Did someone say gas tank filler?
Did someone say gas tank filler?
Just buy a 1967 Lincoln - convertible preferably. I know you said ‘small enough to maneuver through Europe’, but why should you adjust to them? Make them adjust to you! Also, when at ‘petrol stations’, be sure to pour out a liter or so to honor your homies (and make sure the locals see you do it).
When are you changing the name (and banner) to “FuckTrump Alpha”? I mean, instead of pretending this is an analytical or news site why not just come out and say it?
Never use currency exchange rate figures to say “X spends more than Y”, it is meaningless. For example, the pay for a Chinese private is roughly $1,200 PER YEAR. The best estimate for total cost of each soldier in China is roughly $14,000 PER YEAR (cost of a US soldier is upwards of $500,000 PER YEAR). Does China… Read more
Terrell won’t do that as his articles, so far, have been opinion. He doesn’t seem to have an interest in objectivity.
I am fully prepared, and expect, to call Trump’s foreign policy a disaster - especially on trade. I hope I will be wrong. But as to Obama’s (and, to be fair, Mrs. Clinton’s) foreign policy in regards to Russia, there may not be a better word than ‘disastrous’. The best that can be said is that we didn’t get into a… Read more
This is exhausting. Nowhere did I dispute the economic decline - read for comprehension, not for knee-jerk political argument. The decline was mostly attributable to the decline in oil prices (ask any oil executive or commodities trader), and my point was simply that Terrell not only did not mention this but actually… Read more
Low oil prices had a much greater effect on the examples you give than the sanctions. To apply such a decline to the sanctions is simply not justified, as a similar decline in oil discovery operations occurred in the United States (we didn’t sanction ourselves, did we?). I’ve noticed a serious degradation of critical… Read more
This is the quote from the article I took issue with: “His coordinated efforts with the European Union to sanction Russia over its annexation of Crimea taxed its economy so severely that it contracted 3.7 percent in 2015". This is simply not true. In fact, go back and re-read the link you provided (Wikipedia, by the… Read more
I don’t understand your question. Are you assuming I am a Russian apologist or something of that nature? I am not, nor am I a Trump supporter (especially in regards to foreign policy). The point of my original reply was to point out that the article spent more time justifying the actions of the past administration… Read more
“the most apolitical of analysis” - that is hilarious.
The IMF has, of late, become rather pointed in their opinions, and increasingly unreliable as a neutral source pure information. But you are absolutely right in assigning the majority of Russia’s economic woes to declining oil prices (I wish the article had said as much).
As this article seems to be largely an attempt at defending the past administrations policy and damning the one that started 1 hour ago, I will only point out that, even as such, it is poorly thought out. One can basically stop reading after this early sentence “His coordinated efforts with the European Union to… Read more
1st Gear: The use and abuse of the Commerce Clause needs clarification.
I was told by an Air India pilot (much later on after retelling the story to him) that this was not an uncommon occurrence back in the ‘70's. They used to fly to Mecca, and many pilgrims had never been on a plane before - or even seen a toilet or toilet paper. So Air India equipped their planes with carpet cleaners… Read more