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1) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1563506)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
ROFLMOA!

Oh Clyde, you just don't get it do you, but then I didn't expect you too. ;-)

Cheers.

The above confirms what I posted. As I expected.

Your too easy.

Now back to the Subject.
2) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1563503)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
I can see now why Americans need guns.
It's to protect themselves from police officers and others carrying guns.
It's vicious circle of insanity.

Silly in its thinking. But you almost hit the target.

Thank you CLYDE, you show admirable restraint.
I have no doubt that you'd be just as restrained before shooting.
I have my reservations about others though.

I think it both Silly, and complementary, when you call one of my posts SILLY.
I think it means that a raw nerve has been struck, but your restraint attempts dismissal.

Incorrect.

As I stated. You were close.

The American 2nd Amendment is about the Individual Person having the right, and means, to defending herself, if necessary, before any Government Law Enforcement Agency can arrive. And 'Groups' of Individuals defending themselves FROM the Government. It does not include the context of your post.
3) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 5 (Message 1563497)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Putin acts as thou if he can see it it is his. The fact is no one has been able to resit his efforts. Maybe his people will be vocal enough about the Russian food boycots to be heard. That is a hell of a way to punnish the west by denying food to your populace.

Don't think of Putin, or Russia, in Western European terms/culture.

'Vocal' People does not matter to Putin.
4) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1563488)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
And it took you all that time to think of something to say Clyde?

Which isn't much and just what I'd expect from you. ;-)

Some people really need to look further than the end of their noses.

Cheers.

Sorry for the delay. I went grocery shopping, with my Beautiful Wife.

Is that OK with you?

You take your Country too seriously. I acknowledge the stupidly, and silliness of The USA. When have I defended, in this or other posts, the Foreign Policy, and Military Force used by my Country?

My retort has always been: What would you do? Do you have any force capable of achieving your goals? Not a defense of American Actions.

What Non-American's cannot stand, is someone believing/knowing THEY are as Stupid and Silly as American's.

Their silly smugness of superiority, has no bases in fact.

Is the above long enough?

Cheerio.
5) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1563481)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
When was the last time you commented, in these posts, regarding the Internal Culture's of France, Germany, UK, Australia, etc. Do you really care?

I know I was posting in the Crimea thread within the last week.

About their Culture?

What was your opinion regarding their Culture?
6) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1563479)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor

Not speaking of Government Agency's.

Just individuals need to comment on Internal American Culture. When Americans do not appear to have that need.

Gary...

When was the last time you commented, in these posts, regarding the Internal Culture's of France, Germany, UK, Australia, etc. Do you really care?

Well Clyde, maybe you should finally do something about these things happening over there so that our news feeds over here arn't always full of all these stupidly idiotic and horrendous things that a lot of you people get up to over there. ;-)

But then again, that just maybe a mission impossible for your country to actually do with the "holier-than-thou" attitudes that a lot of you seem to have over there. :-(

Whether you like it or not Clyde, your country really needs to make some serious changes, otherwise how can the rest of us keep taking your country seriously?

Cheers.

Don't take us seriously.

We are as silly, and stupid, as all the other Westernized Country's. Including yours.
7) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1563476)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
I can see now why Americans need guns.
It's to protect themselves from police officers and others carrying guns.
It's vicious circle of insanity.

Insanity is the perfect word for it.

Cheers.

Not really.

Cheerio.
8) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1563474)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
I can see now why Americans need guns.
It's to protect themselves from police officers and others carrying guns.
It's vicious circle of insanity.

Silly in its thinking. But you almost hit the target.
9) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1563468)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Those living in a Fantasy World, believe it.

Our problem, in this Brave New World, is that in 5, 10, 20 years: It is very possible that a Psychotic, Mass Murdering, Suicidal group, may be able to obtain, and use Weapons of Mass Destruction (Biological, Radiological, etc.) inside Large Western Populations.

Since it would be Impossible to Identify, and Stop, ALL these people:

What should we do now in an attempt to stop this? If they do commit Mass Murder, 10,000, 20,000, or more dead, what would we do then?

I am only asking the question. Those attacking my questions, have never given a 'Non-Fantasy World' answer.

Following your own logic, acting now is as pointless as acting in the future. We can't identify everyone now, so even if we act now we will inevitably miss a small group who will still be able to set off a bomb tomorrow. If anything, hunting them down might accelerate their plans.

