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by neverfail
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Pundits of Interest
Topic: The Xi Silk Road is here to stay
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: The Xi Silk Road is here to stay

Thanks for reply Cass.

I had previously concluded that this discussion had "died" of neglect due to lack of interest.
by neverfail
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Venezuela, The Revolution Begins
Replies: 101
Views: 5274

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

The wealth distribution model is wealth distribution to the leadership and their families As I recall Chavez's daughter is now one of the richest people in Venezuela is not all of South America. Not bad for the daughter of the leader of a failed coup detat who should have never been allowed to run ...
by neverfail
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump’s trade war pushes Singapore to China.
Replies: 0
Views: 163

Trump’s trade war pushes Singapore to China.

http://www.atimes.com/article/trumps-trade-war-pushes-singapore-china/ (quote) Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s recent five-day trip to China signaled strongly rebounding ties with Beijing and the trade-reliant city-state’s unease with America’s moves to instigate a potentially destabili...
by neverfail
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Who is to blame for starting WWI?
Replies: 29
Views: 11767

Re: Who is to blame for starting WWI?

As Dostoevsky said , "Without God, everything is permitted." A number of non-theists have pointed out that it's a bit unsettling when religious people tacitly suggest it's only their belief in supernatural repercussions that stops them from behaving evilly. As if mere belief in God places you beyon...
by neverfail
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: why Russia is no economic superpower.
Replies: 34
Views: 9455

Re: US troops welcomed in Poland

The Europeans desire US protection from Russia... We definetely DO NOT desire such thing, as we are not threatened by Russia. It is the US which feels its interests are threatened by Russia, and thus tries to keep Europe chained to the defense of those alien interests. What the US is most scared of...
by neverfail
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: why Russia is no economic superpower.
Replies: 34
Views: 9455

Re: why Russia is no economic superpower.

The US does not dominate others. Then they wouldn't be in the Middle East, at all, anywhere. I agree! Sorry Cass, but you made a silly observation there. The US has bases all over the world and they usually have the permission of the host countries who welcome US protection. When US protection is n...
by neverfail
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: why Russia is no economic superpower.
Replies: 34
Views: 9455

Re: why Russia is no economic superpower.

SteveFoerster wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:19 pm
cassowary wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:11 am
The US does not dominate others.
Then they wouldn't be in the Middle East, at all, anywhere.
I agree! Sorry Cass, but you made a silly observation there.
by neverfail
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Who is to blame for starting WWI?
Replies: 29
Views: 11767

Re: Who is to blame for starting WWI?

As Dostoevsky said , "Without God, everything is permitted." A number of non-theists have pointed out that it's a bit unsettling when religious people tacitly suggest it's only their belief in supernatural repercussions that stops them from behaving evilly. As if mere belief in God places you beyon...
by neverfail
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Who is to blame for starting WWI?
Replies: 29
Views: 11767

Re: Who is to blame for starting WWI?

Hold on, here. Let's not allow a discussion of war and Social Darwinism get derailed by inaccurate "analysis." I had hoped that someone else had taken up the cudgels here, but here we are: 1. No one here said that Darwin coined the term "survival of the fittest." It is well known that Herbert Spenc...