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by cassowary
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 106
Views: 952

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

Sertorio wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:34 am
cassowary wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:46 am

N Korea has nukes. S Korea does not. So without US protection, N Korea can take over S Korea.
Nukes are tools of intimidation and destruction, not conquest...
Right. If you don't surrender, I nuke you.

Ask the Japanese why they surrendered.
by cassowary
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 20
Views: 88

Re: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.

neverfail wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:25 am
cassowary wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:50 am
Generally speaking, blue states are richer than red states. s.

Mississippi is supposed to be richer than New York? Somehow I think that you are giving vent to romantic wishful thinking.
I was under the impression that Missiissipi is a red state. New york is a blue state. So NY is richer.
by cassowary
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 20
Views: 88

Re: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.

So it's "ingenious" to use the tax code to punish entire regions that don't agree with your politics? I think it's petty and rather stupid. Of course it's not true, so not even wrong. When the Republicans crafted the tax reform bill, they had to ensure the budget deficit don't increase by more than...
by cassowary
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 20
Views: 88

Re: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.

With the state and local taxes no longer deductible, it means people in states and cities that impose high state or local taxes. will end up paying more taxes. These are people living in blue states. Serves them right. Be careful what you wish for. You might get it. You make it sound like everyone ...
by cassowary
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 20
Views: 88

Re: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.

I have long noticed that The high taxing US (so called blue) states tend to be the heavily populated ones with the huge urban centres; like New York, Illinois (Chicago) and California (LA and San Francisco Bay area):big, cosmopolitan places The (so called) red states tend to have the small towns an...
by cassowary
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 106
Views: 952

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

Don’t panic: three myths about the North Korean threat. "http://www.atimes.com/article/dont-panic-three-myths-north-korean-threat/ It seems that KIm Jong Un holds no malicious intentions towards the USA. He just wants to dominate the Korean peninsula. The US alliance backing for South Korea inconve...
by cassowary
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.
Replies: 43
Views: 344

Re: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.

Very well cassowary. I will concede here that I may not have known all of the relevant facts in this case. Thanks for informing me. Thank you Neverfail. You have always been a gentleman and pleasant to talk to. I do know that even though these people did not have to come to Singapore and did so in ...
by cassowary
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Literature, Arts, and Philosophy
Topic: Marx resigns
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Marx resigns

Karl Marx to resign as the standard bearer of Socialism due to sexual misconduct. The father of scientific socialism and an inspirational figure to many leading Democrats, Karl Marx has announced that he is resigning as a seminal thinker and is asking all his followers, especially women, to forgive...
by cassowary
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 106
Views: 952

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

Don’t panic: three myths about the North Korean threat. "http://www.atimes.com/article/dont-panic-three-myths-north-korean-threat/ It seems that KIm Jong Un holds no malicious intentions towards the USA. He just wants to dominate the Korean peninsula. The US alliance backing for South Korea inconve...
by cassowary
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 106
Views: 952

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

Don’t panic: three myths about the North Korean threat. "http://www.atimes.com/article/dont-panic-three-myths-north-korean-threat/ It seems that KIm Jong Un holds no malicious intentions towards the USA. He just wants to dominate the Korean peninsula. The US alliance backing for South Korea inconve...