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by cassowary
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Theresa May survives no confidence motion
Replies: 17
Views: 178

Re: Theresa May survives no confidence motion

If the UK crashes out of the EU, the most likely outcome is that it forces closer ties with other English speaking countries. Together they will have a combined population and gdp larger than Europe. There will be open borders with the US, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Britain’s choice has al...
by cassowary
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Theresa May survives no confidence motion
Replies: 17
Views: 178

Re: Theresa May survives no confidence motion

If the UK crashes out of the EU, the most likely outcome is that it forces closer ties with other English speaking countries. Together they will have a combined population and gdp larger than Europe. There will be open borders with the US, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Britain’s choice has alw...
by cassowary
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Russian Propaganda, no More no Less
Replies: 127
Views: 13338

Re: Russian Propaganda, no More no Less

PInochet took only $18 million - relatively small sum which in my opinion was well deserved considering the service he did for his country. When you pretend that there are circumstances under which a dictator deserves to steal $18 million, you undermine your own argument. Perhaps. But we live in th...
by cassowary
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: "Show me the man
Replies: 26
Views: 436

Re: "Show me the man

. . . and I'll show you the crime." (Lavrently Beria) I was reminded of this from the discussion on another thread regarding a Canadian national condemned to death in China. There are places folks should not go if they value their well-beings. Certain Islamic entities come to mind, as do various Co...
by cassowary
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Guaido emerges as challenger to Maduro
Replies: 12
Views: 166

Re: Guaido emerges as challenger to Maduro

Only if you care about an ongoing slow-motion catastrophe involving millions of people that showcases the differences of opinion on economics that we routinely debate here. Neverfail finds it painfull to discuss Venezuela because he does not like to be reminded that Socialism does not work :o :lol:...
by cassowary
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Guaido emerges as challenger to Maduro
Replies: 12
Views: 166

Re: Guaido emerges as challenger to Maduro

SteveFoerster wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:19 pm
Only if you care about an ongoing slow-motion catastrophe involving millions of people that showcases the differences of opinion on economics that we routinely debate here.
Neverfail finds it painfull to discuss Venezuela because he does not like to be reminded that Socialism does not work
by cassowary
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Guaido emerges as challenger to Maduro
Replies: 12
Views: 166

Guaido emerges as challenger to Maduro

Trump is considering recognizing Guaido as legitimate leader of Venezuela The Venezuelan opposition, the United States and dozens of other countries have decried Maduro's presidency illegitimate and the country's constitution says a presidential vacancy can be filled by the president of the Nationa...
by cassowary
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Russian Propaganda, no More no Less
Replies: 127
Views: 13338

Re: Russian Propaganda, no More no Less

..................................................................................................... Many years ago a workplace colleague of mine, an Indonesian immigrant who had been trained in his profession in Germany, told me that had he returned to Indonesia "I could now be making a lot more ...
by cassowary
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Russian Propaganda, no More no Less
Replies: 127
Views: 13338

Re: Russian Propaganda, no More no Less

Never fail, I notice that you have a wrong impression of capitalism. You think it’s a malign force that needs to be controlled by government. I see capitalism as a benign force that brings prosperity to mankind. Thus it should be unfettered by government. Trumps deregulation and tax cuts have freed ...