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    Re: The current excitement in China

    Aye, there's the rub.



    No, those are your OPINIONS of the NYTimes and the WaPost. BTW, Nicholas Kristof today has an even handed op-ed piece in the NYTimes. He was their China bureau chief for...
  2. Re: GA schools in lockdown due to active shooter threats

    #6: Exactly. I put NOTHING past Republicans.
  3. Re: Epstein Estate Agrees to Pay More Than $105 Million to U.S. Virgin Islands

    ^ There is always a schmuck like Drumpf who would like to develop another useless golf course.
  4. Re: Maybe Matt Gaetz isn't out of the woods yet. Greenberg pre-sentencing

    Really. I have felt for a while now that Merrick Garland is toothless and needs to be replaced by somebody more vigorous, pronto.
  5. Re: Advice sought on a quasi-parental political issue

    The theory of Marxism is dewy-eyed; the practice is dung-filled.

    Reality uber theory every time. Hell, even the Russians and the Chinnese don't practice classic Marxism and haven't in years.
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    Opinion | The Communist Party Is Losing China’s People - The New York Times (nytimes.com)

    FWIW. By a Chinese writer who lives in Beijing.
  7. Re: Christine McVie, of Fleetwood Mac, Is Dead at 79

    Jeesh. Too soon.

    For too many of us, our tomorrows are considerably less than our yesterdays. Carpe diem, kids.
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    ^ I assume these stories come from reputable reporters, who have seen things that perhaps you have not?

    NYTimes has a headline that says that Jiang's death may pose problems for Xi. I did not...
  9. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Some people here evidently are too obtuse to get it.
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    Re: Carnian Pluvial Episode

    Does humid equal necessarily rain?
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    China Vows Crackdown On 'Hostile Forces' As Public Tests Xi | HuffPost Latest News
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    Re: Drone AI warfare is the future

    ^ Accurately, too. See the Kontact13 YouTube channel.
  13. Re: How antisemitism became an American crisis

    " Accurate and legitimate criticism of Israel " is not a "rising problem ". Period.
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    Re: Oathkeepers trial - verdict being read now

    #3: Civil War era.

    I hope they throw the book at him, and everybody else. Drumpf threatening to pardon all Jan 6 paticipants is just another reason not to vote for any Republican, ever again.
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    OK, so they are not as brainwashed at the North Koreans. Xi will still squash them like bugs if he wants.

    Meanwhile, as HR Davies noted, the youth are checking out? : Mutiny In China - Youth is...
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    Re: Tesla Model 2 Sub $30K Entry Level EV

    Tesla still needs to come up with a better front end design.
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    Re: oh Herschel, residence issues

    And still the Stumps won't care.

    What was it one Republican commentator said, that she didn't care if Walker aborted baby eagles, winning is a virtue.

    No wonder I despise them all.
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    Re: The current excitement in China

    After being brainwashed for 60 years plus, the number of Chinese willing to protest is small in comparison to even just the army.

    Push comes to shove, Xi will have no problem slaying...
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    Re: Testosterone + beer + motorcycles

    My late brother-in-law was an orthopedic surgeon in New England. Every Spring he could rely on a huge increase in his bookings as young studs on crotch rockets, eager to get out there after a winter...
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    Re: When fishers don't listen to scientists

    Well, that'll kill The Deadliest Catch TV show.
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    Re: Drone AI warfare is the future

    Is there such a thing as a directed EMP pulse weapon possible?
  22. Thread: Paul Top This

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    Re: Paul Top This

    This guy reminds me of the old Neil Young comment: " Sometimes you just have to kiss your junkie friends goodbye ".
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    Drone AI warfare is the future

    Where Does Drone Warfare Go From Here? - The Atlantic
  24. Thread: pr0n

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    Re: pr0n

    yep.
  25. Thread: 1910 Tesla?

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    Re: 1910 Tesla?

