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Posts by Captain Rhino

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  • Mike Rowe Absolutely Destroys Guy Who Accuses Him Of Being A White Nationalist

    08/23/2017 2:55:40 AM PDT · 19 of 72
    Captain Rhino to LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

    Wow! Copied and saved.

  • Iranian Youths Mass Converting to Christianity Despite Islamic Indoctrination, Government's Efforts

    08/20/2017 10:52:33 PM PDT · 13 of 28
    Captain Rhino to SeekAndFind

    Outside of prayer and supporting specific ministries, one has to be careful about discussing religion with Muslims. I have a good friend who is originally from Pakistan and a devout Muslim. Years ago I wanted to give him a Bible in Urdu so he could read the original versions of events mentioned in the Koran (which form at least part of the Muslim claim to be a continuation of the earlier Jewish and Christian “Abrahamic tradition”). There was no attempt to convert but only to clarify.

    I sent away to the American Bible Society in NYC to obtain a Bible in Urdu. It duly arrived and I respectfully gave it to my friend. He appreciated the gesture but said it was completely useless to him as the Urdu had been rendered phonetically using the English alphabet. Urdu in Pakistan (and I assume elsewhere) is rendered in ARABIC script. Sometimes even the experts can get it wrong.

    With respect to the Iranians, we must first pray to God that his word will find success but we must also accept that it faces organized, formidable and violent opposition in Muslim countries and success is sometimes measured in small steps.

    May the Holy Spirit guide the missionaries that labor in these dangerous fields and the persons who respond to God’s Word and call.

  • Dallas Mom Asks If Aug. 21, 2017, Solar Eclipse Can Be Rescheduled To Non-School Date

    08/17/2017 3:46:49 AM PDT · 52 of 53
    Captain Rhino to Timpanagos1

    Well, if you believe that global climate change is entirely human caused (AGW) (or have been told by the MSM that the facts are so “indisputable” anyone denying them should be arrested and punished), then it logically follows that other naturally occurring phenomena, such as eclipses, can also be influenced by human behavior.

    The only real issue is how many signatures are required on the eclipse delay petition at Change.org, before it will be rescheduled to the weekend?

    Right?

  • LGBT Community Claims Prince George As “Gay Icon” Over Simple Photograph

    08/14/2017 3:47:26 AM PDT · 13 of 29
    Captain Rhino to SkyPilot

    Psalm 36: 1-4 (NRSV):

    1 Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in their hearts; there is no fear of God before their eyes.
    2 For they flatter themselves in their own eyes that their iniquity cannot be found out and hated.
    3 The words of their mouths are mischief and deceit; they have ceased to act wisely and do good.
    4 They plot mischief while on their beds; they are set on a way that is not good; they do not reject evil.

    The evil manifest in this association of an innocent child with their sexual obsessions is so obvious that it should remove all doubt concerning the real motivations and objectives of these champions of “equality.”

    They deserve the anathema that decent people feel for them.

  • No Gun Found, But Florida Police Claim DNC Investigator Shot Himself

    08/12/2017 6:37:23 AM PDT · 34 of 40
    Captain Rhino to gaggs

    Maybe he shot himself accidentally with his pretend gun.

    You know, extended index finger and thumb.

    The same “weapon” that triggers snowflake school teachers and administrators and turns them into quivering masses of jumbled jelly. The “gun” that is getting all those kindergarten and elementary school students suspended.

    Except, it appears, his was loaded. I wonder what caliber his pretend gun was? No one heard him do it, so maybe it had a suppressor too.

    </ sarcasm>

  • Atlanta gym owner defends ban on cops, soldiers: This is not an ‘aggressive, hetero-jock space’

    08/11/2017 1:59:35 PM PDT · 47 of 50
    Captain Rhino to IronJack

    Are beliefs only “sincerely held” if they are religious in nature?

    See post number 46 for more.

    By the way, I am not a non-believer or an atheist.

  • Atlanta gym owner defends ban on cops, soldiers: This is not an ‘aggressive, hetero-jock space’

    08/11/2017 1:45:40 PM PDT · 46 of 50
    Captain Rhino to Raycpa

    Not quite. The issue isn’t the scope of police officer’s or military service member’s duties. It is whether or not a business open to the public can impose ideologically based restrictions on providing their services based on a sincerely held belief.

