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  • Crowdstrike Payments Coincide With Deaths Of Seth Rich, Shawn Lucas

    09/21/2017 11:58:59 PM PDT · 20 of 23
    BeauBo to Edward.Fish

    Looks like $100K each.

    Sounds about right for a contract killing.

  • Why So Many Women Cheat on Their Husbands

    09/21/2017 11:52:23 PM PDT · 45 of 130
    BeauBo to nickcarraway

    Why So Many Women Cheat on Their Husbands?

    Because they are horny?

    No, too obvious.

  • Why So Many Women Cheat on Their Husbands

    09/21/2017 11:50:27 PM PDT · 44 of 130
    BeauBo to nickcarraway

    I’d guess that more honest reporting (less social stigma or shame) accounts for a good bit.

    For quite a while there was a wide discrepancy believed to exist on how calories affected men and women, until it was realized that women much more widely under-reported how much they ate. As much as men may have been stereotyped as being more widely unfaithful in the past, they were overwhelmingly doing so with women, who apparently didn’t count in the stats somehow (not homosexually).

    But other factors could include that it is just easier nowadays with tinder and a general hookup/one night stand “dating” culture. A decline in religious observance and moral education has its effect as well.

    Also, with more women working and making more money, they have more means to support outside activities, have more interactions/opportunities, and face less severe financial consequences if the marriage collapses from their infidelity.

  • Trump signs order targeting North Korea’s trade partners

    09/21/2017 1:52:10 PM PDT · 3 of 7
    BeauBo to COUNTrecount

    Go get them Tiger.

    Hit them where they live - their wallets.

    What it this, like the third wave of sanctions? They are ramping up quick, and expanding to China big time.

    From the article:

    “China, their central bank has told their other banks – that’s a massive banking system – to immediately stop doing business with North Korea. This just happened. It was just reported,” Trump told the gathering.”

    Given a choice between trade with the US, and trade with North Korea, that is real leverage.

  • U.N. lends megaphone to Nigerian genocide

    09/21/2017 1:25:15 AM PDT · 2 of 9
    BeauBo to BeadCounter

    I had not heard about this.

    The prior President, Goodluck Johnathan, was Christian, but lost the election in 2015, and peacefully transferred power to the incoming muslim general - who is now committing these atrocities against Christians.

  • Trump Bypasses Congress to Open Up World Markets to U.S. Gun Makers

    09/20/2017 8:37:19 PM PDT · 17 of 30
    BeauBo to gaijin

    “in the short run that would translate into HIGHER prices for US private customers”

    But economies of scale would occur. Once things stabilize, it should result in more options and better value.

  • Manafort offered to give Russian billionaire ‘private briefings’ on 2016 campaign

    09/20/2017 8:09:18 PM PDT · 21 of 43
    BeauBo to SeekAndFind

    A one time attorney of Mannafort, once owned stock in a company where the CEO is believed to have used Russian dressing on a salad.

    All of the parties involved, as well as their close family members, are being held for questioning and involuntary polygraph, while their offices and residences are searched, their tax returns for the last seven years are audited. Some one will testify against Trump, or Mueller will start getting tough.

  • SDF General Command: 80% of Raqqa cleared of ISIS

    09/20/2017 3:07:59 PM PDT · 15 of 18
    BeauBo to Texas Fossil

    “ISIS presence in Raqqa will soon be ended.”

    The operation really has picked up speed in Raqqa.

    Let’s hope that this is full collapse.

  • SDF General Command: 80% of Raqqa cleared of ISIS

    09/20/2017 3:06:42 PM PDT · 14 of 18
    BeauBo to Sign Petition to Arrest Comey

    “Whatever happened to setting up safe zones in Syria?”

    They have been established. They are mostly deconfliction areas to prevent firefights between the US Coalition, Turkey, and the Regime and its allies (Russia, Iran). Some are supporting large groups of internally displaced people, like camps around Ain Issa housing civilians from Raqqa.

    None are set up to significantly receive refugees back from other countries, unless the Turks are doing that in the areas they occupy (Azaz, Jarabulus, or al Bab). The Turks have bulging refugee camps, and might want to ship some of them back across the border at some point - but they will probably keep them as pawns, as long as the Europeans keep paying the costs.

    When circumstances permit the safe return, there will probably be no real need for big camps, rather than individual assistance.

  • SDF General Command: 80% of Raqqa cleared of ISIS

    09/20/2017 2:56:03 PM PDT · 13 of 18
    BeauBo to DesertRhino

    The name Syrian Democratic Forces was picked by Americans, to give what they thought would be the most politically palatable cover for a group which had pretty much been just Kurdish Marxists. The Turks have a hatred for Kurdish Marxists (PKK), having lost about 30,000 Turks in decades of terrorist/Guerilla War against them. So they needed a new identity, to exist alongside Turkey.

    The idea was that it would now be an umbrella organization with Arabs and Christians and all sorts of diversity. Over time (as they have been winning), more diverse groups have joined up (there also is a US paycheck and support that comes with it). The same Kurdish groups command the SDF as before, but there are relatively a lot more Arabs and Christians - they are pretty effectively consolidating the groups in the area.

