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Old 03-22-2016, 01:43 AM   #151
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well, we will see soon i hope, but problem of Syria lays not only in lack of democratic values - there was many factors that had influenced so called Arab Spring, drought, lack of employment, lack of education, lack of hope, etc, etc.
Perhaps, but as 'despotic' as some of the rulers are not only they brought a sense of order, some actually did provide. Seems to me that the Libyans will be mourning the loss of Gaddafi, because under his regime at least you had not only security but you were encouraged to get an education even if it were abroad, it would be paid for so long as you returned to use your new skills at home. So thats something.

Now its just chaos.
 
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BOOM in Brussels :-(

going back to out topic:
http://www.rferl.org/contentinfograp.../27628092.html
 
Old 03-29-2016, 03:08 PM   #153
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It seems to me that the policies of the US will not change, no matter how much recent events have shown just how incompetent and arrogant those in Washington are.

Sorry for again placing praise on Russia, but again, they did in 5 months what the US is still struggling to do, and still wants to see Assad go. Sorry, but actions of the Russians have clearly changed things for the better in my opinion.

Again also, why IS NATO still there? Who's interest is it exactly for NATO to still be there, the EU? You saw the recent attack in Belgium, but yea lets keep beefing up defenses, because Russia. Anyone else strike that as being detached of reality?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWyi...ndex=1&list=WL

I still like how the west like to claim that the start of the Third World War will be because of Russia, nah sorry it will be because of NATO and it's continued incompetence. Plain and simple.
 
Old 03-31-2016, 10:22 PM   #154
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Why do they keep poking the bear?

Here I got again, taking the Russian position someone by all means offer a counter argument.

Though I still fail at this point to understand why other countries are still dragging their heels, and yea no real mention of the further stabilisation of Syria, or just in a very mum tone.

It seems that since particularly the US has been snubbed on Syria, there seems to be a more clear agenda now on projecting blame for their own failures. Also if I were one of the European nations, I would think clearly about the situation, and maybe even grow some f'ing balls and tell the US; 'You want to start crap with Russia, go ahead, just leave us out of it because we happen to be rather geographically close', so yea not a very good idea to have poor relations with someone who is geographically closer and bigger.

Again, I live in the US but the current to last decades of US policy has been abhorrent and outright embarrassing and even dangerous. Remember also that the rest of NATO recently clearly gave a strong message to Turkey: "If there is ever a conflict with Russia, don't except any support or backing from us, you're on your own."

So why is other western entities and particularly the US still at it? To what end?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz2X2Lqw9Kw
 
Old 04-07-2016, 10:34 AM   #155
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Terrorism is bad, but Russia is worse.. .? O.o? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iQR8zxhJbQ

I still do not understand this idiotic position by Washington. Russia is not the one being belligerent. NATO again should not exist anymore, and again has not recognized that there is still a buffer zone, and NATO is the one encroaching on that. Yet Russia is the threat, rather than fighting any sort of terrorism, gotta go after Russia still.
 
Old 06-12-2016, 10:14 AM   #156
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Just overheard others talking about a shooting in Orlando, Florida.

I can't even stand to read or watch the news anymore because its all propaganda against the civilian population in the USA.
 
Old 06-14-2016, 05:57 PM   #157
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On Sunday, June 12. It was reported he did this act because he saw two men kissing and took matters into his own hand. Today, we find out he was a frequent customer at this gay club/bar and had a gay dating app on his phone. So he is either gay or bi-sexual.

Based on these conclusions, I think he probably saw his secret boyfriend kissing another man, got really jealous and snapped. Just my opinion.
 
Old 06-14-2016, 07:19 PM   #158
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But, obviously, we're going to have to deal with the "right to keep and bear armies ..."

I daresay that this is not what "those people in Philadelphia" had in mind . . .

P.S.: I like to frequent a local pawn-shop, because they sometimes have some nice obscure musical instruments, and/or yard-tools that I only need occasionally. I've had many conversations with the shop owner ... very nice guy ... about some of his merchandise. They are weapons that look like they were lifted straight from Men In Black, or any Terminator movie. Practical county-bumpkin that I am, I say, "Damned if I know how you'd clean such a thing." (Plus: they carry price-tags "in the middle-four figures.") But he shrugs his shoulders and says, "I know, I know, but they sure do sell."

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Old 06-14-2016, 11:13 PM   #159
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On Sunday, June 12. It was reported he did this act because he saw two men kissing and took matters into his own hand. Today, we find out he was a frequent customer at this gay club/bar and had a gay dating app on his phone.

Based on these conclusions, I think he...
...was conducting reconnaissance and planning his crime in advance?

Seems the likeliest conclusion to me.
 
Old 06-15-2016, 07:23 AM   #160
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Live and let live but mass produce guns, lots of guns!!!
 
Old 06-16-2016, 08:39 AM   #161
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I think Mr. Roberts has some very valid points about the Orlando shootings:
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016...l-no-evidence/
 
Old 06-16-2016, 12:03 PM   #162
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I think Mr. Roberts has some very valid points about the Orlando shootings:
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016...l-no-evidence/
No he doesn't. Here's something a bit more grounded in reality. And by "a bit more", I mean "at all".

Serious reporters address your viral Orlando shooting hoaxes, theories and conspiracies

(It also covers the shooter's alleged dating app profile likely being a hoax).

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Old 06-16-2016, 04:44 PM   #163
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I guess that I just have "a wee bit of a problem ..." that this fellow was able to shoot-off "so many bullets," "in so little time."
 
Old 06-16-2016, 06:06 PM   #164
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I guess that I just have "a wee bit of a problem ..." that this fellow was able to shoot-off "so many bullets," "in so little time."
It seems odd to me that " if there was only one gunman why wasn't he rushed and knocked down by all of those people"??
 
Old 06-16-2016, 06:25 PM   #165
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That is very basic psychology. Everybody is simply petrified or busy fleeing helter-skelter.

Under stress it is not easy to find yourself together sitting down with strangers and pulling out some Mad Max type of plan in cold blood.

Last but not least you pretty much appreciate anyone else rushing the assailant, but you don't feel like doing it yourself, because you know then you will snuff it, and the only thoughts of your spine is to only avoid exactly that.

I also don't think he fired a lot of rounds, in several hours he could have fired many more than you will be able to carry by absolutely any means. Also he might have modified the gun to auto?

But again. Why do we and our media keep ourselves busy with that type of news?

Is there lessons to be learned, to keep the occasional psychopath from his inevitable business? Or is there much much more important stuff to actually care about?
 
  


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