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  2. She's getting the salad I hope
  3. We will be fine, just a little sagging apparently. Germany is more doomed. We will be free of Clownville.
  4. Well hold the front page, who would have thought that. I sense another award coming ...
  5. Oh that is the pseudonym, I see. No don't apologise for talking sense. It's rare here, trust me.
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  7. Yeah come on man, sort it out. This never happens.
  8. I forgot to say phuk china. Thank you for reminding me Frank..... They can kiss my hairy white American azz
  9. I'd actually love to be able to read a paper from there. I have a friend in HK and she said that at the beginning of the protests the Chinese papers were telling the mainland that the protests were some kinda anti-USA demonstrations. I'm sure they then added to this with the photos of HK citizens carrying American flags by saying it was ANTI USA and the pictures of Trump and asking for help etc would have been spun to anti Trump. The photoshopping of any slogans written by HK citizens is way easier to do than my efforts have been. Honestly it's been a nightmare.
  10. Man sets pet lion on electrician demanding payment for work
  11. From Bloomberg article "The recovery rate of oil from shale deposits is typically about 5%-10%, but ConocoPhillips has pushed recovery as high as 20% in some parts of the Eagle Ford shale play in Texas, and it could reach 40% under the right circumstances. The upside to the lifetime recovery rate from Eagle Ford would be huge, potentially extending higher production rates for longer. The third shale boom is coming. Just don’t expect it to look like the first two." Think about that. What will these efficiencies do if the U.S. Shale industry could obtain an average 17% to 20% recovery rate. Who needs 40% like Conoco ? Many have projected this type of efficiency, it's starting to show . Give it 2 to 3 years to develop. The large producers Exxon, Chevron, Occidental, Conoco, BP plus the large independent are poised and ready to buyout the over leveraged when the time (and price) is right.
  12. Can you please elaborate on how the Florida act quantifies free speech? Because I missed that part in my (admittedly quick) review of the provided link. It seemed like it was just clarifying that discrimination (which is not necessarily speech) does apply to Jews. (It already did under both the religion and the race/ethnicity applications). So I miss how this changes anything in practice? (Discriminate: make an unjust or prejudicial distinction in the treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, sex, or age.) As the case with Snowden and Ellsberg (the later of which has been shown by the courts) - violating a legal agreement to expose illegal activity is already protected. Manning clearly did not follow the correct processes (Neither did Snowden, but he went the correct processes first - then took care to cause minimal damage when violating the process). Assange there is not enough information on (or at least I am not aware of it) to make a determination at this point. So can you clarify what we disagree on? Because I don't see where we disagree on any principle, just on our conclusion. (I'm familiar with some of the Nurnberg trials, but that was a long time ago - would have to brush up to discuss in any detail.) That last part is where I find my disagreement - What points of mine do you disagree with on Moral or Legal grounds? And I like to think of myself as an equal-opportunity demonize. I'll call out governments everywhere (including my own) when they do something harmful to the future of their citizens or humanity. (Start an article on the sins of the West - there are plenty of valid ones - I'll attack them too. But let's keep events current - no point debating mistakes from the 60's, just like I don't cite things from 50+ years ago about China. But I'll also defend actions from around the world if they were justified, or the 'least worse' decision possible given the information and capabilities they had at the time. No fair criticizing decisions with perfect data in hindsight.)
  13. Former national security adviser John Bolton was 'so alarmed' by efforts to encourage Ukraine to investigate the Bidens and 2016 election meddling that he told an aide, Fiona Hill, to alert White House lawyers, according to the New York Times. On Monday, Hill told House investigators that Bolton got into a heated confrontation on July 10 with Trump's EU ambassador, Gordon D. Sondland, who was working with Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani to investigate Democrats. Hill said that Bolton told her to notify the top attorney for the National Security Council about the 'rogue' effort by Sondland, Giuliani and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. "I am not part of whatever drug deal Sondland and Mulvaney are cooking up," Bolton apparently told Hill to tell the lawyers. Giuliani Ukrai ne A llies ndicted in Campaign Finance "I am not part of whatever drug deal Sondland and Mulvaney are cooking up," Bolton apparently told Hill to tell the lawyers. It was not the first time Mr. Bolton expressed grave concerns to Ms. Hill about the campaign being run by Mr. Giuliani. “Giuliani’s a hand grenade who’s going to blow everybody up,” Ms. Hill quoted Mr. Bolton as saying during an earlier conversation. The testimony revealed in a powerful way just how divisive Mr. Giuliani’s efforts to extract damaging information about Democrats from Ukraine on President Trump’s behalf were within the White House. Ms. Hill, the senior director for European and Russian affairs, testified that Mr. Giuliani and his allies circumvented the usual national security process to run their own foreign policy efforts, leaving the president’s official advisers aware of the rogue operation yet powerless to stop it. - NYT When Hill confronted Sondland, he told her that he was 'in charge' of Ukraine, "a moment she compared to Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr.’s declaration that he was in charge after the Ronald Reagan assassination attempt, according to those who heard the testimony," according to the Times. Hill says she asked Sondland on whose authority he was in charge of Ukraine, to which he replied 'the president.' She would later leave her post shortly before a July 25 phone call with Ukraine's president which is currently at the heart of an impeachment inquiry. Meanwhile, the Times also notes that "House Democrats widened their net in the fast-paced inquiry by summoning Michael McKinley, a senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who abruptly resigned last week, to testify Wednesday." Career diplomats have expressed outrage at the unceremonious removal of Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch from Ukraine after she came under attack by Mr. Giuliani, Donald Trump Jr. and two associates who have since been arrested on charges of campaign violations. The interviews indicated that House Democrats were proceeding full tilt with their inquiry despite the administration’s declaration last week that it would refuse to cooperate with what it called an invalid and unconstitutional impeachment effort. - NYT Three other Trump admin officials are scheduled to speak with House investigators this week, including Sondland - who is now set to appear on Thursday. On Tuesday, deputy assistant secretary of state George Kent will testify, while on Friday, Laura K. Cooper - a a deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia policy, will speak with lawmakers as well.
