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Doomstead Diner Daily May 7
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2019, 06:58:28 am »

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Trump would face obstruction charges if he wasn't president, prosecutors say

www.theguardian.com- Hundreds of former federal prosecutors – and counting – signed an open letter published on Monday expressing their belief that Donald Trump would have faced “multiple felony charges of obstruction of…


Trump administration accuses Chinese officials of ‘reneging’ on commitments in trade talks

www.washingtonpost.com - By David J. Lynch and David J. Lynch Financial writer covering trade and globalization Email Bio Follow Robert Costa Robert Costa National political reporter covering the White House, Congress and ca…


Treasury denies 'unprecedented' request for Trump's tax returns

www.theguardian.com - The Treasury department has denied a request by Congress for copies of Donald Trump’s tax returns, saying that Congress had overstepped its bounds in requesting them. The flat denial, which analysts …


US Gloats Own Actions to Economically Ruin Venezuela

www.telesurenglish.net - The United States (U.S) government’s involvement in the destabilization attempts against Venezuela can no longer be denied or ignored after a document has resurfaced regarding its central role in the…


Pompeo Claims US Aggression Against Venezuela Would be Lawful - Global Research

www.globalresearch.ca - According to Pompeo, US presidents have constitutional authority under Article II to preemptively attack other nations. The article states the following: “The President shall be commander in chief of…


After Pompeo Meeting, Russia's Lavrov Says US Military Action in Venezuela Would Be 'Catastrophic'

www.telesurenglish.net - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks with his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo in Finland Monday after which he warned that U.S. military intervention in Venezuela would be catastrophic and …


Defiant Turkey Vows to Not Bow to US Sanctions Over S-400 Deal

www.telesurenglish.net - Turkey will never bow to U.S. sanctions over its agreement to purchase Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems, Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Sunday regarding a deal that has straine…


1,000 Israeli Soldiers To Arrive in Honduras to Train Troops, Police on Border Protection

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Of Two Minds - What Would It Take to Spark a Rural/Small-Town Revival?

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South Africa Readies for Elections, Ruling ANC Expects Win

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How Much of the Internet Is Fake?

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The Coming Generation War

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Extinction Rebellion Has Changed The Conversation, Time For Activists To Recognize That

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The relentless factories of hatred, fear and lies: on the ultraconservative and reactionary waves

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Nuclear War vs. Belt and Road Initiative: Why China Will Prevail

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Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest

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Can 3-D Printing Produce Lung and Liver Tissue for Transplants?

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Revealed: The U.S. Military’s 36 Code-Named Operations In Africa

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Teenage Pricks | Alex Pareene

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Everyone hates passwords. Good news: They’re about to die

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Doomstead Diner Daily 5/8
« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2019, 06:06:57 am »

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Decade in the Red: Trump Tax Figures Show Over $1 Billion in Business Losses

www.nytimes.com - Newly obtained tax information reveals that from 1985 to 1994, Donald J. Trump’s businesses were in far bleaker condition than was previously known. By RUSS BUETTNER and SUSANNE CRAIG By the time his…


White House invokes executive privilege to bar former counsel from turning over documents to Congress

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A day after blocking House demand for Trump’s tax returns, Mnuchin addressed gathering of his top fundraisers

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Failed ‘Coup’ a Fake Corporate News Story Designed to Trick Venezuelan Soldiers—and US Public

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Trump Pardons Ex-Soldier Convicted of Killing Unarmed Iraqi Man

www.telesurenglish.net - United States President Donald Trump granted a full pardon Monday to a former army lieutenant who was convicted of killing an unarmed Iraqi man. Ilhan Omar Calls US Iraq Invasion 'Illegal' on 16th An…


Denver: One student killed and seven injured in shooting at school

www.theguardian.com - One 18-year-old student was killed and seven teenagers were injured when two students opened fire Tuesday inside a charter school in an affluent community in Denver, Colorado. Douglas county sheriff …


Trump Wants to Make It Legal for Debt Collectors to Text You “Where’s the Money, A$$hole?”

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US Sanctions Violate Human Rights, International Law: UN Expert

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Pompeo Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq Amid Turmoil With Iran

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As the republic teeters, will the news media get serious?

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Trade war threatens to roil 2020 race as Republicans complain about the tariffs Trump loves

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Donald Trump May Be One of the Biggest Losers in America

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An Internal Memo Raises New Questions About Self-Dealing at the N.R.A.

