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#51 Matt Foley

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:34 PM

They are both fruits...


So are you and Rodeo.


I crack myself up...

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:39 PM

Only your mind would go there in a thread about prisons...

Well played though. It wasnt even a slow flying softball more like a teeball

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:42 PM

Only your mind would go there in a thread about prisons...

Well played though. It wasnt even a slow flying softball more like a teeball


I broke our truce. Ah, fug it, it's just a message board. Fatso.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:44 PM

I can lose weight you cant lose your closet gayness

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:50 PM

I can lose weight you cant lose your closet gayness


I can use apostrophes. You ate yours.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 11:00 PM

I didnt eat them. I left them in Tampa.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 09:43 AM

Subtract a Japanese aviator, add an Islamic Jihadist and there you have it...


There's an obvious difference, in that the Japanese targets were military and today's terrorists is thousands and thousands of civilians.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:03 AM

The Japanese had no problems dehumanizing and destroying entire civilian populations in China. Although the primary "reason" for internment was to protect against sabotage to West Coast military installations, the fact is that civilian targets like food canning factories, port facilities, and civilian infrastructure like electrical and water systems were far more vulnerable and easy to get into.

We certainly had no issues with attacking civilian targets to try and force an end to the war.

The thing that the two have in common is a knee jerk, racially defined reaction that was not well thought out and made the US look like a lesser nation than it's purported ideals suggest at the end of the day. The people were placated into thinking that something being done is always better than nothing being done, with the added benefit that racial or religious differentiation makes it easier to put our enemies on a lesser moral or intellectual plane than we are. If we want to continue to evolve past our animal instincts we have to intellectually dismiss these types of emotions, as hard as it can be sometimes. And yes, we sometimes have to do it unilaterally, because if the most powerful and advanced nation on earth cannot do it, how can anyone else be expected to?

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:10 AM

There's an obvious difference, in that the Japanese targets were military and today's terrorists is thousands and thousands of civilians.


I understand what you're saying, but the reality is that they are their own military, just without a specific country's flag on their arm

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:25 AM

I understand what you're saying, but the reality is that they are their own military, just without a specific country's flag on their arm


I loved the recent political cartoon that was captioned "Hamas headquarters" It was a rifle poking out from under a woman's dress.