Wednesday Night Open Thread

The House voted to train and arm "moderate" Syrian rebels.

Australia carried out big anti-terror raids. Official government statement here. The media says a senior ISIS member, who is Australian, had called for a random public execution via beheading in Sydney.

This is a open thread, all topics welcome.

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    by Repack Rider on Thu Sep 18, 2014 at 01:07:11 AM EST
    ...does a policy of "arming rebels" have to fail before it becomes a bad idea?

    Other than every time, I mean.

    I posted this at the end of the last (none / 0) (#1)
    by Anne on Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 10:25:40 PM EST
    open thread, so thought I would re-post:

     I guess it all starts at home...


       The mother of Adrian Peterson came to his defense Wednesday in her first public comments since the running back's indictment for child abuse, saying he has six kids and "wants to be a good father to them all."

        "I don't care what anybody says," Jackson, 50, said in an interview with the Houston Chronicle from her home in the Houston suburb of Spring, where Peterson also has a house. "Most of us disciplined our kids a little more than we meant sometimes. But we were only trying to prepare them for the real world."


       "When you whip those you love, it's not about abuse, but love," Jackson said. "You want to make them understand that they did wrong."

    "It's not about abuse, but love?"  Are you fking kidding me?

    I wonder how he treats the other 5 children he has?

    What I find interesting (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by nycstray on Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 11:34:54 PM EST
    is all the folks up in arms because they think it's okay to whip a child, but call it "spank", like it is no worse than a swat on the behind. And that there is even a discussion about how hard you can hit infants and children.

    I was honestly surprised that people still went out and got a switch to whip their child with . . . I kinda thought that was illegal.


    Up to 97% of Scottish registered (none / 0) (#4)
    by fishcamp on Thu Sep 18, 2014 at 06:28:50 AM EST
    voters expected to turn out.  My mistake about the nuclear facilities as Scotland does want them out of their hopeful new country within four years.  Also Apple OSX has a new update today to 10.9.5 along with a Canon printer up date.  I just bought a new Canon photo printer last week...yae.  Also hit four numbers on the Florida lotto for a big win of 70 bucks.  Could be a fine day, finally.