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Humanity Is About to Kill 1 Million Species in an Epic Murder-Suicide

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CBS Censors “The Good Fight” for a Musical Short About China

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Writing in an Age of Propaganda

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How Humans Derailed the Earth's Climate in Only 160 Short Years

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Student Loan Forgiveness Program Offers False Hope, Rejects 99% of Applications | naked capitalism

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Re: Doomstead Diner Daily
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2019, 02:47:39 pm »
Ya know, I look at al this "strategy" the Trump Wrecking Crew is engaging in and cannot help but come to the conclusion that they are still sticking to the old "keep the masses scared to death" trick so the MIC in general, and the polluters in particular, can keep the welfare queen profit gravy train going. All this sabre rattling is the only thing keeping the price of OIL from tanking. They always do that. It's such an old, dog eared line of profit over people and planet BULLSHIT, that you'd think most people had caught on to this fascist fraud by now. 

It would be pathetic if this institutionalized, greed based, empathy deficit disordered government skullduggery was not dooming most high order vertebrate species, including Homo sapiens, to slow cooking extinction.

Obi Wan understands and laments it:


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« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2019, 07:22:04 am »
Ya know, I look at al this "strategy" the Trump Wrecking Crew is engaging in and cannot help but come to the conclusion that they are still sticking to the old "keep the masses scared to death" trick so the MIC in general, and the polluters in particular, can keep the welfare queen profit gravy train going. All this sabre rattling is the only thing keeping the price of OIL from tanking. They always do that. It's such an old, dog eared line of profit over people and planet BULLSHIT, that you'd think most people had caught on to this fascist fraud by now. 


You forget that you are immersed in this stuff and very knowledgable. Most people aren't even aware that there is a problem; and even ion there is, it doesn't affect them because, hey, I don't drill for oil!

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Doomstead Diner Daily 5/9
« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2019, 07:22:46 am »

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‘Climate Change Is the Real Job Killer’

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Donald Trump Jr. subpoenaed by Senate panel for further testimony on campaign’s Russia contacts

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Police Arrest 2nd Top Venezuelan Opposition Lawmaker for Attempted Coup

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Trump asserts executive privilege over Mueller report; House panel holds Barr in contempt

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Uber drivers strike and the future of labor: 4 essential reads

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The Guardian view on extinction: time to rebel | Editorial

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Delusional 'Deal of The Century' Leaked: Palestinians Lay Down Arms, US Intervention in Gaza

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'A National Embarrassment': Caravan Flees US Insulin Prices, Buys in Canada

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The Biggest Loser | DCReport.org

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El Niño Climate Phenomenon Is Now Stronger and Stranger: Study

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Trump's Vendetta Against Puerto Rico Hampers Disaster Relief, Says US Congressman

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Bolivia Vaccinates 80,000 People in One Week

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Are the Martyrs Coming Back? St. Julian Assange and the Fall of the Global Empire

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The Last Gasps Of US Empire

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Leaked: USA’s Feb 2018 Plan For Coup In Venezuela

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  Great News Roundup!

So true about Puerto Rico. Besides Trump's inbred anymosity to Puerto Ricans, ever since the Puerto Rican Government told him to stuff it on some golf course he wanted some money for down there, he has been out to 'git' them. Trump is a petty, vengeful, psychopath crook with illusions of grandeur. He is his own worse enemy.

I think his heinous actions against Puerto Ricans will backfire, but not for ethical reasons. Let me explain. The Puerto Rican Government power stucture is Bankster Corrupt to the core.

Those Fascists are joined at the triple tax free bond hip with their Bankster pals in New York. Just like Trump and his Daddy's criminal MO in New York as a real estate developer, the elite parasites in Puerto Rico shaft average Puerto Ricans by grabbing a significant portion of the money coming from the Federal Government through sweetheart government contracts to build schools, bridges or whatever, at a cost FAR above actual cost. The corruption down there, like in New York city, is horrendous. A hurricane just makes things more predatory, not more compassionate and humane.

As Naomi Klein pointed out in her Disaster Capitalism book, and later on specifically in regard to Hurricane Maria infrastructure repair money for Puerto Rico, the Fascsit/Capitalist Elite Parasites see disasters as an opportunity to steal MORE government money, not help fellow citizens.

IOW, elite parasites everywhere are all part of the human tick family that Trump belongs to. However, when some Puerto Rican ticks with lots of money and connections in New York get stiffed by the Trump Tick, they can make quite a bit of voting trouble IN FLORIDA AND ILLINOIS AND TEXAS AND CALFORNIA for the Trump Tick.


