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by Sertorio
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The woes of Italy
Replies: 17
Views: 11653

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 Sertorio
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The woes of Italy
Replies: 17
Views: 11653

Re: The woes of Italy

I think the present Italian government is going to surprise us all. Being in power is very different from being in opposition, and the two coalition partners will soon understand that Europe needs fixing, but not being destroyed. And I expect the lowering of some taxes will be compensated with a br...
by Sertorio
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Future of the World
Replies: 31
Views: 18600

Re: The Future of the World

China has no natural allies in the world. Culturally or politically. China will have ups and downs but will never become the world leader because it has no moral vision, and nobody admires it. It doesn't have any ideology or culture that the world is hungry for. It's just a place to make stuff for ...
by Sertorio
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 40
Views: 29973

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...
by Sertorio
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Future of the World
Replies: 31
Views: 18600

Re: The Future of the World

Mr. Perfect wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:43 pm
The US is the only game in town for at least 100 years.
American exceptionalism is just another form of insanity...
by Sertorio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 40
Views: 29973

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

Perhaps you believe that there have been nations whose governments were so altruistic that they put the interests of other countries ahead of their own. If so, please enumerate. Otherwise your comments make no sense. To repeat the points I made on this thread: 1. The US is discarding partners as th...
by Sertorio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The woes of Italy
Replies: 17
Views: 11653

Re: The woes of Italy

A country dropping out of the euro because of poor performance would suffer a very steep and fast drop in its currency value, so it would experience all the woes I mentioned above. On top of that its foreign debt - in US dollars or euros - would suddenly become even more difficult to pay. I absolut...
by Sertorio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 40
Views: 29973

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

Perhaps you believe that there have been nations whose governments were so altruistic that they put the interests of other countries ahead of their own. If so, please enumerate. Otherwise your comments make no sense. To repeat the points I made on this thread: 1. The US is discarding partners as th...
by Sertorio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Trump-Fatty Kim summit in Singapore
Replies: 44
Views: 30994

Re: The Trump-Fatty Kim summit in Singapore

Sertorio wants to believe that the N Koreans love Fatty Kim because He can’t bring himself to admit that Socialism is a failure. In his fantasyland, Socialism is a great success in N Korea and so the people loves Fatty Kim. I'm still trying to figure out whether you are intellectually very limited,...
by Sertorio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Trump-Fatty Kim summit in Singapore
Replies: 44
Views: 30994

Re: The Trump-Fatty Kim summit in Singapore

I have some comments on the Kim-Trump meeting, but I will not contribute to a thread with a childish designation of Chairman Kim of North Korea. Trust you to demand respect for the most loathsome dictator on Earth. Your opinion of Kim is irrelevant. What matters is what the North Koreans feel about...