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by SteveFoerster
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: "MY God !! Its Full of Circles!!"
Replies: 12
Views: 5395

Re: "MY God !! Its Full of Circles!!"

Since the '90s? Eisenhower warned about the military-industrial complex in 1961. I think Eisenhower's warning came to be after the end of the cold war. Idle hands and all. I think he was warning about what he was seeing right then . Case in point: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Northwoods
by SteveFoerster
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What (just) happened?
Replies: 10
Views: 4127

Re: What (just) happened?

Until there's a conviction or an end to the investigation, neither side is "winning" or "losing". It's not tennis.
by SteveFoerster
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump wants Arab allies to replace US troops in Syria
Replies: 35
Views: 14970

Re: Trump wants Arab allies to replace US troops in Syria

Sure, I'd like to see peace and freedom in every society, but I'm not sure which outcomes are supposed to be more in "my Western interest". No matter who wins, they'll still sell oil, and anything else seems to relate to my life distantly at best. If you mean that then you are looking at the ME thr...
by SteveFoerster
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: "MY God !! Its Full of Circles!!"
Replies: 12
Views: 5395

Re: "MY God !! Its Full of Circles!!"

Maybe the Cuban model is after all better than the American one... I guess that's why all those people are trying to escape from Florida to Cuba? :roll: I doubt Trump is the reason why they stay... :D You should ask which swamp is more honest. One that has been around since the 1990's or one that h...
by SteveFoerster
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Putin is overmatched and frightened
Replies: 26
Views: 9484

Re: an historical precedent?

Based upon that prehistoric precedent; I therefore wonder whether the Russian Federation will eventually have to sell off Siberia to the Chinese? Why do people keep saying that Russia is bankrupt? Russia has a positive balance of trade, which means that it can keep going almost forever. Maybe peopl...
by SteveFoerster
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: "MY God !! Its Full of Circles!!"
Replies: 12
Views: 5395

Re: "MY God !! Its Full of Circles!!"

Maybe the Cuban model is after all better than the American one... I guess that's why all those people are trying to escape from Florida to Cuba? :roll: I doubt Trump is the reason why they stay... :D You should ask which swamp is more honest. One that has been around since the 1990's or one that h...
by SteveFoerster
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Venezuela, The Revolution Begins
Replies: 122
Views: 15297

Re: in Venezuela, WHAT Revolution? They only have ongoing tradition down there.

neverfail wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:38 am
Hypocritical and egregious? Where do you get the funny impression from that socialism means equality of wealth?
Do a search for "inequality" and see who bangs on about it. Go ahead, we'll wait.
by SteveFoerster
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Putin is overmatched and frightened
Replies: 26
Views: 9484

Re: Putin is overmatched and frightened

Arms exports are important but do not determine the level of economic success of a country. For the last period concerned, Germany saw its arms exports decrease 14%, about twice as much as the decrease in arms exports by Russia. The difference is that arms aren't Germany's number two export. For Ru...
by SteveFoerster
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump wants Arab allies to replace US troops in Syria
Replies: 35
Views: 14970

Re: Trump wants Arab allies to replace US troops in Syria

1. It's rank stupidity for non-Muslim entities to put non-Muslims on ME battlefields in futile attempts to prevent Muslims from killing Muslims. UMM... are you aware that there are long term political implications to who wins a war - even in the ME? Some possible outcomes are better for our Western...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Iran to replace US dollar with euro in financial reporting
Replies: 6
Views: 2578

Iran to replace US dollar with euro in financial reporting

Iran to replace US dollar with euro in financial reporting

Move comes after first foreign exchange swap between Iranian rial and Turkish lira

http://www.atimes.com/article/iran-repl ... reporting/

Sertorio, you'll like this! :ugeek: