Page 23 of 24 FirstFirst ... 1321222324 LastLast
Results 221 to 230 of 235

Thread: Russia and China Move Into Central America

  1. #221
    Sage
    Montecresto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Last Seen
    03-13-16 @ 11:59 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    24,561

    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Americans seem to have some sort of political myopia, especially as to the 2 party system. But it stumbles along.
    Exactly right dude!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

  2. #222
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Canada, Costa Rica
    Last Seen
    05-16-16 @ 09:45 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,645

    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It's very clear, yes. That as an American with skin in the game, I critique American policies. It's easy to criticise Russia and China and we could do it all day every day and likely not run out of material. But holding your own accountable takes grown ups.
    Holding your own accountable is fine, of course, but not when the truth is lost or this criticism is only in one direction.

    By making America the main source of evil in the world your giving a pass to the genuine bad guys, and don't think they don't appreciate it. If you believe that only criticizing your own country is going to help, when many others hold quite a different opinion, your only contributing to the confusion and malaise that is so commonplace in America today. Lenin summed it up nicely.

  3. #223
    Sage


    Thoreau72's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:14 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    20,295

    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    The sad part is that America (her government) has done this to herself.

    I think it was Katy Perry that described her self inflicted wound.

    That's the sad part.

  4. #224
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Canada, Costa Rica
    Last Seen
    05-16-16 @ 09:45 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,645

    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    Americans seem to have some sort of political myopia, especially as to the 2 party system. But it stumbles along.
    It has stumbled along for over 230 years where many dozens of other countries have failed. But now America is imploding on itself, the first time this has happened on such a scale, and I doubt it will last another lifetime.

  5. #225
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Canada, Costa Rica
    Last Seen
    05-16-16 @ 09:45 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,645

    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    The sad part is that America (her government) has done this to herself.

    I think it was Katy Perry that described her self inflicted wound.

    That's the sad part.
    No, the people did it. This is what they wanted and this is what they defend.

  6. #226
    Sage


    Thoreau72's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:14 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    20,295

    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    No, the people did it. This is what they wanted and this is what they defend.
    I admit that we have the government we deserve, but the big picture is that active efforts have been made over decades at least to deny rights and deny constitutional restrictions.

    The people played a role, but government did too, and also industry, worse in some places than in others.

    It hasn't been 2 years yet when Habeas Corpus was suspended by legislation. There were no citizens clamoring for that legislation. The government generated it by itself.

    As GW said, a useful tool but a fearsome master.

  7. #227
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Canada, Costa Rica
    Last Seen
    05-16-16 @ 09:45 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,645

    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    I admit that we have the government we deserve, but the big picture is that active efforts have been made over decades at least to deny rights and deny constitutional restrictions.

    The people played a role, but government did too, and also industry, worse in some places than in others.

    It hasn't been 2 years yet when Habeas Corpus was suspended by legislation. There were no citizens clamoring for that legislation. The government generated it by itself.

    As GW said, a useful tool but a fearsome master.
    Many Americans warned this would happen but many others were so caught up in the idea of having a Black president that they were not only willing to overlook his past, they were actually condemning those who tried to investigate. This strongly suggests a very juvenile and uninformed electorate and, therefore, the country got what it deserved.

  8. #228
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Chicago
    Last Seen
    10-30-14 @ 12:38 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    7,908

    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    I admit that we have the government we deserve, but the big picture is that active efforts have been made over decades at least to deny rights and deny constitutional restrictions.

    The people played a role, but government did too, and also industry, worse in some places than in others.

    It hasn't been 2 years yet when Habeas Corpus was suspended by legislation. There were no citizens clamoring for that legislation. The government generated it by itself.

    As GW said, a useful tool but a fearsome master.

    Yeah well "the people" are massive idiots..... Just as long as they get their free **** or live well nothing will change...

    This economy is terrible......


    IMO, progressives are masochists - they would rather be in an economic depression and have a BLACK president than have a nice economy and have a president that knows what the **** he is doing..

    Obama is an epic moron - a failure to every extent of the word...

    Obama is not an economist - he is not a skilled individual - he is a ****ing community organizer and a mouthpiece...... Your local librarian could run this country better and grow the economy....... Hell all Obama needs to do is put his pen down and shut the **** up and the economy would grow....

    All this prick Obama is doing is wagging his finger at our representatives, wagging his finger at the US public and wagging his finger at the US Bill of Rights and the US Consitution as a whole....
    Last edited by Mr.Nick; 07-12-14 at 04:00 PM.

  9. #229
    Sage


    Thoreau72's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:14 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    20,295

    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Many Americans warned this would happen but many others were so caught up in the idea of having a Black president that they were not only willing to overlook his past, they were actually condemning those who tried to investigate. This strongly suggests a very juvenile and uninformed electorate and, therefore, the country got what it deserved.
    The process began when Barack was still wearing diapers. Yes, he serves pretty much the same masters that his predecessor did.

    Not so much did the electorate want a black POTUS, they wanted to get rid of the one they had, badly.

  10. #230
    Sage


    Thoreau72's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:14 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    20,295

    Re: Russia and China Move Into Central America

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Yeah well "the people" are massive idiots..... Just as long as they get their free **** or live well nothing will change...

    This economy is terrible......


    IMO, progressives are masochists - they would rather be in an economic depression and have a BLACK president than have a nice economy and have a president that knows what the **** he is doing..

    Obama is an epic moron - a failure to every extent of the word...

    Obama is not an economist - he is not a skilled individual - he is a ****ing community organizer and a mouthpiece...... Your local librarian could run this country better and grow the economy....... Hell all Obama needs to do is put his pen down and shut the **** up and the economy would grow....

    All this prick Obama is doing is wagging his finger at our representatives, wagging his finger at the US public and wagging his finger at the US Bill of Rights and the US Consitution as a whole....
    Obama is neither an economist NOR a constitutional law professor.

Page 23 of 24 FirstFirst ... 1321222324 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •