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  • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

    Originally posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    As a I wise man once said 'I understand your broader point. But there is the impressionable middle that falls into the trap and then votes.'
    The question is, does Rush change anybody's mind? My guess is Rush doesn't create idiots, he attracts them, so overall voting remains the same. I don't believe Rush has ever won or lost any election for anybody.
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    • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

      Originally posted by Priceless View Post
      Yes, that's exactly what I said...
      Not exactly, but that wasn't one of your finest hours.
      Originally posted by Priceless
      Good to see you're so reasonable.
      Originally posted by ScoobyDoo
      Very well, said.
      Originally posted by Rover
      A fair assessment Bob.

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      • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

        Originally posted by Kepler View Post
        The question is, does Rush change anybody's mind? My guess is Rush doesn't create idiots, he attracts them, so overall voting remains the same. I don't believe Rush has ever won or lost any election for anybody.
        I am of the opinion that the dialog has gone in the tank since then...in terms of media if nothing else. And I do believe that politicians are affected by media. In short, we don't know.
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        • Originally posted by Bob Gray View Post
          Not exactly, but that wasn't one of your finest hours.
          I said Hitler was a Christian. Now, I suppose you could argue that all Christians are *supposed* to act like Christ, but not very many do.

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          • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

            Originally posted by Priceless View Post
            I said Hitler was a Christian. Now, I suppose you could argue that all Christians are *supposed* to act like Christ, but not very many do.
            I thought Hitler went in for some sort of Wagnerian Odin cult? He seemed less cross and chalice and more spear and magic helmet.
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            • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

              Originally posted by Priceless View Post
              I said Hitler was a Christian. Now, I suppose you could argue that all Christians are *supposed* to act like Christ, but not very many do.
              No he wasn't. He used Christianity by way of seeking support for his ideas in the beginning, but then actively sought to remove religion from the lives of party members as a way to further bend morality to his way of thinking.
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              • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

                Originally posted by 5mn_Major View Post
                I am of the opinion that the dialog has gone in the tank since then...in terms of media if nothing else. And I do believe that politicians are affected by media. In short, we don't know.
                It may have, I don't know. I assume the sort of bilge Fox peddles always used to be out there, we just didn't see it because it was spread by word of mouth and by subscription. I guess it is not a stretch to assume improving mass communication has accelerated the rate of infection. Again, I think smart people have always been curious and resourceful enough to educate themselves and expand their horizons, whether by library or search engine, while stupid people have always been trapped by whatever narrative their father or preacher fed them.
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                • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

                  Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
                  No he wasn't. He used Christianity by way of seeking support for his ideas in the beginning, but then actively sought to remove religion from the lives of party members as a way to further bend morality to his way of thinking.
                  Good luck trying to convince him of that. I spent a couple days awhile back, and Priceless never was able to grasp that Hitler wasn't a Christian, even if he took advantage of Christian symbolism and such at times. Diettrich Boenhoffer and many other Christians executed by Hitler's minions would certainly take issue with Priceless' rather daft idea.
                  Originally posted by Priceless
                  Good to see you're so reasonable.
                  Originally posted by ScoobyDoo
                  Very well, said.
                  Originally posted by Rover
                  A fair assessment Bob.

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                  • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

                    FAA has halted all US airline flights into Tel Aviv airport for at least 24 hours after a missile attack there.

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                    • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

                      Originally posted by FreshFish View Post
                      FAA has halted all US airline flights into Tel Aviv airport for at least 24 hours after a missile attack there.
                      Nice quote from that article:

                      Jonathan Reiter, a prominent New York aviation-accident attorney, said flying into an airport after a near-miss by a rocket could be used to show that the airline was negligent. That explains why airlines are suspending service to Israel.
                      I'm guessing of all the ways to get sued, the "you knowingly flew into a dangerous environment" is a really tough one to prove, but the carriers are right to be careful. Speaking of, is Malaysia Air going to be sued into oblivion? Not that they don't have enough problems already.
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                      • Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
                        No he wasn't. He used Christianity by way of seeking support for his ideas in the beginning
                        In much the same way some people today use Christianity to promote their ideas.

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                        • Originally posted by Priceless View Post
                          In much the same way some people today use Christianity to promote their ideas.
                          You know that works both ways, don't you?
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                          • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

                            Originally posted by Priceless View Post
                            I said Hitler was a Christian. Now, I suppose you could argue that all Christians are *supposed* to act like Christ, but not very many do.
                            Hitler, in fact, grew up "intoxicated" with the pageantry of the church. The cathedral in his hometown was decorated with swastikas. And you could make a good case that the SS and Society of Jesus fulfilled similar functions. That doesn't necessarily make him a good Catholic, any more than Al Capone was a good Catholic by going to Mass on Sundays. But there's no question whatsoever that National Socialism's public manifestations were influenced to a significant extent by the Church.
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                            • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

                              Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                              Nice quote from that article:



                              I'm guessing of all the ways to get sued, the "you knowingly flew into a dangerous environment" is a really tough one to prove, but the carriers are right to be careful. Speaking of, is Malaysia Air going to be sued into oblivion? Not that they don't have enough problems already.
                              In the 80's an L1011 bellyflopped into DFW because of wind shear. That very night Caesar Belli (son of Melvin) flew in from San Francisco and checked into the hotel where victims' families were staying. The answer to your question is an enthusiastic yes.
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                              • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

                                Originally posted by Old Pio View Post
                                Hitler, in fact, grew up "intoxicated" with the pageantry of the church. The cathedral in his hometown was decorated with swastikas. And you could make a good case that the SS and Society of Jesus fulfilled similar functions. That doesn't necessarily make him a good Catholic, any more than Al Capone was a good Catholic by going to Mass on Sundays. But there's no question whatsoever that National Socialism's public manifestations were influenced to a significant extent by the Church.
                                Except, IIRC, the Christian swastika tilted the other way.
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