    What was the range on those puppies?
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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    Boo to you, Pless.

    O'Brian is in the pantheon. Even my honey enjoyed the series.

    I suppose you dislike Bernard Cornwell too?
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    Re: The Photo Most Unlike Us

    How do you maintain trim with all that tonnage sitting far out over the stern?
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    Re: Klaatu Barada Nicto

    ^ Best by test.
  29. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Lost in all this dancing-angels-on-the-head-of-a-pin analysis is the overriding and simple fact that to give in to Putin's land grab is to sanctify similar acts by others all over the world in the...
  30. Re: A monumentally stupid idea meets its just reward

    ^ McConnell is truly evil, but McCarthy is simply an ass-kissing empty suit.
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    Re: Biden going after semi-automatics?

    The last time an assault weapon ban was passed during the Clinton era, gun crime went down. The tragedy is that the fools in Congress put a ten-year sunset proviso into the bill.

    All SCOTUS has...
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    Re: A sandfly repellent recipe.

    What works for gnats?
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    Re: What is your go to pain med?

    The European pharmacies when we were there were geat. They had stuff toi clear my sinus cold that I never heard of, but boy did it work wonderfully.

    My go-to is good ol' aspirin, followed by...
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    Re: gun thread, literally

    Where's her tattoo?
  35. Thread: top this

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    Re: top this

    A remarkably intelligent woman!
  36. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Your attempt at snark falls pitifully short in the face of Oppenheimer's stunned comment taken from the Bhagavad Gita at Alamogordo: ' I am become Death, destroyer of worlds '.

    He and his team...
  37. A monumentally stupid idea meets its just reward

    And if it can't even fly in Texas, fer crissake, THAT is how dumb an idea it was.


    Texas 'Anti-Woke' Bank Goes Bust In 3 Months | HuffPost Latest News
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    Re: Brext Benefits - Share the joy

    The current issue of Bloomberg Business Week has a very sobering article titled Broken Britain. The lead says " After a decade of austerity that devastated public services, the UK is bracing... for...
  39. Re: What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    I thought the original Avanti was amazing looking when I was a kid.

    We had a 62 Pontiac Safari wagon. Great for submarine race watching in the back with the rear seats down. :-)
  40. Re: Esa mulls Solaris plan to beam solar energy from space

    #4: +1

    A sexy sci-fi idea that doesn't make much practical sense.

    Now a Dyson Sphere, that's something else. ;-)
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    Re: Sarah Palin goes down in flames.

    A permanent stain on the records of John McCain and Steve Schmidt.
  42. Thread: Chimaera

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    Re: Chimaera

    Wasn't that also the name of a TVR sports car?
  43. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Again, why you all engage with Mr. Russian Bot and his ilk is beyond me.

    Meanwhile, keep killing Russians. Eventually they will get the message.
  44. Re: the far right is already attacking the Club Q hero

    Conservatives have been bad for this country since at least FDR's day.

    They all need to be sent to FEMA re-education camps.
  45. Thread: one motion

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    Re: one motion

    Old Prius got really ugly. Nice job on the re-design.
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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    Only sporadic mask wearers here.

    We do avoid crowded interior places, though, still.

    My doc's office still wants patients to wear masks, I have no problems with that at all.
  47. Re: Irony is beyond the ken of House Republicans

    They don't do nuance, either. Genetically incapable.
  48. Thread: JFK

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    Re: JFK

    In the 80s I had to go to Dallas for the first time for a trade show, and our taxi took us right by the Texas Book Depositiory and the grassy knoll. All I felt was immense rage, and I couldn't wait...
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    Re: Automobili Pininfarina Battista hyper GT

    ^ The third world happily pollutes itself.
  50. Re: NZ supreme court favours votes for 16 year olds

    I sure as hell wouldn't do it. 16 year olds barely know their butts from their elbows.

    However, I was all in favor of lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 years ago, for the very cogent reason...
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