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  1. Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    I never understood the argument "we weren't going to do anything unless Trump told us to." If he did or he didn't, it's a conspiracy.

    Anyway, fat mouth Rhodes made clear that "if Trump doesn't do...
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    Re: Both sides are not the same

    In the OP, I left out the headline:



    So MAGAnauts are not responsible for mass shootings.
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    Re: Both sides are not the same

    Such tripe. These rights only come alive when people in a legal position to give them force, do so. When a prosecutor forgoes prosecution, when a judge dismisses, when a citizen sues and wins. ...
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    Marx and Lenin were foreigners; Mao was a homeboy. China remains communist.
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    Re: oh Herschel, residence issues

    It's a thing.
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    Both sides are not the same

    Regarding mass shootings:



    1. Using USA terminology, "liberals" very rarely advocate violence or even use violent imagery, whereas, "conservatives" do so constantly.

    2. A result of actual...
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    Re: Lamb Osso Bucco

    IMHO mutton and poultry are relatively easy, just get the herbs right. Lamb likes mint. Go easy. Beef, by contrast, does not respond to herbs. Beef is a matter of quality and what the side dishes...
  8. Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    Bulls-eye.
  9. Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    Victimhood sells, ask Trump. Very important if your bread comes from writing for the Atlantic, or anyone. For whom are you writing?
  10. Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    Someone shows up and shows me how, I'm grateful. I'm not reduced, I'm enlarged. Some female says flatten your stone on the sidewalk. Did I know that because I'm male, and so, she is patronizing...
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    Re: Russian missiles hit Poland

    Once we have established an international law-based order, both the rationale -- therefore the will -- and the means to deter aggression will be in place, right? No more Iraqs, no more Ukraines.
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    Re: Ukraine

    They do what they can, just like you. While you dither, the missiles rain down.
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    Re: Damned Dams

    They hate nature. She delivered the dream of omnipotence but not the means. What a C tease.
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    Re: Lamb Osso Bucco

    Soon as general prosperity kicks in and the population falls, the unneeded houses and cities will be razed and converted to vineyards and cork orchards with sheep to keep the weeds down. Then we're...
  15. Re: 8,000,000,000 People on the planet as of yesterday

    They chew each other's ass. Scientifically proven.
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    Re: State of the Republican Party

    And before Trump, the Chimp. With the same buyer's remorse. "Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?"

    "Life goes on." Sounds like a good thing. Know what it means? Mark my words: in a year...
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    Re: State of the Republican Party

    Western civilization is a compost heap into which one dives with faith in finding the kernel of compassion. Gotta be here somewhere.
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    Re: Russian missiles hit Poland

    Are you skeptical that Russia has invaded Ukraine and Georgia? It's been a few years now.
  19. Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    OK, so in the male-dominated boatbuilding world, if a female enrolls at the school, is it patriarchal to ask her if she knows how to sharpen a plane blade?
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    Re: Russian missiles hit Poland

    "Linked to" can mean a lot of things.

    The Dutch Prosectution Service has a detailed account of the evidence at https://criminalfilesmh17.prosecutionservice.nl/introduction

    In the airliner...
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    OK so Nazi Germany was an administrative state, of course. What modern nation isn't, or aspires to be? The AS, such as Canada, always burns the books just like the Nazis, except . . . not.



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    Re: Russian missiles hit Poland

    Aren't records kept so that it can be quickly determined when the defensive missile was fired, from where, and why?

    Why should the missile or the debris come down in Poland?
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    Re: Magaga

    Spew!
  24. Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    "Gee, thanks! Never hurts to check again!"

    Was the guy's assumption warranted is issue 1; was her response warranted is issue 2.
  25. Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    They hate her because they are told to.
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    Re: WARS; can we stop them?

    Maybe, but being prepared is a general policy, whereas pre-emptive war can only be used in a very narrow set of strictly defined circumstances.



    Yep. If disportionate means are available,...
  27. Re: Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    It's good to check but not if it comes at the cost of someone's feelings.