    They are super effective at taking out ISIS. Not just better than the super lame “moderate rebels” we used to train and equip - these folks are excellent ISIS killers.

  • SDF General Command: 80% of Raqqa cleared of ISIS

    09/20/2017 2:43:42 PM PDT · 12 of 18
    BeauBo to Diana in Wisconsin

    “Are 80% of them DEAD, or just moved elsewhere?”

    The policy of the US Coalition is now explicitly to kill them, so they can’t return home to other countries, and make more trouble.

    The President, Secretary of Defense, and the US Commanding General for the region have repeatedly and unequivocally stated that “annihilation” is the policy.

    Looking at the large battles that have taken place in Mosul
    and Raqqa, there are no bulging prisons full of captured ISIS. Practices have changed, to full encirclement before assaulting ISIS strongholds (before they would leave escape
    routes, or even negotiate protected withdrawals).

    Youtube had many videos of ISIS captives being executed in Mosul. No one cares. Those monsters have no one’s sympathy.

  • Destruction of Raqqa exceeds that of Mosul, Aleppo: BBC correspondent

    09/20/2017 2:30:00 PM PDT · 21 of 22
    BeauBo to WatchungEagle

    “You are totally insane if you think we could have stayed in Iraq. You again fail to think realistically about how people react to foreign soldiers from another race and religion occupying their country. Why didn’t you address that point?”

    Let’s just look at the simple fact that thousands of US troops are in Iraq today (and have been for years). Perhaps you are too insane to recognize this reality? Mobs of zombie-like Arabs motivated by race or religion have not swarmed over the walls. To the contrary, our contribution to the fight against ISIS gets better press in Iraq than in the US today.

    I served in Iraq (more than once), and know of what I speak.

    There were/are groups there (Iranian surrogate militias, and Wahabbi terrorists) who strongly wanted the US out. They killed people, and staged media events toward that end. Like Black Lives Matter or Occupy Wall Street, they were far from the majority. Don’t buy into their propaganda.

    Most Iraqis want a modern society with freedom and peace. Compared to most of the Arab world, they tend to be well educated and urban (Kurds are less concentrated in urban areas, 90% of Arabs live within walking distance of the Tigris or Euphrates). Baghdad has long been the literary capital of the Arabic speaking world. The cities bristle with satellite TV dishes since liberation. Many families (especially Sunnis) have family members in other countries, especially the US and UK. More are bi-lingual there than here (almost all Kurds speak more than on language). They are aware of how things can be elsewhere, and how Iraq stacks up. They want that freedom for themselves and their families.

    Yes there is butt-hurt over how we have smacked down their military in such a humiliating manner, and yes, many family members were put in their graves by the US military. That is why it not so PC to come out vocally in support of an American presence (and more significantly, fear of Iranian-backed or Wahabbi violence). But they can see the options side by side, and they know very clearly that we try to be fair (like Boy Scouts), and that many of the other options are truly monsters - there is no real comparison. Their biggest concern is not to be on record saying something that that offends one of the crazed monsters that live in their neighborhoods.

  • Destruction of Raqqa exceeds that of Mosul, Aleppo: BBC correspondent

    09/19/2017 10:22:30 PM PDT · 17 of 22
    BeauBo to WatchungEagle

    Anti-American Iran (still chanting “Death to America” after all these years) is a big reason why US troops in Iraq would be needed in any case - well helpful anyway. But the big reason is that the Americans were the best honest brokers available to stabilize Iraq, after a generation that knew only brutal dictatorship.

    Iraq only failed to sign a Status Of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with the US, because they were not seriously negotiated with. They always drive every negotiation past the final deadline - carpet-dealing style hard driving haggling is just part of the National character. The Americans just suddenly said “OK”, and walked away.

    Bottom Line: The Obama Admin pretended to lose the negotiation, because they wanted to pull out. They announced a withdrawal date, and rebuffed overtures to re-engage on negotiations.

    The Iraqis saw they were going to be abandoned to Iran’s tender mercies, so few would speak out in favor of a SOFA after that. Many in Iraq wanted the Americans to stay.

    The joke was that the Kurds say they wanted the Americans to stay, and they meant it. The Sunnis would say they wanted the Americans to go (being PC), but they did not mean it (they feared Shia and Iranian abuse - which occurred). The Shia would say that they want the Americans to stay (grateful for liberating them from Saddam), but they really didn’t (they wanted the freedom to run roughshod over the others). There is a lot of truth to that joke, but a lot of the Middle class and wealthy Shia really wanted the Americans to stay too, because they saw the alternative as corrupt and religiously extreme Iranian infiltration/domination (which is occurring). Many with family members overseas, or patriotic returning ex-pats recognized that American mentorship gave Iraq a chance at a modern Western-style society/Government, and wanted that.

