ah... Thedaytoday, is a control freak.. s/he has limited mindset..
unable to understand the possibility. If our founding fathers were
so limited.. they, and we, would would been royalists and we be part of the UK.
do not forgot one other one from Thedaytoday ... "you racists".... ah Golden !
Disagree.. they understood how man created inventions and would continue to do so in the future.. be it from the Biblical times to Middle Ages to their contemporary periods..they too understood crazy suicide bombers... the were called the Mongols even in their history books.
"Jacques Charles and the Robert brothers launched their balloon, the world's first hydrogen-filled balloon, on August 27, 1783, from the Champ de Mars (now the site of the Eiffel Tower); Benjamin Franklin was among the crowd of onlookers."
The first aircraft disaster occurred in May 1785 when the town of Tullamore, County Offaly, Ireland was seriously damaged when the crash of a balloon resulted in a fire that burned down about 100 houses, making the town home to the world's first aviation disaster. To this day, the town shield depicts a phoenix rising from the ashes.
Privacy and safety is a tradeoff. Most people are willing to give up some privacy in exchange for safety.
I've heard that argument before.
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both. -- Ben Franklin
Privacy and safety is not a tradeoff. Safety is inversely proportional to transparency, not infringement of privacy.
For a society to be safe, all government actions must be transparent. Invasions of privacy like strip searches are not necessary. For example, it is far more crucial to secure safety in Congress than in a prison since our government and our entire nation is dependent on Congress. Therefore, if strip searches are necessary to ensure adequate safety in prisons, then it is also necessary to strip search every member of Congress and every person entering Congress. Conversely, if Congress can be safeguarded without strip searches, then so can a prison. So, why do we strip search prisoners and not Congressmen?
We have security theater in our country. This is not the same thing as real security.
The Liberal actions seem more racist to me, than those of the Republicans. Democrats by their very action claims that minorities are incapable of achieving goals by them selves. They have some imaginary barrier. But yet, immigrant of all color come to this country every year, and do better than most College educated White people. This has been the land of opportunity for a reason. It is the Liberals that try to rob minorities of those opportunity. By shoving them in government, administrative and service roles, and other dead end jobs.
Leo you're full of Shit, I have never applauded a post about molesting murdered children. Get over your self.
In a thread that you were participating in, on 4:12pm Mon 17 Dec 2012 zzyzzx jokes about the Sandy Hook kids getting molested:
It's been several days and I still can't find any Sandy Hook Shooting related Pedobear pics. You people are disappointing me.
Then in a later thread you promise that you will continue to make fun of the deaths of children along with your buddy zzyzzx.
Here's the future tragedies that zzy... uh the Catlady[zzyzzx]( just a nickname I'm not being gender specific) and I will lampoon to show the Liberal policy failings.
Knowing that zzyzzx's future "lampooning" of murdered children will probably be similar to his past "lampoon" that included the molestation of the children it is only reasonable to assume that you are "applauding" zzyzzx's molestation comments.
But if you feel better scorning the Catlady[zzyzzx] and me over this adminsitrations failings, and the moral filth in the entertainment industry marketed to kids and preteens. Then go ahead, but I'll call the future headlines and there's nothing you can do about stopping them coming into fruition. Not while you're turning a blind eye to the moral decay inhibitor.
The issue is, although the Captain is a bigot, he can also explain his own mind, which is fascinating. I once asked him how someone with his spelling could program computers, and he explained "the string values goes inside the quotes. That is either user supplied or came from the database... I'm not concerned with what something is called, I only worry about what it does." To understand his bigotry, you have to go back to the beginning, where he was programmed by the Southern Baptist Convention to defend their authority and attack their designated enemies. It doesn't matter who the designated enemy might be - certainly the Bible provides much more condemnation of adulterers and the rich (e.g. Newt Gingrich) than of the Captain's targets. But Newt Gingrich bought off enough of the Southern Baptist Convention to win the 2012 presidential primary in the Captain's home state of South Carolina. I could not understand how that was possible until the Captain explained his own process: the string value goes inside the quotes. Charles Bronson was in a classic movie called Telefon with a similar operating principle. Having programmed him, all the Convention needs to do now is designate the string value, and Captain Bot will launch into operation. Of course his attacks don't make any sense logically and are often counter-factual, but that's the point; he's in a Telefon trance, taking time that he could otherwise devote to his family and instead attacking his programmers' designated enemies. The program is self-destructive to the individual bots, but it keeps them under control and strengthens the programmers.
There are millions programmed the same way, enough to carry the South Carolina primary for Newt Gingrich. At least the Captain has the candor to explain it. If each PatNet User could ban just one other person, by the end of the week there'd be none of us left except maybe elliemae. I appreciate the opportunity to learn more about how other people think, and what causes them suddenly to stop thinking and follow a totally different program buried deep in their brains.