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  • [3] January 23, 2016 at 8:12pm

    Thanks for the link. That was interesting.

    Illegal immigration is a deeply complex problem and I don’t envy the next president’s job of tackling it…

  • [7] January 23, 2016 at 7:58pm

    You’re right, Monk.

    We wrote our comments at the same time. My comment is at the bottom – and deservedly so.

    Silly me for not doing a little bit of digging…

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  • [5] January 23, 2016 at 7:44pm

    I predict that this will mark a gentle slide in Mr Trump’s support. It is fatal for anybody, but especially a politician, to take people for granted.

    It will be interesting to see how his ego handles it.

    By the way, just like Mr Beck, I also endorse Mr Cruz. (I’m just being cheeky, but what is the difference between “support” and “endorse”?)

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  • [37] January 22, 2016 at 5:19pm

    It’s a fact that Facebook is censoring any criticism of Muslim refugees and Muslims in general.

    Here is the evidence:

    The questions I ask are: how craven does one have to be to use one’s social media company to conform to the wishes of a politician? How venal does one have to be to betray the trust placed in one’s company by its users?

    And, how can one look at oneself in the mirror – especially when one must realise that the world is coming to understand what one has done and what the content of one’s character is?

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  • [14] January 22, 2016 at 5:09pm

    Selecting someone purely on the basis of race is racism.

    That is the definition of it…

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  • [18] January 20, 2016 at 4:24am

    I’ve criticised my friend (Monk) for his rather vitriolic attacks on Mr Beck in the past when Mr Beck exhibits his obvious abhorrence for Mr Trump.

    This time, however, I think that Monk has some justification. I was dismayed to see Mr Beck wheel in a psychologist, or whatever he is, to liken Mr Trump to Hitler and Mussolini. The was just silly, and I’m sure the exercise grated on the psyches of most thinking and fair-minded people.

    While I believe that Mr Cruz would make a better leader of the free world, Mr Trump simply isn’t as bad as Mr Beck purports him to be. In fact, he has a number of excellent qualities – just not as many as Mr Cruz.

    I came across this evaluation by Bill Whittle a few months ago which I think is a very fair summation of Mr Trump.

    The beginning minute is a delightfully sly jab that will make all sides smile. Watch it through to the end, though, as I think most of us will agree with the perceptive Mr Whittle…

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  • [36] January 12, 2016 at 12:35am

    I don’t agree with Judge Napolitano entirely.

    Certainly Mr Obama would prefer to rule as a totalitarian, but suggesting that he waited until now to attempt to curb gun owner’s rights seems to me to be assigning the President too much guile.

    I think that Mr Obama didn’t attack the Second Amendment when he had control of both houses because he knew that a successful infringement would seriously impact on his re-election chances.

    Now, of course, he doesn’t have to care. Perhaps he’s searching to add something to his legacy – and well he might, given that everything that he’s done to date has either failed or is about to fail. To make matters worse for him, his various initiatives have been rightfully ridiculed and increasing numbers are realising that his profligate spending has demonstrated a mixture of fiscal incompetence and callous insouciance.

    While Mr Carter may, or may not, have deserved the label of America’s worst president, depending on one’s world view, there is no doubt at all that history will affix that accolade to the incumbent without fear of serious contradiction.

    He has damaged his nation and much of its citizenry beyond what anyone would have believed possible before he rested his arrogantly crossed feet on the Resolute desk…

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  • [2] January 11, 2016 at 8:16am

    A little trip down memory lane, Vague.

    I’m going to stop now.

  • [2] January 11, 2016 at 7:53am

    I used to sing this song to my daughters who are half Chinese. Well, I tried to. They were a very forgiving little audience…

  • [4] January 11, 2016 at 7:44am

    My favourite movie in much younger days, Vague. Back then, my parties often rang with the soundtrack.

    Great days. Great memories…

  • [22] January 11, 2016 at 7:39am

    It’s about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning here in New Zealand, Chrxtoph3r. The sky is clear and moonless.

    And the stars look a little different today…

  • [5] January 8, 2016 at 10:39pm

    I think that he’s right to take his time, Sonoma. He has to get this right because there will be no going back to it again.

    And, by God, if he doesn’t get it right, he will be crucified…

  • [12] January 8, 2016 at 10:32pm

    There was, Fo2.

    They were advised that there was an Apache attack helicopter coming in to support them if I remember correctly.

    1. Who advised the that the chopper’s arrival was imminent?
    2. Was its arrival really imminent?
    2. If so, who called the chopper off?

    Sitting exposed on the roof to light up the target cost one of those four brave souls his life.

