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Forum: Politics 12-01-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 126
Posted By xorbie
Re: Perfect example of why we need to actively fight Islamo-facism

It's quite apparent to me these people in Sudan are "worse" than Americans during WWII, I just don't see how actively fighting them is going to make it any better.
Forum: Politics 12-01-2007, 01:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 126
Posted By xorbie
Re: Perfect example of why we need to actively fight Islamo-facism

So we should drop "many more bombs" on them?
Forum: Politics 12-01-2007, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 30
Posted By xorbie
Re: Israelis are Lying Sacks of Crap

I take offense good sir!
Forum: Politics 12-01-2007, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 22
Posted By xorbie
Re: What Should Federal, State, and Local Governments Be Responsible F

Not something I have completely figured out, but roughly...

1. Protection of the borders, maintainng an army, setting standards on inter-state trade, maintaining policies on inter-state travel,...
Forum: Sporting Events 11-30-2007, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 413
Posted By xorbie
Re: Official NBA Season Thread

JVG is almost as awesome as the Celtics.
Forum: Sporting Events 11-30-2007, 10:02 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 152
Posted By xorbie
Re: Boston Celtics \'07-\'08 Banner 17 Thread

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I don't really know what to say about tonight's game, so let's just move on...

Tough one tomorrow in Miami vs the well-rested Heat. I have a bad feeling about this one. C's are 3 pt...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 128
Posted By xorbie
Re: Could We Have Won Vietnam?

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The deliberate targeting of civilians as if they were combatants is terrorism. I don't think it was collateral damage, it was deliberate.

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Civilian deaths in...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 126
Posted By xorbie
Re: Perfect example of why we need to actively fight Islamo-facism

I don't think most people believe we need to leave the Muslim world alone. There are options besides leaving them alone and bombing them to death.
Forum: Sporting Events 11-30-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 152
Posted By xorbie
Re: Boston Celtics \'07-\'08 Banner 17 Thread

Btw, absolutely best moment of the night was in the fourth when Scal is trying to run a fast break 3 on 2 and he's gunning down the court, then makes this psuedo no-look pass to someone (maybe big...
Forum: Sporting Events 11-30-2007, 05:27 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 152
Posted By xorbie
Re: Boston Celtics \'07-\'08 Banner 17 Thread

I went to the Knicks/Celtics game, no need to talk about how much NY sucks or how awesome KG/Allen/Pierce are. Here are my other thoughts:

Rondo's jumper is clearly better. Inconsistent, maybe,...
Forum: MOD DISCUSSION 11-30-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 85
Posted By xorbie
Re: Random traffic comment

ElD,

Ah. I thought you were surprised that BBV4L (which would be a much better candidate for being renamed SIIMP, tuq) was so high. I'm not really surprised that TL and ELDF are fairly popular...
Forum: MOD DISCUSSION 11-30-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 85
Posted By xorbie
Re: Random traffic comment

Diablo,

How is this really surprising/interesting? I'd be surprised by anything else, really.
Forum: Sporting Events 11-30-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 145
Posted By xorbie
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 04:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 112
Posted By xorbie
Re: The immigration issue (YouTube Republican debate)

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People come on her biotching about people who cross a the desert to get a job at McDonald's but keep their trap shut about the government standing around handing out welfare,...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 04:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 112
Posted By xorbie
Re: The immigration issue (YouTube Republican debate)

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Willingly choosing to be stay imprisoned and be tortured = tremendously stupid decision


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The ability to do tremendously stupid things is, along with the ability to do...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 04:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 77
Posted By xorbie
Re: The differences between 1929 and Today

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"currency manipulation" is what china is doing to the yuan. the entire purpose of their open market operations is SOLELY to devalue their currency in order to expand export growth.
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Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 87
Posted By xorbie
Re: San Fransisco bans Plastic bags from Grocery stores

pvn,

So long as you continue to think that I support the status quo, or oppose personal liberty and the right to self-determination and self-reliance, I've decided it's not worth the frustration...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 181
Posted By xorbie
Re: Tales of the Grassroots: Ron Paul

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xorbie, you are from CU? I'm at UIUC right now. I am proudly displaying my printed Ron Paul sign in my apt. window right now, and will put up the big one I ordered from the website when...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 87
Posted By xorbie
Re: San Fransisco bans Plastic bags from Grocery stores

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Why not? You're suggesting that the possibility of involuntary transactions makes a voluntary society impossible? This is the "zomg there will still be murderers in AC land, it's doomed...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 87
Posted By xorbie
Re: San Fransisco bans Plastic bags from Grocery stores

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That sounds great. In the real world, however, people are compelled to participate in "communities" with other people not of their choosing. When governments become optional...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 03:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 87
Posted By xorbie
Re: San Fransisco bans Plastic bags from Grocery stores

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Why would I consider those voluntary if they aren't?

I'm still not sure what you mean when you ask where to draw the line. You draw it at "involuntary".


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My point is...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 03:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 125
Posted By xorbie
Re: I don\'t know anything about politics

If you do want to read up on political/economic philosophy, just go to wikipedia and look up Plato, Aristotle, Locke, Rousseau, Paine, Machiavelli, Marx. I'd persoanlly also try to read up on...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 125
Posted By xorbie
Re: I don\'t know anything about politics

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I would suggest reading Plato's Republic for a philosophical background to modern politics. Don't be deterred by the people who disdain the book because of its conclusions but don't...
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 03:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 125
Posted By xorbie
Re: I don\'t know anything about politics

A People's History of the US, Howard Zinn. Hopefully the title is right.
Forum: Politics 11-30-2007, 03:08 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 87
Posted By xorbie
Re: San Fransisco bans Plastic bags from Grocery stores

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If a voluntary interaction between A and B affects C (and I agree this is possible), then you may very well have an involuntary transaction. In those cases, you now have a non-arbitrary...
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