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  1. It depends on whether civilization continues to advance or descends into an unending dark ages. That depends on what human nature actually is. If the human race becomes truly civil Islam will be dead. How it happens is irrelevant. It's more virulent practitioners will be killed and not be replaced.
  2. Michael, It makes sense if they are indeed planning to cheat and steal the election. Making out Trump supporters to be sub-human monsters, stupid, bigots, exploiters of "the people" is a perfect way to make people in positions of counting votes to throw certain votes into the trash bin. They rely on the "folks" they've community organized to do the right thing for "the people" and feel morally justified doing it. I've seen too many tells from Hillary and Obama and I know they're not stupid or weak. Somethings up.
  3. Obama is not stupid or clueless. I smell a rat. He's playing dumb, the polls are rigged and Clinton is playing the fool. Something's up, the dirty tricks on election day will be beyond belief. And they will continue to play the fool. "Who, me? I'm the peoples choice!", and they'll believe it because they think only their community organized liberal schooled cattle are "the people". With the support of the journalists, rote learner tenured academicians and establishment rino's who on the right will have the will to argue about the outcome?
  4. I've been hoping Dr. Thomas Sowell would come around and say something positive about Donald Trump: http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2016/08/18/trump-and-blacks-n2207012
  5. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-10/wikileaks-assange-hints-murdered-dnc-staffer-was-email-leaker-offers-20k-reward-info "... the Clinton related body count so far this election cycle: Five in just under six weeks - four convenient deaths plus one suicide... " And Trump is a "threat to the republic" because...why?
  6. Lessons from Venezuela https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHTOVdjAy-k " It takes a long time for a country to reach this level of dysfunction but the path is pretty clear.It’s the path of government corruption and socialist demagoguery." Trump 2016
  7. I didn't get destruction so much as non-participation. Inventing an alternate way of living, using a different form of money and just dropping out of the pay your taxes and live a mindless existence by the rules of the elite power mongers. Not scary to the Trumps of the world who would just trade with them, terrifying to the Clintonites. I spent decades reading the anarchist literature, I'm comfortable with the intellectual types who just want to be left alone. I have trouble with trying to define rights, personal or property, without a structure and philosophy of defending them. Without a police force every person walking down the street without the expertise and means to defend themselves with deadly force essentially has no rights in an anarchist society. An invitation to thuggery. That's the trouble I have with anarchism. But, private money, private exchanges, life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, real capitalism and markets in everything, what's not to like? The millennials who hate the right and the left? Maybe Anonymous appeals to them, maybe they're smart enough to realize what they criticize as "capitalism" is nothing of the kind and come around to Von Mises and the Austrians. Could happen. Fuck the socialists and Marxists and hippies. I don't think that's what Anonymous is, Marxists and hippies and Sander supporters. I could be wrong, I'm just an old man, 99.9999% ignorant. (Last month it was only 99.999%, but I'm older and wiser now).
  8. Message to the Citizens of the World What's next?
  9. Same old, same old... How convenient it is, forgetting. The conversations should still be there. Unless RoR is even deader than it appears.
  10. In 2008 your reasoning for not voting against Obama was [paraphrasing] "we haven't hit the bottom yet, people won't wake up 'til we hit bottom". Same old holier than thou (the entire population of the world) crap. When you have a goal it takes baby steps, anything else is fantasy. To you the whole of humanity is an ass you want to see smacked over the head with a 2x4. Jon: What I said.
  11. Excellent. I don't think the point can be made any clearer than that. Not that it will make a difference...
  12. “I am not in the habit of supporting someone who attacks my wife and attacks my father,” Cruz told the Texas delegation at a breakfast in Cleveland. He added: “That pledge was not a blanket commitment that if you go and slander and attack Heidi, that I'm going to nonetheless come like a puppy dog and say thank you very much for maligning my wife and maligning my father." Bullshit. Cruz set the anything goes of a personal nature ground rules, not just against Trump but everyone else as well. Trump was circumspect relative to Cruz, he got most of his backlash over his remarks on issues not personal attacks. Cruz just lost, he's a loser and can't stand it. Everything is personal to him.
