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    Friend of mine had made it to Georgia and was...

    Friend of mine had made it to Georgia and was told to turn around.

    The county Lejeune is in, Onslow, however is doing it. I get the brigadier's reasoning because it's why we always stayed and...
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    First rule of North Carolina hurricanes....

    First rule of North Carolina hurricanes. Wilmington always gets hit.

    I grew up at Cherry Point. The county next door (Carteret, which also borders Camp Lejeune's county) is doing mandatory...
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    Good read....

    Good read. https://www.weeklystandard.com/tws-staff/does-the-republican-party-belong-to-president-trump
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    Sorry to open a can of worms, but why do you call...

    Sorry to open a can of worms, but why do you call Russians Muscovites?
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    I'm on a forum that mostly has British...

    I'm on a forum that mostly has British Commonwealth posters. There are off-topic threads involving Irish politics (I know they're not Commonwealth per se), British politics, Australian politics, NZ...
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    No non-big tent party can win a statewide or...

    No non-big tent party can win a statewide or national election in the United States.

    Frankly there are a lot of comments in this thread from people that have little day-to-day exposure of everyday...
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    The Democrats' real problem is they're just dead...

    The Democrats' real problem is they're just dead at the local level once you venture outside large cities. Since political positions unless you're a celebrity of some kind are mostly progressive...
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    The ironic thing to me about Trump is I really...

    The ironic thing to me about Trump is I really don't care about him banging a porn star as far as the actual act of it, my hatred of him is more policy-based, but I remember sitting in a church circa...
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    Really what the country needs is an independent...

    Really what the country needs is an independent that wins the presidency without controversy and the Republicans and Democrats both end up around 25 to 30% (kind of like what happened in France). The...
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    American politics became a sport.

    American politics became a sport.
  11. Great Wired article on the June 27th, 2017 cyberattack

    Told from the viewpoint of mostly how it wiped out Maersk's global operations for a few weeks.

    http://www.wired.com/story/notpetya-cyberattack-ukraine-russia-code-crashed-the-world/


    THE...
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    It's what he wants. Trump to operate needs an...

    It's what he wants. Trump to operate needs an enemy. It's easier to throw hand grenades at Congress for obstructing him when it's controlled by the other party. There's precedent as well,...
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    Manafort's defense team rested their case calling...

    Manafort's defense team rested their case calling no witnesses. Manafort did not testify.
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    Let's go pre-2016 election. Whitewater in...

    Let's go pre-2016 election.

    Whitewater in Arkansas
    the fact her husband while governor and president under 2018 eyes committed mass sexual harassment with his interns for years, and Hillary...
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    1.) It's not a constitutional convention. It's a...

    1.) It's not a constitutional convention. It's a convention for calling amendments.
    2.) I do agree with the separation of powers. The separation of powers has been progressively worn down to the...
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    The Democrats wanting to throw Pelosi overboard...

    The Democrats wanting to throw Pelosi overboard is 1.) the Democratic Party leadership are stale and old, look at the ages of everyone in the House party leadership, that's just generational, 2.) if...
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    That's happened twice in the last 10 years. ...

    That's happened twice in the last 10 years.



    It's not necessarily a bad thing to take minimal risks. But that seems to be why you think this is a non-starter.
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    Good man. They're used in Indiana a lot...

    Good man.

    They're used in Indiana a lot because any elected position vacancy gets filled by a political party-organized caucus - so things like state legislature, county council, city council,...
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    You're correct, but if the parties were reversed,...

    You're correct, but if the parties were reversed, it wouldn't have happened either. Modern-day national politics is effectively a civil war without guns. Hillary Clinton to me is a modern-day Nixon...
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    In American parlance those are called caucuses....

    In American parlance those are called caucuses. They're still used, mostly at a local level via precinct committeemembers for vacancies or ballot openings where no one ran. It's right now a...
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