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  1. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    This is a given . Nobody says other wise, but the effort is worth a try for reasons. Again any historical analysis is fraught with assumptions and paste. Be it emendations of documents or trying to...
  2. Re: The successes of President Donald Trump and their under-reporting by the media (please, no flaming)

    What was the walk supposed to be with regard to US self interest again? No matter how you slice the fish Israel is a vastly annoying client state. Its hard to see dropping it would not be in US...
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    Re: Was Hannibal perfect at Zama?

    Of course you can go all out and argue Zama never happened
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  4. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    Ahh see you are missing the point of trying to construct a basket or the more simple wheat equivalent wage or earnings is to allow some kind of comparison across time and space. In this case one of...
  5. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    @Hackneed soldier.

    If you don't mind I'm looking for a couple clarifications or and expanded references if you will allow.

    First to start I still retain a bit of a problem with the van...
  6. Poll: Re: Israel elections April 2019. New elections announced for September.

    So new elections?

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/20/israel-opposition-leader-benny-gantz-fails-to-form-coalition-government
  7. Re: Nato alliance experiencing brain death, says Macron

    Hmm the 'exorbitant' military spending was a long term result of the great power rivalry with the USSR post WW2. The conflict was very much joined by both side with equal willingness. In that context...
  8. Re: Bolivia president resigns. Danger of civil war ahead

    And than his term was put t a vote and he won...
  9. Re: Nato alliance experiencing brain death, says Macron

    Yes but that is really the result of largely internal US policy decisions. The broader security gains and alliance gains from NATO and all other US Europe cooperation are a fact. And said cooperation...
  10. Re: Nato alliance experiencing brain death, says Macron

    Umm that would the American tax payers who have benefited from US post war hegemony for how long now?

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    Good one
  11. Re: Bolivia president resigns. Danger of civil war ahead

    There was not a sufficient quorum for the new president to take office. Its south america you can hang around after the Military and police 'ask' your boss to leave? Its not rotary club Sergent at...
  12. Re: Bolivia president resigns. Danger of civil war ahead

    Even the Grey lady seems to be opening its eyes a bit.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/15/world/americas/morales-bolivia-Indigenous-racism.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
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  13. Re: Nato alliance experiencing brain death, says Macron

    "It is quite ridiculous to claim that Trump is somehow compromising "American allies" by ending the parasitic relationship between foreign militaries and pockets of American taxpayers. Want tanks...
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    Re: What is Hybrid Warfare?

    The history of is a bit more strange than the usual Stalin wanted to try it thing

    https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/primate-diaries/stalins-ape-man-superwarriors/
  15. Re: Was China really that far ahead of everyone else in the past?

    Argument does not hold water for one (this is a pun which I will deal with in another post).


    Substance agriculture simply can't explain Athenian wealth nor its need or ability to import vast...
  16. Re: Bolivia president resigns. Danger of civil war ahead

    Well yes they did actually by holding garland on some fantasy reason and yet passing on more less party line a list on unqualified hacks from the federalist society...

    In any case I reserve the...
  17. Re: Bolivia president resigns. Danger of civil war ahead

    She lacked a sufficient number lawmakers present to that. Being south America I will be curious to see if the elections happen or maybe 'security' issues delay them.
  18. Re: Bolivia president resigns. Danger of civil war ahead

    And yet he won the election and the OAS has not produced anything to back its hysteria of about the quick count stoppage (1), and the figures match the pre-election polling. And seeing as his new...
  19. Re: Bolivia president resigns. Danger of civil war ahead

    Perhaps because they did not the path he was going down. In any case he did win subsequent presidential election the election and seeming with few irregularities. But notably his victory percentage...
  20. Re: Bolivia president resigns. Danger of civil war ahead

    I really so not seeing much US backing in this one. Again its not always the US. I doubt the Trump administration has enough focus to think of anything in South America beyond Venezuela and I am...
  21. Re: Bolivia president resigns. Danger of civil war ahead

    No his critical mistake was still trying to extend his terms and packing Constitutional Tribunal. He really did not to do either and there was no doubt really any hand picked successor would not have...
  22. Re: Bolivia president resigns. Danger of civil war ahead

    20 solid years of mismanagement and coups starting 1964 (?) til 1981-ish. The last military dictator was sufficiently thuggish ant he could not even toss out some anti-commie rhetoric to get Regan to...
  23. Re: Bolivia president resigns. Danger of civil war ahead

    So just going to ignore the economic data showing not failing but extremely successful???.

