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by SteveFoerster
Fri May 25, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Fatty KIm: N Korea no longer needs nukes
Replies: 60
Views: 39678

Re: Fatty KIm: N Korea no longer needs nukes

...NK's nuke program is dead, due to their lack of restraint in running the tests... NK's nuke programme is not dead, it is complete. The testing ground now imploded was no longer usable, so destroying it cost NK nothing. NK has the nukes, and has the means to deliver them, no need for more tests f...
by SteveFoerster
Fri May 25, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 374
Views: 44455

Re: US Foreign Policy

Well, I disagree completely with the stupid embargo for a bunch of reasons. 1. As with most sanctions it only hurts the common people, not the elites who run the regime. 2. It's hypocritical to oppose a regime supposedly for being repressive by curtailing the freedom to visit there or trade there. T...
by SteveFoerster
Thu May 24, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: This Place
Topic: Transfiguring snapshot photos to The New Place.
Replies: 2
Views: 4209

Re: Transfiguring snapshot photos to The New Place.

Some people also use https://flickr.com for that sort of thing. I look forward to seeing them!
by SteveFoerster
Wed May 23, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Maduro "wins" re-election in Venezuela
Replies: 12
Views: 17878

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
Wed May 23, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Shotgun Wedding
Replies: 22
Views: 26719

Re: Shotgun Wedding

I think British Royalty makes.a.good.tourist.attraction. It.gives.free.publicity and.helps.to.fill.up.hotels, restaurants and shops. When British royalty becomes no more useful that then it will be truly time for the country to become a republic. But they contribute to the country's gdp by being a ...
by SteveFoerster
Tue May 22, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Neverfail's North America notes.
Replies: 29
Views: 33383

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: 12
Views: 17878

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: 29
Views: 33383

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: 22
Views: 26719

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: 29
Views: 33383

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...