Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Ezra Lb. » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:42 am

Oh well the people have spoken. At least the few who showed up at the polls. The younger set, who showed up in record numbers to give Obama his election victory, seem to have sat this one out. Strange, since they have the most to lose. I can understand voting your interest. What I can't understand is NOT voting your interest.

Don't like Obama? Fine. So naturally you turn the govt back over to the goobers who ran the economy into the ground last time they were in charge. Makes perfect sense to me!

Pot seems to have won everywhere it was on the ballot. Is there some relationship here? :wink:

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:20 pm

Progressive ideas won big. Fear won too. Scare an American and you have a dangerous entity. Playing it safe in this system can no longer be the plan.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Ben W. » Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:32 pm

Wow. Just...wow.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-o ... e21439305/

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:18 pm

A great article about just how fake Obama's liberalism really is, from a fellow traveler: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/1201 ... -whisperer

I feel sorry for all the people who got duped.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Ezra Lb. » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:19 pm

Horrific news coming from our next door neighbor.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/enoug ... ry-n244701

It bears pointing out that while we didn't create this situation our stupid drug laws and our stupid gun laws feed it and enable it. We seem to be slowly coming out of our drug war stupor. Now if we could only grow some sense on guns! :(
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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:36 am

RIP Tomas Young:

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/11/11/ ... rned_peace

Yea, war is wonderful. Peace some day soon or we will all die.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:30 pm

Karen Armstrong has studied if violence is higher among religions. Her evidence is that states are more violent than religious terrorism. States, religious based or not are violent.

The Secular turks killed a million Armenians. Allah does not have that high of a score card.

She made a good point about Isis--they are such skilled fighters. Religious people tend to be bad fighters. Secularism and war go together.

One ISIS member was led to Islam through reading Islam for Dummies.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Ben W. » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:00 am

This article is pure bile. But it's also well-articulated, very very scary bile.

http://www.filmsforaction.org/news/elit ... of_us_all/

"Gaza is a window on our coming dystopia. The growing divide between the world’s elite and its miserable masses of humanity is maintained through spiraling violence. Many impoverished regions of the world, which have fallen off the economic cliff, are beginning to resemble Gaza, where 1.6 million Palestinians live in the planet’s largest internment camp. These sacrifice zones, filled with seas of pitifully poor people trapped in squalid slums or mud-walled villages, are increasingly hemmed in by electronic fences, monitored by surveillance cameras and drones and surrounded by border guards or military units that shoot to kill. These nightmarish dystopias extend from sub-Saharan Africa to Pakistan to China. They are places where targeted assassinations are carried out, where brutal military assaults are pressed against peoples left defenseless, without an army, navy or air force. All attempts at resistance, however ineffective, are met with the indiscriminate slaughter that characterizes modern industrial warfare."

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby AndrewR » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:42 am

Secularism and war go together.


Sectarianism and war go together

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Steve Evil » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:45 am

FrankChurch wrote: Religious people tend to be bad fighters.


The Mujahadeen?

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:04 pm

We worry about Islamic terror while Mexico burns. Those drug traffickers make ISIS look like sissies.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:05 pm

Steve Evil, we had to recruit them to fight. We also wrote the Madrassa handbooks for the radical mosques.

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Steve Evil » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:55 am

But I seem to remember them being incredibly good fighters. . .

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby Rick Keeney » Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:58 pm

Steve Evil wrote:
FrankChurch wrote: Religious people tend to be bad fighters.


The Mujahadeen?


I suppose they (the Mujahadeen) wouldn't rule out a "tendency" for religious people to be bad fighters. But those Crusaders were badasses too. Me and a coupla my Jesus freak buds can hold our own as well. Do we count?

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Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Postby FrankChurch » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:12 pm

They also see the war on terror as a Christian crusade against Islam.


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