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by neverfail
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The most arrogant people in Australia....
Replies: 57
Views: 473

Re: The most arrogant people in Australia....

People have suffered calamities and recovered. The Japanese suffered two nuclear bombs but today Japan has recovered and is prosperous. Invalid comparison, cassowary. The Japanese were never dispossessed of their country and then forced to live for generations as a minority encased in someone else'...
by neverfail
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 226
Views: 6565

Re: the scarcer, the more highly valued?

Before WWII there were over 100,000 Jews in Iraq; now there are none. That's not evidence that the Iraqis were especially awful to them, particularly in the '40s and '50s, but rather that they wanted to be part of Israel instead (which is understandable). Note that I'm not saying the Iraqis of that...
by neverfail
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Can we stop the collapse of democracy?
Replies: 146
Views: 1418

Re: Can we stop the collapse of democracy?

So there you have it! Had Greece retained its drachma as a floating currency, the sinking of the 4x value would have 1. resulted in high interest rates to curb further excessive borrowing and 2. made Greek exportable goods and services more attractively priced to foreign buyers therefore resulting ...
by neverfail
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Can we stop the collapse of democracy?
Replies: 146
Views: 1418

Re: Can we stop the collapse of democracy?

So there you have it! Had Greece retained its drachma as a floating currency, the sinking of the 4x value would have 1. resulted in high interest rates to curb further excessive borrowing and 2. made Greek exportable goods and services more attractively priced to foreign buyers therefore resulting ...
by neverfail
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Literature, Arts, and Philosophy
Topic: MacArthur
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: MacArthur

For an interesting point of view of MacArthur see also Sterling Seagram's Gold Warriors. In part it posits an arrangement where MacArthur killed much of the war crimes investigation in Japan in return for a huge bribe. https://www.lrb.co.uk/v25/n22/chalmers-johnson/the-looting-of-asia Is there any ...
by neverfail
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Can we stop the collapse of democracy?
Replies: 146
Views: 1418

Re: Can we stop the collapse of democracy?

Lots of countries joined the Euro. How come they did not go broke? Its because they did not spend so much on the welfare state. I can see that you did not read my provided link: (quote) " It needs to be emphasized from the start that the establishment of a single currency [...] would indeed bring t...
by neverfail
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Can we stop the collapse of democracy?
Replies: 146
Views: 1418

Re: Can we stop the collapse of democracy?

The problem is not money, it's social justice. Lots of people will be happy with a modest income if their children have access to school, if they have access to proper health care, if they will have an old age pension which allows them to care for their needs, if they have work and reasonable unemp...
by neverfail
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The most arrogant people in Australia....
Replies: 57
Views: 473

Re: The most arrogant people in Australia....

Australia was practically empty. Yes, there were indigenes there. But they were so few. Even if you are right that it was an invasion rather than a migration, that was so long ago done by people long dead to a people also long dead. Why should modern-day Australians have to feel guilty? It was both...
by neverfail
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The most arrogant people in Australia....
Replies: 57
Views: 473

Re: The most arrogant people in Australia....

Exactly Neverfail. I agree that modern life is still better than the hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Even at a life expectancy of 40 to 45, this is far short of our modern life expectancy. Modern Australians can expect to live to 80 to 84.5 years. ( quote ) " Life expectancy has hit a new high, with typ...
by neverfail
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The most arrogant people in Australia....
Replies: 57
Views: 473

Re: Paleaolithic life not all it was cracked up to be?

When I was in Australia, our tour guide pointed out a survival school we passed by. There are training camps that teach you Bush Lore . So for people convinced that a simple hunter gatherer lifestyle will make them happier, it still can be done. But that is if you don't mind a shorter lifespan. It ...