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1000th Post! in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #15
Congratulations, Thuryl! IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards 1000th Post!1_files/biggrin.gif)IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards 1000th Post!1_files/cool.gif)
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
JFK killing in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #10
You missed out some bits relevant here like Oswald's bering a crack shot Marine on a highly sensitive spyplane base in Japan before bhis defection, his rip to Mexico, and his subsequent attempts to infiltrate the 'Fair Play for Cuba' committee.

Ruby's Mob / police connections have also been made much of.

Of course, if Oswald didn't shoot JFK or (more likely) wasn't the only one to, who the 2nd shooter was is a far more significant question, one I suspect will never be satisfactorily answered. A head of state is assassinated and no one cares? Odd.

BTW, I heard those things about Johnson and the Soviets certainly believed them (just as many on the USIC felt Oswald was acting for Moscow), but place little weight on them.
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
The best president in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #22
On Northern "domination", I'd point out how ineptly Reconstruction was handled - why Lincoln was hated so much he was assassinated and why segregationist backlash occured the minute Northern troops marched out again. Re. civil war - who says the US should have ever been a unity anyway? Somehow this is pretty relevant to the current situation in Iraq...

Re. European 'anti-Americanism', I find ignorance is a hell of a bigger problem than arrogance. The vast majority of US citizens still can't place Iraq on a map of the world and 10% apparently can't even find the US on such a map! I blame an over-rewarding and parochial education system and a media degenerated into sensationalism, localism and one sentence 'news' stories.
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
How old are ya? in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #21
They're doing it. IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards How old are ya_files/rolleyes.gif)IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards How old are ya_files/rolleyes.gif)IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards How old are ya_files/rolleyes.gif) Please stop.
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
American Parties in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #10
Lord of Evil is a looney. Bipolar, evidently. Nothing wrong with that LoE - makes your posts more (unintentionally) interesting.
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
Tories, LibDems or Labour? in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #9
She's mad now, you know. They keep her locked in an attic and just wheel her out for party conferences. I think she caught Alzheimers off Reagan - that 'special relationship', eh?
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
JFK killing in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #5
The poll's been moved - it's a conspiracy to stop the truth getting out! IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards JFK killing_files/eek.gif)

Seriously, the balistics show the Warren commission's report was total BS. Who killed JFK and why unfortunately leads into the labyrinth of US parapolitics and 'who really runs America', of course.

No Gemstone here though please - its totally looney!
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
The best president in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #15
Lincoln was opportunitistic in his opposition to slavery and the idealistic abolitionists also just served to facilitate the industrial North's domination of the South by taking away its agricultural labour. Similarly, in Africa, attacks on slavery were de facto attacks on Islam, the colonising European's main competition on the continent. Obviously, I'm not pro-slavery, but the discussion is more complex (and cynical) than it first appears. Note, also, that Lincoln assumed near-dictatorial powers during and AFTER the Civil War - hardly a good precident under current circumstances.
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
How old are ya? in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #7
At leaast it's a poll, rather than everyone individually writing in their ages for page after page. Still IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards How old are ya_files/rolleyes.gif) (=bored)
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
I'm Back in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #9
Don't you mean Lord of Evil's account - or am I being especially dense here?
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
Liberal or Labour in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #14
1975 - that's what I meant. Didn't the (really) conservative minority party get installed by the GG because the other lot wanted to close NSA Pine Gap?
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
Republican, Democrat, etc. in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #62
I don't know what you got, but when I bought up the link, it was a swirmy, kaleadoscope-type pattern. Maybe no one else did and I'm just losing it. Oh dear. IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards Republican, Democrat, etc3_files/eek.gif)

An update on the Bush visit thing, now 'the Evil has landed'. Seems he got the hint about dissident servicemen's widows and will be meeting those bereaved by 9/11 instead (maybe including those from Morgan Stanley Dean Witter whose account I used to work on when I was at the bank). He still needs to watch it - protesting relatives kept him away from Ground Zero this year's commemoration (I think mainly over his exploitation of their grief to bring in anti-terrorist legislation, leading to their harassment by the Homelands Security gestapo), and remember Jim Swyre and his campaign around the Locharbie bombing. He thought it was the result of a combination of DIA 'oversight' and Syrian malice, rather than the Libyans of the official version. To prove his point, he put a 'bomb' made out of marzipan on a transAtlantic flight.

