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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Thompson is a protege of Flynn and a favorite of Pence. She has degrees from the University of South Dakota and LIU. No word on whether she was capable of getting into Trump University. Her highest educational attainment, National Defense University, is the same DOD summer camp Dr. Mrs. did in her spare time on a lark when she worked full time on the Hill.

    In other words, Thompson's a joke, but she's cute (which counts a lot with this administration) and she's ideologically compliant for RW silliness.
    Cute?

    Ummm, no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    Cute?

    Ummm, no.
    "Cute" is basically a synonym for "blonde" with those old ED farts. If Tulsi had sprung for the dye job she'd be SecDef now.

    And anyway, remember a Western 3 is an Eastern 8. The Right Coast is not an attractive gene pool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    Cute?

    Ummm, no.
    Mookie’s initial reaction as well.....

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    Israel is considered the second-biggest threat to industrial IP hacking after China. Their cyber game is very sophisticated. (Your tasteless Cal Tech student body joke here)

    Those boys aint playin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Israel is considered the second-biggest threat to industrial IP hacking after China. Their cyber game is very sophisticated. (Your tasteless Cal Tech student body joke here)

    Those boys aint playin.
    Wasn't it Israel that developed, launched, and utilized the Stuxnet computer virus that attacked Iranian nuclear program computers? And basically it wasn't until they admitted to it that anyone knew about it?

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    Wasn't it Israel that developed, launched, and utilized the Stuxnet computer virus that attacked Iranian nuclear program computers? And basically it wasn't until they admitted to it that anyone knew about it?
    It was probably a collaboration with the US. We can compromise virtually any supply chain in the world that's not completely under the control of that nation's military / counter-intel infrastructure (and maybe even then).

    Any product that is commercially sold, anywhere in the world, is vulnerable to corruption by US action. Introducing malware into computer systems is a piece of cake, with or even without the vendor's knowledge (when we Trojan Horsed the Iraqi systems it was with the full knowledge of the computer companies).

    As far as I've heard the code was Israeli. I have absolutely no inside knowledge about any of this -- it's all from open sources.

    This is part of the testing and experimenting everybody's always doing with an eye to if things get really hot. China is basically on an offensive war footing with their cyber attacks; the US is still The World's Leader but we lose ground all the time. Commerce and military have basically joined hands here informally (we get a breath of this whenever it's exposed that our social media companies are working with the USG and sharing all our data) to the same degree that China has them working together literally in the same building.
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    Re: US Foreign Policy 2.0: Have you read Kipling, Mr. Tillerson?

    Oh good. A rocket lands near the US embassy in IRAQ and trump tweets that he’ll end IRAN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Oh good. A rocket lands near the US embassy in IRAQ and trump tweets that he’ll end IRAN.
    Lemme guess, it was a Saudi rocket?

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    Lemme guess, it was a Saudi rocket?
    either way woulda been made in the usa
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    "Everything's comin' up Putin!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    "Everything's comin' up Putin!"
    Maybe there was a debt from 1945?

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

    Speaking of debt

    @DarrenJBeattie: Since 2001 we have spent nearly 6 TRILLION dollars on Mid-East Wars

    How many pols even know how many 0's there are in a trillion?

    6 trillion is greater than market cap of Microsoft, Apple, Google, Amazon COMBINED, plus USA's entire student loan and credit card debt.

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    But we cant afford to pay for the health care of people...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    But we cant afford to pay for the health care of people...
    What's the Green New Deal cost?

    Can't afford that either.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Speaking of debt

    @DarrenJBeattie: Since 2001 we have spent nearly 6 TRILLION dollars on Mid-East Wars

    How many pols even know how many 0's there are in a trillion?

    6 trillion is greater than market cap of Microsoft, Apple, Google, Amazon COMBINED, plus USA's entire student loan and credit card debt.
    This just makes me incredibly sad.
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    Re: US Foreign Policy 2.0: Have you read Kipling, Mr. Tillerson?

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Speaking of debt

    @DarrenJBeattie: Since 2001 we have spent nearly 6 TRILLION dollars on Mid-East Wars

    How many pols even know how many 0's there are in a trillion?

    6 trillion is greater than market cap of Microsoft, Apple, Google, Amazon COMBINED, plus USA's entire student loan and credit card debt.
    Thanks, Dubya/Cheney/Rummy/Powell. Oh, and Biden and Hillary, too - they voted for it.
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    Re: US Foreign Policy 2.0: Have you read Kipling, Mr. Tillerson?

    on a droid so i can't embed. This is informative.

    https://twitter.com/goodoldcatchy/st...514819072?s=19

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