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Buckeye

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  1. I'm much more inclined to believe that war zones are treated like one big consequence-less Nintendo game by people who have no respect for anyone or anything outside of their own, extremely limited, frames of reference... Pretty much.
  2. Wow. Accord talking about Freedom of Speech with a "Love it or leave it" sig! I love irony. Yeah you're damn straight. You exercise your right to free speech by saying how much you hate America and always talking about everything that is wrong with America and all it's flaws, and i'm exercising my right to free speech by telling you that if you don't love America then you're more than welcome to leave. Most of the people on here are just windbags, all talk and no action. If you believe so hard in the things you say on here, then do something about it. You're suggesting "doing something" as moving some place else, which is utterly retarded. I'm suggesting doing so through being critical, discussing issues with my peers and, oh yeah, voting; the TRUE American way. Guess I'm just a better American than you. /throws gauntlet down for no reason because I know that'll piss you off
  3. Wow. Accord talking about Freedom of Speech with a "Love it or leave it" sig! I love irony. Yeah you're damn straight. You exercise your right to free speech by saying how much you hate America and always talking about everything that is wrong with America and all it's flaws, and i'm exercising my right to free speech by telling you that if you don't love America then you're more than welcome to leave. Which is stupid. But, okay. /America haytur signing off "FREE SPEECH! EXCEPT WHEN BEING CRITICAL! THAT WE CANNOT ALLOW!"
  4. Wow. Accord talking about Freedom of Speech with a "Love it or leave it" sig! I love irony.
  5. The whole value Americans over others thing has more to do with preferring those who are more familiar to us. It has nothing to do with preferring Americans over foreigners. Take an atypical American citizen-foreign born, dark skin color, accent-and put him in a difficult situation abroad. Money says the media and the uber-patriot doesn't care. This is the same reason a pregnant black women who goes missing gets no care while a young white rich southern girl who got drunk in Aruba gets immense attention. The latter is loved by the patriotic American like accord while the former isn't. Accord, why do you think there has not been too much concern about that muslim soldier/translator who who went missing a month or two back? The inherent problem with patriotism is that it has no actual definition. People want to make it about basball, apple pie, and bygone culture. Americans that change that are told to leave the country. They are less valuable. This is clarity.
  6. I've established I don't care for any of it. Don't give a sh*t. I'm not faking like I care about American lives anymore than I do Bulgarian lives. Because I don't. Until it affects me, I could care less (this is my point, I'm CLEARLY only out for my own well-being); however, I think there's a problem when you say that American lives are of more value than someone elses. That's the point of conflict. Because it's ridiculous. You cannot prove they are more valuable, because how could you? - Declaration of Independence Another fun fact, "American citizen" is not mentioned at all until Amendment #14 (the first of the Civil War amendments, 80 years after the Constitution was written) in regards to the rights of a person. Specifically, here's how it talks about citizens and noncitizens: Btw, the same punishment is attached to killing a non-American as when you kill an American. The law is very clear on this in all regards, but apparently people like you are not. I
  7. Why should I value a person who happens to live in the same vicinity I do anymore than anyone else? I mean, we all live in world Earth. Does that not seem to supercede some small little peice of land? I had no choice in where I was born and yet, morally, have a choice when choosing what matters. You either value all life, irregardless of where they live, or none of it (excluding family members), or otherwise shut the f*** up. I could care less about Accord's opinion. He's in the military. They SHOULD have that us vs. them mentality. It's what allows them to be our little thugs and bully other countries and, oh yeah, occasionally flex our muscle when we have to, not that we've really had to since world war 2.
  8. Saddam was never a threat to us, so I don't care. I guess it's good, on some level, all the folks he mass-murdered and their families are getting theirs. I don't understand people getting all excited; but I can guess they're products of the nightly news war-machine. Another loveable dictator/former ally is going down. And he was funny! Those proceeding outbursts rocked more than a Michael Richards standup routine. It's a shame.
