I laughed my ass off.
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It's time to start fighting this war. It means doing things we don't really want to do.
It means bombing people, including civilians because they happen to be too close to a strategic target. The terrorists don't mind killing innocents--they glory in it, they lust after it. And the article quoted by the post goes even further:
The generals who won World War II would start by leveling Raqqa, the ISIS caliphate’s capital. Civilians would die, but those remaining in Raqqa have embraced ISIS, as Germans did Hitler. The jihadis must be crushed. Start with their "Berlin."It really may come down to that.
Kill ten thousand, save a million.
Unthinkable? Fine. We lose.
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This is almost certainly about as probable as all the other "car of the future" prototypes from the last eighty or ninety years. I just don't know what else to say about it.
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Having paid the bills that need paying, I'm skint--but the Jeep's low fuel light came on just as I got to the gas station tonight, and--even better--gas is the lowest it's been in a long time, $2.06 per gallon, so I was able to fill up for under $35 and have enough left in my jeans for the gas I'll need on Monday. I have Thanksgiving Day off from work, and the Friday after is payday.
Couldn't pay the house insurance until I got Friday's paycheck, and I needed about $150 or so to pay the rest of the property taxes--I can't pay with money I haven't got--but that last paycheck was enough that I got it done, just in time.
Still, I'm blessed! It left me with enough money to fill my gas tank up, and I just need to squeeze past the next few days and all will be well. We should be able to manage this.
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My Monday was not too bad, relatively speaking. I did have an extra-long call which started sometime before ten and kept me there until 10:45, but what the hey--after my day off on Saturday I need the money.
This morning I realized that gravity is not a force, not like electromagnetism and the strong force; it's an emergent property of a four-dimensional spacetime. It's going to require further thought but it builds on thoughts I had earlier, and I don't have time to muse on it now.
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Time for some WoW before bed.