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    Re: Scott Walker--Embarrassment to America

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Wow, you dig that up from wiki?

    Its a theory, and a decent one. Some believe that random luck made chaos settle into order. Some belive that order had guidance. I can see both sides and why people would believe either way.
    Chaos has settled into order? Well, there goes another theory. And here I was thinking the universe tended to chaos and that's why my truck depreciated when I drove it off the lot.
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    Re: Scott Walker--Embarrassment to America

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    While Walker's religious convictions don't bother me. As far as I know he has not made an attempt to include religion in Wisconsin's government. I believe in the separation of church and state.

    Addressing the other part of the OP, it doesn't surprise me that Walker did not want to address foreign policy because to my knowledge Walker has no experience in foreign policy and as far as I can tell no substantive ideas regarding foreign policy. Here again Walker should have known that UK, our strongest ally, would be curious as to how this presumed GOP presidential candidate would respond to a few questions relating to how a Walker in the White House might affect the lives of people in the UK. Or did Walker believe the public forum in London was to address questions about cheese?
    Did you bother to read the article? He was addressing Chatham House and discussing domestic and foreign trade policies. It was not a public forum and meet and greet.

    Maybe a better question might be asked as to why the 'media' descended to ask such a stupid question in that forum. Sounds like the UK is about on par with the US media, though a few slight notches lower than TMZ.

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    Re: Scott Walker--Embarrassment to America

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Did you bother to read the article? He was addressing Chatham House and discussing domestic and foreign trade policies. It was not a public forum and meet and greet.

    Maybe a better question might be asked as to why the 'media' descended to ask such a stupid question in that forum. Sounds like the UK is about on par with the US media, though a few slight notches lower than TMZ.
    Yes, I did. Chatham House is the foremost think tank on foreign policy in the world. How dare those Brits ask questions about, you know, foreign policy.










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    Re: Scott Walker--Embarrassment to America

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Yes, I did. Chatham House is the foremost think tank on foreign policy in the world. How dare those Brits ask questions about, you know, foreign policy.
    He was invited to speak on commerce...not foreign policy. It would have been inappropriate for him to speculate on foreign policy in his capacity at the time.

    Building Global Partnerships for Stronger Local Economies | Chatham House
    Overview

    Drawing on his experience as governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker will outline the importance of forging strong global partnerships to fuel business growth and build prosperous local economies. Governor Walker will consider how mutually beneficial partnerships can be developed within the global community and the impact of these on local communities.
    - See more at: Building Global Partnerships for Stronger Local Economies | Chatham House
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    Re: Scott Walker side steps foreign policy questions on UK trip

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Huh ??

    They tried 3 different times to remove him from office and now your'e saying their holding something back on Walker ?

    Thats such BS. No one believes the left anymore. You can thank this President for crushing any credibility the Democrats had prior to 2008.
    There is a big difference in trying to remove an elected governor from office and trying to elect someone who has demonstrated a significant amount of hostility to the concerns of working people to the office of President of the United States. While it is true that wealthy, influential conservatives have managed to demonize worker's unions in the minds of the electorate, it is also true that many people have difficulty finding the means to make ends meet, due in part to conservative ideas such as deregulation of finance and globalization which has led to the outsourcing of jobs. As such, if the issues are framed properly, and people like Scott Walker are exposed for what they truly are, i.e. advocating the interests of the wealthy at the expense of middle class and lower class workers, then the odds for Scott Walker becoming President of the United States become low.

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    Re: Scott Walker--Embarrassment to America

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    Explain to me the steps of inquiry to the scientific method and how its applied to evolution.
    You have the internet. Look it up yourself if you are so inclined.
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    Re: Scott Walker--Embarrassment to America

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Since he refused to say, his answer didn't reflect a belief in evolution. Who knows what he thinks science is because he kept using it in the same sentence as 'faith'.


    It's what Walker doesn't say that seems to count. IE: he never said he was going to bust the unions during his first campaign. So if he won't say if he believes in evolution then it's highly likely he doesn't and would sabotage science based programs, projects and research if elected.
    "What he doesn't say" is an unknown. To base you argument on an unknown is a logical fallacy, argumentum ad ignorantiam (argument from ignorance).
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    Re: Scott Walker--Embarrassment to America

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    You have the internet. Look it up yourself if you are so inclined.
    I know the standard for scientific inquiry. I just cant see how you are applying it to evolution as opposed to faith. They are in two separate categories of inquiry, they don't oppose. For you to argue that they do is evidence that you understand neither.
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    Re: Scott Walker side steps foreign policy questions on UK trip

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    LOL You need to write the Pope about his "liberal intolerance". He called creationism blasphemy! It's not a liberal thing it's an intelligence thing. We are in the new millennium and we just don't have time to educate thick headed dolts about things they should have learned in 3rd grade. We just write them off as hopeless and do our best to keep them out of jobs where thinking is important. What would you do? Trust your families well being to someone who thinks we were poofed into existence by a wizard? To quote G. Bush senior, 'It isn't prudent."
    Still, regardless of one's personal spiritual beliefs, your assertion that because of those beliefs they can't perform well in a particular job has no foundation in reality.
    As such any claims or denigration of those who hold personal spiritual beliefs other than your own is also without foundation in reality.

    The reality is that Scott Walker's personal spiritual beliefs have no, and will continue to have no, bearing on what he has, and hopefully will continue to, accomplish in his elected office and any future offices he's elected to.
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    Re: Scott Walker side steps foreign policy questions on UK trip

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    There is a big difference in trying to remove an elected governor from office and trying to elect someone who has demonstrated a significant amount of hostility to the concerns of working people to the office of President of the United States. While it is true that wealthy, influential conservatives have managed to demonize worker's unions in the minds of the electorate, it is also true that many people have difficulty finding the means to make ends meet, due in part to conservative ideas such as deregulation of finance and globalization which has led to the outsourcing of jobs. As such, if the issues are framed properly, and people like Scott Walker are exposed for what they truly are, i.e. advocating the interests of the wealthy at the expense of middle class and lower class workers, then the odds for Scott Walker becoming President of the United States become low.
    Oh wow! Another liberal progressive predicting that their opposition has no chance TWO YEARS before an election....Fail.
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