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Posted: Nov 25, 2022 - 5:21pm

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Yeah, that wasn't a mistake. He knew he was just being a good soldier and was at best right on the edge of lying.

Lying is the mistake that begets more "mistakes".

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Posted: Nov 25, 2022 - 4:05pm

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You don't say.




Yeah, that wasn't a mistake. He knew he was just being a good soldier and was at best right on the edge of lying.

There are some interesting (to me anyway) parts of that narrative that go back to George Sr who intentionally and quite cleverly (ok the clever bit may have come from advisors) blurred the lines between nuclear weapons and biological weapons. Before the first gulf war they were worried about Iraq maybe using bio weapons so he basically said, "We will treat use of weapons of mass destruction the same so if you use bio weapons, we will nuke you." And it worked. But the follow-on was that George Jr. could use the opaqueness to justify the next war. He only paid attention to the dubious evidence that Iraq might still have a biological program or the ability to start it up again. Then with some smoke and mirrors made it seem like Iraq had a nuke program. Powell never cited anything out of Department of Energy who are the primary agency for nuclear intelligence. And the DOE people knew it was bullshit; there was no nuclear program at the time.
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Posted: Nov 25, 2022 - 3:07pm

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People make mistakes. (...)

You don't say.


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Posted: Nov 25, 2022 - 1:47pm

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People make mistakes. Sometimes it is firing in the wrong direction and sometimes it is reporting the wrong source for the missile. That's why we have to sort through so many waffle words in the news
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Posted: Nov 25, 2022 - 11:24am

“I can’t imagine a U.S. intelligence official would be wrong on this.” Evah.
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Posted: Nov 24, 2022 - 10:31pm

Households must slash energy use to defeat Putin, says Hunt
The Chancellor urged households to “play your part” in reducing the UK's vulnerability to Russia and other despotic regimes. His plea will be part of a reported £25m public information campaign to help the public slash their bills.

It came as the electricity operator EDF delayed the reopening of three French nuclear power stations, triggering concerns that Britain could struggle to import energy from across the Channel on days when domestic supply runs short.

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Posted: Nov 7, 2022 - 7:07am

Putin's crony Yevgeny Prigozhin about U.S. elections: "We have interfered, we're interfering and we will continue to interfere. Carefully, precisely, surgically and in our own way; we know how to do it."

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Posted: Nov 7, 2022 - 5:03am

reposting some perspective...
(originally from jan 2022?)


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Posted: Nov 2, 2022 - 8:08pm

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Russia Rejoins Grain Deal but Warns It Could Pull Out Again

The agreement allows Ukraine, a major food producer, to export grain by sea, easing the threat of famine in other countries.



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Posted: Nov 2, 2022 - 11:54am

Sabotage of military helicopters deep inside Russia purportedly shown on video
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Posted: Nov 1, 2022 - 12:07pm

Electro-Shock Therapy For Slow Learners In The Electric War (Part III)
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Posted: Oct 29, 2022 - 4:17am

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Posted: Oct 25, 2022 - 10:27am

yikes! this thread is insane (if accurate)




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Posted: Oct 25, 2022 - 6:44am



Russian court rejects Brittney Griner's appeal of nine-year prison sentence for drug possession

The Moscow Regional Court ruled Tuesday to uphold the sentence. In the ruling the court stated, however, that the time Griner will have to serve in prison will be recalculated with her time in pre-trial detention taken into account. One day in pre-trial detention will be counted as 1.5 days in prison, so the basketball player will have to serve around eight years in prison.

Griner took part in the hearing via video call from a penal colony outside Moscow where she is imprisoned.





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Posted: Oct 24, 2022 - 10:38am

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watched the first two (of seven) videos
lot of material (short clips that are somewhat disjointed)
some show interesting shots of the time period, movements, protests and people in the country side struggling
impossible to not feel for the victims of communism and its variants
but overall too much runway (seven hours) for something that could have been done in ninety minutes
i mean if you've got the time sure


Yeah, Adam Curtis' works all are quite epic, drawing from the BBC's camera vaults recorded over decades and putting them together into a collage of his own making. They remain a human legacy of documenting societal and political changes during our life-times.

I've become sort of a fan, since his latter work, "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" (2021)...
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Posted: Oct 24, 2022 - 8:51am

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I was asking you a question to sustain my empathic thoughts. No more, no less hon...



watched the first two (of seven) videos
lot of material (short clips that are somewhat disjointed)
some show interesting shots of the time period, movements, protests and people in the country side struggling
impossible to not feel for the victims of communism and its variants
but overall too much runway (seven hours) for something that could have been done in ninety minutes
i mean if you've got the time sure





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Posted: Oct 20, 2022 - 2:51pm

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 oldviolin wrote:

Bud honey? So are we talking bees with a taste for cannabisquits? Asking for a head...


No idea where you're coming from with bisquits and head. Heads are needed, and they tend to die in numbers, lately. Was just trying to be friendly with the pal from Fla, not trying to chase anyone away. Well, that might have gone wrong. *blush*
 
Ah. Oh that was just me riffing. No worries. The context was lost on me. My bad. Bud and hon sounded somewhat condescending and I know miamizsun to be thoughtful and non-confrontational so I thought something might be lost in translation and it was except I was the one lost to the point. lol. I didn't mean to interrupt your conversation. carry on...{#Good-vibes}
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Posted: Oct 20, 2022 - 2:33pm

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Bud honey? So are we talking bees with a taste for cannabisquits? Asking for a head...


No idea where you're coming from with bisquits and head. Heads are needed, and they tend to die in numbers, lately. Was just trying to be friendly with the pal from Fla, not trying to chase anyone away. Well, that might have gone wrong. *blush*
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Posted: Oct 20, 2022 - 2:07pm

Bud honey? So are we talking bees with a taste for cannabiscuits? Asking for a head...
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