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  1. chrisg

    What a joke

    He was a good man, done in by the Iranian crisis. Cheers
  2. chrisg

    What a joke

    Carter is actually quite well respected these days, Bernie might take a while... Tell that to Mr/Ms Jenner.... All you are really saying is that we are in a period of extreme insanity, to which I totally agree. Cheers
  3. chrisg

    What a joke

    ..took you a while to find that... History is biased toward the winners, it can take a while, bur eventually it becomes impartial. Given the rate at which Trump is deceiving everyone I don't expect it to take long, unless he does us all a favor and karks it, then the truth will take a little longer to be accepted. We already know what the truth is, having it accepted by the brainwashed is a different timeline... Cheers
  4. chrisg

    What a joke

    Ever seen Trump admit to a mistake ? A measure of the man... So can I but it's a complex job, often driven by gung ho types who just want to go mix it up whilst meanwhile there are pressing domestic issues to attend to - its easy to critique any President from the cheap seats but I do think history will look well upon Obama and poorly upon Trump. I don't really think he has made Pelosi look like a fool at all, you must have been watching WAY too much Fox news. Actually it's rather difficult to know who his most potent opponent is right now, the next few weeks will give some clarity but I'd be the first to say the Dems are in disarray. It's still a long way to the election and given the attention span of the voter most if not all of this will be forgotten by then. If the Dems are smart they will start to really double down on the lies but I've yet to see them being terribly smart. I doubt you want to read all of this being it is from the Atlantic but it does show how cut-throat and underhand politics is in the US: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/03/the-2020-disinformation-war/605530/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=atlantic-daily-newsletter&utm_content=20200206&silverid-ref=NjI3OTEwMjc3MTA5S0 Just how we can in the digital age get a fair election is becoming rather moot... Cheers
  5. chrisg

    What a joke

    No, Id suggest he saw no alternative but he later admitted it was a mistake - regardless no one declared war. UNSC 1973 was for a no-fly zone over Libya, it pre-dated everything by rather a lot of years. To say the situation in Libya had changed would be a massive understatement, I sort of wonder just how relevant UNSC 1973 even was. NATO is based upon agreement, veto or abstention. In theory NATO could have gone to war with Argentina over the Falklands but the UK didn't even ask - didn't need to. It really bemuses me that whenever an argument about Trump gets going it quickly devolves to "but he did!!!" Referring to Obama. Who gives a fuck ? Obama is history, the only way his legacy relates to Trump is in the economy he handed over that Trump has been crowing about for three years. Of course in the meantime he completely reversed all the good Obama did in getting the National debt down, upped it and gave it to top end of town as a tax break who promptly bought back stock and drove the market up giving him something else to crow about - until it crashes... He's a fuckwit, he does not know what he is doing, blunders from one disaster to the next whilst living in a world of his own that is going to blow up in his face before long. Cheers
  6. chrisg

    What a joke

    You could argue it all day, NATO elected to go in so it was a joint operation, the Belgians went first, it was never a war and Obama regretted he even did that much. Personally I don't, it finalised the removal of Gaddaffi but Libya is still in a mess. Cheers
  7. chrisg

    What a joke

    Nah, Libya was NATO, and Obama regretted even that, he made strong attempts to draw down Iraq and Yemen is Saudi's mess. The fleet does try to keep Yemen bottled up but it doesn't work, too asymmetric. Cheers
  8. chrisg

    What a joke

    Obama did not start any wars, he inherited them. Trump is finding out, as Obama did, how hard it is to get out of them. Cheers
  9. chrisg

    What a joke

    Hmm, That's probably utterly true Kimmo. To my surprise he's still alive, 96 but still alive. I wonder what he thinks of the present President ? Cheers
  10. chrisg

    What a joke

    I totally agree TMFP. Were it not for the oil the Americans would barely be there. Sure, they would back Israel up but just how invading Iraq and Afghanistan and making threatening moves toward Iran really defines assisting Israel does not really compute. Israel has for quite a while been perfectly capable of defending itself against those States, for all their bluster. Actually the only one that has directly attacked Israel was Iraq in '91 with Scuds which was a desperation play to bring Israel into the war and collapse the coalition. It didn't work. Indirectly I'm sure they support the Palestinians lobbing their erratic missiles into Israel but Iron Dome takes care of those anyway. What a lot of people do not appreciate is that the Palestinians are actually pariahs in most of the Arab States as well. They don't mind taking them as cheap labour but they will not grant them citizenship. Like most of the ME its hypocrites in action. Cheers
  11. chrisg

    What a joke

    I've had some "interesting" encounters with graduates, in particular from University of Waterloo. If you don't know they have a rather radical curriculum that forces collaboration. From my experience it works about 50% of the time, they all seem to graduate but some burn out from the experience. MIT is somewhat different though, has produced a very broad range of great intellects over the years. Mechanics are a different story, recently I bought an OBD II Bluetooth interface and have gotten back to servicing my own car. Always preferred it but for a while they really had you on a leash with the computer interface - not any more. Cheers
  12. chrisg

    What a joke

    Yes, They've certainly lost their way and let a Trump in, it's really quite scary what the lunatic has been getting away with. Cheers
  13. chrisg

    What a joke

    I didn't say I trust him necessarily but he has been around for a long time, I've been reading his stuff for a number of years. Put it this way I'd prefer to trust him than I would Trump, but that goes without saying... Cheers
  14. chrisg

