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- 06:20am Oct 23, 2002 EST (#
5142 of 5174)
"...how they are paid from the public purse to monitor,
read and watch for every post put up by Showalter..."
Bwah Ha Ha hahahaha hohoho he heee...!!!
Thanks for the laugh, lchic!
Just think, if it weren't for the mean ol' US govenment,
Robert Showalter would be the super star he deserves to be!!!
"....... can't get themselves sufficiently together to
drop Showalter that note in writing that frees him to move on,
and lay out his important contributions to society."
Robert's got no important contributions to make to society,
darlin'. He attempts to mask that fact by blaming others for
his lack of accomplishment or even constructive suggestion. It
seems to me that he just has a bit more ego than he can live
up to...so he just fabricates whoppers: "If only this...or of
only not that... then I'd be able to do something".
Right. That's what every wannabe says. There's always some
reason that's somebody else's fault that prevents such "men of
destiny" from ever accomplishing anything tangible.
Folks like Robert try to convince the feeble-minded that
there's some conspiracy against them that's the cause for
their lack of accomplishment. Robert's undoubtedly a legend in
his own mind; but, almost nobody besides you seems very
I think Robert plays your paranoia like a fiddle, lchic.
- 07:05am Oct 23, 2002 EST (#
5143 of 5174)
[world LAW body] Sounds great. But what's to prevent
such a body from becoming a monster in itself? Both Hitler and
Stalin had the power to stop chaos and did so within their
realms prior to WWII. Only problem was that the order so
imposed in those places was worse than the chaos. Hmmm.
The Statute outlining the creation of the court was adopted
at an international conference in Rome on July 17, 1998. After
5 weeks of intense negotiations, 120 countries voted to adopt
the treaty. Only seven countries voted against it (including
China, Israel, Iraq, and the United States) and 21 abstained.
Look at the gang you're in Gisterme and read about the US
attempts to undermine the ICC here.
Hitler and Stalin were dictators; the ICC treaty contains a
detailed list of the rights that any accused person shall
enjoy, including the presumption of innocence, the right to
counsel, to present evidence, the right to remain silent, and
the right to have charges proved beyond a reasonable doubt.
Your follow up posts contain accusations of lying
and idealism, lying
and paranoia, viral
paranoia, insanity and frustration, unintelligence
and alien conspiracy
I particlarly enjoyed " unless it agrees completely with
your idealistic imagninations, you assume that it must be
untruth. ". When I told you about the Iraqi death toll
figures provided by the UN your intelligent and carefully
considered response was "you lying communist". That seems to
come about as close to a definition of hypocrisy as you're
going to get. Do you have anything to contribute at all, or
like bbbuck and Mazza, just have overactive
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