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Forum: USA Politics 5th August 2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,711
Posted By lobosrul5
Or not. ...

Or not.

https://nypost.com/2022/08/04/kyrsten-sinema-agrees-to-compromise-on-inflation-bill/

Edited to a non-paywalled link.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 5th August 2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 91,243
Posted By lobosrul5
A village or two a week maybe... damnit I wish I...

A village or two a week maybe... damnit I wish I could find the map and figures I saw the other day. Russia took just 160 square kilometers in the entire month of July, or .02% of Ukraine.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th August 2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 43,390
Posted By lobosrul5
I had to look up the sorta similar case in...

I had to look up the sorta similar case in Colorado where they beat up an old woman with dementia for the high crime of petty shoplifting:
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th August 2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 91,243
Posted By lobosrul5
Maybe if Putin really starts to feel some heat...

Maybe if Putin really starts to feel some heat he'd agree to release all the hostages after just a ceasefire. OTOH, from my completely amateurish analysis, its just not how he or Russia operates....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th August 2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 91,243
Posted By lobosrul5
Haven't we already had discussions that Russia...

Haven't we already had discussions that Russia seems to have left their wide ranging Asian borders essentially unguarded, and deployed nearly their entire military (except those guarding Putin), to...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 4th August 2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 91,243
Posted By lobosrul5
If only they didn't have nukes, or the Russian...

If only they didn't have nukes, or the Russian people actually held their oligarchs accountable, or their oligarchs actually had... sympathy or human compassion, then that may be possible. But since,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th August 2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,183
Posted By lobosrul5
Well, as someone who did it for a while, I can...

Well, as someone who did it for a while, I can confidently say that Uber drivers get ****** all the time. Mainly by Uber.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd August 2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 91,243
Posted By lobosrul5
My fear is, that with a natural gas shortage in...

My fear is, that with a natural gas shortage in Europe, the people may become disgruntled at their governments and vote them out replacing them with a party that promises to end their support of...
Forum: Education 28th July 2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,417
Posted By lobosrul5
I... don't this so. The two "aint's" don't do the...

I... don't this so. The two "aint's" don't do the -1 * -1 thing and become a positive. The first "ain't" in the phrase is an indicator of the word (or contraction) that is being referred to. The 2nd...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th July 2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 91,243
Posted By lobosrul5
Didn't he like, imprison his own daughter-in-law...

Didn't he like, imprison his own daughter-in-law because his son surrendered?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th July 2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 91,243
Posted By lobosrul5
Or, will it encourage future mass surrenders? I...

Or, will it encourage future mass surrenders? I know the poster you were responding to said more killed the better. But, its not as if Ukraine has shown no quarter to surrendering troops. Perhaps...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th July 2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,279
Posted By lobosrul5
I mean if we go back to Trump... I'd totally...

I mean if we go back to Trump... I'd totally swear allegiance to HRH QE2.. dunno about her son though. Grandson seems OK.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th July 2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,279
Posted By lobosrul5
Yes, they could've attacked Taiwan many many...

Yes, they could've attacked Taiwan many many times before, this is nothing new. What is new is China may look at the response by the West on Russia's little special military operation and make the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 27th July 2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 91,243
Posted By lobosrul5
Right right every single thing "the west" does is...

Right right every single thing "the west" does is bad, and poor put upon Russia has no choice but to invade a sovereign nation, and poor poor China is totally justified in invading Taiwan because the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th July 2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 21,174
Posted By lobosrul5
Oh right sorry, i forgot, no one in history has...

Oh right sorry, i forgot, no one in history has ever gone to war to gain resources.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th July 2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 21,174
Posted By lobosrul5
Going all the way back to the original post: ...

Going all the way back to the original post:

What interest to invade a country which is not armed, one can have their resources by the trade.

:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 91,243
Posted By lobosrul5
At a certain point, and faced with near certain...

At a certain point, and faced with near certain death anyways, the Russian Army might refuse orders and turn on Putin... especially if its general grade officers being killed. That happened in 1917....
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 91,243
Posted By lobosrul5
Yeah, see, ill-equipped, ill-led, and...

