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    Kinda interesting. An Irish guy visited America for a year and has this view of us. https://www.businessinsider.com/17-cultural-clashes-this-european-had-in-america-2017-6?utm_content=bufferad7e4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer-bi
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    I found this fascinating (and a reason public TV should be fully supported, I sent them a donation after watching this) https://www.pbs.org/video/malcolm-nance-and-ned-price-jbzpks/?fbclid=IwAR1SHeR0d8lMPenvUniebWwnC8f619H75UcwpgTUMNFUrAPLCgVVAnJ6a9o
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    DId Warren claim to be native American or have native American blood? Big difference. Frankly the vast majority of non reservation Americans who do not look anywhere near native American are likely 'fake' and either don't know it or otherwise. The term "$5 dollar Indian" was attributed to Americans who paid to be listed as native American so they could get the benefits that the native Americans got as a form of reparation. But getting back to Warren. there is one, and I repeat one claim years ago while in college and in context, so what? Especially given the President. The hypocrisy is astounding. Two totally different standards, one claim which by DNA testing can be contradicted to some extent. There are a lot of people with native American blood that were kept out of membership. Anyway, with pretty much no standards with regards to truthfulness and lying, how bad is Warren? Really?..lol. https://newsmaven.io/indiancountrytoday/archive/paying-to-play-indian-the-dawes-rolls-and-the-legacy-of-5-indians-3yha0LldYUaH7smRsrks8A/ https://www.npr.org/2011/09/19/140594124/u-s-government-opposes-cherokee-nations-decision https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/06/native-american-disenrollments-are-waning-after-decades-of-tribes-stripping-citizenship-from-members.html
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    we have no idea just how many people and the dept of depravity the CIA and the MSS (Chinese version of the CIA) have ministered onto innocent people. The difference and I would say the ONLY difference between Saudi Arabia and the aforementioned is that there seems to be possible repercussions and consequences because they are not big enough to have a 'So what?' attitude. Who is going to punish Russia, America or China for doing the same? Russia has been kept out of the G8 over Crimea...so what? Its way more than what anyone has done to the US (and presently Israel). I'm in no way condoning or supporting bin Laden but he was killed in another country, without their knowledge or permission, and killed along with others.
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    Torture is torture. I don't think anyone who has been under "intense" interrogation (and I'm using a euphemism) by the Chinese, Americans or Russians would say the Arabs are particularly worse. Not to condone. Its barbaric but I consider pretty much any similar interrogation techniques barbaric.
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    Not condoning Saudi Arabia's actions but if America, China or Russia (along with a few other countries including N.Korea) make a fuss its really a pot, kettle and black thing. No one is supposed to do it except them...lol
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    Kanye goes to the White House and it wasn't Mr. Smith 2018. One thing is certain, and it has nothing to do with his political viewpoint (well, maybe it does but that's an aside), Kanye West is not well mentally. If Hillary had won and he did the same thing the facts wouldn't change. The guy is off his meds or needs them. His swear words filled, sometimes nonsensical (alternate universe) rant is a man who is emotionally unstable and the Republicans know this and are exploiting it. Not that the Dems wouldn't do the same thing if some right wing celeb like Kid Rock did the same. What may be stranger than Kanye? No one is speaking about is what Jim Brown is doing there. Jim was kinda a milder, kinder Kaepernick in his day and even in recent years has been an activist, borderline militant. I've heard him on videos. He is the big shocker for me. For the last year he's been supporting conservative talking points.Something is amiss. It's not like Trump and conservatives are saying anything new. Neither side has anything new to say, they just package it differently.
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    The one thing I hope does not decrease and I suspect it won't are the various intelligence agencies of allies who share information. Its a routine thing and I hope the present impasse between Trump and Europe doesn't affect it and I doubt it does because the people who do the heavy lifting are there no matter who is power. Some part of whom Trump, Steve Bannon and others refer to as the deep state.
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    We can argue which party poisoned the process first, but BOTH parties do it these days. It's not right but neither party is willing to come together and call a truce, so for me, I don't accept "That's not fair" from supporters of either party because its evident both do it. Whatever side anyone is on, the roles will be reversed with some issue in the near future.
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    I listened to Kavanaugh's tirade for the first time and for me, there is no way in hell I see a person who will be fair on the bench. Back in the '90s Clarence Thomas went through the same thing and has arguably been the worst justice for some time. Thomas was so bitter, he would even go right of Scalia which takes some doing. Why? Because he wanted to punish Democrats and any group or people associated with the Dems and thus removed any semblance of fairness. Kavanaugh will be the same based on his tirade. Also, there is some credence to the story that Trump chose Kavanaugh based on his view that sitting Presidents can't be tried or sued.
