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    I always wear socks, except some of the time at home - the rest of the time at home, I wander around in socks. Outside, I wear shoes... well, from late fall until the weather actually gets warm in spring,...
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    IQ, as used, in general is overwhelmingly culturally contexted. The classic example of why is that a Bushman in the Outback would consider some airy-fairy backpacker completely ignorant and stupid. But then, I think someone with a modern liberal arts...
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    I decided, months ago, that they were SIW, social injustice warriors, though "loudmouthed snowflakes" might be a better description. Snowflake - criticize any part of their belief system, and they melt into tears and flames.......
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    Um, er, "an angelic warrior woman for Valhalla"? Trust in this site just hit 0. I think I need to open the door to let the Sweet Unicorns out into the pasture....
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    Well, conscratchulations - a 2-1 loss for the home team. And Corbyn's tabled a motion of no confidence. On this side of the Pond, the asshole tried to "go around Pelosi" by inviting centrist (i.e. right-leaning Dems) to the WH,...
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    I keep saying, my order of tumbres is over a year past due, and I'm still waiting. Bonus round: Antarctic glaciers have been melting at an accelerating pace over the past four decades thanks to an influx of warm ocean...
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    Ah, yes, HSBC, who was "servicing" my first credit card, one I'd had for like 30 years, and dropped it (I wasn't using it, with those Mafia-style interest rates), sending me a letter which, when I responded to the same...
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    You wrote: BREXIT kicks in, US Gov down at the same time? Gotta be a plan somewhere DAVE. ***** You forgot rightist in Italy and Poland. This *is* the final push by the 0.1% to literally take over the world....
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    I had the *perfect* candidate to run against the Malignanat Carcinoma: Susan Ivonova for President! "I am Commander Susan Ivonova, Commander of the White Star fleet, daughter of , and I am the right hand of God, and I'm here...
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    Not especially better. Look up Michele Fiore, gun nut and legislator... And then there was Carly Fiorena (poor HP, what a disaster)....
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    Please. Barry Goldwater, GOP candidate for US President, 1964. Considered *extremely* right wing, ads against him suggesting he'd get us into WWIII. Read an interview with him from the late 80's, not long before he died, where he was *horrified*...
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    I once heard the leader of an Irish band - don't remember the group's name, this may have been over 15 years ago - comment that the Irish potato famine was due to an early fellow-traveller of Thatcher, and they...
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    Wood not available, now, anyway. Formerly? Am I misremembering "wooden ships and iron men"?...
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    I'll reiterate my take: Putin had claws into the MC, as did a number of oligarchs. MC, unable to get American banks to loan him money, after *six* bankruptcies, was borrowing abroad. His bit thing was, in fact, money laundering....
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    So, we get up there with some yeast and barley.... and then, as the song says, we going sailing home o'er the foam!...
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    Ah, the whole thing about Ukrainian oligarchs.... Here we go, continuing my theme that oligarchs are about money. Excerpt: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign has zeroed in on at least a dozen Ukrainian officials...
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    Well, yes: the Gilded Age is what they want. And they had Jim Crow laws, too, to keep "That Kind" from making trouble. My sincerest best wishes, that Brexit falls, and you get Ref II: the Death of Brexit....
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    "The policy of these Republican Presidents was that government should leave the economy alone – they adopted a laissez-faire (free market) policy." http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/tch_wjec/usa19101929/2riseandfall3.shtml All of which led up to the collapse. Just as 2008 happened because Glass-Steagal was repealed. Political...
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    My mother's parents came from Odessa, in the Ukraine, in 1914. I will, therefore, continue to call it whatever I want, and you can shove it....
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    Yeah, well, it was pretty close to that definition of "free market" in the US, in the 1880s and 1890s, and again the 1920s. They want to go back to that. They think of that the way a lot of...
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    So, do you really see the world in comic-book terms? Do you really think that the oligarchs he's been involved with weren't oligarchs when the government of the Ukraine was pro-Russian? For that matter, do you think the MC hasn't...
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    I see, a True Believer in Friedman. a) Not the last Keynsian. In fact, Keynesianism is back, going head to head, and the other side, the VSP (Very Serious People) and the Austerians, have been wrong, and wrong, and wrong...
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    Seems that the polling data was to go to Ukrainian oligarchs who owed him big money. https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/09/politics/manafort-ukrainian-oligarchs/index.html...
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    You might want to look at people like, say, Krugman, who has been fulminating about this crap for years. He also pounds on who he refers to as Very Serious People, who claim to know/be economists, who expound theories with...
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    Speaking of the MC, a find that's apparently going viral is scenes from a 1958 western, where a con man convinces a town to build a wall. You'll *never* guess the name of the con man (really!)....
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    Disagree. "Free market capitalism", according the the True Believers here, is that the government neither controls nor regulates businesses at all, and the Invisible Hand makes life Wonnnnderful.......
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    I was, of course, using the std. US-ism, where the media, etc, say "Congress" and they men the House, as opposed to the Senate, even though Congress includes both Houses. Did you see that, for once, they're doing it dead...
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    Yeah, too many folks do *not* understand the word "discipline"; certainly, almost none of the right-wingers have the attention and understanding to learn a discipline, other than that of taking and bs'ing....
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    Oh, Ghu, don't tell me you're a Maenad.... I'm not Orpheus, anyway, though I'd go into the Underworld if I could even see my late wife again.... Sorry....
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    Yeah, the military honchos leaving and talking. My take is that they *see* that the MC is just what the GOP is, without euphemisms, and they can't swallow it any more. Also, this may sound awfully pollyanna-ish, but not just...
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