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by Lord Zentei
2013-03-07 08:00am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: HUGO CHAVEZ DEAD
Replies: 35
Views: 4473

Re: HUGO CHAVEZ DEAD

You said "nor do I applaud anything else about his economic policies." My question was "Does that [the non-applauding] include the economic policies that acted to reduce the inequality?" I might add as a postscript, "could you expand on why you do not approve of those polic...
by Lord Zentei
2013-03-07 06:50am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: HUGO CHAVEZ DEAD
Replies: 35
Views: 4473

Re: HUGO CHAVEZ DEAD

Simon_Jester wrote:Does that include the economic policies that acted to reduce the inequality?
Your question does not make sense. Please rephrase.
by Lord Zentei
2013-03-07 06:38am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: HUGO CHAVEZ DEAD
Replies: 35
Views: 4473

Re: HUGO CHAVEZ DEAD

According to TYT he did quite a bit wrong, but the statistics showed that poverty decreased dramatically under his reign, and in terms of inequality his country is better than the US easily. So he gets that credit. My question is, how much of the Chavez hatred is because he engaged in anti US rheto...
by Lord Zentei
2013-03-06 06:51pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trayvon Martin Case (Zimmerman charged; 2nd deg. murder)
Replies: 609
Views: 63326

Re: Trayvon Martin Case (Zimmerman charged; 2nd deg. murder)

Linka George Zimmerman Waives Right To 'Stand Your Ground' Hearing In Stunning Twist To Trayvon Martin Case In the year since it landed on the international news radar, the Trayvon Martin case has raised a global discussion about Florida's controversial "Stand Your Ground" law. But in a s...
by Lord Zentei
2013-03-06 06:10pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Holder: Drone strike against Americans in the U.S. possible
Replies: 59
Views: 4465

Re: Holder: Drone strike against Americans in the U.S. possi

I never thought I'd live to say this, but I'm glad to see Rand Paul and John Cornyn doing their duty in the Senate. Running for president? If that's the incentive he needs, then that's fine by me, just as long as it gets done. Besides, he's arguably less bad than many of the other assholes that mig...
by Lord Zentei
2013-03-06 02:47pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trayvon Martin Case (Zimmerman charged; 2nd deg. murder)
Replies: 609
Views: 63326

Re: Trayvon Martin Case (Zimmerman charged; 2nd deg. murder)

When is the trial date, anyhow? It seems that this has been going on for a very long time already.
by Lord Zentei
2013-03-06 02:26pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Holder: Drone strike against Americans in the U.S. possible
Replies: 59
Views: 4465

Holder: Drone strike against Americans in the U.S. possible

Linka Holder: Drone strike against Americans in the U.S. possible Attorney General Eric Holder Tuesday stopped short of entirely ruling out a drone strike against an American citizen on U.S. soil—without trial. Holder’s comment came in a letter to Sen. Rand Paul. Paul had sent a letter to President...
by Lord Zentei
2013-03-05 05:36pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: HUGO CHAVEZ DEAD
Replies: 35
Views: 4473

Re: HUGO CHAVEZ DEAD

Just came across it. Here is the CNN article. Linka Caracas, Venezuela (CNN) -- Hugo Chavez, the polarizing president of Venezuela who cast himself as a "21st century socialist" and foe of the United States, died Tuesday, said Vice President Nicolas Maduro. Chavez, who had long battled can...
by Lord Zentei
2013-03-05 04:39am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Obama Says He Can't Use 'Jedi Mind-Meld' on Congress
Replies: 21
Views: 3007

Re: Obama Says He Can't Use 'Jedi Mind-Meld' on Congress

Sorry, that doesn't fly. The Jedi power is called "Force Meld", or sometimes "Jedi Meld" or "Battle Meld". It is not called "Mind Meld".

Evidence.

Obama still blew it. :P
by Lord Zentei
2013-01-17 10:14am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: New NRA ad calls Obama hypocrite for USSS protection
Replies: 83
Views: 6393

Re: New NRA ad calls Obama hypocrite for USSS protection

Not to mention that the 2nd Amendment is more useful as a disincentive for tyranny. Moreover, you still need boots on the ground, kicking in doors, to form a police state.
by Lord Zentei
2013-01-17 09:28am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: New NRA ad calls Obama hypocrite for USSS protection
Replies: 83
Views: 6393

Re: New NRA ad calls Obama hypocrite for USSS protection

It is hardly surprising that having armed protection for families of members of the government while talking about disarming the general population would come off as hypocritical to people who feel strongly about their right to self defense. Especially if such people already have grievances with and...
by Lord Zentei
2013-01-17 09:19am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Reaching out to racists
Replies: 93
Views: 16994

