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Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619

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  1. This might be a good reason not to buy Chinese goods....


    I have a very nice Englishwoman friend. She's lived here for decades, but is still  an English citizen. A fine and active member of the community. She bought  a nice house, which she is allowed to do with her dollars, though she is a foreigner.

  2. Dollars are dollars. People earn dollars by making things and selling them to willing American buyers. If I employ my capital and labor and make something that you then buy with your dollar, is that dollar then not just as good as when it was yours?


    Or, unlike your dollar, mine can be spent on anything but real estate?


    If you don't want Chinese buyers here, don't buy their manufactured goods.

  3. I had the privilege to correspond with, then meet for several hours, Air Commodore Sir Archie Winskill, a Spitfire ace and Battle of Britain pilot (who flew also in Circus and Torch). A great man; one of the Few.


    My own grandfather, Edward F. W. Winskill, a Canadian, was a Royal Airforce Pilot in the First World War.

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  4. Use of marijuana is a federal crime; so a user is an unlawful one. Hope no medical-marijuana using pard has ever filled this form out!


    About as thin a charge as you can get.


    Prosecution will have to prove "use" (when?) or "addicted to". Not so easy.

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  5. Columbus indeed thought the world was about 10,000 miles in circumference, and he promulgated this view hard. A goodly number of contemporary scholars, however, knew he was wrong. But he persuaded himself, and, fortunately, Ferdinand and Isabella.


    There's a detailed discussion of the point in the first volume of Samuel Eliot Morison's "The European Discovery of America." A really good account of the whole subject.


    As JK says, everybody knew the world was round, except maybe peasants on the continental steppes. Maritime folks saw hulls and then masts vanish over the horizon on a daily basis.

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  6. 4 hours ago, Badlands Bob #61228 said:

      We are just now discovering how smart some of those civilizations were 2,000 years ago.


    I dunno. I learned Euclidian geometry in junior high about 1961. And a couple years later that Eratosthenes calculated the circumference of the Earth in about 200 BC. He was correct to within a couple hundred miles! Don't think the mathematical knowledge was ever 'lost'.

  7. 2 hours ago, PowderRiverCowboy said:

    And Part two How many of the LEO's will enforce it ?? Just doing their job as they are told are just as guilty and those making such orders


    My guess is, probably none...because it's civil penalty only. They have enough to do to respond to crime. 

  8. It's an example of the misuse of health emergency powers, designed for the containment of infectious diseases, in areas where they were never intended to apply. We'll see more of this. And it's why Congress (hitherto) would not fund CDC and like 'studies' about the supposed public health effects of firearms.

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  9. Warrants aren't 'fishing expeditions'.


    The analogy between cooperating with the FBI when they show a valid warrant to Budweiser's use of a 'transgender influencer' to advertise beer escapes me.

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