Given the amount of controversy the last couple of days stemming from the Trump-Putin meeting, this is why you do not meet one on one.
No one knows what was agreed to, and there’s no notes or written documentation to fall back on. All we have is whatever Trump and the interpreter remember. That’s poor practice.
A Texas-Kansas oligarchy applied its wealth to the politics of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio. Now an older, larger oligarchy is applying its wealth to Kansas. All politics in an oligarchy is application of wealth for increased spatial influence over infrastructure—existing, or planned.
@jaybate-1-0 Thanks man. I will definitely check it out.
I’ve been going to Cape Cod since I was a kid, and when we go, the spirit of the place inhabits me. I love everything about Cape Cod; it’s maritime history, pirate and otherwise, it’s native american and puritan roots, and the hard but warm edge of the people that lived there before tourism made it a desired destination, which still lives on even as the old timers pass, it’s stubborn defiance to widen the 2 lane highway that runs through it, the most amazing amateur Summer baseball league in the country, a wonderful collection of museums and events focusing on the cape’s marine life, and walking miles of flats in the bay at low tide. I chase fish and pick up crabs in the shallows with my kids and feel timeless; it is what I have done since I was their age. It all amounts to a feeling of belonging, and being off the grid.
The Cape is changing. But it has changed with grace and a hidden power in my life that it has yet to relinquish.
@jaybate-1.0 I think that would accounts for some of the accounts by military people in the show I posted, but it doesn’t explain the Phoenix UFO mass sighting. The aircraft was thousands of feet long, and triangular according to the accounts I think. Faking the physical had greater limitations back then. (that drone swarm at these last Olympics was really something wasn’t it?)
@HighEliteMajor good read. I’m a fan of explanation 8/9/10 of group 2. I think there are probably aliens and we are unknowingly in their petri dish.
@jaybate-1.0 Lots to consider for sure. Recurring themes regarding mil-industrial complex stretching back to WW2, heck, even to WW1. Sophie+ArchDuke Ferdinand getting assassinated was only used as a catalyst to start the Great War, the war to end all wars…oops, but history repeats, but greed is an innate human quality.
This is simply why there cannot be a utopia, but people can waste their lives dreaming, but then your 70-80-90 yrs are up…
Just for the record Carter wasn’t a bad dude. He just had two things aganinst him. One he was way before is time on clean energy. He was trying to implent solar panels and such when oil was dirt cheap.
The second I just don’t think he had the stones for foreign policy. He pretty much let Russia do what they did. Everybody points to Hilter and Germany as mass murders. Yet Russian and their gulags far exceeded anything Hilter every thought about doing. Something not you but Dems and libs don’t want to acknowledge. As detente was the flavor of libs and Dems at that time in history.
@jayballer54 The topic was fine. The Dubya and ‘boma talk are not for the football section.
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Hate crimes do generally carry an additional sentencing penalty, so there is some negotiating leverage on the side of the prosecutor. For most hate crimes, the possibility of probation is off the table because the hate crime statutes make it an aggravating factor. At times, justice may be served by not charging or pursuing the hate crime conviction, which in a way misses the whole point because it doesn’t act as a deterrent from committing the crime, just as a bargaining chip in charging/sentencing.