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  1. Luke most likely went back to Yoda between ESB & ROTJ to finish his training.

    Doesn't Luke tell Yoda in 'Jedi' that he's come back to complete his training? I thought that implied he hadn't returned since Empire.


    I'd like to see a definitive SW timeline, if there is one.

    Luke told Yoda in ESB that he promises he'll return to complete his training...in ROTJ he tells R2D2 he's going to degobah to keep a promise to an old friend... as Yoda lay dying, Luke says there is so much more he needed to teach but Yoda tells him he knows enough...to me that whole deal says he hasn't been back since ESB...he most likely learned stuff on his own between ESB and ROTJ...

    It might just be that Luke having survived the fight with a Sith master training enough to qualify himself. Face Vader and finally reject the darkside, (something Anakin clearly couldn't do) is more than enough to graduate... so to speak.

  2. Iraq War: Bring the troops home. There really isn't much good that CAN be done over there. Cut the losses and focus on North Korea.


    Big Gov't/Small Gov't: I don't see there being anything ever resembling what I would call small govt. Nor do I think the simple idea of eliminating welfare makes a govt. smaller. Hell, I grew up on foodstamps. Don't need them now, but there are plenty who do. If it helps keep some kid from growing up pissed off and hungry, thats crime prevention right there.


    War on drugs: Decriminalize. Period. Smoking weed helps my girlfriend (who has cancer and is conservative) deal with the pain of the chemo treatments which I have watched tear her small body apart this past summer. The rest of the drugs I am indifferent to what someone does and does not ingest into their body. I don't do them and I don't think they should go to jail for it.


    Abortion: Morally, I am against abortion. Yet, I call myself pro-abortion (not pro-choice mind you) if for no other reason than while legal only professionals will perform them, rather than in the cliched back ally.


    Gay marriage-pro. None of my business, none of yours


    Social programs- They can be helpful to some a crutch to others. There will always be some bastards in the bunch. I won't hold it against those who really need it. Education and urban renewal are high priorities to me.


    Taxes- I don't mind paying taxes as long as I knew it was going towards something I

    believed in. I think you should be able to choose the programs your tax money will go to.


    Pledge- This is really a non-issue. I don't care either way. I don't like the trojan horse of school prayer being an opening for religious groups infiltrating the schools for recruitment. Leave the kids alone.


    Guns- Not a gun fan, but the best form of gun control is responsibility! Don't hide them from kids, show them what they are and what they can do. No more forbidden fruit stigma. Then again, like in the welfare program, a few nutcases will ruin it for the rest anytime some workplace/schoolshooting goes down.


    Affirmative action: I agree with Bill Maher that " If white people can't take a spoonful of what blacks have had to drink gallons of for centuries than tough shit." I'm paraphrasing.


    The courts: unfixable.


    Death penalty: Against. Under ANY circumstance. HUman beings cannot rely on human beings to make fair judgements when it comes to another persons life. The West Memphis Three are a great example.


    Teaching practical sex-ed : Yup, and the economics of both marriage and child rearing should be taught in high school.


    Across borders racial profiling- For who? Everyone? We can give every arab/muslim a body cavity search until the next Timothy McVeigh comes along and tears shit up. Then how does THAT look? You can try, but there ALWAYS be a way around the system. Good luck.


    Medical Care : Damn, right. I would trade my liberal slant on abortion for the right to live if I MUST be born.




    Bush= Liar, corporate puppet. Mikey Moore is right about him regardless of what you think of F-911. Even if every word out of his mouth HAD been the truth, Iraq has been a failure for US policy overseas.


    Kerry= Nitwit, Union puppet. The reason why the talking heads can get away with calling any liberal part of the "elite". Yes, he has no plan and I have no one to vote for.


    Whoa to anyone who becomes president after November, they'll have their hands full. Nothing either guy will do will make anything better for Americans as a whole. But rich people sure will get richer.

  3. My statement was defending Carter exactly how? Maybe if you read what I posted you could see there was no golden light shined down on Carter in any way. Pay attention you unmitigated fucktard. Then again I'm just "bloviating". Its amusing to me that you assume that since I'm on the left it makes me a democrat by default. Typical of the sort of black and white thinking that is going to sink US even deeper into wrong no matter how good the intent.



    Teke - I like your idea. Somehow (and I'm assuming) you are thinking I wouldn't take a liking to having a good haha funny at all our inept world leaders. Makes no difference to me what party they rep... I hold ALL of them responsible for the status quo both here and overseas.



    Great One - On another board I have an avatar that morphs Bush into a monkey. Which outta piss the righty creationists right the fuck off.


