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  1. #276
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    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: Cologne
    I doubt Trump is planning to use the nukes, but he's impulsive, aggressive and easily provoked. And there's no one to veto him if he gets it in his little brain that nuclear war was the way.



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  2. #277
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Vertigo, DragonSand, Xeen
    Quote Originally Posted by faetal View Post
    I'm not sure if anyone mentioned it, but those are probably contrails. Best of luck with your condition though.
    Yes, we already know. Thank you for your concern though.

  3. #278
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    It's OK, many people have phobias - nothing wrong with it.

  4. #279
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Quote Originally Posted by Renzatic View Post
    We need to be allowed at least 250 smileys per post. At least.

  5. #280
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    Quote Originally Posted by Kolya View Post
    I doubt Trump is planning to use the nukes, but he's impulsive, aggressive and easily provoked. And there's no one to veto him if he gets it in his little brain that nuclear war was the way.
    Mattis is the only buffer the world has between Trump and the nukes. While he's required by law to acquiesce to the president on the issue, I could imagine Trump ordering a nuclear strike in all but the most dire of circumstances would lead to an all out mutiny.

  6. #281
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    Quote Originally Posted by Pyrian View Post
    Picture
    But why go through all the trouble of opening up Photoshop when I could just do it here?

  7. #282
    Slightly less tormented Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: Wales
    Quote Originally Posted by Renzatic View Post
    We need to be allowed at least 250 smileys per post. At least.
    Look you, boyo, today is not a day for smileys, emoticons maybe.

    I sincerely hope that Trump doesn't treat the US as he has some of his businesses, and bankrupt you.

  8. #283
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    Yeah, well...

    We've got some interesting days ahead of us, Nickie. Maybe a little too.

  9. #284
    Slightly less tormented Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: Wales
    Despite the imminent onset of Brexit and the fact that heating oil has doubled in price in a few months and the cost of petrol and food has gone up, we've bought a bottle of cheapo brandy with which to commiserate with whoever* wants commiserating with.

    * I think you tend to say whomever.

  10. #285
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2004
    A massive increase in the deficit is an almost certain consequence of Republican victory. They're deeply enamored of tax cuts and not interested in cutting government spending to any remotely comparable degree - in fact they usually end up raising spending overall. A typical budget might look like billions in tax cuts to mostly rich folks, billions in new spending on ineffective walls and corrupt military/industrial programs, and a few million in heavily publicized in cuts to, what, the National Endowment for the Arts, apparently. Adding up to a whole lot more public debt.

  11. #286
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    By dint of living in France and being an Irish citizen, I seem to have dodged Brexit. My next fear is that France may just be stupid enough to vote in Le Pen.

  12. #287
    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    Like all populist revolutions, the hoi paloi are at first intoxicated by what they think is finally taking their country back from the corrupt elites. Then the new government comes in to demolish every check on power they can get their hands on. Then the purges and the pandering and the power grabs. This has happened so many times in history it's a wonder it's not immidiately recognizable for what it is.

    Populist revolutions always go a bad way, left and right. The only question is whether or not one is too intoxicated to see it coming.

    I should be more specific. Politics fueled by resentment always goes a bad way, because once the door is opened to it, resentment is an insatiable fire that doesn't let up until it sees all the icons of its humiliation burn.

  13. #288
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    Then, like a UFO cult, they blame the worsening conditions on foreingers or the poor or the bleeding heart liberals or basically anyone except the people actually making things worse.
    It's maddeningly predictable.

  14. #289
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: Cologne
    Since we discussed earlier whether Trump was funny, here's an excellent article about how trolls and jokes won the election.

  15. #290
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    Quote Originally Posted by faetal View Post
    By dint of living in France and being an Irish citizen, I seem to have dodged Brexit. My next fear is that France may just be stupid enough to vote in Le Pen.

  16. #291
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    Ha!

  17. #292
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    Quote Originally Posted by Kolya View Post
    I doubt Trump is planning to use the nukes, but he's impulsive, aggressive and easily provoked. And there's no one to veto him if he gets it in his little brain that nuclear war was the way.



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    That is a fantastic cover!

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