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August 13, 2022 at 4:59 am #44137
While military forces should not locate among civilians, they may have to locate on the periphery of cities, towns, or other bodies of civilians to keep enemy attacks at bay.
In the course of doing so, enemy fire may hit civilians when it misses the defending military, but in that case, the fault is with the attacking enemy, not the friendly military.
A best practice of a nation’s defense would be to encourage Civil Defense or Emergency Preparedness among civilians, both sheltering-in-place and bugging-out when conditions are too dangerous to stay. This way, civilians can keep themselves out of harm’s way as best as possible when wàr is ongoing.August 12, 2022 at 9:25 pm #44132
Roll them lower to catch the basal ganglia. 😁August 12, 2022 at 3:40 pm #44127
You’ve been accused of a felony and you are innocent? Who ya gonna call?
And who is it that writes the laws that have grown so much as to make every U.S. Citizen a felon multiple times over? Predominantly, it’s lawyers. Even non-lawyer Legislators use lawyers to put their proposals into Legalese that matches no vernacular of any human language and can be broad enough to snare virtually anyone.August 12, 2022 at 3:32 pm #44126
Suit yourself, but my budget can’t go bail for every prisoner of “victimless crime” laws, much as I’d like it to do so.August 10, 2022 at 3:39 am #44121
The Feds already shut down Backpage and the business end of Craigslist, even though both services fully cooperated to get traffickers for the Feds. Those apps and Websites (which I’m not clicking) may be next. After that, it’s the Dark Web, which is definitely no place to go.
Only making the World’s Oldest Profession legal and above board will take the worst aspects of it away, and getting there will also mean questioning many Abrahamic attitudes on sexuality.August 10, 2022 at 2:55 am #44120
There were a lot of gorgeous Marys and Mary Magdalenes on the Silver Screen. Your attempt to shock the sensibilities may not quite go as planned, though it may give them a lot of impure thoughts to confess off and keep them off the streets. 😁August 9, 2022 at 11:46 pm #44119
Now what is this ‘out’ I am not getting much of? What aisle of the grocery store is it in?
Actually, “Out” is the mega-conglomorate that has all the Whole Foods,
as in all the growing Whole Foods 🍎🍇🥦🌽
the creeping Whole Foods 🪲🐍🦗🐛,
the walking Whole Foods 🐖🐄🦌🦬,
the swimming Whole Foods 🐟🦞🦑🐚,
and the flying Whole Foods 🐓🦃🦆🐦.
“Out” more broadly is called The Natural Universe. Thanos tried breaking up and redistributing this conglomerate in Avengers: Infinity War, but it only did half as good as it did before, so that wasn’t very copacetic.
Christians and Muslims are looking for JHVH-1/Allah to do away with it entirely. Thermodynamics might have some contrary input on that. 😉August 8, 2022 at 5:46 pm #44115
Those poor gals need a sound-proofed, projectile-resistant limo with a cow-catcher welded to the front, plus geared-up SAS veterans as escorts. Perhaps it could be a service that pro-choice charities could offer.
Let low-lifes who favor Living Death say what they will, but they better not dare get in the way.August 8, 2022 at 5:37 pm #44113
Putin has definitely descended, but he is not decent. 😉
August 8, 2022 at 5:18 pm #44112
- This reply was modified 4 days, 18 hours ago by TheEncogitationer. Reason: Exchanged "Robert" for "Reg." Sorry
Of course, why buy a sex doll or bot when warm-blooded sex is available from willing sex workers? Given the high cost of education in the U.S., there are attractive college girls working their way through their education by doing sex work a few hours every week, which pays much better than flipping burgers or dispensing espresso, leaving more time for studying.
Here’s the problem with the plan:
Sadly, prostitution is only legal in the United States in Los Vegas County, Nevada and even then, only in the brothels and not on the streets or via out-call. Everywhere else, it is illegal, no one has any legal protections, meetings take place in hidden, filthy places, and thus all parties are at risk for disease, theft, robbery, extortion, blackmail, kidnapping, slavery, torture, abuse, rape, and murder.
Decidedly not sexy.
As long as this is the sexual sit-rep in the U.S. and there are big diseases with little names and unfunny diseases with funny names and people who don’t think sexuality and pride includes self-preservation, sex-bots look better and better all the time! And when you pay in full, it’s delivered discretely to your door and the pleasure is all yours! 😎August 8, 2022 at 5:00 pm #44110
You don’t get out much, do you? 😁
I, of course, know there is more to it than that biochemically, but it still takes place within a context of living things living off of other living things. “Nature is red in tooth and claw.”August 8, 2022 at 7:31 am #44104
Very much no.
How so is it no? 😁
Animals eat vegetation and that produces their meat and milk, to varying degrees of leanness and fat, and vegetation gets it’s nutrition and grows in part from composting organic matter, which includes dead animals and their castings and waste.
