User Profile: AnimalsAsLeaders

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  • December 15, 2014 at 3:31pm

    That’s crazy. Luckily for me, I’ve never had a Facebook and I have an extremely common name for males my age. Not to mention the fact that there are two professional athletes with my name. Those background checkers will be weeks in and chin-deep in other people’s accounts and ESPN stories before they realize it’s going to be impossible to find me on any social media site.


  • December 15, 2014 at 3:28pm

    The incessant pop ups and ubiquitous advertisements will cover it, i’m sure.

  • [7] December 15, 2014 at 3:23pm

    Your phrasing says it all. “Just what that state needs”

    I have no concerns with the ambiguous, collective “needs” of “the state”. My concern is with the sovereignty of the INDIVIDUAL. Your concern should be with your rights, not with protecting a collective “state” from law abiding citizens.

  • [5] December 15, 2014 at 3:21pm

    Interestingly, the right to bear arms in the name of self defense and defense against tyranny was originally drafted in the English Parliamentary Bill of Rights of 1689.

    A lot of the amendments in the bill of rights originally came out of the British rebellions in the 1200′s – which manifested in the Magna Carta. If you want to point to one single piece of historical precedent on which the US constitution was built, it’s the Magna Carta, hands down.

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  • [1] December 15, 2014 at 3:15pm

    “If we’re honest with ourselves”

    …but we’re talking about the Bible so we’re probably not…

  • December 15, 2014 at 3:13pm

    TIL Moses was Welsh.

  • [7] December 15, 2014 at 3:06pm

    If Jesus can forgive the men who tortured him to death as he hung there dying, I think we can learn to be the bigger person and lead by example.

    After all, Christ’s compassion was so provoking it made his torturers repent on the spot. THAT’S the message of Christ.

    And don’t forget God’s warning about retaliation (Romans 12:19)

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  • [5] December 15, 2014 at 2:00pm

    “Imagine that you had an intelligent digital assistant which would mediate your interaction with your friends and also with content on Facebook,”

    OR, imagine you take your eyes off of pictures of yourself long enough to think about how to be responsible with what pictures you post.

    Imagine being intelligent enough to realize posting drunk pictures of yourself in skimpy outfits makes you look like a drunk slut.

    Imagine being intelligent enough to realize that if you genuinely valued privacy and protecting yourself from embarrassment, you wouldn’t have a Facebook in the first place.

  • [3] December 15, 2014 at 1:52pm

    If everything is a choice, and these people are so ashamed to be gay that they abstain from the “gay lifestyle”, why wouldn’t they just “choose” to not be gay? It makes no sense to say they “choose” to be something they’re trying desperately to not be….

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  • [5] December 15, 2014 at 1:49pm

    “Although I see no need to disregard the religious element of the Ten Commandments, if we do for a moment what does the ten commandments stand for if not common sense?”

    I see no need to display the 10 commandments in a public school. They’re not “common sense” principles, with the exception of a few, they’re either explicitly religious or non-American in principle.

    1. You shall have no other gods before Me. (Religious, against 1st amendment)
    2. You shall not make idols. (Religious, against 1st amendment)
    3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain. (Religious, against 1st amendment)
    4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. (Religious, against 1st amendment)
    5. Honor your father and your mother. (Common sense, common to nearly all belief systems)
    6. You shall not murder. (Common sense, common to laws predating Christianity)
    7. You shall not commit adultery. (Common sense)
    8. You shall not steal. (Common sense, common to laws predating Christianity)
    9.You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. (Common sense, common to laws predating Christianity)
    10. You shall not covet. (This is essentially anti-capitalist)

    So you have 5/10 commandments that go directly against the Constitutional or economic principles of the US. 2 others are laws common to nearly all societies.
    That leaves you with be nice to your parents, don’t cheat on your spouse, and don’t lie about people.

    I think we can do better providing a common sense framework than this.

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  • December 10, 2014 at 6:38pm

    Our allies don’t trust us because they shouldn’t. But, then again, they have no choice.

