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by JohnSmith
Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: And The Worst Part Is They Want To Leave You Alone
Replies: 28
Views: 3103

Straw men? Where are my straw men? Where did I say, "that's his viewpoint," then destroy that position? When I said that you agree that freedom must be limited somewhere? I backed it up. When I said engineers optimize? I may be a student, but I'm an engineer too. I've worked for design firms, I've w...
by JohnSmith
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: And The Worst Part Is They Want To Leave You Alone
Replies: 28
Views: 3103

Simon, Helius makes a good point. There's a limit to freedom, or else you have pure anarchy. Come to think of it, I know you believe in limits to freedom, because we had an argument recently about what you should do to countries that don't like you. They aren't free to come over and start blowing up...
by JohnSmith
Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: And The Worst Part Is They Want To Leave You Alone
Replies: 28
Views: 3103

TDPerk, it can't work that way. As an example, what happens when one of the Libertarians(L) starts violating the patents of the non-libertarian(NL)? The NL system says the person gets fined, then arrested if he doesn't stop. The L system says he can go ahead. Either the guy gets fined, and it's real...
by JohnSmith
Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: And The Worst Part Is They Want To Leave You Alone
Replies: 28
Views: 3103

Well, they have a point you know. *Understand, the system we use now (which mostly works most of the time) is based on not leaving people alone. You pay taxes, you get policed, etc. Good or bad, this is what people know and expect. Libertarians want to be left alone, but don't want to move from thei...
by JohnSmith
Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Polywell FOIA
Replies: 475
Views: 105855

Hey guys, I hate to interrupt, but could you move to general? I'd like to see FIOA info on this thread.
by JohnSmith
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So how much things are "improving" in the muslim w
Replies: 218
Views: 30287

I think I've ticked Simon off with my 'cite your sources' comments. Well, turnabout is fair play, so here's my sources on Israel being hard on the heathens. Book of Joshua Book of Judges 1'st and 2'nd Samuel 1'st and 2'nd Kings Full of war and conquering, including phrases like 'leave not one stone ...
by JohnSmith
Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So how much things are "improving" in the muslim w
Replies: 218
Views: 30287

<chuckle> The bible doesn't know squat about Moslems. Um, no. Islam appeared after the events of the new testament, if I recall correctly. But Israel did go into killing infidels in a big way. And the crusades are a pretty big clue to the historical christian attitude towards Muslims. Point is, the...
by JohnSmith
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So how much things are "improving" in the muslim w
Replies: 218
Views: 30287

Hitting the terrorists is fine. I've said it before, I say it again, I have no problem with destroying those who've hit you. What I am against is killing those who wish you no harm, just because it's easier than finding the actual enemy. And hoping that bombing those civs reduces the number of terro...
by JohnSmith
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: So how much things are "improving" in the muslim w
Replies: 218
Views: 30287

Start by studying history and the Koran. Islam has been at war with all other religions since their inception especially Christians. Start by studying history and the Bible. Christianity has been at war with all other religions since their inception, especially Muslims. Their even at war with thems...
by JohnSmith
Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So how much things are "improving" in the muslim w
Replies: 218
Views: 30287

I'd argue it's the other way around - the definition makes no mention of just or unjust, merely the action. So fighting to change someone's mind is not genocide, but the eradication - in whole or part - of the people who submit to an ideology is. Just or not. My biggest problem with the fight in the...
by JohnSmith
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So how much things are "improving" in the muslim w
Replies: 218
Views: 30287

That is correct. He did have something to do with the first attack on the WTC. Hmm. I wasn't familiar with the earlier WTC attacks. I apologize. You know. It just creaps me out the thought of you out there some where reading what I write. So please do me a big favor. Stop reading. It's just a bit o...
by JohnSmith
Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So how much things are "improving" in the muslim w
Replies: 218
Views: 30287

Simon, please please please stop double and triple posting. Decide what you want to say, then post once. I can't even explain why, but it drives me nuts. This is what we keep coming back to. The Islamic religion is not at war with you. There are terrorists, it's true. But you're talking about attack...
by JohnSmith
Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: So how much things are "improving" in the muslim w
Replies: 218
Views: 30287

It is an established rule in international law and American domestic politics. Is is not should be . And since the first world gets to make the rules for now, I think we should be aiming high. Think of it as intelligent self interest; maybe if we convince everybody that carpet bombing won't solve o...
by JohnSmith
Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: So how much things are "improving" in the muslim w
Replies: 218
Views: 30287

Welp, I guess our conversation has hit a bit of a dead end. I disagree that power should decide who's right. I'd kind of hoped that you'd agree with me, but there it is. Simon, to the best of my knowledge, Iraq had nothing to do with WTC attacks. The official justification was WMDs which never exist...
by JohnSmith
Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: So how much things are "improving" in the muslim w
Replies: 218
Views: 30287

So are you saying that by making an unprovoked attack on Iraq soil, they have every right to bomb the invading soldiers? Because that's what I'm getting out of the libertarian snake. As you describe it, the John McCain method is just silly. Probably spouted on the campaign trail? Let me phrase my re...