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MikeRobinson
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Registered: 08/29/11
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Location: Chattanooga, TN United States
 
Re:Brace for Impact
Thursday, September 28 2017 @ 05:58 PM CDT

Suffice it to say that “this is not the way that you treat a student.”   You do not sentence a visiting foreign national to “15 years of hard labor.”   Neither do you then send him home “99% already-dead.”

Whether or not a medical examiner, studiously following the letter of medical procedure, makes a particular declaration, certain things in this world really are “self-evident.”

The North Korean regime really does consist of psychopaths, and the World community has been content to “look the other way” about what is actually going on there for way too many decades.   After a dozen Presidents who pussy-footed around this ever-worsening situation, we finally had a World Leader who said, “WTF?!”   It’s about time someone actually did that.

This is not “a US problem.”   This is a World problem.   Ballistic missiles can be pointed in any direction, and psychopaths can’t be reasoned with.   The United States is only one missile-target among many.   They’ve been waiting more than fifty years for the Korean War to resume, and no nation on Earth can now feel safe.
particledots
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Re:Brace for Impact
Friday, September 29 2017 @ 08:33 AM CDT

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Nothing unusual happened. Maybe you could relax a little? In deference to your stern, heart felt warning, please keep all informed if ya feel something hit.

Daug



https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/09/28/us/politics/trump-tax-benefit.html
magnatone
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Re:Brace for Impact
Friday, September 29 2017 @ 09:15 AM CDT

Quote by: Daugrin


Nothing unusual happened. Maybe you could relax a little? In deference to your stern, heart felt warning, please keep all informed if ya feel something hit.

Daug




http://www.macjams.com/song/83584

my most recent song: "First Light (solo piano)"
particledots
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Re:Brace for Impact
Friday, September 29 2017 @ 08:23 PM CDT

Quote by: Daugrin


Nothing unusual happened. Maybe you could relax a little? In deference to your stern, heart felt warning, please keep all informed if ya feel something hit.

Daug



https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/feds-demand-facebook-share-information-anti-trump-protesters-n805801
particledots
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Re:Brace for Impact
Tuesday, October 17 2017 @ 05:54 PM CDT

Quote by: Daugrin


Nothing unusual happened. Maybe you could relax a little? In deference to your stern, heart felt warning, please keep all informed if ya feel something hit.

Daug



https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/17/donald-trump-alliances-iran-unesco-europe
Dadai.2
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Location: Frisco, Texas 😎 USA
 
Re:Brace for Impact
Tuesday, October 17 2017 @ 06:26 PM CDT

Whew... so glad MJ is back. So missed this ongoing music thread.
😎

Take a listen >>> Texas Tango
particledots
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Re:Brace for Impact
Tuesday, October 17 2017 @ 06:51 PM CDT

Quote by: Daugrin


Nothing unusual happened. Maybe you could relax a little? In deference to your stern, heart felt warning, please keep all informed if ya feel something hit.

Daug



http://www.npr.org/2017/10/17/558368880/trump-s-claim-is-wrong-comments-on-presidents-calls-to-military-families-rebutte
MikeRobinson
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Re:Brace for Impact
Wednesday, October 18 2017 @ 03:36 PM CDT

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http://www.npr.org/2017/10/17/558368880/trump-s-claim-is-wrong-comments-on-presidents-calls-to-military-families-rebutte


This story always puzzled me.   When the President said, “he knew what he was signing up for,” I can understand why he would say this without meaning any sort of disrespect.   Thank God(!) we have people who are willing to “sign up” for this.   Who are willing to lay down their lives, not merely for a friend, but for a country-full of complete strangers.

“He knew what he was signing up for” could simply be an acknowledgement that “he did it voluntarily.”   We have an all-volunteer military, and that necessarily means that people volunteer “to die, if necessary.”

I think that President Trump was also being brutally honest, and candid, when he said that “making those calls” is the hardest thing to do.   “It’s lonely at the top,” and loneliest of all at the very top.
magnatone
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Re:Brace for Impact
Wednesday, October 18 2017 @ 03:39 PM CDT

Quote by: MikeRobinson
Quote by: particledots

http://www.npr.org/2017/10/17/558368880/trump-s-claim-is-wrong-comments-on-presidents-calls-to-military-families-rebutte


This story always puzzled me.   When the President said, “he knew what he was signing up for,” I can understand why he would say this without meaning any sort of disrespect.   Thank God(!) we have people who are willing to “sign up” for this.   Who are willing to lay down their lives, not merely for a friend, but for a country-full of complete strangers.

“He knew what he was signing up for” could simply be an acknowledgement that “he did it voluntarily.”   We have an all-volunteer military, and that necessarily means that people volunteer “to die, if necessary.”

I think that President Trump was also being brutally honest, and candid, when he said that “making those calls” is the hardest thing to do.   “It’s lonely at the top,” and loneliest of all at the very top.



jfc

my most recent song: "First Light (solo piano)"
 
particledots
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Re:Brace for Impact
Thursday, October 19 2017 @ 06:48 AM CDT

Quote by: Daugrin


Nothing unusual happened. Maybe you could relax a little? In deference to your stern, heart felt warning, please keep all informed if ya feel something hit.

Daug



https://www.theguardian.com/news/video/2017/oct/18/katy-tur-covering-donald-trump-election-slippery-snake