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Unread 11th March 2012, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Wolseley View Post
LOL. Ah, youth....

I really think it would be beneficial for every citizen to have the right to "opt out" of the system. You could simply sign an affadavit at the courthouse that you want nothing to do with police or military thugs, and away you go, unemcumbered.

Of course, when the criminal breaks into your house in the middle of the night, shoots you in the lung, rapes your wife, and makes off with your big-screen TV, don't call 911, because the dispatcher will say, "I'm sorry, sir, but that address is listed on our non-response roster; the resident there doesn't want police interaction."

As for your military personnel comment, well, all I'll say there is that you would have fit in very well with the youth culture about 1969. You no doubt refer to service personnel as "baby-killers", I would venture.

The world changes; adolescence remains the same in every age, I guess.

We can have an effective police force without beating black people to a pulp.

We can have powerful armies without raping civilians and urinating on corpses.

Just because I enjoy safety from criminals and hostile foreign powers doesn't mean that I have to endorse every single thing every single one of them does.
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Unread 11th March 2012, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by SmellsLikeCurlyFries View Post
Oooh, devastating comeback. Completely demolished my comment by the brilliant insight and blinding analysis of your riposte. Wow, that hurt.

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Unread 11th March 2012, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Wolseley View Post

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To a story six hours old...

Afghans killed in rampage by US soldier - Central & South Asia - Al Jazeera English

Afghans killed in rampage by US soldier
Sixteen civilians including women and children shot dead in their homes
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To a story six hours old...

Afghans killed in rampage by US soldier - Central & South Asia - Al Jazeera English

Afghans killed in rampage by US soldier
Sixteen civilians including women and children shot dead in their homes
...Damn.


Needs its own thread, if it hasn't got one yet.
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Originally Posted by HakeemSupreme View Post
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Afghans killed in rampage by US soldier - Central & South Asia - Al Jazeera English

Afghans killed in rampage by US soldier
Sixteen civilians including women and children shot dead in their homes
Yeah, I've heard it all before. My Lai, 1968. One company of the 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade of the 23rd Infantry Division killed 347 unarmed Vietnamese civilians, mostly women and children.

So obviously, every soldier in the entire 23rd Infantry Division should have been executed. Or better yet, the whole MACV.

After all, everybody in the entire military should be judged and sentenced by the same crimes as the worst individuals in the military.

Right? If one person in military does something heinous, then punish every member of the military. Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out.
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Originally Posted by interpreter View Post
Christians should boycott her events, and not let their daughters attend.
Agreed.But I never hear about her doing events,don't think she seeking Chrisians.She might be done,with signing or acting.Don't get why the media's bringing attection to her,except they want her to crash and burn,so they can get raitings.Anyways!As she grows up hopefully she doesn't die of a drug overdose or what ever.Also I wonder if she talking about no God and other stuff,to make her dad mad.
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Why does anyone give Miley Cyrus this much credit? If her fans obey her every word they're too stupid to be phased by Cyrus boycotts or anything else.

The quote itself for what it's worth is just as credible as what's asked to be believed about Jesus. The difference being of course, we can see that stars exist and that they do die and what happens after that.
We have people hanging on the words of people and beings that almost assuredly don't even exist, so it isn't that much of a stretch to think young girls will be that impressionable.
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Originally Posted by Wolseley View Post
Oooh, devastating comeback. Completely demolished my comment by the brilliant insight and blinding analysis of your riposte. Wow, that hurt.

Moving right along....
It was a joke, actually, not a serious comeback

Right? If one person in military does something heinous, then punish every member of the military. Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out.
Well, sure, you can turn a simple statement of "the military and police are no more deserving of respect than celebrities because they do the same heinous, atrocious, immoral actions the people they are fighting do," into "every member of the military ought to be killed and screw 'em".

It just makes you look foolish, though.
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Originally Posted by Wolseley View Post
Yeah, I've heard it all before. My Lai, 1968. One company of the 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade of the 23rd Infantry Division killed 347 unarmed Vietnamese civilians, mostly women and children.

So obviously, every soldier in the entire 23rd Infantry Division should have been executed. Or better yet, the whole MACV.

After all, everybody in the entire military should be judged and sentenced by the same crimes as the worst individuals in the military.

Right? If one person in military does something heinous, then punish every member of the military. Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out.
Well why nit. Its the same stance many on your side take on groups too. not sure to what extent you do it personally, but to chalk up a normal human flaw to youth is kinda silly. and a biy insulting to be honest.
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Or she could end up happy and productive like Jody Foster, Ron Howard, Melissa Gilbert, Claire Danes, Brooke Shields, Christina Ricci, etc. There is no reason to call her future self-destruction a given.
Unfortunately those are among the very few who are happy in hollywood, most arent because hollywood is dependent on an actors popularity and their image in front of other people, in other words its a very shallow and extrinsic society. If you look at hollywood you will see a society that is all about (on the whole) moral relativism. I had a chance to become a part of that culture but I couldnt stand the incredible shallowness and materialistic thinking of these people (if you could call them that).

Gossip, popularity, making money from the suffering of others and sex is what hollywood is all about.

Jesus was against all of these

Love is a foreign word to these hollywoodites.
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