bass4funk's past comments

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    bass4funk

    I do think it's kind of bad taste making a movie about assassinating a country's leader. Could you imagine the outcry over a movie depicting an attempt to assassinate the U.S. president? Oh, hang on... the way politics are over there, it'd probably be quite popular in some quarters.

    It was already done with Bush. Who cares, it's art and art should be free speech. You shouldn't silence it, if you don't like it, don't watch it. Who is N. Korea to dictate what we can watch or what we can't. No country or person should be denied to express themselves through art and Sony is making a huge mistake with this decision.

    Posted in: Sony cancels Dec 25 U.S. release of 'The Interview' after threats

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    bass4funk

    Always wanted to go to Cuba. Hopefully, I will get that chance.

    Posted in: Obama announces U.S. re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba

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    Unbelievable! Sorry, but this guy as bad as his experience was, chose to end this persons life, he had a choice, he chose murder, therefore he should man up and face the music. He military made a very bad decision on this one, he should turned over ASAP to the Philippine authorities to stand trial. Shameful!

    Posted in: U.S. won't hand over Marine in transgender murder: Philippines

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    bass4funk

    You can get a similar recreational experience with a BB gun.

    What??? That is your opinion, but I don't think so. This guy was mentally finished, sad for those people he killed, at least now he can't hurt anyone anymore.

    Posted in: Ex-Marine wanted in 6 killings in Philadelphia commits suicide

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    bass4funk

    Glad to see the younger generation relaxed and willing to be open about their feelings in public and NOT caring what other people think and conforming to old traditions when it comes to expression of public affection.

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    bass4funk

    The problem is, if you told his majesty that, he still wouldn't listen to the people. Obama THINKS he is doing a good thing and the only thing he is doing is destroying his party overall. This is NOT good for anyone!

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    bass4funk

    So many of the school history books are Whitewashed and now how much more whitewashing does Abe want? I'm really interested to see where this is all going to go.

    Posted in: Abe vows to rewrite constitution, instill patriotism in schools

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    bass4funk

    Bush was right, these people are pure evil, and must be dealt with by the WORLD

    You couldn't be more right!

    @Joe

    Again, hit the nail on the head, it's not a coincidence that all of this is happening at the same time. Sidney, Pakistan and where and who will the terrorists strike next. This is so disturbing and depressing, I don't even know what to say. These people are the absolute worst of the worst!

    Posted in: Taliban kill 126 in Pakistan school attack

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    @mark

    As they should.

    Posted in: Obama declares 'turning point' for U.S. military

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    bass4funk

    The Australian media was also very professional in reporting the story without over-sensationalizing as would have been the case if the incident had been in the U.S.

    The reason why the US media sometimes over-sensationalize the story is because for one, we have more news networks on TV and second, we have had more attacks on our soil than the Aussies, but with growing frequency, radical Islam is spreading to Australia and since Australia like the UK is a staunch ally of the US coalition, you will definitely see more attacks and see them spike and then you will hear the Australian media report more of these attacks as they increase and if Austalia takes a soft-handed approach to radical Islam like our President, the country will have a difficult time dealing with radical fascist terrorism.

    As an aside, perhaps the US authorities can learn from the Aussies?

    I somehow seriously doubt that.

    Posted in: Gunman, 2 hostages killed as police storm Sydney cafe

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    bass4funk

    The Australian media was also very professional in reporting the story without over-sensationalizing as would have been the case if the incident had been in the U.S.

    One main reason for that is because Australia didn't have random attacks of terrorism yet, but they are increasing with more frequency and being part of the main coalition partner of the U.S. as with the UK, Austraila is a big target for ISIS and Al Qaida and its affiliates and when that happens, you will hear more and more news coverage of these incidents happening on the news.

    Posted in: Gunman, 2 hostages killed as police storm Sydney cafe

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    bass4funk

    It's as bad as TV can get. Mindless, senseless and when Cooking shows are 40% of the entire entertainment lineup, you know you have problems.

    Posted in: Is Japanese TV really as bad as its reputation?

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    bass4funk

    I would just like to say that bass4funk does not speak for all Americans when he says that torture is justified under any humane system of law. These failed states we are bombing don't meet the criteria for being called wars.

    Equally, and NOT all Americans believe to capitulate in the face of the enemy. There are Americans that believe in the freedom, safety for all Americans and that our government has a responsibility to bring any perpetrators that harm us to full justice.

    Republicans. The party of torture.™

    And add to that, getting results compared to the spineless party they call Democrats.

    Posted in: CIA report revives legal debate on interrogation

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    bass4funk

    Let's just take that argument and say, you are correct. I am fine with that version of terrorism that can keep Americans safe and God forbid we have another terror attack like the one we had on 9/11, I would want my president to do whatever he had to in order to get the information, I don't care how, just keep us safe and for me that's good enough and if you are in war, war is dirty, your enemy won't hold back and will do anything vicious in order to win, I want to win and that means, we have to be equally as dirty since the enemy won't let up. It's ugly I agree, but you don't bring a toothpick to a gun battle.

