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by Paul in Saudi
Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Saudi Arabia executes Shiite Cleric; inflames Middle East
Replies: 2
Views: 3422

Re: Saudi Arabia executes Shiite Cleric; inflames Middle Eas

"May you live in interesting times," and in this case places. In truth there is no excitement going on within earshot.
by Paul in Saudi
Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Carpet Bombing
Replies: 113
Views: 30831

Re: Carpet Bombing

You are being silly.
by Paul in Saudi
Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:17 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Carpet Bombing
Replies: 113
Views: 30831

Re: Carpet Bombing

I would suppose that if we were willing to do to Afghanistan what our grandfathers did to Germany we would be able to win. But of course the fact is we are unwilling to do that. But the OP wondered if carpet bombing (as they claim we did in North Vietnam) could destroy an ideology. History clearly s...
by Paul in Saudi
Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:59 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Carpet Bombing
Replies: 113
Views: 30831

Re: Carpet Bombing

(Forgive me for coming so late to the thread. The US never tried to carpet bomb North Vietnam. We did carpet-bomb lots of jungles, mostly in South Vietnam. We also carpet-bombed Germany and Japan. In those two cases, yes we managed to wipe out truly pernicious ideologies. Please return to your discu...
by Paul in Saudi
Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Saudis Mob Gas Stations as King Reduces Subsidies
Replies: 8
Views: 3912

Re: Saudis Mob Gas Stations as King Reduces Subsidies

This OP is simply not true.

I got up at the usual time the other day and noticed I needed gas. I went to the usual place. The usual gas pump guy was there. He asked me if I had heard about a a price increase, I hadn't. I got the gas at the old price. There was no line, there was no excitement.
by Paul in Saudi
Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Over 100 dead in shooting, bombing in Paris
Replies: 136
Views: 27344

Re: Over 100 dead in shooting, bombing in Paris

I am truly sorry if I did. I am quite upset.
by Paul in Saudi
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:30 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Over 100 dead in shooting, bombing in Paris
Replies: 136
Views: 27344

Re: Over 100 dead in shooting, bombing in Paris

Horrible news, horrible people on the internet saying horrible things about it. (Did you see what Donald Trumps said?) “Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?” Newt said Imagine a theater with 10 or 15 citizens with concea...
by Paul in Saudi
Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Speaker of the House John Boehner: To Resign in Mid October
Replies: 69
Views: 17584

Re: Speaker of the House John Boehner: To Resign in Mid Octo

Herding cats is a tough job, but few are as bad at as Boehner. You can see tabby footprints all over his back. Better luck to the next fellow.
by Paul in Saudi
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Military Facilities Child Rape
Replies: 52
Views: 15438

Re: US Military Facilities Child Rape

Afghan culture has made little but war, trouble and opium for centuries. They have certainly earned us moving in and making them rich, healthy and civilized. Look at the example of South Korea.
by Paul in Saudi
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US Military Facilities Child Rape
Replies: 52
Views: 15438

US Military Facilities Child Rape

You have a better, less alarmist way to say it? The New York Times reports that the US military has had a (at least informal) policy of looking the other way while our Afghan allies ass-rape little boys. I am a retired army officer. I am outraged by this. This is not a reflection of Afghan culture, ...
by Paul in Saudi
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Volkswagen cheats EPA Tests: Millions of Vehicles affected
Replies: 90
Views: 23757

Re: Volkswagen cheats EPA Tests: Millions of Vehicles affect

It will be very, very hard to put a good spin on this. This was not a mistake, it was criminal misconduct. Further, even if they cop a deal with the US, the EU and other markets may very be able to hammer VW.
by Paul in Saudi
Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070677

Re: Police misbehavior thread

You remember the policeman who was recently killed in Illinois? His nickname was "GI Joe?" I seem to recall his last radio transmission was something about a group of three men, two black and one white. The case has developed since then. The three men, caught on video tape, have been relea...
by Paul in Saudi
Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070677

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Dayton Police Officer Pulls Over Black Man For Making Eye Contact http://www.abc22now.com/news/top-stories/stories/Dayton-Police-Officer-Pulls-Over-Black-Man-for-Making-Eye-Contact-191723.shtml

Why yes, the police officer said so, on video.
by Paul in Saudi
Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070677

Re: Police misbehavior thread

It seems if you are sufficiently cowardly, you may kill whoever you like.
by Paul in Saudi
Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070677

Re: Police misbehavior thread

A Philadelphia policeman has been filmed offering to let a driver off easy if the driver buys some Hero Thrill Show tickets. It is like a cartoon of a police shakedown. http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=84861&start=3760 ==eta== Here is a transcript of the exchange captured in the ot...
by Paul in Saudi
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:20 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1113302

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Biden and Sanders are both ~5 years older than Hillary, and they're both older than Reagan was when he was elected. I did not know that and I thank you. I think Biden has a painting in the attic that ages for him. I seem to recall reading somewhere (how's that for a cite?) that RR never really reco...
by Paul in Saudi
Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 1113302

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

I can't vote for Hilary, she is just too old. We learned that from Reagan. I can't vote for Bush. I can't get over the Terry Shivo case. I will vote for Trump in the Pennsylvania closed primary, just to make trouble. I can't vote for him in the general election. I could vote for Sanders. I can't vot...
by Paul in Saudi
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Encode a message so it can't be read until a certain time?
Replies: 84
Views: 53427

Re: Encode a message so it can't be read until a certain tim

I seem to recall that some Elfen runes can only be read by the light of the moon in which they were written.
by Paul in Saudi
Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fake Gun Store
Replies: 69
Views: 16001

Re: Fake Gun Store

I never claimed otherwise.
by Paul in Saudi
Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Greek Crisis continues
Replies: 209
Views: 34228

