bazukhov replied to the topic The U.S. Has A Plan For What's Next in Afghanistan – It Does Not Include Peace in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
bazukhov replied to the topic Nemesis: Why the west was doomed to lose in Afghanistan in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
The Americans and their allies were killing to protect “the most powerful country in the world”.
The Afghans were killing to protect their “All-powerful God. ”
Yet humans still have the conceit to think we are the very epitome of evolution.
and a slew of other diseases, some of which I never even heard of when I was in the marines. I was grateful and felt no shame.
Same goes for getting the Covid shots.
I would feel very ashamed if not getting vaxxed had infected some other person.
bazukhov replied to the topic Reflections on a Double Standard: the Right Absurdly Calls Democrats Socialists, but Liberals Can’t Correctly Call the Right Fascist in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
But they come in handy to insult those we don’t like.
bazukhov replied to the topic With only 4 ICU Beds Left Statewide Amid Covid-19 Unvaccinated Surge, Idaho Governor Calls in National Guard in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
who are afraid of needles.
Are we “safe” yet? If wars and killing actually worked as advertised we wouldn’t have any more.
bazukhov replied to the topic ‘BURN IN HELL’: Families of slain troops RAGE at Biden as Facebook suspends grieving mother after angry posts aimed at president in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
They were cannon fodder for wannabe tough politicians.
Or, in this case, woman.
bazukhov replied to the topic ‘20 strong men’: Lehigh Valley candidate plans to intimidate school boards over mask mandates (UPDATE) in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago
aka 20 blockheads afraid of needles and think the virus is a commie plot.
the (EEEK!) Deep State and Commies.
The politicians and military never run out of bogeymen to frighten the people and convince them that killing and dying for their country (or cause, religion, dogma) is virtuous.
Other than that he was acceptably “liberal” and my votes for the Green candidates in 2008, 2012, and 2016 had no effect on the outcomes in my very Blue state.
In 2020 I regained my nose holding ability and voted for Joe simply because l held Donnie in so much utter contempt.
bazukhov replied to the topic Who Is Kyrsten Sinema? A Self-Serving Opportunist at Large in the forum General Discussion 3 months ago
They’re pursuing office and will go in the direction where they think the votes are. In Arizona she ran to the left to get nominated and to the center to stay in office.
Ideologies become very flexible at election time. ….especially in battleground purple states.
bazukhov replied to the topic The question keeping Trump-loving men up at night: Why won't women date us? in the forum General Discussion 3 months ago
No matter how many guns they have, or how big the engine is in their pickup, or how many flags they wave, or many *****s they’ve grabbed.
Maybe bigger buffalo hats will help.
bazukhov replied to the topic Unhappy 4th- Is there anything to be proud of in this country? in the forum General Discussion 3 months ago
I was born in Los Angeles.
For some years both of them were citizens of Canada.
I actually had no say in where I was born. I’ve always thought it rather foolish to be “proud” of something I had nothing to do with. When I traveled abroad I felt more embarrassed than proud of being an American.
bazukhov replied to the topic Why Do Conspiracy Theories Flourish? Because the Truth Is Too Hard to Handle–Edward Snowden in the forum General Discussion 3 months ago
Like everything else “The Truth” is subjective and relative.
All one has to do is read the daily headlines to put that notion to rest.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetant. Isaac Asimov
bazukhov replied to the topic This is the truth… this is a war of ideas. And I ain't stopping on UFOs till the bodies hit the floor… in the forum UFO Discussion 4 months ago
“The most obvious conclusion is probably the correct one.” William of Occam
Most obvious: Some stuff might have been seen by somebody who didn’t know what it was. As in UFO.
She believed her own publicity and considered herself unbeatable against an obvious racist, misogynist, xenophobe, asshole. Many people believed that she had it in bag and didn’t bother to vote or voted 3rd party simply because they didn’t like her.
She was beyond my nose-holding abilities and I voted for Jill Stein knowing that Hillary would w…[Read more]
bazukhov replied to the topic The Democratic Party and the Political Origins of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez in the forum General Discussion 6 months ago
Man is the only animal to have found the One True God….several of them. Mark Twain
And the same is true of political dogmas and parties that try to convince the people that they will lead them to the Promised Land if not heaven. In the end “the people” end up with new bosses whose only desire is to remain in power.
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