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Forum: Politics
10-21-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 423
Posted By Alsatian

The problem with people like you, Lunkerdog, is...

The problem with people like you, Lunkerdog, is you lack historical perspective. Your language is not normed. There was NOTHING authoritarian about Trump. The models for authoritarianism are...
Forum: Politics
10-20-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 423
Posted By Alsatian

I wonder if there is an angle here where the...

I wonder if there is an angle here where the Biden administration is trying to justify its vaccine mandates based on vaccine contract negotiation?

Ya, businesses driving the best bargain they can...
Forum: Politics
10-19-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 206
Posted By Alsatian

You say: "It's intentional. They let murderers go...

You say: "It's intentional. They let murderers go for a reason. It's a revolving door for felons here in Houston, felons who go on to commit more felonies, including murder. We've had murders...
Forum: Politics
10-19-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Irs
Views: 206
Posted By Alsatian

Further to my implausible theory that the left is...

Further to my implausible theory that the left is DELIBERATELY failing. I link an Ann Coulter column titled "Kill Back Better." The column details the high rates of murder in Chicago. Nothing new...
Forum: Politics
10-19-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Irs
Views: 206
Posted By Alsatian

You forgot to mention the incompetent Biden...

You forgot to mention the incompetent Biden handling of the entire energy sector. Gas is $2.99/gallon here in Tulsa, OK, now; it was $1.79 at Christmas less than a year ago. That is a 67% price...
Forum: Politics
10-16-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By Alsatian

I wonder what the air traffic contollers are...

I wonder what the air traffic contollers are doing? What is the plan if 20% of air traffic control refuses to comply with the diktat? Nurses, air travel crews, who knows who else.

It was...
Forum: Politics
10-13-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Alsatian

What if the end game of all the government's...

What if the end game of all the government's moves are to accustom the people to be docile and compliant? Let's progressively remove guns from the private citizens, by hook or by crook, through a...
Forum: Politics
10-13-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Alsatian

One thing that makes Marxist revolution hard to...

One thing that makes Marxist revolution hard to launch is material prosperity among the plebeians. Marx spoke much about a lumpen proletariat. 'Proletariat' means the lowest social or economic class;...
Forum: Politics
10-12-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Alsatian

Please, OPEC, produce more oil!

It is expected the Biden administration will ask OPEC to produce more oil. Evidently Biden in August asked Saudi Arabia and its allies to move more crude oil onto the market. This seems puzzling to...
Forum: Politics
10-12-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Alsatian

Wait . . . you mean ALL of the children aren't...

Wait . . . you mean ALL of the children aren't above average?!

Working from memory, so don't require me to prove this, but I think that a particular Italian regional wine committee (the Tuscany...
Forum: Politics
10-12-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By Alsatian

I am here. I don't originate many posts. I only...

I am here. I don't originate many posts. I only comment on other posts, usually, if I have something worthy to add.
Forum: Politics
10-04-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,006
Posted By Alsatian

A close friend of my wife -- twice vaccinated for...

A close friend of my wife -- twice vaccinated for COVID -- contracted COVID in August and became very sick. I think she was in the hospital for three weeks. She is now out, but doesn't feel very...
Forum: Politics
09-27-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Alsatian

Yes, it's called LEGAL immigration. We have that...

Yes, it's called LEGAL immigration. We have that system in place. And we need to let people in selectively based on what they bring to the party. "What's in it for us if we let you immigrate?" is the...
Forum: Politics
09-25-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Alsatian

MudderChuck: I have no objections to what you...

MudderChuck: I have no objections to what you say. I know precious little about Australia's government. I do recollect they largely banned private ownership of firearms relatively recently.

But...
Forum: Politics
09-24-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Alsatian

That is ironic about Germany. A good example of...

That is ironic about Germany. A good example of bad governance caused by ideology.

Also, you bring up EU dependence on Russian natural gas. Indeed. That sort of puts you under the thumb of an...
Forum: Politics
09-24-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By Alsatian

The Biden admin probably made up the fake news...

The Biden admin probably made up the fake news themselves as a justification for enervating the border patrol, thereby making illegal entry easier.
Forum: Politics
09-24-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Alsatian

Further thoughts on this topic. Originally the...

