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  1. Here is a link to a suberb article on this very subject: http://www.andtheylivedhappilyeverafter.com/9.htm
  2. You have to make sure that you look below where it says, "Post Options" and change "HTML off" to "HTML on." That ought to do it.
  3. From MSNBC (1999):How did they not catch on to this guy's homosexuality?
  4. Yipes. I never did provide a link to the Coheed and Cambria videos. www.coheedandcambria.com You can find the videos in the media section. I really like Coheed. You should check out their earlier album (Second Stage Turbine Blade). Their new album (Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness Volume I) is also really really great. I really love In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth : 3.
  5. For people who like Prog Rock check out Coheed and Cambria. They are fast becoming one of my favorite bands. They are great musicians, their vocals are really great (I love Claudio's high range) , and they do concept albums. Their albums all follow a comic book story that was written by the lead singer and has been illustrated in a big graphic novel and two comic books. I HIGHLY recommend checking out Coheed and Cambria. Here are some links. 1) If you have a fast connection, I HIGHLY recommend clicking this link and watching their music videos...first "Welcome Home" and then
  6. LONDON (Reuters) - Militant Islamists will continue to attack Britain until the government pulls its troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, one of the country's most outspoken Islamic clerics said on Friday. Speaking 15 days after bombers killed over 50 people in London and a day after a series of failed attacks on the city's transport network, Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed said the British capital should expect more violence. "What happened yesterday confirmed that as long as the cause and the root problem is still there ... we will see the same effect we saw on July 7," Bakri
  7. Holy smokes! Was Tom Saywer really a Rush song? I heard the song in it's original version (it sounded like it had a female vocalist) and a modern band I like called Deadsy did a cover of that son on their album "Commencement." I always wondered who did that song originally, but I never bothered to check it out. Aiiiie...gotta run to class. Midterms week...
  8. Lol @ Dominique. I understand your motive...you were like "Chill out. No need to trip." I get it. I just take issues with people attacking my integrity which is why I got worked up. I'm not upset at all at the whole definition over what a rant is. I think it is the most minor thing out of all of this. Besides, saying I ranted isn't a normative statment either way...so how could I be upset by it? I just value precision in language and speech. I'm feeling under the weather right now and I will get back to this thread later.
  9. One thing I would like to say to everyone is that there appears to be a simple miscommunication/misunderstanding When I say why be Pro-American Foreign Policy I mean why be FOR American foreign policy not "Why be pro-American IN your foreign policy." Pro means "for". American foreign policy belongs to America (as evidenced by the word American). So why be for the foreign policy that belongs to America? For in this contexts means "supportive." I figured this was sort of obvious considering the title of this thread is "Why be pro-American foreign policy?" If it was why be pr
  10. Dominique: The only actual part of your definition I fit is "speaking in a noisy or excited manner". The post that you quote as evidence of me ranting (the post you had issue with) was in reply to an outright LIE about what I said (saying that I claimed that American foreign policy was WORSE than Islamic terrorism or morally inferior) and in response to labels of "libertarian" and "anti-American" that I was charged with in place of actual arguments by those posters. I take my integrity very seriously and do get passionate and make noise when it is attacked. I refuse to apologize fo
  11. 1) Nuking Hiroshima didn't cause a nuclear retaliation or anything of the like because Japan was already militarily being whooped daily. We had pushed back Japanese forces back to the mainland and they had no capability to retaliate in any meaninful sort of fashion We were the only people with the bomb which made it even worse that we didn't demonstrate it on a non-civilian target first or at least attack a military target. The reason we didn't try to nuke the Kremlin during the Cold War is because well..they had nukes and could have retaliated against us. The reason we aren't nuking No
  12. Capitalism Forever = Excuse me, Mr. Rogers. I didn't know that being pro-American required supporting brutal regimes that indiscriminately kill and rape like the Guatemalan government that was installed after Arbenz was overthrown by the CIA. You know what happened afterwards? They (with U.S funding) went on to kill 100,000 unarmed Mayans. Since you insist on stupid ad hominems that once again have no basis in reality I'm going to remind you that I'm not anti-American. I consider "American" to be that which is moral such as laissez-fair capitalism and individualism. I consider
  13. You are the context dropper, amigo. I never said the U.S is as evil as the terrorists. The U.S involves a whole lot of things. An economic system, a political system, and the products of both sytems on a foreign and domestic scale. The U.S also includes both public and private sectors as well.So yeah...me lumping the U.S in with the terrorists...one more thing I didn't do or say. But whatever. What I DID say was that U.S foreign policy has in many cases been tantamout (equal) to terrorism in methods, practices, and events which ultimately means that people that claim that the U.S is m
  14. My question was not "why go to War with Syria and Iran" in a generalized context. I'm taking the Iraq war as a metaphysical given and making the claim that a military incursion should have been into Iran or Syria FIRST instead of Iraq and at this point we don't have the military resources to even THINK of invading those countries which is why I'm so confused as to why people seem to be advocating those military engagements.
  15. I take attacks on my integrity very seriously which is why I responded to Dominique's assertion that I was "ranting" when in reality I'm not any goddamned Libertarian NOR did I EVER once say that American foreign policy was MORE evil than terrorism. If reading comprehension is a problem, try hooked on phonics before you start posting lies about what I said, ok? [this post was probably an overreaction, but I'm seriously pissed at 2 misinterpretations of what I said coupled with an accusation that I'm a libertarian and "ranting" when I'm asking a serious question based on honest motives. I
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