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21) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1504204)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDE
Yeah, but the point is that individual power doesn't in any way curb collective power. So you are still stuck with collective power failure and the disaster that leads to, and on top of that, you have the smaller scale atrocities caused by individual power.

In Europe we only have the collective power failure and not the individual one.

Мишель..

As you stated "you have the smaller scale atrocities caused by individual power."

So wouldn't it be better for Europe have "smaller scale atrocities caused by individual power", than your spasm's of MASS Atrocities.

Asking the question again: How is Europe going to stop the cycle of Mass Atrocities because of Powerful Governments?
22) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503988)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDE
Clearly the limitations you put on official power have failed. And to top that off, you have tried to limited government power by giving individuals more power, which has resulted in individuals turning to tyranny and hurting their environment: gun crime.

Limitations Failed?

How many 10's of millions were killed in the 20th Century regarding Collective Power?

European Collective Power Thinking has, and always will, fail.

Individual Power may fail. Let's see if 10's of Million people are murdered, before saying Individual Power, is JUST AS BAD as European Thinking.
23) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503964)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDE
[quote]Better INDIVIDUAL Tyrants, than GOVERNMENT Tyranny.

Governments MUST be restricted.

You made my point.


Except that in no way do these guns prevent the government from going tyrannical. Its moderate peoples votes voting for moderate political candidates that do that.

That's just silly Academic Thinking.

Enter the REAL World. Where REAL Evil, and Mass Murdering Psychopaths exist. They neither respect Laws, nor Constitutions. They USE them to gain their Power.

Silly Academic, Non-American Fantasy's, assumes NO failure against Evil.

American Realism maturely understands there WILL be failure. The result, of just ONE failure, may be 10's of Millions Murdered. Therefore, Power MUST be limited.
24) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503772)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDE
While the goal was to curb the influence of government tyranny, instead weapons have empowered individuals to become tyrants themselves. If the aim is to curb the corrosive effects of power, weapon ownership MUST be restricted.

Better INDIVIDUAL Tyrants, than GOVERNMENT Tyranny.

Governments MUST be restricted.

You made my point.
25) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503659)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDE
It is Sacred. Just like the Other 'Bill of Rights'. To 'Throw Out' one you don't like, is VERY European.

One moment you claim its all just an attempt in a larger experiment to counter act 'historical forces' and the next moment you declare that its perfect and cannot ever be changed. Those two statements contradict each other.

And what do you what mean, "what do you do now?"?

Well...

You stated the American Experiment is a to failure and continuously offer suggestions, argument, attacks, etc. concerning what America should do to correct the 'Failed Experiment'.

Europe has, and eventually will always fail, concerning 'Trust in Power'.

So, instead of offering American solutions to Historical European failures. I was just giving you an opportunity to give European solutions.
26) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503582)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDE
Sorry I have never understood European Logic (sic).

Understanding the Historical Failure of European Thought: Why is this First Attempt to stop 'The Greater Bad', wrong?

As an attempt its not wrong. But with any attempt one has to recognize when it has failed and it clearly has failed and come up with a new attempt. However, American conservatives have pretty much declared the Second Amendment sacred and any attempt to in any way change it is considered heresy.

It is Sacred. Just like the Other 'Bill of Rights'. To 'Throw Out' one you don't like, is VERY European.

Since European thought (Trust Power) has been shown to be a failure: What do you do now?
27) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503578)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDE
Since WWII? Very SHORT Time. Or has Europe changed history, human nature, or the nature of evil? The Future beckons'.


Since WW2 is only really the case for Germany. France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Scandinavia have a much longer history of successful democratic regimes where power has not been abused by the state.

And? History always show that when a Highly Educated, Sophisticated People become 'Scared', they are capable of Anything.

In case you forgot, in the US power still has access to enough firepower to wipe out all life on the planet. So basically what you got is a country where people kill their fellow citizens with guns and in case the government goes crazy is still capable of killing billions of people. Basically you got our flaw plus extra gun violence. I'd say this particular experiment is a clear failure.

Sorry I have never understood European Logic (sic).

Understanding the Historical Failure of European Thought: Why is this First Attempt to stop 'The Greater Bad', wrong?
28) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503574)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDE
What exactly is the European reason giving 'The Power' (Tsar, King, Duce, Government, etc.) the Authority to limit Free and Independent People access to guns?

Answer: A Primitive, and almost Childish, TRUST in Authority.

