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Posts by Ronaldus Magnus

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  • COUP ATTEMPT: Saudi Arabia. Uncomfirmed reports of coup. Gunfire outside Royal Palace

    04/21/2018 12:05:26 PM PDT · 6 of 152
    Ronaldus Magnus to Tea Party Terrorist

    Not good if true. Hope it isn’t.

  • why Bomb Syria? Yes, American Interests Are Being Served By Striking Assad

    04/17/2018 9:14:16 AM PDT · 30 of 89
    Ronaldus Magnus to SeekAndFind

    Summarizing the article: Blah, blah, blah...the U.S. needs to be the world’s policeman.

  • Suicide machine draws crowds at Amsterdam funeral show

    04/15/2018 10:02:00 PM PDT · 34 of 46
    Ronaldus Magnus to Bender2

    Futurama used to be a comedic portrayal of far-fetched science fiction. Now sadly it’s humor is lost since it has become prophesy in less than a single generation.

  • Offer to Withdraw America's Troops from South Korea to Seal a Nuclear Deal with the North

    04/15/2018 6:04:35 PM PDT · 22 of 46
    Ronaldus Magnus to BBell
    If the North does denuclearize, then the United States should bring home its forces as a matter of course. If proposing withdrawal would be useful in achieving denuclearization, then the card should be played during negotiations. After all, the overriding objective is to eliminate a potential North Korean attack on the American homeland.

    The author's suggestion exemplifies the utter stupidity of diplomats and their perfect record of failing to prevent war and conflict. Pulling US forces out of the Korean peninsula simply because a brutal totalitarian regime "agrees" to give up the nuclear weapons it previously agreed to never produce is madness. It would set a humiliating precedent for the developed world and incentivize every tyrannical despot to build their own nuclear program so that it could be later traded away along with any limitation on their plans for future militaristic expansion. Most third graders could formulate better policy than this fatally naive proposal.

  • GOP congressman: 'Most of the public' doubts Assad used chemical gas

    04/13/2018 8:28:12 AM PDT · 47 of 145
    Ronaldus Magnus to deplorableindc
    The issue for me is the motive for using the chemical weapons. I could see a government that was on the verge of losing a war resort to chemical weapons, but in both cases in Syria their use happened precisely when the Syrian government forces were winning the battle. In fact, during both instances in this conflict the use came immediately after Russia had increased their commitment to Syrian government forces.

    Although their release could certainly could have been accidental, I am very doubtful that the Syrian government deliberately used them. I suspect that it was an enemy of the Syrian government trying to undermine support for Syria. Otherwise it could have been a third party who has an interest in prolonging the conflict and is willing to allow the suffering of hundreds of thousands of people to keep the area destabilized. I have no confidence in anything the CIA, State Department, UN, or the legacy media has to say about it. They have all been wrong far more than they have been right.

  • BREAKING: Parents file last-minute appeal to save baby Alfie Evans

    04/12/2018 9:12:18 PM PDT · 4 of 13
    Ronaldus Magnus to ebb tide

    Praying hard that little Alfie not be murdered and miraculously recover. May God have mercy on our wicked society that so richly deserves His divine wrath.

  • Movie Review - Chappaquiddick

    04/06/2018 6:13:21 PM PDT · 52 of 90
    Ronaldus Magnus to yarddog
    The diver was named Farrar or Farrara or something like that. He definitely told Damore that he could have saved her.

    Yes, but according to the Wikipedia page I linked above he later revised his estimate and more carefully qualified his statement.

  • Movie Review - Chappaquiddick

    04/06/2018 5:31:25 PM PDT · 44 of 90
    Ronaldus Magnus to Guenevere
    What is the possible reason to revisit Chappaquiddick now? Or as Hillary Clinton says.....What difference does it make? Ted got away with it and lived to stink up the senate and our Republic for way too many years.

    Movies are now the medium that our history is written in. This movie does an admirable job of setting the record straight about this sociopath.

  • Movie Review - Chappaquiddick

    04/06/2018 5:28:32 PM PDT · 43 of 90
    Ronaldus Magnus to yarddog
    In his book, Leo Damore mentions that the State Police placed a valid drivers license in his file. This was to cover up the fact that his was expired. Did the movie show that?

    Yes, they describe that issue in a funny way, actually. The ten advisors Joe Kennedy assembled all scream at him about it since it creates greater legal liability. Although they "fix" it, I believe that the movie had a Kennedy sycophant in a role other than the state police replace his license.

