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Title: Castro resigns
Post by: Will on February 19, 2008, 06:12:30 am
Castro resigns as president

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/americas/02/19/castro/index.html
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: rcallicotte on February 19, 2008, 09:12:57 am
He's about to make his own Bucket List, so is this a surprise?
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: Cyber-Angel on February 19, 2008, 09:48:13 am
The world is a bit safer now, since we have one less commie in it. Communism, like apologist lefties and bleeding heart liberals is social utilitarianism gone airy and is as any free thinking center right individual is fundamentally dangerous and children (Pre-Schoolers) should be indoctrinated to that effect. To that end they should also be  educated that there are these things called Unions and that all unions are evil, that the term "Scab" is a hollow, meaningless thing that they should pay no mind to, that it is OK to work during strikes and cross picket lines and encouraged to learn the ways of union busting.

As to where I stand in political terms I shall say that I am just slightly left of Andy Warhol and slightly to the center right of Attila the Hun.

If I had the opportunity I would have done all I could to aid and support Joseph Raymond McCarthy in his efforts, as I tend to suspect every thing until proved other wise any way but thats what you get when you are a born skeptic (With a hard "k") and was told by one of the staff at school I should consider going into Social Engineering for a living.

Well thats what I think on the whole subject, it ain't pretty (But thats life) and to those who say life's a beach, my come back to them is with that old stand by "Whats with all the Hub Bub, Bub?".

Regards to you.

Cyber-Angel  ::)                             
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: Harvey Birdman on February 19, 2008, 10:25:02 am
Quote from: Cyber-Angel on February 19, 2008, 09:48:13 am

If I had the opportunity I would have done all I could to aid and support Joseph Raymond McCarthy in his efforts, ....
                    


Really. Then you, sir, have revealed youself as an intolerant practitioner of revisionist history.

And as for the rest of your rant, I would remind you that however the Castro regime turned out, it was the product of a popular revolution supported by the vast majority of Cubans (the vitriol of the exiles in Miami notwithstanding). That revolution would not have had the popular support it had, and would not have succeeded, if the regime it supplanted had not been totally corrupt and abusive.

I think you need to spend a little more time studying history and a little less time at Young Republican meetings.
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: rcallicotte on February 19, 2008, 12:01:57 pm
A good movie to see about the McCarthy era is the one with DeNiro - "Guilty by Suspicion".  Good people's lives were ruined because of a Fascist idiot.

Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: rcallicotte on February 19, 2008, 12:10:36 pm
This might just be stupid fun, but maybe you care - http://www.politicalcompass.org/index
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: joshbakr on February 19, 2008, 12:25:42 pm
Wasn't McCarthy that Disillusioned Alcoholic Senator from the 50's? 
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: rcallicotte on February 19, 2008, 12:36:30 pm
Yes.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Night,_and_Good_Luck.


Quote from: joshbakr on February 19, 2008, 12:25:42 pm
Wasn't McCarthy that Disillusioned Alcoholic Senator from the 50's? 
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: nvseal on February 19, 2008, 12:42:34 pm
About time he got out of there.
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: Harvey Birdman on February 19, 2008, 12:58:12 pm
Quote from: calico on February 19, 2008, 12:10:36 pm
This might just be stupid fun, but maybe you care - http://www.politicalcompass.org/index




I got the following -

Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -4.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.85

Almost the same as Gandhi!


There must have been some mistake...

;D    ;D     ;D
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: rcallicotte on February 19, 2008, 01:22:14 pm
I haven't taken it for awhile, but I think it changed a little every time I have taken it.  I'm about there as well, Harvey.
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: Harvey Birdman on February 19, 2008, 01:25:54 pm
Yeah, a lot of the questions seemed like a total crap shoot - they were impossible (for me, anyway) to respond to in a 'agree/disagree' format. But what the hell.

:)
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: rcallicotte on February 19, 2008, 01:48:44 pm
That's why I said "might just be stupid fun".  I'm not sure how scientific it is...


Quote from: Harvey Birdman on February 19, 2008, 01:25:54 pm
impossible (for me, anyway) to respond to in a 'agree/disagree' format.
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: Cyber-Angel on February 19, 2008, 05:59:45 pm
Revisionist history, thats an interesting term and no exactly what I had in mind! The fact that what became communism after the October Revolution is really the corruption of the intent of the teachings and philosophy of Carl Marx (Hence Marxism), that is to say that the state works for the people and the people work for the benefit of the state which in turn makes them better. This is fine on paper, it dose not however account for the self interests of man and so an idea that could have been one of the greatest social experiments in history, became one of the worst (The other the comes to mind is National Socialism) with the long bread lines, almost empty shelves, more than half the average income going to the state and the rest.