There's more, but my point is that Trump is damaging his political career by not playing ball with the Bankster Ticks in Puerto Rico.

Yes, Puerto Rico needs that money, and badly. Yes, good, decent people, now suffering needlessly from Trump's cruelty, will benefit from it, despite Puerto Rican Fascist Banker Corruption in that Government. So, I hope Trump eventually stops ordering FEMA to drag its feet.

Nevertheless, in view of how Trump's disdain for Puerto Rico harms his public relations and political career, Trump made a VERY bad move there. Good.

Speaking of Puerto Rico, I was looking through the gallery on this forum and did a sort to see which image got the most views. To my surprise, one of the most viewed was a breakdown of Mutual Funds with exposure to Puerto Rican Bonds! 👀

So, hello to all you 🦉 Puerto Rican lurkers out there! 🌴🌞

Surly, if you a haven't done that gallery sort by image views, I recommend it. The "most viewed" images provide, IMHO, pertinent insight on forum viewer interest (e.g. they are fascinated with 🐲 Agnotology).  8)

As to the images critical of the Fossil Fuel Industry Biosphere Trashing Business Model that no longer show for some, uh, strange (Hydrocarbon 😈 Hellspawn 🦍 HACKER) reason, I'm workin' on dat.
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« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2019, 07:01:09 am »
Trump's actions vis a vis PR have seemed motivated by an unusual personal animus that goes beyond simple racism. Thanks for shedding some light on root causes. None of which will ever get play in the MSM.

Put doesn't even recognize Puerto Ricans as Americans, let alone human beings, an attitude which suits his Uncle Cracker constituency just fine.

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Doomstead Diner Daily 5/10
« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2019, 07:01:57 am »

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Trump doubles tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports, escalating U.S.-China trade war

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Decision to subpoena Donald Trump Jr. sets off a Republican firefight

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Is This the Official Trump Constitutional Crisis?

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‘Really genuinely scary’: Torrential rain in Houston strands cars and leaves thousands without power

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Trump’s Big-Stick Diplomacy Is Having a Very Bad Week

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Brazilian Court Orders ex-President Michel Temer Back to Prison

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WFP: Canada Pledges US$2 Million For Palestine

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Bolivia Showcases New Approach to Drugs After Expelling DEA

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‘Bernie Speaks’—and Politico Hears Deviations From Cold War Orthodoxy

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Revolving Door: Trump’s Pick for Defense Secretary Shows Deep Ties With Boeing

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Donald Trump and Swine Flu Have a Lot in Common

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Are the Martyrs Coming Back? Julian Assange and the Fall of the Global Empire

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'Chernobyl' doesn't just dramatize the past—it draws grim parallels to the present

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Phytoplankton decline coincides with warming temperatures over the last 150 years

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Poor People's Driver Licenses Can be Suspended for Unpaid Fines

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Genetic Medicine Is Poised to Create New Inequality. Here's How to Fix It.

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Physical intimacy is declining in a world distracted by smartphones

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« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2019, 03:24:45 pm »


They haven't seen anything yet. However, I am not confident that the Hydrocarbon Hellspawn that run that cursed State will abandon their devastatingly destructive business model. So it goes.


 


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McGahn refused request by White House to say Trump did not obstruct justice after Mueller report’s release

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Rudy Giuliani Cancels His Trip to Ukraine, Blaming Democrats’ ‘Spin’

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Venezuela: President Maduro Reveals General Behind Coup Recruited by CIA

www.telesurenglish.net - General Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera, one of the masterminds behind the coup attempt of April 30, had been recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States for more than a…


Distorting ‘Democracy’ in Venezuela Coverage

fair.org - Writing of the failed US-sponsored coup attempt in Venezuela on April 30, Uri Friedman of The Atlantic (5/1/19) referred to the Venezuelan branch of the coup as Juan “Guaidó’s pro-democracy movement.…


Trump’s tariffs, once described as negotiating tools, may be here to stay

www.washingtonpost.com - By David J. Lynch and David J. Lynch Financial writer covering trade and globalization Email Bio Follow Heather Long Heather Long Economics correspondent Email Bio Follow May 10 at 7:42 PM The failur…


