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It's really depressing to see what some people... 1,316 Views / 71 Replies  
It's really depressing to see what some people pick candidates for. At my summer job (I taught mountain biking mb), eleven yearolds were talking about how Kerry would take their guns, and that he's...
Posted by Saad, on Aug 10, 2006 at 01:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A dairy factory? ... 4,549 Views / 153 Replies  
A dairy factory?

http://www.newsdesk.org/archives/000778.php

Destroying these targets will make the country weaker, and easier to invade, but Israel does attack civillian targets (landmark...
Posted by Saad, on Aug 10, 2006 at 12:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Look at rural Ukraine, or the Tajiks. 484 Views / 9 Replies  
Look at rural Ukraine, or the Tajiks.
Posted by Saad, on Aug 10, 2006 at 12:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The collapse of the Soviet Union has been a huge... 484 Views / 9 Replies  
The collapse of the Soviet Union has been a huge disaster. Look at Central Asia, the Federation. Many are doing worse than they did in the USSR.
Posted by Saad, on Aug 10, 2006 at 12:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Civillians don't get blown up shopping in the... 4,549 Views / 153 Replies  
Civillians don't get blown up shopping in the malls and souqs of cosmopolitan Beirut?
Posted by Saad, on Aug 10, 2006 at 12:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Your absolutely right. The US gave weapons and... 4,549 Views / 153 Replies  
Your absolutely right. The US gave weapons and training to the Afghan Mujahadeen because they were opressed by the Soviets.
Posted by Saad, on Aug 10, 2006 at 03:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
They found out early, so maybe some of the kids... 502 Views / 11 Replies  
They found out early, so maybe some of the kids won't contract HIV. I heard that if you take enough retrovirals immediately following infection, you might not contract HIV.
Posted by Saad, on Aug 8, 2006 at 06:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The UN failed because it draws its troops from... 621 Views / 24 Replies  
The UN failed because it draws its troops from weak countries. Ghana is the biggest contributor of troops to the UN. It would be neat if either Ghana trained better, or if other, more martially...
Posted by Saad, on Aug 8, 2006 at 05:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
McCain is strong, and Gingrich has a lot of... 1,070 Views / 69 Replies  
McCain is strong, and Gingrich has a lot of publicity.
Posted by Saad, on Aug 8, 2006 at 05:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't think that there are any nationally known... 1,070 Views / 69 Replies  
I don't think that there are any nationally known Democrats who are popular enough with the base to win, but that'll change as we get closer to the election.

There is something seriously wrong in...
Posted by Saad, on Aug 8, 2006 at 05:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Siniora wants a force of Blue Helmets to assist... 621 Views / 24 Replies  
Siniora wants a force of Blue Helmets to assist its own troops in South Lebanon. In Shebaa Farms, there would be exclusively international troops.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siniora_Plan
Posted by Saad, on Aug 8, 2006 at 05:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
As opposed to what? Do nothing and ask for... 621 Views / 24 Replies  
As opposed to what? Do nothing and ask for nothing? Its military is delivering humanitarian assistance to areas where it won't be attacked by Israel or Lebanon. Lebanon isn't strong enough to take...
Posted by Saad, on Aug 8, 2006 at 05:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Lebanon didn't disarm Hezbolla because it wasn't... 621 Views / 24 Replies  
Lebanon didn't disarm Hezbolla because it wasn't strong enough to basically invade the south.
Posted by Saad, on Aug 8, 2006 at 05:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Even precision weapons have a big footprint. If... 621 Views / 24 Replies  
Even precision weapons have a big footprint. If the federal building in Nashville is destoryed, shrapnel will damage or destroy neighboring buildings, and the fire will be even more damaging.
Posted by Saad, on Aug 8, 2006 at 04:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What kind of government will replace the one in... 621 Views / 24 Replies  
What kind of government will replace the one in power now? Definitely not a democratic, business-friendly one. Probably a coalition of Islamic parties headed by Hezbolla. That won't make Israel...
Posted by Saad, on Aug 8, 2006 at 04:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's not stupidity. The government is genuinely... 621 Views / 24 Replies  
It's not stupidity. The government is genuinely to weak to confront Hezbolla. That's why there are Hexbolla ministers on the cabinet. Hezbolla is bad for development.

