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#1 Sinan

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 01:00 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=Pyh1Va_mYWI

Give him his own Stone Hendge. Nigel knew how to build walls, the best walls. No one could build them better then Nigel.
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Posted 23 December 2018 - 10:36 AM

View PostSinan, on 22 December 2018 - 01:00 PM, said:

https://www.youtube....h?v=Pyh1Va_mYWI

Give him his own Stone Hendge. Nigel knew how to build walls, the best walls. No one could build them better then Nigel.
Saw that and it rolled over to this :-

https://www.youtube....h?v=BkBZNVQPUMU
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Posted 23 December 2018 - 10:44 AM

View PostGeorge Powell, on 23 December 2018 - 10:36 AM, said:

Saw that and it rolled over to this :-

https://www.youtube....h?v=BkBZNVQPUMU

Love those. Val Kilmer should have got an Oscar for that performance. How for some silliness, check this out.

https://www.youtube....h?v=BNOn63T56dg
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Posted 23 December 2018 - 10:58 AM

View PostSinan, on 23 December 2018 - 10:44 AM, said:

Love those. Val Kilmer should have got an Oscar for that performance. How for some silliness, check this out.

https://www.youtube....h?v=BNOn63T56dg
Watched that. I am wiping tears.
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Posted 23 December 2018 - 11:07 AM

View PostGeorge Powell, on 23 December 2018 - 10:58 AM, said:

Watched that. I am wiping tears.

You have to watch the poker scene that follows this bar scene. Those movies remain timeless. I saw them at the drive in as a teenager. We laughed so hard we dropped our joints.
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Posted 23 December 2018 - 12:38 PM

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Posted 23 December 2018 - 06:26 PM

View PostAnBr, on 23 December 2018 - 12:38 PM, said:

Walls - monuments to stupidity.

This could be amusing. It is just something to be overcome. Tunnels, gliders, towed kites, ships, subs, balloons, jetpacks. There will always be a way.

They could have put some solar panels on top and made it useful.
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Posted 23 December 2018 - 08:13 PM

Overstayed visas seems to work pretty well.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 01:01 AM

90km 'wall' for $3m

https://www.youtube....h?v=7A3OmdGT8z4
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Posted 29 December 2018 - 09:35 AM

$5B for a wall?

OK, give it to him. Attach it to a bill forgivng all federal student loans.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 11:35 AM

They tried that already but with DACA instead of student loans.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 11:58 AM

View PostJackD, on 29 December 2018 - 11:35 AM, said:

They tried that already but with DACA instead of student loans.

Different Congress in January. Let the House take the lead. The fucking Senate can pass it or run against it in 2020.

The House needs to pass bills that give stuff to the people that turned out for them. Lots of stuff.

Let the Senate explicitly refuse to deliver that stuff.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 02:17 PM

But only give out stuff if it makes sense. None of that Sanderite bullshit. Be careful. Which Pelosi is. I am quite pleased she will be in charge.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:13 AM

Test of steel prototype for border wall showed it could be sawed through

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 12:26 PM

Sometimes walls actually do work as intended.

Hadrian's Wall, for instance, was primarily a way of keeping the Roman troops in the North busy so that they didn't make the countryside uninhabitable (which idle legions tended to do by the usual pillage, rape, and burn.)
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:15 PM

View PostAnBr, on 10 January 2019 - 11:13 AM, said:


Those prototypes were commissioned during Obama administration. Such elementary failures would never occur under Trump's. You surely know that the tensile strength of steel is directly proportional to the fourth power administration's mendacity. Even truth couldn't possibly cut through Trump Steel bars.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:04 PM

View PostProbabilistic, on 10 January 2019 - 02:15 PM, said:

Those prototypes were commissioned during Obama administration. Such elementary failures would never occur under Trump's. You surely know that the tensile strength of steel is directly proportional to the fourth power administration's mendacity. Even truth couldn't possibly cut through Trump Steel bars.

That, and they look like cement filled square steel columns so they would be very easy to cut with a saw. I will go out on a limb and state the steel isn't high strength either.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:39 PM

Shoot I can't find it now, but some commenter on LGM laid out a gaslight plan for Trump whereby he tweets the wall is complete and continues to say that. As we know his loyal followers will swallow it and maybe even Coulter and Limbaugh will shut up about it. Problem solved! Emergency over! Brilliant plan and cheap, too.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:58 PM

Wasn't it McGeorge Bundy, or someone of similar stature, who in the seventies recommended that Vietnam could be solved by the USA announcing "We've won" and pulling the troops out? It didn't seem ludicrous then, just slightly overstated for rhetorical effect. Of course the big difference was that the POTUS at the time was a statesman (or even if he wasn't, a certain pussy grabber makes all his predecessors look like statesmen!).
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:15 PM

View PostRich T Bikkies, on 11 January 2019 - 12:58 PM, said:

Wasn't it McGeorge Bundy, or someone of similar stature, who in the seventies recommended that Vietnam could be solved by the USA announcing "We've won" and pulling the troops out?

In 1966, in the middle of the Vietnam War, the late Senator George Aiken of Vermont famously recommended that the United States simply "declare victory and get out."

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If you've got public schools paid for by taxpayers, you're in a socialist nation. If you have public roads paid for by taxpayers, socialist nation. If you've got public defense (police, fire, military, coast guard) paid for by tax dollars, socialist nation. If you're in a nation that has nationalized or localized delivery of services that are not paid for by users alone, you're in a socialist nation- the only question is how socialist. As I see it, we have the military pay to protecting the shipping lanes for our fuel needs which makes up very socialist. In a capitalist nation, the people supplying the oil would pay for their own defense force.


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