The taliban is not recognized by anyone as a legitmate military force. They are mere murderous thugs. The US does not recognize them as POW's because they are not. Your definition under the Geneva convention doesn't apply. You European do-gooders can whine about that all you want, it's not gonna cha...Jump to post
They are viewed by the US as criminals and not POW's. We owe them nothing under the Geneva convention. If you bothered to educate yourself on the topic you would also notice that they are currently being treated better than they ever have been before. 3 meals a day, 10x10 of their own space (more th...Jump to post
TWfirst - you are entitled to your opinion about anyone as long as it is factually correct. If it is not correct, then it is slander and not protected under the First Amendment. I do, in fact, have a college education complete with a degree. In fact, I have a minor in religious studies, so guess wha...Jump to post
Superfly and KROC - email me and I can hook you up if you get to Alaska. I live to fish and can hook you up with guys that go for fun, or I have a couple of buddies that run both river and off-shore charters. Let me know what I can do to help. We may not always agree, but fishing is certainly someth...Jump to post
Either a Pixie in bright colors like pink(bes),red and orange (for silver and red salmon) or Spin n' glo's ahead of a treble hook baited with roe (for Kings). Halibut fishing I just use a very heavy weight and a big hook baited with octopus if I can get it, or herring any other time. Spray the bait ...Jump to post
De727 - I slightly exaggerated my position to make a point, but perhaps I should clarify. My point was that I am a father first and their buddy second, meaning I make decisions based on whats best for them, not on whether they or going to like me for it or not. My children are not my equal, as you w...Jump to post
Discipline and rape are not the same thing little boy. Saying so shows how little you really understand. I have never "hit" my kids. And I never will. I will spank them if they need it, but that is not the same thing. And when I say your parents should have spanked you, I meant it. Sounds to me like...Jump to post
I still call my elders Mr or Mrs so and so...it is respectful no matter how old you are. My kids are not allowed to call adults by their first name, ever. And I won't apologize to a snot nosed brat like you for that. Adults who allow you to call them by their first name are not showing you respect, ...Jump to post
Thank you, sir. I appreciate that.Jump to post
I am raising 3 very well behaved, unspoiled kids. And, they are disciplined when it is required. Why do I discipline them? Because I love them and want them to be successful in life. If more parents got a handle on their children, we wouldn't have the problems we have with kids running wild and show...Jump to post
Oh yeah, great advice from another spoiled, undisciplined, ungrateful teenage brat. Your parents obviously didn't smack you on the ass often enough either.Jump to post
Sad thing is, my minivan cost a lot more than a lot of BMW's. Makes me wonder what's so great about a BMW. I've driven BMW's, and I like my Chrysler a whole lot better. In fact, I would even stoop as low as to buy something GM made before I would buy one of those cramped, uncomfortable, making rattl...Jump to post
Whiners get their way...and this forum is absolutely chock full of whiners these days. If I wanted to hear this cry baby shit, I would go back to Jr. High school. "Girls don't like me, my parents discipline me..." boo hoo hoo. As a parent, let me tell you that if you really are as smart as you think...Jump to post
XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX MON JAN 28 2002 20:21:38 ET XXXXX GLOBAL CROSSING BANKRUPTCY: GOP INSIDERS QUESTION DNC CHAIRMAN MCAULIFFE PROFIT, TURNED $100,000 INTO $18,000,000 **Exclusive** ENRON-stung GOPers are discreetly eyeing the collapse of GLOBAL CROSSING [which on Monday became the 4th largest...Jump to post
Hepkat, don't distort what happened. He wasn't jailed for a slice of pizza, he was jailed because he was a habitual, unreformable criminal and society has a right to be protected from those with a blatant disregard for the rights, safety and security of everyone else. The law says you go to jail for...Jump to post
My support is by no means unconditional. I have looked at the "evidence" and find it wanting. This is a blatant political attack and nothing more. Unlike most Americans, I don't believe something just because I hear it on the evening news. The talking heads from the networks are looking for a way to...Jump to post
Must add a correction to my previous post.. the DC-10 was not Sabena air.. it was Korean Air. Seems to me we see an awful lot of those blue tails in the midst of smoking wreckage on the evening news doesn't it?
