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Posted: Mar 9, 2022 - 4:33pm

 steeler wrote:
 kurtster wrote:

What “strength” was projected when Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian subject and Washington Post journalist, was killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul ? 
.
FYT.  Kinda changes the meaning and inference of your question.

He was residing legally in the US on a O Visa and reportedly had applied for PR.
 
The O Visa is an employer dependent visa and applies to the fields mentioned below.  I do not see how Khashoggi fits into any of those categories.

O-1A: individuals with an extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, business, or athletics (not including the arts, motion pictures or television industry)
O-1B: individuals with an extraordinary ability in the arts or extraordinary achievement in motion picture or television industry.

You seem to be trying to go down a rabbit hole with your mention of Khashoggi.  What exactly is your point and how is it relevant ?

 



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Posted: Mar 9, 2022 - 2:52pm

The ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States, Yousef
al-Otaiba, said Wednesday that his country would increase oil
production. The announcement came one day after President Biden said the
U.S. would no longer buy Russian oil, a move that could lead to higher
global oil prices because of ongoing market instability during Russia’s
war in Ukraine. “We favor production increases and will be encouraging
OPEC to consider higher production levels,” Mr. al-Otaiba said
Wednesday, referring to a consortium of oil-producing nations. “The UAE
has been a reliable and responsible supplier of energy to global markets
for more than 50 years and believes that stability in energy markets is
critical to the global economy.”


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Posted: Mar 9, 2022 - 12:10pm

Now, both sides face a test of their ability to maintain domestic support for a standoff whose costs will be borne by regular citizens.
steeler

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Posted: Mar 9, 2022 - 6:33am

 kurtster wrote:

What “strength” was projected when Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian subject and Washington Post journalist, was killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul ? 
.
FYT.  Kinda changes the meaning and inference of your question.

He was residing legally in the US on a O Visa and reportedly had applied for PR.



kurtster

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Posted: Mar 9, 2022 - 6:02am

 steeler wrote:
 kurtster wrote:

They smell blood.  If it ain't clear to everyone by now, in regards to projecting strength on the world stage, Biden is an empty suit. Energy dependence is a bitch.  And he (us as well) are getting bitch slapped.

What “strength” was projected when Khashoggi, a US resident and Washington Post journalist, was killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul? 
 
What “strength” was projected when Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian subject and Washington Post journalist, was killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul ? 
.
FYT.  Kinda changes the meaning and inference of your question.
steeler

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Posted: Mar 9, 2022 - 5:02am

 kurtster wrote:

They smell blood.  If it ain't clear to everyone by now, in regards to projecting strength on the world stage, Biden is an empty suit.

Energy dependence is a bitch.  And he (us as well) are getting bitch slapped.

What “strength” was projected when Khashoggi, a US resident and Washington Post journalist, was killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul? 




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Posted: Mar 9, 2022 - 12:18am

While on leverage...

Chinese companies that aid Russia could face U.S. repercussions, commerce secretary warns.
The U.S. export controls apply not just to American companies, but to companies anywhere in the world that use American software or technology to manufacture their products, which include many Chinese companies.

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Posted: Mar 8, 2022 - 11:58pm

 kurtster wrote:
They smell blood.  If it ain't clear to everyone by now, in regards to projecting strength on the world stage, Biden is an empty suit.

Energy dependence is a bitch.  And he (us as well) are getting bitch slapped.

They have leverage.

How would you propose to go about strong arming them projecting strength?

No more penthouse suites and yachts in the US? Not give them their WMDs? No more jets? No more training? Get friendly with Iran? Remove military bases?

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Posted: Mar 8, 2022 - 11:46pm

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Those short hairs
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the U.A.E.’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan both declined U.S. requests to speak to Mr. Biden in recent weeks, the officials said, as Saudi and Emirati officials have become more vocal in recent weeks in their criticism of American policy in the Gulf.
They just want you to look into some things...
 
They smell blood.  If it ain't clear to everyone by now, in regards to projecting strength on the world stage, Biden is an empty suit.

Energy dependence is a bitch.  And he (us as well) are getting bitch slapped.
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Posted: Mar 8, 2022 - 11:10pm

Those short hairs
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the U.A.E.’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan both declined U.S. requests to speak to Mr. Biden in recent weeks, the officials said, as Saudi and Emirati officials have become more vocal in recent weeks in their criticism of American policy in the Gulf.
They just want you to look into some things...

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Posted: Mar 4, 2022 - 5:50pm

Well, I was planning on retiring in four years...
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Posted: Mar 2, 2022 - 7:52pm

 VV wrote:

...the answer to Global Warming will magically drop into our laps should the situation really turn dire.







Trump has a really terrific plan. HeI'll share it in about two weeks...






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Posted: Mar 2, 2022 - 7:48pm

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Actually it is my understanding that it is already too late based upon the latest posts on the subject here.



Some experts, regardless of posts on RPF, say that yes it is too late. Not all, though.
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Posted: Mar 2, 2022 - 7:16pm

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Clearly you think small. I was more thinking about China and to a lesser extent, Russia.

Sorry my bad, I didn’t realize your kids lived in Russia and China.

Small thinking? I think you must be projecting yourself onto me. Small thinking is denying there is a Global Warming issue that requires a great deal of coordination, resources and planning to that we need to begin seriously prioritizing now. Small thinking is dismissing the threat because the answer to Global Warming will magically drop into our laps should the situation really turn dire.




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Posted: Mar 2, 2022 - 6:06pm

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Kurt, when it comes to global warming it's way way later than you think.
 
Actually it is my understanding that it is already too late based upon the latest posts on the subject here.

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Posted: Mar 2, 2022 - 5:58pm

 kurtster 

I am of the opinion and considered thought that :

A)  The changing climate has more to do with natural cycles and events than man made ones.

B)  That new technology is always on the horizon that will actually do something to really mitigate the affects of most man made contributions to the changing climate without harming or lowering our standard of living.  But that will only happen in a free world in an open society.

Clearly my priorities are much different than yours.  


Kurt, when it comes to global warming it's way way later than you think.

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Posted: Mar 2, 2022 - 4:10pm

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  Besides I not sure how you can worry who will be governing their world (since that is out of your hands) but I'll take a wild guess that it will either be a Republican or a Democrat occupying the White House.
 
Clearly you think small.  I was more thinking about China and to a lesser extent, Russia.
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kurtster wrote:


I would say that what is happening in the here and now is the biggest problem we face.  Those threatening civilization right now as we know it do not give a rat's ass about global warming in case you haven't noticed. 
...
Clearly my priorities are much different than yours.  
 
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Posted: Mar 2, 2022 - 4:04pm

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Additionally, you would like to pretend there isn't a problem and even if there is... some as yet unidentified magic technology will spring up to tackle it?

"Like a miracle, it will disappear."

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Posted: Mar 2, 2022 - 4:02pm

 kurtster wrote:

Personally, I think that it is a luxury to think that global warming is the biggest problem we face. 

I would say that what is happening in the here and now is the biggest problem we face.  Those threatening civilization right now as we know it do not give a rat's ass about global warming in case you haven't noticed.  If you don't mind living in their world on their terms, then go right ahead with your thinking as to what is the biggest problem we face.  Then you will surely be doomed to the ravages of global warming sooner rather than later.

And you guess wrong about not having any descendants.  I am more worried about who will be governing their world than anything else.

I am of the opinion and considered thought that :

A)  The changing climate has more to do with natural cycles and events than man made ones.

B)  That new technology is always on the horizon that will actually do something to really mitigate the affects of most man made contributions to the changing climate without harming or lowering our standard of living.  But that will only happen in a free world in an open society.

Clearly my priorities are much different than yours.  

Ok, I didn't say let's only focus on Global Warming and ignore everything else. But Global Warming should always remain a high long-term priority as it clearly has not been for a long time now. 

Clearly your head is deep in the sand on this topic and you must also be a climate science denier since your first point has been debunked by science/scientists. Additionally, you would like to pretend there isn't a problem and even if there is... some as yet unidentified magic technology will spring up to tackle it? 
 
I guess I'm glad I won't be around for the world you are envisioning and hope to God for my kids and grandkids that it isn't your vision that comes to pass. There isn't much point in worrying about who will be governing your descendants world when the physical state of the world is in crisis mode. Besides I not sure how you can worry who will be governing their world (since that is out of your hands) but I'll take a wild guess that it will either be a Republican or a Democrat occupying the White House.


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Posted: Mar 2, 2022 - 3:59pm

 kurtster wrote:
And you are a hypocrite with your unabashed support of the biggest contributor in the world, the CCP.

Muh Chinese Hoax!
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