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Comment Re:The two principals are Russia and Europe (Score 1) 8

Israel, Iran, or Saudi Arabia?

C'mon, man, you're losing it...

It's as though you're trying to claim that the overall graph problem of international relations is somehow a rooted tree structure.

you are known to put your favorite human role models and affiliations above the fray...

Really? Whom?

fails to report of the business of terrorism

Of course it's a business. The various "failed" states, e.g. North Korea, all perform their functions in the ecosystem.
But to call the question purely a business problem is to oversimplify. You're lopping off some important parts of human irrationality that contribute to the overall hairball.

Comment Re:Why do you insist on misquoting me? (Score 1) 85

She is very clear on this

The only thing very clear about Her Majesty is an insatiable lust for power. And a pile of quid on the side.
I say keep a weather eye on Her Majesty until called before the Almighty, where her full-spectrum lying won't mean a thing. Seriously. #OccupyResoluteDesk is an example of a tool. Hers is an example of the hand that guides.

Comment Re:The two principals are Russia and Europe (Score 1) 8

The real escalation comes from that place that nobody can touch.

Israel, Iran, or Saudi Arabia?

"Mafia driven", gangsterism is an excellent description (another mark of, ugh!, progress on your part, or is the wife subbing for you today?).

Gosh. Thanks. As though the intersection of organizational behavior and politics is mysterious or something.

The article is working off of press releases (as all the papers do), not intelligence, or any other knowledge of what really is taking place

Well, sure. And yet the countries, actors, and goals aren't exactly new or unknown. So the "intelligence" angle is substantially tactical.

Comment Re:Hillary has... been opposed to single payer (Score 1) 22

You have to understand a few things about the Left:
(1) They think lesser beings (e.g. conservatives) are just so much meat.
(2) They reject any sort of absolute truth, irrespective of whether that includes a religious dimension.
(3) They will always argue the present tense, and only admit to a past which positively supports their argument, or attacks their opponent. No 'precedent' matters, especially if already airbrushed via (2).

Comment You better fix your unicode characters (Score 1) 3

You better fix your unicode characters, or fustakrakich will offer you a tut-tut.
With respect to the JE, read the book of Acts. Rubio is regurgitating Peter in front of the Sanhedrin when they explained, regarding this Jesus figure: "Shut up."
You're not going to get anything different out of Cruz, for that matter. Trump is nominally a Presbyterian, but I wouldn't rely on him.
The Progressive Faith is at odds with any orthodox member of an Abrahamic faith. The optimal answer is for politics to avoid setting itself in conflict with faith, and there are reasonable compromises to achieve this.

"I've finally learned what `upward compatible' means. It means we get to keep all our old mistakes." -- Dennie van Tassel