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2 years ago  ::  Jul 12, 2012 - 4:25PM #1
catboxer
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Joe Biden told the NAACP today that "President Obama stands by his convictions."

I'm really behind in the news. I don't even know what he was charged with.
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2 years ago  ::  Jul 15, 2012 - 2:11PM #2
Hatman
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Jul 12, 2012 -- 4:25PM, catboxer wrote:

Joe Biden told the NAACP today that "President Obama stands by his convictions."

I'm really behind in the news. I don't even know what he was charged with.


Sure you're not a writer for Leno or Letterman?
Or considering the comedy-style, Groucho?

Warmest regards-

Hatman

"History records that the moneychangers have used every form of abuse, deceit, intrigue, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and it's issuance."
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2 years ago  ::  Jul 15, 2012 - 2:27PM #3
catboxer
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Hatman, thanks. But I've never made a dime from writing.


I don't think this guy has either (although he's tried).


Jonathan Schwarz:


I learned from this article about the work of Bradley J. Strawser, a former Air Force officer and now a professor of philosophy at the Naval Postgraduate School. Strawser recently wrote as article titled "Moral Predators: The Duty to Employ Unmanned Aerial Vehicles" (PDF) in which he explained that:

I argue that there is an ethical obligation to use UAVs. ... there is a strong moral obligation to use [drones] in place of inhabited aircraft.



But is using drones the only moral obligation that we have? No. As another philosopher, Michael Novak, said in a February 10, 2003 speech at the Vatican on Just War doctrine, invading Iraq was also "a moral obligation."

Similarly, the philosopher Osama bin Laden explained in a 1996 journal article titled "Declaration of War Against the Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Places,"

Terrorizing you, while you are carrying arms in our land, is a legitimate right and a moral obligation.


You want to be a good person, don't you? Of course you do. And now you know what you have to do.


Links to cited material are at the original.

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