We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Russia to establish naval base in Venezuela : Since December 2017, Russia has had a similar agreement with Syria, which allowed Russia to deploy as many as 10 ships and two submarines in the Mediterranean Sea at the peak of its campaign to support Bashar al-Assad.
In July 2019, Russia reached an even more significant agreement with Iran. Two Iranian ports – Bushehr in the south and Chabahar in the south-east – will become forward bases for Russia’s Navy that can even be used by nuclear submarines.
Bushehr will also serve as a base for the Russian Aerospace Forces, with Su-37 and Su-57 fighters deployed there. There are also plans to station a contingent of Russian troops there, primarily special forces, under the same pretext that has been used in Syria and in Lebanon: on paper, they will be there as “advisors” to the Iranian military.
Producer/star Ian Ziering reunites with his Sharknado director Anthony C. Ferrante to bring you ... Zombie Tidal Wave.We've come a long way from genre trailblazer Night Of The Living Dead in 1968.
"“We do not face the challenge of a population bomb but a population bust—a relentless, generation-after-generation culling of the human herd.” ...The underlying drivers of capitalism, the sense that resource competition and scarcity determine the nature of international relations and domestic tensions, and the fear that climate change and environmental degradation are almost at a doomsday point—all have been shaped by the persistently ballooning population of the past two centuries. If the human population is about to decline as quickly as it increased, then all those systems and assumptions are in jeopardy."
Most of the homeless are addicts and/or mentally ill. You aren't going to "fix" them. Anything you do to "help" them will merely enable their problem. The solution is to make it illegal and make that a priority for the police. Locate them, arrest them and give them a choice: 1. Leave town on your own or go to jail; come back to town you go to jail. Plus a humanitarian option for those who could benefit from it, which would be a one way ticket to their home where family might be able to help them. Problem solved.
The population bust article is just a screed for collectivism and parasitism. There is no reason why free markets cannot work as well with declining populations as they do with growing populations. The use of financial leverage for growth is an entirely separate issue.
L.A. and San Francisco officials illustrate perfectly the observation that the more that local officials talk and take positions on Federal and global issues, the more they ignore (or want to draw your attention away from) the local issues that they were elected to take action on.