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April 16, 2014



A 'slap across the face' of a minor that results in a trip to the hospital likely would trigger an automatic process that yields a child abuse charge.

But, what do I know? I drink coffee.



Beasts of England

All this fresh content is making me really thirsty...


Richard Fernandez channels Sigmund Freud:

Sadist Versus Narcissist

One reason why Putin has made a special effort to humiliate the president is that his profilers may have pegged Obama as suffering from narcissistic personality disorder. Putin the secret policeman must be thinking: how do you get a narcissist to melt down? Answer: by personally and publicly shaming him, thereby provoking a narcissistic rage.

That rage can take either of two forms: a reckless act or a withdrawal into a fantasy in which the narcissist remains invincible in some universe of his own.

Either would suit Putin.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Beautiful analysis by Wretchard, daddy.



He's sharper than the entire NYTimes OpEd bullpen put together.

I just wish someone would ask Nancy Pelosi if her Republican friends have whispered into her ear whether the GOP would be happy with mass illegal immigration from Ukraine, Moldova, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, or is it simply the irish they want to let flood our country.

Stephanie spring sprung baseballs back umm ummm umm

Can't believe I have the heat on in mid April and my tootsies are cold. Don't know how you yanks and Alaskans handle it.

Dave (in MA)

last night my parrot was sitting in the open window, exchanging peeps with the spring peepers, tonight it's in the upper 30s and they're quiet.


Stephanie ,

It's 41 F tonight. Feels wonderful warm!

Talk Radio tonight had another bizarre Legal case. Guy in Missouri robs a Burger King Manager in 1999, gets caught, and gets sentenced to 13 Years. He is told to go home and the State will advise him when and where to report to Prison.

Due to clerical error they forget to notify him for 13 years, so he stays home, marries, has 4 kids, and becomes a model citizen.

Now after 13 years the State Prison System says, OK release the Prisoner, and they suddenly realize they never put him in Prison in the first place.

So now what the heck should they do?

A clerical error meant state 'forgot' to send this man to prison for 13 years. Meanwhile he built a life, became a master craftsman, married and had four children. Now he faces the NEXT 13 years in jail



That story is insane. I find it hard to believe given his appeals and assumption that there would have been parole hearings during the 13 years. How did they not realize that he wasn't incarcerated? Given the facts in the story, this man has served 13 years on parole. I believe he should be released as time served. Instead of hearing how this man turned his life around without the aid of the state's rehabilitation we now get to hear how his life will be destroyed due to the state's incompetence. It'll be interesting to hear how the latest hearing turned out. Sad...


In addition, there must be some "due process" implications.

James D.

From daddy's 2:41 link...whyat's wrong with government in one paragraph. The prosecutor said:

As to whether Anderson deserves to be free, he said, 'The jury heard the evidence, the judge upheld the sentence,' he says. 'As unfair as it may seem to he and his family, he's got 13 years he owes the state. I don't think there's much more to say than that.'

"Owes the state?" Really? I find that horrifying. Who cares if there's no rational purpose to putting him in jail now, or if it'll cost the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars! The state just has to "win" even if it's a loss for absolutely everyone involved.

Sean D Sorrentino

Here's one of those "details" that matter. The suspect in this case has a fairly extensive misdemeanor criminal conviction record.


I suspect that he's demonstrated enough of a track record for us to be suspicious of him any time a member of his family ends up in the hospital.

Jim Eagle

Good, brrrrrrr, chilly morning from the Hamptons where we awoke to a layer of fresh global warming in the form of frozen sleet on the rental and lawns, hedges and trees.

If you go to my FB page I have a photo up.

James D.

Just testing...posting from my new smartphone...

Jack is Back! (From Resetting Safari and Clearing History)

What global warming looks like in The Hamptons:)


same stuff here in Port Washington, JIB. Hoping that my Lemon Verbena plant was not killed by the sleet


Global warming covering the ground in Maine also. The strong whoosh of the wind woke me up. Happy spring!

Jack is Back!


Yikes! You're planting herbs already? Usually out here the rule of thumb is 2 weeks before Memorial Day.

I see that Champ has been successful in a Mission Accomplished way of riddiing us once and for all of Al-Queda.


