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Except for when it doesn't suit you, of course.... 997 Views / 65 Replies  
Except for when it doesn't suit you, of course. ;)

Posted by 私, on Nov 21, 2004 at 06:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And the KKK aren't murderous bastards? Yet we... 1,113 Views / 64 Replies  
And the KKK aren't murderous bastards? Yet we still allow them to exist and hold rallies and promote their ideas.

Their message only undermines the war effort if it changes people's minds. There...
Posted by 私, on Nov 21, 2004 at 06:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No, it's freedom of speech. The most important... 1,113 Views / 64 Replies  
No, it's freedom of speech. The most important freedom we have.

Posted by 私, on Nov 21, 2004 at 05:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It is impossible for the dollar to depreciate... 561 Views / 27 Replies  
It is impossible for the dollar to depreciate against the RMB (ren min bi, yuan simply means money) as the RMB is pegged to the dollar so that their relative values are always the same.
Posted by 私, on Nov 21, 2004 at 05:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It doesn't matter. People are responsible for... 1,113 Views / 64 Replies  
It doesn't matter. People are responsible for their own actions and decisions. It has to be that way. Otherwise the law would be irrelevant because you could just say that someone else told you to...
Posted by 私, on Nov 21, 2004 at 05:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
People are responsible for their own decisions. ... 1,113 Views / 64 Replies  
People are responsible for their own decisions. If someone watches Hezbollah TV and decides to go kill Jews, that person, not Hezbollah TV, is responsible for that decision. People are capable of...
Posted by 私, on Nov 21, 2004 at 03:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It doesn't matter what they advocate. Speaking... 1,113 Views / 64 Replies  
It doesn't matter what they advocate. Speaking is not doing. This network is not terrorism. Speech should be free.

Posted by 私, on Nov 21, 2004 at 02:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Funny how the people saying that the Hezbollah... 1,113 Views / 64 Replies  
Funny how the people saying that the Hezbollah station be banned are a lot of the same people who were up in arms that Canada was even considering not letting Fox News broadcast there.

Free speech...
Posted by 私, on Nov 21, 2004 at 12:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: It's probably also worth noting for the sake of... 5,846 Views / 347 Replies  
It's probably also worth noting for the sake of emphasis, that the genome of humans and the genome of yeast are 95% identical. I'd say the effects of that 5% are vastly greater than the effects of...
Posted by 私, on Nov 20, 2004 at 11:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That why I said before that I thought it would be... 660 Views / 49 Replies  
That why I said before that I thought it would be reasonable for the US to step in and ensure that the elected government did not try to take power through illegitimate means. Putting an end to...
Posted by 私, on Nov 20, 2004 at 09:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There's no way to determine accurately who is and... 1,772 Views / 119 Replies  
There's no way to determine accurately who is and isn't a Christian, because everyone has their own set of criteria that you must meet to be a Christian. And they all think they're right and that...
Posted by 私, on Nov 20, 2004 at 09:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't have statistics, I'm dealing with... 1,772 Views / 119 Replies  
I don't have statistics, I'm dealing with personal experience just like you are.



Well in that case the number of people we're talking about drops significantly.

Posted by 私, on Nov 20, 2004 at 09:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So they're only 'liberated' so long as they... 660 Views / 49 Replies  
So they're only 'liberated' so long as they follow US designs? They can only have what they want so long as it's also what the US wants?

What a beneficent policy. Apparently the neo-cons are to...
Posted by 私, on Nov 20, 2004 at 09:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Wtf are you talking about? 私 1,772 Views / 119 Replies  
Wtf are you talking about?

Posted by 私, on Nov 20, 2004 at 08:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes it is. There are plenty of Christians out... 1,772 Views / 119 Replies  
Yes it is. There are plenty of Christians out there who have more moderate positions on the subject. It is an extreme Christian view even if it is the norm; of the views that all Christians hold on...
Posted by 私, on Nov 20, 2004 at 08:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Not really what? Not really Bush controls the US... 1,772 Views / 119 Replies  
Not really what? Not really Bush controls the US military? Not really Bush is a christian extremist? Not really that abortion is murder is an extreme belief?

