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I have been ready to make the banner but there was never a consensus on who should be in it. Honestly, say it and I'll have it done!

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General Chat / Re: CNN defies geologists, manages to sink to new low
« on: July 06, 2017, 03:19:11 PM »
CNN is fake news

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Member Creations / I want my Taskmaster signature back
« on: July 06, 2017, 03:18:34 PM »
Some asshat deleted it and I don't have it on my computer. Is there a history or something that anyone can access?

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Debate / Re: how important is nato
« on: July 06, 2017, 03:17:32 PM »
Why would America and the Soviet Union going to war essentially end the world? Not because a few cities got nuked, but because country after country would join in due to alliances and pacts. Right now due to the situation the world is in (largely due to America), if the major powers went into war, it would look A LOT like World War 1 due to the alliances. I don't understand why you think being a bullet away from a nuclear world war makes us safer.

Because if either of those two countries decided to launch their nukes, it would be game over. Not just a few cities, but pretty much everything. Look into nuclear fallout and nuclear winter.

That's the whole point. Having nuclear weapons is the most powerful war deterrent we have.

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Who cares if we trade with everyone?

Right, so you're contradicting what you argued earlier about sanctions.

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1. You were arguing about sanctions reducing the benefits of trade.

It does.

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2. I asked whether NATO had any effect on U.S. trade with a few countries, including North Korea and Cuba.

It does if you base your trading partners on alliances.

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4. I ridiculed the notion that a world without NATO, countries like Cuba or North Korea would suddenly become prosperous. Because logically, that is what you would have to argue in order for your contention about sanctions and trade to really make sense.

If anyone ever needed an example of a non-sequitur this would be a fine one to use.

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Uh, if by 'escalating the situation' you mean they defend their internationally recognized territory? Sure. I'm not quite sure what the article you linked is supposed to prove. And no, Putin doesn't appear to be out to conquer the world or anything stupid like that, though he does appear to be doing his bit to wage a new form of war against democratic governance by meddling in elections and fostering conflict situations like in the Ukraine.

You do know the United States interferes in just as many, if not more, elections right? This isn't unique to Russia.

The situation in the Ukraine has also swung back and forth. You remember how the Russians poisoned one of their former presidents?

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Wait, what was that about isolationism and 'non-interventionism' being polar opposites again?

They are.

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WHAT A FUCKING BADASS!!

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Debate / Re: how important is nato
« on: June 05, 2017, 04:56:51 PM »
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Take a deep breath and focus a bit,

Do you always speak in such a patronizing way or only when you babble on about things beyond our grasp?

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A lot of countries that do not have nuclear weapons would have had them if they weren't under the protection of U.S. nuclear weapons as a part of NATO. At a minimum, this means Germany, but it might possibly include a lot of other countries. Now, given the fact that in the real world, where these countries do not have nuclear weapons there have still been a number of situations that very nearly led to nuclear weapons being launched due to accidents and misunderstandings, if they *did* have them, the number of potential situations where nukes might get launched accidentally would obviously increase exponentially. Those countries being part of NATO has effectively removed that potential risk.

Why would America and the Soviet Union going to war essentially end the world? Not because a few cities got nuked, but because country after country would join in due to alliances and pacts. Right now due to the situation the world is in (largely due to America), if the major powers went into war, it would look A LOT like World War 1 due to the alliances. I don't understand why you think being a bullet away from a nuclear world war makes us safer.

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So... if the U.S. hadn't been part of NATO, U.S. relations with Russia, Iran and North Korea would be so much better, and the U.S. would be briskly trading with those countries? Cuba, maybe? Burma or Myanmar or whatever the fuck they call themselves now?

Who cares if we trade with everyone?

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The EU (which overlaps to a great deal with NATO) is the largest U.S. trading partner. Then China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Switzerland. But maybe, if NATO didn't exist, North Korea would be booming right now. And Cuba clearly went communist because the U.S. was in NATO.

You have no idea what you are talking about regarding Cuba. I am 100% Cuban, if yo want a lesson on Cuba I'll provide you one. As far as North Korea booming LMFAO!!!! Okay, please provide ONE example of a genuine communist country thriving. Go on.