About two years, after the burning of the double agent in AQAP, frabjous joy, my Clear Channels' top Man says the Solon's speech was doubleplusgood, also has a talking head, spouting off Charlie Cheetah finally attacking Governor Luthor,


I woke up to snow.

Jack is Back!

BTW, forget the Bundy's and have a little heart for Howard Lutnick.

He is the CEO of Cantor, Fitzgerald and owns a big 20 acre estate out here and wants to build a basketball court but the Town Planning board has turned him down. They did the same when he wanted to build a 11K SF barn but they said it couldn't be more than 2.4K SF.

So he is suing for $36 big ones. I don't even think the Town budget is that much:)

miss Marple

Morning, all.

It's supposed to get up into the 50's today, after our brief snowy cold of yesterday. I hope that was winter's last gasp.

The Richard Fernandez article was interesting and fairly accurate, I think.

I would not be surprised to see some of the EU countries sign agreements with Russia and dump NATO. This is how low I think Obama has brought our foreign policy.


I don't think Volodya thinks much about what Obama says one way or another,


MM,how do you feel this morning?

Captain Hate

Volodya is doing what the "opposition party" should.

miss Marple

narciso, I disagree. Putin is interested in how Obama thinks because the correct use of pressure on Obama enhances Putin's perceived strength and diminishes Obama, and hence that of the US.

Psychological profiles of foreign leaders are always an aspect of foreign policy.

It is a mark of how amateurish our current foreign policy is that Obama bounces between weak pleas and sophomoric trash talking. Neither has any effect on Putin, because he recognizes how clueless and cowardly Obama is.


Dusting of snow in coastal ct. as well. Western Mass had 1+.

miss Marple

Marlene, thanks for asking. I feel slightly better and will feel 100% when the swelling in my face goes down. Right now I look like someone has stuffed cotton behind my lips. I do NOT want to go to Easter mass with my face swollen.

Pain seems less today, which is good.


Well our Zaphod is a fool, details don't really matter, that has been the lesson of last six years if not ten,

James D.

Words cannot express how much I loathe the former mayor of NYC:

Mr. Bloomberg was introspective as he spoke, and seemed both restless and wistful. When he sat down for the interview, it was a few days before his 50th college reunion. His mortality has started dawning on him, at 72. And he admitted he was a bit taken aback by how many of his former classmates had been appearing in the “in memoriam” pages of his school newsletter.But if he senses that he may not have as much time left as he would like, he has little doubt about what would await him at a Judgment Day. Pointing to his work on gun safety, obesity and smoking cessation, he said with a grin: “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”


miss Marple


The last shall be first, and the first shall be last.

Mayor Bloomberg should possibly have a theological discussion with Cardinal Dolan. I do not think Admission is based on how many sweet drinks you have stopped people from drinking.

miss Marple

Another Scripture quote for Mayor Bloomberg:

"Pride goeth before a fall, and a haughty spirit before destruction."

Captain Hate

Blooming Idiot probably doesn't realize how stupid he sounds. Shocking that he doesn't allow anybody around to advise him to STFU.


Well, the tax man cameth and wenteth, so work should return to normal pace. I have no hope of catching up with the past week, so I will just start here on this thread. What happened to you Miss Marple - was it dental work?

Jack is Back!

I see where NY is abandoning the Electoral College vote distribution formula and will now give all its votes to whoever wins the popular vote. LIke it makes a difference in this blue hell.

miss Marple

Captain Hate, guys like Bloomberg are surrounded by people that they pay lots of money to, and those same people will always tell him how smart he is.

It's like Onama. Not one person in that White House will tell him anything he doesn't want to hear.

miss Marple

Centralcal, Yes, extensive dental work.

Not fun, but had to be done. Nothing life-threatening, just extractions and a bridge.

Getting old requires being tough. Ha!

After all, His works pale in comparison.

IF there is a God, Bloomberg might let him into Heaven.

Were the glasses in the strike zone or not?

Out of control?



I have an accounting question. Can I email you?


As to whether Anderson deserves to be free, he said, 'The jury heard the evidence, the judge upheld the sentence,' he says. 'As unfair as it may seem to he and his family, he's got 13 years he owes the state. I don't think there's much more to say than that.'

