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February 29, 2020

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GUS

Narciso. The TALIBAN, may well go after the PAKISTANI'S. What are we to do about that???
We have spent LIVES and TREASURE. The TALIBAN is still alive. Pakistan, has protected vile MUZZZZTARDS including Bin Laden. The equation today, is whether PAKISTAN is willing to fight ISLAMIC TERROR and TALIBANI VIOLENCE......or not.

D

Buttigieg will be out after Super Tuesday unless he can find a state to win in.
There will be a battle for his delegates.
Warren will soon follow.

jim nj

Yeah, two different Taliban groups, one in Afghanistan, the other in Pakistan, with, as I understand it, different goals.

I think we have made certain things clear to both the Afghanistan Taliban and the country of Pakistan, like we retain the right to get seriously pissed-off and do something about it if and when needed.

I don't see Pakistan playing their usual game with us anymore. I think Trump's visit to India was part of the message.

Narciso

Yes buttigeg might have been the more selective candidate even cheating with markers he could barely eke out iowa.

Pinandpuller

Caduceus:

Rod of Asclepius.

Wand of Hermès.

Staff of Mercury

“ In Roman iconography, it was often depicted being carried in the left hand of Mercury, the messenger of the gods, guide of the dead, and protector of merchants, shepherds, gamblers, liars, and thieves.”


MissMarple2

Jubal E. Harshaw
@alimhaider
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6h
NYT and WaPo demanding everyone get free corona virus care, but their articles on the virus are still behind paywalls.

Narciso

Context is left out:

https://mobile.twitter.com/LIVEBreakingNow/status/1233932156964990976

JohnH

Am I a bad person for smiling greatly at the thought of Pope Che catching the coronavirus?

rich

bloomberg wasn't on the ballot in south carolina.

Narciso

That shows he wasnt serious, this would reflect badly cause whole sale the times was gigerly refering to plague in renaissancs literature.

MissMarple2

Wow!
“The people that Obama left behind, these are the people Trump is setting free.

What @realDonaldTrump did for me is set me free.

Let me be the first one to tell this admin how grateful I am for what they are doing for black America”@theangiestanton pic.twitter.com/kK8fSi0RC9

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 29, 2020

Video at the link.

Narciso

Chasing another dog on the roof ashley?

https://www.thehour.com/news/article/Inside-Trump-s-frantic-attempts-to-minimize-the-15095593.php

rich

johnh-

too aggressive? i try to to wish those sorts of things even with people i disagree with.

>>>Rich, I think zero wants/needs to be back in the game. Can’t run himself, and can’t do it through Bernie or Biden. They already have their constituencies. Pete is easily manipulated and will need help. Can’t be open about it now because Trump would pounce.

Posted by: Another Bob | February 29, 2020 at 09:19 PM<<<

never thought we'd have to resort to kremilology to figure out us politics.

Narciso

A positive sign


https://news.yahoo.com/sick-italys-virus-shutdown-milan-itches-back-204904436.html

Narciso


Anyone can make that mistake


https://mobile.twitter.com/hale_razor/status/1233910798226903040

rich

to not wish ...

D

JohnH:
Yes you are.

MissMarple2

I see the Left is starting the 25th Amendment crap again, and I am just not able to put up with it.

So, I think I will head to bed.

Nytol!

D

As Minnesota goes, so goes Amy.

D

Amy is in Yang territory tonight.

Another Bob

Rich, I could be all wet. But I never expected Zero to disappear into post-presidential oblivion, did you?

Narciso

She ran out of combs clearly

Narciso

They are stark raving mad, i heard the soeech it was very measured.

rich

Posted by: Another Bob | February 29, 2020 at 10:19 PM

my suspicion was that hillary was going to push to get the 22nd repealed and obama would have been reinstalled. 2016 was a close run thing. how different would the world be with her maladministration? a big one is that i think the coup attempts in KSA would have been successful. and given the campaign, the hillary administration would have to have respond to "russian interference" which would have unleashed all sorts of badness.

zero and his toadies have been too quiet to have been doing nothing.

