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  1. Now this is the way to Heaven! Matthew Chapter 24. A touching photo that captures a helmeted white police officer hugging a teary-eyed 12-year-old African-American boy at a Ferguson shooting protest in Oregon has gone viral on social media. More than 150,000 Facebook users shared the image hours after The Oregonian newspaper posted it on its website. Freelance photographer Johnny Nguyen snapped the picture when Portland Police Sgt. Bret Barnum and 12-year-old Devonte Hart embraced at a Nov. 25 rally protesting the decision of a Missouri grand jury not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of teen Michael Brown. Barnum told the newspaper the hug took place after he saw Devonte in the crowd at the rally with tears in his eyes holding a "Free Hugs" sign. "There were generic questions about his favorite subject and what he liked to do in the summer, but the one that mattered hit straight to the heart. He asked Devonte why he was crying," the boy's mother Jen said on Facebook. She said the moment "was one of the most emotionally charged experiences I’ve had as a mother."
  2. Do you see a "code" in my observation?
  3. MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) - As OPEC’s efforts to balance the oil market bear fruit, U.S. producers are reaping the benefits - and flooding Europe with a record amount of crude. Russia paired with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries last year in cutting oil output jointly by 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd), a deal they say has largely rebalanced the market and one that has helped elevate benchmark Brent prices close to four-year highs. Now, the relatively high prices brought about by that pact, coupled with surging U.S. output, are making it harder to sell Russian, Nigerian and other oil grades in Europe, traders said. “U.S. oil is on offer everywhere,” said a trader with a Mediterranean refiner, who regularly buys Russian and Caspian Sea crude and has recently started purchasing U.S. oil. “It puts local grades under a lot of pressure.” U.S. oil output is expected to hit 10.7 million bpd this year, rivaling that of top producers Russia and Saudi Arabia.
  4. An interesting turn of events.
  5. I'm sure European's are happy to end their dependance on Russian oil. And under cutting Russia's cash cow is the best way to hurt Russia. It's not a threat of war or sanctions. It's just business. OPEC has had way to much control over oil prices. This should help prevent that.
  6. Reuters should have titled the article Obama's Revenge. But that doesn't make much sense either. Either way, OPEC and Russia will be forced to compete with the lower prices offered by US oil companies. From the article; "While the United States lifted its oil export ban in late 2015, the move took time to gain traction among Europe’s traditional refineries, which were slow to diversify away from crude from the North Sea, West Africa and the Caspian."
  7. Since it was Johnson who justified the war in Vietnam he should have at least used a strategy that would have won the war.
  8. I'm more worried about SK's Moon giving away to much to appease NK.
  9. History will always be debated.
  10. Then it served two purposes. Japan could have surrendered anytime, especially after witnessing the effects of the bomb after the first strike. But they didn't. Don't blame the US, blame Japan's leadership.
  11. The use of the nuclear weapons wasn't accidental.
  12. No, even the French told us to stay out. But if a president decides to take the US to war they should be willing to use the best strategy to quickly finish the war. And the best strategy would have been to bomb Hanoi and not a dirt trail.
  13. But how secure is NK's failsafe system in preventing an accidental launch?
  14. Such losses would have been up to Ho Chi Minh.
  15. Truly bizzaro. But that's politics.
  16. We need to nuke little Kim on the face of the earth. Sorry folks, but once NK got their nukes they automatically became legitimized. That's how things work in this brutal world of ours.
  17. Sure, dropped on a dirt path. If they were dropped on Hanoi the war would have been over before it even got started.
  18. You still think Comey intended to sabotage Clinton's election?
  19. Folks, I am not posting this thread because the operator is black. I'm posting it because of her outrageous excuse for hanging up on callers. She took the job as a 911 emergency operator! A simple personality test would have weeded her out before she was given the job. A former 911 operator in Houston has admitted to hanging up on callers because she didn't feel like talking to them, authorities say. Crenshanda Williams, 43, faces a misdemeanor charge of emergency interference with a telephone call.
  20. "Wasn't the decision to reveal influenced by your assumption that Hillary Clinton was going to win, and your concern that, she wins, this comes out several weeks later and then that's taken by her opponents as a sign that she's an illegitimate president?," Stephanopoulos asks. "It must have been," Comey responds, adding, "I don't remember consciously thinking about that, but it must have been. I was operating in a world where Hillary Clinton was going to beat Donald Trump. I'm sure that it was a factor. I don't remember spelling it out, but it had to have been. That she's going to be elected president, and if I hide this from the American people, she'll be illegitimate the moment she's elected, the moment this comes out."
  21. Finally some serious progress with NK?! (CNN)North Korea has dropped its long-held demand that the United States withdraw forces from South Korea in exchange for denuclearization, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday.
  22. This type of engine failure is practiced often by pilots. Pilots simulate an engine failure by pulling back on the throttle leaving only one engine to fly with. The training can take place during an actual test flight or in a simulator. The pilot was clearly confident in her ability to handle the situation making it look like another day at the office. Kudos to the pilots and crew.
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