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We could do it Putin's way and everybody would be fine... but no.

And ain't it just lovely how all our anti-racism work is turning out? Golly. Seems the oppressed are turning into oppressors everywhere... and worse... instead of anybody bothering to listen to the adults.


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in fact


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And this is part of why.


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what does this make you want?


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To line up and shoot government officials? Or to run out and covertly stock up? Or insist the doctor knows best? Take a long walk off a short pier? Walk west 'til your hair floats? Scream? Shrug? What?


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miracle


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Maybe not a very happy one, but miraculous anyway.


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information i wish i'd known years ago


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They talked me into it since I lived on an old ranch with all kinds of rusty things everywhere. My arm was black and purple and green for two weeks and if I rolled onto it in my sleep it woke me up. So I am never getting another one anyway, but now I know I'm almost taking no chance whatsoever.


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bugs


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Heh.


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if it's not balderdash


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I need them to do this to me so I can get strong enough to keep from becoming a bag lady, and to produce some work from my Zen studies that lasts longer than ephemeral pixels that lose entirely too quickly the links that help them make sense to sentient beings.

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While I'm on the subject of me, you might understand I'm damn trepidatious about getting down into the "real world" to add some physicality to my pleas for mercy and for help because it is still raining up here... not quite as steadily as for the past five months, but just as hard and now in only five or six bursts a day.


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more fishy business


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It's getting out of hand out there. This on top of this on top of this.


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i'm only interested for one reason


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We might get to see Charlie undressed. Sexist, I know.


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i want you to look at these pictures


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And read these articles: onetwothree....

And maybe you could do with a meditation on how we got to leadership and government so bent on disseminating barnswoggle, how we got a government completely without the much heralded checks and balances, where any lizard could sneak in and create havoc.

If yer stumped, it's right here:
The case, Chevron U.S.A. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, involved the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to issue a rule under the Clean Air Act. Congress can expressly authorize agencies to make rules on one topic or another under current Supreme Court doctrine. Yet even when Congress does not expressly authorize rule making, agencies often make rules to clarify ambiguities or silences in laws in order to enforce them. They do this by interpreting the language used by Congress.

In such circumstances, according to Chevron, judges must defer to an agency’s interpretation, at least if it is within the range of permissible interpretations. In that way, agencies can make binding rules — essentially, can make law — on the theory that they are merely interpreting statutes, and under Chevron, judges generally cannot second-guess agency interpretations. In the case itself, the court found the E.P.A.’s interpretation of the law reasonable and upheld the rule.

The constitutional questions about Chevron focused for decades on the problem of separation of powers. But the debate has turned to deeper concerns about judicial independence and bias.
[Emphasis and corrected form mine.]

I was too busy working my fingers to the bone in 1984 to realize this had happened, and by the time I got around to bitching about bureaucrats enforcing shit that was nowhere in code or caselaw, no one was around to tell me how that happened... or how it seemed judges didn't have any discretion left.

Point being: A psychopath can punch any directive or batch of spurious information into this seething glob of malfunctioning and get what it wants from it. It wants global taxes... and whether or not anything we've done has added to climate change — in the normal course of our lives, or from psychopathic meddling — nobody lucid is going to have their say in this unless we make it happen.

Humanity cannot move forward under these strictures, only psychopaths.

Do you grok what I'm trying to tell you?

[And anybody new here who doesn't already have a feel for the man, JRE #606 and #501 are good for starters.]


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this is why you don't send your kids to classical schools anymore


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They only turn the kids off learning for real and indoctrinate them to think what the establishment wants them to think... turn them into adults who can't recover from their jobs becoming outmoded every decade or so.

And I don't think Trump is ignorant about this either, that it's just his old fashioned ways talking outmoded business sense. Nope. I think he is sincere, but I also think he plans to get most of the jobs on an infrastructure upgrade. The problem with that is ONLY that he's trying to get private interests to pay for most of it, which means things like toll roads and local taxes and higher fees for things relying on airports and dams and bridges to get to the end users.

That's too damn capitalist... and not giving the little guy an even break.

Admiral Janeway once cautioned that when we saw countries getting into tariff wars, that would be the start of WWIII, and people seem to think Trump is headed that way, but I seem to think he's freaking them out so their relief when they give him what he actually wants will make them feel pleasantly disposed toward us again.

I say this because I think I see Tillerson giving China its way out of financial ruin by getting vivid about North Korea. I think I see Perry and Tillerson giving OPEC and Russia their way out of financial ruin, too, though that isn't the way others are painting it. I think this may be Trump's way of saying he thinks Putin's idea about us all getting along and trading with each other instead of fighting is a good idea.

He won't live long if he doesn't drain the swamp enough to do these things, and I think he's draining as fast as he can.

I even think his aim was to kill Ryan's career today, while keeping, and maybe gaining, party support in the bargain. I know, I know, it doesn't look that way on its face, but I am ever-mindful of the difficulty of prizing those lizard fingers from the levers of power and, of course, their triggers.

He's got to look like a classic Republican bulldozer who gives a shit about workers in order to keep enough friends to dismantle the globalist power centers, and make us into one of many nations [under the North Pole] with liberty and peaceful trade for all.

The odds are still against success, and maybe I just need refuge in the dream of decency, but Green Acres and the kid at the wheel of a Mack truck... and I've never seen any president work this hard to keep his word, let alone against this much flak, in my whole life.

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A TRULY EXCELLENT PIECE....


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maybe not making me happy exactly


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But I'm finding myself relieved by the notion somebody's really trying to get this shit done and gone for real and for a change. Truly. This has to stop. It gets more dangerous every time I turn around, and unless you want to just resign yourself to fattening the Kim family at the North Koreans' expense for the rest of time, I think you ought to be with me on this one. This murdering little fuck needs neutralized.


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makes me very happy


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Naked men are sometimes wonderful.


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doesn't seem like he's bluffing


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Bunch of cantankerous and smug progressive-fascists insist Nunes is a scumbag who's bluffing. He does not seem that way to me... except if you count the part about him saying actual sentences that string together to make sense, that seem to be informative even while talking about closed-door sessions. I don't know. Those same progressive-fascists seemed also to remain hypnotized by a bunch of lies Hillary droned into them between hacking fits, so you should judge for yourself.


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do be totally evil


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I mean, that's a question really easily answered. And the same reason they're helping cover up the shit on the DNC servers. The psychopaths induced them to flip their motto 180º. It's pays. It pays bigly.


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not making much of a splash


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Which I find odd, given all the givens.


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fantasy better than reality


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Because in reality vanity bids you listen to Sméagol.


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