Yeah, see, ill-equipped, ill-led, and ill-prepared Russian soldiers freeze to death just as much as French and German soldiers. If the Ukrainian army can maneuver in winter conditions better than...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 91,243
Posted By lobosrul5
Very last bit of that article is the most telling...

Very last bit of that article is the most telling IMO:

Venable said it might be possible to train a capable MiG-29 pilot the fundamentals of operating an F-16 — including how to control the F-16,...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 91,243
Posted By lobosrul5
You've missed my point. I never meant to say the...

You've missed my point. I never meant to say the F-16 is the latest and greatest (it actually never was given the F-15 is more advanced and was adopted 2 years earlier). The trouble is I think all of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 91,243
Posted By lobosrul5
That is, I hear, part of the problem. We do not...

That is, I hear, part of the problem. We do not want Russia getting their hands on our latest and greatest tech. Especially things like our IFF (Identify Friend or Foe) systems. And by Russia, what I...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th July 2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 91,243
Posted By lobosrul5
Hitting even a ww2 era plane directly with AAA...

Hitting even a ww2 era plane directly with AAA was extremely difficult. The Germans used timed fuzes to explode the warhead at a specific altitude*. So, yes a direct hit with an 88mm would likely...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th July 2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,828
Posted By lobosrul5
A large chunk is living in circa 1860.

A large chunk is living in circa 1860.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd July 2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 91,243
Posted By lobosrul5
The Ukrainians have very few combat aircraft...

The Ukrainians have very few combat aircraft left. And, the A-10's can carry NATO AGM's. I don't believe ex-USSR planes can.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 22nd July 2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 91,243
Posted By lobosrul5
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/07/22/world/ukra...

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/07/22/world/ukraine-war-russia?smid=url-share#us-considers-giving-warthog-warplanes-to-ukraine-and-training-its-pilots

in case someone can't get by NY Times soft...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 22nd July 2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3,155
Views: 651,151
Posted By lobosrul5
Thats what I used to have in my house in New...

Thats what I used to have in my house in New Mexico. We call them swamp coolers. On a 100f (38C) day it would get to about 80f (27C) in my house upstairs, that was just about the best they could do....
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 12th July 2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,655
Posted By lobosrul5
Here's one for you. El Paso TX is closer to the...

Here's one for you. El Paso TX is closer to the Pacific ocean than the eastern border of Tx along I 10. The eastern border of Texas is closer to the Atlantic than it is to El Paso. For driving...
Forum: USA Politics 5th July 2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,785
Views: 36,378
Posted By lobosrul5
Seems that SOME Jews and Muslims are pro-choice. ...

Seems that SOME Jews and Muslims are pro-choice.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/rabbi-fighting-floridas-anti-abortion-law-mission-help-religious-group-rcna35812
...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th July 2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 9,696
Posted By lobosrul5
Is there bodycam/crusiercam footage of the...

Is there bodycam/crusiercam footage of the suspect firing at them out his window, or is that just their story? Really depends on that. Whether they shoot someone once or 60 times is fairly immaterial...
Forum: USA Politics 1st July 2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,239
Posted By lobosrul5
This, yes thats what I was trying to say. I don't...

This, yes thats what I was trying to say. I don't give a flying fig about a government entity having "rights", its almost nonsensical. I believe in individual liberties from government no matter what...
Forum: USA Politics 1st July 2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,239
Posted By lobosrul5
He was referring to the Fugitive Slave Act, which...

He was referring to the Fugitive Slave Act, which required officials to cooperate in capturing and returning slaves, even in states where slavery was illegal. It even made it a punishable offence for...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,239
Posted By lobosrul5
Both of those are true statements. What I'm...

Both of those are true statements. What I'm saying is no ones civil rights are being infringed as interpreted by the SCOTUS by MJ being legal AND that local/state law enforcement is not preventing a...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,239
Posted By lobosrul5
Under the current administration, no 0% chance....

Under the current administration, no 0% chance. With Trump or DeSantis president in 2.5 years. Yes, I could certainly see it ,to enforce a national abortion ban, or if California/NY etc is flouting...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,239
Posted By lobosrul5
Its not, or really really shouldn't be, the...

