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by Gee Oh Are Tea
Fri Oct 29, 2004 2:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Iraqi civilian death toll possibly as high as 100,000
Replies: 16
Views: 8008

That may be true, but the math isn't complete without also factoring in the number of people Saddam killed and the number of people the insurgents have killed. Since there were no insurgents (and never would be) under Saddam, it would be flattering to the US if their kills weren't also added to the...
by Gee Oh Are Tea
Fri Oct 29, 2004 2:19 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Iraqi civilian death toll possibly as high as 100,000
Replies: 16
Views: 8008

Horrible as these results are, I think it would be improtant to judge the 'precision' of US actions by comparing the number of civilian deaths here to deaths in comparable wartime situations. Basically there's stilla war on, after all. So comparing cause of death before a war to cause of death *dur...
by Gee Oh Are Tea
Fri Oct 29, 2004 2:09 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Iraqi civilian death toll possibly as high as 100,000
Replies: 16
Views: 8008

Some of these numbers have been thrown around for awhile (meaning the 15,000 to 40,000 counts). I'm guessing that because it's seen as being anti-troop or anti-American, the Democrats and the Kerry Campaign haven't seized upon the civilian deaths in Iraq to slam Bush (and possibly appeal to the huma...
by Gee Oh Are Tea
Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Bush website: Americans only
Replies: 2
Views: 1552

Well, I'm not overseas technically (more likely over the river) (in Canada) but I can access the http://www.georgewbush.com link. Of course, why anyone outside of the US would want to visit that site is another issue ..... unless it has details of planned invasions / occupations for the next four ye...
by Gee Oh Are Tea
Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: American Conservative -- No Endorsement
Replies: 26
Views: 10610

So it looks to me like you are replying to an imaginary post. My actual phrasing was entirely conditional, merely saying that *if* a news POV skews the opposite of US news, it's still skewed. Hardly a controversial proposition. The Palestinian/Israeli conflict was used as one of several examples of...
by Gee Oh Are Tea
Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: American Conservative -- No Endorsement
Replies: 26
Views: 10610

Butting in (sorry!): Both of these reactions are pretty ridiculous - the first is unfair to the 50% of America that aren't 'that stupid,' and the second misunderstands completely how the primary process works in America. It's not like a bunch of DNC wonks sat in a room and said "Let's take this Ker...
by Gee Oh Are Tea
Tue Oct 26, 2004 10:52 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: American Conservative -- No Endorsement
Replies: 26
Views: 10610

But I am curious as to how they define a Palestinian "civilian"...due to the nature of an Intifadeh, I'm thinking there's a large gray area in that definition. You are correct. Certainly, in fairness to the Israelis, they do not bomb civilians indiscriminately. However, given the tight packing of t...
by Gee Oh Are Tea
Tue Oct 26, 2004 7:04 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: American Conservative -- No Endorsement
Replies: 26
Views: 10610

OK, I'll try to respond in a reasonable, calm fashion (kudos to you because your posts truly are well-reasoned). The anti-Canadianism I refer to happened mostly in border locations (Buffalo, Detroit, Washington State) where Canadians were verbally abused for "not being our friends in our time of nee...
by Gee Oh Are Tea
Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: American Conservative -- No Endorsement
Replies: 26
Views: 10610

I wonder how much Anti-U.S. rhetoric foreign citizens are exposed to? That's funny!!! Here in Canada, we don't have any "anti-US rhetoric" other than watching the news (i.e dying Iraqis, suffering Palestinians, fat Republicans all patting each other on the back). Our government and business people ...
by Gee Oh Are Tea
Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: American Conservative -- No Endorsement
Replies: 26
Views: 10610

(My understanding is that polls tend to show that American *people* aren't hated, but their *government* is..if so, that's you being unmodulated again. Isn't hating a 'people' the path to evil?) As has been stated, this isn't Buchanan (though he has written some things not complimentary of Bush). O...
by Gee Oh Are Tea
Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:23 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: American Conservative -- No Endorsement
Replies: 26
Views: 10610

Re: American Conservative -- No Endorsement

Bush has behaved like a caricature of what a right-wing president is supposed to be, and his continuation in office will discredit any sort of conservatism for generations. The launching of an invasion against a country that posed no threat to the U.S ...... During the campaign, few have paid atten...
by Gee Oh Are Tea
Sat Oct 23, 2004 7:00 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: New York Times endorsement of John Kerry
Replies: 38
Views: 29908

OK ... calming down. Your point 1 is correct. That's where the world and the US disagree - the response and the alleged threat. As I said, perhaps to Americans ears, one might come across as a "ranting caricature". Believe me, I am considered almost comatose compared to the general feelings of a lot...
by Gee Oh Are Tea
Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: New York Times endorsement of John Kerry
Replies: 38
Views: 29908

Again, this is all loaded with OTT and not-quite-accurate accusations mixed in with dollops of truth, and that's at least part of the reason some Americans would shrug. None of this is OTT. Americans shrug because it seems so crazy that it can't be the truth. The US, without ANY provocation from Ir...
by Gee Oh Are Tea
Thu Oct 21, 2004 7:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Health Care Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 12350

Technically, we're not supposed to have a two-tier system and as far as I know, you can't just walk into a clinic, throw down some cash and ask for an MRI (unless you're the Toronto Raptors and Vince Carter has just twisted his knee). True pay-if-you-want involves going to the US. Also, if you requi...
by Gee Oh Are Tea
Thu Oct 21, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: New York Times endorsement of John Kerry
Replies: 38
Views: 29908

Well, it is, a bit. How many murderous leaders are currently in the Hague on war crimes charges, anyway? When's Kim Il Jong's time in the docket? How many were killed by each side in the Vietnam war? Worst president in history? Hmm, don't know about that either. History will decide. I can see GWB b...