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41) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1759891)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
North Korea is preparing to launch a long-range missile as early as next week, according to a Japanese news agency.

Kyodo cited an unnamed Japanese government official, who said there were signs of possible preparations for a missile launched based on analysis of satellite imagery of the North's Tongchang-ri missile test site.

http://news.sky.com/story/1631036/north-korea-preparing-to-launch-missile

In the news..

Assuming China's Leadership is Intelligent and Sane:

Are they really comfortable with a Nuclear Armed and Missile Capable, North Korea?

If not...

Can China and the West, come to some sort of understanding, agreement, and 'solution'?
42) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1759683)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
First...

Amend or Delete the 2nd Amendment.

Second...

Attempt to remove 200,000,000 weapons from a Gun Culture.

Good luck.

BTW: If I had a 'Magic Wand'. I would use it to make 200,000,000 weapons disappear.

And... Change a Culture.
43) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1759681)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Trump will ‘definitely not’ participate in Fox debate, campaign says
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/01/26/trump-will-definitely-not-participate-in-fox-debate-campaign-says/?tid=sm_tw

Interesting.

First Trump 'mistake'. Or...

Again 'Playing' Anti-Trump's for fools?

I wouldn't bet against Trump.
44) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1759679)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
- I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue (in New York) and shoot someone, and I would still not lose some voters, said Trump during a campaign rally in Sioux Center in Iowa, speaking of the threat posed by their Republican rivals.

Weird man.

Weird and dangerous.

Doesn't matter.

His Anti Political, Media and Economic Establishments message, is necessary.

But... We need another Anti - the above - Candidate (not Cruz).

Who could that be?

Another? I don't see one.

Do I detect an implication of a "Politicians are <negatives>, the Media are <negatives>, the Economic Establishment are <negatives>" message in your post? Why else would opposition to these groups be "necessary"? Why are the Left and the Right to be damned for their, according to you, opposition to certain groups, yet you are not? Does the choice of group matter? "Acceptable Bigotry"?

If you mean Fanatical Social/Political Group: Yes.

Fanatical Religious and Secular Ideological groups are always dangerous to our Freedoms.

Their Unthinking Dogma is, and will always be, Treasonous to Modern Western Civilization's belief in Tolerance and Individual Freedom.

bobby...

Why ask?

Not asking about the unthinking dogma of others, I'm asking about yours and your "acceptable bigotry".

bobby...

Understand this. The Foundation of my Belief System, are the following:

#1 - Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

#2 - Any Power you confer upon your Friends. Will eventually be controlled by your Enemies.

#3 - Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

I am only Intolerant, of those who are Intolerant.

bobby...

Therefore... I don't believe in forcing a Left Wing, Progressive, Orwellian, Fanatical Religious, Jack Booting Society upon Free Individuals.

Do you?

BTW: Do you believe in Acceptable Bigotry? I don't.
45) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1759678)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
It is really sad that Kim Jong-un thinks he needs atomic weapons to defend N. Korea from the rest of the world while the bulk of his country's population lives on the edge of starvation. He could really show the world something if instead he devoted his time and energy to creating a place where all of the population has decent housing and adequate food to eat.

Kim Jong-un types, have always, and will always exist.

Do Civilized People have the responsibility to 'save' those under their control?

If so... How?
46) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #63 (Message 1759677)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Sorry.

First busy. Then problems with Seti.

Here is my try...

47) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1759063)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor

If not guns it will be knives, bombs or something else.

...

Bombs aren't easy to get.

They teach it in high school Chemistry.

Maybe on US curriculum, but I've taught high school chemistry for over 10 years and bomb making has never come up. Besides, making a bomb would take effort. Angry teenagers and effort don't usually go hand in hand.

http://gizmodo.com/5831942/how-the-hell-did-a-17-year-old-get-the-materials-to-make-bombs
<ed>So your high school chem classes never discussed exothermic reactions?

Making a bomb is a different kettle of fish. I am sure the instructions are available on the internet, but its a bit more complicated than knowing exothermic reactions.

Have you met the average high school student, let alone tried to teach them chemistry? A small minority will be able to make a bomb that would actually detonate when its supposed to. They would not be taught that in high school chemistry, I am not sure what you think goes on in high school chemistry, but the leap from being taught the theory of something to being able to apply it is pretty big. I have enough trouble getting them to realise that the straight line graphs they learn about in maths is the same sort we use in science. Not to mention, most students don't even take senior chemistry.

How many of my students would able to make a bomb and hurt a lot of people? Some.

How many of my students would be able to use a gun to hurt and kill a lot of people? 100% of them.