Its not, or really really shouldn't be, the federal governments prerogative to force a state to enforce a federal law. Last time that was tried AFAIK was the Fugitive Slave Act and that was one of...
Forum: USA Politics 30th June 2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,239
Posted By lobosrul5
No it would probably look like a court order...

No it would probably look like a court order telling state officials to stop, and then the DA and judge in the trial being arrested on federal charges. What would get the Tenth Mountain Division...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th June 2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 14,466
Posted By lobosrul5
For any abortions done above board in a regulated...

For any abortions done above board in a regulated clinic or hospital, it should be very easy to enforce. Which will lead to unsafe abortions for women who cannot afford to travel.

Also going to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th June 2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 14,466
Posted By lobosrul5
If we had a normal functioning legislative branch...

If we had a normal functioning legislative branch then he'd have a point. About 70% of people in the USA were against overturning Roe v Wade. So in a NORMAL country abortion legislation would...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd June 2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,355
Posted By lobosrul5
Lemme guess, each county will get one elector....

Lemme guess, each county will get one elector. Because the county of Deaf Smith deserves equal say to Harris county. Land should select the governor, not people (well not the brown and blacks...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,229
Posted By lobosrul5
What great use of taxpayer funds. It costs...

What great use of taxpayer funds. It costs something like 40k a year to imprison someone. Seems a fair cost for keeping someone from sitting on the couch in front of the TV and getting the munchies...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th June 2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,828
Posted By lobosrul5
I'd theorize that its because their audience is...

I'd theorize that its because their audience is much more concerned with random acts of violence that could potentially kill them or their children rather than crime that almost exclusively occurs in...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 17th June 2022, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,892
Views: 91,243
Posted By lobosrul5
Pretty bizarre, what other motivation would we...

Pretty bizarre, what other motivation would we have for sending Ukraine military aide exactly?
Forum: USA Politics 15th June 2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,520
Posted By lobosrul5
Votes statewide were in line with polling. Also,...

Votes statewide were in line with polling. Also, while I don't like Ronchetti, he easily has the best chance of winning compared to the other GoP candidates, he won by around 40 points*. So... why...
Forum: USA Politics 15th June 2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,520
Posted By lobosrul5
So... you're saying they don't want the TV...

So... you're saying they don't want the TV weatherman to go up against a popular governor in the November election? I mean I can't say I blame them exactly, and then what... when he loses by 15 or 20...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,828
Posted By lobosrul5
But, the highlighted is all tail-chasing. Two...

But, the highlighted is all tail-chasing. Two thirds of states would be needed to repeal 2A, amnesty with financial inducements would never pass the senate, and d would rely on Federal police doing...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,828
Posted By lobosrul5
From wiki: "A firearm certificate for a personal...

From wiki: "A firearm certificate for a personal protection weapon will only be authorised where the Police Service of Northern Ireland deems there is a "verifiable specific risk" to the life of an...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th June 2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,828
Posted By lobosrul5
Northern Ireland?

Northern Ireland?
Forum: USA Politics 9th June 2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,932
Posted By lobosrul5
Not if the SCOTUS says any private group calling...

Not if the SCOTUS says any private group calling itself a militia... qualifies as a well regulated militia.
Forum: USA Politics 9th June 2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 10,039
Posted By lobosrul5
Almost unbelievably (cause we generally suck at...

Almost unbelievably (cause we generally suck at everything), here in New Mexico we got it right. Want to mail in your ballot? Go for it. Want to vote early, including the 2 weekends before the...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 8th June 2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,828
Posted By lobosrul5
The counterargument is, if you want to shoot an...

The counterargument is, if you want to shoot an AR-15/M4/M-16 at the ages of 18 to 24, then join the Army and go for an MOS where you will be handling one.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 7th June 2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2,117
Views: 42,828
Posted By lobosrul5
No, I was genuinely taken aback by his comment......

No, I was genuinely taken aback by his comment... he bought a gun on his 18th birthday then shot his grandmother and a bunch of school kids and teachers... how can one be more irresponsible? I'm not...
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