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Member Since: November 11, 2010

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  • [21] October 20, 2014 at 11:22am

    @klcjan
    It IS the same thing. The pastors are not saying “If you are gay, we won’t marry you.” (i.e. refusal to service a type of person). They are saying “If you want to be married to someone of the same sex, we won’t marry you” (refusal to offer a particular item, service, or product to ANYONE, regardless of who they are).
    They aren’t limiting WHO they service. They are limiting WHAT they provide. In the same way that a deli that limits WHAT they provide (i.e. HAM) would do.
    Your argument is invalid.

  • [2] May 14, 2014 at 4:27pm

    A few key differences:
    First, students don’t get ‘paid’ for their efforts, so being sponsored for such a trip is a key way of gaining additional insight.
    Second, when the rule is “you can’t be sponsored by groups we don’t like or politically agree with” it is significantly different than “you can’t be sponsored by any group. Period.” If we are going to deny sponsorship, deny it from all. If we are going to allow it, allow it to all.

  • May 9, 2014 at 4:14pm

    @Verycobaltviolet: I guess they are saying that in a slightly more subtle way than you are saying, “You can have any opinion or belief you want, as long as it is perfectly in line with my beliefs. If not, you are a jerk and you hate people.”

    CrazyLeftView – I’m tolerant of everything that agrees with me perfectly, so I must be more tolerant than you (even though I attack those people I disagree with via personal attacks, and do my best to extinguish even respectable dialog in favor of silence).

  • April 16, 2014 at 4:04pm

    You mean like when a Hispanic person shoots a black person, and the entire nation goes on a year-long tirade about it being a typical symptom of white racism (even though the shooter wasn’t white), and that whites are just looking for reasons to shoot blacks. Yea, I never see that either. Weird.

  • July 8, 2013 at 11:39am

    @HappyStretchedThin:
    I agree that giving respect is almost always an appropriate course of action, but I’d challenge your comment about us being a Republic, and thus, a society based on the rule of law. The fact is that the law was on the driver’s side. The police can, in fact, ask you to roll your window down further, but it’s your right to refuse this request (if you so desire) without being presumed guilty. It IS your legal right to ask if you are being detained, and it IS THEIR LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY to answer the question. Law was on the driver’s side, and the law was violated. That’s the entire point.
    I agree that we should be more polite, but the fact that I’m NOT polite doesn’t give police the legal grounds to violate my rights anymore than I have the right to violate a police officer when he is rude to me.
    …just saying.

  • April 1, 2013 at 12:37pm

    @DEBATEME -
    I wish they had a “Like” button by your comment, so I could show my appreciation.
    I get tired of those who have never experienced anything other than the US decrying how evil of a place this is. Having been to many other countries on many occasions, I’m always interested in their cultures and politics, but never interested enough to even consider a trade for what I have back home.

  • December 16, 2010 at 10:38am

    Ummm…if nobody can speak for the group, then why is this guy speaking for the group? By his own words, he is calling himself a liar.
    “Anyone who claims to speak for all of us is, quite frankly, a liar.” and then such statements as “We do not object to this – in fact, it pleases us.”

    Additionally, their goal is to attack those who don’t support wikileaks? Is that true? Yet they say they honor the 1st Amendment? I guess it’s one of those “Free Speech to anyone who agrees with me – attacks to those who don’t” sort of things. Maybe I’m missing something…I haven’t heard much about them besides this article.

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  • December 16, 2010 at 10:30am

    He DID get captured by his enemy. Unfortunately, his enemy is the US.
    …then again, maybe that’s more of a “fortunately” for him in this case, since most other countries would have treated him much worse.

    On an unrelated side note, (1) IQ tests don’t rate “wisdom”. There are plenty of people with high IQ’s who couldn’t figure out how to balance their own budget, let alone their own life. The fact that someone here *says* they have an above average IQ isn’t impressive. (2) I can say I have an IQ of 173. That means basically the same thing that it meant when IQ was first brought up: Either I think I’m smarter than him and am trying to use my IQ score to intimidate rather than engage in rational debate, or I’m a liar.

  • December 15, 2010 at 5:25pm

    “…police don’t yet know if the cases are linked, or if they have any connection to cases in British Columbia, where seven feet have washed ashore in the past four years…”

    Really??! Police have no clue if nine disembodied feed washing up to the same basic shore line is connected? I didn’t think it was that difficult of a chore, connecting those dots. What idiot would think that there may NOT be a connection? How often do we have feet floating up at other shores?

    With deductive powers like that, I’m assuming that the authorities will never be able to get to the bottom of it.

  • December 15, 2010 at 5:17pm

    There are those that would have you believe that 5-10% of the population is gay. In actual studies, only one qualified study was found to have as much as 5%, and it wasn’t “repeatable”.
    The vast majority of statistically ‘sound’ studies find the numbers to be closer to 2-3%.