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Old 3rd January 2013, 01:34 AM   #81
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America worries about youth unemployment...then burdens them with 16 trillion dollars of debt.
Eh?
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Old 3rd January 2013, 05:31 PM   #82
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The worst conflicts are the ones least talked about. Journalists prefer to report from places they can get room service. So a minor border dispute between Israel and the Palestinians gets more attention than say, the Second Congo War which killed five million people.

The inverse is the assumption that conflicts that are most reported are the worst. More people die from Islamic terrorism in Karrachi than anywhere else. Parts of Mexico were more dangerous than Baghdad, and Mexico gets millions of tourists a year. The Maoist insurgency in rural India is worse than the Taliban's insurgency in Afghanistan, but gets little mention in the media. Marxist terrorists killed 30,000 people in Turkey during that last two decades, but got little reportage.

There is an upside to this though. It's good that nobody knows anything about a lot of terrorists. Terrorism feeds on media exposure. The best thing you could do to fight terrorists is to ignore them and let them get crushed as a bunch of forgotten nobodies.
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Old 3rd January 2013, 05:40 PM   #83
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The more "help" the Palestinians get from well-intentioned but naive Westerners the worse off they actually get. So paradoxically, I'm helping them more by not giving a ****.
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Old 3rd January 2013, 05:51 PM   #84
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There is some truth to what Virus just said, one of the most whitewashed conflicts in recent memory was the rebellions in Sudan and Ethiopia. They talked a lot about the starving people, but less about why they were starving. They got pushed into the drought regions and much aid sent to them was confiscated by the govt so as not to feed the army he was fighting against.
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Old 4th January 2013, 11:21 AM   #85
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the sanctity of life arises out of the religious notion that all life is sacred
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Other people's refusal to think whatever ideas you wish to ascribe to them does not make a paradox.
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the sanctity of life arises out of the religious notion that all life is sacred
You both missed the part I highlighted.
The highlighted part is exactly what I was talking about. You're not pointing out a contradiction between two things they think. You're pointing out a disagreement between one thing they think and one thing you merely ascribe to them.
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Old 4th January 2013, 09:15 PM   #86
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The boxer Muhammad Ali changed his name from Cassius Clay because he said it was a "slave name". He was named after Cassius Marcellus Clay, who was a liberator of slaves and changed his name to Muhammad Ali, the Muslim viceroy of Egypt who was a brutal slave-trader of Africans. He gave up the name of a slave liberator and took on the name of a slave trader.

The stupid racist also said blacks and whites should be killed for intermarrying. His great-grandfather was Irish and married a black woman.
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left-wingers who avow feminism and gay rights but are strangely silent on the oppression of women and persecution of homosexuals by Islamic regimes.
Do these people actually exist? I hang around with a lot of lefties and I'm sure I've never met one.

An Australian example would be the right-wingers who hate welfare for the poor but love welfare for farmers and aluminium smelters. Or the current government which pays lip service to the importance of international law when it suits them but completely ignores it when it comes to refugees coming to Australia.
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Old 5th January 2013, 12:37 AM   #88
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People who believe in diversity...that think all religions are the same.
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Old 5th January 2013, 07:25 AM   #89
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A white on black killing elicits outrage, with various idiots attending "million hoodie" marches, hucksters calling for lynch mobs, and the president declaring that the victim was the son he never had. Before the facts are known and before anyone is found guilty through a fair trial. Black on black killings which happen every day don't even raise an eyebrow.
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AGW deniers that would say NASA are a bunch of liars and grant whores, yet they use some NASA research because they think the research is supporting their denial.
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some people claim the USA is the land of the free, yet the USA has most prisoners per capita.
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people that argue against subsidies for renewable energy yet do not mention tax cuts for fossil fuel companies.
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greenpeace calling for attention for the arctic ice melting and global warming, yet they collect money to organise a expedition on a diesel powered ship to the Arctic just for media atention.
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Feminists who are more interested in gay rights than women's rights. It's not exactly a paradox, but I've always found it weird.

Along the same lines, feminists who want to advance women politically, but not if that woman is a conservative.
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Old 5th January 2013, 10:33 AM   #95
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some people claim the USA is the land of the free, yet the USA has most prisoners per capita.
Crime = Time.

That's not actually a paradox because criminals reduce freedom for others.
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Old 5th January 2013, 01:46 PM   #96
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The boxer Muhammad Ali changed his name from Cassius Clay because he said it was a "slave name". He was named after Cassius Marcellus Clay, who was a liberator of slaves and changed his name to Muhammad Ali, the Muslim viceroy of Egypt who was a brutal slave-trader of Africans. .........
That really is stretching a point. "Muhammed Ali" is a very common name, and the boxer was not named after the viceroy of Egypt, simply named the same as him, and many others.

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Old 5th January 2013, 02:21 PM   #97
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AGW deniers that would say NASA are a bunch of liars and grant whores, yet they use some NASA research because they think the research is supporting their denial.
Are there any such AGW deniers? It's possible to believe that NASA generally produces reliable data sets, but still object to the interpretation methodology of some researchers who happen to work for NASA.

I suppose it's possible that there exist some serious AGW skeptics who simultaneously claim that no part of NASA can be trusted, but still trust some part of NASA if it serves their argument.

But I doubt you've found any.
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Are there any such AGW deniers? It's possible to believe that NASA generally produces reliable data sets, but still object to the interpretation methodology of some researchers who happen to work for NASA.

I suppose it's possible that there exist some serious AGW skeptics who simultaneously claim that no part of NASA can be trusted, but still trust some part of NASA if it serves their argument.

But I doubt you've found any.
there are many different kind of crazies.
i had one that told me that all climate models are BS.
but then a few hours later linked to a study he claims debunked AGW which actually used a climate model that is also used by the IPCC AR's

crazy knows no limit.
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Conservatives think of themselves as the party of small government, but always grow the government.

Conservatives think of themselves as favouring individual freedom, but want to regulate everyone's social lives.

Conservatives dislike the concept of separation of church and state, and are concerned about the imposition of sharia law.

Conservatives hold Reagan up as a shining example of conservatism when Reagan raised taxes to support social security, made deals to arm terrorists, and cut and ran from the middle east.
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Threads that take a surprising turn into poorly veiled mudslinging.

Oh, wait.
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Perfect example. I don't know how anyone can find fault with this...
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lovely display on the cake!
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Old 6th January 2013, 01:03 AM   #103
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Perfect example. I don't know how anyone can find fault with this...
I like those parodies.
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Old 6th January 2013, 01:52 AM   #104
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Palestinians refuse to take in Palestinian refugees.
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