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Forum: Worldly Talk Today, 5:26am
Replies: 91
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Posted By silveroak
There are also drone strikes which are made in...

There are also drone strikes which are made in support of military actions in the field. My point was that people do not get outraged about drone strikes the way they do about torture because drone...
Forum: Worldly Talk Today, 4:16am
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Views: 16,115
Posted By silveroak
even with that definition, if the hall decides...

even with that definition, if the hall decides not to have that speaker, for whatever reason, including the heckler, that is not the same as the heckler rushing inside and stopping the speech....
Forum: Worldly Talk Yesterday, 10:57pm
Replies: 91
Views: 1,451
Posted By silveroak
I did see it. this is an editorial which does not...

I did see it. this is an editorial which does not name it's sources, not evidence. Additionally you dropped the preceding clause In short all you are siting here is someone else's opinion. This is...
Forum: Worldly Talk Yesterday, 9:45pm
Replies: 91
Views: 1,451
Posted By silveroak
yes. So are drone strkes I believe this is...

yes. So are drone strkes

I believe this is an acceptable definition. Do you have an example of such an order being given and executed?


it would seem to me then that the legitimacy of these...
Forum: Worldly Talk Yesterday, 9:08pm
Replies: 91
Views: 1,451
Posted By silveroak
Bombing capains have been used since WW2. I did...

Bombing capains have been used since WW2. I did not claim this is the same kind of bombing campaign- such would be ludicrous given the gap in technology between then and now. Certainly we are more...
Forum: Worldly Talk Yesterday, 7:40pm
Replies: 91
Views: 1,451
Posted By silveroak
The problem is simple- those yelling about drone...

The problem is simple- those yelling about drone strikes sound paranoid, because the fact they are drones as opposed to aircraft flown by pilots who are present really isn't relevant. It's a bombing...
Forum: Worldly Talk Yesterday, 7:33pm
Replies: 823
Views: 16,115
Posted By silveroak
Did you read your own link? I added the...

Did you read your own link?

I added the bolding, to emphasize my point. Censorship is an issue of government. You have the right to free speech, that does not mean you can demand to be heard. The...
Forum: Worldly Talk Dec 17 '14, 9:49pm
Replies: 63
Views: 1,092
Posted By silveroak
Where is the evidence of Hindus raping girls for...

Where is the evidence of Hindus raping girls for being muslim?
Furthermore, if they have done this, do you have evidence they have done it as a part of a religiously motivated organization as...
Forum: Worldly Talk Dec 17 '14, 7:26pm
Replies: 63
Views: 1,092
Posted By silveroak
The point is that with polytheism there isn't a...

The point is that with polytheism there isn't a singular authority that can be invoked to tell followers what they should blindly do. Odin and Freya may disagree, and certainly Loki would have a...
Forum: Worldly Talk Dec 17 '14, 6:47pm
Replies: 91
Views: 1,451
Posted By silveroak
To use your analogy of the south pole, there is...

To use your analogy of the south pole, there is cold, and then there is *COLD*
It was known (not even really an open secret) that we were torturing people, but it was generally believed that the...
Forum: Worldly Talk Dec 17 '14, 6:40pm
Replies: 63
Views: 1,092
Posted By silveroak
The difference is I'm not talking about...

The difference is I'm not talking about "centuries ago they oppressed our people" I'm talking about *now* Muslims *in India* have engaged in violence *against Hindus* and there are *communities*...
Forum: Worldly Talk Dec 17 '14, 2:28pm
Replies: 63
Views: 1,092
Posted By silveroak
and again, I'm not claiming non-monotheistic...

and again, I'm not claiming non-monotheistic religions are perfect or non-violent, merely that they are not twisted towards the kind of violent extremism by charismatic individuals that lead to...
Forum: Worldly Talk Dec 16 '14, 9:34pm
Replies: 63
Views: 1,092
Posted By silveroak
I'm not saying Hindus are 100% non violent, but...

I'm not saying Hindus are 100% non violent, but from what I scanned through, every incident of supposed Hindu violent *religious extremism* (as opposed to political violence for the sake of ending...
Forum: Catalyst Dec 16 '14, 3:55pm
Replies: 236
Views: 1,978
Posted By silveroak
That would be a much better option than what Dr....

That would be a much better option than what Dr. Jones is considering...
Forum: Worldly Talk Dec 16 '14, 3:53pm
Replies: 63
Views: 1,092
Posted By silveroak
A few things: 1) yes, this is clearly a lone...

A few things:
1) yes, this is clearly a lone psychotic. Whether a lone psychotic is talking about Allah, God, Jesus, or aliens that he is supposedly taking orders from, they are still a lone...
Forum: Worldly Talk Dec 16 '14, 4:58am
Replies: 63
Views: 1,092
Posted By silveroak
You do realize the vast majority of the violence...

You do realize the vast majority of the violence in that link was muslim assaults on Hindus or Christian assaults on Hindus, right? The few exceptions were mob riots instead of planned attacks by...
Forum: Worldly Talk Dec 16 '14, 4:16am
Replies: 63
Views: 1,092
Posted By silveroak
Do you have a link for Hinduism? Honestly my...

Do you have a link for Hinduism?
Honestly my best examples I'm not sure meet your numeric requirements. Not sure if that says something about demographics (how large of a sample size before a...
Forum: Catalyst Dec 15 '14, 11:25pm
Replies: 250
Views: 2,939
Posted By silveroak
Dr. Smith takes a deep breath and opens the radio...

Dr. Smith takes a deep breath and opens the radio channel "If you have an ambulance handy I can get him in, assuming he isn't immune to all magic. I can't guarantee he will survive. Not what I would...
Forum: Worldly Talk Dec 15 '14, 11:21pm
Replies: 63
Views: 1,092
Posted By silveroak
Hinduism?

Hinduism?
Forum: Worldly Talk Dec 15 '14, 12:55am
Replies: 91
Views: 1,451
Posted By silveroak
That's why they have "hearts and minds"...

That's why they have "hearts and minds" campaigns, which have been proven effective in the past- win over populations to support you and not provide aid and cover for the terrorists. There is no way...
Forum: Worldly Talk Dec 15 '14, 12:15am
Replies: 91
Views: 1,451
Posted By silveroak
Except that it is actually less effective than...

Except that it is actually less effective than not being as brutal as they are.
Forum: Worldly Talk Dec 14 '14, 4:35am
Replies: 91
Views: 1,451
Posted By silveroak
Additionally when it comes to issues of...

Additionally when it comes to issues of dissemination of the extremist doctrine, torturing suspected extremists is more likely to breed extremists than reduce the threat. Which is why there are...
Forum: Worldly Talk Dec 13 '14, 11:40pm
Replies: 17
Views: 754
Posted By silveroak
I have staid out of this thread for a number of...

I have staid out of this thread for a number of reasons, at least one of which I am about to go into, but would like to say I fully support it becoming a feature in another location of the board.
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Forum: Worldly Talk Dec 13 '14, 11:36pm
Replies: 91
Views: 1,451
Posted By silveroak
aside fro poor sentence structure, if the...

aside fro poor sentence structure, if the extremist ideology were to exist only in a handful of elderly persons bedridden in a care home I would say the war was effectively over. Ideology alone is...
Forum: Worldly Talk Dec 13 '14, 3:35am
Replies: 91
Views: 1,451
Posted By silveroak
Is the problem the drones, or the tactics in...

Is the problem the drones, or the tactics in using them? Had a live pilot done the same bombing run would the results be better?
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