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  1. Ruh roh - indictments

    I'll let your analysis speak for itself. Anyone that wishes to delve into the links I provided can judge for themselves how it squares with the truth
  2. Ruh roh - indictments

    To your point of who has veto power, yes and no: https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/31/800.503 With respect to uranium remaining in the US, you are correct in that this is what is should be. However, it is why I posted this link: http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/358339-uranium-one-deal-led-to-some-exports-to-europe-memos-show If we truly want to see if any of this material made it to Russia, we would be able to tell from tell-tale isotopes any material's origin. I doubt we'd ever get that chance to perform such an audit on Russia's weapons grade or fuel-grade material, but the ability to positively identify where this ended up is technically out there. Mineral rights is something that is leased, not owned. As a free market guy, yes, I am absolutely wary of the state's ability to retain some nebulous clause that would allow them to backtrack out of any deal in good faith on a whim. Likewise, I am wary about the angle with which the National Security claim is bandied about. Lastly, I was very specific in my wording when I stated that Russia had a controlling interest. Rosatom is owned and run by the Russian government (unless you want to point to their banking entities that have their own means of controlling political interests within and outside Russia). Rosatom owns a controlling interest in Uranium One. As a result, the Russian government is literally getting BILLIONS of dollars in returns for a fraction of what they paid by way of currying favor with American political and private entities. These are not myths.
  3. LOL. You are actually describing yourself. Freud would have a clinic with this and demonstrating the machinations of how projection works.
  4. Ruh roh - indictments

    You didn't even get far enough to look at the minutiae of the issues at hand. You also didn't read the links. If you had, you'd have noted where uranium did leave the country and had to try and be recouped. The argument prior to all of this was that Clinton was one of nine authorities that signed off on what is commonly referred to as both a national resource as well as a security risk. I haven't been inconsistent with this point if you look to how I talked about what Haiti has lost in the wake of it's earthquake aftermath. Moreover, the reason Clinton was key to to Russians in this endeavor is that she had the sole veto power in that council for said approval of sale.
  5. In a game of brigand and umbrage, you aren't terribly good for anyone that sees through the facade.
  6. Black Panther the movie

    No worries. Looks like it was locked in October of last year anyway for some reason.
  7. Ruh roh - indictments

    so.... Rosatom doesn't have a majority stake in Uranium One? Let me save you some time on research you won't do: http://www.wise-uranium.org/ucscr.html http://www.uranium1.com/about-us/#history http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/358339-uranium-one-deal-led-to-some-exports-to-europe-memos-show https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/us/cash-flowed-to-clinton-foundation-as-russians-pressed-for-control-of-uranium-company.html
  8. Tell yourself and your audience whatever you like about what @Cat meant when she invoke the Supreme Court. It wasn't an exercise to point to the reality that we live in. She invoked it as a typical academic response to point to an authority on the matter, rather than look at the points directly in front of her to debate THOSE on their merit. If you were being honest in the discussion, you'd give the context a genuine look and recognize it for what it is, was, and continues to be.
  9. Black Panther the movie

    Also just spoke with a friend where she loved it but had a couple hang-ups. One of her hang-ups is that she was upset that Jordan's character never got to have a conversation with anyone from Wakanda to lead him from his path. I told her that that was a HUGE point that a lot of black men and kids in America would HEAVILY relate to. It was on PURPOSE. I like a lot of what Marvel has done for the genre of film. It has devolved into a lot of cliche tropes that make it fit neatly into popcorn flicks that strip a lot of these stories of their substance. This film did a lot to reclaim a lot of what Bryan Singer's original X-Men did for me. In a lot of ways, I related to the villain. I absolutely understood how Magneto got to where he was and very much appreciated the elegance of his master plan. In much the same way, I related to Jordan's character and his father. I'm hoping that there's an extended release on blu-ray that further explores that back-story (and others and I am certain ended up on the cutting room floor). "Killmonger" had a very relatable arc with very specific motives and clear lines for his actions. Jordan added extra depth to the character in ways that weren't ham-fisted as is normally done with these kinds of films. He was a real person that I think a lot of people could relate to. The sheer number of sub-plots that were elegantly and effectively weaved into the overall story was a piece of craftsmanship. From archetypal runs of sons living in the shadows of their fathers and underpinning romantic relationships, to integrating a HUGE swathe of cultural backgrounds into the tapestry, while keeping it light in ALL the right places with genuine humor.... this is a film that had a lot of love and effort put to it. I know it is killing it in the box office. I am hoping that people will appreciate the crazy amount of nuance that made so much of this film transcendent.
  10. Black Panther the movie

    Having just seen it, I can say I was terrified that I would be disappointed. I have a bad habit of setting myself up with expectations to be too high. I am thankful to report that it did not disappoint. I wanted to stand up and cheer at the end. Side note: I'm disappointed that the thread in Nerdvana was locked and had to come here to post this
  11. Ruh roh - indictments

    Okay. How does Russia have controlling interest in 20% of American Uranium production again?
  12. Still not reading? Well... I'm just.... shocked
  13. Oh really? Show me where 8 is accurate
  14. Ruh roh - indictments

    If this message board is any indication, Russia is continuing to succeed. In the decades that they've been interfering with our election process, this may well be their grandest victory yet. I fully expect the American political machine to adopt a lot of the Russian tactics in the years to come. I would have had hope that people would wake up to see that this victory isn't brought on by anything substantial that the Russians did with respect to the process of election, but lies with the absolute willingness of the media to take what was a non-story in years past to what it is today. The long story short is that the Russians handed us the knife and we are gladly slitting our own throats while blaming Russia for giving us the knife.
  15. The number 18 has been posted all over the place and blindly accepted by those that are happy with that narrative. Even you you didn't mis-type and put in the number 8, at best it is a mistake. At worst it is deliberately misleading.