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    Quote Originally Posted by conon394 View Post
    A link or name would actually let me know what you are referencing.
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    Does the D stand for Democrat? Or is it another adjective?

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    Quote Originally Posted by conon394 View Post
    A link or name would actually let me know what you are referencing.
    He is trying to change the subject of the threat through Soviet-style whataboutism, because he really doesn't like it when people talk about how the Trump presidency was one of the worst things to ever happen to the United States.

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    He is trying to change the subject of the threat through Soviet-style whataboutism, because he really doesn't like it when people talk about how the Trump presidency was one of the worst things to ever happen to the United States.
    Yeah, the record low unemployment rates and energy independence sucked. Thank god Biden is solving that for us. Hopefully we can get another troop surge for our forever wars too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legio_Italica View Post
    My favorite part of the mask debate is Asians have known about the efficacy of masks since SARS, if not before .
    Since a long time ago.The history behind Japan's love of face masks
    But the single most important event that elevated masks from being a luxury item to an everyday product for the masses was the Spanish flu, which killed tens of millions around the world between 1918 and 1920.
    Quote Originally Posted by Legio_Italica View Post
    they said it’s not necessary to wear them at all unless you work in a hospital for half or more of last year
    Who said that? doesnt make sense.It is universally known that masks offer respiratory protection to human beings. I'm not sure about the Martians...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legio_Italica View Post
    The Europeans don’t want this of course, because they have business interests there...
    The US should reconsider the agressive policies that created so much anarchy in the so-called "Middle East",North Africa, East Asia and South America. I dont think that chaos and destruction is the "manifest destiny" of Iran. The U.S. record of building democracy after invading countries isn’t quite impressive. That’s the main reason why, EU says it will redouble efforts to save Iran nuclear deal
    Let's also keeep in mind that despite the US/Trump’s withdrawal from the JCPOA, Iran initially continued to abide by its obligations under the deal.
    In depth analysis, European Parliament (November 2020).
    State of play of EU-Iran relations and the future of the JCPOA
    (...) the US Iranian relationship since the 1979 revolution can be characterised as having been a dysfunctional nonrelationship (no open or regular diplomatic interaction and no accommodation or recognition of the other party’s point of view). The Obama administration’s central role and its regular, intensive interaction with the Rouhani administration brought about a functional non-relationship, which given time could possibly lead to a fully-fledged functional relationship. In a zero-sum game of international relations this would by definition mean less influence in Washington for Riyadh (and Tel Aviv, which explains Netanyahu’s adamant resistance to the nuclear agreement, despite assessments by his own intelligence services) (Kershner, 2020)
    Meanwhile in Israel -Times of Israel, Report: Biden team already holding talks with Iran on US
    In one of the most forceful statements recently made by an Israeli official, Hanegbi, considered an ally of Netanyahu, threatened that Israel could attack Iran’s nuclear program if the United States rejoined the nuclear deal.
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    Biden did the rigth thing,
    Biden administration turns focus to Iran as Blinken meets with European Allies
    The developments are the strongest indication yet of Biden’s intention to turn the page on former President Donald Trump’s go-it-alone approach to Iran and diplomacy in general and to return the U.S. to a multilateral foreign policy.
    And
    ... he announced the U.S. would no longer support Saudi Arabia’s offensive operations in Yemen
    ...including relevant arms sale.
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    On April 6, the World Health Organization released new guidance saying that healthy people don't need to wear face masks to prevent coronavirus spread.

    Masks should be for the sick, their caretakers, and healthcare workers, the WHO guidance said.

    Scientists and public-health organizations can't agree on the best face-mask protocol, and the WHO guidelines go against the CDC's face-mask recommendations.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/who-...e-masks-2020-4
    World Health Organization officials Monday said they still recommend people not wear face masksm unless they are sick with Covid-19 or caring for someone who is sick.

    There is no specific evidence to suggest that the wearing of masks by the mass population has any potential benefit. In fact, there's some evidence to suggest the opposite in the misuse of wearing a mask properly or fitting it properly," Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO health emergencies program, said at a media briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/world...rnd/index.html
    Though health officials have warned Americans to prepare for the spread of the novel coronavirus in the U.S., people shouldn’t wear face masks to prevent the spread of the infectious illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. surgeon general.

    In fact the U.S. surgeon general recently urged the public to “STOP BUYING MASKS!” “They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!,” wrote Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Twitter TWTR

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. W. View Post
    Pointing out hypocrisy is whataboutism?
    Yes.

