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    Well, at least nobody has broached the subject of...

    Well, at least nobody has broached the subject of the Celine Dion yet.

    ;-)
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    Yes, people of means in ancient societies sat. I...

    Yes, people of means in ancient societies sat. I don't pretend to know how common it was or wasn't. If I had to guess, I'd assume where sit toilets existed, they would have only been used by only...
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    It is more healthy to squat. It straightens out...

    It is more healthy to squat. It straightens out the entire lower "plumbing" and allows for the easiest evacuation in the healthiest way. There are certain illnesses that are associated with a...
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    Squatting is the universal normal default human...

    Squatting is the universal normal default human way of doing that business. Sitting down on something is an innovation that has only become increasingly common in modern times.

    I think even in...
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    Considering 99.5% of Americans don't know who...

    Considering 99.5% of Americans don't know who Duterte is, I doubt any elected officials in the US are going to be feeling any pressure from their constituents to go along with anything Duterte wants....
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    I spent roughly a four year period, and another...

    I spent roughly a four year period, and another five year period, living a mere mile or two from this neighborhood where the Australian woman was shot.

    It wasn't a bad neighborhood, and...
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    kato, are you just sharing with us examples of...

    kato, are you just sharing with us examples of how this hardware is being used in France or Germany to be informative, or are you using these as an example to make a point about subjects being...
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    I'm going to go ahead and pre-emptively respond...

    I'm going to go ahead and pre-emptively respond to what I know is going to be a point brought up.

    "But what about your tanks and armored vehicles rolling down other people's streets in other...
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    Fighter jets aren't being used for law...

    Fighter jets aren't being used for law enforcement purposes. They're not carrying out airstrikes on the citizenry or carrying out policing actions on civilians.

    Armored vehicles, however, are...
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    We're more or less saying the same thing here,...

    We're more or less saying the same thing here, with me being more long-winded and you more concise.
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    In Karnataka in particular, I've seen the police...

    In Karnataka in particular, I've seen the police equipped with both the lathi and SKS-type rifles. Though since you mention it, I do recall a fair number of thugs getting warded off by cops making...
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    Was just giving you background in case you were...

    Was just giving you background in case you were unfamiliar with the certain aspects of immigration and immigration policy in the US. I don't have an opinion one way or the other. My ancestors...
  13. hboGYT, The Colonel and astralis are far more...

    hboGYT,

    The Colonel and astralis are far more knowledgeable than me on matters concerning China, Japan, and East Asia, both in the present-day and historically. I'm not sure what kind of...
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    Yeah, the language used to describe something...

    Yeah, the language used to describe something certainly has an affect on people's perception of it.

    The term chain migration has developed negative connotations, while family reunification has...
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    DE, not sure if you're familiar with the term,...

    DE, not sure if you're familiar with the term, but the term "New Americans" refers to those people who are naturalized citizens of foreign birth. They still often maintain ties with their families...
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    DE, I'm not sure if you've been to the US, but we...

    DE, I'm not sure if you've been to the US, but we already have a problem with military hardware in our streets. Namely, the provisioning by the DoD of our local city police forces and county...
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    You're right on the finance and the time we we...

    You're right on the finance and the time we we overtook Britain in industrial production (1880s/90s). You're right that Britain was a naval power without peer at this time.

    I think it's worth...
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    War between US and Britain, late 1800s

    Pragmatism on the part of Britain. If you can't beat them, accommodate them and certainly don't antagonize them.

    Britain made one hell of a dangerous play back during our Civil War. Rendering...
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    There are other things we're doing in this...

    There are other things we're doing in this country, domestically, that really took off Bush 43's first term, that to me are straight out of the playbook of the Stasi and KGB. And that we ought to...
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    I have a more nuanced view of the "special...

    I have a more nuanced view of the "special relationship". That it was a simply a transitional period that saw the transfer of imperial power from London to DC. We assumed much, but not all of the...
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