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« Reply #4455 on: November 26, 2019, 04:55:58 pm »

"Animal rights militia"...

On one hand it's one of the logical/practical ramifications of PETA that one could see coming from a 1000 miles... on the other hand im here shaking my head and repeating the words and can't help think

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How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in't.

You have to remember that everyone between Mexico and Canada is bugshit crazy in one way or another.  I have explained the REASON for this, not sure if you were around at the time.

Well, I have several reasons I can think of, but if you can break it down to a single one I'd like to hear it  :lulz:

Europe dumped all their crazy people here and then "lost" the revolution and left us.  Basically, they're bad parents.

Just think of the USA as a gigantic emotionally-compromised teenager with nukes.

It's like you guys ran away in a tantrum to the woods and were never looked after. 

But then Australia it's like they got sent off to a permanent time-out in the trodden down backyard shed. :lulz:
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« Reply #4456 on: November 26, 2019, 10:16:45 pm »

Europe dumped all their crazy people here and then "lost" the revolution and left us.  Basically, they're bad parents.

Just think of the USA as a gigantic emotionally-compromised teenager with nukes.

"No, you go on ahead.  We'll send the Aprilflower (with the thinkers) and the Juneflower (with the doers) later.  We want you there first to make sure the telephones are clean." - Europe circa 1620
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« Reply #4457 on: November 26, 2019, 11:15:09 pm »

"Animal rights militia"...

On one hand it's one of the logical/practical ramifications of PETA that one could see coming from a 1000 miles... on the other hand im here shaking my head and repeating the words and can't help think

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O wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in't.

You have to remember that everyone between Mexico and Canada is bugshit crazy in one way or another.  I have explained the REASON for this, not sure if you were around at the time.

Well, I have several reasons I can think of, but if you can break it down to a single one I'd like to hear it  :lulz:

Europe dumped all their crazy people here and then "lost" the revolution and left us.  Basically, they're bad parents.

Just think of the USA as a gigantic emotionally-compromised teenager with nukes.

It's like you guys ran away in a tantrum to the woods and were never looked after. 

But then Australia it's like they got sent off to a permanent time-out in the trodden down backyard shed. :lulz:

And they are even nuttier than us, in all respects.  It's just that there's only a couple of them and they're WAY THE FUCK OVER THERE.
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« Reply #4458 on: November 26, 2019, 11:15:35 pm »

Europe dumped all their crazy people here and then "lost" the revolution and left us.  Basically, they're bad parents.

Just think of the USA as a gigantic emotionally-compromised teenager with nukes.

"No, you go on ahead.  We'll send the Aprilflower (with the thinkers) and the Juneflower (with the doers) later.  We want you there first to make sure the telephones are clean." - Europe circa 1620

Such a shame!  Have to go!  Ta ta!
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« Reply #4459 on: December 06, 2019, 02:49:15 pm »
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« Reply #4460 on: December 06, 2019, 02:51:07 pm »
Yeah, that was pretty clearly a Russian hit once you looked into it.

Not that Russia doesn't also have form for having hit teams wandering Europe and the Middle East looking for defectors and enemies of the regime.

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« Reply #4461 on: December 06, 2019, 02:52:07 pm »
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Just one week after the murder, which targeted a Georgian man by the name of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, DER SPIEGEL and its partners reported that the identity of the alleged perpetrator had been faked. Berlin police arrested a Russian citizen claiming the name Vadim Sokolov shortly after the murder. But there was nobody by that name registered in the Russian passport system. Furthermore, he had provided a false address in his Schengen visa application. His passport had been issued by a division of the Russian Interior Ministry that has also issued passports to agents of the GRU, the Russian military secret service, in the past.

The Georgian victim fought against Russia in the second Chechen war. Later, he spent years working as an informant and intermediary for the Georgian and Ukrainian anti-terror agencies. U.S. officials also profited from his contacts in the difficult-to-access Caucasus region. Following constant threats and an attack on his person, he initially fled to Ukraine and then onward to Germany.

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« Reply #4462 on: December 06, 2019, 02:52:54 pm »
Yeah, that was pretty clearly a Russian hit once you looked into it.

Not that Russia doesn't also have form for having hit teams wandering Europe and the Middle East looking for defectors and enemies of the regime.

The moment it said a Georgian was slain in Berlin, I knew it was Russia.  The adorable part is that they're angry that Germany cared.
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Re: Random News Stories
« Reply #4463 on: December 23, 2019, 01:56:27 pm »
https://apnews.com/55954f982c56744b4b0f6e4b2d8ff2be

Saudi Arabia condemns 5 to death over Kashoggi.

The odds of these 5 people being the ones who did it are between zero and potato.
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« Reply #4464 on: January 02, 2020, 04:49:58 pm »
So, what happens when everyone makes category errors driven by paranoia and butthurt?

https://apnews.com/5c01f233f4a80281e8b65259352a878c
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« Reply #4465 on: January 02, 2020, 04:59:06 pm »
Oh, the usual. The brutally violent deaths of people who aren’t white.

Followed shortly by the ... third? Fourth? Resurgence of the Islamic State... or whatever terror group is smart enough to stick their ass in the power vacuum first.
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« Reply #4466 on: January 02, 2020, 06:20:45 pm »
Oh, the usual. The brutally violent deaths of people who aren’t white.

Followed shortly by the ... third? Fourth? Resurgence of the Islamic State... or whatever terror group is smart enough to stick their ass in the power vacuum first.

I have stopped using the term "terror group," because it is now redundant.  Everyone from the Taliban to the US government routinely uses terror as the go-to solution for everything, because they've forgotten how to do anything else.

Imagine a century where James Polk would be considered a statesman and a diplomat.
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« Reply #4467 on: January 02, 2020, 06:35:04 pm »
Mmmm. Fair. I guess what I meant to say is non-state actor.
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« Reply #4468 on: January 02, 2020, 06:47:55 pm »
It'll be ISIS. They're still active in northern Iraq, and likely actively recruiting from those who are dismayed at seeing the Iraqi protest movement being violently put down.

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« Reply #4469 on: January 02, 2020, 07:07:19 pm »
JUST LIKE IN 2010.

Oh yes, this has happened before.