They should just make his kids serve the time.

Jack is Back!

jane and CC,

Did you see where Rummy always sends a personal letter to the IRS with his tax return, admitting that he has no idea if his return is fully compliant or not:)

Captain Hate

As to whether Anderson deserves to be free, he said, 'The jury heard the evidence, the judge upheld the sentence,' he says. 'As unfair as it may seem to he and his family, he's got 13 years he owes the state. I don't think there's much more to say than that.'

That judge has the wisdom of Solomon. And by Solomon, I don't mean the biblical king but the weird guy down the street who picks his nose and eats it.


I'm struggling to get from "slap" to "medical center".


Taranto in his deep baritone voice has some outstanding notes hit here:

As November approaches, Democrats face not only an unfavorable election map but an increasingly chilly electorate. From last month’s NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza pulled presidential approval numbers for four key Democratic constituencies. Obama was below 50% among three of those groups: single women (48%, to 45% disapproval), Hispanics (49% to 46%), and voters under 30 (45% to 48%). Only among blacks was approval still strong, 78% to 12% disapproval.

By way of comparison, in 2012 Obama won the votes of 67% of single women, 71% of Hispanics, 60% of under-30 voters and 93% of blacks. It’s reasonable to surmise that the racial appeals are a reaction to this desperate political situation, an effort to minimize Democratic losses by motivating the party’s base to turn out.

And if I have not been quoted lately, please quote me as saying:



And yes that does foreshadow a "massacre". I might modify that to a well deserved massacre.



Who is Anderson?


GMax well deserved indeed.

The economy, wages and food/fuel inflation. The real world evidence is in. UK ‘Austerity’ provides just as many jobs and wage increases as QE-to-Infinity, and without the food/fuel commodity inflation or the Debt - to - Infinity. Ergo, UK ‘austerity’ is far better for us working stiffs. Somebody tell that Fed ChairGnome Yellen:



Gmax- PS: Dems will still 'win' those three groups in '14, but the totals from those groups will be crushed by married/divorced women w/children (repubs and independents) who turnout and vote overwhelmingly Repub.


They may well lose the under 30 group as the falloff has been approaching to exceeding 10% in some recent surveys. Given what that means to them for generations, I expect some free pot parties to be thrown as soon as they can figure out how to organize them...

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

I know Bloomie is Jewish but it wouldn't hurt him to have a look in the NT;

Ephesians 2:9: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

This is a really interesting post - http://thefederalist.com/2014/04/15/cults-in-our-midst-patty-hearst-and-the-brainwashing-of-america/#.U05_saCIGBg.facebook

a bit - "The atmosphere of coercion is reinforced by peer-modeled behavior. Basically, this means that in a room full of people who whisper, you will likely whisper too. Or if you are exposed to a slogan often enough, you will repeat it, even if you don’t understand what it means.

Another feature of coercive persuasion, according to Robert Jay Lifton, is to promote a climate in which the agenda is seen as an elitist movement for those who are enlightened. Those who oppose the agenda are labeled as lesser beings."


It's still distressingly high, he is destroying the lives of all those groups, and yet they still support him, what will it take, for them
to really get a clue?


Jane and CCal have mail from ChiTown.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

this one by VDH is great too - http://www.nationalreview.com/article/375726/progressive-insurance-victor-davis-hanson

on the double standard.


Moses was thinking of Nanny Bloomberg when he spoke of a stiff necked people. Even if the douche fears no man, you would think he might at least fear the wrath of God. His pride and arrogance might just earn him third shift spelling Sysiphus, who gets a bit tired these days.


Nice to know, that NR on Dead tree, is still 1000% behind Bundy, sarc.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

--As unfair as it may seem to he and his family, he's got 13 years he owes the state.--

So I guess that rehabilitation stuff is just a lip service thing?

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Bloomie might want to review the penalties in Leviticus before cheering himself up with Ephesians. He should probably hope the paperwork gets lost.

Captain Hate

It's still distressingly high, he is destroying the lives of all those groups, and yet they still support him, what will it take, for them
to really get a clue?

