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Say what you like about Trump, but one thing is evident: The US of A is not going to start WW3 if Russia invades, say, Turkey. Or Romania, or probably not even Poland. NATO is a left-over from WW2 and its aftermath, and probably obsolete.
by asdf on Tue Dec 3rd, 2019 at 12:44:08 AM EST
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WWIII is already in progress. Tactical hostilities do not resemble what you had been taught to expect.

Start again.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Dec 3rd, 2019 at 01:36:16 PM EST
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Cue US colonial debt, Emma Lazurus gazing fondly on Statue of Liberty, and 140 chars of Derida quoted, allegedly.
Trump slams Macron for `insulting' and 'disrespectful' NATO comments
up-skirts First World, "developed" nations


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Dec 3rd, 2019 at 02:19:07 PM EST
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Well I agree you are right about the different tactics of WW3. I'm not convinced it has actually started yet, though. We're still in the initial skirmishes stage. Waiting until an election has been reversed or a power grid has been disabled.
by asdf on Wed Dec 4th, 2019 at 04:36:37 AM EST
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I understand. You live where?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Dec 4th, 2019 at 07:57:45 PM EST
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Colorado Springs
by asdf on Thu Dec 5th, 2019 at 02:34:24 AM EST
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Where's the war beyond the border of Colorado Springs?

S.178 -- 116th Congress (2019-2020) Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019

Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019

JCPOA

Venezuela and "Lima Group", Syria, Yemen, CAR

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Dec 7th, 2019 at 07:27:44 PM EST
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I was thinking along the lines of how the Internet enables attacks on the financial industry, for example, by remote actors.
by asdf on Sat Dec 7th, 2019 at 10:29:34 PM EST
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"remote actors" such as US Treasury? I understand. Without telecommunication a blockade of a land-locked "adversary" would be otherwise difficult to execute.

Pentagon chief plans to shift US focus to China and Russia

Even as security threats pile up in the Middle East
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He focused instead on shifting the U.S. military's focus toward China and Russia -- "today's revisionist powers." He accused Moscow and Beijing of seeking "veto power" over the economic and security decisions of ["]smaller["] nations. ... He said he has been studying the force and resource requirements for every area of the globe to determine how to rebalance those resources.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Dec 8th, 2019 at 01:17:52 AM EST
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Right, and both China and Russia have their Internets tightly locked down, while the US is still operating under the old-time Unix viewpoint where everybody is cooperative and constructive and fair-minded.

After there is an Internet catastrophe in the US, it will also be locked down. Millions of middle school students will howl if they can't get to TikTok.

by asdf on Sun Dec 8th, 2019 at 06:51:11 PM EST
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the US is still operating under the old-time Unix viewpoint where everybody is cooperative and constructive and fair-minded.
hmm, I was not aware of this condition
After there is an Internet catastrophe in the US, it will also be locked down.
How many "skirmishes" make an internet catastrophe? I must prepare for the next wave of Comcast "outages," electricity "outages," and ransom-ware ATTACKS on municipal hosted servers by stocking envelopes and rolls of Forever stamps.
Millions of middle school students will howl if they can't get to TikTok.
It appears, you might not have recently inspected K-12 "network security" facilities or middle school students' phone plans. These are firmly locked up.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Dec 8th, 2019 at 08:04:07 PM EST
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archived "skirmish"
China v. U.S. ... and Vice Versa

Locking out Grindr, on the other hand, might meet #Resistance.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Dec 8th, 2019 at 08:36:53 PM EST
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In the 1990s indeed NATO became obsolete. The attacks of 9/11 changed all that ... we're fighting global terror ever since. Return on investment is excellent ... terror deaths ever since has skyrocketed! Change the narratieve and all true followers of the "independent" media will carry the message. The relic of NATO is new born and going strong ... the old Soviet States of East Europe are a blessing with little disguise ... Rumfeld's New Europe.

Destroy NATO and nuclear weapons to invest in staving Our Planet Earth. 🌹

by Oui on Tue Dec 3rd, 2019 at 04:40:38 PM EST
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Germans in favor of reducing reliance on USA

At start of NATO Conference in London, Trump lashes out at Macron for "brain-dead" remark. Felt personally insulted ...  

by Oui on Tue Dec 3rd, 2019 at 05:43:42 PM EST
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Johnson takes Trump at his word on NHS and trade deal 😇

Oh dear, I wasn't joking about my friend Donald ...

"No. That's complete nonsense. I don't know where that comes from."  

Boris - Mayor -  Brexit - Arron Banks - Funding - Cambridge Analytica - Steve Bannon - NHS - UKIP - Farage - Trump - a believer in truth - Pravda - Big Brother propaganda

by Oui on Wed Dec 4th, 2019 at 04:07:19 PM EST
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by Oui on Fri Dec 6th, 2019 at 08:02:57 AM EST
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For the NATO reception, the dress code was cocktail attire ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Dec 3rd, 2019 at 07:29:12 PM EST
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First Lady of the US wins the high heel shoes contest. But the "handshake" with Macron is going to cause some trouble.
by asdf on Wed Dec 4th, 2019 at 04:38:28 AM EST
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