    We are currently working through the issue. Christian bakers, wedding photographers, and special event venue owners have defended these restrictions (with varying degrees of success) based on their religious beliefs.

    Is this restriction only acceptable if it is religiously based? Or can a sincere belief held by a non-believer/atheist also qualify? If you allow one, how logically can you not allow the other without, in effect, declaring that the denied group’s right to equal treatment is inferior to the favored group? The government is not supposed to prefer one over the other.

    This all I meant by saying it cuts both ways

  • Atlanta gym owner defends ban on cops, soldiers: This is not an ‘aggressive, hetero-jock space’

    08/11/2017 4:47:51 AM PDT · 16 of 50
    Captain Rhino to AlphaOneAlpha

    Sounds like public accommodation discrimination to me.

    However, it cuts the other way as well.

    If you permit the bakers to refuse to bake the cake due to “sincerely held beliefs,” cannot that same “right to refuse service” also be extended to other classes of people like...say, cops and military?

  • McCain criticizes Trump over "fire and fury" threat to North Korea

    08/09/2017 4:38:57 AM PDT · 36 of 59
    Captain Rhino to SoFloFreeper

    Well, at what point, in face of the increasingly violent threats being issued by North Korea, do these grey beards think A LEADER RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEFENSE OF HIS NATION should actually threaten back? After a simulated attack on Guam, the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska, or the West Coast? Or do they feel the weapons have to be employed before the leader of the United States should actually raise his voice and make it clear that this escalation of threatening the nation has but one tragic ending if it continues?

    Pundits and experts are flying blind here. No one has previous experience in a similar situation before. The existing nuclear powers have never behaved in this manner towards one another because they all have an intimate understanding of the power of these weapons and the fact that, once the exchanges start, the hammer of destruction will inevitably fall heavily on both sides even in a limited exchange.

    North Korean rhetoric thus far gives no indication that they understand a strike by them on the United States will have a nation ending downside for them. At some level they probably do, but their pronouncements mostly reveal an almost juvenile fascination with their shiny new toy.

    The exercises they feel are so threatening have been going on since at least the 1970s. Of course, they include an offensive component. But that component is the logical last step after a successful defense against a North Korean attack.

    The real threat to North Korea is the ever expanding chasm in capability between an economically and politically stunted North Korea and a South Korea that grows more economically prosperous, more technologically capable, stronger militarily and more populous with every passing day. While still dangerous conventionally, the days that North Korea’s 1 million+ Army had any possibility of defeating South Korea and their US ally’s forces are gone.

    Right now, there are some Air Force and Navy planners in the Pentagon and at the executing joint commands doing something they never thought they would do during their careers; seriously reviewing and updating the existing plans for a massive nuclear strike on North Korea. And it is also reasonable to expect that, right now, there are missile, bomber, ship, and submarine crews reviewing the readiness of their nuclear weapon systems for immediate employment. They have probably been doing it for some time now.

    So Senator McCain can rest assured that, when ordered by the National Command Authority, the armed forces will be able to carry out their mission. The President’s threat is not an empty one. Let’s not forget the short time interval between the provocative act and American response in Syria earlier this year.

    I still hope the Chinese will do what is necessary but the completion of the nuclear weapon development cycle significantly increases the risk and cost of such an intervention. It now may be too late to solve this problem with conventional forces.

  • Bishop, “Homosexuality, if it is not a choice ..., it is a gift given by God.”[Catholic Caucus]

    08/05/2017 7:47:26 PM PDT · 35 of 61
    Captain Rhino to exit82

    The bishop’s logic is flawed. He forgets that there is another power, also supernatural in nature but less powerful than God, and that this power is also capable of giving “gifts” to man as well. The question is: When you hope or pray for the success of something that is inherently evil, who are you really praying to?

  • Lawyer Hopes Blood-Sucking [Leeches} Treatment Will Return Sight - Blinded by Schizophrenic Son

    08/05/2017 7:29:28 PM PDT · 21 of 27
    Captain Rhino to MV=PY

    LOL. Good one!

  • Lawyer Hopes Blood-Sucking [Leeches} Treatment Will Return Sight - Blinded by Schizophrenic Son

    08/05/2017 5:02:52 PM PDT · 9 of 27
    Captain Rhino to littleharbour

    Since we are telling lawyer jokes, here’s one for the file:

    Question: Why don’t sharks attack lawyers?

    Answer: Professional Courtesy.

  • This bra sticker can detect sexual violence

    08/05/2017 12:21:28 PM PDT · 5 of 41
    Captain Rhino to be-baw

    How long until it (the device) is hacked and “I’m innocent, it was hacked” is presented as a defense?

    Will there be “SWATTING” incidents?

  • Mueller Prepares Comey, McCabe To Testify AGAINST POTUS

    08/03/2017 8:31:43 AM PDT · 48 of 147
    Captain Rhino to davikkm

    Given how compromised the reputation of the FBI is at this point (thanks largely to Mr. Comey’s mishandling of the Clinton email investigation (in collusion with McCabe)and the bungled Russia investigation), the FBI against Trump in an investigation lead by Mueller may not be enough.

    By the way, I am not a Trump Kool-aid drinker. I don’t like Mr. Trump. I still think he is unqualified by either experience or temperament to be President. I voted for him because that was the only way to effectively vote against Clinton. (Didn’t matter, I live in Virginia.). I resent both the GOP and Democratic Party for having such poor control over the selection of their candidates that they put me and the American people in the position of choosing between these two.

    I just hate smarmy SOB weasels (like Comey) more.

  • 'This deal will make me look terrible’: Full transcripts of Trump’s calls with Mexico and Australia

    08/03/2017 7:02:20 AM PDT · 30 of 117
    Captain Rhino to UKrepublican

    “The reproductions below also include minor spelling and grammatical mistakes that appeared in the documents.”

    Way to go, Post! Reproductions with original grammar and spelling errors are traceable to the source. From the source, you can determine who they were distributed to.

    This won’t take long.

    Fire them all. Make sure the dismissal is “with prejudice” so they can never again hold a clearance or government job.

  • A Way To Stop North Korea's Nuclear Nightmare Now, (And Have The World Applaud Us For Doing So)

    07/31/2017 3:45:47 PM PDT · 94 of 103
    Captain Rhino to Strac6

    I understand you wish to end the dialogue.

    Let me just say in parting that ABM is a difficult technological task and 50%, while not great, is better than 0%, which is what we would have now if we had never tried.

    Thank you for the opportunity to exchange views.

  • A Way To Stop North Korea's Nuclear Nightmare Now, (And Have The World Applaud Us For Doing So)

    07/31/2017 8:34:41 AM PDT · 92 of 103
    Captain Rhino to Strac6

    We already have several developed, deployed, and tested ABM systems (Patriot, THAAD, SM-3, and the Alaska-based exoatmospheric interceptor missiles whose program name escapes me at the moment) which can deal successfully with a limited numbers raid like the one you postulate.

    The recent successful ABM tests conducted by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) were, among other objectives, meant to underscore the existence of this capability to outside parties, especially hostile ones like North Korea and Iran.

    Along with the MDA, a big thank you is owed to President Reagan and all subsequent presidents (both Democratic and Republican) and Congresses for their support in developing this capability. It took a long time and a lot of money to accomplish it.

    This is why the question of what to do once you have defeated a limited nuclear ballistic missile attack is salient and why I think the Chinese would act pre-emptively. They don’t want to find out how well or poorly their ABM defenses would perform when dozens of US nuclear missiles in multiple waves come arcing over the Pacific inbound for North Korea.

  • A Way To Stop North Korea's Nuclear Nightmare Now, (And Have The World Applaud Us For Doing So)

    07/30/2017 9:27:53 PM PDT · 86 of 103
    Captain Rhino to Strac6

    Well, the North Koreans have had those three elements for at least 10 years and no one has felt sufficiently endangered to do anything really forceful about them..