The problem with this logic is that it is a straw dog. No one here has ever argued that the best way to stop terrorists is to catch them all before they even made a move. So why do you keep attacking this notion, if its a notion that no one has ever stated as something we should seriously look at?

Again...

What would you do, now?

What would you do, if they did use these weapon's?

What would the Terrified Western populations demand, and get?

Personally, I am not advocating anything. Just pointing out what WILL happen if/when they set off these WMD's among YOUR population.

All History Is Prologue.
10) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1563248)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
This is not the Cold War, nor even ANY war in the past. This is NEW.
Yes. It's called Hybrid War. The weapons are terror, insurgeon, intimidation and propaganda.

That is now. I am speaking of the future.
What happens when/if these Weapon's of Mass Destruction (WMD's), are in their possession?

The Future? Is it not enough with the present?
WMD's (new acronyme) are already widely spread.
Best way is to disarm them so nobody can use them.

Specifically... How exactly do you 'disarm them', when they use innocent populations as shields?

Maybe I dont quite follow you.
But which country who have WMD's use innocent populations as shields?

I am referring to my below post.

Our problem, in this Brave New World, is that in 5, 10, 20 years: It is very possible that a Psychotic, Mass Murdering, Suicidal group, may be able to obtain, and use Weapons of Mass Destruction (Biological, Radiological, etc.) inside Large Western Populations.

I was speaking of The Other WMD's. These 'weapons' have already been produced by Country's, may be in the hands of relatively small groups.

Since these 'groups' do use innocent populations as shields, how do you 'disarm' them?
11) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1563231)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
This is not the Cold War, nor even ANY war in the past. This is NEW.
Yes. It's called Hybrid War. The weapons are terror, insurgeon, intimidation and propaganda.

That is now. I am speaking of the future.
What happens when/if these Weapon's of Mass Destruction (WMD's), are in their possession?

The Future? Is it not enough with the present?
WMD's (new acronyme) are already widely spread.
Best way is to disarm them so nobody can use them.

Specifically... How exactly do you 'disarm them', when they use innocent populations as shields?
12) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1563225)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Almost nobody inside The USA, cares about all the internal problems of other Country's. That's your problem.

Clyde, maybe you don't, but we have something called "The State Department" that interferes in nearly every country's internal affairs. Does the phrase "ignore the government at your own peril" have any meaning to you?

Not speaking of Government Agency's.

Just individuals need to comment on Internal American Culture. When Americans do not appear to have that need.

Gary...

When was the last time you commented, in these posts, regarding the Internal Culture's of France, Germany, UK, Australia, etc. Do you really care?
13) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1563210)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
I only stated what is America doing letting minors handle machine pistols/guns.

This is more deserving of a Darwin award than anything else.

+1
14) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1563208)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
This is not the Cold War, nor even ANY war in the past. This is NEW.
Yes. It's called Hybrid War. The weapons are terror, insurgeon, intimidation and propaganda.

That is now. I am speaking of the future.

What happens when/if these Weapon's of Mass Destruction (WMD's), are in their possession?
15) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1563188)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
What should we do now in an attempt to stop this? If they do commit Mass Murder, 10,000, 20,000, or more dead, what would we do then?

I think most civilized countries are trying to stop this before its happens.
But all countries in the World are not civilized.
Think Middle East, Russia, North Corea...

This is not the Cold War, nor even ANY war in the past. This is NEW.

Relatively small groups may/will have the capability, in the not too distant future, to inflict mass causalities upon populations.

They use innocent populations to shield themselves from destruction.

Now what? How do 'Civilized People' protect THEIR Innocent Populations from this?

I believe 'The Answer' is too horrible to contemplate. Until THEY succeed.

Note: Please don't be silly, and accuse me of wanting what may/will happen. It will just be what a Terrified Population will demand. It is not pretty, civilized, nor moral. It will just be a Normal Human Response.

Am I wrong in what Terrified Human's are capable of?
16) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1563175)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Of course Americans are 'idiots', or whatever else we are called with silly smug superiority. We have no need to comment upon whatever internal problems, or silly culture, you may have.

Why this obsession? I have never been able to understand it.


You have stated that you did a tour of Vietnam & also served as a police officer. If we are to believe this a true statement, then the above comment was uncalled for.

