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Clown Car VI: Hello, Goodbye. On to 2024.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by AmazonQueen, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    That is a bit condescending, uncle BirdJaguar ^_^

    Most people aren't much into inconvenience. You can ask all you want that they join some less known platform, but they more than likely won't bother - and this will affect sales as well.
    Besides, I am not a salesman. I only create the product to be sold. If I felt like having my own company I'd go for that route (which would bring more money for each sale, but possibly a lot fewer sales overall - I still may try it in the future...)

    (although I actually am not at all keen on selling stuff myself - I am pretty terrible at that!)
     
  2. Samson

    Samson Deity

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    That is not everyone's story:
    the PKK said the 13 died when Turkish forces bombed the cave where the men were being kept​
     
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  3. r16

    r16 not deity

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    uh needs to link to the post above mine . My average ride costs more than a decade of Pentagon budgets .

    they are showing the bodies to next of kin , will readily release the pictures with the slightest temptation , too . Seperatists of course will say so , now that their leadership can not openly blame America as they would have sent some of their notables to have a media fanfare of releasing p o ws , you know , certain words carrying a certain weight and the talk would be the rescue operation could have been turned into a cover to kill people . Good thing ı have tons of Spacemarines .

    edit : Must say ı only saw Birdjaguar's post in close proximity to mine answering Kyriakos , so had to stress it .
     
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  4. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Couldn't you just take part in the discussion about Facebook?
    Oh right, supreme leader banned Facebook in the New :D
     
  5. r16

    r16 not deity

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    among the things ı hate on the web : Steam , frying my laptop with Civ V : Beyond Earth which ı bought with real money . And fecebook , claiming ı had an account where 28 girls were friends of mine . Will level America allright , but one must accept craters here and there .
     
  6. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Super Moderator Supporter

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    Perhaps, but I have many years of experience with marketing and growing companies and I know most of the challenges that small (and large) businesses have. When folks find a product or service they like, they will make an effort to keep it in their lives. People will go out of their way to support what they like and enjoy. Since you are just a contract worker, you don't have much control and are stuck with what your contractor does. Going out on your own at this point might well be premature. Yes, you might find it difficult to become a marketer but you are not doing anything that has not been done before by others. Doing so would be challenge but success would brig rewards.
     
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  7. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    Thanks Biden


     
  8. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    Obviously the Jewish Wind Turbines are giving MAGA brain cancer

     
  9. Takhisis

    Takhisis Jinping, wer fragt uns?

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    up yours.
    This will hurt Obama politically.
     
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  10. Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

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  11. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd I'll sit with you

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    A withdrawal of support could also mean a loss of control/influence on how things are being done. I will admit however that don't know enough about the details of the conflict to say whether the US should even want any control or influence over the Saudi's war in Yemen. I do know that the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is likely related to his criticism of the Saudi involvement in Yemen.
     
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  12. EnglishEdward

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    I don't know whether the KSA will back off OR start to receive Chinese or Russian arms salesmen.
     
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  13. Samson

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    I think they already are, as well as making more themselves.

    Major arms makers are attending a weapons show in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, hoping to seal deals with militaries across the Middle East.
    At the opening, the UAE revealed that it had signed $1.36bn in local and foreign arms deals to supply its forces with everything from South African drones to Serbian artillery.

    The 70,000 attendees and 900 exhibitors rely on the largest weapons expo in the Middle East to buy and sell the latest wares, from armoured vehicles to ballistic missiles.

    The flow of weapons in the Middle East has increased by 61 percent over the past five years, according to a recent report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, amid grinding proxy wars in Libya, Syria and Yemen.

    China, which boasts the world’s second-largest arms-manufacturing industry, enticed passers-by with a lifesized ballistic missile called “Fire Dragon”.
    At state-owned Norinco, business manager Luo Haopeng remarked that China had increased its floor space this year. Beyond his company “serving” Emirati ground forces, he declined to elaborate on its ambitions in the Middle East, where China has already has sold armed drones to Iraq, the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

    At Russia’s pavilion, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov inspected a vast array of Kalashnikov assault rifles.
    Not far away, Poland’s WB Group showed glitzy sales videos of its “suicide drone” plummeting from great heights to blast away armoured vehicles. Azerbaijan had shown interest in the system during its border conflict with Armenia last year, communications director Marta Lazewska said, when Turkish drones helped turn the tide in its favour.

    At the pavilion for Saudi Arabia, ranked the world’s largest weapons importer over the last five years, officials were trying to promote the kingdom as an emerging defence giant under its “Vision 2030”.
    The programme, pushed by de facto leader Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, aims to break the country’s import addiction, diversify its economy away from oil, and localise more than half of its military spending.


     
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  14. r16

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    about preventing a Saudi defeat or something , if it escalates , without involving a general Western / Sunni Arab war on lran . Should create a basis of talks which wouldn't start anyhow , considering the UAE and Saudis have had one or two proxy fights already insteading standing united against anything lranian .

    edit : Stupid tablet ! ı proof read everything , how can it correct things when ı touch the "post" thing ? Should read instead of standing .
     
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  15. Takhisis

    Takhisis Jinping, wer fragt uns?

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    up yours.
    Given how that influence has been used solely for evil, is that a bad thing?
     
  16. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Super Moderator Supporter

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    Those suicide drones from Poland could have been put to good use if they had given a live demonstration and been launched at the height of the show with the show as a target.
     
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  17. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd I'll sit with you

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    Well that was part of what I was getting at, sure, but I guess the flipside is that if a new administration is prepared to be a good influence, then whether they want to instead be giving up the influence might be something to think about.
     
  18. r16

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    they have failed to showcase the military genius of His Excellencies Crown Prince Mega BS , the next king of Saudi Arabia and of course Crown Prince Mega Big Zit of UAE , created a situation of the proverbial catching a tiger by the tail where anything can be construed as an lranian victory and yet all those bombs dropped on Yemen involve a lot of American taxpayer money , meanwhile what America considers its true enemies are just slowly dying of old age or something . The Saudi Crown Prince might be replaced , naturally with more disasters coming , it is just a tangible evidence that America desires things done , without the fallout blamed on America . lnfluence , what influence ?
     
  19. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd I'll sit with you

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    Ted Cruz, after speaking at CPAC, being held in Orlando, FL instead of D.C., due to the lockdown apparently tweeted... that he thought "Orlando is awesome — it’s not as nice as Cancun, but it’s nice"

    Cruz is a slimeball... but i have to admit that was kinda funny ;)
    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/t...edly-telling-him-to-go-f-yourself-11614363957
     

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  20. Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

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    ‘I was thoroughly disgusted by the reprehensible behavior and the reprehensible language of both of my former students’ — Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley’s former law professor is calling them out for their behavior during the attack on the U.S. Capitol.
     

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