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This "plan" as described by Root sounds like the ravings of a conspiracy-theory nut-job ... And yet is, as an explanation, the one most consistent with the facts. I've asked myself repeatedly for an explanation of this President's actions (and lack thereof) wrt this fiasco - could he *really* be this incompetent? No, there's no way. So, then he must be doing it deliberately, which begs the question "why?". What could motivate him to import such staggering numbers of uneducated 3rd world poverty cases? What rational reason would be be importing millions of future permanent dependents who'll be a massive economic and sociological drag on our society? Why the large-scale importation of poverty? What could possibly be the motive? Root's proposition makes as much sense as any ...
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Video of MH17 Hit by Missile

squiddy Wrote: Jul 21, 2014 4:18 PM
Oh, and by the way, when an SA-11 ("Buk") turns on its tracking radar, it's immediately identifiable - radar is like turning on a flashlight on a dark night - you can detect and classify its radiation from much further away. The engagement radar is different from surveillance radar - it was reported that there was detection of the Buk engagement radar (probably NATO designation: Fire Dome) turning on at the same time contact with the plane was lost. If this intel is correct - that a SA-11 engagement radar lit up at the same time the plane was lost, well, do the freakin math.
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Video of MH17 Hit by Missile

squiddy Wrote: Jul 21, 2014 4:05 PM
Well, just a *few* issues with this video: - the date of the video was June 6th - over a month *before* MH 17 was shotdown - The title of the video was "AH 30" - that is, Antonov 30 - an AN 30 was shot down on, you guessed it, June 6th - The plane appeared to be a turboprop - so's an AN 30 - The debris field of MH 17 suggested a catastrophic breakup at altitude - in the video, the plane's fuselage was intact - The livery is wrong - the plane had a dark blue belly; MH has a light-gray belly. - Clear skies - the day of the MH 17 shoot down, it was overcast and cloudy Other than that, real compelling (SMH) ... Here's what kills me - the author gets all skeptical about the "official" story in his 6 "Main Questions" - but can't exercise the 10 seconds of critical thinking it would take to recognize this video isn't MH 17, and in fact, it says precisely what it is - an AN30 shootdown. Gah! Do you see how frustrating this is, to deal with conspiracy nuts who doubt everything, who have alternative (and dark) explanations for every event, but fail to recognize the truth even when it slaps them, hard, in the face???
The big difference between Katrina and the probably more damaging and costly flood of illegal aliens is Bush didn't cause Katrina ...
On the bright side (and I'm serious), at least this would be a law, not some extra-legal "policy" implemented by HHS. Of course, they do not expect this to pass - they just want to get some Republicans to vote against it, so they can flog the "War on Women" trope in the upcoming elections.
Willfully ignorant - if she doesn't know how many types of contraception Hobby Lobby would pay for, she's not even qualified to offer an opinion on the ruling. But of course, she knows - but such nuance would disarm the overall trope they're trying to sell, the "War On Women" ... Such vulgar, ugly people who so routinely and blatantly lie in the name of their "Greater Good" - the ends always justify the means for these people. I do wish the American people bothered to learn the facts for themselves, instead of being led around by the nose by these various propaganda groups, but having re-elected the most incompetent President since Jimmy Carter based on such blatant tactics, I have little hope for us ...
It's not even *in* the capitol - they play in Maryland, and are based and practice in Virginia. Don't forget how the "Bullets" became the "Wizards" - playing in the heart of the then-murder capitol of the world, "Bullets" was seen as inappropriate somehow. And let's not forget the College of William and Mary - their sports teams are called the "Tribe", the NCAA threatened sanctions because they had a feather in one of their logos. If they had their way, we'd erase every bit of American Indian culture from our society. I suppose we could start by renaming the Potomac river to its original meaning - "a place to where tribute is brought" - how appropriate ...
Yeah, I remember those days - even when traveling under orders, when travel in civilian clothing wasn't authorized, I recall usually being told, I could disregard, that I could and probably should travel in civilian clothing, to avoid potential harassment and the usual back-handed treatment we usually got as soldiers. I never got harrassed or anything like that, but people generally treated you differently, and worse, if you were obviously military. Forgive the dwelling on the negative, I'm proud of people like Ms. Adams, my sincere thanks to her and those like her. There's a saying "Integrity is what you do when no one's watching" - it wasn't a photo op, something arranged by her publicist, just the act of a generous and good-hearted soul. We need more people, and more stories like ...
I really don't get the animosity towards soccer so many show. If you don't like it, don't watch, simple enough. Take your favorite sport, whatever it is, and try to explain to someone else who's never seen it before, the rules, what makes it great, what makes you feel passionate about it. Good luck with that - chances are, the person won't understand, they won't get it. I love baseball, played it my entire life - trying to explain my love of the game to someone from another country only earns me puzzled looks. There are lot of people who are passionate about soccer in this country, and a lot that aren't - don't see the need for the animosity. I think the one thing that soccer fans in this country regret with regards to the sport's lack of popularity is the lack of top-tier talent. We look at gifted athletes who play basketball or football, but who are only 5'11", and so end their careers in high school or college, knowing these same guys, if they'd committed to soccer their entire lives, the way they committed to basketball or football, might've been the next Messi.
The next shoe to drop - how many other "referrals to exam" were made by Lerner? Time to audit the audit books - how many people have been audited based on politically-motivated "suggestions" like this?
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