Re: Reaching out to racists

My stance is that while I believe the motives of racialist researchers are highly questionable I don't believe in censoring them. Their research should be subjected to rigorous critique to determine objectively whether or not it is valid science and whether or not racialist theories are valid. If y...
by Lord Zentei
2013-01-17 07:19am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Sandy Hook becomes newest "Conspiracy"
Replies: 12
Views: 2375

Re: Sandy Hook becomes newest "Conspiracy"

GHETTO: And there are always people who simply seem to need to believe in some kind of sinister world behind all the goings on they experience in this one. To clarify: just a brief buzz-phrase to remind people that it's not just those who oppose Liberal policies who are prone to believe conspiracy t...
by Lord Zentei
2013-01-17 07:03am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Sandy Hook becomes newest "Conspiracy"
Replies: 12
Views: 2375

Re: Sandy Hook becomes newest "Conspiracy"

I didn't want to start a thread on this, but since we have one now I'll post this. This is not the first time I've seen this, it has been brewing for some time now. The contradictions are also in part due to the existence of different brands of conspiracy theory on the matter. Such as this one: http...
by Lord Zentei
2013-01-17 05:06am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Reaching out to racists
Replies: 93
Views: 16994

Re: Reaching out to racists

Richard Lynn who despite being only a psychologist loves to dabble in biology, even suggesting that Whites and Asians are smarter because of living in colder climates - I am sure the Neanderthals who survived the ice age will demonstrate their superior intelligence to homo sapiens sapiens, oh wait....
by Lord Zentei
2013-01-17 04:58am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Reaching out to racists
Replies: 93
Views: 16994

Re: Reaching out to racists

OK, my comment to OleBarnsey was made against my better judgement, but it was just too knee jerk for me to ignore. Apparently, the thread lives on, then. I think it's important to recognize that many people rightfully consider racialist research to be offensive but also do not regard it as legitimat...
by Lord Zentei
2013-01-16 01:16pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Reaching out to racists
Replies: 93
Views: 16994

Re: Reaching out to racists

All racial differences are based on culture, structure, agency, and social engineering. People may say that racial equality should not make people refrain from studying race, but it is a statement that eats itself. Why do you need study race? There is near;y always a deeper political motivation beh...
by Lord Zentei
2013-01-12 11:08pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Fox: Algebra is Liberal Indoctrination.
Replies: 30
Views: 3681

Re: Fox: Algebra is Liberal Indoctrination.

OK, that's fair enough. :)
by Lord Zentei
2013-01-12 07:48pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Fox: Algebra is Liberal Indoctrination.
Replies: 30
Views: 3681

Re: Fox: Algebra is Liberal Indoctrination.

I don't think most people actually watched the video. Here's the worksheet in question: <snip> So yeah, people were just knee-jerking. Well, obviously they were knee jerking. :lol: It's still not "the distributive property" itself per se that got people riled up, but the "distribute ...
by Lord Zentei
2013-01-12 03:33am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Piers Morgan and the frothing gun maniac video
Replies: 28
Views: 3370

Re: Piers Morgan and the frothing gun maniac video

Alex Jones isn't known for his subtle or classy manner. As for the petition to have Piers Morgan deported, these kinds of bullshit petitions are started all the time, and nobody gives a shit. In any case, the screaming has not been entirely one sided: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgYMOZD6xtc Regar...
by Lord Zentei
2013-01-11 09:53pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Fox: Algebra is Liberal Indoctrination.
Replies: 30
Views: 3681

Re: Fox: Algebra is Liberal Indoctrination.

Guys? He wasn't saying that algebra was liberal because it involves the distributive principle, he said that the worksheet had a political slant because that particular word problem was explicitly about wealth distribution.
by Lord Zentei
2013-01-11 09:36pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Piers Morgan and the frothing gun maniac video
Replies: 28
Views: 3370

Re: Piers Morgan and the frothing gun maniac video

I want to know what sort of blackmail material Alex Jones has that got him a spot on Piers Morgan (granted, it is Piers Morgan, but still that's like Congress calling Gordan G. Chang to testify on China... oh wait, that happened too). It seems to me that five minutes of this Jones character pretty ...
by Lord Zentei
2013-01-11 09:15pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: WH wins fight to keep drone killings of Americans secret
Replies: 86
Views: 5015

Re: WH wins fight to keep drone killings of Americans secret

The Hitler example is absolutely irrelevant as the competition in the early XX century was not centered around major human rights issues so much as it was centered around major geopolitical projects driven by a certain class. Neither party advertised their particular human rights failures or succes...
by Lord Zentei
2013-01-11 09:13pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: WH wins fight to keep drone killings of Americans secret
Replies: 86
Views: 5015

Re: WH wins fight to keep drone killings of Americans secret

Read the post again. I did NOT say that your proposed course of action is equivalent to Hitler, I said that the APPROACH you advocate was the one that allowed Hitler to gain enough votes to gain power. So... you ignore one part of a sentence and respond only to the other. Leads to Hitler. Perhaps a...