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  1. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    From Ukraine's perspective, the flight time of Ukrainian missiles to Moscow is hypothetical, but of Russian missiles to Kiev is proven.

    Seems to me that Ukraine's security interests are as valid...
  2. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    Most of Nova Scotia and PEI are without power right now, and quite a bit of Eastern New Brunswick. The models seem to have been accurate, and landfall was in Cape Breton. Many roads are...
  3. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Widely reported. I get most of my Ukraine news from a couple of open source Intel lists on Twitter, https://twitter.com/i/lists/1490427245097148423?s=20...
  4. Thread: If Not Now, When?

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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    BTW, tomorrow night's Quad's big concert, yeah? Give him a holler for us. He'll do great.
  5. Thread: If Not Now, When?

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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    You're getting thin.
  6. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I see Nick beat me to it, a couple of posts back.

    Here's an article on a Kremlin website which Putin apparently wrote himself, published there in July 2021. Bear in mind that while this predates...
  7. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    Up the Bay of Fundy? I'm not seeing them describe the risk as severe up the top end of the bay into New Brunswick. They are looking for about a 1.7M storm surge in addition to the high tide over...
  8. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    I don't know folks on that particular shore, but a friend of a friend is on the N shore of Nova Scotia, close to Cape Breton. The fetch is a lot less just across the strait to PEI, but it's still...
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    Re: Kicking in doors on tv or in movies

    Ordinary door jamb? Ordinary lock or deadbolt? You don't mind loud? Just go. Hit the door next to the deadbolt hard with your full body mass with bad intention. Use your heel (if you know how to...
  10. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    For reference, those S facing Cape Breton waves will be a bit taller than my 2 1/2 story house. With a fetch clear from Bermuda, I guess.
  11. Thread: If Not Now, When?

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    Re: If Not Now, When?

    I love 'em. They're like jazz.
  12. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    If Russia used tactical nukes, I think it would come as an escalation after they'd first shell Ukrainian nuclear power plants. I think Putin wants to try to create a scaled way of using radiation as...
  13. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Tactical nukes were developed to counter overwhelming conventional forces on a given battlefield. NATO doctrine was to consider their use if Russia rolled millions of soldiers in rank upon rank of...
  14. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    OK, I'll bite.

    Stockman's opening comment is false. It's simply not true that a diplomatic settlement with Russia was possible at any time in the last 9 months. Stockman's too much in the...
  15. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    Not gonna be a good weekend to live on the South facing coast of Cape Breton. Or have a boat in the water there.

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  16. Re: as hurricane fiona bears down on the maritimes, canadians brace themselves

    The struggle is to save the "storm chips " for the storm.

    Storm chips are a real Maritime thing. Multiple flavors mixed in the same bag. Never seen them outside the Maritimes.
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    Re: Nicole Wallace lays it out straight.

    You're perhaps less clear than you intend.

    Who do you mean by "they?"
  18. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Here's the Twitter thread by the NY Attorney General's office about the action they've announced this morning.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/NewYorkStateAG/status/1572611509351772165
  19. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Over 200 distinct instances of wrongdoing. The $250M sought in damages is the minimum amount estimated to have been the benefits the Trump organization obtained from that illegal activity.

    Noted...
  20. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Notes that they've uncovered not merely civil illegality, but also criminal illegality under both NY and they think Federal statutes. Criminal charges including fraud, insurance fraud, wire fraud,...
  22. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    On C-SPAN now.
  23. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Waiting on Tish James' livestream to start on C-span. She's supposedly waiting until Biden's speech at the UN is finished.

    In the meantime, some details of what she's about to announce have been...
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    Nicole Wallace lays it out straight.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ramjac1967/status/1571963240535433220

    MAGA could be stopped tomorrow, if GOP leaders like McConnell and McCarthy had spines.

    McConnell could say "I will not give a...
  25. Thread: Ukraine

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    I heard an interview with an American general recently who said that as Ukraine re-took land adjacent, it looked to him like it was merely a matter of time until Crimea fell again to Ukraine. ...
  26. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    In addition to the partial mobilization, Putin also noted that he's willing to use nukes to defend an attack on Russia.

    The "referendums" being hastily organized in occupied Ukrainian territory...
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    Re: Give Meagan a break fer cryin' out loud!

