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Islamic State Could Attack West In Response To Air Strikes, Top Terror Expert Warns

Islamic State Could Attack West In Response To Air Strikes, Top Terror Expert Warns

Commented Aug 20, 2014 at 20:17:11 in UK Politics

“I'm a former solider, and more than capable of holding my own in a street fight.

I would step in....because I'm capable.

Just like I think that nations have the same obligation on an international level.

By your original post though....you wouldn't even call an ambulance when the dust settled..”

MrAnon on Aug 21, 2014 at 17:44:54

“OK, you see someone being assaulted and you go to their aid. You punch the assailant and say you end up breaking their nose. The victim of the assault is immensely grateful to you for saving him/her. You go your merry ways and forget about the incident. A couple of months later, you get a letter in the post: the thug whose nose you broke is now suing you for thousands of pounds in compensation. Or, you get a knock on the door. It's the police - the thug reported you for assault and they have come to arrest you. Still think getting involved in a street fight is a good idea?

When I was a kid, my school had a very simple policy: they don't care who started it, or who was right and who was wrong - if 2 pupils get in a fight with each other, both will be punished. I was the biggest, tallest and strongest pupil at the time but I often found myself being bullied by weaker pupils because I had far too much respect for the rule of law to fight back.”
Islamic State Could Attack West In Response To Air Strikes, Top Terror Expert Warns

Islamic State Could Attack West In Response To Air Strikes, Top Terror Expert Warns

Commented Aug 19, 2014 at 17:17:02 in UK Politics

“So, if I'm walking down that street and I see you getting assaulted, I should just walk on by?”

MrAnon on Aug 19, 2014 at 18:25:51

“99% of people would, it is one thing giving first aid to an injured person but to get involved in a fight, mugging etc. is asking for trouble!”
Islamic State Could Attack West In Response To Air Strikes, Top Terror Expert Warns

Islamic State Could Attack West In Response To Air Strikes, Top Terror Expert Warns

Commented Aug 19, 2014 at 08:09:59 in UK Politics

“So the answer is to bury our heads in the sand?

Look at my tag line. I'm a bleeding heart, left wing Liberal....but even I know that sometimes you've got to take a stand in the name of humanity.

Those that have the strength have an obligation to defend those that don't. Even if it means taking a punch or two ourselves.

If we don't the world will consist of the strong, with heads in the sand, and the bullies.....and no one else.”

skbull44 on Aug 19, 2014 at 11:26:53

“Actually, a better answer would have been to mind our own business in the first place. Let's recall that ISIS has been armed/trained by the CIA when they were associated with Al Qaeda (yes, Al Qaeda) in fighting Syria's Assad.
Let's look at the chain of events: the CIA arms/trains Al Qaeda to fight the Russians in Afghanistan; Al Qaeda helps to rout the Russians and then uses its training/arms on the West and becomes the terrorist organisation de jour. The CIA once again arms/trains Al Qaeda/ISIS to fight Syria's Assad; ISIS turns its arms/training on the West.
Do you see a pattern here???
Interventionist policies always backfire, especially when the West backs authoritarian regimes when it is convenient (think Saudi Arabia, Hussein, Ghadaffi, and on and on it goes...).”

MrAnon on Aug 19, 2014 at 11:12:13

“Actually, the answer IS to bury our heads in the sand. Why? Because we are no different to any other country out there, our jurisdiction is limited to our own country and we have no right to tell another independent country what they can and can't do. Why is it down to us to "take a stand in the name of humanity"? Do you see any other country apart from the USA and the UK gettting involved in someone else's fight? No, you don't, we just have an ego that's too big for our own good.”

Naturally Skeptical on Aug 19, 2014 at 09:13:06

“This right-wing conservative agrees with what you said.”

rabidrightwatch on Aug 19, 2014 at 09:12:03

“I wholehearted agree - as a fellow left wing liberal...

although, the situation you describe in your final paragraph already exists..”
Pastafarian Argues Religious Right To Wear Colander In B.C. Driver's Licence Photo

Pastafarian Argues Religious Right To Wear Colander In B.C. Driver's Licence Photo

Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 15:33:52 in Canada British Columbia

“If he goes out in public not wearing a collander, that debunks his claim.