    The Nazi quote... if you don't get it... you never will. Irony kids! I better go find out where Perot left those pie graphs. Sigh.

  4. Carter fears Florida vote trouble


    Voting arrangements in Florida do not meet "basic international requirements" and could undermine the US election, former US President Jimmy Carter says.

    He said a repeat of the irregularities of the much-disputed 2000 election - which gave President George W Bush the narrowest of wins - "seems likely".


    Mr Carter, a veteran observer of polls worldwide, also accused Florida's top election official of "bias".


    His remarks come ahead of the first TV debate between Mr Bush and John Kerry.


    They are expected to discuss the war on Iraq and homeland security during the programme on Thursday.


    It is unconscionable to perpetuate fraudulent or biased electoral practices in any nation


    Jimmy Carter


    Each has held mock debates with aides standing in for their opponent.


    Tens of millions of television viewers are expected to watch Thursday's head-to-head.


    Mr Kerry, a debating champion at high school and college, will hope it can help him claw back a deficit in the polls variously put between 3% and 9%.


    Florida vote


    In an article in the Washington Post newspaper, Mr Carter, a Democrat, said that he and ex-President Gerald Ford, a Republican, had been asked to draw up recommendations for changes after the last vote in Florida was marred by arguments over the counting of ballots.


    Mr Carter said the reforms they came up with had still not been implemented.


    He accused Florida Secretary of State Glenda Hood, a Republican, of trying to get the name of independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader included on the state ballot, knowing he might divert Democrat votes.


    He also said: "A fumbling attempt has been made recently to disqualify 22,000 African Americans (likely Democrats), but only 61 Hispanics (likely Republicans), as alleged felons."


    Mr Carter said Florida Governor Jeb Bush - brother of the president - had "taken no steps to correct these departures from principles of fair and equal treatment or to prevent them in the future".


    "It is unconscionable to perpetuate fraudulent or biased electoral practices in any nation," he added.


    "With reforms unlikely at this late stage of the election, perhaps the only recourse will be to focus maximum public scrutiny on the suspicious process in Florida."


    Will somebody beat this useless fucktard senseless? It's sad that he sees NOTHING wrong with an election involving a known thug --- but the American system? Now THAT is a problem.


    When he finally dies, I will happily, and on national television, go piss on his grave.


    Yeah, but you're the type be the FIRST to cry, bitch, and moan about anybody having even a slightest thing to say negative about Reagan when he died.



    I wish I had gone to his funeral to hump his coffin. In front of his kids, and his wife. On Fox News.



    Piss on his grave? Get creative!

  5. One more reason why Bush/Cheney is right...


    time to cut these guys' V.A. benefits.

    Fuck that noise. You serve, you get the benefits. Otherwise, never send another soldier to war to possibly die, get wounded, or end up disabled. If we do not take care of our soldiers past their tour then don't expect them to do any fighting and just say fuck you whenever the powers that be feel they gotta start killing people again.




    Then again, you could have been being sarcastic. If so.. sorry 'bout that. :bonk:

  6. Both Bush and Cheney are in favor of cutting V.A. benefits so nothing that this regime does to the soldiers surprises me.

    Sad but true. Which was my best reason for not going to Iraq in the first place. We have a long history of not treating our soldiers with the respect and benefits they deserve post-war.

  7. So far no vote of support for our soldiers from our right wing friends here at TSM. Wow, I guess the best way to REALLY support OUR good men and women of the armed forces IS BRING THEM HOME! Now, it seems more and more of them want to come home. Who would deny them? The terrorists?

  8. GIs claim threat by Army


    Soldiers say they were told to re-enlist or face deployment to Iraq


    By Dick Foster, Rocky Mountain News

    September 16, 2004


    COLORADO SPRINGS - Soldiers from a Fort Carson combat unit say they have been issued an ultimatum - re-enlist for three more years or be transferred to other units expected to deploy to Iraq.


    Hundreds of soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team were presented with that message and a re-enlistment form in a series of assemblies last Thursday, said two soldiers who spoke on condition of anonymity.




    The effort is part of a restructuring of the Army into smaller, more flexible forces that can deploy rapidly around the world.


    A Fort Carson spokesman confirmed the re-enlistment drive is under way and one of the soldiers provided the form to the Rocky Mountain News. An Army spokesmen denied, however, that soldiers who don't re-enlist with the brigade were threatened.


    The form, if signed, would bind the soldier to the 3rd Brigade until Dec. 31, 2007. The two soldiers said they were told that those who did not sign would be transferred out of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team.