Narciso

When will they learn

https://mobile.twitter.com/IsaacDovere/status/1233920810890473473

Narciso


Something completely different:

https://audioboom.com/posts/7518571-seapower-states-8-of-8-maritime-culture-continental-empires-and-the-conflict-that-made-the-mo

anonamom

Greetings, all you brand new " woke" germaphobes, who just now noticed the clerk touches every single food item you buy --did you ever think how many people use the stylus you sign your credit card thing with at every single store you shop at?
Or how many people touch the touch screen at the library where you enter your code after you scan your card????

How many people used that cart you pulled to put those groceries in??? Who used the hymnal at Mass before you did??

How many people pulled open the door to the bathroom at your Kid's school gym before you did the day you went to the game?

Now we know why people wore gloves in the day of TB...

anonamom

SC, the beauty of open primaries is you can cross party lines and vote for the weakest candidate to win.

Not too different in NC, if you are registered Independent.
And yes, I did that!

GUS

JohnH, you know me. You have given me eye to eye advice, that I have pondered and for the MOST PART, I have taken to heart. Recently, I have seen you post thoughts, that almost mirror my thoughts.
WELCOME SIR. I am CATHOLIC, but no fan of POPE CHE the WURST of ARGENTINA. If the PONTIFF, does indeed have the DREADED VIRUS to end all VIRUSES....I wish him well, and I will pray for him, just like NANCY PELOSI does pray for DONALD TRUMP. SCHMUCK SCHUMER can ROT IN HELL.

D

Pfliuffe wants it to be a two person race.
Still pushing Biden
Gal on show says too soon, not buying it.

Narciso

Plouffe is on the board of acronym hes dead meat, he was previously a vp at uber. Amd something called chan zuckerberg

GUS

<<<<>>>>>

NYT and WAPO are nearly and completely defunct.
Shit should be FREE!!?? But the very FULL COMMIE and DEAD MEDIA idea, must be PAID FOR to READ.

Furthermore, this FREE CORONA VIRUS health care, is already supposed to be FREE, via OBAMA CARE.

Why this VIRUS??? Is the needed health care for OTHER VIRUSES NOT FREE???

FUCKING CLOWNS.

Narciso

Oh its the zuckerberg family initiative, nothing suspicious there,,

GUS

NYT and WaPo demanding everyone get free corona virus care, but their articles on the virus are still behind paywalls.

anonamom

I did notice today at my group's annual meeting that as we sat mesmerised by the speaker, ten of my partners were touching their face...
We are doomed. Make your peace with your maker. Between signing our electronic signatures with germ coated styluses to pay for our groceries and touching our faces repeatedly, unconsciously throughout the day--it's corna for us all.


Is that Pope having corona thing for real, or just Twitter trash? It's nowhere on my feed.

Narciso

Its like arnim zola you have nuke the servers and they still dont go away.

Narciso

Its random speculation, amplified by the vaticans reticence.

rich

but what tempers some of my thinking about the obama administration is the prince and the chapters "states won by crime" and "states won by luck" ...

Like anything that appears suddenly and
grows fast, regimes that come out of
nothing have shallow roots and will tend to
crash in the first storm.


GUS

ANONAMOM. Who touched the can of beans, once, twice, three times, BEFORE, I touched it and put i back on the shelf for a better or cheaper brand.
It's exponential epidemiology, and 99 percent of the public, doesn't understand it, nor do they care. SOMEONE ELSE is supposed to protect their LIFE from someone else.

OBVIOUSLY Donald Trump was unprepared and to blame.
He's ORANGE.

Captain Hate

Did Steyer waste more money than Schmidt and Wallace?

anonamom

I don't anticipate Biden doing well Tuesday. He hasn't spent a cent in NC. Not enough time between today and Tuesday to get any momentum either.

cathyf

American Physical Society just cancelled their meeting that was supposed to start Monday. 20,000 people. The American Chemical Society meeting in Philadelphia is supposed to be in two weeks in Philadelphia.

Amazing about the APS — they pulled the plug on the meeting with just 36 hours before start. Lots of people are probably already in Denver or in transit.

Narciso

Dr.evil only flubbed in four counties this was like the giant dinosnake landing at seaworld

jim nj

Realclearpolitics with 90% of the SC vote counted has Biden at 48.6%, Sanders with 20% ans Steyer still out of the money and out of the race at 11.3%.

I expect all the other candidates will stay in the race until March 3rd's Super Tuesday vote. Why drop out now? In Steyer's case he bet everything on SC, nobody else had that strategy.

Come Wednesday I expect to hear a lot of calls for candidates to suspend their campaigns.

Current delegate count is Sanders 53, Biden 43, Buttigieg 26.

clarice

I'm still available if they need to broker a candidate.

Narciso

What kind of strategery were they countering.

GUS

Clarice, I have a BROKERS LICENSE. I will certainly need a good ATTORNEY, and you are WISCONSIN, so I can PROLLY trust you.

GUS

JIM NJ. The only LIBTARD FULL COMMIES that might BOW OUT, will be the ones with ZERO CASH.
Otherwise, some might quit, while they STILL HAVE CASH, that they intend to KEEP.

Narciso

Until klobuchar runs out of salad shes good to go

Captain Hate

Steyer must have found a clear way of making lots of money while being a clueless doofus.

Narciso

He made his recent fortune in indonesiam coal, very clean energy.

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2001191

GUS

CAPN' my man. BINGO. Steyer is a WALL STREET, YALE CONNECTED FINANCIER.
Not against the law. But people like STEYER and BLOOMBERG, and many others that the FULL COMMIE, purports to hate and find disgusting, are the very people, that finance the LEFTIST FULL COMMIE agenda....just like SOROS.

Narciso

He drew his staff almost entirely from his slush fund, i mean next generation pac and one fmr harris staffer who crawled onto a sinking ship.

GUS

Narciso, who drew HIS STAFF from his SLUSH FUND.

jim nj

https://defence-blog.com/army/turkey-releases-video-of-missile-strike-on-pantsir-s1-in-syria.html

"Turkish officials reported that during airstrikes were destroyed five Syrian helicopters, 23 armored vehicles, 23 artillery pieces, one Buk-M1-2 medium-range surface-to-air missile system, and one Pantsir-S1 point defense air defense system."

Narciso

Steyer did, campaign chair et al.

Narciso

Ok you do that, but then you're about a 100 miles past your supply lines and in another country.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Are we talking disposable/surgical latex gloves?
Unless you have a cut on your finger you're not going to absorb any germs through your hands.
So what do the gloves do unless you do nothing with your hands that transfers germs until you take them off?
I guess it might make a difference if you're coming off a series of episodes like kk or are immunosuppressed and you're super careful.
Otherwise seems about as useful as a mask as a defensive prophylactic.

jim nj

https://nypost.com/2020/02/29/migrants-blasted-with-tear-gas-at-turkey-greece-border/

Great time for a new flow of refugees.

Catsmeat

anonomom--so glad I am not the only Baby Yoda adherent. I think these episodes are magical--you will like them.

JMH, I tell my students that Napier story every single time it seems at all apposite--it's wonderful and works roughly as a corrective like that scene in Life of Brian where they are trying to work out what the Roman Empire has been good for: "Well, yes, the legal system, but..."

I knew Mel was a guy because Jane told me so last summer---you have to visit the right people!

Captain Hate

I remember being conned by someone, either Rupert's Gazette or the Rear Admiral's magazine, into thinking that letting Turkey into NATO was a smart thing to do.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Erdogan's probably wishing he could trade his possibly nonop S-400s run by Russkies for some F-35s about now.
OTOH if he keeps giving Putin as good as he gets with ancient F-16s etc against Russia's highly touted new hardware, it could get a little embarrassing for Vlad.

Catsmeat

Plus, no problem getting 0% on the commie quiz. Ext must have just had a reading misfire. Plus, I just taught the Communist Manifesto last week (seriously surprising various graduating seniors who had no idea)....

Narciso

Back before ergonokon 2 electric boogaloo the purge of secular officers maybe

Another Bob

“until you take them off”

That’s actually an important point.

As part of being cleared to work unescorted in nuke plants, you need to demonstrate the ability to read a radiation work permit, identify the mandated anti-contamination gear, put it on properly, *and take it off properly*.

The gloves do you no good if you don’t take them off in a way that avoids contaminating yourself.

