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21) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1558163)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
btw Today it is 200 years and 4 days ago our country was at war :)

Meaning?

You made a deal with Nazi Germany.
22) Message boards : Politics : May you live in Interesting Times - The new force of China? (Message 1558063)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Remember, if you read, and understand Chinese History:

The People in China are Controlled, not Docile.
23) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1558061)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Who to believe ...

Neither The Jihadists, nor the Anti-Semites.
24) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1558060)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Its not like we have to build a military from scratch. Each member state already has a military. Some of those member states have even really big militaries. Don't forget there are two nuclear powers within the EU.

Its just that those militaries are not integrated into one big army. That has resulted in a lot of money going to waste, because a really integrated military would have one command structure and supporting bureaucracy, instead of 28 separate command structures and bureaucracies, and a lot of money is wasted on acquisition and R&D.

But if they wanted, because they were forced to after coming under attack, the EU could decide to integrate the European militaries which would result in a pretty decent sized professional army with modern equipment and well trained troops. And emergencies have a way of motivating people and ensuring that the necessary equipment and material reaches those who need it.

And even so, who can reasonably be expected to attack us and pose a conventional military threat? ISIS? Russia? They wish. They might have success fighting against under equipped and badly motivated armies or sneakingly taking over a small peninsula without much military resistance, but it remains to be seen how well they would do against a motivated modern army. Not nearly as well.


28th August 2013 11:39
Just what intervention by the West becomes a "Bridge too far" in uniting all Islamic countries? Will the West be able to "project" their might then?

With an average of 2.5 to 3 million Muslims in every major western country, if just half of 1% become terrorists, that's 15,000 in every country. How will the West handle that?

As ALL Country's have 'handled it' in the past. It will be ugly.

“The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know.”

― Harry S. Truman
25) Message boards : Politics : I really despise election years. (Message 1558058)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas Is Indicted on Charge of Abuse of Power

AUSTIN, Tex. — A grand jury indicted Gov. Rick Perry on two felony counts on Friday, charging that he abused his power last year when he tried to pressure the district attorney here, a Democrat, to step down by threatening to cut off state financing to her office.

So far. Looks like Over Reach (possibly Criminal - Abuse of Power) by The District Attorney.

Never liked Perry. But am wondering if it is The District Attorney who will be facing Jail Time in the future. Wouldn't be the first time.
26) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1557874)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
When you find out your wrong. It will be too late.

It takes approximately, under full war production, 7-10 years to build an effective International Air Force. 10-15 years to build an effective International Navy. Approximately the same time to buildup your logistics to support your International Military. These are the real numbers.

When, or IF, you spend YOUR WEALTH building an International Military power to protect the Energy, Food, Trade, etc., you need to maintain your population:

THEN, I will take The EU seriously.

As of now. It is just typical European verbiage, signifying nothing.

Its not like we have to build a military from scratch. Each member state already has a military. Some of those member states have even really big militaries. Don't forget there are two nuclear powers within the EU.

Its just that those militaries are not integrated into one big army. That has resulted in a lot of money going to waste, because a really integrated military would have one command structure and supporting bureaucracy, instead of 28 separate command structures and bureaucracies, and a lot of money is wasted on acquisition and R&D.

But if they wanted, because they were forced to after coming under attack, the EU could decide to integrate the European militaries which would result in a pretty decent sized professional army with modern equipment and well trained troops. And emergencies have a way of motivating people and ensuring that the necessary equipment and material reaches those who need it.

And even so, who can reasonably be expected to attack us and pose a conventional military threat? ISIS? Russia? They wish. They might have success fighting against under equipped and badly motivated armies or sneakingly taking over a small peninsula without much military resistance, but it remains to be seen how well they would do against a motivated modern army. Not nearly as well.

We are leaving Nuclear out of the equation. Aren't we?

ISIS takes over the Oil you need. A Jihadist State flies planes into you buildings. The Straights of Hormuz are blocked by Jihadist Iran, to destroy the Infidel. Etc., etc., etc.

