The same people who are doing what they are currently doing in NO are the same people who rioted during the Rodney King thing. They are also the same people who looted during andrew and are the same people who set fire to LA and Miami in the 1980's.
So, these people must believe in magic dust that can evolve with time and even congeal aggregate lifeforms that exist at a higher level than the dust that these lifeforms are made of.
saying that you know there isn't a god is just as arrogant as saying you know there is one and that he follows your belief structure.
Not believing in God requires as much faith as believing in God.
Alcohol and drugs cause more violence than video games ever will.
I'm sorry that you feel fear from terrorism, I hope you can find courage someday.
Bollocks: when you've plonked down $50 for the game, it is then YOUR game.
Gitmo is the lesser of the evils and one that people are, to a controlled degree, keeping an eye on.
What this discussion is about is the systematic, sanctioned abuse of prisoners who (if this Government believed in what America stood for),by all rights, should be completely Constitutionally protected. This discussion is about torturing people who should be considered innocent before proven guilty through due process as well as protected under the Geneva Convention. Offering alternative definitions of "torture" and "prisoner of war" are just weak, malicious attempts at creating loopholes and exceptions by which we can dehumanize and control individuals, entire segments of the society, and entire races of people.
Currently, citizens, green-card holders, tourists, illegal-immigrants, and anyone else who is detained on US soil are all entitled to Constitutional protection. Even if a US agency apprehends someone overseas, under US jurisdiction or custody, they're entitled to all of the legal protection that you and I enjoy. But these people in Guantanamo and Abu Graib, for some reason, are not. They're in US controlled territory in the custody of a US agency, aren't they? If we deny these people Constitutional protection, all of our rights are in jeopardy. Remember, it's not just a legal system that can be manipulated, it's a code of inalienable human RIGHTS that our founding fathers believed all people to be entitled to. If we deny these people their human rights, we are effectively labeling them as "not humans." Once that occurs, we can not occupy any kind of even remotely righteous moral highground. By dehumanizing them, we are dehumanizing ourselves.
it does not changre the fact that your argument is weakened by a lack of objective, credible sources.
This is not a black mark on our country. Shit happens.
The U.S. always has been and always will be better than that.