I was thinking of something like that while taking a shower, which is where I do some of my best thinking imo. I think one of his biggest failings, for people who took him at his word and have functioning cortices, is that he has completely bypassed the legislative process to accomplish anything whether or not you think he had good intentions. He has been an absolute failure to convince anybody who didn't previously agree with him on anything, despite campaigning in 2008 as being uniquely qualified to do exactly that. Instead we get a bunch of blah blah about "extremists on the other side" which remove him from any culpability for his failures.


Jane - sent you an email. Also replied to Melinda. Off to work now.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

--I was thinking of something like that while taking a shower, which is where I do some of my best thinking imo.--

I am a veritable genius when I wake up at 3:00AM and start chewing on problems.
Somehow, when I go back to sleep and wake up again, in the cold light of day, my infallible ideas have a little less luster to them; more of a "dumbass, what the hell were you thinking" vibe.

Captain Hate

I want to address last night's POI: I'm not sure Harold wasn't correct on what the machine wanted done with the pol (who struck me as the type of donk or RINO who needs to be iced anyway). Just because Reese and Shaw believed that the machine wanted them to bump him doesn't mean that's the correct answer; I don't think the show has ever had a prior situation where Finch has erred in a matter like that. Then again, the reason that Harold used to scrub the machine's memory, which sent Root ballistic, at the end of every day was that he noticed "anomalies" which the AI started producing; so maybe it has morphed into something which operates on slightly different underlying principles now, which I thought was always a possibility whether or not the writers choose to go down that road.

Anyway, there are three more episodes for the season so there's plenty of time to develop a real cliff-hanger final. I have to think that a possible outcome is they co-opt the Vigilance guys to fight temporarily against the new machine. Plus I'm sure Miss Groves has been amassing a surreptitious IT team to fight it as well.

Captain Hate

Iggy, I'm sorry we don't agree on the Bundy matter although I chalk it up to "everybody, no matter how sympatico, won't agree on everything". When I'm King, I'm sure I'll do some things that will aggravate other JOMers; all I ask is that you bear with me until I open the re-education camps.


NYC Mayor Warren 'Bane' Wilhelm earns $210K total income, pays 8.3% effective Federal rate. Nice accounting there!

OL will get a kick out of the fact that Bane fully availed himself of depreciation on his mom's house that he rents for $52K/year, effectively making that $52K Federal TAX FREE!! Hail IRC real estate Depreciation Rulez! http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2014/04/15/mayor-bill-de-blasio-releases-his-tax-returns/


The greatest vituperation should be reserved for those who claim to know the mind of God.

miss Marple

The New York mayor came in for some scathing criticism from Jed Babbin this morning on local radio for the disbanding of the anti-terror Muslim task force.

I cannot understand how New Yorkers let this guy be elected. He's not even a liberal; he's a Marxist dictator and bully, with a side order of corruption.


Captain, in those coming days, will Maryland rejoin the ACC?

Old Lurker

I liked those depreciation regs better before they were fixed in 1987 NK...


Well this is the problem with heuristic algorithms, learning computers, they datamine every which way, coming to their own conclusions, Of course, having the Decima folks move Harold up a notch is distressing,
that means the whole network is on to him,

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

Not aggravated at all, Cap'n.
I might be the most libertarian guy here, so the ultimate goal of ending government overreach IMO is best done by ending 90% of government.
The only thing that bothered me is the assumption, which I don't think you made, at least not toward me, that thinking King Kong Bundy might not be the wisest anthill to stake our Gadsden flag on makes one a clean toga squish.


Mayor Bane, is rubble, as is rhymes with trouble, he really is a character out of 'Wild in the Streets'

Captain Hate

Miss Marple, significant numbers of the Horde are shilling for Mike Pence. I invoked your name as a Hoosier who preferred Mitch Daniels greatly to him but have been countered by sheer numbers in his favor. Hopefully I didn't offend you by mentioning you and, whether I did or not, can you provide some details of why you consider him the way you do?

Mark, absolutely not.


