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Sunday, March 17, 2019

President Donald Trump on Sunday asserted that deceased Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) had been "working" with Democrats before his death to undermine the president's administration.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

We do not treat all hate crimes equally. For decades, we have been understandably focused on attacks by Muslim extremists. I say understandably because 9/11 was the worst terrorist attack ever, and it was only a prelude of the horrors to come.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

DOJ Twitter: Parents spent anywhere from $200k to $6.5 million to guarantee admissions to elite schools for their children. "There will not be a separate admissions system for the wealthy. And there will not be a separate criminal justice system either." - USA Lelling. 33 parents have been charged nationwide. Defendants include university athletic coaches, college exam administrators, CEOs and actresses. Conspiracy facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and admission of students to elite universities as purported recruited athletes. read more

Actresses Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman among 40 charged in college exam cheating plot The scheme involved students who attended or were seeking to attend Georgetown University, Stanford University, UCLA, and other top colleges.

Monday, March 11, 2019

President Donald Trump passed an ignominious milestone during his weekend speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference over the weekend. According to a tracker kept by the Washington Post, Trump made more than 100 "false or misleading claims" over a span of two hours, a performance that pushed him over 9,000 lies in the first 773 days of his presidency through Sunday. Which raises the question: When will Trump utter his 10,000th lie?


"Only 2 of those are not military projects." - #11 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-03-20 09:59 AM


The Interstate System is, by definition, a military project. Yet millions of American civilians are utilizing it as I type this.

Rebuilding Europe after WWII served as a buffer to the (then) Soviet Union and opened up import/export markets for American businesses (amounting to over a trillion dollars - imports and exports - as recently as 2016).

As for the space program ("Landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth"),

"We see the transformative effects of the Space Economy all around us through numerous technologies and life-saving capabilities. We see the Space Economy in the lives saved when advanced breast cancer screening catches tumors in time for treatment, or when a heart defibrillator restores the proper rhythm of a patient's heart ... .We see it when weather satellites warn us of coming hurricanes, or when satellites provide information critical to understanding our environment and the effects of climate change. We see it when we use an ATM or pay for gas at the pump with an immediate electronic response via satellite. Technologies developed for exploring space are being used to increase crop yields and to search for good fishing regions at sea."


You asked how much more do I want to spend with the Pentagon. While most can agree that the US spends way too much on its defense budget, there's no denying that there are still some government successes from such expenditures, which was the basis for my retort in #10.

"There are more of them then there are Socialist Democratic parties." - #131 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-03-20 09:06 AM

Here is a list of Socialist Democratic parties, which out of the blue you brought up in your #131, the only mention of "Socialist Democratic parties" on this page (until this post).

But it doesn't go unnoticed that you listed not a single "Social Democrat" party, even though you claimed "Most countries on earth have A Social Democrat party".

You didn't list a single one.




"That is why dialog is important. An armed society is a polite society." - #35 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-03-19 11:39 AM

This becomes clear if only you pry a little more deeply into the N.R.A.'s logic behind an armed society. An armed society is polite, by their thinking, precisely because guns would compel everyone to tamp down eccentric behavior, and refrain from actions that might seem threatening. The suggestion is that guns liberally interspersed throughout society would cause us all to walk gingerly -- not make any sudden, unexpected moves -- and watch what we say, how we act, whom we might offend.

[snip] I often think of the armed protestor who showed up to one of the famously raucous town hall hearings on Obamacare in the summer of 2009. The media was very worked up over this man, who bore a sign that invoked a famous quote of Thomas Jefferson, accusing the president of tyranny. But no one engaged him at the protest; no one dared approach him even, for discussion or debate -- though this was a town hall meeting, intended for just such purposes. Such is the effect of guns on speech -- and assembly. Like it or not, they transform the bearer, and end the conversation in some fundamental way. They announce that the conversation is not completely unbounded, unfettered and free; there is or can be a limit to negotiation and debate -- definitively.

The very power and possibility of free speech and assembly rests on their non-violence. The power of the Occupy Wall Street movement, as well as the Arab Spring protests, stemmed precisely from their non-violent nature. This power was made evident by the ferocity of government response to the Occupy movement. Occupy protestors across the country were increasingly confronted by police in military style garb and affect.



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