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by SteveFoerster
Tue May 22, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Neverfail's North America notes.
Replies: 21
Views: 18371

Re: local wildlife.

North America must be prodigious with wildlife Steve. It makes sense here in Canada where they have sensible gun control laws. But given the reputation of the United States for widespread gun ownership (along with the sheer number of trigger-happy morons willing to use them) it is a wonder that the...
by SteveFoerster
Tue May 22, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Maduro "wins" re-election in Venezuela
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Re: Maduro "wins" re-election in Venezuela

As relevant as Maduro's victory - at a time of deep crisis - is the opposition's incapacity to attract the vote of those who are discontent. There were two opposition candidates, so Venezuelans wanting to show their discontent could have voted for them. Which they didn't. Abstaining - even 55% abst...
by SteveFoerster
Mon May 21, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Neverfail's North America notes.
Replies: 21
Views: 18371

Re: local wildlife.

On more than one occasion I have seen deer wander out of nearby bush and munch grass alongside the road - including out front of our hostesses home. Saw one of them this morning marking out his territory by urinating in the gutter out front. I have also been informed that bears sometimes wander int...
by SteveFoerster
Mon May 21, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Shotgun Wedding
Replies: 15
Views: 14789

Re: Shotgun Wedding

I just hope that Megan is aware of what she is letting herself in for. Being married into royalty is not the glamour job some romantics still believe it to be. Megan will need to sacrifice a lot in order to carry out her new and unfamiliar role as a royal princess. Most of all her freedom. True, bu...
by SteveFoerster
Mon May 21, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Neverfail's North America notes.
Replies: 21
Views: 18371

Re: Neverfail's North America notes.

What we saw of the Olympic Peninsula on way here yesterday was indeed picturesque. But that has been true everywhere we have been in North America so far. Even the flat Alberta prairie was pleasing to our eyes. This corner of the World is blessed with a surfeit of scenic grandeur. Very true. By the...
by SteveFoerster
Mon May 21, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Neverfail's North America notes.
Replies: 21
Views: 18371

Re: Neverfail's North America notes.

At one point on the coast she pointed out the outline of the adjacent mountainous Olympic Peninsula in nearby Washington state. That seems to be the point about Canada. If you live in the extreme south of this Dominion where most Canucks seem to live: the USA always seems to loom large in a somewha...
by SteveFoerster
Sat May 19, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Putin is overmatched and frightened
Replies: 39
Views: 25315

Re: Putin's garage

Sertorio wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 2:21 am
Alexis wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 7:22 pm
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If we were talking about Trump's garage, for pleasure, instead of a bear we would have a waterboarding chair... :twisted:
You can praise the Putin regime, or make that joke. Pick one.
by SteveFoerster
Fri May 18, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Israel
Replies: 177
Views: 63630

Re: Israel

Those who support the Palestinian thugocracy are huge fans of 'international law', yet nobody has taken the Arab world to task for creating and perpetuating an enormous human shield operation, where the Palestinian people serve as a buffer for the Arab world and fodder for well meaning fools' outra...
by SteveFoerster
Fri May 18, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Freeing of Europe
Replies: 52
Views: 58823

Re: Pondering European options in response to US economic aggression

cassowary wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 5:40 pm
It all depends on whether you trust the Iranians to keep their side of the bargain. You are not allowed to inspect their facilities. Trusting them is like trusting Hitler.
While I agree that simply trusting the Ayatollahs would be foolish, reducto ad hitlerum seems a little much.
by SteveFoerster
Wed May 16, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Freeing of Europe
Replies: 52
Views: 58823

Re: Pondering European options in response to US economic aggression

I don't think Iran is a rational actor. They are the Shiite version of ISIS. They wish for Islam to dominate the world except that their version of Islam is the Shiite version. That is why their priority is not the welfare of their people. Instead, they spend their oil money, not on giving their pe...