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by armchair_pundit
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Political Humor - The Meming Of Life
Replies: 116
Views: 18156

Re: Political Humor - The Meming Of Life

While walking down the street one day a US senator is hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. “Welcome to heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so w...
by armchair_pundit
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: History of Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

Re: History of Europe

SteveFoerster wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:30 am
I did enjoy that! The problem with watching videos like that is that I end up falling down the rabbit hole of watching alternate history speculation videos and look up to see that hours have passed! :D
Just fell down that hole myself for 30 minutes... :D
by armchair_pundit
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Shouldn't the US take in smart people as immigrants?
Replies: 56
Views: 13669

Re: Shouldn't the US take in smart people as immigrants?

Beheaded, no one to my knowledge. Waterboarded and starved is another matter, e.g., https://www.businessinsider.com/the-cia-may-have-waterboarded-more-people-than-admitted-2014-12 How many from Portugal. Allies are treated a little better - as long as they remain obedient allies - and are only subj...
by armchair_pundit
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Greece: Progress made but prospects still grim
Replies: 66
Views: 1290

Re: you win this round.

Thanks for your pains in providing that republished article and link. The Wall Street Journal is a quality publication. Who am I to challenge its wisdom, even in an opinion piece? Whilst you seem to have proven your point, you may have helped allay my skepticism had you (or possibly others) earlier...
by armchair_pundit
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: like sheep to the slaughter...
Replies: 57
Views: 1149

Re: Venezuela as a pretext for neglect at home.

Poor people in America are better off than 90% of the global population. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/wXt7qpKHJpbwQOh2WIRrNeNF9n2ZSGQ0MFpMJrBbFL06Gyq4joo2hAw-Ail8xxCMqKUWGL9uNMiL6QtN_r_IUJ4PvY2iqXYTA1ZOeGc-Fp_KCDqz2KUJ6KlAHE2ceAPHcS0 Looking forward to living like him... Nope. More likely, if ...
by armchair_pundit
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Failure of the New Deal Democrat
Replies: 76
Views: 1463

Re: The Failure of the New Deal Democrat

And Sertorio suggests more indoctrination for the "ill-educated". If you consider better education, better and more reliable information, and higher skills in understanding what one reads, as "indoctrination", then yes, I am suggesting more "indoctrination"... You have no clue about the reality of ...
by armchair_pundit
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Failure of the New Deal Democrat
Replies: 76
Views: 1463

Re: The Failure of the New Deal Democrat

Mr. Perfect here provides us with an accurate history of the Democrat party. Accurate? To me MP's jaundiced diatribe reads more like a distortion of history. Had it been presented to him by one of his students, my academic history tutor of yore would have undoubtedly marked it F for fail. Rightist ...
by armchair_pundit
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: 'Europeans won’t fight" - Spengler.
Replies: 18
Views: 471

Re: 'Europeans won’t fight" - Spengler.

A different take on the future of NATO: "The Coming Split in NATO" https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2018/07/coming-split-nato/149666/?oref=d-channelriver ". . . it was the United States that was always dragging a reluctant Europe into policing conflicts." "Now, however, we are on the cusp of a reve...
by armchair_pundit
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 295
Views: 172582

Re: Socialist Mugabe in capitalist Singapore

I do not underestimate the power of genes, but we are not just another animal species. We are rational animals who have been able to develop a code of ethics capable of partially controlling our instincts. Altruism does exist and it's not just a minor trait of our personality. If we want, we can co...