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Posted: Jun 16, 2021 - 12:14pm

“Let’s get this straight: How would it be if the United States were viewed by the rest of the world as interfering with the elections directly of other countries and everybody knew it,” Biden asked. “What would it be like if we engaged in activities that he engaged in? It diminishes the standing of a country that is desperately trying to make sure it maintains its standing as a major world power.”
“Giving Putin a meeting is just the latest win that Joe Biden has handed Russia,” Republican National Committee communications director Danielle Alvarez said in a statement.

Alvarez was also critical of the Biden administration’s decision last month to withhold sanctions against the company and the chief executive behind Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Critics of the pipeline, which would transport natural gas from Russia to Germany, view its imminent completion and operation as a major geopolitical coup for the Kremlin.

“Biden’s foreign policy failures have strengthened Russia at the expense of our country,” Alvarez said. “The American people deserve a leader who prioritizes our interests and holds bad actors accountable.”

The RNC did not offer a similar critique of President Donald Trump’s 2018 summit with Putin in Helsinki at which Trump famously refused to criticize Putin for what U.S. intelligence agencies had said was a concerted effort by Russians to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

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Posted: May 28, 2021 - 9:36am

Kurt....If you're not sure, we could ask the richest man on the planet. He lost money for 20 years.

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Better than tax-cutting your way into bankruptcy like trump. At least Biden's programs will accomplish something

What you're getting at is the current President's attention span not being measured in likes.  The last guy couldn't plan beyond his next happy meal.

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Posted: May 28, 2021 - 8:27am

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we will "spend our way out of bankruptcy" ...



Better than tax-cutting your way into bankruptcy like trump. At least Biden's programs will accomplish something
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Posted: May 28, 2021 - 5:40am

we will "spend our way out of bankruptcy" ...
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Posted: May 16, 2021 - 3:44pm


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Posted: May 6, 2021 - 6:10pm

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Fuck nationalism. We are one species, on one planet. Either we acknowledge this and act like it, or we're doomed.

Well, I see little conflict between enlightened nationalism and shared global interests.   

Is it nationalism that drives the US War on Terror, a rhetorical device used to dehumanize, demonize and kill?    I do not believe so. 

Were the Sept. 11th attacks in the 'national interest'?  Or was it a good pretext to start slaughtering innocent civilians in several theatres because all Americans derive intrinsic joy from killing the innocent?  

Is it really the 'national' interest of the USA to support Israeli nuclear weapons-backed ethnic-cleansing terrorism?   Especially in light of the horrifically bad health outcomes of over half the American population?    In the event of a regional nuclear war, Americans will die like folks in poor, developing countries.

Nationalism does not mean that ordinary dumb Americans have to do what anti-Semitic Americans want them to do.  If Americans agree to sacrifice the lives of their fellow citizens so Israel can annex most of the West Bank, well, is that rational 'national interest' calculation or are powerful special interests appealing to the murderous, racist, uninformed, ignorant side of Americans?

Is it in the national interests of ALL Americans to give the Baltic states NATO membership?   Why?  So US weapon system manufacturers and the heavily subsidized US agricultural sector can increase exports?  So NATO troops can strike up relations with local prostitutes? 

Does the eastern part of the Ukraine really matter to Americans or are all Americans "speak white" racists?    Was imposing billions of dollars of losses on Exxon Mobil in the national interest thanks to ineffective but self-loathing economic sanctions?  

Is it in the national interest to re-ignite the Cold War with Russia?  Or China for that matter?

Is it in the national interest to have 9% of the population not covered by health insurance?   Explain the national health, economic and security benefits of that situation.  

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Posted: May 6, 2021 - 5:46pm

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Fuck nationalism. We are one species, on one planet. Either we acknowledge this and act like it, or we're doomed.


Ah, the School of One Size Fits All !  

Except that it doesn't.  To think that it does and to force that upon everyone is narrow minded and just plain wrong.
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Posted: May 6, 2021 - 5:32pm

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There is nothing wrong with "national interest".  That already implies a collective interest above and beyond narrow, special interests.   The Greens and Political Ecologists have a slogan — Think Globally, Act Locally — all of this works together.

