How is Iran any different from North Korea? I don't see you criticizing Trump's love affair with Kim Jong-Un. Apparently on this site, you have to take an anti-US, and certainly an anti Trump stance no matter what the issue. I guess it makes people feel virtuos. DPRK and Iran are alike in many ways...Jump to post
Yada, yada. Everything you've said can be turned round against America and its support for illegal land grabs by Israel and their brutal suppression of Palestinians, their endless support of the corrupt regime in Saudi Arabia and Trump's bestie in North Korea. Have you forgotten who was actually re...Jump to post
In an ideal world nobody would have nukes. Since that's not the world we're in, then I feel countries with nukes are the last ones whose opinion matters on who should and who shouldn't have nukes. My country has them, I pay for them and don't want to get rid of them, hence I understand Iran's posit...Jump to post
Those incidents were after US killed JPCOA in May of ‘18. :sarcastic: The international system and diplomacy can’t ever work if we don’t give them a chance to. Iran is no direct threat to the US with its current capabilities - it’s highly prudent to give diplomacy a chance. So again I ask you - why...Jump to post
Oh for crying out loud - so right wing radio hosts and yourself know more than inspectors assigned to check Iran’s compliance? You have no evidence for what you’re claiming when several IAEA reports clearly stated they were in compliance with JPCOA terms. https://www.armscontrol.org/act/2019-04/new...Jump to post
Mortyman wrote:I'm not confident that the religious regime driven by religious dogma like the USA will not use or "sell" nukes to achieve their political goals, no …
Odd that you responded to that post and not the preceding one. :scratchchin: I was on my way out of the door, so didn't have the time, now you ask. As for the JCPOA agreement, I'm under no illusion the Iran has not been working on their nuclear program in hidden military facilities. These agreement...Jump to post
They’re getting them now and Trump’s son in law sold them the tech. I wonder why you’re not starting threads about it? This thread is about Iranian sanctions, not Saudi Arabia. The sanctions are definately warrented; and I fully support the US attempt to assert its political powers to force other n...Jump to post
The USA should move. Saudi Arabia is a oppressive theocratic regime with an extremist worldview, and with a glowing desire to acquire nuclear weapons. What could possibly go wrong with that. Trump's pandering to the Saudis is a big mistake. There; I fixed it for you... If you think that two wrongs ...Jump to post
Mortyman wrote:US says all UN sanctions on Iran restored and threatens world to comply
OY-KBI A340-313X cn 430 leaving SAS fleet and ferried CPH-TUS-MZJ on 16.09.2020.
Retirement was reportedly first due in nov 2020.
Revelation wrote:The teacher should be fired... for making the exam too easy! All four answers are correct!
The teacher took the quiz from the internet and didn't bother to check all the questions before having the students take the quiz. Stupid? Yes. Irresponsible? Yes. 'Pushing you personal agenda'? No. Grounds for termination? No. That's a BS excuse. I cannot see how a teacher can hand out a test to t...Jump to post
https://www.foxnews.com/us/michigan-bedford-public-schools-trump-quiz One of the questions on the quiz asked which group of people Trump hates: Women, Black people, Mexicans, or all of the above. This is absolutely disgusting and entirely inappropriate. The teacher needs to be terminated. Agreed, d...Jump to post
What do you know.
Standard modus operandi of the Putin regime, and the standard impotens of the EU.
The right thing would be for the Germans to abandon the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
But I expect another display of hypocricy with big words and no action.
Actually - Pet Shop Boys
Introspective - Pet Shop Boys
Gas 5 - Gasolin
Oxygene - Jean Michel Jarre
The Dream (Best Of Torsten Fenslau) - Torsten Fenslau
Step in the Arena - Gangstarr
49ers - 49ers
Music for the Masses - Depeche Mode
I'm too old for todays music
So you're simply assuming that no women is competent enough for the job? Not at all. But if you declare that you will only choose a female VP-cadidate, you at the same time declare that gender is more important than qualifications. So the opposition could rightly claim she's a VP-candidate only bec...Jump to post
Women are the voters who will decide this election - only butthurt men care about the 'identity' angle on this. Politically, especially with the need to capture independent voters, this is the right move. BS. I assume you wouldn't have a problem if Trump stated his VP cadidate had be white or heter...Jump to post
This is completely backwards. Amongst the other Dems who ran in the primaries, Harris has the most executive experience. Is that not what we want in a VP candidate considering Biden's age? Supposedly that's the big concern on the right, no? Harris ran the California DOJ for six years - and emerged ...Jump to post
Is Harris a risky (or) safe bet by Biden? It all depends on African American community acceptance of Harris. She is not going to bring all Asian Americans together either. Assuming Blacks are more united than ever, Biden shouldn't have gone with mixed race candidate. There is a chance of African Am...Jump to post
The police in USA has become some kind of military force. Perhaps it is time it becomes less macho and serve the people? Perhaps it's because they often operate in a very hostile environment, where there is an excess amount of weapons around and a high gun crime rate. You could try to imagine what ...Jump to post
it is a really interesting discussion. The massive increase in airtravel and tourism certainly has its downsides. Pollution, carbon emission, overtourism and not least as we've all seen, it's a great catalyst for worldwide pandemics. At the moment it seems to me, that the travel industry just want u...Jump to post
This revisionist BS being fed by the post modernist, neo marxist Academia that controls the schools of this country What does this word salad even mean? = Identity politics Seeing the world through the prism of marxism, where disparities between arbitrary groups are due to opression by the "pr...Jump to post
LAXintl wrote:Orange County board of supervisors have effectively killed off any further discussion of the idea.
