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Offline Ben Framed

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The Coffeepot is Empty
« on: March 07, 2020, 06:03:08 am »
Just as I suspected, it seems since Cider quit taking his turn at making coffee. The pot  has been pretty much empty 😊.
I?m Concerned about you Cider and you just have to laugh.  The message is in the last statement.

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Re: The Coffeepot is Empty
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2020, 04:21:36 am »
not sure how often i can get in out the cold but i can make a fresh pot now and then
vegetarian???  isn't green stuff for growing meat?
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Re: The Coffeepot is Empty
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2020, 08:28:44 pm »
Just as I suspected, it seems since Cider quit taking his turn at making coffee. The pot  has been pretty much empty 😊.
I?m Concerned about you Cider and you just have to laugh.  The message is in the last statement.

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Just to top up.....will the coronavirus be the straw that breaks the Camels back and derail G&Ts re-election?
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Re: The Coffeepot is Empty
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2020, 08:40:40 pm »
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Just to top up.....will the coronavirus be the straw that breaks the Camels back and derail G&Ts re-election?

There are certainly people who hope so.  Kind of a sad commentary on our times.
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2020, 09:42:17 pm »
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Just to top up.....will the coronavirus be the straw that breaks the Camels back and derail G&Ts re-election?

There are certainly people who hope so.  Kind of a sad commentary on our times.
It depends on where your perspective is.........but the silly hat :rolleyes:
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Re: The Coffeepot is Empty
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2020, 10:26:12 pm »
Are you kidding? It may cut his win from 92% to 90% of the vote. :tongue:
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2020, 04:57:22 am »
Are you kidding? It may cut his win from 92% to 90% of the vote. :tongue:
In your dreams! :cheesy:
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Re: The Coffeepot is Empty
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2020, 05:53:36 am »
Welcome back.   :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy:
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Re: The Coffeepot is Empty
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2020, 08:35:22 am »

Just to top up.....will the coronavirus be the straw that breaks the Camels back and derail G&Ts re-election?

Nah no one will remember he fired all the scientist and people in charge of heading off pandemics.  We are perfectly happy to rely on his medical genius.  Maybe not the stock market though. :rolleyes:
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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2020, 08:40:32 am »
We happen to know he has both medical and stock market geniuses at his disposal, so we know he will come out with better answers than senile biden or totally nuts sanders.
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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2020, 11:14:29 am »
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Nah no one will remember he fired all the scientist and people in charge of heading off pandemics.

Except he didn't.  We have 3 agencies that handle this stuff.  NIH, CDC, and USAMRIID. They have done this for decades and have planned for pandemics for decades.  That 4th agency that hid did disband was something Obama added and it was redundant.  It had done little and been paid much.  There was no need for it and one of the things Trump ran on was getting rid of redundant government.

You don't "head off" a virus.  It will go until it runs out of hosts.  You mitigate the consequences of whatever the virus is doing.

In this case, it is not doing much unless you are part of a vulnerable group, elderly or immuno-compromised.

H1N1 was far more serious than this one is so far.  Millions made ver ill, and in this country around 12,000 dead.  Anyone remember the response to that?
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Re: The Coffeepot is Empty
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2020, 05:47:29 pm »

You don't "head off" a virus.  It will go until it runs out of hosts.
Kind of like the stock market, It will go until it doesn't.  Unlike the stock market there are things that can be done to control disease.
Nothing more redundant than 5 branches of the military and nothing more inefficient.

Wally, nothing worse then an idiot thinking he is a genius.
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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2020, 08:51:26 pm »
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Kind of like the stock market, It will go until it doesn't.  Unlike the stock market there are things that can be done to control disease.
Nothing more redundant than 5 branches of the military and nothing more inefficient.

I know you like to troll and I know you are smarter than you sometimes might appear from your posts...but nice try!   :cheesy:

The workings of the stock market and the workings of a virus are not quite the same.  I know (hope) you know that.

