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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Good one.
    Got some snow the other day but not severe.
    How does a person bypass winter if they can't escape anywhere?
    I hadn't gotten a flu shot for years, but this year I did because they were saying it looked like a bad year for flu, And sure enough, I got the flu. Maybe I would have gotten it anyway, but that's it for me - no more flu shots! Sheesh!

    My brother is seriously considering Costa Rica. They're putting their house on the market in the Spring and he says they will look at things then. He has friends from here who have relocated there, and they like it. He had knee replacement surgery a few years ago, and his house is a large tri-level, so he said it's time to sell and go where it's warm year round, and not have all those steps to contend with to get from one level to the next. I suggested he get a hut on the beach and live happily ever after! :

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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I hadn't gotten a flu shot for years, but this year I did because they were saying it looked like a bad year for flu, And sure enough, I got the flu. Maybe I would have gotten it anyway, but that's it for me - no more flu shots! Sheesh!

    My brother is seriously considering Costa Rica. They're putting their house on the market in the Spring and he says they will look at things then. He has friends from here who have relocated there, and they like it. He had knee replacement surgery a few years ago, and his house is a large tri-level, so he said it's time to sell and go where it's warm year round, and not have all those steps to contend with to get from one level to the next. I suggested he get a hut on the beach and live happily ever after! :
    Hi Polgara,

    I had to comment. Last year I got my very first flu shot. I got the flu as well, and it was terrible. Took weeks to get over. I don't know if it was a coincidence or not. But no more flu shots for me!

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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Hi Polgara,

    I had to comment. Last year I got my very first flu shot. I got the flu as well, and it was terrible. Took weeks to get over. I don't know if it was a coincidence or not. But no more flu shots for me!
    Greetings, ocean515.

    I decided I didn't need to pay a doctor to get sick! It reminds me of that old saying: "Lead me not into temptation - I can find the way myself." :

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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    He talks about the need to resolve Gaza as a first step in the Muslim war on ISIS and apparently they were very very close to a deal in secret negotiations but he wouldn't say much about how it fell apart because he thinks it is still doable. IIRC it has something to do with Israel and Iran and as soon as it started crumbling Israel made some announcement that is complicating getting people back together. King Abdullah is one smart pragmatic leader. who has the luxury of being able to speak openly and honestly. His basic mindset on ISIS is This is a Muslim problem and only the Muslim community can fix it and here is what we need to do, and have been doing. One of the more interesting admissions is that he thinks Assad will have to go eventually and that part of the strength of ISIS is that Assad targeted the moderates for killing just to make himself be the only alternative to these radical militants.
    Resolving Gaza is a foolish ploy. It will stop nothing.

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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Nonsense. When we did nothing it took eight years between attacks. It was two years between attacks and our invasion. And as OBL's goal was to get us over there, and not to attack us hear, something that was expensive and difficult, he won the second Bush started invading. Since then they've cost us a lot. And while it cost them as well, we made it a war, and thus gave him credence and grew his organization and opened the door for others. Our overreaction hurt us more than helped. Cost us more than we gained. You simply aren't looking at it with clear eyes.
    It was bin Laden's intention to attack us here. That remains the intention of his followers.
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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    It was bin Laden's intention to attack us here. That remains the intention of his followers.
    For the purpose of drawing us over there. Quite thinking he was an idiot and had no larger view. So read a little closer what I said.

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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    For the purpose of drawing us over there. Quite thinking he was an idiot and had no larger view. So read a little closer what I said.
    The attack here was his objective.
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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The attack here was his objective.

    Again, it was a means to an end, only part of the objective. He wanted two things, for us to feel it and to get us to come over there. It is much easier for them to hurt us there than here.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Again, it was a means to an end, only part of the objective. He wanted two things, for us to feel it and to get us to come over there. It is much easier for them to hurt us there than here.
    Sorry, but bin Laden and his cohorts were shocked to find us in Afghanistan. Especially shocked that we came so quickly. They expected bombing and cruise missiles, but they never expected a ground assault.
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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Sorry, but bin Laden and his cohorts were shocked to find us in Afghanistan. Especially shocked that we came so quickly. They expected bombing and cruise missiles, but they never expected a ground assault.
    No they weren't. They were shocked Afghanistan put up so little resistance. Unfortunately for us, we gave them Iraq. I believe the author of Imperial Hubris called that a Christmas present to OBL.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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