Re: Greek Crisis continues

Forgive me if I was unclear. Is there any indication someone is printing new drachma notes, just in case?
by Paul in Saudi
Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Greek Crisis continues
Replies: 209
Views: 34228

Re: Greek Crisis continues

As technical matter, could the Greeks order several tens of millions of banknotes from some printing company like LaRue secretly? Is there any indication such notes are being prepared?
by Paul in Saudi
Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Facebook's Data Policies In Plain English
Replies: 12
Views: 4408

Re: Facebook's Data Policies In Plain English

There is a kid out there someplace posting trash on the internet. In 40 years he will be President. In sixty years scholars will be writing serious retrospectives of his life. History will record each and every time he expressed an interest in Asian cheerleaders. Wonderful.
by Paul in Saudi
Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Imbalance
Replies: 22
Views: 5881

Re: Sexual Imbalance

The problem with prostitution from a Libertarian point of view is that demand always exceeds supply. That is why there is so much human trafficking in the world now. An excess of men would just amplify this problem.
by Paul in Saudi
Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Imbalance
Replies: 22
Views: 5881

Re: Sexual Imbalance

Someone upstream said there could be no increase in the sex industry as it is already very large. When women are in short supply and can marry desirable men, men richer then themselves, who would choose to sell themselves? As women become short in supply, and as demand for commercial sex increases, ...
by Paul in Saudi
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Imbalance
Replies: 22
Views: 5881

Re: Sexual Imbalance

Yes but we are talking about a massive imbalance. In China, in 1979 we saw 106:100. By 2010, it seems to be 118:100. This would seem to indicate that by 2030 about a quarter of all Chinese 30 year-old men will have never married. This is something quite new. http://www.allgirlsallowed.org/gender-imb...
by Paul in Saudi
Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Imbalance
Replies: 22
Views: 5881

Re: Sexual Imbalance

(Double post, sorry)
by Paul in Saudi
Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Imbalance
Replies: 22
Views: 5881

Re: Sexual Imbalance

Yes, there is a series of four articles.
by Paul in Saudi
Sun May 31, 2015 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexual Imbalance
Replies: 22
Views: 5881

Sexual Imbalance

There is some grim reading in this week's The Economist. The main articles deal with the challenges facing men. It is well worth your time. In one article they maintain that the shortage of men in Black America allows men to become cads, playing the field and making women less secure in their relati...
by Paul in Saudi
Wed May 27, 2015 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: FIFA officials arrested
Replies: 29
Views: 7858

Re: FIFA officials arrested

This may be the longest-running and most amusing news story of the year.
by Paul in Saudi
Mon May 25, 2015 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070677

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Whitehouse, Texas: The police chief suspended himself and three of his officers after a chain of events that allegedly involved intoxication, drunk driving, unwanted sexual advances, and physical violence. The Texas Rangers are investigating the episode, which ended with one officer arrested for bea...
by Paul in Saudi
Sun May 24, 2015 1:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070677

Re: Police misbehavior thread

So firing into two dead bodies is somehow acceptable? The man did it with the intent to kill. That is a crime.
by Paul in Saudi
Sat May 23, 2015 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070677

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The police in Cleveland Ohio have been found not guilty. http://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/index.ssf/2015/05/brelo_verdict.html#incart_big-photo This was the where over one hundred Cleveland police officers joined in a vehicular pursuit in November 2012. It ended up with 130-something shots bei...
by Paul in Saudi
Fri May 01, 2015 5:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070677

Re: Police misbehavior thread

As a serious question, how can this be anything but one of the lower orders of manslaughter? 1. If the police officer had given several other people rough rides, this would establish he did not intend to kill Grey. 2. If the officer says he never before gave anyone else a rough ride he will maintain...
by Paul in Saudi
Fri May 01, 2015 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070677

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I find it hard to be objective about this. This latest news makes me very happy.

I wonder when someone will set up a website will be set up to raise money for their defense.
by Paul in Saudi
Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Apple bans Pebble Smartwatch App "SeaNav" from its app store
Replies: 85
Views: 11334

Re: Apple bans Pebble Smartwatch App "SeaNav" from its app s

I am old enough to remember America On Line. As the Internet became big, they decided they would offer a "walled garden" version of the Internet. You could play AOL games, read AOL news, post of AOL forums. The whole galaxy would be enclosed in AOL. People wanted freedom and rejected the &...
by Paul in Saudi
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070677

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I see the fellow that shot that guy in Tulsa has appeared on the Today Show to explain himself. He did very well.
by Paul in Saudi
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070677

Re: Police misbehavior thread

I saw in the New York Times this morning that the policeman who murdered that fellow in Carolina is now friendless. His lawyer quit and the union is refusing to provide for his defense. Everyone deserves a day in court and everyone needs a lawyer to tell his story as well as can be done. It is simpl...
by Paul in Saudi
Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fake Gun Store
Replies: 69
Views: 16001

Re: Fake Gun Store

Which oddly, turns the NRA slogan "Guns don't kill people; people kill people" from silliness to great wisdom.

Better to fix the software, the reasons for violence, than the hardware, the guns. Not easier, but better.
by Paul in Saudi
Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fake Gun Store
Replies: 69
Views: 16001

Re: Fake Gun Store

I keep track of mass-killings in the US. (You got to have a hobby.) While shootings are the most common form of such crimes, I am gobsmacked by the number of stabbings, beatings and other forms of mass slaughter. There is simply a lot of violence in US culture. Further it is commonly cited that more...
by Paul in Saudi
Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Fake Gun Store
Replies: 69
Views: 16001

Re: Fake Gun Store

Well, politics is (are?) the art of the possible. We want to do all we can. Getting rid of all the guns is simply impossible.

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