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Mass Hysteria

The mass hysteria following Trump's meeting with Putin is likely to last for days. Most are outraged. Few see the light.

My article Congratulations to President Trump for an Excellent Summit with Putin spawned numerous some I could not tell if they were sarcastic or not.

For example, reader Brian stated " There is zero doubt now that Putin stole the election from Hillary. So much so that she MUST be given the nomination again in 2020. All potential challengers must step aside. To refuse her the 2020 nomination would be evidence of traitorous activities with Putin."'

I congratulated Brian for brilliant sarcasm but he piled on. It now seems he was serious.

That US/Russian thing

Caitlin Johnstone has an excellent piece in Medium, complete with backing references, that brings some sanity to the gum flapping that is the Russian Election Meddling Boogieman.

This sanity comes in the form of the often left in the trunk concept of: Critical Thinking.

The article is a well rounded list of solid questions that MUST be answered, but she also makes a few points that warrant a specific shout out

Here’s what war with North Korea would look like

  • Posted 9th February 2018, 11:17 am by Toddler
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"What follows is a guide to what a conflict with North Korea might look like. War is inherently unpredictable: It’s possible Kim would use every type of weapon of mass destruction he possesses, and it’s possible he wouldn’t use any of them.

But many leading experts fear the worst. And if all of this sounds frightening, it should. A new war on the Korean Peninsula wouldn’t be as bad as you think. It would be much, much worse"

https://www.vox.com/world/2018/2/7/16974772/north-korea-war-trump-kim-nuclear-weapon

A Tale of Two Judges . . .

  • Posted 6th June 2017, 8:32 am by Toddler
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. . . one acts like a dick, the other does not . . .

Exhibit A: "'I'm the victim and I'm in shackles': Edmonton woman jailed while testifying against her attacker"
'I'm the victim and I'm in shackles': Edmonton woman jailed while testifying against her attacker - Edmonton - CBC News
Exhibit B: "Calgary judge's unusual tactic 'opened doors' for mentally ill teen needing treatment bed"
Calgary judge's unusual tactic 'opened doors' for mentally ill teen needing treatment bed - Calgary - CBC News
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Theresa May says the internet must now be regulated following London Bridge terror attack

  • Posted 4th June 2017, 2:30 pm by Toddler
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Madam, kindly go jump in a lake (another phrase first came to mind but I'm trying to be polite). I would like to point out that while you perhaps slept through history class there are lots of us out here who were awake for at least some of it. One thing I do know: successful terrorism predates the Internet by, well, I'll phrase it so you can understand: lots and lots. It's because of decades, nay, centuries of the UK & lackies (and more recently the US & its lackies joining the hose fest) of pissing in everyone's pool. You not only piss in their pools, you find a way to get the pissee to pay for the clean up and often take the blame too!…

St. Louis County Police Officer Charged « CBS St. Louis

  • Posted 27th November 2014, 1:46 pm by admin
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"CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A 13-year veteran of the St. Louis County Police Department is charged with felony assault after striking a MetroLink passenger on the hand with his expandable baton following an argument. The county Prosecuting Attorney’s Office on Friday charged 44-year-old Dawon Gore of Ferguson with second-degree assault. He was jailed on a $3,500, cash-only bond. Gore is accused of using excessive force against an unnamed 24-year-old light-rail passenger in late April at the Hanley Road station in Clayton. He’s been assigned to the department’s MetroLink unit since May…

10 Monarchs Whose Madness Changed History

  • Posted 26th November 2014, 9:33 pm by admin
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In fiction, kings and queens who succumb to madness are a great time. In reality, not so much. It's no fun having huge chunks of the world controlled by someone who is irrational and unstable. Here are ten kings and queens whose craziness changed the course of world events.

10 Monarchs Whose Madness Changed History