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  1. It is tiresome. I wish, maybe even just once they would be honestly constructive sometimes. Any fool can see the solution to this, all that need be done is get Armalite to manufacture kiddie-sided AR-15s and make them mandatory, like polio vaccines are.
  2. Is it ok to fire someone because they're whiners?

    "Embrace the suck."
  3. Is it ok to fire someone because they're whiners?

    Stop whining!
  4. Iran Building collapse like 9/11

    Mysteries abound!
  5. Drip Drip Drip

    At any rate, it appears Ice King Mueller and Co. have skewered and turned another one.
  6. Iran Building collapse like 9/11

    That removed a heck of a lot of grunt-math from some engineer's lives, I reckon. Cleared up an old mystery of mine about those critters. aomw or structural engineers, I;m sure,
  7. Drip Drip Drip

    He's smart enough not to.
  8. Drip Drip Drip

    He''s an old white dude. I will go out on a limb and say they will offer Manafart a small sentence at a Club Fed min security fac. IF he saves them the trouble of trying his silly ass by pleading guilty to the whole schmear. It's probably Gates Mueller views as the big pigeon in that particular cage and he has a yuuuuugggge amount of work to do cleaning that up. A trial would occupy a heck of a lot of his resources, I reckon. I have to correct my earlier statement that assumes Manafart has to worry about the Russian debt collectors. Heard he successfully got a loan for $16 million after he signed on to Trump's Best People EVER club. I think the tough guys got most of what that daring and perhaps life-saving move rendered. The Russian mobsters are likely to note he has attained celeb status and offing him would bring a lot of heat. If they weren't paid off in full by the amount he got as Trump's flunky they will probably decide to write off the rest. They were damn lucky to get that much, really.
  9. "This too will pass."

    We just take what we have utterly for granted. My cable has one good foreign station and they are running a Danish series called "1864". Good work, check it out if you can find it. It's a drama based on the events of the Danes foolishly allowing themselves to believe they could take on the Prussians then. There is no embarrassment at admitting they were fooled, and you don't see that in US dramas about the US wars. "1864" pulls no punches on the idiots who led them to it, mind you, but it doesn't pretend that they were not willing dupes. What separates the Euros from us is they have been forced to admit their own gullibility, the price they have paid for that knowledge is beyond any accounting. We haven't had to suffer deeply for that "learning" (your Bruce S. quote ref). Not yet, anyway. Perhaps the root of the problem is too many Americans have come to view ignorance as a virtue. We are a Christian nation... What 1864 is all about is the dangers of being "simple". Somebody once said a democracy can't work without a knowledgeable, engaged population.
  10. Drip Drip Drip

    Yup. He's in too deep. From what I'm hearing they may have too much on his ass. As in "nothing can keep your dumb ass out of prison" too much. Then the only shot he has is to be a good soldier and not rat them out. Everybody knows that as a celeb he's going into PC, the prisons don't like the publicity of celeb getting offed inside so they can't get him general pop. Out early? The Rooskie mobsters will be waiting at the front door. Witness protection? His face has been all over the news. Not an option. A Trump pardon...that's about the only thing worth praying for, and industrial grade knee pads.
  11. Israel joins the party

    www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-politics-corruption/confidant-of-israels-netanyahu-turns-state-witness-in-corruption-case-media-idUSKCN1G50HS Whoopsies. Confidant of Israel's Netanyahu turns state witness in corruption case: media JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to turn state’s witness in one of several corruption investigations posing a serious threat to the conservative leader’s political survival, local media said. Shlomo Filber’s decision to testify for the state against his former boss is a dramatic turn for Netanyahu, whose inner circle had so far seemed watertight. Filber’s change of heart could leave the tough-talking Netanyahu at his most vulnerable yet, with one critic writing him off as a “political corpse”. The development has also fueled speculation that Netanyahu, 68, will call a snap election to try to stall legal proceedings during the campaign and rally his right-wing power base behind him.
  12. too early to talk about AR15s eh lads?

    It's been the sufficiency of those points to win the debate. For moment it's the NRA's country and we are just living in it, but events CAN test their armor. Their hubris has led to rash, short term decisions, such as an alliance with white supremacy. That makes their shield of BS strong but also a wee bit brittle. For example: Want gun control? All that need be done is have the black NFL players who kneel for the national anthem to do so while holding AR-15s over their heads.
  13. "This too will pass."

    Yeah. He was outside his area of expertise on that, perhaps. Fact is our national savings rate doesn't look to shabby if ya factor in all the money in Roths and 401s. Problem with that IMO is it's mostly sloshing back and forth on Wall Street casino tables instead of building and buying shit. In diplo-speak, what Chas is doing is delivering the eulogy of the America that was. He is very obliquely comparing it to Rome, which reshaped the world in ways which affect us even today. We left our mark, a mark that will be felt for perhaps as long. It is quite possible to imagine some guys sitting around a table 1,500 years from now and trying to duplicate it, as our founders did with Rome during our Constitutional convention, it really is.
  14. Drip Drip Drip

    There are only two people (besides Melonia) whom Dogald Trump seems afraid to criticize publicly: Vladi and Mueller. Those are the people he honestly fears, the people he knows have something on him?
  15. The Russians hate Hillary!

    Thanks, but I am but a hack. A better set of observations by Robinson, a Canuckistani who is a real honest to God expert in how Russians think and feel about shit. This is his breakdown of the situation, in which he skewers the thinking of our Great Minds in CISI and a few other think-tanks. It's highly representative of what Russian intellectuals are saying on their blogs these days, stripped of the spittle-flecked emotionalism. Agree or not it's a least what they think about all this. https://irrussianality.wordpress.com/2018/02/16/undermining-democracy/