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Old 03-09-2012   #16 (permalink)
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The United States does not make enough use of its nuclear arsenal. Nuclear weapons are cheap, effective, and offer a swift resolution to many of the worlds problems.

And the best part is that we'd only have to use them once or twice before the governments of the world decided to play nice.

Also in the plus column, middle school students would no longer have to learn about places like Dafur after they are gone.

I am so sick of us having to worry about everyone elses problems. Let South Korea, Australia, Chile and Luxemborg worry about the rest of the world for a decade.

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The United States does not make enough use of its nuclear arsenal. Nuclear weapons are cheap, effective, and offer a swift resolution to many of the worlds problems.

And the best part is that we'd only have to use them once or twice before the governments of the world decided to play nice.

Also in the plus column, middle school students would no longer have to learn about places like Dafur after they are gone.
Do you think we should wipe all instances of genocide from our history books, or is only Darfur which bothers you?
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For all the complaining that Jacko did about Bush and not doing anything about Darfur, hes been strangely silent now...I wonder why that is?
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For all the complaining that Jacko did about Bush and not doing anything about Darfur, hes been strangely silent now...I wonder why that is?
You are a putz....sometimes...

I am not any happier.

You might notice that I post on this forum less and less....it is mostly full of idiots pretty much now.

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You are a putz....sometimes...

I am not any happier.

You might notice that I post on this forum less and less....it is mostly full of idiots pretty much now.
Glad I am just a putz and not an idiot...unless I am both....if so, I think I win then...
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Glad I am just a putz and not an idiot...unless I am both....if so, I think I win then...
a putz is....well....nicer...
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I had hoped it would be obvious that the ACTUAL USE of nuclear weapons to solve the "Darfur issue" would be a non-starter. Despite my opinion either way, I do not see a nuclear launch as forthcoming. And, IF a launch were on the horizion, AND I were consulted, Darfur would not be on my top 10 list.

My issue is why is this ... in any way, shape, or form ... our issue? Why is EVERY issue, from pirates to dictators to terrorists ... and everything in between ... ours to deal with? I am not an isolationist by any means. Heck, we've got our very own little abandoned Mexican whom lives with us in a relative lap of luxury. It will be our job to save the rest of the world just as soon as we have sorted out our own little piece of it.

There are 196 countries on Earth. What are Austria, Belgium, Macedonia, Egypt, Japan, Monaco, Togo, and North Vietnam doing about the problem in Darfur? Iran? The African Coast? How much relief have they sent? Arms for the oppressed? Cash dropped from planes? They are all members of the United Nations too.

We have millions of people living in poverty in our own country. I don't have to remind anyone of the recession we are still in. Or the unemployment rate. We have children who can not get basic medical care. School systems that can barely keep their doors oepn. And an infrastructure that is turning into dust as I drive over it. Playa del Carmen should not have better roads than towns I drive through everyday!

If individual citizens would like to contribute to private organizations that support Darfur, or any other cause they like, I'll get my pom poms out and cheer them on. No one wants to see genocide ... yes even me. But lets get our own house in order at some point before my children have to deal with the mess we are creating by bailing out the rest of the world ... and charging it to THEIR account!

When we bankrupt ourselves trying to save the world, who do you think is going to return the favor?

Hey, my first rant since a thread on religion was shut down a few years ago.
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I had hoped it would be obvious that the ACTUAL USE of nuclear weapons to solve the "Darfur issue" would be a non-starter. Despite my opinion either way, I do not see a nuclear launch as forthcoming. And, IF a launch were on the horizion, AND I were consulted, Darfur would not be on my top 10 list.

My issue is why is this ... in any way, shape, or form ... our issue? Why is EVERY issue, from pirates to dictators to terrorists ... and everything in between ... ours to deal with? I am not an isolationist by any means. Heck, we've got our very own little abandoned Mexican whom lives with us in a relative lap of luxury. It will be our job to save the rest of the world just as soon as we have sorted out our own little piece of it.

