Message from netgearblackhawk in Nice Respectable People Group #general
I'm shooting for 5. 3 boys and 2 girls
Space them out by a year (as in get pregnant again when my little boy is a year old) so really by the time the next one is born, it'll be almost two years
I'm gonna DM you so we don't bore these poor boys 🙃
good idea lol
No worries you gals are welcome to talk on the server lmao
For the folks that don't like NATO or the EU having Ukraine join their ranks would probably collapse them. Of course this applies to Russia as well. Ukraine is becoming the black sheep of Europe due to mafia politics and extreme corruption of its government.
@Sam Southern - TN I'm sure the idiots at the State Dept will try to drag us into Ukraine
Well collapsing NATO would be great, but I think it’s more likely we’d be forced into some kind of additional deployment. Lord knows the US armed forces isn’t in enough countries yet
Can somebody explain to me what benefit we get from NATO, if any?
I don't see the point in being in any country we are not at war with
@Isabella Locke-MT NATO, isn't a bad idea to a degree in theory. A stable military alliance with other industrialized powers is a good thing, so we can reign in their more militaristic tendencies for better global security.
However in practice, NATO is basically just about opposing the Russians for very petty reasons while it lets member states like Turkey run wild.
All I really know about it is that we put way more money into NATO than any other country
It was one of Trump's talking points
Has there ever been talks of some kind of insurance program for IE to help support member who have been unlawfully/wrongfully charge with a crime?
IE is currently embattled in a lawsuit so I would imagine they don't have the funds to do that @DrewMT
Not sure though
Yeah I wasn’t sure if we had enough members to fund that kind of program or not
I'd wager membership dues would be higher if that were the case.
ok, finished calling all the NC reps
@DrewMT The political and judicial system in Europe is VERY different than here in the United States. Best not to publicly speculate on criminal prosecution, unjust or otherwise.
Ok I understand
@DrewMT I’ll cover legal costs for people within reason if it’s related to IE activism.
I’ve paid speeding tickets, for example, for members
But.... don’t break laws people!
@DrewMT If the time ever comes where that's an issue ( of course not due to any kind of violence on our part) it wouldn't be a bad idea to increase dues costs.
Activism-related speeding 🤔
Yeah I agree with you guys
If we were ever going to raise dues for legal fees, we would've already done it. If I recall correctly leadership long ago ruled this out.
but members are always allowed to donate more.
additing money to potential pools for activism, legal, event fundraising, etc has some possibility
lol I wish UKIP was becoming the BNP
I gave him too much credit. I always figured his discipline was just really on point. Apparently not...