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    Number 2 is actually incorrect, most countries are just filled with foreigners. In fact, I'd say more than 99% of people in the country I live in now are foreigners. Some of them can't even speak English.
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    You don't seem to be familiar with how the burden of proof works in when discussing social justice. It's not like science where it lies on the one making the claim. If someone claims to be oppressed, they don't have to prove it.


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    Neo-Marxist "Breadtube" is funded by UK intelligence, who would have thought
    Leaked documents have revealed a state-sponsored influence operation designed to undermine critics of the British government’s coronavirus policies by astroturfing a prominent founder of the BreadTube clique of “anti-fascist” YouTube influencers.

    The project aims to conduct psychological profiling on British citizens dissenting against policies such as mandatory vaccination and lockdowns, then leverage the data to establish a YouTube channel that portrays these critics as dangerous “superspreaders” of “disinformation.”
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    In recent years, Michael has come to regard the United States, the nation of which he has been a citizen all his life, as an abusive parent.

    “I can acknowledge my past association with that person while at the same time wanting to keep future association to a minimum,” he said.

    Michael – the name is false as he requested anonymity to avoid being inundated with hate mail – found his disaffection with his native country reach crunch point in 2020. The chaotic end of the Donald Trump era combined with the inequities exposed by the Covid pandemic made him despair of being an American.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...izenship-stuck
    Can’t say I’ll miss Michael all that much so I’m not sure where the hate mail is coming from. If anything I only wish the filth like Michael who have infiltrated and infected our institutions were so inclined. What does anyone need an interview for? Just gtfo. #ByeFelicia

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    One may fall very far short of treason and yet be an undesirable citizen in the community. The man who becomes Europeanized, who loses his power of doing good work on this side of the water, and who loses his love for his native land, is not a traitor; but he is a silly and undesirable citizen. He is as emphatically a noxious element in our body politic as is the man who comes here from abroad and remains a foreigner. It is not only necessary to Americanize the immigrants of foreign birth who settle among us, but it is even more necessary for those among us who are by birth and descent already Americans not to throw away our birthright, and, with incredible and contemptible folly, wander back to bow down before the alien gods whom our forefathers forsook. Even if the weaklings who seek to be other than Americans were right in deeming other nations to be better than their own, the fact yet remains that to be a first-class American is fifty-fold better than to be a second-class imitation of a Frenchman or Englishman. A leisure class whose leisure simply means idleness is a curse to the community, and in so far as its members distinguish themselves chiefly by aping the worst - not the best - traits of similar people across the water, they become both comic and noxious elements of the body politic. . . .
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    No, we don't care about your libertarian "evidence".
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    Those were the days
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prodromos View Post

    Those were the days
    I was alive then. Reagan's mental competence was almost as deteriorated as Biden's, he was an embarrassing stooge. Sabre rattling and state sponsored terrorism were his administration's order of the day, he had the CIA selling weapons to Iran to pay for the death squads in El Salvador (its worth noting Carter started funding the coup, that stuff is standard Monroe ops, Reagan just amped it up).

    It was a scary time, the Soviets were wobbling in places like Poland, and then they kicked of Afghanistan (idiots), there was clearly a lot going wrong for Moscow, so the west went with a...TV Cowboy?

    Bush (as a former CIA director) loomed like an absolute spectre, sort of a pre-Cheney, but in the event he turned out to be a thoughtful and competent leader. Bush I's term was a rare instance of clear strong leadership and its high point was navigating the collapse of the Soviet Union without stumbling into World War III: the man should have statues around the world for that.

    But the US decided the BJ aficionado from a place called Hope was a better bet....
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    The Soviets are now hovering over Ukraine and wobbling over Central Asia; as a consolation, their competition there is dealing with an economic crisis.

    Speaking of the Chinese, it's not that they can't adapt to circumstances, just that their timing seems to suck, or they don't account for Murphy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Condottiere 40K View Post
    The Soviets are now hovering over Ukraine and wobbling over Central Asia; as a consolation, their competition there is dealing with an economic crisis.

    The sovietism is suppressed by Putin himself. He does not understand himself as a KGB successor. He has no loyalty to anyone but himself. His cause is to be Tzar of Russia and to reinstate the former Russian empire over all of the Slavic, Baltic and Balkan peoples. It is now very openly a manchild in charge of Russia who now thinks it is fun to take all of Ukraine.
    They intend, quite casually, to become a larger and larger threat, meanwhile the USA is becoming a whiny little shadow of themselves.

