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Posts by Redmen4ever

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  • Cinco de Mayo: the other kwanzaa (Vanity)

    04/26/2018 3:07:23 PM PDT · 52 of 93
    Redmen4ever to cll

    A couple people have given the essence of the story. I’m just filling in.

    The U.S. won the Mexican-American War, but treated Mexico fairly. Instead of simply taking the northern states of Mexico, we paid Mexico an indemnity of $15 million. Whoever heard of the victorious country paying the defeated country after a war?

    We justified annexing the northern states of Mexico because of the right of self-determination. Those states (Texas, New Mexico and California) choose to join us. Well, maybe the people of the northern part of California. And, maybe the money recognized that there were some disputed regions. Plus, any citizen of Mexico residing in the northern states could become a citizen of the U.S., retaining all their rights and their property. But, anybody who wanted to remain a citizen of Mexico could sell their property and move south.

    So, at the time the French invaded Mexico - during our civil war - there were many Mexican-Americans. In keeping with the Monroe Doctrine, they thought we should defend Mexico from the invaders. Like I said, this was during our civil war, so we weren’t able, at the time, to defend Mexico. Come the end of the war, President Andrew Johnson sent General Sherman with an army of 50,000 battle-hardened troops to the border, and told the French to get the hell out of Mexico. Which the French army immediately proceeded to do. The French-installed “Emperor” of Mexico refused to leave. This is my country, he said, I believe in French. The patriots of Mexico arrested him, lined him up against a wall, and shot him.

    This is the origins of Cinco de Mayo. It began as a celebration of a minor battle in Pueblo, Mexico, with the expectation that the new country of the Mexican-Americans would fulfill the terms of the Monroe Doctrine and defend its sister American republic.

  • Dutch Probe ‘Appalling’ Euthanasia of Dementia Patient

    04/21/2018 7:29:08 AM PDT · 13 of 22
    Redmen4ever to davikkm

    Now that people are free to choose suicide, it is up to the smart people to decide how developmentally-challeneged people would choose.

    Next it will be people unable to earn a living wage.

    After that, people who think homosexuality is wrong, or who believe in the 2nd amendment, or who are overweight, or who aren’t handsome or pretty enough, or who aren’t intelligent enough. All the untermensch as determined by the smart people.

    Welcome to Nazism 2.0

  • NRA lobbyist says his home has been vandalized twice

    04/21/2018 7:21:41 AM PDT · 7 of 41
    Redmen4ever to cba123

    Don’t hold your breadth for the Southern Poverty Law Center to include this incident of vandalism on their list of terrorist acts. When people on the left disrupt class, block the sidewalk, vandalize statues, shout down speakers, attack people with baseball bats, assassinate Congressmen, and kill people who wear Trump hats, it’s protected by the 1st Amendment. Increasingly, we are coming to realize that our rights are protected by the 2nd Amendment.

  • McCain to Trump: Airstrikes alone won't achieve objectives in Syria

    04/14/2018 3:59:27 AM PDT · 27 of 85
    Redmen4ever to yesthatjallen

    Enforcing the ban on chemical weapons is different from trying to micro-manage the Middle East.

  • Pennsylvania school district gives teachers tiny bats to fend off intruders

    04/13/2018 12:11:38 PM PDT · 20 of 45
    Redmen4ever to Simon Green

    Tiny Batter

    Blue jean baby, PA lady, teacher for the class
    Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you who dispense the hallway pass
    NEA-member, you must remember, guns are not fun
    So rather than have one, a tiny bat will have to get the job done

  • How the Science Wars Ruined the Mother of Anthropology

    04/13/2018 8:26:25 AM PDT · 9 of 18
    Redmen4ever to pabianice

    Science is about prediction, not explanation. Even if it were true, could Margaret Mead’s fanciful account of polynesian sex life be replicated with other primitive people? Again, even if it were true, if there were only one place in the world - her place - where free love dominated, that would be an anomaly and require a special explanation.

  • How the Science Wars Ruined the Mother of Anthropology

    04/13/2018 8:12:27 AM PDT · 7 of 18
    Redmen4ever to JohnnyP
  • Comey: It’s possible Trump was with hookers ‘peeing on each other’

    04/13/2018 7:06:12 AM PDT · 9 of 91
    Redmen4ever to ChicagoConservative27

    And Comey got this allegation from who? From Russia. There IS Russia collution and Comey was and is part of it.

  • Booker Grills Pompeo on Gay Marriage Opposition: 'Is Being Gay a Perversion?'

    04/12/2018 5:32:49 PM PDT · 58 of 68
    Redmen4ever to Ennis85

    On the day that 51 percent say they believe in X, all who believe in NOT X are not Americans. With this simple rule, we can have a country that is totalitarian.