    Posted in: CIA report revives legal debate on interrogation

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    bass4funk

    I totally agree 110%!

    Posted in: Philippine prosecutors charge U.S. Marine with murder

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    bass4funk

    A lot of strawmen in the comments. No one thinks radical Islam is not a problem, nor does anyone think that it's only a problem in America.

    Sadly, many do and by many of the previous comments over the last few years on this site would make someone think otherwise.

    The issue some of us have is the response to the problem by certain countries, and individuals. Torturing individuals and invading innocent countries to deal with the problem is not a proper response.

    That is your opinion, I think every country should deal with radical terrorism the way they want and how they want. If people don't like it, so what.

    Declaring all of Islam to be evil is not a proper response. The only way we'll ever solve these problems is to work with the Muslim community to deal with it (and even then, it will likely never be entirely eradicated). After all, the Muslim community is the one that deals with the brunt of the terrorist attacks

    And why is that? For the radicals, the ball is in their court, if they want to have war, then there will be a war, if they want peace, there will be peace. It's up to them to determine how they want to deal with their future.

    Non american countries had terrorist attacks for centuries and millennia. 9/12 wasn't even one with the heaviest losses.

    You mean 9/11 and for us in the US it WAS the heaviest loss of life in a single day.

    Posted in: 5 hostages escape from Sydney cafe

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    bass4funk

    This is a wake up call to all the left-wing idiots in the country who think this problem isn't a problem. Fools!

    Exactly! If anyone thinks that radical terrorism is only an American tide is very, very sadly mistaken. This is a worldwide crisis and affects all of us. This is not to say all Muslims are like this, but the radical nut jobs are what give the religion a bad name. But it seems like from the news update that the hostages escaped, if so, great news. No one got hurt. Now I hope they get these guys and they get very long prison sentences.

    Posted in: 5 hostages escape from Sydney cafe

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    bass4funk

    Actually, when you take the spin out of it and really look at the video, he seemed very comfortable with it and as he said on every interview this last week. Had NO regrets and would do it all over again. I agree. As for getting his, he did get awhile back a new pacemaker. Good on him.

    Posted in: CIA report revives legal debate on interrogation

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    bass4funk

    More citizens die at the hands of cops than cops die in the line of duty. In 2012 the U.S. had 780,000 officers. In that year, 122 officers died in the line of duty. So about 0.015 percent of police die each year, and I cannot even tell you how many died as a result of traffic accidents at this time, but don't discount that as a means of death.

    Because you have more crazy psychopaths roaming the streets generally speaking and the majority of the shootings are justified.

    Obviously, most of those citizen deaths don't make it to the news. Some, just barely, like Luis Rodriguez of Oklahoma who was beaten to death by police in Feb of this year. His wife and daughter had an argument in a store and in that heated moment, as he was trying to stop his wife from driving off in a rage, cops asked him for ID. He asked the police to stay out of it, and they took him down and beat him to death. There is also the guy who had a BB gun in Walmart. He was followed around by some panicky loons with cell phones as he walked around the store. The police came and promptly killed him.

    I'm not going to make any judgment until I read the entire police report. Do officers make mistakes, of course, are there bad cops, sure, but 99% of the cops out there are honest hardworking and good people that put their lives on the line for us. There are some cops that definitely shouldn't be a cop, but that's not the majority.

    None of that should trump common sense. Which is why I say that closing the gap should come with legal repercussions. If Zimmerman was so concerned, he should have called out to Martin, not stalked him. All Zimmerman did was make HIMSELF a cause for suspicion, in fact, a much more obvious cause than Martin.

    He didn't have to. I don't blame Zimmerman, I probably would have done the same thing Zimmerman did. Martin made the mistake of jumping him and this is a mistake a lot of people make, wanting to act tough, thinking they can whoop anyone's a**! Martin could have answered Zimmerman got checked out and would have been on his way, but he didn't, he wanted to be a tough guy and we all know what happened next.

    You say its easy for me to say things. Meanwhile, there you go, saying easy things. When suddenly confronted by police, people are shocked and surprised and not thinking logically like that. Meanwhile, you are all soft on the people who shock and surprise people as a job, and forgive them for being unaware of the effect they have on people, at best, or, at worst, totally abusing the ability and power they well know they have.

    Not at all, but I have worked the streets for many years as a reporter and my brother is a cop, so I know what these guys go through and for me, the pay wouldn't be enough to risk my life like that. I am not saying things easily, but everyone, including you are. There seems to be a problem in our society where people think that they can act and do as they want. How about this: listen to the officer, don't be a jerk, don't confront the cop, you shouldn't have anything to worry about then. I have done it my whole life and yes, I had encountered a rude cop, I filed a complaint and the officer was suspended for a very long time. I did it calmly and rationally.

    No its not. Ascertaining situations is always wise.