Narciso


Might have been as smart an investment at prigozhins tin soldiers.


https://missilethreat.csis.org/defsys/pantsir-s-1/

Narciso

Meaning not at all,

Pinandpuller

All this traffic downtown better not be from Pete-A-Palooza. By all that is holy.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I'm totally stunned that socialized medicine paradises, including tiny ones like the UK, and tiny relatively homogeneous ones like the Netherlands and Denmark and vast unpopulated ones like Upper Canuckistan AKA The Great White North are not as well prepared for an epidemic as the barbaric and backwards US of A.
Bernie will fix that.

Captain Hate

I just took the quiz. 0% commie.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The accumulated wealth of the ten richest dudes in the world exceeds the GDP of the 85 poorest countries combined.
To a prog that conjures visions of doubling the income of those 85 for one year.
After five years of course the 10 richest dudes would probably be rich again and the 85 poorest countries would be even poorer than they were before although Swiss banks would be overflowing with tyrant deposits.

Captain Hate

The long national nightmare is over.

Narciso

So you bomb idlip the syrians arent going to retaliate moving north, or the russians moving south from the caucasus.

Melinda

I trust absolutely no information coming out of Syria, At All.

Absolutely nothing.

Unless it’s a press release from the USMC.

jim nj

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-toll/turkish-strikes-in-northwest-syria-kill-48-pro-damascus-troops-observatory-idUSKBN20N0EO

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-hezbollah/turkish-strike-in-syria-kills-nine-hezbollah-members-wounds-30-source-idUSKBN20N0GI

Looks like things are heating up.

Narciso

Back in the day the russians and the turks when they didnt confront in the caucasus ir was in the balkand and centsal europe.

Narciso

Central europe, that includes romania.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--The long national nightmare is over.--

Wait, Hillary's dead?
Was wondering why I was hearing what sounded like munchkins singing that certain song all over the place.

jim nj

Melinda,

Yes, it's hard to figure out what is real and what is propaganda in Syria, but I get a sense that Turkey has gone on the offense.

https://syria.liveuamap.com/

This seems to indicate drone attacks and artillery bombardments in support of the "rebels" who seem to be re-taking territory.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I missed this when it first came out. Quite revealing and it was authored by a prog;
Liberalism Causes Achievement Gaps

Stewart compared achievement by race in a number of cities that he classified as progressive or conservative. The results didn’t surprise me, but they shocked Stewart. Conservative cities (as ranked by political scientists used as a reference for the study) consistently did a better job of closing student achievement gaps–sometimes, to zero–than progressive cities.

jim nj

CH?

Turkey and Greece joined NATO at the same time in 1952. Just how old were you then? I wasn't born until a year later.

Narciso

I think he meanr the eu, back then they had fought with us in korea, the soviet had weaponized the pkk against them, there were two coups in 1960 amd 1978

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Johnathon Turley; [DNC] Leaders Move To Limit Democratic Choice in The Democratic Convention

“The party decides its nominee. The public doesn’t really decide the nominee.”

Funny how progs love direct democracy and hate the electoral college except when it comes to their voters.

jim nj

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/battle-idlib-frontline-fighters-resisting-assads-assault


Battle for Idlib: On the frontline with the fighters resisting Assad's assault
From the battlefront in northwestern Syria, a look into attempts by the rebels to build on recent gains

Narciso

Qatari cribaheet act accordingly.

jim nj

Narciso,

That would make more sense. I think that pre-Ordegan Turkey could have fit into EU. As far as I can remember they never asked to join before Ordegan.

I think the request to join was all about subsidies. Now Ordegan can just blackmail the EU with refugee flows. Like he appears to be doing now again.

Narciso

I dont think that trick will work as well now, western europe has gotten its fill of sojourners from the east, add current circumstances to me.

Threadkiller

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=IQdJ61x5OD8

Dave (in MA)
Billionaire Tom Steyer Ending Democratic Presidential Bid THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
At least he didn't cut a wet one on national TV.
jim nj

Yeah, I'm looking for accurate information on what's going on in Idlib and it's not easy. Sputnik and other Russian media are busy putting out lots of stories with their slant. Turkish media doing the same.

I have to plow through a lot of stuff and try and make an ill-informed opinion as to what is actually happening.

Some things become evident over time. I've seen enough reports and videos of Turkish military columns moving up to and into Syria to think that Turkey is serious about blunting and maybe even turning back the Syrian attack.

