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Comment Re:The two principals are Russia and Europe (Score 1) 6

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) 19

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) 1

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: A nation of laws 1

Well, not exactly:

“In essence, if we are ever ordered by a government authority to personally violate and sin — violate God’s law and sin — if we’re ordered to stop preaching the Gospel, if we’re ordered to perform a same-sex marriage as someone presiding over it, we are called to ignore that,” Rubio said in an interview with CBN on Tuesday.

Comment Who needs ramsonware (Score 1) 146

I have a LG Smart-TV - non android. Just browsing the web trying to see videos in sites, you are covered by a rain of pop-up adds that make it impossible to navigate. One can't even remove a cookie from the built-in TV browser. It is just a matter of time before smart TVs stuck bloated by adware, unless the TV vendors offer more control to the TV owners - android platform or not.

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Journal Journal: Astute Article on the Turkey/Russia Kerfuffle 6

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.

Comment Re:W.C. Fields Does Politics (Score 1) 7

The whole Bill Cosby takedown should be instructive. When Gloria Allred and a phalanx of bimbos arrive with 88 miles of innuendo, the resulting reality show will make Charlie Sheen look like Billy Graham.
(Was I all over the map there, or what?)

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