User Profile: 762x51NATO

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  • [1] August 25, 2016 at 2:33pm

    Back in the 16th and 17th centuries, there was an event called the Protestant Reformation that condemned and repudiated teachings and actions of the established “Church.” Some of those Protestants even took up arms rather than accept domination by the establishment.

    When we start seeing a mass movement of Muslims rising up against the rhetoric, chaos, and violence of those in positions of power within Islam, then it might be time to start taking people like Mr. Shaikh seriously. When Hamas, Fatah, and Hezbollah and their fellow-travellers stop blowing up busses filled with schoolchildren, maybe then we will be interested in hearing what they have to say.

  • [2] August 21, 2016 at 7:26pm

    good point, but in this case I tend to believe that the Iraqi government acted in it’s own best interest which happens to coincide with doing the right thing. Pussyfooting around with scum like these does nothing but invite more of the same things we have been witnessing for decades.

  • [5] August 20, 2016 at 12:01pm

    where is it written that health care is a right, and who is the idiot that wrote it?

    I feel for folks with terrible health problems, but that is beside the point. Politicians created this mess for their own political profit, and keep telling us that only they can fix it. Meanwhile, the people who are paying for the slow-motion train wreck are being crushed by taxes and regulations. But what the heck? Might as well vote for Hillary; after all, how much worse can things get?

    In reply to the story The Final Act for Obamacare

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  • [50] August 18, 2016 at 1:13pm

    What a bunch of garbage. The Christian hater Mikey W. is offended by the Bible so it must go. Never mind that the progressives get to force their secular religion on everybody and there is no possibility of being exempted from their communist-inspired propaganda.

    Every time some nonsense like this emerges, it makes me wonder whether this is just one more move in the direction of forcing people who take their religion seriously, specifically Jews and Christians, out of the military so that said military will be nothing more than an instrument of totalitarianism for the exclusive use of the left.

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  • July 31, 2016 at 3:38pm

    ever been to Israel?

  • [17] July 22, 2016 at 2:22pm

    Prayers for those who suffer and mourn, and…

    call me crazy, but, isn’t this just the sort of thing the totalitarians want? Terror events that never affect them directly but facilitate their takeover of every aspect of our lives? Why else would they allow tens of thousands of people across what used to be our borders with absolutely no way to find out who is coming in?

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  • [3] July 17, 2016 at 4:56pm

    Is John Kerry really that stupid, or is this just more of the same “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” bull crap from the anti-American Obama administration?

  • [12] July 11, 2016 at 1:39pm

    if you think this is bad, you should see some of the progressive garbage being foisted on the military. Have an opinion that differs from the official propaganda coming out of the political appointees in the Pentagon? You had better keep it to yourself or just go ahead and get out, because if you say something contrary to the approved policy, you will be crushed. Sadly, most senior leaders are on board with the political agenda.

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  • [1] July 8, 2016 at 10:58pm

    If the former secretary is elected, we know things will get worse. With Trump, there is at least a possibility that some things will change for the better.

  • [7] July 8, 2016 at 10:54pm

    Not all that long ago, Donald Trump said something dumb (big surprise) at a campaign event. Within minutes, many prominent Republicans including the Speaker of the House denounced his remark and although I agree that what he said was dumb, what struck me is that you will never, ever, hear a prominent democrat slam our Beloved Leader for the innumerable asinine and anti-American things he has said and done. It seems to me that many Republicans still do not understand that for the left, politics is a blood sport and all that matters is winning. I’m not saying the right should adopt the methods of the left, but why is it they just don’t seem to understand who we are dealing with? Or is it all just about getting cush jobs ad Goldman-Sachs if they don’t get re-elected? I guess the ruling class figures that as long as they have 24/7 armed security, the mayhem they are creating will never touch them.

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  • [-1] June 29, 2016 at 10:30pm

    H-dude, I’m guessing you already know there is an enormous amount of evidence regarding crimes of the Nazis. I realize there are many people who dispute the evidence, but that is not the fault of the evidence. If it is bones you want to see, one question is, where would the bones be? At some of the sites, after exhuming and burning the bodies the Nazis used bone crushing machines to get rid of what wouldn’t burn. Would it make sense to exhume every one of the hundreds of sites to search for the bones? How would we determine whose bones they were? And how many bones would constitute enough?

    One of the larger questions is, how do we go about confirming the validity of any historical event? There are tens if not hundreds of thousands of primary source accounts from victims and perpetrators attesting to what happened under the Nazis, who went to almost unbelievable lengths to hide their crimes. True, for various reasons not all of the accounts are to be believed, but how many witnesses must attest to an event before we believe them?

  • June 19, 2016 at 11:58pm

    What’s to debate? You have already admitted you stand corrected, you bomb throwing punk. Go waste someone else’s time, you’ll waste no more of mine.

  • June 19, 2016 at 9:49pm

    Forgive me for not articulating my point better.

