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    Adrian Smith @ 599: don't they have perfectly capable underwater drones for such purposes tho Odd that you would mention that. The Norwegians (familien mins folk over havet) report that there has been unusually high levels of drone activity in...
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    That is correct. Impliedly, the entry level for suspects is well provisioned commercial or military SCUBA divers, with a (but not a “major”) support ship, not some weekend herring fancier. But that’s a huge (salt water) pool of suspects....
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    I might be behind on details, but I heard that the NordStream 1&2 damage was at only 70 meter depth, not requiring a sub, just an experienced SCUBA diver or two — which makes the suspect roster very broad, and...
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    Seen on Twitter: Traders are referring to Truss as “Daggers” - as in Dagenham, 2 stops past Barking. (It's actually three stops past Barking, but what's a Tube stop between friends?)...
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    JohnS @ 360: I wouldn't characterize how (west) Germany was treated after WW2 as having our foot on their neck, suggesting there may have been more fruitful ways to handle Germany after WW1. If you want to read something really...
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    Uncle Stinky @ 339: If you can get past the academic paywall The Myths of Reparations by Sally Marks is a decent account of how the Germans avoided, evaded, weaselled and inflated their way out of their Versailles obligations. Ms....
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    Adrian Smith @281: Has Peter Zeihan deigned to weigh in on what Germany may be facing this winter, yet? Zeihan did, on Sept. 8th. Main points: Energy demand is inelastic, making the market volatile. Need is very difficult to reduce,...
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    Duffy @ 251: Assuming that doesn't happen, what can be done to reboot Russia? It's rather a lot late for that. Long before the "special military action", Russia had doom hanging over it. Between the world wars' devastation, Stalin's policies,...
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    @Heteromeles wrote: Except here the drug is (apparently) oil? Would that maybe explain why Putin's acting the way he is, that he's basically the head of a cartel in a covert battle for control of Russian oil-trafficking, and the (would-be)...
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    Never mind the funeral. Surely it's all about The Queue....
  • Commented on What happens now?
    Greg Tingey @ 1742 asked: Any responses to my 1725 & 1728, please? I'll have a go at it, but any insight I have into Trumpists and other RWNJs is from far outside, yr. humble servant being a foreign-raised, Ivy...
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    Bill Arnold @ 1741: I know full well that the Seagull has rather worn out her welcome in these parts, but, seriously, from whom else are you going to get citations in 2021 to Freie Arbeiter Stimme? That tabloid was...
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    My cite for the Nixon case had the wrong year, my having foolishly typed it in rather than copied it. It was of course 1973, not 1993. Sorry....
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    mdive @ 1705: After all, one of the points of the Supreme Court is to overturn Congress when they go against the Constitution - and with the Constitution being unclear an interpretation by Congress can be overturned. (another job of...
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    Further to my point in response to mdive @ 1699: But at the moment it is looking irrelevant given that 44 Republican Senators joined Rand Paul in supporting his motion that the impeachment of former President Trump was unconstitutional in...
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    mdive @ 1699 wrote: I wasn't saying that the Senate's judgment would be appealed, but rather the question of whether the Senate can impeach an ex-President. The Constitution apparently doesn't clarify this issue, so at some point if an ex-whatever...
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    JBS @ 1690 wrote: My concern is how this might be used to create another poisonous stab-in-the-back myth. Surely, that ship has -- by this point in our convoluted narrative -- not only sailed but gone on to found a...
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    JBS @ 1689 wrote: 18 USC Ch. 113B: TERRORISM - (1) defines "international terrorism" and (5) defines "domestic terrorism". As I was saying to Allen Thomson, the definitions you are both referencing in 18 U.S.C. § 2331 (1) and (5)...
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    Allen Thomson @ 1676: The US Code does have a definition of domestic terrorism, 18 U.S.C. § 2331(5), but AFAIK you're correct that it's actually prosecuted using a variety of different laws. You might be surprised to hear that this...
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    Erwin @ 1668: The extremists are staying in the GOP. I'm hopeful that US politics is similar to California a bit before 2000. (Remember the anti-Hispanic proposition?) Of course I remember 1994's Prop. 187 extremely well. (I hear its sequelae...
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    JBS @1656 asked: Could it be possible, in the absence of the boycotting Senators, for the Senate to convict without a single GOP vote? My understanding from reading relatively well informed analyses suggests the correct answer is "yes - almost"....
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    Adrian Smith @ 1580: OT but do you happen to know what's become of ESR? He hasn't updated his blog since September, though he tweeted something on December 29th so he's not the deid. According to a comment about a...
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    JBS: As a Golden State native son (albeit raised among Brits), I can report that 'youens' has no currency in California's vernacular. However, you might pass as a native by using 'hella many'. Or, more specifically, as subspecies Santa Cruz...
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    mdive @ 473 about Giuliani: Just note that it is a trade organization, and it is no way involved in his ability to practise law - his law license is administered by the New York State Board of Law Examiners...
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    JBS @ 183: According to Moscow Mitch it cannot be called back into session before that date without Unanimous Consent. This is an accurate representation by JBS from a lying liar who lies, and I thank (once again) JBS for...
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    Queens, I mean. Apologies to the good citizens of the Bronx, who certainly didn't deserve that....
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    Bill Arnold @ 243: Certainly I'm aware that the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces is empowered to order nuclear strikes a la Brig. Get. Jack D. Ripper. My point is that the office also gives him a massive number of...
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    Robert van der Heide @ 216: Ouch. Leo Ryan was my Congressman and personal acquaintance, and I occasionally visit his grave in Millbrae, CA when I go visit my grandfather's. (Oddly enough, Dan White is also buried in that armed...
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    JBS @ 183: The only reason The Turtle says he "cannot" reconvene the US Senate without unanimous consent is that he doesn't wish to take action to reconvene into full session from the current pro-forma one. It's always within the...
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    Heteromeles @175, yes, a President sidelined via the 25th can indeed countermand that advisory immediately, and I apologise for mis-summarising Section 4's details slightly. And since posting my earlier remarks, I've caught up enough on reading to infer that Pence...
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