    Booker, beng a left-wing commie bastard, would like that.

  • U. of Wash.: Prof put on probation for mentioning her Christian faith in front of Muslim student

    04/12/2018 5:14:33 PM PDT · 10 of 21
    Redmen4ever to Jyotishi

    A Muslims joins with the anti-American atheist pro-homosexual left to attack a Christian. If there are any Muslims reading this, you should contract this attacker and tell her that joining the left is against God.

  • Student under investigation for posting conservative flyers

    04/12/2018 10:34:45 AM PDT · 5 of 18
    Redmen4ever to detective

    Are other students and student groups that post unauthorized flyers treated similarly?

  • Naval Aviators Say They Were Kicked Out of Training Due to Racial Bias

    04/12/2018 8:48:30 AM PDT · 50 of 72
    Redmen4ever to pabianice

    Accepted into the program even though his score was marginal, only to wash out later.

    This could be another case of a minority who would have done very well in many very challenging occupations being forced by affirmative action into an occupation in which he was marginal. Sort of like making a white guy shift from strong safety to cornerback because that position lacks diversity.

    When you get to the best of the best of the best, if one race or sex has the advantage, here’s what you should say, We’re America. We’ve got those people.

  • Danny Glover says racism is the "foundation of this country" (Celebtardation hurl alert)

    04/12/2018 4:08:38 AM PDT · 39 of 40
    Redmen4ever to Cubs Fan

    At the Founding, the population and wealth of the slave states were about equal to that of the free states (almost all states were, at the time, slave states, by “free states” I include those that ended slavery either through gradual emancipation or by abolishing slavery shortly after the Founding). By the time of the Civil War, the free states were four times as large in population, and eight times as large in wealth. Why did the free states grow so much faster in population and wealth?

    Unless you are some kind of libtard, the answer is obvious. The free states more fully embraced capitalism in both of its senses: in the sense of relying on industrial machinery instead of humans as work-animals, and in the sense of allowing the marketplace to direct economic activity. Even among the apologists for the Lost Cause, there is some recognition that this is the reason for the relative success of the free states,

    But, according to libtards, the North somehow woodwinked the South, stealing from the South through the tariff. Thus, historically, communists, socialists and progressives tended to ally with those who supported slavery and segregation, with Woodrow Wilson being the personification of both views rolled into one.

    Prior to the emerging economies of the world, the libtard gang said much the same thing. The rich capitalist countries were rich because they exploited the poor non-capitalist countries. Today, with so many emerging economies, it is clear that what is happening is creation of wealth, not redistribution of wealth.

    Basically, the libtard view is that wealth is static. There’s only so much of it. So, for anyone to want more necessarily means others have less. Inequality is the rallying cry. But, because they are so wrong, the libtards are always having to explain why their theories are contradicted by reality. Right now, why the Trump economy is booming,

    But, maybe, the libtards are right to some extent. Maybe, it’s brains that are static. Maybe, what they really need is a little redistribution of intelligence. The thing about intelligence is that it, like wealth, is something that you can’t share. It’s something that you create. And, something that you destroy if you tried to redistribute it. So, I say to libtards, stop being so stupid and learn a thing or two about how economies work.

  • Danny Glover says racism is the "foundation of this country" (Celebtardation hurl alert)

    04/12/2018 3:42:39 AM PDT · 38 of 40
    Redmen4ever to RegulatorCountry

    Lincoln did indeed attempt to avoid a war or to minimize the war once it got started. But, after Antietam, with the Emancipation Proclamation, the war changed from one to preserve the Union to one to free the slaves.

    The Emancipation Proclamation included a provision for ending slavery in those places under Union control through compensated emancipation. Basically, slaveowners in Union controlled places were paid the enlistment bonus when a man joined our army, in return for his freedom and his family’s freedom. In addition, the four loyal slaves states abolished slavery during the war, and the Congress ended slavery in D.C., prior to the ratification of the 13th Amendment.

    The war ended slavery, but at what cost? At an enormous cost in terms of loss of lives, the financial cost of the war, and the destruction of property. Almost as many people died or were wounded as were freed. Thus, Lincoln said for every drop of blood taken by the whip another is taken by the sword. Race hatred and sectional divided haunted our country, and the South impoverished for another century.

    Let us honor the sacrifice of those who gave their lives, as they saw it, to free their fellow man or to defend their home from invasion, by committing ourselves to peacefully resolve our differences, being patient and trusting in God.

  • Video below shows President Trump and Bama players praying after the Tide's WhiteHouse visit!

