Posts by Mr. Kevvy

1) Message boards : Politics : Russia in the 21st Century #2 (Message 1945696)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Naturally, we are creating new types of weapons in order to achieve parity.
We do not have as many weapons and troops as in NATO.


Sigh... parity of what? NATO can kill every Russian twenty times over but the Russians can only kill everyone else ten times over so it's time to get building nukes to close that overkill gap?

I thought this nonsense was finally over in 1990 when the Berlin Wall came down and the Soviet Union shortly ended, but it just keeps dragging on and on and on, in an unstoppable race of who can out-stupid the other and waste the most billions on the most giant bombs that will sit in bunkers, never get used and then complain they have nothing left over for anything else like highways or education or health care, etc.

I can guarantee that NATO, China and no one else is invading Russia, just like I can guarantee that Russia isn't invading China, or China invading NATO, or even India pulling a fast one and invading Russia because who would suspect it. It's called Mutually Assured Destruction, and since the 1950's, has guaranteed that no nuclear power on this Earth will ever invade another one. So can we move on from this accusatory paranoia?

I wish the human race would grow up, soon. This is one of the reasons I like SETI. I figure if we find something truly and incomprehensibly alien out there, something a thousand times more different than us than we think the most "foreign" human being is, it might grow us up and bring us together as one humanity right quick.
2) Message boards : Politics : Russia in the 21st Century #2 (Message 1945587)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Yup, all those Russian troops in Crimea were just on vacation.

So, those aren't NATO bases, they are just travel agencies, in case there is a sudden, unexplained mass decision of Russian troops to go on vacation in a NATO country. They will offer alternate travel and vacation arrangements. Anything contrary is just propaganda.
3) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1945547)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Gots dA LEFTies SCREAMING SCREAMING SCREAMING


Ironically, the only instances of "screaming" I see in here are your tirades in all-caps. You do know that this is considered yelling/screaming etc. in internet discourse, right?

<shrug>
4) Questions and Answers : Web site : Message forum headings. (Message 1945476)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Appears this change was made last Tuesday the 9th during the weekly outage. The "panic mode" thread has some postings about it. Apparently the site admins. were consulted and indicated it was deliberate.
5) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1945001)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Once again, the GRU does not exist!
Exist: Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.


Yes, the Main Intelligence Directorate
Cyrillic: Гла́вное разве́дывательное управле́ни
Transiterated: Glavnoye Razvedyvatel'noye Upravleniye

I may not be Russian so please correct me if I am wrong, but it certainly looks like GRU would be a good acronym. 😀
6) Message boards : Politics : Russia in the 21st Century #2 (Message 1944920)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Fine and dandy, but please don't try to tell us that there is either freedom of religion or of expression there when either can be arbitrarily labeled as "extremism" or "propaganda" and criminalized.
7) Message boards : Politics : Russia in the 21st Century #2 (Message 1944915)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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I do not have to prove anything to you.


Your admission that you were incorrect is noted.
8) Message boards : Politics : Russia in the 21st Century #2 (Message 1944900)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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The Islamic state, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda are also religious organizations, or you did not know it and all of them are extremist.


The Quakers are an extremist organization... extremely pacifist. You'd best throw them in jail as well.
9) Message boards : Politics : Russia in the 21st Century #2 (Message 1944879)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Nelson Mandella, Mahatma Gandhi, Lech Walesa, Martin Luther King did not prepare explosions and did not intimidate the population.


Incorrect for Nelson Mandela...

... in 1961 Mandela, Sisulu, and Slovo co-founded Umkhonto we Sizwe ("Spear of the Nation", abbreviated MK). Becoming chairman of the militant group, Mandela gained ideas from literature on guerilla warfare by Marxist militants Mao and Che Guevara as well as from the military theorist Carl von Clausewitz. Although initially declared officially separate from the ANC so as not to taint the latter's reputation, MK was later widely recognised as the party's armed wing...

Operating through a cell structure, MK planned to carry out acts of sabotage that would exert maximum pressure on the government with minimum casualties; they sought to bomb military installations, power plants, telephone lines, and transport links at night, when civilians were not present. Mandela stated that they chose sabotage because it was the least harmful action, did not involve killing, and offered the best hope for racial reconciliation afterwards; he nevertheless acknowledged that should this have failed then guerrilla warfare might have been necessary. Soon after ANC leader Luthuli was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, MK publicly announced its existence with 57 bombings on Dingane's Day (16 December) 1961, followed by further attacks on New Year's Eve.


His life term was for four counts of sabotage from these bombings. He was also initially given a death sentence, but it was commuted by the judge.
10) Message boards : Politics : Russia in the 21st Century #2 (Message 1944719)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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For them, any government bans are happiness.


