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by neverfail
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 40
Views: 29985

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: 31
Views: 18616

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: 17
Views: 11673

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: 31
Views: 18616

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: 40
Views: 29985

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 neverfail
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Future of the World
Replies: 31
Views: 18616

Re: The Future of the World

The US has not gone crazy. It is time to adjust to changed circumstances. The Europeans have the resources to defend themselves against a diminished Russia. Not against Russia's thermonuclear arsonal. European and Japanese economies have long recovered from the destruction of the war. Only the econ...
by neverfail
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What's happening in Canada
Replies: 35
Views: 31462

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 yo...
by neverfail
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 40
Views: 29985

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

Jim the Moron wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:39 am
neverfail wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:58 pm


When did America ever stop?

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.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

It seems that you misread by question.
by neverfail
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Future of the World
Replies: 31
Views: 18616

Re: The Future of the World

I will just say this: American power might have passed its "used by date" (I hope not, but America's overall performance since the end of the Cold war lends me no confidence): however, I do not foresee Europe as being the power that emerges to fill the vacuum. Far more likely it will be the Peoples...
by neverfail
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 40
Views: 29985

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

You never need wonder where global anti-Americanism comes from. Indeed. Hopefully the world may now be better equipped to put the leash on the beast... I don't think so Sertorio. A US president has only limited powers. Constitutional limitations; the division of powers between executive and legisla...