    Also the diver flat out said that he could have saved her if he had been called immediately. Was that shown?

    Yes in part, but it might not have been the diver who says it.

    The answer to those questions will tell me whether or not to watch it.

    I hope that I wasn't too critical of the movie in my review. It is a great film that every conservative should see, and I say that as someone who hadn't been in a theater in well over a year.

  • Movie Review - Chappaquiddick

    04/06/2018 4:59:59 PM PDT · 31 of 90
    Ronaldus Magnus to gaijin
    As I just posted to another (apparently dead) thread, I just returned from seeing this movie as a matinee this afternoon. After reading this article before I left, I was frankly hoping for something more politically biased than what I saw.

    The movie is as objectively factual as I think any portrayal of this incident possibly could be. It was as if the writers and producers set out to adapt the Wikipedia article on Chappaquiddick to the big screen as faithfully as possible. It is like "The Passion of Christ" in its historical detail. Although the acting and production quality were all top notch, I found the portrayal to be too generous to Ted Kennedy. He was projected as an abused son with a well meaning but weak moral conscience.

    There were several flashback sequences offering a variety of interpretations. Only at the end were there two, less than a second each, glimpses of anything remotely sexual. The first was of a sympathetic Mary Jo Kopechne reaching out to caress Ted Kennedy's face and then one of her clothed upper body laying on the hood of his car. No mention was ever made of the actual police report of her missing panties.

    Ted Kennedy was a sociopath who most likely left his young mistress to die a miserable death in a misguided attempt to save his own political career. He waited ten hours to report the incident while the diver who found her body still grasping the back seat in the remaining pocket of air estimated she could have been saved had Ted Kennedy reported the incident in the first three to four hours. The movie didn't explain this fact either. Despite the wailing of this New York Slimes writer, this movie goes easy on the memory of this monster.

  • How ‘Chappaquiddick’ Distorts a Tragedy

    04/06/2018 4:13:21 PM PDT · 85 of 86
    Ronaldus Magnus to artichokegrower
    I just returned from seeing this movie as a matinee this afternoon. After reading this article before I left, I was frankly hoping for something more politically biased than what I saw.

    The movie is as objectively factual as I think any portrayal of this incident possibly could be. It was as if the writers and producers set out to adapt the Wikipedia article on Chappaquiddick to the big screen as faithfully as possible. It is like "The Passion of Christ" in its historical detail. Although the acting and production quality were all top notch, I found the portrayal to be too generous to Ted Kennedy. He was projected as an abused son with a well meaning but weak moral conscience.

    There were several flashback sequences offering a variety of interpretations. Only at the end were there two, less than a second each, glimpses of anything remotely sexual. The first was of a sympathetic Mary Jo Kopechne reaching out to caress Ted Kennedy's face and then one of her clothed upper body laying on the hood of his car. No mention was ever made of the actual police report of her missing panties.

    Ted Kennedy was a sociopath who left his young mistress to die a miserable death in a misguided attempt to save his own political career. He waited ten hours to report the incident while the diver who found her body still grasping the back seat in the remaining pocket of air estimated she could have been saved had Ted Kennedy reported the incident in the first three to four hours. The movie didn't explain this fact either. Despite the wailing of this New York Slimes writer, this movie goes easy on the memory of this monster.

  • Adrian Lamo, hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning to FBI, found dead

    03/17/2018 1:08:49 PM PDT · 36 of 52
    Ronaldus Magnus to HotHunt

    I am very sorry for your terrible loss. May the Lord comfort and console your family and grant the repose of Ben’s soul. I will pray that you all be reunited again someday in Heaven forever.

  • Defense Agency To Begin Moving Classified Data to Amazon's Secret Cloud After Protest

    03/13/2018 9:03:32 PM PDT · 17 of 31
    Ronaldus Magnus to slag

    “The cloud” is just someone else’s computer.

  • The deeper reason for drug ads on television

    03/12/2018 8:03:04 AM PDT · 33 of 41
    Ronaldus Magnus to heterosupremacist
    The cancer patient pays $22,500 for nine months of survival, during which the suffering continues, and then he dies. The ad isn’t mentioning THAT. The ad relies on the doctor to convince the patient to go along with this lunatic program.

