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by Steve Barber
Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 427837

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Wonderful Democracy Now about how we accepted torture. Who "we"? There have been voices opposed to the torture since it was first revealed that we were water boarding. Bush and Cheney very carefully kept it offshore, which was labeled "despicable" at the time. The crows are home...
by Steve Barber
Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Time Intersellar Article
Replies: 16
Views: 18509

Re: Time Intersellar Article

Complex -- I have to completely disagree with your assessment that Interstellar is a stupid film. I kind of wonder what it was you were expecting to find, but it's a film that actually does posit some difficult questions, and doesn't speak down to the audience. (If films like Interstellar are stupid...
by Steve Barber
Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 349152

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

"ratio" not "ration"
by Steve Barber
Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 349152

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

I accept people of faith, I just don't like it when they take actions that force their strange beliefs on me, beliefs that I don't share. In the U.S. and in the rest of the world those impositions are great, small, subtle and not so subtle. I can't recall the number of situations where I was gettin...
by Steve Barber
Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 349152

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

That Islam is not a religion of peace? Most Muslims are peaceful. Common sense my friend. Frank, have you ever cracked open a Qur'an? It advocates the killing of infidels, woman who have been raped and condones the concept of honor killings. Now I'd love love to have you explain how that is peacefu...
by Steve Barber
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 349152

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Sam Harris just makes stuff up. Isn't that all theologians do? No, not really. The vast majority do work from an established doctrine of some sort that they, themselves, didn't create. You may feel the original creators made it up, but it's an unfair assessment to accuse followers of it. I recogniz...
by Steve Barber
Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Time Intersellar Article
Replies: 16
Views: 18509

Re: Time Intersellar Article

SPOILERS Tim That's essentially the theme of the film. Complex The core note of the film is that we HAVE tried coming up with solutions and alternatives. We've lay waste to the world and rather than die out we chose to move on to the next evolutionary step. Yes, there are huge plot holes. (Why are ...
by Steve Barber
Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 427837

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Frank, this is going to upset you.

White Castle is closing your stores....

http://fox8.com/2014/12/11/northeast-ohio-white-castle-locations-to-close-permanently/
by Steve Barber
Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 427837

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Legalize all drugs THAT would solve almost nothing as far as crime or police abuse, but we'd be a helluva lot more compliant. (You cannot really be seriously suggesting that heroine, ecstasy, coke and meth ought to be legalized. I'm assuming.) (And remember, "legalized" doesn't mean unreg...
by Steve Barber
Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 427837

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Yes, it is a labored linkage. You carry anything to an extreme and you're going to get bad results. I understand your concern, but there's a tremendous distance between a handful of thugs spread throughout the police force, and roving gangs of death squads. And if we get to that exponentially-increa...
by Steve Barber
Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 427837

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

I don't understand why Barber cannot get me here. If you let authority use violence with little oversite, they could be death squads later. Think Indonesia. The banality of evil is something to google. Well, no. Reread my post just above. I understood your comment but thought it was remarkably one ...
by Steve Barber
Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 427837

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

I see. Perhaps, Frank, you ought to be explicit. In a small range, as Mark notes, unrestrained police forces can become "death squads". As can terrorist organizations, street gangs, militia, drug dealers, rogue military units, self-appointed rulers, Britsh football fans, political parties,...
by Steve Barber
Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 427837

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

FrankChurch wrote:Death squads are cops with no breaks.


Even more: Huh?

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by Steve Barber
Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 427837

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

FrankChurch wrote: Letting cops do anything is how you get death squads. That's impressive, because I usually say that. lol


I'm not sure I understand the comment.
by Steve Barber
Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 125000

Re: Whatcha reading?

FrankChurch wrote:I'm sure it gets better.


Lemme know.

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