Do you trust Trump to handle an alleged threat from Iran?

Do you trust Trump to handle an alleged threat from Iran?


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Macduff

Moderator
Apr 2010
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#91
Yes, Colorado State University offers several courses in Formal Logic. Here is the Introductory course:

PHIL 110 | Logic and Critical Thinking (GT-AH3) - CSU Online

But I happen to know, to a very high degree of certainty, that you would not be admitted to this "clown college", as you call it, because you simply would not meet the entrance qualifications. CSU only accepts the top 10% or so of the high school graduates in the state of Colorado, and in that thread dealing with the Waco tragedy, you demonstrated an amazing inability to understand the difference between the words 'disabled' and 'dismantled', which are fifth-grade vocabulary words.

If you applied to attend Colorado State University, I am fairly well certain, based on that evidence, that your application would be rejected.

As more evidence, your argument about "permanent concessions" is perfectly idiotic. Sanctions on Iran could have been easily restored if we acquired evidence that Iran was violating the terms of the agreement.

The appeal to authority fallacy argument can be taken to ridiculous extremes, and that is definitely being seen in America today. Taken to an extreme, it would mean that we should ban all expert testimony in our courtrooms. Taken to an extreme, it would mean that the petition signed by 72 Nobel Laureate scientists that was sent to the Supreme Court when it was considering whether scientific creationism should be taught in our public schools, should have been categorically rejected, as being utterly irrelevant. In fact, I guess that would be your position, as well. It would mean that the petition signed by more than 8,000 law professors saying that Brett Kavanaugh lacked the temperament to be a SCOTUS justice should be simply ignored. And it would mean that the most recent letter signed by more than 800 former federal prosecutors saying that Donald Trump committed felonies in office is equally invalid and of no importance whatsoever. Taken to its ridiculous extreme, the appeal to authority fallacy would say that society has no use for experts whatsoever, and we might as well just close down all our colleges and universities, since one of their primary purposes is to actually create and produce the very experts that our society NEEDS to properly function and thrive.

At this point, I am doubting that you even went to fucking college.
That clown college can't have that high of standards if they let you teach there.
And those sanctions are not coming back. Russian and European corporate interests are making too much money from Iran now because of that garbage deal.
 

Macduff

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Apr 2010
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#94
Not entitled to their own money? Check.

Sorry Mac, but we'd not have been able to legally hold those funds for very much longer.

In the meantime, your Donald shitcanned the nuke deal. Look what he's got now.

Good times! :rolleyes:
Were you not embarrassed enough the last time you tried this bullshit?
That's a load of crap. The Obama Administration lied. You know how you can tell? Because when Congress asked them for a legal analysis of Iran's claim or a calculation of the interest, the Obama Administration provided neither. As a matter of fact, if anyone was owed that money, it was the families of terror victims who had court claims against Iran. In fact, US law says that those claims had to be settled before the US could send any money to Iran.

https://nypost.com/2016/09/08/no-we-didnt-owe-iran-that-1-7-billion-ransom-payment/
 

HCProf

Council Hall
Sep 2014
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#95
Focus. We are talking about Iran.
As far as the OP....let me ask you a question since you have served in the Military. If we were to engage in a full scale war with Iran today that included boots on the ground, would you feel comfortable as a soldier with Trump as the CIC?
 
Jan 2016
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Colorado
#96
Focus. We are talking about Iran.
We're comparing the Trump foreign policy to the Obama foreign policy. You apparently don't want to do that. You find yourself utterly incapable of defending Trump crawling into bed with such psychotic tyrants like Kim Jong Un and Mohammed bin Salman, so you desperately want to limit the discussion to Iran.

Trump said he 'fell in love' with Kim Jong Un, who likes to kill people with flame-throwers, with anti-aircraft guns, by tossing them to packs of ravenous dogs, or by poisoning them with nerve gas. Trump seems determined to maintain our unholy alliance with Saudi Arabia, the country that was really responsible for the 9/11 terror attacks, the country that just beheaded 36 people and crucified another one, the country that is creating a famine in Yemen, the country that murdered Jamal Khashoggi, a reporter for The Washington Post who happens to have American children.

You want to talk about Iran, because you don't want to defend any of that.

Can't blame you. Trump is indefensible.
 
Jan 2016
57,388
54,181
Colorado
#98
That clown college can't have that high of standards if they let you teach there.
And those sanctions are not coming back. Russian and European corporate interests are making too much money from Iran now because of that garbage deal.
That 'clown college' is one of the very best in the nation when it comes to actually improving the critical thinking skills of the students who go there, as has been noted in the pages of The Wall Street Journal:

U.S. News: CSU rises among nation’s best universities

  • The Wall Street Journal ranks Colorado State University as one of the best in the country for improving students’ critical thinking skills. Based on the results of the Collegiate Learning Assessment Plus, CSU ranks 7thin the nation. The exam measures college students’ critical thinking, reasoning, writing, and problem-solving abilities. Colleges are evaluated based on how much they improved students’ abilities in these areas between the students’ freshman and senior years.
  • Money Magazine ranks CSU as one of the Best Colleges for Your Money. The ranking lists colleges that excel in delivering a superior education at an affordable price.
And is also considered one of the grand bargains in American higher education, as ranked by Money Magazine.

Colorado State University, 7th in the nation at improving the critical thinking skills of its students, an area in which Macduff is sadly lacking. I wish I could help you, but I would strongly recommend against your admittance. You're an embarrassment to the forum. I have no idea why they tolerate you as a moderator, when you think it a fine thing to slander and libel one of the finer universities in the land. You're out of control, like a bull in a china shop.
 

Macduff

Moderator
Apr 2010
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Pittsburgh, PA
#99
We're comparing the Trump foreign policy to the Obama foreign policy. You apparently don't want to do that. You find yourself utterly incapable of defending Trump crawling into bed with such psychotic tyrants like Kim Jong Un and Mohammed bin Salman, so you desperately want to limit the discussion to Iran.

Trump said he 'fell in love' with Kim Jong Un, who likes to kill people with flame-throwers, with anti-aircraft guns, by tossing them to packs of ravenous dogs, or by poisoning them with nerve gas. Trump seems determined to maintain our unholy alliance with Saudi Arabia, the country that was really responsible for the 9/11 terror attacks, the country that just beheaded 36 people and crucified another one, the country that is creating a famine in Yemen, the country that murdered Jamal Khashoggi, a reporter for The Washington Post who happens to have American children.

You want to talk about Iran, because you don't want to defend any of that.

Can't blame you. Trump is indefensible.
It's weird to see an Obama defender who is defending the Iran Deal suddenly offended at the idea of kowtowing to dictators.
And holy shit, it takes a lot of gall to cite Yemen while defending Iran. Zero self awareness.