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  1. On 7/15/2024 at 3:20 PM, ClearedHot said:

    Attack dog....wonder if Trump will soften a bit and let JD go after them.  JD will RIP the cackling hoe in a debate.

    Would be a smart tactic to let JD pick up the attack role while Trump softens & focuses on uniting.  TBD.

     Momentum seems to favor the R ticket; I'm curious to see developments with the D ticket between now & their Aug convention.

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  2. Not a huge Walsh fan, but he knocked this one out of the park.  Worth 21 minutes of your time, but his logic solidifies at 11:20 if you want to skip forward.  Basically, it's not possible for Democrats to reconcile Trump being an "existential threat to democracy" with the post-assassination platitudes of "all political violence must always be condemned."  
     

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  3. 24 minutes ago, VigilanteNav said:

    Very lucky it wasn't a military trained dude.  Always go for center of mass not the head.  

    I thought the same thing, unless you're a trained sniper with the right equipment headshots are inadvisable.  

    speaking of head shots, the shooter is looking good here.  Appears to be an entry wound above left eye and exit behind right ear.  Well done to USSS team who shacked this one.

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  4. 5 hours ago, M2 said:

    Can anyone confirm its authenticity?

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    Yep, that happened. I can't see the date on my tiny screen but I remember it as being maybe 16 years ago?

    it's funny to remember blues Monday; what a waste of time and effort that did not accomplish its objective of professionalizing the force, but certainly unified the troops in contempt for senior leadership.  Having now retired and looking back I'm amazed at how seemingly smart people can climb the ranks to become senior officers and just do and say and think the dumbest possible shit.  

  5. I saw that testimony.  Dude should have been fired on the spot and banned from any future government job and run out of town chased by an angry mob.  Instead he's laughing about this video while you continue to pay his salary.

    This exemplifies Trump's enduring appeal to voters.  There really is a deep state of unaccountable bureaucrats & it's infuriating.  We have no mechanism to deal with these people so a dude who will fire them at any cost becomes very attractive despite his many glaring flaws; his candidacy becomes more attractive as these bureaucrats use lawfare attempting to prevent him from running.  The left can't grasp DJTs appeal because they aren't angered by testimony like this, they don't get why many of us don't like him but will absolutely support him.  He is our only tool to crush asshole tyrants like this dude.

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  6. This is worth 2 minutes of your time.  POTUS has Parkinson’s according to this expert (BTW, are we still “trusting the experts?  lol).

    Maybe Fauci (who thinks Biden is fit to remain POTUS for another term) can get 51 doctors to sign a letter stating as much.

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  7. 1 hour ago, Danger41 said:

    The mission that inspired this whole thing. It’ll do stuff like this far away from Peer conflict.

    If you’re so inclined, the body cam footage from Sgt Jeremiah Johnson is out there where he gets wounded and eventually executed from point blank by an ISIS fighter. I can only speak for myself, but if that video doesn’t motivate you to be the most lethal aviator you can be, I don’t know what will.

    Even if those guys had armed overwatch, there was a political calculation to not arm the overwatch on that AO at that time.
     

    If US troops or citizens are on the ground with ISR overhead, that ISR should ALWAYS be armed.  How many times do we have to learn the same lesson?  A deliberate decision to take hellfires off an MQ9 or other assets when that aircraft is headed to support a ground team is criminal command malfeasance in my opinion.  If a politician orders it, GOs should resign in protest but the ugly truth is that many GOs issue those restrictions without ever asking to launch aircraft armed. 

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  8. 1 hour ago, Lord Ratner said:

    I do not consider anything surprising for the FBI at this point, but is there even the suggestion of evidence this happened?
     

    Has anything suggested the use of secret devices in this case?

    No, as I said, pure speculation from me.  But I’m right, lol!

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  9. 2 hours ago, Lord Ratner said:

    What's a stay behind device? Just a bug?

    There's an entire industry behind that answer, and I'm speculating (but I'm right, lol).

    The technology of what is possible for such items can fit through legal loopholes.  "Just a bug" doesn't do it credit, but every weird idea and tech we used during GWOT has been improved and incorporated into FBI arsenal.
     

     Does it make sense they were searching his wife's underwear drawer, or does it make more sense they tore his place apart looking for documents (whose location was known) as pretense for leaving monitoring devices?  
     

    Consider what the FBI has already done to Trump: spied on his campaign (and lied about it), colluded with the Clinton campaign to promote the fake Russian dossier, entrapped and ruined his close advisors (Flynn among others), etc.  And that was before he fired Comey and they stepped it up. Yes, my statement is unsupported speculation but logical and fits the pattern.  

  10. 4 hours ago, Negatory said:

    How are we the people not revolting over these two being our choices? What a joke that THAT isn’t being talked about more in place of partisan politics.

    You have TDS if you think the 34 felonies have substance.  I’m not being rude, but you’ve challenged us to look into it.  I have.  Totally unprecedented- from an obviously conflicted judge to ambiguous charging criteria to witnesses testimony silenced to the gag order on a POTUS candidate to the misdemeanor elevated to felonies… it’s total third world garbage bro.  Don’t even get me started on the other cases and especially the DA on his FL house.  Anyone with experience knows the team left a stay behind device; it’s probably the reason for the raid.

    break break

    Let’s move past that since we won’t agree & that argument would be boring.  Instead can you please expand on this intriguing quote above?  Because there’s space here for common cause; I think we all feel trapped into less than ideal candidates so what does “revolt over these being our choices” mean?  Serious question: what would the first step be?

