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    Quote Originally Posted by statuesquechica View Post
    My moral code is this: don't bear arms against another...
    Mine is be prepared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theDarkSide View Post
    So Japanese trust their government because of Americans?
    Japan retains the Emperor System entirely because of the USA. At war's end Australia wanted to put the Emperor on trial for war crimes, but the USA went against our advice and installed this war criminal as Emperor of Japan.

    It was the USA, and the USA alone, that ensured that Japan did not get liberal democracy, but instead, retained the Emperor System.

    So it is not so much that the Japanese trust their government, it is that their ability to dissent under liberal democracy was curtailed deliberately by the USA.

    And why not? Liberal democracy never got a chance in the USA, instead the USA runs a bourgeois democracy, and of course created defeated Japan in their own image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theDarkSide View Post
    Guns didn't exist in Jesus time, but this is what he thought about being armed - "Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one" (Luke 22:36).
    To use Jesus to sell guns is American perversity of the highest order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by annexfriesia View Post
    Evil Akihito, the constitutional monarch?
    The Emperor of Japan during and after WW II was Hirohito.

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    Come at me Tyranny!


    I've had this ice cream bar, since I was a child!

    Each thought's completely warped
    I'm like a walkin', talkin', ouija board.

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    The Americans took up arms against their Government in 1776 and unfortunately they were wildly successful.
    So today they arm themselves against their Government as a celebration of their successful and illegal violence of 1776.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    The Americans took up arms against their Government in 1776 and unfortunately they were wildly successful.
    So today they arm themselves against their Government as a celebration of their successful and illegal violence of 1776.
    As entertaining as your schtick sometimes is... it gets tiresome witnessing a man getting that high on the smell of his own farts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    The Americans took up arms against their Government in 1776 and unfortunately they were wildly successful.
    So today they arm themselves against their Government as a celebration of their successful and illegal violence of 1776.
    Ha, what the hell does that mean? That America shouldn't exist, and we should be sad we're not British?
    I've had this ice cream bar, since I was a child!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    As entertaining as your schtick sometimes is... it gets tiresome witnessing a man getting that high on the smell of his own farts.
    Guns ownership is apparently no guarantee of good taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyyukon View Post
    Ha, what the hell does that mean? That America shouldn't exist, and we should be sad we're not British?
    British or brutish - take your pick.

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