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    Just found out one of my friends was a classmate of his at Georgetown Prep. This friend ran track at Villanova in Philly and we are pretty good friends. Completely forgot he went to that school. Anyway, my friend always hated it there. He only said that Kavanaugh was "typical" of the privileged elitist attitude and he knows nothing of the specific matter but said he isn't shocked because there were common stories of guys pretty much threatening their house keepers at home for sex or they would make up some story like they stole something. Many of them latino moms. That was the sick part that he didn't like. Yes, my friend came from a upper middle class background but he was a very grounded guy back then. You wouldn't have known his socioeconomic group by his attitude but more by his polo shirt, khakis and sperry shoes..haha. Professionally, Kavanaugh is more than qualified. There is so much rancor and ill will between the parties, this kinda thing is going to be common for the near future. The Kenneth Starr, White Water thing in the '90s was bullshit, so was Hililary's Benghazi investigation, longest in history, longer than the JFK assassination hearings and Watergate hearings amazingly enough and this is buillshit as well if we want to be balanced and fair about it. Even if he did it. HS kid, 17 years old. Back then it wasn't considered rape, but bad behavior. Not condoning the behavior. If I had a daughter back then and found out, well...lets just say...Kavanaugh and possibly his dad would have fillings in a few molars. My views of women have changed totally since Sandra Ford let me finger her in middle school and i let the other boys sniff my finger as proof much to her shame. Not proud of my early days in Pattaya either once it sunk in where these girls came from and what they did to maintain their families back home. CS is no saint but CS is not the same person either. Kavanaugh likely changed and if not, if there is some proof his record as a judge shows sexism, that should be a reason to deny him a seat on the bench. The take away from this is that DC as well as the states and often local levels of politics is toxic and one of the reasons why the decline of America and yes, we are in decline. will likely never be reversed. We can have cognitive dissonance and brag about how great we were / are as the Roman people did while they shared the same signs, debased currency, long foreign wars, corrupt leadership. The toxic environment and identity politics and money by the 1% that has bought whatever they want and it is going to make it damn near impossible to actually fix anything and by the time things get so bad we can't avoid it, it will be too late.
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    The Scrotum..er..ah...SCOTUS thing is all politicized and has been for years on both sides. Doesn't make it right but it is what it is. This one is no different and if or when the Dems are in the White House they will get the same treatment. HS 36 years ago or whatever, and at the risk of sounding like I am not sensitive to date rape, its pretty much not pertinent at this point. A total different person. If my college life was examined as a track athlete and frat boy, well...lets not go into details. Republicans pulled bullshit on Obama by denying him his right to choose a justice in his final year and completely lied about it being a precedence. both parties want power on the court for the long run so they both do it. If he's not confirmed its politics and Republicans have and will do the same when they are in the same position.
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    hehehe...I'd bang her and those right right young hot blondes on Fox from time to time. I wouldn't enjoy it though and I'd justify it by banging them doggy style, hair pulling and hard thumping with occasional "I got a liberal amount of cock for you b****h"... Would that make it okay, Coss? haha..really, I'm a gentle lover (Too Much Information).
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    He is looking for a job with the Trump administration All this is a job interview for him. His rep took a hit after being part of OJ's dream team. Every lawyer who was on that team was sociallly and to some extent professionally excluded. They distanced themselves from him for obvious reasons and none of them would say they thought he was innocent even though they were paid to defend his innocence. Being a liberal or a so called 'Social Justice Warrior' (SJWs as the right calls them) doesn't pay. America has plenty of them. What pays is being conservative. Fox News contributors make very good money. Rush LImbaugh and the rest make way, way more money on radio than anyone else. Only a few can compete with that money like Howard Stern but he's the exception. If you are Black it pays very, very well to be a mouthpiece for the right. Same with being a pretty blonde or a Latino these days. Look at Candice Owens. First half of 2016 she had an anti Trump blog that no one cared about. Second half of 2016 she became pro Trump and is being paid big money. Not many pretty, young, well spoken Black conservative women out there who appear intelligent and she cornered that niche and its paid off handsomely, If I lost all my money, don't be surprised to see the CS, MAGA hat wearing youtube page..hehehehe I can't be bought...cheaply
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    My eldest brother spends July 4th with very good headphones and a glass of wine or weed listening to reggae music. My cousins who were in Iraq got panic attacks driving and would check under the car before they got in. The interesting thing almost to a man they are pacifists for the most part. one of the most surreal things I ever saw was my uncle and other Korean War vets meeting with their Korean counterpart in Koreatown area of LA. I drove him because he was going to be drunk. The funny thing is most of the older Koreans spoke little or no English passed around photos to Americans, sang songs, hugs all around, crying. The only time my uncle felt "comfortable" around Asians. He was alive when the Japanese were hated, the North Koreans and Chinese he fought against. His hatred of whites stemmed from growing up Jim Crow Oklahoma and having family members killed in the famous Tulsa race riot in the early 1920s and the odd lynchings in rural Oklahoma they heard about. One of my cousins who was in Iraq called it the 'video game war'. He was in the Navy and was part of a group I heard (he wouldn't say but other family members said) who would find targets by drone, isolate and bomb them. He felt detached from the war because they were safely away on a ship in the gulf and it was like a video game. Convoy trucks, jeeps, etc, bombed without ever knowing what hit them. I was the first of my brothers not to join the military. Although I could have gone to one of the academies I wanted a "normal" college life where I could chase girls, join a frat and have fun. My track scholarship was how I got noticed, someone in our school went to school with a Congressman and said he could get me into Annapolis. I was like no. My older brother who was in the Navy was emphatic about not going because he didn't want his younger brother outranking him and in theory had to salute. lol. i wasn't cut out for that. I was a nerd. I was a coward. I knew my place...hehehe school, girls and track. That was how I was going to spend my early adult life. And I did it with aplomb. Anyway, getting back to the VA, and how we treat vets in general is a HUGE disgrace.
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