And Omnivores are just taking a rodeo ride on the big Orobouro and enjoying it all. 😋
I would accept that it’s all just a whole bunch of molecules moleculing at other molecules, now with a variety pack of dipping sauces.
It may shock UU Sunday Schools and kids watching The Lion King, but you can’t have “The Interdependent Web of Life” and “The Circle of Life” without some living thing living off of another living thing, whether by symbiosis, parasitism, predation, or mastication. It’s so simple even Neal from The Young Ones understands it. ☮️✌️🌻🌿:
And, of course, except for mayo-based ones, the dipping sauces or mostly plant-derived. 😋August 8, 2022 at 6:47 am #44103
Yes i saw what i wrote and see it without contradiction. Again certain industries are dominated by a few big players and they hose the public. If we were to have the government run the oil and gas industry we could all save money on taxes with the revenue borne of government profit. We could also use that as an impetus to begin the conversion to a green economy. These prices at the gas pump are bullshit.
This very thing happened in Venezuela. The government nationalized and ran Venezuela’s oil industry, gave Citizens gas at the equivalent of about $.50 a gallon, and used the profits to fund all kinds of “free shit” gummies.
It also provided government oil jobs to all the cronies of each regime, who were more interested in leaning on their shovels and rigs than in finding and drilling more oil. It also whetted the government’s appetite to nationalize other industries, which were then ran the same way. It was all gravy train until other nations started discovering and drilling for their own petroleum and demand for Venezuelan oil went down.
The end result was that one of the founding signatories of OPEC with more oil than Saudi Arabia ended up having to print more money to fund all of it’s “free shit” gimmies, which made the purchasing power of it’s currency collapse and made the country so poor it could not even afford to drill and refine it’s own oil.
How Socialism Wiped Out Venezuela’s Spectacular Oil Wealth
The Economic Failure of Venezuela
Adding “green energy” like solar and wind to all of that would finish destroying any nation that followed the path of Venezuela. People reduced to eating garbage, grass, and zoo animals would then turn on each other in cannibalism.
Sure inflation can occur as you say. It also can be the result of a product or service that is necessary for in this case trucking and prices that get passed along to the consumer.
No. not “can.”. Printing more money to chase fewer goods and services is precisely the dictionary and literal definition of inflation, prima facie, ipso facto, a priori, the nub of the jist, the crux of the sawdust-filled biscuit. And it affects all prices, including the price of fuel.
And when you abandon your libertarian principles and get all gung ho to help the Ukranians there is a fall out for billions of humans that did not sign on. Is that a foolish consistency?
I’ve never called for tax-funded foreign aid or U.S. troops to go to Ukraine, only for voluntary donations of weapons and materiels to the innocent civilians of Ukraine just trying to survive and be free between an invasion by Putin and a domestic government that is equally growing more repressive. No libertarian inconsistency and no foolish consistency, just good people sharing boom-sticks with good people to keep very real hobgoblins away.
Is Venezuela as an example consonant with the USA?
All of Venezuela’s Socialistic dictators were all “democratically” elected, just like U.S. Socialists Bernie Sanders and The Squad say they want it. Yes, as Sinclair Lewis observed It Can Happen Here.
On the other hand i totally get the practice of law being restricted to people with legal training who have passed the bar. It is a necessary for the benefit of the public. It is a minefield out there. If you don’t know what you are doing you get eaten alive.
Laws that lawyers create that are at the behest of big business in the so called free market. It is a charade. It is nonsense. And although lawyers are often assholes and priestly they serve a necessary function in society. The kinds of laws you allude to are important because in an environment without and oversight of business it is clear from history and everything we know about humans that there will be abuse. I wont expand because it is an obvious point.
This reminds me of the old chestnut:”If it wasn’t for lawyers, you wouldn’t need them.”. 🤨 😁August 7, 2022 at 8:22 pm #44082
Is a vegan diet healthier than eating meat and dairy?
I don’t know if I’ve said it here before, but when you really think about it, meat and dairy are just concentrated vegetation and vegetation is just reconstituted meat and dairy. And Omnivores are just taking a rodeo ride on the big Orobouro and enjoying it all. 😋August 6, 2022 at 5:08 pm #44055
If individuals do not have the competence to make the most elementary decision of which medicine they want and at what quantity and price, or to do their due diligence on hospitals and physicians in advance to getting sick, then by what stretch of the imagination do individuals who call themselves Government have the competence to run a nation’s entire health care system?
(Remember, this is the same Government that subsidized tobacco, starch, and sugar, that hoarded PPE on the basis of a lie, and forced COVID-19 patients in with healthy convalescent elderly and made the latter die, and that kept cheap COVID-19 tests and vaccines off the market, all throughout the COVID-19 crisis and still does to this day.)
Also, the fact that nothing has 100 percent market share is why marketing is considered work, and it is evidence that consumers can always say “no.”