Bomag: There are many pithy quotes from prominent historical figures suggesting the limitations of democracy: “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” — John Adams
Adar: In the movie “Nicholas and Alexandra” Tom Baker played the role of Rasputin. Tom also is known for his role as Dr. Who. Tom probably got the character of Rasputin more or less correct?
Lucklucky: Well, the Admiralty, if it learned anything it quickly forgot it. Just look at the ships in the Falklands war, not was one able to defend itself against a pair (or two pairs) of Argentine A-4 Skyhawks at low level. Just look at the AA guns the British did have, a useless 4.5″ gun, while missiles were unreliable or obsolete. Now compare that to the Soviet, Italian, or even French ship of the 1980s.
Morris: Just with regard to so called man-made global warming it is the Democrats and the liberal establishment that are anti-science. Totally ignored in the “global warming” debate is the fact that for the last 10,000 years or so the earth has been warming, thirteen degrees C. or so. Facts as Al Gore so inconveniently ignores part of a liberal paradigm totally irrational.
Notknowing: Has been said that the American Revolution was in fact a civil war in which many colony-based pro-Brits were exiled to Canada for not supporting the winning side (a winning side much propped up by France and French interests) and the American Civil War was really a revolution because the south wanted to secede and cared not a fig for running Washington and the north. But the ‘identities’ of the two are engraved as facts, so there we go.
Candide III: Pfui. This was described in more detail in books a century old, what does a modern paper add? The British didn’t want to give representation because that would make colonies part of the home country and, America being much bigger and potentially richer than Britain, Parliament itself would move to New England in foreseeable future under any conceivable scheme of non-Potemkin representation. American revolutionaries actually understood this when they demanded representation. There is no...
X-Ray: Well, that depends. If you’re looking for a Department of War, and not Defense, Mattis might be the man. Also, perhaps, the DOD should be run lIke 1stMarDiv, shake some shit up. Warfighting front and center and not fricking gender change surgery. Morale building versus morale destruction.
Sheldon: “since this [Catholic theology] is what the brightest minds half the world could produce spent about a thousand years on, it is likely to have some value,” “In the same way, a large proportion of political science in the twentieth century was carried out in a Marxist framework,” That previous century [20th] the most influential minds were Marx, Darwin, Einstein, Freud. At least three and perhaps all four either an atheist or an agnostic. Extreme religion or extreme lack...
Lu An Li: The U.S. military greatly downsized after WW2 too. No more draft either. It was thought the next war would be nuclear and over in a few days if that. No need for large conventional forces. Korea proved that to be all wrong.
Adar: It might be too that the schools teach that homosexuality is OK?