However, as his church rejects dogma, there is nothing that compels him not to remove his headdress.....except his Contrarian opinions....which are not protected.”
Google's Kevlar-Reinforced Undersea Cables 'Under Attack By Sharks'

Google's Kevlar-Reinforced Undersea Cables 'Under Attack By Sharks'

Commented Aug 15, 2014 at 11:08:47 in UK Tech

“Check the sharks for Comcast and Verizon employee name tags...”
Michael Sona: 'I Thought This Would Turn Out Different'

Michael Sona: 'I Thought This Would Turn Out Different'

Commented Aug 14, 2014 at 14:53:50 in Canada Politics

“How many honest Conservatives have been caught doing anything illegal?

I'm sure there are many honest Conservatives out there....however, if they support their current leader and his cronies, and intend on voting to return them to power next year, they need to take a serious moral inventory.”

Molarii on Aug 14, 2014 at 15:53:07

“Great post, David.

" they need to take a serious moral inventory."

Canadians are all so looking forward to 2015 elections to do that.
Hopefully we can take back our democracy and country.”
Robin Williams Funeral To Be Picketted By Westboro Baptist Church

Robin Williams Funeral To Be Picketted By Westboro Baptist Church

Commented Aug 14, 2014 at 13:14:06 in UK

“I don't see this ending well for them, considering the reaction of other crowds to their hate.
How many YouTube videos are there, showing them fleeing in fear?

To the WBC: 0 are the number of nanoseconds I spend concerned for your safety and dignity.

...if you don't get the reference, visit their website.”
Brookfield Office Properties Under Fire For Confiscating Bikes

Brookfield Office Properties Under Fire For Confiscating Bikes

Commented Aug 14, 2014 at 13:09:33 in Canada

“Apparently Brookfield doesn't want cyclists patronizing their tenant businesses”

Douglas d on Aug 15, 2014 at 10:09:01

“David, good point... the appropriate, considered (and business minded) response to multiple instances of bikes locked to a post on the side walk in front of your commercial building containing a shopping mall, in a shopping district with thousands of daily users who arrive by any number of means would be to provide additional facilities for the group that seems to have not been though of (cyclists). Instead they are saying with their actions that this group is not welcome....”

Punned It on Aug 15, 2014 at 00:14:13

“Or anyone who supports cycling. Might be a very lean fall for them...

I`ll be taking my business elsewhere. There`s nothing there I can`t find somewhere else in Toronto.”
Michael Sona: 'I Thought This Would Turn Out Different'

Michael Sona: 'I Thought This Would Turn Out Different'

Commented Aug 14, 2014 at 13:03:25 in Canada Politics

“Well....the Cons do seem to always be surprised when they get get called out on their illegal activities.

A culture of privilege.”

Molarii on Aug 14, 2014 at 14:43:39

“Hi David R.

I know you meant only the dishonest Conservatives involved in this illegal activity and not the honest Conservatives who outnumber these individuals by far.

With that said, Mr.Sona should cooperate with authorities if he knows more and denounce them.”

okgranny on Aug 14, 2014 at 13:05:57

“I think the con government is deeply flawed and deeply corrupt starting at the top.”
Ferguson Protest Pictures In St Louis Show The Terrifying Militarisation Of The US Police

Ferguson Protest Pictures In St Louis Show The Terrifying Militarisation Of The US Police

Commented Aug 14, 2014 at 11:56:41 in UK

“I think those things covering their faces are shields...and part of their police issued uniform.”
#IfIWereABoy Feminist Campaign Gets Ambushed By Stupidity

#IfIWereABoy Feminist Campaign Gets Ambushed By Stupidity

Commented Aug 13, 2014 at 11:24:46 in Canada Living

“Worse typo ever...I meant poorer on them than you.

Sorry.”
#IfIWereABoy Feminist Campaign Gets Ambushed By Stupidity

#IfIWereABoy Feminist Campaign Gets Ambushed By Stupidity

Commented Aug 13, 2014 at 08:14:12 in Canada Living

“Really....
you think "Having a Real Conversation" , "Learning about Feminism", "Putting the Seat Down" are legitimate concerns.

I can assure you that none of these signs these women are holding apply to males in general.

#IfIWereAGirl I would take the time to learn that sexism goes both ways #misandry

....there...how do you like it when it happens to you?”
#IfIWereABoy Feminist Campaign Gets Ambushed By Stupidity

#IfIWereABoy Feminist Campaign Gets Ambushed By Stupidity

Commented Aug 13, 2014 at 08:11:10 in Canada Living

“You're able to share emotions and cry in public all you want.
Who really cares if someone calls you a homophobic name.
Its a poorer reflection on you then it is them.”

