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Paul Batura: Dodgeball isn't ‘legalized bullying' – This game has valuable life lessons to teach our kids
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 00:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under:

#1  valuable life lessons

Well, personally, it taught me that I had the reflexes of a sea slug.
Posted by: PBMcL || 06/06/2019 1:34 Comments || Top||

#2  And look, you haven't been salted and eaten by an effete, balding japo yet. It worked !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2019 4:37 Comments || Top||

#3  My 'Participation Trophies' were usually just black-and blue marks.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/06/2019 8:00 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Donald Trump has Mexico over a barrel
[American Thinker] Mexico is going to cave, and it's not just the tariffs. We've got the Mexicans over a barrel on energy, and if we want, we can wipe their economy out. Without American energy imports, the Mexican economy collapses.

This actually doesn't make any sense. Mexico is awash in petroleum and natural gas. But the Mexicans just can't get it out of the ground. American petroleum engineers were critical to the early success of the Mexican oil industry. From 1918 to the late '20s, Mexico was second only to the United States in oil production, and it was number one in petroleum exports. But the bounty was not fairly shared, and an inflamed Mexican nationalism booted the American oil industry out of the country. The Mexican oil industry never recovered.

Take a look at a map of the Permian basin, the source of millions upon millions barrels of daily oil production. You'll notice that the geological formation containing this plentitude of hydrocarbons extends well into Mexico. But there is no oil development on the Mexican side of the border. They can't get to the oil without our help.

"Our" is in the sense that our petroleum engineers belong to us. We have some 40% of the world supply, and ours are the finest in the world. Institutions like Texas A&M turn out engineers like George Mitchell, the son of Greek immigrants, who started the fracking revolution.

There's also Scott Sheffield, from the University of Texas, the CEO of Pioneer Natural Resources. He's led the charge into the Permian, and he's back from retirement to take another run at it. Some years ago on Jim Cramer's CNBC show, Sheffield predicted that then-current American oil production of 5 to 6 million barrels a day (mbd) would double. And so it has.

On June 3, he told Cramer that American oil production would rise from the current 12 mbd to 17 mbd, a 40% increase. Most of that increase will come from the Permian.

We don't need all that new oil for ourselves, so we'll export it to countries like Mexico. Like Mexico, these countries will then be reliant on the United States for their economic well-being.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/06/2019 00:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top|| File under:

#1  All the Dems and a few of the Rinos are going weak-kneed on tariffs on Mexico. The leverage by POTUS got Mexican politician's attention.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/06/2019 10:58 Comments || Top||


Europe
From the VG Bookshelf: Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II
[VictoryGirlsBlog] The story of Audrey Hepburn reminded me of my late mother. No, their lives were not the same. Other than the fact that they were both born in the 1920's, there are few other similarities.

Except my mother never got over her impoverished childhood during the Great Depression, despite the fact that my parents became financially successful. Likewise, Audrey never truly recovered from the greater devastation of World War II, despite her outstanding success.

Audrey Kathleen van Heemstra Ruston was born in Brussels, Belgium, in May, 1929, the daughter of Dutch Baroness Ella van Heemstra and her second husband, British businessman Joseph Ruston. As a young child she lived a privileged life, bouncing around the capitals of Europe. As a result, she also learned five languages. Hers was an elite childhood.
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Posted by: 746 || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under:


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinians prep to spite themselves… again
[NY Post] Paleos never miss a chance to miss a chance
Posted by: Frank G || 06/06/2019 08:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority



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Two weeks of WOT
Thu 2019-06-06
  ISIS claiming to exterminate a Pakistani Intel agent
Wed 2019-06-05
  Nanagarhar: Senior ISIS leader hailing from India killed in Afghanistan airstrike
Tue 2019-06-04
  Sri Lanka Muslim ministers resign en masse over Easter bombings
Mon 2019-06-03
  Houthi rebels launch a drone attack on a military parade for Saudi-led coalition forces in the port city of Aden
Sun 2019-06-02
  Al-Quds rally rejects ‘deal of the century’
Sat 2019-06-01
  Islamic Jihad chief says Gaza groups can fire 1,000 rockets a day at Israel
Fri 2019-05-31
  COAS endorses death sentence for retired brigadier, a civilian for 'espionage, leaking information'
Thu 2019-05-30
  IDF Destroying Hezbollah's Last, Largest Cross-Border Attack Tunnel
Wed 2019-05-29
  22 Released from 'Islamic State Kidnapping' in DR Congo
Tue 2019-05-28
  IS claims responsibility for a Bangladesh explosion
Mon 2019-05-27
  Gunmen raid Burkina Faso church, kill four
Sun 2019-05-26
  Sri Lanka Troops Launch Major Hunt for Islamists Linked to Suicide Attacks
Sat 2019-05-25
  3 killed, 19 wounded in blast inside Quetta mosque ahead of Friday prayers
Fri 2019-05-24
  Emir of Al-Qaeda allied Ansar Ghazwatul Hind, Zakir Musa, has been officially killed
Thu 2019-05-23
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