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  • Speaking of Pyongyang...

    https://www.npr.org/2020/06/12/87553...ck-to-square-1

    *singing* Meet The Mets, Meet The Mets,
    Step right up and Greet The Mets...
    “Demolish the bridges behind you… then there is no choice but to build again.”

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    • Now I have Jane Jarvis on the Thomas organ in my head.
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      • Boom

        https://mobile.twitter.com/TheRickWi...50750297776129

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        • With the new revelation that Russia was offering a bounty on dead US soldiers, here's a thread showing how our rudderless ship is adrift in the middle of the ocean with no lights or direction.

          https://twitter.com/MarkHertling/sta...58695876517888
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          • Conservative Twitter would like you to know that #BenghaziIsNotGoingAway

            120k dead from a Pandemic, American Soldiers being targeted by Russia...none of that matters at all.
            "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
            -aparch

            "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
            -INCH

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            • Good pal you got there in Turkey, Donald.

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              KDR

              Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
              iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
              gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
              Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
              Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
              TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
              DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

              Test to see if I can add this.

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              • Speaking of Turkey, this is... bad.

                But, hey, what's the worst that could happen?

                Then in 1846 a disturbance occurred inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem – the holiest of sites for Christians and therefore a focal point for conflict. To maintain peace there the Muslim governor of Jerusalem had been posting soldiers inside and outside the church. Despite this, fights had been erupting. And on Good Friday a conflict between who was to use the altar first escalated into a brawl. In his book The Crimean War, Orlando Figes writes:

                The rival groups of worshippers fought not only with their fists, but with crucifixes, candlesticks, chalices, lamps and incense-burners, and even bits of wood which they tore from the sacred shrines. The fighting continued with knives and pistols smuggled into the Holy Sepulchre by worshippers of either side.
                WWJK?

                The riot ended with more than forty people dead on the church's floor. In 1847 and 1848 there were more unseemly scuffles between Catholic and Orthodox Christian monks and priests in Jerusalem; the representatives of the Orthodox Church emerged triumphant: for example, at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, where Catholics had placed a silver star to commemorate the place of Jesus' birth. It was pried out and stolen, and Catholics described Orthodox monks as the thieves, and in Jerusalem Orthodox monks and Catholic priests again scuffled.

                France's president, Louis Napoleon, made a show of being a good Catholic and championed Roman Catholic control over Christianity's sites in the Holy Land. Turkey's sultan, Abdulmecid I, had been educated in France, and he favored French control over the Christian sites. Nicholas saw this as a blow to Russia and to Orthodox Christianity. On April 19, 1853, while waiting for a response, Russia proclaimed the right to protect Christians in the Ottoman Empire. On May 21, the Ottomans rejected the Russian ultimatum.
                Last edited by Kepler; 07-10-2020, 02:15 PM.
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                • Hermit Kingdom News.

                  My takeaways from this story are:

                  (1) this kid found out Kim Jong Un was dead

                  (2) running a totalitarian state means skimming the 1% prettiest 16-year old girls off the top every year for a lifetime of sexual slavery
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                  • Kurdish YPG is anti-fascist so they fight ISIS.
                    USG blesses American citizens to go to Syria to join YPG to fight ISIS.
                    US air-drops supplies and arms to YPG throughout 2015, and coordinates them with special forces.
                    YPG defeats ISIS in several significant battles and stops their expansion.

                    Erdogan hates that the YPG is anti-fascist, so he attacks them.
                    Erdogan tells Dump YPG is Antifa.

                    Dump has DOS declare YPG a "terrorist organization."
                    Americans who fought with YPG, at USG bequest, now considered linked to terrorists.
                    Last edited by Kepler; 08-03-2020, 05:09 PM.
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                    • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                      Speaking of Turkey, this is... bad.

                      But, hey, what's the worst that could happen?



                      WWJK?
                      I don't know exactly how far it is from the Blue Mosque to the Hagia Sophia, but it's a very short walk. Sublime pizzing match.

                      Edit: So many of the monuments we consider sublime were built out of greed, brutality and the hunger for power. Makes one appreciate even more the poetry, music and visual arts that were created from vision, passion, and a few simple tools.

                      I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
                      And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
                      Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,
                      And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

                      And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
                      Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
                      There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
                      And evening full of the linnet’s wings.

                      I will arise and go now, for always night and day
                      I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
                      While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
                      I hear it in the deep heart’s core.


                      Yeah, I know: wrong thread.
                      Last edited by burd; 08-03-2020, 07:33 PM.

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                      • https://twitter.com/Aviation_Intel/s...584666112?s=20

                        First, Tyler Rogoway is a great follow for those who remember him from Jalopnik.
                        Second, this is crazy. China has a hollywood evil lair for submarines. This is straight out of James Bond.
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                        I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
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                        When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                        He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                        • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
                          https://twitter.com/Aviation_Intel/s...584666112?s=20

                          First, Tyler Rogoway is a great follow for those who remember him from Jalopnik.
                          Second, this is crazy. China has a hollywood evil lair for submarines. This is straight out of James Bond.
                          Pretty sure the US and other intelligence services have known about this base for awhile. What is likely unknown is exactly how large it is.

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                          • Isn't that where China dumped a metric sh**-ton of dirt and trash to build some man made islands? Might as well build a secret port under all that.
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                            • No, this particular base is built into the side of a large hill/small mountain on the south shore of Hainan Island, which is a province just off the southern China coast. Hainan is kind of like China's Florida - trashy new rich people from the big cities buy expensive, poorly-built condos there to brag to their friends.

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                              • Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
                                No, this particular base is built into the side of a large hill/small mountain on the south shore of Hainan Island, which is a province just off the southern China coast. Hainan is kind of like China's Florida - trashy new rich people from the big cities buy expensive, poorly-built condos there to brag to their friends.
                                Does it look kinda like this?

                                What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

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