User Profile: KidCharlemagne

KidCharlemagne

Member Since: June 25, 2011

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  • March 27, 2014 at 6:25pm

    With “friends” like this, who needs enemies?:

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    “The greater tragedy of it all is that we’re missing an historic opportunity to win new friends who share our values in the Middle East,” Romney said. “Unfortunately, so many of these people who could be our friends feel that our president is indifferent to their quest for freedom and dignity.”
    FOX News.com (October 8, 2012): “Romney calls for arming Syrian opposition, as part of Middle East course change”

  • March 27, 2014 at 2:37pm

    “Instead of an answer, let’s try another series of questions. How do you get a nation to docilely accept a police state?”
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    That’s easy…..all you have to do is convince them that a perpetual state of war is good for them (or what we otherwise know today as “spreading freedom and democracy” to other countries):

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    “In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people.

    The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals engendered by both.

    No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”

    -James Madison, Political Observations, April 20, 1795

  • March 25, 2014 at 1:04am

    “Understand this: We “social issues” conservatives (read: complete conservatives) will never stop playing the game.”
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    In other words, you still want to run people’s lives for them…….it’s just that you philosophically disagree with the liberals on how to go about accomplishing it….

    In reply to the contribution Is the GOP Suicidal?

  • March 20, 2014 at 11:20pm

    CaptainCardiac
    Mar. 20, 2014 at 10:27pm

    Looking for some weakness in the design of the ship most likely, funny though, with the defensive capability of a carrier, even without support ships, there is little chance of a missile getting through.
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    Famous last words?:

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    “In the days since the encounter with five Iranian patrol boats in the Strait of Hormuz, American officers have acknowledged that they have been studying anew the lessons from a startling simulation conducted in August 2002. In that war game, the Blue Team navy, representing the United States, lost 16 major warships — an aircraft carrier, cruisers and amphibious vessels — when they were sunk to the bottom of the Persian Gulf in an attack that included swarming tactics by enemy speedboats.

    “The sheer numbers involved overloaded their ability, both mentally and electronically, to handle the attack,” said Lt. Gen. Paul K. Van Riper, a retired Marine Corps officer who served in the war game as commander of a Red Team force representing an unnamed Persian Gulf military. “The whole thing was over in 5, maybe 10 minutes.”
    Jan. 12, 2008: “Iran Encounter Grimly Echoes ’02 War Game”

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  • March 20, 2014 at 11:03pm

    This is the second time that you have gotten your feathers ruffled whenever I linked to a story about the close association between high-profile members of the American government and the Nazis in Ukraine….

    It was only a couple of weeks ago that you bristled up to defend the Nazis when I linked to a story on Breitbart.com from 2 years ago about Hillary Clinton’s relationship with Ukraine’s Nazis back then….

    You sure are quick to jump in to defend Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Svoboda for some reason…so perhaps you would like to elaborate further on this particular subject?

  • March 20, 2014 at 5:35pm

    “Nonetheless, I will never cease my efforts on behalf of the freedom, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea.”
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    Is it still too late to give John McCain back to the Viet Cong?:

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    “Ukraine’s pro-EU protests show no sign of stopping – US Senator John McCain dined with opposition leaders this weekend, including the extreme far-right Svoboda party.

    During his trip the former US presidential candidate met with government and opposition figures, but gave his endorsement to the pro-Europe protesters.

    Senator McCain later waved to protesters from the stage in Independence Square during a mass rally in Kiev, standing with Oleh Tyahnybok, leader of the anti-Semitic Svoboda party.”
    Channel 4 News (Dec. 16, 2013): “Far-right group at heart of Ukraine protests meet US senator”

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  • March 19, 2014 at 9:54pm

    Once the engines on that plane fire up again, then they will start transmitting a signal to Rolls Royce or Boeing again…..

    If that happens, then either Boeing or Rolls Royce will instantly know that flight 370 is “alive” again…..and if one or the other recognizes that the plane has suddenly returned from the dead, then everybody in the world will be looking for it.

    There’s no way this plane could ever be used for nefarious purposes without either Boeing or Rolls Royce knowing that the engines on that plane had been turned on again.

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  • March 19, 2014 at 9:18pm

    “Pakistan has the plane…”
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    It didn’t have enough gas to get to Pakistan….

  • March 19, 2014 at 8:58pm

    “I estimate that, within the range of Flight 370, only China and Iran have the facilities and information control to land and hide a Boeing 777.”
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    It didn’t have enough gas to get to Iran:

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    6:15 a.m. in the Maldives is 9:15 a.m. in Malaysia, so the sighting would have occurred seven hours and 45 minutes after the last radio contact, the now-famous “All right, goodnight” at 1:30 a.m. Malaysian time over the Gulf of Thailand.

    A 777 series 200ER, with a nearly full load of 227 passengers and 12 crew, cargo, and fuel for the scheduled five and a half hour trip from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, plus reserves, would typically be able to stay in the air for a maximum of about eight hours. That makes the presence of the aircraft at 6 in the morning local time in the middle of the northern Indian Ocean technically possible.
    International Business Times (March 19, 2014)

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  • March 19, 2014 at 6:24pm

    “Russia’s population is shrinking and it’s economy is dependent the price of oil.”
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    The U.S. economy is also dependent on the price of oil.

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  • March 19, 2014 at 6:20pm

    “The USSR was defeated. And it was Reagan who defeated them.”
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    Not true…….it was Osama bin Laden’s vicious proxy war in Afghanistan combined with Saudi Arabia flooding the world with oil (causing the mid 1980′s oil glut) that laid a double-whammy on the Soviet Union…..