    "They said if you refuse to re-enlist with the 3rd Brigade, we'll send you down to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, which is going to Iraq for a year, and you can stay with them, or we'll send you to Korea, or to Fort Riley (in Kansas) where they're going to Iraq," said one of the soldiers, a sergeant.


    The second soldier, an enlisted man who was interviewed separately, essentially echoed that view.


    "They told us if we don't re-enlist, then we'd have to be reassigned. And where we're most needed is in units that are going back to Iraq in the next couple of months. So if you think you're getting out, you're not," he said.


    The brigade's presentation outraged many soldiers who are close to fulfilling their obligation and are looking forward to civilian life, the sergeant said.


    "We have a whole platoon who refuses to sign," he said.


    A Fort Carson spokesman said Wednesday that 3rd Brigade recruitment officers denied threatening the soldiers with Iraq duty.


    "I can only tell you what the retention officers told us: The soldiers were not being told they will go to Iraq, but they may go to Iraq," said the spokesman, who gave that explanation before being told later to direct all inquiries to the Pentagon.


    Sending soldiers to Iraq with less than one year of their enlistment remaining "would not be taken lightly," Lt. Col. Gerard Healy said from the Pentagon Wednesday.


    "We realize that we deal with people and with families, and that's got to be a factor," he said.


    "There's probably a lot of places on post where they could put those folks (who don't re-enlist) until their time expires. But I don't want to rule out the possibility that they could go to a unit that might deploy," said Healy.


    Under current Army practice, members of Iraq-bound units are "stop-lossed," meaning they could be retained in the unit for an entire year in Iraq, even if their active-duty enlistment expires.


    A recruiter told the sergeant that the Army would keep them "as long as they needed us."


    Extending a soldier's active duty is within Army authority, since the enlistment contract carries an eight-year obligation, even if a soldier signs for only three or four years of active duty.


    The 3rd Brigade recruiting effort is part of the Army's plan to restructure large divisions of more than 10,000 soldiers into smaller, more flexible, more numerous brigade- sized "Units of Action" of about 3,500 soldiers each.


    The Army envisions building each unit into a cohesive whole and staffing them with soldiers who will stay with the unit for longer periods of time, said John Pike, head of the defense analysis think tank Global Security.


    "They want these units to fight together and train together. They're basically trying to keep these brigades together throughout training and deployment, so I can understand why they would want to shed anybody who was not going to be there for the whole cycle," Pike said.


    But some soldiers presented with the re-enlistment message last week believe they've already done their duty and should not be penalized for choosing to leave. They deployed to Iraq for a year with the 3rd Brigade last April.


    "I don't want to go back to Iraq," said the sergeant. "I went through a lot of things for the Army that weren't necessary and were risky. Iraq has changed a lot of people.''


    The enlisted soldier said the recruiters' message left him troubled, unable to sleep and "filled with dread."


    "For me, it wasn't about going back to Iraq. It's just the fact that I'm ready to get out of the Army," he said.


    Soldiers' choice at Fort Carson




    • "Elect not to extend or re-enlist and understand that the soldier will be reassigned IAW (in accordance with) the needs of the Army by Department of the Army HRC (Human Resources Command) . . . or Fort Carson G1 (Personnel Office).''




    • Soldiers who sign the letter are bound to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team until Dec. 31, 2007.


    • Soldiers who do not sign the letter might be transferred out of the brigade and possibly to Iraq.











    Yeah, you kinda had to figure it was gonna come down to this.



  9. Are you skeptical about maths because it was mainly derived from the ancient Greeks over 2000 years ago?

    Seriously, some of the formulae could have gotten quite mixed up between then and now the meanings of certain symbols ect.


    Why do we assume that the bible has been messed up by the translations. There are different editions of the Bible, yes, but does that actually mean that it can be taken less litterally? Has the meaning changed much at all? Keep in mind that we don't know if let alone howmuch translations have effected the content of the bible. They didn't have village idiots doing the translation you know, and back then they probably knew more about the ancient Roman empire than we do now. Everyone's just assuming that people interjected things into the bible for their own good and use that as an argument against it.

    Where's the proof?

    Yeah, its an assumption for sure on my part. Is it so hard to imagine the translators having an agenda when writing it out?

  10. Think about this for a second....




    Tommy Stinson started playing with "the Mats" when he was 12 YEARS OLD! They hit their stride in popularity around the time he was 16-17 or so. Plus, he was the guy in the band that the girls consdiered cute. THAT sounds like a good life my friends. Oh how he must have gotten laid.