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  1. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    No, the most interesting things about that photo are that it contains two fascist/Nazi symbols,

    and that the NYT conveniently left that fact out of the article. \

    I am a Times subscriber, but...
  2. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    No, it was your "side" that brought up Russia's history of treaty compliance . . .

    and several of us politely corrected you.

    Then you got all hurt.
  3. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Where was that "massive force" when the US blew off the Viet peace deal ??

    Or the OAS Charter in attacking Nicaragua, or smashing democracy in Brazil, Chile, and others ???
  4. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Why, because we sound like Gen Milley ?? And so many others ??

    Your ugly personal attacks on people who have differing views demonstrates the poverty of your arguments.
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    The left in general
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    Major tactical error ?? Hardly. The term was used by only a small number of people, not even Dems or Dem honchos, and totally blown out of proportion by the Reich Wing media.

    But yes, marketing is...
  7. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    As I have pointed out previously, with evidence, Russia/USSR has a substantially better record of respecting treaties and agreements than the US.

    Someone must have given you a good, vigorous...
  8. Thread: Ukraine

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    Vets For Peace was correct about Syria, not to mention Libya, not to mention Iraq, not to mention Afghanistan, not to mention Central America, not to mention Vietnam, not to mention Venezuela and...
  9. Thread: Ukraine

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    That earns you the Fractal Wrongness Award of the week . . .

    In fact, per Neo-Con Nuland, "We have invested over $5 billion to assist Ukraine in these and other goals that will ensure a secure...
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    Wait . . . we are not supposed to agree . . .
  11. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    So you think war was inevitable ?? If that is the case, why pursue peace at all ??

    Or maybe there should not have been an avalanche of arms sent to the region . . .

    Did that, in part, make...
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    Only if you want government by lobbyist, as a whole bunch of research has shown.

    The right in the US always starts blathering about term limits as a distraction whenever the subject of money in...
  13. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Contrary to the propaganda of the NYT, this is what is happening.

    Many of us do not defend Russia, but are not that wild about Ukraine either.
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    Re: even those found in the Constitution

    Just be certain that you do not call this rabble "deplorable".

    That would not be civil.
  15. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    There is such a thing as liberal interventionism - as in John Kerry and HRC's disastrous backing of the Iraq invasion. And lots of liberals supported the Vietnam War as well.

    Most of us in Vets...
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    Re: even those found in the Constitution

    Over the last decades, nothing has shaken my faith in democracy more than . .

    the USAeans who were so colossally stupid to vote for that monster.
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    My main man Bobbie Reich is a national treasure . . .

    And BTW, the Econ Dept. at UC Berkeley has a number of other stellar stars with big hearts as well.
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    Re: even those found in the Constitution

    That is your Reich Wing law & order going on right there.
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    Re: POLITICAL Cartoons.

    Actually de-funding the police is favored by maybe ten or twenty people in the entire country.

    What most of us mean is that the police should be de-militarized and more resources put into mental...
  20. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    So do we - and Trotskyites too !!
  21. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    Well. if she is into violence and Pol Pot, then DSA is not for her.
  22. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    There are many possibilities - you lack imagination.

    And I do not owe you any sort of explanation.

    Why don't you ask Gen Milley ??
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    The War Lovers' new toy . . .

    $750 million a pop !!

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2022/12/02/millions-americans-lack-adequate-health-coverage-pentagon-has-new-nuclear-bomber
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    You left out Ukr.

    https://responsiblestatecraft.org/2022/11/01/new-plan-to-secure-us-weapons-in-ukraine-is-welcome-but-leaves-gaps-experts/
  25. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    Who are we to think we are fit to guide the young 'uns ??

    since we have made such an incredible hash out of what formerly was a glorious beautiful orb.

    But I do recommend DSA to her . . . ...
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    Oh, the humanity !!

    (Insert image of the Hindenburg blowing up . . . ) ...
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    You mean like all that military hardware that was sent to Ukraine and will or has wound up in the hands of extreme ethnic nationalists in both Europe and the US ??

    Training too.

    As usual, I...
  28. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    Toward the end of Marx's life, as voting rights for the working class began to be established . . . .

    he argued that socialism could be achieved through the ballot box. Thus . . . . Norway.
    ...
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    The Dancing Nazi Girl also went down !! (a few weeks ago . . )

    yea
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  30. Thread: Killer robots

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    Re: Killer robots

    That is assuming all such perps keep up with law enforcement news - pretty doubtful
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    And consider the fact that a very large percentage of the US's best minds are working for the Military Industrial Complex.

    And much of the work they do is classified and thus has few civilian...
  32. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Speaking of The Bomb, Hiroshima, Russia and more . . . .

    here is some unknown, untaught and politically incorrect history.
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  33. Thread: Ukraine

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    My normal civility starts to wear thin when your side launches personal attacks . .

    though I must admit that it is not as bad as 2003 when we were threatened with violence . .

    not as bad as...
  34. Thread: Ukraine

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    He apologized for the "tramp", as well he should have.

    He also refused the Drumph's appeal to involve the military in the auto-golpe (though yeah, he should have loudly blown the whistle).

    So...
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    Re: What I get paid for:

    Brag much ??

    Humor alert - just kidding.

    Thanks for the interesting post !!
  36. Re: GA schools in lockdown due to active shooter threats

    Catastrophe drills in schools seems like a pretty good idea to me . . .

    Most of ya seem to think that humanity can repeatedly tiptoe right up to the edge of nuclear war, and it will never happen....
  37. Thread: Killer robots

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    Re: Killer robots

    . . . not once they become self repairing, and self raw materials processing, and self chip making etc.

    And BTW, AI is already writing fiction.

    StoryLab is an AI-powered writing assistant...
  38. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    How can one write a news article about something that has not yet happened ?? Articles that do that HAVE TO BE OPINION, or reporting of opinion.

    On this thread, there is almost nothing but...
  39. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Are you talking about Vlad or Dubya Bush ??
  40. Thread: Pothole F&$@

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    Re: Pothole F&$@

    The Costa Ricans (Ticos) have some very good pothole humor . .

    https://pejibayedotorg.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/bottomless-costa-rican-pothole-could-be-time-travel-portal/
  41. Thread: Killer robots

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    Re: Killer robots

    I would expect the AI killer-bots to be fliers . . . easier technology.

    The US has used drones to kill people over much of the world (see whistle blower Dan Hale), though not very AI-ish . . ....
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    that is quite a puzzlement !!
  43. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    She'll make a great commie - sort of has that Freida Kahlo look.
  44. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    Why don't you have an excuse for not being able distinguish Marxism from Leninism ??

    It is because you have access to sources of accurate information, but have declined to avail yourself of...
  45. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Bull-Pucky, then why is Milley an outcast among the Blobista Warrior Elite ??

    https://www.politico.com/news/2022/11/14/u-s-ukraine-milley-negotiations-00066777

    Tell us all about how much you...
  46. Re: GA schools in lockdown due to active shooter threats

    I am old enough to remember "Duck and Cover!" though my school district seemed to mostly blow it off

    And don't get me started on that stupid turtle !!
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    It is taking waaaaaay toooooooo long !!
  48. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    No offense to you in particular, but most of ya don't seem to know much about Marx.

    His theories were broad and wide ranging, and he spent little time prescribing the future.

    All of you have...
  49. Thread: Ukraine

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    If what you say is correct, why was nearly the entire US military command against the bombing . . ??

    And lots of historians believe that an invasion of the home islands would not have been...
  50. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    The pro-war faction here, a majority actually, is falling down on the job. . .

    Sure, you have trashed and defamed anyone who is skeptical about the war,

    but you left out one important person...
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