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16 years ago
Timothy
Hi Milo, "They maybe democratically elected but that doesn't mean you have democracy!" I didn't say we are. I said it is a representative republic and we elect the representatives. Does this confuse you somehow? "I don't define success in sordid, greedy, materialistic terms! America is simply the greedist world power, I'll accpet that!" Neither do I. I have variou
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16 years ago
Timothy
Hi Milo, "LOL, you still cling to the belief that the US is a democracy?" Actually the US is really a representative republic, but the representatives are democratically elected, yes. "I have yet to find a true democracy anywhere in the world and as for America being the most successful, that depends how you define success." We are by far the worlds most powerful an
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16 years ago
Timothy
Hi Bent, "It's true that, when you ridicule Bush, you are ridiculing a US citizen." Yep. "At least, as far as I know, Bush is a US citizen. It is not true, however, that when you ridicule Bush you are ridiculing America." Half of the country voted for him. If I made fun of who you voted for, wouldn't that be making fun of you and your choice? "Only in totalitari
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16 years ago
Timothy
Hi Lobo, " Anyone can take a poll and make it work to their particular benefit by choosing the subjects or area to be polled by demographics." I agree that polls can be misleading and wildly inaccurate. However, lacking a better measuring stick, one can observe polls from opposite sides of the political spectrum and in terms of the presidential race right now, they both say the sa
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16 years ago
Timothy
I am certainly biased, but that doesn't prevent me from presenting common facts of the recent polls here in the US. I don't hold too much faith in polls, but the overwhelming majority of them seem to all say the same thing. Tim
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16 years ago
Timothy
Hi Steve, ".....is your comment a fact Tim, or just wishful thinking? ......When are the next US elections? " It's a fact. If the election were held right now, regardless of who the democrats appoint to run, Bush would win handily. And judging by the absolute mess that is the democratic party these days, I don't see these facts changing before the election without some major scr
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16 years ago
Timothy
Hi Steve, "I think you will find that the majority of the people you classify here, are not anti US but disagree with the policies of the USG. There is a massive difference." Not really. The majority of this country has supported the majority of the actions taken by this current administration. For instance the war in Iraq is still supported in the US by well over 60% of the peop
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16 years ago
Timothy
I can't imagine that the US would prevent the capture of these two men for any specific reason. Why would they? What could they possibly gain by delaying their capture? I think its safe to say we're not getting the whole story to this episode. And btw, Afghanistan, although far from perfect, just finished an enormous highway construction project, and also finished working on the rough draft
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16 years ago
Timothy
Hi lobo, "I highly doubt that anyone could "appreciate" it in only three days." The American people were not made fully aware of the extent of the decimation until the the news media truly reported it. John Hersey had a devastating story written in August 1945 in the New Yorker. I don't believe that both were necessary. But the surrender didn't come until after the second
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16 years ago
Timothy
Hi Mossad, "Jesus, where do you get this grotesque and infantile propaganda from? Don't you have any critical faculties?" An entirely unnecessary insult, I'll ignore it. "For one thing, the Japanese were already going to surrender; let's not rely on crazy conspiracists to prove this, let's use government officials who were there at the time: "The Japanese were alread
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16 years ago
Timothy
Hi Debee, "yes they could quite easily of demo'd the bomb off Japan's coast but guess what they choice not to.." What exactly would have happened then? An immediate capitulation by Japanese forces because we blew up some fish? Somehow I think this would have been insufficient to stop the Japanese armed forces from there brutal reign. I assume you are aware of what happened in Sa
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16 years ago
Timothy
Hi mazg, "NOTHING EVER JUSTIFIES the killing of thousands upon thousands of innocent men, women and children." I'm not "justifying" anything. Simply highlighting the fact that had the bombs not been dropped, the war would have continued to escalate, including an invasion by Allied forces on the Japanese mainland that would have resulted in substantially higher casualtie
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16 years ago
Timothy
Hiroshima On August 6, 1945 the atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The Enola Gay, piloted by Colonel Tibbetts, was chosen to make the mission. The mission was recorded as successful by Capt. William S. Parson at 9:20 A.M. This was an extremely controversial military strategy in the United States. Was the United States justified in the dropping of the atomic bomb? Yes,
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16 years ago
Timothy
For someone who is afraid of the big bad NWO boogey man, I don't quite understand why you would post a picture of your ENTIRE FAMILY on a public message board. Tim
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16 years ago
Timothy
I read that transript E-rok, and here's what I think. One of the comments from audience was this- "I mean, OK Saddam's a bad man, he's a terrible man, he's got these weapons but can't we work out a policy of containment?" This was precisely the UN policy for the last twelve years with Saddam, and the longer this went on the more mass graves would get filled. I repeat the words of