Trump takes over Fourth of July celebration, changing its location and inserting himself into the program

www.washingtonpost.com - Fireworks after a campaign rally by President Trump rally in Panama City Beach, Fla., on Wednesday. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) By Josh Dawsey , Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White Hous…


US indicts whistleblower who exposed Obama’s drone assassination program

www.wsws.org - On Thursday, an indictment by the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia was unsealed against former intelligence officer Daniel Everett Hale, 31, who was charged with multiple counts of vi…


Putin and Trump’s Ominous Nostalgia for the Second World War

www.newyorker.com - By the measure of the past decade, this year’s celebration of Victory Day in Moscow, on May 9th, was subdued. Vladimir Putin met with a group of surviving veterans of what Russians call the Great Pat…


Ten Years After a Landmark Study Blew the Whistle on Junk Science, the Fight Over Forensics Rages On

theintercept.com - In a fluorescent-lit ballroom atop Baltimore’s downtown convention center, Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler stepped off the stage and began to pace. He’d had 14 cups of coffee, he boomed, along with a Hershe…


Nigeria Plunges Into Darkness As Power Grid Fails Again

www.telesurenglish.net - A major electricity grid failure in Nigeria has left the population of over 180 million people in the dark, with no expected resolution for another 72 hours. RELATED: Nigeria's Affordable Solar Energ…


Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Pick a Fight With the Loan Sharks

portside.org - Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are introducing legislationto put a 15 percent interest rate cap on all consumer loans. The legislation, called the Loan Shark Preve…


From New York’s fake heiress to Donald Trump, we’re living in the Age of the Scam

www.theguardian.com - Unless you are Bob Dylan in the 60s, or Bret Easton Ellis in the 90s, it is very hard to capture the zeitgeist when you are still living through it. But while I have yet to write my The Times They Ar…


US: Scientists Advance Research to Make Plastic 100% Recyclable

www.telesurenglish.net - A new U.S. research is seeking to make plastic 100% recyclable by altering the chemical composition of the material from the point of the manufacturing process. RELATED: UN Announces Global Campaign,…


Was Shakespeare a Woman?

www.theatlantic.com - On a spring night in 2018, I stood on a Manhattan sidewalk with friends, reading Shakespeare aloud. We were in line to see an adaptation of Macbeth and had decided to pass the time refreshing our mem…


Genetic Medicine Is Poised to Create New Inequality. Here's How to Fix It.

undark.org - The databases used in genetics research consist overwhelmingly of genomes from people of European descent. Visual: University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability / Flickr A few year…


US Peace Deal is 'Surrender Document' Says Palestinian Official

www.telesurenglish.net - The United States is crafting a surrender document, not a peace plan, Palestine's foreign minister told the United Nations Thursday. RELATED: Indonesia to Hold UN Meeting on Israeli Occupation in Pal…


Survivors of Mother Emanuel Church Massacre Ask Court to Let Them Sue the US Government for Its Role in Putting a Gun in Dylann Roof’s Hands

www.theroot.com - Survivors and families of the nine people murdered at their South Carolina church when white supremacist Dylann Roof riddled them with bullets four years ago want the federal government to pay for th…


Another Study Found a Link Between Parkinson's Disease and the Appendix. What's Going On?

www.livescience.com - Clumps of proteins found in the brains of people who have Parkinson's disease are also found somewhere else in the body — inside the appendixes of healthy people. This finding has led researchers to …


A thousand guns were found in an LA mansion. Then the mystery deepened

www.theguardian.com - When police arrived at the mansion in a posh Los Angeles neighborhood, they were shocked by what was inside: more guns than some officers had ever seen in their lives. The presence of a thousand fire…



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Human society is FUBAR.

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For those readers who do not know the background of Surly, the man who provides the comprehensive daily news coverage here, he is a walking multi-volume source of accurate American History and Politics. He can discuss virtually any subject with considerable erudition and has far more patience than I do when engaging confrontational posters.

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Human society is FUBAR.

No argument from me. Every day's headlines affirm your premise.

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For those readers who do not know the background of Surly, the man who provides the comprehensive daily news coverage here, he is a walking multi-volume source of accurate American History and Politics. He can discuss virtually any subject with considerable erudition and has far more patience than I do when engaging confrontational posters.

So, for those reading this that don't want to talk to me, feel free to register and comment on Surly's posts. He will respect your arguments, even if he disagrees with them. IMHO, you need to bring a very large sandwich if you plan to win a debate with him, but I am sure you will be the better for it if you DO engage him.

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