Posted by 私, on Nov 20, 2004 at 08:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Bush (you know, the command-in-chief) controls... 1,772 Views / 119 Replies  
Bush (you know, the command-in-chief) controls the US military. He is obviously and admittedly guided by his faith, and his actions show his faith to be of an extreme nature. He is therefore a...
Posted by 私, on Nov 20, 2004 at 08:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They don't have to, they control the US military.... 1,772 Views / 119 Replies  
They don't have to, they control the US military.

Posted by 私, on Nov 20, 2004 at 08:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I was actually thinking about that recently, and... 1,772 Views / 119 Replies  
I was actually thinking about that recently, and it occurred to me that only religious people could believe that Christians, Jews, and Muslims worship the same god. For someone who doesn't believe...
Posted by 私, on Nov 20, 2004 at 08:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That there are any 'no compromise' issues would... 660 Views / 49 Replies  
That there are any 'no compromise' issues would seem to indicate that the US doesn't actually trust Iraqi Democracy. Either Iraq is sovereign and independent, able to choose its own path, or it...
Posted by 私, on Nov 20, 2004 at 07:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Life does imitate art! 私 471 Views / 18 Replies  
Life does imitate art!

Posted by 私, on Nov 20, 2004 at 06:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's going to be funny when the democratically... 660 Views / 49 Replies  
It's going to be funny when the democratically elected Shi'ite government departs radically from the desires of the American 'liberators'. What will happen then? Will Iraq again need to be...
Posted by 私, on Nov 20, 2004 at 06:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Regardless of whether or not the distinction is... 1,619 Views / 99 Replies  
Regardless of whether or not the distinction is real, in attempting to create a universal morality, we would still need to take into account that each person has their on indivual set of values. Is...
Posted by 私, on Oct 23, 2003 at 01:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think it's bull. If any particular student is... 298 Views / 3 Replies  
I think it's bull. If any particular student is suspected of being connected to terrorism in some way, they shouldn't be granted a student visa. All this is saying is that the screening process for...
Posted by 私, on Oct 23, 2003 at 01:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
He's not a citizen of Australia. Knowing nothing... 1,145 Views / 60 Replies  
He's not a citizen of Australia. Knowing nothing about Australian law, I'd say it's no certain thing that he, as a foreigner, has any such right.

-私
Posted by 私, on Oct 23, 2003 at 01:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Are you sure there really is a difference and... 1,619 Views / 99 Replies  
Are you sure there really is a difference and that it's not just an artificial distinction created to avoid answering difficult questions?

-私
Posted by 私, on Oct 23, 2003 at 01:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://www.kuh-hosen.de/diverse/cowdance/milkthis.... 1,298 Views / 60 Replies  
http://www.kuh-hosen.de/diverse/cowdance/milkthis.gif

-私
Posted by 私, on Oct 23, 2003 at 12:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The U.S. may not be a monoculture, but if we... 1,619 Views / 99 Replies  
The U.S. may not be a monoculture, but if we can't say that a single household is not a monoculture, then I think this discussion becomes completely irrelevant because there really is no such thing...
Posted by 私, on Oct 23, 2003 at 12:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you have the time to blow, consider going by... 485 Views / 10 Replies  
If you have the time to blow, consider going by boat. It's possible to book passage on cargo ships and even oil tankers for significantly cheaper than it would be to go on a passanger ship or plane....
Posted by 私, on Oct 16, 2003 at 01:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Militaries that follow unjust, immoral orders are... 1,101 Views / 56 Replies  
Militaries that follow unjust, immoral orders are the militaries that build dictatorships and perpetrate genocides. You can't swear away the boundary between right and wrong.

-私
Posted by 私, on Oct 5, 2003 at 12:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
One need only be a human being to determine if an... 1,101 Views / 56 Replies  
One need only be a human being to determine if an act is just or unjust, right or wrong. Obviously a civilian who is not in the government has no power to dictate how the military works, but...
Posted by 私, on Oct 5, 2003 at 12:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That doesn't make any sense at all. Either human... 1,226 Views / 63 Replies  
That doesn't make any sense at all. Either human beings are a part of nature or they aren't. If they are, then human management of the ecosystem is just a subset of natural management of the...
Posted by 私, on Aug 13, 2003 at 11:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I have a question for the people who say that... 1,226 Views / 63 Replies  
I have a question for the people who say that humans are as much a part of nature as everythign else and so we should respect nature and let it take care of itself.

