If the US just stopped supporting Israel, the terrorists would leave us alone.
If it were just that simple. England, Spain, Germany, and other countries in Europe that are far less supportive of Israel than the U.S. have all had recent issues with Islamic terror. This is a cultural war that extends far beyond the Arab-Israeli conflict.
These fundamentalist Muslim governments and terror groups need an external enemy to focus their constituency on (while they seize / maintain power). The U.S. (and the West in general) is always an convenient whipping boy. Posted: December 6th, 2013 @ 5:23AM
The Finns really kicked ass on the Soviets before getting worn down by sheer numbers.
Soviet soldiers, if nothing else, made for excellent cannon fodder. Lots of various "records" were set at the expense Ivan. Setting a military kill record against the Soviets from 1940-1945 is like an NFL quarterback setting a new passing record these days. The numbers are so inflated by the circumstance.
Erich Hartmann shot down 352 allied aircraft in WWII (mostly Soviet): LINK
Hans Rudel (dunno if this is a record, but it's pretty bad ass--he definitely unlocked some achievements): "Rudel flew 2,530 combat missions claiming a total of 2,000 targets destroyed; including 800 vehicles, 519 tanks, 150 artillery pieces, 70 landing craft, nine aircraft, 4 armored trains, several bridges, a destroyer, two cruisers, and the Soviet battleship Marat" LINK
Otto Carius (Tiger tank commander with ~150 kills, mostly Soviet): LINK
EDIT: Easy mode links
EDITED: 2013-12-03 20:16:36 Posted: December 3rd, 2013 @ 8:13PM
It's standard practice for network announcers to point out Ed's guns at the beginning of each telecast.
A few years back, the NFL came out with a new uniform for referees. During one of the first games with the new uniform, Ed Hochulli was on screen to make a call. The color analyst made a comment along the lines of, "you just know when the new uniform shirts arrived at Ed Hoculli's house, they went straigth into the dryer on high heat." Posted: December 3rd, 2013 @ 4:21AM
Eh, I'm sure there's a lot to this story that's not being told. I wouldn't be surprised if much of this is based on the account given by the bi-polar woman. She very likely perceived the sequence of events quite differently than those surrounding her. All I'm saying is that there isn't enough good information in the article to make a real determination about what happened. Just another sensational headline designed to get clicks. Posted: December 1st, 2013 @ 10:42AM
First off, I'm glad that jerkoff got what he deserved.
Hammer: As a PA resident, I read with some interest your diatribe regarding the inequity of the PA judicial system.
Every Attorney General from PA has gone to jail during or after their serving as Attorney General in PA for actions they did with the authority of their office.
I went to Wikipedia (albeit not the most complete source of information) and looked at a list of PA AGs. The only recent one that was imprisoned after his term of office was the aforementioned Ernie Preate. Can you provide more concrete evidence of this? Saying that every AG has gone to jail during or after their term is a pretty definitive statement.
Tom Colbert WILL, in all likely, be going to jail after he (more then likely) losses the next Governor's race for his involved with the Joe Paterno Case and Kathleen Kane has already gotten herself involved with some shaddy stuff that suggests she's not going to be breaking this record.
True, Corbett will lose the next governor's race (unless he is defeated in the Republican primary or otherwise chooses not to seek re-election). As for him being jammed up for the Paterno case--I don't think so. That was a campaign pledge made by Kathleen Kane designed to garner support from the vast network of Penn State alumni in PA. Nothing notable has happened with her investigation since she took office in January.
I'm no fan of Kathleen Kane, but I'm not sure what shady stuff you're talking about.
Before Tom Colbert, we had Ernie Preate who went to jail for teaching DAs how to seek the death penalty in cases where the Death Penalty was deemed by the Supreme Court to be an "Egregious over reach of the law". He was accused of helping to put at least 10 people on death row knowing that they were innocent.
Again, can I see a link to a reliable source of information about this? I searched Ernie's name in Google and read a few articles, but I didn't see the mention of capital cases (other than he was successful at getting them prosecuted).
EDIT: Oh, and teaching DA's how to prosecute capital cases is NOT what Preate was convicted of. It was a mail fraud case.
EDITED: 2013-12-01 05:20:19 Posted: December 1st, 2013 @ 5:18AM
Ummm wtf guys.... you can`t go firing people for expressing viewpoints. He has a First Amendment right to express hate speech.
I can't tell if you're being sarcastic Zelph. He is absolutely covered by the First Amendment--covered from government prosecution. His employment status (even though he works for the government) is not protected. Posted: November 20th, 2013 @ 4:28PM
Like most legal issues, there's no clear answer on this one. It seems from the article that some of the works were acquired legitimately, and others in a questionable manner (bribing some Russian to bring paintings over the Iron Curtain).
Any of the artwork that was stolen should either A) be returned to the owners / heirs or B) forfeited to the state for public display. Just because he's the last guy holding onto (allegedly) stolen articles doesn't mean he gets to keep it (even if he didn't participate in the theft).
At any rate, the old man will likely be long dead and gone before this fiasco gets sorted out. Posted: November 18th, 2013 @ 1:22PM
Haha, read the comments at the bottom of that article. I've never seen so much paranoia gathered in one place.
Really awesome headline, by the way. Comparing soldiers killed to the number of people killed by police. You might as well compare the number of people killed in plane crashes to those as a result of police action. It's equally arbitrary. Posted: November 15th, 2013 @ 5:05AM
The UN is a toothless sloth. In this world, you either have the power to do something or you don't. Those that don't run to the UN. The only use the UN has ever been is to lend some kind of legal pretense for America's foreign policy adventures. Posted: October 25th, 2013 @ 10:43AM
Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that has affected people throughout history.
People with the disorder may hear voices other people don't hear. They may believe other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them. This can terrify people with the illness and make them withdrawn or extremely agitated.
People with schizophrenia may not make sense when they talk. They may sit for hours without moving or talking. Sometimes people with schizophrenia seem perfectly fine until they talk about what they are really thinking.
(National Institute of Mental Health website) Posted: October 18th, 2013 @ 4:09AM