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  • Commented on Dead plots
    OGH: Our current media environment has scrambled our society's ability to assemble a consensus view of reality so badly that conspiracy theories should be considered toxic. And that's not a good thing from my perspective because it puts the entire...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Trust me on this: for some reason, I was in a bar (meeting folks?) in '93 in Austin, TX, and Clinton was on the TV, talking about a one card healthcare system, and the whole bar applauded. The catch is...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    The scenario you describe for the GOP is pretty much what I envision. If progressives successfully get control of the Democratic party, today's moderate Democrats could be tomorrow's Republicans. Which would actually be a net gain for progressives because it...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    At least in California, there's a split between the progressive wing of the democratic party and the labor and business wing of the democratic party. It's not just in California. Progressives and moderates are fair-weather friends right now because of...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    RE: Hillary Clinton, speaking as someone who grew up in one of the reddest parts of "Red" America (western Kansas), there are two things "Blue" Americans and those abroad need to understand: 1) The Clintons were on the receiving end...
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    I know v little about T Jefferson ( Apparently he was NOT a "good guy"? ) Author of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. 3rd President of the United States. Polymath and founder of the University of Virginia. Along with James...
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    From our p.o.v. the US "system" of so-called "policing" is wierd & scary... Remember the "individual right to bear arms" interpretation of the 2nd Amendment--an interpretation now codified in jurisprudence by the Supreme Court in the Heller decision--and extrapolate the...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    I've come to the conclusion the those in power in the Republican party don't really see anyone who isn't wealthy as human. Oh, they view them/us as human. Just a lesser, lower form of human whose proper role is one...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    So the American states are both the metropoles and the colonies, all rolled into one seething mess at times (as now) when people highlight differences rather than similarities. And in our Constitution we give the masters of our colonies rather...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    The question is which group is bigger - the "middle" that the right wing parties like the GOP are leaving behind, or the people on the extreme left being left behind. Every indication, whether it be the swing state polls...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    The US presidential election is about Electoral College votes. Good or bad it is what it is. This. It simply cannot be underestimated how much the Electoral College, combined with the political geography of the country, warps U.S. politics. Were...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    I'm in the US, where nobody has shot at anyone for being American in living memory, and I am suspicious of anyone who needs to display a lot of American flags. (One in front of a government building? Perfectly reasonable....
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    Unholyguy: The talking monkey’s are not gonna pay attention until a shit ton of them die. That’s how they work Yep. My guess is if/when a major food shortage/famine occurs in the U.S. or Western Europe and large numbers of...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    Moz: That is the nihilist view summed up very well. Realist, not nihilist. Can you imagine what would happen in the US if their government passed a law outlawing infernal combustion engines that came into effect in 2025, and then...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    We are well beyond the stage where voluntary reduction and lifestyle changes are going to have any meaningful effect on the final outcome or timelines Yup. Due to the sheer scale and magnitude of the problem, any effective solution will...
  • 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...
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