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Tom Watson has been advised by the only winning US captain this century to “find and break Rory McIlroy” at next week’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles and to “go all William Wallace on his ass”. - See more at: 404 Page Not Found - Independent.ie

Lay back and think of mother england?

at least you did not state the financial inducement

The McMahon–Hussein Correspondence, or the Hussein–McMahon Correspondence, was an exchange of letters (14 July 1915 to 30 January 1916)[1] during World War I, between the Sharif of Mecca, Husayn bin Ali, and Sir Henry McMahon, British High Commissioner in Egypt, concerning the political status of lands under the Ottoman Empire. The Arab side was already looking toward a large revolt against the Ottoman Empire; the British encouraged the Arabs to revolt and thus hamper the Ottoman Empire, which had become a German ally in the War after November 1914.[2]
The letters declared that the Arabs would revolt in alliance with the United Kingdom, and in return the UK would recognize Arab independence. Later, the 1916 Sykes–Picot Agreement between France and UK was exposed showing that the two countries were planning to split and occupy parts of the promised Arab country.

even when we ask doesn't mean we will keep our word

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McMahon%E2%80%93Hussein_Correspondence

they quote often from it

war sucks

only if they play their cards diff

have a great one all

why go on the personal attack? Simply point out why you think he is wrong

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar

I don't think that is what is driving the referendum

- NY Times

It appears to be a false debate on testing md's for drugs to get the cap increased on malpractice

A high performance salt water resistant crop like salicornia (its beans has 30% oil and 35% protein) has great potential for desert greening.
Ocean water has already 80% of the nutrients halophyte crops need. As the channels are not that deep the water will get warmer and by that flora and fauna will explode in it. This upcycling makes that number 100%. This is also why most farms in this salt water based artificial mangroves type of delta will combine agriculture with aquaculture: the aqua culture part not only delivers weeds to feed scrimps/fish, the scrimps/fish also enrich the nutrient value of the water for halophyte agriculture use.

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That Congress and this President want to start arming the Syrian rebels in a big way at this particular moment – when the 1,500 independent Sunni militias are bleeding into ISIS – underscores the criminal incompetence of these people. The McKeon amendment is a Lend-Lease bill for terrorists: if it passes, we’ll wind up handing sophisticated military equipment to ISIS – which will then be used against our "non-combat" troops in Iraq. And then they’ll tell us we can’t withdraw because otherwise those soldiers will have died in vain.

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/09/16/the-mckeon-amendment-a-lend-lease-act-for-terrorists/

Since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, the U.S. government has appropriated $104 billion rebuilding and supporting the Afghan government, military and public services, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction.

Afghan official says the government has nearly run out of money, needs U.S. bailout - The Washington Post

Top U.S. Military Official: Our Arab “Allies” Support ISIS | Zero Hedge

I seem to recollect something about the duty to go after states that supported terrorism

g'night gentle people

my decisions are so red it make his newsletter all to the black

In Vino Veritas

But overall, great for a $6.99 whine.

why why why do I keep over paying?

are you saying our standards are not low enuff?

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.

romans 12

Heading for ice age

Poor project management the cause of subs debacle | The Australian

GRAHAM Lloyd has reported on the Bureau of Meteorology’s capitulation to scientific criticism that it should publish an accounting of the corrections it makes to temperature records (“Bureau warms to transparency over adjusted records”, 12/9). Corrections which, furthermore, act to reinforce the bureau’s dedication to a prognosis of future dangerous global warming, by turning cooling temperature trends into warming ones — a practice also known to occur in the US, Britain and New Zealand.
Meanwhile, we have a report by Sue Neales that the size of our grain harvest remains in doubt following severe frosts in southern NSW killing large areas of early wheat crops and also damaging wheat and canola crops in South Australia and Victoria (“Trifecta of calamities to deplete. crop harvest”, 12/9)

climate change

Senator Graham thinks it is wise to engage with Saudi Arabia because, despite Saudi denials, he says it has been “a central figure in financing Isis and extremist groups”

If they are super intelligent they just may sit back and laugh

Will Superintelligent Machines Destroy Humanity? - Reason.com

..in Frank Herbert's Dune books, humanity has long banned the creation of "thinking machines." Ten thousand years earlier, their ancestors destroyed all such computers in a movement called the Butlerian Jihad, because they felt the machines controlled them. Human computers called Mentats serve as a substitute for the outlawed technology. The penalty for violating the Orange Catholic Bible's commandment "Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind" was immediate death.

ach AI

The Ukraine crisis really emerged from the European Union’s offer of an association agreement that President Yanukovych was initially inclined to accept. But it was accompanied by harsh austerity demands from the International Monetary Fund, which would have made the hard life for the average Ukrainian even harder.

NYT Revamps Its False Ukraine Narrative | Consortiumnews

there is prolly a great deal of truth in what you say but to look at our own actions in what was historically Russian (eastern Ukraine) seems to beg the question of why are we involved there

If you say the promotion of democracy I am going to hit you

Perfecting ‘Regime Change’ in Ukraine | Consortiumnews

The first stage of the Ukrainian coup — the establishment of a justification for the coup — fits this same pattern. As Seamus Milne said in the Guardian, the protest in the streets of Ukraine was “played out through the western media according to a well-rehearsed script. Pro-democracy campaigners are battling an authoritarian government.” But, he adds: “it bears only the sketchiest relationship to reality.”
Though President Viktor Yanukovych is often portrayed in the Western media as a dictator who was flown in by Russia, the man the protestors were trying to remove on the streets was elected in 2010 by a plurality of 48.9 percent of the people in elections declared fair by international observers.
So this was not a mass “pro-democracy” movement ousting an unelected dictator. As in Iran, Venezuela and Egypt, this was the case of the losers of the last election trying to reverse those results by going into the streets. But, to make the script work, Western governments and media alter the roles and turn the democratically elected president into the undemocratic one and the opposition into the democracy.

The United States' official policy in the Middle East is now perpetual war. What has been known for some time, including by those of us who have served overseas, by the millions who have suffered through our bombs and our bullets, and, of course, by the hundreds of thousands whose lives have been ripped from their families and from any promised futures, President Obama solidified last night.

Perpetual War, and Shame, Is Our Policy | Matthew Hoh