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Fake_William_Shatner399 karma

Are you in Russia or some place that Putin has influence or outside the country?

Fake_William_Shatner256 karma

More generally, stopping Isis in the long term requires removing the conditions that allowed it to rise in the first place.

I think that's almost a rule of the Universe. Looking back on how the Bush administration organized the "peace" in Iraq along sectarian lines and didn't provide jobs for the large military seems like a recipe for creating blowback. Isis wasn't a surprise to me or critics of Bush policies -- it was inevitable.

Fake_William_Shatner115 karma

Some people are concerned that as NPR and Public Radio in general have been forced to seek sponsors after government funding has been cut, are now influenced by those sponsors. We used to hear in-depth reports about ADM, DuPont and Monsanto -- and now they are donors and we don't hear those reports.

How can NPR be dependent on the kindness of strangers and not warn us about those strangers?

Fake_William_Shatner56 karma

Yeah, that's what I'm talking about, but it would be the 20th time I talked about how they let them walk home with weapons and left the weapons depots around -- sometimes with just padlocks.

A cynical person might suggest that Bush WANTED a civil war so that they could pressure the Iraqis to agree to production sharing agreements to end the strife. I'm a cynical person.

Fake_William_Shatner51 karma

It totally worked for the movie. Boo was like the bull in the China shop, and coupling an innocent (nearly baby) running around scaring the monsters as if she were a threat created most of the great comedy in that film.

An older kid might be able to figure out that she had some power to scare the monsters. The juxtapositions of extremes is a winning formula for jokes.

Chasing around Boo with a mic; perfect.