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by Jim the Moron
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 60
Views: 53106

Re: splitting hairs?

1. Bermuda has historically been considered a part of the British West Indies Considered by who? Bermuda is not even located on the American continental shelf but like Iceland and the Azores is perched atop the mid-Atlantic ridge. A little geography lesson for you perhaps? :D "Considered by who?" W...
by Jim the Moron
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 60
Views: 53106

Re: splitting hairs?

Isn't Bermuda located in mid-Atlantic? Well then, it cannot be defined as a West Indies Island country now can it? You're confusing the West Indies for the Caribbean. They're not defined the same. In fact even the Bahamas are not in the Caribbean. You mean to suggest that none of the Antilles chain...
by Jim the Moron
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Israel
Replies: 189
Views: 75769

Re: Israel

"The much-anticipated U.S. peace plan" https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Moving-the-goalpost-560600 "The chance of a deal being reached seems far fetched." Yep. The late Charles Krauthammer said it best. It was words to the effect (wish I had the exact quote) that Israel was not willing to entrust its f...
by Jim the Moron
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 391
Views: 62491

Re: US Foreign Policy

I think we can all agree on one thing. Portugal will beat Iran in their forthcoming World Cup match. Go Portugal!
by Jim the Moron
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 60
Views: 53106

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

And for all that, some parts of the West Indies are actually upper income. Bermuda and the Caymans are wealthier than, say, Australia. On paper? Nope. Bermuda is like if you put Beverly Hills on a rock in the middle of the ocean. Bermudians are so well off that they have to import people from elsew...
by Jim the Moron
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 391
Views: 62491

Re: US Foreign Policy

The UN represents the world as it is, and is the only place where people can talk before they start shooting. It's either the UN or nothing, and nothing will only make wars more likely and more frequent. That's false. There is also the option of multilateral talks, which historically have proven oc...
by Jim the Moron
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 391
Views: 62491

Re: US Foreign Policy

"US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council" http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/us-withdraws-from-un-human-rights-council-10449488 A good start . . . Once the US has subverted the UN in the way it did the League of Nations, we may expect the same consequences... By "subverted" I guess you mea...
by Jim the Moron
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 391
Views: 62491

Re: US Foreign Policy

"US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council"
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/wor ... l-10449488

A good start . . .
by Jim the Moron
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The woes of Italy
Replies: 23
Views: 15074

Re: The woes of Italy

No, never fail. Populism means promising popular policies regardless whether it is good for the people. Who decides what is "good" for the people? Intellectualy superior people like you?... :D That's why the wise Greeks decided that people would be chosen for office by lottery, and could only stay ...
by Jim the Moron
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 60
Views: 53106

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

Of course nations should do what they believe is best for themselves. Unfortunately, many of them lack sufficient self-respect and seek to hide under the umbrella of a "preferred partner." Lack of self-respect has nothing to do with it. Instead, their policymakers calculate their own country's stre...