No, the answer is that we believe that the monopoly of violence should be in the hands of the state, as the state is the only body in society that answers to the public and can therefor be held accountable in case they misuse their power. And guess what, they haven't misused their powers ever since the end of WW2 (in the case of Germany) and longer in the case of most other countries.

Since WWII? Very SHORT Time. Or has Europe changed history, human nature, or the nature of evil? The Future beckons'.

American Thought: 100 Million People have Guns. A few go crazy and 100 People are killed. Criminals also have guns and 4000-6000 people are killed.

European Thought: Power has the Guns. ONE goes crazy and 10's of million people are killed.

The European Model is an Historical Failure.

The American Model is an ongoing experiment. It may fail.
29) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503563)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDE
What exactly is the European reason giving 'The Power' (Tsar, King, Duce, Government, etc.) the Authority to limit Free and Independent People access to guns?

Answer: A Primitive, and almost Childish, TRUST in Authority.
30) Message boards : Politics : Dropbox refusal (Message 1503485)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile CLYDE
It's very clear we must censor all Bush W. appointees for starting this.

Then all Obama appointees for expanding it.

Bush/Obama. What's the real difference?
31) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503482)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile CLYDE
and your event was?

I personally have never been in a car accident, after over 45 years of driving.

But I feel the Seat Belts, and Air Bags, MAY save my life someday.

Just because you haven't used something, doesn't mean anything.
32) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503165)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile CLYDE
Guess this has become a 'Gun Control' Debate.

Non-American's generally believe in Controlling People (For The Peoples Good).

American's generally believe in Controlling Government (For The Peoples Good).

A difference in Thought and Culture, so vast, that there may never be an agreement regarding Gun Control, Free Speech, et al.
33) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence (Message 1503143)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile CLYDE

More trolling.

How you link gun crime to castration and feminism is bizarre, it says more about your psyche than it does about the topic of the thread.

..and your comment about knives being for cooking therefore the perogative of women was just a slight step away from the tired old "b*tch, make me a sandwich" comment that we've all seen over and over again. How dull.

From the posting rules "No abusive comments involving race, religion, nationality, gender, class or sexuality. "

Stop trolling. Next one gets a red X.


I am not exactly happy with his 'feminist cabal' comments either, but what are you going to do? I tried a gentle re-direct, which turned out to not be successful.

If it is their opinion, they have a right to it, and a right to 'speak' about it.

Please don't threaten censorship of people's statements that you do not approve of. Just go ahead and push the 'red X' if you feel you must, but don't threaten someone else with it.

There are FAR worse things than just having an unpopular opinion and speaking about it. In my opinion, threatening someone with censorship is one of them.

And why the abusive insults about 'trolls' anyway?

KWSN..

We agree on censorship.

I have posted, and been in touch with the Moderator's, regarding this issue.

Guess it's just the 'American' in us.
34) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1502652)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile CLYDE
NK is doing exactly what China wants them to.

Not so much any more. NK is desperate for hard currency; this could be Kim's final days in the Fuhrerbunker. China-Korea Tensions Rise After Failed Venture The only use China has for NK is to keep the US off its boarder. Much like their annexation of Tibet to keep India off their boarder.

I must say after 9/11 the US hardened boarder. This is how the egg thrower got in no doubt.

Agree. except for "Kim's final days".

There have been, and are, many situations where these types of 'Leaders' remain power, despite economic collapse.

Amplifying upon China. They 'made the Kim's', for their own needs, and is the only one who can stop this 'problem'.
35) Message boards : Politics : US Elections '14 and '16 Sound_Bites (Message 1502405)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile CLYDE
You're missing a "right" foot?

Enjoy your 'Comebacks'.
36) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 2 (Message 1502403)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile CLYDE
USA LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) Exports: Obama Administration has approved only a few requests. But not to China, Western Europe, Japan or South Korea.

The robber oil barons only care about robber oil barons. They say the US must save the Ukraine by exporting LNG. Total bull. The US has an abundance of natural gas, now, but not the ability to liquify it nor the ships to transport it. If the US went all out building the infrastructure it would take decades before the US could supply enough to make a difference. It is all about the money to be made selling overseas not some bull about saving the Ukraine. I'm all for letting them build all the pipelines, refineries and drilling where they want but only for domestic consumption. After all the world ran out of oil in 1972 and we don't want that to happen again.

