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GatorUnvrsty

GatorUnvrsty

Member Since 06 Dec 2006
Offline Last Active Today, 03:18 PM

In Topic: Scottish independence

Today, 03:09 PM

View Postnova, on 15 September 2014 - 02:21 PM, said:

Regardless, it's not as if the English armies rolled in, conquered by force of arms and started pumping in settlers.  The governing bodies agreed to a treaty, and integrated by choice....

Still think that's describing it a little more mildly than was actually the case.

The 2 had been fighting for centuries; and the only thing that made the first union even possible was a Scot king marrying into the English royal family and his descendant ultimately ascending to the English throne. Even then they were still a separate state.

The only group of Scots that had anything to gain from a new union, following James' overthrow, were the wealthy nobles and landowners; and since they essentially made up the parliament, they made a decision that was self-serving despite overwhelming opposition from the population.

Additionally, England was threatening yet another invasion unless Scotland signed the treaty. So, "of their own free will" or "of their own accord" is a little disingenuous since there was a caveat.

Making a decision of your own free will and making a decision of your own free will because there's a gun to your head aren't quite the same thing.

In Topic: Week 3: Georgia at South Carolina

Today, 02:42 PM

View PostMizzou_Fan, on 15 September 2014 - 02:21 PM, said:

I don't think it's that they make more mistakes, it's just more noticeable when they do.

That's what I was saying. It's not that they fail more; it's just that when they do folks tend to break Posted Image in their house... kicks frequently mean winning or losing on that single play, so when they don't convert, no remote control, tv, wall, or fist is safe.

In Topic: Shazayum!!! OK, I Need Some Tech Help

Today, 02:11 PM

View PostPuddingTime, on 15 September 2014 - 12:19 PM, said:

It's Dish version of what I purchased,  Google Chromecast. Pretty damn sweet isn't it?

Yeah, it's cool as Posted Image; especially since I didn't have to buy, add, or configure anything... it just automatically set itself up I guess since my hopper also gets its updates, new guide information, pay-per-view, and on demand content through the internet via my router.

I figured I'd at least have to link something, start the process myself, or make a request from dish; but I didn't even know this was available to me... glad they made it techie idiot-proof.

In Topic: Scottish independence

Today, 01:25 PM

View Postnova, on 15 September 2014 - 11:30 AM, said:

I don't think you can rightly consider Scotland a colony.  Way back when England and Scotland joined up of their own free will via concurrent acts of parliament. Northern Ireland is another matter though...

Acts of parliament under extreme duress and influence, and against the wishes of the vast majority of the people (at least in Scotland's case), and after having failed in 3 previous attempts, right?

In Topic: Ted Cruz thinks those who disagree with Israel are bigots

Today, 11:23 AM

View PostThe Doctor, on 12 September 2014 - 02:58 PM, said:

He mentioned that for thousands of years they have felt that way, so I mentioned that for thousands of years the feelings are mutual. That's all. Besides, if you look into the non European countries there are still faith based killings by Christians.

My point isn't to say that Christians are better or worse than Muslims. My point is to say that people(albeit a small minority of these groups) of all beliefs will persecute and kill those who are different from them. I wish we lived in a different world but get rid of religion and humans would find a way to kill each for some arbitrary reason.

True, especially considering that many of these killings aren't justified by what's written in their Holy books in the first place; the justifications are actually cultural in nature or someone has had to twist the tenets of their religion to justify them.