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Marc's Musings

Don says Joe didn't execute his February 2020 peace plan effectively, but the peace plan, in addition to being the most absurd fantasy endorsed by the State Department since the Bretton Woods agreement, ceded Taliban control of Afghanistan in the last line:

"The United States will seek economic cooperation for reconstruction with the new post-settlement Afghan Islamic government as determined by the intra-Afghan dialogue and negotiations, and will not intervene in its internal affairs."

Joe may have taken the more inept and deadly road, but they all led to the same place.

Right or wrong, the U.S. is no longer at war in Afghanistan.

The House rewarded taxpayers by approving a defense budget that is $24,000,000,000 more than last year.

If the DOD switched to Nerf then we could get the same results for a lot less money.

(Plus the terrorists would look pretty silly recreating the Iwo flag-raising with Nerfs)

The U.S. military bombed a moving vehicle in Afghanistan that is says contained the member of ISIS-K who planned the attack on the Karzai airport this week. If we know who these people are and where they are, why didn’t we bomb them four days ago?

Or: did the military pick a random target to destroy so it could declare victory and go home?

Or: did the Taliban provide the intelligence so that U.S. taxpayers would foot the bill for eliminating their competition? (I vote for this one)

In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that naturally occurring DNA sequences are not patentable, but synthetic DNA sequences are.

The Pfizer and Moderna SARS-CoV-2 vaccine alter your DNA.

If you get vaccinated, who owns your DNA?

"If the French aren't willing to fight for themselves, why should we commit American lives?" – President Roosevelt, 1943 (after four years of Nazi occupation of France.)

What would the world look like if Roosevelt had actually said that?

(Commentary from James Jacobin)

  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.

It's unfortunate that people have been convinced that free speech is not a civil right.

"The first amendment … is bonkers" – Harry Montbatten-Windsor.

Spoken like a true imperialist.

Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people peaceably to assemble.

Split infinitives. Dogging grammarians since 1787.

Clown B is getting a bit uppity. What was wrong with Clown A, again? Oh, right …

Remind me, which article of the Constitution grants the president the authority to tell people what to do?

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