    Radical Shi’ites who led groups of street thugs from the slums (like Muqtada al Sadr), and those militia leaders with financial, military, intelligence, and assassin backing from the Iranian regime have a disproportionate voice in Shi’ite politics in Iraq, and try to silence other voices by any means. A strong American presence (and little else) could have kept a check on that, but Obama decided to throw them all to the dogs (after releasing a flood of all the worst killers and ringleaders onto the streets from the Camp Bucca Confinement Facility).

    Iraq had stabilized and was rebuilding. Obama scuttled it, and sent it back into its worst sectarian violence, and the worst physical destruction that Iraq has endured in the modern era - far worse than “Shock and Awe”. Whole cities have been mostly destroyed in the Sunni/Shia civil war with ISIS, ancient Christian and Yezidi communities were devastated, and graveyards filled. Those who supported America, and Western values, have been the hardest hit - often systematically murdered in great detail.

    The “Arab Spring” Obama policies of supporting Muslim Brotherhood takeovers across the Middle East and North Africa, including covert support of jihadis in Syria, as well as abandoning or Iraqi allies has been the great disaster of the 21st century to date.

    Obama’s abandonment of Iraq was even more disastrous for them, than the abandonment of Vietnam was for the South Vietnamese - and that is saying a lot.

  • Story of a Kurd from Raqqa who fights to free his hometown

    09/19/2017 6:28:54 PM PDT · 3 of 5
    BeauBo to Texas Fossil

    It looks like ISIS is really getting pushed back rapidly in Raqqa now.

    I wonder if they are falling back to a smaller defensive zone on order, or if this is systemic collapse?

  • Destruction of Raqqa exceeds that of Mosul, Aleppo: BBC correspondent

    09/19/2017 6:21:45 PM PDT · 15 of 22
    BeauBo to Vermont Lt

    “If we hadn’t sent all the guns from Libya to Syria, we would not have gotten in that mess. And what do we have to show for it? A bigger mess.”

    It was the Obama Administration policy, not the rest of us. In my opinion, it was deliberate sabotage of American interests, by insiders.

    It is a huge mess - truly epic. Cities in ruins, the largest refugee movement since WWII, genocide, ethnic cleansing, destruction of the oldest Christian communities on Earth - not just some policy faux pas.

    This titanic human catastrophe which has devastated that region and sent its effects around the world was not business as usual for the US - it was a radical departure from US policy, conducted by a small cabal of Leftists who temporarily gained power.

    There is a horrible human cost to voting Democrat in the USA, now that they have been co-opted by the hard communist left, and thrown in with the most brutal islamist extremists to support their plans for consolidating power.

  • Not mad, just adventurous: Cyclist completes trip around the world in 80 days

    09/19/2017 5:56:43 PM PDT · 19 of 38
    BeauBo to Jagermonster

    Beaumont came off his bike three times, breaking a tooth and apparently fracturing an elbow in one nasty fall occasioned by a Russian pothole, but the hardest part of the challenge, he said, was sleep deprivation.

    ...Rising at 3:30 in the morning and in the saddle by 4 a.m., Beaumont rode for four-hour spells, with 30-minute breaks in between.

    ...For the past 11 weeks, Beaumont has scarcely taken more than the few paces he needed to fall into bed. He has got out of the habit of walking.

  • Not mad, just adventurous: Cyclist completes trip around the world in 80 days

    09/19/2017 5:44:48 PM PDT · 16 of 38
    BeauBo to Jagermonster
    Here is the man himself:

  • Not mad, just adventurous: Cyclist completes trip around the world in 80 days

    09/19/2017 5:42:16 PM PDT · 15 of 38
    BeauBo to Jagermonster

    only 238,900 mi to the Moon...

    It is only uphill until you escape Earth’s Gravity, you can coast down the Moon’s gravity well, but I recommend checking the brakes ahead of time.

  • Destruction of Raqqa exceeds that of Mosul, Aleppo: BBC correspondent

    09/19/2017 5:39:00 PM PDT · 13 of 22
    BeauBo to WatchungEagle

    “Without the destabilization of Syria with billions worth of weapons and training for rebels, ISIS would never have emerged as a powerful army controlling it’s own territory.”

    That, and then pulling the US Troops out of Iraq and throwing that larger and wealthier country to the dogs.

    It is true that the propaganda folks will always stick dead baby photos into the public’s face, to try to get their enemy to lose their will to fight, and gain victory that way.

    It is tough business, and men must steel themselves to do what must be done, when evil is on the march.

  • Destruction of Raqqa exceeds that of Mosul, Aleppo: BBC correspondent

    09/19/2017 5:31:19 PM PDT · 12 of 22
    BeauBo to Hot Tabasco

    “Innocent people lived in that city. Where did they go and what do they do now that there are no homes to return to”

    Refugee camps were established (Ain Issa), and many dispersed to relatives and friends in the region. Many may not be able to return, due to the housing stock being reduced, but basic repairs and construction are much less expensive over there than here.

    A lot of effort was put into warning the civilians with flyers and radio, and providing cover and transportation for them to evacuate. ISIS had a deliberate policy of forcibly keeping the civilians as human shields, but they were less effective in Raqqa than in Mosul. Nasty business, dealing with monsters.