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1) Message boards : Politics : Coup in Turkey (Message 1803261)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject Donor
A Free Election, turning into a Dictatorship. IE: Marxist, Radical Islamist, etc.
Allows a Free People to overthrow it.

Yes. But the Turkish majority still wants Erdogan to be President.
I think this is very weird but there it is.

btw It reminds me of Russia but Putin is by far more liberal then Erdogan:)

janne...

I am speaking from a Foundation of Western Culture. Where neither 51% nor 90% can destroy the Freedom's of others.

In The West: Nazi's win 75%, or Marxists win 75%.

The is the Right and Duty, in order to save Everyone. To overthrow their Evil. Even if a majority voted for them.

This also includes Non-Western Countries.
2) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Race (Message 1803206)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject Donor
Actually if I want to know the probable outcome of a future event, I consult the bookies. And for the UK bookies there is at least one site that lists most of them and the odds they offer.
http://www.oddschecker.com/politics/us-politics/us-presidential-election-2016/winner

They seem to be in agreement;
Hillary - 2/5
Trump - 2/1

And American Bookies?
3) Message boards : Politics : Coup in Turkey (Message 1803205)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject Donor
Understanding the History of Turkey, since 1923.
But, admitting my ignorance of what is presently happening:
The best future, for the people of Turkey. May be a 'Real' Secular Military Coup.

The Turkish people have voted for Erdogan in democratic elections.
A military coup cannot therefore be justified whatever if its a good intention or not.

But many have expressed concern that the weekend's events will further strengthen President Erdogan's power and that democracy and freedom will be curtailed.
A ‘Gift from God’ as Erdogan said.

This is worth reading.
http://warontherocks.com/2016/07/turkey-and-the-case-of-the-magical-vanishing-coup/

A Free Election, turning into a Dictatorship. IE: Marxist, Radical Islamist, etc.

Allows a Free People to overthrow it.

No Free Election, allows those in Power, to destroy Freedom for those NOT THEM.
4) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Race (Message 1803193)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject Donor
The latest Rasmussen Reports weekly White House Watch survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump with 44% support to Clinton’s 37%. Thirteen percent (13%) favor some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/white_house_watch

Mrs. Clinton’s six-percentage-point lead over the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump, in a CBS News poll last month has evaporated. The two candidates are now tied in a general election matchup, the new poll indicates, with each receiving the support of 40 percent of voters.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/15/us/politics/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-poll.html?_r=0

Yes, I know I said ignore the polls until we see how the news and the candidates comments affect the polls in a few days time. But since your post there have been three more polls by influential news sites. NBC/WSJ, ABC/Post and CNN and you haven't commented.

Just wondering.
Shouldn't matter that they all show Hillary in the lead, should it.

WinterKnight...

The posting of certain Respected Polls, showing Trump tied or leading. After others (Anti-Trump) post other polls showing the opposite. Was done for the following reason:

I personally believe that most of the Anti-Trump Voters are living in a dream world. They really the polls which show an almost inevitable Hillary victory.

As you know: I am Anti-Trump, and have usually referred to him as Dangerous Trump.

The posting of Respected Polls, disagreeing with the wishes and hopes of most of use (I hope most). Is just a Wake-up Call. Nothing more. Nothing less.
5) Message boards : Politics : Coup in Turkey (Message 1803151)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject Donor
Understanding the History of Turkey, since 1923.

But, admitting my ignorance of what is presently happening:

The best future, for the people of Turkey. May be a 'Real' Secular Military Coup.
6) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1803122)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject Donor
Some more food for thought.

Close call

"Two teenagers playing Pokemon Go late at night in their car in Florida were shot at by a householder who mistook them for burglars, police say.

The man said he shot at their car after they refused to stop when he challenged them on Saturday. They were not hurt."

As a householder who gave him the right to challenge? Hope the kids parents sue his ass off!

The Sovereign State of Florida does.
7) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead (Message 1803121)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject Donor
Sturgeon: Second independence referendum could be next year

Keep on voting until The Ruling Class gets what it wants?
8) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #3 (Message 1803114)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject Donor
Looks like this cop went bugnutz...

https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/32068057/vic-cop-filmed-shoving-onlookers-and-throwing-girl-to-ground-after-rbt-gone-wrong/#page1

Stupid 'former' cop.

Stupid occupants of the vehicle.

Stupid bystanders.

BTW: Yes... I have been taken out of my vehicle, at Police Gun Point, as a middle aged white male (always wondered if it was because of my race). Did EVERYTHING they said. I'm not stupid.
9) Message boards : Politics : Coup in Turkey (Message 1802962)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject Donor
We, meaning the USA, should consider getting all of our weaponry out of Turkey ASAP before they go down the same road as Iran.

The question has to be, "How much does the US/NATO need those bases to keep an eye on the region?". Is there any real alternatives?

Remember the USS Liberty!

Yes I was up Mt Olympus Cyprus

close to where that dome is.
Mount Olympus (Cyprus)
A British long range radar currently operates at Mount Olympus' peak.

Horrible what Israel did.

Nothing to do with Turkey.
10) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Race (Message 1802961)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject Donor
Is that strictly true, if a liked and strong, 3rd candidate could jump in quickly, couldn't he/she have a good chance of taking those States that are pretty much 50:50 at the moment and have a chance of winning over 120, maybe even 150, Electoral College votes.

What would happen then?

The same.

Our Constitution demands that if no one gets a Majority of The Elector's Vote:

The Vote will be done in the House of Representatives. With each State having ONE Vote.

Therefore... The New President will be Voted into Office by which Party Controls most States.

Unless the 3rd Party runs a Candidate for Congress, in every/most districts (435). And most importantly: Wins those individual races.

