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.
... how does one explain the stampede of two million people – mainly “of color” - massing at our border to get into a country, which is said to oppress them? How would an estimated two million people, 90% of them “people of color,” decide to risk their lives this year alone to break into a white supremacist country that will marginalize, underserve and oppress them.
There might be a US national interest in Ukraine. We can certainly imagine bad consequences from this. However, I don't think we know any longer how to accomplish wartime aims without making things worse and spending a lot of money for nothing. The interaction of Washington and the upper levels of military leadership are now strangled in their own bureaucracies. Great weaponry and training can't overcome that. Look, for example, at the contrast between "Shock and Awe" and screwing things up almost immediately after.
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Tolkien's Lord of the Rings illustrates long life, extended life, and indefinitely long life very clearly. Though long years are a blessing, it's a diminishing return.
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Fauci's fury...Fauci seems to think that the CDC should be exempt from the court system and the admin state agencies should not be questioned about their health mandates. He seems to exude arrogance of his importance.
Biden to dems...As CIC he has a duty to protect Americans and NOT expose them to unvetted illegals that include criminals, terrorists, and those who are not checked for diseases to include his favorite Covid.
Ukraine national interest...None, we are not the worlds police force. This is Europes problem child.
When Barack Obama was president, he always behaved as if the presidency was too small for him. He's a dedicated globalist, and I'm sure he's always seen himself as suited for the role of President/Emperor of the World. There's no telling what's in Hillary's mind other than that she was "cheated" out of her coronation.