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Jules

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  • Top Things that Should have Disqualified Cain before Now
    • You forgot to include Herman Cain's paranoia about American Muslims somehow plotting to impose Sharia on the USA and his consequent support for discrimination against Muslims:
      link to youtube.com
      link to youtube.com

      Never mind, of course, that nobody has seriously tried to incorporate Sharia into state or federal law, or that such an effort would be doomed to failure from a political and constitutional perspective. Never mind that a prominent figure in Cain's party who happens to be Christian has said that we need to amend the Constitution so as to comply with his notions of "God's law".

  • Romney Haunted by Ghosts of Romney Past
    • I also preferred Romney appealing to Massachusetts voters to Romney appealing to voters across the US. The underlying reason for this is that I prefer Massachusetts voters to voters from the rest of the country.

  • ACLU calls on Att'y General to investigate Bush for Torturing
    • Bush can still be prosecuted even though he was in the United States when he authorised acts of torture. The acts of torture were committed in Guantánamo Bay, which is outside the United States for the purposes of the statute even if a US military base. As Bush planned with others for the torture outside the United States to occur and caused concrete steps to occur toward the commission of such torture, he participated in the criminal conspiracy and did, therefore, commit a felony.

      Of course, if the United States does not prosecute Bush, then Bush's crimes become a matter for the International Criminal Court. Although the United States is not a party to the Rome Statute, the ICC is capable of indicting US citizens who commit crimes against humanity such as torture. In the event that Bush is indicted and he enters the jurisdiction of any nation that is a party to the Rome Statute, then that nation would be obligated to arrest him upon the issuance of an arrest warrant by the ICC. For this reason, Bush may well find himself protected from indictment in the US only by a statute of limitations and from trial overseas only by virtue of being a fugitive from justice.

  • Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar Walk out on O'Reilly's Muslim-Baiting
  • Maddow v. GOP Candidate Art Robinson
    • I can appreciate that there are opportunities for taking quotations vastly out of context, but what Mr Robinson claims to be the context is, frankly, absurd.

      Does he not realise that most of Maddow's viewers can remember 1995 and the fact that AIDS denialism was recognised by then as a crackpot conspiracy theory? Does he not realise that there are records from 1995 about the state of scientific knowledge?

      And no, the fact that Thabo Mbkei and Manto Tshabalala-Msimang dabbled in AIDS denialism in the late 1990s and early 2000s did not mean that it was the subject of real scientific debate. It just means that some people with responsibilities that were a matter of life and death allowed health policy to be decided by a bunch of nutters.

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