. It was physically and mentally exhausting.

We would also show up 'under the influence', in those years. Probably more cultural, than not.
18) Message boards : Politics : Airbus 320 crashed in the French Alps (Message 1657350)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
- We choose pilots very carefully. And we do not just watch cognitive skills but also on the psychological capacity. We use a so-called DLR tests. This test is an internationally recognized tool to use to test pilots, says Carsten Spohr.

The pilots undergo regular medical examinations, but there is no explicit psychological tests, according to Der Spiegel.

I am reminded of Buzz Aldrin. Who landed on The Moon with Armstrong.

Engineering Degree and Pilot, who 'Passed' the Psychological Tests, before being named an Astronaut.

In his book 'Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon', he relates that years after the Moon Landing: He was Committed to a Mental Institution, He was again given 'The Tests', and again, 'Passed' them all.

Perhaps no 'Test' is 100% accurate in predicting Suicidal Actions.
19) Message boards : Politics : Russia in the 21C (Message 1657272)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Here is a survivor.

Great Movie.

Best exchange regarding this Thread:

General "Buck" Turgidson: Mr. President, we are rapidly approaching a moment of truth both for ourselves as human beings and for the life of our nation. Now, truth is not always a pleasant thing. But it is necessary now to make a choice, to choose between two admittedly regrettable, but nevertheless *distinguishable*, postwar environments: one where you got twenty million people killed, and the other where you got a hundred and fifty million people killed.

President Merkin Muffley: You're talking about mass murder, General, not war!

General "Buck" Turgidson: Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed. But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops. Uh, depending on the breaks.


Sound familiar?
20) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#2) (Message 1657270)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
14 percent of these survived murder attempts!

Although That percentage appears to be inflated:

All the others appear to be correct.

Typical, when attempting to change Historical Wrongs.

We place these people 'On Pedestals' after their deaths. But, sometimes forget the Daily Hell they had to endure.


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