When I played Illuminati the orbital mind control lasers were one of my favorite cards.
And fishpickle is the English translation of a French phrase used by seamen in the Napoleonic Navy having to do with getting their asses handed to them by Lord Nelson, again.
As to the 27%, we can only wait. Like the dinosaurs they walk proud as the biggest dicks on the planet. But the climate is changing and they won’t be able to adapt.