1. Taleweaver

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    Yeah...you can count on Trump to piss on everything the USA once stood for. If he abolishes the declaration of independence tomorrow, I'm sure his fan club will still defend him.


    Still...I've got to wonder: is there any reason why this isn't a new thread? If there's a connection to land mines, I really don't see it. :unsure:
     
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    Because this impacted a few other armament treaties that the US left under Trump as well, that I didn't bother to look up. :) So this isnt an isolated incidence, this is a pattern - with 'Open Skies' being the most prominent they left this year.

    Which also points at two things:

    1. This isn't Trump doing that kind of stuff, its republican party military advisers/strategists.Simply because I wouldnt wager, that Trump has enough braincells to fry a stick of butter at this point, so international military treaty negotiations is way out of his wheelhouse.

    2. China is still slated to overtake the US as the worlds largest economy in the next five years, so this sort of posturing is kind of expected. Also if this is a precursor to exiting the new START agreement, we are right bang in the middle of what Chomsky pointed out as a major danger of our times for I think two years now.. ;)

    So this is definitely something where you dont just point fingers in Trumps direction. :)

    That said, the move came with a diplomatic announcement (a pseudo threat), where the diplomat that delivered it, stumbled his way through the speech, trying to make it menacing - so no one said, that whatever this becomes in the end is a great strategy, that this administration very much believes in... ;)

    For now, imho, it just gave russia more leaverage over europe, which - thanks, always appreciated...*sarcasm*
     
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    Very, very very very very very deeeeeeeeeeeeep inside of me
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    On the other hand I'm worried about animals in that natural environment.
    Not so much about people though.
     
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    I hope you like the lightweight ones. Insects mostly...

    src: https://www.ecowatch.com/biomass-humans-animals-2571413930.html

    I think you worrying, and maybe giving donations to an animal rights advocacy NGO will do nothing at all, and is almost entirely a product of - empathy? Towards animals that to a large extent cant feel an entire range of 'social' emotions, humans do.

    If beastiality is outlawed in most countries, why isnt animal advocacy? Touching on the pleasure principle that drives both behaviors, they are basically the same.. ;)

    But this is just me trolling.. Because I'm bored at the moment. ;)

    My actual opinion on this is informed mostly by the thought that every yellow press paper has to have an animal section for old people that feel left alone. I dont know why learning that had such an impact on my world view, but strangely it had.. ;)

    I also know that 'earth mother' is kind of a psychological 'drive', or a common trope, that some people need to act out to feel fulfilled, its kind of a universal trope, thats like a constant in human history.

    Every time I read about the (world famous) Zoo close by where I live, it has to be articles about new babies, of that species, or another being born there, being written about it. So cute. Same pleasure principle as beastiality. ;)

    Also love me the 'extinction' crusaders. ;) More than 99 percent of all species, amounting to over five billion species, that ever lived on Earth are estimated to have died out. If you make that your 'cause' in life - something like Sisyphus comes to mind.


    I'm overly confrontantional for no reason. Again, bored. ;) But the concepts I bring up are cheeky, because they are logical. ;)

    edit: Also some part of me also knows, why biodiversity matters. Maybe I should listen more to that from now on...
     
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    So they talk about it based on allegations they make themselves...right.

    And of course they'll claim it's coincidence this happens to coincide with over 100'000 corona deaths in the USA. Any sensical man would have taken his responsibility and quit. But instead he's just creating more fearmongering to deflect attention.
     
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    great, where can i pick some up for the front yard?
     
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    Dont think this has reached 'word on the street' level yet, nor that its meant to. ("Yay, nuclear tests" shouldnt be very popular with people. Also, the US is threatening, so who should they be afraid of? The people they are supposed to vote for?) Also while some of it might be said with the coming election in mind, most of this should fall under foreign politics, which famously no (US) american ever is interested in. As for the potential tests, I think they can find a remote atoll.. ;) (Shouldnt impact domestic politics.) I maintain, that this very likely is not Trump in action. But a political line of thought that has far broader support than whatever the president thinks of on a daily basis.

    The president btw.is currently blabbing something about him declaring 'houses of worship' essential, which he has no legal mandate, or ability to do. Thats more alongside his intellectual capabilities. International armament negotiations not so much. I always maintained that the way to deal with Trump is, to give him a sockpuppet issue to deal with (Ambassador Dennis Rodman?), or send him on a representative mission, or something - so he doesnt accidentally stumble upon something important.

    ("Jarred is solving the middle east crisis" like.. ;) )

    That the 'swamp' takes over is a feature and not a bug in this instance..

    (If Trump starts to tweet out nuclear threats... ;) )
     
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    Because they are indiscriminate weapons. Half of the world signed the Ottawa Treaty to get rid of these horrendous devices. They stay in place long after conflicts are over and kill and mutilate innocents indiscriminately.

    If you only think selfishly, than you should think that using cruel weaponry incites adversaries not caring about conventions as well and leveling up.
     
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