You are right, a determined person can make a bomb, with a lot of effort and some smarts. The problem with guns is that they are so available and easy to use that it doesn't take a determined person.

As I Posted:

We were just 'Street Kids'. Many went to jail. Most did not have 'Chemistry Classes'. Many did not complete High School. Some did not make their 21st Birthday.

We did not have 'The Internet'.

Explosives are easy.
48) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1759056)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
- I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue (in New York) and shoot someone, and I would still not lose some voters, said Trump during a campaign rally in Sioux Center in Iowa, speaking of the threat posed by their Republican rivals.

Weird man.

Weird and dangerous.

Doesn't matter.

His Anti Political, Media and Economic Establishments message, is necessary.

But... We need another Anti - the above - Candidate (not Cruz).

Who could that be?

Another? I don't see one.

Do I detect an implication of a "Politicians are <negatives>, the Media are <negatives>, the Economic Establishment are <negatives>" message in your post? Why else would opposition to these groups be "necessary"? Why are the Left and the Right to be damned for their, according to you, opposition to certain groups, yet you are not? Does the choice of group matter? "Acceptable Bigotry"?

If you mean Fanatical Social/Political Group: Yes.

Fanatical Religious and Secular Ideological groups are always dangerous to our Freedoms.

Their Unthinking Dogma is, and will always be, Treasonous to Modern Western Civilization's belief in Tolerance and Individual Freedom.

bobby...

Why ask?
49) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1759054)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor

If not guns it will be knives, bombs or something else.

...

Bombs aren't easy to get.

They teach it in high school Chemistry.

Maybe on US curriculum, but I've taught high school chemistry for over 10 years and bomb making has never come up. Besides, making a bomb would take effort. Angry teenagers and effort don't usually go hand in hand.

Es99...

Many decades ago. We teenagers (AKA Stupid Humans), would make explosives, from easily obtained (then) items. We would place it in a bottle, and attempt (sometimes successfully) to 'explode' it. It was a lot of fun.

Back then. The adults would yell at us. Saying they would tell our parents. Not the Police.

Times have changed.
50) Message boards : Politics : North Korea. (Message 1759053)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor

North Korea announced his detention on Friday in a state media report accusing Otto Warmbier of committing a "hostile act" orchestrated by the U.S.

So what did he supposedly do to get arrested?

As much as I'm curious about N. Korea, I don't think I'll be traveling there.

Just one question.

Why would any sane person 'travel' to that Country?
51) Message boards : Politics : The state of the global economy (Message 1759051)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Hi MajorKong...

The (Don't confuse me with the facts) Left. Believes that $60,000+ per year. For a family of 4, is poverty!!!!

Then, when posting their Fantasy Beliefs. The Left congratulates themselves for their Intelligence and Understanding.

Where did this $60k a year come from? People here are spouting it as if it were fact? The closest I could find was $35k a year for a small minority of people. I'd say that is on on the poverty line, especially in the US where there are so little public services that everything is included in that figure.

Do ‘welfare’ recipients get $35,000 in benefits a year?

"It’s correct that a single parent can receive $35,000 in benefits, if he or she lives in one of the 10 states listed in the Cato report, or Washington, D.C. But the median welfare package, which would have been the relevant number to use, is about $28,800 — lower than Grothman’s figure.

The single parent in the Wisconsin legislative analysis received even more than Grothman’s claim. The report’s analysts acknowledged that the specific situation they studied would apply to a small portion of Wisconsin residents — fewer than 260 out of the state’s total population of 5.7 million (that is, less than 1/200th of 1 percent of the state’s population). Even if student aid was subtracted from the figure, it would still be difficult to figure out how many single parents fit his narrow focus.

Grothman’s statement in the interview lacks context, especially given the numerous caveats involved. His portrayal of a single parent “easily” receiving $35,000 is not accurate in a national context, since that would apply to only one in five cases, based on the Cato report."


Here is a breakdown of the federal budget:

FY15 Federal Budget Spending Estimates for Fiscal Years 2014 - 2019



Now in my opinion, government's job is to provide infrastructure, healthcare, pensions (which people pay into anyway, so that's actually their own money they are getting back), education and a social safety net such as welfare. People here might not agree with that, but considering that most people who go on welfare only spend a short time on it, its does seem to be doing its job. You might need it one day, be glad its there.

Does the military spending need to be so high? Again, that's your personal thing, but I don't think there is much argument for saying that its poor people that have bought down the economy. Especially as everyone knows that it was the banks and their fraudulent practices. I really don't understand why everyone is so quick to point at poor people. Does it make you feel better for some reason?

Es99...

