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by neverfail
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Mugabe RIP
Replies: 22
Views: 273

Re: Mugabe was a Socialist who ruined Zimbabwe

https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/17/dictator-robert-mugabe-is-what-happens-when-a-country-falls-for-charismatic-socialist/ First con people that they don’t need to work for their money by promising them Other People’s Money. In the case of Zimbabwe, the victims were the white Farmers. This will of...
by neverfail
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: The case against William Bligh (of HMS Bounty)
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: The case against William Bligh (of HMS Bounty)

This is different from what I read. He was transporting a cargo of breadfruit trees from Tahiti to the Caribbean on the Bounty.. The trees needed watering and they underestimated the amount of water needed. So he limited the amount each man could drink. This was the final straw and the men mutinied...
by neverfail
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Islam and the US left.
Replies: 33
Views: 280

Re: Islam and the US left.

What are human rights if not being allowed the pursuit of happiness? And when in history/mythology was the pursuit of happiness exemplified? Why, in the Elysian Fields, of course, where Zeus presided over the cavorting favored. Adding that "pursuit of happiness" clause to your constitution was a mi...
by neverfail
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: The case against William Bligh (of HMS Bounty)
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: The case against William Bligh (of HMS Bounty)

Very interesting NF, thanks for posting. Bligh was not only a villain, he was a mongrel’s mongrel, a bastard’s bastard and the original cur’s cur. :mrgreen: Thanks AP. He resumed his naval career, where even Lieutenant Frank Bond, Bligh’s nephew, found that, once aboard the good ship Providence, hi...
by neverfail
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Pundits of Interest
Topic: Why Confucius rubs America the wrong way
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Why Confucius rubs America the wrong way

The campaign to eliminate the Confucius Institutes from American education marks a level of ideological insecurity that has characterized this country for a long time. Willful ignorance about China has been an important part of that insecurity. The mission of the institutes is not ambitious; it is ...
by neverfail
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: The case against William Bligh (of HMS Bounty)
Replies: 5
Views: 55

The case against William Bligh (of HMS Bounty)

Sure, he was a brilliant seaman. His feat after the Bounty mutiny in 1789 – when Fletcher Christian put Bligh and 19 loyalists in a tiny open launch with six inches of free board and limited water and supplies – to travel 4000 miles to Timor in 47 days with the loss of only one man to misadventure,...
by neverfail
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Saudi Arabia's Achilles heel - oil.
Replies: 14
Views: 154

Re: Saudi Arabia's Achilles heel - oil.

I wonder who supplies Saudi Arabia with the weapons they use to kill children in Yemen... Hypocrisy does not befit you... :lol: Why, the very same select group of countries that supply Saudi Arabia with the weapons to defend itself against enemies like Iran. " People who live in glass houses should...
by neverfail
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Pundits of Interest
Topic: Why Confucius rubs America the wrong way
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Why Confucius rubs America the wrong way

The campaign to eliminate the Confucius Institutes from American education marks a level of ideological insecurity that has characterized this country for a long time. Willful ignorance about China has been an important part of that insecurity. The mission of the institutes is not ambitious; it is ...
by neverfail
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Mugabe RIP
Replies: 22
Views: 273

Re: Mugabe RIP

Thanks for that interesting information, Neverfail. Your writings constantly delight and educate me in things I don't know. From what you said, it looks like the different tribal groups were always fighting each other long before the Europeans came. They continued fighting even after they left. I t...
by neverfail
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Saudi Arabia's Achilles heel - oil.
Replies: 14
Views: 154

Re: Saudi Arabia's Achilles heel - oil.

I wonder who supplies Saudi Arabia with the weapons they use to kill children in Yemen... Hypocrisy does not befit you... :lol: Why, the very same select group of countries that supply Saudi Arabia with the weapons to defend itself against enemies like Iran. " People who live in glass houses should...