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  1. Re: Saudi Arabian Teacher Sentenced To 22 Years In Prison For Having Sex With Three 17 y.o. Students

    Why are you against equal rights for women? Does the idea of women having the same freedom and power as you scare you? Do you think you should be able to assert your will over them legally because...
  2. Thread: World of Warships

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    Re: World of Warships

    I find the gameplay to be a little too unvaried when compared to World of Tanks, but I imagine that's simply due to being low tier, as I only have tier 3 cruisers, destroyers and battleships. I do...
  3. Re: UK Vote on Fox Hunting Postponed Following SNP Opposition

    Could you put that quotation in the OP? I think it's important for understanding the SNP's motivation.

    It is rather disconcerting that the wishes of 1.4m people can hold those of 11.3m effectively...
  4. Re: UK Vote on Fox Hunting Postponed Following SNP Opposition

    I'm glad that the SNP have opposed it, albeit for ostensibly the wrong reasons. You could make the argument that opposition to fox hunting is primarily a moral issue and that the SNP are right to...
  5. Re: Media blackout as the European Commission orders 11 countries to implement bail-in laws (ie confisacation of saver funds)

    I'm willing to bet a decent proportion of those millions who visit Yahoo who make it the fifth most visited site on the internet are using it for news.
  6. Re: Media blackout as the European Commission orders 11 countries to implement bail-in laws (ie confisacation of saver funds)

    Yahoo has an Alexa rank of 5. What more do you want?
  7. Re: Media blackout as the European Commission orders 11 countries to implement bail-in laws (ie confisacation of saver funds)

    Ignoring my two links that completely debunk your "media blackout" theory, then?
  8. Re: Media blackout as the European Commission orders 11 countries to implement bail-in laws (ie confisacation of saver funds)

    So now that sources have been shown to be reporting on it, you're still complaining because they're not taking it as seriously as you'd like, or they're not leading with big alarmist headlines?
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  9. Re: Media blackout as the European Commission orders 11 countries to implement bail-in laws (ie confisacation of saver funds)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23001847

    Took me about 3 seconds googling "BBC news bank recovery and resolution directive". Hopefully this ridiculous thread and the claims it makes can sink to...
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    Re: Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol.

    It. Was. Still. Profitable. 100. Years. After. The. Industrial. Revolution.

    What don't you understand about this? Do you even know anything about Wilberforce, Wedgwood and the other abolitionists?...
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    Re: Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol.

    Which is a stupid thing to do, considering the realities on the ground, thousands of miles away from the home country, in an age without electronic communication, could be very different to the legal...
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    Re: Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol.

    Britain =/= her colonies.
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    Re: Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol.

    Ugh, that's not even the point. You're claiming that Britain abolished slavery only when it didn't become financially worth it, despite the fact Britain hadn't had any slaves in it for about 600...
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    Re: Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol.

    Ignoring the fact that Britain hadn't had any slaves living in it for around 600 years previously, but ok...
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    Re: Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol.

    It's probably called "Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World". It's on my bookshelf next to me, and if I didn't think Heathen Hammer would just ignore everything I've posted again, I would dig out...
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    Re: Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol.

    Oh for god's sake. You've just ignored everything we've been arguing about and reverted to your position as though it never happened. Do you really want to go round again?

    The slave trade was...
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    Re: Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol.

    I think you're choosing not to see it. Clearly Napoleon saw Britain's economic power would outlast his military power and the tenuous system of alliances and satellite states he set up. You do...
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    Re: Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol.

    Which world powers were those? Russia certainly couldn't project its power much beyond its borders except towards Europe. Prussia and Austria were very much regional powers, too. And Britain didn't...
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    Re: Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol.

    If the slave trade was abandoned purely for economic reasons in 1807, why did Napoleon reinstate it in 1802 after it had been abolished previously by Revolutionary France? If it wasn't worth keeping,...
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    Re: Same Sex Marriage legal in all 50 US states!

    So every gay man wants to be promiscuous and doesn't give a damn about settling down and getting married? Best tell that to the thousands who turned out in this particular march:...
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    Re: Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol.

    As long as they're not flying over government buildings, I don't see the problem.

    At least it will make it easy to identify the sort of people to avoid, anyway.
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    Re: Same Sex Marriage legal in all 50 US states!

    So them wanting equality in the eyes of the law is a "phony issue"? The Constitution guarantees equality for all people, Raubritter. Why are you arguing that they shouldn't be considered people?
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    Re: Same Sex Marriage legal in all 50 US states!

    You clearly don't believe that homosexuals are people, if you're annoyed they feel they're entitled to the same thing other people have.
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    Re: Same Sex Marriage legal in all 50 US states!

    So you don't think that homosexuals are people, then?

    It's ok. Just lay your bigotry on the table and we can stop dancing around the issue with words like "entitlement" and "progressive".
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    Re: Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol.

    Good goalpost changing. You said the UK, not the British Empire. The Thirteen Colonies weren't even considered as any form of "empire" at the time period. You also said that the UK only abandoned...
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    Re: Same Sex Marriage legal in all 50 US states!

    You're arguing against a problem that only exists in your head. Got any sources that show that same-sex couples gain preferential treatment when being considered as foster parents? Because I've got a...
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    Re: Same Sex Marriage legal in all 50 US states!

    Because all same-sex marriage is between two men.
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    Re: Islamist Terror Attack in France

    Why does every Muslim have to come out and condemn every attack that has taken place by Muslims? They have said time and time again in the past that they don't recognise the actions of these people...
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    Re: Islamist Terror Attack in France

    So Sweden and Switzerland didn't exist. Alright, keep peddling your overly simplified narrative of the conflict.



    That's good backpeddling there. In your opening post you said:
    "It is really...
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    Re: Islamist Terror Attack in France

    Sweden? Switzerland? I feel like I'm delivering a geography lesson.
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    Re: Islamist Terror Attack in France

    So because the current strategies aren't as effective as they should be, we need to start deporting people based on their faith alone?
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    The Second World War wasn't about ridding Europe...

    The Second World War wasn't about ridding Europe of undemocratic elements. If it was, why wasn't Nationalist Spain attacked by the Allies? The Second World War was about removing an aggressively...
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    Re: Islamist Terror Attack in France

    Yes, that's a good way to deal with terrorism: abandon European democratic rights like freedom of religion and move ourselves closer to the very people we're trying to combat.
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    Re: Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol.

    Bachmann is a woman.

    I think that "founding father" is commonly understood in the US to be those signatories to the Declaration of Independence along with George Washington.
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    Re: Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol.

    Those are some nice buzzwords, Simon.
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    Re: Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol.

    Actually it literally was because of that. Are you suggesting that the UK had slavery up until Newcomen invented his engine in 1712?
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    Re: Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol.

    You're struggling with the term "explicitly".

    It's not exactly miraculous that a country's constitution would seek to protect the private property of its citizens, but when that protection is...
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    Re: Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol.

    My point was not whether slavery existed at the time the Union flag was being used; that would be a futile point to make, as every flag on earth has been in use during some sort of atrocity...
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    Re: Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol.

    You've just made a series of points that have no connection to my argument whatsoever; your argument is hopping all over the place and becoming less coherent as it does so. You said that the...
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    Re: Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol.

    Funny how the Declaration of Independence makes no reference to property rights or slavery, whilst some of the Confederate States' declarations of secession do, isn't it? So why is it that the Union...
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