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by Sertorio
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 422
Views: 109544

Re: US Foreign Policy

Here’s the real reason the US must talk to Russia By PEPE ESCOBAR JULY 21, 2018 http://www.atimes.com/article/heres-the-real-reason-the-us-must-talk-to-russia/ Future historians may well identify Russian President Vladimir Putin’s landmark March 1 speech as the ultimate game-changer in the 21st-cen...
by Sertorio
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Protectionism, does it work?
Replies: 37
Views: 532

Re: who would BARRACK for Obama now?

(Barack has one r, by the way. I'll have to insist you spell our American names properly!) I stand corrected Steve. You may not even use this word in the American regional dialect of the English mother-tongue, but every time I hear his given name it reminds me of this verb commonly used out here: h...
by Sertorio
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: David Goldman on Russia and the US
Replies: 32
Views: 336

Re: Watch what Trump does and not what he says.

Putin's interests lie in pleasing a handful of oiligarchs, not in the affairs of the Russian state. The Russian state is merely a vehicle for their enrichment and their politics are only a facade to secure their revenue. Where is the reliable data supporting this idea of yours?... Do you deny that ...
by Sertorio
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: David Goldman on Russia and the US
Replies: 32
Views: 336

Re: Watch what Trump does and not what he says.

Putin's interests lie in pleasing a handful of oiligarchs, not in the affairs of the Russian state. The Russian state is merely a vehicle for their enrichment and their politics are only a facade to secure their revenue. Where is the reliable data supporting this idea of yours?... Do you deny that ...
by Sertorio
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 227
Views: 158283

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

As you see, labour benefits next to nothing from productivity gains, which means that they all go to benefit capital. Even accepting the charts from your dubious sources at face value, employment is much safer than entrepreneurship, so it's not surprising that a lot of the reward for successful ris...
by Sertorio
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: David Goldman on Russia and the US
Replies: 32
Views: 336

Re: Watch what Trump does and not what he says.

Milo wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:18 pm
Putin's interests lie in pleasing a handful of oiligarchs, not in the affairs of the Russian state. The Russian state is merely a vehicle for their enrichment and their politics are only a facade to secure their revenue.
Where is the reliable data supporting this idea of yours?...
by Sertorio
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: David Goldman on Russia and the US
Replies: 32
Views: 336

Re: bumbling Donald does it again.

I have read it and responded to a discussion in the PUNDITS OF INTEREST section of this website on this very topic inaugurated by Izzy. It is just a pity that bumbling Donald spoiled his own triumph by (in effect) throwing his intelligence agencies under the bus at that joint press conference - und...
by Sertorio
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 227
Views: 158283

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

As you see, labour benefits next to nothing from productivity gains, which means that they all go to benefit capital. Even accepting the charts from your dubious sources at face value, employment is much safer than entrepreneurship, so it's not surprising that a lot of the reward for successful ris...
by Sertorio
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Putin's interview to Fox
Replies: 13
Views: 179

Re: Putin's interview to Fox

Ref the indictments : "Those are internal political games of the US. Don't hold the relationship between Russia and the US hostage to this internal political struggle." It is quite clear from the Strzok-Page texts that many people in the intelligence services don’t like Trump. So can they be truste...
by Sertorio
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 227
Views: 158283

Re: Iran: the enemy the West made for itself.

Back to the discussion. Yes, what you say is possible - another Indonesia scenario with a bloodbath of suspected communists by the religious faction. Or it could be another Afghanistan scenario. The Soviets might have backed someone ruthless to take over Iran. This might have sparked off a revoluti...