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Quote: Originally Posted by Piobaire I usually refrain or mute from telling you how I feel about you, but if you want, I'm willing to go down that route. The CE has been so low key this week, I don't see a reason to start with the personal swipes. Your call on if you want to tango like that. Feel free. I have a thick skin. Quote: To the topic, those mechanisms are functioning legally and are obviously fulfilling a market...
Quote: Originally Posted by Piobaire So basically, getting capital to the po' folk on your terms = good, doing it not on your terms = bad? That's pretty much what this post boils down to, until you ponder if access to capital is even a "net positive." Well, if you were the beneficiary of more rigidly structured societies, where access to all forms of capital were more deteremined by birth or the strength of your sword arm/army, then yeah, I can see...
Quote: Originally Posted by Piobaire Really? You think acknowledging that financial instruments have created access to capital, that less priviledged classes lacked historically, is being a Kool-aid drinker? It depends - capital can be extended in a way that benefits all parties involved(some student loans, some microfinance, some subprime mortages) - or it can be extended in ways that prey on the poor and often ignorant(payday loans, other...
Quote: Originally Posted by Manton With range of the cruise missiles they have on the diesel subs, probably, but cruise missiles are problematic for a number of reasons. With range of an air-drop gravity bomb, definitely, though it may require in-flight refueling and some planes would probably get shot down. The Jericho, is, IIRC, a medium-range ballistic missile rather than a cruise missile. Quote: The Jericho II is a solid...
Quote: Originally Posted by Manton If this is supposed to imply that Israel can deliver a nuclear weapon anywhere within the shaded area, it's wrong. Oh. I thought that was the range of the Jericho missile? I mean, Iran IS within the range of an Israeli nuclear weapon, correct?
This game seems glitchy as hell from what I've seen and heard...is it really or is it just par for the online-console-shooter-course?
Quote: Originally Posted by JustinW Interesting take on Christianity there, Fran. Do you think Jesus would favor pulling fingernails or the application of electrodes to the genitalia? Bible got an update, bro:
Quote: Originally Posted by Manton alan, sometimes you are so full of shit it makes my teeth hurt. Can you give one example of how Israeli "hegemony" extends to Iran or even close? I can of course give lots of examples of how Iranian hegemony operates within 50 feet of the Israeli border.
Alleged, obviously. They called it Morale Welfare Recreation! Quote: Two former employees of Blackwater Worldwide have accused the private security contractor of defrauding the government for years with phony billing, including charging for a prostitute, alcohol and spa trips. In newly unsealed court records, a husband and wife who once worked for Blackwater said they had personal knowledge of the company falsifying invoices, double-billing federal...
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