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    Global Warming

    There is nothing we can do about climate change, simply because we are not the cause. Global Warming is an unproven theory and is probably nothing but the usual leftist propaganda that plagues politics and pollutes the air we breathe. It was invented by tree hugger hippies for financial gain and political influence to further their twisted leftist agenda. The current climate change, as far as we can tell, is a natural process, until it is proven otherwise. The Earth has gone through countless periods of warming and cooling, and in many cases a lot more extreme than the climate change we are experiencing today. Liberal environmentalists use fear mongering to further their personal agendas. Politically and financially speaking, they have benefited enormously from this myth and created a whole industry out of a lie. It's the biggest con of the 20th century and continues to be in this century. Just to clarify, the warming of the climate is tangible and a fact, although it's insignificant and slight, but it is not due to human activity; the warming itself is also exaggerated. The woolly mammoth didn't start screaming
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    Global Warming

    Global warming is not manmade, it's not even significant. We're due for another ice age in the near future, that's what scientists should be worrying about, instead of using this "global warming" myth to enrich themselves.
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    Augustus, good or bad emperor?

    You're still into Revisionist history Cato? I thought you'd grow out of it eventually. It doesn't matter how Tacitus or some delusional people in Rome felt about Augustus; what matters are the results. Under the great Emperor Augustus, Rome grew out of the petty politics that plagued the late Republic era, and flourished into the greatest empires ever known. Augustus' reign and adminstrative skills triggered the most prosperous era in Roman history, and there is nothing Tacitus can say to alter that.
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    Saddam's execution

    Yes, but my point was the U.S. didn't give Saddam these weapons so he could gas unarmed Kurds, maybe they were just naive. I agree that Iraq is an artificial country, Great Britian and France had a very bad habit of drawing up artificial borders in the Middle East to keep them divided. The more divided they are, the more influence the west can have over the oil flow. But Arabs only have themselves to blame, they are unable to unite and their culture is pretty screwed up. Common Virgil, be realistic, what you hear in public is not what goes on in private. The U.S. was Iraq's closest ally at that point, they were their main weapons supplier, Saddam as dumb as he is was not going to enter Kuwait without consulting with the U.S., and the U.S. knew his intentions anyways from intelligence sources, but they didn't try to stop him. Infact they did not interfere in anyway shape or form pre-invasion, and in political terms thats a green light. Saddam was expendable, and he probably deserved it. But, there is a reason why Muqtada Al Sadr and all those crazy clerics were silent during the Saddam era, because the butcher of Baghdad spoke their language which is violence. Al Sadr's father was assassinated by Saddam, I don't approve of assassinations, but I don't disaprove of that particular one.
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    Saddam's execution

    I agree with a lot of what Moonlapse said. One thing that cannot be denied, is as ruthless as Saddam was, he was the right man to rule Iraq. The Americans, the Europeans, the Middle Eastern gulf states, North Africa, are all indebted to Saddam. They used him successfuly to halt the Iranian Shi3a influence into the Arab world, and it took a long and bloody war with 1 million deaths to accomplish that. The Sunnis practically owe their existance to the man, because Khoumeini or Khoumeinism was expansionary by nature and would have spread with relative ease and force if it wasn't for Saddam's iron hand and barbarity. I disagree with Moonlapse on this issue though, yes the Americans supplied him with chemical and biological weapons, but not to use on his own people. Furthermore, the first Gulf war was nothing but an American trap by the Bush senior and Baker team. I'm one who hates conspiracy theories, especially the 9/11 ridicolous theories, but this is not a theory, Saddam took permission from the U.S. before he invaded Kuwait and they gave him the greenlight, they set the trap and turned on him the next day. It was a shrewd strategy that payed dividends for the U.S. and its allies. They gained more control and influence on Middle Eastern oil and politics, and Saddam was a total dumby for falling into the trap. As bad as Saddam was, he was the right man for his country. The New World Order is better left where it belongs.
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    Islamic State of Iran

    Dude, I'm Lebanese and in my country there is an Iranian backed militia called Hizbullah. If I express my pro-Israeli views or question Islam publicly, I will be kidnapped, tortured and murdered. So quit with your Fox news stuff. I live in the real word, I was in a war and fired my first gun at 13 years of age. There is a reason why it's called the Islamic Republic of Iran, because Islamic law is upheld. Read Sharia law for more info on what happens to the non-believers. But even in Iran there is corruption and exceptions to the law.
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    Rome And Usa.

    Science: Yes, even though the best Scientists were imported from Germany, Japan and Russia. But now they are Americans, so I'll give you that one. Economic: Without a doubt. Industry: Definately Politics: This is manily becuase of the U.S. military, but if you take politics on it's own, then the U.S. certainly doesn't rank the highest. Business: Definately Medicine: Western Europe and Japan are slightly more advanced in that area. Engineering: Western Europe and some Asian countries have surpassed the U.S. in this field. Social Life: No way! I can tell you for sure from traveling around the world and living in the U.S., that America would rank the lowest in this category. This is the one category Rome had, but the U.S. doesn't have. Social Justice: Agreed, but other countries are just as good. Military: Absolutely One thing I should note on the America/Europe comparison. I've lived in both Europe and the U.S., and I'm sure you've heard this saying before, but it sums it all up: Americans live to work, while Europeans work to live. This is so true, generally speaking Americans have a better work ethic, while Europeans tend to get more enjoyment out of life.
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    Islamic State of Iran

    Looks to me he was put to sleep before his little surgery. Check this link out http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGMD...&of=ENG-348
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    Islamic State of Iran

    Warning! the following link is very graphic: http://www.iranfocus.com/modules/news/arti...hp?storyid=8765 "Tehran, Iran, Sep. 27
  10. So, who's going to Las Vegas, it seems most of you are on the east coast. What's the minimum for the Las Vegas trip? so far we have only four votes including mine, I don't think 4 is enough to make the trip.
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    Jesus blimey! you're still a young chap, you won't need *iagr* until your 80s, so even then it won't be so bad... All the Best and Happy Birthday.
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    Another US election gone by

    I don't see the logic behind the increase in troop numbers, the more U.S. troops in Iraq, the more targets for the terrorists. If Iraq is far from being another Vietnam now, it will only move closer to Vietnam if you increase troop numbers. The only solutions I see is: 1. Use overwhelimg force (I don't mean troop force) to crush the opposition. You must be willing to accept civilian casualties. 2. Install a new dictator that can rule Iraq with an iron fist. Not a new Saddam who was a sadistic criminal, but a Benevolent dictator. I think it was very naive of the Bush adminstration to assume they could bring democracy to a region thats historically turbulent and opposed to western style democracies.
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    Saddam to hang

    It's the other way round, if you don't execute then you don't value human life. When you execute a criminal, you're sending the message not to mess with human life or else...
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    Saddam to hang

    It's called justice; there is nothing barbaric about hanging a mass murderer. People have short memories when it comes to serial killers, but the victims continue to suffer. The slow method is more appropriate in this case.
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    Happy Birthday Moonlapse!

    I would like to take this opportunity to wish Moon the Great a happy birthday, and hope he will remain at the age of 27 for the rest of his life. All the Best