    The author makes a good point early on, particularly as it relates to anti-depressants, but then loses the argument entirely with the closing above related to cancer. Given the alternative, I would gladly pay $22.5K for another nine months of life. People who would choose this option aren't lunatics as the author claims and shouldn't have this option denied them by lightweight intellectual arguments which lack an understand of basic mathematical analysis. The nine month average life extension isn't a constant but includes those who don't live longer and those who live years longer or might even go into remission. Cancer treatment, like the treatments for many diseases, is generally fought with a delaying action. The intent is primarily to allow the patient a longer life, ideally long enough to outlive the cancer. The other objective is to allow the patient to live long enough for a more effective treatment to become available. The author's neglect of variability in treatment outcomes neglects these very real potential benefits.

  • Vaccines Don't Overload Babies' Immune Systems, Study Finds

    03/08/2018 10:03:59 PM PST · 13 of 43
    Ronaldus Magnus to nickcarraway
    This study is great news! Now we can repeal the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act so that vaccine manufactures can start having the same liability that every other company must face. Many conservative organizations such as the Eagle Forum have opposed this law and those like it which prevent injured parties from suing companies for damages directly caused by the products they produce. If these vaccines are as safe as the companies producing them say they are, then its time for them to shed this artificial federal favoritism and start being accountable for their products just like everybody else has to be.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Kasper: Stop calling it ‘heresy’ to allow Communion for adulterers

    03/08/2018 1:59:48 PM PST · 7 of 9
    Ronaldus Magnus to ebb tide
    Cardinal Kasper: Stop calling it ‘heresy’ to allow Communion for adulterers

    I may be mistaken, but Cardinal Kasper may be correct here. Saying that it is licit for people in a persistent state of adultery to receive the Eucharist would be heresy. However, receiving the Eucharist in this state would technically be sacrilege.

  • College Republicans Propose an Unusual Idea From the Right: a Carbon Tax

    03/07/2018 10:27:26 AM PST · 17 of 17
    Ronaldus Magnus to Macoozie
    On the other hand, a carbon subsidy or tax break for carbon burning companies might spur investment and generate economic growth.
  • David Kernell, Sarah Palin's Hacker, Dies at 30 [TR]

    02/18/2018 1:55:32 PM PST · 67 of 67
    Ronaldus Magnus to shelterguy
    My son is in the hospital right now with an incurable disease. He is 34. I have some relatives who are as far left as one can get. But they contact me constantly telling me they have done group prayers with anyone they can, they have shown more support and compassion than anyone.

    I am very sorry about your son's condition. Compassion and class often transcend both religion and political party. Your son and your whole family will be in my family's prayers. Would you mind sharing his first name or initials to make it easier for us to pray for him?

  • Kasich to Trump: 'Take some steps' on gun control

    02/18/2018 12:58:31 PM PST · 55 of 114
    Ronaldus Magnus to Innovative
    John Kasich is a traitor to our Second Amendment freedom and he was almost single handedly responsible for the 1994 assault weapons ban because of his behind-the-scenes betrayal of his Republican colleges. He also voted for the Brady law.

    The Wikipedia article below explains how the Republicans had successfully blocked the Assault Weapons Ban until Kasich negotiated a sellout with Leon Panetta. I once (many, many years ago) thought Kasich had presidential potential, but now I know that he is a enemy to all conservatives.

    Wikipedia article on Kasich's Congressional Career:

      In 1994, Kasich was one of the Republican leaders to support a last-minute deal with President Bill Clinton to pass the Federal Assault Weapons Ban. After a series of meetings with Clinton's Chief of Staff, Leon Panetta, a longtime friend of Kasich, the assault weapons ban was passed when 42 Republicans crossed party lines and voted to ban assault weapons with the Democrats. His support of the assault-weapons ban angered the National Rifle Association, which gave Kasich an "F" rating in 1994 as a result.
  • David Kernell, Sarah Palin's Hacker, Dies at 30 [TR]

    02/09/2018 9:48:09 PM PST · 12 of 67
    Ronaldus Magnus to Extremely Extreme Extremist
    David Kernell ... has died from complications of multiple sclerosis.

    Dead of MS at age 30, he suffered more than I could wish on anyone for guessing his way into an e-mail account and leaking messages. He served his time in a federal prison and then suffered through a miserable disease the rest of his life. His debt is paid, may he rest in peace.