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Bruce Bennett

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  • Why this and not that? America's topsy turvy priorities
    • Perhaps the American Taliban, the GOP or - more correctly - the rape-public-cans 'celebrate' April Fools all year long?

      Part of their life style to try to trick others: lie to folks, steal their dough, rob them of their rights, etc...

  • Dear Democrats: If you do That you have to do This
    • My understanding was it was a high capacity mag. Unless we consider a 33 round mag (I guess 32 + the chamber round) not to be a hi-cap mag. Although he may have "only" used the 19 round "stock" mag/chamber. See: link to en.wikipedia.org

      I agree with the mental health concerns you raise, but we need more than that to minimize (or eliminate) these atrocities in the future.

    • The point I was trying to make here is that noble ideals can not be truly abused or twisted by evil. Not for long, and not universally. Sort of a Lincoln's "you can't fool all the people all the time" philosophy.

      Far as the crusades go, I believe we know little about them. For example, many think they happened in the Near East and in the middle ages. What about Spain? The war in Iraq?

    • I generally agree with you but have reservations regarding the above assertions:

      1. The mere presence of Gabby Gifford says more for the sacrifice of public service - and, yes, even the issue of gun control particularly of "street-sweeper" high capacity weaponry - than words alone.

      2. The Jerusalem issue: It's my understanding that the platform says: "it is and will remain the capital of Israel. The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations. It should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths."

      This leaves the matter up to future negotiation... and,if it remains accessible to people of all faiths, I don't see why it can not serve as the capital for more than one political jurisdiction (Palestine and Israel, for example)... that would be marvelous and righteous.

      3. Also in the context of future considerations, we don't yet know the full effects of the Afghanistan surge.. if it helps to eventually promote peace, even our active removal of Nato troops, it won't be a failure.

      4. I don't recognize negatives in mentioning God or his works, nor to I recommend trotting religious dogma out for selfish causes. I just don't see why or how religion can be used to do harm. Maybe it's abuse by evil elements as has been done with many, many other concepts, methods, materials, articles of manufacture and so on by mankind against mankind in a very unkind way.

      5. Like other points you list, carbon emissions are time-driven, and we'll (very soon, I hope) evolve into addressing uses of hydrocarbons. It'll need to be world-wide to be effective or fair.

      Again, basically you make good points but the time element has to be included into the equation. Yeah, we have to have real schedules, attainable goals and objectives. We could have a "perfect" platform, for example... and never realize it's purpose, never get there.

  • How far to respect Public Opinion (Bertrand Russell Poster)
    • Which one? Only one, not the rest? Respect is likely better served without trifling caveat; tyranny may be present without respect. Further, is tyranny ever needed?

  • In Race against Carbon Catastrophe, Solar Power is Making Strides

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