    When nobody will accept your debt anymore, then you are no longer able to fight:

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    “We are continuing this policy in bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy. Allah willing, and nothing is too great for Allah,” bin Laden said in the transcript.

    He said the mujahedeen fighters did the same thing to the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s, “using guerrilla warfare and the war of attrition to fight tyrannical superpowers.”

    “We, alongside the mujahedeen, bled Russia for 10 years until it went bankrupt and was forced to withdraw in defeat,” bin Laden said.
    Nov. 1, 2004: “Bin Laden: Goal is to bankrupt U.S.”

  • March 19, 2014 at 12:49am

    “Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), the most prominent organized opposition group is actually co-founded by well-known Democrat and former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, himself a recovering substance abuse addict”
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    Didn’t Joe Kennedy make a sizable fortune during the Prohibition Era when beer and liquor were illegal?:

    1. reduction in supply (via arrest/confiscation)
    2. demand remains constant (or increases)

    1 + 2 = artificially higher prices and fewer competitors in the marketplace

    Higher prices = higher net profits

    Fewer competitors = bigger piece of the pie for the remaining sellers in the marketplace = MONOPOLY!

  • March 19, 2014 at 12:25am

    Strangely enough, Kazakhstan shares a border with both Russia and China…..almost equidistant between both Moscow and Beijing, in fact.

  • March 19, 2014 at 12:01am

    “benefit our allies and lower global energy prices.”
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    The purchasing power of the dollar actually increases with higher global energy prices:

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    “Petrocurrency is cash — usually U.S. dollars — resulting from the sale of oil and deposited by oil exporters into Western (usually American) banks.

    Petrocurrency is a good example of how one country’s economic prospects affect other countries. For instance, countries that rely on petrocurrency for economic stability can experience rapid gains when the price of oil increases. Likewise, they are hard hit by decreases in oil prices, which often causes foreign investors to flee the market and ultimately forces these countries to diversify.”
    Investing Answers.com: Petrocurrency

  • March 18, 2014 at 1:21pm

    Ron Paul was right (again):

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    “Price inflation is raising its ugly head, and the NASDAQ bubble — generated by easy money — has burst. The housing bubble likewise created is deflating. Gold prices have doubled, and federal spending is out of sight with zero political will to rein it in.

    The trade deficit last year was over $728 billion. A $2 trillion war is raging, and plans are being laid to expand the war into Iran and possibly Syria. The only restraining force will be the world’s rejection of the dollar.”
    -Ron Paul, House of Representatives, Feb. 15, 2006

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  • March 16, 2014 at 1:38pm

    They don’t really need it though……

    777′s land every day at the international airport in Tehran……they could walk out the front door and grab one from off of the runway if they really needed one.

  • March 16, 2014 at 1:18pm

    “It takes three weeks to 30 days for pot to leave the system and the person is high for 2 weeks to 3 weeks after that last puff.”
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    “Reefer Madness is a 1936-1939 American propaganda exploitation film revolving around the melodramatic events that ensue when high school students are lured by pushers to try marijuana — from a hit and run accident, to manslaughter, suicide, attempted rape, and descent into madness. The film was directed by Louis Gasnier and starred a cast composed of mostly unknown bit actors.”
    Reefer Madness (1936)

  • March 16, 2014 at 1:06pm

    An unidentified aircraft would be identified on radar and fighter jets scrambled immediately long before it could ever get close enough…..

    The only way it could insert itself into friendly airspace is by taking on the identity of a friendly aircraft again…..but that would mean turning on its transponder once again……

    But if that happened, then it would immediately become suspicious if the transponder from Flight 370 suddenly started broadcasting again after disappearing for so long.

    Basically, you’d either have to disable the radar installations themselves or you’d have to figure out some way to broadcast yourself as a “friendly” aircraft so as to avoid suspicion…and the chance of either of those circumstances happening is about slim and none.

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  • March 13, 2014 at 2:20pm

    “You don’t get to make a mistake like that and keep your job.”
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    That’s not true…..another incident almost just like this occurred off the side of Interstate 85 in Alabama last week….

    Police get 2 weeks paid vacation (i.e. “paid administrative leave”) for shooting someone these days:

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    A Beckville graduate was shot in Alabama by an Opelika Police officer Thursday after the man stopped on the side of the interstate because of a minor traffic accident.

    Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Davidson, a 2012 graduate of Beckville High School, is in now in East Alabama Medical Center after undergoing extensive life saving surgery, his father, Billy Davidson said.
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    As reported in the Opelika-Auburn News, Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller, who was briefed by Opelika Police Chief John McEachern III Thursday night and again Friday morning, said, “I understand the officer involved will be suspended until the investigation is complete. Of course, certainly we’ll continue to compensate the officer.”
    March 10, 2014: “Shoot first, ask questions later method puts former Beckville resident in Alabama hospital”

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  • March 12, 2014 at 11:10am

    “At AIPAC, though, Netanyahu wanted to “draw a clear line…between life and death,” vowing that Jews would “never be brought to the brink of extinction again.”
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    Isn’t that just an oversimplification from Netanyahu though?:

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    “Iranian Jews gathered in front of the United Nations office in Tehran on Tuesday to express their support for Iran’s “right to enrich,” a day before the Islamic Republic and other world powers are set to meet in Geneva to resume nuclear talks.”
    Jerusalem Post (Nov. 19, 2013): “Iranian Jewish community holds rally in support of nuclear program”

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