You have no way, unless you have an immense Military Buildup to respond.

What has happened in the past, will happen in the future. Or has Europe changed that too?

You are living in a world that is collapsing. Welcome to the New Order.
27) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1557848)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
You forgot to add: And will not be needed in the future.

Guess you believe History and Human Nature has changed.

No but I do believe the way conflicts are fought have changed. And B52's don't have a place in that type of conflict anymore. They have become outdated, much like how swords and horses have become outdated.

But should it turn out that Im wrong, I'm sure we can build our own heavy bomber.

When you find out your wrong. It will be too late.

It takes approximately, under full war production, 7-10 years to build an effective International Air Force. 10-15 years to build an effective International Navy. Approximately the same time to buildup your logistics to support your International Military. These are the real numbers.

When, or IF, you spend YOUR WEALTH building an International Military power to protect the Energy, Food, Trade, etc., you need to maintain your population:

THEN, I will take The EU seriously.

As of now. It is just typical European verbiage, signifying nothing.
28) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1557814)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
With what military?

Where are their Carrier Battle Groups? There are none.

Where are their Heavy Lift Bombers, IE: B1, B2, B52's? There are none.

Relics from conflicts that no longer happen.

You forgot to add: And will not be needed in the future.

Guess you believe History and Human Nature has changed.

Forgive me. But it appears that having lived in The American House since 1945:

Much of European, and The World's thinking, is akin to an Adolescent, not understanding what it really takes to maintain the house, and keep supplying food to the dinner table.

Growing up can be very difficult.
29) Message boards : Politics : Energy channeling herbalist nut job (Message 1557810)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
I fully agree with you.

Chiropracty and Acupuncture treat symptoms, though they make claims of actually treating disease.

If they are successful in relieving pain: Why not?

Do agree the claims of a 'Cure' is very dangerous.
30) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1557808)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
I don't believe anyone is born evil. Not at all. Not one little bit. I think people can become "evil" in the sense that they commit acts of evil.

Possibly disagree.

Many years ago, my late mother worked for a Prominent Psychiatrist in NYC.

He stated that MOST of his Patient's problems were NOT the conditions they had experienced in life. But their reactions to it.

Their experiences, some very bad, were no different than many, many other's; who exhibited no significant problems.

What is the Internal Difference between those who exhibit Evil, and those who do not, growing up with the SAME influences?
31) Message boards : Politics : Energy channeling herbalist nut job (Message 1557658)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Anniet, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend to breast cancer. I am happy to hear that your friend with colon cancer is doing really well with conventional medical intervention.

Alternative medicine enthusiasts can be the kindest, sweetest, most well-meaning of people, all while being a danger to themselves and to others.

+1
32) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1557655)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
My answer, yes they will and they already have. Its within the national interests of China and the EU to maintain access to certain areas, markets, resources and a certain degree of stability within those regions.

With what military?

Where are their Carrier Battle Groups? There are none.

Where are their Heavy Lift Bombers, IE: B1, B2, B52's? There are none.

Where are their World Wide International Naval, Air Force, and Army Military Bases, which do not rely upon the logistics supplied by The USA? There are none.

The EU could not 'take on' a 10th rate Military Power, in their neighborhood (Libya), without The USA assistance (they ran out of 'ammo' for God's sake).

How will they be able to secure their National Interests in The Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean, Straights of Singapore, Pacific Ocean, at the same time? They can't.

Please explain how The EU and China, maintain "stability" without Overwhelming Military Force? They can't.
33) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 4 (Message 1557368)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor

CLYDE. Have you seen any european member of EU parlament with brown lipstick?
Dont think so.

Lipstick?

Putin's shaking in his boots.
34) Message boards : Politics : capitalism: A love story (Message 1557334)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
The thing with Moore is that I don't trust him. He is very good at editing stuff to make him look good an others like heartless bastards. And you can trust Moore to leave out all facts and data that don't suit his argument. What he does is not honest reporting, its not journalism, its not giving his opponents a fair chance to respond, its just propagating Moore's worldview.