By 2016 The US will become a net exporter of LNG.

http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/aeo/MT_naturalgas.cfm

In 3-5 Years, the US will be the Worlds Largest Exporter of Oil, exceeding Saudi Arabia.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/13/business/energy-environment/report-sees-us-as-top-oil-producer-in-5-years.html

China Exceeds U.S. as Largest Net Importer of Petroleum.

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/62012

LNG ship production is expanding, and it is expected to reverse the Slump in other Tanker building.

ALL the above also applies to Canada.

Texas, Montana, North Dakota and the Western Provinces of Canada, are already 'Boom Towns'.

The World IS Changing.
37) Message boards : Politics : US Elections '14 and '16 Sound_Bites (Message 1502388)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile CLYDE
PS: As a left hander, I would like to express my objectivity on all issues regarding the word "right" :)

Ah, not to worry Anniet, just remember it has been proven that we left-handers are amongst the brainiest 10% of the world's population. So we can look down at all those "righters" and their idiotic attempts to get their way :-)

Who cares about Brainiest.

Since the some of the Brainiest Attended the 'Best' Universities, Highest Educated, etc., supported measures which led to Murdering 10's of Million Children, IE: Marxism, Stalinism, Maoism, and other Horrors...

Why should anyone really value their OPINION, over those with, as you imply, an Inferior Brain?

NOTE: I am a Member of Mensa (Top 2% IQ). My Mother was a Member and Writer for Mensa.

NOTE #2: My IQ would actually allow me to join TOPS (Top One Percent Society).

Therefore, according to you: You must defer to my opinions in this Board.

Have a good day. :) :) :)



Not bad.

Guess what I 'Left' out about me.

:)
38) Message boards : Politics : US Elections '14 and '16 Sound_Bites (Message 1502309)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile CLYDE
NOTE: I am a Member of Mensa (Top 2% IQ). My Mother was a Member and Writer for Mensa.

I also own a table, i've even written on it sometimes.


We finally agree.

Wasn't replying to your assertions.

:) :) :)
39) Message boards : Politics : US Elections '14 and '16 Sound_Bites (Message 1502296)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile CLYDE
PS: As a left hander, I would like to express my objectivity on all issues regarding the word "right" :)

Ah, not to worry Anniet, just remember it has been proven that we left-handers are amongst the brainiest 10% of the world's population. So we can look down at all those "righters" and their idiotic attempts to get their way :-)

Who cares about Brainiest.

Since the some of the Brainiest Attended the 'Best' Universities, Highest Educated, etc., supported measures which led to Murdering 10's of Million Children, IE: Marxism, Stalinism, Maoism, and other Horrors...

Why should anyone really value their OPINION, over those with, as you imply, an Inferior Brain?

NOTE: I am a Member of Mensa (Top 2% IQ). My Mother was a Member and Writer for Mensa.

NOTE #2: My IQ would actually allow me to join TOPS (Top One Percent Society).

Therefore, according to you: You must defer to my opinions in this Board.

Have a good day. :) :) :)
40) Message boards : Politics : US Elections '14 and '16 Sound_Bites (Message 1502132)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile CLYDE
I'm discussing an American trying to attribute to us things we've never said.
Is such behaviour normally considered acceptable in America?

Again a typical European attack. (Is it acceptable in Europe?)
Of course not, but as you're always so quick to point out, Europe is not America (thankfully), hence the question.

Guy (whom I don't normally agree with) explains American Sarcasm. Same false accusation against him.

He explains again. Same false accusation against him.
Do kindly point me to these 'explanations'.

These are the last two Posts from Europeans regarding Guy:

I never said you should vote white, why do you people insist I say people should vote white?


I agree with you, i haven't observed you say 'vote white' or any variations on that. Guy does have a habit of misrepresenting words, he told me i was racist for using the word 'niggle'.


What exactly is the level of your ignorance of American Sarcasm? What is so difficult after an explanation?
Presumably then America has redefined sarcasm, because what i've seen here is not sarcasm, but rather an attempt to twist ones persons words by another in order to accuse the first of saying something they have not.

Oh, now I understand!

Europeans are EXPERTS in American Sarcasm.

Your reply makes no sense. An example:

'America and Britain are two Country's separated by a Common Language'.

Therefore: I misinterpret a British persons words/sarcasm (using American Culture).

The British Person explains my misunderstanding, and I say "OK, didn't understand. My bad."

And what do the Europeans do?


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