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Michael Yon, an attention whore

This is a bit of a tangent but this guy is interesting despite the attention whore status.

From Wiki-woo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Yon

Yon has stated, in general, that "If a writer wants to make money, he should avoid truth and tell people what they want to hear. 

2015 – Comfort women

On September 2007, Yon spoke at the IWG 2007 conference to claim Japan's innocence on the sexual enslavement of the Imperial Japanese comfort women before and during WWII. However, he failed to mention a U.S. informant's report on the Japanese Military not preventing the abuse and rape of Malaysian women at a 'licensed public comfort houses', which led to historians and authors disagreeing with him.

On 2014, FeND Now Network's (Japan-U.S. Feminist Network for Decolonization) feminist writer, Emi Koyama, and Monthly Hanada Magazine's right-wing editor-in-chief, Kazuyoshi Hanada reported Michael Yon receiving or was promised book deals, financial agreements, and speaking tours from Yoshiko Sakurai, a conservative member from the Global Alliance for Historical Truth, and the Nippon Kaigi. He was tasked to publish articles about denying the comfort women system as a form of sexual slavery in the English media, and spoke at her think tank about it. Al Jazeera also reported that Yon viewed the comfort women issue as a strategic "information war" meant to keep Japan divided and weak. 

On 2015, his affiliation with them deteriorated when he opposed Sakurai's attempt to promote the film Scottsboro Girls in Japan and America. This is a 2015 film directed by Taniyama Yūjirō aimed at drawing a parallel between the Scottsboro Boys - a group of African-American young men who were falsely accused of raping white women - and the comfort women, who Taniyama was claiming were prostitutes who were lying about having been raped.  Yon warned Sakurai and Taniyama Yūjirō that promoting the film would not only damage Japan but offend America because of the film's lack of understanding of American values. When Mariko Okada-Collins, a Japanese language instructor from Central Washington University invited them to show the film in her university, he terminated his deal with Sakurai.  Though he broke off with the other Japanese nationalist movements, he continues to publish many posts on his blog and social media to this day claiming this issue to be a lie. In 2018, he published his full-length Japanese book on this topic. 

Kopp-Etchells effect

The effect is a consequence of sand hitting helicopter rotors in sandy environments. Abrasion strips on helicopter rotor blades are made of metal, often titanium or nickel, which are very hard, but less hard than sand. When a helicopter flies low to the ground in desert environments, sand striking the rotor blade can cause erosion. At night, sand hitting the metal abrasion strip causes a visible corona or halo around the rotor blades. The effect is caused by the pyrophoric oxidation of eroded particles and is known as the Kopp-Etchells Effect. 

Michael Yon observed the effect while accompanying U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. When he discovered the effect had no name he coined the name "Kopp-Etchells Effect" after two soldiers who had died in the war, one American and one British.



Learn something every day :)

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Hi, Guys, why are you so obsessed with this thread? Why want it locked? Don't like it, just don't bloody read it. Sanuk!  

Why do you need elections when you have the media?

Truth and facts...

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He said he will not "yield to political pressure to exert pressure beyond my constitutional authority to determine the outcome of the election, and I will not now yield to efforts in the House of Representatives to play political games at a time so serious in the life of our Nation."

He also wrote that invoking the 25th Amendment "in such a manner would set a terrible precedent."

He urged Pelosi and all members of Congress to "lower the temperature and unite our country as we prepare to inaugurate President-elect Joe Biden."



Dems if they have a brain,  will accede to this,  because odds on Biden suffering a health event must be short.

Impeachment on the other hand... :)

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Too late now, Drumpf.

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As incompetent and benign as the Democratic party can be sometimes, the Republicans have been fully exposed far, far beyond what I thought was possible. I have supported certain Republican candidates in the past. Today's party, some of the members, many of the members, most, almost all the members are no longer recognizable. They have shown they are dangerous, and want the overthrow of what remains of the republic. 

Biden is a fool to think he can negotiate and compromise in good faith with them. He should extract what he can in negotiations but the rest of the party, the people, the REAL Americans who believe in the constitution, the republic, the rule of law should use the aforementioned to kill this snake. 


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Trump remains largely invisible after Kushner squashes attempts at building fringe social media presence

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Good on ya, Jared.

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1 hour ago, Coss said:

He urged Pelosi and all members of Congress to "lower the temperature and unite our country as we prepare to inaugurate President-elect Joe Biden."



Dems if they have a brain,  will accede to this, 


That is the truth  Sir . Although we don´t know if a Qanon fuckup would understand the offer .

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Rats abandoning the sinking ship I expect Ivanca claiming " Trump is not my father " very soon. Quote Kushner " I did always hate him , really" . Says Raphael " Ted " Luz from Texas : " Awful person, I have always said no other I swear "



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Fox News, Republicans talking 'unity, consensus, etc' after 4 years of 'fuck you' .HAHAHA.

They don't say Trump did no wrong but not impeach. Censure, etc. Lives were lost and it was sedition. The worse precedence to set is 'well, he's only got a few days so we let impeachment and inciting to murder and sedition go'. 

This is way, way too high of a crime to just let go. Something minor, ok, but this level of a crime. No fucking way you give a pass. Sends the wrong message. 

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