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by Jim the Moron
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 499
Views: 137659

Re: US Foreign Policy

Europe as a "peaceful empire." https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2018/11/13/france-finance-minister-europe-become-empire-compete-us-vows-defy-trumps-iran-sanctions/ Ah, yes, a Pax Europa . . . "We are a sovereign continent." Sure, or at least until it faces its next existential threat (likely from ra...
by Jim the Moron
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Kra Canal
Replies: 26
Views: 281

Re: The Kra Canal

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, folks in Bangkok are scrambling about to find nuke-resistant shelters . . .
by Jim the Moron
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Blue or Red Wave?
Replies: 74
Views: 1228

Re: Blue or Red Wave?

"Crazy Australian Politics" https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-45295667 A feature of discussions on this forum is the willingness of posters to be critical of their governments, especially their politics. That also holds true for the many Australian expats with whom I interacted over the year...
by Jim the Moron
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Blue or Red Wave?
Replies: 74
Views: 1228

Re: Blue or Red Wave?

"Crazy Australian Politics" https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-45295667 A feature of discussions on this forum is the willingness of posters to be critical of their governments, especially their politics. That also holds true for the many Australian expats with whom I interacted over the years...
by Jim the Moron
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Blue or Red Wave?
Replies: 74
Views: 1228

Re: Voter Fraud in glass house Australia

:D https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/what-the-us-can-learn-from-australian-elections-20181108-p50es9.html The US bills itself as the “greatest democracy on Earth” but that’s just good ol’ American exceptionalism. It’s one of the world’s oldest and most enduring democracies but the most democr...
by Jim the Moron
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Blue or Red Wave?
Replies: 74
Views: 1228

Re: Voter Fraud in glass house Australia

:D https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/what-the-us-can-learn-from-australian-elections-20181108-p50es9.html The US bills itself as the “greatest democracy on Earth” but that’s just good ol’ American exceptionalism. It’s one of the world’s oldest and most enduring democracies but the most democr...
by Jim the Moron
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: WWI
Replies: 8
Views: 96

WWI

Just finished watching most of a network telecast of the ceremonies today in Paris. President Macron gave a pleasant speech that seemed to take its theme on the concept of hope. He took a couple of digs at Trump - did you catch the nationalism vs patriotism item? Some nice music, ending with a famil...
by Jim the Moron
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Winged Warriors
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Winged Warriors

"Unsung heroes, animals played vital and varied roles in WWI"
https://www.apnews.com/917259de678149a2a657220e92110d7a

See? Pigeons are good for a lot more than pooping on city park statues. More on Cher Ami:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cher_Ami
by Jim the Moron
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Blue or Red Wave?
Replies: 74
Views: 1228

Re: beware of offending the ladies Donald. They pack a punch when scorned.

Obama was elected in 2008 and the same wave of voter support that propelled him into the White House delivered both houses of Congress into the hands of Democrat majorities. Obama only had the luxury of a Congress of (approx.) the same political colour as himself for just 2 years. The first midterm...
by Jim the Moron
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Kra Canal
Replies: 26
Views: 281

Re: The Kra Canal

Good article. I used to post often on the subject. Plenty of pros and cons. Thai military honchos and the corrupt elite will be lining up at the trough during any environmental review activities. Don't ask about any actual construction activities . . . An interesting alternative was put forth a few ...