    Are you a cop? Do you know what you just said is nonsense, completely! Ascertain, yes, be ready to shoot someone in the event something bad goes wrong, definitely!

    Rushing in on the basis of a phone call about a gun is not.

    How do you know? Do you live in that neighborhood, can you without any shred of facts confirm this?

    Granted its 20/20 hindsight that I know it would have been fine in that case, but it does not matter. No one was reported shot. No shots were heard. There was zero reason to take the kid down a.s.a.p. or jump in his face. Toy guns are legal to own, and so are real guns. Cops should not be rushing in on people reported to have a gun, surprise the living hell out of them, then gun them down because they twitched.

    On the one hand you are right, but in that situation, I blame the kids parents. If you live in a crime ridden area and you still have the guts or insanity to walk the streets, as a parent, you'd have to be completely, mentally fried to allow a kid to walk around with a toy gun and a gun that is almost identical to the real thing and you go outside, the officer can't tell from afar if it is real or not. Maybe the cop was an idiot, I might have done the same thing if I were in the same position.

    Its not me expecting too much from cops. Its YOU and THEM expecting too much from untrained citizens.

    No, I think that's the problem. A lot of people think they can act anyway they want and talk anyway they please. Yes, if the people would be less verbally confrontational towards a cop, maybe we would see less shootings.

    And I have not even gotten into the choking death of Eric Garner confronted by cops just for selling untaxed cigarettes.

    I will give to you that one. But generally speaking the majority of cops do a really job with their work.

    All these cops are getting off scot free despite being totally overbearing for no good reason and going flat out overboard. Each time this happens, respect for the police goes down. And NO, you cannot make up for that by putting more police out there being ever more reckless.

    Again, you are making broad generalizations about the entire police force as if they are a monolithic group

    In fact, you paint me as the enemy of police, but I think its YOU Bass.

    Believe me when I tell, I am the last person to be the enemy of the police.

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    bass4funk

    What does the Hague have to do with the Geneva Conventions?

    Why? You liberals always talk about wanting Bush to stand there and be prosecuted (never will happen) so I thought I was going to get another typical ear full about it.

    Anyways, as they were negotiated after WWII, they most definitely did know that attacks could have many dead in the blink of an eye. Hiroshima taught us all.

    It sure did!

    And the whole point of these conventions was to act rationally in times of war, planning it out while we weren't panicking, so that countries didn't make stupid mistakes like torturing people

    Well, different times, different scenarios and just like with the UN we don't need to ask permission how we deal with people that try to kill us, it's just not going to happen, thankfully.

    Tell that to the innocents who have been tortured

    And tell that to the thousands that died on 9/11, tell the terrorists and their associates and the people around them.

    Once is too many.

    That depends on your point of view.

    Ridiculous. You're doubling down on stupid.

    No, it's called not wanting to deal with the truth.

    Considering he'll leave your country with more jobs than it had when it started, and not in the grip of a financial crisis, Obama has put the country in great standing.

    But added to the debt and increasing, nice. So basically, we have thousands of low paying jobs that require a paper hat with the person asking "do you want fries with that?" Low skilled, low paying jobs, Yes, you are correct, he created thousands of those, but as for the private sector and high paying White collar jobs, NO, he has not and if you want a strong robust and vibrant and sustainable economy, you need high paying jobs, jobs that require skilled workers and in that he failed miserably. Not to mention Blacks and Latinos have it worse with this president and legalizing 5 million illegals didn't help either. So NO, he won't leave it in good standing, he'll leave it a wreck, worse off than when Bush left, no doubt about it.

    According to the report, they did exactly that

    If they felt they had to or felt great suspicion, so be it. I'm not a CIA operative, I don't know what they know.

    In at least one case, it was because he was a professor who gave someone who later joined al-Qaida bad grades in college. I wonder how many ended up being tortured for having an argument with a grudge-bearing neighbour?

    If that person has ANY information, ANY at all, it's vital you grill them until you are sure, that includes questioning them of course.

    You're saying that everyone who ended up under the ministrations of the CIA thugs was obviously not innocent because - they were under the ministrations of the CIA thugs? Go in for roundabout reasoning much? Of the 787 men and boys who ended up in Guantanamo, only a handful had any connection at all with 9/11. The rest were randomely (sic) rounded up.

    Apparently, you really don't understand how the FBI and the CIA operate. The FBI was criminally trying to build a case, that takes time and at that time, we didn't know how much time we had. If you are trying to establish a rapport with a suspect, go for it. The CIA on the other hand operates on the NOW, the present! They need hurry and thwart any possible or incoming attack. Also this is a one sided democratic majority report, partisan, they didn't take in the minority report or allow heard any testimonial CIA witnesses and I think it's political, full of crap. The Obama admin. had 2 years they investigated and closed down the investigations on the torture issue, they had nothing, they knew it wasn't going to hold up given the circumstances at the time and now the Dems release this report out of sheer concern? BS!

    Posted in: To deter U.S. from torturing again, those involved should be prosecuted

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