You're confusing Facts, with someone else's opinion, not mine.

It is not "poor people" bringing down the economy. But...

International Capitalists removing jobs, to another Country's 'Slave Labor'. And The Left supporting Unlimited Immigration. Both result in the destruction of Middle Class Jobs, Unions, and the necessary taxes derived, to support Social Welfare needs.

Es99...

Just because I am not 'You'. Doesn't mean I am 'Them'.

Understand?
52) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1759036)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
- I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue (in New York) and shoot someone, and I would still not lose some voters, said Trump during a campaign rally in Sioux Center in Iowa, speaking of the threat posed by their Republican rivals.

Weird man.

Weird and dangerous.

Doesn't matter.

His Anti Political, Media and Economic Establishments message, is necessary.

But... We need another Anti - the above - Candidate (not Cruz).

Who could that be?
53) Message boards : Politics : The state of the global economy (Message 1759033)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Hi MajorKong...

The (Don't confuse me with the facts) Left. Believes that $60,000+ per year. For a family of 4, is poverty!!!!

Then, when posting their Fantasy Beliefs. The Left congratulates themselves for their Intelligence and Understanding.
54) Message boards : Politics : Executive "OverReach" or a President being a President (Message 1759028)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Your quote of Dangerous Trump.

Cylde, why is it acceptable for you to label Trump in this way, yet you object whenever anybody else does? Surely your statement "[i]s done from a foundation of Total Stupidity and Ignorance"

Not allowed speak ones opinion?

I have not, and never will attempt to stop or censor any description. Just the correctness of that opinion.

Understand?


CLYDE, you didn't really answer bobby's question. Of course speaking one's opinion is allowed. Bobby's question was, why is it that when someone else does it, you object to it? But when you do it, suddenly people are trying to censor you or you bring up the correctness of an opinion. Why is that?

Well OzzFan...

Why does anyone believe I am against others using descriptive words?

I encourage the use of these words in any Intelligent Discussion. Only disagreeing with their correctness.

Understanding Wiggo (Law is Toilet Paper) has no capacity to understand:

But you?
55) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1759024)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
And if you're a George Carlin fan like I am...

Same here.

Wish there was someone, like him, today.

Edit:

One of his best lines....

How many of you, believe you will be killed by a terrorist?

When no one in the audience raised their hand. He would observe...

OK. Let's all sit back, and enjoy the show.

Do miss him.
56) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1758667)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
These National Review articles Against Trump and Conservatives against Trump don't seem to think much of Donald.

The National Review...

As the Democrat Establishment, the Republican Establishment, the Media. The Left, the Right/Left Wing Pac's, Washington Power, etc.

Don't have a clue.

Attack idiot Palin. Attack dangerous Trump's words and beliefs. Call his supporter's stupid, from a position of an historically dangerous, and smug belief in ones superiority.

Doesn't matter.

Trump's increasing support by those marginalized and attacked, because of their Race, Gender, Religious Beliefs. In addition to losing their jobs and fearful of the future, by the above. Will win.

Excepting if another candidate understands, as dangerous Trump does.

Who would that be?
57) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #63 (Message 1758494)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Ok... The truth...

Who's better. Me, or Sinatra?
58) Message boards : Politics : 43 Flint, MI - USA - residents have high lead plasma (Message 1757584)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
I'm offended; I expect greater dereliction of duty from the white privelegers that I elect

Former Mayor of Flint: Democrat and White

Present Mayor of Flint: Democrat and Black.

What were their knowledge?

Present Governor of Michigan: Republican and White.

What was his knowledge?

I am offended by both the Privileged Republicans, and Privileged Democrats.

BTW: Racial Bigotry, using 'Code Words'. Is Offensive to any ethical or moral person.
59) Message boards : Politics : TWO smoking guns? (Message 1757579)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
The take-away is that if nothing happens, the CIA and the FBI will revolt; both completely and virtually simultaneously.

IF nothing happens...

Depends upon what IF is.

A couple of Misdemeanor referrals to the DOJ. Will have little effect.

Serious National Security concerns. Or Serious 'Pay for Play' Clinton Foundation, corruption referrals. With a DOJ refusing to Indict:

Probable FBI revolt.
60) Message boards : Politics : The state of the global economy (Message 1757319)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
As the last century has taught us:

Unfettered Capitalism is bad.

Intelligently Regulated Capitalism, with Strong Unions, is less bad.

Marxist Economies are worse than Capitalism.

Since The Left's Solution to Capitalism is, and has always been. an abject failure (Substituting one Corrupt Power for another Corrupt Power)...

Any 'New' solutions?


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