DavidRothbauer on Aug 13, 2014 at 11:24:46

“Worse typo ever...I meant poorer on them than you.

Sorry.”
#IfIWereABoy Feminist Campaign Gets Ambushed By Stupidity

#IfIWereABoy Feminist Campaign Gets Ambushed By Stupidity

Commented Aug 13, 2014 at 08:08:24 in Canada Living

“Ask anyone who knows me. Unless you're one of 6 living creatures on this planet I simply don't care what you think about me.

Those six...my parents, my sister, my best friend, my 2 dogs, and me.

I used to care...it limited my behavior. I wouldn't do certain things in public for fear of "what people would think".

So now, I don't worry about that. If I want to order the very pretty yogurt parfait at my favorite restaurant for breakfast...I will.

If I want to pull into the local grocery store's parking lot with Lady GaGa's Born This Way or Keisha's "Tik-Tok" blasting on my 300's stereo, I will.

I don't care if people think its "inappropriate" for a middle-aged computer programmer to be listening to things like that, or that people will think I'm gay.

If someone says something stupid or hurtful to me, or someone within my ear shot, I will call them on it.

I won't care if people think I'm being rude, or that I might hurt the insensitive clod's feelings.

People spend too much time worrying about what people who near or complete strangers think of them....

You should try it....its very liberating.”
Jay Turner, Hamilton Police Officer, Apologizes For Robin Williams Tweet

Jay Turner, Hamilton Police Officer, Apologizes For Robin Williams Tweet

Commented Aug 12, 2014 at 20:00:24 in Canada Living

“I once over heard an officer berating a man over his disheveled appearance. I don't know what lead up to the comment, but I did hear the man's companion explain that he was suffering from severe depression and to please tone it down.

The cop sneered, "Depression is just an excuse for being weak!".

This is unfortunately not a rare opinion amongst law enforcement.

The troubling thing about this entire exchange is that I do not get the impression that the officer realizes what it was that he said that was so offensive.

If you're having problems with that I'll help you out...

It was the word "CHOSE"”

Rebel1966 on Aug 13, 2014 at 06:23:44

“It is not a rare opinion amongst the public either. Ask people why homeless people are there on the street. The answer is more often or not, too lazy to get a job,
To be honest, as a 48 year old woman living with rapid cycling bipolar disorder type I, Robin Williams' suicide shook me hard. In fact here is the comment I made upon reading the news.

[“I sit here absolutely gutted, tears streaming down my face. The choice Robin Williams made to end his pain of living in the deep well of despair, had to have meant that he was in mental agony. He was an amazing talent and long believed to be suffering bipolar disorder. His manic energy in live interviews was hard to miss,
I too struggle with bipolar disorder, and as the founder and head of a small psychiatric support group centre that is long gone due to lack of government funding, I have lost so many friends to mental illness and also my Aunt, via suicide. I am starting to fear, is there hope for any of us, if someone as grand as Robin Williams, with all the resources he could have accessed, to not finally succumb to the darkness of this damn disease?"]

So, it does impact those of us suffering, it is always an option to us and it is just finally making the CHOICE to act. Would have thought by 63, it would be better.”
Robin Williams Dead: Suicide Suspected To Be Cause Of Death

Robin Williams Dead: Suicide Suspected To Be Cause Of Death

Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 20:46:10 in Canada TV

“If Robin's goal was to leave this earth a better place than he found it....through the laughter he brought, his kindness and his inspiration, he succeeded.”
#IfIWereABoy Feminist Campaign Gets Ambushed By Stupidity

#IfIWereABoy Feminist Campaign Gets Ambushed By Stupidity

Commented Aug 11, 2014 at 13:26:00 in Canada Living

“Some of the #IfIWereAGirl posts are just stupid....some though, are spot on.

Especially the "I'd treat males as people who may occasionally be right"

Some of the #IFIWereABoy signs are pretty lame too......tying in petty squabbles with individual men with the Feminist movement.