    This guy didn't know he was dealing with a grad student with a fine sense for torque, who just read the owner's manual...
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    And one more thing
    I got the pink slip daddy
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    Re: Afghanistan, money well wasted

    Backwards. Afghan/Iraq was Red; Ukraine is Blue. In one case, The Chimp; in the other, Biden. Only Reds have even suggested cutting aid to Ukraine.
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    Re: WARS; can we stop them?

    You can be prepared and still be careful. Isn't that the object?
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    Re: WARS; can we stop them?

    The invasion of Ukraine destroys that argument. How else but by conventional means are you going to stop Russia? That's what's to gain. Stop them shooting missiles to destroy civilian...
  32. Men are pigs, especially boat builders

    But remember, don't you dare offer unsolicited help!



    Poor thing changed her first tire in grad school. Some guy checked and said good job. What a swine. Can't you see how you hurt her so?
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    Re: WARS; can we stop them?

    In such contexts decisions must frequently be made on imperfect information. To prepare, one assumes a set of facts. It's called "planning".

    One wishes not to be caught standing with one's D in...
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    Re: Herschel

    They think we wouldn't call a black man a S head.

    Great moment in the movie "Respect":

    "I don't hate you because you're a negro. I hate you because you're a giant A hole."

    -- said by the...
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    Re: Happy birthday to johnw…

    Happy birthday
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    Re: Russia in one paragraph

    Yep. So if it looks like Russia is going down, why wouldn't they use nukes? OK, so they destroy the world. What good is the world without Russia?
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    Re: Russia in one paragraph

    AFAIK Marxism-Leninism is the only would-be hegemon that didn't claim God on their side. But they didn't claim to be a hegemon in the usual sense. They claimed that ideology would make hegemony...
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    Re: WARS; can we stop them?

    Long way from there to preventing war.

    One way to prevent certain wars is to win them decisively. Sparta, the Aztecs -- they vanquished and enslaved the easy targets, which brought peace,...
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    Re: Happy Veteran's day

    Does it not then follow that we must support them, if one may ask?



    The point is, if one can have secret pacifism as a basis of one's position on Ukraine, why couldn't someone else depend on...
  40. Re: Why is political polling so far off nowadays?

    Polls: bogus questions, dishonest answers.
  41. Re: Happy Heavenly Birthday to Phillip Allen…

    Phillip was reasonable, or appeared to be, except when it came to Randy Weaver and David Koresh. Even then IIRC he didn't maintain that there was some sort of conspiracy behind them both.
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    Re: Happy Veteran's day

    His shoes, pfah. This isn't a matter of identity. It's war.

    Been through it all before with Viet Nam et seq. Many people want to appropriate to themselves the cachet of pacifism when they...
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    Re: Trump is Toast

    You can say what you want, even accuse people of legal wrongs off the top of your head.

    Except in court.
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    Re: Russia in one paragraph

    Part of the whole hurtling troika thing.
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    Re: WARS; can we stop them?

    Easy, convince people they are pointless. What is your argument going to be?
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    Russia in one paragraph

    https://youtu.be/V6UiEXrVrvg?t=997

    THIS explains why Russia starts insane wars
    Vlad Vexler


    One paragraph from Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls (1832) which according to Mr. Vexler is a kind of...
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    Re: Happy Veteran's day

    What I said was, are you a pacifist? If they are pacifists, of course they are open about it. Part of the deal, as I said. That's how I know you're not a pacifist. So the next question is, do you...
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    Re: $300 billion wealth transfer

    Democrats at work:

    1. Student loans
    2. Mortgage backed securities
    3. Bailout of mortgage backed securities
    3. Student loan forgivenness

    Classic case of externalizing of costs.
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    There is very little honestly Marxist left, left. They have been subsumed by the neo-Marxist left. Difficult to measure but for sure there are many more of them than even they know, because so many...
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    Re: WARS; can we stop them?

    You can't stop something that hasn't started. The word for that is "prevent".

    When it comes to war, a big piece of prevention is deterrence. "Speak softly and carry a big stick."

    There is...
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