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by cassowary
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: The case against William Bligh (of HMS Bounty)
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: The case against William Bligh (of HMS Bounty)

This is different from what I read. He was transporting a cargo of breadfruit trees from Tahiti to the Caribbean on the Bounty.. The trees needed watering and they underestimated the amount of water needed. So he limited the amount each man could drink. This was the final straw and the men mutinied...
by cassowary
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Saudi Arabia's Achilles heel - oil.
Replies: 14
Views: 154

The US benefits from the attack on Saudi oil infrastructure

Don't panic over the attack on Saudi oil Iran comes out a winner only in the sense that it will have mostly gotten away with a heinous terrorist act. The real winner will be the U.S. , which can thank Riyadh for supporting prices at the same time as America takes the lead as the world’s largest and...
by cassowary
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Saudi Arabia's Achilles heel - oil.
Replies: 14
Views: 154

Re: Saudi Arabia's Achilles heel - oil.

If I were Trump, I will wait for the Iranians/Houthis to overplay their hands. Let them block Saudi oil by whatever means. Oil price goes up. The world goes into recession. They will clamor for the US to do something. Then act. Meanwhile the US can enjoy high oil price since they are a net exporter ...
by cassowary
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: The case against William Bligh (of HMS Bounty)
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: The case against William Bligh (of HMS Bounty)

This is different from what I read. He was transporting a cargo of breadfruit trees from Tahiti to the Caribbean on the Bounty.. The trees needed watering and they underestimated the amount of water needed. So he limited the amount each man could drink. This was the final straw and the men mutinied....
by cassowary
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Mugabe RIP
Replies: 22
Views: 273

Mugabe was a Socialist who ruined Zimbabwe

https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/17/dictator-robert-mugabe-is-what-happens-when-a-country-falls-for-charismatic-socialist/ First con people that they don’t need to work for their money by promising them Other People’s Money. In the case of Zimbabwe, the victims were the white Farmers. This will of ...
by cassowary
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Islam and the US left.
Replies: 33
Views: 280

Re: Islam and the US left.

This is in stark contrast to the Judaeo Christian conception that we are made in God's image and God is viewed as a Loving Father who cared for humanity. Which didn't stop Christians from practicing the death penalty and from gladly killing their enemies, including women and children. Massacres by ...
by cassowary
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Islam and the US left.
Replies: 33
Views: 280

Re: Islam and the US left.

This is in stark contrast to the Judaeo Christian conception that we are made in God's image and God is viewed as a Loving Father who cared for humanity. Which didn't stop Christians from practicing the death penalty and from gladly killing their enemies, including women and children. Massacres by ...
by cassowary
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Islam and the US left.
Replies: 33
Views: 280

Re: Islam and the US left.

You are entitled to your own misconceptions, but Stoics came pretty close to what we call human rights: https://www.academia.edu/37399467/The_Stoic_Origin_of_Natural_Rights [/quote] From your link: The idea that we, as individual human beings, have intrinsic natural rights is often taken to be a di...
by cassowary
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Islam and the US left.
Replies: 33
Views: 280

Re: Islam and the US left.

I would add that some might think the hard left isn't aware of the horrible things about the Muslim world, no they are, but they are convinced it's better than the Judeo Christian world. If they see evidence that it's worse, they blame the Judeo Christian world for making it worse. Fortunately in E...
by cassowary
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Islam and the US left.
Replies: 33
Views: 280

Re: Islam and the US left.

Hmm ... and now EU bureaucrats use that Democracy to remake the demography of Europe and on the way transform it's Greco-Roman/Agnostic character into an Islamo-supremacy. We are tougher than you think, and we have been around a long time. We dealt with Islam in Poitiers, in the Iberian Peninsula, ...