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But this is non consequential when set against self aggrandizement. No? And we shouldn't be speaking in terms of favors. Non were given.

As far as Africa and the New World are concerned, what must be considered is the conditions at the time and what followed. Sure it's a war of attrition, but much was inflicted.
Past tense? The last residential school in Canada closed in the 1980's, the reservations are still inhabited, the Ministry of Indian affairs still in operation and a subtle, soft apartheid still breezes through the country.

As for Africa, I wonder how the Africans feel about AFRICOM, among the myriad of other western interventions on the continent.

Some dare call it progress.

I vote for more otium.
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Obama's Jobs Council Shutting Down Thursday

Probably a good idea. 7.8% unemployment is good enough.
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Looks like Hagel's in trouble. Fault the party of 'no.'

http://freebeacon.com/this-hagel-hearing-is-a-disaster/
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Past tense? The last residential school in Canada closed in the 1980's, the reservations are still inhabited, the Ministry of Indian affairs still in operation and a subtle, soft apartheid still breezes through the country.

As for Africa, I wonder how the Africans feel about AFRICOM, among the myriad of other western interventions on the continent.

Some dare call it progress.

I vote for more otium.
I should have used the pluperfict tense.

We only behave in a way that assuages a guilty conscience, which then gets passed off as wholesome humanitarianism.
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Past tense? The last residential school in Canada closed in the 1980's, the reservations are still inhabited, the Ministry of Indian affairs still in operation and a subtle, soft apartheid still breezes through the country.

As for Africa, I wonder how the Africans feel about AFRICOM, among the myriad of other western interventions on the continent.

Some dare call it progress.

I vote for more otium.
I should have used the pluperfect tense.

We only behave in a way that assuages a guilty conscience, which then gets passed off as wholesome humanitarianism.
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I should have used the pluperfict tense.

We only behave in a way that assuages a guilty conscience, which then gets passed off as wholesome humanitarianism.
Bam. Great description of the American welfare system.
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I should have used the pluperfect tense.

We only behave in a way that assuages a guilty conscience, which then gets passed off as wholesome humanitarianism.
That makes two words I've had to look up.

The ship that brought the first white settlers to the valley I live in was called the Hecate, how esoterically appropriate.
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Homeland Security Tip: Fend Off Shooter With Scissors
http://xrepublic.tv/node/1984

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I guess you are supposed to grab the scissors before you hide under the desk?
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as long as they're not miltary style assault scissors. no one needs those
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