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  1. Invade a place with no strategic value
  2. Shoot anybody who shoots at you
  3. If they don't stop shooting at you, go home and blame the indigenous government.

After the Taliban secured Kandahar, Afghanistan's second largest city, the U. S. State Department advised all Americans to leave Afghanistan immediately. This was followed by Joe's order to send 3,000 infantry to evacuate the embassy in Kabul.

So, to the 3,577 service members who died, the tens of thousands of wounded, maimed, and psychologically damaged, and the thousands who have taken their own lives, the U.S. government would kindly like to offer a very large MEH.

Not to mention the $6.9T billed to the taxpayer for this colossal charlie foxtrot.

Ironically, this was a truly bi-partisan disaster, so if you think the answer to America's problems is Congress working together, think again.

In a SkyNews interview, UK PM Boris Johnson said the reduction in COVID-19 mortality and hospitalizations is not due to the vaccine program, but to the lockdowns.

Given that every other country has touted the safety and efficacy of the vaccines (and the statistics that are – at best – inconclusive regarding the effectiveness of lockdowns), maybe the UK government's response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus really has been less about public safety and more about subjugation.

Headline: "Fruit baskets from 4th century BC found in mysterious ruins of Thonis-Heracleion"

Proof that no one in history has ever wanted a fruit basket as a gift.

When one considers celebrity baby names like Moon Unit Zappa, Blanket Jackson, and Apple Martin, it is disappointing there has not been an Abby Normal.

Since the 1970's, I've heard grumblings about a global conspiracy anchored by David Rockefeller to surreptitiously reduce the world's population through eugenics, abortion, involuntary sterilization, and other invisible and nefarious means.

If this conspiracy does in fact exist, might I suggest a new game plan?

Art credit: Clevercapybara

Is gravity a function of the geometry (astrometry?) of spacetime as Einstein predicted or is it the function of a force-carrier particle (graviton) as suggested by the Soviets?

The answer is important because a gravity drive powered craft is conceivable if gravity is created by gravitons and one can generate enough of them ( assuming we knew what gravitons were and how to make them ).

However, if gravity is a function of the curvature of spacetime, then the only way to create gravity is to create mass, and that makes the prospect of a gravity drive more difficult - as in: it's difficult to keep several Jupiter masses in your pocket.