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Davidson Deac II

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#2744713 Far-right extremists have killed more people in the United States than Muslim...

Posted by Davidson Deac II on Yesterday, 12:30 PM

do you deny differentiation between right-wing and left-wing terrorists? yes? then we're done here

 

no? then good, al quaeda is a right-wing terrorist org.

 

however, al quaeda being right-wing is under zero circumstances a plausible connection to being right-wing ideologically. i read your hasty denial of sides as a connection of the two that you view as a threat. other than that i don't see the point of your post, honestly

I don't think one can use American political terminology to describe a foreign terrorist group. Especially one like Al Qaeda.  If you compare them to the american political ideas of left and right, they are really all over the place.  While they may appear closer to religious right wing groups, their economic beliefs come close to what a liberal would want to.  For example, they are not fans of capitalism american style, and would want more  government control of the economy, albeit a theocratic control.




#2743664 Rand Paul

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 19 April 2014 - 04:51 AM

While he is more of a republican than his father ever was, it doesn't make him less nuts.
 

 

I didn't say he was more or less republican. 

 

The vast majority of Ron Paul's beliefs, especially in the realm of foreign policy are complete lunacy based more on fantasy than reality, and Rand doesn't adhere as strongly to those beliefs, which imo makes him less of a lunatic than his dad. 




#2732298 Mozilla CEO ousted for views in 2008

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 08 April 2014 - 09:46 PM

I work for a small, family-owned business that has a very strong rep throughout the state and our office is in a large NC city. The company has been around for almost 60 years and we do business all over the state.

 

My social, political and beliefs regarding religion are completely and totally opposite those of the patriarch. I could almost guarantee I would be out of work if I decided to begin voicing my differing opinions. Thing is, I don't see my workplace as a place to espouse those opinions. My job depends on my ability to cultivate, develop and maintain business relationships and giving any of my customers the slightest reason to go do business with my competitor is just stupid.

 

Whether you're the neighborhood ice cream truck guy or the CEO of a major company, why would you jeopardize losing customers over your opinions?

 

So are you planning on resigning because you don't agree with his views?




#2730446 Mozilla CEO ousted for views in 2008

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 07 April 2014 - 06:01 PM

So is our constitution, and most of our laws. 




#2729393 Atheist are classified as terrorist in new Saudi law

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 06 April 2014 - 09:55 PM

Apparently, I was lumping you in with a bunch of idiots whose names I can't rember. It hard to pick up on sarcasm when you don't know a persons name. My fault.

If only we.could convert them to the Panthers. Revolution!!!!

 

No problem.

 

While I am not really an atheist per say, I am definitely a sarcastic smartass. 




#2725283 Prepare the Anus: NC DOT wants to charge you $0.005 for every mile you...

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 02 April 2014 - 08:57 PM

I would prefer more toll roads instead of this. 




#2718712 Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon got caught in an FBI sting operati

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 27 March 2014 - 05:33 PM

Heard one of the most rational comments spoken over the last few years by a conservative political consultant this morning on one of the local morning news shows.  I think he was part of the John Locke foundation.

 

When ask why democrats seemed to be caught up in more scandals than republicans over the last few years or so, his response was "because they have had more control over government in NC over the last few decades, therefore they have had more opportunity".  He implied that republicans would start to see more of these problems as they gain greater control in the state.

 

I agree wholeheartedly. 




#2718595 Still Think the War on Drugs is a Bad Thing?

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 27 March 2014 - 04:02 PM

Per capita we have more people in prisons than any other civilized county in the world. Sad.

 

Fwiw, I am for legalizing some drugs.  My belief is not so much because the drug war is failing but because the government shouldn't legislate morality. As long as I am only hurting myself, the government shouldn't really get involved.

 

Regarding the imprisonment figures, I don't think legalizing drugs will make a significant change in those figures.




#2716219 Update on Fukushima Radiation Plume

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 25 March 2014 - 08:13 PM

Only Alex Jones didnt say it he only reported it

 

David Suzuki said it.

Actually, Suzuki was just passing on what he thought someone else said.  And he got it wrong and regretted saying it.

 

Suzuki regrets dire Fukushima warning

 

 

Canada's most trusted environmentalist, David Suzuki, spoke at a symposium on water ecology at the University of Alberta in October, 2013.

