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by Pablo Sanchez
2009-11-23 12:00am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Iran Conducts Air Defense War Games
Replies: 15
Views: 1653

Re: Iran Conducts Air Defense War Games

Also, won't the Israeli fighters have to violate other airspace to reach Iran? Other countries might not like that. The most significant issue with this is that they would need to transit US-controlled Iraqi airspace to attack a target in Iran, which would entail more or less direct permission from...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-11-22 06:49pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The List of obvious Right-wing double standards comments
Replies: 41
Views: 3343

Re: The Official List of all obvious Right-wing double standards

Yeah, for me it was the whole "committing a felony" thing with Clinton, not the extramarital affairs. Then there's the whole Vince Foster thing. You seriously believe in the Vince Foster conspiracy theories? This little exchange goes to show that the Lewinsky Scandal was the culmination o...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-11-20 02:35am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Scientology could be investigated by Australian Parliament
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: Scientology could be investigated by Australian Parliament

Serious investigations into the actual practices of the Church of Scientology are basically a fait accompli . Any investigation will find that the CoS is a cult and/or fraudulent criminal organization that needs to be suppressed by the application of state action, just as happened in France and Germ...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-11-09 03:18am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The MMA thread (mk1)
Replies: 984
Views: 69073

Re: The MMA thread (mk1)

Rogers nearly got the upset, if he had better top control & balance he could've punched Fedor's head through the mat, but he didn't, and almost got armbarred when Fedor went for the escape. He was scoring solid punches on Fedor with his ground & pound but he just couldn't maintain his posit...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-11-08 04:02am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Republic Commando, bargain bins and the Death of PC Gaming
Replies: 26
Views: 2774

Re: Republic Commando, bargain bins and the Death of PC Gaming

A lot of this is nostalgia, I think. I also remember the days any game shop would have possibly dozens of older, dirt-cheap games you might have missed or would now buy at a bargain price, but the market seems to have changed. Prices stay high, games that don't make a big splash simply disappear, e...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-11-08 03:56am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: BREAKING: SHOOTING AT FORT HOOD
Replies: 92
Views: 9073

Re: BREAKING: SHOOTING AT FORT HOOD

Wow, it turns out that Hasan attended the same radical mosque and liked the same radical iman as the...9/11 hijackers....during the same time period pre-9/11 as well! Don't say "the same mosque as the 9/11 hijackers" like it means anything, especially since it was only 2 of the 19 who att...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-11-08 03:30am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: GOP Senator holding back veteran benefits identified.
Replies: 9
Views: 1982

Re: GOP Senator holding back veteran benefits identified.

The last poll I've seen of his favorability numbers were 59% positive, 29% negative but that was back in May Coburn is solid with the right wing of the party, so he won't face a primary challenge from the right. Oklahomans tend to elect Republicans for national office by margins of around 30 points...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-11-08 03:15am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Pelosi's office broken into and trashed by Right Wingers
Replies: 31
Views: 3513

Re: Pelosi's office broken into and trashed by Right Wingers

The interesting thing about this, to me, is that the Stupak amendment passed and has already ensured that no federal money will go to help women who need to terminate their pregnancies. There was really nothing in the bill for anti-abortion activists to complain about, except for their generalized s...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-11-07 12:51am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: BREAKING: SHOOTING AT FORT HOOD
Replies: 92
Views: 9073

Re: BREAKING: SHOOTING AT FORT HOOD

If people want to continue to talk to Chocula about his learned opinions on Islam they can do it in his new thread in the Hall of Shame. This story sounds like this guy agreed to work for the army for the money before 9/11, so the expectation that it would be an easy stretch would not have been unre...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-10-28 02:37am
Forum: History
Topic: How long could Apartheid South Africa have lasted?
Replies: 25
Views: 4777

Re: How long could Apartheid South Africa have lasted?

Oh, I don't doubt that it was internal, rather than external, factors that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union, it's just that I had a different understanding of which of those factors was most prominent. Understanding of the end of the Cold War in the West is heavily inflected by political con...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-10-28 02:12am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Small Arms Accuracy in Combat Situations
Replies: 11
Views: 1575

Re: Small Arms Accuracy in Combat Situations

In the end in large scale conventional combat individual weapons are really just a way to defend tanks and artillery observers while they do the real killing. For a specific figure the number of small-arms rounds expended per enemy killed in Vietnam is usually given at 50,000. The vast majority of ...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-10-16 02:07am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Far Cry 2 Masterpiece Avoided
Replies: 74
Views: 3653

Re: Far Cry 2 Masterpiece Avoided

I actually think stuff like the money balance really hurts the game - when I played on PC, I got the 50cal in a mission and nursed that bitch for ages, because it was so awesome. It woudl have been nice if the crates weren't so expensive, so you could keep such guns stored earlier. If you get aggre...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-10-15 03:42am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: another round of TERRIBLE POLITICAL CARTOONS
Replies: 1249
Views: 291211

