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Oct 4, 11, 2:21 pm
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Posted By polonius

Yes, New York Times recently had an editorial...

Yes, New York Times recently had an editorial about this:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/22/opinion/22iht-edshapiro22.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=how%20america%20turns%20travelers%20away&st=cse

I have...
Oct 1, 11, 2:51 pm
Replies: 120
Views: 11,810
Posted By polonius

Those poor soldiers! All they were doing was...

Those poor soldiers! All they were doing was peacefully occupying someone else's territory and depriving the rightful owners of the use of their land and they were attacked for no reason! Nobody...
Sep 26, 11, 10:37 pm
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Views: 11,810
Posted By polonius

Your daughter is a willing member of a military...

Your daughter is a willing member of a military force that chose to attack Lebanon and hence has no right to complain about the consequences, any more than you have the right to complain about the...
Sep 26, 11, 11:36 am
Replies: 369
Views: 33,722
Posted By polonius

200K? ...? That's a joke. It should have been at...

200K? ...? That's a joke. It should have been at 10x that amount, and Mr. "Harris" should have been sentenced to scrubbing toilets in a mosque for a year.
Sep 23, 11, 2:25 pm
Replies: 120
Views: 11,810
Posted By polonius

Some of those who avoided the draft may have done...

Some of those who avoided the draft may have done so for purely selfish reasons. Most of them, however (I believe, based on personal association with many of them) refused to go not out of fear, but...
Sep 22, 11, 4:57 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 9,298
Posted By polonius

I remember one of the many times I got the...

I remember one of the many times I got the "you're out of here" treatment at KOA -- escorted out of the secure area with all my stuff and sent back to the end of line (wow, you showed me). But then 5...
Sep 22, 11, 4:46 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,257
Posted By polonius

There are effective arguments, and you are not...

There are effective arguments, and you are not going to persuade people with insults. Instead, you need to convince them that fear is not actually their best response. In my experience, it is...
Sep 22, 11, 4:33 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,313
Posted By polonius

Once again, *read your own posts* (and the...

Once again, *read your own posts* (and the responses). Nobody ever said the police are not still hassling photographers. OTOH, you DID say that "no one" ever took it the point of getting arrested and...
Sep 21, 11, 11:47 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,313
Posted By polonius

Do you even read your own posts? Nobody said the ...

Do you even read your own posts? Nobody said the "police are afraid". They just rejected your completely ridiculous assertion that "nobody let it get to that stage" (i.e., refusing to be intimidated...
Sep 19, 11, 11:46 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 4,662
Posted By polonius

Obviously this decision is only about the narrow...

Obviously this decision is only about the narrow question of jurisdiction, but the narrative related in decision is troubling on so many levels. First, it's quite clear that despite Bierfeldt, the...
Sep 19, 11, 1:58 pm
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Views: 11,810
Posted By polonius

How about Nineteen Sixty seven, dude? Before...

How about Nineteen Sixty seven, dude? Before Nixon, the War on Drugs, before Reagan, before AIRPORT "SECURITY"??? That was a great year, and the only reason all of that ended is that NONE of it...
Sep 19, 11, 1:48 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 5,782
Posted By polonius

But of course, you don't care to mention exactly...

But of course, you don't care to mention exactly which "story" of mine has "turned out" to be a fantasy, because that would put you in the position of actually having to defend your random...
Sep 19, 11, 12:23 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 4,662
Posted By polonius

that's the part that is so outrageous --...

that's the part that is so outrageous -- similarly to the Steven Anderson case, they are using these dogs not to actually FIND drugs, but to create an excuse to seize...
Sep 19, 11, 11:46 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,313
Posted By polonius

What planet have you been on? MANY people have...

What planet have you been on? MANY people have "let it get to that stage", MANY of them have sued, and to my knowledge, ALL of them have won. That's exactly why this behaviour is so completely and...
Sep 18, 11, 2:49 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,603
Posted By polonius

Let's not forget that this "game" is about a...

Let's not forget that this "game" is about a struggle to the finish contest between dark-coloured and light-coloured communities. I think it's pretty clear what the real objective of anyone that...
Sep 11, 11, 11:39 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,934
Posted By polonius

Yes, but that kind of approach will never work,...

Yes, but that kind of approach will never work, because:

1) Americans would first have to abandon their simplistic, comfortable prejudices, such as "they attacked us because they hate our...
Sep 5, 11, 9:18 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,747
Posted By polonius

I personally make a habit of phoning/emailing the...

I personally make a habit of phoning/emailing the TSA/FBI and CIA tip lines/addresses to report Bush, Cheney, Rice, McChrystal, Mueller, Pistole, Napolitano, and many others for their anti-American...
Aug 20, 11, 8:29 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 5,782
Posted By polonius

That's unreal. I'd be willing to bet 10:1 that...

That's unreal. I'd be willing to bet 10:1 that the main rail stations in Astana, Kolkata, and Lagos, amongst other places have WiFi, but yet not in Washington??!
Aug 20, 11, 3:41 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 5,782
Posted By polonius

I've been pleased to see that more and more rail...

I've been pleased to see that more and more rail stations and airports (e.g. AMS, FRA, ARN) are installing new power points for public use in waiting areas. I don't understand the mentality that...
Aug 20, 11, 6:09 am
Replies: 50
Views: 5,782
Posted By polonius

VIA rail? If so, that is welcome but not entirely...

VIA rail? If so, that is welcome but not entirely unsurprising news. This incident was 2004 -- obviously, this kind of petty, fascist behaviour is not sustainable. What was really irritating about...
Aug 19, 11, 10:53 am
Replies: 50
Views: 5,782
Posted By polonius

Since my Canadian experience (and similar ones in...

Since my Canadian experience (and similar ones in a few other situations where an agent failed to stamp me in/out), I ALWAYS insist on a stamp. There is absolutely no reason not to give one -- you...
Aug 19, 11, 10:34 am
Replies: 50
Views: 5,782
Posted By polonius

Yes, you are right. Now that I think about it, it...

Yes, you are right. Now that I think about it, it was this moron cop in Toronto who threatened to arrest me for "stealing electricity" because I plugged in my laptop while waiting for a train at...
Aug 14, 11, 9:42 am
Replies: 50
Views: 5,782
Posted By polonius

Another pleasant arrival in Canada

Flew into YUL yesterday for the first time in 5 years -- I used to come here frequently, and also was harassed frequently there by Canadian immigration. This time was refreshingly different -- no...
Aug 8, 11, 3:20 pm
Replies: 90
Views: 14,918
Posted By polonius

well said. I feel like we need to start an...

well said. I feel like we need to start an "unco-operatvie jerks of America" (UJA) support group.

I just can't get over how there are people who see abuse and want to know why the victim is...
Aug 8, 11, 8:08 am
Replies: 96
Views: 19,908
Posted By polonius

Well, when it happened to me it most definitely...

Well, when it happened to me it most definitely cost the taxpayers. First, I was going to be that last person through the checkpoint - this was at about 23:00. When I arrived, there were no less than...
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