Further thoughts on this topic. Originally the submarine Australia asked France to make was to be a diesel powered submarine. Why a diesel submarine instead of nuclear powered submarine. Because...
Forum: Politics
09-24-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Alsatian

Australian submarine deal

Y'all might have missed this story, but I found it interesting. Recently Australia has announced they were dropping an in-progress submarine purchasing deal with France and instead making the deal...
Forum: Politics
09-13-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By Alsatian

Ya. The Biden vaccination mandate is overreach...

Ya. The Biden vaccination mandate is overreach for sure. It may have been put out there as simply a "trial balloon" to see what public reaction would be. I have not heard that the Biden...
Forum: Politics
09-06-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 622
Posted By Alsatian

If the vaccines are designed to be "kill shots,"...

If the vaccines are designed to be "kill shots," they are highly ineffective at achieving their purpose.

There is no benefit that comes from subscribing to every wild conspiracy theory that blows...
Forum: Politics
08-26-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By Alsatian

There is a lot of plausible deniability and cover...

There is a lot of plausible deniability and cover your ass maneuvering going on right now. Here is the bottom line. The debate as to whether the US should or should not withdraw from Afghanistan is...
Forum: Politics
08-21-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By Alsatian

I DID notice that. I wonder what the explanation...

I DID notice that. I wonder what the explanation could be? It is often said that all publicity is GOOD publicity . . . but maybe blowing it in Afghanistan and abandoning US citizens to the Taliban...
Forum: Politics
08-18-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Alsatian

With reference to Biden's claim anout patriots...

With reference to Biden's claim anout patriots versus a government armed with F-15s. The US had jets in Vietnam but a peasant army sent both the US and the French military before the US packing....
Forum: Politics
08-18-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Alsatian

I think ammodotcom is making reference to Biden's...

I think ammodotcom is making reference to Biden's statement that the claim that the second amendment is not about self-defense but about resisting a tyrannical government is bogus because they CAN'T...
Forum: Politics
08-16-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 903
Posted By Alsatian

I'm no fan of Biden, but I'm not sure you can...

I'm no fan of Biden, but I'm not sure you can blame his cabinet. I read on-line that Biden disregarded advice from top officials about how to handle Afghanistan. I think the blame falls on Biden...
Forum: Politics
08-15-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Alsatian

I have been to San Francisco on vacations -- once...

I have been to San Francisco on vacations -- once in 2006 and once in 2009. We loved it. My sister and I walked home from a restaurant in the North Beach area to the Union Square area at about 11...
Forum: Politics
08-15-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Alsatian

I have read somewhere that home schooling stood...

I have read somewhere that home schooling stood at about 5% before COVID and has mushroomed to something like 12% today. There are several ways to look at what is going on. First, public school...
Forum: Politics
08-13-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 871
Posted By Alsatian

Spot on, Fieldmouse. I read the notification...

Spot on, Fieldmouse. I read the notification carefully, and I took away the same conclusion. Additionally, the article further talks abput the downside of masks that results from oxygen intake...
Forum: Politics
08-11-2021, 04:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By Alsatian

What is most noticeable -- and most telling in...

What is most noticeable -- and most telling in this -- is how Democrats deny or minimize the sexual assault accusations when they concern a Democrat. That is called 'hypocrisy.' This applies to...
Forum: Politics
08-08-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Alsatian

I have thought this before myself. Every adult...

I have thought this before myself. Every adult would be required to carry -- not allowed to carry -- everywhere. What do you suppose criminals would do when everyone carried a loaded pistol? Too...
Forum: Politics
08-05-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Alsatian

Yah, these politicians are poseurs who don't know...

Yah, these politicians are poseurs who don't know how to manage anything. Where do you think they will be when their foolish initiatives hit the fan? Not anywhere to be found, not letting...
Forum: Politics
07-30-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By Alsatian

Good point. The objection by Democrats to...

Good point. The objection by Democrats to presenting a reliable form of identification when voting is an obvious attempt to enable election fraud.
Forum: Politics
07-05-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 844
Posted By Alsatian

I am proud to be an American. I think there is a...

I am proud to be an American. I think there is a bit of a subtext in the original post that one cannot rightly be proud for anything other than what one has oneself done or contributed to. That is...
Forum: Politics
07-03-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Alsatian

It is a pretty ridiculous thesis that a...

