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In story: May-June Open Thread

Group W v Group w, white, West, or woke?
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Welcome to Wokespeak: Its Logic-Defying Rhetoric Is Making Heads Spin

"The white culture conundrum is one of many such paradoxes in today's topsy-turvy woke culture, where colorblindness once represented the ideal of being unprejudiced, but now marks the epitome of racism."

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In story: June2021

Re: June2021 NATO wedge
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"They [the Chinese] already have the ... second biggest defence budget, and already the biggest navy, and they are investing heavily in new modern capabilities, including by investing in new disruptive technologies such as autonomous systems, facial recognition and artificial intelligence, and putting them into different weapon systems," he said.

"They are really in the process of changing the nature of warfare," Stoltenberg said.

He rejected the idea that Nato, whose core task was to defend the North-Atlantic region, was overstepping its treaty boundaries.



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When you is POTUS, saying "Jump,"
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and SCOTUS asks, "How high?,"

amid controversial SCOTUS packing, SCOTUS leanings, and SCOTUS cert delays, conservative liberals and liberal liberals alternately if inadvertently admit "politicization" of US government is not operating according to their beliefs in American Scripture d/b/a US Constitution (much less the sanctity of private property and, ahem, freedom of association) and surely never has.

So you may be interested in studying this set of libertarian interpretations of seminal American political science, allegedly proffered by A. Hamilton's alter-ego.

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In story: June2021

Re: supply chain discipline
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US lumber, a leading indicator under the radar, crushing "affordable housing" starts under unaffordable housing inventory.

Any commodity slack trading in EU?

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A Broad Coalition to Unite Israelis
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Trump and Netanyahu Two of A Kind
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Bennett-Netanyahu handover meeting lasts only 25 minutes, Bennett unfazed

No further meetings are planned between Netanyahu and Bennett. Netanyahu declined to take part in the traditional transition ceremony, and the brief meeting took place behind closed doors, with no statement to the press.

Sources close to Bennett have said Netanyahu did not allow any of his staff to hold transition meetings before the new government was officially authorized on Sunday.

From the meeting with Bennett, Netanyahu rushed to the Knesset to convene all the MKs in his bloc. He urged the MKs of Likud, Shas, United Torah Judaism and the Religious Zionist Party to work hard together to bring the new government down.

"The fraudulent government will fall quickly because it is united solely on hatred, exclusion and greed," Netanyahu told the MKs.

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Israel's Friendly Relationship Russia and Putin
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Netanyahu's relationship with Vladimir Putin was quite friendly, not so with Joe Biden throughout the last 12 years.

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Re: Both State Leaders in Photo Op
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Guess the London government was a bit more frank on how it viewed the rest of Great Britain when it had a world spanning empire.
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In story: June2021

Re: coincidence? Anti-RBG Watch says, no.
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Every admissions system is skewed, it's a question of which sort of skewing do you want.
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Re: Jerusalem Old City Flag March A Provocation
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Stanley Fischer Resigns From Hapoalim Board
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Globalisation: Katsyv links Moscow - London - NY - Tel Aviv

Israeli Bank Laundered FIFA Bribes, Aided Billions in Tax Evasion | OCCRP |

Resigns after seven months for personal reasons ...

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Re: Jerusalem Old City Flag March A Provocation
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Re: Jerusalem Old City Flag March A Provocation
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Jerusalem Old City Flag March A Provocation
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Working with U.S. President Joe Biden feels more natural than collaborating with his predecessor, Donald Trump, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said to reporters gathered at the NATO summit on Monday. "Of course that was a bit inconvenient at times."

Rutte said he found Trump's criticism of spending levels to be "justified" and understandable at a summit in December 2019.

"In the end, we were able to work closely together and maintain a good relationship," Rutte said about Trump. But "of course it was a bit embarrassing at times," he admitted.

Rutte once again insisted that the transatlantic alliance is also very much in the interest of the United States. "You will see that today we will reaffirm our joint commitment to NATO," he stated.

Dutch PM Rutte an Advocate of Thatcherism

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In story: June2021

Re: June2021
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Gender confusion at the White House:

Several Scandinavian and Baltic countries have female Prime Ministers.

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14 June 1941
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14 June 1941:

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Re: Memorial to Great Britain
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Two narratives that lead to different worlds
By geezer in Paris on June 1st, 2008

Transformations to which the left has yet to produce a convincing response: for the right's success is undoubtedly based on the failure of the social democratic model. "Globalization," Corinne Deloy, researcher at the Robert-Schuman Foundation, explains, "has made the social software obsolete. That's especially true now that - with the economic crisis we've entered into - there's nothing left to redistribute. Suddenly, people trust the right more to find solutions to problems that called the left's competence into question, for example, such primary themes as the demographic aging of European societies and retirement financing.

US seeks to cement military foothold in Balkans
By vladimir on May 17th, 2009

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In story: Milton Leitenberg SARS-CoV-2 virus Weaponized

Stoltenberg: Get NATO Ready for Hot War vs China
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With a enduring aggressive pose of NATO vs Russia and China, Stoltenberg plays victim of asymmetric warfare initiated by the Atlantic Alliance. NATO's choice in 2008 at Summit in Bucharest.

"The West should respect the red lines of Russia." | Opinion Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, former SG NATO from 2004-2009 |

My earlier writing ...

Atlantic Council - Former US Amb to NATO Ivo Daalder: "It's our intent to make Russia a pariah state." (2013)

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Re: The new Trump
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Macron may be pondering what to send Poots in return: a copy of the Brexit Agreement (that includes the Northern Ireland Protocol)?
Or maybe a globe?

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In story: America Is Back Baby!

Re: Both State Leaders in Photo Op
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In story: June2021

Re: June2021
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G7 get together seen by a 18-yr old Swede.

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coincidence? Anti-RBG Watch says, no.
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U.S. Supreme Court seeks Biden views on Harvard admissions dispute
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked President Joe Biden's administration to give its views on whether the justices should hear a challenge to Harvard University's consideration of race in undergraduate student admissions.
who says?
The action by the court signals the interest [?!] of at least some of the nine justices in considering an appeal brought by a group called Students for Fair Admissions


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Israel Lobby Lost Its Big Promotor
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Had US Congress on a leash and the President eating out of his hand ... (Bibi's own words)

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CUNY to Discuss BDS Resolution in 2021
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Take Down the Flag of Apartheid State
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Re: Both State Leaders in Photo Op
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Scotland and Wales were always great. It's only England that had problems.
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In story: Memorial to Great Britain

Re: Memorial to Great Britain
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The sheer audacity and breakneck speed of the German advance was completely off the map for the French military. And indeed it could have come unstuck : the Germans could hardly believe their success themselves.

As for the fundamental tactic of co-ordinated infantry, armour and air forces, De Gaulle of course claimed to have written the book on it (Vers l'armée de métier, 1934). He spent all his spare time in the 30s lobbying the army's commanders, and politicians, to modernise the army. He claims in his autobiography that Hitler had his book translated, and that it directly inspired the blitzkrieg doctrine.

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Re: Both State Leaders in Photo Op
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Wait, how come he was saying "has made England great"??? I thought it was the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Wasn't that just a point of contention between Macron and Johnson yesterday???
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 June2021

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 May 2021

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 May-June Open Thread

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