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16 years ago
Timothy
Hi Guy, "Parliament were conned by false WMD Reports to vote " Which ones? The UN? Hans Blix? The UK's? Do you realize that Blix himself was the one who stated this is what is missing from Iraq? "IRAQI MATERIEL UNACCOUNTED FOR - Nearly four tonnes of VX nerve agents Growth media for 20,000 litres of biological warfare agents 15,000 shells for use in biological warfare 6,
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16 years ago
Timothy
Hy Guy, Without delving in to the witty banter you are so adept at in your response, I will remind you that after this speech and another one in December, the PM was granted use of the military to attack Iraq along with the other 60 countries who participated in the Iraqi liberation. They voted and approved it by a majority, so technically you should be attacking those who approved Blairs req
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16 years ago
Timothy
This is why Blair backed the US in Iraq. I happen to think it is an excellent speech, regardless of who Britaiin backed afterwards, which clearly outlines the need to remove Saddam. "IRAQ AND WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, PRIME MINISTER'S STATEMENT, 24 SEPTEMBER Mr Speaker, thank you for recalling Parliament to debate the best way to deal with the issue of the present leadership of Iraq a
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16 years ago
Timothy
nope, can't do it.......... If I post the link I want to, which is a blog from Iraq, which might have the name hammorabi dot blogspot dot com, one might actually see how desperate the Saddam-appeasers have become..... Tim
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16 years ago
Timothy
Nice picture there Don, looks like you have a good life. I hope you and yours have a great holiday as well! And to all else as well! May we all put our grievances to the side for a little while and just enjoy the company of family and friends, and buy people tons of useless crap...I mean uh- and spread good will! I offer a Christmas humor treat a 'la the onion- Jesus 'Really Dreading
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16 years ago
Timothy
Hi ananda, "My current smile over this insanity belies my inner maniacal laugh at the amazing disconnect between the Axes of Good and Evil." Yeah, it's funny - isn't it. I'm glad you're smiling. Smiling is good. "For example, we go to war against Iraq on several pretexts, " According to you, we only went to war in Iraq for WMD's. You were wrong then, and you're wro
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16 years ago
Timothy
Hi Aa, "Increased security on all flights." 3500 flights in the air on that day, you would have to be more specific as to what you mean by "increased" security. Air Marshalls? Better screening? Remember, these highjackers didn't carry heavy weapons, and it is still easy to smuggle various small weapons on to flights today, despite the increased security. "Not hamp
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16 years ago
Timothy
E-Rok, I don't have an answer to your question, and I'm afraid to say that it is unlikely you will find a verified answer either. Saddams Iraq refused to allow the WHO to verify the claims made concerning birth defects. I would assume this is because the WHO would find out it wasn't from DU but from the various toxic chemical plants that had no type of pollution control or environmental stand
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16 years ago
Timothy
Aarooga, Would you like to try and answer the previous question raised? "If in fact Bush and the administration knew of the impending attack, but did not know of the time or place (which by all accounts is what all of these former posts are insinuating) what exactly should the government have done to stop the attacks?" Tim
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16 years ago
Timothy
What?
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16 years ago
Timothy
Hi Rainman, "The issue is NOT one of a 'radiation hazard', but of the presence in the environment of dispersed *particles* of DU which are readily ingested or breathed. Understand?" You didn't read all of the links I posted. " there are no peer-reviewed published reports of detectable increases of cancer or other negative health effects from radiation exposure to inhaled or i
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16 years ago
Timothy
Enjoy these links..........they will (hopefully) educate people as to the reality behind DU. 'nuff said........ Tim
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16 years ago
Timothy
Hi Jp, "Since you so carefully seemed to ignore some of my earlier points I will go ahead and post them again." Yeah, go figure. You are guilty of the same, particularly in this thread. I asked a simple question and you decline to answer it because you're afraid I'll be able to show that there really WASN'T anything we could do aside from halting all air traffic. "They
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16 years ago
Timothy
Hi Jpeets, "Let me allow to alter that question cause it doesn't seem to be right...there is a word that has to be removed. That should be In fact Bush and the administration knew... ( Scrap the IF)" Nobody has proven beyond any reasonable doubt that BUSH KNEW about the attacks before they happened. Even the legal breif filed by the widow in this post doesn't make that accusation
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16 years ago
Timothy
Hi ananda, One question- If in fact Bush and the administration knew of the impending attack, but did not know of the time or place (which by all accounts is what all of these former posts are insinuating) what exactly should the government have done to stop the attacks? Immediately halt all air travel? Pull all suspicious looking arab men off of the 3500 morning flights across the cou
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