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Old 07-08-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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How about using pig guts or grease

 
Old 07-08-2009, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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My real world prescription?

If we catch any of those SOB terrorist we should cut their nuts off if that's what it takes to get them to talk.
Won't work on the BlackWidows. Those are the dangerous ones. All they have left to live for is martyrdom.

If you can, get a membership in InfraGard. They give some awesome training. When dealing with suicide bombers only head shots count.

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Old 07-08-2009, 03:00 PM
 
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Won't work on the BlackWidows. Those are the dangerous ones. All they have left to live for is martyrdom.
Send them to Silicon Valley then.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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We are a nation of laws, and we aim for and pride ourselves on civilized conduct. It is what separates us from those brutes. Nobody in America is above the law, not even the President of the United States. Our self-professed standards make it difficult for us at times because people intent on doing harm to us are not bound by the constraints we have set for ourselves. But it is precisely this system of institutions, of checks and balances and regulations and laws that we have that makes us stronger and more powerful. Waterboarding is torture and is illegal under the treaties we are signatory to. That means (a) we cannot indulge in it or (b) if we want to, we have to legislate new laws to overwrite the existing ones. The President cannot ad hoc decide to break the law. 'Nuf said.
In a time of war, it is insane to think that the enemy cares a " Rat's Butt" about what we think or act as a nation. If we try to do the group hug type of mentality, we will lose the war and then the rest is a mute point.

The purpose of war is to wipe the enemy either off the planet, or to demoralize them so badly they have no will to fight.

Having said that, I don't want to be at war with anyone, but we are, even though a lot of people are putting their heads in the sand pretending that we aren't.

As soon as the "Enemy" gets a Nuke, you can figure we are going to lose a major city in a mushroom cloud. But since we are going to offer them all the legal prevliges of U.S. Citizens, maybe they will play nice... Or not...
 
Old 07-08-2009, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, California
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In a time of war, it is insane to think that the enemy cares a " Rat's Butt" about what we think or act as a nation. If we try to do the group hug type of mentality, we will lose the war and then the rest is a mute point.
Last I checked, the laws of the United States of America are valid in wartime as well. Sorry, you don't get to selectively pick and choose which laws you want to follow.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Alaska & Florida
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Last I checked, the laws of the United States of America are valid in wartime as well. Sorry, you don't get to selectively pick and choose which laws you want to follow.
Isn't that what most of these conservative Christians do...pick and choose the things they wish to follow and disregard the rest, while saying all non-believers are going to hell?

America's excuse to have nuclear weapons is that we are a nation of laws and democracy with morals and values for human life. If we torture, what gives us the right to have such weapons and tell countries such as Iran, they can't. People are so quick to jump the gun, LET'S GET EM! North Korea is just aching to have a reason to launch some nuclear weapons. Now we attack North Korea and then Russia joins in...well we just ruined our country and put our entire civilization at risk and for what...measuring dick sizes...our own pride?
 
Old 07-08-2009, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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So this country should just eat crow every time some lunatic kills our citizens. Set a good example so to speak.

Screw that.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 04:48 PM
 
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Isn't that what most of these conservative Christians do...pick and choose the things they wish to follow and disregard the rest, while saying all non-believers are going to hell?

America's excuse to have nuclear weapons is that we are a nation of laws and democracy with morals and values for human life. If we torture, what gives us the right to have such weapons and tell countries such as Iran, they can't. People are so quick to jump the gun, LET'S GET EM! North Korea is just aching to have a reason to launch some nuclear weapons. Now we attack North Korea and then Russia joins in...well we just ruined our country and put our entire civilization at risk and for what...measuring dick sizes...our own pride?
GOOD GRIEF!

America needs no "EXCUSE" to possess nuclear weapons. The US developed nuclear weapons as a matter of NATIONAL SURVIVAL during WWII and continues to maintain a nuclear arsenal to guarantee national security against numerous existential threats. What in the world are they teaching you guys in school these days?
 
Old 07-08-2009, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Alaska & Florida
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How do we solve murders in America?

Do we torture them? No and yet we actually are able to solve murders and put those who are found guilty to life in prison or death (either is fine). That is setting a good example. A trial that isn't in a hidden location. Where you are innocent until proven guilty. I don't think anyone is saying...well let them keep bombing us and we won't retaliate. That is not what I'm saying.

If a terrorist is found while raiding a bomb factory, kill them, do what you want. However, there is a gray area...where people not in the battlefield have been taken from their homes...in countries around the world (not just in Iraq). Reminds me of the Salem Witch Trials...pretty soon you are so encompassed by fear...you accuse someone and with no trial, you are tortured to death. What was the test they did...a witch can't drown, so they'd dump your body into a well and wouldn't stop until a) you confessed or b) you die at which they would say you will go to heaven.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Alaska & Florida
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GOOD GRIEF!

America needs no "EXCUSE" to possess nuclear weapons. The US developed nuclear weapons as a matter of NATIONAL SURVIVAL during WWII and continues to maintain a nuclear arsenal to guarantee national security against numerous existential threats. What in the world are they teaching you guys in school these days?
You have to ask yourself...how can some people around the world hate us so much, that they would blow themselves up and think they are doing the world justice? How do these people recruit children, who turn into the next generation of terrorists? This isn't a new thing...terrorism has been around a lot longer than 9/11.

Until we try attacking that problem, terrorism will never end. We can continue building nuclear weapon after nuclear weapon, but one of these days...a terrorist will get a hold of one of these weapons and use it against us.

America won't be the top dog forever. We see it already happening, that is why we will need help from our allies and their respect.
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