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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Um, in the post you quoted, I was agreeing with you that the killing has been lopsided toward the US in the past several decades. That was the part where I said "that's all I was arguing"! As to the AK47 being superior, I said that foreign fighters believe it so, obviously. I personally haven't an opinion on that.
    I said the number of lopsided military victories favor the US weaponry, the total body count favors the Soviet/Russian weaponry. But that is because the Russian weaponry is used far more against helpless civilian populations by ruthless dictators.
    Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    No, I compared someone going on a recreational tour vs making a wrong turn.
    The comparison was the destination.

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    By a post that points out that a majority of Americans view the afghan war a mistake? And since when do you consider Americans to be superior, didn't you just point out elsewhere that the majority of Americans are stupid?
    Those who voted for Obama a second time were, in my book, stupid. There was no excuse for voting for him a second time. I would also blame those who stayed home and didn't vote. They were foolish.

    I don't recall saying Americans are superior or inferior. Do you have a quote for that?

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    : It seems that people on both sides of the aisle are so disgusted with the status quo these days - we see the people we elect to govern us, and whose salaries are paid by us, BTW! - ignoring us in favor of those who lobby them with money, and voting how they expect them to; we watch our infrastructure crumble while billions of dollars are sent to other countries who love our dollars but hate us; we see our food dollars not going as far as they used to - c'mon...hamburg per pound costing as much as a expensive good steak used to?; we see our good jobs leaving our shores and moving to more business-friendly climates, so we're left with the Mc-type jobs that don't pay much for people who have little schooling or skills; and on and on.

    The problem with getting a good third-party candidate is that it is nearly impossible to do. It's too expensive! The two major parties have written laws that benefit them, and since it takes so much money to run for office - One $ billion dollars each for Obama and Romney in the last election they simply don't have the means to even get on the ballot in all 50 states. It's unfair, but that's how it is. Got any suggestions?

    Greetings, Montecresto.
    Sadly, it is quite fair, Polgara. It is still up to the voter with the ballot in the hand who makes the decision. It can be an uninformed decision for a variety of reasons, and not always about money.

    Obama is an example of someone who worked their way from poverty through the ranks, as did Clinton and many others. We tend to complain more about the system when we feel it failed, not when the majority are happy. It was the elected candidate who failed, and those who voted for him contributed to this failure.

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    No, the US should not bring her back.

    She chose to go there, as an adult, and she can get herself out.

    This is what happens when people have too much time on their hands.

    People should go back to working to survive and not go thinking she has some obligation to go to a war torn country to do whatever she was doing.

    Those people can save themselves.

    My daughter wouldn't be there. I wouldn't raise a stupid person.

    It is not heroic to put yourself in danger for absolutely no reason then cry when something does happen to you.
    I wasn't making her out to be heroic. I think we should bring her home.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I wasn't making her out to be heroic. I think we should bring her home.
    Maybe not but in her mind,,I am sure, she thinks so.

    Why else would somebody put them selves in mortal danger like that?

    It couldn't be that she was so stupid that she didn't know what Syria was like before she went, or maybe it was that.

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Hahahah! Whoa, your argument sure has changed!

    From "American weapons cause more deaths!!" to "Whoo Hoo! Soviet Weapons are great!"

    It also doesn't help that the US wasn't in the habit of arming brutal dictatorships, not at the pace of the Russians/Soviets, anyway.

    Once you get past the "HooRah" bit from Arlee Ermy this is a pretty interesting comparison of the M-16 and AK-47:



    AK is easier to keep and per-bullet is better than the M-16, but the M-16 is more accurate, especially when firing fully-auto.

    In the end the bad guys of the world buy the AK-47 because it is cheap and easier to maintain and someone will sell it to them.
    Oh, ok, we're better because we haven't armed brutal dictators at the same pace the Russians have, so we're second worst. Alright, I won't argue with you any further.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Those who voted for Obama a second time were, in my book, stupid. There was no excuse for voting for him a second time. I would also blame those who stayed home and didn't vote. They were foolish.

    I don't recall saying Americans are superior or inferior. Do you have a quote for that?
    I think being stupid is pretty much an inferior position. Just to recap and a little course correction, was it your position that the young lady be left to fend for herself?
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Oh, ok, we're better because we haven't armed brutal dictators at the same pace the Russians have, so we're second worst. Alright, I won't argue with you any further.
    No, second would be China, followed by Iran... but mostly as a reseller of Russian weapons.
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    Re: ISIS Demands $6.6M Ransom for 26-Year-Old American Woman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Maybe not but in her mind,,I am sure, she thinks so.

    Why else would somebody put them selves in mortal danger like that?

    It couldn't be that she was so stupid that she didn't know what Syria was like before she went, or maybe it was that.
    I'll bet that in her mind she's feeling pretty stupid right now, and wishing she hadn't showed up to help. Projecting motive upon her though is something you can't possibly know. Unless you heard her say she was going to Syria to be a hero!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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