Now, I agree that he has a few good points, but as a documentary maker I find him shallow, biased and untrustworthy to the point I rather watch someone else.

OMG!!!!!

WE agree about something!

Hopefully we can find some other things (abet small) we can also agree.

Maybe The World HAS a future!
35) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1557332)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
actually that was a part of a quote by either the defence minister or it could have been Abbot that called them goons can't remember whom it was but a politican over here did use those words Sirius

Did you have to repeat his insensitive words?
36) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 4 (Message 1557330)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Russian military vehicles enter Ukraine as aid convoy stops short of border

The Guardian saw a column of 23 armoured personnel carriers, supported by fuel trucks and other logistics vehicles with official Russian military plates, travelling towards the border near the Russian town of Donetsk – about 200km away from Donetsk, Ukraine.

After pausing by the side of the road until nightfall, the convoy crossed into Ukrainian territory, using a rough dirt track and clearly crossing through a gap in a barbed wire fence that demarcates the border. Armed men were visible in the gloom by the border fence as the column moved into Ukraine. Kiev has lost control of its side of the border in this area.

The trucks are unlikely to represent a full-scale official Russian invasion, and it was unclear how far they planned to travel inside Ukrainian territory and how long they would stay. But it was incontrovertible evidence of what Ukraine has long claimed – that Russian troops are active inside its borders.


edit] Reuters - Russia masses military vehicles as aid convoy waits near Ukraine border

Sorry Ukraine.

Obama doesn't REALLY care, and The EU has to kiss Putin's butt.
37) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict (Message 1557329)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
anniet...

I believe that we are living in a New World. Where the 'old' standards of Journalism have disappeared.

There used to be a few news outlets, where one could turn to for 'attribution'. Yes, they had their 'point of view', and their 'Hard News' was 'influenced' by their world view. But they HAD believed in Journalistic Integrity.

This is no longer the case, and their 'Hard News' appears to be driven by An Agenda.

As a daily reader of The (once great) New York Times: I am saddened by this.

ATTRIBUTION'S are now meaningless. Because they have degenerated into Propaganda Outlet's.
38) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1557325)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
The standard is rather hideous. If the ill are able to find enough dumpsters with food, bushes to use as bathrooms and bridges to sleep under when it rains, they they are not a danger to themselves and can't be forced to be sane. As to a danger to others, with the USA's free speech right, what they say means nothing, it is only after violence that they can be found a danger to others and treated against their will.

That IS the standard within The USA.

These people are wandering the streets, across the entire USA.

To blame the failure of The USA's Mental Health crisis on the Cops (simplistic calling for more education), does nothing to help these people.
39) Message boards : Politics : Religion - is one better than another? (Message 1557324)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
Better than the backward, name calling, I am superior left, in some parts of Europe.

Ohh the hypocrisy. Calling me a name caller by calling me names.

Ohh...

"backward conservative" is not.

Silly Left European Universe.
40) Message boards : Politics : Straw that broke the camel's back? (Message 1557322)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile CLYDEProject donor
The World, and hopefully some of the Poster's, will understand that they have been living in an American Created, and Policed (for good or bad) world since 1945.

The Policeman, enforcing the Law inside the Mean Streets of The World, is going home. Some say sooner. Some say later.

This Policeman WAS spending its wealth protecting the Energy Supplies (among all the other trade) of China, much of Europe, and the rest of The World.

The USA is now in a position to maintain itself, abet at a reduced way, until its eventual collapse. Possibly century's from now. Possibly sooner.

Its Expensive Military made many of the 'Bad Guys' think twice before committing their acts of Genocide (Thinking of ISIS among other's). This is almost over, and The World will be reverting back to its Normally Barbaric state. Which will result in a quick collapse of The EU and China.

Will The EU, China, and other's, spend the resources needed to maintain the present Order?

My answer is, no.


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