    So rather a successful socialist administration. A leader that made the not uncommon mistake of thinking...
  24. Re: Bolivia president resigns. Danger of civil war ahead

    Which ones his economic track record is quite compared to when he started. But of nobody in Latin america from the right or backed by the military ever violated a term office (or bothered with to...
  25. Re: China says it has agreed with US to phase out tariffs imposed during trade war

    Not making any sense. Trump latched on tariffs as a flim flam to sell to older white males, based on his own rather poor understanding of trade. Not a policy anyone in your trifecta and allowing the...
  26. Re: Nato alliance experiencing brain death, says Macron

    If you don't do the former as a great power you don't a vote when somebody else does based on their rules. Macron looks like a bloody dictator alright.
  27. Re: China says it has agreed with US to phase out tariffs imposed during trade war

    So err Trump archived no systemic results but approaching an election is desperate to have china buy soy beans and pork.
  28. Re: Nato alliance experiencing brain death, says Macron

    Or it could read Americans too under educated to notice how hegemony works... do read Thucydides.
  29. Re: Nato alliance experiencing brain death, says Macron

    Problem there is HH is that is very little democracy in the way Orbon and his cronies sold of state owned land to reap the benefit of EU subsides for themselves and large wealthy interests.
  30. Re: Nato alliance experiencing brain death, says Macron

    I said nothing of the sort mealy that Orbon is a hypocrite of the first order you suggest he dislikes the EU boot but he takes its cash with both hands.
  31. Re: Nato alliance experiencing brain death, says Macron

    Can't won't work unless the Eu become a federal state.

    ' EUSSR's boot' ha funny I suppose Orbon is going to start handing back all the EU ag payments he and his friends enjoy?
  32. Re: Wheel of Time: TV show - (Books in spoilers).

    Gave up - for. Too much endless sprawling, too much added stuff again and again forgetting it or changing stuff. It is as if JRRT did not just pick couple of years out of all of his literary creation...
  33. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    How you have declared that but I see no links no facts or anything. I

    Let's stick with the Elder. "his Hitler-supporting father"

    OK facts please.



    OK again without specific references I...
  34. Re: One in three Bavarians want independence from Germany

    Wow that makes no sense at all there HH. You realize German prosperity kinda depends on a export economy being 'not globalist' would beyond stupid.
  35. Re: Nato alliance experiencing brain death, says Macron

    Wait can the US do too...

    In any case of course NATO will face fracture. The USSR is dead. Putin might be a threat to Georgia or the Ukraine but realistically not very far outside his near abouts....
  36. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    Is it I am not clear a how your poor point proves that.
  37. Re: The latest anti-liberal rant thread (get your daily dose here)

    He was looks a bit more a non intervention type and wondering if Canada had to fight the UK's wars. Considering your opinion on western interventions now I would think you would be a fan.
  38. Re: ‘No force can stop China’: Beijing shows off HYPERSONIC missiles & STEALTH drones at 70th National Day parade

    The world is shifting to what again? Also seeing has the US has systemically under taxed itself it does a lot slack capacity in that area if spending becomes and issue.



    O god no panic!!!!......
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    Re: What is Hybrid Warfare?

    Tisk tisk what Giuliani did was vastly different from sitting on a board. You know how many people sit on boards for a free check who have no reason to be there? In the US or the EU or in the land...
  40. Re: ‘No force can stop China’: Beijing shows off HYPERSONIC missiles & STEALTH drones at 70th National Day parade

    So does Finland, US universities, various tech firms...



    Yup never seen on of those in a wind tunnel before... X-37B much
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