One of his remarks regarding Fukushima, a prediction that a second earthquake hitting the nuclear facility would mean the evacuation of North America's entire west coast — went viral:

"I have seen a paper which says that if, in fact, the fourth (nuclear) plant goes under in an earthquake and those (fuel) rods are exposed, it's bye-bye Japan and everybody on the West Coast of North America should evacuate," he said, citing the 2013 World Nuclear Industry Status Report. "If that isn't terrifying, I don't know what is."

The actual 140-page report, however, has no mention of evacuating the west coast.

In a brief passage, a "worst case scenario" is described in the event of the collapse of Fukushima's damaged Reactor Number 4 which would call for "evacuation of over 10 million residents in the wider Tokyo megalopolis within a 250-km radius of Fukushima Daiichi," the National Post reported.

The Province contacted nuclear energy analyst Mycle Schneider, the lead author of the report, to comment on Suzuki's statement.

"I'm indeed a little confused about David's statement," said Schneider. "To be very clear, I have never seen any credible source for a scenario implying the evacuation of the West Coast of North America. In fact, much of the attitude of people on the West Coast — like no more swimming in the ocean — seems utterly disconnected from reality."

He added, "I'm really, really shocked about the way it's being discussed in Canada. It's just totally insane."

Suzuki himself admitted that this statement was "an off-the-cuff response."

 

I wonder if A. Jones will print a retraction?  ;)




#2716077 World War 3?

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 25 March 2014 - 05:38 PM

Does anybody have legitimate speculation as to what Putin's end game with the Crimea deal is?

 

Many think it harks back to the traditional Russian fear of being invaded by the west, ie hemmed in. Considering how many times it has happened, that is understandable.  And Sevastopol is a major naval base and port for them, one of the few that is free of ice all year round.  And of course, there is the image part of it.  Putin wants to be seen as strong, and if he allowed the whole of Ukraine to become more closely associated with the West, his image would suffer.

 

Personnally, I think its a combination of all three, and that he intends to keep crimea as part of russia, but he won't go any further, for now at least.

 

Got to admit though in some ways, Russian moves into Georgia and the Ukraine remind me of German moves prior to WWII (Sudentenland, Austria, etc...




#2715382 Wish we could double on WR

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 25 March 2014 - 05:05 AM

I am fairly certain that we have more than two picks. We can draft both linemen and wide receivers. 




#2713431 World War 3?

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 23 March 2014 - 02:07 PM

We are not going to have a actual real war over the Ukraine.  No more than we had one over Hungary or Czechoslovakia when the Soviets went in there.  We will protest, complain, etc... , but other than sanctions, there isn't much we can do and it doesn't really matter who the president is.

 

Putin is not going to be removed.

 

The interconnectedness of the world would not stop a war.  The US was Japan's biggest trading partner irt energy, unfortunately that actually made the attack on Pearl harbor happen, instead of stopping it.

 

I have my doubts that the sanctions are going to work at least irt getting Crimea back.  Putin will not want to seem weak.   Ukraine will not get Crimea back until Putin is dead, if then.  But the sanctions might keep the Russians from taking the rest of the Ukraine.

 

Mccain would be no more likely to lead us to war in this case than Obama. 

 

Our standing in the world is probably not great according to polls, but why should anyone care?




#2710891 Greatest QB of all time?

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 21 March 2014 - 04:14 PM

http://www.nfl.com/q...logy/round1.jsp

ok does anyone here believe Phillip Rivers is better than Cam Newton?  Im not Saying Cam should be on the list.. but seriously.. Phillip rivers? 

 

At this point in their careers, yes.  After both are finished, who knows. 
 

Now I am not sure Eli Manning or Russel Wilson belong on that list.  I think they put to much emphasis on a team accomplishment, ie winning superbowls. 




#2710834 Cotchery/Underwood > LaFell/Ginn

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 21 March 2014 - 03:42 PM

I do agree that Cotchery is probably better than Lafell.  Not so certain that Underwood is an improvement over Ginn.  I don't think Ginn was that great of a receiver, but his kick and punt return ability alone might make him more valuable than Underwood, at least at this point. 




#2701306 Russian intercepts US drone over Ukraine, takes over control and safely lands...

Posted by Davidson Deac II on 16 March 2014 - 06:55 PM

I stopped reading at this point.

 

"Russia says"

 

Not that it couldn't happen, but given the situation there right now, and Russia's attempts to stir up the population, I don't believe much of what comes of Moscow. 






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