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Perhaps this argument would make more sense if you could elucidate on exactly which country the U.S. has bad relations with and is sanctioning against *because* of NATO. Russia? The current sanctions against Russia are because *they* took Crimea and are waging a hybrid war against the Ukraine

Putin is not Hitler and is not trying to invade the world. The situation there is a lot more complicated and I actually believe a good argument can be made that NATO made the situation 10x worse. And Ukraine is no saint in the debacle as they have been responsible for escalating the situation as well: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/an-outburst-of-violence-in-ukraine-may-be-trumps-first-test-with-putin/2017/01/31/497cc7a6-e7bf-11e6-903d-9b11ed7d8d2a_story.html?utm_term=.c268de4bd28e   Also we can have an entire discussion about America's non-stop intervention in that region, specifically involving regime change in Ukraine (including with democratically elected governments).

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So, in your view, the U.S. should have withdrawn entirely from the world after WW2? Not lifted a finger as Germany, France and the rest of Europe as well as Japan were invaded and occupied by the Soviet Union?

Japan attacked us directly and Germany declared war on us. Aside from those countries directly, we should have left the world alone.

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Debate / Re: how important is nato
« on: June 05, 2017, 11:49:28 AM »
I'm on a beach so I'll respond fully in a few but the fact you said North Korea, a crazy communist totalitarian state, would 'booming' due to increased trade is the most laughable thing you have said this thread. I look forward to responding properly.

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General Chat / Re: Comey to confirm Trump story about Flynn
« on: June 04, 2017, 10:55:16 PM »
There's no official definition of what it means. We are arguing semantics. If Trump did what Comey is accusing him of wouldn't you think that's a HUGE deal? IMO that's an impeachable offense. Blatant obstruction of justice.  Comey should have reported it when it happened. Not only did he not do that but under that testimony he answered as specifically as possible, clearly to save his job.

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General Chat / Re: Comey to confirm Trump story about Flynn
« on: June 04, 2017, 10:44:41 PM »
I provided you a link (something you haven't except a generic wiki article) about how vague senior official means. If Trump did what Comey is accusing him of that's a HUGE deal and should have been mentioned during that conversation. He was saving his ass and now that he got fired (which was described as an event that surprised Comey to the point he didn't initially believe) that now he's ratting. Comey is a piece of shit and should not be trusted.

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General Chat / Re: Comey to confirm Trump story about Flynn
« on: June 04, 2017, 10:33:47 PM »
Maybe your perspective is skewed from being on your knees for Comey but that was the opportunity to say so. He was saving his job and now that he lost it he's being a child like the tiny hands boy he's ratting out.

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General Chat / Re: Comey to confirm Trump story about Flynn
« on: June 04, 2017, 10:25:18 PM »
And who picks the Attorney General who sets the agenda for the DOA?

Seriously I provided proof for my argument. Find one thing that says the president is an officer at the DoA. It doesn't even have to say senior.

You're pulling a Comey IE pulling shit out of your ass. He had a chance and legally he should have reported Trump the second Trump allegedly asked him. Comey let Hillary go despite her destroying evidence during an investigation but is ratting someone out the moment they got fired. He's a snake through and through.

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Marvel Zombies / Re: Hot Take: Maximum Carnage still sucks
« on: June 04, 2017, 09:36:59 PM »
I've always been bugged by that in comics.  Sure, the average purse snatcher or thief doesn't deserve death.  And if there's a way to capture the villain and turn him/her over to the authorities to stand trial with the knowledge that they will never escape prison, then by all means take them alive.

In cases like Carnage or Joker where it's ensured they will keep killing, I see no problem with the hero putting a stop to it in a more permanent manner.

Agreed is the stupidest shit in comics.

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General Chat / Re: Comey to confirm Trump story about Flynn
« on: June 04, 2017, 09:36:22 PM »
And who picks the Attorney General who sets the agenda for the DOA?

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Prayers go out to the victims.

Except to Allah and the God of the Old Testament, they were douchebags.

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General Chat / Re: Comey to confirm Trump story about Flynn
« on: June 04, 2017, 12:59:28 PM »
You're just saying things now. Prove it.

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