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Like father like son zotted again

Posted on 09/12/2005 6:36:19 PM PDT by Rudyard The Insane

I paid no mind to international politics until after G.W. Bush took over the starring role on the world's stage so I always thought it was he who, forseeing the future, briliantly & wisely began forming alliances with the Russians. Until I stumbled upon this:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/05/20020524-3.html

"For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary May 24, 2002

Text of Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty

The United States of America and the Russian Federation, hereinafter referred to as the Parties,

Embarking upon the path of new relations for a new century and committed to the goal of strengthening their relationship through cooperation and friendship,

Believing that new global challenges and threats require the building of a qualitatively new foundation for strategic relations between the Parties,

Desiring to establish a genuine partnership based on the principles of mutual security, cooperation, trust, openness, and predictability,

Committed to implementing significant reductions in strategic offensive arms,

Proceeding from the Joint Statements by the President of the United States of America and the President of the Russian Federation on Strategic Issues of July 22, 2001 in Genoa and on a New Relationship between the United States and Russia of November 13, 2001 in Washington,

Mindful of their obligations under the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms of July 31, 1991, hereinafter referred to as the START Treaty,

Mindful of their obligations under Article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons of July 1, 1968, and

Convinced that this Treaty will help to establish more favorable conditions for actively promoting security and cooperation, and enhancing international stability,

Have agreed as follows:

Article I

Each Party shall reduce and limit strategic nuclear warheads, as stated by the President of the United States of America on November 13, 2001 and as stated by the President of the Russian Federation on November 13, 2001 and December 13, 2001 respectively, so that by December 31, 2012 the aggregate number of such warheads does not exceed 1700-2200 for each Party. Each Party shall determine for itself the composition and structure of its strategic offensive arms, based on the established aggregate limit for the number of such warheads.

Article II

The Parties agree that the START Treaty remains in force in accordance with its terms.

Article III

For purposes of implementing this Treaty, the Parties shall hold meetings at least twice a year of a Bilateral Implementation Commission.

Article IV

1. This Treaty shall be subject to ratification in accordance with the constitutional procedures of each Party. This Treaty shall enter into force on the date of the exchange of instruments of ratification.

2. This Treaty shall remain in force until December 31, 2012 and may be extended by agreement of the Parties or superseded earlier by a subsequent agreement.

3. Each Party, in exercising its national sovereignty, may withdraw from this Treaty upon three months written notice to the other Party.

Article V

This Treaty shall be registered pursuant to Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations.

Done at Moscow on May 24, 2002, in two copies, each in the English and Russian languages, both texts being equally authentic."

Like father like son, I guess.


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To: cripplecreek

51 posted on 09/12/2005 7:22:20 PM PDT by Salamander (There's nothing that "MORE COWBELL!" can't fix.......)
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To: Salamander

is that cristopher walkens face or am I crazy?


52 posted on 09/12/2005 7:23:01 PM PDT by Americanwolf (U.S. Navy Veteran.....93-97 Clinton I want my trip to Austraila! I had to go to China you pervert!)
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To: Rudyard The Insane

As an exercise in sheer futility, I'll ask you to get a life.


53 posted on 09/12/2005 7:23:41 PM PDT by dighton
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To: Americanwolf

Yes, that is Christopher Walken.

[I can't answer the second question...I don't really know you]...;))


54 posted on 09/12/2005 7:24:26 PM PDT by Salamander (There's nothing that "MORE COWBELL!" can't fix.......)
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To: Prime Choice

Cool Viking Kitty poster! Are they for sale?


55 posted on 09/12/2005 7:26:52 PM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: Salamander; Darksheare; King Prout; SandyInSeattle

well thanks for answering the chirstoper walken part of the question at least...

As for the second part and you pass on the answer I appricate that... AS for the rest of the Jury they are still out on that...

But some of the peanut gallery I listed above will vouch for the fact that I am a bit off sometimes.. :)


56 posted on 09/12/2005 7:27:33 PM PDT by Americanwolf (U.S. Navy Veteran.....93-97 Clinton I want my trip to Austraila! I had to go to China you pervert!)
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To: Rudyard The Insane
Huh? Oh, I get it! It's legal to nuke people now! Great news!

Now, lessee...I'm makin' a list. Mecca, Medina, Qom, Damascus, Mogadishu...naw, scratch Mogadishu, it'd only improve it...Tehran, Pyongyang, Havana, Harare, Yakima (I got ripped off at a gas station there once)...

57 posted on 09/12/2005 7:27:33 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Americanwolf; Salamander; King Prout; SandyInSeattle

Well.. to spend any length of time in proximity to myself long enough to accrue typos from me lends evidence for possible hazardous duty pay being due.

Though I'm sure bosses won't go for that.


58 posted on 09/12/2005 7:30:13 PM PDT by Darksheare (There is a Possum in the works.)
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To: Darksheare; Salamander; King Prout; SandyInSeattle

I was gonna blame the typos on the King for his lackluster educational system... but thought better... :)

Hazardous duty pay would be nice though... epescially for the resident shrubber! :)


59 posted on 09/12/2005 7:35:15 PM PDT by Americanwolf (U.S. Navy Veteran.....93-97 Clinton I want my trip to Austraila! I had to go to China you pervert!)
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To: Americanwolf; Salamander; King Prout; SandyInSeattle

Naaah, the typos are my fault.
Typo virus and typo field thing going on at my end.

Shrubbery would be hazardous duty when combined with the typo infection.
Thankfully, Sandy hasn't shown signs of typo virus infection yet.


60 posted on 09/12/2005 7:41:03 PM PDT by Darksheare (There is a Possum in the works.)
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To: Americanwolf

If you're a pal to Darksheare, you're a pal of mine...;))

[and I *like* "off" people...the other kind is boring]...LOL!


61 posted on 09/12/2005 7:45:15 PM PDT by Salamander (There's nothing that "MORE COWBELL!" can't fix.......)
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To: Salamander

Sal,

you just got me in trouble. I busted out laughing and woke up the wife.


62 posted on 09/12/2005 7:47:54 PM PDT by jbstrick (Behold the visage of the omnipotent Flying Spaghetti Monster)
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To: Salamander; Darksheare

Thank you... :)

Although not many will admit to know the dark one... I just happen to stumble upon him and the rest of the merry band and kinda just fell in...

Likewise if you are in league with darksheare you are in league with me... :)


63 posted on 09/12/2005 7:48:04 PM PDT by Americanwolf (U.S. Navy Veteran.....93-97 Clinton I want my trip to Austraila! I had to go to China you pervert!)
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To: Americanwolf; Darksheare

I make "dyslexic" typos all the time.
Do they count?

[but I'm not dyslexic...I just suck as a typist....go figger]...;))


64 posted on 09/12/2005 7:49:04 PM PDT by Salamander (There's nothing that "MORE COWBELL!" can't fix.......)
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To: jbstrick

Oops.
Sorry.

[sing her back to sleep before she pillow-whacks you]....:)


65 posted on 09/12/2005 7:50:10 PM PDT by Salamander (There's nothing that "MORE COWBELL!" can't fix.......)
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To: Rudyard The Insane

A trollish night tonight...and the moon's not even full!


66 posted on 09/12/2005 7:50:52 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Americanwolf

"Likewise if you are in league with darksheare you are in league with me... :)"


Uh oh.
You're not the Devil are you?!?....====8-O


67 posted on 09/12/2005 7:51:19 PM PDT by Salamander (There's nothing that "MORE COWBELL!" can't fix.......)
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To: Salamander; Darksheare
They better count... I have made a ton of them!

My posting history is a liturgy of dyslexic typos
68 posted on 09/12/2005 7:52:02 PM PDT by Americanwolf (U.S. Navy Veteran.....93-97 Clinton I want my trip to Austraila! I had to go to China you pervert!)
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To: Salamander; Darksheare

not last time I checked...

I could go on making a bad joke about being a little horny though ...
But I figure that would be in bad taste... :)


69 posted on 09/12/2005 7:53:25 PM PDT by Americanwolf (U.S. Navy Veteran.....93-97 Clinton I want my trip to Austraila! I had to go to China you pervert!)
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To: Americanwolf
LOL!

I've made some doozies myself.

