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by Raoul Duke
Jan 24, 2009 1:32am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Iran - a nuclear question.
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Iran - a nuclear question.

Did I ">_>" Er, I meant ^_^ Lol! Attah boy. Reading through the article, I guess I agree with the subtitle, "Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is reserving judgment." And that's a fair call. I'm reserving judgement too. Though I am hopeful. I strongly disagree with quoted material from Kayhan's ...
by Raoul Duke
Jan 24, 2009 1:13am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Iran - a nuclear question.
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Iran - a nuclear question.

Cheers for the link, mate. And what is this? Comon:
Athos wrote:>_> ?
don't be like Iran!
by Raoul Duke
Jan 24, 2009 1:10am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Methane on Mars
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: Methane on Mars

Recently scientists have discovered methane being emitted on the surface on Mars. I find this to be very interesting because methane is usually produced by biological life. There are 2 options to explain the emitting of methane on mars: 1) Microbial biological life 2) Geological activity such as vo...
by Raoul Duke
Jan 24, 2009 1:05am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Iran - a nuclear question.
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Iran - a nuclear question.

Sorry for the double post, I forgot to add on: My main reason for having no major gripes with Iran is pretty much the 'peace is profitable' thesis. Peace is conducive of trade, trade makes money. It's all pretty simple. War is hugely costly, in a plethora of ways. When was the last war that benefit...
by Raoul Duke
Jan 24, 2009 1:02am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Iran - a nuclear question.
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Iran - a nuclear question.

I agree with much of what Locke has said. I don't see Iran as a threat (though perhaps they might be to Israel). The U.S. was just acting out of the neocon/realist playbook. But, now with a new administration, we'll see how things are going. Already, President Obama issued an Executive Order to clo...
by Raoul Duke
Jan 22, 2009 1:36am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: =/
Replies: 36
Views: 821

Re: =/

It doesn't mean that they have any real claim on it. God gave the land of Israel (once known as Canaan) to His chosen people hundreds of years ago. Genesis 15:18 describes God making a covenant with Abraham ("To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt (the Wadi el Arish) to...
by Raoul Duke
Jan 20, 2009 9:48pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Piercings
Replies: 82
Views: 3997

Re: Piercings

Athos wrote:I got a nipple ring...You know who gave it to me? Strappin' Madeline Albright.
My one of those got owned by some bouncing Scandinavian chicks at a Smashing Pumpkins concert in Belgium. Still. It was all worth it.
by Raoul Duke
Jan 20, 2009 5:38pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Iran - a nuclear question.
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Iran - a nuclear question.

I wouldn't call what I have to say compelling, but my academic position is that Iran is not a threat. The president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and more importantly the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, are both what I would call 'conservative', humanist figures. Their reading of Islam is based on the traditi...
by Raoul Duke
Jan 19, 2009 6:55pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: =/
Replies: 36
Views: 821

Re: =/

Added: Whilst I say that Israel had to take action, I really do condemn the clumsy way they went about it. They used a lot of dirty weapons. Especially the phosphorous bombs. Disgusting. Perhaps military intervention was a necessity in this case. But the number of innocent civilians killed is inexc...
by Raoul Duke
Jan 19, 2009 6:51pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: =/
Replies: 36
Views: 821

Re: =/

I didn’t even bother to read your post, though I can imagine its content. My patience has ended with you. I’ll save my time on Absolute Anime for hospitable users. The latest news report I saw suggested Israeli forces are leaving Gaza. Maybe what’s left of Gaza can be pieced back together. I howeve...
by Raoul Duke
Jan 19, 2009 5:20pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: =/
Replies: 36
Views: 821

Re: =/

Yet again, you continue to blindly behavie like an ignoramus. Unless you are able to express yourself politely, your opinion is devalued. Then again you may very well be the sociopath I have always thought you were. Reading your posts for aslong as I have I believe this is probably beyond you. What...
by Raoul Duke
Jan 19, 2009 7:31am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: =/
Replies: 36
Views: 821

Re: =/

Example: The "here is why" statement "[loses] all creditabilty" [rofl] as soon as you state a subsidiary part of your conclusion". NONSENSE. Explain this Dretlin: In what way does Athos and Mik3 being ignorant mean that claims that BOTH sides in the Hamas/Israel conflict are acting immorally, and t...
by Raoul Duke
Jan 19, 2009 7:26am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: =/
Replies: 36
Views: 821

Re: =/

Honestly, you're both so ignorant. And then the post lost all creditabilty. Illustrate how. It is your post that has no credibility. Yes. It's spelt "credibility". A statement as to the ignorance of certain individuals, which is the corollary conclusion of the SUBSTANCE OF MY POST, does not make th...
by Raoul Duke
Jan 17, 2009 11:01pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: =/
Replies: 36
Views: 821

Re: =/

The funny thing is, why does the U.N. need to get their nose in this business? It doesn't concern them, nor is it a forum for international law. Not to mention, other countries tend to ignore the U.N--China and the United States--to just name a few. Not to mention, I don't believe that internationa...
by Raoul Duke
Jan 17, 2009 5:13am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: =/
Replies: 36
Views: 821

Re: =/

The funny thing is, why does the U.N. need to get their nose in this business? It doesn't concern them, nor is it a forum for international law. Not to mention, other countries tend to ignore the U.N--China and the United States--to just name a few. Not to mention, I don't believe that internationa...
by Raoul Duke
Jan 10, 2009 10:56pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussions
Topic: Prop 8 Cases
Replies: 62
Views: 1135

Re: Prop 8 Cases

As far as the whole "right to die" thing goes, it shouldn't be mixed necessarily with RELIGION but with morality. This applies to any of the things in which "religion" coincides with politics. True, some moral values have religious roots, but in this day and age, that doesn't really matter, it's me...