BTW, the police are definitely trying to suppress coverage of anti-Bush demos on a local level, mainly by intimidating reporters turning up to cover them. To their credit--and my surprise--this has only led to more and more sympathetic publicity. With half the Met on overtime in London tomorrow, no doubt we'll see more such 'democratic policing' then...
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
Whats the best creature you'd wanna ride a BoA game as transport 2 in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #1
I'm very disappointed you haven't listed Rentar-Ihrno as an option. Or a lemur.
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
Tories, LibDems or Labour? in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #2
I vote for the lemurs. At least you can tell them apart from the others.
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
Whats the best creature you'd wanna ride in the BoA game in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #23
Hey, Stughalf - I always wondered what Erika kept those doomguards around for....
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
Republican, Democrat, etc. in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #59
Everyone should read Haamana's post about Bush Snr. Very cosmic! IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards Republican, Democrat, etc3_files/wink.gif)
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
Who knows if theres gonna be a Geneforge 3? in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #10
People ride ostriches - faster than horses, I might add. They box kangeroos - usually losing. Contrary to Queensbury rules, the 'roos kick too.
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
Liberal or Labour in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #11
Oh, definitely bring on the 'roos then! IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards Liberal or Labour_files/biggrin.gif)

EDIT: Doesn't the Queen (Elizabeth Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to me and you) get to pick who runs Australia regardless of who Australians vote for anyway?

[ Tuesday, November 18, 2003 12:46: Message edited by: X ]
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
Whats the best creature you'd wanna ride in the BoA game in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #5
I put 'fish', but only because it was more pervy than Rentar as an option. There was something about it not having legs too...
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
I'm Back in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #7
Thus Mindspark spake Reason unto Unreason. Praise be!
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
Republican, Democrat, etc. in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #51
Hm - given his role in escalating Nam, are we saying JFK was the 20th century's worst US president? Or Lincoln in the 19th century, based on ACW casualties? IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards Republican, Democrat, etc3_files/confused.gif)IMAGE(Spiderweb Software Boards Republican, Democrat, etc3_files/wink.gif) The stupidity of the causus belli, the cupidity of the instigator, and the degree of blatant lying to get there should also be factors, in which case Bush is way up there with Iraq.

Of course US presidents can be stupid. Reagan 'McDonald' was demented in office and slept through most of his briefings. It's just he supposedly the 'great communicator' to the fundie bedrock of his support. Just another 'front man', like it says on the tin. Bush Jnr is in the White House now as his father's son, with his father's team and interests behind him pulling all the strings - jobs for the boys, right? (Note I don't call Bush Snr. cowardly or stupid--in fact, he fought bravely in WW2, unlike Reagan--though incoherence seems to run in the family).

BTW, Bush says he wants to meet British war widows to tell them their husbands didn't die in vain in Iraq when he's over here. Presumably not invited to this cynical photo-op are those filling the TV studios saying how Blair and Bush conned them over WMD and how we should now get the heck out of Iraq. (Never mind all those vets crippled by 'non-existent' Gulf War Syndrome either...) In fact, Bush's gesture is doubly cynical now he's saying he wants to dump Iraq just prior to next year's election...
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
Liberal or Labour in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #1
How come you haven't included an option for them all being thrown naked into a cage of horny lemurs (or 'roos, it being Oz), like the other poll? I'd vote for that.
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
The Matrix in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #30
See my initial post about why Trinity had to die. She was a tiresome and insipid character anyway, IMHO. The Merigovingians were Franks, founders of the first ruling dynasty in France, hence someone's reference to "the French Guy".
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
Republican, Democrat, etc. in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #37
Good to see in this morning's 'Times' (whose editorial supports Bush) that over half the UK population think Bush is a "threat to world peace", and a third think him "stupid" and "incoherent". Less than 10% thought him intelligent or coherent. Reagan did better than this in the 1980s, despite being asleep half the time and gaga the rest. Not the sort of person I'd want representing MY country (though the smirking, amoral yuppy currently incumbent at #10 Downing Street is no great improvement, frankly).

I remember when Clinton camer to Oxford to get his honorary degree--I guess he was too stoned or lazy to get a real one when he was a Rhodes scholar over here in the 1960s--I caused enough of a security fuss that he couldn't visit Blackwells bookshop, just over the road from the Sheldonian, where the 'degree' was being conferred. Most satisfying to think that as a result of the security fuss this time, Bush won't be able to go into the vast majority of London, his 'friendly' host city.

BTW: I still haven't heard one brave or intelligent thing Bush has done. I'm priovisionally prepared to concede he might have been the worst US prez for 80 years, not 100, though the 'teapot dome' scandal wasn't that big a deal, was it?
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
Who knows if theres gonna be a Geneforge 3? in General
Shaper
Member # 496
Profile #4
>GF2 forum, perhaps?
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00

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