So Lerner apparently 'nudged' the DOJ into going after tax exempt groups.


miss marple, even more distressing than Bane disbanding one of the NYPD's agencies that was doing a good job, was listening to the WCBS radio news story which had a soundbite from CAIR stating that perhaps the harm done to the Muslim community could begin to heal but it's only a first step. Sickening.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

--I want to address last night's POI:--

The logical hurdle I kept coming a cropper on was, if the mere revelation of the existence of Northern Lights doomed it politically why would not the mere revelation of Samaritan, an apparently even more evil and invasive squid, have been sufficient to prevent its implementation?
IOW instead of hemming and hawing over shooting a congressman (itself pretty far fetched; I mean come on, who would even hesitate when given a free shot?) why not just a few anonymous tips here and there to expose it and make it political strychnine too?

BTW, am I the only one who prefers a nice tidy conclusion to a story line at years end rather than a Perils of Pauline, tune-in-at-the same-bat-time-same-bat-station-for-the-exciting-conclusion......next-fall-kids nail biter?
I always feel manipulated with these stupid cliffhangers, probably because they're so manipulative.

Captain Hate

King Kong Bundy might not be the wisest anthill to stake our Gadsden flag on

He may not be but he's the last man standing as far as ranchers in that area go, which is what my animosity toward the BLM is based. Surely the elimination of the ranches can't have been accidental.

miss Marple

Captain Hate, here are my reasons.

1. He has no executive experience or business experience, prior to being the governor. He was a radio talk show host prior to being in the Congress.

2. He is a social conservative who doesn't work well with others and is prone to saying things like "Ruthie and I will pray about it and try to discern what God wants us to do."

3. He gives Mitch Daniels, the greatest governor in Indiana since DC Bowen, zero credit and never mentions him by name, referring to him when he has to as "my predecessor." Furthermore, almost all of the success Indiana has had is due to Daniels smart policies and Pence repeatedly takes credit.

4. He does not get on well with women legislators as I have heard from my statehouse contacts.

5. He is dodging the Common Core controversy by setting up a "study commission" so that we will have "Hoosier standards written by Hoosiers for Hoosier kids" when the new standards are written by Hoosier education profs and are almost identical to Common Core. This indicates that he is quite capable of double dealing and also is politically stupid, as the anti-CC people in this state are well organized and adamant in their opposition.

6. Mitch Daniels was always out and about, meeting everyone from 4-H kids to biker groups. Pence is not big on getting out amongst the people. He is mostly in his office and in meetings.

7. He is pompous, prone to self-righteousness, and has zero sense of humor.

In my opinion he would be a candidate on a level with Huckabee, but without the value of guitar-playing. I realize he has a lot of people who like him because he is a social conservative, but truly, I don't think he can win the general and if he accidentally did win, I don't think he would be a good president.


Wow if Pence's office is reading, they are going to need to put some ice on that for awhile. Ouch.

Happy, happy, joy, joy Ignatz

--Surely the elimination of the ranches can't have been accidental.--

Explicitly not. According to that WaPo timeline upon declaring the desert tortoise endangered the BLM bought a good number, perhaps most of them out by purchasing their grazing permits.
Many of them probably didn't want to sell but I'm a lot more concerned with the ESA's direct impact on fully privately owned land and properties than what the BLM does with its own land.
The sad fact is, if the state or even private corporations and individuals owned that land they'd be facing serious lawsuits over the tortoise anyway.
The ESA is a great, rigid evil hammer that makes little to no distinction between disparate situations and makes a similar amount of sense.


Meanwhile the mayor of New York has decided we need more of this.



More IRS interference / duplicity Sen Whitehouse this time. Pushing DOJ to prosecute, Lerner followed up. (ht Chitown lurker).



Anderson's the subject of daddy's 2:41 am link. The guy was sentenced to 13 years and told to go home that they would contact him. Then they court forgot about him for 13 years and now want him to serve the sentence. I was just being fresh when I said his kids should serve his sentence.


I'm starting to lose faith in the veracity of my old pal's testimony last May. His Chief of Staff was conspiring with Lerner to hammer conservative groups with DOJ criminal probes, and they going to give DOJ IRS cover. What a bitch: werehttp://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2014/04/16/breaking-new-emails-show-lois-lerner-contacted-doj-about-prosecuting-tax-exempt-groups-n1825292?utm_source=BreakingOnTownhallWidget_4&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=BreakingOnTownhall


On May 8th 2013 Lerner was conspiring to stick it to conservatives even more. Why did she do an about face 2 days late and 'admit' mistreating conservative nonprofits?