  14. SK Pres. Moon says "ironclad" defense would be "support for peace and dialogue." So, KJU it's your turn ...
  15. Haha thanks, I just think it's nuts. It's arguably the most important decision you'll ever make. Meh let's have another, someone else will pay for it anyway, I can stay home. Oh let's have a 3rd, 4th, 5th.... Also I think feeding your kid utter crap is literally child abuse. It's the same as smoking round to your kid to me. You're literally killing it you piece of dirt. I'm not talking the odd ice cream or burger or treat obviously, I'm talking these bison families who seem to have never heard of a salad, and feed their children utter shit. Why did you have them ??!!
  16. If not for the U.S. Democratic Party assistance to Communist Secretary General Xi Jinping, China would have signed Trade Deal in April, Iran would have agreed to Nuke Deal and N. Korea would have signed Nuke Deal. Why would Xi compromise when the U.S. Democratic Party will put Power ahead of the good of their people solve Russia's and China's problem. Now China wants Tariffs removed if U.S. wants to achieve $50 Billion in ag purchases. Bate and Switch. Don't know why you even negotiate with the Chinese. The only chance for true reform, in my opinion, is if Trump is re-elected. Re-elected could be in jeopardy if Trump loses the support of Farm states. China is not even close to being a market economy. Should never been allowed in WTO.
  17. @Jabbar , I dunno what you mean ...
  18. Well there's a shocker
  19. Yeah, if the photos we're seeing are "real," then there is clearly something fishy about this. But we've known all along that Iran was "boxed in," isolated, running their tankers under false names and without geo-locators . . . they had to send out their signals by email, or so the story line goes. IMHO, they're trying to justify to the world community that they're being maligned and attacked, not by a terrorist outfit but by a country--and there aren't that many countries that would want to attack Iran. If this hypothesis is correct, then Iran is trying to stir up a skirmish with KSA without the US retaliating against the Iranian government and/or oil business. As they get more cash-starved, increasingly isolated, then they will very likely become more aggressive. If this is right--and it's certainly highly speculative--then this is all just a prelude. Maybe I'm getting overly imaginative in my dotage but I suspect we're going to see an oil shock within the next few months. Not only that but I suspect it'll be enough to push out the mandate on reducing the sulphur cap from 3.5 to 0.5% in bunker fuel for the 60,000 freight-carrying vessels on the high seas; after all, the International Maritime Organization is an American outfit, though it wields a lot of power. I say this because the price of bunker fuel hasn't varied much, not all that many large freighters have installed sulfur scrubbers, and nobody seems particularly concerned that we should see a massive increase in demand for low sulfur fuel with the New Year.
  20. Ha ha Brilliant I wondered if you would get that, The Beat and the Selecter great bands I used to like all the old stuff from the 60s too. Do I remember you saying you held Premier Oil, have you heard any whispers re Zama or Sealion recently ?
  21. I used to work in the oilfield...we are a bit slow.🤨
  22. Oh it gets better
  23. Yesterday
  24. Thanks, Enno. GOR increase is substantial, to say least.
  25. Given how up to 40% of Indian electricity is stolen, I'm not sure I'd want to be distributing natural gas there. I've seen those idiots climb poles to jack the power, and let me say OSHA would be having kittens. Not only do they directly steal the power by bypassing the meter, they also simply ignore the bills if they do have a meter.
  26. So the blatant error example is the same line you mentioned before that @Otis11 and I have already discussed with you? Everything is ''biased'' to a country that controls its own press. Their bias however is absolutely fine. "In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it ... And what was terrifying was not that they would kill you for thinking otherwise, but that they might be right. For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable…what then?" - 1984
  27. Gee you mean the same Pakistan who were HIDING Osama Bin Laden? That Pakistan? Complaining that WE'RE not a good ally? Lolololololol
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