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  1. 3 minutes ago, BruceVC said:

    Okay I see what you saying, its just their are different types of autocratic states and not all of them deny freedom in the same way. For example you could be left alone to live in the wilderness in a country like Turkmenistan but you wouldnt be able to vote without intimidation  or criticize the leadership 

    So it depends which autocratic country you live in, China is not the worst ( NK is  is much worse for example ) but it limits certain freedoms but you could own property and be wealthy in China as long as you dont go against the state 

     

    Democratically elected governments don’t exactly have a sterling record of respecting the liberty and freedom‘s of the people. But generally speaking you were much better off with them because they do a much better job than any kind of autocracy.

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  2. 8 minutes ago, BruceVC said:

    What about a semi-Autocratic state, would you live their instead of fighting to the death? For example lets say the US was colonized by China and the CCP shipped US citizens to different countries based on the state they lived in. It was decided that the citizens of Tennessee would be sent to Turkmenistan ...would you accept that  as its not a true autocratic state ?

    OK that’s kind of a weird question because I don’t really see what the difference between that and autocracy is. If I would not handover even one of my possessions to my own government without fighting to the death for it would I hand myself over? 

  3. 5 hours ago, ComradeYellow said:

     

    Also, HoonDing has a point, you wouldn't think it by reading posts by old fossils on the dark web, but there are tons of people around the world who are starting to see representative democracy as an abject failure and are finding the predictability of an authoritarian government more attractive. 

    Buddy you are speaking only for yourself there. I would rather die with my rifle in my hand fighting against that than to live under it. I am not a huge fan of representative democracy or any other form of government. I prefer just to be left alone. But while that will seldom happen under a democratically elected government it will never happen under an authoritarian one. It makes the choice pretty clear to me.

    it’s true there are people who will sell their liberty for a few free things provided by the state. That’s like selling your soul for a piece of bread. Count me out. Me they will have to shoot.

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  4. 6 hours ago, HoonDing said:

    Why would any country want to make any long term deal with US when the next GQP moron will tear everything up.

    Exactly why it was a mistake to back out of the agreement with Iran. Yes it was a bad deal and yes they were still developing fissile material for weapons. But an agreement made with the United States should have been honored by the United States.

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  5. 12 minutes ago, Darkpriest said:

    They can always blow themselves up out of existence i guess... 

    https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/chinese-nuclear-plant-vents-gasses-after-imminent-radiological-threat-reported

     

    Seems it is being controlled and monitored, although it was the French copartner who reported it and not the Chinese side. 

    Wait, you mean China refused to report on a dangerous situation that is embarrassing to them? Say it ain’t so.

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  6. According to Framatome the Chinese have a leaking nuclear reactor

    It's a little disconcerting to think the same people that make those cheap (describing quality) trashy tools they peddle at Harbor Freight are also running nuclear reactors and bio (weapon?) research labs. 

    Of course the CCP will no doubt insist the fission gas being released came from the USA (probably New Jersey) and all their reactors are fine. And some folks will even believe it. 

  7. 23 hours ago, Hurlsnot said:

    I finished building a deck in the backyard. I spent a couple months trying to harvest pallets for wood, but I finally broke down and bought a couple hundred dollars worth of 8-foot pieces. I blew the budget a bit, but still ended up keeping the project around $350. 

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    That deck is looking great! Very nice work sir.

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    this got me curious how many other Super Bowl QBs  has been drafted by the MLB. Turns out it was more than you think. John Elway of course but that one’s easy. Russel Wilson, Tom Brady, Kerry Collins, Ken Stabler, Colin Kaepernick, Dan Marino, Steve McNair, Jim McMahon, and Doug Williams all were drafted by a MLB team at some point.

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  9. I don’t really care what she said. She can be as offensive as she likes. She is just another filthy rat in the filthy sewer. She can tell the truth or she can lie out of her rat ass. I don’t really care about the words of rats. It’s the hypocrisy of it all just annoys the ****ing hell out of me.

    Edit: you know I didn’t think it was possible but I might actually be getting more misanthropic as I get older

  10. Ilihan Omar and her “squad” are shrieking about “free speech” after her latest bout of stupid words verbal diarrhea opened her up to a lot of criticism. Freedom of speech for them means they cannot be criticized for what they say. Ironically she was one of ones calling for criminal prosecution for “hate speech”. Typical left winger . Liberty is only what they define it and it’s only for whom they decide can have it. 

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  11. I just saw on the news celebrity cruise lines had their first post opening all vaccinated crews. And two people on it tested positive. Is it just me or is it starting to sound like the Masque of the Red Death.  Only it’s not that red or all that deadly.

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  12. Just got back from the vet with Sunny. Her bloodwork is off again. Have to increase the medicine dosage. But she still acting healthy and happy and has a great appetite so makes me happy. She took a long drink of water and is now crashed out on her bed by the window. I think she’s got the right idea. I’m going to stretch out on the couch with a book.

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  13. I don’t think criminal charges against Trump or anyone have been ruled out. But the farther we get from the event the less likely they become. In any case that was not what the guy in the link was discussing. He was clearly talking about arrests as a prevention measure.

    Now, obviously this is not going to happen. Such an arrest would never stand up in court. But at the same time red flag laws should never stand up in court and they do all the time. No one is ever completely safe from the hubris of the state. Rights are a paper shield.

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    On 1/6 Trump gives a speech in which we says “let’s walk over to the capital and let them hear you” or words to that effect. I doubt he meant for them to do what they did but well they did it. Nobody is going to argue that he is at the very least partially responsible for what followed. But it’s been decided he is not criminally responsible. So that’s that. No the former director of FBI Counter Intel under Obama is suggesting he and a number of Congress members be arrested. Not for what happened on January 6. It’s to Make sure they don’t do it again.

    Yahoo tried to clean that up a little bit with the headline but if you read what the man actually said he’s talking about preemptively arresting people who haven’t done anything yet to keep them from doing something. That in itself would be unremarkable except a few weeks ago the Biden nominee for the BATF one David Chipman suggested people who are turned down for a firearm purchase because of a background check problem (yes they do that in all 50 states in case you are wondering) should be “arrested on the spot” . His reasoning being that they will just try to get a firearm illegally And commit  crimes later. His exact quote was “while at ATF I conducted studies involving people who failed background checks to determine how many later committed crimes with a gun. Many did. This is a perfect opportunity to arrest people before committing crimes rather than responding after the fact.“ 

    Nice. We’re going to start arresting people before they commit crimes. Or at least people of one particular political leaning think we should. Small wonder they favor nationwide red flag laws. A process in which the law enforcement tell you “you can have your freedom and property returned once you prove to us you will not commit a crime in the future“.  I could definitely see the people like some in the Trump administration considering that also.  Incidentally the president of Nicaragua just ordered his police to arrest all of the challengers to his office in the next election. Trump will LOVE that. Come to that didn’t Joe Biden just give him a boatload of money?

  15. 1 hour ago, Keyrock said:

    PS2? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I owned an Atari 2600. Also, my friend had a ColecoVision.

    Edit: I owned a copy of the infamous E.T. It was terrible, but there were plenty of games on the 2600 just as crap. Missile Command was awesome, though. Defender was pretty good too.

    Defender was much better in the arcade. I remember how disappointed I was when I saw how Pac-Man looked on the Atari. I was too young to understand the difference between 8 bit and 64 bit graphics LOL. Asteroids in space invaders worked just fine though. And who could forget this one

     

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