    No, we don’t punish people for failing to stand up to evil. Going back to the 94 year old concentration camp guard, we punish people for taking part in evil.

    In the 1950s, many Germans were sick of hearing about atrocities and just wanted the whole holocaust thing to go away, and so most governments involved in prosecuting war crimes quietly ended pursuit of the guilty. As a result, many thousands of criminals evaded responsibility for what they had done. Beyond that, many thousands if not millions of people wanted the whole thing to go away because they realized much too late their own failure to stand up against tyranny. The other part of that history is that many unrepentant former Nazis were pushing hard for the end of prosecutions.

    True, the Nazis used murder and terror to silence the opposition. Nobody can say with certainty what might have happened, but the simple fact is that many millions of Germans and others went along with the slaughter of the Nazis racial enemies and the destruction of their own nation out of selfish motives or sheer cowardice. And the slaughter continues, in large part because the perpetrators think they can get away with it, and many of them do.

  • June 19, 2016 at 5:12pm

    Several years ago, I read in the news about a small town, in Montana if memory serves, where there lived a Jewish family. Some bad characters in the town started publicly saying anti-Jewish things and painting swastikas in public places and doing other bad stuff. Rather than stand by while this was happening, almost all the neighbors of the Jewish family put menorahs or pictures of menorahs and the Star of David in their front windows. It didn’t take long for the bad actors to get the message and they just kind of disappeared.

    How different history would read if the Roman Catholics and Protestants had stood shoulder to shoulder saying “If you want to persecute the Jews, you are going to have to persecute us first” when the brown shirts came to town. Problem was, the non-Jews were conditioned to respond the way they did. But that is beside the point.

    I wouldn’t expect someone like Dietrich Bonhoeffer to answer for a concentration camp guard’s crimes. But the camp guard should answer for his or her actions. And the fact is, a very similar situation is taking place as I type and you read: Christians in Syria are being tortured and murdered simply because they are Christians, and by and large, the world is doing very little to stop it.

  • [1] June 19, 2016 at 10:37am

    That would depend on how you define the term ‘line’. Thousands of railway workers who knew they were taking the untermensch to their deaths should have said “No, I am not going to be a part of that.” Employees of companies like IG Farben should have said “No, I am not going to ship Zyklon-B to Auschwitz.” Soldiers who were assigned (although many were enthusiastic volunteers) as guards to the camps should have said “No, I am not going to help send people who have committed no crime to their deaths.” What should the sentence be for someone convicted of complicity? Certainly not cruel or unusual, but the message civilized societies send to the uncivilized is severely compromised by not prosecuting enablers and accomplices.

  • [1] June 18, 2016 at 6:08pm

    Bull.

    I have studied the shoah (holocaust) all my adult life and have visited the major camps and museums including Yad Vashem. Have you? Try refuting what I said instead of spewing ad hominem.

  • [1] June 17, 2016 at 11:03pm

    I disagree. The Nazi leadership and their minions could never have succeeded in their crimes without the willful complicity or passive acquiescence of hundreds of thousands if not millions of people in Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, France, Norway, Finland, Russia (shall I go on?). The number who actually pulled triggers or threw Zyklon-B crystals into gas chambers is comparatively small, but they and their leaders were only able to do what they did because the mass of citizenry, including death camp and concentration camp guards, went along with it.

    I believe a reasonable analogy would be something like this: If I were to witness an arsonist setting fire to a building and do nothing to intervene, I would be complicit in the building going up in flames.

    Over 20 million people died in Europe in WWII, many of them non-combatants whose only ‘crime’ was violating the Nazi race laws. To excuse a participant is, in my mind, tantamount to saying that when you witness a horrific crime being committed, it is okay to do nothing. Too bad it took over 70 years to catch up with this guy.

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  • [2] June 16, 2016 at 10:16am

    There are times when it seems to me that Western Civilization in general and the USA in particular is facing a perfect storm of events (debt, regulation, war, lawlessness, and general immorality come to mind) that cannot all be happenstance. It is almost as though our downfall is being orchestrated.

    Oh, and 54 yr old male, 6′ 175 lbs, blood pressure 110/70. I train regularly.

    In reply to the contribution To the Gun Community: Shape Up!

  • [8] June 15, 2016 at 2:38pm

    The Senate is not voting to spend money we don’t have anyway? Sounds like a good thing to me.

    How did the Paris terrorists get their weapons? Oh, that’s right, they got them illegally. Any of you democrats want to take bets on whether one more or a thousand or a million more laws will prevent lawlessness? C’mon, I’ll give you really good odds!

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  • [7] June 12, 2016 at 11:25pm

    One of the reasons the progressives refuse to deal with Islamic terrorism is that both worldviews share a desire for control over other peoples’ behavior, which is the essence of totalitarianism. The true believers of Progressivism (Marxism by another name) want absolute control over every aspect of society, no different than the Islamists.

    Put another way, the leftists cannot wake up to what Islam is teaching, because when it comes down to brass tacks, they are teaching basically the same thing.

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