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Real Name: Peter Allen

Groups: New York Hudson Valley Kossacks

Diaries published: 11 (131 days since last diary on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 07:39 AM PST)

Comments posted: 1765 (0 days since last comment on Fri May 22, 2015 at 04:40 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 1865

Total Comment Ratings: 426

Most Recommended Diary: It's simple: You don't need a pipeline all the way across the US to get oil into the US, 9 comments, 19 recommends

People Following petral: 30

petral's Most Recent Diaries:

(Spoiler: the mysteries are the old reliables, existence and life.) Too often discussions of science or religion or both degenerate into "Is so"; "Is not"; "Is so"; "Is not"; "Is"; "Isn't"... modes ...
by petral
Comment Count 96 comments on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 07:39 AM PST with 11 Recommends
"Democracy" -- Leonard Cohen It's coming through a hole in the air, from those nights in Tiananmen Square. It's coming from the feel that this ain't exactly real, or it's real, but it ain't ...
by petral
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 02:57 AM PST with 5 Recommends
This was his message from the start of the primaries. Obama spent months successfully dismantling it. Then, for the much larger audience of the first debate, Obama let it all go. AND, in spite of ...
by petral
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 10:01 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
The failures of the second Bush administration were totally self-inflicted. They wanted to regain the world's respect by "projecting American power" ... and ended up with so many troops pinned down ...
by petral
Comment Count 11 comments on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 07:00 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
One of Karl Roves' techniques is to generate a "bandwagon effect" where people just accept that his side is winning. Right now, people in Wisconsin seem to be feeling this effect. But he also let ...
by petral
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon May 21, 2012 at 12:46 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
The Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico is not for getting oil into the United States, it's for exporting it out (tax free!) -- and for getting world prices for what is sold in ...
by petral
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Mar 21, 2012 at 02:03 PM PDT with 19 Recommends

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