As for obsession? What obsession? I only stated what is America doing letting minors handle machine pistols/guns.

Just in general.

Almost nobody inside The USA, cares about all the internal problems of other Country's. That's your problem.

We don't care to comment on other's internal problems.

Why do you take your valuable time, to comment upon us. I just don't understand it.

Of course, I am referring to Internal Problems, not Foreign Policy's, which do concern you.

Note: My 'Career's' as a Combat Solder, and as a Police Officer (many different duty's) encompasses less than half of my past, and present working life.
17) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1563166)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
The 'pause' confirms one of the few details initially released. That the Officer fired, Brown kept charging, and the Officer fired again.

Where did you get the "charging" from ? All the reports I have seen say that Brown was running away from the officer.

T.A.

ALL reports don't say that.

Some Witnesses say he was running away, and shot in the back.

Some Witnesses say he was facing the Cop, and trying to surrender.

Some Witnesses say he was Charging (Bull Rush) towards the Cop.

Which Witnesses do the Forensics' (so far) Impeach?

Which Witnesses do the Forensics' (so far) Confirm as Possible?
18) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 5 (Message 1563097)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Thanks, Janne!
This is without translation... This is New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/world/europe/russia-ukraine.html?_r=0
This is the animal that has attacked on patriot of Ukraine - the local businessman, owner of two stalls in the market from Donetsk.
Her waiting brutal punishment...

Those excusing Putin, and his Terrorist Henchmen, are just as Evil as them.

They (you know who they are) should be ashamed of themselves. But, they are not.
19) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1563093)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
There is NO Intelligence Agency, Nor Police Force, who can identify, ALL those who will commit a crime, before it happens. ANYONE making that assertion is living in a Fantasy World.

You want to identify ALL those who will commit a crime which is of course impossible.
How about many? Or a few?

Those living in a Fantasy World, believe it.

Our problem, in this Brave New World, is that in 5, 10, 20 years: It is very possible that a Psychotic, Mass Murdering, Suicidal group, may be able to obtain, and use Weapons of Mass Destruction (Biological, Radiological, etc.) inside Large Western Populations.

Since it would be Impossible to Identify, and Stop, ALL these people:

What should we do now in an attempt to stop this? If they do commit Mass Murder, 10,000, 20,000, or more dead, what would we do then?

I am only asking the question. Those attacking my questions, have never given a 'Non-Fantasy World' answer.
20) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1563085)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Because most of them are not claiming to literally hear the voice of their God, which would be a clear sign of schizophrenia. Most of them are claiming to be carrying out the work/word of God according to their interpretation of the scripture. That's a very minute but important distinction which makes all the difference in how we should handle each case.

And if this Jihadist, if captured, claims he did it because God Spoke To Him, and Ordered him to do this act (claim true or not): Would this not fall under your definition of 'Not Criminal Guilty' because of schizophrenia?


Now you're speculating and not basing anything on known fact in this very specific case. Which is fine, I don't mind speculation one bit, but your speculation highlights your attempt to view the situation in such a light that only reaffirms your view. I could just as easily play the same game and challenge "what if he doesn't claim that God spoke to him"? We can play "what if" all day long and never really agree or settle the differences in our view.

Further, I don't recall ever saying that schizophrenics are not criminally guilty. I've been arguing that the punishment must fit our understanding of the person who committed the crime, and why. I appreciate that as a former officer of the law your job was to merely catch the Bad Guy(tm). It was the judges and the lawyers job to determine degree of guilt. That's why officers pile on the charges to see which one the prosecution can make stick, while the defense tries to remove as many of the inapplicable ones as they can.

I am saying that as our world progresses in our understanding of the world around us, we cannot use simple terms to define every situation. I find that evil is one of those simple terms that makes it easy to define a situation and react in a specific, and sometimes unproductive way.

Trying to match up a jihadist with a woman who murders her own kids as being one and the same when they so clearly are not is, again, a very dangerous thing.

Believe it, or not: I DO agree with much of your thinking is this matter.

I am speaking of a different danger. That our present, and future idea's regarding Mental Illness, and how we deal with it: MAY go too far. Resulting in Very Bad and Evil Person's being confined in a Hospital Setting, rather than facing Criminal Charges.

I do speculate, because these potential problems must be addressed.


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