    As we all want to know; who gave the “Stand down” order, and why?

  • [76] October 12, 2015 at 5:09am

    I credit him for more than that, Seeker. That was presidential – a leader’s speech.

    You’re right. He (and Mr Trump) have called out the media – which takes courage as they are a powerful political force and some are using that power nefariously.

    Consider these recent developments:

    For the upcoming Canadian elections, one of two left-wing parties promised the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation $115 million if they win. The other left-wing party promptly upped the bid to $150 mil should they prevail. How’s that for blatant bribery?

    The Huffington Post (Germany) is posting the names and photos of people who comment opposing Islamic migration. Huffpo purports to be a news organisation and it begs the question; just what happened to their journalistic integrity? (That’s rhetorical.)
    ” It is now time: Let’s give this issue the necessary publicity finally. We have to deal with the sick thought-world of these people.” – Huffpo Germany

    We recall German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaning on Mr Zuckerberg to censor anti-immigration Facebook posts. Facebook is now blocking comments opposing Islamic immigration into Europe (and banning accounts) under the guise of suppressing “hate speech”. And they aren’t alone.

    This nascent conniving cabal desperately needs exposure to lethal amounts of sunlight. One hopes that Mr Carson’s salvo is but the beginning…

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  • [7] October 9, 2015 at 6:36am

    “More than anything, the prize is intended as an encouragement to the Tunisian people…”.

    Perhaps the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to President Obama was meant as a similar encouragement. That worked out well, didn’t it… I read recently that the chairman of the committee now regrets the selection of Mr Obama for the award.

    I don’t wish to knock the Tunisian people – in fact, I wish them all the best – but the Peace Prize has been allowed to become rather valueless due to the political stance of the awarding committee…

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  • [2] October 9, 2015 at 6:24am

    It’s true, Witchy – sort of…

    I had a look at this some time ago, and it’s undoubtedly an intriguing idea. However, the more one looks into it, the less promising it appears. They have set a date of 2027 for the manned landing after a number of exploratory and preparatory “Mars shots”.

    I am, for one, very, very sceptical. But who knows?

    Here’s their website. Consider it carefully before giving them any money…

  • [24] October 9, 2015 at 6:08am

    I agree with you, Granite.

    I’ve always felt that President Clinton’s dalliance with Ms Lewinski was a far lesser crime than to deliberately lie to the American public about it.

    But perhaps that’s why his fellow politicians were so nervous, given that he stated that the allegations were “100-percent false”.

    Given the current upheaval, I’d be nervous, too…

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  • [3] October 9, 2015 at 5:55am

    I’ve just had the strangest thought…

    If one looks at the picture of the whole planet on the right hand side of the second graphic; doesn’t the white area look exactly like the silhouette of Mickey Mouse’s close canine companion, Pluto?

    Cue creepy “Twilight Zone” theme… :)

  • [24] October 9, 2015 at 5:43am

    Jesus, Monk, don’t you think your comments – particularly the “edit” comment – are getting a little bit savage?

    I don’t always agree with Mr Beck myself. In fact, I think all of us have disagreed with him over one point or another at sometime in the past – just as we disagree with the editors and each another occasionally.

    It’s clear that Mr Trump and Mr Beck have little time for each other, but was that attack necessary?

    Glenn Beck created this forum from which, I dare say, we all have benefitted insofar as it has encouraged us to dig into subjects to discover the truth – to the extent that it’s now become a habit for most of us. And we get to test our conclusions out in front of the ever-unforgiving trolls.

    People can be wrong – I know I have been – but that surely doesn’t call for such personal vitriol, does it?

    Take a deep breath, my friend, and count to ten. Then hit “post”…

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  • [34] October 7, 2015 at 12:05pm

    He IS speaking the truth, Apple, but not the whole truth.

    The whole truth includes the “Strong Cities Network”.

    While it’s true that the various alphabet agencies have become ever-increasingly involved in general law enforcement, and even a non-government agency which is the Federal Reserve “police”, the real threat is the agreement last week that partners the UN with cities around the world to “combat violent extremism”.

    This agreement was reached with the UN by the Obama administration and announced by Attorney General Loretta Lynch last week.

    The misdirection is the it’s a global initiative but make no mistake; this is the first careful step towards establishing a UN-controlled police force in your nation – and others if they can get away with it. They are waiting to see what the reaction of the American population will be. If the reaction is muted, or if it goes unnoticed, you may be sure that increased powers will gradually be conferred on a foreign-controlled police force operating at the local government level.

    This is the beginning…

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