We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The "D", ditto to what BD said.
I just hope that the CIA, and the FBI are watching all mosques in America 24/7.
We need to build more drones for Pakistan and Afghanistan. Kill them while they sleep.
An eye for an eye plus a tooth. My favorite saying.
" An eye for an eye plus a tooth."
38:An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
39: But I say to you do not resist an evil person;
but whoever slaps you on your right cheek,
turn the other to him also.
"Kill them while they sleep".. isn't that Preemptive ?
I'm tired of turning, and tired of the disrespect
of this country & culture.
Bigger & Better Drones..please.
DucSup, you forgot to complain about my desire to have the CIA, or FBI infiltrate their mosques.
Did you watch the video?
Do you want to sit down and have a rational conversation with these people?
Name me one religion in the world that they are not at war with.
Do you see any Americans hijacking planes and blowing up Muslin buildings? Killing innocent Muslims.
Do you see any Americans blowing up hotels, train stations, buses, cafes?
Do you see any Americans taking prisoners and cutting their heads off?
What do you have against drones?
We use robots to dismantle IEDs that save American lives and limbs. Do you have anything against those?
You say, you are tired of the disrespect of this country and culture, can you elaborate on that statement with regards to Muslims living freely in this country?
If you are going to fight this war quoting scripture we will lose.
"Patriotic dissent is a luxury of those protected by better men than they"
I still think dieing in your sleep is the best way to go, if drones speed up the process, build em. : )
What we/i have here is a failure to communicate.
Sorry my point wasn't made better.
"I'm tired of turning, and tired of the disrespect
of this country & culture," ...said I .
then should have said, I fully agree with you .
-We need Bigger & Better Drones- ...if you please
Sometimes 'A tooth for a tooth', is taken out of
context from the 'Sermon on the Mount',
Scripture was quoted in it's entirety, for clarity.
Jesus was saying that God was opposed to
old Jewish law, of a 'tooth for a tooth', etc.
and instructed believers to,
'Turn the other cheek.'
Sometimes it's difficult to be the followers of
Christ as we should... so..
Praise God and send the drones..& The collection plate
had better contain a lot of Big-bills or it will be sent
around again . Amen
viewed the video more than once, and forwarded
to all on email list .
Duc Sup, I know we are on the same page after I have reread your comment. I just lose it when I see Americans jumping out of buildings. The rage catches me and gets me all the time. I hope I didn't rattle you with my ramble. Just a high strung Dago.
Take a look at the comments at the youtube site. Their level of sophistication basically consists of "all "religions" have at some time in history killed people." How has it happened that a troubling number of people can presumably listen to a 5 minute discourse and then clearly indicate that they did not understand a single word of it? The decadence, or more properly, degeneration of Western culture within a few short decades is truly breathtaking. As a Boomer, let me just say "mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.
That's what they've all been told at their government run schools and most of their parents either agree, don't know any better or don't care. It's all relative and there's nothing worth fighting for unless of course you're fighting 'the man' and the bourgeoisie - whatever that is.
Good definition, Marianne, but it took me back to the many, many times I've read that word in context and wondered what makes up the bourgeoisie. Does it change every ten years? Is it middle class workers, proles, rabble, upper-middle class, uneducated people with a little money.... I've seen it used in so many different ways, I have no clue. Three different dictionaries will give various terms, as well.
Here's my online dictionary:
bourgeoisie |?bo?r zh wä?z?|
noun (usu. the bourgeoisie)
the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes.
• (in Marxist contexts) the capitalist class who own most of society's wealth and means of production.
As usual, Meta, you've nailed it. Problem is, every individual and group has a different definition of bourgeoisie or the middle class, depending on what point they're trying to make or which group they want to hit on. One thing most people don't want to be defined as, is "working class" or "poor." Nobody wants to think of himself as poor, even when they sort of are. As we all are going to be after Obama has worked his "change."
So let's not be too depressed, friends. For a little while at least, we're only as poor as we think we are.