Coalition of the Confused

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France   The U.K and Europe

Started 7/23/19 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 14243 views.
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/17/19

BerrySteph said:

All except one ... making it quite suspicious.

OOOH! Do tell!

PTG (anotherPTG)

From: PTG (anotherPTG)

8/18/19

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

8/18/19

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

OOOH! Do tell!

You'll just tell me its a conspiracy theory.

I'm thinking that the US Navy was outraged at the attack on the USS Liberty but were too loyal to blow the gaff on Israel.

Instead of which, they took murderous revenge on Israel (more than twice as many Israeli sailors killed as Americans) and forced LBJ not to stand again.

Remember, we've just seen Epstein die in very suspicious circumstances. The US won't care if he's been murdered (either directly or indirectly) same as they don't care about murdered US sailors or victims of 911.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/19/19

I thought the French custom demanded slow service!

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/19/19

BerrySteph said:

You'll just tell me its a conspiracy theory.

Well of course it is.

But that doesn't mean it won't be entertaining.

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

8/20/19

The US allows or encourages witnesses (sometimes themselves perpetrators) to be murdered and the crime covered up.

Fails, sometimes ludicrously (eg Pat Tillman, maybe now Epstein?) to get to the bottom of it - and fails to act on those who've carried out the cover-up. (The cover-up of the USS Liberty was also ludicrous - but those killings may not have gone unpunished - sinking of the INS Dakar and LBJ's strange failure to stand again).

I'm not convinced that Epstein was murdered - but an investigation would expose a thoroughly bad judicial system with enormously violent prisons. So it wasn't going to happen, whether or not this was all a plot to protect Lindsey Graham.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/22/19

BerrySteph said:

whether or not this was all a plot to protect Lindsey Graham.

From what? His own stupidity?

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

8/22/19

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

From what? His own stupidity?

There's nothing directly in the Wizop's code that you have to jump to protect the powerful and abusive.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

8/24/19

No idea what's in the code.

I never got my hand book.

Who do I complain to about that?

RGoss99

From: RGoss99

8/26/19

Depends on how one measure´s slowness. If one´s standards are Denny´s or McD´s yes French food service is slow, but then the purpose of French restaurants is not just the food, but the ambience. Here, during the summer we have a dinner concert in the street on Sunday nights. This involvesone a single sitting so the capacity for the three hour period is equal to the number of chairs at the tables. Most arrive at 20:00 and leave at 23:00- I did not finish checking the menu until 20:30, I got my main course around 21:00, and desert abround 22:00- Most ate at about the same rate, but then the meal here, and in France is only a fraction of the experience. The food was well prepared, and relatively inexpensive. The music was free because the 8 bars between the church and the city hall, pay for, and feed the musicians and their families.

When people from here go to America, and the waiteer comes up and says will there be anything else, they end to be insulted because they read this to mean. OK, you have finished the food, and we need your table. Of course, as the French stereotype, this depends on the class of restaurant, but not necessarily the prices. In the U.S., I have noticed this "we need your table" message, depends on organization. Common with chain restaurants, less so with one off family restaurants, or restaurants serving authentic foreign food. For example, I avoid American restaurants that can serve a pizza  or paella in less then 30 minutes, have Mexican food with the cheese baked to the plate, where the rice on your plate is in the form of the plastic bag it was cooked in,where vanilla ice cream does not have little dark specs in it, the bread is white, the croutons come from Pepperidge Farm, vichysoise is at room temperature,  etc.

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