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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Great to see the end of the slow-walking justice.

    The Drumph will be in the dock in short order . .

    in only a decade or several
  2. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    The way it works is that Ozz does nada without the approval of the Blobista hyper-power . .

    And that is the actual carp - just ask that Whitlam guy
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Partly correct, but note how the Dems get obstructed by the Right, and then get blamed for nothing happening.

    Back in the days of yore, many Republicans also supported M4A. Those days are well...
  4. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I'll wager she was not Jewish.

    When I was stationed in Germany for several years in the early 1970's it was extremely rare for any of the German former POW's or veterans I met to defend anything...
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    Your smug misguided sense of superiority gets old in a hurry.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    For sure, no way should our lives "trump" gunz raths.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    For sure, the GOPPER NRA has zero responsibility . . . (insert sarcasm thingy)
  8. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I would agree, but a clear-eyed look at the conflict means that we cannot ignore facts.

    Such as . . . from CBS https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ukraine-military-aid-weapons-front-lines/
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    This is related, though it is about HRC and not Ms. Peolsi . . .

    The New York Times quietly enables the hate . .
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    It is clear that the US Exec expanded in both size and power, but there is less agreement as to why.
  11. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    And then they came for the gefilte fish

    https://i.etsystatic.com/12920645/r/il/0f8068/1016646241/il_1140xN.1016646241_1lkk.jpg
  12. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Thing of the past ?? Not hardly - here is the 2022 US State Dept human rights report on Ukraine, as well as the Russian occupied areas.
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    Re: Ukraine

    There are also very credible reports of abuses by the Ukr government against political parties, minorities, journalists, was resisters, and prisoners - from sources including the US state dept.
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    Re: Ukraine

    Not to mention . . . https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/04/04/the-british-empire-was-much-worse-than-you-realize-caroline-elkinss-legacy-of-violence
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    Re: Ukraine

    Nothing but personal attacks from the feeble minded . . .

    like y'all (how's that for an add-on ??) . . . .
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    The latter, partly due to the expansion of the size of the Exec branch under FDR, but mostly as a result of the rise of the Military-Industrial Complex.

    Google "imperial presidency" for a look at...
  17. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    As you suggest, the dehumanization of wartime opponents is a time-honored tradition, and an ugly fact that we see here on display on the Bilge . . .

    If they can persuade people to fear and hate,...
  18. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    It might bear repeating that the policy of the US is to not give Ukr sufficient weapons to win.

    Have you processed that ?
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    Re: Ukraine

    This gent has me on ignore, so this reply is not to him - but rather to clear the record.

    He maligns me as being anti-US without knowing a thing about whether or not I pay my taxes, follow...
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    I would say that a bigger problem in the US is that the Exec branch is the one with too much power . .

    in fact, there is a literature on that very subject.
  21. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    If war is a disease, you are running a fever,

    and missing Clare's point.
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    Re: Ukraine

    The lesson you might take from that, but won't . .

    is to finally realize that Putin is not the sole issue on the Russian side.
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    Re: Ukraine

    If you get tired of beating up on me, how about a good stiff shot of Clare Daly ?? (It's only one minute!!)

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  24. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I never was very politically correct.
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    Re: Ukraine

    How long did it take you to built that list ??
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    Re: Ukraine

    I completely agree, and would say that Vets For Peace tries to be clear-eyed about that.
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    Re: Ukraine

    More total Bull Pucky - the US has threatened the use of nukes far more often.

    You choose to ignore the 800 pound nuclear gorilla in the room.
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    Re: Ukraine

    [QUOTE=dutchpp;6760886]20 questions are usually enough to built a picture of someone, I wonder if an overview of the last 10 posts could do the same

    Care to explain why any of those posts are...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Well actually, things got so hot in 2003 that Dubya made a plea to the public that those of us opposed to that insane war had a right to express our views.

    The threats against our crowd declined...
  30. Re: NZ supreme court favours votes for 16 year olds

    That policy part would exclude a solid majority of US Republican voters.
  31. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Again, nothing but personal attacks.

    You make zero effort to defend the thesis that the US is a reliable treaty partner - more so than Russia/USSR.

    That must be because you know it is not...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Thanks for the correction. It should be . . . https://www.govexec.com/oversight/2018/05/its-not-just-trump-us-has-always-broken-its-treaties-pacts-and-promises/148179/

    The pro-war at any costs...
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    Re: Ukraine

    And as usual you display your intellectual ineptitude by launching personal attacks . .

    while studiously avoiding the relevant issues and facts.
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    Re: Buffy Sainte-Marie

    Her peace anthem Universal Soldier was not a cover.

    She wrote it.
  35. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Well, some time in Vietnam and Central America and the Balkans and passing knowledge of the Forever Wars in Iraq and Syria and Libya and Afghanistan . .

    does tend to have an impact on a...
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    Bull-Pucky Sir . . . What is it with you that you are offended by empirical historical truth ??

    OK, so what it is with you is that you are so thoroughly propagandized as to be almost entirely...
  37. Re: NZ supreme court favours votes for 16 year olds

    But you have to take into account that Aotearoa yoot are more mature and smarter than US or Canadian adults.
  38. Re: Vid of the Golden Rule on the Tombigbee Waterway

    https://scontent.fdtw2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/316560972_9044815352211385_9201111562737893635_n.jpg?stp=dst-jpg_s600x600&_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=F7uVueJYqmgAX8cZo81&_nc_ht=sco...
  39. Re: NZ supreme court favours votes for 16 year olds

    I would trust in the voting wisdom of most any 16 year old as opposed to

    the Q-Anon, MAGA, insurrectionist loony tunes that make up a good 45% of the US electorate.
  40. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Sorry, but that statement is simply Bull-Pucky.

    The US has a far, far worse record of treaty compliance than does the USSR/Russia.

    It is not even close, and you keep on repeating it without...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Earlier I posted on the media's rush to war . . and was poo-pooed for my trouble. (From the Institute for Public Accuracy)

    On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Associated Press put out a widely...
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    Here is an experiment that you can try . . .

    next time you are chatting with a right wing person who despises Pelosi ask them . .

    "What policies did she pursue with which you disagree?"
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  43. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Well I have posted on this issue previously as well . . . at some length in fact. Feel free to look them up.

    Just stop and think for a moment . . . when Kissinger, Kennan and many others warned...
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    Re: Letters from Wrocław

    Work out - get those happy endorphins going !!

    Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. For example, the feeling that follows a run or workout is often...
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    It is a question of degree. Did you read the VOX article ??

    Lobbyists have even more influence with term limits.
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    Re: War environmental damage: lead

    That is not good either, but you appear to be unaware of the particular dangers of DU.

    just google it
  47. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    There are any number of risks involved with the conflict - one that is seldom mentioned is that Ukr and/or Russia might join the growing ranks of extreme ethnic nationalist countries in Europe.
  48. Re: Vid of the Golden Rule on the Tombigbee Waterway

    All you need do it not open it.
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    Re: War environmental damage: lead

    In my view, using depleted uranium ammo is a war crime . .

    The US and NATO militaries used DU penetrator rounds in the 1991 Gulf War, the Bosnia war, bombing of Serbia, the 2003 invasion of Iraq,...
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    Re: Ukraine

    I used to assign both Sun Tzu and Von Clausewitz in my classes. Most of the students were surprised that KVC was more of a lover of war.

    Seeing war as merely politics by other means is a recipe...
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