https://voiceofoc.org/2020/07/santana-o ... iscussion/
it is shocking to see how lost Ferrari seems to be.
Unfortunately for them and their customer teams, the 2020 season is probably too compressed for them to make significant improvements to the engine.
I can't see how Mercedes will not win everything this year, unfortunately.
never liked the look of the 737-3/4/500 series
But the 737MAX is in its own league of ugliness
It looks exactly as overpimped as it really is
Simple fact. We know Trump is horrible. He is a Grandstanding Manipulative, Lying, dishonorable man who has already failed spectacularly at multiple levels. True Biden comes from an Administration that had plans and goals. What exactly did the Obama administration achieve? Trump's plan is based off...Jump to post
In a sane world, any candidate choosing a VP on basis of gender should be disqualified from running as president. The pandering of a weak Biden to the far left in the democratic party by playing the identity politics game should increase Trumps chances of winning. But unfortunately Trump is the gift...Jump to post
Residents of Mexican town block Americans from entering Five people were treated for injuries, three of whom were taken to the hospital. Joy Benedict reports. https://www.yahoo.com/news/residents-mexican-town-block-americans-232044898.html Covid fears have turned the tables on Who owns the border?....Jump to post
And therein lies the problem...out of all those millions of marchers, the blend-in-criminals number in the 1000s and yet the entire movement gets the blame for their deeds. And that's where bad media misleads people and drums up damning harmful imagery of what is truly occurring. Oh the irony :lol:...Jump to post
must be early/mid 1990s for me. Lots of variation in terms of types and airlines. There were still many 707s 727s DC8/9/10s, BAC111 etc. in service. Also there were lots of Tupolevs and Ilyushins from many different airlines. My first visit to Miami in 1997 yielded over 60 different DC8 frames in a ...Jump to post
I was looking out of the window of my North London apartment today and saw a plane with 2 underwing engines and a T-tail heading in the direction of Luton airport. This was not a configuration I had seen before and I went to look it up which took a while. (I am not in the profession, just a civilia...Jump to post
The Floyd killing says to many that it is like that still. Possibly, but that doesn't make it a fact. So you know more about what people are taking away from their interaction with the statue than the people in charge of the museum? They used the language "powerful and hurtful symbols of syste...Jump to post
tommy1808 wrote:Who exactly is going to a natural history Museum to get educated on colonialism?
The problem being, just as many people will view the statue and think "Good to see the white man where he belongs." I'm not personally offended by the Roosevelt statue, but , I understand why others might well be. Try viewing the statue from the perspective of a native American or African...Jump to post
The Smithsonian is idiotic for deciding to remove the statue? Absolutely. It's a historical monument reflecting a bygone time, with all the good and bad things that belonged in that time. The premise should be, that people seeing the statue would think to themselves, "interesting, this was the...Jump to post
I'm so sad to see what this world is becomming. We are entering an era where online lynch mob mentality will see more and more power and influence. Social media has become a catalyst for ideological lynchmobs, as it is now easy to activate people around single causes. And apparently there is so much...Jump to post
Looking to the present situation, we see that this new SARS-CoV-2 seems to cause mild disease in children and young adults. It's mostly the elderly who are severely impacted. So if we look 3-4 years into the future without a vaccine, we would see that most children would be exposed to this new SARS...Jump to post
You haven't really explained how Facebook (and all its competitors) are exerting their power over society and how it's any different to newspapers and TV before the advent of social media? Years ago, if you disagreed with the views of a particular newspaper you stopped buying it. If you don't like ...Jump to post
tommy1808 wrote:Yup. I do. Hence Facebook is absolutely allowed to delete what they think is bad for business, and you have no right stopping them.
Hate speech laws basically makes it illegal to "offend" someone for arbitrary reasons. Taking offense of something is a very subjective and personal matter, and I am completely with the judge quoted above as to why behavior like that is better regulated in an open and free society. And if...Jump to post
The limits to free speech are clearly written in existing legislation and upheld by the courts. Which doesn't explain how a new law against hate speech is unconstitutional. "Free speech" has limits and those limits are defined in law. How is hate speech different to any of the existing li...Jump to post
I'm really confused by your position here. You're complaining about free speech being "restricted", yet you acknowledge that speech is regulated and limited by laws. At the same time you say it's a good thing that legislating against hate speech is unconstitutional - on what basis is it u...Jump to post