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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    Yeah, I think it's time to be afraid of what Trump and the Republicans may do to the country.
    "Time"? Now?

    This is the great crisis.

    One of the (many) things we need is full documentation -- get everyone who serves in any capacity in this clown show on the record -- so that historians and sociologists can understand how dictatorships develop so we can study this and we can guard against them better in the future. We need armies of analysts gathering the data that will be sifted for the next century, assuming anybody literate is left.

    By the 2:7:1 rule only 10% of people are evil, yet in the US evil has gained complete control over our government. Those numbers are probably very similar to the Nazis, the Bolsheviks, and the Khmer Rouge. From those cases we have clear precedent that that 10% can put all 100% of us into mortal danger, not to mention all the external people who get in the way as targets, deflections, or just bystanders.

    The March of the Morons isn't just funny, it's also a menace.
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    Re: US Foreign Policy 2.0: Have you read Kipling, Mr. Tillerson?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    Here's the real reason he got fired. From NY Times.
    Wow...he **** near baited Trump to fire him saying that
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    Re: US Foreign Policy 2.0: Have you read Kipling, Mr. Tillerson?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    "Time"? Now?

    This is the great crisis.
    Oh, I was afraid day one. I'm trying to convince others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    "Time"? Now?

    This is the great crisis.

    One of the (many) things we need is full documentation -- get everyone who serves in any capacity in this clown show on the record -- so that historians and sociologists can understand how dictatorships develop so we can study this and we can guard against them better in the future. We need armies of analysts gathering the data that will be sifted for the next century, assuming anybody literate is left.

    By the 2:7:1 rule only 10% of people are evil, yet in the US evil has gained complete control over our government. Those numbers are probably very similar to the Nazis, the Bolsheviks, and the Khmer Rouge. From those cases we have clear precedent that that 10% can put all 100% of us into mortal danger, not to mention all the external people who get in the way as targets, deflections, or just bystanders.

    The March of the Morons isn't just funny, it's also a menace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    2-7-1 rule?
    20% of people are good.

    10% of people are bad.

    The rest of us are just scuffling along, doing the best we can with what we were given.
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    Re: US Foreign Policy 2.0: Have you read Kipling, Mr. Tillerson?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    20% of people are good.

    10% of people are bad.

    The rest of us are just scuffling along, doing the best we can with what we were given.
    I prefer Dan "The Common Man" Cole's rule that 7/10 are basically idiots. His average listener is proof positive and no I am not one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    I prefer Dan "The Common Man" Cole's rule that 7/10 are basically idiots. His average listener is proof positive and no I am not one of them.
    Depends how you define idiot. By definition, the average person is... average. But yes, intelligence appears to have a right-skewed distribution:

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    Re: US Foreign Policy 2.0: Have you read Kipling, Mr. Tillerson?

    This is more the frequency distribution of evil:

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    Re: US Foreign Policy 2.0: Have you read Kipling, Mr. Tillerson?

    Interesting article a few days ago in the WaPo on where VVP is getting his support.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...-biggest-fans/

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Interesting article a few days ago in the WaPo on where VVP is getting his support.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...-biggest-fans/
    Well duh, he's only had 20 years to indoctrinate them in the schools, and on state media.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Well duh, he's only had 20 years to indoctrinate them in the schools, and on state media.
    Like we do??

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Like we do??
    What are you, some kind of pinko "citizen of the world" commie now?

    At the end of the day, just like other world leaders, Putin is only as popular as his ability to keep most of the population fed. That's separate from his grip on power, which lasts as long as he keeps the oligarchs, the military, and the cops fed.

    Never thought I'd see a Russian hipster though.
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    Dear lord. I was reading someone on Facebook who posted this in reply to Tillerson being fired:

    “He's not worse than his two predecessors”

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Dear lord. I was reading someone on Facebook who posted this in reply to Tillerson being fired:

    “He's not worse than his two predecessors”
    One of the Delusional Deplorable 33%. Let it go, they're lost.
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    One of the Delusional Deplorable 33%. Let it go, they're lost.
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    Re: US Foreign Policy 2.0: Have you read Kipling, Mr. Tillerson?

    From twitter:

    Palmerston 1858: "The policy and practice of the Russian government has always been to push forward its encroachments as fast and as far as the apathy or want of firmness of other Governments would allow it to go, but always to stop and retire when it met with decided resistance."
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    Re: US Foreign Policy 2.0: Have you read Kipling, Mr. Tillerson?

    If Haspel is appointed to CIA chief her reign will be exactly like that of Allen Dulles. Running their own foreign policy and generally doing what they want to do when they want to do it with no conscience and no adherence to any law whatsoever. If you think that's hyperbole, read just a tad about Haspel, Bill Casey, Jim Angleton, Dulles et al

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