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Comment Re:Why do you insist on misquoting me? (Score 1) 87

There is no economically powerful lobby supporting single payer

Are you saying public sector unions do not exist? Or that it's not another graft, kickback and vote buying scheme like everything else, to include the Military-Industrial Complex?

Interesting that you have had such an about-face on President Lawnchair. You put a lot of energy in to telling the world what a mad power grabber he has been, and how he has been preparing the world for the ultimate takeover by communist atheist anarchist reptoid illuminati. You tell us about all these awful things he has personally done to make your life awful. Now you claim he is the one being manipulated?

You behave as though these two concepts are mutually exclusive.

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) 87

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) 4

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.
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Journal Journal: Astute Article on the Turkey/Russia Kerfuffle 8

A Necessary Conversation

The clash between the Turkish Air Force and Russia is dangerous because it violates the first rule of proxy warfare which is principals don't fight principals. The whole point of proxy warfare is that only the seconds are allowed to cross swords. The duelists are forbidden from engaging each other directly, a convention intended to limit the scope of war.

"Sometimes insanity is the only alternative" -- button at a Science Fiction convention.