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by SteveFoerster
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Kra Canal
Replies: 26
Views: 281

Re: The Kra Canal

If that's really how things happened, then why didn't the French noisily refuse? I actually agree with you that the U.S. acts as thought the entire world is its jurisdiction, what I don't understand is why the Europeans in particular would go along with it. It's not like the U.S. has the materiel o...
by SteveFoerster
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Kra Canal
Replies: 26
Views: 281

Re: The Kra Canal

If that's really how things happened, then why didn't the French noisily refuse? I actually agree with you that the U.S. acts as thought the entire world is its jurisdiction, what I don't understand is why the Europeans in particular would go along with it. It's not like the U.S. has the materiel or...
by SteveFoerster
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Blue or Red Wave?
Replies: 74
Views: 1229

Re: "good ol’ American exceptionalism." - a substandard, malfunctioning electoral system?

:D https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/what-the-us-can-learn-from-australian-elections-20181108-p50es9.html The US bills itself as the “greatest democracy on Earth” but that’s just good ol’ American exceptionalism. It’s one of the world’s oldest and most enduring democracies but the most democr...
by SteveFoerster
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: WWI
Replies: 8
Views: 96

Re: WWI

Today several heads of state celebrated the end of WWI, the most useless and unjustifiable war ever. Over 20 million people died - 10 million of whom soldiers - for nothing. Europe was in 1918 a lot worse off than it was in 1914, and the seeds were sown for another major war. The whole conduct of t...
by SteveFoerster
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Kra Canal
Replies: 26
Views: 281

Re: 'Rah, rah rah!' for the Isthmus of Kra.

Indeed. Neither Russia nor China treat their "friends" and "allies" worse than the US does. Last year: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/world/asia/sri-lanka-china-port.html This year: https://www.africanstand.com/news/africa/east-africa/china-to-take-over-zambias-international-airport-for-debt-re...
by SteveFoerster
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Kra Canal
Replies: 26
Views: 281

Re: 'Rah, rah rah!' for the Isthmus of Kra.

True. But I have this funny feeling that Thailand - like the Philippines - may prefer China to the US... At least the Chinese are polite while they screw you... Sertorio, Nobody in SE Asia prefers the Chinese to the US and that includes Chinese dominated Singapore. It is only leftists or Socialists...
by SteveFoerster
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Jair Bolsonaro declared Brazil's next president
Replies: 112
Views: 7589

Re: Jair Bolsonaro declared Brazil's next president

Hitler of course being the most prominent promoter of Social "Justice" :shock: Rubbish! Of course it is not rubbish NF. Hitler used identity politics to make a list of who was 'naughty' and who was 'nice'. Then he killed the 'naughty' ones in the name of "social justice", and rewarded the 'nice' on...
by SteveFoerster
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Blue or Red Wave?
Replies: 74
Views: 1229

Re: "good ol’ American exceptionalism." - a substandard, malfunctioning electoral system?

:D https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/what-the-us-can-learn-from-australian-elections-20181108-p50es9.html The US bills itself as the “greatest democracy on Earth” but that’s just good ol’ American exceptionalism. It’s one of the world’s oldest and most enduring democracies but the most democr...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Blue or Red Wave?
Replies: 74
Views: 1229

Re: Blue or Red Wave?

It's rumored that Steve sneaks off to the West Indies from time-to-time. Now maybe we know why . . . I've lived abroad full time before when that made sense, and might again. As the saying goes, "Ubi panis ibi patria." But believe it or not, politics is even more insipid in Dominica. There's only t...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Blue or Red Wave?
Replies: 74
Views: 1229

Re: Blue or Red Wave?

Doc wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:39 pm
The same could be said for Cuba Steve.
Heh, I suppose, although I'm sure you knew my point was not that election season is the worst possible thing.