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  1. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    In 2014 Russia invaded Crimea.

    In 2015 the Vets for Peace group blamed it all on the U.S. and NATO.

    So I looked up their position on Syria. Yup, in 2012 the whole problem was caused by...
  2. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    See my earlier post. Truman’s orders in July 25 was to deliver all bombs. They did not bomb Hiroshima, wait, and decide to bomb Nagasaki. Both were authorized at once.
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    Re: Michael Mason's newest boat

    Very nice! Congratulations to Michael!
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    Re: Happy birthday to Lew Barrett…

    Happy Birthday to the Great One!
  5. Thread: Ukraine

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    From his position between the Ukrainian and Russian armies, where he had his tragiheroic injury which led to an amputation?
  6. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Weak game.
  7. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Ha ha ha ha!!

    You need to up your game, Comrade.
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    Greetings from isla

    On another thread I noted we hadn’t heard from isla in a while. I PM’ed him and he’s fine, except for some eye surgery planned for December 7th, pending which he can’t see the screen well enough to...
  9. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Europe’s move away from Russian sources has been impressive.

    https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/how-is-germany-replacing-russian-gas-2022-10-24/
  10. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    One more!

    Give her a copy of The Worldly Philosophers, the classic by Robert Heilbroner. It will introduce her to a wide range of economists and their thinking (including Marx). I think it shows...
  11. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    #34

    Yes I did.

    And I think sanctions on Cuba should have been removed a long time ago.

    And it’s true that U.S. companies dominate the healthcare market in innovation, manufacture, and...
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    Re: BROTM for December…Nominations here.

    Time for a non-American.

    birlinn?

    Which reminds me, we haven’t heard from isla since late September. Does anyone know how he’s doing?
  13. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    Like I said, a marvelous place.

    The U.S. sanctions stung Cuba, but Russia was a major trading partner on favorable terms through the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since at least the early 1980s...
  14. Thread: Ukraine

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    The July 25th authorization to use atomic weapons authorized multiple bombs: “additional bombs will be delivered on the above targets as soon as made ready.”...
  15. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    Rigadog says “Life of Stalin” but he might mean “The Death of Stalin” which I think is perfect.

    Also agree with George about Cuba - it’s a wonderful place crumbling under the dead fist of...
  16. Thread: Ukraine

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    Mikolaj, I’d read that thread. I can hardly imagine what your family and communities still live with.

    I spent a week in spring 1997 in Balatonfüred, a resort town on Lake Balaton in Hungary. I had...
  17. Re: A monumentally stupid idea meets its just reward

    OMG. How did I miss that movie?

    It explains Gaetz, Greene, Boebert, Gohmert, et al. The next Congress won’t do anything and will probably break a bunch of things (like defaulting on Treasury...
  18. Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    You might not have been in the cities that elected Meloni and the Brothers of Italy … who are literal descendants of Mussolini.

    I loved your posts though, and I think you captured the real spirit...
  19. Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    Chandler-esque.

    This made me laugh out loud. It’s worth reposting.
  20. Re: A monumentally stupid idea meets its just reward

    Promiscuous breeding and free-range parenting. We produce champions and runts. And there’s plenty of running room for all of them.
  21. Thread: top this

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    Re: top this

    Gosh. I had the most civil Thanksgiving with my niece and younger daughter.

    There was crazy talk, but none of it political, and all of it ending in laughter.

    How do you all manage it?
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    It’s a feature not a bug. Jefferson called them “50/50 passes” in the postgame.

    I think you can watch the Colts game, and probably the Lions game, in safety.

    Here’s a little Skol chant to...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    The Vikings are a heart attack machine. They’ve sucked me in again, though I’m pretty sure it won’t end well.
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    Re: Starting a large steam engine

    Magnificent! I love how these industrial spaces are fitted out with detail and ornamentation like a city hall. Works of art as well as utility.
  25. Thread: Ukraine

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    I dunno Lee. Maybe for some the need to demonize America is so strong that it bleeds over into defending Russia. Seems crazy to me. I think each can be judged by its own actions and history.
  26. Thread: Ukraine

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    It is more honest to make your position clear without hiding behind a peaceful negotiations facade.

