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sirdroseph

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Posted: Dec 4, 2022 - 7:45am

westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Dec 30, 2021 - 3:27pm

Funny.

This has nothing to do with Christmas but might have something to do with why we are all still here and have not been burnt to a crisp a 100 times over in a nuclear Armageddon. 


Back in the 1980s  — no typo this time — President Reagan managed to annoy every breathing standing, liberal or self-styled progressive in North America. and in much of the rest of the world.  His rhetoric spawned an international peace and disarmament movement, which, to Ronald Reagan's credit, was ultimately successful in getting the USA and the Soviet Union to back down and sign major arms control agreements.

Contrary to Trump who may have inflicted permanent damage on the USA by insulting, annoying and disrespecting allies, Reagan for the most stuck to rhetoric and stuck to the NATO two-track strategy which was agreed to by NATO members.   One track = negotiate.  The other track = increase NATO member budgets by 3% in real terms per annum.  Reagan, in contrast to Trump, was a team player.

Sure, under the banner of the Cold War, peasants in place like Nicaragua died and suffered thanks to Americans but they are "just Indios" and the numbers were small.  The poor and working poor in the USA suffered because of program cuts.  None of this is perfect.  To this day, 9% of Americans still do not have health insurance coverage.  But that is not the fault of Reagan Republicans is it now?

At the time there was a broad discussion on nuclear strategy which in the intervening decades has disappeared from the pages of elite media.   

With the benefit of time, I would say that Reagan did the USA and the rest of the world a big solid.   Now to be fully forthcoming, I believe Reagan's Vice President — George Bush, Senior, deserves a lot of the credit.

I would have much rather seen Bush Senior get re-elected than Bill Clinton.   Clinton was a great president if you believe that procrastination and "doing nothing" actually works in the foreign policy and international relations sphere.  


 
rgio

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Posted: Dec 30, 2021 - 2:21pm

 westslope wrote:


Big typo!  Fixed.  Thanks!


The '84 stood out because A) Reagan never looked that young to me, and B) he was President then.  We all know, selling product from the White House is too gaudy for a President.


westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Dec 30, 2021 - 1:59pm

 rgio wrote:

Slight typo....The ad is from 1948 maybe?




Big typo!  Fixed.  Thanks!

rgio

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Posted: Dec 30, 2021 - 1:36pm

 westslope wrote:

From 1984.   Few knew or suspected just how extraordinarily deadly tobacco would turn out.


Slight typo....The ad is from 1948 maybe?


westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Dec 30, 2021 - 1:22pm

 rhahl wrote:

From 1948.   Few knew or suspected just how extraordinarily deadly tobacco would turn out.

Though it is kinda fun to see the future president of the USA 'pushing' the world's most deadly popular recreational drug.   It is also amusing to contemplate how tobacco would turn out to be the 'gateway drug' par excellence.  



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Posted: Dec 30, 2021 - 12:42pm

KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Dec 25, 2021 - 8:12pm

 Manbird wrote:
Merry Chrimbo! Politically Correct, Non-Binary, Gender Neutral, GMO-Free,
Appropriately Festive Non-Denominal Winter Solstice
Greetings To You and Your Family.

But our single and best present of all was finding our cat
who escaped out the kitchen door last night during a raging storm. 
Poor Frank was wandering around in squall for a good hour while
we freaked out. Running up and down the road calling out for him,
Mag was sobbing so hard she could even call out for him.
Luckily he stayed near the house and I found him in the back wilderness.
I spotted him in the brush and called him and he he just trotted
right up to me. Once inside he was showered with love and treats.
That was the best xmos prezzy ever! Complete ongoing disaster averted!









Good news for once!


GeneP59

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Posted: Dec 25, 2021 - 6:09pm

I hope all RPeeps had a very safe and Merry Christmas.
{#Wave} 
Manbird

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Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 25, 2021 - 4:55pm

 sunybuny wrote:

Careful.... he may do it again just for the love fest -LOL.



I know! We should have given him a good kick up his arse! (JK! JK!)

Manbird

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Posted: Dec 25, 2021 - 4:53pm

 haresfur wrote:



Wattle managed to get himself out last night, even though I though I had the cat enclosure fixed up so he couldn't. Little shit.

