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    Climate Change(d)?

    Who is this "we"? Poor farming practices deteriated the soil. The drought was the result of a many years long lack of rain. The drought can be blamed on a lot of things like the multi-decadal Atlantic oscillation, El Nino, etc. etc. but not plows.
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    Monkeypox

    I have the scar too so I'm not that worried. But, just to be safe, I decided to quit having sex with infected monkeys.
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    Politics Is it time for the west to assemble an army and kick Putin out of Ukraine?

    True that Germany and Japan were limited on building an offensive military, only defensive forces, but not the rest of Europe. Germany recently amended their constitution and Japan amended their constitution a while back to allow them to have offensive capability over concerns of Chinese...
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    Politics Is it time for the west to assemble an army and kick Putin out of Ukraine?

    The Crimean Peninsula (a major oil production area) was part of the Ukraine until Russia took it from Ukraine in 2014. Ukraine was a major exporter of oil and gas until 2014. That is why I said Europe's inaction in 2014 is why they are buying oil and gas from Russia instead of Ukraine. In 2014...
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    Politics Is it time for the west to assemble an army and kick Putin out of Ukraine?

    European countries do have stockpiles of war supplies though most likely not as large as American stockpiles. Also they could certainly be buying weapons from weapons manufacturers around the world to be sent to Ukraine. Their reliance on Russian gas and oil is a result of European inaction in...
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    Politics Is it time for the west to assemble an army and kick Putin out of Ukraine?

    The EU is fully "up to the task" if they are willing. But then why should they be willing to defend themselves as long as there are war hawks in the US to do it for them?
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    Politics Is it time for the west to assemble an army and kick Putin out of Ukraine?

    I agree that Russia will continue to act the bully unless they are stopped. We just disagree on who should care enough act. How is it that you think that the EU shouldn't be concerned enough to act but that the US should?
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    Politics Is it time for the west to assemble an army and kick Putin out of Ukraine?

    That question assumes that the U.S. is and should be the world's police force. The Ukraine problem is a threat to the Ukraine and should be a concern for the E.U. not so much a concern for the U.S. The EU has five times the population of Russia and many, many times the GDP of Russia. If they saw...
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    Politics Is it time for the west to assemble an army and kick Putin out of Ukraine?

    ... The weapons removed from stockpiles are restocked with new weapons which are purchased from the manufacturers. The military is not going to deplete their stock of weapons that they had to convince Congress were absolutely necessary to protect the nation. The weapons manufacturers and those...
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    Politics Is it time for the west to assemble an army and kick Putin out of Ukraine?

    😜 Was this your attempt to prove that you have no idea what Eisenhower was warning us about? If so, good job.
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    Politics Is it time for the west to assemble an army and kick Putin out of Ukraine?

    You obviously have no idea what Eisenhower was warning us about, if indeed you even knew he gave us a warning.
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    Politics Is it time for the west to assemble an army and kick Putin out of Ukraine?

    It is an incredibly good deal for the military-industrial complex that Eisenhower warned us about in his farewell speech in 1961. The manufacturers of those sophisticated weapons systems are receiving a windfall from the sales and the politicians pushing for the use of those systems are...
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    Images that make you laugh

    ^ ^ ^ I looked at that post for a while and felt stupid not seeing the humor then opened the original twitter. 😁 Your post crops the flying alligator out that can be seen on the original twitter post.
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    Politics Is it time for the west to assemble an army and kick Putin out of Ukraine?

    Let me know when you learn a little about our governmental system and then we can continue.
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    Politics Is it time for the west to assemble an army and kick Putin out of Ukraine?

    You really don't know anything about our government and its constitutional authority. The U.S. is not a democracy; it is a Constitutional republic. Even if 95% of the population wanted the government to do something, if that power was not granted to it in the Constitution then the Constitution...
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