    04/11/2018 12:48:36 AM PDT · 5 of 13
    Redmen4ever to boycott

    The President of the United States, who has the weight of the world on his shoulders, needs our prayers continuously.

  • TED CRUZ GRILLING: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Under Fire

    04/10/2018 2:53:19 PM PDT · 28 of 78
    Redmen4ever to conservative98

    Diamond and Silk, Mr. Z., are NOT foreign terrorists.

  • Hitler's Monstrous 'Jagdtiger' Tank Destroyers Were a Colossal Failure

    04/07/2018 2:57:02 PM PDT · 40 of 92
    Redmen4ever to fso301

    Thank you.

    Our armor strategy was indeed speed, maneuver and swarming. We had 50,000 Shermans and about 10,000 tank destroyers of various types. The Germans had 20,000 Mach IVs, Panthers and Tigers, a great many of which were sent to the eastern front.

    You are also exactly correct, we were supposed to use tank destroyers, not our medium tanks, against their heavy tanks. When they attacked, our tank destroyers were supposed to quick get into the action, and take them out. A key aspect of our tank destroyers is that they were relatively light (not much armor) and, so, fast. Speed and maneuver were their strength, not thick armor. So, our approach to tank destroyers was very different from the German approach. Almost the opposite.

    As it turned out, we didn’t encounter German tanks in the numbers we had anticipated. So, the tank destroyers were used more as artillery and light tanks, than they were used in their intended role.

    Of course, from time to time, Shermans found themselves up against Tigers. In theory, when this happened, some of the Shermans were to maneuver to the side for a flank shot, while other Shermans kept the Tigers engaged and buttoned-up. Infantry could do the same thing. Have part of the force maneuver to the side for a flank shot with a bazooka. Even when successful, these engagements often left some of our force destroyed.

    Our strategy of emphasizing speed, maneuver and swarming came at a heavy price to the unfortunate few who had to slug it out against heavier armored vehicles. All I will say about that is that we had to win that war.

    Over in the Pacific, a similar thing could be said about the Japanese super battleship the Yamato and her sister ships. The range of their heaviest guns extended beyond the horizon. They were supposed to locate enemy ships from observers in balloons high above the battleship, and destroy those enemy ships before the enemy ships could even come within range of the super battleship. But, because of submarines and aircraft carriers, the super battleships proved to be indecisive, and a tremendous waste of resources.

    Our F-35 might be a similar huge waste. The F-35, too, is supposed to destroy the enemy over the horizon, with the assistance of an array of radars including satellite-based radars. But, with a limited cruising range and limited missile bay, it can easily be swarmed. I used to be quite vocal about the F-35, but Trump has talked down the price, and we are working on its successor(s).

  • Danny Glover says racism is the "foundation of this country" (Celebtardation hurl alert)

    04/06/2018 8:59:09 AM PDT · 11 of 40
    Redmen4ever to Cubs Fan

    Notice that Danny Glover treats all whites the same. The ones in the north who ended slavery peacefully and the ones in the south who didn’t. The ones from the north who fought a civil war to end slavery and the ones in the south who fought to defend their region from what they viewed as an invasion. The ones from the south who, despite the urge to protect their home from an invasion, joined with the Yankees in order to end slavery. The whites who arrived here after the Civil War was over. What do all those people have in common: their skin color.

  • Charles Barkley slams NCAA, FBI and politics at Final Four conference

    04/01/2018 6:41:06 AM PDT · 13 of 43
    Redmen4ever to Oldeconomybuyer

    The idea that some cheating means we should allow all cheating is ludicrous. Of course, there is and has always been cheating. Ditto crime, corruption, lying, whether sports, sex, politics, business, whatever. It would be too costly to police these thing s completely. Not only in terms of the explicit cost of police, but also in terms of the stiffing of innovation. So here’s what we do: we invest enough resources to catch enough of the cheaters, and punish them appropriately, to keep a lid on cheating.

    As for individuals who lie, cheat and steal , we hope to eventually catch them. This isn’t exactly the case in terms of college ballplayers, because individual ballplayers are only in college for a few years. Among college ballplayers, individuals can and do get through. But, we hope to periodically catch programs that cheat. As for serial murderers, rapists and child molesters, thieves, corrupt politicians, cheating spouses, fraudulent businesses, they usually are emboldened by getting away with it and continue in their malevolent ways. But, eventually, we do think we get them.

  • 'Roseanne' co-star Sandra Bernhard says women who support Trump can't 'think for themselves'

    03/29/2018 10:40:28 AM PDT · 16 of 130
    Redmen4ever to ColdOne

    And this isn’t sexist why?