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    Re: And The World's "Most Powerful" Nation Is...

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    The sad thing is that you don't realize it is the truth. Your programming is working well and if you'll be patient, your next thought is in the pipeline and on the way. Ain't it wonderful, no thinking required? Say something bad about Venezuela, Russia, Syria, Libya, Iraq, Egypt, Haiti, and explain how all these worthless scumbags get bad press, ala Mainstream Media. Keep an eye on OIL, it may influence your news.
    Go ahead and attack me, Dave, it doesn't improve your argument. There is a very good reason why you aren't risking your life to get to Cuba. Deep down you don't really believe the Cuban state propaganda. It is why you are here and not there. It's why you don't for a minute think of leaving here while millions of Cubans consider walking into the ocean with a flimsy raft just to get away or die trying.
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    Re: And The World's "Most Powerful" Nation Is...

    Quote Originally Posted by Penderyn View Post
    The scumbags who turned Cuba into an American gambling-den and a brothel, obviously. You think your scumbags weren't corrupt? Why do you think the Cuban people reject you like the bloody plague, man?
    You ever been to Miami man?

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    Re: And The World's "Most Powerful" Nation Is...

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Economic might yes, political might maybe, militarily no.
    Delusional.

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    Re: And The World's "Most Powerful" Nation Is...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Actually more third world, the system of government is middle ages mandarin with the efficiencies of Germany's National Socialists, what the west sees as "middle class" is more akin to the merchant class of middle ages Europe.

    Her might is her own market; it is no longer possible to ignore her mammoth needs and in return the world absorbs not only her trinkets but engineering, bridges, and skyscrapers around the world.

    Her military might is as it has always been, vast unlivable plains and enough people that they can and have waged war by making the enemy run out of ammunition. Her war technology is advancing rapidly. Americans should not be smug about their current superiority, but remember the last arms race, where the country with the superior economy won. The USSR simply could not keep pace and went broke trying. The US is broke paying entitlements, and are in deep debt to the Chinese.
    Yeah, well, the Chinese economy isn't exactly the most stable on Earth. They build entire uninhabited cities the size of New York that only a handful of Chinese can afford to live in just to keep busy. The Demographics in the long run are a looming disaster. The unfortunate thing is that China's economy will likely reach such a fevered pitch in the next 20 years that it will need to start feeding on other economies to stay alive.
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    Re: And The World's "Most Powerful" Nation Is...

    Interesting thread.

    On one hand, we have an (apparently serious?) discussion of whether Cuba is the most powerful nation in the world.

    On the other hand, we have the classic capitalist vs communist squabbles.

    Some have tried to support China as the choice, unconvincingly, yet none have acquiesced to the fact that, yes, America is of course the most powerful nation in the world.

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    Re: And The World's "Most Powerful" Nation Is...

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The United States is the most powerful country in the world by virtually any meaningful metric one could conjure up. Economically, militarily, and politically. Attempts to deny what is an inescapable fact of the world we live in today is usually nothing more than elaborate politically motivated wish-fullfillment.

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    Re: And The World's "Most Powerful" Nation Is...

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Yeah, well, the Chinese economy isn't exactly the most stable on Earth. They build entire uninhabited cities the size of New York that only a handful of Chinese can afford to live in just to keep busy. The Demographics in the long run are a looming disaster. The unfortunate thing is that China's economy will likely reach such a fevered pitch in the next 20 years that it will need to start feeding on other economies to stay alive.
    Link?

    The Chinese economy is one **** a lot more stable than Obama's.....

    And please show these giant uninhabited cities they build. I assume you have seen them and have photos...they this wouldn't be more internet made up bull****
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    Re: And The World's "Most Powerful" Nation Is...

    The Federation

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    Re: And The World's "Most Powerful" Nation Is...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Link?

    The Chinese economy is one **** a lot more stable than Obama's.....

    And please show these giant uninhabited cities they build. I assume you have seen them and have photos...they this wouldn't be more internet made up bull****
    China's Ghost Cities

    China's Demographic Time Bomb
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    Re: And The World's "Most Powerful" Nation Is...

    China's gross output is roughly half of our own with triple to four times our population. They also lack the political transparency required to play a larger role in global financial markets, let alone a role comparable to our own. Our military also dwarfs theirs in terms of both technological prowess and global influence. Poor analysis.

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