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    Re: Turn a blind eye..they have oil..

    I'd be for surgical castration of rapist and I bet you the rape cases would plummet if that law was enacted.

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    Re: Turn a blind eye..they have oil..

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    We have no money, and our economy is in the tank.

    There are a myriad of problems that need to be addressed in the United States first.

    In addition, our record (or anybody's) for sticking their noses in another country's business, changing their economy, their religion, and their morals is poor, at best.

    Look how well the Brits did with India.

    So no, sending money that we don't have, troops that we don't have, and resources that we don't have to another country, whose mores and laws we don't understand makes no sense.

    United States citizens need to come first.
    Hear! Hear! :

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    Americans will rant about how inhumane the Taliban is, but they pale in comparison to the Saudi government, our allies. It's like all you have to say is "ally" and a whole nation's gross injustice will be swept aside. It's one hypocrisy of ours that I find unforgiveable. We hedge entire wars upon the premise that evil needs to be fought (like Saddam), yet we simultaneously give our full support to other cruel fascists.

    One day our government will call the Saudi government "terrorists" and wage war. At that point, the peanut gallery in the U.S. will suddenly change their minds.

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    Re: Turn a blind eye..they have oil..

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I'd be for surgical castration of rapist and I bet you the rape cases would plummet if that law was enacted.
    I would actually take that bet.

    The death penalty has not eliminated the murder rate, now has it?

    Many or most criminals just don't care about the penalties.

    I would agree that castration would eliminate repeat offenders.
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    Re: Turn a blind eye..they have oil..

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    Americans will rant about how inhumane the Taliban is, but they pale in comparison to the Saudi government, our allies. It's like all you have to say is "ally" and a whole nation's gross injustice will be swept aside. It's one hypocrisy of ours that I find unforgiveable. We hedge entire wars upon the premise that evil needs to be fought (like Saddam), yet we simultaneously give our full support to other cruel fascists.

    One day our government will call the Saudi government "terrorists" and wage war. At that point, the peanut gallery in the U.S. will suddenly change their minds.
    So you are willing to pay $30+ dollars per gallon for your gasoline, then?

    Endure $300~400 dollar fill-ups at the gas station?

    Feel free to beat that drum nationally, and see how much support that you garner.
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    Re: Turn a blind eye..they have oil..

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    I would actually take that bet.

    The death penalty has not eliminated the murder rate, now has it?

    Many or most criminals just don't care about the penalties.

    I would agree that castration would eliminate repeat offenders.
    For one thing the death penalty is very rare, for another thing some things are worse than death.

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    Re: Turn a blind eye..they have oil..

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    So you are willing to pay $30+ dollars per gallon for your gasoline, then?

    Endure $300~400 dollar fill-ups at the gas station?

    Feel free to beat that drum nationally, and see how much support that you garner.
    Yep that's exactly what I'm saying.

    No point in responding now that words have been put in my mouth.

    How disingenuous.

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    Re: Turn a blind eye..they have oil..

    Canada considers us their ally and we're pretty close. We have the death penalty and they consider that barbaric. Being an ally doesn't mean you have a say in your ally's legal system.

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    Re: Turn a blind eye..they have oil..

    Originally Posted by Northern Light
    Americans will rant about how inhumane the Taliban is, but they pale in comparison to the Saudi government, our allies. It's like all you have to say is "ally" and a whole nation's gross injustice will be swept aside. It's one hypocrisy of ours that I find unforgiveable. We hedge entire wars upon the premise that evil needs to be fought (like Saddam), yet we simultaneously give our full support to other cruel fascists.

    One day our government will call the Saudi government "terrorists" and wage war. At that point, the peanut gallery in the U.S. will suddenly change their minds.
    You don't seem to understand, you want to see what terrorism really looks like - do away with the Saudi government. No, I'm not saying they are some bastian of freedom and good will, quite the opposite. But even the ugliest dam holds back some of the flood waters.

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    Re: Turn a blind eye..they have oil..

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    Americans will rant about how inhumane the Taliban is, but they pale in comparison to the Saudi government
    really, they have orchestrated a genocide against ethnic minorities and have thrown acid in the face of young girls? I'm not much a fan of the kingdom or it's royal family, but they don't strike me as being on the same level of the Taliban

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