    I suppose there would be no doubt the capability existed if North Korea were to launch a missile and blow up a piece of ocean in the eastern Pacific Ocean. But such a demonstration would justify an immediate attack on North Korea by the United States, and the North Koreans are not going to provide that essential bit of information freely.

    As noted in the article, the question is not a matter of IF the North Koreans can miniaturize their nuclear weapons design sufficiently to fit into a missile warhead. It is a matter of when. Until that time, the North Koreans don’t, in fact, have a strategic nuclear armed missile. They just have the very strong likelihood.

    Sophistry, to be sure, but diplomatic negotiators will insist they still have time to finally convince the North Korean government to abandon a program it has pursued doggedly for over 50 years. And even after the fact of a complete weapon system is established, the diplomats will then argue that they only have a few such missiles and it would be suicide to attack the United States until they had many more. Then the diplomats will argue about the number of nuclear ballistic missile systems necessary to trigger a military response and that the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council seem to accept that other nations,some big, some small, possess nuclear weapons.

    And on, and on, until a North Korean nuclear warhead comes down in ...wherever and extinguishes the lives of hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of Americans. Then the United States will have to respond militarily and because the missiles are on mobile launchers, it will be obliged to thoroughly destroy North Korea, taking or imperiling the lives of some 25 millions, the vast majority of whom are innocent pawns/victims of their own brutal regime.

    This why I feel that the critical moment, the trigger for action, is the next and final step in developing the weapon system: successful miniaturization of the atomic bomb to fit in to a warhead. I have already listed the reasons for why the Chinese are the logical choice to deliver the attack.

    The next questions are: 1) Are the Chinese willing to do the deed and 2) What actions is the United States prepared to take to support the Chinese and to compensate them for the losses they will incur?

  • How Mexico said no mas to Taco Bell: report

    07/30/2017 2:56:22 PM PDT · 31 of 46
    Captain Rhino to BenLurkin

    Good movie.

  • A Way To Stop North Korea's Nuclear Nightmare Now, (And Have The World Applaud Us For Doing So)

    07/30/2017 2:41:42 PM PDT · 60 of 103
    Captain Rhino to Strac6

    I think the triggering event would be the test flight demonstrating that the entire nuclear weapon system development cycle had been completed. That is, launch of a long range missile on an attack trajectory (even if depressed/shortened) followed by release and controlled reentry of a simulated warhead somewhere in the eastern Pacific Ocean. At that point, North Korea will have forged the weapon needed to deliver on its threats to the US, South Korea, Japan, etc. and simultaneously liberated itself from dependence on the PRC and Russian nuclear umbrellas for protection.

    The ultimate goal of Juche will have been achieved.

    As for the response to the trigger event, I think the Chinese (and possibly the Russians) will invade North Korea. They will strike suddenly and violently with the intent to depose the Kim regime, sieze and dismantle the entirety of the nuclear weapons program, and bundle all the associated program equipment, materials, associated records and key personnel off into the interior of China for “safekeeping.”

    They will do this not out of any great love for the United States but because they don’t want a war possibly involving the delivery of nuclear weapons to the Korean Peninsula to break out. They also don’t want a nuclear arms race developing with two very capable adversaries, South Korea and Japan. They also don’t want east Asia to become saturated with effective ABM systems including their farseeing radars. Finally, if North Korea were to be attacked by the United States or its East Asian allies, it will probably trigger mutual defense agreements they have with their Korean War ally to come to its defense.

    If they move in very quickly and execute decisively, they can forestall all these possibilities.

    There are, of course, some pretty significant downsides to this course of action. The first is the absolute need to find and secure all North Korean nuclear weapons. The second is defeating the 1 million strong DPRK army or at least getting it to stand aside/down, The third is keeping the population of North Korea inside North Korea and the basic administrative structure intact enough so that the country can function.

    Second only to securing the nuclear weapons, it is also utmost necessity to find and eliminate the Kim family and all their core supporters. They have been the guiding hand and driving force behind this effort for 3 generations. Their leader cult approaches divinity and that plus the momentum of past decisions has compelled them to follow this course to its conclusion. In order to break this cycle, you must break them.

    Then, maybe, the North Korean people will be delivered from their nightmare.