    Our enemies still fear us they just can get away with acting like they don’t because Obama won’t call them out.

  • [5] December 10, 2014 at 6:34pm


    I don’t know what kind of bull crap they were talking about on the radio but is not anywhere NEAR in the top 100 websites globally. I tried digging through multiple sites that count visitors and traffic from a thousand different perspectives. It never even breaks the top 500.

    Alexa is the most trusted and used source for website popularity rankings. It puts at #835 globally. That figure is also UP 177 places from the previous three months, which means was down to at least #1012 at one point.

    See for yourself:

  • December 10, 2014 at 5:56pm

    Number 10 on the link. But, just to save you the time, let me quote the report:

    ” On November [redacted], 2002, Gul Rahman was shackled to the wall of his cell in a short chain position, which required him to sit on the bare concrete. Rahman was wearing a sweatshirt but was nude from the waist down. On November [redacted], 2002, the guards at DETENTION SITE COBALT found Gul Rahman’s dead body. Although a CIA employee tried to perform CPR, Gul Rahman remained unresponsive and was declared dead. An autopsy report by the CIA found that the cause of Gul Rahman’s death was ‘undetermined’, but the clinical impression of the medical officer who conducted the autopsy was that the cause of death was ‘hypothermia’.”

    I get my information FROM THE DOCUMENT SUMMARIZING THE CIA REPORT. You call it “lies” because it’s inconvenient to admit.

  • December 10, 2014 at 3:12pm

    You’re treading on REALLY thin ice with the word “need”.

  • [8] December 10, 2014 at 3:10pm

    Thanks :)
    Yes, identifying yourself is required under specific circumstances which differ between the states. For instance, if you’re getting a ticket for littering while walking down the street, you do have to identify yourself so they can write your name and address on the ticket.
    HOWEVER, you do not need a photo ID to identify yourself. You can simply give the officer your name and address verbally. The officer in this video was intentionally being misleading because he suggests you need to “prove” who you are with an ID because you “could be lying”. That’s total BS. Giving your name verbally is 100% lawful and sufficient.

  • December 10, 2014 at 2:24pm

    I highly recommend looking into the Libertarian Party presidential candidates in 2016. Last time they ran Gary Johnson, who was fantastic and won more presidential votes than any previous libertarian candidate (1.2+ million votes).

    I KNOW people are reading this saying “i want to vote for someone who will win…”. You have to play the long-term game. Consider this:

    If that number doubles in 2016 to 3 million and then doubles again the next time around, it will be national news that the libertarian party is gaining ground. It will give the perceived legitimacy needed to be treated the same way as an R or D candidate. Once we can get Libertarians in the same debates and get them the same air time, there’s no stopping it.

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  • December 10, 2014 at 2:20pm

    Mark is on point 99% of the time. He’s dead-on here. When it comes to historical prescient and constitutional obligations of government officials, he’s THE voice of reason.

    He tends to be wrong about war, national security, the NSA/CIA etc. and his true neo-con roots do shine through sometimes. He’s also fallen victim to the personality cult of Reagan.

  • [42] December 10, 2014 at 2:16pm

    Nobody in the US is required to have, carry or present an ID while minding their own business in public.

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  • [94] December 10, 2014 at 2:14pm

    “You are going to jail for failure to ID because you can’t tell me who you are, you can’t prove who you are.”

    Really think about the thought process involved in an officer making that statement. This officer KNOWS it’s not illegal to not have an ID. The officer KNOWS you don’t have to identify yourself unless you’re being officially charged with a crime. The officer KNOWS it’s legal to video tape police officers.
    And yet, he’s willing to LIE about these things in order to manipulate innocent civilians into complying with his overbearing intrusion in their privacy. Absolutely CRIMINAL.

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  • [1] December 10, 2014 at 2:09pm

    Because decades of infiltrating governments and illegally bombing countries and killing innocent people was ok. But admit you once tortured people? THAT’S gonna be the last straw? LOL.

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