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Posted by charles.thompson
29 Aug 2016, 5:55 pm


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it is an absurdly bold claim. He might as well promise all the blacks their own private unicorns. Stop insulting their intelligence.
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Posted by charles.thompson
29 Aug 2016, 6:02 pm


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whose fault is it? Most people are too intellectually lazy for actual ideas. Frankly...that fact itself supports the idea of bigger government. If people cant think enough to vote well, why should they even vote at all? That's my idea, at least.
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Posted by charles.thompson
29 Aug 2016, 5:32 pm


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Maybe its simply unethical for the US to meddle in the business of sovereign nations, and we have done enough of that already to create the extent of anti american sentiment as it is.

Iran is not going to run out of people who want liberty. But they need their elections to be fair, not determined by US military force. That actually does them no favors.

But this is all speculation...the real reasons the US does things or does not do things is probably determined by information that citizens are not privy to. Overthrowing the government of Iran was, obviously, not part of his platform when he was running for president, so I dont see why you would expect him to do this. Isnt that simple enough?
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Posted by charles.thompson
30 Aug 2016, 9:47 am


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roadkill » 30 Aug 2016 9:15 am wrote:
charles.thompson » 30 Aug 2016 8:44 am wrote:

what kind of rhetoric? this is just fair, and a very simple observation.

Democrat policies have totally failed...what do you expect from me? im concerned with truth, not parties.

His promise is absurdly unrealistic. Especially if he doesnt explain how on earth he plans to do it. Somebody mentioned Giuliani? He did a good job of reducing crime in new york. kudos. He reduced it. probably he got many career criminals to leave new york. And he did this with rather draconian methods. Sure, that might help some...look at saudi arabia...very little crime there because even minor crimes are punished with loss of limbs or being burned alive. Maybe trump plans to bring the US under wahhabin sharia law? I guess there's a chance that would work, assuming you won the inevitable civil war.

Nah...its a ridiculous promise. Just an obviously ridiculous promise. And there is a difference between a promise you dont plan to keep, and an obviously absurd promise because, as i mentioned, it insults people's intelligence.

imho, black crime comes from a toxic culture which affects a significant number of blacks. Culture does not really vanish from legislation. A president cannot do much about it.

what is the point in calling me 68thompson? is that supposed to be an insult? i dont even understand it.


If you were the boss...what would you do about poor Chicago neighborhoods and all the crime?

Tell us your plan. We'll be waiting.


I would want to try making significant changes to the policies of welfare. I believe that the fact that about 70% of black mothers are single is a significant cause of of problems such as crime and education. I would stop 'rewarding' women for having children out of wedlock...and hope that helps. But obviously this is nothing but a semi educated guess on my part...i wouldn't feel confident enough to make any promises.
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Posted by charles.thompson
30 Aug 2016, 6:42 pm


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im sorry but I do not agree with you.

First of all, the ottoman empire was a totally different ballpark than what you see in the middle east today.

The ottoman empire was actually highly secular and pragmatic...of course religion played an important role in their nation but they were fine with for example making the accident of allying with germany in WWI (a christian nation) and that was the cause of their collapse. The berber pirates were actually quite autonomous from the ottoman empire, and they were seeking financial profit, nothing else. Bear in mind that the elite soldiers of the ottoman empire...the Janissaries...had to be levied from the christian population and many gained significant power.

Sharia simply means 'the way' and its dictates are extremely vague and open to interpretation. It is not a law that muslims think could or should be imposed on non muslims...its rather like how the amish impose the law of no cars or computers on themselves...it has no impact on non amish people and it does not replace the secular law of the land. The Wahhabism and other forms of salafist sects of islam do impose extremely harsh laws on its people, but this is by no means universal nor does it need to be. Those are extreme sects.

The 'heathen tax' was rarely used in muslim nations, and when it was it was simply for money. It is not used today at least by any nation i know of. In fact, saudi arabia prefers to lie and pretend that 100% of its citizens are muslim, as a way to justify their universal application of the harsh Wahhabi sharia law.

There are many citizens in the middle east who are perfectly good people...who want liberty, and would be perfectly compatible with US culture. We dont need to make all of those people our 'enemy'. Indeed it would be necessary if we are to defeat the toxic elements in their region to make these people our friends.

In the 1920's, the middle east was fascinated with the west, and seemed in general to try to emulate us. The admiration went both ways and there was a big fad of 'orientalism'. Things were looking up for us. Unfortunately, relations soured mainly because of israel and oil...and decades of warfare had a toxic impact on middle eastern culture. These CAN be temporary issues. we have not always been locked in battle with the middle east and we do not always need to be.

I agree that salafist islam is an issue, and that culture is not compatible with our own...but 1) tremendous numbers of muslims are not salafist and 2) it has fed off of the anger and desperation of people and would probably subside when/if people in the middle east start to have better lives with more opportunity for happiness.