There are 196 countries on Earth. What are Austria, Belgium, Macedonia, Egypt, Japan, Monaco, Togo, and North Vietnam doing about the problem in Darfur? Iran? The African Coast? How much relief have they sent? Arms for the oppressed? Cash dropped from planes? They are all members of the United Nations too.

We have millions of people living in poverty in our own country. I don't have to remind anyone of the recession we are still in. Or the unemployment rate. We have children who can not get basic medical care. School systems that can barely keep their doors oepn. And an infrastructure that is turning into dust as I drive over it. Playa del Carmen should not have better roads than towns I drive through everyday!

If individual citizens would like to contribute to private organizations that support Darfur, or any other cause they like, I'll get my pom poms out and cheer them on. No one wants to see genocide ... yes even me. But lets get our own house in order at some point before my children have to deal with the mess we are creating by bailing out the rest of the world ... and charging it to THEIR account!

When we bankrupt ourselves trying to save the world, who do you think is going to return the favor?

Hey, my first rant since a thread on religion was shut down a few years ago.
Why is that?
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No, it wasn't for a movie. Actor George Clooney, long a political activist, was arrested and handcuffed outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington for protesting the country's blockage of food and aid to its own starving people.

Clooney's father, journalist Nick Clooney, 78, was with him and was also arrested, as were Martin Luther King III, NAACP President Ben Jealous, comedian and activist Dick Gregory, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), Rep. John Olver (D-Mass.), Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) and former Rep. Tom Andrews (D-Mass.). The group was restrained with plastic handcuffs and taken away by police.

Speaking before the large crowd that gathered to watch the protest, Clooney said, "We need immediate humanitarian aid into Sudan before it becomes the worst humanitarian crisis in the world."
TODAY Entertainment - George Clooney arrested, handcuffed, outside Sudan embassy in D.C.
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Send over Mr. Holder and his Justice Dept. They'll handle the problem I'm sure.
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I had hoped it would be obvious that the ACTUAL USE of nuclear weapons to solve the "Darfur issue" would be a non-starter. Despite my opinion either way, I do not see a nuclear launch as forthcoming. And, IF a launch were on the horizion, AND I were consulted, Darfur would not be on my top 10 list.

My issue is why is this ... in any way, shape, or form ... our issue? Why is EVERY issue, from pirates to dictators to terrorists ... and everything in between ... ours to deal with? I am not an isolationist by any means. Heck, we've got our very own little abandoned Mexican whom lives with us in a relative lap of luxury. It will be our job to save the rest of the world just as soon as we have sorted out our own little piece of it.

There are 196 countries on Earth. What are Austria, Belgium, Macedonia, Egypt, Japan, Monaco, Togo, and North Vietnam doing about the problem in Darfur? Iran? The African Coast? How much relief have they sent? Arms for the oppressed? Cash dropped from planes? They are all members of the United Nations too.

We have millions of people living in poverty in our own country. I don't have to remind anyone of the recession we are still in. Or the unemployment rate. We have children who can not get basic medical care. School systems that can barely keep their doors oepn. And an infrastructure that is turning into dust as I drive over it. Playa del Carmen should not have better roads than towns I drive through everyday!

If individual citizens would like to contribute to private organizations that support Darfur, or any other cause they like, I'll get my pom poms out and cheer them on. No one wants to see genocide ... yes even me. But lets get our own house in order at some point before my children have to deal with the mess we are creating by bailing out the rest of the world ... and charging it to THEIR account!

When we bankrupt ourselves trying to save the world, who do you think is going to return the favor?

Hey, my first rant since a thread on religion was shut down a few years ago.

Really...you wonder why......I assume that you are a U.S. citizen......and that you know that the officially stated goals of the foreign policy of the United States of America...( Foreign Policy Agenda of the U.S. Department of State )...are "to create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people"...the other nations that you have mentioned do not have such policies......sonofdob
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