It is a pretty ridiculous thesis that a government possessing nukes and fighter jets CANNOT be bested by forces that don't have nukes and fighter jets. The Viet Cong bested the US in Vietnam and...
Forum: Politics
06-13-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,581
Posted By Alsatian

Hopefully some of these things are transient...

Hopefully some of these things are transient issues related to COVID. For example, lumber prices are up because wood suppliers miscalculated demand. I assume they will renew production and overcome...
Forum: Politics
06-13-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Alsatian

Yes, it seems to me a great many people are not...

Yes, it seems to me a great many people are not doing their duties -- not faithfully living up to oaths of office they swore upon entering office. Did democrats swear to uphold the constitution, and...
Forum: Politics
06-12-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Alsatian

That is sort of my point. Across the board, the...

That is sort of my point. Across the board, the liberal/democrat policies and ideology are ill-considered. Ill-considered? What do I mean? I mean time after time they embrace and champion things...
Forum: Politics
06-12-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Alsatian

Indeed. I was rereading Plato's "Statesman"...

Indeed.

I was rereading Plato's "Statesman" for the third time this week. Last 1/3 is the most relevant and interesting. A conclusion is that a statesman - of which there are precious few in any...
Forum: Politics
05-27-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By Alsatian

Well, it looks like I'll be the first one to...

Well, it looks like I'll be the first one to comment on the post. The quote is very prescient, but it doesn't dig deeply enough. People make a fundamental error when they think our lives are...
Forum: Politics
05-26-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By Alsatian

All of the leftist accusations are mere polemics....

All of the leftist accusations are mere polemics. You criticize Hillary Clinton, so you are a sexist. No, I would gladly vote for Margaret Thatcher, Condoleezza Rice, and several other conservative...
Forum: Politics
05-19-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By Alsatian

I think privilege is being raised by your...

I think privilege is being raised by your biological mother and father and having them inculcate you with self-control, accountability, respect for authority and for law, and a strong work ethic. If...
Forum: Politics
05-13-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Alsatian

Too true. If you smoke, that is a greater risk...

Too true. If you smoke, that is a greater risk than COVID. If you are morbidly obese, that is a greater risk than COVID. If you drink way too much or take recreational drugs, that is a greater...
05-13-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By Alsatian

When is Wyoming drawing?

When is the 2021 Wyoming pronghorn drawing and when will the results be posted?

I know the deadline for submitting applications is May 31 (or June 1).
05-13-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Alsatian

When is Wyoming drawing?

When is the 2021 Wyoming pronghorn drawing and when will the results be posted?

I know the deadline for submitting applications is May 31 (or June 1).
Forum: Politics
05-11-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By Alsatian

I think it is very clear that Biden has loudly...

I think it is very clear that Biden has loudly conveyed (1) his appeasement towards Iran and (2) his hostility towards Israel. Naturally the Iranians and the Palestinians are testing how far they...
Forum: Politics
05-07-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,382
Posted By Alsatian

I got the Pfizer shots. Completed the second...

I got the Pfizer shots. Completed the second round May 5 -- two days ago. No noticeable effects from either shot. My wife got Moderna and felt pretty bad after the second shot -- but not as bad...
Forum: Politics
05-04-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Alsatian

I have worked closely with some young men who...

I have worked closely with some young men who were not succeeding in life. It is amazing how much difference there can be between the behavior of two different young men with many, many shared "life...
Forum: Politics
04-30-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Alsatian

First, I know my suburb is NOT counted in the...

First, I know my suburb is NOT counted in the stats for Tulsa. But that, to my mind, doesn't make the comparison more believable. I flat do not buy that Chicago, on average, is less prone to...
Forum: Politics
04-30-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Alsatian

I'm not disputing the general proposition here. ...

I'm not disputing the general proposition here. I do wonder about the method of the ranking. I see that Tulsa, Oklahoma ranks as being more dangerous than Chicago, Illinois. I live near Tulsa in a...
Forum: Politics
04-16-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By Alsatian

Driving through Oklahoma and Missouri during the...

Driving through Oklahoma and Missouri during the Christmas holiday gasoline was $1.79/gallon. Recently gasoline was $2.39/gallon during a drive from Oklahoma to Texas. Gasoline between these times...
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