If I have bias then it has been stated, further more I say what I think and if it is well received or not thats by and by as far as I am concerned; I am not an apologist never have been and don't ever intend to be.

As to me studying more history, thats fine I love history, any way I'll run that idea up the flagpole and see who salutes it: any thing else is just blue sky thinking . As an aside I am nether Republican nor Democrat... I am (the last time I cheeked) human.

Regards to you.

Cyber-Angel  :)                   
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: Will on February 19, 2008, 06:11:42 pm
wow, I just wanted to report the news...
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: Cyber-Angel on February 19, 2008, 06:31:50 pm
Quote from: Will on February 19, 2008, 06:11:42 pm
wow, I just wanted to report the news...


I just feel vary strongly about this subject, as I do with certain others such as unilateral nuclear disarmament and the manned space program (A program I support) I have no bad intentions!  :)
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: Will on February 19, 2008, 07:06:04 pm
Oh I know and I just don't want this to turn into another flame war. Otherwise feel free to debate as much as you want.
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: Cyber-Angel on February 19, 2008, 07:21:37 pm
My idea of a Flame War (The Model of one I know the most of, any way) can be found on Google Groups with the whole diatribe about a game called Battle Cruiser 3000 and its creator Derk Smart: with that in mind I would never let any thing degenerate to that level.  :)

Regards to you.

Cyber-Angel   
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: Will on February 19, 2008, 07:27:45 pm
Oh god, I'll give you a warning NEVER EVER get involved in that. I was caught in the crossfire once and it showed me a whole other lever of fanaticism. OH and I know you guys won't go into a flame war but It has happened once or twice here and we're all pretty good about it.
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: rcallicotte on February 20, 2008, 08:43:23 am
Castro wasn't necessarily good, but I've heard people say that they actually enjoyed life under him.  And then others said it sucked.  I had a friend growing up whose family escaped from there and thought he was a dick.

...and about Battlecruiser 3000 -- it was a great idea.  It's too bad a group of people couldn't have found the same inspiration as Derek.  He really wanted to do a good job.
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: Oshyan on February 21, 2008, 01:24:04 am
Quote from: Will on February 19, 2008, 06:11:42 pm
wow, I just wanted to report the news...


Reporting on controversial political news is seldom going to escape heated comment. ;) Best to stick to video game news from now on? ;D

- Oshyan
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: sonshine777 on February 21, 2008, 10:33:02 am
Quote from: Oshyan on February 21, 2008, 01:24:04 am
Quote from: Will on February 19, 2008, 06:11:42 pm
wow, I just wanted to report the news...


Reporting on controversial political news is seldom going to escape heated comment. ;) Best to stick to video game news from now on? ;D

- Oshyan

;) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;)
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: rcallicotte on February 21, 2008, 02:13:28 pm
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  8) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: sonshine777 on February 21, 2008, 02:16:40 pm
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ??? ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: Will on February 21, 2008, 02:53:38 pm
Thats my goal here: To instigate riot!  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: old_blaggard on February 21, 2008, 06:16:26 pm
Quote from: sonshine777 on February 21, 2008, 02:16:40 pm
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ??? ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Palindromic smilies :P.
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: Dark Fire on February 21, 2008, 07:05:22 pm
Celtic society, kings, knowledge, philosophy, technology and food rule! ;D

(Sorry, just trying to get my number of posts up from 666 to 667).
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: Will on February 21, 2008, 07:46:25 pm
hehe, I thought the number of the beast was changed to 616.
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: Dark Fire on February 22, 2008, 09:16:16 am
Yeah, it was changed, but I'm still avoiding 666 just in case...
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: Harvey Birdman on February 26, 2008, 08:34:40 am
Personally, I left mine sitting on 666 for days because I liked the look of it.

:D
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: rcallicotte on February 26, 2008, 08:55:51 am
I personally like the look of 3429.   8)
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: Harvey Birdman on February 26, 2008, 08:57:14 am
Show-off.

:D
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: rcallicotte on February 26, 2008, 09:08:05 am
LOL!!!  Ooops...3431.   ;D
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: efflux on March 08, 2008, 12:12:07 am
This is an interesting page on that political compass site:

http://www.politicalcompass.org/iconochasms
Title: Re: Castro resigns
Post by: RealUser on March 08, 2008, 02:17:55 am
If you have any interests in numerology,take a look at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numerology

Btw: Wasn't McCarthy a witch-hunter travelled through space and time from the middleage?  ;D