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    Re: Tulsi Gabbard Leaves the Democratic Party

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-gabbard/ex-white-house-hopeful-gabbard-drops-defamation-suit-against-hillary-clinton-idUSKBN2332MF

    I can't see dropping that suit unless it was...
  2. Thread: Godwins Law

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    Re: Godwins Law

    Closest thing you'll find to that Reichstag law would be the terms of service on Truth social.
  3. Re: Crist resigned his House seat to beat DeSantis

    DeSantis redistricted Crist into a heavily red district he wouldn't be able to win anyway. As a former governor he has plenty of name recognition, so he's already on second base for another...
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    Re: Rebeka Jones to face Matt Gaetz

    In the midst of her drama she went too far in her claims. Which gave right wing media and the gop more ammunition to dismiss and discredit her. Her counter suit was as empty as the reasons for...
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    Re: Resurrecting the Tasmanian Tiger?

    If we're gonna be bringing back species, I expect to be able to order Galapagos island turtle soup at a restaurant. Nothing that delicious should stay extinct, or endangered.
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    Re: Rebeka Jones to face Matt Gaetz

    I'd prefer Gaetz just go to jail for being the pedo that he is. Jones was most definitely targeted for political reprisal, but she's also not the best candidate. Hopefully she can have a decent run...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    You're making the false assumption that once consent is given, it is permanent. The difference between a guest and a trespasser is consent, that can be revoked at any time. The same goes for sex vs...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    At what point in life does a person lose the right to defend themselves? Does the state just decide that women are too old to be defended when they reach puberty?

    The state has already stated...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    Again, it has nothing to do with protecting the unborn. If it did the same people would be speaking up about child care or health, and they don't. Nothing but crickets. Because the only reason...
  10. Thread: StarLink

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    Re: StarLink

    A decade at best. Right now anyone wanting to compete with Starlink would have to use SpaceX to launch for them. And he's already locked in the orbital range. Bezos really wanted to get into that...
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    Re: Roe: you GO Kansas!!!

    If any one of you were to put a woman at the same physical risk that a fetus does, even unintentionally, there would be no legal problem with shooting you dead on the spot. There is no room in the...
  12. Thread: StarLink

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    Re: StarLink

    My current conspiracy theory is that the cargo capacity of Starship being perfectly sized for the rods called for in Project Thor is not a coincidence at all, and Musk is planning to take over the...
  13. Re: Trump throws the January 6 committee critics a curve.

    There is zero chance of Trump appearing under oath without a massive political fight beforehand. He may be stupid enough to think he can grand stand his way through a hearing, no one around him is...
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    Re: Republican redistricting in New York

    California needs to redistrict their republicans out of congress entirely. Not for the political advantage, but because nothing is a problem for republicans, until it happens to a republican. Once...
  15. Re: Biden concerned that Putin has left himself with no way out.

    The problem being a person with rational thoughts doesn't work in the Kremlin. The best hope is maybe a small collection of sycophants seeing their chance to strike, or one of the oligarchs getting...
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    Re: Why does the “The Bilge” exsist?

    The other areas are the goal. Discussions on ways and techniques of a subject in this case wooden boats. The bilge serves as an outlet for off topic subjects, but also as a standing population of...
  17. Re: is a vote for Republicans a vote for to destroy Democracy?

    There is a very real danger that the loss of the moral and philosophical high ground that America now possesses, will bring about the end of the nation as the currently collected states. What Putin...
  18. Re: why the past ten years of american life have been uniquely stupid

    There's several paths to a cure, the problem is getting any solution passed at all. The algorithms they're using are editorializing other peoples content by deciding who gets to see them. Google is...
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    Re: Where is Hari Seldon when you need him?

    Hari Seldon, John Galt, even Captain Nemo are all aspects of the same story. Instead of them, we've got Elon Musk. Probably not the trade off anyone wanted.
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    Re: why hasnt ukraine

    Our success rate at missile interception would be about 2 to 5%, against 3000 warheads. There's a huge difference between shooting down SCUDs and trying to stop a MIRV warhead, not to mention the...
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    Re: All these anti-abortion laws

    It's going to lead to more dead people, more violence, higher crime rates, and more horror stories from the back woods of America. There is no up side to forcing children to have children.
  22. Re: Why Trump is not being prosecuted by Bragg in NY. Pomerantz resignation letter

    Bought, blackmailed or incompetent. Doesn't matter as long as no one does anything about it. At this point it would probably take intervention from the governor or the FBI for anything to happen...
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    Re: hypersonic missiles

    The US had hypersonic missiles back in the 70's. Not sure what ended the program, probably lack of a targeting system. They were intended to stop incoming ICBM's at low altitude. My bet would be...
  24. Re: What's the cost of failing to give Ukraine enough help?

    If Ukraine falls, everyone else joins NATO out of fear, and China takes the chance to consume Taiwan. All or any of which end in WW3.

    As it looks right now, Russia is failing badly with their...
  25. Re: Ukraine related: can someone explain what Naftali Bennett is up to?

    Total conspiracy theory, but it would explain the relative silence from AIPAC in the Trump years. Would be interesting to see an actual intelligence report on Russian Israeli relations.
  26. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    They've lost more than a brigade, they've lost more than a brigade just to thievery. If it were any other military, they'd be in full retreat to reconsolidate their forces. Not that the losses have...
  27. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Before he ever started his campaign, Trump was working on getting deals in Moscow, meeting with Putin and others in his circle. Which essentially means their contacts were going to revolve around...
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    Re: Chernobyl has lost electricity

    They're denying Ukraine the power from their own power plant. They may very likely cause a radioactive incident, but it's unlikely to be intentional. Russia already has access to nuclear fuel, they...
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    Re: Jon Oliver on sex workers

    I'm wondering what the occupational safety is like in New Zealand when compared to other types of dangerous work. Lumber jacks and deep sea fisherman are not in a safe line of work, but how does the...
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    Re: State of the Union

    I've found it's better to just ignore politicians making speeches. What they say doesn't really matter, and what they actually do is barely reported on. It is interesting to see the public...
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    Re: Judges now control the military?

    Would have thought cases like that would have to go through military courts before making it to federal. Even though it's a civil rights issue, I would think without a a civilian with standing then...
  32. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Exactly, it pretty much neutralizes Putin's artillery until they decide to do blanket bombardment. It's really hard to drop an artillery shell on a guy with a back pack somewhere 'over there', until...
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    Re: Military strategy

    I'm wondering about that armor convoy too. Ukraine has the weapons to obliterate it, if they can get them in place. Mobility and coordination have got to be major problems right now.
  34. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I'm waiting to see how long until we're air dropping US tanks into Kyiv with Ukraine flags on the side. Not likely, but at least we'd get some use for the stupid number of them we have in the US.
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  35. Thread: Nuclear War

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    Re: Nuclear War

    Also sounds like they agreed to talks at the Ukraine/Belarus border. There is still a chance to de-escalated this before Putin goes full retard.
  36. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Putin is going to demand they surrender or flee the country, so he can install a puppet regime. Ukraine will demand he piss right the hell off.

    Really the demands won't matter. Putin will roll...
  37. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Russia has a grand total of about 400 attack helicopters. It's more than unlikely that half of them are committed to one single action, especially given maintenance rotations that are likely...
  38. Re: Anti Vax Trucker Convoy Drive Across Canada to Protest Canada/USA border Vax Mand

    What's concerning? That they're admitting they have evidence now? Maria Butina was convicting of operating since 2011 infiltrating the upper ranks of the right wing, and somehow people thought that...
  39. Re: Anti Vax Trucker Convoy Drive Across Canada to Protest Canada/USA border Vax Mand

    I think the problem with moving the trucks isn't that they can't be towed or driven off. It's that they would first have to arrest everyone nearby. They can take the keys from those that are...
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    Re: IRS Wants to Mandate Facial Scans

    They've been wanting to get rid of cash for decades. At this point all they would do is end up replacing it with is an anonymous crypto market. In general it would disenfranchise the old and the...
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    Re: More Republican Party Fracturing

    The dems are a big tent party that invites fractured groups as a general way of working. The Gop are authoritarians that require obedience in order to function at all.

    Theoretically the gop could...
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    Re: IRS Wants to Mandate Facial Scans

    It's a bit too risky to let ID.me have control over everyone's facial data. Right now it can be accessed through DMV records, but all those are tracked and recorded, if not protected by warrant. ...
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    Re: RNC Censures Cheney & Kinzinger

    They're prepping their people for violence as political speech, they already don't care about their leaders being criminals. Look at the reaction to sedition charges dropping on the oath keepers. ...
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    Re: Now here is a thing.

    Honestly it's the smallest step. A bigger problem are the algorithms the tech companies are using to decide who gets to see the news. They're driving the problem by feeding cloistered bubbles of...
  45. Re: Anti Vax Trucker Convoy Drive Across Canada to Protest Canada/USA border Vax Mand

    We tried that already, it was called the Dark Ages for a reason.
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    Re: RNC Censures Cheney & Kinzinger

    If you've seen the GoP at any point since Nixon was impeached, you shouldn't be in the least surprised. They've spent the entire time since then, getting more and more insane.
  47. Re: Oh my! Darwin award candidates continue to line up.

    It's completely ruined any zombie movie where people aren't actively feeding themselves to the zombies.
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    Re: Hillary Clinton’s 2024 Election Comeback

    Questionable qualification. She married long before she knew he'd make it to governor, let alone president, so she did catch a winning horse there. On the other hand, she knew full well he'd go...
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    Re: Hillary Clinton’s 2024 Election Comeback

    AOC is 32 right now, so won't be old enough.

    The Dems bench has plenty of people in it, but they're not going to start campaigning to undermine their sitting president. Other than someone like...
  50. Re: If we keep this up they won’t let us in…

    They should coordinate with Mexico. Military wise there's nothing anyone can do about the US. Mexico and Canada can cause serious economic issues by simply closing their doors, or deporting all...
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