    Because you're not engaging with the discussion, you're changing the subject to avoid it. If you're going to point out hypocrisy when discussing something, then you need to relate the hypocrisy to what is being discussed, otherwise it's whataboutism.

    Now, do you have any thoughts on Marjorie Taylor Greene, or are you just going to try to change the subject again?
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    No, but this is what the Republican Party stands for,
    GOP Reportedly Gives Marjorie Taylor Greene Standing Ovation

    Take note,
    “standing ovation”; “Before she was elected”.

    Marjorie Taylor Greene's space laser and the age-old problem ...



    Let's keep in mind that Soros, the evil Jew, is behind the scenes. Times of Israel Rising conspiracy theory claims George Soros behind US ...
    You guys might need a totally second thread for Congress as opposed to Biden. I'm just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antaeus View Post
    Yes.

    Because you're not engaging with the discussion, you're changing the subject to avoid it. If you're going to point out hypocrisy when discussing something, then you need to relate the hypocrisy to what is being discussed, otherwise it's whataboutism.

    Now, do you have any thoughts on Marjorie Taylor Greene, or are you just going to try to change the subject again?
    I would say that she is in the same category of politicians such as Hank Johnson, Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee, and Nancy Pelosi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. W. View Post
    I would say that she is in the same category of politicians such as Hank Johnson, Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee, and Nancy Pelosi.
    That's still whataboutism. You're still deflecting the discussion away from the point at hand by referencing the actions of others who aren't being discussed. I know whataboutism has become habitual, but it isn't too hard to discuss the point at hand if you try.

    What is your actual opinion on Marjorie Taylor Greene, without referencing something someone else is doing? Try mentioning something about her you like, or don't like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antaeus View Post
    That's still whataboutism. You're still deflecting the discussion away from the point at hand by referencing the actions of others who aren't being discussed. I know whataboutism has become habitual, but it isn't too hard to discuss the point at hand if you try.

    What is your actual opinion on Marjorie Taylor Greene, without referencing something someone else is doing? Try mentioning something about her you like, or don't like.
    To be frank, I don't have an opinion on her one way or the other. She is a minor politician with no practical political influence other than a party line vote. In that sense such people are useful to political parties, such as the aforementioned Johnson. You're the one who is stridently trying to paint her as a "typical Republican", which is hardly the case. "Lasers from space"; hey let's face it, there are lots of people who ascribe to things like "agenda 21", that doesn't mean it is the sole motivating factor in their life.

    In other news, the Dems, through their media allies are bragging about pulling off a rigged election. It's truly a slap in the face to Trump supporters and indicates that they have every intention of pursuing a radical agenda in spite of public objections:

    https://time.com/5936036/secret-2020-election-campaign/

    Additionally, another batch of videos has come to light that verifies the sworn affidavits of election fraud. This time in Detroit:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog...n_detroit.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. W. View Post
    To be frank, I don't have an opinion on her one way or the other. She is a minor politician with no practical political influence other than a party line vote. In that sense such people are useful to political parties, such as the aforementioned Johnson.
    Finally. That wasn't so hard now was it?

    Quote Originally Posted by B. W. View Post
    You're the one who is stridently trying to paint her as a "typical Republican", which is hardly the case. "Lasers from space"; hey let's face it, there are lots of people who ascribe to things like "agenda 21", that doesn't mean it is the sole motivating factor in their life.
    I think you'll find I haven't made any opinion about her, other than to call you out on whataboutism. I think you might be confusing me for someone else.

    On most of this point, I actually agree with you. I think she has been used by Democrats to force the GOP to distance themselves from their Trumpy right fringe. Although I think the GOP haven't exactly made it hard for them to use her like this.
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    Yeah, the record low unemployment rates and energy independence sucked. Thank god Biden is solving that for us. Hopefully we can get another troop surge for our forever wars too.
    Err forget the 50s much? On unemployment oh and do some math on real wages at the time and family income and see how that compares to now or the 60s for that matter. Also do follow U5 not U1. Energy independence really...

    We achieved energy independence under Trump - Quick call Canada Mexico and tell them turn off the pipelines and the house of Saud to turn its ships around. If you mean fracking well now that business has been growing since before GBjr and Obama and neither did anything to stop it... And I can't see that Trump did anything much to help it.
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    Biden's going to need to deal with the catastrophic failure of Trump to contain China as well. Lets hope EU and USA can team up again to lead the world in being the standard-setter for world economics, trade and therefore politics. The isolation of USA have allowed China to expand massively and the tariff policies of Trump completely failed to reach its goal as the trade deficit grew even further.