    What a joke

    I'd say there is a reasonable chance he is better informed, yes. Certainly better informed than you. Trump is a disaster with foreign policy Leo you know that but it is convenient to your theme to ignore it. He has not done anything constructive to end any of the conflicts that are still embroiling the Middle East. He utterly botched a withdrawal from Syria - the troops are still there but he's lost the trust of the Kurds. He killed Solemeini on Iraqi soil which led to demands that troops leave, but they haven't and meanwhile he played down the Iranian response when actually some troops suffered debilitating injuries, concussion related. He still has Iran sitting there waiting to drop the other shoe, and they will. His so called "Peace Plan" has been utterly condemned by the Palestinians and even many Israelis wonder what is new. He has a foreign policy that he makes up on a daily basis. Do I trust this man with the Nuclear Launch codes ? Don't be so fucking stupid. Cheers
  15. chrisg

    What a joke

    No, not particularly but wishing something was not is not going to make it go away. Just as an example I''m pretty certain the corona virus will not be some all-killing scourge but it is already having a drastic affect upon the economy, particularly that of Queensland where many of the popular Chinese tours that come each year, especially to FNQ, are already being cancelled. Your state Premier is very concerned about that. It is likely SA will have similar problems, a new University year is about to begin and many of the Chinese students who pay to study in this state will not be able to attend as yet. The world is beset by more problems than it realises, it does not need Trump, or anyone else, adding to them through ignorance. Cheers
  16. chrisg

    What a joke

    It is at its most dangerous when people think it is bullshit. The author of that book is a Political Science Grad from MIT, I think he may have a somewhat better understanding of the subject than you or I. Cheers
  17. chrisg

    What a joke

    Heh, So many of those claims are suspect or time sensitive that it is rather pointless to discuss. It's emerging that Pelosi actually prepped her speech tearing gesture - think of it what you will, it is what people will be remembering long after Trump's blithering self congratulatory speech is forgotten. It depends where you look as to whether it is seen as derisive commentary or not. Something rather frightening just lobbed in my inbox this am, an interview with the author of a book on presidents and nuclear weapons that paints a scary picture of Trump: https://thebulletin.org/2020/02/interview-trumps-nuclear-insecurities-and-other-secrets-from-the-author-of-the-bomb/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=ThursdayNewsletter02062020&utm_content=NuclearRisk_KaplanInterview_02042020 I've no idea what his political orientation might be but that is just plain frightening. Coincidentally or not an Ohio class boomer nuke sub set sail a few days ago for the first time carrying low yield nuclear weapons. What's troubling about this sort of news is that through a combination of greatly improved accuracy for missiles and lower yields the temptation arises to think nukes CAN be used in a limited war scenario. Taking out Soleimani with a drone one month taking out Kim with a low yield nuke the next ? Unlikely because Trump has indeed not expanded war thus far - he hasn't done much to reduce it either, but riding high again who knows what reckless act he might perpetrate. He's a loose cannon, I for one will be damned glad when he is gone. Cheers
  18. chrisg

    What a joke

    I'd love it to be so Kimmo but it's America, I really will be surprised if Bernie can win the primaries let alone an election. Buttiegieg is interesting, yes he is young but not unseasoned and I'm not convinced that he is totally running the old-school Dem line - he has ideas and ideals of his own. It has struck me that his sexual orientation could actually be leveraged as an advantage, even Trump is not going to be dumb enough as to bring the subject up - I hope. Personally I don't give a damn, anything to get Trump out of there and into a cell where he belongs. Cheers
  19. chrisg

    What a joke

    The race I agree with you, unless Mayor Pete gets up it looks dire for the Dems. However you underestimate what her, probably knee-jerk reaction of tearing up the speech did. IT is what people are talking about, not the speech cum awards presentation brouhaha. Polls always tend to spike up after a SOTU - they'll fall again, how far by, hard to say, depends how many lies come home to roost. Um, Obama did not send pallets of cash to Iran, he released funds that belonged to them, get your facts straight. It also is irrelevant that he sold Russia uranium, there is plenty to go around. As for running guns I have zero idea what delusional shit you have dreamed up this time... SOTU are not typically full of lies, they certainly do not involve giving a high award to a shock jock. Presumably Trump had a bill to pay... Cheers
  20. chrisg

    What a joke

    Some would say a Pyrrhic victory - no one expected him to be removed but Pelosi delightfully upstaged him at the State of the Union. Deservedly so too, totally self aggrandizing performance full of lies. Cheers
  21. chrisg

    What a joke

    The artist did not miss a trick - shit pouring out of a gold toilet on an overweight orange blob and McConnell doing something with the flag Cheers
  22. chrisg

    What's on your mind?

    That is incredibly rare in 747s, I do note however that it is a freighter variant, without overly speculating cargo loaded for a CofG too far aft can lead to an aircraft over-rotating. Being it is a -400 variant I'd be very surprised if as the article states it was an early rotation, the -400 is an all glass cockpit, very tightly controlled take-off parameters. Cheers
  23. chrisg

    What a joke

    The Emperor indeed has no clothes, and no credibility, but that wont stop him... Cheers
  24. chrisg

    i see dead people

    Yes, He certainly lived a very full life. Some of the rumours that circulated around his name in later life were a bit disturbing but, it's Hollywood, who knows ? RIP. Cheers
  25. chrisg

    Bernie. fucken. SANDERS

    Be fair - he got to talk, all she could do was tear.... Cheers
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