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    Consider posting it in sections. The link leads...

    Consider posting it in sections. The link leads me to 'can't find this page', and most WashPo content is paywalled anyway.
  2. If you believe Australia's defence budget is...

    If you believe Australia's defence budget is going to increase 40% in the next 10 years you are even dumber than I think. Spending is going to sit pretty much on 2% of GDP for that entire time. Our...
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    So, Trump gets a written briefing in Feb that...

    So, Trump gets a written briefing in Feb that Russia is paying bounties for the murder of US & allies troops in Afghanistan. When does the UK find out? about a month ago. Not even sure Australia has...
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    Reminds me of the fury from GOP supporters when...

    Reminds me of the fury from GOP supporters when Katie Couric asked Sarah Palin what newspapers etc. she reads. Turns out that was 'unfair' and a 'trick' question. Guess shufflin' Donnie has a similar...
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    Indeed. It is so blatant that I genuinely...

    Indeed.

    It is so blatant that I genuinely query the perceptive abilities of people who try to defend it as anything other than a money making machine incidentally concerned with providing...
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    In Australia private & public operate side by...

    In Australia private & public operate side by side. Everyone is covered by Medicare and those who want a higher level of coverage take out private. From my POV Medicare should cover more & be better...
  7. Perhaps, but I can't shake the feeling that Uncle...

    Perhaps, but I can't shake the feeling that Uncle Joe would have relished to opportunity to humiliate Hitler in front of the world. Having some puppet in judge's robes lord it over the broken down...
  8. Buck, I meant to thank you for this review. I...

    Buck,

    I meant to thank you for this review. I already had Grant on my list to watch, but bumped it to the top after I read your review.

    I can't add anything to your observations on accuracy,...
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    Fox News gets caught out blatantly altering photo...

    Fox News gets caught out blatantly altering photo images to make the protests in Seattle seem scarier & more destructive. Not really much point pretending to be surprised.
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    Miller's fingerprints are all over this, and he...

    Miller's fingerprints are all over this, and he is who I was thinking of in my post.
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    I'll bet that the people who suggested the date &...

    I'll bet that the people who suggested the date & place knew exactly what they were doing. When the significance of the date & place are pointed out they will feign ignorance and whine about...
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    So Trump chooses to have a rally on Juneteenth -...

    So Trump chooses to have a rally on Juneteenth - the anniversary of the end of slavery - in Tulsa, 99 years & 3 weeks after the Tulsa riots, which saw a pogrom by whites kill perhaps hundreds of...
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    Well done Gen. Milley for being prepared to admit...

    Well done Gen. Milley for being prepared to admit error. A pretty clear message there about the use of acting service personnel for political purposes. I would love to know what sort of conversations...
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    If anyone doubts just how violent & authoritarian...

    If anyone doubts just how violent & authoritarian the US right has become pop on to a chat board with lots of right wing posters & observe the calls for the US army to be sent into Seattle. Plenty of...
  15. There are actually some Churchill/Trump...

    There are actually some Churchill/Trump comparisons that hold up. Both could bloated, ambitious, self important bigots who could be contemptuous of allies and horrifically incompetent. The list of...
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    The insulin example is just a reminder that some...

    The insulin example is just a reminder that some things are too important to turn over to people driven primarily by the desire to make profits. Makes me thankful for the evil 'socialized medicine'...
  17. So you didn't get taught about John Bell Hood's...

    So you didn't get taught about John Bell Hood's glorious victories at Franklin & Nashville, when the foolish General Thomas pointlessly smashed his army against Confederate defences until it was all...
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    Snapper, I'm not sure I can be much help with...

    Snapper,

    I'm not sure I can be much help with your book, but as it will obviously include a fair bit around 1066 I would urge you to find a place in the narrative for some detail on Harald...
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    Speaking of insulin, why does insulin cost so...

    Speaking of insulin, why does insulin cost so much in the US? It is fairly cheap all over the industrialized world, yet it can be very expensive in the US. The stuff has been out of patent since it...
  20. It has become increasingly clear through...

    It has become increasingly clear through interaction with GOP supporters that the only use they have for the electoral system is to keep them in power. If that can't be achieved by getting a majority...
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