    I just saw this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Region...ic_Partnership
    This i a terrible sight to see. Exactly what people said would happen 4 years ago when Trump pulled US out of the Trans-Pacific Trade deal has happened. China's leverage over the Asian trade sphere including many Pro-West countries grew immensely whereas USA has isolated itself from deepening production chains of Asia.
    That is a catastrophic failure, and it's costs will become visible exponentially over the years.
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    In a rare piece of good news, it looks like Biden isn't going to immediately bend the knee to the Iranian regime in order to restore the nuclear deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cope View Post
    In a rare piece of good news, it looks like Biden isn't going to immediately bend the knee to the Iranian regime in order to restore the nuclear deal.
    I think we discussed this in the election thread back in September.

    Trump's obstinance has actually handed Biden an excellent diplomatic tool (pun intended). Biden can now leverage everyone's desire for him to not be Trump into foreign policy gains. He can sell the "return to normal" dearly and get concessions out of all sorts (Iran and the EU for starters). Or benefit from some areas where Trump's foreign policy pivot really was needed even if it wasn't popular amongst centre Democrats or neo-con GOPers (such as calling China to account over IP and trade imbalance)

    An analogy: When I worked in a music store (they were still a thing) if someone asked me to turn the volume in the store down, I'd "accidentally" turn the volume way up - I'd leave it there for a few seconds, profusely apologising for my non-tech-savvy - then I'd turn the volume down to just above where it started. The complainer would be happy because relatively, the volume has seemingly gone down again. And my poor customers would have to endure Godflesh just that little bit louder than before, and appreciate it a little more than they did moments earlier.
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    Not sure the US completely disengaged. There's been low level hostility to China through questions about Uighurs, Taiwan and Hong Kong, as well as military manoeuvres in the SCS, and US allies like Australia and the UK have been part of this loose push. Maybe its the deep state, obviously Trump was too incompetent and frankly uninterested in leading to make a sustained effort at this project.

    Certainly the US dropped the ball with the trans-Pacific trade deal, they typically dominate these agreements for the benefit of their billionaires. Its not too bad for the region but that was a weakening of US power, its true.

    Its very hard to take anyone seriously when they suggest the US is intending to "bend the knee" to Iran, the Government's knee is already bent to Big Oil.

    US oil interests demand hostility to Iran's rotten regime and have made a firm enemy for the entire republic because the previous corrupt pawn was so egregiously bad he got toppled by the mullahs. There's suggestions the US let that happen, thinking they could manage the Ayatollahs.

    Maybe pick a nicer despot next time fellas? I mean the despots US have deplorable decision making I have to say, great job picking the House of Saud to control the worlds biggest oil producing state.

    Not backing the Saudi slaughter fest in Yemen is a step away from hell, but its still pretty hellish there. We can hope Biden won't tweet a war with Qatar into existence but he might well doze through one.

    All in all I think Biden's term has started as he means to continue "yeah back to business as usual, I mean you've seen what The Alternative is. EAT YOUR SOYLENT GREEN". More an more it looks like Trump was working for the Clintons all along. Look how stupid he makes his supporter look every day.
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    Speaking as a non-economist and to put this into terms I understand with reards to the 2 trillion dollar Biden Bucks Bailout, how much longer my the money machine go brrrrr before a loaf of bread costs $5,000.00?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pontifex Maximus View Post
    Speaking as a non-economist and to put this into terms I understand with reards to the 2 trillion dollar Biden Bucks Bailout, how much longer my the money machine go brrrrr before a loaf of bread costs $5,000.00?
    I don't know where you work. I don't know if you're a corporate rat(literal term, not an insult). Or. I don't know if you run a private business. But if people don't have money to spend on you, you won't have much of a life to live. Because, even if you're a corporate rat, if people aren't spending money on your corporation, their cuts will eventually reach you The people won't even have money to spend on bread or milk. Nevermind on whatever binge for profit you're running.

    The goal here is to keep EVERYONE, ranging from businesses to people that merely make X amount of money a year afloat until we get the disease under full control. If you make more than X, it is assumed you got .

    If we can't get people money to keep a roof over their head and keep them fed and keep their water flowing and keep their electricity good through this mess, well, the word I have here is stingy.

    This be what we're trying to avoid, if you have a problem with that, speak up now:
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