[I obsessively proofread before posting now but they *still* get by me!]...;))
70 posted on 09/12/2005 7:53:43 PM PDT by Salamander (There's nothing that "MORE COWBELL!" can't fix.......)
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To: Americanwolf

LOL!

I don't think we have to worry overmuch about violating "bad taste" ettiquette amongst this crowd....;))


71 posted on 09/12/2005 7:55:19 PM PDT by Salamander (There's nothing that "MORE COWBELL!" can't fix.......)
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To: Salamander

too true... on your about page... I notice the flag with the red hand of Ulster on it?? Any particular reason if you don't mind sharing?


72 posted on 09/12/2005 7:58:11 PM PDT by Americanwolf (U.S. Navy Veteran.....93-97 Clinton I want my trip to Austraila! I had to go to China you pervert!)
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To: Americanwolf

That's where my ancestors lived until they were marched aboard 'The Cromwell Cruise Lines'...;)


73 posted on 09/12/2005 8:01:27 PM PDT by Salamander (There's nothing that "MORE COWBELL!" can't fix.......)
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To: Salamander

I am the grandson of an ulsterman myself.. So that is where I picked up on it.


74 posted on 09/12/2005 8:02:38 PM PDT by Americanwolf (U.S. Navy Veteran.....93-97 Clinton I want my trip to Austraila! I had to go to China you pervert!)
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To: Americanwolf

Then you're doubly a friend...:)

[I was just tickled that you recognized it]


75 posted on 09/12/2005 8:04:08 PM PDT by Salamander (There's nothing that "MORE COWBELL!" can't fix.......)
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To: Salamander; Americanwolf

I think they count.
Double if they are made in proximity to a post I made, or in a thread I am lurking on.


76 posted on 09/12/2005 8:13:57 PM PDT by Darksheare (There is a Possum in the works.)
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To: Salamander

No Prob... must be something in the blood! :)


77 posted on 09/12/2005 8:16:28 PM PDT by Americanwolf (U.S. Navy Veteran.....93-97 Clinton I want my trip to Austraila! I had to go to China you pervert!)
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To: Americanwolf

"The blood is strong".....;)


78 posted on 09/12/2005 8:17:26 PM PDT by Salamander (There's nothing that "MORE COWBELL!" can't fix.......)
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To: Rudyard The Insane

79 posted on 09/12/2005 8:25:49 PM PDT by wolicy_ponk (If we're not the mainstream, how come we nearly control all three branches of Government?)
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To: Salamander
well it is either the blood or the Guinness! :)
80 posted on 09/12/2005 8:28:47 PM PDT by Americanwolf (U.S. Navy Veteran.....93-97 Clinton I want my trip to Australia! I had to go to China you pervert!)
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To: Americanwolf

I thought our blood *was* Guinness.....:D


81 posted on 09/12/2005 8:33:53 PM PDT by Salamander (There's nothing that "MORE COWBELL!" can't fix.......)
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To: Salamander

Guinness... Whiskey...blood... its all the same.. :)


82 posted on 09/12/2005 8:41:35 PM PDT by Americanwolf (U.S. Navy Veteran.....93-97 Clinton I want my trip to Australia! I had to go to China you pervert!)
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To: Americanwolf

LOL!


83 posted on 09/12/2005 8:43:40 PM PDT by Salamander (There's nothing that "MORE COWBELL!" can't fix.......)
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To: Americanwolf; Rudyard The Insane
Rudyard The Insane

Says it all, doesn't it??

84 posted on 09/12/2005 8:44:33 PM PDT by kstewskis ("Lord, let me not be deceived..." ks)
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To: kstewskis

in spades no less.... :)


85 posted on 09/12/2005 8:45:38 PM PDT by Americanwolf (U.S. Navy Veteran.....93-97 Clinton I want my trip to Australia! I had to go to China you pervert!)
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To: Rudyard The Insane

86 posted on 09/12/2005 10:19:34 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm paraphrasing someone else's tagline: Read comment, think, then post reply...always in that order)
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To: Rudyard The Insane

Snore...


87 posted on 09/13/2005 1:07:54 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Undocumented Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trackball into the Sunset...)
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