Does the koran have some disturbing passages? yes of course...but the koran was written a long time ago in a more savage time. Religion evolves. all religions do. Religion is more of a tradition than a strict philosophy. There are plenty of disturbing verses in the christian bible which people also ignore.
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Posted by charles.thompson
29 Aug 2016, 4:46 pm


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Since you seem to hate the US so much, I dont see why you would have an issue with the US abdicating power with regards to the internet. They are giving it to private companies, which is supposed to be what conservatives like...shrinking of government. Since you seem confident that the US is going to become a colony of the islamic state soon, that would hopefully keep the internet out of the hands of the islamic state. I just dont know where to begin with all this absurd paranoia. If the UN is ruled by islam, and private companies cannot resist the overwhelming power of the UN, i guess you should throw up your hands, admit defeat, and convert to islam. There is nothing more to do here.
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Posted by charles.thompson
30 Aug 2016, 2:37 pm


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this is an absurd question. Vigilante justice happens to be illegal, with good reason. If a hypothetical 'race war' between BLM and NRA members broke out, would the NRA win? you bet. This is something you want to see? bring popcorn? Fortunately things are unlikely to go that far.
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Posted by charles.thompson
31 Aug 2016, 10:50 am


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I do not agree with Kaepernick. I think the idea that police are killing minorities is just a media constructed lie. But that doesnt mean there is any justification for being racist towards him...as a matter of fact that response supports his view. When many sources are insisting to you that systemic racism does exist, and when you do see racist remarks on the internet, and you see videos of black people getting shot...its very difficult to deny it. You have to look pretty deep to find the true story. So i completely understand and sympathize with people who have been duped by the media because I was also until i took the time to look deeper.

We just talk about race too much. Its not necessary. It should be a non issue by now...but there is this cycle of backlash against backlash against backlash and everyone forgets where it started and what the point is anymore.

I think of it kinda like if you were dating a girl who constantly accuses you and punishes you for cheating on her when you dont...there is a good chance you will not care about cheating on her. Crying wolf too much not only can make people ignore you, it can also create the friggen wolf.

Somebody out there seems to want to provoke a race war. Who would profit from a race war? I dont see how anyone would in the US. Maybe Russia would.
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Posted by charles.thompson
01 Sep 2016, 10:37 am


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I am not a Hillary fan, but its very difficult to believe that Hillary is actually assassinating people. Especially when she would have zero motive for assassinating them.

I probably would not be able to bring myself to actually vote for her, but i do prefer if she wins...because I guess it would be business as usual...she would know how to do her job well enough to keep the machine running and there probably would not be a catastrophe.

Trump, on the other hand, simply seems under qualified. Even if I agreed with his philosophy about things (and i dont...i think he has made a few interesting points but that is all I will grant)...I just dont think he can manage the 'simple' parts of being commander in chief. the CEO of a tech company at least needs to know what a computer is...and his level of ignorance really does seem that dangerous. Also he has been exposed as a fraud in many different ways...he probably isnt even a conservative....wtf is he?
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Posted by charles.thompson
01 Sep 2016, 11:09 am


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Vegas » 01 Sep 2016 10:47 am wrote:
charles.thompson » 01 Sep 2016 10:42 am wrote:

Not sure what you are asking. The FBI is aware of drug trafficking and they have an idea of how much comes into the us and from where and by what method. Drugs almost never are brought here by illegal immigrants...that is too risky for dealers. You can see the stats yourself on fbi crime statistics. Most drugs come into this nation from mexico via motorboat and is picked up by local criminals...there is no 'immigration' happening in those scenarios.


I agree with your statement about how most Mexicans are honest and come here to try and make a better life, or are trying to get away from the cartel. Heck, I would do the same for my family. I would do whatever it takes to protect my family. I just wish they would go through the legal process. I know it's a huge pain in the ass. However, there are immigrants from other countries who wait a long time because they want citizenship. Why should these guys get to 'cut in line' for lack of a better phrase?


The problem is we dont have anything like Ellis island anymore. Its basically impossible to become a US citizen now by normal methods. You have to already be a hot shot basically...average people simply cant even be considered.
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CanuckleSandwich » 06 Sep 2016 4:32 pm wrote:
charles.thompson » 06 Sep 2016 3:29 pm wrote:
CanuckleSandwich » 06 Sep 2016 3:24 pm wrote:

They are weak. And if they are to be enforced then the city needs to come down like the gestapo on the gangs.

Why didn't he have an opinion about Miami's lack of gun laws when he played there? If he's so anti-gun.

Not my problem if you lack critical thinking skills. Someone says gun law and you go in tunnel vision mode.


The interesting thing about miami's lack of gun laws is that they relaxed gun laws as an experimental attempt to reduce the very high levels of crime in miami. It worked. Miami became far more dangerous for tourists for a while (because tourists wouldn't have guns) but overall violent crime in miami plummeted.


Giuliani come down hard in NYC. Wasn't there a ban there too at the time?


Negative. There was no legislation for gun control during giuliani's mayorship. The general consensus is that his success came from a 'broken windows' policy of law enforcement which is now under attack by BLM (harsh penalties for minor crimes such as graffitti). Giuliani did attempt a lawsuit of manufacturers attempting to make them culpable when their guns end up in the hands of criminals...however this lawsuit totally failed.
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