If people are a part of nature,...
Posted by 私, on Aug 13, 2003 at 03:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
HELP: Locked Hard Drive 360 Views / 1 Replies  
I already posted this in the Mac OS Classic Forum, but I need a solution to this, and the lounge has much higher traffic. My apologies to the mods/admins.

I've got a Mac running 8.6 on which one...
Posted by 私, on Mar 11, 2003 at 04:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Could this maybe be something that was done... 1,491 Views / 2 Replies  
Could this maybe be something that was done through OpenFirmware?

--私
Posted by 私, on Mar 11, 2003 at 04:01 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
HELP: Locked Hard Drive? 1,491 Views / 2 Replies  
I've got a Mac running 8.6 on which one of the hard drive partitions (the main one) seems to be locked. The lock icon appears in the upper-left of Finder windows, and the data on the drive is...
Posted by 私, on Mar 11, 2003 at 02:57 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
I really wish they would actually update. ... 544 Views / 8 Replies  
I really wish they would actually update. AvantGo was really great. I loved being able to get driving directions from MapQuest onto my Visor without having to write them out.

-私
Posted by 私, on Feb 12, 2003 at 03:55 PM, in Applications
Well, the emperor was the one who would have had... 2,951 Views / 223 Replies  
Well, the emperor was the one who would have had to surrender, and I was under the impression that Yamamoto was pretty much keeping him in the dark about what was really happening. I'm sure most, if...
Posted by 私, on Feb 7, 2003 at 12:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh. Well, it still made the top 10. :thumbsup: 2,951 Views / 223 Replies  
Oh. Well, it still made the top 10. :thumbsup:
Posted by 私, on Feb 6, 2003 at 10:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The first one, if I'm not mistaken. 2,951 Views / 223 Replies  
The first one, if I'm not mistaken.
Posted by 私, on Feb 6, 2003 at 10:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What makes the lives of allied soldiers more... 2,951 Views / 223 Replies  
What makes the lives of allied soldiers more valuable than those of Japanese civilians? Soldiers exist to protect civilians, which means that their lives are forfeit if it is necessary to preserve...
Posted by 私, on Feb 6, 2003 at 10:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII... 388 Views / 8 Replies  
The internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII was ordered by the Lt. Gen. John DeWitt. It was a military decision, not a governmental one, and the president et al went along with it because the...
Posted by 私, on Feb 6, 2003 at 05:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And you're sure that there's no alternative... 552 Views / 21 Replies  
And you're sure that there's no alternative adhesive that could be used?

-私
Posted by 私, on Jan 29, 2003 at 02:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Right, so war is still, as it always was, a... 834 Views / 37 Replies  
Right, so war is still, as it always was, a device of the rulers, not the subjects. The difference is, now rulers aren't rulers, they're agents. A nation no longer acts at the behest of its ruler,...
Posted by 私, on Jan 20, 2003 at 01:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ok, I simply misunderstood you here. My... 834 Views / 37 Replies  
Ok, I simply misunderstood you here. My appologies.



Right, and my question is why, in some cases, the countries are more important than the leaders, especially in cases like the Soviet Union,...
Posted by 私, on Jan 19, 2003 at 10:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Fine, you didn't say that I had exclusively read... 834 Views / 37 Replies  
Fine, you didn't say that I had exclusively read Japanese text books, but you implied that the bulk of my knowledge of history was necessarily from such text books which is, essentially, the same...
Posted by 私, on Jan 19, 2003 at 08:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
People could always call me '&'. :D 502 Views / 10 Replies  
People could always call me '&'. :D
Posted by 私, on Jan 19, 2003 at 08:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Re: Re: What is war? 834 Views / 37 Replies  
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You are completely missing my point. (Not to mention being inconsistent in your list of war-starters. Hitler was responsible for taking Germany into war, but Hirohito was merely...
Posted by 私, on Jan 19, 2003 at 08:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not forgetting that at all, I just don't... 834 Views / 37 Replies  
I'm not forgetting that at all, I just don't think that that invalidates my point. Would you prefer that I had refered to it as the 'U.S. written, Japanese constitution'? The point is that it was...
Posted by 私, on Jan 19, 2003 at 07:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What is war? 834 Views / 37 Replies  
The recent talk of nuclear war between the U.S. and N. Korea has gotten me thinking. What is the purpose of modern warfare, and who wages it?

If (say) N. Korea launches a nuclear warhead at the...
Posted by 私, on Jan 19, 2003 at 06:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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