The next US President will be a Republican or Democrat.

WinterKnight...

The Election of a US President, is not a National Referendum. It is done by the Sovereign States.
11) Message boards : Politics : Coup in Turkey (Message 1802950)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject Donor
We, meaning the USA, should consider getting all of our weaponry out of Turkey ASAP before they go down the same road as Iran.

The question has to be, "How much does the US/NATO need those bases to keep an eye on the region?". Is there any real alternatives?

We also need(ed) Bases in Iran.

Another Iran? Another Egypt, under the Muslim Brotherhood?

When will The Western Leaders understand?
12) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Race (Message 1802945)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject Donor
I think I will ignore all polls for now, the effects of World events have yet to unfold and their consequences on the candidates.

I will make one observation, these two candidates are both disliked by many people, including me. Which is showing in the polls as both struggle to maintain a 40% stake. A good strong third candidate, who isn't a criminal and liked, could surely grab most of whats left and with backing make it into a pretty even three way fight and have a chance of winning.

Unfortunately WinterKnight.

The USA does not have a Parliamentary System of Government.

A Strong Third Party Candidate. Not allowing anyone to gain a Majority of The Elector's.

Will only result in Each Individual State having ONE Vote from among the Top Three Electoral Vote Candidates.

Since every State is controlled by either The Democrat or Republican Party:

They will Elect Democrat Hillary or Republican Trump.
13) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Race (Message 1802938)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject Donor
Which Polls should one believe?


The one held on November 8th?

:) :) :)

I wouldn't even believe the 'Exit Polls'.
14) Message boards : Politics : Coup in Turkey (Message 1802932)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject Donor
Erdogan, a petty authoritarian. Bad.
Military coup of someone democratically elected? Probably bad as well.

Sarge...

Correct. Turkey is Turkey.

Unfortunately, with the apparent defeat of the Coup:

The Destruction of the Individual Rights of Women, Free Speech and Press, etc., will continue, and possibly accelerated.
15) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1802929)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject Donor
The Right only mentions groups, not individuals, for 'Protection'.

The Left only mentions groups, not individuals, for 'Protection'.

Have you noticed that Hate Movements (Left and Right) only speak of Groups, not Individuals.

Protecting the Individual Rights of Whites, Asians, Blacks, Men, Women, Straight, Gay, etc. And not placing any Individual Inferior, nor Superior according to whatever group you wish to assign them. Is NOT the agenda of The Right, nor The Left.


That's ridiculous. Everyone belongs to a group of some sort or another. It is perfectly normal for like-minded individuals to gather together and have their voices heard.

OzzFan...

Those, who see a person walking towards them, and has a Negative or Positive Opinion of that Individual. Because of what 'Group' they belong to. Are...

This Artificial Dividing The Human Race into Different Groups. Has resulted in the Genocide of 'Groups', when a Power has declared some Groups...

Has The Human Race advanced beyond the racist and ...phobia 'grouping' of Individuals?

Not yet. Hopefully will.
16) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Race (Message 1802927)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject Donor
Another Poll, differing with other Polls.

From the Liberal LA Times:

As Clinton stumbles, Trump takes an apparent slim lead in new tracking poll

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-usc-lat-tracking-poll-20160705-snap-story.html

Which Polls should one believe?

My opinion: None.
17) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Race (Message 1802926)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject Donor
Hi Gary...

I bow to your superior understanding of Human Nature.


As we do yours.

Thank you.
18) Message boards : Politics : Oh christ, another terror attack in France. (Message 1802924)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject Donor
No one, throughout human civilization. Has been able to destroy a hateful religion, nor a hateful ideology.

There will always be hateful Religious Theology, Nazi's, Marxists, etc.


Agree with you here....

We, the Civilized World, can only defeat their belief in their victory.


...I swear you make this stuff up as you go along. Fortune cookie?

It is not Trump which is fueling their belief in their inevitable victory. But Western Leaders, who believe as you do.


Yeah, Trump's support of hateful speech and hateful ideas doesn't fuel anything at all. /s

OzzFan...

If you wish. You can study the 800 year fight against these Jihadists (under different names). Which, to mention a few: The Persian Empire, Ottoman Empire, Chinese Empire, British Empire, France, and the USA - early in the 20th Century, fought and 'won'.

Up to you, and others. If you wish to Post from a position of knowledge.

BTW: When my Students would make similarly ignorant statements as you and others, regarding... I would also tell them, if they were really interested. To find out the facts. Then, and only then, continue the discussion from a position of knowledge.

Only the Best and Brightest would make the effort. Sometimes correcting me. Hopefully you are among the Best and Brightest.

We await the results of your studies into this 800 Year War, and your conclusions.
19) Message boards : Politics : US Presidential Race (Message 1802787)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject Donor
Hi Gary...

I bow to your superior understanding of Human Nature.
20) Message boards : Politics : Oh christ, another terror attack in France. (Message 1802786)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject Donor
It is, as many have correctly pointed out, A War.

Clyde on this subject you and the Donald agree.

And it is what ISIL accuses the US of doing, why they are so easily able to recruit.

Liberté, égalité, fraternité!

Negative. A total misunderstanding of what motivates these groups, and why they can recruit.

They fight, kill, and are able to recruit. Because they believe they can win. Nothing more, nothing less.

No one, throughout human civilization. Has been able to destroy a hateful religion, nor a hateful ideology.

There will always be hateful Religious Theology, Nazi's, Marxists, etc.

We, the Civilized World, can only defeat their belief in their victory.

Gary...

It is not Trump which is fueling their belief in their inevitable victory. But Western Leaders, who believe as you do.


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