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Comment: Re:Cost of making the USA piss their pants: Pricel (Score 1) 392 392

We learned. The USSR and China had good success arming N Vietnam. Just like we will have arming Ukraine, Georgia, Poland, Chechnya, Estonia, Latvia etc etc.

Even Finland is welcome to the party (psst. We have Vodka).

If you really piss of off, we'll arm the Siberians. That's Russia's last good hole card (resources and all).

Comment: Re:Drone It (Score 1) 820 820

Greece is what happens when a nations economy is mostly underground. Read economies don't survive 50 year retirement ages. That was all a show from day one.

They really don't care what currency they use to carry out their untaxed business.

It's like threatening a drug cartel with the collapse of the dollar. They care, because they have stash houses full of money. But in the long term they don't care what the cocaine is being paid for with.

Comment: Re: Drone It (Score 1) 820 820

Russia can't profit from taking the Crimean peninsula.

The bottom line is war is, in general, no longer profitable. Not even for the leaders and their owners. Just too destructive to commerce and infrastructure.

We're not done with Russia until Putin is standing in line for toilet paper (or standing before a Russian firing squad).

Comment: Re:Yeah, right. (Score 1) 153 153

The point is if he/she truly owned the product they would be FUBAR.

In the real world deck chairs are rearranged often enough that the failing project usually lands in someone else's lap.

If the deck chair rearranging stopped their behavior would change (or they would be made examples of so the behavior of others would change).

Comment: Re:Shocker... (Score 1) 275 275

All truth is socially constructed, so the real fools are the one who think data could contradict TRUTH. /sarc

The fact is that those that believe facts are socially constructed have a bad case of 'Science Envy', hence they phrase their religious dogma with sciencish terms. They deserve to be kicked square in the crotch and ignored.

They should also not be allowed anywhere near hard science. Look at the mess they've made of the 'social sciences'.

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