  13. The blatant hypocrisy. His pretense of being greatly offended by Trump's "attack" on his wife Heidi. His own dirty tricks during the campaign, notably against Ben Carson were underhanded to the extreme which is why I started calling him "Crafty Cruzy", a play on "Tricky Dicky". He does not have the integrity of character to run for any office in my opinion. And his camp through PAC's, which he denied having any control of but did not try to at all in any perceptible way to control or censure, were the source of the original attacks on Trump's wife which caused the reaction of Trump in a Twitter message which Trump pulled fairly quickly and apologized for. Trump was rightly offended and angry at Cruz's dirty tricks and responded in kind which was unfortunate because Trump has gotten a lot of criticism for it, unfairly in my view. Cruz brought the GOP campaign into the gutter and should be blamed for it. Contemptible, he's dead to me. I had every reason to support him because I was an early and strong supporter of Carly Fiorina, and a strong critic of Trump. Cruz says some of the right things about issues I care about but its a character issue. I wouldn't trust Cruz with power, whereas I believe Trump will find good advisors and will listen to them and make good decisions, good for the country and consistent with the principles most people in this country love living here for.
  14. Just watched Cruz this morning. A contemptible man... Hopefully the last I'll see of this man on the national stage. "Crafty Cruzy", his lies and dirty tricks during the campaign were much worse than Trumps comments after his own wife was insulted. Cruz, in his heart, is gutter low life and mean spirited. Trump got him right.
  15. I quoted from the article. BTW: http://blog.dictionary.com/advice-vs-advise/
  16. NY Sun: http://www.nysun.com/editorials/mike-pences-prescience/89653/: " Donald Trump’s choice of Mike Pence for vice president would — if it is confirmed tomorrow — be a promising pick for those of us who see a restoration of sound money as the essential precondition for returning America’s economy to a trajectory of jobs and growth. "
  17. Victor Davis Hanson: A Long Trump Summer " Before summer is over, we may see things now scarcely imagined that will make Brexit seem anticlimactic. " Interview from June 10 Paraphrase: the Republican establishment, the elites, will never recover.
  18. " Although guilt is alleged until adjudicated. " Convenient to believe this. All that is needed is avoid adjudication then Presto!...Innocent! Precious. Angels singing.
  19. No charges for the corrupt liar Clinton, but Martha Stewart goes to prison for...what? Is this really the same FBI? Martha Stewart takes advice from a stockbroker, saves $45,000 and goes to the federal pen for "obstruction of justice". Our corrupt politicians are immune from these same insider trading laws, the Clinton's have enriched themselves many times over by taking advantage of this immunity. " There is no limit to how much money you can earn on insider trading in the House or Senate. Lawmakers and their staffers are specifically exempted. " Evidently this immunity extends beyond insider trading.
  20. If people in power are "openly admitting it's a world government" doesn't that mean they don't think anyone can do a damn thing about it? That it's over? It's all about power. They either have it or they don't. We'll see if there even is an election or if Trump is still alive when we get there. Brexit is already sounding like it's dead. The people be damned. What'ya gonna do? Shut up and take your handouts... There wouldn't have even been a referendum if they'd thought they would lose it. When the results get reversed what will anyone do about it? They'll say "the people" changed their minds... "they didn't mean it". I'd rather be a pessimist and be pleasantly surprised.
  21. I think the guy is deeply embarrassed that his attention getting "ISIS wants to get me, but the FBI/NCIS says it's okay" bit sunk his own ship. If I were him I'd go bury my head somewhere in shame indefinitely.
  22. Peter Hitchens: First thoughts on the Referendum "The referendum achieved, by a dangerous short cut, something I have been hoping for and arguing for and seeking for many years – an alliance between the social conservatives trapped and ignored in a liberal Tory Party and the social conservatives trapped in a liberal Labour Party. I had long believed (since the isolated example of a November 2004 referendum on regional government in the North-East) such a combination would throw the ghastly forces of Blairism into the sea. The problem is that this potent temporary alliance has dissolved now that the referendum is over." Casting doubt on whether the referendum will actually be implemented or politics as usual prevent it. The people be damned if they decide differently than their betters. What better way to prove it.
  23. Donald Trump statement on Brexit
  24. Zero Hedge: Trump issues statement on Brexit "The people of the United Kingdom have exercised the sacred right of all free peoples. They have declared their independence from the European Union, and have voted to reassert control over their own politics, borders and economy. A Trump Administration pledges to strengthen our ties with a free and independent Britain, deepening our bonds in commerce, culture and mutual defense. The whole world is more peaceful and stable when our two countries – and our two peoples – are united together, as they will be under a Trump Administration. Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare their independence. Americans will have a chance to vote for trade, immigration and foreign policies that put our citizens first. They will have the chance to reject today’s rule by the global elite, and to embrace real change that delivers a government of, by and for the people. I hope America is watching, it will soon be time to believe in America again."