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  1. Earth, 66 million years ago ..
    10 points
  2. They had members who were soldiers and policemen, with access to weapons, plus a plan to use them. What more do you need? But okay, they will get their fair trial. If that is not proven to be the case, I will admit to you I was wrong.
    10 points
  3. 10 points
  4. Throw the book at these b*******. There is no place for people who want to usurp a democratically elected government using deadly force just because they do not agree with it. These Far Right idiots wanted to install a minor aristocrat calling himself Prince Heinrich XIII of the House of Reuss. Aristocrats are not recognised in Germany and have no special privileges unlike some other countries in Europe.
    9 points
  5. Woke up to this on my 'Old Farmer's Almanac' this morning: 'How many times it thundered before Franklin took the hint! How many apples fell on Newton's head before he took the hint! Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint.' Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)
    8 points
  6. No. This is 2022. Not 1860. So you're supportive of this terrorist action?
    8 points
  7. The coup plotters found inspiration to their plans in conspiracy theories, like QAnon and belief in a shadow government. When will the far right see through that BS? It's freaking dangerous and a threat to any democracy.
    8 points
  8. Decided to sleep with my shoulder brace on last night. Got a total of 6 hours sleep with 4 hours of that being consistent. Finally.
    7 points
  9. If your hands aren't bisexual... You're only fooling around with yourself ~
    7 points
  10. So your worries stems from conspiracy theories? Just like the people in Germany this thread is about? I can see why you defend them now.
    6 points
  11. Hi And Then I don’t think there are as many that hate Trump as there are disappointed, embarrassed, or disillusioned with him.
    6 points
  12. I didn't and don't follow US media, so no media can influence my attitude towards Trump. I hate him because he's a self-centered liar and a bigot, who values his own ambitions over the wellbeing of his country and the world as a whole.
    6 points
  13. What did the US Blow up that effects Germany?
    6 points
  14. I just saw this on ABC World News. They mentioned a few of the people arrested but not by name. They said it was like Jan 6. CNN is saying names and mentions Qnon. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/germany-arrests-25-suspected-far-right-extremists-for-plotting-to-overthrow-government/ar-AA150zAa
    6 points
  15. I know nothing about this case whatsoever, but we can all agree there is a threshold for when armed rebellion is appropriate (US revolutionary war for example). Can we find agreement on when that is acceptable? I mean, Germany has basically lost the plot at the moment. Many US armed service personnel and bases are in Germany. The US this year blew up some German infrastructure which would enable industry and cheap heating this winter and the German government has done nothing about it. At some point you lose the social license to govern, even if elected. Would anyone disagree that armed revolution would have been great in Germany in 1939? In the soviet union at any time between 1920 and 1990? In China now? When do we accept it as necessary and when do we condemn it? Edit: I have been thinking for a while that any government which creates 2 classes of citizens with different rights and freedoms is my tipping point. We know the slippery slope from history starts there
    6 points
  16. In a world first, physicists have successfully made light appear to move backwards and forwards in time simultaneously. https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/362504/scientists-achieve-mind-bending-quantum-time-flip
    5 points
  17. Link Could these attacks be related to the attacks in NC?
    5 points
  18. News break just came on. Brittney Griner has been released from a Russian prison.
    5 points
  19. Think it, feel it, do it. No matter what it is is a sin. Life isn't meant to be enjoyed, it is to be suffered through. Because to enjoy life is sin and sin is a road to hell. That's the message I was given as a kid. God is always anger it seemed. Anything good or right that happened in life was just 'the devils trick'. Because god would take it away from you. The message I heard way too much growning up. Then going to church in hopes of getting a better understanding of the subject matter. Still having that some idea brought up. A man supposedly died because I'm (all of us) are screw ups. Failures. Even the offer of power (ask and you shall receive) was empty. Put it all to the test, nothing. I had great results from the old gods. The 'vile and evil' spirits, etc. Of course sheer confirmation bias, but it was better than the brainwashing Christianity gave me.
    5 points
  20. I'd say the term "right wing" might have him and a few others on edge.
    5 points
  21. Strange that you've never had the same qualms about labelling something Islamist terrorism when the perpetrator happens to be brown. I cannot possibly think what the difference is
    5 points
  22. News like that would be refreshing. We have a new one called NewsNation that was the most neutral I'd seen, but then they hired Chris Cuomo. I haven't watched it since.