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Incidentally, Lazy8, you asked a while back for a reference, and then I lost sight of that thread.   I guess my foreign policy politics is closest to those of the 'realists', i.e., the use of rational cost-benefit analysis in the realm of international relations and strategic studies.

A favourite read is Stephan M. Walt at Harvard who publishes often in Foreign Policy.   My strategic studies prof at Universite Laval — Albert Legault — was also a realist, or if you prefer identified with the school of 'realism'.  

wikipage:  Stephen Walt

Harvard Kennedy School of Government:  Stephen Walt.




Fuck nationalism. We are one species, on one planet. Either we acknowledge this and act like it, or we're doomed.
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Posted: May 6, 2021 - 5:11pm

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Patriotism is an antiquated concept that needs to go. Seriously.


There is nothing wrong with "national interest".  That already implies a collective interest above and beyond narrow, special interests.   The Greens and Political Ecologists have a slogan — Think Globally, Act Locally — all of this works together.

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Incidentally, Lazy8, you asked a while back for a reference, and then I lost sight of that thread.   I guess my foreign policy politics is closest to those of the 'realists', i.e., the use of rational cost-benefit analysis in the realm of international relations and strategic studies.

A favourite read is Stephan M. Walt at Harvard who publishes often in Foreign Policy.   My strategic studies prof at Universite Laval — Albert Legault — was also a realist, or if you prefer identified with the school of 'realism'.  

wikipage:  Stephen Walt

Harvard Kennedy School of Government:  Stephen Walt.


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Posted: May 6, 2021 - 4:11pm

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Every time Biden uses the term 'Patriot', I cannot help but ask myself:  OK, whose grandchildren or grandparents do you want us to kill?

Lord knows that President Trump invited Americans to stop thinking for themselves.  Biden is doing the same.



Patriotism is an antiquated concept that needs to go. Seriously.
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Posted: May 6, 2021 - 4:09pm

 westslope wrote:

Every time Biden uses the term 'Patriot', I cannot help but ask myself:  OK, whose grandchildren or grandparents do you want us to kill?

Lord knows that President Trump invited Americans to stop thinking for themselves.  Biden is doing the same.



I suspect he is just reclaiming the language after years of republicans saying you can't be a democrat and a patriot
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Posted: May 6, 2021 - 8:26am

Every time Biden uses the term 'Patriot', I cannot help but ask myself:  OK, whose grandchildren or grandparents do you want us to kill?

Lord knows that President Trump invited Americans to stop thinking for themselves.  Biden is doing the same.

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Posted: May 5, 2021 - 4:26pm

A project by Jeremy Scahill
Empire Politician
A Half-Century of Joe Biden’s Stances on War, Militarism, and the CIA

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Posted: Apr 14, 2021 - 11:49am



What Bidenism Owes to Trumpism

The Biden agenda tries to seize the populist opportunity that Trump let slip away.

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So just as Trumpism depended on deficit spending to avoid any conflict with his party’s donors and anti-tax activists, Bidenism depends on deficit spending to avoid having to soak his professional-class constituents. That such spending is possible, that inflation is just a rumor, is the crucial precondition for both men’s styles of populism.

But whether Biden can simply expand upon his predecessor’s agenda without putting his own coalition to the test — well, that depends on just how long we stay in an era of money for nothing, and populism for free.


https://www.nytimes.com/2021/0...

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Posted: Apr 9, 2021 - 4:08am

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Posted: Apr 5, 2021 - 7:41am

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Got the stitches removed this morning...Looks like the chicks will dig it for sure.
 

gotta get yourself a t-shirt (or get sfw to make one)
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Posted: Apr 5, 2021 - 7:32am

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Got the stitches removed this morning...Looks like the chicks will dig it for sure.
 
What a stud...{#Wink}{#Good-vibes}
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Posted: Apr 5, 2021 - 7:23am

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 Coaxial wrote:
 
 

Good arvie, Randy. I hope the arm is coming along well?
I don't think any of this would be on Fox, nope.
They are no better than the others.

Ya gotta look for it, that's true.
 
Got the stitches removed this morning...Looks like the chicks will dig it for sure.
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