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I wouldn't call that a strawman argument, FO5. No, there are not yet proposals to enact laws against insulting Islam as there are now in Europe ... but don't you think that's where this is heading? Once someone calls out "hate speech" or "incitement to violence" you can bet that may well be contemplated. It would not suprise me in the least. First Amendment or not.
Horribly bigoted and narrow-minded? Heh. You, anonymous one (have you run into too many trees?), obviously have neither the wisdom nor intelligence to make such a comment or judgement. I'll leave it at that before I say something mean.
I agree with you on this, VinoTinto. Non-radical Muslims are indeed in the majority and indeed so not associate with violent Muslims (and fear them). That is true. My only intended point is that I wish more of them would actively oppose them rather than remain silent. It behooves them to do that, IMO. Just trying to be helpful here. :)
I meant yearly not daily. My mistake. 8-9,000 American black victims per year according to a quick check of the Bureau of Justice stats.
Eric Holder, Barack Obama and yes, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson (and others) fervently want to turn this simple self-defense case into a civil rights racism/hate crime issue. It's all about POLITICS, not about justice or common sense. Why am I not a bit surprised? Why are they ignoring the thousands of black youths being killed daily in the inner cities of Chicago, Detroit and elsewhere by other blacks? Simple answer: There isn't a person assumed to be caucasion (or a "white Latino") accused of the shooting. Unfortunately, racism (and reverse-racism) exists in the world .... but it's outrageous when it occurs within a 21st-Century US Government.
Spot on, Igor. And not only that, but as you know I'm sure, of that total 3.6% of the "greenhouse effect" (which includes naturally produced CO2), human emissions only comprise roughly 0.117% by some measurements! Hardly significant enough to drive temperature, much less climate. This is a fact ignored by the "warmists". On that last point ("billions down a rat hole") ... yes, which reminds me of Obama's recently-announced plan to block Keystone and further attack coal. Hmm. Think I'll write another letter about that today and send it in (so stand by for more "ad nauseum" comments from VinoT).
Can't we just get along?
Igor saved me a lot of words here, New guy (thanks, Igor) but like him I have a lot of issues with your (NOAA's?) seven indicators. There is no factual evidence that air and sea temps are rising or that seas are rising ... but the more important issue whether or not those things are true is what is causing it (if true)? NO repeat NO evidence exists that atmospheric CO2 is driving it, much less man-caused emissions (anthropogenic) of CO2. ALL of the "evidence" of man's involvement in climate change come from computer models ... which are being shown to be very faulty. Garbage in, Garbage out syndrome at work. You (or anyone) should not trust NOAA reporting on the issue of AGW. It has been shown to be flawed.
I've been called a LOT of things (probably with good reason), Vino, but Pious? Never. (I usually answer to Infidel .... Heh!)
Hey, I might have you both beat on the age thing -- I was a Marine NOIC of a small detachment in Danang, South Vietnam in .... 1963! And yes, I started smoking cancer sticks (Pall Malls) at Camp Lejeune in 1960 (young fool that I was in that regard). If only John Wayne hadn't smoked them in Sands of Iwo Jima!) Stopped cold turkey on Nov. 28, 1984 and when I didn't restart during several artillery shells landing around my Beirut apartment in Aug. 1985, I figured I was pretty much over that nasty habit. Heh heh. On the warming you mention, Igor ... as many of us know, that was part of the withdrawal from the Little Ice Age ... which seems to have leveled off (no warming in last 15-20 years) despite all the CO2 coming out of my SUV's tailpipe and lungs. :D
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