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  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    You aee probably confused by my (laregely separate) opposition to the BRITISH politicians etc. who are trying to sell us down the river to the USA military-industrial complex. Winston Churchill did that decades ago when he handed the Empire over...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    FUBAR @ 1221 Even I think you are being ufair to EC there! Yes, he reagrds Putin muchh to favourably, but certainly since Trump became POTUS he is correct about the US. And many of Shurb's actions ( If not...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    When did NATO promise not to expand eastwards? Towards the end of the Cold War. 1990ish. Who did they make this promise to? Gorbachev. What treaty did they make this promise in? There was no treaty. It was a verbal...
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    As our OGH has explained before, what's "suburban" to Americans is "rural" to Brits. Based on your comments and Moz's, it seems that, similarly, what's "suburban"/"exurban" to Australians is "rural" to Americans. (Though I suspect Alaskans and residents of the...
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    I think the disconnect here is cultural and contextual. Outside of progressive activist circles, "pacifism" as understood colloquially in the U.S. is synonymous with "non-violent up to the point of not even defending oneself". I suspect this stems from the...
  • Commented on Normal service will be resumed eventually
    My condolences. I'm sorry for your loss....
  • Commented on Upcoming events
    Thomas Jorgensen: If you want to save the world, you have to have a vision of a future world worth actually living in, or what is the damn point? Anarcho-primitivist eschatology. God (Gaea/Mother Nature) will pronounce Final Judgment (the climate...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    I don't try to attribute reasons to it. A history/political science professor I know says it's not a jinx, it's that the rest of the country has a strong dislike for the urban corridor for various reasons, and it carries...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    whitroth: Ok Where'd you get that, the Daily Stormer? Dimbulb (Brightbart)? That isn't a lie - that's where you know something is false - as much as pure pulled it out of the air bullshit. 36% of the ENTIRE US...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    Moderates? Really? Yes, really. Spend some time in the suburban and small-city Midwest (i.e. outside Chicago). And there's a *lot* of young people who, after '16, discovered it *does* matter, and give them someone other than a damn neoliberal*, they'll...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    Like the "moderates" of the Democrats. They still think they can chase Dem votes that went to the Reptilians...40 years ago, and are blind to the fact that almost half the US is registered independent, because the D's have been...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    Elderly Cynic @181: The military may be aware of the direct military consequences, but they can't be of the political ones and longer term military ones, because NOBODY knows what would happen if Trump area-bombed Tehran or even used nukes....
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    Troutwaxer @255: But the two ideas you brought up are so fanciful that applying them to the majority of Democrats isn't even wrong. But, because hyperbole + excess = ratings, mass media makes it seem that way to the muggles....
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    The problem is the Electoral College. (Yes, it sucks and needs to go. Yes, it structurally warps the system in favor of the right wing. No, that's not going to change before November 2020.) An "energize the base" strategy makes...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    The imperialist faction sees this is as a win-win scenario, but likely sees the loss scenario as the larger win. The faction in question hasn't thought it through that far. Indeed, they're not second-order thinkers, much less third- or fourth-order...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    Yes, it's an ugly moment when you realise that you, personally, are part of this exact problem and will have to change. That's difficult to deal with and the easy response is angry denial. We see a lot of it,...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    At least as the term is used in the U.S., "whiteness" is the critical race theory analog to "bourgeois" in more traditional Marxist philosophy. In practice, it serves as a neologic synonym for Anglo--racially Caucasian, English-speaking, and practicing of Anglophone...
  • Commented on Story time!
    Industrial. Started out as civilian DoD in grad school. Got recruited by a defense contractor after graduation. Worked primarily in wargaming, modeling & simulation, and strategic planning support....
  • Commented on Story time!
    Some thoughts from inside the U.S. military-industrial complex: 1) Iran's military capabilities--including naval and asymmetric--are known and accounted for in strategic planning. If anything, they're overestimated as a hedge. (Now, whether the U.S. political leadership will listen to, much less...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    At this point, I'm wondering why any academic or political body concerned with climate change wastes time discussing anything less than worst-case scenario projections. We're going to use the whole carbon stack. It's only a question of how fast....
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    Speaking of Slushkiller... Since TNH was there addressing specifically SF novels, her list skipped several other reasons why stories get rejected. Speaking of such other reasons, a question for OGH: My friend and former English professor, a published poet but...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Incendiary and ineffective. By the time you finish a detailed survey of what politicians can effectively do to keep billionaires from not paying their taxes, given the realistic constraints of both lawmaking and bureaucracy, you'll realize just how wrong-headed your...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    AIUI, there were broadly three waves of human settlement in Europe: 1) Paleolithic hunter-hatherers who migrated out of Ice Age refugia, 2) Neolithic farmers who came from Anatolia, and 3) the Proto-Indo-Europeans who immigrated from the Eurasian steppe during the...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    I repeat what others have said, that the US Overton window needs a serious re-set. That is happening. Just in the wrong direction. America isn't going to reform into anything a Northern European would recognize as good or sane until...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    Specifically, Obama did not understand the full nature of what Americans (and many others) see as Russia's extreme paranoia, which means in practical terms that any smart government does it's best to avoid extending too much influence to those nations...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    There are 44 million USA citizens of German ancestry, far outnumbering the Scots/Irish and English. In all seriousness, I've heard it said that, in some ways, American culture is more German than it is Anglo-Saxon. Particularly middle-class American culture. I've...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    RE: Anglosphere/UK-as-51st-state The upside is that, unlike the U.S., any such conglomeration would have a proper left wing. There would at last be, both among the public and within the body politic, a counterweight to the neoliberal juggernaut. Just imagine...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    I meant what the fuck has happened in the US that this has occurred? The taproot? America has no politically significant left wing (in the traditional sense) and hasn't had one in decades.* What genuinely left-wing parties exist are minuscule...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    The usual response from the opponents of SJW is that "Social Justice Warriors" have the same relationship to social justice as "Democratic People's Republic of Korea" to democracy, people and republics. It's less that than some of the more overzealous...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Greg is the "straight man" in her act. I can't decide if he hasn't figured that out yet or if they have some kind of offline deal struck and he's in on it. What I'm curious about is her cultural...
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