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by neverfail
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Venezuela, The Revolution Begins
Replies: 121
Views: 13653

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

Who said that Franklin's rumination was right even in his time? I, for one, do. Franklin know nothing about the management of a modern mixed economy of our day: so applied to the here-and-now as a one shoe size fits all verity of the kind you seem to favour, I believe that it is nothing but a load ...
by neverfail
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump's Revenge: US floods EU with oil
Replies: 6
Views: 1636

Re: US shale oil windfall merely a "stay of execution".

Once upon a time the USA was a surplus producer and net exporter of conventional crude. In the 1930's Depression years while domestic demand within the US had collapsed, the USA as closest surplus producer was quite content to supply Imperial Japan with the lion's share of its petroleum imports: not...
by neverfail
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Venezuela, The Revolution Begins
Replies: 121
Views: 13653

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

Thanks for your dignified and reasoned reply Cass. I concede that when I last posted I was in a shitty mood. If they are born blind or become disabled in an accident and cannot work, I am for helping with taxpayers' money. But they should still do what they can, even if disabled. Good! When given h...
by neverfail
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Venezuela, The Revolution Begins
Replies: 121
Views: 13653

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

Thanks for your dignified and reasoned reply Cass. I concede that when I last posted I was in a shitty mood. If they are born blind or become disabled in an accident and cannot work, I am for helping with taxpayers' money. But they should still do what they can, even if disabled. Good! When given ha...
by neverfail
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump wants Arab allies to replace US troops in Syria
Replies: 35
Views: 14795

Re: an afterthought.

.... It's to confine Islamic savagery to Islamic lands while allowing Kurds in Kurdistan and Jews in Israel to live in peace. Jim, speaking of "confining savagery": is it not high time that the US confined its much noted propensity for violence to within its own borders; ruining the lives and happi...
by neverfail
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Putin is overmatched and frightened
Replies: 26
Views: 9484

Re: an historical precedent?

Russia makes money mostly on its oil and gas production. Also by selling good military hardware and, increasingly, by exporting grain and other agricultural products. That's not good enough, but will allow Russia to function as a sovereign country with its own strategic objectives. Once the essenti...
by neverfail
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump wants Arab allies to replace US troops in Syria
Replies: 35
Views: 14795

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

Sertorio wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:14 am

We will have to wait and see. But Bashar al-Assad will get the chance to show which one of us is right, because he will win the war.
I agree that he shall win. But will his victory make either Assad a better person or Syria a better country?
by neverfail
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump wants Arab allies to replace US troops in Syria
Replies: 35
Views: 14795

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 neverfail
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump wants Arab allies to replace US troops in Syria
Replies: 35
Views: 14795

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

Jim the Moron wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:39 am

What's your favorite "outcome" there, neverfail?
I don't have one Jim. No matter from which angle I look at it I can foresee no good coming.
by neverfail
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Venezuela, The Revolution Begins
Replies: 121
Views: 13653

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

(quote) From each according to his ability; to each according to his needs. - words of Karl Marx - generally considered the grandfather of socialism. Human abilities differ, often considerably, from one individual to another as do needs. It follows from that, therefore, that Marx sanctioned inequal...