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  1. Why aren't we sending weapons to Ukraine?

    The significance of Russia's aggression can be likened to the sweep of Hitler's Germany  over Europe.

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    2. DogOnPorch


      Some Russian TOE is pretty darn impressive. Their rocket artillery for example. They really like rockets. Where they lack is the usual...traditional...Russian area of command control. That is, NCOs don't call artillery for the most part. It's a top down affair. Command has decided that the attack will follow a massive barrage...etc.

    3. Army Guy

      Army Guy

      yes Russia does have an impressive TOE . It is and it keeps getting better, light years ahead of our stocks, but then again a lot of 3 rd world nations have better equipment than we do...They are very ridged with their plans, same as their use of aircraft no room for imagination or taking advantage of an enemies misfortune , if it is not in the plan it does not happen. 

    4. DogOnPorch


      There are complex reasons for it involving the sheer number of troops that can be fielded as well as things like language difficulties. Less that Russia doesn't trust NCOs. It's just easier. 

      I recall in the last blast 'em up, these two were using mass batteries of Grads to play shoot and scoot. Fire a huge volley then run...try to catch the other guy off guard. These would be what activists call 'toy rockets' over Israel way...


  2. Why GoFundMe doesn't want to release money that's been donated to the truckers?

    1. Goddess


      It's been released now.

  3. Supreme Court blocks Biden Covid vaccine mandate for businesses, allows health-care worker rule


  4. What do we have here?   Second-class citizenship?  Trudeau blasts the unvaccinated, and there's suggestions that vaccines might be mandated..............and yet, if you are an essential worker - especially a part of the supply chain - you're not required to have a vaccine! 

    Lol - see the farce in all of this!

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    2. betsy


      @BubberMiley  Many vaccinated folks support the right of the unvaccinated!   I'm one of them.

    3. BubberMiley


      That's not true. You antivaxxers are not supported much at all. The polls show it.

    4. Shady


      The best poll was the election, when Trudeau lost the popular vote.

  5. Why blame the unvaccinated alone, if vaccinated peope still end up in the hospital?

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    2. BubberMiley


      Everybody eventually dies. You unvaxxed are dying at 6x the rate of vaxxed people. That's a fact.

    3. betsy


      @BubberMileyof course it matters.   You may not be suffering but you're still...............SPREADING!


      To stop the spread - isn't that supposed to be the alleged reason why everyone must be vaccinated?   Duh.

    4. BubberMiley


      That was before. It's too late now because antivaxxers thought the elderly and sick are contemptible and should be sacrificed. 

  6. Critics Outraged by FDA Request to Hide Pfizer Vaccine Data for 55 Years



    What's there to hide?  I had Pfiezer - this is making me nervous.


  7. Are we getting CERB again?

    Lockdown come January?  I sound like the Grinch, don't I?

    A Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to all.