    With no revolt over C19 I wonder if we’ve lost the ability to revolt.  I feel trapped by a representative government that doesn’t represent me (although I’ll definitely be voting Trump) and this unspoken sentiment seems common.

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  11. 17 hours ago, Lord Ratner said:

    I used to think I was a Libertarian until I realized it's the same as a Progressive at the functional level. Ideologies that require a history they abhor to create a safe society that allows them to hold impractical absolutist ideals.

    Shack.  
     

    I am philosophically sympathetic and enjoy libertarian discussions as a thought experiment or conversation starter; however as a movement they’ve proven incapable of operationalizing anything.  They can’t compromise, can’t organize, and will unfortunately remain politically irrelevant.  

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  12. I notice all the defenders of C19 policies from a few years ago have gone silent.  Anyone getting the new boosters?  Anyone still think schools should’ve been closed longer & masks on airplanes “saved lives?”  Anyone still glad we censored actual scientists & allowed malicious actors like Fauci to drive the narrative?  
     

    I don’t want to shame fellow posters here.  Moving forward I just want us to acknowledge that we shouldn’t reflexively trust the government, we should value and preserve freedom, and we must demand accountability from these people.  And in the future, when an event happens and all media is synchronized that we have no time to think or debate and must immediately implement highly restrictive measures for safety, and the experts will tell us when we’re allowed freedom again… when that event inevitably happens: they’re lying.  Resist.

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  13. https://www.rand.org/pubs/commentary/2024/06/us-escalation-in-ukraine-needs-a-plan.html?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

    Good (and short) opinion piece analyzing US strategy in UKR given recent increased authorities allowing US weaponry used against deep targets within RUS.  
     

    TLDR: Reactive, escalatory towards an ill-defined objective and overall immature.  It speaks to my primary issue with our involvement there, namely that our pol/mil leadership is simply too retarded to win & our dumb meddling will make things worse for UKR and us.  

     

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  14. 2 hours ago, Stoker said:

    Yes, that's been my whole argument. The only path forward is to do both. Saying "no raising taxes until we balance the budget" is functionally equivalent to saying "let it burn, I don't care." You need to meet the other side halfway ("I'll take a 5% tax increase if you agree to raise social security and medicare ages by five years", etc.).

    A couple folks in this thread seem to think it's as simple as cutting the budget. Well, it is, but the most simple things are very hard. I'd rather make a compromise that achieves the goal of righting our ship, than dig my heels in and watch the water wash further and further up the deck.

    No, we need to see cuts before anything else.  Too much scar tissue from decades of unaccountable runaway federal spending; compromise is impossible unless faith is restored.  Let me see actual big ticket cuts, agencies dissolved, etc. before asking for another penny in taxes.  Or say “we have to raise taxes to afford funding the UKR war” and let people vote on it.  

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  15. 45 minutes ago, O Face said:

    Look what you made me do, I said I wasn’t going to argue here, but maybe us stupid people just need a leader to show us the way.  Put your money where your mouth is. Pay more taxes, who knows maybe some folks will join you. It’s kind of hypocritical for you to be preaching that we all need to be taxed more, but you’re unwilling to do that out of your own benevolence, wouldn’t you say?  And as for asinine arguments, you stated the at you’ve grown up enough to know Uncle Sam won’t make any sound financial decisions, so we better just keep giving him more $. I’m looking for a better word, nope…asinine works just fine. 

    People who think we should pay more taxes, nothing is stopping them from paying more right now. Go ahead and pony up guys, the government will take your extra money!

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  16. 23 hours ago, Stoker said:

    we need to tax more as well. We're about to be strangled by entitlement spending in the next 20 years and if you think the solution is as simple as cutting those programs, you don't really have a very good view of how the US electoral and political process works.... You gotta give a little to get a little.

    Well I'm definitely not voting for you.  We absolutely do NOT need to raise taxes on working individuals (i'm open to the discussion of raising or restructuring capital gains tax).  
     

    you're not wrong that entitlement spending, although problematic, is also a sacred cow and politicians are unlikely to be elected if they cut entitlement spending.

    but how about we cut some government agencies in half or completely before we discuss raising my already 30% taxes even higher?  We really need a new headquarters for the FBI after they've proven themselves totally feckless? Does the ATF need to exist? How about the NEA?  What about the park service, could we just cut the entire thing?  Or here's an idea germane to this thread, what if we stopped funding unaffordable foreign wars that only make the world worse?  

    until we start trimming some of the excessive government fat raising taxes should be off the table.

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  17. 1 hour ago, Lawman said:

    It’s just that story doesn’t override the “legend of 73 Easting.”

    Abrams and Leo are both just as vulnerable to action as would be expected of any Armor vehicle.

    What is the legend of 73 Easting, and what is Leo?

  18. 3 hours ago, Biff_T said:

    The leadership of Iran sucks and likes to fuck goats.  That is all.  

    The goat got loose in the cockpit and made the helicopter crash.   

     

    Ridiculous, no one would ever let goats roam around a helo in flight.

    except the Afghan Air Force…. But they promised me it was just the once.

     

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