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Latest Drone Strike and Civilian Casualties...

I generally detest drone warfare (and traditional bombing with manned aircraft) due to the civilian casualties it produces.

However, it is very likely that if the car bomb they destroyed had been allowed to go off at the airport, the civilian casualties would have been much higher.

The traditional "trolley problem" lives on.

My favorite contradictory Afghanistan soundbite!

Republicans: "The world will never trust us again"

Also Republicans: "Biden should have reneged on the peace agreement we just signed with the Taliban months ago!"

Florida: My county school district is imposing the most useful mandate! /s

I got a message from Seminole County (of both George Zimmerman and Joel Greenberg fame!): The schools have imposed a mask requirement, but parents can opt out for any reason at all!
Posted by ExciteBike66 | Sat Aug 7, 2021, 05:50 PM (2 replies)

I agree with JD Vance that only children should count for votes!

But I would stipulate that the mothers are the ones who get to cast the votes...

Andrew Brown "driving at" officers...

I don't know about you, but if I was arresting someone quote unquote "dangerous", I probably would not position myself either in front of or behind a running vehicle that person is operating.

If the Ohio shooting of the teenage girl is not justified, then no shooting is justified...

One could argue that cops should not have guns, fine.

However, if you think cops should have guns, then using them in a situation where one girl is trying to murder another girl seems justified to me.

My final thoughts about polls (for what its worth)...

In college, I had a Chinese grad student who taught my statistics section. He constantly pronounced the word "statistics" as "sadistics".

I used to think he was mis-pronouncing the word, but now I think he was right...
Posted by ExciteBike66 | Wed Nov 4, 2020, 11:55 AM (2 replies)

Changing the election date is a great idea! Please see below...

It's the first great idea from our so-called president! The best way to fool the Russians is to move the election date to this coming Tuesday! They won't be ready to interfere, they think they have months left to prepare!

An odd comment from a small business owner...

A sandwich shop "investor" (owner, I guess) in this article makes a strange comment when discussing the federal unemployment enhancement:

"If the government is paying more to stay home, why would those people be out there risking their lives"

What I would like to ask the shop owner is "why are you open if you acknowledge that you are forcing your employees to risk their lives?"

CNN article: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/24/politics/jobs-congress-unemployment-benefits-600-dollars/index.html

Stupid Florida is stupid...

So yesterday was the day I was supposed to log onto Florida's unemployment website and claim benefits for my most recent two weeks of unemployment. This has been working smoothly for me lately, though the website still had random glitches that kick you out.

Anyway, now the website has no link for me to claim weeks, and there is no information about why. Also, the DEO had not put out any information on their site, or given info to the news organizations.

Now, two days after the change took place, Florida finally lets us know that we have to resubmit applications due to the change in fiscal quarter. I mean, they knew this would be happening, and just left all of us out of the loop.

tldr: Florida has terrible communication with its citizens.
Posted by ExciteBike66 | Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:41 PM (8 replies)
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