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  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    There is definately a time constraint on the Senate doing their job - I suspect if Trump is going to be gone then the Republicans would like as much time as possible to select a replacement for the election in...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    How much of that trade is going to continue in such a scenario though? You've got crops failing around the world, people facing starvation (and likely governments deciding either who starves - and how to deal with that - or...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Surprisingly enough, the US doesn't import that much oil from the middle east. The US only imports about 12% of its oil, and of those imports Saudi Arabia was only 9% in 2018 (Canada is 43%, and then you get...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I looked at Google Maps first, which is why I wondered about the idea. Nuke a few possible/likely routes through those mountains then means the mountain range takes care of the rest of the border (on the assumption there are...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Yes, solar still works. But unless you have significantly over provisioned (on an individual/family level) you still have a problem because your output goes down at the same time you likely need more power for grow lights to try and...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Interesting, and in a way you feel sorry for people like Boles who see an institution to whom they have dedicated a reasonable amount of their life get taken over by extremists. But at the end of the day I...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    So back to Brexit and the UK election, and Nigel has decided (ironically in a way thanks to Corbyn(*)) to throw in the proverbial towel and his Brexit Party won't contest seats won by the Conservatives in 2017 to avoid...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Simple answer - we have for at least a decade a solution to part of our global warming and overpopulation problem - and the ones who die immediately in India and Pakistan may well be the lucky ones because for...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    As always, context matters. The discussion was about Russia or the US going nuclear, to which my point still stands - Russia has realized it is much easier and cheaper to destroy the west via Facebook and a few cheap...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Putin is interesting, in so much as he has realized that Russia can't compete with raw military force and instead is winning the new skirmish with far less expenditure using things like Facebook and gullible extreme right/fascist leaders in Europe...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    The inherent problem of MAD is that it has a set of pre-conditions on everyone who has weapons that it is built on must follow. The key ones are that the people in charge are rational(*), that most of the...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Wasn't exactly a great secret, a Google search will reveal lots of stories including https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/when-washington-assured-russia-nato-would-not-expand/...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Too early to tell. We need another week or so for the polls to catch up and tell us if the poor start by Boris is actually influencing voters or not. As seen by Trump and likely others, being caught...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Well, the usual caveats about it being 1 poll, etc. but it apparently isn't looking good for Corbyn with the Conservatives establishing a lead over Labour in the Yorkshire / Humber Labour strongholds, and the Liberal Democrats pulling ahead of...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    The postage/shipping issue pre-dates Trump by quite a few years. I could be wrong, but the first issue was a significant price hike put through by the USPS which may have been related the the Republican passed law forcing the...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I don't doubt that there are financial issues (again) given that all the alleged dirty money that has kept his empire functioning for the last couple of decades is likely being frightened off by all the investigations going on into...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Interesting article on one of the key momements in US history 40 years ago that has influenced events and helped to create the current mess in US politics. The 88 seconds of the Greensboro Massacre, and the inability of government/society...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Very appropriate cartoon. As is always the case, those who don't vote (in this case based on your numbers around 30%) get to accept whatever outcomes results from their non-vote. So they can't turn around now and complain they have...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I find this interesting, and wonder if this may be an indication of the Republicans being in trouble next year. If incumbent local Republican officeholders are finding it advantageous to drop that affiliation it would seem to possibly indicate that...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Birmingham is a very big part given that little has been done so far, and BNS like many large city stations is at capacity and new services simply can't be added - in fact some of the "capacity" constraints elsewhere...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Can't be bother to re-read the thread elsewhere, but it comes down to the first phase of HS2 puts into place a lot of infrastructure and other pieces that are necessary before the following phases can be done (in addition...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Interesting question, and I guess the simple answer is to think of Yes, Minister for your answer. Regardless of what Boris may want and instruct, the actual intelligence agencies will have a different view. Particularly as Brexit risks cutting off...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    The "inner circle", as discussed in many new media stories over the years of Corbyn's leadership, are Seamus Milne, Karie Murphy, and Len McCluskey (head of the labour union Unite) and occasionally a small number of others....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Yes, I am aware of the position. But like I said, it is too convoluted for the soundbites that elections require, or the brief time on a doorstep for canvassers. And the fact that it requires yet another vote will...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Corbyn has backed Labour into a corner - they can't campaign on Brexit because they don't have a simple campaign position on it. By the time Labour is part way through trying to attempt to explain Corbyn's position the media/public/twitterverse/Facebook...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I know the common opinion is that the impeachment will go nowhere, and when Pelosi finally caved and started it I was in agreement. But, while I still think it is unlikely, there is movement. And enough movement and wavering...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    If "maintaining Labour unity" was more important than leaving the EU than official Labour and Corbyn policy would be remain given for the last 6 months, and at the party conference, 90% of the Labour party wanted to come out...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    The problem is the Liberal Democrats CAN'T do anything with Corbyn. The Liberal Democrats have very firmly based the party on remain. While Corybn very much wants to leave, just a Corbyn Brexit and not a Boris Brexit. That means...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Simple answer regarding the deficit - it only matters when Democrats are President. It is also become apparent that with the changes to world economies over the last couple of decades, which have resulted in semi-permanent low central bank rates,...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Considered both to many places, and many places in the future thanks to global warming, yes. You don't get extreme winters, and summer temperatures are reasonable. More importantly you have an abundant supply of safe fresh water (at least for...
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