Since when will...
Posted by Saad, on Aug 8, 2006 at 04:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I certainly wouldn't use airstrilkes the way the... 621 Views / 24 Replies  
I certainly wouldn't use airstrilkes the way the Israelis are. The Lebanese aren't going to abandon or turn on Hezbolla during a war, even if Hezbolla instigated the war. The only thing the attacks...
Posted by Saad, on Aug 8, 2006 at 12:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Help fund the Lebanese military. Share... 621 Views / 24 Replies  
Help fund the Lebanese military. Share intelligence with the government. Targeted assassonations.
Posted by Saad, on Aug 8, 2006 at 12:06 PM, in Political/War Lounge
How does Athen's opposition to Israeli military... 4,549 Views / 153 Replies  
How does Athen's opposition to Israeli military action make him anti-Semitic? How are today's New York Times writers anti-Semitic (and Holocaust deniers)? They feature Jewish reporters and...
Posted by Saad, on Aug 8, 2006 at 10:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If Israel was trying to stop the bombing, why... 621 Views / 24 Replies  
If Israel was trying to stop the bombing, why would it launch an air campaign? It's destroying Lebanon's infrastructure, not preventing attacks. Hamas has actually stepped up missile attacks since...
Posted by Saad, on Aug 8, 2006 at 10:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Opposing Jewish zionism is not being... 4,549 Views / 153 Replies  
Opposing Jewish zionism is not being anti-Semitic. Personally, I think Israel launched the attack because they assumed there would be a backlash against Hezbolla, not to gain more territory or to...
Posted by Saad, on Aug 8, 2006 at 10:07 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Africa has long been a base of foreign terrorism.... 4,549 Views / 153 Replies  
Africa has long been a base of foreign terrorism. OBL resided in the Sudan and received weapons and cash from Libya. There have been massacres throughout subsaharran Africa over the past fifty...
Posted by Saad, on Aug 7, 2006 at 09:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The Middle East is one of the greatest tragedies... 4,549 Views / 153 Replies  
The Middle East is one of the greatest tragedies in human existance. Except for a few isolated cases (UAE, Bahrain, Qatar), the governemnts are incredibly weak and inefficient. It's really...
Posted by Saad, on Aug 6, 2006 at 10:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There's terrorism in countries without religous... 4,549 Views / 153 Replies  
There's terrorism in countries without religous fanaticism. The Maoists in Nepal, for example, are not religous.
Posted by Saad, on Aug 6, 2006 at 10:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Lebaon's not an Arab country. 1,956 Views / 64 Replies  
Lebaon's not an Arab country.
Posted by Saad, on Aug 6, 2006 at 04:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Being distraught over the destruction of Beirut... 557 Views / 35 Replies  
Being distraught over the destruction of Beirut is not ant-Semitic, nor is modifying photographs. It's misleading and stupid, not anti-semitic.
Posted by Saad, on Aug 6, 2006 at 02:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Bert actually appeared at an OBL rally. The... 1,956 Views / 64 Replies  
Bert actually appeared at an OBL rally. The printer did a Google Images search for OBL, and included that image. He didn't know who Bert was, or that the image was doctroed.
Posted by Saad, on Aug 6, 2006 at 10:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
There's always going to be terrorists in... 4,549 Views / 153 Replies  
There's always going to be terrorists in impoverished countries. Israel's neighbors have cheap labor and land. It would be neat if Israel was ever able to capitalize on these resources.
Posted by Saad, on Aug 6, 2006 at 10:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Egypt don't have... 4,549 Views / 153 Replies  
Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Egypt don't have Islamic governments. They're all very weak, but not Islamic.
Posted by Saad, on Aug 6, 2006 at 10:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
How is she a liar and propagandist? 557 Views / 35 Replies  
How is she a liar and propagandist?
Posted by Saad, on Aug 6, 2006 at 10:17 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Why would such a wealthy country want to pursue... 4,549 Views / 153 Replies  
Why would such a wealthy country want to pursue such an ill-fated policy? Hezbollah only grows stronger (at least in the short term) and Lebanese democracy only grows weaker during these attacks. ...
Posted by Saad, on Aug 6, 2006 at 10:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Being pro-Lebanon doesn't make you liberal. ... 557 Views / 35 Replies  
Being pro-Lebanon doesn't make you liberal. Merkel supports Lebanon.
Posted by Saad, on Aug 6, 2006 at 09:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It's just diplomacy. Why doesn't Bush point talk... 1,584 Views / 80 Replies  
It's just diplomacy. Why doesn't Bush point talk about what a proposterous country North Korea is? It's because he wants something from North Korea (mostly to stop being such a goofy place).
Posted by Saad, on Aug 1, 2006 at 10:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Have you ever noticed her adam's apple? Kind of... 3,858 Views / 240 Replies  
Have you ever noticed her adam's apple? Kind of funny that she is sometimes promoted as a conservative sex icon.
Posted by Saad, on Jun 10, 2006 at 12:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Matt Drudge is linking to this page: ... 5,492 Views / 356 Replies  
Matt Drudge is linking to this page:

NATIONAL POST apologizes for story that Iran to tag non-Muslims...
http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/americas/05/24/canada.iran.reut/
Posted by Saad, on May 24, 2006 at 04:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Kind of like shutting down the government when... 639 Views / 31 Replies  
Kind of like shutting down the government when there aren't enough votes to override a veto? Except Feingold's publicity stunt didn't cost much money.
Posted by Saad, on May 24, 2006 at 09:23 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I kind of admire his chutzpah. Trying to impeach... 639 Views / 31 Replies  
I kind of admire his chutzpah. Trying to impeach the president probably cost votes in his district. Apparrently, he's acting out of ideology (and making a national name for himself).
Posted by Saad, on May 23, 2006 at 11:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So your thesis is that someone should change... 1,281 Views / 60 Replies  
So your thesis is that someone should change something somewhere at some time, but you're not sure what? Kind of boring.

You're not on my ignore list (no one is).
Posted by Saad, on May 23, 2006 at 11:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Exactly Dork.. There's a precedent of presidents... 1,281 Views / 60 Replies  
Exactly Dork.. There's a precedent of presidents misleading us. There is a precedent of the NSA and other intelligence agencies betraying us. We aren't required to trust them, and the founders...
Posted by Saad, on May 23, 2006 at 07:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
So in conclusion, you don't want to formulate... 1,281 Views / 60 Replies  
So in conclusion, you don't want to formulate your own thesis and defend it. Is FISA obsolete?
Posted by Saad, on May 23, 2006 at 07:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
So you think the administration got warrants for... 1,281 Views / 60 Replies  
So you think the administration got warrants for the phone conversations of Americans in accordance with FISA? Make your own thesis, don't tell us to wait for the president.
Posted by Saad, on May 23, 2006 at 12:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
So FISA is obsolete? Telling someone to go... 1,281 Views / 60 Replies  
So FISA is obsolete? Telling someone to go research your opinon is not really conducive to discussion.
Posted by Saad, on May 22, 2006 at 11:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If it's not obsolete, why not utilize the secret... 1,281 Views / 60 Replies  
If it's not obsolete, why not utilize the secret courts to get warrants?

You're style's alot like Tokencon, but less combative.
Posted by Saad, on May 22, 2006 at 10:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So Abe, you think FISA is obsolete? There are... 1,281 Views / 60 Replies  
So Abe, you think FISA is obsolete? There are only two ways to answer the question, unless you choose not to answer at all. There's a precedent of the NSA abusing trust.
Posted by Saad, on May 22, 2006 at 05:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What's wrong with seeking court warrants? What... 1,281 Views / 60 Replies  
What's wrong with seeking court warrants? What legal precedent is there for gathering every American's complete calling records? What is there to garranty that the President will use that...
Posted by Saad, on May 22, 2006 at 09:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
They don't get a warrant to wiretap Americans... 1,281 Views / 60 Replies  
They don't get a warrant to wiretap Americans calling people abroad, and they did not get a warrant for the phone records from the Baby Bells.

Somebody leaked info about the program, conceivably a...
Posted by Saad, on May 22, 2006 at 09:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Most Germans knew that Jews were being round up. ... 5,492 Views / 356 Replies  
Most Germans knew that Jews were being round up. All of them knew about the Nuremberg laws. German Christians (and everyone else) failed.
Posted by Saad, on May 22, 2006 at 09:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
So we should scrap FISA? Court oversight is... 1,281 Views / 60 Replies  
So we should scrap FISA? Court oversight is obsolete? The FISA court's most senior judge resigned as a result of the program. I don't know why they couldn't have gotten warrants (they haven't...
Posted by Saad, on May 22, 2006 at 09:23 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Fundamentalist Muslims have not lost, there are... 5,492 Views / 356 Replies  
Fundamentalist Muslims have not lost, there are still a great many of them. Some are willing to kill Americans for what they believe in.
Posted by Saad, on May 22, 2006 at 02:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
There are 1.3 million members in Christ Church,... 2,443 Views / 129 Replies  
There are 1.3 million members in Christ Church, and they pretty much all don't believe in creationism and literal interpretation of the Bible.
Posted by Saad, on May 22, 2006 at 01:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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