|10mm is The|
Boom of Doom
Other than oil and terrorists.
The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People again must learn to work, instead of living on public assistance. ~ Cicero 55 BC
The Dhimocrats love America like ticks love a hound.
dates. cotton. tavors. uzis. other stuff.
|Fighting the good fight|
Metals. Plastics. Cut diamonds. Textiles. Electronics. Pharmaceuticals. Fruit. Honey. Chemicals.
That covers Israel, the rest of the ME is mostly oil or assholes.
I lost all my weapons in a boating, umm, accident.
|stupid beyond |
What man is a man that does not make the world better. -Balian of Ibelin
Only boring people get bored. - Ruth Burke
|The Main Thing Is|
Not To Get Excited
A University of Washington prof is going to have a talk about everything that middle east immigrants have done for us but it's going to be in Olympia. I was going to go to overcome my various and sundry phobias but its an hour drive for what looks like a ten minute talk so I'm going to stay home and phobic.
Know the truth and the trust shall set you free
Truth is Beauty, Beauty, Truth
Yoga Pants are Truth
|Lawyers, Guns |
Obviously, these two are somewhat related.
The Middle East has been the powder keg of the world long before the world became addicted to their oil exports. It's just that with oil money came expensive weaponry and the whole world got sucked into the violence. Without the oil money, they would still be fighting, but with sticks and swords.
"To ban guns because criminals use them is to tell the law abiding that their rights depend not on their own conduct but, on the conduct of the guilty and the lawless."
- Lysander Spooner
"The United States government is the largest criminal enterprise on earth."
It sure seems that way. They were fighting over some of the most worthless land in the world before they knew that it had any value.
|Gracie Allen is my |
Caracal pistol and rifles, maybe.
Turkey is usually considered as part of ME as well and it is a major economy in that region. Its exports are around $170B a year.
|Drill Here, Drill Now|
Turkey is part of the ME and has a more rounded economy. They build ships, they're #14 in the world for # of automobiles built (right behind the UK), firearms, and construction camps.
Ego is the anesthesia that deadens the pain of stupidity
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“He who writes carelessly confesses thereby at the very outset that he does not attach much importance to his own thoughts. ”
— Arthur Schopenhauer
"Yidn, shreibt un fershreibt"
Oil, palms, dates, ores, tech, things of a biblical nature and the occasional liberated goat?
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." ~ Benjamin Franklin.
SIGForum: the island of reality in an ocean of diarrhoea.
|Chip away the stone|
Not exactly the ME, but Kazakhstan is known for its high-quality potassium exports, and having the second cleanest prostitutes in the region.
Oh, they got the market cornered on that.
A couple SIGs and a few others
You can only go so far in any one direction before you eventually drive off a cliff
|Slayer of Agapanthus|
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye". The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, pilot and author, lost on mission, July 1944, Med Theatre.
|186,000 miles per second.|
It's the law.
Oh man...I am laughing at a couple of these. Well done.
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