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Daily Review 04/08/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, August 4th, 2016 - 27 comments
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27 comments on “Daily Review 04/08/2016 ”

    • Colonial Viper 1.1

      Trump is fine.

      Someone ask why Obama has greenlit the design of a whole new generation of more usable tactical nuclear warheads with standoff capabilities, more flexible and usable “dial a yield” and lower environmental impact. I kid you not.

      • rhinocrates 1.1.1

        Having the capability is bad. Having contempt for the doctrine and strategy that restrain its use is worse.

        • Colonial Viper

          how is asking the question showing contempt for the doctrine of MADD? Maybe he owns golf courses and hasn’t been to West Point so needed someone to fully explain it to him.

          Is not putting an anti ballistic missile system in NATO countries right next to Russia to undermine Russia’s ICBM based nuclear strategic deterrent showing true contempt for MADD?

          Another Obama decision, by the way.

          • rhinocrates

            “MAD”, not “MADD”.

            It’s probably worth watching the interview clip. It demonstrates wilful ignorance and contempt and Joe Scarborough said he asked three times in an hour, so presumably someone told him the first time. A Presidential candidate is supposed to have someone of expertise to prepare and advise them and to whom they listen…

            Just watch the interview.

            BTW, Mika Brzezinski, one of the hosts, is the daughter of Zbigniew Brzezinski, advisor to Jimmy Carter on national security. I would assume that she would have learned from a young age to judge whether someone is a risk.

      • McFlock 1.1.2

        You mean the life extension program for existing warheads using original-spec components, but whacking on a JDAM-style fin assembly so it can be lobbed with greater accuracy than a radius of a couple of hundred yards (B61 mod12)? Hardly a game-changer, but less fallout.

        A president who doesn’t know the fundamental reason why to not use ’em? And needs to be told three times? Yeah, that’s a problem. A big one.

        It’s a bit like asking a Greenpeace hippy why we should bother saving whales: if you need to ask, you’re at the wrong party.

      • Murray Simmonds 1.1.3

        CV- “Ask Obama why . . . . ”

        Errrr – perhaps for the same reason that China has built a massive oversupply of (at present unoccupied) apartments and other housing in the last few years – right across the country and from the mountains to the sea. Join the dots.

        Fifty years ago, they used to build massive underground shelters below their larger cities for their people. For much the same reason. A lot of those have now been converted to underground markets and stalls.

        I kid you not.

        (Join the dots. China endures).

    • ianmac 1.2

      I am Anti Trump but wonder if the 3 Questions about nuclear use is true. Un-named expert. Could be interpreted as what would the geopolitical effect of doing so. Trump is certainly a bit mad but I also have in mind Dirty Tricks by various politicians.

    • Good video and scarey if that dimwit gets the election.

  1. Draco T Bastard 2

    A day or so back there was a thread on rape and it’s portrayal in the MSM and how many implied that because the person accused was a sportsman that it really didn’t apply. A lot of that discussion revolved around the idea of consent which brings me to this article:

    ‘It Just Happened’

    Eventually, by using a rhetorical device of asking students to try and replay an encounter in slow motion with commentary like a football broadcast, the researchers were able to get the participants to recall the encounters in more detail. Rarely did students ever indicate they asked each other if they were consenting to the activity.

    One young woman said she and her boyfriend never talked about consent. Instead, when the boyfriend wanted to have sex, he would nuzzle her neck, just below her cheek. If she also wanted to have sex, she would turn to him. If not, she would turn away. Another student said that when he wanted to have sex with his girlfriend and they were already making out, he would tug on her sweatpants. She would respond by removing them, and the couple interpreted the exchange as consent.

    “In these cases, there’s an asking and answering, but not an enthusiastic yes,” Laker said. “These are often the real vocabularies of consent.”

    IMO, the real problem is this:

    More broadly, the researchers said, students are taught from a young age that sex is not something meant to be talked about.

    We hide sex from the young. The personal interactions that lead to a people having sex are considered taboo and so are, mostly, made out of sight and sound.

    Then, after all this non-teaching of normal human relations we expect people to have a healthy view of it, to talk about it and to understand the concept of consent.

    • + 1 society views of sex and associated areas is antiquated in the extreme.

    • Sabine 2.2

      yes, adults should finally accept that young people will have sex, such as they did.
      they should finally accept that women will have sex before being married.
      they should finally accept that sex can leave to pregnancy, sexual transmitted diseases and that if ‘consent’ is not given then one can get into trouble with the law for sexual abuse/rape

      so we should finally just simply start sexual education based on facts and stop the thing that we currently do where we base our sexual education programmes on things such as morals.

  2. Paul 3

    Stephen F. Cohen: The Ukrainian Crisis – It’s not All Putin’s Fault

    The consensus view in Washington and in the U.S. mainstream media is that the Ukrainian crisis, which some have called the worst international crisis of our time, is due solely to Russian aggression under President Vladimir Putin. Stephen F. Cohen’s view, on the other hand, is that U.S. policy since the 1990s is largely responsible, and that unless this is acknowledged at least in part by Washington, no successful negotiated end to the crisis will be possible.

  3. joe90 4

    The man’s an idiot.

  4. Pat 5

    “Robinson’s intervention comes as a group of international statesmen and women including her, Kofi Annan and Desmond Tutu, known as the Elders, released a statement saying they had “major concerns” about action by leaders since the Paris agreement last December.”


  5. joe90 6

    For Bob Crumb fans. Marvelous.

    Robert Crumb takes on Donald Trump in HUP #3 from 1989. Amazing. I’m shocked that I came across this strip randomly, in a time when Trump is filling up news feeds. Truth be told, I hadn’t realised he’d been a controversial figure for such a long time.


  6. Pat 7

    any fans of ‘WWF’ (or On the Mat if you’re of an age)?……you may wish to reconsider.


    could he be right?

  7. One Two 8

    If 8 years of the Obama Empire is interpeted as ‘hope’ , there is no hope

    Those who fall for the psychological operation and that are emotionally invested in the outcome one way or the other..


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