  9. An innocent American life is no more valuable than one of another nationality. An innocent American life is more valuable than the life of an innocent civilian of another nationality. That's just the way it is. Wow... Just wow... I don't even know how to respond to this. I have lost what little respect I previously had for you Accord with that comment though. This is absolutly disfraceful and hopefully not an indicator of the mindset of our armed forces. If it is, I'm very fearful in the way America and the world is going. You make think this is an extreme response, but i am appalled that you could say that and actually mean it... See, here's the thing: We're fighting more than just the war in Iraq. Over here we're fighting a war or the spirit; of thoughts and ideas. That evolution did not stop with our thumbs and that there are things of merit aside from national boundaries. Some people will not understand this. Because they have not, truly, evolved. I'm not namecalling, and maybe I am but dressing it up a bit, but I totally believe this to be true. I do not think a sane and rational person could give someone merit based on where they were born and live. Same analogy: TWO Americans are to be executed, you have to decide which one. One was born in America, however, while the other one became a citizen and just happened, WHOOPS, to have been born in Afghanistan and IS a Muslim (meaning: there's high likelihood that they're on some terrorist watchgroups hit-list). Who do you choose? Tough to say. Because the world is not black and white. American and un-American, like that. And there are things to be considered aside from this stupid "we live here" mentality. Not really. Thousands of innocent iraqi's are tortured, decapitated, etc. by terrorists. Nobody cares. Then Nick Berg is decapitated by terrorists and all of a sudden everyone cares. Why? Because he is an American. Thousands of Iraqi's are kidnapped every month. Nobody cares. Jill Carol is kidnapped and all of a sudden everyone cares. Why? Because she is an American. The fact of the matter is an American life takes precedent over the lives of anyone else, that is just how it is whether you like it or not and every other westernized country is the exact same way about their own people. If our government did not put American lives before the lives of someone else, something would be very wrong. I'll only grant you media bias. And that's it. Because I wouldn't know either of the people you named except you brought up the decapitation. Of course it's our governments job to pretend to care for lives while meaninglessly sending our troops into the lions den that is Iraq in a war we're not only losing but also losing these valuable American lives that are so important to you. Thing is, you don't even understand what I'm talking about. You don't see the hypocrisy of "caring" for (scrolls up) Nick Berg while sending Donald Reeves Jr., Josh Reutsch and a couple thousand other troops to possible die in some sh*thole in Iraq. Doesn't make sense, does it? Or maybe they don't care at all and that's the party line. But, you're not the government. And you don't seem to understand that INTRINSICALLY (look it up) no life is of more worth than another. Now, I'll grant you if you're talking about some psycho killer vs. a child then the child wins out. But, we're talking about borders, not whether or not the person is a criminal. And you've done nothing to show, aside that our own government sends out a search team and that's it, and the news reports it because it's ratings and the kind of sh*t people eat up (as if caring will get MORE effort put into finding these people; because it doesn't), that the life of an American is better than the life of anyone else, period. Show me, legitimately, without getting into "well, our government," or, "CBS news said," to show that an American life is worth more than another life? And if that's true, then why do we send aid to other countries, period? Don't we have enough poor and starving Americans to take care of that it doesn't necessitate sending food and aid to (I don't know) Uganda? Or are you against that to? Why ont help our bums before we help the bums of other countries? I see some holes in your theory.
  10. An innocent American life is no more valuable than one of another nationality. An innocent American life is more valuable than the life of an innocent civilian of another nationality. That's just the way it is. Wow... Just wow... I don't even know how to respond to this. I have lost what little respect I previously had for you Accord with that comment though. This is absolutly disfraceful and hopefully not an indicator of the mindset of our armed forces. If it is, I'm very fearful in the way America and the world is going. You make think this is an extreme response, but i am appalled that you could say that and actually mean it... See, here's the thing: We're fighting more than just the war in Iraq. Over here we're fighting a war or the spirit; of thoughts and ideas. That evolution did not stop with our thumbs and that there are things of merit aside from national boundaries. Some people will not understand this. Because they have not, truly, evolved. I'm not namecalling, and maybe I am but dressing it up a bit, but I totally believe this to be true. I do not think a sane and rational person could give someone merit based on where they were born and live. Same analogy: TWO Americans are to be executed, you have to decide which one. One was born in America, however, while the other one became a citizen and just happened, WHOOPS, to have been born in Afghanistan and IS a Muslim (meaning: there's high likelihood that they're on some terrorist watchgroups hit-list). Who do you choose? Tough to say. Because the world is not black and white. American and un-American, like that. And there are things to be considered aside from this stupid "we live here" mentality.
