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besides didn't she used to chew on your bamboo?
It was pretty much her favorite thing to do. In my experience I've found all fat girls like to do that, I guess it's "free" calories???
 

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Who would think that? Absolutely everything is different.
Well, when people focus on "nuclear weapons" and "space", the underlying assumption is that there are boundaries to war. There are no longer boundaries, war is everywhere.
War now is entirely different than that which occurred during the 20th century. Instead of war being defined as “using armed force to compel the enemy to submit to one’s will,” the 21st century definition of war has become “using all means, including armed force or non-armed force, military or non-military, and lethal and non-lethal means to compel the enemy to accept one’s interests.”
The People's Liberation Army published a book in 1999 that discusses this Unrestricted War strategy that China is currently using.
In essence, the PLA believes that China has the power to attack the United States economically in such a way that while the United States believes it is benefiting from trade relations with China, the ultimate results are so detrimental to the United States, its very greed at extolling the benefits of trading with China are its undoing. China can manipulate its currency to put its products at a distinct advantage with the United States; China can pump propaganda into the American media while restricting American media’s access to the Chinese media landscape; and China, using a nineteenth-century strategy, can force the United States to fight proxy wars with Chinese allies, thus draining American resources.
 

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I like how everyone assumes that a war in the 21st century will be fought like a war in the 20th century.
Nobody's assuming. Just discussing the humorous idea that invasion is even something that's possible against the United States.

But ultimately all wars are won with troops on the ground. No matter the technology.

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Well, when people focus on "nuclear weapons" and "space", the underlying assumption is that there are boundaries to war. There are no longer boundaries, war is everywhere.
War now is entirely different than that which occurred during the 20th century. Instead of war being defined as “using armed force to compel the enemy to submit to one’s will,” the 21st century definition of war has become “using all means, including armed force or non-armed force, military or non-military, and lethal and non-lethal means to compel the enemy to accept one’s interests.”
The People's Liberation Army published a book in 1999 that discusses this Unrestricted War strategy that China is currently using.
In essence, the PLA believes that China has the power to attack the United States economically in such a way that while the United States believes it is benefiting from trade relations with China, the ultimate results are so detrimental to the United States, its very greed at extolling the benefits of trading with China are its undoing. China can manipulate its currency to put its products at a distinct advantage with the United States; China can pump propaganda into the American media while restricting American media’s access to the Chinese media landscape; and China, using a nineteenth-century strategy, can force the United States to fight proxy wars with Chinese allies, thus draining American resources.
LMAO

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Cut the sarcasm please, totally not needed man.
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Breaking: 16 minutes ago - US withdrawal of diplomats from Iraq due to "imminent" Iran-linked threat, officials say


They are doing a partial evac of the US embassy in Iraq right now.
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Breaking: 16 minutes ago - US withdrawal of diplomats from Iraq due to "imminent" Iran-linked threat, officials say

They are doing a partial evac of the US embassy in Iraq right now.
Ugh.
Yet no coverage from the "mainstream" media. Looks like Fox's big topic is abortion, Mila Jovavich and some actor who jumped off an overpass. CNN's got the Mueller investigation (of course), abortion and the Max 8.
Popular media likes to see a body count.
 

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Ugh.
Yet no coverage from the "mainstream" media. Looks like Fox's big topic is abortion, Mila Jovavich and some actor who jumped off an overpass. CNN's got the Mueller investigation (of course), abortion and the Max 8.
Popular media likes to see a body count.
Yeah that's where I heard it earlier - Fox, they only did a small thing about it though because they were talking about it all during the Americas Newsroom hours.
 

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Nobody's assuming. Just discussing the humorous idea that invasion is even something that's possible against the United States.

But ultimately all wars are were won with troops on the ground. No matter the technology.

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FIFY
 

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Nobody's assuming. Just discussing the humorous idea that invasion is even something that's possible against the United States.

But ultimately all wars are won with troops on the ground. No matter the technology.

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Oh I know that invasion is totally possible against the US. For example, stupid fire ants have invaded most of Texas and my backyard! Those ****ers!
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Cut the sarcasm please, totally not needed man.
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Breaking: 16 minutes ago - US withdrawal of diplomats from Iraq due to "imminent" Iran-linked threat, officials say


They are doing a partial evac of the US embassy in Iraq right now.
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it's kind of fun sitting in intel briefings...just came back from one 20 min ago. Interesting stuff. But at least this time there is reaction to data as opposed to few years ago where people dismissed the threat until it was highly vetted.
 

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It doesn't look like our allies want anything to do with Iran.

 

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It doesn't look like our allies want anything to do with Iran.

Was reading that earlier, I don't blame them but F our allies, they tried to **** us over with NATO crap as well. US always has to lead from the front.
 

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Oh I know that invasion is totally possible against the US. For example, stupid fire ants have invaded most of Texas and my backyard! Those ****ers!
Be patient, when the cuban lizards get up your way they eat all the fire ants. I haven't seen a pile in a couple of years.
 

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Was reading that earlier, I don't blame them but F our allies, they tried to **** us over with NATO crap as well. US always has to lead from the front.
The only time NATO ever invoked Article 5 was when *we* were attacked. And this war, if it happens, would probably be the stupidest war since we claimed that Iraq had WMDs and ties to 9/11 as justification for going in there and had no plan for what we were going to do with it after we defeated their military. Two years earlier, we attacked Afghanistan (which was necessary) for harboring Osama bin Laden but failed to attack our back-stabbing "allies" in Saudi Arabia, which produced not only a strong majority of the 9/11 hijackers but also the man who led Al Qaeda.
 

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Be patient, when the cuban lizards get up your way they eat all the fire ants. I haven't seen a pile in a couple of years.
I don't know if the person I hire is Cuban, all I know is that he speaks Spanish.
 

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I don't know if the person I hire is Cuban, all I know is that he speaks Spanish.
You'll notice them slowly replacing the green ones, then the fire ants are next. Cuban lizards eat fire ants, roaches other small bugs. The only bad thing is the eat the green lizard eggs as well. They're hearty little beasts, some can grow to be six inches.

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But back on topic. China can't invade the US because we're their biggest trading partner. They just bought Volvo, who do they think is going to drive all the Volvos? Mexicans? Canadians?
 

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A different slant on the topic... I'm in Jordan all week for work, and it's interesting to (carefully) chat up Jordanians on the subject. They’re the only ones in the region that don’t actively/overtly throw rocks at the Israelis, and they have nothing good to say about Iran, or Iraq, or us, really, although they do like US dollars.
 

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You don't have to have ham on your Iranian Egg McMuffin but the McDonalds, Pizza hut and Starbucks are coming, and hells coming with them.
Don't knock foreign mcdonalds.

In the philippines they had these Taro pies, holy crap they were AWESOME. And like $0.10 too.

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Don't knock foreign mcdonalds.

In the philippines they had these Taro pies, holy crap they were AWESOME. And like $0.10 too.

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I wasn't mocking MickyD's.

I love the McMuffin more than life itself. It represents the beginning of countless road trips and my ascension from passenger to driver was marked by my first solo passage through the drive through as well as a one time casual boob feel in a booth one afternoon in High School from one Anna Seragosa Rimeriz
 

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