Do I need to point out that the english model is frequently cited, by the American left, as being one to emulate?
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Okay, bye--and we're taking our money with us. The Philippines are saying that the US has to pay to have troops stationed there.
Imagine all the money that US troops spend in the Philippines. There is your payment, Duterte. But I think the best thing for the US to do now is simply to decamp from the Philippines, entirely, and take all our money with us.
It will hurt them a lot more than it will hurt us. Within a decade they will be crying for the US to bring its troops back.
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China is doing everything that the nazis would have done if they'd had the technology. The result is going to be very, very bad.
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I wish this were true.
[Florida Governor] DeSantis told Dr. Fauci he trusted his own state health authorities over financially incentivized federal officials.The fact is that I don't think sitting republican politicians are likely to use that kind of language, no matter how richly deserved it is, because they understand decorum.
"How much do you stand to earn from these vaccines, Dr. Fauci? And, Joe, if you continue with this course of action, I will authorize the state National Guard to protect the movement of Floridians," DeSantis said.
"Address me as Mr. President or President Biden," Biden said.
"I will not, and you can go fuck yourself," DeSantis said before hanging up.
...but I'm sure he thought it. I'm thinking it. Biden sure as hell isn't my president.
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I had a much better impression of Mike Pence than he deserved. He's a traitorous pile of crap.
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I do not condone violence but Bitch McConnell has got to go. He really needs not to be a senator any more, nor involved at all with government. Here's hoping his state comes to its senses and votes his useless ass out at the earliest opportunity.
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I am not taking the vaccine. In the first place, it's not a vaccine. All it does is to reduce the severity of symptoms should you be infected.
But if you get this vaccine?
An adversary that develops a virus (e.g. another modified/mutated bat virus, for example) that selectively targets ADE in people with the specific antibodies from vaccination, which are distinct from natural infection, could easily kill every single person who was vaccinated and not harm or only make mildly sick those who either had Covid-19 naturally or who were uninfected and unvaccinated.I remember talking about this early on in this whole coronavirus stupidity. I remember saying, "What if this is a two-pronged attack?"
So all you need is a sample of the vaccine (to get the mRNA from it) and a lab very much like the one in Wuhan, staffed with people who know how to do the work. Then you can produce a virus that will kill every last person who was vaccinated without touching, or only making sick, those who were not vaccinated.
If you do not think the Chinese are not doing exactly that, then you are a fool.
I am not getting that fucking vaccine.
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And by the way, we're seeing evidence of the ADE reaction in people who get the two-step treatment. My wife suffered swelling and fever in her arm after getting the second dose of the thing.
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Watching the video is important.
I like how he doesn't back down and insists on correcting the media bitch.
Apparently the media thinks it's okay to doctor "a little bit of evidence", especially if it favors their side.
4:45: "Your coverage is so slanted...."
The best part of it is how upset the newsbitch is obviously getting. She maintains her composure, but it's still obvious that she is about to burst into tears.
More of them need to have this happen to them: get dressed down on camera by someone smarter than they are and who won't take their bullshit.
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So, hit the store for some chuck roast, to make goulash. $14 and change for a hunk of meat under 3 lbs.
Before Obama, that was steak territory. Now you can't get steak under $12 per pound at a fire sale.
But there's no inflation.
Anyway--goulash! Put it into the crock pot a bit after 1-ish, so it's got several hours left to go, but I have three nice big green peppers to saute and add at the right time, and a nice loaf of ginzo bread.
Tomorrow is when we're going out to have sushi, and we're going to enjoy as much as we can. Ha!