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by neverfail
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Even New Zealand is rattled by China.
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Even New Zealand is rattled by China.

The question to be asked is: Does buying anti-sub jets prevent the New Zealand government providing essential services to their needed citizens? If it does, it is wrong to buy those useless jets, if not that's the New Zealanders business to decide how they spend their money... I don't believe that ...
by neverfail
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Millionaire migrants pouring into Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 5921

Re: Millionaire migrants pouring into Australia

No one of course then foresaw that it would ever become a drawcard for wealthy immigrants from abroad. Fascinating! The funny thing is that literally just two hours ago I was arguing (elsewhere) against expanding the U.S. estate tax precisely because the wealthy would expatriate. It is a bit rough ...
by neverfail
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Even New Zealand is rattled by China.
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Even New Zealand is rattled by China.

http://www.atimes.com/article/new-zealand-buys-us-anti-sub-jets-irks-china-with-policy-shift/ (quote) New Zealand buys US anti-sub jets, irks China with policy shift Beijing urges island nation to ‘correct its wrong words and deeds’ after new strategy paper released . :lol: Well, of course Beijing w...
by neverfail
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Millionaire migrants pouring into Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 5921

Re: Millionaire migrants pouring into Australia

But why this apparent preference for Australia? Prestige, maybe? I know that Australian universities punch above their weight when it comes to the region because people want to be associated with Australian institutions. That, and good weather, good airline connections, and a high standard of livin...
by neverfail
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 181
Views: 157462

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Mr. Perfect wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:45 pm
Beware the Big Milk conspiracy.
Especially when the milk purportedly comes from bulls! :lol:
by neverfail
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 181
Views: 157462

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

cassowary wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:45 am
Human nature is the real problem which renders Socialism impossible to achieve.
Human nature as defined by John Calvin?
by neverfail
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: "Death to Palestine"
Replies: 21
Views: 19474

Re: "we can always take our business elsewhere" - Israel.

Lifting the sanction will not accomplish anything. Under Obama Iran threaten the US Navy dozens of times per year both before and after the "Iran deal" in 2018 there have been no incidents so far this year Strange thing about Obama. He had the image of being something of a nice guy yet did not seem...
by neverfail
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Literature, Arts, and Philosophy
Topic: Imperialism is part of the Russian DNA
Replies: 3
Views: 5047

Re: Imperialism is part of the Russian DNA

Cassowary, the author of that Wall Street Journal opinion piece, Yaroslav Trofimov, is a Ukranian national resident in the United States. That does not necessarily invalidate the article: just cautions me to wonder whether this journalist has some kind of axe to grind. Yeah. He does not like Russia...
by neverfail
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Replies: 181
Views: 157462

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

cassowary wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:30 pm
neverfail wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:49 am
Mr. Perfect wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:16 pm
To get back on track, socialism results in poverty, suffering and death. Capitalism results in prosperity and life.
An exercise in sloganeering . :|
Historical evidence backs Mr P up, Never fail.
In his case it was still just sloganeering cass.
by neverfail
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Independence day
Replies: 10
Views: 13211

Re: Independence day

All of the above. In addition. Canada's independence at the time was a result of "Little Englandism", a movement that believed many of the colonies of the time were a burden on the mother country. Although we would have gotten around to independence, the UK itself sped up the process considerably. ...