They can get a better life by either working hard in the country where they have citizenship, or by legally immigrating to the United States. There is no other option, and there should be no sympathy whatsoever for anyone who purposefully and flagrantly violates the immigration laws of the country in which they intent to live illegally, regardless of situation. posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 3:14 PM on July 6, 2004
First, Buckley mentions marijuana use, then legalization, and finally medical marijuana, without addressing the issue of who is going to reform existing laws. If he means to imply that the federal government should create yet another bureaucracy to regulate marijuana decriminalization, taxation, and distribution, then I wholeheartedly disagree. Several states have already decriminalized marijuana for personal use such as Alaska, or many... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 8:03 AM on July 6, 2004
Mind, I've always liked him, if only because I enjoyed his elegant cattyness
He's one of a kind. His wit and vocabulary(!) come across especially well in his speech. posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 3:06 PM on July 6, 2004
Foreigners hating Bush is one of the good reasons for voting for him, if you ask me.
Especially if France and Germany and the other bed-wetting lefties are among them, Spanish socialist cowards included.
Poland and others, like the Czech Republic and Hungary, Britain, Spain (pre-attack) and Italy, to name just a few, were and are supportive of Bush and his administration, especially with regard to Iraq, for good reason.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 7:40 AM on July 4, 2004
No action was taken for any of the previous videotaped atrocities by the usual suspects. *Why now?
*[rhetorical question] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 1:46 PM on July 1, 2004
non-Koreans simply aren't as important as Koreans to most people here
That's only part of the equation, as Koreans aren't as important as Koreans, sometimes. I'm not buying the sqeamish angle, either, in part because of the graphic photographs of the remains of the two schoolgirls killed accidentally by an American military convoy which were plastered all over... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 7:56 AM on July 2, 2004
in their 30s and 40s
Those are the young ones! :)
I have no idea what the kids must be saying. posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 2:55 PM on July 2, 2004
And those abstinence-only programs, researchers say, actually increase the risk of contracting AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
This absurd statement just flies in the face of reason, but the shrill, left-of-Chomsky, hysterical-harridan tone of the article was truly hilarious. posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 6:47 AM on July 2, 2004
Abstinence works for some kids, condom use for others.
If you're engaging in sexual activity, then it's not "abstinence". That's easy. posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 8:12 AM on July 2, 2004
That is because children that are only taught abstinence eventually become sexually active adults. Welcome to reality, hama7.
You must have uncovered some progressive nuance that escaped my incisive perceptions. You see, I thought we were talking about new regulations regarding HIV prevention, which include the rather painfully obvious assertion that not having sex brings the risk of HIV contraction down to about nil. Throw all... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 10:48 AM on July 2, 2004
The fairly obvious comparison between Kerry and Hitler is that they're both socialists. Who knows if that was the intent of the ad, but it should have been. posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 1:32 PM on June 25, 2004
I follow all the polling very closely.
Who is taking the polls? Polls are subject to the whim of not only the poll-taker, but also whoever reports their results.
It's just too bad that Bush spends like a Democrat, because his voter base is none too pleased about that fact, but certainly not displeased enough to vote for a lying traitor who has never found an issue on which he can't make of himself an inexpensive pair of... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 2:46 PM on June 25, 2004
If this is socialism, then I can assure you that it ain't all that bad, so your fear of socialism must be wrong.
It's bad because you're no longer willing to take responsibility for your own life. It's bad because the government immorally steals from you forever and gives to whomever it sees fit, and a government does not usually shrink. It's even worse because you have been fooled into thinking that mediocrity is your destiny, and that dependency... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 6:55 PM on June 25, 2004
paying taxes is patriotism
More Taxes Bring Less Capital, Less Patriotism - M.J. Kedro
Really it's not. It's condemning your country to stunted economic growth and mediocrity, but it really depends on what you're willing to believe. Like icy hades, or the cheese-eaters, immorality can be dialed up or down to streamline enslavement in any situation.
True freedom is the absolute autonomy of the... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 8:20 PM on June 25, 2004
Firstly, rights are relative
Not if you're American, or if you believe (or have ever read) the Declaration of Independence, which explicitly outlines the nature of rights, and the states role in only protecting the rights of the individual. There are quite a few references to "Nature's God" and the "Creator" too, contrary to what you might think is there.
Individual rights are worthy of the... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 5:50 AM on June 26, 2004
The bill of rights does not include an amendment that limits taxation
The constitution made no stipulation for a federal income tax until the 16th Amendment was ratified in 1913, and which needs now to be repealed and replaced with a national sales tax. But I digress. posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 11:47 AM on June 26, 2004
You're a walking tragedy, hama7.
I really should have just written your whole comment off at this point, but for the benefit of others, I endeavor to persevere.
The Constitution of the United States of America was NOT ordained by God
That's precisely the point of the Declaration of Independence, and after that, the Constitution. The rights of the individual... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 7:38 PM on June 26, 2004
then shouldn't these rights have been completely obvious, not just to me, but to all philosophers of all cultures and throughout human history?
The United States has not existed throughout history, but is the best, most powerful, fairest and wealthiest system in the history of mankind. Coincidence?
I'm poor. I need food and lodging. Whatever should I do? I know, I'll go to ...... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 6:58 AM on June 27, 2004
I'm sure your contributions would not be so brashly judged if you were more polite about your views.
Please, at least he, Moore, is consistent, if just a consistently addle-brained marxist coward liar. Thank you..
And thank you, Mister Soze, for a wonderful suggestion, and for your unrestrained sanctimony. posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 10:03 AM on June 25, 2004
Could we discuss that please ? - How George W Bush claimed in writing, to Congress, that Saddam Hussein was involved with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the US ?
The comission claims that it can find no link between Iraq and the September 11th attacks, but countless examples of contact, coordination, and cooperation between Iraq and terrorist groups including Al Qaeda exist and have been well documented. Salman Pak. Bush stated that... [more] posted to MetaFilter by hama7at 9:31 AM on June 26, 2004