    I’m quite aware of America’s sins. Wars in Vietnam, Central America, the Balkhans, Iraq, or...
  27. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    We have our answer.

    Not “peace talks good” but Russia good America bad. And that explains Ukraine, QED.
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    Re: Richard Hammond’s coma story.

    Peaceful. Reassuring.
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    That’s a great obituary! Our friend passed too soon. But what a life well-led. Thanks Joe!
  30. Thread: Ukraine

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    I think we should go back to Andrew’s question. He pointed out that an animal or child can be provoked, but how does one provoke a nation?

    There is a long list of countries “provoked” by others in...
  31. Thread: Ukraine

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    Exactly. A negotiated peace will be necessary, and complicated.
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    Remarkable. Where did you see/hear this?
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    Re: Exercising a Spitfire

    Wow, Dave. Thank you.

    Nice songs, especially at the end. You’re one talented dude.
  34. Thread: Ukraine

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    I don’t. Though a negotiation to get them to leave remaining occupied lands may be in Ukraine’s interests to avoid more bloodshed. But I see that as Ukraine’s choice.m
  35. Thread: Ukraine

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    I appreciate the optimistic views on Ukraine. I hope you’re all right, especially the prospects of them joining the EU. Why shouldn’t all European nations join a continental union? (Looking at you,...
  36. Thread: Ukraine

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    Moving beyond mud wrestling with those who make mud pits….

    Where does this war go, and where goes Ukraine?

    It certainly seems like the Ukrainians are good at fighting when they have adequate...
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Sad news. I’m glad I met him. Fair winds Jamie.
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    Re: does anybody here

    I read every issue.

    When I signed up for print + electronic I got rid of all my back issues. Made more bookshelf space.
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    Mr. Snipe, as a Christian, I am always puzzled by other Christians who claim that Jesus said homosexuality is wrong. Where, exactly?

    In Matthew 15 in dialogue with the Pharisees Jesus says...
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    Re: Time to Reinvent Myself

    I’m sorry Katherine. I wish you the best of luck in finding what you want to do, and then being happy in whatever you do!
  41. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    I don’t know if he’s officially toast yet.

    The way he’s screeching on “social media” and hissing at Ron DiSantis, doesn’t he seem like an elderly tomcat who bites the hand that feeds it?

    I’m...
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    Re: Adam Savage in full nerd mode

    He speaks for me. I’d have acted exactly the same way.
  43. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Oh, well, you were in Shanghai? That explains all.
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    I wanted to see the retreat announcement. The script and staging is remarkably clumsy, isn’t it? Who writes this stuff?

    The longer clips are even more stilted.

    This is being shared for a...
  45. Thread: Ukraine

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    #6787: What remains for me but to bask in the reflected glory of he who sees what he did not see, and hears what he did not hear?

    What Magick powers possesses he?

    Attend and tremble, peasants...
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    Re: Russian Trolls/Sock Puppets

    Being an obscure Internet forum we get B-grade trolls. I wish ours were more interesting.

    I don’t have anyone on my ignore list. I just don’t read stuff from people who show themselves not to be...
  47. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Meanwhile, documented reports of the slaughter of unprepared and ill-equipped draftees.

    ‘We were completely exposed’: Russian conscripts say hundreds killed in attack
    Survivor tells of being...
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    Re: Predictions for this week.

    All correct except I think Trump takes a day or two so he can own all the spotlight.

    And, lawsuits by MAGAts in every battleground Senate state, seeking to confuse, delay, and lay the groundwork...
  49. Re: A November TS for Florida? Minnesota: “hold my beer”.

    On Wednesday I’ll be flying into a tropical storm in Florida just to make sure I can enjoy both ends.
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    Re: J. Dillon’s Birthday…

    Thanks Spindrift. Nicely done.

    Fare thee well Jack.
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