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  1. Pretty rich considering so many of the "intellectuals" behind this rot were French.
  2. Surely they also prohibited similar comments against Trump?
  3. Moderna here. Nothing more than some arm soreness for a few days. After the second one I did feel some neck discomfort for a few days, but it may have been unrelated. I have been taking vitamin D, C and some zinc.
  4. Been watching the first couple of episodes of "Squid Game" on Netflix. It is refreshing to see some new ideas for once.
  5. I always looked at 9/11 at one of those inflection points when fundamental transformation takes place in the name of an emergency, when no one is paying attention. This one is going to dwarf 9/11.
  6. Here in the US we have government intimidating social media companies so that speech that they don't like be restricted. We have laws of very questionable constitutionality such as Wilson's 1917 Espionage Act, applied by Obama against journalists more times than all previous presidents combined. Government also forces private companies to restrict services to those whose legal activities they dislike (and are constitutionally protected, such as gun manufacturers). Basically government using the private sector to do things they themselves are not allowed to do. All of these abuses have one thing in common. But let's not turn this thread into another US politics thread. I'd love to hear specifics of creeping fascism and authoritarianism in PL and HU.
  7. I keep hearing that Poland and Hungary are sliding into authoritarianism and fascism. Given that every person to the left of Trotsky has been called a fascist and a racist, I tend to look at such claims with skepticism. I'm not familiar with Polish or Hungarian politics, but I've been told that the Western left is upset at these two because they hold positions - such as WRT immigration or the alphabet people- that were perfectly mainstream in the West just a few years ago, before the culture was conquered by woke ideology. Is this true?
  8. Supposedly in VA they want to waive having a witness sign the absentee ballot.... Because Corona.
  9. How does one explain that four year and one day gap in employment?
  10. I hear that VA democrats are trying to get rid of signature verification in the upcoming gubernatorial election, in the name of covid. What does one have to do with the other??
  11. When I talk about Cancel Culture with a lefty friend, he always says that conservatives started it with the Dixie Chicks. My recollection on this is rather nebulous, but I don't remember them being blacklisted by the music industry, rather it was their public who deserted them. Is this correct?
  12. Ah... Thomas "if we could be China for a day" Friedman...
  13. Galileo would feel right at home. https://m.facebook.com/photo.php/?fbid=408008937360832
  14. Quite a few pictures of this event. I wonder about the logistics and how the tanks were transported, vs using civilian equipment of the same weight. (can't embed) http://i3.cn.cz/1203500858_nuselsky-most3.jpg
  15. It doesn't change the fact that as Nazi Germany was busy conquering the world (and bombing your country), the Soviet union was quite happy to supply critical strategic materials to the nazis and to guard their back. Would the Nazis have invaded Western Europe hadn't they been as cozy with Stalin as they were? This arrangement continued until the night of June 22nd 1941.
  16. 66 T54s used for testing new bridge in CZ.
  17. Nazi bombing of Britain in 1940 was amply supplied by Stalin, who was quite happy to act as a quasi-ally and supplier of the nazis.
  18. This one spent most of its life dragging lumber through the mountains.
  19. Well, they couldn't get everything right 😄
  20. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Chase .... In the year 2011, the United States is a police state. A substantial percentage of the population was wiped out by a devastating viral pandemic 20 years earlier. Amidst the resulting chaos and general panic, democracy collapsed and a totalitarian cabal seized power. After moving the seat of government to Boston, the new dictatorship outlawed ownership and use of all automobiles, boats and aircraft, on the pretext (later proven false) that an even bigger crisis, the exhaustion of fossil fuel supplies, was imminent. The loss of other personal freedoms followed, and surveillance cameras now monitor private citizens' every move.
  21. People don't misuse aspirin or penicillin?
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