twylyght

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About twylyght

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  • Birthday 08/25/1973

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  1. twylyght added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    What are you willing to give up in this endeavor for that goal? 
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  2. twylyght added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    you made the statement.  I wanted to know why.  This is a discussion/argument forum.
    Tangentially it relates to the discussion as a larger realm of the insistence to view issues as only solvable through governmental overreach without the consequences spelled out by the founders.
    Therea are no laws in place that would have prevented this individual from legally obtaining a firearm.  To suggest we need to add other measures to prevent a singular incident is to ignore what will have to be given up (forcibly) by everyone else (unless you enjoy the privilege of exemption due to membership/affiliation with a political class).
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  3. twylyght added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    I've bee accaused of both.  Most conservatives generally see my views as scattershot while most liberals tend to hear me until I say something out of lock step with a democratic party line.
    I think it mostly has to do with how I conduct myself as a person juxtaposed with what I am willing to relate in others with respect to perspectives
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  4. twylyght added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    So you are asserting that the Confederacy invaded the Union States?
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  5. twylyght added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    Was Robert E Lee fighting to defend slavery?  He led the Confederate army, so that logic would dictate a resounding "yes".
    There is no denial of how slavery was viewed as an institution in the southern states.  However, it was nested in a broader view of other states imposing their will through nefarious channels.  Hence, the animus that gained root until it was enough to cause the split.
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  6. twylyght added a post in a topic Google driverless cars work as well as google maps   

    http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/chrysler-recalls-1-4-million-cars-after-remote-hacking-jeep-n397851
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  7. twylyght added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    I answered the way I did to explain why I didn't regard being a Confederate soldier as "treason" as the war was not originally fought to "end slavery" but to "preserve the Union".  When taken in context of how our Constitution was set up, the Union did not hold the right to deny sovereign states to secede.  
    If Lincoln had begun the war from its inception on the basis that slaves were being denied rights as citizens, then there would have been Constitutional standing.  As it was, the grand notion that slavery was the driving force for the Union's involvement is intellectual hilarity.  The union needed the raw materials provided in the southern states to feed their industrial machine at a cheap price.  If a tariff was tacked on all of a sudden, then their base prices skyrocket.
    I am not stating this as support for slavery as a moral institution.  I don't know anyone on this board that would.  What I am pointing out is that this re-writing of history to paint this virtuous and glorious banner is fine if you like living in a fantasy world.  It doesn't exactly cut to an honest representation of history as many on this board would have anyone believe.
    I wanted to see how critically you had absorbed this information, and I now have my answer.
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  8. twylyght added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    depends on your definition of treason. NSA monitors the public as if we are all terrorists.  Is this a treasonous act, or are we to be regarded as terrorists?
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  9. twylyght added a post in a topic Google driverless cars work as well as google maps   

    Smart roads getting hacked could be a genuine concern.  Chrysler had a large recent recall due to an exploit found
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  10. twylyght added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    It's an anti firearms thread.  I'm interested in how much you've thought your point through
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  11. twylyght added a post in a topic University of Texas removes Jefferson Davis statue   

    Good point.  That invalidates any rationale regarding the motivations for going to war.
    Whitewashing complete
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  12. twylyght added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    And I assume you believe that it's about time we ripped down the monuments to those traitors?
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  13. twylyght added a post in a topic University of Texas removes Jefferson Davis statue   

    Mmmhmmm... and I suppose you didn't have a copy of Lincoln's inaugural address do you?  If not, I can get it for ya
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  14. twylyght added a post in a topic University of Texas removes Jefferson Davis statue   

    I see... did any of the Northern states have slavery when the war began?
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  15. twylyght added a post in a topic Bad ass movie quotes   

    Terrible move... but
    Mesh-Head: If I were you, I would run.
    Buddy: If you were me, you'd be good-lookin'.
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