The reports of Turkish Artillery bombardment and use of drones for aerial attacks seem correct. The reports about Syrian helicopters not flying over contested territory and reports of downed choppers suggests that the Turks have moved manpads into the area.

So when I see an article that reports that "rebels" are taking advantage of such things and advancing and re-taking territory it makes sense.

OTOH, when I read that the Syrians are bombarding Turkish outposts I don't know what to think. Are the Syrians trying to dislodge bases they clearly don't want in their country or is that propaganda justifying a Turkish push to relieve those outposts?

Pinandpuller

Now I ain’t no Big City Lawyer, but this clearly looks like an illegal taking under the 5th Amendment:

@MichaelCoudrey
EXPLICIT WARNING ⚠️:

Look at the homeless epidemic in Los Angeles due to failed liberal policies, high taxes, and high crime.

Police are now demanding citizens allow homeless people to camp on their private property, threatening this man with arrest if he moves them.

https://twitter.com/michaelcoudrey/status/1233928266764828672?s=21

Pinandpuller

How many sick days does the Pope get?

jim nj

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/heres-reason-why-russian-aircraft-keep-dying-syria-128527

"Just two months after the Russian Aerospace Force (VKS) was formed by merging the tactical air force and air defense forces, Putin announced the deployments of dozens of combat aircraft to Syria in a bid to prop up the faltering regime of strongman Bashar al-Assad.

Five years of relentless bombardment tilted the course of the war in Assad’s favor—and continues to do so today as heavy bombing paves the way for Assad’s forces to crush the last major rebel stronghold in Idlib province—if it doesn’t trigger Turkish intervention first.

However, the air campaign has cost the Russian military at least nineteen manned aircraft (eleven helicopters and eight airplanes) between 2015–2018, leading to the deaths of twenty-three crew and thirty-seven passengers."

Interesting, but the analysis stops in 2018. I'm curious about 2019 and so far this year.

"However, these losses were too few to stop the VKS and naval aviation from flying well over 39,000 sorties in Syria by mid-2018, shifting the tide of the conflict in Assad’s favor."

That's a lot of sorties. I wonder how that number would compare to coalition sorties in that time period.

And this is interesting:
"Western air forces have reduced airplane losses to short-range air defense to nil by flying at high altitudes and making extensive use of expensive precision-guided munitions, though slower and lower-flying helicopters have been less fortunate.

However, the VKS has more limited precision-air-to-ground capabilities which it uses only selectively. As a result vast majority of Russian munitions expended in Syria have been unguided bombs released at over 13,000 feet to avoid air defense fire, using a timed SVP-24 navigation/attack systems—with middling accuracy. Cluster bombs and incendiary munitions with a large propensity for collateral damage were also liberally employed."

Their sorties are presumably less effective if they are using dumber bombs. Pay more for pinpoint bombs and you can fly fewer sorties. Does put more and tear on the planes than needed?

jim nj

PIN,

I hope that LA thing is fake or some weird misunderstanding.

I think Popes get as many sick-days as they need. It's probably in the union rules, or is he considered to be in management these days?

Dave (in MA)

International Brotherhood of Papal Workers

GUS

Catsmeat, you just OUTED the WHISTLEBLOWER ..........MELINDA!!!!!
I know you CATS, although, I haven't actually MET nor SEEN you. Pin is a GREAT PAL O'mine and he loves you Catsmeat.

There are numerous JOM PEEPS, that I truly love, and many of them, I have never offered the CORONA 19 virus to. YET.

GUS

Pin, the POPE has ETERNITY as his SICK DAY PLAN vis a vis his HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN.

I prayed for him with my beautiful wife this very evening. Pin, you know me. I'm Catholic, and I am AMERICAN. I will not pledge allegiance to someone who does not do likewise to ME, and my loved ones.

GUS

Dave, I've heard that the POPE gets $15.00 per hour.

A living wage.

Pinandpuller

We made it thru another Black History Month, y’all.

Pinandpuller

jim

I told the O.P. that I’m no lawyer or doctor but if a homeless guy refuses to leave your premises I have it on good authority that if you hit them on top of the head with a phone book it leaves no evidence.

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