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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 10:37:27 AM »

[as for WSJ, after the paywall dropped, I simply deleted all cookies -- very easy to do on the same page using Chrome -- then reloaded the article.  I stopped the loading before it finished, still go a paywall, but simply clicked the X to close that --- boom, full article available for reading]

If that doesn't work for some,  Business Insider reprints a lot of WSJ articles.   Also,  you can,  in the US,  go to your nearest public library website and they usually have a free online portal to WSJ.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 10:28:35 AM »
On the way out the door, Pompeo has designated the Houthis, who control northern Yemen, a terrorist organization....

Biden needs to:
1) Remove the hideous terrorist designation from the Yemen gov't.
2) Stop supporting Saudi Arabia in its war on Yemen
3) Pressure the Saudis to stop warring against Yemen.  The US has a lot of leverage over the Saudis, and they probably want to get on the good side of the Biden Admin, and Saudi Arabia might be looking for a way out of this endless war which is draining money and not terribly popular in SA.

I can provide some links, but my guess is nobody is overly interested in the Yemen War and Yemenis.

I've followed this,  with the awareness that more Yemeni civilians could die from our murderous policies than will die,  in an entire hemisphere,  from covid.   And they won't be averaging 80 years old!   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 15, 2021, 08:13:34 PM »
A quick newsflash for Bu,  from South Dakota:  America's native culture and tradition is not white European.   And violent forced settlement doesn't alter that fact.   As for Bu's

  White majority countries and their cultures are the best in the world. 

How do you define "best" without resorting to your personal subjective preferences?  I don't think you can,  which means your assertion is garbage.   About as persuasive as "Mom's meatloaf was the best in the world. " 




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Trump Administration / Re: biscuit goes limp, at noon
« on: January 15, 2021, 05:43:59 PM »
  A person familiar with the matter said the White House Military Office will ensure there are multiple nuclear footballs -- one to accompany Trump to Florida and one that will be ready in Washington for when Biden officially becomes president. The nuclear codes Trump carries on a card alongside the football -- the so-called "biscuit" -- would no longer work past noon... 

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/14/politics/donald-trump-presidency-ending/index.html

There were signs of moving activity Thursday, including a gray van from the fine art movers Crozier. Debbie Meadows, the wife of the chief of staff, was spotted carrying out a stuffed pheasant from her husband's office and loading it into her car...

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 15, 2021, 04:13:30 PM »
People starving in Kansas etc will probably think the 1400 is a great idea.

And expanding SNAP* benefits an even better idea.   

* formerly known as food stamps

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 15, 2021, 04:09:12 PM »

Generally I prefer stimulus and then relief, but different strokes for different folks and this is a family friendly forum.

Surely you jest.   Unless "family friendly" means daily references to buggering, oral sex, coprophagia, grisly execution,  bestiality,  and an F-bombs per hour ratio on a par with Goodfellas or The Wolf of Wall Street.  In that case, welcome Billy and Susie and any other little shits lurking around!   And welcome Mom,  ya daft cunt!   




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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 15, 2021, 03:48:03 PM »
Will have to read the whole article to see if that holds water for me.  I was thinking Biden might turn out fairly centrist.  If that's not the case, then his admin will be more interesting than I'd expected.

It will be good if the xenophobes (I prefer this term to "white people" btw) can clear their heads and see that no one in the administration will be out to defund the police.  False slogans are harder to rinse off than true ones.

"Xenophobes" aren't trying to invalidate millions of votes from foreigners.

White supremacists are trying to disenfranchise millions of black voters.

period.

I could be misreading but I think Can is using xenophobe broadly to include domestic racism.   White supremacy is also,  at its heart,  coming from fear of the "other. "  So I would see xenophobes as a good blanket term.  I do thank you for saying "white supremacists" rather than "white people."  As one of millions who marched this summer with BLM, I would not like to be categorized.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 15, 2021, 03:30:14 PM »
1400 + 600 = 2000.  That's the total, as he said it would be.  His plan was never for $2600 stimulus payments, which is what you, a conservative, are proposing.  As Spock would say, "Faaascinating." 

No worries, I'm sure you'll turn into a fiscal conservative again, come Jan. 20th.  Hang in there.
Stimulus?
The Biden plan is a RELIEF plan that you argued against when it was only $600 back in December.
I note you have no trouble in adding $1400 for more relief you won’t need( at least  you said in December that you and wifey were fine with getting nothing)

Plan is both.   1400 is stimulus part,  and I still don't see it as necessary right now,  and still see rent relief,  food relief,  Main St.  relief, childcare,  as what needs targeting right now.  The relief parts of Joe's plan make sense.   And I am still passing my checks along to those who need it.   Stop trying to score and instead hear the  points people actually make.   

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Movies / Re: Movies
« on: January 15, 2021, 03:18:47 PM »
"gurgle warn anxieties segment"

Words I try to live by!

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 15, 2021, 12:56:09 PM »
1400 + 600 = 2000.  That's the total, as he said it would be.  His plan was never for $2600 stimulus payments, which is what you, a conservative, are proposing.  As Spock would say, "Faaascinating." 

No worries, I'm sure you'll turn into a fiscal conservative again, come Jan. 20th.  Hang in there. 


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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 15, 2021, 12:49:15 PM »
So even before he is President Biden reneges on $2000 dollar checks.
Figures

Nope.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/01/14/biden-stimulus-covid-relief/
AOC says differently.
"$2,000 means $2,000. $2,000 does not mean $1,400,″

I posted the facts on what Biden proposes, which is public record.  No renegeing.




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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 15, 2021, 11:20:12 AM »

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Immigration / Re: Upon Deeper Consideration
« on: January 14, 2021, 02:10:08 PM »
While I might not grieve for LM,  it's worth asking if the state should be killing the mentally ill.   Is it worth saving the taxpayers money for lifetime room/board in a maximum security facility,  if we cross that line?   It's one thing to execute someone who is capable of being morally responsible -- we can argue that they had sufficiently free will to choose a different course of action.   Did LM have the cognitive capacity to choose otherwise,  or understand the moral implication of her choice?   If no,  then the criminal may be the adult(s) who made her this way.   



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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 14, 2021, 11:43:48 AM »
I believe that picture has been shown to have been taken a few months prior in Colorado.  Boebert is an abject moron and I'm not sure she needs any phony memes to demonstrate it.

https://www.mediamatters.org/congress/gop-backed-qanon-congressional-nominee-lauren-boebert-rallied-far-right-militia-colorado

Taken in July.   Yep.

I'm more an Independent than ever,  as both Left and Right continue to disappoint with putting persuasion and sophistry and ideological dogma before finding truth and doing  public service.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 13, 2021, 06:00:56 PM »
A mob is still a mob,  even if it's on your side.

-- John Adams (in the HBO miniseries, and probably nowhere else)

My own quote today,  which I shared with an historian (who immediately did not record it for posterity):

Agent Orange has successfully defoliated America so that we now can see clearly the enemies of democracy. 


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