  8. For something they want to call "progressive and MOVING FORWARD - they seem to dwell and get so hung up with the past. You can't move forward without stumbling, if you keep looking back every step of the way. It's one way to learn from it - but it's another to keep wearing it like an albatross on your neck, and forcing others to do the same! It's kinda hard to have a reconciliation if we keep pointing and wagging an accusatory fingers collectively at everyone digging up the past. That doesn't help in working out a marriage - it won't work in any relationship you may want to build. Most, if not all people involved in that past are dead! Focus on the present.
  9. It's not about ancestry or whether their lives is better this way than that! Who can judge and decide for a person what a "better" life is? That 18 year old may have died in the mud somewhere in Vietnam, but we don't know if he had welcomed being a soldier - if that's what he had mapped out to start with, and planned to do in the first place. Furthermore, which is better - dying a hero's death at 18, or dying on the streets of LA - pumped up full of drugs at 18? That's irrelevant to this author's reflection., which is in the OP That is YOUR reflection - that's okay. But it does not make the author's own reflection, inaccurate. His reflection stated, and this is all I read from what he said (unless I'm missing some parts of it); • People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves. He is reflecting on a SIMPLE irony. That is accurate! At least, that's what I understand by this call for reparation. WE - who had never owned any slaves - whether we are white or yellow, red or brown - PAY TO BLACKS LIVING TODAY! Lol - what other crazy ideas would they come up based on that precedent? Descendants of rapists, shooters, etc., will pay reparation to descendants of raped victims, shooters, etc? Ala - ME TOO.....but this time, they'll call it......US TOO? 🤣
  10. The division is being done and fostered by advocates of Critical Race Theory. You should sit down and reflect on it. "I am not going to fall for the CRT “Kafka trap” that my protestations are actually evidence of my racism, and neither should you. There is a massive number of academics—black and white, Christian and non-Christian, atheist and theist—who have raised the alarm against the aggressive indoctrination and, frankly, bullying of CRT—not to mention the racial essentialism inherent in the view, the false witness it bears against virtuous people, and the general destruction it continues to wreak on race relations in this country. CRT has set us back 50 years," his letter writes in part. Koukl makes other points clear, such as how he does acknowledge there is racism, but that CRT is not the way to go about it. "To be clear, I am not claiming there is no racism to be dealt with or are no racist Christians who need to repent. What I am saying is that critical race theory is not an accurate characterization of contemporary racial dynamics in America (as many have argued). Therefore, since its analysis is faulty, it offers a faulty solution, one that creates a whole set of new racial tensions and provides no productive resolution to them," he writes later in the letter. The letter also closes by inviting people to come to their own decision on whether or not to donate. "I spoke at length about this turn on my radio show this week, inviting my audience to read your material for themselves and make their own judgments. I told them, though, that as for me, I was redirecting my giving elsewhere. I am not “cancelling” you, as many in the CRT movement would gladly do to me. Rather, I am carefully investing my resources in organizations that I fully trust will serve Christ in truth and only in truth, and I no longer trust The Salvation Army to do that," Koukl also writes. While the preamble to the teaching document claims that it "is a voluntary discussion guide," Mayberry also wrote that training took place "in matters of racial equity in a compulsory manner in January" and that the "agenda for the Territorial Virtual Officers' Councils on Racial Equity workshop mirrored the "Let's Talk About Racism" resource put out by the Commission and was required of current officers." https://townhall.com/tipsheet/rebeccadowns/2021/11/27/the-salvation-army-has-gone-woke-too-now-and-theyre-losing-support-n2599728
  11. Good. Let this serve as a wake-up call. You're being inspired by the devil!
  12. The Salvation Army recently defended an internal racism guide that discouraged "colorblindness" and encouraged staff members to "apologize for being white" after the guide faced backlash. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/salvation-army-defends-guide-telling-white-people-to-apologize-for-racism/ar-AARcWLq Goodbye, Salvation Army. Let's talk again after you ask Israelites to apologise for being Israelites.....after all, if there is an atrocity unmatched, it would be the lynching of the Son of God. That's how it should be......IF............IF, I follow your irrational thought. Furthermore, duh? Why apologise for being white? Aren't all race created by God? You apologise when you've done something wrong. There is nothing to apologise for having been born white. Who ever came up with that stupid idea? If you got any beef about the white race - take your complaint to God. Ask HIM to apologise! My.....aren't you making your own unbiblical stipulations! Salvation Army has gone political. And, has lost its way.
  13. His point is accurate. He's not talking about ancestry. He's talking about people who NEVER OWNED SLAVES, and WERE NEVER SLAVES THEMSELVES. In other words, the reparations come from, and will be given to people living today, as we speak. People will be penalized and be compensated for something they had nothing to do with, or had no control over. People who were not even born, or around in those dark days.
  14. I don't think the author had said anything about not being able to express one's self. You cannot stop insults or mocks either - not that I'm saying I condone them. There is a reaction/consequence to everything we do or say....that's just a fact of life. You can't legislate this or that, without erasing vital constitutional rights. We have a right to our opinion. That's one of the things that's happening right now in the US. Democracy is really getting an overhaul, and the USA is becoming undemocratic. I don't think the author has said anything about not having a female president. He's pointing out the contradiction. If we want to make gender unimportant -then why do we demand a specific gender for the presidency? The first female.....the first gay......the first transgender......why do we make a big deal out of gender? And they say, it shouldn't be about gender? Gimme a break! That no one seems to see this blatant hypocrisy from those who claim to want to make gender irrelevant - it's just an example that does indeed show something has gone awry with the collective mind. As for black issue - how is a dole-out money going to affect them? Will money erase it? No. That there is discrimination from all is real. Is this about money? A pay-out? Cashing in? Are we saying, "here. pay-out! take this. This should shut you up." We need to erase discrimination - not just shifting the shoe to the other foot, and give a "pay-back" to a certain group - in this case, white people. Otherwise, a couple of centuries from now - the future generation might be paying reparations to white people! Anyway, what are we? African hutu and tutsi wannabe? Is that what the collective mentality is shaping into? Check out your knee-jerk rebuttal points. They're mostly irrelevant to what he said. You're missing the OP's point.
  15. I don't get why - if the omicron is supposed to pose this kind of risk (which politicians are all so afraid of) - why did they allow sports games to go on? That isn't consistent to the scary messaging we're being bombarded with.
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