Quote from Jay13x »Quote from Kryptnyt »Was this a decision made by the Debate moderators then?The ultimate decision was made by senior staff (Globals and Admins) on the site, which includes me.
Quote from Kryptnyt »Was this a decision made by the Debate moderators then?
Quote from Firevine »^ Precisely that.
The missile barrage on the empty airfield in Syria occurred while Xi Jinping was here in the states. Trumps moves are showing that he's not going to play these games, and it's making China step up and say "Maybe we should stop playing too then". 80% of North Koreas trade is with China, so when China says "enough is enough", this little dog and pony show is over.
Quote from Highroller »Is maintaining the status quo truly the most beneficial stance?
Would an escalation of conflict truly result in nuclear armageddon?
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Quote from knto »ISIS, Al Qaeda and ISIS have both used them in the past.
Quote from knto »To address "military intervention might be what's necessary if done well." This is a poisonous meme. Not only has every military intervention I can think of made life worse for people in the area It also requires an extreme amount of arrogance to suppose that you know whats best for the people of that country and is just a mirror of Britain's use of spreading "civilization" to justify their imperialism a centry ago.
Quote from knto »And to address this one "I'm not sure that's true. What are your sources on this?" While I won't argue that one had killed more than the other I think it is evident that ISIS waged war on Syria an Iraq so they are the source of the conflict (I won't go into how us interventionist policies set the stage for ISIS).
Quote from AzureDuality »Your probability doesn't speak to those small chances though. Sure you could conclude that it's an unfair coin but you cannot really do that. You could be caught in the rare chance that it's all heads. There is no reason to treat it as unfair, you have no confidence to treat it so because you are stuck in that small probability event.
Quote from joandeMRA »Like the Revolutionary War...
Quote from joandeMRA »...or the Democrats refusing to impeach Bill Clinton despite his guilt and their constitutional responsibility.
Quote from joandeMRA »No, I wouldn't support that. It's more complicated then this and I have no interest in purity pissing contests.
Quote from joandeMRA »OK, I'm curious what you would have to say about sanctuary cities and the rule of law then.
Quote from joandeMRA »Impeach him for what, it's not something stupid like "being a facist" is it?
Quote from Mockingbird »Are you sure a nominee must have the consent of the Senate?
Quote from Mockingbird »If I remember correctly though, there was pressure on Garland and Obama to use the fact that the Constitution was just vague enough that to interpret inaction as relinquishing consent to put Garland on the court and then roll the dice in Court when a challenge arose.
Quote from joandeMRA »The constitution is an incredible safeguard against tyranny but it requires people who will fight government tyranny and that's not who the left nominates, they nominate political activists who view government tyranny as an acceptable means to an end in their never ending march to transform America into anything other then America.
Quote from zoboso »in sum the republican senators were not stealing the nomination, the senate controls the nomination.
Quote from zoboso »They did their job for their constituents, If the democrats were in the same position they'ds do the same thing
Quote from Kahedron »More at link
Oh boy this is going to get interesting.
Quote from FearDReaper »As for my Syrian friends you may be correct. There is a lot of antagonistic views of America over there.
Quote from FearDReaper »Blinking Spirit, you have earned my respect in the past and I value your opinion quote highly. If you don't mind I'd love to hear your opinion on this article that my Syrian friends showed me. It's done by TYT Network and I usually value their reports highly as well. https://youtu.be/NjOr2YzrZDY According to my friends this is how most Syrians view this war.