  11. but that's not how it is now. Which is SAD. An innocent American life is no more valuable than one of another nationality. An innocent American life is more valuable than the life of an innocent civilian of another nationality. That's just the way it is. Wow. :blink: The only thing you should be "wow'ing" at is the incredible lack of patriotism and national pride among many American's these days. Two people are being held hostage, one is an American and one is Russian. Only one of them will live and you're the only person with the power to decide which one. Don't f***ing tell me you would pick the non-American over the American. See, this analogy just shows how uncreative you are. I mean, let's be honest, if we know who the two dudes in question are, say the American is George W. Bush and the Brazillian is Pele, then dammit I'm saving Pele; and, I think, we can safely say, in my scenario at least, NO innocent life will have been lost. Problem solved.
  12. Sorry, man. It was me. I crashed my bike and my gun went off. My bad.
  13. I'm kind of a Giants fan, too. In that the Giants and Bengals are like mirror opposites of each other. Well, except Carson is better than Eli.
  14. The eBay leeches are out in full force now. This was just listed for $2,500: http://cgi.ebay.com/PCGS-Gerald-Ford-HAND-...tem160067250079 :| Capitalism. Love it or leave it.
  15. It's a round world last time I checked. Guess borders based on tribalistic beliefs of sameness extend to humanity as well. "You don't live here? Well, sorry, you're less of a human." What a great way to be. Fulfilled in every way as a human being. But, I'm not judging. Because I don't care at all. It was war, they tortured folks. *shrugs* Mark that down as atrocity number one billion, two hundred million, forty nine thousand in the books and let it be shown that THIS is the reason than there cannot be a benevolent creator. Unless he's a son of a bitch. I have enough trouble giving and caring for human beings alive now to care about some dudes who got tortured during a war! Oh, whoops, by the way, we stuck their people in internment camps and did sh*tty things to them, too (and by "their" people I mean Americans with slanty eyes and of Japanese descent). Maybe not along the lines of documented dissection, but come on! Accord is the poster boy for Colonial Britain, by the way. Where their cute little sigs, had they computers, would have read, "Colonial America as ruled by Britain, love it or leave it, chap." I love me the people who don't understand freedom and the right to dissent.
  16. Good trailer. I probably won't see it, however.
  17. It was a joke....Jags will end up being the best team not to make the playoffs. Along with all the other current 8-7 teams.
  18. Best movie I've seen in awhile. Got it on DVD for Christmas. My praise cannot do it any justice.
  19. Intriguing. Looks alot more like Hellboy the comic than the movie ever did (I was thinking this as I was watching the beginning). And it's from the director of the Hellboy movie. Weird.
  20. f*** the tv. Superbowl is a once in a lifetime event for most teams.
  21. How are they going to make the playoffs when the NFL wants them to lose?
  22. Bengals don't deserve to go to the playoffs. All they had to do was play a decent half of football, not make many mistakes and play with some heart. They did NONE of those things. That being said: Go Dolphins. I don't have much hope, but I'll be watching.
  23. I'm rooting for the Lions. KITNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
  24. That being said, if my team went to the Superbowl I'd pay anywhere in neighborhood of 500-800 bucks for a ticket. And I'm not rich (yet). no you wouldn't - it's almost impossible to get tickets for face - last year when seattle went a very limited amount went to the ST holder base - they also put tickets in the hands of their hall of fame fans (the guys/gals who sit in the endzone all painted up) i'm not rich and would of paid $800 a ticket - but those weren't an option - hell, add airfare and hotel to that and you are looking at a spendy trip - for the average guy who wants to buy SB tickets you are looking at $2,000 - $3,000 per seat to sit nose bleed Meh, I'm a season ticket holder, so I'd be in the drawing. I know how it's run, the process is explained in our little charter, but yeah, chances would be slim. I think its about 8,000 seats per team for the two particpants, a few thousand seats for the fans of the host team season ticket holders, and the nfl keeps the rest. Tickets this year on various sites are already going for $2,000 and the teams arent even annoucned yet. If the jets make it (probably never) I would try and get a ticket. However I would highly consider spending $500 for an AFC championship ticket and $1400 for a 42 in lcd and watch it at home. I already paid for my playoff ticket. When you own your seats you have to as long as you're within two of getting in. I'd rather see a Superbowl in person. A tv doesn't do much for me, considering I've already got two. I was just saying that was an option. You paid for your playoff tickets, but for a home game. The bengals will not have a home game this playoff. Although I would really try and go to the superbowl, I would highly consider going to an AFC championship game (on the road) to see the jets and then saving 1,500-2,000. No kidding. I'd rather go to a Superbowl. Winning the AFC means nothing compared to a Superbowl.
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