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Posted: Feb 6, 2023 - 1:49pm

Muh soverunty!
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Posted: Feb 5, 2023 - 9:35pm

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Time flies



He was a coward following orders like a military man even though he was in a stateman position. I'd argue that even if he had still been military, he shouldn' have given that testimony and brought shame on his whole carreer

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Posted: Feb 5, 2023 - 6:53pm

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Time flies




yup. fucking war criminal.
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Posted: Feb 5, 2023 - 5:29pm

Time flies

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Posted: Feb 4, 2023 - 12:34pm

How to make a mushroom cloud out of a molehill balloon.
Aiming to Harm Iran and Syria, US Federal Reserve Strangles Iraq’s Economy
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Posted: Jan 29, 2023 - 9:07pm

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China already has us over a barrel with pharmaceuticals.  When you consider what Taiwan is to microchips, they would have a stranglehold on technology in the West. Our chip industry is still several years at least from being functional enough to just fill in the gaps.  China's economy is crumbling.  I'm thinking that Xi is beginning to get desperate.

Putin has got oil and is still selling it keeping his coffers lined in spite of all the blowback.  He has what everyone still needs.  Putin's biggest risk is from the inside, not from us, the West in general.  Same with Xi.  Xi could take Taiwan without much fuss by using a simple naval blockade and starving them into submission.  How would the West deal with a naval blockade without open warfare ?

I'm not going to fret over this much, but I'll be watching it.
Taiwan air drop?


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Posted: Jan 29, 2023 - 7:56pm

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I can't see China pulling a stunt like this.
They need us to keep floating their economy with all their exports.
And for now, we need those stupid imports to keep us going.
Without our money... their economy would collapse.
 
China already has us over a barrel with pharmaceuticals.  When you consider what Taiwan is to microchips, they would have a stranglehold on technology in the West. Our chip industry is still several years at least from being functional enough to just fill in the gaps.  China's economy is crumbling.  I'm thinking that Xi is beginning to get desperate.

Putin has got oil and is still selling it keeping his coffers lined in spite of all the blowback.  He has what everyone still needs.  Putin's biggest risk is from the inside, not from us, the West in general.  Same with Xi.  Xi could take Taiwan without much fuss by using a simple naval blockade and starving them into submission.  How would the West deal with a naval blockade without open warfare ?

I'm not going to fret over this much, but I'll be watching it.
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Posted: Jan 29, 2023 - 7:33pm

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I saw that.  It was presented that Xi would most likely move on Taiwan right after the 2024 presidential elections in Taiwan and the USA when things are most vulnerable due to the usual chaos that comes with these kinds of elections.  This general is in charge of an airlift division IIRC and has some strategic insight based on that.  The DOD also was quick to say that it does not share his conclusions.

This while we deplete are materiel in Ukraine and our strategic oil reserves.  In addition, our military is more concerned about being woke than combat ready.  We are probably now the least prepared for a major war since the end of Nam.

Sounds too reasonable to ignore to me.  I'm not saying it will happen but to pretend it can't or won't would be foolish.
I can't see China pulling a stunt like this.
They need us to keep floating their economy with all their exports.
And for now, we need those stupid imports to keep us going.
Without our money... their economy would collapse.


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Posted: Jan 29, 2023 - 7:26pm

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China could be at war with the United States two years from now, a top Air Force general predicted in a bombastic and unusual memo to troops under his command, asserting a significantly shorter timeline before potential conflict than any other senior U.S. defense official to date.
 
I saw that.  It was presented that Xi would most likely move on Taiwan right after the 2024 presidential elections in Taiwan and the USA when things are most vulnerable due to the usual chaos that comes with these kinds of elections.  This general is in charge of an airlift division IIRC and has some strategic insight based on that.  The DOD also was quick to say that it does not share his conclusions.

This while we deplete are materiel in Ukraine and our strategic oil reserves.  In addition, our military is more concerned about being woke than combat ready.  We are probably now the least prepared for a major war since the end of Nam.

Sounds too reasonable to ignore to me.  I'm not saying it will happen but to pretend it can't or won't would be foolish.
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Posted: Jan 29, 2023 - 3:01pm

China could be at war with the United States two years from now, a top Air Force general predicted in a bombastic and unusual memo to troops under his command, asserting a significantly shorter timeline before potential conflict than any other senior U.S. defense official to date.

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Posted: Jan 24, 2023 - 11:30am

Get off my lawn!
Monroe Doctrine Redux: US Military Trying to “Box Out” China and Russia from Strategic Resources in Latin America
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Posted: Jan 13, 2023 - 8:52am

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from an individual point of view, i find it pretty consistent that given a choice the vast majority of people would choose to live in a liberal democracy

Well duh.

The Global War on Authoritarianism™
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Posted: Jan 13, 2023 - 4:25am

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Looks like you will have your coercive work cut out for you (when you're not turning a blind eye that is), Mr. World Police.


i think that's a really misguided position to take regarding my thought process
why?

i've got what? 10? 15? 20 years or so in the anti-war thread (and others) strongly criticizing the usa's foreign policy
from a principled perspective and you know this
also, i didn't expect you to answer that question in a straight forward manner
from an individual point of view, i find it pretty consistent that given a choice the vast majority of people would choose to live in a liberal democracy
peace

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Posted: Jan 11, 2023 - 1:08pm

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liberal democracies versus authoritarianism/dictators?

Looks like you will have your coercive work cut out for you (when you're not turning a blind eye that is), Mr. World Police.
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Posted: Jan 11, 2023 - 5:19am

 ColdMiser wrote:

I've always felt that the long term solution to the immigration issue is to get to the root of why folks are uprooting themselves and their families and heading to somewhere else (US, Europe wherever). I imagine the majority of these people would rather stay where they are if conditions were more favorable.  How you go about changing the conditions is the challenge. 



there's a ton of reasons why people move
it probably boils down to freedom of choice/quality of life/opportunity
i have a pakistani neighbor who has indicated things like rule of law/safety for family/opportunity and education for his daughters
of course i'm paraphrasing
people when allowed usually vote with their feet and their money
liberal democracies have certainly benefitted from productive and talented people moving to their countries/systems
we need to streamline/simplify our immigration framework/policy
the brain drain could be mitigated by economic opportunity and the proper tools
probably post a video regarding how AI will help change some of this
hopefully in a good way

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Posted: Jan 11, 2023 - 5:02am

 miamizsun wrote:


what do you think the people fleeing/escaping are saying?
are they blaming sanctions or extreme government brutality/control?
given a choice it looks like people are choosing to live where they have more personal freedom/basic human rights
liberal democracies versus authoritarianism/dictators?
ask yourself where would you choose to live?

I've always felt that the long term solution to the immigration issue is to get to the root of why folks are uprooting themselves and their families and heading to somewhere else (US, Europe wherever). I imagine the majority of these people would rather stay where they are if conditions were more favorable.  How you go about changing the conditions is the challenge. 

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