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  1. Thread: China

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    Shanghai is one of my favorite cities, and the...

    Shanghai is one of my favorite cities, and the subway to and from the airport is the cheapest, fastest way to go. It is, essentially, the New York of China. There are so many things to see, and my...
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    Kamala Harris really broke away from the other...

    Kamala Harris really broke away from the other debaters on the second night. Apparently, she had already raised the school busing issue before with Biden, so it wasn't as if he had no warning that...
  3. Thread: RussiaGate

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    Actually, no. Unlike you, I'm not trying to...

    No, I lived through that history and saw pictures that the Czechs themselves took of the invasion as it happened. a because of the state of morale. They really did not take well to being called...
  4. Thread: RussiaGate

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    No, I lived through that history and saw pictures...

    No, I lived through that history and saw pictures that the Czechs themselves took of the invasion as it happened. I talked to refugees who were eyewitnesses or had made it out of Czechoslovakia...
  5. Thread: RussiaGate

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    Were you even alive in 1968? Brezhnev was...

    Were you even alive in 1968? Brezhnev was looking at a propaganda disaster. His only concern at the time was that it not look what it really was--military domination of the satellite countries by...
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    He seems to be thinking along those lines with...

    He seems to be thinking along those lines with Iran. As the investigations close in, I fear that it is more likely he will see this as the ultimate distraction.
  7. Trump feels a need to do this, every time people...

    Trump feels a need to do this, every time people start to make public comments about his erratic behavior. He has always been a self-promoter and open braggart, but now it is taking on the character...
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    I would strongly prefer either Warren or Harris...

    I would strongly prefer either Warren or Harris over the two front runners. And I still think that Harris has a better chance over Warren. What may happen in the end is a Biden-Warren ticket, if he...
  9. Thread: RussiaGate

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    I won't accuse you of dishonesty, because I think...

    You are being dishonest, I was talking about the end of Soviet Union and how SU satellites did not rebel. And no, baltic states were not satellites, they were part of the Soviet Union.
    And how...
  10. Thread: RussiaGate

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    Barbos, I give you credit for being better than a...

    Wrong again. Nobody rebelled, Soviet union simply was no longer able to afford them.[/QUOTE]

    Barbos, I give you credit for being better than a совок*, but you are incredibly ignorant, if you know...
  11. Thread: RussiaGate

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    You are obsessed with the idea that the US is...

    Why should not it be? US broke up Soviet Union and still want to break Russia further.[/QUOTE]

    You are obsessed with the idea that the US is responsible for the consequences of the bad behavior of...
  12. Thread: RussiaGate

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    To me, the most interesting thing about the White...

    To me, the most interesting thing about the White House version of the Helsinki sound byte was that they botched the editing. They edited out the part of the question where the reporter asked if...
  13. Thread: RussiaGate

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    To be clear, Vladimir Putin very clearly did say...

    To be clear, Vladimir Putin very clearly did say that he wanted Donald Trump to win the presidency. That issue has been confused with the claim that he admitted to directing his government to...
  14. Thread: RussiaGate

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    It really isn't worth pursuing barbos on this,...

    It really isn't worth pursuing barbos on this, because all Putin clearly admitted to in Helsinki was that he wanted Trump to win because of his pro-Russia stance. AFAICT, he did not admit that he...
  15. I'm guessing not likely. They tend to...

    I'm guessing not likely. They tend to self-insure on everything, so it will lower or zero out dividends. Executives will likely have managed to sell off a lot of their stock after the buzz from the...
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    Right, but I think that the reason for the...

    Right, but I think that the reason for the projection is grounded in the way human cognition develops in a growing child. The brain interprets incoming sensations by creating experience-based models...
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    If you are criticizing anyone else here for...

    If you are criticizing anyone else here for daring to disagree with the article on the basis of whether they have read all (or any) of the cited references for the internet blog post, then it is...
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    The author's thesis should be easy to prove with...

    The author's thesis should be easy to prove with empirical research, not just speculative musings. One would expect the fossil record to show that ancient hunter-gatherers lived longer on average...
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    There is no single argument or piece of evidence...

    There is no single argument or piece of evidence that should, or ought to, convince anyone of the existence or nonexistence of God. That kind of question oversimplifies the nature of belief in...
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    It is just sad that you go to Fox News for...

    It is sad that I have to go to Fox News to get news on positive positions that Representative Gabbard is taking.[/QUOTE]

    It is just sad that you go to Fox News for anything at all.
  21. OK, barbos, I'm not going to try to disentangle...

    OK, barbos, I'm not going to try to disentangle your confused neurons any longer. You made a good faith effort to understand the concepts, but I think you got a little confused by the terminology. ...
  22. Barbos, do you even bother to read your own...

    Barbos, do you even bother to read your own links? You are neither a pilot nor an aerospace engineer, and you seem totally unfamiliar with how airplanes work. So you look stuff up on the internet...
  23. Where did you get this idea from? Elevator trim...

    that makes no sense. Stabilizer trim and elevators are separate things[/quote]

    Where did you get this idea from? Elevator trim is the most basic form of trim control. The term "trim" refers to...
  24. Poll: Right, but nobody is calling for an immediate...

    I agree, but the House does not need to vote on impeachment now for that to happen. Investigative hearings, otoh, are necessary and starting.[/QUOTE]

    Right, but nobody is calling for an immediate...
  25. Poll: Donald Trump would not be present for impeachment...

    A lot of people seem to be overlooking Ravensky's point. The house holds a lot of hearings leading up to actual impeachment proceedings. Get trump on the stand or force him to come up with a lame...
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