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by neverfail
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 41
Views: 30722

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

SteveFoerster wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:26 am


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?
by neverfail
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What's happening in Canada
Replies: 40
Views: 34080

Re: you slipped up there, doc.

Doc wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:31 am

I don't know Steve The Trojans made Troy a nice polite parting gift and we all know how that turned out !!
Nah doc! It was the Greeks who left the bogus gift behind for the gullible Trojans to take in.

Which probably inspired the English truism: beware of Greeks bearing gifts.
by neverfail
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What's happening in Canada
Replies: 40
Views: 34080

Re: What's happening in Canada

Thanks for that post, doc. https://twitter.com/DPRK_News/status/1006275675454443520 "Disturbingly" polite? :?: :?: :?: Why disturbingly ? Apparently, in North Korea they could not imagine anyone being good mannered for any reason except as a covering mask for guile. You only exude politeness when y...
by neverfail
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Trump-Fatty Kim summit in Singapore
Replies: 48
Views: 32471

Re: The Trump-Fatty Kim summit in Singapore

You will believe anything, as long as it fits your biased views. Can you fully trust the description of North Korea given by those who ran away? Yes. There are Americans who have, in the last few years, renounced their citizenship and moved to Europe. Would you trust them to give an objective view ...
by neverfail
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The woes of Italy
Replies: 22
Views: 13843

Re: The woes of Italy

That's why the wise Greeks decided that people would be chosen for office by lottery, and could only stay in office once in their life, for the period of one year... No better system has ever been designed... It still did not save Athens from initiating an ill-advised, disastrous war against Syracu...
by neverfail
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 41
Views: 30722

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

It never pays to have a stronger ally, unless one aspires to becoming vassals to that power... Self-sufficiency is the thing, and Europe could easily enough be self-sufficient. I am inclined to regard Europe as the least self-sufficient of the World's continents: if you can seriously consider it a ...
by neverfail
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Future of the World
Replies: 35
Views: 20466

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 neverfail
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The woes of Italy
Replies: 22
Views: 13843

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 neverfail
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Future of the World
Replies: 35
Views: 20466

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.
Don't wager your fortune on that!
by neverfail
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 41
Views: 30722

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...