    5 points
  23. Just imagine that. Ivanka and Jared as special counsels with absolutely no qualifications. Ivanka getting special consideration for Chinese copyrights, Don Jr, going on special sheep hunts in Mongolia. Jared and Ivanka generating 600 million in personal income while working in the White House and Jared getting 2.5 billion investment from the Saudi government. None of these folks had special qualifications except being related to the president. Jared was the covid czar and the peace negotiator in the Middle East with no experience, no qualifications, and poor results. None of that my friend was illegal. Exercise in bad judgement bordering on unethical and arguably resulting in unnecessary deaths, but not illegal. The phone call to halt military aid to Ukraine unless they said they were investigating Biden was perfect. Biden pulling strings for his kid to get a job, not illegal. Biden getting a commission for setting up a deal when Trump was in office and he was a private citizen not illegal. It was loudly proclaimed that in 2020 Russian bots on Twitter, Facebook and other social media did not help Trump win the election. Twitter censoring dick picks of Hunter you might not want your kids to stumble across is inline with Twitter policy, not illegal. Matt Taibbi even said in his story that Trump administration also made requests to remove Twitter posts that were handled by Twitter. If Elon wants to come clean about free speech, let him show those and the rest of the Biden related material.
    5 points
  24. My best guess is that he thinks the US blew up the North Stream gas pipeline.
    5 points
  25. Hopefully this is a solid lead. I'm tired of the speculation.
    5 points
  26. NBC mentions it too. It seems to me to be a statement made by German prosecutors. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/germany-arrests-plot-far-right-extremist-coup-military-rcna60481
    5 points
  27. As I mentioned to the knob, it's 2022. Nearly 2023. The thing you typed your post on is also capable of tracking information. There's this thing police do called surveillance in this day and age too, it provides information. As wild as it seems, these clever police plant people to gather information. With all that marvelous technology and technique, we are capable of gathering such information without a precog.
    5 points
  28. As I get older, I remember all the people I lost along the way... Maybe a career as a tour guide was not the right choice.
    5 points
  29. I mean, if we are going to define "democracies" as single party states than ban all opposition parties, than sure
    4 points
  30. 4 points
  31. As a general rule I find that whenever someone have an extreme political view, left or right, there is a much higher chance that they believe in conspiracies.
    4 points
  32. Sadly many don’t and likely never will. cormac
    4 points
  33. Except that there’s no evidence that Jesus did any of that but plenty of evidence that Paul and others literally put words in his mouth and attributed actions to him that are themselves unevidenced as beginning with him originally. Which means that Christians are essentially worshipping someone else’s con job. cormac
    4 points
  34. https://theconversation.com/why-mourning-a-pet-can-be-harder-than-grieving-for-a-person-195514
    4 points
  35. I cannot identify myself as a muslim culturaly. That is impossible. The culture of a bosnian muslim is different from the culture of a muslim from Indonesia, Arabian Peninsula, Africa....and vice versa. I identify myself as muslim only, spiritually, without any denomination. Now, that is my view and generaly the view of most bosnian muslims. We do try to observe Ramadan and Eid and from time to time we do see the inside of a mosque too. It is the same with non religious christians who celebrate Christmas and occasionally visit a church. What we, non religious spiritual muslims, christians and jews, have incomon is that we feel the connection with God as something personal and not something that needs to be imposed on others. Just like it was meant to be.
    4 points
  36. In theory you _could_ make a device that lets you see the world as Meghan Markle does? Like a kaleidoscope, when you hold it up to the light, all the cathedral-ceiling segments have images of Meghan Markle, and the racist man from the Filth & the Fury, and Meghan Markle, and a camera pointed in your direction, and Meghan Markle, and Meghan Markle, and Los Angeles, and Meghan Markle, and Meghan Markle, and Meghan Markle.
    4 points
  37. The German GSG 9 der Bundespolizei, are a very effective anti terrorism security force that doesn’t play games, there is little danger of sensationalized charges. The Supposed perpetrators of the plot were ex-military members made up of a large number of Special Forces personnel. The GSG 9 der Bundespolizei have been monitoring this group since September along with phone taps so there is little doubt they were involved in a plot. They applied no inflammatory labels to these people, I don’t understand why you feel that preventing a Coup by an extreme RightWing group should be illegal? I think your problem here is comparing another Governments standards and motivation to those of the United States which isn’t really possible.
    4 points
  38. Johnny Winter, live, 1971, Mean Town Blues 07:29
    4 points
  39. Tf are you bringing up Trump for? Biden is a bumbling fool. And it's not a strawman argument, because it's real, and it's true. Nuclear weapons are arms, and they can't be owned. Along with grenades, rocket launchers, mortars, artillery, machine guns, surface to air missiles, and so many more. I mentioned more than nuclear weapons, and you focused on that, because it's the most obviously ridiculous one, thinking it would bolster your position. But, no one on the right claims the banning and regulation of the others violate the second amendment. Why not?
    4 points
  40. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome the new resident weirdo.
    4 points
  41. I dislike Trump very very much, but I don't believe he colluded with the Russians. See, you are guilty of the same blame-game you just warned against.
