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Comment Re:Alcohol is still a carcinogen so still irreleva (Score 1) 92

For goodness sake do not walk outside, particularly if there is traffic around. Nitrogen Dioxide is great at cell mutation. Lets face it pal your body is awash with mutagens and most of the time it does a pretty good job of fixing its genetic damage. I think we lack data on whether small amounts of alcohol are significantly worse than all the other crap we subject ourselves to, and alcohol at least makes life more fun for most people. I do totally agree though that it is correlated with cancer in large quantities and most people ignore that bit.

Comment Re:Poor business (Score 2) 305

Back to the Beach (1980s reunion movie)

Roger Ebert gave that movie a rave review. It was like 3.5/4 stars and he compared it to Little Shop of Horrors.

The James Bond film at that time would have been The Living Daylights, starring Timothy Dalton. It worked out well for you. The Living Daylights isn't bad, but Back to the Beach is a cult classic.

Comment Re:Neglect is more likely (Score 2) 92

Either that or there also wasn't any 'south vietnamese' government during the Vietnam police action, which was at the time heavily supported by the US, but just a conflict between North Vietnam and the US.

You are right. There was no South Vietnam when the US was fighting its dirty war.

You can call them "rebels", but they were fighting for the US, just as the Ukrainian rebels are fighting for Vladimir Putin.

Comment Re:Neglect is more likely (Score -1, Troll) 92

And during the US election you threw vitriol at anyone bringing up the number of deaths and "suicide by two gunshots in the back of the head" surrounding the Clintons.

What makes those claims absurd conspiracy theories and yours about Putin not?

I think you answered your own question, in a roundabout way.

Comment Re:Asymmetrical warfare and rules of engagement. (Score 3, Insightful) 92

Realize the Russians are not trying to win this war. They want to pressure the Ukraine government to stay away from the EU/NATO, but don't want to be seen crushing them with their army as that would provoke an EU trade blockade. As soon as the Ukraine gov gives up the war will disappear.

Comment Re:Neglect is more likely (Score 5, Informative) 92

Cold War explosives are becoming unstable and they tend to explode on their own, especially when there is insufficient money to maintain proper storage.

You know what else is becoming unstable? Vladimir Putin's political enemies and journalists. They're dropping like flies, literally. Earlier this week, one mysteriously flew out a fifth floor window.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/mikeh...

And just yesterday, one was mysteriously gunned down in Kiev.

https://www.adn.com/nation-wor...

Since the election, we've had nine prominent opponents of Vladimir Putin become unstable and expire mysteriously. Such coincidence!

Comment What's the difference? (Score 1) 385

The Senate voted 50-48 along party lines Thursday to repeal an Obama-era law that requires internet service providers to obtain permission before tracking what customers look at online and selling that information to other companies.

Well, so much for the argument that the Democrats and Republicans are just the same.

Not one Democrat voted for this bill. Not a single one.

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