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  • Help with Chavez sign

    07/23/2008 8:27:54 PM PDT · by Rembrandt · 7 replies · 125+ views
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    On a trip to Caracas, I saw a graffiti comment written on a phone kiosk but can't get the translation. It was: "Chavez Farzanet (or maybe farzanct) Comunista" A friend from Venezuela couldn't translate the second word while the rest is obvious. Can anyone help? I get the probable contextual meaning, I'm looking for someone who can actually do the translation.
  • Second Coming of Lend Lease

    07/13/2007 9:29:02 PM PDT · by Rembrandt · 11 replies · 737+ views
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    The U.S. was a late and reluctant entrant into WWII. As FDR measured the plight of Europe and recognized its best hope, he came up with a plan to re-inforce Britain's armaments without directly involving the U.S. That was the Lend Lease Program, a barely disguised funneling of military weaponry from one country to another, sort of like what is happening between Iran and Syria as the U.S. stands with Iraq against the insurgent forces. The U.S. can now go for the head of the snake by establishing a new Lend Lease Program that would involve the U.S. lending one,...
  • Taking Advantage of Distractions

    04/17/2007 8:06:15 PM PDT · by Rembrandt · 143+ views
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    Anyone who has been in a military situation or a business role knows that when a distraction presents itself, it's time to make progress on your own agenda. The MSM and Fox, true to their normal practices, are now wall to wall with the Va. Tech tragedy. The tragedy deserves top billing, but folks, there's a lot of other stuff going on out there!!! If we allow ourselves to be consumed for 72 hours with this tragedy, that allows the crazies 72 hours to make some major inroads on some of their plans to blow our butts out of our...
  • Those who have NOT died in Iraq

    02/02/2007 8:24:06 PM PST · by Rembrandt · 2 replies · 213+ views
    What has the War on Terror accomplished? For the U.S., all sides debate this. From the Iraqi side, probably not so much debate from unbiased sources. Consulting the World Fact Book (put out by the CIA, an unassailable source given that Valerie Plame used to work there), a lot of Iraqi's have NOT died during the WOT. The Iraqi death rate per 1,000 in the year 2000 was 6.4. As of 2006, the death rate was 5.37. We are in the year 2007 which suggests that nearly 165,000 Iraqis are still alive compared to what would have been the case...
  • What New with Newt?

    01/27/2007 9:06:44 PM PST · by Rembrandt · 43 replies · 1,090+ views
    What's up with Newt? Why is his face and voice all over the media nowadays? Is he running for Prez? No, he's not running for Prez, IMHO. He's running for VP. He can be a kingmaker and probably realizes that he has that role in his grasp. He can be an even more powerful VP than Dick Cheney. Just imagine: Add a Gingrich VP role to a ticket headlined by a Pres. contender named Romney or Giuliani or McCain - the ticket has immediate gravitas, to use a lib word. With the Newt on the ticket, he addresses any and...
  • Travel Question

    11/27/2006 8:52:38 PM PST · by Rembrandt · 8 replies · 496+ views
    Can anybody recommend a nice resort or hotel on the Gulf side of the upper coast of Honduras? I'm planning to fly there from Placencia (Belize) in a couple of months. Much Grass. Gary