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by Jim the Moron
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Can the US be Defeated?
Replies: 11
Views: 65

Re: Can the US be Defeated?

It's silly to speculate along these lines. None of the three powers - Russia, China, and the U.S. - would tolerate defeat without expending their formidable nuclear arsenals.
by Jim the Moron
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Kra Canal
Replies: 42
Views: 502

Re: The Kra Canal

China is building a lot of stuff in the global south but the actual construction may not be the goal. "Almost 40% of sub-Saharan African countries are in danger of slipping into a major debt crisis" according to the Overseas Development Institute, ahead of a major conference on debt being held in L...
by Jim the Moron
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Blue or Red Wave?
Replies: 92
Views: 1592

Re: Voter Fraud in glass house Australia

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-14/salim-mehajer-apologises-for-trying-to-rig-election/9868820 Former Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer apologises for trying to rig 2012 council election By Ashleigh Raper Updated 14 Jun 2018, 12:37am Waiting for your call for international observers to monitor ...
by Jim the Moron
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Jair Bolsonaro declared Brazil's next president
Replies: 117
Views: 7784

Re: Jair Bolsonaro declared Brazil's next president

So when did your abos got the right to vote? Easy to answer, Just read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_rights_of_Indigenous_Australians You might wonder how, given that our indiginees made such progress during the latter 19th century in gaining voting rights, why they were shorn of those...
by Jim the Moron
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 505
Views: 137871

Re: US Foreign Policy

Europe as a "peaceful empire." https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2018/11/13/france-finance-minister-europe-become-empire-compete-us-vows-defy-trumps-iran-sanctions/ Ah, yes, a Pax Europa . . . "We are a sovereign continent." Sure, or at least until it faces its next existential threat (likely from r...
by Jim the Moron
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 505
Views: 137871

Re: US Foreign Policy

Europe as a "peaceful empire." https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2018/11/13/france-finance-minister-europe-become-empire-compete-us-vows-defy-trumps-iran-sanctions/ Ah, yes, a Pax Europa . . . "We are a sovereign continent." Sure, or at least until it faces its next existential threat (likely from ra...
by Jim the Moron
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Kra Canal
Replies: 42
Views: 502

Re: The Kra Canal

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, folks in Bangkok are scrambling about to find nuke-resistant shelters . . .
by Jim the Moron
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Blue or Red Wave?
Replies: 92
Views: 1592

Re: Blue or Red Wave?

"Crazy Australian Politics" https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-45295667 A feature of discussions on this forum is the willingness of posters to be critical of their governments, especially their politics. That also holds true for the many Australian expats with whom I interacted over the year...
by Jim the Moron
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Blue or Red Wave?
Replies: 92
Views: 1592

Re: Blue or Red Wave?

"Crazy Australian Politics" https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-45295667 A feature of discussions on this forum is the willingness of posters to be critical of their governments, especially their politics. That also holds true for the many Australian expats with whom I interacted over the years...
by Jim the Moron
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Blue or Red Wave?
Replies: 92
Views: 1592

Re: Voter Fraud in glass house Australia

: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...