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by cassowary
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Literature, Arts, and Philosophy
Topic: American Shithole
Replies: 22
Views: 160

Example of long memories

My friend Neverfail, Here is an example of the region's long memories of Islam. This article appears in a Sikh website talking about Muslim genocide committed centuries ago . Excerpt: With the invasion of India by Mahmud Ghazni about 1000 A.D., began the Muslim invasions into the Indian subcontinent...
by cassowary
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Literature, Arts, and Philosophy
Topic: American Shithole
Replies: 22
Views: 160

Re: American Shithole

At least in Malaysia they have so far abstained from subjecting the local Chinese and Indians from the wholesale violent, genocidal, ethnic cleansing that the Burmese military, apparently supported by (Buddhist) Burmese opinion and mob violence, have subjected their Rohingya minority to. Or do you ...
by cassowary
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Literature, Arts, and Philosophy
Topic: American Shithole
Replies: 22
Views: 160

Re: American Shithole

To be fair to Trump, he did not define what he meant by "shithouse". I don't consider the Phillippines to be a shithouse. Thanks Cass; I am relieved to know that you don't. But what you think of it does not matter too much as you are not the US president. What does Trump think of the Philippines? T...
by cassowary
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Literature, Arts, and Philosophy
Topic: American Shithole
Replies: 22
Views: 160

Re: American Shithole

***k Detroit! By Trump's definition, my wife's home country, The Philippines, would probably qualify as one of his "shithouse" republics. But allow me to assure him that my country has been blessed with tens of thousands of quite splendid immigrant-settlers from there. I even have three of them in ...
by cassowary
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What happens when Socialists run out of other people's money
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: What happens when Socialists run out of other people's money

The idea Marx gave birth to was that the capitalists exploit the working class. The owners, through their firms, get rich out of the labor of the workers. I question whether Marx "gave birth" to that idea at all. In his day there would have been no shortage of workers and even some middle class sym...
by cassowary
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Literature, Arts, and Philosophy
Topic: American Shithole
Replies: 22
Views: 160

Re: American Shithole

***k Detroit! By Trump's definition, my wife's home country, The Philippines, would probably qualify as one of his "shithouse" republics. But allow me to assure him that my country has been blessed with tens of thousands of quite splendid immigrant-settlers from there. I even have three of them in ...
by cassowary
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What happens when Socialists run out of other people's money
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: What happens when Socialists run out of other people's money

Trump and his Republican colleagues must do welfare reform (ie cut welfare spending) next. Or the US will one day become like Venezuela. To clarify, then by "welfare" you're referring to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, not to programmes like AFDC and SNAP. You heard it here first: the Repu...
by cassowary
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Literature, Arts, and Philosophy
Topic: American Shithole
Replies: 22
Views: 160

American Shithole

The left has gone bananas over Trump's use of the word, "Shithole" to describe dysfunctional countries. But let's not forget that there are cities in the US which are shitholes too and they are all run by leftists. Take a look at Detroit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hhJ_49leBw&t=210s Detroit ha...
by cassowary
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2020: turning the White House into an Oprah House.
Replies: 21
Views: 273

Re: Another arrogant billionnaire for president?

Maybe English speaking people don't like or look down on French speaking people? Or maybe Oprah simply was in a bad mood that day? I have experienced it myself Cass. I first went to France in 1975 and with the exception of a small number of notable Anglophile exceptions, the French had a strict rul...
by cassowary
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What happens when Socialists run out of other people's money
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: What happens when Socialists run out of other people's money

Trump and his Republican colleagues must do welfare reform (ie cut welfare spending) next. Or the US will one day become like Venezuela. To clarify, then by "welfare" you're referring to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, not to programmes like AFDC and SNAP. You heard it here first: the Repu...