    Oh, the Russians now have hypersonic missiles, lets not engage them, because before our chances to intercept an ICBM was 17.5% higher.
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    We live in a clown world

    A House Democrat tasked with leading the body in an opening prayer for the new Congress has gendered the word “amen.”
    To close a prayer he delivered from the House chamber Sunday to mark the swearing in of the 117th Congress, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), an ordained minister, altered the traditional “amen” to say “amen and awoman.”
    “May the Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon us and give us peace,” Cleaver said during his two-minute invocation, “peace in our families, peace across this land, and dare I ask, o Lord, peace even in this chamber.”
    “We ask it in the name of the monotheistic God, Brahma, and ‘God’ known by many names by many different faiths. Amen and awoman.”
    https://nypost.com/2021/01/04/rep-em...en-and-awoman/
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    Its funny, because word "amen" is literally a word from ancient Aramaic/Syriac, roughly translated as "let it be so" and clearly doesn't mean "a man", but to a proud woke American minister and congressman with intelligence of a bag of sand it means "a man". And Democrats claim they are better educated and constantly paint Trump supporters as uneducated rubes, while they themselves exhibit intelligence that makes people from Tiger King look like academics.

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    Regardless of how much he enjoys power and/or wealth, Putin can't afford to get off the tiger, unless he finds a capable successor he trusts, neither likely.

    I think he is sabre rattling for two reasons, distractions and if it doesn't turn into Czechoslovakia, his legacy for securing Russian borders.

    Speaking of Czechoslovakia, speaking for those who wonder if it's worth losing lives over the Ukraine, a few deaths now may save a lot of treasure and lives a couple of years later.
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    Putin is using Donbass war as free equipment testing ground at America's expense. At the end of the day. its American wagie whose taxes are used by Washington to foot the bill for foreign aid to Ukraine and other Washington's proxy regimes. At this point Sleepy Joe is just trying to look tough after his precious global liberal order got pimp-slapped by a bunch of Afghani militias last year, I doubt he'd walk the walk if Russians do openly intervene in Donbass.

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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/once-stab...155320516.html

    The man receiving the heart transplant was a violent criminal and the family of his victim is saying things. BUT this is not what I want to talk about:

    "The key principle in medicine is to treat anyone who is sick, regardless of who they are," said Arthur Caplan, a bioethics professor at New York University. "We are not in the business of sorting sinners from saints. Crime is a legal matter."

    "In a written statement, officials said the Baltimore hospital provides "lifesaving care to every patient who comes through their doors based on their medical needs, not their background or life circumstances."

    I wonder what these kind humanists say about poor people that cannot afford lifesaving care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alhoon View Post
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/once-stab...155320516.html

    The man receiving the heart transplant was a violent criminal and the family of his victim is saying things. BUT this is not what I want to talk about:

    "The key principle in medicine is to treat anyone who is sick, regardless of who they are," said Arthur Caplan, a bioethics professor at New York University. "We are not in the business of sorting sinners from saints. Crime is a legal matter."

    "In a written statement, officials said the Baltimore hospital provides "lifesaving care to every patient who comes through their doors based on their medical needs, not their background or life circumstances."

    I wonder what these kind humanists say about poor people that cannot afford lifesaving care.
    I guess they keep their mouths shut because free healthcare is godless satanic communism? /sarcasm.
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    It's not the doctor's call on whether the poor get treated or not though. The hospital decides that.
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    Support for a common EU defense policy and military has skyrocketed in the last few weeks. I would like to thank Russia for making the concept a real possibility. Keep up the good work.
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    It's a dream, there's no way that a French, an Italian and a German will be in the same thing, unless it's in a joke.
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    Actually, the french are 75% in favor of this according to a recent poll. Last time they were 65% in favor while Italy and Germany were 55-56% in favor.

    France has even sent troops to Romania, they arrived today.
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    Actually, the french are 75% in favor of this according to a recent poll. Last time they were 65% in favor while Italy and Germany were 55-56% in favor.

    France has even sent troops to Romania, they arrived today.
    I insist, that's just the beginning of a joke "one French, one German and one Italian army enter a Romania ..."
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    Meanwhile, a Florida (Republican) man, who lost a congressional race by more than 50% of the vote, has refused to concede, because "stuff has been coming out". Seems legit.

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    Meanwhile, a Florida (Republican) man, who lost a congressional race by more than 50% of the vote, has refused to concede, because "stuff has been coming out". Seems legit.
    Wow. We should thank this man for exposing a conspiracy in that district so vast, that it would change hundreds of thousands of votes. (I am sarcastic)
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