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    Re: US can 'no longer drive global growth'

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    In a thread about US and world economic growth, someone says military budgets should be cut, and instantly you build a massive soap box to spew speculations such as "the budget cuts in the 1990's caused 911", etc....
    Yeah, I didn't state this either. In fact, the budget cuts throughout the 90s had nothing to do with causing 9/11. So far, you vomitted two lies about my posts which are clearly written for all to read.


    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Just following the line of logic you employed in previous posts. Don't want to allow Iran and NK to stir up WWIII now do we? Preemptive war discussions are for a different thread/sub-forum.
    Your conclusion followed no line of logic. You made a simpleton assumption. And preaching about what doesn't belong on a thread doesn't go very far when you engage in the discussion and then blow your referee whistle. It was you that brought up Iran and NK.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post

    How about you stop acting like a weirdo every time someone begins discussing military budget cuts?
    To my knowledge, this is the first time "military budget cuts" have come up in a thread outside the military threads in a long time where I've been involved. You state "everytime." Can you name these times?

    Am I not allowed to engage in discussion that pertains to my lifestyle? And since it is you parading around your wannabe Mod wand, perhaps it's you that is the "weirdo."


    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Nobody else goes on super rants every time a "conflict of interest" arises and turns a discussion about global growth into a discussion regarding military conflict. Like i said before, not only is it odd, its ****ing weird....
    Well, this is just ignorant. Plenty offer information in their posts. Plenty seek to engage in discussion. But few offer anything to discuss other than a couple lines of opinion, to include yourself. I followed the discussion and I offered thought out information. Military subject was interjected before I posted. You seem to keep overlooking this. And before I posted there was no pure discussion going on about the thread topic. The discussion has been all over in regards to budget costs and how it comes about. You might even be able to say that I am the reason this thread didn't die pages ago. Again, do my posts threaten you? Do you need the simple one liners to keep your attention or to feel like you can contribute?

    You have yet to explain why I am odd and why my posts are wierd. Thus far, I simply exist in a world unfamiliar to you and it is this I believe you feel is "weird."
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    Re: US can 'no longer drive global growth'

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    OK, that's a given, but not earth shattering news. There is a huge difference between the 1990's, when the US was the only major superpower, and today, which features a multipolar paradigm. We are going to have to give and receive cooperation with the Eurozone, Russia, China, South America, and all the other powers, and emerging powers out there. The fact that we can't go it alone any more is an understatement.
    I don't know why people would want to go it alone anymore. The sooner we can graduate from allowing the Cold War babies of the world to step up and assume some responsibility the quicker we can begin truly dealing with our own social issues that have been neglected for so long.

    I believe it's because people think that we will lose power. This is foolish. We will not lose power. We will merely share it. Even today, amidst this global economic crisis and environmental melt down, the entire world, to include absolutely everybody, looks towards us to lead. No matter how much power is shared, we will contionue to be the leader and set the direction.

    One of Clinton's policies was to see an independent Europe rise so that they could no longer threaten our security. Japan was allowed to emerge economically independent after WWII. Kennedy and Nixon was dealing with making a stronger Asia. Bush and then Obama is obviously looking tomake a stronger Middle East. This is all historical. America's security has aloways relied upon the strength and health of foriegn regions. If they are strong, but traveling in the same direction as us, we can release our grip here and there and focus more on our back yard.

    This is what people on the Right and the Left have all voiced in their feeble attempts to protest one foriegn entanglement after another. But not since isolationalism have we been in a position to start doing it until recently.

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