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by Doc
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Political Humor - The Meming Of Life
Replies: 158
Views: 28700

Re: Political Humor - The Meming Of Life

by Doc
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Islam and the US left.
Replies: 33
Views: 281

Re: Islam and the US left.

This is in stark contrast to the Judaeo Christian conception that we are made in God's image and God is viewed as a Loving Father who cared for humanity. Which didn't stop Christians from practicing the death penalty and from gladly killing their enemies, including women and children. Massacres by ...
by Doc
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Pundits of Interest
Topic: Why Confucius rubs America the wrong way
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Why Confucius rubs America the wrong way

The campaign to eliminate the Confucius Institutes from American education marks a level of ideological insecurity that has characterized this country for a long time. Willful ignorance about China has been an important part of that insecurity. The mission of the institutes is not ambitious; it is ...
by Doc
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US-ASEAN joint naval exercise sends a message to China
Replies: 61
Views: 667

Re: US-ASEAN joint naval exercise sends a message to China

The 1903 Cuban–American Treaty of Relations held, among other things, that the United States, for the purposes of operating coaling and naval stations, has "complete jurisdiction and control" of the Guantánamo Bay , while the Republic of Cuba is recognized to retain ultimate sovereignty. I wonder w...
by Doc
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US-ASEAN joint naval exercise sends a message to China
Replies: 61
Views: 667

Re: US-ASEAN joint naval exercise sends a message to China

The 1903 Cuban–American Treaty of Relations held, among other things, that the United States, for the purposes of operating coaling and naval stations, has "complete jurisdiction and control" of the Guantánamo Bay , while the Republic of Cuba is recognized to retain ultimate sovereignty. I wonder w...
by Doc
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Mugabe RIP
Replies: 23
Views: 276

Re: Mugabe RIP

He was kicked out in a coup because he wanted his Wife Grace to succeed him. Zimbabwe is supposed to be a republic. What sense of entitlement moved Mugabe to believe that he had any right to pass on the country to his heirs as if it were his personal property? Dynasty is for hereditary monarchies; ...
by Doc
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Don't tell any of this to Donald Trump!
Replies: 31
Views: 277

Re: Don't tell any of this to Donald Trump!

Europeans dread the prospect of having to re-live the horrors of their recent past and have in recoil and revulsion become a sub-continent full of pacifists and appeasers. We are neither pacifists nor appeasers. We just have learned that human relations must be based on tolerance, not on threats. W...
by Doc
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Don't tell any of this to Donald Trump!
Replies: 31
Views: 277

Re: Don't tell any of this to Donald Trump!

Is there any evidence that this is new though? My impression has always been that the majority of Europeans only wanted the benefit of American protection and aid, and were not interested in giving back. That is what a lot of us have been saying for decades. Including Trump if I am not mistaken. It...
by Doc
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Mugabe RIP
Replies: 23
Views: 276

Re: Mugabe RIP

He was kicked out in a coup because he wanted his Wife Grace to succeed him. Zimbabwe is supposed to be a republic. What sense of entitlement moved Mugabe to believe that he had any right to pass on the country to his heirs as if it were his personal property? Dynasty is for hereditary monarchies; ...
by Doc
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Mugabe RIP
Replies: 23
Views: 276

Re: Mugabe RIP

They got a lot of money and blood out of colonialism. Just think about how many aussie boys dead in Europe during the World Wars. I do - and so do the rest of us out here. We have an annual public holiday in remembrance. Those "dead Aussie boys" were however each and every one a wartime volunteer. ...