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by SteveFoerster
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Crimea
Replies: 10
Views: 35

Re: Crimea

Wow, Sputnik thinks the Russian annexation of Crimea was great. Astonishing! :lol: Are you in possession of any facts that may contradict Sputnik's assessment?... For a more balanced view, read this: https://www.rbth.com/politics_and_society/2017/03/18/whats-life-really-like-in-crimea-3-years-after...
by SteveFoerster
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 346
Views: 9870

Re: US Foreign Policy

Sertorio wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:41 am
Which is good for all of us who have been the victims of American hegemonic impulses.
"Us"? Please, the only hegemony the Portuguese have experienced in your lifetime is self-imposed.
by SteveFoerster
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Literature, Arts, and Philosophy
Topic: The Democratic Party is America's Socialist Party
Replies: 2
Views: 14

Re: The Democratic Party is America's Socialist Party

Except that nationalising the means of production and having a welfare state layered on top of a market economy are two completely different things.
by SteveFoerster
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Crimea
Replies: 10
Views: 35

Re: Crimea

Wow, Sputnik thinks the Russian annexation of Crimea was great. Astonishing! :lol:
by SteveFoerster
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Nancy Pelosi trumps Fidel Castro as history's most irrepressible windbag..?
Replies: 11
Views: 158

Re: Nancy Pelosi trumps Fidel Castro as history's most irrepressible windbag..?

Could either of you good men enlighten me on this? I thought that Trump was keen to deport over 1 million undocumented illegals back to El Salvador and a few weeks later he wants to give all of their "dreamer" offspring permanent residence in the US. Why this apparent policy backflip? Because Trump...
by SteveFoerster
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Polar Silk Road
Replies: 20
Views: 355

Re: Polar Silk Road: look on the bright side.

Well, Alaska does have an independence movement.... Based upon the myopic supposition that the oil revenue will be with them forever , I suppose? :( They anticipate tapping into their huge seal blubber reserves . . . As opposed to the vast natural resources that propelled Hong Kong to prosperity?
by SteveFoerster
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Literature, Arts, and Philosophy
Topic: This will Change Everything You Know... (2018-2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: This will Change Everything You Know... (2018-2019)

There will always be death and destruction in the Mid East with or without western intervention. Arab Israeli wars 1948, 1976, 1973 and other smaller conflicts Iran-Iraq war 1980 - 1988 Sudan Civil Wars 1955 - 1972, 1983 - 2005. Lebanon Civil War 1975 - 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait 1990. This led ...
by SteveFoerster
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 346
Views: 9870

Re: US Foreign Policy

As for the US and other foreign participants of this conflict; don't you think that the stakes are now too high to make withdrawal an easy option? What stakes? There is no alternative to withdrawal. I suppose leaving would mean embarrassment for U.S. policymakers for having to admit both fecklessne...
by SteveFoerster
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Literature, Arts, and Philosophy
Topic: Why Socialists cannot see the truth (that Socialism does not work)
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: Why Socialists cannot see the truth (that Socialism does not work)

Private fortunes of the rich can easily be protected using tax havens. What I fear is that Socialism will lead to bankruptcy and dictatorship. That is what is happening now in Venezuela. I am sure the rich in Venezuela have protected their fortunes in nearby tax havens such as Cayman Island, Bahama...
by SteveFoerster
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Russia meddled in U.S. election: George W. Bush
Replies: 45
Views: 372

Re: Russia meddled in U.S. election: George W. Bush

Trump and the Bush family are staunch enemies, not allies. Don't forget that Trump humiliated Dubya's brother Jeb all primary season long. For this reason, I'd say it carries no additional credibility at all. (Doesn't mean he's wrong, though.) "it carries no credibility" and yet it "Doesn't mean he...