    4 points
  42. Did anyone else notice the double "Walking Dead" connection? His name being Walker, which zombies are called in the g-novel/show, and Herschel being a character
    4 points
  43. As I'm sure you realize the Constitution doesn't interpret itself. Thus when you say vague things like, "Gun Rights, for example, are routinely suggested by democrats that they should be abolished, despite being guaranteed in the Constitution!", the validity of this statement depends entirely on which 'gun rights' and which ones you think are guaranteed by the Constitution, which if you haven't noticed is a bit controversial and messy here. Ya see, American people and politicians, including Presidents, say that we should change things in the Constitution, including 'abolishing' things, all the time. What Presidents don't say is to terminate 'all' (let's not accuse anyone of 'word lawyering' until you recognize what he actually said) rules and regulations so they can be reinstalled in power. Or do these really seem like the exact same things to you? Abolishing gun rights by amending the Constitution is democracy, I'll let you identify what is democratic about terminating rules even Constitutional ones to declare Trump the winner. To focus, what I was questioning was your view that, 'It's ridiculous that such a throwaway comment has been blown out of proportion to make it appear as if he wants to be a dictator!'. You really didn't answer what should be a straightforward question: Instead you made up this social-media-posts-are-worthless rule all of a sudden that is utter bs (how about you notify the police here of this new rule of yours so we can stop having so many school days cancelled due to threatening posts on social media, that are actually 'worthless') and didn't answer the question. The obvious answer to the question is that there is nowhere in the second sentence at least where it doesn't sound like someone who wants to be a dictator. The only reference that is non-dictatorial is the reference to a 'new election' option (which has its own obvious problems); I see no way of overturning the election and declaring him the winner without essentially terminating rules a la dictators. So nothing has been blown out of proportion to make it appear he wants to be a dictator, it is his words that make it appear he wants to be a dictator. And there are more quotes than just this one that give that appearance also. It's not that there are no other possibilities or that his statements 'prove' he wants to be a dictator, but your claim was about how it 'appears' which doesn't require that. To be clear I don't think necessarily that this is the most ridiculous, outrageous thing he's said either, it is indeed just another one for the very large pile. What you should have said but didn't is that anyone who thinks that we are actually going to allow 'all' rules to be terminated may be overblowing things given that this statement is coming from a proven idiot. That may be more reasonable to say is 'overblown' than your excuse of his post which I'd sum as 'just pretend he didn't post it'. And given his popularity and standing in the run for re-election, that necessarily reduces the degree that he can even be 'overblown'; it's not like someone here at UM saying the Constitution should be abolished, to which anything more than a yawn would be overblown. I hesitate to ask, but define 'left wing'. I may have missed something but the only reference I've seen to them are you talking about some other posts here about threats on social media and references to the Squad and 'others'. Wow, you're up to maybe 30 people there maybe, out of what 100 million+ left wing Americans at the least? You're right that I don't read all of your posts on the politics boards just because I don't read many topics here at all, but from the relatively few things I have seen in the past it's amazing how many times you've said something along the lines of this statement. Maybe he doesn't want to dissolve it, although I'm not sure what argument or evidence you have that he doesn't 'want' that, but I do think he doesn't want any rules to ever apply to him that apply to others. I think he'd be delighted, no matter how it was accomplished, if the 2020 election was 'thrown out' and him declared the winner. You go ahead and find me some examples to the contrary for these, maybe I'm forgetting something (there is a lot to forget).
    4 points
  44. Everyone is a sinner, both religious and non-religious. No one is free of sin, everyone has to "fess up, frequently, according to the tenets of most denominations. I was raised Southern Baptist; our churches are open to both saved and sinner, non-religious, atheist and agnostic. Most missionary work is to established missions and populations already converted. Whether back home or abroad they preach the same message, the salvation of Jesus Christ. All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God is how Southern Baptists see it. The sins of non-Christians are no different from those of the saved. No distinction is made. In Calvinist Christianity no one is born Christian or baptized at birth. Converting to Christianity is made by a mature mind and is between you and God alone, no intercessor, no Church nor priestly hierarchy required. Baptism by immersion is a ceremony of joining the universal congregation of fellow Christians and a statement of one's conversion.
    4 points
  45. It's science fiction become reality. In Philip K. Dick's "Minority Report" the criminals are convicted to be guilty before they actually committed the murder. Does Germany secretly employ precogs?
    4 points
  46. I called off work this morning, then called back in this afternoon for tomorrows shift as i had not gotten any better. The company decided to write me off for the rest of the week and told me to rest up and take care of myself and that they hoped i felt better and not to worry about having to call off because they understand. this truly is a one of a kind company i work for.
    4 points
  47. I doubt you know about the latest energy weapons derived from space lasers that Israel is supplying to selected to selected liberals. Oops. Hagrid moment. Shouldn't have said that.
    4 points