This might surprise you, but I don't entirely disagree with you about the military.  I have long advocated for getting rid of the Air Force.  Apologies to anyone who served in it, but it is largely redundant and quite expensive.  That said, now that the new Space Force is part of the AF, it is my hope that the redundant parts of the AF will be done away with and they can concentrate on the new service. 
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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Re: The Coffeepot is Empty
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2020, 09:09:58 pm »

You don't "head off" a virus.  It will go until it runs out of hosts.
Kind of like the stock market, It will go until it doesn't.  Unlike the stock market there are things that can be done to control disease.
Nothing more redundant than 5 branches of the military and nothing more inefficient.

Wally, nothing worse then an idiot thinking he is a genius.
Ace it happens all the time on here. Bandy a few abbreviations and a nod to inside knowledge and away they go. Or is that being too petty and a little cynical? :wink: .......if so, apologies. :smile:
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« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2020, 09:28:27 pm »

You don't "head off" a virus.  It will go until it runs out of hosts.
Kind of like the stock market, It will go until it doesn't.  Unlike the stock market there are things that can be done to control disease.
Nothing more redundant than 5 branches of the military and nothing more inefficient.

Wally, nothing worse then an idiot thinking he is a genius.
In a previous post, there is nothing like being..."darned with faint praise" which is an English idiom, expressing oxymoronically that half-hearted or insincere praise may act as oblique criticism or condemnation. A misnomer for a 'stab in the back' But its all in fun! :wink:
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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2020, 10:59:23 pm »
Yes, there is something worse. It's an idiot thinking the messenger is the source of information.
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Re: The Coffeepot is Empty
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2020, 11:09:46 pm »
Looks like the coffee is not only brewing, but it is almost at the boiling point!   lol  :grin: :grin:



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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2020, 09:37:08 am »
I have long advocated for getting rid of the Air Force.
Really?  I can't imagine accomplishing anything without air superiority.  We need an army during war time (if there were ever a need to go to war).  We need a navy for guarding the coast and shipping purposes.  That's about it.  The rest is a huge deficit spending and a drain on the american tax payer.
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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2020, 12:38:52 pm »
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  I can't imagine accomplishing anything without air superiority.

The Navy, Army, and Marine Corps have jets, choppers and heavy bombers.  The AF was formed out of the Army Air Corps.  The Air Force was formed after WW2 when warfare from the sky was about flattening entire cities.  We don't do that anymore.  We haven't really done it since Korea. 
The AF could easily be folded back into the other services and a huge amount of money would be saved. 

What you propose has been done twice in my lifetime.  Done while I was serving.  Carter cut the military and so did Clinton.  The results were not good. 

You can go back farther than that.  Pre ww1 and ww2 we had little military training or spending.  When we needed to fight, we had unprepared and untrained people doing the fighting.  Since tech was not an issue, we could shove a rifle in those untrained hands and point them at the battlefield.  We lost a lot of people that way, but it worked.  If the Europeans had not had trained and practiced armies to hold Europe before we entered ww2 though, it is likely Germany would have won pretty quickly.  The war in the pacific was a different animal.  We were a little more experienced by then and had ramped up our war machine.

Like it or not, weakness invites aggression.  It's not always the aggression of war.  We have seen China using economic aggression over the last couple of decades. 



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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2020, 09:23:21 am »
You can go back farther than that.  Pre ww1 and ww2 we had little military training or spending.  When we needed to fight, we had unprepared and untrained people doing the fighting.  Since tech was not an issue,
Get real, tech is always an issue.  Germany had air superiority but ran out of fuel.  We took in refugees from Germany and Europe and developed the atomic bomb.
We use to manufacture everything we needed within our boarders so switching to manufacturing war machines was no big deal.  We are at risk not because of the lack of military skill we are at risk because we don't make anything.  We have a voluntary military now.  Do you honestly believe that our military might is based on skill and training?  Absolutely ridiculous.  We win battles because of technology.  No different than the Europeans fighting the american Indians.  They were far better warriors.  Just like every group we come up against in the middle east.
China is a force to recon with not because of the size and superiority of its army but because they make everything.  Russia will never be number one because they don't make anything.
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