Re: another round of TERRIBLE POLITICAL CARTOONS

There's something willfully ignorant in talking about how it's dumb for the Nobel Committee to give Obama the Peace Prize when he hasn't done anything. Crack open a history book, guys, the Nobel Prize has been a joke for a long time. I mean, they gave the award to Henry Kissinger in 1973. Matt Taibb...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-10-15 03:00am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Far Cry 2 Masterpiece Avoided
Replies: 74
Views: 3653

Re: Far Cry 2 Masterpiece Avoided

Oh sorry, no I was suggesting they're not really 'psychic' (like guys in Oblivion), they just have clumsy AI that sees through bushes, isn't bothered by the dark, etc. They still react and have to see things. I use fire to distract them all the time for melee kills; they're not literally informed a...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-10-05 02:29pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Have Republicans ever been right?
Replies: 68
Views: 5512

Re: Have Republicans ever been right?

I said they were progressives, as opposed to the conservatives of the time. I said nothing about them being secular. If seems you can't read. Even in issues where religious feeling really did play a strong role, like the Mexican-American War or Slavery, it doesn't work, because in both cases the ov...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-10-05 03:57am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Have Republicans ever been right?
Replies: 68
Views: 5512

Re: Have Republicans ever been right?

What are you talking about? Those were the conservative positions. The abolitionists were the progressives of the time. Er, what? The whole "God wants you to have slaves" is an entirely religious stance. You could say it was just being manipulated... except it was explicately supported by...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-10-04 10:10pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Have Republicans ever been right?
Replies: 68
Views: 5512

Re: Have Republicans ever been right?

You actually think that development of new airplanes and/or rockets and missiles somehow constitutes support for science? Or that cancellation of such projects is an attack on science? Do you even know what science is? Science is a thing that defense contractors use to design weapons systems. Publi...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-10-01 02:10pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Alan Grayson is awesome.
Replies: 15
Views: 2541

Re: Alan Grayson is awesome.

Matt Taibbi reminisces about an encounter he had with Alan Grayson before the man was a representative: I have personal experience with… well, let’s call it the unique personality of Alan Grayson. In his capacity as an attorney he once basically threatened to have me dismembered and have my body pa...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-09-30 10:36pm
Forum: Artwork, Music and Photos
Topic: In the mood for a firefight?
Replies: 23
Views: 3736

Re: In the mood for a firefight?

The Russian actors, aside from showing utter contempt for the police by standing in the open , also show a lot more familiarity with weapons. If you look at the character played by Brad Pitt in Heat , he consistently aims his rifle higher than the car or cop he's apparently trying to shoot. Althoug...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-09-29 03:53am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Roman Polanski Finally Arrested.
Replies: 254
Views: 21383

Re: Roman Polanski Finally Arrested.

The thing that's weird about this to me is that it's not just fans of Polanski who are outraged over the arrest: it's French government officials. They can't understand why the US would have a legitimate interest in trying to put the guy in jail after he drugged and raped a kid, and then spent 30 y...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-09-28 07:04pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Israel => fundamentalist shithole
Replies: 69
Views: 7309

Re: Israel => fundamentalist shithole

I've lived in the upper Midwest, Illinois and Wisconsin, for 63 years, and I don't recall any "sundown" laws in any area I lived in. I don't recall my parents or Grandparents talking about them either. Not to say they might not have existed,... just not where we were at. Here's a director...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-09-28 06:51pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Roman Polanski Finally Arrested.
Replies: 254
Views: 21383

Re: Roman Polanski Finally Arrested.

The article in the OP talks about him traveling freely between countries gives a different impression, The article in the OP sucks and it omits facts that seriously alter the tenor of the story. For example the story says "Polanski fled America more than 30 years ago after pleading guilty to h...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-09-28 05:17pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Roman Polanski Finally Arrested.
Replies: 254
Views: 21383

Re: Roman Polanski Finally Arrested.

It just seems rather strange that they'd wait over 30 years to follow up on the warrant. They didn't, it's just that the diplomatic procedures for requesting extradition made him very difficult to catch. France wouldn't extradite him, so he resided there. If he needed to travel to a country that mi...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-09-27 04:21pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: another round of TERRIBLE POLITICAL CARTOONS
Replies: 1249
Views: 291211

Re: another round of TERRIBLE POLITICAL CARTOONS

Have you any proof that the media is status-quo? In other words, more dickless Axis Kast [[citation needed]] argumentation. No, I don't have any quotes of media stars announcing that they love the status quo. What I did was make a reasonable inference based on their behavior in a number of cases. E...
by Pablo Sanchez
2009-09-27 03:28pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Roman Polanski Finally Arrested.
Replies: 254
Views: 21383

Re: Roman Polanski Finally Arrested.

Because he escaped his sentencing, perhaps? He wasn't going to hang around, and that made the US want to get at him more pressing, I suppose. I honestly can't see the point to a prison term now, and I doubt the girl involved really wants this dragging up after so long. The main argument for sending...