    That sounds perceptive to me.

    If so, I hope Harry finds a legal, genteel way to squash them flat.
  28. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    And in another legal entanglement, NY Attorney General Tish James has informed media that she will make a "major announcement" tomorrow morning at 10:30 Eastern.

    While it's perhaps unlikely that...
  29. Thread: Itís over.

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    Re: Itís over.

    The most significant correlative of death for COVID is age. British Columbia's epidemiological team did incredibly detailed work on the characteristics of the diagnosed cases in BC, focusing in...
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    Re: Groom Service the series.

    Exactly right. See how they put the lens around the other "talent" they have on the shows they make, and whether the personas they make by cropping and editing are what you and Renee want as the...
  31. Thread: Itís over.

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    Re: Itís over.

    I'll believe it's over when the wastewater testing says so .

    I understand why it's politically useful to say something else, but it isn't accurate. Whoever says it.
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    Re: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

    I think, frankly, it's very sound to specify that "working Royals" are qualified to stand in for an indisposed monarch, but those who've chosen other lives ... have chosen other lives. Their choice...
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    Re: Esophogeal perforation

    Migod. So grateful you're here to tell us the story!
  34. Re: 'I'm not that smart': Herschel Walker says 'he'll do his best'

    Warnock is impressive as anyone there's been in the Senate, or at least, so say his somewhat awestruck Senate colleagues. The man's analytical and rhetorical skills are only matched by his personal...
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    Re: Jamie's Arlie - Needs a savior!

    Very fine indeed.
  36. Thread: Bolt Thrower

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    Re: Bolt Thrower

    That is cool, Kevin.

    I find it interesting how all our big stadium events have crossover bits to enhance whatever it is we'd actually payed our money to go experience. Football games have...
  37. Thread: Bolt Thrower

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    Re: Bolt Thrower

    he'd adore it.
  38. Thread: Bolt Thrower

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    Re: Bolt Thrower

    I've got an organic drummer. (OK, vegetarian.)
  39. Thread: Bolt Thrower

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    Re: Bolt Thrower

    Herself wrote her dissertation on how designed-for-popular-audiences horror stories used the metaphor of horror to express the real truth of the experience of readers' lives at the time. Their...
  40. Thread: Bolt Thrower

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    Re: Bolt Thrower

    Herself points out that Victor's the monster, and the monster is far more authentically human.
  41. Thread: Bolt Thrower

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    Re: Bolt Thrower

    Quad's observation about punk is really astute. When we're all rebellious together, aren't we conforming?

    A lot of the "serious" 20thC music, composed for orchestras and such, sounded like what a...
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    Re: the wonton killings

    You're right, Lee, it's a no-lose style of virtue signaling. I appreciate how well you crystallized that, thx.
  43. Thread: Bolt Thrower

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    Re: Bolt Thrower

    on or off?
  44. Thread: Bolt Thrower

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    Re: Bolt Thrower

    You don't need to know the lineage of stuff to be moved by it, or make a serious contribution within the genre. How many Country musicians know or care that bluegrass has deep roots in traditional...
  45. Thread: Bolt Thrower

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    Re: Bolt Thrower

    Mozart lover.
  46. Thread: Bolt Thrower

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    Re: Bolt Thrower

    A lot of people forget or maybe never learned that various bits of art we now revere were performed for mobs. Shakespeare's audiences were savage. Same with Italian opera audiences. Mozart's...
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    Re: the wonton killings

    I did, and she is. Apparently there are more.

    What I truly don't understand is how such people get funded and elected. How is that remotely electable?
  48. Thread: Bolt Thrower

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    Re: Bolt Thrower

    So, I don't get the vocal style at all, but then I don't get hip hop either. And I've lost track of the people who don't get opera, so, de gustibus , eh?

    That said, the drummer there is really...
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    Re: the wonton killings

    I've killed a few in my day. And worse.. More than a few, truth be known. My wont is to leave wanton wontons wanting, won't you understand?

    Unlike Boebert who's nothing but a wanton wonton...
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    Re: hooray for joe biden and marty walsh?

    Chait wrote on Twitter that it turns out Biden is the ideal guy to address "old timey" challenges like potential crippling railway strikes, and columns of Russian tanks rolling into Europe.
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