Comedy gold... heard plenty of the same from the Jim Crow South.
11) Message boards : Politics : Russia in the 21st Century #2 (Message 1944716)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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In Russia, the law only prohibits the holding of LGBT parades and propaganda.
This is due to the government's course towards traditional values. In Russia, most citizens consider this to be right and fully support.


I'm sure that they do, and rather sad that you also seem to agree with this or at least defend it, but legislating morality and calling any speech or writing you find "non-traditional" as "propaganda" and banning it is about as oppressive and contrary to freedom of expression as one can get.
12) Message boards : Politics : Russia in the 21st Century #2 (Message 1944711)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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The United States is not perfect, and has made some mistakes in this regard, but it has so far expressed the highest level of support for free speech and expression... occupying others' land may not count as that.

Russia has made simply publishing a magazine by LGBT people for other LGBT people a criminal offense. Canada is far from perfect as well as we have "hate crime" laws which have already been misused to prosecute people simply for publishing unpopular opinions. And don't even get me started with China and its "Great Firewall" where most of the biggest sites outside China are blocked because they may offer up information that the state has deemed illegal (Tiananmen square, anyone?)... internet use there is so monitored simply Googling "democracy" has resulted in a visit from the police.
13) Message boards : Politics : Russia in the 21st Century #2 (Message 1944706)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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You are almost certainly correct, Vadim in that their protests seem silly or misplaced. But freedom of expression is the protection of expression of deeply unpopular ideas and opinions. There has never been a regime so despotic that praising it, or its leader, or its policies, would be opposed by the state.

So far the only country that has consistently understood this and has supported freedom of speech and expression more than any other is the United States.
14) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1944575)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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This thread seems to have wandered way off topic to general politics and other things that should be in the Donald Trump thread...
Thanks.
15) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1944056)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Leaving....

16) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1943532)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Straw man

A straw man is a common form of argument and is an informal fallacy based on giving the impression of refuting an opponent's argument, while actually refuting an argument that was not presented by that opponent. One who engages in this fallacy is said to be "attacking a straw man."

The typical straw man argument creates the illusion of having completely refuted or defeated an opponent's proposition through the covert replacement of it with a different proposition (i.e., "stand up a straw man") and the subsequent refutation of that false argument ("knock down a straw man") instead of the opponent's proposition.

This technique has been used throughout history in polemical debate, particularly in arguments about highly charged emotional issues where a fiery "battle" and the defeat of an "enemy" may be more valued than critical thinking or an understanding of both sides of the issue."
17) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1942701)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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And what did your great leader Obama embolden you to do, Yap?

And to save you a bellowing spittle-flecked tirade: Precisely as much as our Prime Minister Trudeau has emboldened me to do, which is absolutely nothing (that he wanted me to, anyway.)
18) Message boards : Politics : Greatest Best Leader of ALL TIME Yep Dat BeeeZZZ Big BIg BIG Hands Golden Haired Long Black Coat Wearin; WINNING ALWAYS Prez #45 45ers Gots His Back. You, Not So Much.......Yap (Message 1942656)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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Way to Go one Canadian private company altering their own private property


Fixed that for yap.
19) Message boards : Politics : Abortion and Birth Control (Message 1942122)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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As was Ireland. Thankfully that has now changed.


Indeed... I highly doubt El Salvador will similarly allow a referendum on the issue in the near future.
20) Message boards : Politics : Abortion and Birth Control (Message 1942117)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Mr. Kevvy Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $250 donor
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If you think Gary is exaggerating:

El Salvador woman freed after 15 years in prison for abortion

... which probably wasn't even an abortion at all. Women are convicted for having natural miscarriages or stillbirths because the courts assume they were induced.

A 34-year-old woman in El Salvador has been freed after spending 15 years in jail for having an abortion.

Maira Verónica Figueroa Marroquín was released after her 30-year sentence for aggravated murder was reduced.

Abortion is banned in El Salvador, a predominantly Roman Catholic nation, in any circumstances.

Ms Figueroa always maintained her innocence. She said she suffered a stillbirth in a house where she was working as a maid in 2003.


A maid... these laws always target poor women, because wealthy women just don't tell anyone they are pregnant and go on "vacation" to a foreign country returning with no pregnancy, just as women in U.S. states do where abortion is restricted.

Abortion is completely banned in El Salvador even in cases of rape, incest, or where the woman's life is in danger, and I am sure there are many that would like this to be the same in the U.S. and everywhere else. Unfortunately in the U.S. they seem to have a chance of succeeding.


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