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I work. I'm Married. My Wife and I are DINKs: Dual Income, No Kids. Come Spring we are going to get a house. Wife: Hooray! Me: (no so enthusiastic) Yard Work. Yea. On the downside this means no vacation this year. On the upside, this means we will get a pair of kittens. I'm into sci-fi, go to conventions. Met the wife at one. I would love to colonize Mars as part of a terraforming project--I would go knowing I could never come back. I would colonize the ocean floor if I could, but it seems Mars is more likely to happen sooner.

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OK. I am officially supporting O'Malley.

He's getting support on the beltway. He's stepping up to the plate, and talking to all the right people. As far as I can tell its going to be either O'Malley or Hillary.

If that is my choice in the primary, it will be O'Malley, hands down. No further discussion needed.

Am I alone, or has anyone else made this decision yet?
Posted by Countdown_3_2_1 | Thu Apr 23, 2015, 09:19 AM (23 replies)

What do we know about Lincoln Chafee? Viable Candidate?

All I know is he is fairly progressive, from a progressive state.

What are your thoughts?
and how does he compare to O'Malley?
Posted by Countdown_3_2_1 | Fri Apr 17, 2015, 12:02 PM (8 replies)

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Posted by Countdown_3_2_1 | Fri Aug 1, 2014, 04:10 PM (0 replies)

7 Lessons all Gazans should learn from this war.

1) Don't provoke a war with Israel (unless you really want your ass kicked).
2) Don't spend 60+ years targeting Israeli civilians (unless you really want your ass kicked).
3) Don't violate cease fires (unless you really want your ass kicked).
4) Don't elect terrorists to run your country (unless you really want your ass kicked).
5) Don't store rockets in schools or mosques (unless you really want them to get blown up)
6) Don't use human shields. I'm serious. It makes jihadists look cowardly (and it won't stop your ass from getting kicked).
7) All the people in the US and EU who side with you, can't do anything to help you outside of protesting and making hateful posts on otherwise enlightened forums (in other words, you may get a warm feeling, but the IDF will still kick you ass). Even socialist French leadership is siding with Israel. It's election time in the US. Both political parties are talking about how much they love Israel.

If you don't do those simple things, Israel will leave you alone. You can build malls, invest in business and infrastructure. Live good lives free from tunnels and terror.
Look at the West Bank: They don't do the things in the list above...no one is kicking their asses.

A very wise woman one said, "When the arabs love their children more than they hate us, then we will have peace."
Posted by Countdown_3_2_1 | Fri Aug 1, 2014, 03:46 PM (48 replies)

Hillary Clinton to talk about Syria at White House

Hillary Clinton to talk about Syria at White House
(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will comment briefly on the debate over potential U.S. military action in Syria when she's at the White House on Monday, according to a Clinton source.

Clinton, whose aide said last week she supported the president's decision to seek congressional authorization for strikes in Syria, is scheduled to appear Monday afternoon for a forum on wildlife trafficking.

Clinton will likely repeat her White House comments during her speech Tuesday night at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the source added.
** excerpt ** more at the source

There goes her chances at the presidency. Support a war that 90% of Americans are against at your own peril.
Posted by Countdown_3_2_1 | Sun Sep 8, 2013, 07:59 PM (7 replies)

Authorities circulate photos of two men spotted carrying bags near site of Boston bombings

Source: NY Post

Investigators probing the deadly Boston Marathon bombings are circulating photos of two men spotted chatting near the packed finish line, The Post has learned.

In the photos being distributed by law-enforcement officials among themselves, one of the men is carrying a blue duffel bag. The other is wearing a black backpack in the first photo, taken at 10:53 a.m., but it is not visible in the second, taken at 12:30 p.m.

“The attached photos are being circulated in an attempt to identify the individuals highlighted therein,” said an e-mail obtained by The Post. “Feel free to pass this around to any of your fellow agents elsewhere.”

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/feds_have_men_in_sights_j43UJwXZncr0wmysU42scJ

image from article
Posted by Countdown_3_2_1 | Thu Apr 18, 2013, 07:49 AM (55 replies)

U.N. states fail to reach global arms trade treaty

Source: USA Today

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – A U.N. treaty to regulate the multibillion-dollar global arms trade will have to wait after member states failed to an reach agreement, and some diplomats and supporters blamed the United States for the unraveling of the monthlong negotiating conference.

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/story/2012-07-27/un-arms-trade-treaty/56546258/1

More details at the link.

I expected more from this. But I cannot say I'm surprised at the news.
Posted by Countdown_3_2_1 | Sat Jul 28, 2012, 11:12 AM (1 replies)
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