This was after a decent size Eastern Brown Snake zipped by me as I was watering the garden yesterday and we found a young one that he had killed in the shed. So we are freaking out that he is going to get bitten sometime.



We have a pair of great horned owls hanging around the house and they will eat just about anything up to about 20 pounds or so. We had a really cool stray kitty that used to hang around and we'd help her all we could. Then the owls came and the cat was never seen again. Now we have another stray cat that we feed and brush.. There's a lot of food around here for GHO's. They love skunks! I hope they find another field further from our house to hunt in soon.
sunybuny

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Location: The West & Best Coast of FLA
Gender: Female


Posted: Dec 25, 2021 - 4:27pm

 Manbird wrote:
Merry Chrimbo! Politically Correct, Non-Binary, Gender Neutral, GMO-Free,
Appropriately Festive Non-Denominal Winter Solstice
Greetings To You and Your Family.

But our single and best present of all was finding our cat
who escaped out the kitchen door last night during a raging storm. 
Poor Frank was wandering around in squall for a good hour while
we freaked out. Running up and down the road calling out for him,
Mag was sobbing so hard she could even call out for him.
Luckily he stayed near the house and I found him in the back wilderness.
I spotted him in the brush and called him and he he just trotted
right up to me. Once inside he was showered with love and treats.
That was the best xmos prezzy ever! Complete ongoing disaster averted!


Careful.... he may do it again just for the love fest -LOL.
haresfur

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Location: The Golden Triangle
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 25, 2021 - 12:48pm

 Manbird wrote:
Merry Chrimbo! Here's to plastic forks and ketchups packets! 
We got nothing for today except a football game. I'm hoping Denny's
restaurant is open today because you can't trust the hours they post online.
If so, I'll order some turkey, stuffing and graveyard this evening. 

But our single and best present of all was finding our cat
who escaped out the kitchen door last night during a raging storm. 
Poor Frank was wandering around in squall for a good hour while
we freaked out. Running up and down the road calling out for him,
Mag was sobbing so hard she could even call out for him.
Luckily he stayed near the house and I found him in the back wilderness.
I spotted him in the brush and called him and he he just trotted
right up to me. Once inside he was showered with love and treats.
That was the best xmos prezzy ever! Complete ongoing disaster averted!



Wattle managed to get himself out last night, even though I though I had the cat enclosure fixed up so he couldn't. Little shit.

This was after a decent size Eastern Brown Snake zipped by me as I was watering the garden yesterday and we found a young one that he had killed in the shed. So we are freaking out that he is going to get bitten sometime.

Manbird

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Location: Owl Creek Bridge
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 25, 2021 - 12:32pm

Merry Chrimbo! Politically Correct, Non-Binary, Gender Neutral, GMO-Free,
Appropriately Festive Non-Denominal Winter Solstice
Greetings To You and Your Family.

But our single and best present of all was finding our cat
who escaped out the kitchen door last night during a raging storm. 
Poor Frank was wandering around in squall for a good hour while
we freaked out. Running up and down the road calling out for him,
Mag was sobbing so hard she could even call out for him.
Luckily he stayed near the house and I found him in the back wilderness.
I spotted him in the brush and called him and he he just trotted
right up to me. Once inside he was showered with love and treats.
That was the best xmos prezzy ever! Complete ongoing disaster averted!









KurtfromLaQuinta

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Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 25, 2021 - 10:40am

Have a happy one everybody!
westslope

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Posted: Dec 25, 2021 - 10:13am


Coaxial

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Posted: Dec 25, 2021 - 8:26am

May be an image of text that says 'Forget the past you cannot change it Forget the future you cannot predict it Forget the Present I didn't get you one.'
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 25, 2021 - 8:01am

 whatshisname wrote:



Always left off of Christmas Music Marathons up here. For no good reason other'n it doesn't have sleigh bells to let programmers know that it's a Christmas song.
oldviolin

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Posted: Dec 25, 2021 - 7:20am

Merry Christmas, beloved friends and travelers! 

Charlie Chaplin Playing Violin
kurtster

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Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 25, 2021 - 12:39am

{#Good-vibes}    {#Meditate}
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