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Most people recognise the necessity for a government or management structure
Oh, I recognize the NEED for management.. I just don't LIKE the way it's BEING managed.. If I ran the Navy, I'da made it MUCH different.. If I ran government, I'd make it MUCH different.
Lemme elaborate.. I've related stories on these pages about how my black shipmates were treated differently.. Now, here's the story of Cletus B. Logsdon, Chief Petty Officer, OI Division..
I was the only Jew in the division. As you can imagine, I was VERY good at my job. Nonetheless, for the first 6 months I was aboard, I got called for EVERY shit detail there was.. I didn't know why. Then when the other sailors who came on board with me, got promoted and I didn't, I began to suspect something was amiss. I was 17, and had only a few scrapes with antisemitism.. But, I could NOT believe the US Navy would tolerate it.. But, they did.. Oh, DID they.
One night a bunch of us were getting ready for an inspection.. In pops Chief Logsdon.. He was just drunk enough to start telling me how he really felt about Jews.. Then he hands me money and ORDERS me to go AWOL.. Instead of reporting him, I followed his orders. Naval career, OVER! Did I mention that I was 17?
Fortunately, that has changed. But, it never shoulda been that way in the first place. If I managed the Navy, Jewish sailors would be WELCOMED.
A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is an animal or plant whose genes have been edited to favour certain physical characteristics,
You've just described evolution. Truth is, WE'RE all genetically modified organisms.. In fact, there's no material difference between nature doing the modifying, or science. The ONLY difference is, WHO controls the science.. If it's available to EVERYBODY, then it's good.. If it's available only to the rich, then it ain't good at all.
PS> I think you were referring to modifying beans and corn, but our genes aren't any different.
Does Biden's threat to start a war with a major power make you laugh or cry?
Hello again, A:
Russia is NOT a major power in the world.. The only thing that makes them powerful is their nukes. In terms of armed forces, that's the ONLY thing they got, and we got EVERYTHING else. I'd play chicken with Putin. To use a poker metaphor, with NO cards at all, Putin will be the one folding.. Somebody just has to call him..
Do I think Joe will DO it?? I hope so. Putin needs to be taken down a peg or two.. Would you think that a milk toast weeny haberdasher would drop the A-bomb to end WWII? I wouldn't either - but he did.
Any thoughts on the likelihood of him losing face and backing down after Russia calls his bluff, or will he engage the nation in a real ''shooting war'' with one of the world's leading nuclear powers?
Do you have a bank account? Most people do. You KNOW, of course, that your account is nothing more than a bit of data.. Yet, you trust that your bank will ABSOLUTELY guard your data/money from a cyber attack..
If you believe that, then you'd believe the same level of security IS available to any institution that wishes to avail themselves of it, government included..
So, step number 1) is to BEEF up our defenses. Step number 2) is ATTACK the shit out of 'em. Turn their lights out.. Turn ALL the stop lights green. Empty Putin's bank account. Turn their TV's and phones off, and generally fuck them up pretty bad.
Meanwhile PUTIN The strong man will be standing tall, overshadowing the Democrat's Powder-Puff President.
I dunno.. That you support the fascist Putin over your own president, regardless of how much you hate him, isn't something that a patriot would do. Of course, nobody has confused you with a patriot.
When this mysterious major power calls Ragtime Cowboy Joe out into street for a showdown the pitiful little geriatric worm will of course back down, as he must,
As he must??? Why?? For my part, I'm sick and tired of being vulnerable to massive and continuous cyber attacks, and I'm sick and tired of not doing anything about it..
Looks like Biden will. Fuck Russia.
Biden inflation causes wages to drop. Economy facing collapse.
Job market optimism among Americans hits 21-year high.
Wassa matter with you?
you've pulled through and come out the other side very much intact both mentally and physically.
please stay in touch by enriching us with the benefits of your wide experience and sagacious views.
Even this, you get wrong.. He said his right hand is useless and he's lost half his vocabulary. In what world, is that "intact"?
Plus, he's a flaming liberal.. His views mirror mine.. How can I be a junkie bongo and Al be sagacious??
If you refuse the vaccine, should your insurance company refuse treatment if you get Covid
Ever hear the phrase, the freedom to swing your arm, ENDS at the tip of my nose?? I spose not.. It's a legal concept on which our 1st Amendment rights are based. It's not really difficult to understand, either.. You have a right to swing your arm, and my nose has a right to be in the way.. So, when those rights CLASH, as my nose and your fist did, the courts have decided that you DON'T have a 1st Amendment right to SWING your arm willy nilly IF my nose is in the way, because my nose has rights too.
In other words, you do NOT have the right to shout fire in a crowded theater. Just as you do NOT have the right to shed COVID in my face..