"According to the witness, the agent stated, “If you see some Middle Eastern guy come in. You don’t have to be so worried about that. What we’re really looking for are people talking about being sovereign such as sovereign citizens or people talking about Big Government.”


No wonder they pulled the New York program,
that's not who they're looking for.

Danube on iPad

Ten Worst Jobs for 2014:


Read it and weep for Iggy.

Captain Hate

Thanks, Miss Marple; impressive laundry list of reasons.

Cecil Turner

Many of them probably didn't want to sell but I'm a lot more concerned with the ESA's direct impact on fully privately owned land and properties than what the BLM does with its own land.

Sorry, but this is just wrong. The BLM doesn't own land. It manages our land. And if it is managing grazing permits with the purpose of terminating them, despite federal law to the contrary (Taylor Grazing Act), then it's doing it improperly.

I'd note Hage won (posthumously) on water rights and due process. Per this editorial (H/T: Instapundit), the BLM bulldozed Bundy's water supply. If as described, I'm having a very hard time seeing the legitimacy of that move.

Finally, the ability and willingness of the government to conduct lawfare on individual ranchers is the major issue. There is no doubt that the BLM or USFS can find more and better lawyers than the average rancher and outlast them in court. Hage is the notable winner, and the personal value of that victory to him was less than nothing. Bundy's cattle are obviously not exterminating the desert tortoise, which calls the BLM's root action into serious question; and suggests this is a legitimate grievance against government overreach.

Dave (in MA)


They probably also thought that they were going to be able to keep their doctors, and that it would cost them $2500 less per year.


LUN: "Over 80 percent of Nevada is public land, but the majority of it is no longer ranched. Bundy is the last public land rancher in Clark County, and only three remain in all of Southern Nevada, according to the BLM."

Huh. But let's focus all our energy talking about how Bundy is a bad poster-boy for the issue we all agree is more important. I'm sure the Federal Govt and BLM would be more than happy for us to stay distracted with our infighting long enough to kick those last 3 guys off "our" land.


CecilT@12:28, I agree with this. Bundy (warts and all) is worth supporting because of government overreach, and quite likely, Reid family corruption. Let's help him pay his fines, and fees and keep him in business while we have congressional hearings and an arbitrary and capricious lawsuit to evaluate BLM's claims.



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Jack is Back!

Back from a great late breakfast meetup with tonto and Harry at Pierre's in Bridgehampton. Two great American patriots. Great conversation and lots of laughs.

After breakfast, before coming back to Southampton we stopped at Fishes and Loaves Cook Shop for a new mini-scale for the kitchen. There I noticed this sign:

Had not seen one anywhere in the States before. Wonder if anyone else has seen one, especially in the NYC or DC area?

Hope the photo turns out correct. You never see if properly on Safari.

Frau Stachelschwein

Cecil's link @ 12:28 is the Examiner article I was going to recommend. My husband brought up the *rights* that Bundy has that exist today whether the BLM likes it or not. I LUN that article. Have at it.

Hear, hear, AliceH. "Our" land is the land that now requires paying a fee to access in some areas.

Clarice Feldman



According to a formal offer letter obtained under New York’s Freedom of Information Law, CUNY intends to pay Krugman $225,000, or $25,000 per month (over two semesters), to “play a modest role in our public events” and “contribute to the build-up” of a new “inequality initiative.”

They should have no problem identifying the "inequality" as CUNY adjuncts get $3,000, profs up to $167,000

LUN (gawker)

Thomas Collins


While the center of gravity of Western elites will continue to be pretending that (i) human nature has changed, (ii) conferences, NGOs and the UN can solve world politics issues while the West disarms, (iii) the biggest security issue is replacing reliable, robust energy sources with windmills and solar panels, and (iv) liberty must be suppressed in the name of climate change alleviation and the continuing growth of the supposedly beneficial administrative state, Val Putin will continue on the course Edward Lucas has predicted in the above linked article. Barry404 may or may not have narcissistic personality disorder. What is clear is that the current foreign policy and national security team of the US just doesn't cut the mustard.

Thomas Collins

I guess we need not worry about Putin, Neo. A Krugman-spearheaded inequality initiative will bring peace and prosperity to all.

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