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Why Americans Dislike Soccer

Stuart Koehl Wrote: Jun 19, 2014 3:59 PM
A sport that doesn't require opposable thumbs? How appropriate for Europeans and Third World types.
Moreover, Hobby Lobby does not inquire into the personal lives of its employees. If they did, SFR would be even more outraged than he pretends to be now.
What was the crime? She was not a covert operative, and made no attempt to hide her position within the Agency. I met Plame at a symposium I was running, sponsored by the Counter-Proliferation Office at which she worked. She had a CIA business card, which she gave me. Would that I had kept it, but her presence was underwhelming, and I just dumped it after a while with the thousands of other cards people give me.
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Chris Christie for President?

Stuart Koehl Wrote: Nov 11, 2013 10:24 AM
Libertarians ARE fools.
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Chris Christie for President?

Stuart Koehl Wrote: Nov 11, 2013 10:12 AM
Why all this emphasis on what Cato Institute thinks? CATO is NOT a conservative organization, it's dogmatically libertarian, and whatever else conservatism is, it isn't dogmatically libertarian.
I'm a big fan of changing the name to "Scalp-Lifting Savages", which avoids pejorative references to skin color but keeps the general meaning.
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Busybody Politics

Stuart Koehl Wrote: Aug 06, 2013 12:42 PM
Every problem began as a solution.
A man who supports the designated hitter rule has no business calling himself conservative. Also, what else should highly paid professional athletes not do? I remember a famous Jim Lonborg quote from the winter of 1967: "I don't ski fast enough to get hurt".
I concur with this assessment. See my follow-on post later in the string.
All I can say (because of what I know) is Chapman is blowing gas out of his nether fundament. It might interest people to know, however, that most of the criticism he directs against missile defense can ALSO be directed against nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile systems, for in all the years since we first deployed such weapons, there has been only one end-to-end test (involving a Polaris A1 submarine-launched ballistic missile) involving a live warhead in an operational reentry vehicle (it worked!). That test was just as sterile and artificial as the missile defense tests that Chapman condemns, but it was good enough to base sixty years of deterrence on it.
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