Here's mine:

#IfIWereAGirl I wouldn't care what men, or anyone else thinks, does or says unless it affects me directly.
If it did, I would deal with that person as an individual, not as a gender, or race.”

alsm9 on Aug 12, 2014 at 17:24:23

“None of them are right. Lots of women (including myself) respect the men in our lives and their opinions. That's a sweaping and unfair generalization. And as for your "I wouldn't care what men think..." I doubt that regardless of your gender.”

Naturally Skeptical on Aug 11, 2014 at 16:41:17

“"If it did, I would deal with that person as an individual, not as a gender, or race."

Exactly. We don't often agree but on this one, we're definitely on the same page.”
Anti-Gay Crusader Goes Undercover At Vancouver Pride Parade, Hands Out Fake Condoms

Anti-Gay Crusader Goes Undercover At Vancouver Pride Parade, Hands Out Fake Condoms

Commented Aug 7, 2014 at 19:50:28 in Canada British Columbia

“I think that Pastor was having a too good a time to be "faking it".

But you know what they say...

"A persons expressed Homophobia is inversely proportional to their repressed Homosexuality"”

Domenic L on Aug 8, 2014 at 14:32:05

“Whatcott is a former gay man.

Furthermore why give him the attention he craves?

Don't like what he says? Argue with him and/or ignore him.

Nobody has the right to not be offended

Down here (thanks to the first amendment) he wouldn't have to worry about being arrest and/or fined.

He certainly wouldn't be dragged before a fascist h.r.c. becuase people are offended.”
Julian Fantino Accuses Justin Trudeau Of Consorting With 'Religious Extremists'

Julian Fantino Accuses Justin Trudeau Of Consorting With 'Religious Extremists'

Commented Aug 6, 2014 at 20:48:40 in Canada Politics

“Wow....considering this guy was head of Ontario's police force and Toronto's....one has to wonder how many people were arrested, charged and convicted based on hyperbole, innuendo and illiteracy.”

CyberWolf on Aug 6, 2014 at 21:07:28

“the same thought scares me every time”
Scandinavian Tourists 'Horrified' By Canada's Car Culture

Scandinavian Tourists 'Horrified' By Canada's Car Culture

Commented Aug 4, 2014 at 21:23:53 in Canada Living

“What is an "unfulfilled community"?

Canada needs more mass transit....I'm not talking more subways in Toronto, I'm talking more mass transit linking communities in such a way that people could use it to do things like go to work.”

Charles the Great on Aug 4, 2014 at 21:49:09

“It won't happen, remember this is Canada, it will cost too much for people to take and there is no chance of it being cheap like in Europe.”
TV Crew Captures Harrowing Moment Israeli Shells Hit Market In Gaza, Killing 17

TV Crew Captures Harrowing Moment Israeli Shells Hit Market In Gaza, Killing 17

Commented Jul 31, 2014 at 17:14:45 in UK

“I'm sure it would. After all if the terrorist was sure that his or her tank, or aircraft would be destroyed, it would make them think twice.”
TV Crew Captures Harrowing Moment Israeli Shells Hit Market In Gaza, Killing 17

TV Crew Captures Harrowing Moment Israeli Shells Hit Market In Gaza, Killing 17

Commented Jul 31, 2014 at 15:13:13 in UK

“How do you know who voted for whom?

Steven Harper was given a majority government by less than 40% of voters.”
TV Crew Captures Harrowing Moment Israeli Shells Hit Market In Gaza, Killing 17

TV Crew Captures Harrowing Moment Israeli Shells Hit Market In Gaza, Killing 17

Commented Jul 31, 2014 at 15:08:23 in UK

“"If you would admit the clear and obvious biasedness,:

I'm sorry, are you being sarcastic?”

SuperMadGaryCronin on Jul 31, 2014 at 15:17:17

“David, Because I'm sure you would admit that you are clearly not the brightest spark, I will spell it out for you - every news source / paper / site has an agenda which they follow. Surely even you can understand this basic fact ?”
TV Crew Captures Harrowing Moment Israeli Shells Hit Market In Gaza, Killing 17

TV Crew Captures Harrowing Moment Israeli Shells Hit Market In Gaza, Killing 17

Commented Jul 31, 2014 at 15:06:55 in UK

“If ever there was a place badly in need of a green line patrolled by heavily armed, professional peace-keepers its here.”

SuperMadGaryCronin on Jul 31, 2014 at 15:55:13

“Hopefully it would stop the te rrorist firing rockets, I agree.”
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