Anyone know how to say "Oh shit" in Chinese? The Sabena incident you are referring to happened in 1983...the DC-10 took off on the wrong runway and hit a Piper Navajo waiting for departure at the other end. At the time, ANC had no ground radar and the crew of the 10 told the tower they were on the c...Jump to post
He isn't answering because there is nothing to answer to but wild speculation and baseless accusation. They are merely trying to slander this administration so that the previous 8 years under the coward in chief won't look as bad. Unlike Cheney, comrade clinton really was involved in all kinds of il...Jump to post
Punishment exists as a deterrant to crime. If you get arrested for crimes, no matter how petty, 3 times then you have proved you are either stupid or incapable of reform. Personally, it galls me to have to pay to jail these criminals and I would prefer 3 strikes and you are executed, but you bleedin...Jump to post
The F.O.'s only job is to make the captain look good...ie 'ego stroker'...
3 things an F.O. is allowed to say to the Captain:
1 - "Yes, sir, that WAS a good landing..."
2- "Yes, sir, it WAS all my fault..."
3- "Yes, sir, I'll take the ugly one..."
Sophie, I drive a minivan, so maybe I shouldn't talk...kidding...but I love it when they recline the seat all the way and then lean so far over it looks like they are trying to sit in the right seat. What makes it hilarious is that they think they are the shit and EVERYONE else in eyesight is laughi...Jump to post
So I talked this over with my wife, and she convinced me that Mr. Brokaw was merely trying to make a buck by riding on the coattails of Stephen Ambrose and "Saving Private Ryan." Good point if you ask me, as both the author and the movie were rising to great popularity at the same time that tom felt...Jump to post
My wife just gave birth to our third daughter three weeks ago and I can tell you with great assuredness, you never get over that feeling. I stare at her all the time in utter amazement. As you have said, it is a feeling you can't understand until you have experienced it. Congratulations my friend. Y...Jump to post
Last I knew, most of the Caravan work Fedex does, at least in the Western States and Alaska was contracted to Empire Airlines based in Cour d' Alene, Idaho. Their hiring requirements are as follows: 135 Captain Requirements: 2000 Hrs. TT, 1000 Hrs. PIC, 500 Hrs. Cross Country, 100 Hrs. Night, 75 Hrs...Jump to post
I am currently reading "The Greatest Generation" by Tom Brokaw. While it is a fantastic book, and I whole heartedly agree with his premise that the men and women who won WWII are the greatest generation any nation has ever produced, I must admit at times to feeling quite angry and upset while readin...Jump to post
It's outrageous for the very fact that it clearly says that being white isn't good enough. Does no one else see how racist THAT is??? What's next, drinking fountains that only non-whites can use? This is nothing but a giant set back to a true color blind society.Jump to post
From: CNN Actor's plaque mistakenly honors King's assassin January 16, 2002 Posted: 3:59 PM EST LAUDERHILL, Florida (Reuters) -- A plaque intended to honor black actor James Earl Jones at a Florida celebration of the life of Martin Luther King instead paid tribute to James Earl Ray, the man who kill...Jump to post
From the Wall Street Journal: Dr. King's Greedy Relations Cashing in on a national hero's legacy. Wednesday, January 16, 2002 12:01 a.m. EST Martin Luther King is a national hero whose legacy belongs to the American people. Sadly, some members of Dr. King's family don't see it that way. In 1996 they...Jump to post
From the Jewish World Review on January 16: <i>PLANS by the New York City Fire Department to erect a 19-foot bronze statue in tribute to the city's 343 firefighters killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist murders provide an unflattering case study in political correctness. You've surely seen the moving pho...Jump to post