nesgirl wrote:It is not too funny if say for example the drunk kills a younger child within your family or your one of your other family member's children. You'd be really angry at the drunk then
Well, it's not funny period. I think I would be equally inclined to see red regardless of whether the killer was drunk and unintentionally caused the death of a child or sober and deliberately committing homicide. But it is also important to make a differentiation between responsible drinking and alcoholism. The focus should be more on individuals, their idiosyncrasies, and lifestyles than the mind-altering substances which have diverse effects depending on the imbiber. If an individual has a proclivity for aggression under the influence of alcohol then teetotalism is most prudent. If alcohol makes another individual more cordial and therefore more sociable, then it can be said that the substance agrees well with this drinker. In a similar vein, one can expect a bad outcome from a teenager who irresponsibly mixes MDMA, cocaine and Vodka - but this doesn't mean that scientists automatically lose their right to test the effects of MDMA in the human body under controlled conditions.
nesgirl wrote:Yes, but let me ask you, who does Iraq hate more at this point, Europe or America? Also, I doubt they are going to attack Europe if they have a huge defense. My opinion at this point if I think Iraq is going to go after any country that shows sign of any weakness or has a disaster fall on them to the point where they can't fight back.
The enemy is not Iraq as a nation. The Iraqi government desperately wants Britain and the USA to fix their problems and fight their war for them because they have simply failed running their country. How did they manage to accomplish this? Well, to keep a long story short, by favouring some religious factions over others. Shiites over Sunnis for example (which caused many Sunnis to join ISIS as they think this is some opportunity for revenge). The government failed to establish an egalitarian, democratic system. Jihadists merely stoked the conflict and the resulting chaos was the catalyst they needed to begin their Islamic imperialism. But we shouldn't forget Kurdistan, which is allied to the West and continuously fights the main threat! If we don't send our troops there, the Kurds are our only hope. The Islamic State, as you can see, is the problem. Not Iraq. The Syrian situation was where foreign policy failed the US government. At the onset of the Syrian civil war, Americans could have joined forces with the secular side of the Syrian army in order to depose the genocidal President Assad. Instead, Obama decided to try to preserve his reputation as an American president who did not engage in war. This is costing him (and the American public) now as he does not have enough support on Syrian ground.
By the way, there are other ways in which Islam could take over Europe. In fact, Islamists are already insidiously doing it with their mosques and so-called liberalism! They are taking advantage of our multiculturalism. If you can get your hands on "While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West From Within" by Bruce Bawer, you'll see how.
deschainXIX wrote:Lol. I enjoyed reading that. Such creatures of passion, the religious are.
LOL! Tell me about it. They just don't see the sadomasochistic relationship they have with their imaginary Father. They don't see how ignoble it is to join Islam, or adhere to it, out of fear (of hell) and the desire to reach heaven. The Hitch's voice still echoes in my mind: "Created sick... ordered to be well!"
deschainXIX wrote:It's a fun mental exercise, planning murders.
That's why me and my wife love the Jigsaw character so much. This song makes a lot of sense to me:
deschainXIX wrote:Nesgirl's fears remind me of something amusing my brother ruminated about the other day. He wondered why ISIS doesn't go to Africa and "get their hands on some ebola." He thought if they did that, they could bring America to its knees. Needless to say, ebola is nowhere near some kind of doomsday-disease. It's actually an extremely inefficient organism. The only reason it's such a big problem in Africa is because Africa lacks both good public cleanliness and strong centralized government to handle epidemics. Ebola is only spread via bodily fluid exchange, and it kills its host so quickly the host doesn't have any time to spread the contagion.
Now I'm learning something. I won't be surprised if we bury Ebola like we did with small pox. I think ISIS is planning to extend their Islamic empire as far a Northern Africa anyway. In fact, the restoration of the old Caliphate will include Europe too.
deschainXIX wrote:I just thought that was funny. People get rather paranoid about Middle Eastern affairs sometimes. It's definitely one of the greatest problems in our modern world, but many people are concerned for the wrong reasons.
Yes. And conspiracy theories about the American government don't help either. Watch how Hitchens deals with a "truther": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNAaDKZ-SuE