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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » May 3rd, 2011, 9:20 am

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Postby acrouch » May 4th, 2011, 2:10 am

Based on the quotes flying around, I feel like I'm being forced to choose between Mark Twain and Martin Luther King.
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » May 4th, 2011, 8:52 am

acrouch wrote:Based on the quotes flying around, I feel like I'm being forced to choose between Mark Twain and Martin Luther King.


THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY FOR TOTAL QUOTE DOMINANCE!!!

(actually, it's only the semifinals...whoever wins has to go on to face the winner of the Winston Churchill/Benjamin Franklin eastern conference match.)
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Postby valetoile » May 4th, 2011, 11:44 am

The MLK quote is made up.
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Postby Roy Janik » May 4th, 2011, 11:49 am

valetoile wrote:The MLK quote is made up.


Only the first sentence.
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Postby Brian Boyko » May 4th, 2011, 12:14 pm

I have two thoughts.

The first:

I wanted Bin Laden tried. Since the U.S. government never actually produced evidence to support their claims of Bin Laden's responsibility, and because there was so much information censored and hidden from public scrutiny, I really wanted a trial to explain what happened, how Bin Laden was involved, and who helped him.

The fact that he's just dead is anticlimactic. I wanted closure; this is not it. I've thought Bin Laden was probably dead for years now, this hasn't affected me in the slightest, except the disappointment I feel watching the celebrations. People chanting "U.S.A., U.S.A.," in the streets remind me of the footage I saw not long after 9/11 of radical muslims chanting and dancing in the street. It just goes to show that the U.S.A. has become a nation of brutes, celebrating a death. Sadly, most of those people celebrating were young - children when 9/11 happened. They've never known a world in which Osama wasn't an enemy, and I fear we may have raised a generation on the two minutes hate.

The second thought:

They found Osama Bin Laden in a mansion in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Talk Abbottabad place to hide...
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » May 4th, 2011, 12:25 pm

i roll my eyes at the first.

i laugh my ass off at the second.

well played, Boyko...well played.
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Postby Terry » October 27th, 2011, 9:19 am

Essentially,
Arab Winter
is coming.
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Postby mpbrockman » October 27th, 2011, 9:51 am

Terry wrote:Essentially,
Arab Winter
is coming.


Let's hope it's not nuclear winter. I'm looking at you, Iran and Pakistan.
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Postby B. Tribe » October 27th, 2011, 9:53 am

mpbrockman wrote:
Terry wrote:Essentially,
Arab Winter
is coming.


Let's hope it's not nuclear winter. I'm looking at you, Iran and Pakistan.


Worry more about Pakistan. Iran's a bit away from having something useable.
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Postby mpbrockman » October 27th, 2011, 6:32 pm

B. Tribe wrote:
mpbrockman wrote:
Terry wrote:Essentially,
Arab Winter
is coming.


Let's hope it's not nuclear winter. I'm looking at you, Iran and Pakistan.


Worry more about Pakistan. Iran's a bit away from having something useable.


Building something? Sure. Buying something from a former SSR and heaving towards Jerusalem for fun of a morning isn't something I'd put past that crazy gnome (no, not Ross Perot).

Actually the most cynical thought I've entertained recently was that we should intentionally escalate tensions in Kashmir and see if we can't get the Pakistanis and Indians more actively at each other throats again, side quietly with India and fight by proxy.
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Postby mpbrockman » November 7th, 2011, 8:56 am

B. Tribe wrote:Iran's a bit away from having something useable.


Then again...
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Postby B. Tribe » November 8th, 2011, 8:53 am

mpbrockman wrote:
B. Tribe wrote:Iran's a bit away from having something useable.


Then again...


[quote=The article]For those countries which have faith in the IAEA's reporting and analysis, the question will remain of what to make of the findings. They do not quite add up to a smoking gun. They suggest that while research on weapons did continue after 2004, it was largely restricted to computer modelling rather than building things and blowing them up. There is no evidence that Iran has decided to make a nuclear weapon, just that it appears to looking at the technical options should it one day make that decision, and meanwhile amassing an uranium stock that potentially provide the fissile cores for its warheads.[/quote]

So it's a 'nuclear weapons design and testing' which brings to mind the bomb test footage from the 40's and 50's with the house blowing up and the trees waving and miles-high mushroom clouds. Instead we've got a roomful of computer monitors and a giant server.
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Postby mpbrockman » November 8th, 2011, 12:14 pm

This isn't a single-player game. What it brings to mind is Israel doing something "proactive", then Russia antes up and before long what's left of the Middle East becomes the world's leading exporter of glass.
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